The recent Time magazine article by Joel Stein which examined America’s enthusiasm with plastic cosmetic surgery is well written and chronicles the evolution of safety and improvements in plastic surgery. A review of some of his statistics shows that the USA ranks #2 after only Brazil by the percentage of plastic surgery procedures performed in […]
Coolsculpting is a non invasive technology which reduces the fat later of your abdomen or flanks or chest area by freezing the fat to -10C. It works over a period of weeks allowing the body to reabsorb the fat cells which have now “programmed” to be deleted. Recently Bernie Parent was chronicled in the Philadelphia […]
For abdominal rejuvenation there are 4 types of abdomen anatomy. Type 1 is amenable to liposuction alone. Type 2 is best suited for a mini tummy tuck which takes out loose skin from below the belly button and does not address the upper abdomen. Type 3 is a limited situation where the belly button […]
Surgery to improve your abdominal waistline and improve the shape of your buttock can take many forms. In some patients, it is advantageous to transfer fat from your abdomen to your buttocks. In other patients, the excess skin and fat are best removed to improve your shape. The cost for these procedures is often dependent […]
The operative swelling has a progressive resolution over time. Your best results should be more apparent at 3 to 6 months. More extensive surgery will often require longer time to achieve final results. This is also a great time to consider your nutritional choices and exercise program. Once you clear these with you plastic surgeon […]
Recovery from your tummy tuck is both physical and emotional. The physical recovery is significant and blocking out time from work and ensuring that you have the right support system in place prior to undergoing surgery will promote your success in your transformation. Often is will take 4 weeks before you are able to resume […]
What option you choose to take is based on your anatomy and your desired outcomes. Some patients are concerned about keloid scars. Keloid scars are often associated with individuals who are a higher Fitzpatrick number, meaning that patients with more melanin in their skin have darker skin and are more prone to keloids. Some patients […]
Mastopexy procedures following weight loss are up over 10% compared to last year according to ASPS. The large increase in the number of women undergoing breast lift following weight loss reflects the success of the operation in helping women achieve their goals for improving their body shape and their self esteem.
The Breast Cancer Patient Education Act (BCPEA) of 2015 requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to plan and implement an education campaign to inform breast cancer patients about the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction and other post-mastectomy options. Educational materials will inform women of their right to breast reconstruction under federal law […]
The staff wore pink today for Breast Cancer Awareness. The incidence of breast cancer continues to rise in the US. Early detection by regular mammograms and prompt evaluation by a breast cancer specialist if any new lumps are detected on self breast exams important for improving best outcomes.