Who Should You Choose for Your Plastic Surgery in the New York Area?



This question is one of the most important decisions you will make when deciding on a procedure to have done. It can make the difference between a successful surgery and one riddled with complications, or the difference between one that looks natural and one that appears shoddy. Wouldn’t you want a plastic surgeon that is knowledgeable and regarded as one of the best doctors in his field to perform your procedure? Wouldn’t you like a doctor who has performed the surgery many times and has the highest level of experience around? If you answered yes to any if not all of these then you would think you have a lot of work in front of you doing research and checking many surgeon’s profiles and websites. We’d like to save you all those hours doing research and point you in the best direction when choosing a plastic surgeon.


Are you looking for the best plastic surgeon in the New England Metropolitan area? Well there are many to choose from, few stand out among the best. Dr Michael A. Fiorillo is one of those doctors. Dr. Fiorillo is regarded as one of the top cosmetic surgeons in New York City and the New Jersey area. He is a double board certified surgeon with previous celebrity clients and apperances on shows such as The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Dr. Fiorillo is sought after by other plastic surgeons for training and advice for products such as  Perlane®, Restylane®, and Dysport®. He and his team run one of the highest rated MedSpas in New York City. He has published many articles and has been featured on news programs such as Good Morning America and the Dr. Oz Show.


At the Medspa in New York City Dr. Michael A. Fiorillo offers a variety of treatments and procedures. These include botox, breast implants, breast augmentation, and revolutionary procedures like CoolSculpting, where Dr. Fiorillo and his staff literally freeze the fat away. With so many options in treatments and the experience that Dr. Fiorillo brings to the table, no one should ever have to feel uncomfortable in their bodies. So whether you are looking to just lose a few pounds or undergo cosmetic surgery to reclaim your youthful figure, Dr. Fiorillo and his team are here to help. They understand what it’s like to look in the mirror and see a different person than what you feel on the inside – and they can help.


You are encouraged to check out the many before and after photos and reviews we have on our website, www.DrFiorillo.com. There we have listed all of the procedures that Dr. Fiorillo performs. Additionally, you can see testimonials of previous clients that have let our team help them find the new and improved versions of themselves. Cosmetic surgery is a very personal decision, and as such we recommend you do your own ample research before scheduling your consultation. For any questions our website doesn’t answer, our friendly staff is waiting for your call.


Remember no one should feel uncomfortable in his or her body. We should all have the beauty that we see in ourselves. Contact Dr. Fiorillo today to learn more!


The Dangers of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Recently there has been an increase in the number of women (and men) suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) across the US.  But what is this condition, why has it suddenly reached an all-time high and what can we do to treat it? Read on to find out more.

What is BDD?

Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD, is a psychological condition in which the sufferer believes that they are ugly or disfigured – their attention is usually focused on one specific aspect of their appearance or one feature, such as their nose or their lips.  It’s basically a severe fixation on body image and a distorted view of how the world perceives them physically, and it can lead to a range of other problems including social isolation, depression and anxiety if left untreated.

Why the Surge in BDD Sufferers

It’s not known what causes BDD, but factors such as physical or mental abuse, bullying or abusive relationships can play a part.  It often begins in early adolescence when we first become aware of our appearance to others, and the recent surge in BDD sufferers could be attributed to the importance that a modern society obsessed with beauty is placing on an individual’s appearance.  We all strive to look like the airbrushed celebrities in women’s magazines, who often don’t appear anything like this in real life.

Treatment for BDD

Treatment for BDD is usually a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and anti-depressants.  Some BDD sufferers become hooked on plastic surgery in an attempt to ‘fix’ the perceived defects with their face and body.  Reputable plastic surgeons will always speak to their patients about their motivations for surgery, and if a BDD sufferer is not undergoing some form of treatment, it would be unusual for a surgeon to agree to undertake a cosmetic procedure on them.  Plastic surgery can become an addictive spiral for BDD sufferers, who should seek medical advice to overcome their condition rather than trying to fix the problem on a physical level.


Korea’s “Plastic Surgery Obsession” Makes News

South Korea, a country known for its cutting-edge technology, competitive academics and pop music, is quickly becoming famous for something else—its growing “obsession” with plastic surgery.  Last week, Reuters reported on this craze, attributing it at least in part to a societal “fascination with the lives of the young, rich and famous.”  While traditional Korean culture resisted any sort of body modification in the past, today’s statistics place the country as the second highest in terms of plastic surgery per capita.  What’s frightening is not just the number of procedures performed, but the age groups being targeted.

According to Reuters, “Many high school girls choose to get surgery after sitting for their college entrance exams, and plastic surgery clinics launch aggressive advertising campaigns to attract more people, including ‘mother and daughter’ surgery packages.”  In a society that values youth and beauty, more teens and 20-somethings seem to be going under the knife too soon.  But, we’re not just talking Nose Surgery and Breast Augmentation. “The most popular procedure is believed to be double eyelid surgery to make eyes look bigger and rounder,” reports Reuters, “but an operation to produce a ‘small face,’ including liposuction and reconfiguring the jawbone, is the current fad.”  In today’s world of instant gratification, quick fixes and surgery obsession, perhaps we should each ask ourselves this:  How much is too much?  How young is too young?

A Healthy Attitude Toward Plastic Surgery

The recent plastic surgery craze in South Korea starts an interesting discussion on who exactly makes a good candidate for plastic surgery.  The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) certainly has something to say about the matter.  Among their list of criteria, the ASPS explains that a plastic surgery candidate should have “a good self-image, but a concern about a bothersome feature or a moderately diminished self-image due to the cosmetic defect.”  This is in keeping with what any plastic surgeon worth his salt will tell you—keep your goals specific and realistic!

Find Out if Plastic Surgery is Right for You

While there will always be those who go to the extreme, for many patients, Plastic Surgery can be a small procedure with life-changing results.  Think you’re a candidate?  Contact us and schedule a consultation.  Our offices are located in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC.  Book your appointment at 866-537-0954.  We look forward to working with you.

Joan Rivers Brings to Light Her Plastic Surgery Past

If there was ever a poster child for plastic surgery, it’s been Joan Rivers.  Never shy about her relationship with cosmetic treatment, the Brooklyn native has spoken in the past of having work done.  Of course, the exact number of times Rivers has gone under the knife has only been speculation—until now.  According to a report from TVNZ, the comedienne is speaking out on just how many cosmetic procedures she’s had over the years.  The number may surprise you.

According to TVNZ, “The 78-year-old TV personality revealed she has gone under the knife more than 700 times…”  Beyond coming clean about the number, Rivers went on to joke about her plastic surgery past.  “Speaking on TV talk show Anderson, she said: ‘Every weekend I just go in and I do something new. I get a 10th one free. It’s a little like coffee you just keep going,’” says the article.  While Rivers seems to be making light of her situation, countless others are asking themselves if this amount of work is appropriate or healthy.  And, while this number likely includes regular, minor treatments such as injections, the question remains: Is Joan Rivers surgery-obsessed?

Setting Realistic Plastic Surgery Goals

Rivers’ recent admission starts an interesting conversation about healthy attitudes and expectations about plastic surgery.  The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) lists some key factors that help determine good candidates for cosmetic surgery.  First and foremost, a good surgical candidate has “realistic expectations of the surgery itself,” says the ASPS.  Unrealistic goals are a surefire way to ensure dissatisfaction and remorse.

Further, a patient should have a “good self-image, but a concern about a bothersome feature or a moderately diminished self-image due to the cosmetic defect.”  Plastic surgery is not a panacea, and should not be treated as such.  While there are other factors that determine plastic surgery candidacy, these are two concepts that every patient should know and understand.

Achieving Your Potential

Let us help you set realistic cosmetic goals; let us help you achieve your potential.  Our Plastic Surgery Clinic offers a host of procedures, including Breast Lift Surgery, Rhinoplasty and BOTOX®Contact us today and schedule your consultation.  We have locations in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC.  Call our offices at 866-537-0954.  We look forward to working with you.

Surgery Obsessed? One UK Mother’s Inappropriate Christmas Gift

British newspaper, The Daily Mail, is reporting on the shocking gift one UK mother gave her 7 year-old daughter this Christmas:  a £7,000 voucher for liposuction.  (£7,000 equals approximately $11,000.)  The article describes the mother, Sarah Burge, as “surgery-obsessed,” and it’s not the first time she gave her daughter a gift like this.  For her sixth birthday, Burge’s daughter supposedly received a £6,000 voucher for breast enlargement.  In reference to this year’s Christmas gift, the paper quotes Burge as saying, “She asks for surgery all the time. She wants to look good and lipo is one of those procedures that will always come in handy…”  Although the 7 year-old can’t redeem these vouchers until she’s old enough, some of us think it’s delivering the wrong message.

Burge, who is known as the “Human Barbie,” is no stranger to plastic surgery herself.  The 51 year-old is infamous in the UK for supposedly spending over £500,000 (~$782,000) on her own cosmetic surgeries.  A woman who seems to like the spotlight, Burge’s website even boasts a “Press & Controversy” section.  Even if this is just a publicity stunt, this is one Christmas gift that is anything but appropriate.

How Old is Old Enough?

Every cosmetic surgery is different and has age guidelines, and when a young person seeks out cosmetic treatment, there are always special considerations.  With a procedure such as Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery), the best candidates are those whose facial growth is complete.  When it comes to Breast Augmentation, saline implants are only approved for women 18 and over.

Also, there’s the issue of patient maturity.  Young patients need to know that plastic surgery is real surgery, and they shouldn’t go under the knife for anyone but themselves.

Want to Find Out if You’re a Candidate for Plastic Surgery?

To have your questions answered and to find out if cosmetic surgery is right for you, contact us and schedule a consultation.  We have Cosmetic Surgery offices in Pearl River, NY and Montvale, NJ, and you can reach us at 866-537-0954.  Call today.

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