Dr. Michael A. Fiorillo, MD
Our top priorities are safety, honesty and patient satisfaction, which we can achieve through individualized care and the most advanced, minimally invasive procedures available.
Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Recently, it seems as though Heidi Montag has had a lot to say to the media, and her latest tactic to get back into the spotlight has been to speak out about Dr. Frank Ryan; the plastic surgeon who completed her 10 surgeries before he passed away.
The reality star spoke to ABC this week and said “I definitely think I should have been more informed. I think that doctors should really walk you through all aspects of it, not just the glamorous side of it.” The blame of course cannot simply be passed upon a doctor, as its been rumored that Montag got the procedures to boost her career which is now floundering.
This new proclamation from Heidi Montag has not come as a surprise to those in the world of entertainment. However, it does also emphasize the importance of talking to your doctor about any concerns that you may have when you’re contemplating plastic surgery and ensuring that any decision you make is for you.
Certainly, this statement will not be the last to come from the former reality star.
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
Dr. Fiorillo gives his expert opinion about a teen who decides to undergo plastic surgery. Specifcally a nose job in order to stop being bullied. He urges teens and young adults to be honest with themselves and chose surgery for the right reasons.
Monday, November 22nd, 2010
There’s a new plastic surgery trend in South Korea that makes what’s been hitting the news in North America recently seem tame. While many have spoken out in opposition against the show BridalPlasty, a reality contest where the grand prize is cosmetic surgery, in South Korea, something even more extreme than that has been happening. A common trend has been to reward students for taking their University entrance exams by providing them with plastic surgery; now cosmetic surgeons are encouraging this by offering students discounts for their accomplishments.
Students that have yet to even take their entrance tests are signing up to have cosmetic procedures done since many practices are offering large discounts. Procedures that give young Koreans a more “Western” appearance are most common. Other cosmetic surgery offices are offering procedures to parents. It’s believed that parents put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into helping their children reach their goals, and due to this stress, they need assistance in improving their appearance with Botox, for free!
Plastic surgery was once a luxury only available to those that can afford it. Now, it’s being given a way as a prize. Do you think this trend beginning both within the United States and overseas is a positive one?
Thursday, November 11th, 2010
When it comes to plastic surgery, there are people on two sides of the spectrum – those that are pro-surgery and those don’t believe in it. When there are two clear sides for an argument, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype and misunderstand the real facts. Plastic surgery, even when performed on an outpatient basis is a serious medical procedure and this means that it isn’t free of risk. However, the risks and complications associated with plastic surgery are not very extensive.
In order to understand how widespread plastic surgery complications are, it’s important to look at the statistics.
There are risks with any surgical procedure, and patients need to understand these by discussing them with their doctor. It’s important to answer all questions about medical history honestly in order to have the risk factors reduced.
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
In this issue of Star magazine Dr. Fiorillo talks about Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen’s recent rhinoplasty. He was quoted saying that her nostrils are not as wide and appear to be slightly higher.
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
On the Oprah Winfrey show yesterday, Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson’s mother, confirmed what the world has known all along; that the King of Pop was addicted to plastic surgery. According to Michael Jackson’s mother, the root of his plastic surgery addiction was his desire to prevent the spread of Vitiligo. It’s been speculated for years that perhaps the pop star was trying to lighten his skin and that Vitiligo was simply used as an excuse. Jackson’s mother claims that this was not truly the case.
Katherine Jackson said to Oprah Winfrey that “He didn’t want to start looking ‘like a spotted cow,’ he said. I don’t know what in the world he did to change that, but he did. He had more than two, he was just embarrassed. I hear that people get addicted to plastic surgery, and I think that’s what happened to him. I said, that’s enough.” Jackson’s mother did not address the other plastic surgeries that it’s been speculated he’s had over the years, but plastic surgery addiction as she mentions, could incorporate more than she’s prepared to admit.
This confession does, however, confirm what’s been speculated for decades and for the first time, it’s been confirmed that the King of Pop did have excessive plastic surgery!
Friday, November 5th, 2010
We’ve all heard some plastic surgery horror stories (and have corrected some in our practice), but there are a number of ways that you can prevent encountering any avoidable complications or dissatisfaction with the results of the procedure.
1. Do your research - understanding as much information about the procedure in advance can help you to ensure that you are in a position to discuss it with the surgeons you visit.
2. Check certification – ensure that your surgeon is licensed for plastic surgery. Also, ask them to confirm their specialty with any relevant documentation.
3. Ask for referrals - if you talk to others that have had the same procedure done, you’ll have an idea of a surgeon’s track record!
4. Don’t underpay - if a quote seems like it’s too good to be true, it probably is. You get what you pay for, so don’t choose a plastic surgeon based on the lowest quote!