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.
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
There has been some hype (and controversy) recently about the idea of using adjustable implants that allow individuals to change the size of their breasts after plastic surgery. The idea is to allow women to change their minds with regards to size 3 to 6 months after their initial breast enhancement procedure. The technology is similar to what is used on a temporary basis on women who have mastectomies.
The idea behind this is that so many individuals get conservative- sized implants only to determine after that they would have liked larger ones. Swapping out the implants for a bigger size then means another invasive surgical procedure. In order to increase the size of the implants, there is a tiny port inserted under the skin. This allows a surgeon to use a needle to insert more saline or remove some.
The procedure is controversial due the potential risks of leaving ports in for 6 months then removing them. However, there are some in the industry that also argue that it leaves patients with a greater level of satisfaction.
What do you think about the idea of adjustable implants?
Adjustable breast implants may be common in the future, but are not standard now. Contact us to explore your additional options for a breast enhancement.
Friday, August 26th, 2011
Loss of collagen and elastin are the key reasons why your skin starts to sag as you age. When you lose collagen because of too much sun exposure, an unhealthy diet or from a poor skincare routine, you’ll notice fine lines and wrinkles developing around the eyes and mouth, and loose, rugged-looking skin. These effects can be reversed with skin tightening treatments such as SkinTyte. SkinTyte from Sciton has been featured in the media, and is an innovative way to strengthen, tone and tighten the skin.
Friday, August 26th, 2011
It seems that it wouldn’t be a Miss Universe pageant without a good scandal, and this year, the issue relates to plastic surgery. Jennifer Hawkins, crowned 2004′s Miss Universe, was gossiped about by this year’s Miss Australia, Scherri-Lee Biggs. She accused Miss Universe of having “too much plastic surgery” and essentially being a bad role model to the young women that look up to her.
Although drama is not uncommon in the pageant world, this gossip was more surprising since Hawkins isn’t even a part of this year’s competition as she was crowned the winner during the last one.
There is some debate about how women should be representing themselves physically when participating in a pageant. Some believe that a competition based on looks (primarily) should assess natural beauty only. As a result, those that choose to help enhance their looks fall under scrutiny.
However, in this circumstance the individual making the accusations has allegedly tried to reach out and apologize to the former Miss Universe. She claims that she was misinterpreted and never meant to be malicious.
Plastic surgery should always be a personal choice, and the decision to go under the knife should not be influenced by outside pressures. If you are ready to make the decision to have a procedure for yourself, contact us!
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
There has been a lot of attention placed upon a celebrity Big Brother star due to the pronounced six-pack that he has been displaying. This in itself may not sound overly impressive, but what makes him unique is that he still has a fairly hefty body structure.
Big Brother star Darryn Lyons, an Australian that participated on the UK show, has a body contour procedure done which is not yet available in the United States. Ultrasound and other technologies are used in this procedure in order to remove fat from between the muscles to ensure that they are more visible. It is a long procedure – about 5 hours on average – and the recovery period is many weeks.
The controversy in this instance surround the fact that doctors should promote healthy lifestyle to get results before performing surgery. Based on body proportions, it would appear that in this circumstance, the only weight dropped was due to the procedure. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, it is an interesting concept and an great story.
While this particular procedure may not be offered in the United States, we may have other solutions if you come in for a consultation.
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Thursday, August 18th, 2011
As anyone who reads the news knows, the nation is getting fatter, sadly children are getting more obese and our lifestyles are changing and not necessarily for the better. There is a tendency for a more sedentary lifestyle; with entertainment focusing more on gaming and television and ready meals and convenience fast foods becoming the norm, there seems to be less emphasis on outdoor activities.Perhaps you are one of those people who have tried everything to change their body? Perhaps you wanted to lose weight, get more muscle definition via bodybuilding or indeed need to gain weight. You may well have been on specific diets, had personal trainers and been to bodybuilding classes, but nothing seems to be having the desired effects. It is so frustrating when you eat right and you exercise in the way you are meant to and yet the results you want are just not happening.
There may well be a case then to consider supplements. We are all familiar with the idea of protein powder or shakes that are used as meal replacements and they can be extremely effective if used in the correct way and with advice from health practitioners. A bodybuilding supplement or protein powder can ‘take up the slack’ that may be missing in your current diet and regime.
The choice can be overwhelming with everything for a professional bodybuilder who requires a specific protein powder to an individual who requires weight loss supplements to kick start their programme; so do seek advice. A protein powder is often a popular choice and can be whey proteins or soya proteins; these are often mixed with juice milk or yogurts or water and can give you a real energy boost. Alternatively we are all familiar with vitamin supplements and these are now common place and even sold in supermarkets. They range from the simple cod liver oil to omega 3 and an enormous variety of vitamin and mineral supplements.
It is also very important, especially if you are interested in bodybuilding, that you buy your supplements from a reliable source; we have all read in the news about the fake pills that are sold on the internet and it is really important that you trust the source, otherwise at the very least you will be wasting your money and at the worst you could be endangering your health.
All these have been proven to add to the daily diet of those who need it and whether you enjoy bodybuilding, weight loss or indeed want to gain weight then do consider having a supplement in your everyday diet to kickstart the new you.
After attending several Anti-Aging conferences, Dr. Fiorillo has put together a selection of various Supplements and Protein shakes. After researching tons of companies , Dr. Fiorillo selected the ones he feels are the very best to be sold at his Wellness and Training Studio. Please call the Wellness Center today for a Nutrition Consult and find out how implementing Supplements and Protein Shakes into your everyday routine can help you achieve your goal. Call us at 845-623-6141 to find out more.
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
It’s often been assumed in mainstream media that actress Gwyneth Paltrow would fall into the anti-plastic surgery camp. This is because she has been a major advocate of a healthy lifestyle and has focused heavily upon nutrition and exercise to extreme levels. This was an incorrect assumption as Gwenyth has stated, on the record, that she would consider plastic surgery.
Gwyneth does not appear to be an advocate of plastic surgery strictly for vanity – but she supports it and would consider it when it serves a practical function. The actress admits that she never before considered plastic surgery, until she finished breast feeding. Now she says that she would consider having her breasts done.
This is a very common trend in plastic surgery today – there are many women that choose mommy makeovers after they’ve had a child.
Gwyneth Paltrow has not yet admitted to following through with a breast enhancement, but you can. A breast enhancement, breast lift, tummy tuck and liposuction are common components of a mommy makeover that you may consider. Contact us to learn more.
Friday, August 12th, 2011
There’s been one story sweeping the news this past week that questions whether or not there is – or should be – an age limit on cosmetic surgery. An Orange County, California woman, Marie Kolstad underwent plastic surgery at the age of 83. Her decision to have cosmetic surgery was not out of necessity; it was out of a desire to look and feel better, which is something that many Americans of any age can relate to.
However, there are critics wondering if Marie Kolstad should have gone under the knife due to her age and a potential for more health complications. The answer to that question is both yes and no. After all, Kolstad’s health was not at all questionable, and age alone does not determine the eligibility of a patient.
Plastic surgeons asses all patients in the same manner, regardless of their age. One thing that they look at is the weight of an individual, as there are higher risks associated with plastic surgery and obesity. A full pre-op examination is completed, and anyone exhibiting insecure vital signs prior to surgery will never be put under the knife. Doctors also consider the complete health history of a potential cosmetic surgery patient.
If you are considering following in the footsteps of Marie Kolstad, and wish to have plastic surgery as a senior, please contact us. We can help determine if you are an eligible candidate for a specific procedure. Don’t worry about the critics – plastic surgery is a personal choice. There can be risks when you have plastic surgery at any age. Provided you are in good health, you need to assess the risks against the benefits with the assistance of your doctor.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Dr Fiorillo’s Wellness Center focuses on helping individuals lead a healthier lifestyle overall. Weight loss is not the only focus, although it is often a reason why individuals choose to enter a program of this type. Nutritional counseling is offered and can benefit all individuals regardless of weight. It is important that all Americans recognize the risks of poor nutrition.
Studies prove that poor nutrition results in serious long-term effects, particularly when the habits are developed in children. However, health issues may occur at any stage of life when poor nutrition is a factor, for example:
These are just a few of the effects of poor nutrition that can be avoided with a healthy diet.
Friday, August 5th, 2011
Rosacea is a relatively common skin condition that individuals with fair skin often experience.