Dr. Michael A. Fiorillo, MD
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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Celebrities are much more open to discussing plastic surgery today, and there is a clear division between those who love it and those who feel otherwise. Jamie Lee Curtis is the latest celebrity to speak up about her feelings on plastic surgery. In an interview with the AARP, Curtis said that plastic surgery isn’t on her wishlist today and she also took it one step further in saying that plastic surgery is a Hollywood conspiracy.
This is quite the statement to make, but even plastic surgery advocates might find some truth in it. Actors and actresses face a lot of competition, and sometimes looking older or less attractive according to Hollywood standards can cause them to lose jobs. Hollywood’s ideals can be a driving force behind a fast decision to turn to cosmetic procedures. This is where the issue comes in; many celebrities aren’t getting plastic surgery for themselves, they’re doing it because they feel they have no choice but to. They may jump into a decision quickly and can end up seeing a surgeon that is under-qualified to perform a specific procedure. They then can end up with results they’re unhappy with because they were so eager to please for a career boost. Average people can learn from Hollywood pressures and celebrity plastic surgery regrets and make sure that they’re getting surgery for the right reasons.
The decision to get plastic surgery is a personal one. While some level of influence from outside is okay, people also need to want a procedure themselves, otherwise they aren’t going under the knife for the right reasons. Each and every one of us are the only ones that can decide what we want out of our physical appearance, and before getting plastic surgery, we must ask ourselves if we’re truly ready. If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, first ask yourself these questions:
1. Was it your idea to get plastic surgery? Or, had you thought about enhancing or improving a specific area of your body before it was suggested to you?
2. Have you talked to a plastic surgeon and gathered information about the procedure including risk factors, recovery time and expected results?
3. Have you researched and gotten references from a plastic surgeon you’re considering to ensure that they are qualified to perform the procedure?
4. Do you think that plastic surgery will improve your self-confidence and in turn create benefits for your career and personal life?
If you’ve answered “yes” to the above questions, then you’re looking at plastic surgery for the right reasons and are likely ready. By thinking through your decision and ensuring that you’re in good hands, you’re sure to love the results!
Friday, September 24th, 2010
Recently Dr. Fiorillo was featured in an article that discussed obsession with plastic surgery. There has been a lot of speculation by the media that celebrities are becoming addicted to cosmetic enhancements. True plastic surgery addiction is a serious issue as it has ties to body dysmorphic disorder. Just because someone has had multiple plastic surgery procedures, doesn’t mean that they fall into this category.
True plastic surgery addiction can be detected based on the following symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder. The most common relate to these compulsive behaviors:
1. Constant preoccupation with appearance – individuals with body dysmorphic disorders try to get a glimpse of themselves in any reflective surface they pass. Or, they may have behaviors that are at the other extreme and avoid looking at themselves.
2. Desire to compare appearance to others - those with BDD regularly compare their physical appearance and specific attributes to others.
3. Obsessively learning about the flaw – people with BDD seek as much information as they can about their perceived flaw. If they believe that they are too fat, too thin, have a big nose or too many wrinkles, they compulsively research and read about it.
4. Dissatisfaction with appearance no matter what – people with BDD can change their appearance and alter their perceived flaw, but there will always by something about their appearance they are never satisfied with.
Plastic surgeons are careful about operating on people with body dysmorphic disorder; but in most of the cases reported upon today, the desire for physical improvement is not due to such a severe mental health issue.
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
Breast Augmentation Surgeries Continue to Rise
With improved safety, shorter recovery times and enhanced aesthetic results, more and more patients are seeking breast augmentation procedures in New York at the Park Avenue plastic surgery practice of Dr. Michael Fiorillo.
New York, NY, September 23, 2010 – Dr. Michael Fiorillo, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York, offers breast augmentation as one of the most frequently-performed cosmetic surgery procedures in his office, reflecting a nationwide increase in this advantageous procedure.
According to the National Clearinghouse of Plastic Surgery Statistics, sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US, and has seen a 36% increase in the number of procedures performed each year as compared to 2000.
Breast augmentation increases the sizes of the breasts by one or more cup sizes through the use of saline or silicone implants. In his comprehensive New York plastic surgery practice, Dr. Fiorillo can completely customize each procedure to help patients achieve their desired results while minimizing side effects and risks. Increasing breast size results in a fuller, more proportionate appearance and often a higher sense of physical satisfaction as well.
“As technology advanced and surgical technique became more precise, we’ve seen a substantial increase in the number of breast augmentation procedures performed at our practice,” said Dr. Fiorillo. “Patients can significantly enhance their appearance and feel more confident through a safe procedure with minimal recovery times and long-term results. Women of all ages and backgrounds are now coming to the office for this procedure.”
Dr. Fiorillo performs breast augmentation in New York at his outpatient surgical facility, and takes the time to discuss with patients their options for incision technique and implant material, shape and placement to produce successful results for each individual patient.
About Dr. Fiorillo
Dr. Fiorillo is a highly respected and well-known plastic surgeon in New York who frequently appears in the national media as an expert opinion in this popular field, including appearing as a breast specialist on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”.
Board-certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Fiorillo graduated with his medical degree at the top of his class at Chicago Medical School, and completed residency training in general surgery at State Island University Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in plastic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
In 2004, Dr. Fiorillo opened an outpatient surgical facility where he performs most of his plastic surgery procedures, providing comfort and convenience for his patients. Dr. Fiorillo’s New York Plastic Surgery practice is located at 960 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028, with additional offices in Englewood, NJ and Pearl River, NY, and can be reached at 866-537-0954 or www.drfiorillo.com.
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
In this weeks Life & Style magazine Dr. Fiorillo is featured talking about Megan Fox. The celebrity recently appeared on set filming her new movie with a puffy swollen face. Dr. Fiorillo commented that she had a possible lip enhancement, fillers in her cheeks and filler under her eyes.
Monday, September 20th, 2010
A new reality show from E! takes plastic surgery exposure to a new level. Bridalplasty has contestants compete for an extreme makeover to help them put their best face forward on their wedding day. While plastic surgery has been shown on TV before, this will be the first show that makes plastic surgery the prize.
This show is likely to attract a lot of attention. The premise has been controversial since E! announced it, but there are many prospective viewers curious to see what it’s all about. Plastic surgery on the whole has become more mainstream and widely talked about, and many viewers will surely be curious to learn about the motivations that people have for plastic surgery. It might be due to interest, or because they’re looking to make their own cosmetic surgery decisions.
In addition to winning plastic surgery, the brides to be also win their dream wedding. However, there is a catch. The contestants won’t be able to tell their husbands to be that they may be going under the knife. The lucky winner’s groom will only discover his fiance’s extreme makeover at the alter when he lifts up her veil.
Will you tune in to this new show by E! ? What do you think?
Friday, September 17th, 2010
In this weeks issue of Life & Style Magazine, Dr. Fiorillo is featured in a cover story about Jersey Shore’s reality T.V. star J-Woww and her recent plastic surgery. The article discusses how the reality star seems to be hooked on going under the knife and focuses on the scar she has to prove it. The article talks about her recent breast augmentation and Dr. Fiorillo mentions that her scar looks new and that she has gone from a D to a DD cup which, although very large, is proportional to her body. He adds that any larger would cause the implants to be disproportional to her frame.
Friday, September 17th, 2010
There are a wide variety of reasons why men and women chose to undergo cosmetic procedures to enhance their looks. While it might surprise you, one of these intentions is to help further their careers. A previous study by the University of California demonstrated that in fact, attractive people are more successful at their jobs. They earn more and are better respected in their organization. With this in mind, a new study was conducted to see just how many American women believe that plastic surgery would help their career and in turn, how many would have surgery with career goals in mind.
According to the results of this study, 1 in 5 women said that they would get plastic surgery to get them further ahead at work. These statistics don’t even incorporate those women who participated in the study that said that they would get plastic surgery for other reasons. There was a time when these numbers might not have been so high because the majority of women chose to keep any cosmetic procedures they’ve had done a secret (still a celebrity trend today) and didn’t want to admit insecurity. However, today there is a much better understanding of what plastic surgery is and there is a much greater acceptance and honesty surrounding the topic so many women are proud to say they’d do it!
Whether you agree or disagree that plastic surgery should be used to help you climb the career ladder; the statistics don’t lie. Would you get plastic surgery just to boost your level of success at work? Tell us why or why not and what your plastic surgery motivations would be!
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
Monday, September 13th, 2010
It’s been speculated that both Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have gone under the knife to keep their status as the world’s most beautiful couple. However, reported motivations for this celebrity couple to go under the knife, don’t just relate to looks; sources claim they are doing it to save their marriage. This celebrity couple was once known for having a lot of passion in their relationship, but with so many young kids and a busy work schedule, that may have fizzled out. There has been no confirmation that this rumor is in fact true, but it is possible. Plastic surgery can improve relationships in the following ways:
1. It increases confidence - men or women who are not comfortable with their bodies may not be willing to show it off to their partners. If they have enhanced a perceived flaw, their confidence increases and that can translate and effect the physical relationship of a couple for the better!
2. The care process can create a bond – following a plastic surgery procedure, family members are often relied upon during recovery. While someone is recovering, they may be forced to slow down and rely on their partner more than they did before, and that can cement a bond and bring people back together.
3. It encourages self-improvement – once people have improved their bodies, they’re more likely to be inspired to improve their lives. This reinvention can include putting more focus on strengthening a romantic relationship.
Plastic surgery can have benefits for couples, but it’s also important to ensure that when considering plastic surgery, it’s something that you want for you. If you do not have interest in a surgical procedure and do it just for your spouse, then the opposite effect might occur. Think about it carefully and talk to your partner and your doctor before finalizing your decision!
Saturday, September 11th, 2010
After a plastic surgery procedure has been performed, many patients are inspired to improve their health to truly look and feel their best. For those who already lead active lives, it can be a struggle to remain stagnant during the recovery period. These tips will help you ensure that you remain safe and healthy during your recovery.
1. Understand the recovery period - It is essential that patients discuss the required recovery time with their plastic surgeon and understand the limitations they need to abide by. You don’t want to risk a complication, so do abide by the guidelines you’ve been provided.
2. Get activities approved by your doctor – your plastic surgeon will provide you tips on what you can and cannot do for physical activity during the recovery period. If you have interest in trying anything that has not been discussed, do make sure you clear it with your doctor first. recovery is complete be cleared by the doctor.
3. Do start moving - you don’t want to remain completely inactive after surgery. Follow your doctor’s guidelines and ensure that you are doing some exercise to keep your body in optimal shape. Simple exercises and stretching to other areas of your body not operated upon can help increase circulation and counteract effects from being less active. Walking can be integrated into your exercise routine as per timelines suggested by your doctor. Make sure that you do begin walking as instructed as this will aid in your recovery.
If you have specific health goals during or after your recovery, talk to the Wellness Center professionals who can create an appropriate program!