How to Care for Yourself After Breast Augmentation

March 19, Dr. Susan MacLennan

During your breast augmentation consultation, we will discuss an overview of what you can expect through your recovery. Aside from instructions you receive at the hospital and your follow-up appointments, a majority of your care after breast augmentation will be completed at home while you recover. This is a simple process, but there are some things you need to remember…

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How Long Do Swelling and Redness Last After a Facelift?

February 12, Dr. Susan MacLennan

When you’re choosing a facelift, it’s common to have some concerns about the recovery process. Most of my patients have questions about when they’ll look “normal” after the surgery. While swelling, redness, or bruising look slightly different for everyone, there is a general timeline for recovery that most patients will experience after a facelift. Facelift Recovery: Week One The first…

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The Truth About Breast Implants: Which Feel More Natural?

February 12, Dr. Susan MacLennan

There are many factors to consider when you’re planning a breast augmentation, and one question my patients often have is about the feel of breast implants. A majority of my patients prefer breast implants that feel more natural. The truth is that if you’re prioritizing a natural-feeling result, there are more factors to consider than just the type of implant….

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6 Surprising Uses for Botox

December 3, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Botox is one of the most popular injectable treatments out there because of how effective it is in softening lines and wrinkles. Despite how widely known the treatment is, many of my patients are surprised to learn that Botox is also used for many medical purposes as well. At Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery, my focus is on cosmetic applications for…

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What to Expect from the Labiaplasty Process

December 3, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Whether you’re still deciding if you’ll move forward with a labiaplasty or your consultation is already booked, understanding each step of the process often helps my patients feel more confident with their choice. Here, I’ll outline a brief overview of what you can expect at every stage of your labiaplasty from consultation through recovery. The Labiaplasty Consultation During your consultation,…

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Botox for Men: Everything You Need to Know

October 19, Dr. Susan MacLennan

The majority of my aesthetic treatment patients are women, but a growing number of men are choosing plastic surgery or nonsurgical procedures. Botox is one of the most popular. There are a few things that men should know before they schedule their first consultation. How Does Botox Work? Botox’s active ingredient is a diluted form of botulinum toxin. This neurotoxin…

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Answering Four of Your Most Common Labiaplasty Questions

September 3, Dr. Susan MacLennan

As a female plastic surgeon, I have seen an increasing numbers of women requesting labiaplasty. Many labiaplasty patients have the same questions before their procedures, particularly when it comes to the recovery process. Before you come in for your consultation, here are a few answers to the most common questions about labiaplasty. How Long Will Swelling and Itching Last? After…

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Why Choose a Breast Lift?

September 1, Dr. Susan MacLennan

We talk about breasts all day long in our all-women office! One of the most common concerns is droopy breasts and what can be done about them. If you’re interested in a breast lift but unsure about whether it’s right for you, here are a few things you should know. What is a Breast Lift? A breast lift (“mastopexy”) is…

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How to Prepare for Transgender Top Surgery

September 1, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Gender-affirming top surgery is a life-changing procedure. If you’re ready to pursue transgender top surgery, here are some steps to take to prepare. Review Your Insurance Coverage Transgender top surgery is covered by most health insurance plans in Vermont. Insurers have different requirements for approval, so before your consult it’s helpful to call your insurance to get their policy. For…

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Your Facelift Recovery: From Day 1 to Day 30

July 10, Dr. Susan MacLennan

The facelift remains the gold standard in facial rejuvenation and achieving your youngest, most refreshed self. This makes it an excellent option for achieving your cosmetic goals, but it’s common to have questions about your recovery period. If you’re wary about undergoing surgery— especially when it comes to your face— then it can be helpful to know what to expect….

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