Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

Planning Your Lipo Procedure

Liposuction can be a great surgical option to remove unwanted fat leaving you with a slimmer, more sculpted body. At the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, all liposuction procedures are performed by a surgeon certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (Read more here why ASPS board-certification matters!). Keep in mind that before you have your …

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1 little-known fact and 3 key questions to ask a plastic surgeon

Dr. Richard Beil has a clear message for patients considering a plastic surgery procedure: Research the doctor performing the operation.  Beil, a board-certified plastic surgeon, warns what patients find could be alarming.  It's a little-known fact that any licensed doctor can perform any surgery they desire. There is no restriction or strict standard that demands the experience Beil can offer …

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Woman in Ann Arbor, MI preparing for her cosmetic surgery journey

The Cosmetic Surgery Recovery Rollercoaster: What to Expect Emotionally After Body Contouring Surgery

When you plan a body contouring transformation at our cosmetic surgery practice in Ann Arbor, you know your body will need some time to recover after surgery. But did you know your mind may need some time to recuperate, too? The emotional recovery roller coaster is a real thing, and it’s much easier to navigate …

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Breast Implant Illness (BII) FAQ

Although it is not a medical diagnosis, breast implant illness (BII) has received significant attention in the media, and the board-certified plastic surgeons of the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery understand the concerns you may have about it. If you have breast implants or are considering breast augmentation, it’s important to have the most …

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Woman smiling after eyelid surgery

Winter Is the Best Time for Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) — Here’s Why

Winter is the best time for  at our cosmetic surgery practice in Ann Arbor. One of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. year after year, eyelid surgery restores youthfulness to your eyes and creates a more open, awake expression. If you’re like many people who have noticed drooping or puffy eyes during Zoom calls, now may …

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Plastic Surgery Before-and-After Photos – What Should You Be Looking For?

Before-and-after photos are one of the most important parts of doing plastic surgery research. When choosing a cosmetic procedure, you want a surgeon who produces consistent, high-quality results. Real patient photos are a great way to learn more about a particular surgeon’s skill and talent. But how can you tell the difference between “good” and …

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The Wild World of Patient Reviews

Patient satisfaction is everything when it comes to online reviews. But when it comes to sites like Yelp, Healthgrades, and RateMDs, it is important to keep in mind that the barrier to entry is nonexistent. In other words, it is entirely possible that the review author has never set foot in the practice. Of course, those …

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Doctor looking at a clip board in scrubs.

Why a Plastic Surgery Consultation Fees Should Give Ann Arbor Patients Confidence

When patients enter the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Richard Beil for an initial consultation, they are often surprised to be meeting with the specialist who will perform their procedure.  Dr. Beil and his partners at the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Ann Arbor value that first interaction. It allows them to get to know their patients and talk over their motivations for considering a surgery.  "It's a meeting that …

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