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Health Benefits from Plastic Surgery

Media stories emphasize the intangible benefits of plastic surgery, from increased self-confidence to reduced social anxiety, from a better body image to greater willingness to taking risks.

What gets lost in the hoopla is the fact that these procedures also offer specific physical benefits. The health improvements many patients gain can be life-changing, according to plastic surgeon Adam Tattelbaum, M.D.

Here is a look at 4 ways that plastic surgery can benefit your health.

#1. Improved Breathing

Rhinoplasty can get rid of that bump on the bridge of your nose. And at the same time, you can get a procedure done that makes it easier to breathe by fixing a deviated septum and letting air move in and out freely.

The results of this procedure can be dramatic. Patients report they get a full night’s sleep for the first time in years. Their spouse sleeps better because the surgery stopped the snoring. Because oxygen flows more freely, they have more energy.

#2. Better Vision

Droopy eyelids make you look older and not alert. But did you know they can also make it hard to see easily, especially off to the sides? Corrective plastic surgery on your eyelids can give you better peripheral vision.

Heavy eyelids, with excess skin and tissue, can also make you strain as you try to focus. The results are headaches and fatigue, especially noticeable if you drive for long periods.

An experienced surgeon can perform upper eyelid plastic surgery, called blepharoplasty, that gets rid of excess tissue and skin that’s weighing it down. You see better and more easily, even off to the side.

#3. Less Back, Shoulder and Neck Pain

Feel like you are permanently carrying a cement sack around your middle? Excess fat and skin around your abdomen area can cause soreness in the muscles in your back, shoulders and neck. It can lead to headaches, soreness and even shooting pain that affects your entire lifestyle.

For many women, the problem is compounded by weak muscles in the abdomen area. Even starting an exercise program can be too challenging when you’re fighting the effects of weak muscles and extra weight.

A tummy tuck can make a major difference, eliminating the source of the pain. This procedure tightens abs muscles and reduces the amount of weight and skin your body is dealing with. The result is less stress on the neck, shoulders and back. It can be the first step to a more active lifestyle.

Another plastic surgery procedure that can help is breast reduction surgery. For women with large breasts, it can prevent chronic back, shoulder and neck pain and headaches. It can also put an end to the itchy, red and painful skin irritation that develops beneath larger breasts.

#4. Weight Loss Maintenance

Once you lose the weight, the challenge is to keep it off. That’s where body contouring procedures like liposuction or a tummy tuck can help.

Men and women who have the work done report that it’s easier to eat healthy and exercise regularly. This effect is a direct result of a better self-image. Once you see how good you look, you are motivated to keep your body in shape.

Trust Experience 

Whatever your struggle and expectations for plastic surgery, Dr. Adam Tattelbaum is here to help. He is committed to working with you to achieve your specific goals. Over the years that he and his staff have been serving the Rockville-Annapolis-McLean area, they have earned a reputation for attention to detail and compassionate patient care.

It all starts with a consultation. He really listens to what you want to achieve. Then he provides realistic feedback and comes up with a treatment plan, including surgical and non-surgical options, that is tailored specifically to your needs.

Dr. Tattelbaum is double-board certified:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

He is active in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the elite American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The Consumer Research Council of American listed him in its “America’s Top Surgeons.” Multiple times, he has also made the Top Plastic Surgeons list, published by Washingtonian Magazine. 

Dr. Tattelbaum offers a variety of plastic surgery treatments, including:

  • Tummy tuck
  • Breast procedures
  • Liposuction
  • Facelifts
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Body contouring
  • Eyelid surgery

To see how plastic surgery can help your biggest body challenge, contact the office of Dr. Adam Tattelbaum today.




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DR Adam Tattelbaum Discusses 5 Most Requested Cosmetic Surgeries for Men

It’s been a long time since cosmetic surgery procedures were considered strictly a woman thing. Men want, and need, to look good. It’s about looking young and fit to stay competitive in the job market and social situations.

They are turning to cosmetic surgeons for help. And the number keeps rising, up a whopping 325 percent since 1997. That’s what accounts for the fact that men elected to have more than 1.2 million cosmetic procedures in just a single year, 2015.

Here is a look at the top 5 procedures requested by men.

#1. Liposuction
More than 50,000 men had fat removed through liposuction in 2015. With this procedure, the surgeon reduces the amount of fat in specific areas, like around the hips or in the belly. He uses precision suction equipment and tiny tubes to remove fat deposits under the skin.
As a rule, this does not require general anesthetic or an overnight stay in the hospital. That’s only needed if a large amount of fat is taken out. Recovery time is a few days to a few weeks, depending on the amount of work done.

#2. Nose Job
Men chose rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, over 30,000 times in 2015. Changing the shape of rhinoplasty-dr-tattelbaumthe nose and removing irregularities is one of the oldest forms of cosmetic surgery.
Modern cosmetic surgeons using the newest methods can sculpt the nose so it looks natural and proportional to the face. Either general or local anesthesia is used, depending on the needs of the patient, but an overnight stay in the hospital isn’t required. After rhinoplasty, men experience swelling and often bruising around the eyes for several days.

#3. Eyelid Work
In 2015, more than 30,000 men in the U.S. had eyelid surgery. When done by an experienced surgeon, this procedure reduces bags under the eye and too much skin above it. Not only does it make a person look healthier and younger, it can also improve eyesight.
The surgery takes about two hours, using local anesthetic. For one to two weeks, there are signs of bruising and some swelling.

#4. Breast Reduction
Women want bigger breasts, but men want to reduce them. More than 30,000 men had male-breast-reductionmale breast reduction done in 2015. Large breasts are embarrassing on a male, the result of too much estrogen or too little testosterone.
The surgery lasts up to two hours, using either general or local anesthesia. The cosmetic surgeon can use two approaches: liposuction to get rid of excess fat or excision to remove glandular tissue or skin, or a mix of the two.
Most activities, like going back to work, can be done within a week. Men can return to exercise and other vigorous activity after three weeks.

#5. Facelift
In the U.S., more than 13,000 men had a facelift in 2015. This is an involved procedure that requires attention to detail and experience. The surgeon lifts and re-contours the underlying muscles and skin, giving the face a more youthful appearance.
Recovery times vary. The surgeon and the patient decide what type of anesthesia is most appropriate.

Trust Your Body to an Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon
Adam G. Tattelbaum, M.D. has been helping men in the McLean-Annapolis-Rockville area achieve a more youthful look for many years. He has earned a reputation for really listening to the needs of each patient.

He knows that every patient is different, with his own goals and needs. That’s why the doctor places so much emphasis on learning what the patient expects. Together they come up with a realistic, customized plan.

Dr. Tattelbaum is double-board certified Maryland Plastic Surgeon, he is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the elite American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Georgetown and Harvard Universities. He is now a member of the clinical faculty at Georgetown. His work has been recognized by the Consumer Research Council of America in its America’s Top Surgeons list.
Call Dr. Tattelbaum’s office today for more information about your cosmetic procedure.

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Hair Transplant: Artas Robotic hair transplantation with a hair of Neograft

Neograft/Artas Robot combo :

As many of you know our hair group was the first adopter of the Artas hair transplant robot in the metro D.C. Area. We have been fortunate enough to be able to use our center for teaching the intricacy of this machine to others as well.

Artas has grown with us over the past three years; evolving to better software and extraordinary efficiency in the correct candidates.

We have also learned some of the limitations of the machine. Artas thinks like a robot. It does an amazing job of follicular unit extraction in its neatly prescribed boxes, but it thinks just inside the box. Hair grows all over and is not as neatly packaged as its computer might think.

For the past year we have begun offering Artas Robot/ Neograft combinations to our hair transplant patients. It’s been a nice evolution that allows the rapid harvest of large areas of hair with the Artas robot. Then Neograft adds additional hair follicles in areas where the robot does not harvest as well such as the side of the head. While the robot thinks grids, Neograft is free form. It allows us to soften the sharper harvesting margins left by the robot while gaining even more hair to transplant. This random extraction is often less noticeable.

The progression fascinates me because these are two competing technologies (and companies). Even so, as far as results go, combined they may be greater than the sum of their parts.

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