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Breastfeeding Left You With Sagging Breasts?

A woman’s body goes through many changes during pregnancy and following childbirth. The roller coaster ride of hormone fluctuation is bad enough, but being left with saggy breasts that look nothing like your pre-pregnancy breasts can be mentally and emotionally difficult, too. The weight gain and loss, coupled with the effects of breastfeeding, can leave […]


Turn Back the Clock with ResurFX® Laser Resurfacing

If we all knew then what we know now… When it comes to sun exposure, collectively we probably would have had a lot less of it. No baby oil. No sunburns where sheets of skin peeled off. No striving to get the darkest tan of all our friends. But short of a time machine, we […]


You Ask, We Answer: The Facelift Edition

Facial aging can manifest itself in various ways — from sagging jowls to hollowed cheeks in the lower third of the face. If there’s one cosmetic surgery that can address these issues, it’s the facelift. At Dr. Herte’s practice, men and women alike seek her expertise in facial rejuvenation surgery to help them restore their face’s […]


2014 — The Year of Over 20 Million Cosmetic Procedures

Last year turned out to be another banner year for the ever-expanding aesthetic world. In fact, if you want some perspective, imagine every person in Australia “having something done”. That’s right, over 20 million procedures were performed according to the 2014 statistics put out earlier this summer by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). […]


Seven Plastic Surgery Myths Debunked

There are myths. There are urban legends. There are mistaken rumors. Whatever you call them, they’re false. Plastic surgery has its own fair share. Even the term “plastic” in plastic surgery is misunderstood. People think plastic is meant to be fake, akin to the material plastic. But in reality, the word plastic in plastic surgery comes […]


Get Back Your Active Life with a Breast Reduction

Large breast issues For many women who have excessively large breasts, having to miss out on different physical activities is a normal part of life. Most types of physical exercise such as swimming, running, and aerobics are impossible with overly large breasts. Having excessively large breasts can also cause back and neck pain because of […]


Deciding on Breast Implant Placement: Over or Under the Muscle?

The decision to have breast augmentation doesn’t end after weighing the pros and cons of surgery. You need to make various important decisions involving the procedure including implant type and size, the location of the incision, and implant placement. These choices will be discussed and weighed during your face-to-face consultation with Dr. Herte, taking into […]


The 411 on Plastic Surgery Recovery

Plastic surgery has certainly come a long way since the first documented breast enhancement surgery in 1895. Recent statistics by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reveal that more than 10 billion cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, were performed in 2014. Also, the number of men who are seeking cosmetic procedures has skyrocketed […]


Understanding the Effects of Stress to Skin Health

While stress in small amounts is good for you (exercise, deadlines, etc), chronic exposure to stress is considered to be one of the biggest factors that lead to poor overall health including skin health. Stress is a combination of biological and psychological responses by your body every time it detects a stressor or threat. Stress can be […]


A No-Nonsense Guide to Maintaining Liposuction Outcomes

As the most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedure in the country, liposuction techniques and technology are continuously developed and introduced. While technologies behind liposuction vary, the underlying principle of the procedure remains the same — eliminate unwanted pockets of fat. Liposuction or any body contouring procedure is no guarantee against future weight gain. In other […]


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