buccal fat

CAN BUCCAL FAT REMOVAL BE DONE AT THE SAME TIME AS OTHER FACIAL PROCEDURES?

We have covered the details of buccal fat removal in a previous blog. Remember that buccal means cheek. Therefore, the buccal fat is a golf-ball-size fat compartment below the cheekbone on either side of the face. Removal can reduce the fullness and roundness of the mid-face giving a more heart-shape appearance. The incision is in the inside of the mouth …

multiple surgeries

CAN I HAVE A BREAST LIFT, TUMMY TUCK AND LIPO AT THE SAME TIME?

As a cosmetic surgeon, patients will ask me whether they can have multiple surgeries at the same time? In the right hands, that is the right Plastic Surgeon, multiple procedures may safely be performed simultaneously. Breast lift or mastopexy, tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, and liposuction can safely be performed at the same time. This allows these reconstructive procedures to be …

rhinoplasty splint

CAN BULBOUS TIP BE TREATED IN THE OFFICE WITH A SMALL PROCEDURE?

As we discuss in the past, primary and revision rhinoplasty is the most challenging and detailed procedures in cosmetic surgery. Not all plastic surgeons can offer rhinoplasty of any nature and many don’t. The first time is the best time to achieve an optimal result. Avoid a revision surgery unless absolutely necessary. The tip of the nose is anatomically made …

drooping tip rhinoplasty

DROOPING TIP AFTER PRIMARY RHINOPLASTY

We often see patients who have surgery by other doctors seeking revision rhinoplasty. It’s clear the best time for the best result in all procedures especially the nose is the first time. However, there are instances where revisions may be desired. The tip of the nose is defined by its most prominent points, in the distance between them. Within a …

breast revision

BREAST REVISION

Seventy to eighty percent of breast cosmetic surgery proceeds without complication or problem. There are certain cases however where breast revision, or addressing a problem comes up. Whenever you place a foreign object, for example, a breast implant into the human body certain circumstances may occur. The first set of circumstances is the fact that the foreign object or breast …

hourglass shape

CAN I HAVE AN HOURGLASS SHAPE WITH SURGERY?

The hourglass shape means that the waste is the narrowest portion of the anatomic body. The main factor affecting this type of shape is the anatomy of the patient, to begin with. The waist has to be noticeably and significantly smaller than the hips or bust area. Oftentimes, a combination of a tummy tuck with a possible vertical component as …

mommy makeover

MOMMY MAKEOVER PRICES VARY

The term mommy makeover is not a true clinical term. However, it has become commonly referred to as a combination of procedures that usually result from multiple pregnancies. Hence the term mommy makeover. This blog will address several of the cost variations that the patient will encounter. One of the essential elements is the size of the patient. As you …

breast revision

BREAST REVISION

There are several hundred thousand patients who have breast revision surgery in America each year. The majority have cosmetic surgery for the first time. There are some patients in a subset of previous breast surgery patients who are dissatisfied with the result or would desire to improve some aspect of their breasts. One category of breast revision is implant replacement. …

breast augmentation and rhinoplasty

BREAST AUGMENTATION AND RHINOPLASTY AT THE SAME TIME

Breast augmentation and rhinoplasty are two of the most popular and sought after procedures in my practice. During the consultation, I am very thorough. And, I take measurements in detail both of the nose and of the breast. Our goal is always to achieve the most natural-looking anatomic changes possible. Keeping in mind that rhinoplasty and plastic surgery, in general, …

thigh lift

THIGH LIFT

Weight loss after bariatric surgery or after multiple pregnancies can create sagging skin and fat in several areas of the body including the thighs.  I treat lateral thigh lift mostly with liposuction but also have performed direct excision of profound excess skin and bulging. More commonly patients seek improvement of their inner thighs. If fat alone is the issue, then …