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​ New statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveal what procedures were the most popular in the United States in 2018. The report shows that, once again, the demand for cosmetic procedures increased - between 2017 and 2018, the number of procedures performed rose from 17.1 million to 17.7 million. This data reported for 2018 show...
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Prepare Now, Look Fabulous Later

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​ In general, cosmetic procedures are not something you should rush into, and some procedures, such as the abdominoplasty, also known as the tummy tuck, require advanced planning, research and post-op care. Understanding the ins and outs of the procedure before you go under the knife can help you have realistic expectations and a better recovery, w...
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Taking Treatments to a Whole New Level

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​ You probably know that faces come in different shapes: round, square, heart-shaped and even diamond. But, did you know butts come in different shapes, too? While you may already know about the upside-down heart, also known as apple bottom, you probably didn't know about other shapes, like the cliff, the inverted V or the square. This is perhaps b...
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Wait to Work Out? Abs-olutely.

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If you are considering a tummy tuck, you likely already know that they are ideal for individuals who are at or near their goal weight. As a result of being at or near this baseline, most people who seek a tummy tuck procedure at Innovations Medical are in overall good health because they have committed to a healthy diet and a regular exercise routi...
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Cryolipo What?

Cryolipo What?

It seems like there is always some "new" thing hitting the market of cosmetic treatments - a new injectable here, a new surgery there and an endless supply of new lotions or potions making promises to erase the signs of aging overnight. While some of these procedures, treatments and products do what they claim, some leave patients with other, unintended effects, too.

One of those procedures is "fat freezing," also known as cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive cosmetic treatment that causes fat cells to die by freezing them through your skin. Sounds great, right? Well, before you schedule that appointment, we just want to mention a few things. First, although the fat cells are destroyed, the fat itself moves to a different part of your body. Also, recent studies suggest that there could be a risk associated with the treatment - a complication known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) in which areas of hardened localized fat develop. Although the condition is treatable, it can be frustrating and leave individuals with unsightly or uneven final results.

What Is the Alternative?

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Say Bye-Bye to Stretch Marks

Say Bye-Bye to Stretch Marks

Tiger stripes. Mom medals. War wounds. All nicknames to nicen up something that many women dread: stretch marks. The very words can make many women nervous, and many women feel frustrated and embarrassed because these marks are seemingly permanent. But are they? Innovations Medical can help reduce the appearance of your stretch marks using laser skin-rejuvenation therapy.

What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are lines that develop when the elastic fibers of the skin stretch beyond their normal capacity. When this happens, these fibers are unable to regenerate.

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When Gynecomastia Strikes

When Gynecomastia Strikes

Living with gynecomastia, or unwanted male breast tissue, can make many men feel embarrassed and isolated. It's not something many men want to discuss, either. However, did you know that nearly 70 percent of men experience gynecomastia in their lifetime? While many of these cases develop in middle age or later, younger men and even boys can also develop unwanted breast tissue. Whenever gynecomastia strikes, Dr. Johnson can remove it and help give you the masculine look you want.

Teenage Gynecomastia
Between 50 and 60 percent of teenage and pre-teen boys develop unwanted male breast tissue due to the hormonal fluctuations of puberty when estrogen levels are high. There have also been studies that link the development of unwanted male breast tissue in adolescents to exposure to phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) found in personal care products such as shampoo and body wash. Hormone levels become more balanced over time, and most men develop a more masculine appearance in their early 20s.

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More About Minimally and Non-Invasive Procedures

More About Minimally and Non-Invasive Procedures

Do you want to make changes to your body to get the shape you've always wanted but without the risks, recovery and downtime of invasive cosmetic surgery? You can still change your look with minimally invasive or non-invasive cosmetic treatments. Advances in technology and medicine have made it possible to resculpt, reshape and rejuvenate the body and skin with fewer incisions and faster recovery times. Learn more about the non-invasive cosmetic procedures offered by Innovations Medical.

Liposuction. At or near your goal weight but have stubborn fat in some areas that won't budge even with exercise and a healthy diet? You're not alone. Many individuals have stubborn fat in areas like the thighs, midsection and upper arms that won't go away no matter how hard they work out. Liposuction can help get rid of this stubborn fat in many different body areas. Innovations uses Smart Lipo, which can not only eliminate fat, but also help boost collagen production and tighten the skin and tissues in treated areas. This added benefit leaves you with a shapelier result - without major surgery and all that comes with full body-lift procedures.

Fat Transfer. While some people want to get rid of fat from body areas, others want to add fat to specific body areas. Dr. Johnson performs autologous fat transfers that take fat from one part of your body (i.e., the midsection or lower back) and transfer it to another part of your body, such as your buttocks for a Brazilian butt-lift or your breasts for a natural breast augmentation.

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Get Swimsuit Ready NOW!

Get Swimsuit Ready NOW!

Although it is only February, swimwear is hitting the shelves at local retailers. While this fact could cause some people to panic, you don't have to stress out about being ready for bathing suit season. Instead, you can plan a body-sculpting procedure at Innovations Medical. Follow Dr. Johnson's suggested timeline to be ready to hit the beach or pool this summer.

1. Find Out What Kind of Body-Sculpting Procedure(s) You Want. Want to get rid of a "muffin top"? Looking to lift and reshape your buttocks? Are you thinking about undergoing natural breast augmentation or pursuing thinner thighs? Consider what procedures you are looking for, research them and decide if it is the right time for you to undergo these procedures. For example, body-sculpting procedures like the tummy tuck and liposuction are best for patients who have reached their ideal weight or have come close to it and need sculpting to tighten and tone stubborn areas.

2. Schedule Your Consultation. After researching the body-sculpting procedures you want, the next step is to schedule your consultation with one of Dr. Johnson's consultants. Ask questions like "Am I a good candidate for this procedure?" and "What is the recovery from this procedure like?" and "How long until I see the results of this procedure?" These questions will help you get a realistic idea if the procedure works for you and of what you can expect afterward.

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Get Swimsuit Ready NOW!

Get Swimsuit Ready NOW!

Although it is only February, swimwear is hitting the shelves at local retailers. While this fact could cause some people to panic, you don't have to stress out about being ready for bathing suit season. Instead, you can plan a body-sculpting procedure at Innovations Medical. Follow Dr. Johnson's suggested timeline to be ready to hit the beach or pool this summer.

1. Find Out What Kind of Body-Sculpting Procedure(s) You Want. Want to get rid of a "muffin top"? Looking to lift and reshape your buttocks? Are you thinking about undergoing natural breast augmentation or pursuing thinner thighs? Consider what procedures you are looking for, research them and decide if it is the right time for you to undergo these procedures. For example, body-sculpting procedures like the tummy tuck and liposuction are best for patients who have reached their ideal weight or have come close to it and need sculpting to tighten and tone stubborn areas.

2. Schedule Your Consultation. After researching the body-sculpting procedures you want, the next step is to schedule your consultation with one of Dr. Johnson's consultants. Ask questions like "Am I a good candidate for this procedure?" and "What is the recovery from this procedure like?" and "How long until I see the results of this procedure?" These questions will help you get a realistic idea if the procedure works for you and of what you can expect afterward.

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Don't Fall for DIY Cosmetic Devices

Don't Fall for DIY Cosmetic Devices

According to the Plastic Surgery Channel, an online media site for consumers looking for news and information about cosmetic procedures, some people are saying no to plastic surgery and instead purchasing DIY cosmetic surgery devices online that promise slimmer noses, higher cheekbones and bigger backsides.

Products like nose-slimmers, double chin weights, smile trainers and breast-lifting machines can be purchased online from sites like Alibaba and Amazon for as low as $15.99.

Purchasers of these cosmetic devices hope to avoid the costs, risks and recovery time associated with cosmetic procedures. But while some of these cosmetic devices do yield results, these results are often very temporary, leaving patients full of frustration and out some money.

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Don't Fall for DIY Cosmetic Devices

Don't Fall for DIY Cosmetic Devices

According to the Plastic Surgery Channel, an online media site for consumers looking for news and information about cosmetic procedures, some people are saying no to plastic surgery and instead purchasing DIY cosmetic surgery devices online that promise slimmer noses, higher cheekbones and bigger backsides.

Products like nose-slimmers, double chin weights, smile trainers and breast-lifting machines can be purchased online from sites like Alibaba and Amazon for as low as $15.99.

Purchasers of these cosmetic devices hope to avoid the costs, risks and recovery time associated with cosmetic procedures. But while some of these cosmetic devices do yield results, these results are often very temporary, leaving patients full of frustration and out some money.

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Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

According to Allure magazine, women who are looking to boost their buttocks have a new option to get a bigger behind that does not require surgery: dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are popular in the U.S., with 2.6 million injections performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The products, which include popular brands like Juvederm and Restalyne, are commonly injected into the face, but some individuals even use them to resculpt their upper arms and fill in damaged earlobes.

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Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

Are Injectables the Best Way to Get a Bigger Butt?

According to Allure magazine, women who are looking to boost their buttocks have a new option to get a bigger behind that does not require surgery: dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are popular in the U.S., with 2.6 million injections performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The products, which include popular brands like Juvederm and Restalyne, are commonly injected into the face, but some individuals even use them to resculpt their upper arms and fill in damaged earlobes.

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Minimally Invasive Procedures are Popular for Many

Minimally Invasive Procedures are Popular for Many

Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are growing in popularity, according to statistics recorded by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Minimally invasive procedures increased by 180 percent between 2000 and 2016, while invasive procedures, like surgeries, decreased by 6 percent over the same time period. Innovations Medical offers many minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to patients looking to reshape their body or freshen their face.

What Does Minimally Invasive Mean?
Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures minimize or eliminate the need to make incisions in the skin. Many minimally invasive procedures use only needles instead of scalpels to treat patients or require only tiny incisions (1/4 inch or less). Some types of minimally invasive procedures may use imaging tools to guide physicians during procedures.

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Is Liposuction A Long-Term Option?

Is Liposuction A Long-Term Option?
Some of the most popular questions we get at Innovations Medical are about liposuction. Questions about what makes a good candidate for the liposuction procedure, details about the procedure itself, and what patients should expect during the recovery period. One of the most popular questions we get from patients is "Are the results of liposuction long lasting?". Dr. Johnson performs SmartLipo liposuction on many patients and assures them that the results of their procedure are indeed going to last.

Liposuction is not a weight loss tool, rather it is a way to re-sculpt and reshape the body. Many liposuction patients opt to have the procedure after significant weight loss, to remove stubborn fat that just won’t budge with diet and exercise. After liposuction, patients will see a new, shapelier physique. Patients can expect that their new shape will be fairly permanent - with some conditions.

Because liposuction removes fat cells permanently, the removed cells cannot come back. This does not mean, however, fat cannot return with enough weight gain. A small number of fat cells are always left during liposuction to protect the skin. These cells can grow substantially if weight gain of more than 15-20 lbs occurs and result in some loss of shape in the area of liposuction. Patients who gain a small amount of weight after the procedure may see an increase in the size of their shape, but will retain their shape – their existing fat cells will simply get larger with weight gain.
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Finally Achieve that Sculpted Shape

Finally Achieve that Sculpted Shape
It seems like every week there is a new gadget or gizmo on the market that promises to slim and trim you to the body of your dreams. Some of these products you wear, some you ingest – in pill, shake, or microwave meal from and some are for exercise. Several products on the market claim to reshape your body by physically breaking down cellulite as they’re rolled or maneuvered over your body. While these products may make some big claims, Dr. Johnson has the ultimate tool to reshape and sculpt your body. It’s called SmartLipo.

Liposuction is a procedure that has long been in use and is known to be extremely safe, especially when performed by skilled physicians like Dr. Johnson. SmartLipo is very precise, and because of this, Dr. Johnson is able to give patients the shape and curves they want. The results of SmartLipo are long lasting, and SmartLipo has a significant benefit over other liposuction procedures because the laser it uses to target fat also invokes collagen production. This collagen production helps to tighten the skin, and leaves it about 30 percent tighter than other procedures. This skin tightening benefit gives the area of treatment a much tighter final result and lends to a more shapely final appearance

Liposuction is a tool that is beneficial for patients looking to reshape after weight loss. It is best used in hard to tone areas. Stubborn spots around the waist, in the area known as the love handles. It is also effective when used on the thigh, abdomen, and even the upper arms.
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What Is Awake Liposuction?


Everybody wants to look great in their swimsuits during the summer. But many women are not satisfied with how their body looks. Fortunately, Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical is here to help.

When people think about liposuction, they think of a major surgery and recovery time but that’s really not the case. Liposuction is a simple procedure that can be done in the office under local anesthesia so the patients are completely awake during the procedure.

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Wedding Planning Part 2: "Things We Forget About" - Dallas Weddings


During wedding season, brides and their mothers want to look their best on that special day. Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical is here to help you look perfect on your wedding day.

If you want to look thin in your dress, liposuction is the best solution because it can take a couple of inches off. It also allows you to pick better dress for your wedding day. If you want a young and fresh looking face, Botox is a great option for you. If done right, it gets rid of wrinkles without showing you had any procedure done.

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Wedding Planning Part 1: "Things We Forget About" - Dallas Weddings


If your wedding date is coming up and you want to look really good on your big day, Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical has something for you. Weddings are really important events and everybody wants to look their best on those photos. The most common things people want for weddings are looking slim in their dress, the face to look young and fresh, have slim and beautiful hands and arms and a smooth, youthful neck.

The wedding dress is one of the most important parts of a wedding but it’s really hard to look slim in that tight corset. The solution is liposuction; it is a definitive standard for making your body look slimmer. It’s done in the office under local anesthesia and you go home the same day. The results are visible in a month. It can make a huge difference not only for the bride but for the mom as well.

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