Surgical Tourism: Approach with Caution

A colleague recently alerted me of an article published by NBC in their health news section about a report of women traveling to the Dominican Republic for discounted cosmetic surgical procedures.  The article stated that there were 19 reported cases in the last year of American women who suffered serious infections after traveling to the Dominican Republic.  In most...

Read More

Botox: Safely Reducing Wrinkles in the Upper Third of the Face.

Many of the patients I see in our practice seek consultation because they’ve noticed age-related changes in the upper part of the face, specifically the appearance of wrinkles.  The eyes, eyebrows, and forehead comprise the  ”expression center” of our faces, and so it makes sense that contraction of the muscles in these areas will lead to the formation...

Read More

Voluma Lift: Our Newest Asset in Facial Rejuvenation

Many of the patients we see for facial rejuvenation in the office have specific concerns about the appearance of their cheeks and midface.  Most commonly, they have noticed a descent of the cheek and malar tissue, with hollowing out of each of these areas over time.  In addition, more patients are seeking non-surgical treatments that will restore volume and provide a...

Read More

Thinking of Having a Cosmetic Procedure: Winter is the Time!

Patients in our practice often wonder when the best time is to undergo a cosmetic procedure or surgery.  While timing is ultimately an individual decision based on multiple factors (time off, availability of help, personal preference) winter can be the ideal time to undergo many types of cosmetic procedures, especially those related to skin care.  Laser treatments for...

Read More

Will I need to replace these in 10 years?

Breast augmentation is among the more common cosmetic surgical procedures we perform for patients in our practice, and is among the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures nationwide.  Among the most frequent questions we hear at consultation is “Will I have to replace my implants every 10 years?”  There is a common misconception that implants have a set...

Read More

Which Injectable is Right For You?

Over the past few years, minimally invasive procedures have gained significant popularity, and injectables like Botox and fillers are now among the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the US.  As one may expect, with such an increase in popularity, many new products have reached the market, and more are being released each year.  With so many different names...

Read More

Caring for the Injured Child

A significant portion of the patients we treat at our practice are children, and helping them and their families through an injury and seeing them healed is one of the most gratifying aspects of our plastic surgery practice.  Between sports injuries, dog bites, and accidents in and around the house, many children suffer lacerations or hand or facial injuries that require...

Read More

Less is Often More

Many patients, especially those who have noted signs of facial aging, feel like they need a complete overhaul of their face or body to achieve the refreshed, youthful look that they desire.  For most patients, this radical approach is usually not necessary nor recommended, as the results can be striking, and significant changes in appearance may be displeasing even with...

Read More

Rejuvenating “Tired” Eyes

One of the more common concerns of the patients we treat in our practice is the appearance of their eyes and the surrounding tissues, and one of the most frequent comments we hear is: “My eyes just look tired.”  There are a number of factors that contribute to the appearance of the eyes and periorbital (surrounding) tissues, including upper and lower eyelid...

Read More

Mommy Makeover: Treating Yourself After Pregnancy

  Among the most common types of patients we see in our practice are women who have had children, and would like to restore or improve their appearance.  Pregnancy and breast-feeding cause significant physiological changes, many of which are difficult to reverse, even with an excellent diet and exercise regimen.  Several of these changes occur in the abdominal region...

Read More

Breast Reconstruction: You Have Options

If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with breast cancer, or has undergone mastectomy, it is important to understand that there are several surgical options available for breast reconstruction.  Many patients may be unaware of the options available to them, and what treatments they are entitled to.   Numerous studies have shown higher reported quality of...

Read More

Improving the Appearance of Lips With Fillers

  One of the most common concerns of patients who present to our practice is the appearance of their lips.  In most cases, patients desire fuller, plumper appearing lips, and often wish to reduce fine lines that develop in the surrounding skin.  There are several surgical and minimally invasive techniques that can be used to treat the lips, and create a fuller,...

Read More