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.
Friday, December 31st, 2010
As we say goodbye to the holiday season, it looks as though a new trend has cropped up and it might just be one to stick around. Gift cards have been the number one gift for the past few years because they allow people to use money provided to choose a gift that they truly need or want. Cosmetic procedures can be costly, and for many American men and women, plastic surgery falls at the top of their wish list. So it only makes sense that gift cards and that world of plastic surgery would collide eventually!
Those providing plastic surgery gift cards have them work the same way as a gift card to Amazon or Starbucks. The person buying grabs a card and loads it with any amount they’d like. They can choose a flat amount randomly, or calculate the funds required for a specific cosmetic procedure, like a Botox injection.
Plastic surgery as a gift in other scenarios has been a source of controversy (for example, overseas where plastic surgery is being used to reward students for completing their University applications), but this format still allows more freedom of choice, so it’s sure to be better embraced!
Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
Plastic surgery recovery can be stressful if you don’t know what to expect and haven’t planned ahead. You should talk to your doctor about specific recovery tips based on the procedure you’ve had done, but in general, there are a few things you should know that will reduce your stress level and make plastic surgery recovery as easy as possible:
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
In this issue of Star Magazine Dr. Fiorillo gave his professional opinion on the scar that shows up under Christina Aguilera’s right armpit.
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
In this issue of In Touch Weekly Dr. Fiorillo gives his opinion on how Demi Moore looks at each stage in her life.
Friday, December 17th, 2010
If any of these specific predictions are true of you, contact us to discuss your plastic surgery needs!
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Star Magazine is currently featuring Dr. Fiorillo’s expert quotes in the Knifestyles section of the December 27th issue on newsstands today. The article mentions that singer, Christina Aguilera recently revealed a long scar under her right arm. Dr. Fiorillo mentions that the scar could be the result of a transaxillary endoscopic breast augmentation, in which the implant is inserted through an incision in the armpit. See the article below.
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
The new reality TV show Bridalplasty was getting questionable reviews before the first show even aired at the end of November, and for those that were expecting the worst..well, it doesn’t seem as though they were disappointed. The criticism of the show has nothing to do with the plastic surgery industry, it relates more to the quality of the contestants, and the overall plot of the show. The number one complaint from viewers is that all challenges in the first episode were domestic task based; indicating that perhaps only the most subservient wife would be deserving of plastic surgery to become her new husband’s true trophy.
In addition to the sly domestic challenges the women competed in during Bridalplasty’s first episode, there was a more formal challenge which required the women to put together life-sized puzzles of themselves. The episode definitely set viewers up to expect to main themes for the season: a focus upon body image and upon domesticity.The brides to be placed on the chopping block to leave the show were the two that struggled most to complete their puzzle. As if the show wasn’t likely to be catty enough; the other contestants are responsible for voting on who goes home!
Have you tuned in to watch Bridalplasty? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this plastic surgery/reality TV experiement!
Friday, December 10th, 2010
If you ask American women which body flaw they’d most like to fix if they had the opportunity, you’d get a lot of the expected answers. Many women desire to fix their breasts, reduce fat in the stomach and thighs, or eliminate the facial signs of aging. There are some women out there, however, that just don’t feel their toes are quite as attractive as they could be, and as a result there’s a new arising trend in cosmetic surgery; toe enhancements!
Some women simply don’t like they way their feet look, while others have caused their feet or toes to become mishapen after years of walking in anything but ergonomic high heels. To correct their perceived foot flaws, women in particular are opting to have their toes shortened, straightened and are having fat injections in the toes and foot pads to improve the look and sometimes the functionality.
This new trend in plastic surgery has been a hot topic in the media and as a result their is increased interest in these unique procedures.
Sunday, December 5th, 2010
A new study by Superdrug polled 3,000 women about their feelings on plastic surgery and it has brought forth some interesting insight about how the women in today’s society perceive plastic surgery. The findings include:
As plastic surgery is becoming more frequently discussed in a positive way, this study proves that more people are embracing the idea than ever before!
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
One of the latest reality television shows that has aired features brides who are competing for plastic surgery to cosmetically improve their physical appearance prior to their wedding. The show was titled Bridalplasty and had 12 different brides competing for the grand prize of a cosmetic procedure. IN addition, the winning bride of the competition will get her wedding paid for in full by E! Along with her selected cosmetic surgery.
While cosmetic surgery does have many benefits for some people, perhaps these brides are taking things to the extreme. Is there really a reward for being the prettiest bride? Taking steps to have cosmetic surgery just to prove one bride is more attractive than another is frowned upon by many people, including some viewers of the show. In fact, most people believe that natural beauty is what matters and these brides who are battling to win a procedure are nothing more than vain.
Viewers and medical professionals are concerned that this bridal competition will urge the contestants to have more procedures done than normal. While there are some downfalls to this unique competition, critics do believe that the show will open doors to many discussions regarding cosmetic surgery and the available procedures.
Of the 12 contestants, liposuction and breast augmentations are on the top of the wish list for procedures. Even though the show takes a light hearted approach to these surgical procedures, it should be remembered that they are in fact surgeries and there are always risks involved.