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, June 28th, 2012
Let’s face it, we’re all guilty of one bad habit or another — procrastinating, knuckle cracking, leaving dishes in the sink, etc. But, is that where it ends for you? Or – like most of us – are you also guilty of a few bad skin habits as well? Allure magazine recently featured an interesting article entitled, “17 Bad Skin Habits.” This must-read features the top “skin sins to leave behind.”
Borrowing from that list, here are a few habits you should start thinking about breaking today:
Clearly, our bad skin habits can affect not only our health, but how we look as well. If you’re already seeing some signs of damage, don’t panic. Cosmetic medicine offers a few solutions.
When it comes to wrinkles and sun damage, there are several treatments available. For creases such as crow’s feet and frown lines, many patients will choose BOTOX®. This minimally-invasive treatment works essentially as a muscle relaxer, preventing lines from forming. If sun damage is your main concern, Laser Skin Resurfacing can often be the answer. Besides sun damage, laser treatments can often reduce the appearance of lines, acne scars and skin blotchiness.
If skin sagging is your main concern, Facelift Surgery might be right for you. During a facelift procedure, we tighten underlying facial muscles and redrape the skin around the neck and face. For many patients, the procedure can take years off their appearance.
To learn more about these or any of the skin treatments we offer, take a look around our website: Plastic Surgeon NYC.
When you’re ready to come in for a consultation, contact us at 845-623-6141. We look forward to meeting you.
Monday, June 25th, 2012
Exploring plastic surgery can be one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. It can also be one of the most overwhelming. While your decision will ultimately be a personal one, there are certain steps you can take to have your questions answered and put your mind at ease. In the end, it’s all about becoming a more aware, informed patient.
Considering plastic surgery? Here are 3 things you need to be doing:
Want to learn more about procedures like breast augmentation, liposuction and BOTOX®? Take a look around our website: Plastic Surgery NY. If you’re ready to take the next step, contact us today and schedule a consultation. We have offices in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Call us directly at 845-623-6141. We look forward to hearing from you.
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Years ago, when a patient wanted to treat facial wrinkles, their only real option was surgery. Then, in 2002, everything changed. When BOTOX® Cosmetic was first FDA approved, the concept of minimally-invasive procedures was little known. Today, it represents the number-one category in cosmetic treatment across the board. Why? Because it works. Instead of having to go under the knife, folks were now able to achieve dramatic age-defying results with less downtime and no need for general anesthesia. What started as a simple alternative to surgical wrinkle treatments has grown to become the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States.
So, how many BOTOX procedures are performed each year? BOTOX falls under the category of “botulinum toxin type A” procedures. (Dysport® also falls in this category.) According to the most recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 5.6 million botulinum toxin type A procedures performed in 2011, alone. That represents a full 5% growth from the previous year. And, while procedures like facelift surgery continue to be highly effective and grow in popularity as well, procedures like BOTOX have well-established themselves as the industry leader in wrinkle treatment.
What’s number two? Soft tissue fillers. Read on to learn more.
So, what’s the difference between BOTOX Injections and soft tissue fillers? BOTOX is essentially a muscle relaxer. This highly purified protein works to prevent dynamic creases from forming. These include frown lines, crow’s feet, etc.
Fillers – as the name suggests – work to “fill in” facial creases. Because of this, they are well-suited even for deeper, more persistent lines. Popular fillers include Restylane®, Perlane® and JUVÉDERM®.
Can’t decide between BOTOX and a filler? You don’t have to! Contact us today and schedule a consultation.
Want to learn more about BOTOX and the other minimally-invasive treatments we offer? Click here: Plastic Surgery NYC.
Ready to come in for a consultation? 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 hearing from you.
Monday, June 18th, 2012
When we hear someone say “breast surgery,” we’ll often assume they’re talking about Breast Augmentation. As the number-one surgical cosmetic procedure in the US, breast enhancement has helped millions of small-breasted women achieve a larger, fuller bust line. Countless other women, however, suffer from the opposite problem.
Breasts that are too large can cause a laundry list of health and emotional problems. Often, these will include:
And, while some might see large breasts as a blessing, for others it can become a nightmare. Thankfully, plastic surgery offers a solution: Breast Reduction Surgery. Not sure what it’s all about? Read on to learn more about the procedure.
Breasts that are too large can quickly turn from a small bother to a full-blown burden. Breast reduction surgery can often become the only good option. Here’s a brief introduction to the procedure:
A breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia and can generally take anywhere from two hours to four hours to perform. After incisions are made, fat and glandular tissue are removed from the breast The skin is also tightened to achieve smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body. When it comes to relieving symptoms, many patients find that a breast reduction can make all the difference in the world. Think this may be the right procedure for you? Schedule a consultation today.
To find out if breast reduction surgery is right for you, contact us today and schedule a consultation. We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Call us at 845-623-6141. We look forward to hearing from you.
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
When you look at someone’s face, what’s the first thing you notice? Their eyes. Often called “the window to the soul,” our eyes aren’t just a way for us to see – they’re an important part of what we tell the world. Eyes can communicate our mood, feelings and even our age! Take a moment to consider: What are your eyes telling the world? If you’re one of the countless Americans dealing with wrinkles and sagging skin, yours might be saying the wrong thing.
Time and time again, one of the most popular concerns I’ll hear during a plastic surgery consultation center around the eyes. Because they’re so prominent, small imperfections can become major red flags and make us look older than we really are. Worse yet, they can also make us feel older than we really are. Want to find out what other patients are saying?
Here is our list of the top cosmetic eye concerns and a few ways plastic surgery can help:
To learn more about these or any of the procedures we offer, contact us today and schedule a consultation. Our offices are in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Call today at 845-623-6141. We look forward to meeting you.
Monday, June 11th, 2012
Think cosmetic work is just for women? Think again! Several websites are reporting today on an ever-growing Father’s Day trend: giving dad the gift of cosmetic treatment.
In the past, cosmetic treatment was typically associated with the fairer sex. Today, that’s simply not the case. Men’s attitudes toward cosmetic work have changed for all sorts of reasons, not the least of which is a desire to stay competitive in a difficult job market. And, with Dad’s day just around the corner, let’s take a look at a few of the top procedures among men.
Here is out list of the Top Cosmetic Procedures for Father’s Day:
As a male plastic surgeon, I understand full well that men are looking for something a little different when they come in for a plastic surgery consultation. Simply put, males have different medical needs and cosmetic goals than their female counterparts. Most often, the number-one concern is achieving a natural look. Thankfully, this can very often be achieved.
Using a more conservative treatment style, we can work to enhance your appearance and shave off a number of years without compromising your natural, masculine looks. We understand that male patients simply want to look better – to look as though they had no work done at all. So, if this sounds about right to you, take the first step – schedule a consultation today.
To find out what plastic surgery can do for you, 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 working with you.
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
When it comes down to brass tacks, the true success of a cosmetic procedure lies in patient satisfaction. That is, whether given the chance, the patient would do it all over again. RealSelf®, a plastic surgery community site, tracks patient satisfaction and assigns each procedure a “Worth It” rating out of 100 points. A collection of thousands of user votes, these ratings shed light on which procedures patients would recommend to their family and friends.
So how did Mommy Makeovers stack up? According to the most recent data, RealSelf is giving Mommy Makeovers a remarkable 98% Worth It rating. What is a Mommy Makeover? Read on for a brief introduction.
Having a child can be one of the most rewarding times in a woman’s life. But, it can also change a woman’s body in several ways. Some of the most common ways include:
Thankfully, plastic surgery offers a solution: a Mommy Makeover. In short, a Mommy Makeover is a procedure or series of procedures that are performed in order to bring a woman closer to her pre-baby body.
Here are a few of the most popular Mommy Makeover procedures:
Think a Mommy Makeover might be right for you? Take the first step – schedule a consultation. We have offices in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Contact us today at 845-623-6141. We look forward to meeting you.
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Historically, the terms “plastic surgery” and “body image” have long been associated with women more so than men. But, one UK study is now confirming that males may be equally as affected by appearance as their female counterparts. British newspaper, The Guardian, reports on this, explaining that, “More than four in five men (80.7%) talk in ways that promote anxiety about their body image by referring to perceived flaws and imperfections.”
Looking at the ways people use negative “body talk,” researchers polled 394 men on their beliefs and attitudes toward their bodies. The Guardian also quotes the woman behind the study, Dr. Phillippa Diedrichs, who explains that, “These findings tell us that men are concerned about body image, just like women.” So, want to find out what men are doing about it? Read on.
This new study brings to mind interesting recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). According to the ASPS, there were over 200,000 cosmetic surgical procedures performed on men in 2011, alone. That figure represents a full 13% of all procedures performed, up a full 1% percent from the 2010 number. Want to know what cosmetic surgeries men are opting for?
Here are the Top 3 Male Cosmetic Surgical Procedures, based on recent data from the ASPS:
Our practice offers comprehensive plastic surgery care to men and women of all ages. Find out more about the procedure that seems right for you by contacting us today. We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Call today at 845-623-6141. We look forward to meeting you.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Let’s face it – appearance affects us at every age. And, there’s no age group more aware of this than the “baby boomer” generation. From age spots to wrinkles, growing older takes a toll not only on how we look, but how we look at ourselves. Thankfully, modern cosmetic treatment offers a host of solutions.
So, just how many baby boomers are seeking cosmetic treatment? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were over 3.4 million cosmetic procedures performed on patients 55 and older last year. What procedures are other baby boomers choosing?
Here is our list of the Top 5 “Baby Boomer” Skin Procedures:
BOTOX®: BOTOX is the number-one cosmetic procedure among the baby-boomer generation. Essentially a muscle relaxer, BOTOX works to prevent facial creases, such as frown lines, smile lines, horizontal lines on the forehead and more. While not a permanent solution, the effects of BOTOX can often last up to several months.
Fillers: Soft tissue fillers like JUVÉDERM® work better for facial creases that are deep and always visible. By adding volume to the face, we can “fill in” facial wrinkles and restore a more youthful shape to the face. For patients looking for an alternative to lip implants, certain injectables can also be used for minimally-invasive lip enhancement.
Chemical Peels: As we age, our skin can become rough, uneven and sun damaged. Thankfully, a chemical peel can often be of help. These treatments work by removing the damaged outer layers of the skin, restoring a fresher, more youthful appearance. There are many different types of peels available and together, we can find the right one for you.
Microdermabrasion: If your skin has seen better days, Microdermabrasion might be right for you. Using a gentle stream of fine particles, we can exfoliate the skin and produce a more youthful appearance. Among those 55 and up, there were over 219,000 microdermabrasion procedures performed in 2011 alone.
Liposuction: When patients are faced with stubborn fat that hasn’t responded to exercise, liposuction can often be the answer. Using a suction tool, we can effectively and permanently remove fat from the thighs, midsection, love handles and more.
To find out more about these or any of the cosmetic treatments we offer, don’t hesitate 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.