Blog of Staten Island & NJ Plastic Surgery Articles
Edison, NJ- People are always concerned with they how they appear in pictures. According to Time Magazine, a recent study from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), has shown that a rise in plastic surgery has been attributed to the users of Facebook and other social media. People who use Facebook and other sites such as YouTube and Pinterest, are definitely interested in how their image is being displayed as well. This in turn has led to an increase social media users to seek procedures such as rhinoplasty, liposuction or breast augmentation.
“The hottest trend of last few years is people taking pictures and posting them online to share with the world,” says Dr. Andrew Miller, a facial plastic surgeon in N.J. “People tend to take into account that their pictures are seen and critiqued even before they have met face to face with someone, and we all know first impressions are meaningful.” Intially, social media sites were used primarily for catching up with friends and family. In today’s world, businesses are run from social media sites, and many potential employers may visit your Facebook site to “check you out.” Therefore, people want to look their best.
“Whether you undergo a larger procedure like a tummy tuck or a smaller one like Botox, the key is to look natural,” says Dr. Miller who also specializes in smartlipo of the neck in NJ. An unnatural result can be easily picked up in pictures so it is vital to avoid that. Be sure to visit a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon for the best result possible.Tagged as:Botox, Breast augmentation, facial plastic surgeon, liposuction, rhinoplasty, smartlipo neck, Tummy Tuck
Edison, NJ- It doesn’t take someone with a trained eye to spot someone who has had too much plastic surgery. When some people think of plastic surgery, they see images of certain celebrities, such as Michael Jackson, Joan Rivers, and even the “Cat Woman”, who are just a few people that could be said to have an obsession with plastic surgery. Plastic surgery can be beautiful and help many people improve their imperfections, but there are some people that take plastic surgery to a whole new level.
Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of mental illness where the affected person is so concerned with their body image, that it results in an excessive concern about any perceived defect in their physical features. This condition results in the person seeking out multiple surgeries for “defects” that may not even be visible, and the results of the surgeries never seem to make the person happy. “In general, it is vital to have realistic expectations when undergoing plastic surgery,” says Dr. Andrew Miller, a rhinoplasty expert in New Jersey. There are many people out there who are unhappy with part of their appearance and would simply like an improvement like you can obtain with eyelid surgery or breast augmentation. “But if you are counting on changing your whole life around after plastic surgery, then you are doing it for the wrong reasons,” says Dr. Miller, who also specializes in facelift surgery.
Most qualified plastic surgeons are highly trained in looking for patients with possible body dysmorphic disorder, so be sure to see a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon when considering any cosmetic procedure
Tagged as:Breast augmentation, Eyelid surgery, facelift, rhinoplasty
EDISON, MARLBORO AND WARREN, NEW JERSEY – Lately, there has been an overwhelming increase in the demand for the recently released silicone breast implants with the “sweet” name.
Gummy bears – as they are being called – are the newly released silicone implants that have earned their nickname for the squishy texture that holds its shape – like a gummy bear.
The United States Food and Drug Administration approved the Natrelle’s 410 anatomically shaped, highly cohesive silicone implants in late February. The approval of Allegran Inc.’s (manufacturer) implants – for use in breast augmentations of women 22 and older and for reconstruction procedures in women of all ages – came after a seven year study of more than 900 women.
Although there were cases of complications common to breast augmentation procedures, “the data supports that these implants are reasonable safe and effective,” says Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
This is a far cry from the silicone implants of the past whose reputation is tainted with horror stories of leaks, tissue scarring and an overall complication rate that is significantly higher than that of saline filled styles, which actually have silicone shells themselves.
So why even bother with silicone implants, you ask?
Silicone implants offer several advantages over the saline style that include:
• No “rippling” effect
• More natural feel
• Anatomical shapes
• Increased longevity
Although breast implants are for augmentation (enlargement) of breasts, if the patient has very little breast tissue, the implant can be difficult to hide. When saline implants are used under these circumstances, there can be what is known as the “ripple effect” – where the rippling of the saline (salt water) implants can be seen through the skin. Silicone – especially the highly cohesive silicone used in gummy bear implants – eliminates this issue as the implant holds its shape and doesn’t fold or ripple.
They just feel more natural
“When women do a ‘feel test’ I would say that nine out of 10 prefer the feel of silicone implants,” says Dr. Cuber, a plastic surgeon in New Jersey. “Of course there are other factors besides feel that we discuss during the consultation which, ultimately, contribute to going with either silicone or saline implants.”
“Because saline implants have a sloshy salt water filling, the breast – in effect – shapes the implant,” says Dr. Shain Cuber, a plastic surgeon in New Jersey. “I particularly like the firmness of the gummy bear implants and their vast variations because it allows me to use the implant to shape the breast when I perform breast augmentation in NJ. With the gummy bear implant, correcting asymmetry is a far more feasible task and the tear drop shape just looks more natural.”
It’s true that implants – silicone and saline – won’t last forever. Breast augmentation patients will require a future procedure(s) and there is no way to predict when the silicone implants of the past had a greater rate of longevity compared to the typical 15-year expiration the manufacturers of saline implants suggest. Since the new gummy bear implants have only been used in procedures for seven years (when testing began) there isn’t any proof that they will last longer, only hopes that their longevity compares to their retired, less cohesive counterparts.
One drawback of the gummy bear implant is that it isn’t well suited for women with extreme laxity. Because they are firmer, they won’t hold their shape as well in this type of breast and remain best suited for women with less breast tissue and average to above average laxity.
If you are interested in boosting your cup size and want to explore your options, we suggest seeking a board certified surgeon who is experienced in breast augmentation, which makes a good addition to procedures such as a tummy tuck or nose job.
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EDISON, MARLBORO AND WARREN, NEW JERSEY – When it comes to plastic surgery – in the words of the late Mindy McCready – “Guys do it all the time!” Well, at least car salesmen, engineers, plumbers and mechanics do.
Yes, real men with manly jobs have work done.
“It’s an unfortunate truth but, the majority of men think that plastic surgery is only for metrosexual types who have ‘desk jobs’,” says Dr. Andrew Miller, a top New Jersey plastic surgeon. “The only true stereotype that exists when it comes to men who have plastic surgery is that they have a feature they want improved and have decided to address their insecurities with a surgical improvement.”
Such men are the stars of an article released by The Sun about the car salesman, engineer, plumber and mechanic we mentioned earlier. The reasons they sought surgery are common among both men and women and include a desire to look younger and more refreshed, inability to lose excess tummy fat with diet and exercise and a desire to improve the excess skin and fat – a result of a massive weight loss. The procedures they and their surgeons agreed would yield the improvement they desired included:
• Blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery)
• Brow lift
• Face lift
• Liposuction (chin and stomach)
• Tummy tuck
• Upper body lift
The Car Salesman
Although Dave Willcocks admits that he had to put up with a lot of bantering from his mates – he also says that “no one can deny that he looks 10 years younger” since his procedures. Dave felt time had dealt him a poor hand and he was simply displeased with the man staring back at him in the mirror.
At the time of Dave’s interview with The Sun’s Christina Earle it had been almost six years since his procedures and he still felt he looked good, “just young for his age.”
After losing a whopping 182 lbs., Colin Ollerenshaw was left with a lot of hanging excess skin – common with gastric bypass patients – that kept him from wearing stylish, fitted clothing and undressing in front of his wife.
Now that he has had four procedures that included a tummy tuck, Colin says the scars he is left with were a small price to pay; he feels better than ever and can’t wait to show off his new figure.
A healthy and athletic guy, Chris Knowles used to be embarrassed to wear clingy shirts. He felt that his stomach didn’t reflect all of the time and sweat he had invested into sculpting a chiseled abdomen.
“This scenario is all too common among not only male patients but females as well,” says Dr. Shain Cuber, a body specialist who also performs breast implants in New Jersey. “Fat deposits on the stomach, hips and thighs can be hard to target and don’t always respond to a healthy diet and exercise regimen.”
Unlike Dave, Chris chose to keep his procedure to himself and says that no one bats an eye and that he feels more confident for it (his procedure.)
When Trevor Atkinson became obsessed with his hooded (heavy skin covering the natural crease) eyelids – to a point where he thought everyone was staring at them – he decided it was time to take action. He first attempted Botox, which helped somewhat with the lines, but not the hooding. So he opted for a consultation with a board certified surgeon who helped him make the decision to have blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery).
What does he like best about the results of his procedure? “The fact that the results look so natural that no one can tell he had surgery,” says Trevor.
“Many men are afraid of the attention they will get from friends and family for having plastic surgery,” says Dr. Miller. “The goal is to provide an improvement that looks natural; however, if you choose to have many dramatic procedures at once and take a lengthy leave from work, you may have some explaining to do.”
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Edison, Warren, & Marlboro, NJ – Millions of women every year in the United States alone endure some type of domestic abuse. There are many psychologic issues that have to be faced by these women, and one thing that may help is cosmetic surgery. “Sometimes even the littlest procedure like a scar revision can help to erase the past and help these women look to the future,” says Dr. Andrew Miller, a plastic surgeon in N.J. In some cases, these victims sustain injuries to their face which require them to have surgery such as a rhinoplasty. They might have a crooked nose or difficulty breathing due to a nasal fracture. In this case, a rhinoplasty may help both the shape of the nose and restore normal breathing.
Often times, the domestic violence centers have referrals for plastic surgeons that have worked with victims in the past. The consultation may cause a certain degree of hesitancy, but you can generally feel free to discuss anything that is bothering you with the surgeon. It is important to keep realistic expectations. Scars cannot be erased, but they can improve. A completely new face cannot be created, but significant rejuvenation can be accomplished. These steps should help the patient to start to feel good about themselves again. “We treat every patient in this situation in an individual fashion,” says Dr. Miller, who also specializes in facelift surgery. “A plan will be created to meet your needs that is realistic and natural.”
Domestic violence is a significant problem in today’s world. But at least we can improve issues on the outside, which can help improve issues on the inside.Tagged as:facelift, Plastic Surgeon, rhinoplasty
Edison, Marlboro, Warren NJ – Motherhood can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a woman’s life, but becoming a mother can take a toll on your body. Many more moms are considering Mommy Makeover options to restore their figures, after having one or multiple children. A mommy makeover usually consists of two or more procedures performed during the same surgery such as liposuction, tummy tuck and a breast augmention. The best timing to have the have surgery is after all pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding is complete. Motherhood changes our bodies, and some of those changes can consist of loose skin around the abdomen, lost volume and drooping in the breasts with loss of several cup sizes, and possible stretch marks.
“Mothers give everything to their kids and sometimes can neglect their own bodies in the process,” says Dr. Shain Cuber a breast augmentation surgeon in New Jersey. The mommy makeover can return or even make our bodies better than they were before children. It is important to go to an expierenced board cetified plastic surgeon. The doctor will be able to let you know which surgeries would be benifical to you. Some patients may need a breast lift with implants, while other may just need a lift. Paring liposuction of the abdomen, thighs, and flanks can contour the waist area to create a sleeker appearance. A tummy tuck can also flatten your stomach while muscle tightening gives you back the abdomen you had before kids.
The mommy makeover is a rewarding surgery that you as a mother deserve to give to yourself (or have you husband buy it for you). There is a recovery period that is to be expected to be anywhere from 1-2 weeks. But when it is complete, you will be happy with what you see in the mirror. You deserve to have your body back.Tagged as:Breast augmentation, breast lift with implants, liposuction, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck
Edison, NJ- Yes people..it’s a fact! Recent studies have shown that undergoing a cosmetic procedure can increase the sex drive of many patients. This is especially true for patients who have had surgeries such as a breast augmentation, liposuction or tummy tuck. Having a breast augmentation can bring a smile to both the patient and her husband, especially when the patient had small breasts to begin with. “Enhancing the breasts brings forth another level of intimacy to the table in couples because it’s something new and exciting,” says Dr. Shain Cuber, a breast augmentation specialist. It’s like buying a brand new toy that you cant wait to test out.
Liposuction and tummy tuck are other procedures that can increase sexual interest in couples. Patients tend to feel more comfortable with their bodies after surgery and may start to keep the lights on during an intimate moment, as opposed to keeping the room dark. The research has shown that when someone feels confident, the brain seems to stimulate more sexual energy that has previously been suppressed. “Many male spouses have related to me that they become much more interested in their partners once they slim down significantly, ” says Dr. Cuber, a board certified plastic surgeon.
Therfore, the studies have shown that plastic surgery can make lovemaking more passionate and fresh. The more a man or a woman is comfortable with themselves, the better the chance of them enjoying their time together. This study applies mainly to patients who have had cosmetic procedures on their body, rather than someone who had a facial procedure such as a rhinoplasty . So, if your looking for a change in life or maybe a boost in your love life..plastic surgery just may be they key for you.Tagged as:board certified plastic surgeon, Breast augmentation, breast augmentation specialist, liposuction, rhinoplasty, Tummy Tuck
Edison, Marlboro, and Warren, NJ- Every bride dreams of her wedding day since she was a little girl. They each have a vision in their head of the perfect dress, place, and everything that entails, achieving what they pictured as a perfect wedding day. When the bridal march plays and you walk down the aisle, all eyes will turn to you. You want to make an impression on every person in the room, especially the man waiting at the altar. The perfect makeup, the perfect hair and the perfect body. Good Morning America reports that breast lifts and liposuction have become such a regular parts of pre-wedding day routines that it even has a name called “Bridalplasty”. There has even been a reality show where women compete to win cosmetic procedures before their big day. In order to receive the best results, it may take a little planning on the part of the bride. There are a wide variety of procedures that will make one glow for their ceremony and reception.
“The most popular procedures with brides are Rhinoplasty, liposuction, and breast augmentation,“ says Dr. Shain Cuber a breast specialist in New Jersey. A breast augmentation can fill out that dress and liposuction can contour your body for that dream dress. A rhinoplasty gives you the nose that you have always wanted and can make for more beautiful wedding photos. If your looking for less invasive procedures to freshen up your appearance for the big day with less down time, minor procedures as botox, juverderm and radiesse can give you just enough glow for the upcoming day.
Always remember that it is imperative to leave ample time before the wedding day for recovery. You should not have liposuction, breast augmentation, or rhinoplasty one week before the wedding. Some surgery may cause swelling and bruising that takes time to heal. When doing research make sure you use a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon as well as referrals.Tagged as:Botox, Breast augmentation, Juvederm, liposuction, Radiesse, rhinoplasty
Edison, NJ- People are often not very knowledgable when it comes to plastic surgery. That is understandable. However, a lot of people go on the internet to do all their research and feel that they are fully educated. Unfortunately, there is a lot of inaccurate information on the internet. “That is why we recommend patients go on a few consultations to meet different experienced surgeons, and find out exactly what their desired procedure entails,” says Dr. Andrew Miller, an experienced plastic surgeon in N.J.
For example, many people research the terms surgical rhinoplasty versus non surgical rhinoplasty. The traditional surgical rhinoplasty involves hidden incisions, and performing a complete dissection of the nasal tissues. The nose is then sculpted, straightened, and the bump is removed. The surgery takes about 2 hours to perform and it is done under general anesthesia. The cast is removed in 6 days and recovery is about 7-10 days. Minor swelling can last for a few months, but a nice improvement should be seen immediately.
The non surgical rhinoplasty is not actually a rhinoplasty, but instead is a series of injections into the nose to change the appearance. ”Patients often think that the same things can be accomplished as with surgical rhinoplasty, but without performing surgery,” says Dr. Miller, who is a rhinoplasty specialist. “That is why seeing the physician is so important.” The non surgical rhinoplasty utilizes Radiesse to make an improvement to the shape of the nose. Specifically, Radiesse can cause the bump to appear corrected by injecting above and below it. Radiesse injections are a simple 1,2,3 procedure that takes about 5 minutes, with no down time. Results last about 12 months.
“However, if the tip needs to be thinned or supported, or if a permanent change in desired, then surgery is generally the best method,” says Dr. Miller, who also specializes in facelifts. These important points can come out if a patient goes on multiple consultations to educate themselves about the desired surgery or procedure.Tagged as:facelifts, non surgical rhinoplasty, Plastic Surgeon, Radiesse, rhinoplasty
EDISON, MARLBORO AND WARREN, NEW JERSEY — In case you aren’t in the know, there is a new trend alert in plastic surgery these days; Michelle Obama’s arms.
In an April 30 article, the New York Post claimed that the first lady’s arms are the new, coveted feature on the top of every woman’s plastic surgery wish-list. Michelle’s toned arms have been on display a lot these days along with the likes of other popular celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Kelly Ripa who also have arms worth coveting. Unfortunately for Mrs. Ripa and Ms. Aniston, when polled in regards to whose arms they coveted most, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that more than 31 percent of women answered Michelle Obama’s. Additional data from the ASPS also supports the fact that, these women aren’t simply wishing for the arms of these popular celebrities, they are getting them.
Brachioplasty (arm lift) has risen in popularity by more than 4,000 percent since 2000, according to the ASPS. Their data shows that there were approximately 15,136 upper-arm lifts performed in 2012 – that’s a procedure every 10 minutes! These women are all different shapes and sizes and some have even maintained healthy lifestyles and steady weights like the “Let’s Move!” queen herself. The following scenarios are all possibilities when it comes to a need for a little upper-arm TLC.
Massive weight loss
Loose skin and excess fat from extreme weight loss is one of the top reasons women seek Brachioplasty. An incision is made under the arm to remove excess skin, followed by liposuction to remove the fat.
“Like many cases that involve the removal of excess skin, the patient has to understand that a scar – although expertly hidden – will remain,” says Dr. Shain Cuber, a New Jersey tummy tuck and arm lift expert. “As long as they are sure that the scar is worth losing their ‘batwings’, the procedure definitely yields dramatic improvement.”
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, muscles begin to sag and excess fat accumulates. If liposuction is not enough to slim the upper-arm area, Brachioplasty is again necessary to provide the desired improvement.
Even women who have maintained a healthy lifestyle and are still fairly young can struggle with fat accumulation that has failed to respond to their diet and exercise regimen. If their excess skin is not the problem, an alternative option known as Smartlipo allows the surgeon to remove excess fat and tighten the skin simultaneously.
If you are interested in upper-arm contouring or facial rejuvenation with rhinoplasty or radiesse contact Associates in Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in NJ.
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