When prospective patients come to see the surgeons at Crawford Plastic Surgery for an initial consultation visit, they will be asked why they made the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery. Almost universally, patients respond that they want to improve their body image. Whether patients are unhappy with the size of their breasts or the shape of their nose, they all want to feel better about the shape and size of their bodies. This concern with body image would seem to be true for all cosmetic...Read More


Society has long held that certain facial features were undesirable or unattractive. An undefined chin is seen as evidence that the person was weak or untrustworthy. Somebody with a gaunt appearance to the cheeks is seen as ghoulish or creepy. For women, a long, hollowed face was seen as unattractive. A person with an undefined chin or very hollow cheeks may feel self conscious about his or her appearance. This can eventually lead to embarrassment and even social anxiety about the appearance...Read More


In recent years, liposuction has been shown to be more popular than tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedures. In 2011, 149,410 tummy tuck procedures were performed, as compared to 325,332 liposuction procedures. Liposuction is generally much less invasive than tummy tuck surgery, with fewer risks for complications and a shorter healing time. Furthermore, patients who opt for liposuction procedures are generally only looking to target a specific area of the body for removing stubborn pockets of...Read More

Most women who are considering a breast augmentation surgical procedure will not hesitate to say that one of their main reasons for doing so is to enhance their cleavage. The surgeons at Crawford Plastic Surgery hear the same reasons again and again when they sit down with patients for an initial consultation to discuss options and their benefits and risks, as well as the patient’s goals from the procedure itself. His potential patients want to show off their breast cleavage in bathing suits...Read More

In many ways, cosmetic surgery can be considered a form of subtle art. The goal is to enhance the patient’s natural features, but without making the end result look overly obvious that the patient has undergone cosmetic surgery. Patients have invested a considerable amount of time, money, and thought into their decision to undergo cosmetic surgery. Given all that is at stake for patients, it should not be surprising that they want the best possible outcome from their cosmetic surgery. They...Read More

The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is deeply personal for most individuals. Their decision often stems from a desire to improve their appearance, whether through rhinoplasty, facelift, breast augmentation, or other cosmetic surgical procedures. Because this decision is so personal, the surgeons at Crawford Plastic Surgery strongly suggest that potential patients have a very clear idea of what cosmetic surgery can and can’t do, and what the patient can do to increase his or her chances...Read More


The negative effects of smoking are widespread, and they even affect patients who are interested in plastic surgery. For patients that wish to undergo the facelift procedure, it is important to stop smoking at least fourteen days prior to the surgery. But why is it so important to stop smoking before facelift surgery? Not only does smoking depress the circulatory system, it also has a serious effect on the health of the skin and can make it more difficult for the body to repair itself after...Read More

As with any surgery, tummy tuck is associated with potential side effects. In the days and weeks after the surgery, most patients will experience a range of side effects, including swelling, bruising, and discomfort. For patients, knowing whether or not the side effects they are experiencing are normal - and how to deal with them - can make the entire surgical process less stressful; this knowledge can also make the recovery period shorter and more comfortable for the patient. The following...Read More


Given that the baby boom generation is now reaching maturity, it should not be surprising that the surgeons at Crawford Plastic Surgery are seeing an upswing in cosmetic surgical procedures, especially among older patients. A facelift procedure is a good example of this trend. A facelift can transform the appearance from old, tired, and worn, to fresh, alert, and youthful. 

The Surgical Facelift Procedure

There are a number of specific areas on the face that can be addressed...Read More


There are many different factors that make a person a good candidate for a breast augmentation surgery. Age and health are two major factors when it comes to breast augmentations, but there a few other factors that may affect a patient’s candidacy. Consulting a plastic surgeon is the best way to be absolutely sure that a patient is a good candidate for a plastic surgery, but here are a few guidelines that can help individuals know whether or not they might be able to have a breast...Read More