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5 Surgical Options to Enhance Your Breasts Sep 1st, 2021

Everyone has their own definition of beauty, and for many women, breasts are front and center. So if yours don’t quite measure up to your personal standard, you may find that you lack confidence in social situations, become frustrated with wardrobe options, or feel sexually inhibited because of your perceived...

Use Fillers to Reduce Acne Scars Aug 2nd, 2021

You can’t scroll through your social media feed or flip through a magazine without reading about the wonders of dermal fillers. Nearly 3.5 million Americans received some sort of soft-tissue filler last year alone and love the results of smoother, firmer, younger-looking complexions. But many don’t realize that injectable fillers...

How Long Is the Recovery After a Tummy Tuck? Jul 11th, 2021

Over the years, you’ve put your abs through the ringer. You’ve lost and gained weight, had one or more babies, and maybe had a C-section or other surgical procedure. If you find that your skin and muscles no longer bounce back, you can blame these life events plus the natural...

Which Type of Scar Are You Considering Revising? Jun 16th, 2021

From paper cuts to past acne, from skinned knees to surgical procedures, anything that breaches your skin has the potential to cause a scar. Most people have a few minor scars here and there on their body — after all, it’s tough to get through life completely unscathed. But when...

Troublesome Skin Problems That Chemical Peels Resolve May 18th, 2021

Scroll through social media or flip through a magazine, and you’ll notice that most cosmetic companies are selling one thing: flawless skin. You might think that modelesque skin is the stuff of dreams, but it might be closer than you think.  It doesn’t come in something you can find in...

Are Breast Lifts Just a Cosmetic Procedure? Apr 11th, 2021

Insurance companies have strict policies about which procedures they’ll cover, and they draw a solid line between cosmetic and medical surgeries. When it comes to breast lifts, there’s not a lot of gray area, but there are a few conditions that may cause your insurance company to consider your breast...

Liposuction for Men? Everything You Need to Know Mar 10th, 2021

Men tend to store fat in their chest, stomach, and flanks (love handles), and even a healthy diet and diligent exercising doesn’t always address these stubborn areas. More and more men are turning to one of the top cosmetic procedures — liposuction — to help them banish those bulges for...

How We Can Help You Solve Your Prominent Ear Problem Feb 8th, 2021

From playground teasing to adult jabs, jokes about your ears are no laughing matter. If you’ve had enough of the sideways glances and insensitive remarks, you’re in luck. Otoplasty is a simple cosmetic surgery that can solve your ear problem and boost your confidence at the same time. Whether yours...

Feel Confident in a Swimsuit this Upcoming Spring with a Breast Augmentation Jan 3rd, 2021

Many women dread swimsuit season because they aren’t happy with their body shape. While there’s no average figure or perfect proportions for all women, you may have a shape in mind that would make you feel more confident. And if your personal ideal calls for bigger breasts, you can make...

Why a Tummy Tuck is Still the Best Choice for that Unwanted Belly Fat Dec 2nd, 2020

It’s never been easier to modify your looks. With the advent of new technologies and modern science, the choices for treatments and procedures have skyrocketed over the last few years. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 17.5 million Americans get work done on their face and body every...

How to Maintain Your Weight-Loss Surgery Results during the Holidays Nov 3rd, 2020

Having weight-loss surgery was a major life decision and resulted in a dramatic change to your body. But if you’re like most people, you agree that it was the right thing to do for your health. The last thing you want is ruining it by overindulging this holiday season and...

Everything You Need to Know about Ear Surgery for Men Oct 1st, 2020

Various myths and legends have a lot to say about the size and shape of your ears. Whether they’re thick, thin, pointed, large, or small, it could indicate the nature of your personality or character. But let’s face it, if your ears are noticeable for any reason, you just want...

Feel Great about Your Weight Loss but Not the Excess Skin? Body Contouring Surgery Is for You Sep 7th, 2020

You’ve thumbed through fashion magazines and scrolled through social media and noticed that in addition to flat tummies and toned arms and legs, the healthiest looking people also have tight, youthful skin to match their sculpted bodies.  If you’ve done your part to lose the extra weight, but your skin...

Sculpt Your Trouble Areas with Liposuction Aug 18th, 2020

Weight loss is not an exact science, and so many variables get in the way of the simple balancing act of calories in and calories out. Genetics, age, hormones, medications, diet, and exercise are just a few of the obstacles you’re up against. And if you're generally within the weight...

Which Chemical Peel Is Right for You? Jul 22nd, 2020

Your face helps you make a first impression. If you’re embarrassed about facial flaws, it can be hard to feel confident. You can try creams, cover up with loads of makeup, or you could invest in a skincare treatment that can make your skin go from blemished to beautiful.  Dr....

How an Arm Lift Can Make You Feel More Confident Jun 24th, 2020

Try as we might to fight it, age and gravity do a number on our body. Even if you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, there are some things you can’t control — like loose skin. It happens on your face, your bottom, your tummy, and your arms, and...

Make Your Face Completely Proportional with Chin Surgery May 7th, 2020

The shape of your face says a lot about you. It tells others whether you’re trustworthy or not, healthy or not, and sexually attractive or not. Studies show that facial symmetry and individual features impact how people perceive you and influence your personal and professional relationships. So, if your chin...

5 Reasons to Opt for Breast Reduction Apr 21st, 2020

Female breasts are beautiful — life-giving, sensual, and universal characteristics of femininity. But there’s such a thing as too big. Women with A cups may wish they had bigger, fuller breasts, but if they could spend a day in the shoes of a woman who wears an E, F, G,...

All You Need to Know about Male Breast Reduction Mar 4th, 2020

You may be surprised to learn that large male breasts, known as gynecomastia, are more common than you think. In fact, there are three distinct stages of life when males are especially prone to having enlarged breast tissue: infancy, (up to 90% of baby boys) puberty (up to 69% of...

Volumetric Fat Grafting: Are You a Candidate? Feb 3rd, 2020

As you age, your skin loses fat just under the surface, which means you lose that youthful plumpness and may even appear a little gaunt. There are several ways to address that loss, including dermal fillers, facial implants, and surgical facelifts. But one of the treatments often overlooked is volumetric...

Choosing Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants Jan 1st, 2020

There are two main types of breast implants, silicone- and saline-filled. Both come encapsulated in a silicone shell. Texas-bred, Harvard-educated Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kiran Polavarapu uses her artistic eye and lengthy background in reconstructive surgery to ensure you look and feel your best, whichever style you choose. The difference between...

5 Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation Dec 1st, 2019

If you’ve been wondering if a breast augmentation might be right for you, you’re in good company. More than 313,000 women opted to change their breasts in 2018, making it the No. 1 plastic surgery procedure every year since 2006. But why is breast augmentation surgery so popular? Dr. Kiran...

Why Tummy Tuck is Still the Best Choice for that Unwanted Belly Fat Nov 1st, 2019

Perhaps you’ve been staring at that post-pregnancy muffin top and wondering about the best way to get rid of it. Or maybe you’ve lost weight but have a little stomach flab that refuses to leave.  When you’re trying to find the best way to get rid of unwanted belly fat,...

Incorporating Fillers Into Your Regular Beauty Routine Oct 1st, 2019

No matter how you look at it, time affects your skin. Gravity, sun, and simple biological changes that happen with time all change the way you look. Luckily, modern medical science has given us some tools to maintain the fresh, lovely look of youth for much longer than was possible...

3 Ways Your Life Changes After a Breast Reconstruction Sep 1st, 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is knocking on the door! Thanks to early detection, breast cancer survival rates have risen dramatically over the last few decades. Knowing the symptoms of breast cancer and sharing the importance of having regular check-ups could save your life or the life of a loved one. ...

Choosing the Right Breast Implants for Your Body Aug 16th, 2019

Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that can enhance the size of your breasts, restore lost volume after weight loss or pregnancy, or provide symmetry to asymmetrical breasts. Regardless of why you’re planning the surgery, it’s vital that you select a board-certified plastic surgeon with skill and experience. After...

Breast Reduction for Men: We Answer All of Your Questions Jul 12th, 2019

Let’s be honest — when you hear about someone having surgery on their breasts, your first thought is that a woman had her breasts enlarged. But breast surgery is not always about augmentation, and it’s not always about women. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 50 percent of men...

Got Chicken Wings? Learn What an Arm Lift Can Do Jun 3rd, 2019

What parts of the body come to mind when you think of plastic surgery? Chances are that your arms aren’t near the top of the list, but plastic surgeons performed more than 17,000 arm lifts in the United States in 2018. At Polavarapu Plastic Surgery, we know that changes in...

Why Blepharoplasty Continues to Be Among the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries May 17th, 2019

As you age, your skin loses its elasticity and your muscles their strength, both of which can cause your eyelids, and even your eyebrows, to slacken and droop. In addition, pockets of fat can cause visible bulges, especially if your genetics tend in that direction. Blepharoplasty, a surgical procedure that...

How Botox Works to Minimize Frown Lines and Keep You Looking Young Apr 19th, 2019

Struggling with frown lines and wrinkles that just keep showing up? Botox injections, a popular procedure administered over 6 million times a year, can help minimize their appearance and keep you looking younger. How Botox works BOTOXⓇ Cosmetic, DysportⓇ, and XeominⓇ are brand names for products containing a toxin produced...

Considering a Breast Lift? Here's How to Know if You Are a Good Candidate Mar 1st, 2019

In the world of plastic surgery, breast lifts have grown by a whopping 70% since 2000 and now outpace breast implants by a 2-1 margin. If you’d like to explore whether you’re a candidate for this popular procedure, we’ve pulled together some things for you to consider before making this...

3 Helpful Tips For Preparing For Your Tummy Tuck Procedure Feb 4th, 2019

If childbirth or weight loss has left you with flabby skin around your abdomen, a tummy tuck can reshape your tissue to fit your thinner profile. While modern surgical techniques have greatly improved this procedure, it’s still surgery, and there are a few things you can do beforehand to smooth...

Start the New Year off with a Rejuvenating Chemical Peel Jan 9th, 2019

Do blemishes or signs of aging skin cause you to look older than you are? Normal signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, skin discoloration, or sagging cheeks, can be improved with a skin rejuvenation treatment. If you have blemishes or dark spots on your face that cause embarrassment,...

Winter is Prime Time to Begin Laser Hair Removal Treatment Dec 12th, 2018

You may not be thinking about what you’re going to look like in a bathing suit or on the beach next summer, right now. The inconvenience shaving, plucking, or waxing all your unwanted body hair is probably not top of mind either. Winter seems an unlikely time to think about...

Breast Augmentation: More Choices of Implants Than Ever Nov 15th, 2018

Years ago, if you wanted to enhance the size of your breasts, or you needed reconstructive surgery, silicone implants were your only option. Today, breast implant materials have become safer and more reliable, and women have more choices than ever for getting their ideal breasts. As a woman, and a...

When It Comes to Botox, Technique Matters Oct 11th, 2018

If you’d think twice about hiring the neighborhood handyman to build the house of your dreams from the ground up, why would you get Botox injections from someone other than a board-certified medical professional? Perhaps you’ve heard horror stories of people getting injectables that give them that “frozen” look, preventing...

Learn How All-Natural Fat Grafting Can Take Years Off Your Face Sep 12th, 2018

Botox®, facelifts, and dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments used to turn back the years and give you a younger, revitalized appearance. But wouldn’t it be nice to take the unwanted fat from your belly or thighs and use it to plump up your cheeks or even out the lines on...

Tummy Tuck or Liposuction: How to Know Which Is Right for You Aug 14th, 2018

Both a tummy tuck and liposuction can get you a smoother, trimmer stomach, but the two procedures couldn’t be more different. They also don’t guarantee the same results.   To help you decide which procedure is right for you, it’s important to think about your ultimate goal. Do you want...