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New Breast Augmentation Trends

New Breast Augmentation Trends

In 2017, over a quarter million breast augmentation procedures were performed all over the United States. Times may be changing, but breast augmentation procedures are still among the most popular surgical procedures. A large reason why this particular surgery has maintained its popularity is that it has changed with the times. Eligible breast augmentation candidates […]

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The #1 Best Way To Surgically Remove Fat (The Answer May Surprise You)

The #1 Best Way To Surgically Remove Fat (The Answer May Surprise You)

Areas of unwanted, diet and exercise resistant fat are often a concern for many cosmetic surgery patients. This stubborn fat comes in many forms – a “pooch” after pregnancy, love handles, fat around the thighs – and it is near impossible to get rid of. When it comes to removing localized fat, there are plenty […]

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A Conversation with Our Clubhouse

A Conversation with Our Clubhouse

Recently, Ella Antimarino sat down with Dani Wilson and Christine Lee-Zirkle of Our Clubhouse to learn more about their mission and opportunities for those battling cancer and their families. Learn about it in the interview below! What is Our Clubhouse? Our Clubhouse, formerly Gilda’s Club Western PA, is a nonprofit that provides free support to […]

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Mindy’s Breast Cancer Journey

Mindy’s Breast Cancer Journey

On March 7, 2007, Mindy was expecting the week to consist of her 48th birthday celebrations. Instead, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. We asked Mindy to share her experience with us on our blog in hopes that someone would hear her story and relate to it. Here is her story: I was always lumpy, […]

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Q&A: Immediate vs. Delayed Breast Reconstruction

Q&A: Immediate vs. Delayed Breast Reconstruction

A common question Dr. Antimarino is asked about breast reconstruction involves immediate vs. delayed reconstruction. Immediate Reconstruction Immediate reconstruction is when the reconstruction is started at the time of the mastectomy.  This is recommended by most plastic surgeons as the reconstruction begins without any scar tissue or radiation changes to the skin and soft tissue. […]

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Four Facts about Implant-Based Reconstruction

Four Facts about Implant-Based Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction can be accomplished using either an implant or a woman’s own tissue. Currently, in the United States, the implant-based reconstruction is the most common method used to reconstruct a breast. After the initial diagnosis of breast cancer, a woman should be offered an opportunity to discuss breast reconstruction with a plastic surgeon. Every […]

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Nipple Reconstruction & Tattooing Options

Nipple Reconstruction & Tattooing Options

One of the last stages of breast reconstruction involves the nipples. This is the last stage to finalize the reconstruction process for the breast. Not every woman chooses to have their nipples reconstructed and not all women are candidates. Women that have not had radiation are the best candidates for this procedure. The effects of […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018

Big news at Bellissimo! We are beyond excited to introduce you to Jackie Boyd-Garbett, our new Office Administrator and Marie Pirillo, our new Physician Assistant.   Jackie embraces the Bellissimo culture of providing warm, individualized attention to all who enter our doors.  She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in management and business […]

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How do we protect our children from social media-related insecurities?

How do we protect our children from social media-related insecurities?

As parents, we are constantly bombarded with social media and the effect it has on ourselves as well as our children. Dr. Antimarino was recently asked: “My teenage daughter uses Snapchat and Instagram all the time.  How can I protect her from social media-related insecurities?” His response was this: As we all know, social media […]

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Lip Fillers: Passing Fad or Mainstream?

Lip Fillers: Passing Fad or Mainstream?

Kylie Jenner told her social media followers this year she was removing her lip fillers. As trends seem to follow the Kardashian-Jenner clan, does this symbolize the beginning of the end for injectable lips? Is it even possible to remove filler once it is injected? Why are lip fillers so popular? Is there anything else […]

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