Dr. Michael A. Fiorillo, MD
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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) releases data on current plastic surgery trends as well as the top cosmetic procedures patients are choosing. The report also looks at how procedures grow in popularity from year to year. Recently, the ASPS released their latest data, and many procedures saw incredible growth over the last decade. Breast Lift Surgery was no exception.
According to the ASPS report, there were over 90,000 breast lift procedures performed in 2011, alone. Compare that to the 2000 figure, and we see a remarkable 72% growth. So, why do so many women choose a breast lift every year? The answer is simple. It works!
Breasts can sag and droop for several reasons — following weight loss, as a result of breastfeeding or simply as a normal part of the aging process. Thankfully, breast lift surgery can often be of help. A breast lift, also known as “mastopexy,” is a procedure aimed at lifting and reshaping the breasts. By trimming excess skin and tightening supporting tissue, we can often achieve an uplifted, more youthful bustline. But, since a breast lift does not change the size of the breast, many women choose to combine it with a breast augmentation procedure. Read on to learn more.
When patients are considering breast augmentation, the questions can seem endless. Should I choose saline or silicone? What size is right for me? How long is the recovery? No matter what questions you’re facing, here’s a brief introduction to the procedure.
Countless women are unsatisfied with the fullness and size of their breasts. As a result, they may be living with embarrassment and a lack of confidence. Thankfully, Breast Augmentation Surgery is often the answer. During the procedure, we use a silicone or saline implant to increase breast fullness and proportion. As the number-one cosmetic surgery in the US, ask yourself this: Is it time for me to explore breast enhancement?
Have more questions? Schedule a consultation today!
To learn more about these or any of the plastic surgery procedures we offer, we encourage you to contact us today. We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Call us at 845-623-6141. We look forward to meeting you.
Friday, May 25th, 2012
How are you getting ready for summer? Planning a trip? Buying a new wardrobe? Today, take a moment to consider this: Is your skin ready for summer? Besides being the body’s largest organ, your skin is the part of you the whole world sees. And, there’s no time of year that we’re more on display than these warmer months. It’s no surprise that you’d want to look your best.
Here are a few ways that other patients are freshening up before hitting the beach:
Many patients wonder, “When is the best time for cosmetic work?” While there’s no single answer, one Huffington Post article outlines the most popular months for cosmetic treatment. For those looking for more invasive procedures like breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery, “December is a very popular time to go under the knife,” says HuffPost. But, for those exploring these minimally-invasive treatments, summer might be just perfect. According to HuffPost, patients simply don’t want to give up their summer in recovery. And, as the article suggests, the recommended procedures for summer would be “Minor procedures only; Botox, fillers etc.” So, are you ready to make a change this summer?
To learn more about these or any of the “summer procedures” we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Consultations can be scheduled at 845-623-6141. We look forward to working with you.
Monday, May 21st, 2012
It’s no secret that summer is the most popular time for couples to tie the knot. And, it’s no surprise that these soon-to-be brides want to look their best on the big day. Let’s take a moment to look at a few cosmetic procedures this year’s summer brides will be choosing.
Cosmetic procedures are helping countless women walk down the aisle with confidence and grace. Here is our list of the Top 5 Pre-Wedding Cosmetic Procedures:
And, to make sure all you brides are ready for the big day, we are also hosting a 3-day injection event. Click Here for more information.
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To learn more about sprucing up before the big day, contact us and schedule an appointment. We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Call us at 845-623-6141. We look forward to meeting you.
Friday, May 18th, 2012
If you’ve turned on the TV lately, you’ve seen that we’ve become a culture obsessed with tanning. This has become even more of a concern in light of the recent “Tanning Mom” story that’s been on the news recently. And, while bronze skin can certainly be aesthetically pleasing, there are serious risks involved.
First and foremost, there is the risk to your health. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute, “Long-term exposure to artificial sources of ultraviolet rays like tanning beds (or to the sun’s natural rays) increases both men and women’s risk of developing skin cancer.” Now, if the increased risk of developing skin cancer isn’t enough to keep you out of the tanning bed, here are a few cosmetic reasons to boot.
Tanning works by exposing the skin to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. And, while UV rays can create a glowing tan, they can also damage the skin’s elastin and collagen. These are the proteins in your skin that keep it “springy” and elastic. So, what does that spell for you? Wrinkles. Secondly, there’s the issue of age spots, which are one of the biggest red flags when it comes to premature aging. Although these spots are often not medically dangerous, they can certainly be unsightly.
Of course, your health should be your number-one concern. If you find any new, changed or otherwise suspicious growths or rashes, consult with a physician right away. If your issues are cosmetic, on the other hand, rest assured that there are a variety of treatments available that may be able to help.
When it comes to facial creases, there are several wrinkle treatments available. The most popular, by far, would be BOTOX® or a dermal filler. BOTOX works essentially as a muscle relaxer, preventing intermittent creases from forming. Fillers like JUVÉDERM® are better suited for deeper, more persistent creases. These work by “filling in” the valleys of wrinkles.
In cases of sun damage, there are also several treatments available. One of the most effective is Laser Skin Resurfacing. During the procedure, light energy is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin, resulting in a smoother, more even skin tone. This is a simple procedure with big results.
To learn more about these or any of the services we offer, we encourage you to contact us today. We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Schedule your Plastic Surgery Consultation at 845-623-6141. We look forward to meeting you.
Monday, May 14th, 2012
You’ve lost the weight. You’re feeling good. But, you’re not happy with what the weight loss left behind. Perhaps it’s excess skin, sagging breasts or simply a case of exercise-resistant fat. Whatever the issue, take a moment to consider this: What’s the next step?
If you think cosmetic surgery might be right for you, take a look at these popular plastic surgeries after weight loss:
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To learn more about these or any other procedures we offer, Contact Us today and schedule a consultation. We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Schedule your Plastic Surgery Consultation at 845-623-6141. We look forward to meeting you.
Friday, May 11th, 2012
As the number-one cosmetic treatment in the US, BOTOX® is the wrinkle treatment of choice for millions of Americans every year. We all know it can change the way we look, but could it also change the way we feel? The way we think about ourselves?
News Agency, UPI, reports on one plastic surgeon, Steven Dayan, who sought to find that out. In a recent study, “participants were photographed and randomized to receive injections of Botox between the eyebrows, forehead and crow’s feet or injections of a saline solution,” reports UPI. The study wanted to look at the ways that botulinum toxin type A treatments can affect self esteem and quality of life. And, the results may surprise you.
According to UPI, “[The] double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study found Botox boosts overall quality of life and self-esteem, U.S. researchers say.” And, while this doesn’t mean to say that you’ll have the same outcome, it definitely raises an interesting question about how cosmetic treatment may impact our lives in deeper ways than previously considered.
Now, read on to learn more about BOTOX and what it can do for you.
Last month, BOTOX celebrated a milestone birthday. “April 15th marked the 10-year anniversary of the approval of Botox Cosmetic by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),” says the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. And, in those ten years, millions and millions of Americans have undergone the procedure.
Why? The answer is simple — because it works. BOTOX injections work by preventing facial creases such as “frown lines.” Unlike fillers which work to “fill in” creases, BOTOX is essentially a muscle relaxer that reduces their appearance. Think BOTOX might be right for you? Schedule a consultation today!
To learn more about BOTOX and whether or not you’re a candidate, contact us today. We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Schedule your consultation at 845-623-6141. We look forward to working with you.
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Let’s face it — your skin is the part of you that the whole world sees. As the body’s largest, most visible organ, your skin can certainly say a lot about you. Is yours saying the right thing?
As a plastic surgeon, I can tell you firsthand that some of the top cosmetic concerns among patients are pertaining to their skin. Thankfully, modern medicine offers a myriad of treatments — both surgical and nonsurgical — that can combat even the most pressing skin concern. Want to find out what other patients are doing about it?
Here is our list of the Top Skin Issues Among Patients:
Achieve the skin of your dreams! To learn more about these or any of the skin treatments we offer, contact us today. We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Schedule your consultation at 845-623-6141. We look forward to meeting you.
Friday, May 4th, 2012
According to their website, RealSelf® “is a community dedicated to helping people make the right health & beauty choices.” One of the ways they do that is through asking members to vote on whether or not a cosmetic procedure was “Worth It.” That is, whether they are satisfied with their procedure, all things considered.
In fact, these “Worth It” ratings are becoming so popular that they were even featured in this year’s plastic surgery report from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). As the ASAPS explains, “Worth It Ratings are expressed as a percentage, for example, an 80% Worth It Ratings means 8 out of 10 patients would do it again.”
Here are a few procedures that earned high “Worth It” ratings:
If you’ve been meaning to speak with a Plastic Surgeon, contact us today for more information. We can work together to find the best course of treatment for you. Our offices are located in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Schedule your consultation at 845-623-6141. We look forward to meeting you.