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Are There Non-Invasive Ways to Treat Cellulite?

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If you were sitting at a luncheon with a few friends catching up on each other’s’ lives, the topic of fighting cellulite would have a high chance of coming up. This is probably because in most cases, we are all vulnerable to or suffer from it.When it comes to cellulite, there are many common misconceptions on whether there are non-invasive ways to treat it. Here are some common tips people suggest:HydrationStaying hydrated is perhaps the most ideal for the face, body, and your overall health. It can help clean out the body and prevent dehydration. The best way to ensure… Read More

5 Proven Nose Job Recovery Tips

Nose Job Tips

The recovery of a nose job, also known as a rhinoplasty, can be challenging. Like any other surgical procedure, there is some downtime following the procedure, which requires special care and consideration. Every patient heals differently. Factors such as age, sun exposure, and even complexity of surgery can affect recovery.Here are some tips on how to recover:Stay out of the SunDuring the first week of recovery, it is important that patients accept minor changes such as swelling and congestion in the nose area. Using a humidifier to help soothe these symptoms can also be helpful.More importantly, staying out of the… Read More

6 Ingredients to Avoid on Your Skin at All Costs

6 Ingredients to Avoid on Your Skin at All Costs

If you always thought the FDA was not doing such a great job when it comes to labeling the safety of our food supplies, the regulation of cosmetics is far worse. In the same way you’ve gotten used to analyzing the nutrition labels, even more so, you should persist with your cosmetic products.There are hundreds, if not thousands, of chemicals that make up your beauty products. Here is what you should know:ParabensParabens are typically and often used as preservatives that help prevent the growth of bacteria, yeast, and mold in cosmetic products. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? False. Although parabens do… Read More

Why Butt Lifts and Augmentations are Rapidly Growing

Why Butt Lifts and Augmentations are Rapidly Growing

Now, more than ever, women are undergoing surgery to give their buttocks a lift. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has released statistics clearly revealing that butt enhancement surgery is on the rise. Yet, while many patients are opting for butt implants, doctors are now steering their patients toward butt augmentation, involving fat grafting surgery. Either way, changing the shape or look of buttocks has become the new trend, and here are some reasons why: Evolving Beauty Ideals The standards of beauty have been constantly changing and its evolution is somewhat surprising. Going back to the 90s, Kate Moss… Read More

Does Botox Really Prevent Wrinkles?

Does botox prevent wrinkles?

Botox Cosmetic™ is the most popular non-surgical treatment that both women and men choose to undergo in an attempt to reduce the appearance of their wrinkles. 6.7 million people got Botox™-like procedures done in 2015. There are three major types of toxins to decide from: Botox Cosmetic™, Dysport and Xeomin. Despite millions of success stories, many people are still skeptical about whether Botox™ really does prevent wrinkles. Read below to find out if it does.What Exactly is Botox™?Botox™ is made from Botulinum toxin A. It is derived from bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, which is an organism found in the natural environment.  If… Read More

All About Under-Eye Fillers

Everything you need to know about under-eye fillers.

Looking tired and having dark under-eyes can have a huge impact on your overall image. Hollow eyes can be genetic, or due to environmental factors such as sun exposure. Volume loss due to aging can cause the appearance of lines or depressions around the eyes.In some cases, under-eye fillers can be used to enhance the hollow area under the eyes known as the tear trough, a depression where the eyelid skin meets the cheek skin.Here is what you should consider when choosing under-eye fillers:The Basics of Dermal FillersDermal fillers, also known as facial fillers, are injected into the face to… Read More

Weight Loss: Dr. Tattelbaum’s Mission

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Each day I evaluate patients for cosmetic plastic surgery. Whether in Rockville, Mclean, Annapolis or soon Columbia, the goal is the same. Are they good candidates? Are they realistic? Are we compatible?HealthAfter all, it is a relationship we’ll be forming. While all these questions are important, perhaps the ultimate question is about their health. Is this person healthy enough to safely have surgery? Hand in hand with safety and health comes weight. Whether it’s a tummy tuck, mommy makeover facelift or even breast implants weight plays a role in safety.  Patients above a normal BMI have higher surgical risks.As a… Read More

Liposuction is on the Rise: What You Should Consider

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As liposuction has become increasingly popular, it may have started a real trend that everyone wants to follow. Yet, liposuction is not for everyone. It is important to make sure that you are an ideal candidate, that you understand the risks, and that the motive behind your decision is a good one.With liposuction on the rise here are a few things you should consider.Be Realistic It is important to be aware that undergoing liposuction surgery will not transform your size from a 14 to a size 6. Liposuction typically targets stubborn fat such as “love handles.” Unfortunately, many of us… Read More

Botox and Fillers in Your Twenties: What’s the Deal?

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As we now live in an era that stresses self-image above almost anything else, how you look has never been so important. According to a survey from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 64% of members stated they had seen a dramatic increase in patients under the age of 30. All of these younger patients had requested facial cosmetic surgeries or fillers. Image is important in the millennial generation, but is the new candidate for cosmetic surgery someone who has just turned 21? Although typically women in their 20s do not have visible wrinkles or start to show creases, their… Read More

10 Tummy Tuck Tips for Patients

Tummy Tuck Tips

I have been in the practice of cosmetic plastic surgery in Rockville and Annapolis, Maryland, as well as McLean, Virginia for over two decades.  In that time, I have gotten to know countless patients and help to guide them on the proper path if they are considering cosmetic plastic surgery.  Below are what I consider the best tips I can give when considering abdominal enhancement.Be HealthyAll surgeries have risks and my job as a Board Certified plastic surgeon is to minimize those risks.  It’s not a good idea to take a high-risk patient into elective surgery.  Medical conditions don’t always… Read More

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