The Patient – Plastic Surgeon Partnership

Open communication and constant dialogue are extremely important in the patient physician relationship. When considering any plastic surgery procedure, from an extensive combination of full body contouring to minimally invasive surgery to non-surgical rejuvenation, patients should feel comfortable expressing their desires and expectations to their plastic surgeon. Aesthetic considerations are extremely important when deciding onRead More

Anti-aging Skin Care – More Than Skin Deep

Healthy skin comes from a myriad set of factors. Some things, such as our genetic blueprint, are inherited and at this juncture there isn’t much that can be done to change that. This is an area of active research, however, and will most likely represent the way of the future in terms of medical therapyRead More

Breast Reduction – Options for Minimal Scarring

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is an operation designed to remove excess tissue and skin from the breasts and to reposition the nipples, creating smaller, perkier and more shapely breasts. Often patients complain of symptoms secondary to the weight of their large breasts, including pain in their neck, shoulders and back, headaches,Read More

Why You Should Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

If you’re considering plastic surgery, one of the most important decisions is choosing your plastic surgeon. With all the media, marketing and internet information about cosmetic surgery, it is not always easy to identify which surgeons are qualified to perform which procedures. Board certification is one attribute to look for, but what exactly does thatRead More

Teenagers and Tanning: Risk of Melanoma

Teenage girls who frequented tanning salons in the 1990’s account for a sharp rise in melanoma patients in their 20’s and 30’s currently being diagnosed with melanoma. Pre-prom tanning sessions are responsible in many instances for an increase in cases of melanoma seen in women now aged 25-34. Even a single tanning session can significantlyRead More

FDA: Silicone Breast Implants Are Safe

The chief scientist for the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices, Dr. William Maisel, stated yesterday that silicone gel filled breast implants were indeed safe: “Women should feel assured that the F.D.A. continues to believe that currently marketed silicone breast implants are safe and effective.” This came after 2 days of discussion and testimonyRead More

Plastic Surgery for Men – Facts and Figures

Men are increasingly undergoing plastic surgery procedures, and New York City men are no exception. According to the 2010 statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), men in the U.S. underwent over 750,ooo cosmetic procedures, accounting for 8% of the total number of plastic surgery procedures in 2010.(1) This represented anRead More

How to Achieve the Best Results from your Plastic Surgery

Once you’ve decided to go ahead with a plastic surgery procedure, whether liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, or a combination of surgeries, you should make sure your body and mind are at their best. Surgery of any kind, including aesthetic plastic surgery, is to some extent a stress for your body, both physically and psychologically.Read More

Silicone Breast Implants – Safety Update

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an updated white paper on June 23rd, 2011 on the safety of silicone gel-filled breast implants, used in both breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. The FDA stated that “silicone gel-filled breast implants have a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness when used as labeled.” In their announcement, theRead More

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