Top Patient Questions about the Tummy Tuck Procedure

Choosing to undergo a tummy tuck can be a life-changing decision, so it’s important to know what exactly this procedure entails. This procedure, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a popular choice amongst patients striving to achieve the ideal flat, tight tummy. To help you gain a greater understanding of this procedure, keep reading to […]

Facelift Surgery: What You Need to Know.

As we age, so do our facial features. Overexposure to the sun, genetics, and the simple pull of gravity can take a toll on your appearance, and poor personal habits, including smoking cigarettes and frequently tanning can also speed up the aging process. Facelift surgery can restore a youthful, well-rested appearance to your face. This […]

Top Questions on Breast Reduction Surgery

Although breast augmentation surgery is still extremely popular, not every woman wants larger breasts! In fact, breast reduction surgery is one of the most popular procedures in the country today- and is performed for both medical and aesthetic purposes! The decision to undergo any cosmetic surgery is highly-personal, and every patient should remember to ask […]

ProFractional-XC Laser Treatment for Acne Scars

In adults and teenagers alike, the only thing worse than active acne is the scar they can leave.  Acne scars are often caused by the severe  inflammation that can damage collagen.  Until recently, most treatments for acne scarring have been met with limited success. I have been using the ProFractional-XC Laser (Sciton) in my New York […]

Surgical Drains Demystified

Many of my patients are understandably concerned when I tell them they may need to have a drain after their surgery.  There are concerns about how they work, how long they will need  to remain in place, how they will be concealed, and how they are removed.  They are commonly used after tummy tucks, facelifts, […]

Tummy Tuck Scar Length and Placement

Questions about scar length and location are among the most common concerns that are discussed during a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) consultation. A tummy tuck consists of removing excess skin and “tightening” or repairing the separation of the underlying abdominal muscles (diastasis recti). In order to achieve these goals, it is necessary to make a horizontal […]

Plastic Surgery for Men: More Common Than You Think

Women are not the only ones who want to look in the mirror and like what they see.  Men are just as interested (if not more so) in the way they look.  The motivating factors for men are not much different than women.  Some want to look more attractive and youthful for personal fulfillment, while […]

Saline vs Silicone Implants

I perform breast augmentation with both saline and silicone gel implants. Although the implants differ in material and consistency, both have an outer silicone shell. Saline implants are made of sterile saltwater solution and are filled at the time of surgery, while silicone implants consist of viscous silicone material and come pre-filled. The question then […]

The Top Five Plastic Surgery Procedures of 2011

With more than 1.5 million cosmetic surgery procedures performed in 2011 in the United States, plastic surgery is clearly trusted and embraced by many people. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the most popular procedures performed last year were: ∙ Breast augmentation (“augmentation mammaplasty”): 307,000 ∙ Nose reshaping (“rhinoplasty”): 244,000 ∙ Liposuction […]

The diverse uses of Botox

It seems that maintaining a youthful, relaxed appearance has become an accepted (and expected) part of most people’s lives in 2012.  Sayings such as “I’ve earned these lines” or “My crow’s feet give me character” are heard less and less.  On the other hand, with the advent of cell phones, email, and text messaging, it […]