Image source Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding all take a toll on a mother’s body. Skin that was stretched might not regain its former elasticity, fat deposits can cling stubbornly to arms, hips and thighs, and breastfeeding can cause a mother’s breasts to sag or lose volume after weaning. These are things that diet and exercise may not address, leaving some women worried that they’ll never reclaim their pre-pregnancy body. Fortunately, there is a solution. A combination of procedures that address multiple areas of a woman’s body has become popularly known as a mommy makeover. What is a Mommy Makeover? Mommy … Continue reading
Photo source Can Back Pain After a Tummy Tuck be Prevented? Recently, a patient came into my office for a consultation about a body contouring operation. She was concerned about back pain after a tummy tuck as she had read that it can be a problem. Unfortunately, she ended up choosing another surgeon to perform her tummy tuck operation, one who claimed to have a special technique to prevent resulting back pain. Why unfortunately? Because I know through experience and research that the only way to guarantee zero back pain after a tummy tuck is to perform a subpar operation. Let me explain. … Continue reading
Image: Melissa Maples via Flickr Whether for enhancement, reconstruction, or personal comfort, breast surgery can help women (and even some men) look and feel better by altering the shape and size of their breasts. Breast surgery can have very positive long-term effects on a person’s self-image and confidence. Thinking about undergoing a breast procedure? As a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York city, I have performed many breast augmentations and other surgeries throughout my career. Here are the four most common breast surgeries and what you need to know about each one. Types of Breast Surgeries Breast Implants … Continue reading
There is a new ground breaking method to inject fillers into the face. Microcannulas are thin hollow tubes that are flexible with a blunted tip. This new technology significantly reduces pain and bruising since there is no sharp tip. Instead of multiple needle pricks there is one entry point. With the dull edge, bruising is minimized since there is not cutting of small capillaries. With the wide range of sizes, microcannulas can be used for fat transfers and fillers.
The next direction in breast augmentation is heading towards textured implants. Textured implants are very popular overseas and gaining traction in the states. Clinical studies show they significantly decrease the risk of capsular contraction. All of the major manufacturers carry silicone, saline, and “gummy” textured implant. Time will tell what challenges will appear with the new advancements.