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

Tummy tuck truths

Tummy Tuck: Fact vs Fiction

As a leading plastic surgeon in Portland, Dr. Ronald V. DeMars has met with countless patients seeking the tummy tuck procedure for flatter, more toned abs. In this blog post, Dr. DeMars shares the truth behind the most common misconceptions about this body contouring procedure. Fiction: Tummy tuck surgery is for weight loss. Fact: Tummy… Continue reading

What is a Mommy Makeover?

We get frequent emails asking “what exactly is a Mommy Makeover” as the term has become very popular in articles about plastic surgery.  The term refers not to a specific single surgical procedure, but rather is a slightly generalized term that can mean any combination of surgeries to the breasts and torso to help correct… Continue reading

How Long Does a Facelift Last? – Answer by Dr. DeMars

Virtually every patient that comes in to see me for information on a facelift rightly wants to know how long it will last. First we need to understand terminology. The term “facelift” is fairly generic and refers to some type of procedure that makes the cheeks, jowls, and neck look younger and more pleasant. The… Continue reading

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What is the Difference Between a Mini and a Full Tummy Tuck?

It seems that a large number of ladies wanting a tummy tuck after having  babies come to the office with questions about the difference between a so-called Mini Tummy Tuck or a Full Standard Tummy Tuck and are hoping for an improved tummy with as “little surgery as possible”. In general, the goal of an Abdominoplasty,… Continue reading


What Does it Mean for a Surgeon to be Board Certified?

What does it mean for a plastic surgeon to be board certified? It is one of the most confusing things patients ask about, and it is a very important bit of information to have when choosing a surgeon. There is an organization know as the American Board of Medical Specialties which is the oversight organization and… Continue reading


Is Plastic Surgery in Portland Seasonal? Answer by Dr. DeMars

Patients sometimes ask if plastic surgery in Portland is seasonal, and it is. Facelifts and eyelid surgery are more popular in the winter months, likely due to the down time after the holidays and before our beautiful spring and summer when there are more social activities. The most seasonal procedure of all, however, is breast augmentation. Most patients… Continue reading

What You Need to Know about Mommy Makeover

Attaining a tight and toned figure before having children is hard enough — the physical effects of pregnancy and nursing make it even harder! Luckily, Dr. Ronald DeMars has the perfect solution: mommy makeover. This treatment, which involves a combination of plastic surgery procedures that address pregnancy and nursing-related changes (mainly in the breasts and… Continue reading


How to Thwart the First Signs of Aging

For most people, the first signs of aging typically appear in their late 20s and early 30s. Lines, wrinkles, under-eye circles and sun spots can detract from an otherwise beautiful face. However, in many cases these imperfections aren’t serious enough to warrant surgical treatment. If you’re self-conscious of premature signs of aging but not yet… Continue reading

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