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Can I Get HALO® and BBL at the Same Time?

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Two of the most popular skin rejuvenation treatments we perform at Koch & Carlisle Plastic Surgery & Spa are HALO laser skin resurfacing and Broadband Light (BBL) procedures. Because the procedures address different types of skin concerns, patients often ask us if they can get HALO and BBL treatments at the same time. Our providers…

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What Areas of the Body Can Liposuction Treat?

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You can use liposuction to improve any area of your body that has stubborn fat deposits. Although liposuction is not meant to be a weight loss treatment, it can eliminate fat that doesn’t easily respond to diet and exercise. If you are wondering what areas liposuction can treat, here is an easy-to-follow guide. Buttocks You…

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What Is the Best Age To Start BOTOX®?

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It’s certainly no secret that the emergence of social media and Zoom calls while working from home has focused more attention than ever on our faces. Filters can help hide blemishes and lines, but many younger women and men are now turning to cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX injections to get ahead of wrinkles around…

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Should You Get a Facelift? Take Our Quiz!

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Facial rejuvenation without surgery is more popular—and more effective—than ever, with specialized fillers, BOTOX®, and a varied menu of laser skin treatments all capable of shaving years off your appearance. At some point, however, aging progresses enough that you will need a facelift to get the results you desire. Knowing when that time comes can…

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How To Choose a Surgeon for Breast Augmentation

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You have several choices to make once you’ve decided to get a breast augmentation. Our Des Moines, IA, patients often have a lot of questions. How do I choose the right size implant? Are silicone gel or saline implants better? What about the implant placement—behind or in front of the chest muscle? As critical as…

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How To Know If a Tummy Tuck Is Right for You?

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Should you choose a tummy tuck or liposuction? Or is a nonsurgical procedure such as CoolSculpting® Elite a better option? Knowing which body contouring procedure is right for you—and which ones won't help you achieve your goals—depends on several factors. So, how do you know if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck?…

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Procedures for a Well-Defined Jawline

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Having a sculpted, angular jawline is a popular goal these days. There are several ways to achieve this defined jawline, such as with the strategic use of dermal fillers and BOTOX® injections, at our Des Moines, IA, practice. Both women and men are coming to our practice saying they want to enhance the definition of their…

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Total Facial Rejuvenation: More Than a Facelift

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Many of the people we talk to about facelifts at our Des Moines, IA, plastic surgery practice say they spent time reviewing our patients' before-and-after photos before scheduling a consultation. Many of those patients appear at least 10 years younger than their "before" photos, and the dramatic improvement is something we're quite proud of. It's…

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