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Our COVID-19 Response

 

Dear Friends, On April 24, 2020, Governor Lee released the “Tennessee Pledge,” a plan to help Tennesseans return to work in a safe environment, restore their livelihoods, and reboot our state’s economy following the outbreak […]

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The Procedures Plastic Surgeons Say Generation Xers Want Most

 

It’s hard to believe that the generation that brought us the bold power shoulder, as well as the iconic grunge look in the 90s, is finally all grown up. Even in middle age adulthood, Generation […]

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According to Plastic Surgeons, Masks Are Causing More People to Get Cosmetic Surgery on Their Ears

By Mary Broome | November 10, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , , , ,
 

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, plastic surgeons have seen cosmetic treatments on the rise as more and more individuals spend their days looking at themselves on Zoom, or perhaps finally have the time on their […]

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The Best In-Office Back Treatments to Undergo During Winter Break

By Mary Broome | November 3, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , , , ,
 

With holiday vacations and winter break just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your end of the year aesthetic treatments. If you’re unsure which treatment to choose, consider these top […]

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What Exactly to Look for in Breast Lift Results

By Mary Broome | October 27, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , , ,
 

Changing breast form and shape is a natural, albeit frustrating part of aging. Whether it is due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormones, or gravity, women may find that their breasts are no longer as perky or […]

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Surgery for Benign Breast Disease Does Not Impair Future Breastfeeding Capability

By Mary Broome | October 20, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , ,
 

Benign breast disease is incredibly frequent in women across the country. In fact, in the United States, nearly one million women are diagnosed with a benign breast condition each year, and approximately one in two […]

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7 Things You Might Not Know About Delayed Breast Reconstruction

By Mary Broome | October 13, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , ,
 

Did you know that over 70% of women do not know that undergoing breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy or lumpectomy is an option? Waiting to undergo breast reconstruction is completely okay and understandable. […]

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Breast Implants – Certain Labeling Recommendations to Improve Patient Communication

By Mary Broome | October 6, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , , ,
 

The Food and Drug Administration recently released a final guidance containing recommendations for the labeling components, such as format and content, of saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants. This guidance was developed with the intent […]

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How to Address Tired-Looking Eyes, Crow’s Feet, and Dark Circles

By Mary Broome | September 29, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , , ,
 

If you notice crow’s feet, wrinkles, heavy brows, saggy lids, or puffiness around your eyes, you’re not alone. When it comes to aging, one of the first places individuals begin to notice the appearance of […]

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What can you do to help your injectable fillers last longer?

By Mary Broome | September 22, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , , ,
 

It’s no surprise that dermal fillers are one of the most popular choices for cosmetic treatment across the country. Dermal fillers can help smooth wrinkles, restore facial volume, and plump lips before slowly fading away […]

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Why Interest in BOTOX® Cosmetic Is Booming

By Mary Broome | September 15, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , , , ,
 

With Covid-19 keeping individuals at home, plastic surgeons across the country have seen a rise in patients. More specifically, one New York dermatologist Michele Green, MD notes that the largest number of patients and most […]

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How to Use Active Anti-Aging Ingredients If You Have Sensitive Skin

By Mary Broome | September 8, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , , ,
 

If you suffer from skin irritation when using anti-aging products that contain ingredients such as retinol, vitamin C, or glycolic acid, you’re not alone. Sensitive skin is a common and frustrating problem for many individuals. […]

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Why Plastic Surgeons Say 2020 Is the Year of the ‘Daddy Do-Over’

By Mary Broome | September 1, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , ,
 

You’ve heard about the ‘Mommy Makeover’ but have you heard about the ‘Daddy Do-Over?’ Despite the unpredictability of 2020, one thing that did go as expected by the Aesthetic Society is the rise in men […]

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Masks Are Making Us Eye-Obsessed – & Cosmetic Surgeries Are On The Rise

By Mary Broome | August 25, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , , ,
 

As we continue to wear masks in public, people are becoming more focused on their visible features, especially the eyes. Eye procedures, such as Botox injections and brow lifts, are trending in the world of […]

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Chins Are the New Cheeks: Why Chin-Enhancing Options Are Trending

By Mary Broome | August 18, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , , ,
 

For decades, those interested in facial rejuvenation have focused mainly on the cheeks and eyes. Now, chin enhancement is trending among men and women who wish to add or remove volume in the chin area […]

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How Long Is the Recovery for a Breast Augmentation?

By Mary Broome | August 11, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , ,
 

Are you interested in breast augmentation surgery? Like any operation, this popular plastic surgery procedure requires extensive preparation and recovery time. Each individual who undergoes breast augmentation will have a unique experience, but a complete […]

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Facial Asymmetry

By Mary Broome | August 4, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , , ,
 

Facial asymmetry is something that everyone experiences. 100% of the population has an asymmetrical face, which explains why many people feel they have a “bad” side or a “good side,” especially when taking photos. No […]

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Kissability Study Results Suggest Both Subject and Partner Satisfaction With Restylane Kysse

By Mary Broome | July 28, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , ,
 

Restylane recently performed a Kissability study of its injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) lip filler, Restylane Kysse. The study included both subject and partner satisfaction, and the results were overwhelmingly positive. The Kissability study found 100% […]

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Lifestyle, Age, and Sex Affect Several Biophysical Properties of the Skin

By Mary Broome | July 21, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , ,
 

According to a study from the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, lifestyle habits may affect the skin’s sebum levels, pH, and subcutaneous hydration. Factors including diet, sleeping habits, time spent on electronic devices, age, and sex […]

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The Sunscreen Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know About SPF

By Mary Broome | July 15, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , , ,
 

Finding the right sunscreen for your skin type and ingredient preferences can be overwhelming. Today, sunscreen labels list many different terms and claims. How can you know what they all mean, and better yet, what […]

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FDA Approves the Chin Filler JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC From Allergan Aesthetics

By Mary Broome | July 7, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , , ,
 

Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie Company, has received FDA approval to use JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC for the use of chin augmentation in adults over 21 years old. This marks the fifth approval among JUVÉDERM cosmetic fillers […]

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Free Your Skin, Free Your Mind this Summer

 

Summer is in full swing, and now that July is here, we are focusing on freeing, protecting and nourishing the skin. Our favorite summer skin care products and top sunscreens will keep your skin safe, […]

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons Predicts New Industry Trends Amidst COVID-19 Reopenings

 

The world’s largest plastic surgeon organization, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), recently conducted a survey to discover which plastic surgery procedures are top of mind for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. As consultations […]

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Could Be Effective For Hair Loss

 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can be an effective and safe hair loss treatment for many adults. During PRP hair restoration treatment, a specialist will draw the patient’s blood, then place it into a centrifuge that […]

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New Technique Retains Nipple Color in Men After Breast Reduction

 

When plastic surgeons perform breast reduction surgery for men, they typically temporarily remove the nipple and regraft it back to the breast at the end of surgery. For some patients, this results in lighter nipples, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Dermaplaning

By Mary Broome | June 9, 2020 | Nashville plastic surgeon | Tags: , , , , ,
 

Have you ever tried dermaplaning? This popular skin treatment removes dead skin and hair from the face, resulting in a smooth, glowing, youthful complexion. It also allows skin care products to absorb more easily and […]

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The FDA Requests Allergan Voluntarily Recall BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that Allergan recall its BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders to protect individuals from breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) and BIA-ALCL-related complications and deaths. […]

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What Is A Breast Reduction and What Are the Benefits of This Procedure?

 

Women wish to undergo breast reduction surgery for several reasons. Whether they desire smaller, more proportional breasts, or wish to alleviate physical discomfort caused by their large breasts, getting a breast reduction can offer life-changing […]

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What Is Lip Edge Filler?

 

A procedure that’s already popular in Korea, lip edge filler, is gaining popularity in the United States. Rather than adding volume to the entire lip, this technique is designed to slightly raise the edges of […]

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Why This Face Shape Is the Secret to a Youthful Look

 

According to West Palm Beach dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer, the heart-shaped face is considered to be the ideal face shape because it is seen as more youthful. This is because, as we age, the fat […]

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How to Make the Most of Acids in Your Skin Care Routine

 

Our skin is constantly shedding old cells and creating new ones. As the cells regenerate, old skin cells remain on the surface of the skin, clogging pores and hair follicles. Dermatologic surgeon Amy Paul recommends […]

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Cosmetic Surgery and the Psychology of Aging

 

A study published in the Journal of Aging Studies uncovered that, as individuals age, their motivations for undergoing cosmetic procedures change. Data was collected from a group of men and women between the ages of […]

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Which Cosmetic Procedures Are Safe—and Which Aren’t—During Cancer Treatment?

 

Many people recognize that cancer has the possibility of touching their lives. When it actually happens, they’re unprepared for how the diagnosis will affect them physically and emotionally. In addition to making patients feel ill, […]

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The Complete Guide to Breast Reduction Surgery

 

Did you know that breast reduction surgery is consistently ranked high in patient satisfaction studies? Unlike a majority of plastic surgeries, breast reduction procedures help women to relieve the physical symptoms associated with larger breasts, […]

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FDA Approves Juvéderm VOLUMA For Mid-Face Injection Via Cannula

 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the use of Juvéderm VOLUMA XC with a TSK STERiGLIDE cannula for cheek augmentation procedures. Juvéderm VOLUMA is a hyaluronic acid gel dermal filler that has […]

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After Nursing, Mothers Turn to Breast Lift with Fat Transfer

 

When a woman breastfeeds, gravity and weight changes can result in a loss of volume in the upper part of the breast. Nipples may sag, and the breasts may take a more elliptical shape. To […]

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Children’s Skin Health Is Shaped By Their Mothers’

 

The Journal of Investigative Dermatology published a study in which a team of researchers evaluated the relationship between a mother’s bacteria and her child’s. 158 children participated in the study, and 50 of those children […]

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5 Things Anyone Considering Liposuction Needs to Know

 

A surgical procedure designed to remove fat, liposuction helps patients to sculpt and tighten stubborn areas of their body. This procedure is especially helpful for individuals who cannot seem to lose pockets of unwanted fat […]

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Two Types of Rhinoplasty Explained – Cosmetic vs Functional

 

Also known as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is most commonly recognized as a cosmetic procedure. However, many people do not know that there are two types of rhinoplasty: cosmetic and functional. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is type […]

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Scientists Discover Pathway to Skin Regeneration

 

Ultraviolet light from the sun causes what experts call photoaging. This form of aging appears in the form of dark spots and wrinkles. Scientists have been working to uncover ways to eliminate signs of photoaging, […]

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‘Daddy-Do-Overs’: Men Increasingly Getting Plastic Surgery

 

According to a new report, more men are taking advantage of cosmetic procedures, with the majority being middle aged. Surgeons believe that the increase in interest is triggered by men noticing changes in their bodies […]

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What Constitutes Beauty, and How Is It Perceived?

 

Biology, psychology, culture, and society influence the way we view attractiveness. Even at a young age, humans automatically categorize a person as beautiful or not. Previous studies concluded that attractiveness was determined by waist-to-hip ratio […]

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Three Minimally Invasive Beauty Enhancements That Offer Natural Results

 

While there is an upward trend in cosmetic enhancements, some patients are favoring nonsurgical options over aesthetic surgery. These non-invasive treatments allow patients to achieve their rejuvenation goals through natural options rather than through artificial […]

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Study Proposes New Standards for Safely Performing Brazilian Butt Lift

 

Fat grafting, a popular technique used in the Brazilian butt lift procedure, has attracted a growing concern about complications resulting from the surgery. To address this concern, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons conducted a […]

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Considering breast augmentation for beach season? Here’s when you should plan your surgery

 

With summer fast-approaching, many patients are considering breast augmentation as a way of getting their bodies beach-ready. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the best time to undergo a breast augmentation procedure is […]

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“I Got Fillers for My Chronic Under Eye Circles and the Results Were Impressive”

 

Under eye bags aren’t just a sign of sleep deprivation or an allergic reaction. Age and heredity can take a toll on the body and result in chronically puffy, swollen, or saggy eyes. As we […]

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To Breast Lift Or Not To Breast Lift?

 

Designed to lift a patient’s breast tissue and nipple, breast lift procedures remove excess skin in order to give patients a more youthful appearance. Breast lifts are often considered by women who are unhappy with […]

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‘Tummy Tuck’ Can Be Safely Performed in Obese Patients, Study Reports

 

A study conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons concluded that tummy tuck surgery (also known as abdominoplasty) can be safely performed on obese patients. The study included 82 patients who underwent tummy tuck […]

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Give Your Double Chin the Boot with Kybella®

 

Noticing that you have a double chin is a real downer – especially when you feel as though you look older or heavier than you really are. The clinical term for this bit of unwanted […]

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Dermatologists Reveal the Most Cost-Effective Ways to Beat Hyperpigmentation

 

Whether due to too much time in the sun or post-pregnancy melasma, hyperpigmentation is a common condition in which areas of the skin appear darker than others. These dark spots can be difficult to fade, […]

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New Statistics Show This Collagen-Boosting Procedure Is Majorly Trending

 

Based on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released data, there is a significant uptick in the number collagen-boosting cosmetic treatments performed, including Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and fat transfer procedures. Plastic surgeons believe […]

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How to Get Spring-Ready Skin

 

March has come in like a lion, true to form. Although you may have spent winter days bundled up and drinking tea, it’s time to think warm thoughts and get ready for spring. Here at […]

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Love Your Skin

 

February has arrived and Valentine’s Day is almost here. The celebration of love falls in the middle of winter; while your life may be full of romance, your skin may be in need of some […]

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Changes to Well-Being or Appearance Likely in 2019

 

RealSelf recently published a survey, which concluded that 82% of adults plan on making changes to their well-being or appearance in 2019. More than 36% of these adults reported that they plan on undergoing one […]

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Dr. J. J. Wendel Earns Respected RealSelf Hall of Fame Award for High Patient Ratings

 

Dr. J. J. Wendel Earns Respected RealSelf Hall of Fame Award for High Patient Ratings and Ongoing Commitment to Consumer Education on RealSelf Nashville, TN Plastic Surgeon Named Among the Top 1,000 Aesthetic Doctors on […]

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Excess Skin Removal Following Weight Loss

 

As weight-loss surgery technology continues to advance, patients can now lose 300 pounds or more. However, once they lose a significant amount of weight, many patients find that they have excess skin or skin rolls, […]

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Why Eating Healthy Helps You Heal After Plastic Surgery

 

Before going under the knife, many individuals spend time researching plastic surgery procedures, reading reviews from doctors, and sitting in consultations. However, one area that many people overlook is their diet. If you don’t eat […]

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Routines: How to Make Self-Improvement a Habit

 

Here we are, turning the corner from summer to fall! September is Self-Improvement Month, and one of my goals for the next 30 days is to make time for relaxation and rejuvenation. Work and family […]

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Dr. J. J. Wendel Earns Respected RealSelf 100 Award For Ongoing Commitment to Consumer Education and High Patient Ratings

 

RealSelf Names Nashville Plastic Surgeon Among Leading Doctors of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine Nashville, TN – April 25, 2018 – J. Jason Wendel, M.D. has been announced as one of 100 board-certified doctors worldwide to […]

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