Blog Archive

The Link Between Medications and Gynecomastia Oct 3rd, 2022

One of the features that distinguish men from women is that men have flatter chests. With gynecomastia, this gender difference line is blurred, as men with the condition have enlarged breasts due to an increase in glandular tissue. While there are several roads to gynecomastia, certain medications present some of...

The Role of Hyaluronic Acid in Your Skin Sep 11th, 2022

One of the quickest, easiest, and most natural approaches to addressing aging skin is dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid (HA). A prime benefit of these fillers is that they work effectively with your body to plump up sagging and lined skin since HA is a substance that’s already found...

What Causes Enlarged Labia? Aug 9th, 2022

Perhaps your labia interferes with sexual intercourse or gets uncomfortably twisted in your bathing suit. Or, maybe you’re less than pleased with the appearance of your vulva due to large labia, which can make you feel less confident sexually.  Whatever the reason, you want to know why your labia are...

How CBD Helps With Depression Jul 7th, 2022

Before COVID-19 hit, the number of people in the United States who reported depression was a little more than 17 million, which represents about one in 19 people. Today, more than one in five people report symptoms of clinical depression. With the recent increase in mental health issues, treatment options are expanding, which...

I'm Embarrassed About My Large Breasts Jun 1st, 2022

You’ve been dealing with large breasts since passing through puberty, and you’ve done everything you can to downplay them. If you’re embarrassed by the size of your breasts and you’re tired of trying to find ways to hide them, we can help. At McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thomas McHugh offers several different...

Eradicate Those Wrinkles on Your Chest with Ultherapy® May 1st, 2022

The damage that the sun can cause first shows up in those areas that are the most exposed, which typically means your face, neck, chest, and hands. While we spend ample time fighting back against this damage in our faces, and even our necks, one area can mar your great...

You Can Get Rid of Unwanted Hair in These Key Areas Apr 1st, 2022

If you counted up the hours you spend removing unwanted body hair through waxing, shaving, and plucking, you’d be exhausted just looking at the final tally. With summer around the corner, along with that more revealing wardrobe, you might want to consider laser hair removal, which can save you a...

Yes, You Can Lift and Enhance Your Butt Mar 6th, 2022

You admire those women who can leave a room or walk down a sidewalk with all eyes on their shapely and perky hind ends. You do what you can to achieve an admirable posterior, but your efforts don’t seem to make a difference. Before you give up hope, we want...

Ease Symptoms of Cancer and Cancer Treatments With CBD Oil Feb 7th, 2022

When you have cancer, the disease is often only half of the equation, as the treatments for cancer can be debilitating. If you’re struggling with pain, anxiety, nausea, and vomiting, among other symptoms, CBD products may be able to restore your quality of life as you battle this disease. While...

Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles With Ultherapy® Jan 25th, 2022

As you look forward to a new year, you’re dismayed that you’ll be bringing evidence of years past with you. If you want an effective and noninvasive way to reduce wrinkles and fine lines for a fresh start this year, Ultherapy® is the perfect tool for the job. Thanks to...

Which Is Best for Me: Botox® or Dermal Fillers? Dec 14th, 2021

When the latest statistics were released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it came as no surprise that Botox® and its counterparts held the top position of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments in the United States in 2020, followed closely by dermal fillers in the number two spot. Providers delivered...

I'm Not Happy With My Sagging Breasts Nov 11th, 2021

Whether age, breastfeeding, or genetics have left you with breasts that sag, there’s a fantastic solution for giving you the well-positioned, perkier breasts you want — a breast lift. At McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thomas McHugh specializes in breast surgeries of all kinds, from breast augmentation to breast lifts. If...

Can CBD Help My Chronic Pain? Oct 11th, 2021

You wake each morning, wondering whether your chronic pain is going to ruin your day, again. You’re not alone. One in five adults in the United States reports chronic pain and 7.4% of adults deal with pain that limits their lives in meaningful ways, including physically, mentally, and emotionally. If...

Tummy Tuck vs Sculpsure®: How to Decide Which Belly Buster Is Right for You Sep 12th, 2021

Perhaps you’re not loving the extra lumps and bumps of fat around your abdomen, or maybe you’ve lost weight and you’re left with loose skin around your belly. These two complaints are some of the more common we hear at McHigh Plastic Surgery and, luckily, we have solutions for both...

How to Get Natural-Looking Botox® Results Aug 9th, 2021

Botox is arguably the granddaddy of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, having helped millions of people erase pesky lines and wrinkles. When Botox first burst on the scene nearly two decades ago, there was a bit of a learning curve as aestheticians worked toward achieving results that were less frozen and more...

The Beauty of a Brazilian Butt Lift Jul 26th, 2021

You stand in front of the mirror and wonder what it would be like to shift your fat around to better effect — a little less there and a little more here. This is exactly what we accomplish with our Brazilian butt lift. At McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thomas McHugh...

How Long Do Fillers Last? Jun 9th, 2021

It used to be that the only road to a more youthful appearance came at the edge of a knife, but now dermal fillers are offering a gentler approach to anti-aging. While nothing is quite as effective as a facelift for tightening sagging skin, we can now tackle some of...

What Does Laser Hair Removal Feel Like? May 1st, 2021

The word “laser” evokes images of aliens being stopped dead in their tracks, and you can’t imagine the same energy being applied to your own body. Rest assured, laser hair removal is a far cry from what you see in the movies. At McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thomas McHugh works...

Popular Reasons for Breast Augmentation Apr 1st, 2021

Every woman is unique, with her own body-shape goals and challenges. So, when we discuss reasons why a cosmetic surgery like breast augmentation is popular, please know that, first and foremost, your reasons are your own and personal to you.  At McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thomas McHugh has the highest...

The Emotional Benefits of CBD Oils Mar 1st, 2021

The use of CBD in resolving both mental and physical health issues is fast gaining traction as patients are finding long-sought-after solutions to some significant problems, which range from chronic pain to anxiety and depression. We recognize the many health benefits of CBD here at McHugh Plastic Surgery, which is...

Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover? Feb 1st, 2021

That little bundle of joy is the love of your life, but you still can’t help lamenting the effects that pregnancy and breastfeeding had on your body. What if there’s a way to have the best of both worlds — a wonderful family and your pre-baby body back? Well, there...

What People Love About Neck Lifts Jan 28th, 2021

When you age, your skin loses its elasticity and tone and begins to sag, creating a most unwelcome “baggy” look. While this effect may be most obvious in your face, since that’s what you see before you in the mirror, your neck is far from immune.  Rather than relying on...

How to Care for Your Skin Before and After Laser Hair Removal Dec 1st, 2020

Thanks to advanced laser technology, we can now eliminate unwanted body hair right at its source — your follicles. If you’ve decided to avail yourself of this innovative approach to unwanted body hair, there are a few things you can do to ease the journey both before and after your...

Recovery from a Brazilian Butt Lift: What to Expect Nov 1st, 2020

A Brazilian butt lift offers up the best of both worlds — we take fat from where you don’t want it and redirect it to where it meets your cosmetic goals. Also called a buttock augmentation, the Brazilian butt lift is one of our more popular procedures, but it’s still...

Clear Away Summer-Damaged Skin With Laser Treatment Oct 1st, 2020

Summers in Texas are certainly a time to head outdoors and enjoy the long days full of sunshine. Unfortunately, this exposure can also take its toll on your skin, despite your best efforts at protection. The good news is that we have just the solution for hitting the reset button...

Am I Too Old for a Breast Lift? Sep 14th, 2020

The population in the United States is aging, which may account for the 70% increase in breast lift surgeries over the past 20 years, as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. To give you an idea of the numbers, plastic surgeons performed almost 147,000 breast lift procedures in...

Reframe Your Face Through Ear Surgery Aug 11th, 2020

Prominent ears affect about 5% of the population around the world -- typically bilaterally, which means both ears stand out equally. While this condition doesn’t present any concerns medically, you may be less-than-pleased by the impact that prominent ears have on your appearance, which is where we can help. At...

Not All CBD Products Are Created Equally Jul 1st, 2020

For decades, most products derived from cannabis were off-limits, thanks to the association with marijuana’s role as a recreational drug. Today, new attention is being focused on cannabis, more specifically on the cannabidiol component, thanks to its efficacy in treating chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and more. At McHugh Plastic Surgery,...

Will Breast Surgery Interfere with Breastfeeding? Jun 23rd, 2020

Each year in the United States, more than 570,000 women opt for surgery to augment, reduce, or lift their breasts, making breast surgery the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the country.  At McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thomas McHugh offers a wide range of breast surgery procedures — breast augmentations,...

What You Should Know Before Having Labiaplasty May 12th, 2020

If you find portions of your external genitalia — namely your labia minora and majora — to be unsightly or uncomfortable, a labiaplasty may offer the perfect solution. This vaginal rejuvenation technique is relatively simple and can restore your confidence and your comfort in the most intimate of areas. At...

5 Signs You May Want to Consider Breast Reduction Apr 10th, 2020

When it comes to reshaping your body, each person’s goals and needs are unique. Just as hundreds of thousands of women meet their goals through breast augmentation, a large number of women (nearly 85,000) and men (almost 25,000) find their answers through breast reduction surgery. At McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr....

Laser Hair Removal: You'll Wonder Why You Waited So Long Mar 11th, 2020

Hair can be frustrating — cropping up where you least want it, yet disappearing in areas where you want the coverage. There are any number of ways to deal with unwanted body hair, but none that compare to laser hair removal in terms of efficacy.   At McHugh Plastic Surgery,...

Revive Tired Winter Skin with Laser Therapy Feb 1st, 2020

While winters around the Houston area may not typically involve blizzards and freezing temperatures, the colder, drier air can still make your skin look a little worse for the wear. As spring approaches, why not revitalize your skin with one of our innovative laser treatments? At McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr....

Get Rid of Cellulite Before Summer Dec 31st, 2019

Cellulite — the mere word makes women of all ages and sizes cringe. The fact is that 80-90% of women will experience some degree of cellulite, making it a universal problem among the fairer sex. As you look forward to the warmer temps, longer days, and more revealing clothes of...

Say Goodbye to Dark Under-Eye Circles with RestylaneⓇ Silk and Juvéderm VolbellaⓇ Dec 1st, 2019

Do you struggle with dark circles under your eyes, despite being well-rested? If you’re tired of fielding winks and questions about what you did the night before, we can eliminate those dark circles using dermal fillers. At McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thomas McHugh offers an extensive array of services that...

There's a Good Reason (Well, Many) Why Eyelid Surgery Ranks Among the Top Surgical Procedures Nov 1st, 2019

When it comes to plastic surgery in the United States, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) perennially ranks among the top five, most recently occupying the No. 4 spot in 2018. One of the reasons for this popularity is that this relatively simple procedure can make an enormous difference in your appearance, refocusing...

Kiss Acne Scars Goodbye with Laser Therapy Oct 1st, 2019

In a twist of irony, we spend a considerable amount of time trying to recapture our youth, when our bodies were full of energy and our skin in the pink of health. This is true except when it comes to acne, which can leave its mark for many years, serving...

Incorporating BOTOX® or Dysport® into Your Regular Beauty Routine Sep 1st, 2019

When it comes to making a drastic difference in your appearance, you don’t necessarily have to call in the big guns of plastic surgery. A small needle loaded with BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® pack a powerful punch, and it can be part of your regular beauty routine. At McHugh Plastic...

Look Years Younger with a Neck Lift Aug 12th, 2019

As you look in the mirror, pulling the skin back on your face to rediscover that younger version of yourself under the sagging and wrinkling tissue, try pulling the skin on your neck back. What a difference a tauter neck can make in your overall appearance, providing a youthful pedestal...

5 Reasons to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery Jul 10th, 2019

If Mother Nature was overly generous when it came to your breast size, leaving you unhappy and uncomfortable, breast reduction surgery may be just the solution you’re looking for.  At McHugh Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified surgeon Dr. Thomas McHugh, we offer breast reduction surgery to our clients in and...

Brazilian Butt Lifts: Why They've Never Been More Popular Jun 21st, 2019

Plastic surgery can accomplish many things, nipping and tucking to shape various areas of your body into a proportion that pleases you. One of the more successful procedures is what we call a Brazilian butt lift, which involves taking fat from one area and placing it into another, in this...

Myths and Facts About Cellulite May 13th, 2019

Let’s start with this overriding fact: Cellulite is a true opportunist, striking people of all ages, sizes, and ethnic groups. This dimply, lumpy skin pays little heed to your circumstances, making it one of the more frustrating cosmetic issues to deal with. To help you understand cellulite a little better,...

You Don't Have to Live with Scars Apr 17th, 2019

Certain scars can provide a colorful history of feats of recklessness or daring, but some are just reminders of times we’d rather forget, like acne or chickenpox breakouts. If you’d like to restore your skin to a blank, smooth surface, we offer laser resurfacing to clear away scarring. At McHugh...

CBD Oil: The All-Natural Anti-Aging Treatment You Haven't Tried Yet Mar 5th, 2019

The medical use of CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, has been caught in a legal quagmire for decades because of its relation to marijuana. But ongoing research is slowly unveiling the therapeutic effects of CBD, which is quite different from the compound THC (the psychoactive component in cannabis). From relieving...

Unhappy with Your Body After Pregnancy? Learn More About the Mommy Makeover Feb 13th, 2019

As you gaze at your children with pride and joy, you may not share those same sentiments when it comes to your own body. Pregnancy can put your body through the wringer, leaving you with belly fat, lax genitalia, and sagging breasts and buttocks. If you want to enjoy your...

How You Can Achieve Your Body Goals This Year with SculpSure Jan 9th, 2019

If you’re one of the millions who’ve placed a better body at the top of your list of resolutions this year, you should arm yourself for success. Sitting in the top three positions for New Year’s resolutions for 2019 are diet, exercise, and losing weight. Unfortunately, studies show that only...

Winter is the Best Time to Start Laser Hair Removal Treatment Dec 7th, 2018

As the days shrink and the temperature outside begins to cool, summer may seem like a distant hope. But it will come as it always does and catch you off guard. If you start now, we can remove unwanted body hair with laser hair removal to start your summer right...

Not Ready for a Facelift? Try Surgery-free UltherapyⓇ Nov 15th, 2018

The road to younger-looking skin has never had so many options, some more effective than others. For the most dramatic results, people have traditionally turned to a facelift procedure to tighten loose and sagging skin. But this solution isn’t for everyone, and with the advent of new, noninvasive technologies, there...

Neck Lift Surgery: All Your Questions Answered Oct 12th, 2018

Unless you live in a very cold climate, say Alaska, where turtlenecks and scarves are part of a year-round wardrobe, it can be very difficult to hide the telltale signs of aging on your neck. This traitorous feature can undo even your most ardent efforts at keeping the skin on...

5 Tips to Speed Your Recovery From Breast Augmentation Surgery Sep 12th, 2018

Whether Mother Nature was stingy when it came to your breast size or time or pregnancy has robbed you of full breasts, a breast augmentation is a great way to add a little shape to your upper half. While our breast augmentation procedure here at McHugh Plastic Surgery is relatively...

Considering Blepharoplasty? Here’s What You Need to Know Aug 9th, 2018

Considering Blepharoplasty? Here’s What You Need to KnowFacial expressions are a language of their own, especially when it comes to your eyes. When drooping eyelids get in the way of what you’d like convey, sending the wrong message, a blepharoplasty can help open up communications again.Here at McHugh Plastic Surgery,...

Banish the Appearance of Cellulite With Cellulaze Jul 11th, 2018

Banish the Appearance of Cellulite With CellulazeWhen it comes to the human body, cellulite is the great equalizer, striking men and women (mostly women) of all body shapes and sizes, despite every attempt to avoid it. Which makes cellulite an extremely frustrating condition to deal with.Here at McHugh Plastic Surgery,...

Choosing the Right Implants for You: Gummy Gel, Saline or Silicone? Jun 22nd, 2018

If you’re tired of not being able to do justice to a great bathing suit or a dress with a plunging neckline, breast implants are a fantastic way to make up for Mother Nature’s stinginess regarding your breast size.And there are no shortage of options when it comes to breast...

Who’s a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover? May 11th, 2018

While having a child may be one of the most joyous events you experience, it can cause a lot of unwanted physical side effects, like sagging skin and extra pounds, which in turn can affect your self-confidence. At McHugh Plastic Surgery, we understand your concerns and offer mommy makeovers to...

What Happens During a Brazilian Butt Lift? Apr 25th, 2018

The Brazilian butt lift, or buttock augmentation, corrects cosmetic problems with your behind by using unwanted fat harvested from other areas of your body. Whether you have sagging or flat buttocks or proportion problems caused by massive weight loss, using your own fat to create shape and volume during a...

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal Mar 27th, 2018

Imagine a world where your morning routine can be cut almost in half. A world where you can drop everything and meet your friends at the pool without worrying about unsightly hair.That world is here, and McHugh Plastic Surgery holds the key. We’re pleased to offer our clients laser hair...

Deciding Whether a Facelift is Right for You Mar 6th, 2018

Getting older can be both a blessing and a curse, as each passing year imparts more wisdom and experience, but it can also make you look older than you actually feel. With ongoing advances in aesthetic medicine, more people than ever are turning to cosmetic surgery to help them rejuvenate...

How to Prepare for Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty) Mar 1st, 2018

If your vision suffers due to folds that cause droopy eyelids, or if you’re just not happy with the way your eyelids look, you may be familiar with the eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, as it’s known surgically. Once you’ve made the decision to have the procedure done and surgery is...

Five Reasons Why Breast Reduction Surgery Has Such a High Satisfaction Rate Nov 28th, 2017

When women who had breast reduction surgery were surveyed, more than 95% said they were very satisfied with the results and the boost in their quality of life that they’d do it all over again. They were happy regardless of their body weight or the amount of breast tissue removed....

Lipo or Tummy Tuck: Which is Best for You? Oct 27th, 2017

While a bit of curve around your abdomen is natural, added fat can turn those curves into bothersome bulges that take away from your self-confidence. If you’re seeking a sleeker look around your midsection, numerous contouring options are available. Learning more about tummy tucks, liposuction, and SculpSure® — including questions...