Author Archives: Sonya Merriman, M.D.

Cosmetic Benefits of a Breast Reduction

Will I need a breast lift after a breast reduction? When I do consultations for a breast reduction, many patients ask if they will also need a breast lift.  A breast lift is actually part of a breast reduction. A breast reduction is frequently covered by your insurance. If breasts...

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Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance

As a plastic surgeon, I have many opportunities to discuss weight loss with patients. Some patients come in for procedures, but need to lose weight to make the surgery and anesthesia safer. Some come in for “Liposuction” thinking that you can whittle away the pounds that way. Some come in...

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