Upgrading from saline to silicone implants

Breast Implant Revision: Why Upgrade from Saline to Silicone?

Between 1990 and 2007 the FDA restricted the use of silicone implants, allowing surgeons to use silicone implants only for breast cancer reconstruction or for cosmetic breast enlargement only in tightly controlled studies. After these extensive studies, the silicone implants were released for cosmetic use, but over that period about 2 million women had breast… Continue reading

Fillers and Injectables for Facial Rejuvenation

Facial Rejuvenation: Trends in Fillers and Injectables

Have premature signs of aging begun to make an unwelcomed appearance on your skin? Do you long for the days when your skin was supple and wrinkle-free? If so, it may be time to consider a nonsurgical treatment with Dr. DeMars. The popularity of injectable and dermal filler treatments has been on the rise in… Continue reading

Muffin Top Solutions

How to Get Rid of “Muffin Top” With Cosmetic Surgery

Curious about plastic surgery for muffin top concerns? The term “muffin top” first came into use to describe an undesirable look in about 2003 and actually was first used in Australia. It’s now become a universal term used to refer to a couple of problems, either excess fat and/or skin that hangs over the waistband… Continue reading


Three Things I Learned From My Mother

Some of you may have heard about my mother, Zoe, before. Some of you may have even met her, as she was my office manager for several years (more on that later). Today would have been her 101st birthday. She was born on December 13, 1914 (a Friday the 13th, and 12-13-14!) She was a… Continue reading


The “Perks” of Combining a Breast Lift with Augmentation

It is not uncommon for plastic surgeons to do more than one procedure for a patient in one sitting. Of all the combinations done at Dr. DeMars’ office, one of the most common is a breast enlargement and breast lift for added volume and a more youthful look. The drooping of the breast is a… Continue reading

The truth about liposuction

What Does Liposuction Actually Do?

Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures among Dr. Ronald DeMars’ Portland patients. However, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding liposuction, starting with what the procedure actually accomplishes. In this blog post, Dr. DeMars shares the truth about liposuction and what results patients can expect. Eliminates Isolated Pockets of Fat You… Continue reading


5 Reasons Women Choose to Have Breast Implants

The overriding reason that most patients choose breast augmentation surgery has to do with body image and self-esteem, and is rarely just to be large-breasted. There are several distinct subcategories that lead to the desire for this body change. 1 – Incomplete Breast Development This is the main driving force for most younger patients (those… Continue reading

Eyelid surgery on the rise

Why Eyelid Surgery is on the Rise

In 2014, there were more than 1.4 million eyelid surgeries performed worldwide, an increase from the year before, according to the latest statistics from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In this blog post, Dr. Ronald DeMars, a Portland plastic surgeon, explores the reasons why this procedure is on the rise. Among the Baby… Continue reading

4 Clever Ideas for Financing Cosmetic Surgery

Although some patients will come to the office and pay for their surgery with a check, or even cash, that is not the case for most patients.  In today’s world the majority of patients are interested in cash management and looking for convenient ways to finance their plastic surgery procedure.  Surgical offices do not have… Continue reading

When to consider labiaplasty

When to Consider Labiaplasty

Recent statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reveal labiaplasty is becoming increasingly popular among women who seek to resize or reshape the size of their vaginal lips. However, labiaplasty has yet to be as openly discussed as other procedures for many reasons. If you experience discomfort or are unhappy with the… Continue reading

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