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Who Should Get a Skin Cancer Check and How Often? May 7th, 2020

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and the fifth most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. Yet we can cure melanoma and other types of skin cancer when we find and treat them at an early stage. The only way to identify skin cancer is with a...

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Apr 21st, 2020

All around the world people are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. While the majority of people who contract this highly contagious respiratory illness can expect to recover without incident, 1 in 6 become seriously sick and require medical care. The entire team at Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton wants...

The Secret to Getting the Best Results From Your Face-lift Mar 17th, 2020

Thousands of men and women get face-lifts every year as part of their desire to look as young as they feel. A face-lift is a long-lasting way to improve the contours of your cheeks and jawline, which is why it’s so popular. In the hands of an experienced surgeon, a...

Why Breast Lifts Now Outpace Breast Implants Feb 24th, 2020

The number of breast lifts performed every year has been on an increasing trend, and for a good reason: A breast lift can fix nearly every issue you might have with the appearance of your breasts, except one: A lift won’t enlarge your breasts with implants. However, a lift can...

Liposuction or Tummy Tuck: Which Is Right for You? Jan 7th, 2020

Body image affects your mental and emotional health, not just how well your clothes fit. For many people, it’s a struggle to lose those stubborn love handles or belly pooch, even after you’ve lost weight and even though you continue to exercise. Fortunately, with the expertise and knowledge of aesthetic...

What No One Tells You about Breast Augmentation Oct 2nd, 2019

Nowadays there is so much information about breast augmentation available online. Plastic surgeons’ websites and patient forums make it easier than ever to look at before-and-after photographs, read testimonials and review surgeon’s credentials. However, there are still a few things people are hesitant to discuss about breast augmentation. Dr. Rafael...

What Happens to the Belly Button During a Tummy Tuck? Sep 27th, 2019

A tummy tuck is a terrific way to recapture a flat, firm stomach after pregnancy or significant weight loss. By removing excess folds of skin and fat, tightening the abdominal muscles and re-draping the skin more tightly over the stomach, tummy tuck greatly improves the appearance of a flabby or...

Will Brow Lift Make Me Look Surprised? Aug 31st, 2019

Are you considering undergoing brow lift but have concerns that you will be left looking perpetually alarmed or surprised? That’s understandable — an overdone brow lift can produce a permanent “deer in the headlights” expression. In this post, Dr. Rafael Cabrera and the talented team at Plastic Surgery Specialists of...

Take a Load Off Your Back with Breast Reduction Jul 26th, 2019

Breast reduction has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of any plastic surgery procedure. Most patients experience significant improvement in physical and psychological pain related to oversized, heavy breasts, and many say they wish that they had had the procedure earlier. If you are on the fence about having breast...

Signs You Could Benefit from Tummy Tuck Jun 26th, 2019

Abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as “tummy tuck,” is one of the most common procedures plastic surgeons perform. Most people that choose to have the body contouring procedure do so after having children or losing a significant amount of weight. Are you curious whether you could benefit from tummy tuck? Read...

Can Breast Implants Make You Ill? May 27th, 2019

Board-certified plastic surgeon Rafael Cabrera and his team at the Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton are committed to patient safety and satisfaction. Nothing matters more to Dr. Cabrera than his patients’ well-being, and he strives to deliver the highest quality of care. In recent years, anecdotal reports of breast implants causing health problems...

Can Botox Prevent Wrinkles from Forming? Apr 27th, 2019

Although Botox is most frequently used on existing dynamic wrinkles, some research suggests that Botox may also be useful in preventing wrinkles from forming in the first place. The idea of using Botox for preventative purposes has caused a surge in patients as young as their early 20s requesting treatment. To understand...

What to Do about Loose Skin after Weight Loss Mar 27th, 2019

If you have lost a significant amount of weight with bariatric surgery or healthy lifestyle habits, you may be dismayed to find that you are left with folds of loose, stretched-out skin that conceals the smaller body shape you worked so hard to achieve. This is a very difficult reality...

Benefits of Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures Feb 25th, 2019

Dr. Rafael Cabrera is often asked whether it is appropriate to combine two or more plastic surgery procedures into one operation instead of spacing them out in different surgeries. The answer is not always the same, as Dr. Cabrera’s recommendations will differ based on the individual candidate’s health and desired results....

Top Treatment Options for Jowls Jan 26th, 2019

Jowls are folds of loose, saggy skin that appear below the chin or along the jawline. They develop when the skin in the cheeks, chin and jawline loses collagen and elastin, which are two proteins vital to smooth, firm skin. As the body’s natural supply of collagen and elastin dwindles,...