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Maskne is the New Acne

Grabbing the essentials before you leave your house now includes a face mask. Whether you're wearing your mask at work or while you're out shopping on the weekends, your face is battling COVID-19 just as much as you are. One of the side effects of wearing a face mask for...

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Reversing the signs of aging.

Are you looking to reverse the signs of aging? Aging is the result of a combination of biologic processes.  As we age, we experience thinning of the skin and facial fat pads, laxity in the ligaments that hold tissues up, and loss of bone in the brow, cheeks and jaw. ...

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COVID-19 Announcement

April 2, 2020 he Centre, P.C. Patients, As we continue to receive updates regarding COVID-19, The Centre, P.C. is taking the necessary measures to keep our patients and staff safe and healthy. We continue to take this day-by-day, so please be aware that our office protocols and hours are subject...

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What Causes Spider Veins?

While generally harmless, spider veins are more of an aesthetic annoyance than a medical emergency. Fortunately, spider veins can be removed by cosmetic surgeons. But what causes spider veins, who is at risk, and what can you do to get rid of them? Let’s take a closer look at what...

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How To Get The Beach Body You Want

It’s February; and that means nearly 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions have fizzled out, many of which were health related. The good news is that it’s not too late to get the results you want in time for summer swimwear. With a combination of diet and exercise, you still...

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Vaginal Rejuvenation

As women, we spend a lot of time focusing on beauty signals like our hair and makeup as well as body areas like the lips, breasts, and butt. Many of us feel better about ourselves following steps to improve these features, which, thanks to social media, get a lot of...

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How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

According to one commonly cited statistic, just eight percent of people achieve their New Year’s resolution; less than half of Americans bother to make a resolution at all. So, what gives? If you want to improve yourself in 2019, is there a way to improve your chances of success? At...

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How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks

It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of Americans have stretch marks, narrow bands of pink or purplish scars that appear when the skin expands or shrinks quickly. Even though stretch marks are often associated with women and childbirth, men and people of all ages get them as well. Most...

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How To Get Rid of Cellulite

Nearly every woman and some men will deal with cellulite in their lifetime. Uneven or dimpled skin can appear just about anywhere on the body but is most common on the hips, butt, and thighs. A quick search online reveals hundreds of remedies, but are these quick fixes too good...

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PRP For Facial Rejuvenation

Platelet-rich plasma facial rejuvenation is a natural, non-surgical procedure with virtually no downtime. While results are immediate, overtime, PRP can encourage new collagen production, improve skin elasticity, and more. The cost of platelet-rich plasma for facial rejuvenation ranges from $800 to $1,600. Discuss your rejuvenation goals with a board-certified plastic...

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Brazilian Butt Lift vs. Butt Implants vs. Diet & Exercise

If you want to improve the shape of your derriere, it’s likely you’ve considered several options including diet and exercise, as well as surgical procedures like implants or a Brazilian Butt Lift. Can each option deliver the same results? How do you know what’s best for your booty? The board-certified...

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How To Pick The Right Spa For You

There are no shortages of medical spas in the South Bend area, but they don’t offer the same level of care that you might need. You know you’re looking for a relaxing massage or perhaps you’re curious about rejuvenating services like Botox or laser skin resurfacing. With so many options...

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Meet the Doctors
Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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