What Are Realistic Goals for Plastic Surgery?

What Are Realistic Goals for Plastic Surgery?

As any doctor should tell you, plastic surgery is a very personal decision. Patients can read so much online, watch as much television as they like, studying celebrities who may or may not have had plastic surgery done, but at the end of the day, it is the patient herself (or himself!) who has to be able to live with—and love!—the results. Plastic surgery is not a cookie cutter operation. What works for a friend…

What You Need To Know About Pregnancy After Tummy Tuck

What You Need to Know about Pregnancy after Tummy Tuck

There’s no denying that a baby is a blessing to a family, offering as many joyous, exciting moments as sleepless nights and lifestyle changes. Moreover, many women are all too familiar with the long-term effects pregnancy can have on the abdomen following the birth of one or more children. Many women opt for a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, to improve the tone and tightness of their midsections at the end of their childbearing years or…

Breast Implant Sizes Five Questions To Ask Yourself Before Getting an Augmentation

Breast Implant Sizes: Five Questions to Ask Yourself before Getting an Augmentation

From Playboy Bunnies and television stars to our own friends and coworkers, women are finding ways to be more comfortable in their own skin. Plastic surgery makes it relatively easy to transform parts of ourselves that we want to change for a more attractive shape, giving us better confidence and greater happiness in how we look. Breast augmentation is the most common plastic surgery procedure performed each year, with roughly 300,000 surgeries completed annually, according…

Smoking And Breast Lifts, It is Possible

Smoking and Breast Lifts – It is Possible

It is common for patients who are smokers to seek cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. The question is, does smoking prevent a patient from having surgery? The quick answer is ‘Not really!’ As a doctor, I’m supposed to tell you that smoking is a bad thing…and it is. Smoking causes changes that affect surgical patients in multiple ways. First of all, smoking will affect your anesthesia. It is common for smokers to cough more in the…

Questions About Common Breast Surgery Procedures

Questions About Common Breast Surgery Procedures

With over 15 years under my belt as a NYC plastic surgeon I’ve been asked just about every question that someone might have about breast surgery. As you can probably expect, some questions come up more often than others. I’d like to share those with you – especially if you’ve been reluctant to ask or still have not found a detailed answer to yet. Read through our common breast surgery questions below. And, of course,…

Common Questions About Abdominoplasty

Common Questions About Abdominoplasty

One of the plastic surgery procedures we get asked about the most is abdominoplasty, or more commonly known as a tummy tuck. If you’re considering a tummy tuck, but have questions about the procedure and whether or not it is right for you, then some of these common questions about abdominoplasty below should help. Abdominoplasty Questions I recently lost a good deal of weight, but my abdomen still looks soft and flabby. Would an abdominoplasty…

Questions About Breast Implant Revision Surgery

Questions About Breast Implant Revision Surgery

It’s not uncommon that clients will come see me to revise or repair a previously completed breast implant surgery from another doctor. These cases are not always because of shoddy or incomplete work, but many times can be caused by unexpected results due to things like weight gain / loss. Either way, there are always common questions about the procedure to revise completed implant surgeries so I thought it would be helpful to answer some…