The Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers

CG Cosmetic understands the difficulties that come with aging. Everyone has dbotox vs dermal fillersays where they look in the mirror and are concerned with what they see. Whether or not you see deep lines and wrinkles, or fine lines, aging is inevitable. The question then, is what can you do about these signs of aging? Perhaps the most common solution people have heard of is Botox. However, Botox is not the only option. While CG Cosmetic offers Botox procedures, we also offer Dermal Fillers.


Most men and women have heard about celebrities using Botox to rejuvenate their skin and appear more youthful, but Botox isn’t just for celebrities. Botox has provided amazing and effective results that are also safe and convenient for many individuals.  Facial lines and wrinkles often occur because of the way your muscles work underneath your skin. Overtime, as muscles tense due to making repeated facial expressions, your skin creates lines and wrinkles.  Botox works by gently relaxing the muscles in your face, softening the wrinkles and leaving you with long-lasting smooth skin. CG Cosmetic patients have described their Botox experience as quick and painless, with most appointments taking less than one hour. Call to set up an appointment with our expert Botox specialist, Dr. Mayra Diaz, who has been in private practice for over 25 years.

Dermal Fillers

CG Cosmetic also specializes in Dermal Fillers. Different from Botox, dermal fillers work by lifting and plumping up skin, replacing collagen lost by the natural aging process.  In addition to gently filling the skin, most dermal fillers also stimulate skin to encourage it to produce more collagen on its own. Dermal fillers are a great way to fix lines and wrinkles in the face, but they are also used for lip augmentations, creating fuller, plumper lips.

It is important to fully research all of your options for cosmetic surgery before making a decision about what is right for you. Start your research with a call to CG Cosmetic and talk to a specialist by scheduling a free consultation: 305-446-7277.


Cosmetic Surgery Consultation Questions

7 Important Questions to Ask at Any Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

The success of your cosmetic procedure begins with the success of your cosmetic surgery consultation. The first step to achieving your cosmetic goals is being prepared for the initial one-on-one conversation with your doctor.

Knowing what questions to ask beforehand will bring you better results, both before and after the surgery.

There is no limit to the number of questions you can and should ask regarding your personal situation, but there are a few key questions that everyone should ask to get the most out of their cosmetic surgery consultation. Knowing the answers to these “7” important questions will help you feel confident about choosing the right procedure with the right doctor.

  1. 7 Consultation questions to askIs the doctor Board Certified?Make sure the physician is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
  2. How many operations has the doctor completed and completed successfully?Ask about the amount of experience the doctor has had with the particular surgery you are interested in. Have they come across any significant problems or risks you should be aware of? Or, have they done the procedure countless times with no major setbacks?
  3. What procedure does the doctor recommend for your particular situation/lifestyle?Let the doctor know what you are looking for and ask what he or she recommends will be the best possible option. Discuss your lifestyle and the goals you have and work together to find a procedure that will match up with your needs.
  4. Can I talk to previous patients about the surgery?Hearing the perspective of other patients who underwent the same procedure you are interested in can help you decide if the procedure is right for you. If you find that most patients were satisfied with the quality of the doctor’s work, it is likely you will experience similar results.
  5. Can I see before and after photos of previous operations?Listening to other patients’ stories is important, but seeing the physical results of their previous operations is essential. Looking at before and after photos will help you create an image in your head of what to expect with your own personal procedure.
  6. What is the total cost of time and money?Figure out what the average overall cost of the procedure will be, including any additional fees such as lab tests, anesthesia, operating room expenses, supplies, etc.Also, figure out how much of your personal time and effort is required throughout the process. Do you need to prepare in advance? How much time will it take you to recover and return to normal day-to-day activities?
  7. What happens after the surgery? Follow up?After you have gone through the surgery, it is important to keep in contact with your doctor to ensure everything went smoothly. Ask the doctor if they are readily available to you after surgery incase you have any follow up questions or concerns.

During your consultation, the most important thing it is that you feel comfortable and well-informed. If you are having even the slightest doubts, you may want to look elsewhere for another consultation.

CG Cosmetic offers free consultations for patients who want to find out more about specific procedures. Their board-certified surgeons are prepared to speak with patients about any questions or concerns they may have.

Take the first step in achieving your cosmetic goals by signing up for a free consultation today.

Tips for Reducing Puffy Eyes

causes of puffy eyesAs a renowned cosmetic surgery facility serving the Miami, FL area, CG Cosmetic Surgery, is more than a medical expert on the eventual aging happenstance in men and women that is puffy eyes. While puffy eyes can be caused by a number of irritants in youth, puffy eyes in aging adults are much much more common. Below, we discuss the common reasons that puffy eyes occur, and various tips on how to reduce puffiness under eyes.

Puffy Eyes Causes

Puffy eyes or really just when the very thin and sensitive skin around your eyes swells. A number of things could cause this swelling of the eyes to include the following:

  •         Allergies
  •         Lack of sleep
  •         Crying/upset
  •         Stress
  •         Poor diet
  •         Excess sodium in diet
  •         Excess alcohol in diet
  •         Blepharitis (condition of inflammation of lid and under eye area)
  •         Normal aging process
  •         Tear duct irregularity
  •         Eye infections

Tips for Reducing Puffy Eyes

CG Cosmetic Surgery recommends that as long as your puffy eyes are not indicative of a medical eye condition, that the following tips will be effective at reducing puffy eyes on a temporary basis:

  •         Use ice/cold packs intermittently
  •         Limit sodium intake
  •         Limit alcohol intake
  •         Get enough sleep
  •         Drink plenty of water
  •         Wash face with cold water
  •         Take appropriate vitamins
  •         If allergic, avoid allergen and/or get a prescription to alleviate swelling.
  •         Use nighttime eye masks for soothing the inflamed area.
  •         Research day and nighttime soothing eye cream or gel which has vitamins in it: use daily.
  •         Eat a well-balanced diet.Tips for reducing puffy eyes
  •         Contact your medical provider swelling persists.
  •         Do not rub your eyes.

While some or all of these above tips for reducing eye puffiness will certainly prove effective in many non-medical situations, sometimes in the patient who is just suffering eye puffiness from age will not see the same results in these simple at-home remedies. This is when a discussion with your medical provider and also your cosmetic surgeon at CG Cosmetic should be done to see if a plastic surgery might be a good alternative for long-lasting eye puffiness-relief.


The Rise of Male Liposuction

The Rise of Male Liposuction 

Male Liposuction Before and AfterThink cosmetic surgery is just for women? Think again. “According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased by more than 106% between 1997 and 2012.” CG Cosmetic Surgery has certainly seen the increase of men coming to them for various popular cosmetic surgeries, to include abdominal and rhinoplasty surgeries. What’s the cause for the sudden need for plastic surgery from this demographic? Studies show that there a couple of different motivations driving otherwise normal men, living normal, non-celebrity lives to have plastic surgery. Below, we discuss the two driving forces, and also the most common of plastic  surgeries men are choosing.

Why Men Are Turning to Plastic Surgery

CG Cosmetic is seeing more and more men walk through the doors interested in plastic surgery, likely, the reason more men are choosing cosmetic surgery is for the same root reason than women always have, to look better in an aging body. The second layer of this, of course, is what a better-looking, more polished body actually gives them. First, it can give career professionals a leg up on their competition-unfortunately, it is just a basic instinct that the healthier, more fit, more good-looking will be a better and more successful choice for the job-in any  industry. Secondly, a man feeling better by having a six pack or a more chiseled face-as he starts to get older-helps psychologically in his entire life: feeling better about yourself, makes you more confident and able to follow your dreams, get that job, or take up that challenge.

The Most Common Surgeries Man Get

This will likely not come as a huge surprise, but still it is worth stating, as this new aspect of the market joins the playing field in cosmetic enhancement. Men over the past decade most often get liposuction as a number one choice (especially for the abdomen), as well as gynecomastia reduction, eyelid surgery, hair transplants, and rhinoplasty.

Benefits to a Chemical Peel

Benefits to a Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel - before and afterOne of the areas most commonly worked on at CG Cosmetic is a patient’s face.  Your face is the first thing anyone notices about you, and it receives the most damage over the years.  Your face sees the most sunlight, not to mention all of the makeup and chemicals women put on daily.  This damage can cause you too look much older than you actually are.  CG Cosmetic offers professional chemical peels for those looking to refresh their skin and bring a youthful soft appearance to their face.  Chemical Peels are an extremely popular cosmetic procedure and can provide a customer with great results.

Chemical peels are performed by professionals at CG Cosmetic.  A chemical solution is applied to a patient’s face that then soaks into their skin.  Over time (the amount of time depends on which peel is right for your skin type) the chemicals will slough off dead skin, in order to encourage new skin to grow.  With newer skin growing in the place of older skin your face becomes rejuvenated and fresh. There are different types and intensities of chemical peels, so it is important to consider how each would react with your skin .

CG Cosmetic can use a chemical peel to improve the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, and even wrinkles on a patient’s face. The results of your chemical peel are dependant which chemical peel is right for your skin. The deeper the peel the more noticeable the results, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s skin can handle the deep peel. Patients should be aware of the risks and side effects to chemical peels and discuss with one of our surgeons during a free consultation.

If you think a chemical peel might be right for you, give us a call at 305-446-7277 to talk to a doctor who can go over the procedure with you.


CG Cosmetic – Benefits of a Facelift

CG Cosmetic LogoThe board certified surgeons employed by CG Cosmetic perform a wide range of procedures at their Miami facility.

Some of the most commonly sought out procedures involve restoring patient’s youthful appearance. Your face is one of the main parts of your identity. When aging causes your facial appearance to look haggard or worn, it can take a toll on your confidence. Fortunately, facelifts are a common solution that can restore a natural and youthful appearance and restore lost self esteem.

A few specific problems that occur in the face due to aging include:

  • Development of jowls
  • Loss of elasticity in the face
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Deep creases
  • Loss of neck and skin contours

Before patients undergo the facelift procedure, they are able to attend a free consultation with the skilled physicians at CG Cosmetic.

During this time, they will be evaluated to ensure they have good overall health, realistic expectations, and good skin elasticity. In addition, the pros and cons of the surgery are discussed, as well as possible risks and complications. The surgeons will then explain the procedure step by step so there are no surprises.

First, an incision is made behind the hairline and then the skin is separated from the muscles underneath.

The facial muscles are then tightened and the skin is repositioned for a tighter fit. At the incision site, the excess tissue is trimmed, revealing smoother and younger looking skin. Most patients require around two weeks for recovery.

After the surgery, wrinkles and folds in the face that make a person look tired are no longer an issue.

Patients will still age naturally, but will look and feel more youthful. A majority of patients who receive treatment from CG Cosmetic claim that the results of the surgery are rewarding and greatly outweigh the minimal discomfort involved in the recovery process.

Contact CG Cosmetic today to see if you are a good candidate for a facelift procedure!


CG Cosmetic – Botox


Botox is a safe, quick, and easy way to get rid of unwanted wrinkles. Contact CG Cosmetic Surgery for Botox treatments or consultations.

CG Cosmetic performs a number of procedures at their state of the art facility in Miami, Florida.

Botox is one of the specialties available at the clinic and can restore the youthfulness that comes from having firm, smooth skin. The abundance of satisfied customers who have received this procedure contributes to the clinic’s exceptional reputation and ever growing clientele list. More information on the clinic’s most popular procedures can be found on their tumblr.

As Botox is both safe and effective, it is one of the most popular procedures available for treating wrinkles and facial creases.

It is a quick and painless procedure, and although it does not have permanent results, it is very long-lasting.

It is a common misconception that wrinkles and facial lines are from the skin itself, when in fact, they are linked to the muscles beneath.

Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. Since the muscles are unable to contract, they begin to gently relax.

Another reason Botox is so popular is due to its convenience.

Doctors at CG Cosmetic administer the painless injections in under an hour. It will take approximately a week for the injections to take full effect and will last nearly six months. The most common age group who seeks Botox is typically those in their mid to late thirties, but this average has been greatly reducing throughout the years.

Patients enjoy the subtle and natural results Botox offers, as well as the high level of patient care provided by CG Cosmetic’s Botox specialist, Dr. Mayra Diaz.

Dr. Diaz has worked in private practice for more than 25 years and is certified for the injection of Botox and Dermal Fillers by the Aesthetic Medical Skin Institute and for Sclerotherapy by Empire Medical Training. In her competent hands, patients feel at ease that they are receiving the highest level of care possible.

**** Botox is one of the many procedures available at CG Cosmetic. The process is a safe and effective way to produce smooth, firmer looking facial skin.


CG Cosmetic – Blepharoplasty

Eyelid Surgery

CG Cosmetic specializes in completion of a blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery.

CG Cosmetic performs many of the latest cosmetic procedures at their state of the art Miami clinic.

One of the most popular procedures is a blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. This surgery helps rejuvenate sagging eyelids that may cause a person to look old or tired. In some circumstances, drooping eyelids may block an individual’s peripheral vision, in which case a blepharoplasty is necessary for safety precautions.

The board certified surgeons employed by CG Cosmetic are able to give their patients a more rested, youthful appearance by removing fatty tissue and skin around the eye, commonly referred to as ‘bags.’

They begin by creating incisions in the creases of the eyelid that will be easy to hide post surgery. Then, they remove fatty tissue and excess skin that builds up in the lower eyelid. Before closing the incision, surgeons reposition underlying muscles to create tighter and smoother looking skin.

After the surgery, patients should expect swelling and soreness for about a week.

It is also common to experience excessive tear production, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light. Recovering patients will be provided with sunglasses, eye drops, and a special lotion to keep eyes and incisions lubricated. The surgeons at CG Cosmetic will remove the stitches roughly one week after the surgery, and patients can return to work after ten days. The side effects of the surgery should decrease rapidly at this point.

Interested in the youthful appearance a blepharoplasty can provide?

Contact CG Cosmetic to find out if this procedure is right for you. During a consultation, surgeons will discuss the procedure and what to expect, and evaluate whether or not you are a good candidate for this surgery. In addition, before and after photo galleries are available in which you can view former patients’ successful transformations. Call 305-446-7277 today!

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CG Cosmetic- Rhytidectomy


CG Cosmetic offers face lift services for individuals who want their faces to reclaim a youthful look.

CG Cosmetic boasts a number of highly experienced, board certified surgeons that perform the latest cosmetic procedures in South Florida.

One commonly sought out surgery that is performed at our state-of-the-art facility is a Rhytidectomy.

A rhytidectomy, or facelift, tightens loose skin to reveal a younger looking you. The symptoms of aging are often most prominent in the face, giving way to wrinkles and loose folds. Fortunately, the surgeons at CG Cosmetic are able to tighten and smoothen skin using advanced surgical techniques.

CG Cosmetic offers a free consultation for those looking to have a procedure. During this consultation, surgeons will make sure the candidates have these characteristics:


Good Overall Health

As a prerequisite to any plastic surgery, it is important that the patient is strong and healthy enough to safely undergo the procedure. In addition, you should make your physician aware of any medical conditions or medications that may affect the success of the surgery.

Good Skin Elasticity

To achieve the best results from this procedure, surgeons will check the patient’s skin elasticity. Those with healthier and more elastic skin will achieve better results.

Realistic Expectations

There are limitations with any surgery and it is important that patients understand this. A patient with realistic expectations is more likely to be satisfied with his or her results.

When it is time for the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision behind the hairline in order to separate the skin from the tissue and muscles underneath. The facial muscles are then tightened and the skin is stretched and repositioned for a smoother, tighter fit. The last step is to trim away the excess skin and close the incision site.

After surgery, it may take several weeks for the patient to fully recover. The surgeons at CG Cosmetic urge clients to practice patience during this time. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are common but can be controlled with medication.

Do you want your face to have a more youthful look? A rhytidectomy may be the answer! Contact CG Cosmetic at 305-446-7277 to set up a free consultation!

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CG Cosmetic – Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty - before

Images of a patient’s nose BEFORE rhinoplasty at CG Cosmetic.

Are you unhappy with your facial profile and looking to make a change?

The board certified surgeons at CG Cosmetic offer rhinoplasty procedures that can drastically improve the look of your nose.  The clinic boasts excellent results, a quick recovery time, and experienced surgeons that will leave patients satisfied with their results!

CG Cosmetic offers free consultations at their Miami facility to ensure patients meet certain criteria.

Ideal candidates must be at least 15 years old with a fully developed nose. They must also be in good physical and mental health, and willing to follow the pre- and postoperative care guidelines closely to avoid risk of complications.

The main goal of a rhinoplasty procedure is to achieve balance between the nose and other facial features.

The procedure can correct a number of problems, including bumps, impressions, length, and nostril width. In addition to cosmetic issues, a rhinoplasty can also correct breathing problems due to a deviated septum. For minor aesthetic blemishes, the surgeons at CG Cosmetic may recommend a nonsurgical nose job, which involves injecting dermal filler.

Rhinoplasty - after

Image of the same patient’s nose AFTER undergoing a nose job at CG Cosmetic.

Open and closed rhinoplasty procedures are available at CG Cosmetic. During an open surgery, an incision is made between the nostrils on the outside of the nose.

In a closed procedure, the incisions are made inside the nose, which is where the surgery is performed. Either type of surgery can correct any undesirable feature.

After surgery, the patient will experience bleeding, swelling, and soreness, and should rest for two days. These side effects will decrease in the weeks following, but minor swelling may continue for months after.

While results of this procedure can take up to a year to fully appear, most patients are more than satisfied with their final results.

Contact CG Cosmetic at 305-446-7277 to set up a free consultation today! Consultations can be held at their state of the art Miami facility or can be arranged via Skype.

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