The Arm Lift: Made popular by Michelle Obama!

Last year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons noted a major trend in the cosmetic procedures women were choosing to undergo. In the year 2000, there were only about 300 women who had arm lifts. By 2012, that number had … Continue reading

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Ultherapy Decolletage Treatment

Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is proud to be among the first providers of the Ultherapy Decolletage treatment in the Chicagoland area! In June 2014, the Ultherapy System received FDA-clearance to non-invasively treat the chest to improve lines and wrinkles … Continue reading

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Popular Plastic Surgery by Age Group

Is it ever too early for a nose job or too late for breast enhancement surgery? The answer to that question is between a patient and her (or his) plastic surgeon. Here are the five most popular cosmetic surgeries in … Continue reading

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Emerging Trends in Plastic Surgery

Experts on cosmetic surgery believe that fat removal, facial surgery and anti-aging will remain at the top of the heap of plastic surgery procedures. However, recent advances and newly approved FDA procedures promise less invasive techniques with more natural results. … Continue reading

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How Gynecomastia Affects Self-Esteem in Young Men

Boys or young men suffering from gynecomastia, or breast enlargement, have probably endured their share of teasing. The official definition of gynecomastia is a benign enlargement of male glandular tissue. It can occur in boys of normal weight, but it … Continue reading

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Erasing the Plastic Surgery Stigma

Anti-plastic surgery advocates claim that cosmetic surgery makes people look unnatural, that it goes against genetics, and that people seeking plastic surgery should just learn to be happy with themselves. Let’s look at these claims one at a time:Plastic surgery … Continue reading

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Ending the Stigma Surrounding Labiaplasty

A labiaplasty is a relatively new plastic surgery procedure that involves shortening or otherwise altering the folds of skin around the vagina in an attempt to make the area more visually appealing. What are the Reasons for Labiaplasty? Women seek … Continue reading

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Myths and Facts about Gluteal Implants (Butt Lift Procedures)

Have you ever wanted more junk in your trunk, so to speak? Or maybe every time you look in the mirror you wish your backside just had a little more lift to it. Everyone knows that age causes our bodies … Continue reading

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What is a Dimpleplasty?

Dimples convey a sense of fun, making a smile look more lighthearted and inviting. But not everybody is born with them. If you’ve been looking at dimpled faces with envy lately, then you may want to consider dimpleplasty.Simply put, dimpleplasty … Continue reading

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Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery Popularity on the Rise

Mothers will do anything for their children. Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, but the energy that mothers put into caring for their children can lead them to neglect themselves.Pregnancy leads to … Continue reading

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