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February 21, 2017

Plastic Surgery MythsPlastic surgery is a popular way to improve your appearance and your self-confidence. More than 15 million procedures are performed each year. However, there is a lot of misinformation that circulates about plastic surgery. In this blog, we debunk three of the most common myths.

You can’t treat cellulite.

Wrong. Although many over-the-counter creams really are a waste of time and money, the clinically proven Cellfina system is FDA-cleared and can reduce the appearance of cellulite for at least two years. Cellfina is a minimally invasive treatment with minimal downtime that provides long-lasting results.

Liposuction helps you lose weight.

Not true. This misconception has been around as long as liposuction itself. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that does remove fat from unwanted areas, such as your abdomen or thighs. However, patients should be near their ideal weight. Only a small amount of fat is removed during the procedure in order to sculpt the treatment area and provide astonishing looking results.

A facelift will leave your skin looking stretched.

It really shouldn’t. A skilled plastic surgeon can turn back the hands of time on your facial appearance without making your results look like you’ve “had work done.” The goal of a facelift is to revitalize your appearance by correcting flaws such as sagging skin and jowls to give you a more youthful appearance.

To learn more about plastic surgery and explore your options for facial and body rejuvenation, call the Bougainvillea Clinique today at (866) 985-4741 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Hartog. We welcome patients from throughout the Winter Park and Orlando, Florida region.

February 07, 2017

Plastic Surgery TrendsWe are already a month into 2017, and men and women across America are scheduling their consultations and treatment appointments to enhance their bodies for the new year. What is likely to be trending throughout 2017?

  • Fuller bottoms. The body contouring trend to accentuate your curves, inspired by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyonce, will continue this year. Liposuction and cellulite treatments are popular choices to sculpt and smooth your buttocks, belly, and thighs in order to enhance your appearance.
  • Smaller breast implants. Leaner Hollywood bodies are inspiring many women to choose smaller sized implants to add fullness to their breasts while maintaining natural-looking proportions. At the Bougainvillea Clinique, we can help you select the breast implant size that allows you to feel your best.
  • Non-surgical treatments. Many patients are opting for quicker, non-invasive treatments that provide amazing results without the need for recovery time. Whether you are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or wanting to eliminate stubborn fat, we can find the right solution for you.

Are you ready to take the first step toward your cosmetic goals this year? Call the Bougainvillea Clinique today at (866) 985-4741 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Hartog to discuss your options in detail. We welcome patients from throughout the Winter Park and Orlando, Florida region.

January 03, 2017

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a component of your blood that is rich with growth factors and useful in numerous cosmetic enhancement procedures. PRP is obtained by harvesting your own blood and spinning it in a high-speed centrifuge to concentrate the platelet. The enhanced growth factor of PRP makes it ideal for stimulating growth and repair in skin and other soft tissues. As a cosmetic surgery patient, you can benefit from PRP with:PRP Skin Rejuvenation

  • Fat transfer. Fat harvested by liposuction and combined with PRP provides an enhanced regenerative potential for our patients. According to our own clinical experience at the Bougainvillea Clinique, the combination of the fat with PRP boosts the effects of the regenerative cells in both the fat and the PRP, giving our patients a quicker onset of anti-inflammatory effects and more sustained healing.
  • Facial rejuvenation. PRP stimulates collagen growth in the skin, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and enhances the overall tone of the skin. And since PRP is obtained from your own blood supply, you can achieve facial rejuvenation without any harsh chemicals.  

Are you interested in refreshing your look with PRP? Call the Bougainvillea Clinique today at (866) 985-4741 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Hartog. We welcome patients from throughout the Winter Park and Orlando, Florida region.

December 30, 2016

2017 Plastic Surgery GoalsIt’s almost 2017, and that means you are likely making resolutions and plans for a better you in the new year. At the Bougainvillea Clinique in Winter Park, Florida, we can help you look your best in 2017 with a variety of plastic surgery options.

How would you like to transform your look in 2017?

  • Better body contours. To achieve the slender curves you want, we offer options such as liposuction, tummy tuck, and even cellulite treatment.
  • Enhanced breasts. Whether you are interested in breast reconstruction, breast lift, of breast implants, Dr. Hartog can create the bustline that best complements your figure.
  • Rejuvenated facial features. Look as young as you feel with a facelift, necklift, or even lip augmentation. Dr. Hartog offers many options to help you put your best face forward in the new year.
  • Non-surgical enhancements. Maybe you are not ready for plastic surgery, but still want a beauty boost to your appearance. Our Medical Day Spa offers the right solutions to improve your look for the new year. Choose from options such as Botox® Cosmetic injections, CoolSculpting, or laser skin resurfacing.

Learn more about your plastic surgery options for the new year; call the Bougainvillea Clinique today at (866) 985-4741 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Hartog. We welcome patients from throughout the Winter Park and Orlando, Florida region.

November 30, 2016

The traditional approach to facial aging was to simply tighten facial skin with procedures such as faclifts and browlifts. However over the last 10-15 years, it has become increasingly accepted that the main component of facial aging is the loss of facial volume, particularly in the emples and around the eyes, and also in the cheeks, jaws and around the mouth. In fact, it can be shown that as we age, all areas of the face lose volume. At the Bougainvillea Clinique we have been educating our patients about this, and rejuvenating their facial appearance by restoring this volume of youth, for 20 years. Dr. Hartog is an early pioneer in the use of fat grafting to restore facial volume, and his background in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, as well as plastic surgery, makes him ideally suited to evaluate and treate facial aging. At the Bougainvillea Clinique we offer numerous approaches to treat facial aging including fat transfer, and injectibles such as Allofil, Voluma, Juvederm, Sculptra and Radiesse. There is an excellent short article from a photography website that clearly demonstrates this volume loss in models photographed 14 years apart.

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November 30, 2016

Facial Rejuvenation for the HolidaysThanksgiving has come and gone and that means the holidays are in full swing. You can expect the next month to be full of friend, family, and work gatherings. If you want to look your best for the holidays and the coming New Year, then now is the time for non-surgical facial treatment to rejuvenate your appearance.

At the Medical Day Spa at the Bougainvillea Cinique, we offer our patients a variety of rejuvenating procedures to suit your individual needs. You may benefit from:

  • Botox® to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes
  • Kybella to reduce the appearance of a double chin
  • Laser skin resurfacing to rejuvenate the overall appearance of your skin
  • Dermal fillers to add a youthful plumpness to your facial appearance

Remember that some skin care treatments require a few days of recovery and 2-4 weeks until you experience optimal results. We can help you plan your treatments around your special events this season.

To learn more about your options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation, call the Bougainvillea Clinique today at (866) 985-4741 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Hartog. We welcome patients from throughout the Winter Park and Orlando, Florida region.

November 23, 2016

Tummy Tuck RecoveryA tummy tuck can make you feel like a new person by removing excessive skin and tissue in your abdominal region while tightening your abdominal muscles. Many of our patients are excited by the idea of a slimmer, toner abdomen, but express concerns about how long and potentially painful recovery may be.

Dr. Hartog has made several advances in the tummy tuck procedure to make your recovery more comfortable and get you back to everyday activities more quickly.

  • When tightening abdominal muscles, Dr. Hartog injects the long-lasting local anesthetic Exparel® (long-lasting Marcaine) to provide extended pain relief during your recovery.
  • Dr. Hartog also uses the surgical adhesive TissueGlu®, which eliminates the need for drains after surgery. This makes our patients much more comfortable as they rest and recover without having to deal with drains.

In general, after your tummy tuck procedure, you can expect to return to work and most non-strenuous activities in about a week. Swelling and bruising in the abdomen are normal, but will subside as you heal. You can expect to resume almost all activities within a few weeks and begin enjoying your dramatic-looking results.

To learn more about what you can expect from the tummy tuck procedure and recovery, call the Bougainvillea Clinique today at (866) 985-4741 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Hartog. We welcome patients from throughout the Winter Park and Orlando, Florida region.

October 28, 2016

Cosmetic surgery questions OrlandoWhen you make the decision to better yourself through cosmetic surgery, it’s important to fully understand who your surgeon is and the procedures they offer. At the Bougainvillea Clinique, located just outside of Orlando, we encourage you to come to us with a list of questions to ask at your consultation so that you can learn about us and so we can work together to decide on the best course of action to fulfill your goals.

For years Dr. Jeffery Hartog has been helping people in and around the Orlando area look and feel their best. So that we can best serve you, here are a few questions to ask upon your consultation, so that we can maximize your satisfaction and results:

  • How long have you been practicing cosmetic surgery?
  • Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • What procedures do you recommend for what I want to achieve?
  • How long is the recovery period after the procedure?
  • Am I in good enough health to undergo the procedure?
  • Are there any risks associated with my procedure?
  • What will I need to do to prepare for my procedure?
  • How many times have you performed the procedure?
  • Are there patient reviews and before and after pictures I can see?
  • What is the cost of the procedure and is there financing available?

While this is not a comprehensive list, asking these questions can help you get to know our cosmetic surgeon and better prepare you for your procedure.

If you’re interested in a consultation at the Bougainvillea Clinique, call us today at (866) 985-4741. We proudly serve Orlando, Winter Park, and Central Florida.

October 27, 2016


If you are hoping to have a youthful and more rested appearance by the holidays, now is the time to start!

The skin is never in a hurry and results tend to not look natural when treatments are rushed. A good rule to remember is that one skin cycle takes six weeks to complete and many skin treatments are measured by using this scale. Here is a quick “go to” list of non-invasive treatments and the time it takes to see results.

PROBLEM:  Sun Damage / Dark Spots / Redness / Poor Skin Quality 


ZO Skin Health:  ZO is a medicated skincare line by well-known skin pioneer Zein Obagi, MD, and is proven to reduce dark spots in 2-6 weeks and also used to prepare skin for in-office treatments. Expect temporary dryness and redness for approximately 4-6 weeks.

ZO 3-Step Peel:  After one skin cycle of using the ZO Skin Health products, this peel will continue to brighten the skin, even out texture and refine your pores. Expect mild to moderate peeling for 3-5 days.

Cutera Excel V Laser:  After 4-6 weeks of preparing the skin, this laser purges brown spots from the skin and also erases broken blood vessels. Expect 2-3 days of temporary darkening of spots, treatment can be performed every 4 weeks.

Cutera Laser Genesis:  Micro-pulses of laser break up redness and brown spots and refine pores and texture. Expect no downtime, 4-6 treatments every 2 weeks, results begin after third treatment.

Rejuvapen Microneedling:  Microscopic probes pulse the area to stimulate the natural processes in the skin and stimulate collagen, texture improvement and firming. Expect 3 treatments every 2 weeks, results seen after 1 treatment.

Liz Montoya, ARNP-C

Master Injector Certified, National Cutera Clinical Trainer, Licensed Aesthetician, Facial Cosmetic Consultant                                           Email:


October 21, 2016

Breast Cancer ReconstructionOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you are likely looking beyond the pink ribbons this month to understand your options for treatment and recovery.

At the Bougainvillea Clinique, we know how difficult the process can be. Our own Michelle Hartog, R.N., is a breast cancer survivor, who has undergone complete breast reconstruction with fat grafting. She is passionate about helping our patients through the cancer recovery and reconstruction process.

Dr. Jeffrey Hartog offers patients a natural breast reconstruction technique using fat harvested from their own bodies instead of implants. The benefits of the fat grafting method include:

  • Scarless results because the procedure is performed with only small needles for fat injection
  • Nearly normal sensation in the restored breast
  • Significantly reduced complication rate compared with implant reconstructions
  • Natural look and feel with no foreign implants inside your body
  • Shorter recovery time for this outpatient procedure
  • Added benefit of body contouring since liposuction is used to harvest fat from unwanted areas of your body

To learn more about breast reconstruction with fat grafting and decide whether it is the right choice for you, call the Bougainvillea Clinique today at (866) 985-4741 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Hartog. We welcome patients from throughout the Winter Park and Orlando, Florida region.