Category: Body Contouring

A life-changing Mommy Makeover

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Hello, I’m Jasmine, 28 year-old owner of Hey Baby Ultrasound Boutique, mother of Irish twins, and wife to a super soldier. One year ago, I walked into Dr. Diane Alexander‘s office totally unsure of what to expect. I was partially convinced she would send me right out the door. “You’re young sweetie, you’ll snap back.”… Continue Reading »

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My Mommy Makeover story begins with my 2 healthy, beautiful, and heavy babies at the ripe ole’ ages of 38 for Stone and 39 for Stella. I had 40-week pregnancies and 8# 5 oz and 9# 4 oz babies, respectively. I breastfed both babies and when my milk came in, I went from a size… Continue Reading »

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Our plastic surgeons Doctors Diane Alexander and Bernadette Wang-Ashraf specialize in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, and have performed thousands of breast augmentations and breast implant placements.  In fact, breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed procedures at Artisan Plastic Surgery.  Here, Doctors Alexander and Wang-Ashraf answer some of your most commonly asked… Continue Reading »

Vera: I am living my life!

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For a woman that wears so many hats, it’s easy to get caught up in life and forget to be good to yourself.  Almost 3 years ago, I decided I was going to put myself as a priority in my life and I started doing the things that were important to me like exercising, eating healthy,… Continue Reading »

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In December of 1999 I underwent a lumpectomy and a radical mastectomy on my right breast.  After months of healing and chemotherapy, I vowed never to let a surgeon near me again!  So, for the next six 6 years, I learned to adjust and adapt.  My greatest frustration was with clothing.  The “grannie” underwear was… Continue Reading »


I wanted to share some thoughts about my recent tummy tuck with Dr. A in hopes of helping others as they make their medical decisions. I really did not know what to expect from the surgery, though I knew I had excess belly fat and skin that wasn’t going to going away no matter what… Continue Reading »


What a blessing it was to find out I was having my SECOND set of twins in 2001! For me, it started off as sheer fear and over the years has converted into joy. But, it was hard to find the joy in every aspect of it…especially the abdominal area.


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As I approach my 60th birthday, I look back on my life and the defining moments that have brought me to where I am now. Among them was the decision to say yes to the significant cosmetic surgery plan with Dr. Alexander. At 57 my body reflected a pear-shaped figure (heavy through the hips and… Continue Reading »


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About 5 years ago, I had a minor renovation done to my upper half…when I scaled back “the girls.” While the girls had served me well starting in high school (with an extra large cheerleading sweater to show for it)…I just wasn’t interested in toting around D+ sized weights on my shoulders for the rest… Continue Reading »

Welcome to the Artisan Blog!

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At Artisan Plastic Surgery, we are excited to be part of such a dynamic field. It seems that every day there is a new procedure, a new magic potion, or a new anti-aging treatment trumpeted by the media. We want to help you sort through this information blitz. Here, we’ll share our opinions on what… Continue Reading »

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