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MOLE TREATMENTS: WHICH OPTION IS BEST FOR ME?

Moles are benign, or non-cancerous skin growths which are also called birthmarks or nevi.  Moles can be very raised or nearly flat, and typically have round or oval borders.  Their colors can be flesh-colored, red or pink, or dark brown to nearly black or blue.  Moles can appear anywhere on the body, and most commonly… Read More

BUCCAL FAT PAD REDUCTION & FACIAL CONTOURING

While volume, in general, is associated with youth, some patients are bothered by an overly chubby face, too-full or “chipmunk cheeks.”  When weight loss and exercise are not effective, or if excessive cheek fulness results from genetics, these individuals may be well treated by a minor surgical procedure called buccal fat pad reduction. The human… Read More

EYELID VOLUME RESTORATION: AN IMPORTANT PART OF FACIAL REJUVENATION

Aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery are both an art and a science.  There are multiple concerns and findings to consider in facial rejuvenation, and our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Inessa Fishman, points to volume restoration as an important treatment in rejuvenating the face. “The beauty of the human face has a lot to do with… Read More

OTOPLASTY: WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE FOR MY CHILD’S SURGERY?

Parenting is one of the most gratifying and hardest jobs, and seeing your child being teased can be an unfortunate part of raising children.  Prominent or “stuck out” ears are one of the reasons we see young children at Aviva Plastic Surgery, and the teasing kids and young adults describe often pushes them to consider… Read More

REPAIR OF GAUGED EARLOBES: DR. FISHMAN’S OVERVIEW

Stretching or gauging of earlobe piercings is a practice that has existed in many cultures—ancient Egyptians, Mayans, and many Asian and African tribes—over centuries, and has found popularity in the US in the last few decades.  While stretching the earlobe tissue to accommodate a variety of jewelry and plugs is considered by many to be… Read More

DR. FISHMAN’S TOP 5 MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BOTOX

Botox is a popular treatment, and becoming more so.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botox treatments were performed nearly 5 million times in 2020, and have increased 28 percent in the 20 to 29-year-old age patient group since 2010.  While Botox and Dysport injections make up the most popular non-surgical treatment in… Read More

LABIAPLASTY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR TREATMENT

One of the most commonly performed procedures in our practice, a surgical labiaplasty is a procedure with high satisfaction and relatively short and straightforward recovery.  Board certified Urologist and our women’s wellness expert, Dr. Shaya Taghechian, loves seeing great outcomes in her labiaplasty patients and recommends patients closely review and follow post-treatment instructions for the… Read More

What Is Microneedling?

Skincare and skinhealth make up a large part of our practice at Aviva Plastic Surgery, and Alla Fishman, medical aesthetician and key member of our expert team, recently spoke to us about the benefits of microneedling. “I have been a medical aesthetician for 28 years, and skincare is my passion,” says Alla.  “Skin health is… Read More

Restylane Contour Arrives in Atlanta

Injectable dermal fillers, like Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra, and Radiesse, are an important tool in non-surgical facial contouring both in the field of aesthetic medicine and in our practice. Dr. Inessa Fishman, our facial plastic surgeon, enjoys using a variety of fillers for sculpting multiple facial features–the temples, forehead, nose, cheeks, lips, chin and jawline–and likes… Read More

Dr. Taghechian’s Top Recommendations for Recovery after Labiaplasty

While not commonly discussed by medical professionals, intimate health and labia concerns are common among women of all ages. Some women are bothered by excessive tissue or asymmetry within the labia, while others note changes after pregnancy, childbirth, weight changes, and aging. Most women do not know that there are treatment options that offer high… Read More