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3 Reasons Why the Season Is Right for a Mommy Makeover

It’s undeniable that pregnancy and childbirth can have quite a dramatic effect on the body, a lot of which can be less than desirable. A mommy makeover is a popular choice for many women who’d like to regain their pre-pregnancy physique. Using a personalized combination of procedures, such as liposuction, breast augmentation and tummy tuck,… click to continue reading

3 Reasons Why Mommy Makeovers Often Include ThermiVa®

Mommy makeovers can be an excellent way to regain your body confidence and self-esteem after pregnancy and childbirth. While it is a wonderful experience, there’s no denying that having a baby can significantly alter your body, sometimes so much so that you no longer feel quite like yourself. A mommy makeover includes a selection of… click to continue reading

3 Signs You’re a Good Candidate for ThermiVa®

Although you may not talk about it with your friends and family, unhappiness with the vaginal area is pretty common amongst women, whether due to aging or childbirth. ThermiVa® is a non-surgical procedure that can remedy many of the issues regularly reported by women, including vaginal dryness, a lack of sexual sensation, stress incontinence and… click to continue reading

4 Factors for a Tummy Tuck that Wows by Bikini Season

Significant weight loss, pregnancy or simply genetics can result in excess skin and stubborn fatty deposits around the midsection. Despite all the best intention in the world, sometimes diet and exercise simply cannot produce the results you require, making a tummy tuck an attractive prospect. If you are considering a tummy tuck, there are some… click to continue reading

What Do I Say to My Teen Who Wants Breast Implants?

Teen breast implants have certainly become more commonplace, but what are the facts? What is an appropriate age to consider implants for your teen? Read on for answers to some advice on how to field those important questions. Consider the Reasons Carefully Today more than ever, there’s a lot of pressure to look good and… click to continue reading

Get the Facts Behind 3 Common Tummy Tuck Myths

There’s plenty of information out there regarding tummy tucks and what they can and cannot do. Like most information found on the internet, though, much of what you hear about abdominoplasty needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Here are some of the most common tummy tuck myths and the facts to set… click to continue reading

A Mom’s Guide to the 4 Must-Knows of Mommy Makeovers

Moms are often so used to spending time and energy on their families that the idea of taking some time for themselves can be a bit foreign. But keep in mind that the better you feel about yourself, the better you can reflect a positive outlook onto your kids. Here are 4 tips to remember… click to continue reading

Is Plastic Surgery Before Pregnancy a Good Idea?

Taking pride in your feminine curves can be important to your sense of self. It’s common for women to become discouraged by how pregnancy can impact their physical appearance, and many women consider plastic surgery to address sagging breasts, excess stomach skin or persistent pockets of fat that linger after the baby is born. Other… click to continue reading

How to Get the Best Tummy Tuck Results

A tummy tuck can produce long-lasting results that continue to boost your confidence and keep your abdomen looking taut and toned for many years to come. The trick to getting an optimal outcome is good preparation before the procedure and a commitment to maintaining your results afterward. Hit the Right Weight The best candidates for… click to continue reading

3 Signs You’re a Good Tummy Tuck Candidate

A tummy tuck can be an effective, long-term solution for men and women who are concerned about the appearance of their abdomen. Being a good candidate for the body contouring procedure can help to ensure that you’ll enjoy an optimal outcome and long-lasting results. 1. You Have Loose Skin Diet and exercise may work to… click to continue reading

What You Should Look for in a Botox Provider

With so many Botox providers out there, it’s helpful to know what to look for to ensure that you get the safest treatment and the most natural-looking results. To that end, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sugene Kim here outlines the most important elements to look for in a Botox provider.

Your Mommy Makeover Questions Answered

Whether you’re a new mom or it’s been years since your last pregnancy, the Mommy Makeover procedure was created for moms like you — women who want to restore, or even improve upon, their pre-pregnancy body. That’s why the procedure is so versatile, as it’s made up of a combination of two or more procedures… click to continue reading

Getting Your Body Spring Break Ready

The hot days of spring break are fast approaching, and if you’re planning a trip to the Gulf Coast or the pool, you’re probably looking to get your body bikini-ready. Not to worry! Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Segune Kim offers a variety of procedures to smooth out problem areas and accentuate your curves. You… click to continue reading

What is Brotox? | Male Botox Treatments

The latest statistics released from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) show a significant increase in men having cosmetic surgery procedures. With a 43 percent increase in male plastic surgery patients over the past five years, this trend is just gaining speed, without an end in sight. What procedures are the most popular… click to continue reading

Start the New Year with Healthier, Brighter Skin

For many people, the New Year signifies a fresh start. And what better way to welcome the New Year than with rejuvenated, beautiful skin? Making adjustments and reevaluating your skin care can help restore beauty and youth to sun damaged or aged skin. To help, plastic surgeon Dr. Sugene Kim would like to share the… click to continue reading

Is Social Media Leading to More Plastic Surgery?

A 2015 poll conducted by the Global Web Index found the average person spends approximately 28% of their Internet time on social networks, an increase from the previous year. Many experts are not surprised as social media has quickly become the way many people stay in touch with friends, family and long-lost classmates. Statistics show… click to continue reading

Four Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men

The number of men pursuing cosmetic surgery enhancement has skyrocketed in recent years, and shows no signs of slowing down. As a leading plastic surgeon serving The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe and Katy, TX areas, Dr. Sugene Kim of SGK Plastic Surgery has met with countless men with various reasons for seeking cosmetic surgery. Here, she… click to continue reading

Will I Need Implants with My Breast Lift?

Breast sagginess is a common concern among women following pregnancy or weight fluctuations. It is also a natural effect of the passage of time. Breast lift surgery enhances the appearance of the breasts by raising them to a higher, more youthful-looking position on the chest. In many cases, breast implants can also improve the appearance… click to continue reading

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Tips to Lower Your Risk

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dr. Sugene Kim and her staff at SGK Plastic Surgery wish to honor this annual campaign with some breast health tips that are proven to reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Tip #1: Keep a Healthy Weight Since fat produces estrogen in the body, overweight women are… click to continue reading

Liposuction Questions? We Have Answers!

Is there a “pinchable” place (or two) on your body that you wish wasn’t there? If you keep up with healthy diet and exercise habits most of the time, but still have fat bulges on your stomach, thighs, hips and other areas, then you may be the perfect candidate for liposuction. Liposuction is an effective… click to continue reading

How to Keep Your Breasts Looking Young

What woman doesn’t want to preserve — or return to — the firm, buoyant breasts of her youth? Gravity may be inevitable, but there are a few ways to slow the sagging effect that time has on our breasts. In this post, Dr. Sugene Kim shares lifestyle habits that contribute to keeping your breasts as… click to continue reading

Five Things to Do Before Your Plastic Surgery Procedure

A successful surgery — all the way from pre-op to recovery — rests partly on a patient’s careful pre-op preparation. Following these five steps before having plastic surgery can decrease surgery risks and complications, make recovery as comfortable as possible, accelerate the healing process and ensure the best aesthetic results. Get Your Questions Answered Would… click to continue reading

Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Overly large breasts can cause a number of undesirable health conditions, including physical pain and emotional discomfort. It’s common for women with overly developed breasts to feel back and neck pains because of the size of their breasts. Other women may feel self-conscious about the size of their breasts. If this sounds familiar, it may… click to continue reading

How Young Is Too Young for Botox?

Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the country. Last year, more than 6.5 million people had Botox injections, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Curious candidates often have many questions about its proper use. In this post, Dr. Sugene Kim of SGK Plastic Surgery clears up the common question… click to continue reading

Not a Fan of the Dad Bod? Dr. Kim Can Help

Ever since a Clemson University student coined the term “dad bod” to describe a man’s soft, doughy physique, the Internet has passionately debated its attractiveness. Some women (including the Clemson student) claim that they actually prefer the paunchy, rumpled dad bod to a more sculpted appearance because it feels more natural and human. Others argue… click to continue reading

How Young Is Too Young for Breast Implants?

Reality TV star Kylie Jenner has been the target of recent rumors that she underwent breast augmentation surgery. Thousands of news outlets have reported that she had breast implants placed (in addition to having other treatments, such as lip augmentation). Hundreds of thousands of women, including celebrities, have breast implants placed every year — so… click to continue reading

Sculpt Your Way to a Better Body

In a little over a month, we will welcome the first official day of summer 2015. Hopefully, your summer plans include many trips to the pool, and perhaps a getaway to the beach or another tropical locale. If you aren’t completely satisfied with the way your figure looks in a bathing suit, don’t fret. There… click to continue reading

Beauty Superfoods

At SGK Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sugene Kim and our team of plastic surgery professionals take beauty seriously. We know our patients want to look and feel their best, and we offer a range of safe and effective treatments to help them achieve their cosmetic goals. There are things that our patients can do on their… click to continue reading

National Stats Show Increase in Plastic Surgery Demand

Last month, two leading plastic surgery associations released their annual reports revealing the 2014 procedural statistics. Although there were slight differences between the two reports (to reflect their unique membership), both associations found an overall increase in the number of cosmetic procedures being performed in the United States. It is clear that more people are… click to continue reading

Spring Break Skin Care

This Friday, we will welcome the first official day of spring! Are you celebrating with a spring break trip? Whether you’re staying in town or heading out to the beach, make sure your skin looks its best. Here, Dr. Sugene Kim of SGK Plastic Surgery shares a few spring break skin care tips. Exfoliation The… click to continue reading

Say “I Do” to Plastic Surgery with a Bridal Makeover

Are you preparing to tie the knot, and want to look your best on your big day? Cosmetic enhancement (via surgical or non-surgical means) can help you feel more confident and beautiful on your trip down the aisle. Cosmetic enhancement does require some planning, however. It’s important to visit a board certified plastic surgeon like… click to continue reading

Ways to Keep Your Eyes Looking Youthful

Studies have shown that when judging a person’s age, we immediately look to their eyes. Are you worried that undereye bags, wrinkles or other cosmetic imperfections around your eyes make you appear older than you really are? Dr. Sugene Kim of SGK Plastic Surgery (serving the Woodlands, Katy and surrounding areas) has a few beauty… click to continue reading

Most Common Mommy Makeover Combinations

Pregnancy and nursing are some of life’s most rewarding experiences; however, they can have a negative impact on the mother’s body. Some mothers feel embarrassed or self-conscious about the changes in their body, to the point where they avoid looking in mirrors or having their photos taken. Are you one of them? If you are… click to continue reading

Things You Should Never Do After Cosmetic Surgery

At SGK Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sugene Kim takes every precaution available to help minimize surgical risks and maximize your aesthetic results from surgery. On your end, you must also do your part to help ensure that you achieve your desired surgical outcome. Here, Dr. Kim discusses three things you should never do after cosmetic surgery…. click to continue reading

Study Shows Cosmetic Surgery Is as Safe for Older and Younger Adults

Plastic surgery is becoming increasingly popular among adults over the age of 65. The reason for this rise in popularity might be that adults are living longer, healthier lives and would like their outward appearance to match their youthful energy. Whatever the case, this increased popularity of plastic surgery among older individuals raises the question:… click to continue reading

Motivational Ideas to Help You Stay Active

If you are one of the tens of thousands of individuals in the United States who vow to lose weight or get in better shape over the New Year, Dr. Sugene Kim is here to help. She offers the following motivational tips to help you stay active this year. Start Slowly If you are new… click to continue reading

Why Having Cosmetic Surgery in Winter Is a Smart Move

Often, individuals come into SGK Plastic Surgery during the warm summer months, seeking the plastic surgery expertise of Dr. Sugene Kim to help them look their best while lounging on the beach or by the pool. Although Dr. Kim is happy to help her patients any time of year, she would like to remind patients… click to continue reading

Celebrity Secrets to Aging Gracefully

Aging is unavoidable. No one has yet discovered the Fountain of Youth, but certain celebrities look like they have. Do you ever wonder how celebrities in their late 40s or even 60s manage to look like they have not aged a day? Here, Dr. Sugene Kim shares some of their secrets to aging gracefully. Care… click to continue reading