Surgical Skills: Expertise in the Operating Room

All plastic surgeons are not the same. Their training, expertise, and skills differ greatly. Top plastic surgeons distinguish themselves not just by their talent and ability in the operating room, but by their thought process, judgment, and ability to provide outstanding results for their patients. Surgical skills take many months and years of repetition andRead More

Beyond Labiaplasty: Beauty Below the Belt

Feminine rejuvenation and beautification can focus on improving the appearance, shape, and size of the labia minora, the labia majora, and the clitoral hood. In addition, aesthetic considerations may include the mons pubis – the soft tissue overlying the pubic bone – and the inner thighs. There are several plastic surgery procedures, including surgery itselfRead More

Mammograms and Cosmetic Breast Surgery

The American Cancer Society (ACS) issued new guidelines today with respect to mammograms for breast cancer screening. The new recommendations, which apply generally to women with an average risk of breast cancer, advise women undergo their first screening mammogram at age 45, continue with yearly mammograms until age 54, and every other year subsequently. However,Read More

Fillers: Options for Best Results

We’ve come a long way since collagen was the only injectable product available for filling depressions and restoring lost soft tissue volume. With the advent of hyaluronic acid (HA) injectables such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane, and Belotero, we have seen a significant increase in the number and types of fillers cosmetic surgeons have at theirRead More

Silicone Breast Implants: Silimed in the News

Saline and silicone breast implants are used for both breast reconstruction and cosmetic breast augmentation. Breast implant safety is a primary concern of plastic surgeons, patients, and the regulatory institutions that oversee their use. Silicone breast implants currently available today have been proven safe and effective as determined by the FDA. Strict standards are adheredRead More

Mommy Makeovers: New Ways to Improve Your Body

Pregnancy and circulating hormones during and after childbirth cause significant physical changes in women’s bodies. Even after they’ve shed their “baby weight” – weight gained during pregnancy – many women notice other changes in their appearance. Often, their abdominal rectus muscles stretch out, their bellies loosen and the skin stretches, and their breasts sag afterRead More

Liposuction: What Is Safe Limit?

Liposuction, or suction assisted lipectomy, is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure in plastic surgery to remove unwanted fat and improve body contour. Patients who are otherwise in good health, and who have areas of fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise, are in general good candidates for the procedure. Liposuction remainsRead More

See You In September!

It may not feel like it, as this last blast of summer heat blazes through New York City, but now that Labor Day has passed we have entered upon the unofficial start of fall. Hopefully we’ve all had a chance to enjoy some rest and relaxation, and are now back on track with activities, schools,Read More

Newest Beauty Benefit of Botox®: Better Skin

Botox® has been used by aesthetic plastic surgeons and dermatologists for decades to lessen the appearance of wrinkles on the face. The effects, although temporary and lasting only 3 to 4 months, are noticeable and result in a more youthful appearance. The product is used on facial muscles under the skin, reducing their contraction andRead More

Fat Is Fabulous: Antiaging Uses and Benefits

One of the first areas on our faces we notice the signs of aging is around our cheeks. With time, we lose the fullness and roundness that characterize a youthful face. Our midface becomes flatter, less curved, our skin becomes thinner and sags, fine wrinkles form around our lower eyelids and our laugh lines becomeRead More

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