What happens with your belly button during a tummy tuck?

One of the mysteries that surrounds tummy tucks is the fate of the belly button, also known as the navel, or umbilicus in medical terms. “Do I get to keep my belly button?” or “Can I get an innie?” is something that comes up in almost all tummy tuck consultations. Quite simply, patients do indeed […]

The Skinny On Fat Transfer

Fat transfer techniques have improved greatly in recent years, and your own unwanted fat can be used to improve a variety of facial cosmetic concerns, including wrinkles and loss of volume. The advantages of using fat instead of injectable fillers include longer-lasting results as well as visible improvement in the “donor” sites as well as […]

What To Expect After Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed every year simply because it is a safe and effective surgical treatment that helps to eliminate stubborn fat and significantly refine the body’s contours. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schwartz performs liposuction on a wide variety of body regions including the neck, abdomen, thighs, […]

What to Expect After a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and tightens lax muscles to firm and flatten the stomach. Ideal for improving the body changes associated with pregnancy, significant weight loss and the natural aging process, there are a variety of tummy tuck techniques, and it’s important to understand […]

Mommy Makeover 101

Proudly serving New York City A woman’s body undergoes significant—and often permanent—changes due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, and diet and exercise alone are often unable to help the body bounce back to its pre-baby state. But one way to restore a tighter tummy and youthful-looking breasts is Mommy Makeover surgery, and this combination of procedures […]

Can You Combine Liposuction with Tummy Tuck?

If a protruding abdomen with loose skin is preventing you from looking and feeling your best, there are several options for cosmetic treatment. Two of the most commonly requested body contouring procedures for unwanted skin and fat on the abdomen are liposuction and tummy tuck. For many patients, a procedure that combines liposuction and tummy […]

Double Chin: Causes And Treatment Options

Patients who suffer from extra fat or loose, sagging skin in the neck area often seek solutions for a slimmer profile. Many people choose to have neck lift surgery, liposuction or Ultherapy® to help reduce the appearance of a double chin. Common Causes of a Double Chin Obesity: The most common cause of double chins […]

How to Prepare for a Facelift

During facelift surgery, the soft tissues of the face are lifted, excess skin is removed and the skin is draped back over the newly repositioned contours. The neck is usually addressed as part of a facelift, but this depends on the individual. A facelift does not improve the quality of your facial skin, so if […]

6 Ways to Improve the Appearance of Scars

Sometimes scars are inevitable. Whether a result of surgery (elective or emergency), an injury or even a positive experience like having a baby (via Cesarean section), raised, depressed or discolored scars can serve as an unwanted reminder of events past. New York City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark H. Schwartz has a wide variety of […]

What You Need to Know About Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast, affects up to 60 percent of men at some point in their life. Although it is not a serious medical condition, it can have a major impact on self-esteem. Enlarged tissue on the chest can appear as early as infancy, but it often becomes more pronounced during puberty […]