Your Neck Contouring Options

As we age, our skin starts to lose its elasticity and begins to droop. One place this is most noticeable is in our chin area, causing the dreaded “turkey neck” effect. For other people, this can happen after losing a large amount of weight. Another problem in this area is […]

Plastic Surgery Trends of 2016

The year 2016 has barely started, and yet plastic surgery trends for the year have already begun to emerge. Wondering what this year’s top procedures are? In this post, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Michaels discusses what he’s seen at his Maryland practice, Michaels Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Four Common Reasons Why Women Undergo Breast Surgery

The breasts have long been thought of as a sign of a woman’s femininity. It should come as no surprise then that many women who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts choose to undergo breast enhancement surgery. By doing so, these women often report feeling happier and more […]

Five Simple Superfoods for Flawless Skin

By now you know that a healthy diet is essential to your overall health, affecting the way you feel on the inside. But did you know that what you eat also affects the way you look? Foods high in saturated fat can cause unsightly blemishes, while other foods can help […]

What Can Plastic Surgery Offer Men?

The number of men seeking plastic surgery has skyrocketed in recent years, and the reasons why they seek cosmetic enhancement are as different as the men themselves. Dr. Michaels’ practice understands that men have unique needs and his practice caters to those specific needs. Dr. Michaels also knows that men […]

Your Nonsurgical Options for Younger-Looking Eyes

Drooping eyelids, swollen under-eye bags and crow’s feet all have the effect of making us look older, more tired and less friendly than we may feel. If you see this in your appearance and  want to change it, but don’t want to commit to surgery, Dr. Joseph Michaels lists the […]

The Effects of Holiday Stress on Your Skin and Body

The holiday season leaves most people feeling a mixture of excitement and anxiety. House guests, last-minute shopping sprints and the dizzying array of parties can cause an array of emotions and stress. If you feel this way, you are not alone: studies have found that up to 69 percent of […]

Lifestyle Changes to Make Before Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery has the potential to achieve beautiful results, but preparing your body (and mind) beforehand is key. Doing so can help ensure your procedure and recovery go as smoothly as possible. In this blog post we share a few lifestyle changes to make prior to surgery. Stop Smoking Any […]

Questions About Body Contouring?

Body contouring is an umbrella term that refers to the plastic surgery procedures designed to help you achieve a slimmer, more toned body figure. If you’re considering a body contouring treatment, Dr. Joseph Michaels would like to help. Here, he answers commonly asked questions regarding body contouring. Can I Lose […]

Autumn Skin Care Tips

The arrival of any season requires some degree of change in your skin care regimen. Your skin tends to accumulate oil during hot, summer weather while colder weather dries the skin. As we welcome the fall season, be sure to keep the following skin care tips in mind for a […]