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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...