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I’m Not Happy With My Large Breasts: What Are My Options? Nov 8th, 2022

Women with large breasts are often envied by women whose genetics weren’t as generous. But most women don’t realize that having large breasts isn’t always a blessing. Though there are several reasons you may not be happy with large breasts, including being embarrassed about your appearance, the biggest challenges for...

Myths and Facts About Liposuction Oct 11th, 2022

If you’re thinking about liposuction, you’re not alone. Nearly 500,000 people had a liposuction procedure in 2021, making it the top aesthetic surgical procedure. That’s not a surprise considering it’s safe, your recovery is fast, and it’s a great way to contour your body. You can have confidence in your...

How Your Diet Is Impacting Your Skin Sep 6th, 2022

Healthy foods build the foundation for healthy skin. Eating the wrong foods can also cause acne and trigger flare-ups of chronic skin conditions. Your skin requires so many nutrients. Rather than guessing about how to change your diet or spending money on supplements you may or may not need, you...

Understanding Your Risk for Skin Cancer Aug 11th, 2022

Though skin cancer is preventable, it’s still the most common cancer in the United States, with one in five people developing the disease during their lifetime. Unfortunately, 5% of skin cancers are the deadliest type: melanoma. Knowing your risk factors for skin cancer gives you the chance to be proactive with preventive care. Even with a...

Help for Your Sagging Breasts Jul 1st, 2022

Sagging breasts can affect women at any age, but you’re more likely to face the problem as you get older. Unfortunately, sagging breasts are inevitable for many women, especially if you have large breasts, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with this embarrassing problem. Rafael C. Cabrera, MD,...

What Can I Do About My Aging Hands? Jun 1st, 2022

You take great care of your face, but how much attention do you pay to your hands? Applying a hand moisturizer helps but doesn't stop the effect of aging. And in today's pandemic world, you may use hand sanitizers that dry out your skin. No matter how you care for...

Rejuvenate and Refresh Your Appearance With a Facial May 1st, 2022

A one-time facial works wonders for renewing your complexion, refreshing your appearance, and lifting your spirits. You can maintain your beautiful results for the long term by scheduling regular facials. Either way, it only takes a small investment of time to rejuvenate your skin. At Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca...

Is Breast Augmentation Safe? Apr 5th, 2022

Breast augmentation is widely considered to be a safe procedure. However, any surgery poses risks, and breast implants are associated with some health concerns. During your breast augmentation consultation, Rafael C. Cabrera, MD, FACS, at Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton talks with you about the procedure and types of implants, including the risks...

What Women Love Most About Facelifts Mar 3rd, 2022

Have you noticed that aging seems to happen overnight? One day you look in the mirror and realize you don't like what you see. You look permanently tired. You notice lines you're sure weren't there yesterday and you suddenly have a double chin. A facelift deals with all of those...

Hand Rejuvenation: What to Expect Feb 2nd, 2022

Chances are you follow a daily cleansing and moisturizing ritual to keep your face looking young and glowing with health. But you probably don't give your hands much thought until you realize they look decades older than your real age. Suddenly, your hands become an embarrassment that you can’t fix...

5 Benefits of Getting Routine Facials Jan 11th, 2022

Your skin tells the tale of your daily life. The foods you eat, the quality of your sleep, the stress you endure, and exposure to sunlight all take a toll on your skin. Following a routine skin care regimen is the best weapon you have for fighting the daily assault...

Considering Liposuction? Here’s What You Need to Know Dec 9th, 2021

Liposuction consistently lands in the top five cosmetic surgery procedures — and for good reason. The procedure has a long history proving it's safe, and in the hands of a skillful plastic surgeon, liposuction does an exceptional job of sculpting your body. Rafael C. Cabrera, MD, FACS, at Plastic Surgery...

5 Reasons to Consider a Thigh Lift Nov 10th, 2021

Maybe you never gained a pound in your life, yet you still dislike the size or shape of your thighs. Or you might struggle with bulges of thigh fat that cause chafing or make you embarrassed to wear shorts. No matter what you don’t like about your thighs, chances are...

Am I a Candidate for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation? Oct 8th, 2021

Are you thinking about breast augmentation but not sure you want implants? Then you owe it to yourself to learn about fat transfer breast augmentation. With this safe technique, you can avoid implants and use your body fat to enhance your breasts. As one of the leading experts in breast...

How Abdominoplasty Can Give You a Flat Stomach Sep 8th, 2021

Have you noticed that crunches aren’t shaping and toning your tummy the way you hoped? Or maybe you have loose, hanging skin following your pregnancy. Whatever problems plague your abdomen, Rafael C. Cabrera, MD, FACS, offers an exceptional solution, abdominoplasty to reshape and tighten your tummy. Many people visit Plastic...

Why Skin Cancer Should Be Removed Aug 19th, 2021

Florida’s fabulous outdoor lifestyle and sparkling beaches come at a price if you don’t use sunscreen. About one in 10 Floridians is diagnosed with skin cancer and Florida ranks second in the nation for new cases of the deadliest type of skin cancer, melanoma. The good news is that all...

How a Neck Lift Procedure Works Jul 14th, 2021

The telltale signs of aging often appear on your neck before they appear on your face. While it takes years for bands of wrinkles, jowls, and crepey skin to develop, many patients say it seems like these imperfections emerged overnight. No matter what you don’t like about your neck, skilled...

Let Your Eyes Shine With a Brow Lift Jun 28th, 2021

Do you look older but can’t quite put your finger on what’s changed? Try looking closer at your upper eyes, and you may find the answer. Chances are drooping eyebrows are to blame. Youthful eyebrows are high and perfectly frame your beautiful eyes. Over the years, your brows gradually give...

Don’t Let a Saggy Neck Give Your Age Away May 10th, 2021

You pay close attention to the changes in your face as you get older. You notice the first wrinkles, changes in your skin tone, and the way unattractive pockets of fat build up in unwanted areas. But while you watch your face and adjust your beauty routine to better support...

Am I Too Old for a Breast Lift? Apr 2nd, 2021

Your age doesn’t determine if you qualify for a breast lift. Women can have a breast lift at any age. But there are other variables that affect your ability to have surgery and your long-term results, and some of those are related to age. The team at Plastic Surgery Specialists...

Get Faster Results With TheSmarterLift™ Mar 7th, 2021

Facelift surgery does an exceptional job of turning back the effect of time and rejuvenating your appearance. But not everyone can set aside several weeks to recover from a full facelift. And some people aren’t prepared to cover the cost. Many who come to our office seek to lift and...

Common Causes of Skin Cancer Feb 8th, 2021

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, yet it’s also one of the most preventable cancers. When you know what causes skin cancer, you can take steps to avoid this potentially dangerous disease. If you develop skin cancer, you can turn to the compassionate care available at Plastic...

Myths and Facts About Facelifts Jan 5th, 2021

Facelifts rank in the top five cosmetic procedures, yet facelift surgery remains surrounded by myths that make people shy away from rejuvenating their appearance. At Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton, we talk with many patients who express similar concerns, so we’ve devoted this blog to debunking five of those...

Everything You Should Know About Gynecomastia Dec 6th, 2020

When men grow breasts, a condition called gynecomastia, they’re embarrassed by their appearance and often feel physically uncomfortable. Many men who come to Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton for help with enlarged breasts tell us that they avoid physical activities. Some even steer clear of sexual intimacy rather than...

Noncosmetic Reasons to Have Breast Surgery Nov 5th, 2020

Cosmetic breast surgery is an elective procedure that focuses on improving your appearance, whether you want to augment, reduce, or lift your breasts. You may also need breast surgery for medical reasons, such as alleviating symptoms, preventing disease, or restoring the appearance of your breasts. Medically necessary breast surgery doesn’t...

Help! My Eyelids are Drooping Oct 12th, 2020

Your eyes are the weakest link when it comes to maintaining a youthful appearance. They typically show the first signs of aging, and, unfortunately, these unwanted changes appear way ahead of schedule. Sagging eyelids and lines around your eyes appear long before wrinkles and other signs of aging on your...

What’s Involved in Having a Facelift? Aug 17th, 2020

Think of having a facelift as a journey that begins with your initial consultation and ends after a few weeks in recovery, when you’re back to your normal self and enjoying the dramatic results. During your journey, Rafael C. Cabrera, MD, FACS, at Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton talks...

Plastic Surgery and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jul 30th, 2020

Since mid-June, cases of COVID-19 in South Florida have been on an upward trend, turning into such a huge spike that the area is seeing new records for people diagnosed with the coronavirus and, unfortunately, for the number of COVID-19 deaths. In a world where COVID-19 turns everything upside down...

Is Breast Reduction Right for You? Jun 18th, 2020

Women who want to enlarge their breasts focus on the aesthetic changes they want to achieve. By comparison, women whose breasts are naturally large tend to approach breast reduction with thoughts about how their quality of life will improve once their breasts are smaller. While cosmetic outcomes are always an...

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,...