Clay Aiken Admits to Plastic Surgery

Back in January, I wrote a blog about rumors circulating the internet that Clay Aiken had underwent cosmetic surgery on his face.  Aiken, who turns 34 this year, has finally put those rumors to bed.  Canadian newspaper, Toronto Sun, is reporting that Aiken has owned up to his surgery.

“Singer Clay Aiken has come clean about his cosmetic surgery makeover for the new season of U.S. reality show Celebrity Apprentice,” reports Toronto Sun. “He revealed, ‘I had surgery on my jaw for a TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disorder thing and I had them suck the fat out of my chin while they were in there.’”  The American Idol runner up made his liposuction confession on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.  And, Aiken isn’t alone.  According to the most recent male cosmetic surgical data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, liposuction is the third most popular cosmetic surgery among men.

Other Common Procedures Among Men

Clay Aiken’s recent admission brings to light an interesting fact –  more men are seeking plastic surgery.  As thousands and thousands of men are choosing to go under the knife,  the taboo of male plastic surgery is becoming a thing of the past.

Here are a few of the most popular cosmetic procedures among men today:

  • Blepharoplasty: Men looking to achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance often choose an Eyelid Lift, also known as blepharoplasty.  The procedure removes excess fat, skin and muscle from the eyelids, and many men find that it takes years off their appearance.
  • Facelift: Facelift Surgery continues to be one of the most popular and effective cosmetic surgeries among men today.  During a facelift, we tighten underlying muscles and redrape the skin around the neck and face.
  • Rhinoplasty: One of the most time-tested cosmetic procedures is Nose Surgery, or “rhinoplasty.”  This procedure is most commonly used to enhance a nose that appears too large on the face, has a bump on the nasal bridge, seems too wide or appears crooked.

Find Out if Plastic Surgery is Right for You

To learn more about these or any of the services offered at our Plastic Surgery Clinic, be sure to contact us and schedule a consultation.  We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC.  Book your appointment today at 866-537-0954.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Allure Magazine Answers FAQs of BOTOX®

By now, we’ve all heard of BOTOX®, the powerful wrinkle treatment and the number one cosmetic procedure in the US.  While we all know that BOTOX can work to prevent wrinkles, many patients still have questions.  Beauty magazine, Allure, recently published some of the frequently asked questions about this cutting-edge treatment.  Read on to learn more about what to expect from BOTOX Injections.

BOTOX Questions and Answers

BOTOX, for those that aren’t sure, is part of a category of cosmetic treatments called Botulinum Toxin Type A.  Essentially, these types of treatments act as muscle relaxers that prevent facial creases.  While that part is clear to most people, there are still questions left to be answered.

Here are a few questions borrowed from the Allure article along with our thoughts on the matter:

  • “Will BOTOX make me feel numb or look frozen?” One of the biggest concerns with BOTOX is patients wanting a natural look.  When administered correctly and conservatively, we can often achieve not only a rejuvenating look, but a natural look as well.  And, since BOTOX should not affect the nerves that cause sensation, patients worried about facial numbness can breathe a little easier.
  • “Does BOTOX hurt?” As with any injection, BOTOX can be somewhat uncomfortable.  Compared to dermal fillers, BOTOX uses a smaller needle, and many patients are surprised how little discomfort they experience from the procedure.  We can also offer topical anesthetics to numb the area before treatment.
  • “What is the ideal age to start using BOTOX?” There’s no simple answer to this question.  To quote Allure, “You don’t need it before you have wrinkles to hide.”  BOTOX is a procedure aimed at making you look younger; many patients don’t ask for BOTOX before their late 30s and 40s.
  • “How long does BOTOX last?” As with any cosmetic procedure, individual results will vary.  In general, however, the effects of BOTOX can often last up to four months.  Though  not a permanent solution, BOTOX can often rejuvenate the face and take year’s off the appearance.

Schedule a BOTOX Consultation Today

To learn more about BOTOX or any of the procedures offered at our Plastic Surgery Clinic, be sure to contact us today.  We have offices in in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC.  Speak with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon—schedule your consultation at 866-537-0954.

Putting Your Best Face Forward this Spring

Looking outside today, spring is most definitely in the air.  We all know spring is a season of new beginnings–have you considered giving your face a fresh new start?  Spring is the time we’re getting out, hitting the streets and enjoying the warmer weather.  It’s also the time of year everyone sees us more.  Think about putting your best face forward with a few minimally-invasive procedures for freshening up and looking your best.

Top Springtime Cosmetic Procedures

The spring season is certainly upon us—look your best!  Here are the top springtime procedures to help you freshen up:

  • Laser skin resurfacing: If you’re looking to keep your face “springy’ this season, consider Laser Skin Resurfacing.  As we age, the natural collagen in our face begins to diminish and skin may sag and droop. Laser treatments can rejuvenate the skin, combating wrinkles, sun damage, crow’s feet and other signs of the aging process.
  • BOTOX®/Dysport®: BOTOX and Dysport Injections represent the largest category of cosmetic treatments throughout the US.  These Botulinum Toxin Type A procedures are fantastic “quick fixes” to get ready for warmer weather.  These injectables are essentially muscle relaxers that work to prevent intermittent creases from forming in the skin.  While they’re not permanent solutions, the results of BOTOX and Dysport can often last up to several months.
  • HydraFacial™: HydraFacial is the cutting-edge “hydradermabrasion” procedure.  You can think of this MediSpa procedure as a moisture-rich version of traditional microdermabrasion.  Instead of using tiny rough particles, HydraFacial drenches the skin in serums, and exfoliates with its special spiral tip.  It’s a simple procedure with big results!

Freshen Up this Season

To schedule your springtime consultation, contact us today.  We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Consultations can be scheduled at 866-537-0954.  We look forward to working with you.

Male Job Seekers Turning to Plastic Surgery

People undergo cosmetic surgery for many different reasons—to improve self esteem, to address a cosmetic flaw.  In today’s world, more men are going under the knife for a reason that may surprise you.  NBC affiliate, KSDK, is reporting on the growing trend of men seeking out cosmetic treatment to stay competitive in the job market.  The station sought the opinion of an area plastic surgeon who explained that “If people are concerned about job retention, if you look around the table and you feel like you’re the oldest, sleepiest looking one, perhaps, from your facial expression changes–we can do things for that.”

The stigma of male plastic surgery is definitely a thing of the past, and according to KSDK, “Eyebrow lifts and procedures to create a more youthful facial appearance are some of the most popular surgeries for men looking to keep a competitive advantage on the job front.”  Read on to learn about some of the other cosmetic procedures that men are turning to today.

Popular Male Plastic Surgery Procedures

When it comes to treating men, often the number-one concern is looking natural.  That is, appearing as if no work has been done at all.  With today’s modern cosmetic techniques, we can help you achieve a more refreshed, youthful appearance, while still maintaining your natural masculine looks.  Here are a few of the most popular cosmetic procedures among men.

Top Cosmetic Treatments for Men:

  • BOTOX®: BOTOX, the most popular cosmetic procedure in the US, is essentially a muscle relaxer that works to prevent intermittent facial creases.
  • Eyelid lift: Eyelid Surgery—also known as blepharoplasty—is a surgical procedure used to treat eyelids that have drooped or sagged with age.  The procedure removes excess fat, skin and muscle from the eyelids, and many men find that it takes years off their appearance.
  • Laser resurfacing: Laser Resurfacing is an effective way to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and more.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Gain your competitive edge—contact us today and schedule a consultation!  We have offices in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC.  Book your appointment at 866-537-0954.  We look forward to working with you.

Surgeon Gives Daughter, 18, Birthday Breast Implants

In today’s world, it’s not uncommon for women to choose Breast Augmentation Surgery to enhance their looks and boost confidence.  It is, however, uncommon to do so at the tender age of 18.  What’s even more uncommon is when your father is the surgeon.  ABC News is reporting on the California plastic surgeon who gave his daughter the gift of surgery for her birthday.  “Dr. Michael Niccole…gave his daughter Brittani, now 23, breast implants when she was 18,” reports ABC News.  “Brittani also had a rhinoplasty.”  And,  she’s not the only daughter who went under the knife.  According to ABC, “Niccole performed surgery on his daughter Charm, now also 23, when she was 10 to turn her ‘outtie’ belly button into an ‘innie.’”

While most 20-somethings don’t have cosmetic treatment on their radar, ABC reports that “Both Brittani and Charm also receive regular injections of [BOTOX®] to prevent wrinkles and undergo other cosmetic procedures.”  This growing trend of teen cosmetic procedures is somewhat disconcerting.  Plastic surgery is real surgery and can’t be taken lightly.  Whether patients are emotionally mature at that age is certainly subject to debate.  Is 18 too young to have breast augmentation and BOTOX®?  Was this appropriate?

How Young is Too Young?

There are, of course, circumstances that warrant a teen to undergo plastic surgery.  Simply put, plastic surgery can be a life-changing, confidence-boosting experience.  But, how young is too young?  It all comes down to maturity.  While the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) takes no official stand on plastic surgery for teenagers, they do say this:

“The ASPS advises parents to evaluate the teenager’s physical and emotional maturity and believes that individual cases merit careful evaluation under the guidance of a plastic surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.”

What’s most important is understanding the potential benefits, risks and limitations of plastic surgery.  And, as always, make sure you’re dealing with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Plastic Surgeon in New York and New Jersey

To learn more about plastic surgery or any of the services offered at out Plastic Surgery Offices, contact us today.  We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Consultations can be scheduled at 866-537-0954.