Blog Archive

How to Protect Your Skin Throughout the Winter Nov 9th, 2022

Your skin care regimen shouldn't be the same all year round — every season requires different measures to keep your skin healthy. Winter is especially harsh on your skin, from your face to your hands. Taking extra care of your skin during the cold winter is vital for a glowing...

Recovering From Breast Augmentation: What to Expect Oct 7th, 2022

There are several types of breast surgery, including implants for larger breasts and a lift or reduction. No matter what type of breast surgery you’re looking for, there’s a lot that goes into the procedure and your recovery. Recovering after your surgery can be the most difficult part of breast...

Common Hand Injuries That May Require Surgery Sep 1st, 2022

You use your hands for just about everything all day, every day. They’re an important part of your daily life, so when they become injured, it really puts a damper on your activities. While some hand injuries can heal with conservative treatment, others require surgery for you to regain full function. The...

Why is Arm Fat So Difficult to Lose? Aug 1st, 2022

Fat is something your body needs, but not something you want to show. It tends to accumulate in your midsection and in your arms and legs. Even with intense workouts and weight training, the fat around your arms is extremely difficult to get rid of.  At Meridian Plastic Surgery, our team are...

5 Injectable Treatments for Younger Looking Skin Jul 1st, 2022

As you get older, your skin ages just like other parts of your body. However, because it’s one of the first things people notice about you, the wrinkles and fine lines are much more concerning to your self-esteem. But you don’t have to live with aging skin; cosmetic injectable treatments can help....

When to Consider Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Pain Jun 1st, 2022

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an issue that’s caused by compression of a nerve, which is called your median nerve. This causes pain in your hand and fingers, making it hard to do even the simplest of tasks. Surgery is sometimes necessary to relieve your symptoms, especially when other methods haven’t worked. At Meridian...

What to Do About the Emotional Effects of Gynecomastia May 1st, 2022

An estimated 65% of men and boys worldwide have gynecomastia. It’s the No. 1 male breast disorder, and it causes breast tissue to overdevelop, which gives the chest a more feminine appearance. Usually, gynecomastia isn’t a significant health issue. However, it can have a serious impact on your self-esteem and your body image....

Brow Lift Versus Eyelid Lift: Which Is Right for Me? Apr 7th, 2022

When you look in the mirror and see baggy, saggy eyes, all you know is that it makes you look and feel older than you are. You play the what-if game by pulling up your lids, tugging up your brows, and imagining what you could look like if you finally...

Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation: Deciding Which Is Right for You Feb 2nd, 2022

If you’ve wished that your breasts were a different shape or size, you’re far from alone. Surgical breast sculpting is among the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States. If you’ve decided on surgery, choosing the type that meets your wants and needs is important. At Meridian Plastic...

Give Your Face a Fresh Look with a Chemical Peel Jan 4th, 2022

Every year in the United States, doctors perform well over 1 million chemical peels, helping women and men refresh their skin’s appearance and improve its overall health too. In fact, peels are one of the top five most-popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons...

Can Liposuction Decrease the Size of My Thighs? Dec 1st, 2021

If you’ve worked hard to stay fit yet still struggle with stubborn fat pockets in your thighs, you’re not alone. Fat can gather in the thigh area for a range of reasons, from the way your body is built and your genetics to your age and levels of estrogen. And...

I Just Had a Baby: When Can I Schedule a Tummy Tuck and What Can I Expect? Nov 1st, 2021

It’s no secret that having a baby is life-changing. Meeting your new child is an amazing and joyous experience — but as many moms know, pregnancy and childbirth take a toll on your body. Pregnancy stretches your abdominal muscles and skin, often permanently changing the way your midsection looks. A...

BBL™Therapy: Look like You've Had a Facelift Without Surgery Oct 1st, 2021

Looking to turn back the hands of time but not ready to go under the knife? You don’t have to. At Meridian Plastic Surgery, our team of cosmetic experts offers a full menu of rejuvenating treatments, including ground-breaking Broadband Light Therapy (BBL™).  Here's how BBL can help you look years...

What's the Best Age for a Face-Lift? Sep 6th, 2021

Aging is a natural process, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with its effects. If you’re not happy with what you see in the mirror or photos of yourself as time passes, a face-lift may be just what the cosmetic doctor ordered.  The surgical procedure that smoothes skin...

Is it Time You Considered Liposuction? Aug 1st, 2021

Fat deposits can be stubborn. Muffin tops, love handles, and chicken wings often don’t budge, even though you exercise, eat healthily, and are at your ideal weight. If you’re bothered by these pesky pockets of fat, it could be time to consider liposuction. Meridian Plastic Surgery in Meridian, Mississippi, board-certified...

What’s Involved in a Mommy Makeover? Jul 18th, 2021

Pregnancy can be a beautiful experience as you bring a new life into the world. It can also do a number on your body, as during the nine months you carry the child, your skin expands and your muscles and other soft tissues adjust to carry the additional weight. Post-delivery,...

Revive Aging Eyes and Look Years Younger with Blepharoplasty Jun 9th, 2021

Your eyes are what draw people to your face. If they’re obscured by drooping eyelids, you’ll be left looking much older than is necessary — and that’s not to mention the vision troubles excess eyelid skin can cause. Fortunately, a blepharoplasty can reverse these issues.  At Meridian Plastic Surgery, our...

Say Hello to a Healthier Sex Life With diVa®️ Vaginal Therapy May 6th, 2021

Whether you’re male or female, your sexual health matters and plays no small role in your quality of life. Unfortunately, for far too long, solving sexual health issues in women took a backseat to men — until now. Thanks to emerging technologies, increasing awareness, and a new understanding of the...

Eliminate Back and Neck Pain With a Breast Reduction Apr 7th, 2021

Undergoing surgery is a big decision, especially when it involves your breasts. However, living with large breasts can put a lot of strain on your back and neck muscles, and even worsen pain from other conditions, like spine injuries. Our team at Meridian Plastic Surgery in Mississippi understands how disproportionately...

How Botox® Can Cure Your Excessive Sweating Mar 2nd, 2021

From the physical discomfort to embarrassment, sweating excessively is no fun. While normal amounts of perspiration plays a vital role in your overall health by keeping your body cool and protecting it from overheating, some  2.8% of the US population experiences hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes your body to sweat...

Signs of an Infected Wound Feb 3rd, 2021

Whether you skin your knee during a fall, stick your finger sewing, or suffer a serious cut while chopping an onion, all of these wounds involve breaking the skin. That opens up a world of potential problems, the most serious of which is infection. Though most minor wounds form a...

HydraFacial® or Chemical Peel: Which One Do I Need? Jan 1st, 2021

Today, people who want ways to improve their skin have more options than they can count. But it’s a double-edged sword. With so many different choices, it’s hard to know which one will give you the best results.  That’s why Lee K. Thornton, MD, FACS and Mark S. Elliott, MD,...

Bothered by Spider Veins? Laser Therapy Can Help Dec 8th, 2020

You may have experienced spider veins if you’ve ever been pregnant, or if you lead a sedentary lifestyle. These darkened veins, though visible from outside the skin, typically aren’t a medical concern, but there are treatments that target and reduce the appearance of spider veins.  Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark...

5 Benefits of Dermaplaning Nov 9th, 2020

Winter can wreak havoc on your skin thanks to the combination of cold weather, harsh winds, and the drying effects of indoor heating. This can lead to breakouts, hyperpigmentation, and dullness.  Luckily, dermaplaning is a pain-free option to refresh your complexion without any harsh chemicals or downtime. At Meridian Plastic...

Say Goodbye to Your Droopy Eyelids for Good With Blepharoplasty Oct 5th, 2020

Your eyes might be the windows to the soul, but aging, sun damage, and other factors can change your window dressing. The combination of saggy eyelids and puffy bags under your eyes contribute to a tired, aged appearance, even after a good night’s sleep. The skin around your eyes is...

Turn Back the Clock on Aging Skin With Microneedling Sep 7th, 2020

Piercing the top layer of your skin with several micro-fine needles to create a healing response may sound counterintuitive, but this process — called microneedling — really works. The expert team led by Lee Thornton, MD, FACS and Mark Elliott, MD, FACS at Meridian Plastic Surgery, uses microneedling to make...

Finish Off Your Weight Loss Journey With CoolSculpting Aug 4th, 2020

Losing weight takes a lot of work. For most of us, it means months of dieting and exercise to take off extra pounds and help smooth, tone, and refine the results of our efforts. But all too often and despite all our hard work, we’re left with isolated areas of...

5 Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation Jul 15th, 2020

Are you thinking about breast augmentation? You're not alone. Breast augmentation surgery is consistently the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure year after year. In fact, in 2018 more than 310,000 women and teenagers had their breasts enlarged. At Meridian Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lee Thornton and Dr. Mark Elliott lead our team in...