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Upper vs. Lower Blepharoplasty: Which Type of Eyelid Surgery Is Right for Me? Dec 1st, 2022

Under-eye bags, saggy upper eyelids, dark circles under your eyes… These common age-related skin conditions can make you look older than your years. Sagging upper lids can even affect your field of vision!  Fortunately, effective treatments exist to rejuvenate your appearance and improve any vision changes caused by sagging upper...

Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery: What to Expect Nov 3rd, 2022

You can cover up dark circles with concealer, hide a sagging stomach with baggy clothes, and even change your hairstyle to hide forehead wrinkles. However, when the skin around your eyes starts to droop, there’s little you can do to draw attention away from it.  Extra skin around the eyes...

Are Your Sleep Habits Fueling Your Migraines? Oct 1st, 2022

Did you know that if you suffer from migraines, you’re two to eight times more likely to have disordered sleep than people without migraines? For example, people with chronic migraines experience insomnia twice as often as people without chronic migraines.  This leaves many people wondering if poor sleep habits fuel migraines or if...

5 Popular Benefits of Non-Surgical Body Contouring Sep 1st, 2022

If you’re ready to enhance your figure but don’t want to take on the lengthy recovery or risks associated with surgical solutions, the team at Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, has an innovative solution: nonsurgical body contouring.   Our board-certified surgeon, Christopher Brooks, MD, uses FDA-cleared CoolSculpting® to help you...

How to Ensure a Smooth Recovery After Breast Augmentation Aug 1st, 2022

If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery, you’re in good company. This procedure remains the most popular cosmetic surgery in the US, with about a half-million American women enlarging their breasts surgically every year.  Board-certified surgeon, Christopher Brooks, MD, specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries, like breast augmentation, at Brooks Plastic Surgery in...

CoolSculpting Can Help You Get Rid of Those Last Stubborn Pounds Jul 1st, 2022

Nothing is more frustrating than counting calories and sweating it out at the gym and still having pockets of fat that just won’t budge. It’s difficult to shed those last few pounds because your body is already at a healthy weight, and it’s nearly impossible to target those stubborn fatty deposits. There’s...

Does Microblading Hurt? Jun 1st, 2022

If your makeup drawer is full of brow pencils and shading supplies, you’re probably ready for fuller, more-defined brows that won’t fade away after a day at the office, a trip to the gym, or time at the pool or beach.  At Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, we have the brow...

Is a Deviated Septum Causing Your Breathing Problems? May 1st, 2022

Did you know that healthcare researchers believe between 70-80% of people have a deviated septum? Septal deviation can trigger a host of respiratory problems, including sinus infections and difficulty breathing through your nose.  At Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, our board-certified surgeon, Christopher Brooks, MD, has extensive experience helping...

You Don't Have to Live with Saggy Breasts Apr 1st, 2022

All women can experience sagging breasts, regardless of age or cup size. However, if you thought your only option was to live with droopy breasts, think again!  Lifestyle changes can help slow the rate at which your breasts sag, but plastic surgery is the only way to reclaim perkier breasts...

How Long Until I See Results from CoolSculpting®? Mar 1st, 2022

You’ve worked hard to get fit and lose weight. Now you’re ready to finish off your journey with nonsurgical, FDA-cleared CoolSculpting®. Congratulations on making a great decision!  At Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, our team uses revolutionary, pain-free CoolSculpting to freeze unwanted fat cells in your body’s trouble zones,...

8 Possible Causes of Gynecomastia Feb 1st, 2022

Gynecomastia is a condition that results in the swelling of male breast tissue, which usually remains flat against the chest muscles. Gynecomastia isn’t life threatening, but it can be embarrassing and often negatively impacts the self-confidence of those struggling with it. At Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, Dr. Christopher...

The Stages of a Migraine Headache Jan 1st, 2022

Are migraine headaches disrupting your life? It’s no wonder! For at least 40 million Americans, the stabbing pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms can make even the simplest activities a challenge.  Although migraines aren’t uncommon, many people believe the only symptom of a migraine is...

What to Consider When You Are Preparing Your Child for Cleft Palate Surgery Dec 1st, 2021

About one in 1,700 babies are born with a cleft palate every year in the United States, a condition that causes the tissues of the roof of the mouth to remain open, creating a hole between the nose and the mouth.  The good news is that babies born with a...

Want Perfect Eyebrows? Try Microblading Nov 1st, 2021

Are you tired of watching as your eyebrows fade from full and well-defined to barely there after a full day at work, a trip to the gym, or a dip in the pool? If you’re ready for a semi-permanent way to fuller eyebrows, microblading is the solution you’ve been looking...

How CoolSculpting® Removes Unwanted Fat Oct 8th, 2021

If you’re like most people with unwanted pockets of stubborn fat, you’ve likely wished for a way to make them magically disappear. While the team at Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, can’t offer you a magic solution, we can come close with nonsurgical CoolSculpting®.  Led by Dr. Christopher Brooks,...

Help for Your Migraines Sep 1st, 2021

If the pain and discomfort migraines bring is disrupting your life, you’re not alone. Around the world, over one billion people suffer from migraine headaches, including 39 million Americans.  The pain migraines cause can be severe, and there’s no doubt they can wreak havoc on your daily routine. Fortunately, at...

Create a New Look With a Nose Job Aug 10th, 2021

Rhinoplasty procedures, also called nose jobs, are a common aesthetic and reconstructive surgical choice. In fact, more than 352,000 Americans reshaped their noses with this simple surgery in 2020.  Surgical specialist Dr. Christopher Brooks and the compassionate team at Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, understand there are many reasons...

Men Think CoolSculpting Is Cool Too Jul 14th, 2021

There’s no shortage of swimsuit weather days here in Hollywood, FL. For that reason, Dr. Christopher Brooks of Brooks Plastic Surgery knows how important it is to feel about your physique. Even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, most men (and women) still have their share of stubborn fat...

Neonatal Ear Molding by InfantEarTM Jun 28th, 2021

If your baby was born with an ear deformity, you’re not alone. Researchers estimate up to 45% of children across the globe are born with some type of congenital ear deformity. While some of these deformities may resolve as your baby grows, others require medical intervention. It’s imperative you speak...

Understanding Your Options When Your Child Has Craniosynostosis May 10th, 2021

You know your baby better than anyone else, so when you notice something doesn’t look quite right, it’s natural to be concerned. If you’ve noticed that your baby’s head is misshapen, it could be a sign of craniosynostosis, a medical condition that causes the sutures (or seams) in an infant's...

Am I Too Old for a Breast Lift? Apr 1st, 2021

Are you tired of watching your breasts drift down while your age ticks up? A breast lift may be the solution you need. At Brooks Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on helping people in and around Hollywood, Florida, look their best at every age.  Our practice offers breast lifts to...

Cleft Palate Repair: What to Expect Mar 2nd, 2021

At Brooks Plastic Surgery, our pediatric craniofacial specialist Dr. Christopher Brooks helps children in Central and South Florida born with a cleft palate live normal lives, giving them the ability to have better breathing, hearing, language, and speech development.  Although about 7,000 babies in the United States are born with...

What Medications Help Migraines? Feb 3rd, 2021

If you’re one of the almost 40 million Americans who struggle with migraine headaches, you understand how debilitating and life-changing they can be. Craniofacial specialist Dr. Christopher Brooks at Brooks Plastic Surgery helps patients in Hollywood, Florida, escape the pain of chronic migraines with effective, proactive solutions.  From lifestyle changes...

What Happens During a Facelift? Jan 1st, 2021

Chances are you understand the purpose of a facelift — to give your face a younger, healthier appearance. But how exactly do surgeons go about removing excess or sagging skin, and then lifting and tightening it to give you a smoother, more youthful look?  At Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood,...

When to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery Dec 1st, 2020

While movies and TV shows may cause people to think large breasts are desirable, the truth is that disproportionately large breasts can cause health and emotional problems for largely endowed women. Back and neck pain, shoulder pain, and nerve pain are just a few of the physical symptoms big breasts...

Winter Is Prime Time for a Chemical Peel Nov 5th, 2020

Winter is almost here, and while we may not get the snow and blizzards of the North, the cooler, drier winter air in Florida can make fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and dry skin stand out more than in the warmer months. At Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, we understand...

Tummy Tuck Recovery: What Should I Expect? Oct 19th, 2020

Regular exercise and wholesome food choices are almost always the way to go when it comes to achieving and maintaining a strong core and a tight, toned midsection. Unfortunately, no amount of hard work or healthy eating can eliminate persistent fat, excess skin, and stretch marks.   Sometimes, a tummy tuck...

Migraine Relief: Self-Care and Medical Treatments Sep 10th, 2020

A migraine isn’t just a “severe headache.” It’s a complex neurological disorder that can produce a wide range of debilitating symptoms, including intense, throbbing head pain, disturbed vision, sensitivity to light, sound, and smell, feelings of nausea, and even vomiting. Whether they last for a few hours or a few...

Are Breast Implants Safe? Aug 14th, 2020

Made of medical-grade silicone or saline, breast implants are FDA-approved medical devices that can improve breast size and shape during a cosmetic breast augmentation or replace tissue lost to cancer through reconstructive breast surgery.  Whatever your reason for considering breast implants, most women have a lot of questions about the...

When Should a Cleft Lip and a Cleft Palate Be Repaired? Jul 17th, 2020

As two of the most common birth abnormalities in the United States and across the globe, a cleft lip and palate occur when a developing baby’s upper lip and the roof of their mouth don’t form properly in early pregnancy.  Collectively known as orofacial clefts, these deformities can vary greatly...

Tighten Your Belly With a Tummy Tuck Jun 22nd, 2020

You know that engaging in regular exercise and eating a wholesome diet can go a long way in helping you stay fit and healthy. That’s why you do your best to stay active and watch what you put on your plate.  Unfortunately, adulthood presents plenty of other challenges — age-related...

How to Know if You have Breast Implant Illness May 28th, 2020

If you’re not quite sure what breast implant illness (BII) is, that’s because it’s a relatively new term for a condition that hasn’t been fully defined and isn’t yet medically recognized, at least not in an official capacity that comes with specific diagnostic criteria.   Even so, a number of women...

Everything You Need to Know About BIA-ALCL Apr 21st, 2020

When electing to get breast implants for any reason, getting sick from the implants themselves may not have crossed your mind. How could a silicone sack possibly lead to cancer? Unfortunately, the discovery of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) has come as a shock to some women who...

Why You Should Consider Microneedling With PRP Mar 2nd, 2020

Face it: Even if you have a strict skin care regimen that leaves little to chance, the largest and most exposed organ of your body — your beautiful, hard-working epidermis — can’t totally evade the effects of time.   As you get older, the foundational structures of your skin become less...

Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift: Which One Is Right for You? Feb 3rd, 2020

The size and shape of your breasts may be mostly determined by genetics, but life has a way of changing their appearance over time. Age and gravity stretch out the skin that supports your breasts, placing them a bit lower on your chest, while postpartum weight loss and breastfeeding, or...

This Year Resolve to Recontour Your Body with Coolsculpting® Jan 9th, 2020

If losing weight is one of your resolutions for the new year, you’re not alone. According to statistics, losing weight — or getting in shape — is the second most common New Year’s resolution among American adults after saving money. Everyone has personal reasons and motivations for wanting to lose...

Pencils Down! Microblading Perfects Your Brows without the Daily Drawing Dec 4th, 2019

According to recent beauty surveys, the average American woman spends anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes or more per day applying makeup and related skin care products. Pinpointing an exact dollar amount can also be tricky. Still, according to industry surveys, the lifetime price tag just for the face can...

Considering CoolSculpting? We Answer All Your Questions Nov 1st, 2019

You committed yourself to exercise and eating right. You gave up chocolate and go to the gym four times a week. You’ve lost a good amount of weight and have seen a few fatty areas contract. But even after weeks and months of work, some parts of your body just...

What Does Migraine Surgery Entail and How Effective Is It? Oct 15th, 2019

As anyone who suffers from migraines knows, they're more than just a headache and not always easy to treat. If you’ve tried common methods to cure migraines but are still struggling, migraine surgery may help.  Here at Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, Dr. Christopher Brooks and our highly trained...

The Key to a Natural-Looking Facelift Sep 19th, 2019

Your skin changes throughout your life, and your face is often the first reflection of your age. Over the years, lines and wrinkles form as your skin gets thinner and more delicate. Repetitive facial expressions, sun damage, and collagen loss all contribute to aging skin. Cheeks lose volume, skin gets...

5 Tips to Prepare for Eyelid Surgery Aug 29th, 2019

Many men and women get eyelid surgery for aesthetic and medical reasons. Regarding aesthetics, eyelid surgery — also known as blepharoplasty — can make you look years younger. Regarding medical reasons, eyelid surgery can correct drooping skin that may interfere with your eyesight.  No matter your reason, Christopher Brooks, MD,...

Microblading: Love your Brows Again! Jan 10th, 2019

The truth about eyebrows is that they can completely change your face shape! Whether you prefer full brows or thinner, more sculpted brows, you can achieve an entirely new look with microblading. What exactly is microblading? It’s a semi-permanent secret to perfectly shaped eyebrows that look totally natural. And we...

Dr. Christopher Brooks Helps Lives on a Global Level Jan 1st, 2019

Miami, FL, August 25, 2015 (Newswire) –Dr. Christopher Brooks, MD FACS, Director of Brooks Plastic Surgery located in South Florida, is traveling to San Pedro Sula, Honduras for ten days this month to provide surgical care to the children of San Pedro Sula. This is Dr. Brooks’s twelfth mission trip to Honduras to...

7 Wrinkle-Free Uses for Botox Sep 27th, 2018

When Botox first broke through into the mainstream, people debated its validity and the pros and cons of the purified form of botulinum, a neurotoxin, which at the time many deemed unnecessary and unsafe for use. In the medical world, the growing trend towards using Botox sparked many new ideas...

What Exactly Is CoolSculpting and What Can It Do For Me? Sep 27th, 2018

You may or may not have heard of CoolSculpting, the popular non-invasive fat reduction technique that can help you visibly reduce your unwanted and unsightly fat. The technique, devised by a partnership between Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital, uses cooling technology to eliminate fat cells. With no surgery and little...

Relieving Migraine Headaches with Botox Injections: How Does It Work? Sep 27th, 2018

Botox was approved by FDA for treatment of migraines a few years ago, following success with two case study groups. At present, Botox is still the only prophylactic therapy approved as a treatment for chronic migraines. Research and Findings of Botox Application For Migraines Some doctors and medical professionals are still unsure...

Surgical Hope for Migraine Headache Sufferers Sep 27th, 2018

It’s Monday and you’ve just clocked in to start your shift for work. You take your seat at your desk and smile. This is the first time in two weeks that you’ve experience three consecutive days of relief. Then without any warning, it happens again. The aggravating unwanted guest comes...

Preparing Your Child for Craniofacial Surgery Sep 27th, 2018

At the surgical appointments prior to your child’s surgery, your surgeon is likely to have a few pointers on how to prepare them for their craniofacial surgery from spending time with them and getting to know their personality. The most important thing to remember is that your child having surgery...

Botox Shows Signs of Becoming a Possible Treatment Option for Depression Symptoms Sep 27th, 2018

Most of us first heard of Botox when it started being used as a cosmetic procedure to help people alleviate wrinkles and fine lines for a more youthful appearance. Over the years, Botox has been tried and tested with positive effect to treat a range of medical conditions. Thanks to a surge...

A Breakdown On Reconstructive Surgery Sep 26th, 2018

With the American Society of Plastic Surgeons now estimating that 1 million procedures are being performed each year, it’s worth knowing about the different options available and what they can do to help you and those you know change their bodies and their lives. The Different Types Of Reconstructive Surgery Hand and...

Eliminate Stubborn Body Fat with CoolSculpting Jul 12th, 2018

If you feel like you’ve tried everything – diet, exercise, the latest fasting cleanse, etc. – and you’re still seeing that stubborn body fat when you look in the mirror, the increasingly-popular CoolSculpting treatment may be the answer you’re looking for. You may have seen the satisfied patients of CoolSculpting...