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Results of miraDry For Hyperhidrosis

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The Food and Drug Administration cleared miraDry in 2011 as a treatment for excessive underarm sweat. This common condition, called axillary hyperhidrosis, causes many people to feel embarrassed and even limited in wearing clothes they like or pursuing activities they enjoy. Thanks to miraDry treatment at Aspire Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa in Fort Wayne,

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How to Know if You’re a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck

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Many people choose a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, in order to achieve a slimmer, more toned appearance. Tummy tuck surgery smooths the midsection by removing loose skin and excess fat while also tightening the abdominal muscles. However, a tummy tuck is not the right procedure for everyone. While the best way to know for sure

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The 411 on Facelift/Neck Lift

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Facelift/Neck Lift In the first 4 years as Aspire we have performed 96 face/neck lifts and an additional 45 forehead lifts. Facial aging varies in individuals and the type and extent of facial lifting is individually tailored to meet the desired goals. Mini facelifts and some brow lifts can be performed under local anesthetic in

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The 411 on Mastopexy/Breast Lift

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Mastopexy/Breast Lift: In the first 4 years as Aspire we have performed 108 breast lifts individually or in combination with an augmentation. Post pregnancy changes and gravity continue to pull on the breast tissue making it ptotic or droopy. Adding volume with an implant will give a small amount of lift, but often the tissue

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The 411 on Breast Reduction

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Breast Reduction: In the first 4 years as Aspire we have performed 116 breast reductions. Breast and back pain, rashes and postural issues from large breasts are very common in the Midwest. By reducing the volume, re-positioning the tissue and using the bodies own tissue to support the breasts we can change women’s lives with

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The 411 on Liposuction

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Liposuction: In the first 4 years as Aspire we have performed 147 separate liposuction procedures. The ideal candidate for liposuction has isolated areas of adipose or fat that are out of proportion with the surrounding areas. Think of it as target therapy as it is not intended for weight loss or total body contouring. The

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The 411 on Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

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Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck): In the first 4 years as Aspire we have performed 174 abdominoplasties, which includes 31 lower body lifts (circumferential abdominoplasty) and 12 Panniculectomies (no muscle work). Extra skin, fatty tissue, stretch marks and laxity of the muscles are the prime indications for an Abdominoplasty. This is often due to pregnancy, but can

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The 411 on Breast Augmentation

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Breast Augmentation: In the first 4 years as Aspire we have performed 257 breast augmentations. Our typical partner is a female in her mid-twenties to forties looking restore the volume lost to pregnancy, breast-feeding and gravitational effects or just never had much tissue during development. My preferences: A. Inframammary incision location i. 3 cm length

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Tips for Overall Wellness

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Before any procedure, I address how best to prepare for a surgical encounter. I view the surgery as I do an athletic event, whether running a marathon or riding your bike in a Century (100 mile ride). The better we train and prepare, the better experience we will have as far as performance, personal best,

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Aspire’s Top Ten List of Surgical Procedures

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I chose to venture into solo practice after 15 years of continuous education after high school and then 18 years of group plastic surgery practice as I did not like the way politics and medicine were changing and dictating how I could practice or treat my “patient/partners”. Thus, Aspire Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa was

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