Stress can leave its mark on our health, weight, well-being and appearance. The skin is particularly susceptible to the effects of stress and can become dull, sallow or even irritated because of stress. Here, Dr. Abhay Gupta explains how stress damages the skin and what he and his team of experts can do to reverse these effects. Continue reading
Losing a significant amount of weight is an incredible accomplishment that benefits both health and appearance. However, many weight loss patients are dismayed to find that their appearance doesn’t quite match up to what they had imagined — in fact, their new figure is mostly obscured with loose, stretched-out skin.
Plastic surgeons like Dr. Abhay Gupta offer body contouring procedures specifically designed to eliminate loose skin and “fine-tune” the results of dramatic weight loss. Here, Dr. Gupta explains the advantages of plastic surgery after significant weight loss. Continue reading
In last month’s article, Dr. Abhay Gupta discussed tips to safely speed up the recovery period. He pointed out that while it is important to move around during the initial recovery in order to help the healing process, strenuous exercise must be avoided. Pushing the body too hard or too soon after surgery could cause serious complications (e.g., swelling, inflammation, infection or excessive scarring).
Since exercising after plastic surgery is a topic that receives a lot of questions, Dr. Gupta thought it would be a good idea to address it in its own post. Continue reading
After a plastic surgery procedure, it is normal for patients to feel anxious and excited to return to everyday life. Dr. Abhay Gupta understands that his patients want to accelerate the recovery process and enjoy their transformation as soon as possible. Here, he has provided five tips for a safe and speedy recovery. Continue reading
When administered by a trained, experienced injector, products like Botox and dermal fillers provide noticeable anti-aging results. It is important to realize that these results are temporary. Over time, the body metabolizes the products and the effects start to diminish. For this reason, it is important that injectable patients schedule repeat treatments to maintain the effects of treatment.
If you are a mother (especially of multiple children), you are well aware of the effects pregnancy and breastfeeding have on the body. Some mothers look exactly the same after having children but for many moms, pregnancy and breastfeeding ravage the body — especially the breasts and abdomen. Continue reading
Many plastic surgery procedures are performed to improve a person’s appearance, but provide few, if any, physical health benefits. Breast reduction, on the other hand, is one of a large number of plastic surgeries that can noticeably improve the patient’s health in addition to the appearance of her breasts. Here, respected San Diego plastic surgeon Abhay Gupta shares the health benefits of breast reduction. Continue reading
If you were to look at a plastic surgeon’s website analytics, you may be surprised to learn that the most popular area of their site is the before-and-after photo gallery. Nearly all candidates considering surgery look at before-and-after photos for an indication of the surgeon’s expertise and results. Continue reading
In the age of the Internet, anyone can publish misinformation and share it with millions of readers. This is how myths and misconceptions are born and circulate among plastic surgery patients. In an effort to keep his breast reduction candidates properly informed, Dr. Abhay Gupta thought it would be a good idea to clear up common misconceptions about breast reductions. Continue reading