• Comparing Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift Procedures

    Surgical enhancements of the breasts are among the most popular types of cosmetic surgeries, particularly among women who are planning a mommy makeover. Before you make treatment decisions with the help of your surgeon, you should know the differences between breast augmentation and breast lift procedures.

    Reasons for the Procedures

    Breast augmentation and lift surgeries accomplish two different, but related goals. An augmentation involves increasing the volume or size of the breasts. It can also restore a round shape, or improve existing breast asymmetry. A breast lift, or mastopexy, does not add volume or size, and it doesn’t enhance the round shape of the upper portion of the breast. It only elevates the breasts to create a more youthful profile . In some cases, the surgeon may also reduce the size of the areola during a lift procedure. Women who wish to accomplish both types of aesthetic goals may consider having both procedures done at the same time.

    Candidates for the Procedures

    Cosmetic surgeons carefully evaluate each patient to determine if she’s a candidate for cosmetic surgery. For either type of surgery, patients should:

    • Meet any minimum age requirements
    • Have breasts that are fully developed
    • Be in good overall health
    • Be a non-smoker
    • Have reasonable expectations for the outcome
    • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding

    In addition, a surgeon will assess the patient’s aesthetic concerns and preferences, and develop a corresponding treatment plan. A woman may be a good candidate for a breast lift if she:

    • Is dissatisfied with the droopiness or sagging of the breasts
    • Has elongated breasts
    • Has nipples that fall below the breast crease when not supported
    • Has nipples and areolas that point toward the floor
    • Has enlarged areolas and stretched skin

    A woman may be a good candidate for a breast augmentation if she:

    • Is unhappy with the current size of her breasts
    • Has lost breast volume or shape because of pregnancy or dramatic weight loss
    • Has asymmetrical breasts
    • Is dissatisfied with the shape or volume of the upper part of the breasts

    Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates is on a mission to give our patients the artistic results they want with the personalized, attentive service they deserve. Our cosmetic surgeons routinely perform breast lifts and breast augmentations in our Oklahoma City, OK facility, along with combined procedures. Call (405) 546-2702 to request a consult today.

  • Recognizing the Early Signs of Skin Aging

    Unprotected sun exposure is perhaps the most significant risk factor of premature skin aging. It’s important to protect your skin with sunscreen every day, but even if you already see the signs of aging, a cosmetic surgeon can help you achieve total facial rejuvenation. Watch this video to hear about the typical progression of skin aging.

    It features a dermatologist, who explains that people in their 20s and 30s can begin noticing fine lines, especially around the eyes, along with uneven skin tone, rougher skin texture, and a dull appearance. As time passes, the signs of aging become more pronounced, such as noticeable facial sagging, deeper lines and wrinkles around the mouth and across the forehead, and areas of pigmentation.

    Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates is known for our exceptional surgical results, but we also offer a full suite of nonsurgical, anti-aging facial treatments . Call (405) 546-2702, and discuss your goals for a total facial rejuvenation in Oklahoma City, OK.

  • Get to Know Dr. Erik J. Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin

    Here at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates, our warm and welcoming ambience is supported by our friendly staff members. At your consult, you may meet Dr. Erik J. Nuveen or Dr. Courtney Caplin. Courtney Caplin, MD, DMD, brings unique qualifications to our busy practice. She holds medical and dental degrees, and has completed advances sub-specialized fellowship training in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Dr. Caplin is committed to giving back to the global community. She has volunteered her sterling technical skills to correct cleft lip and palate defects in patients living in developing countries.

    Dr. Erik Nuveen is the founder and president of Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates. Dr. Nuveen holds the distinction of being Oklahoma City’s only cosmetic surgeon to hold three separate board certifications. He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, The American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, and The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Nuveen has performed more than 14,000 major cosmetic surgeries, and he has received numerous professional awards and recognitions during his distinguished career of more than 15 years. He has never practiced any other form of medicine but cosmetic surgery. His focus and dedication make him unique. He prides himself in taking the greatest joy from good communication with his patients and trying to best understand the patient’s uniqueness in achieving their goals through cosmetic surgery.

    If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin, you can call Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates at (405) 546-2702. We are pleased to offer dozens of cosmetic surgery options in Oklahoma City, OK.