Blog Archive

Summertime Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer and Other Sun-Related Skin Issues Jun 9th, 2020

Summertime is all about sunshine, but the sun’s rays can wreak havoc on your skin. How can you enjoy your outdoor activities without putting your skin at risk? At Sterling Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Dr. Mark Mathieson constantly reminds patients to protect themselves against the damaging rays of the sun....

The Laser Solution for Facial Redness Feb 18th, 2020

Do you suffer from rosacea, a skin affliction that causes redness and pus-filled bumps? You’re not alone. About 14 million people in the U.S. suffer from rosacea, and the condition only gets worse if left untreated.  Rosacea can impact your physical and emotional health. Thankfully, Dr. Mark Mathieson at Sterling...

Open Up Your Eyes This Year With Eyelid Surgery Jan 1st, 2020

So, you’re excited to look ahead at the new year and all it will bring, but there is something standing in your way: your eyelids. Maybe they’ve started to puff and sag as you get older. Or maybe your eyes have always been a bit droopy, and it’s something that...

Make Your Skin Glow This Holiday Season with a Facial Dec 1st, 2019

Winter is the season for holiday parties, family gatherings, and co-worker get-togethers, and you want to put your best face forward. Getting that holiday glow doesn’t require a major commitment, it just requires that you add “facial” to your to-do list. Our aesthetics team at Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery,...

Why Breast Reduction Has Such a High Satisfaction Rate Oct 31st, 2019

Almost 85,000 women underwent breast reduction surgery in 2018, which represents an 18% increase. Not to be left out, 25,000 men joined these ranks in 2018. One of the primary reasons behind this significant jump in numbers is the high satisfaction rate among those who undertake this procedure. At our...

Finish Off Your Weight-Loss Journey With Body Contouring Oct 1st, 2019

Congratulations! Achieving your ideal body weight can sometimes take a lot of work, whether through diet, exercise, surgery, or a combination of these. Even maintaining your optimal weight over the years takes determination and effort of which you can be suitably proud. Yet sometimes your body shape doesn’t reflect your...

Incorporating Injectables into Your Normal Beauty Routine Sep 1st, 2019

Do you cleanse, tone, and moisturize, but still feel unhappy when you look in the mirror? Perhaps it's time to add a new weapon to your skin care arsenal — injectables.  Here at Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Sarasota, Florida, Dr. Mark Mathieson and our highly trained team offer...

5 Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation Aug 22nd, 2019

Women’s breasts come in all shapes and sizes. However, you may not exactly like the way yours look, or how big or small they are. If you think upping your bra size or evening out your breasts could make you happier with your body, breast augmentation could be right for...

Microdermabrasion or Chemical Peel: Which Is Right for You? Jul 19th, 2019

Some of the best things in life happen as you age. You mature and grow confident in yourself as a person as you discover true passions and enjoy hobbies. Although your mind benefits from aging, your skin may seem to suffer. As you grow older, wrinkles and fine lines join...

Ditch the Double Chin With Kybella Jun 14th, 2019

While hard work may prevent you from developing a large stomach or thighs, it may not be able to ward off a double chin. According to Popular Science, some people are just generally predisposed to submental fat (the medical term for a double chin). Despite its prevalence and benign nature,...

Body Lift: The Key to Getting Your Body Back After Significant Weight Loss May 14th, 2019

If you’ve lost a lot of weight, you may still be struggling with excess skin. Often the weight loss journey doesn’t end when the extra pounds are gone. Rather, your end goal is reached when you get rid of the loose, sagging skin that’s leftover after weight loss. A body...

CoolSculpting: Start treatment now for the body you desire by summer Apr 8th, 2019

Even though the days are still brisk and the tourists haven’t arrived, summer will be here soon, and that means it’s time to start thinking about bathing suit season. Instead of spending your lunch picking at lettuce and your evenings at the gym, try something different this spring — CoolSculptingⓇ....

Don't Let Just Anyone Administer Your Botox and Fillers: Experience Matters Mar 1st, 2019

There’s no doubting that injectable cosmetic treatment options have revolutionized the aesthetics field. It wasn’t that long ago when the best options you had for reducing the lines and wrinkles on your face were aggressive procedures with long recovery times, such as harsh chemical peels, dermabrasion, or facelift surgery. Botox®...

Why Winter is the Best Time for Laser Skin Resurfacing Feb 12th, 2019

As you look ahead to another summer, now is the time to start planning so you can put your best face forward. While winters here in Florida don’t exactly drive you indoors, the shorter days with a weaker sun is the best time to clear away old skin and allow...

Selecting the Right Breast Augmentation Procedure Jan 2nd, 2019

Deciding to get breast implants or another type of breast augmentation is a big step for any woman. If enhancing your physical appearance and self-confidence is in your future, Dr. Mark Mathieson of Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, PA in Sarasota, Florida, offers these tips for selecting the right augmentation...