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Tummy Tuck vs Liposuction: Which is right for me?

Menu: Tummy Tuck or Liposuction? Tummy Tuck Liposuction Tummy Tuck with Liposuction  During the Consultation Schedule a Tummy Tuck Consultation Tummy Tuck or Liposuction? Do I need a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?  Patients are often confused about the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction. Both improve the appearance of the abdomen, but which is right for me. Think of liposuction as the operation to consider if you have good tight skin. Liposuction can diminish areas of bulging fat but it does not remove any skin. It works best when the overlying skin is tight because the skin will shrink… Read More

A Patient’s Guide To: After A Breast Reduction

Menu What is a Breast Reduction? Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery What can I expect after Breast Reduction Surgery Post Surgery Concerns Breast Reduction Scars How to Minimize Scars after Breast Reduction Surgery Topical Products Massage Techniques Can Breast Tissue Grow Back after Breast Reduction Surgery? Breast Reduction Consultation  What is a Breast Reduction? Whether you’re planning to get the surgery or you’re still on the fence, you’ll need to know what to expect after breast reduction surgery. The procedure involves reducing both the size and the weight of the breasts, by removing excess fat, breast tissue, and skin from… Read More

A Patient’s Guide To Breast Implants

Breast augmentation surgery is an option for women who desire larger breasts or hope to restore volume sometimes lost after weight loss or childbearing. There are so many breast implant options available and factors to consider so this blog aims to provide any potential patients with a full guide to breast implants.Menu:Silicone vs Saline Breast Implants Silicone ImplantsSaline Implants Breast Implant SizeTextured or Smooth ImplantsBreast Implant ShapeBreast Implant FunnelBreastfeeding with Implants Breast Implant ManufacturersWhen Should I Change my Breast Implants?Removing Breast Implants Schedule a Consultation Silicone vs Saline Breast ImplantsThere are two types of breast implants: silicone and saline. They both have an outer… Read More

How To Achieve A Natural Breast Augmentation

Natural-looking breast augmentation is definitely the new trend in breast enhancement procedures. The majority of women having breast enhancement surgery today are asking for a natural result as opposed to a decade ago when bigger was in.In this post, Dr. Adam Tattelbaum, an Ivy League plastic surgeon, discusses the many factors that must be considered to create a natural breast augmentation result. Menu:What is a Natural Breast Augmentation? Achieving a Natural-looking Breast AugmentationImplant TypeFinding the Right SizeThe “Bigger Disease”Balance is NaturalBreast Augmentation Consultation Considering Breast Augmentation and Want a More Natural Look?  What is a Natural Breast Augmentation? With rare exceptions, my breast augmentation… Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Mommy Makeover Recovery

This blog details everything that potential patients need to know about mommy makeover recovery if they are considering the procedure. This includes post procedure details, instructions and recovery tips. Menu: What is a Mommy Makeover? The Components of a Mommy Makeover Mommy Makeover Results What Can You Expect After a Mommy Makeover? How Long is the Recovery from a Mommy Makeover? Mommy Makeover Recovery Tips Schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation  What is a Mommy Makeover? In the modern era, the term “Mommy Makeover” gets used a lot on websites and in marketing. In my own practice, I call it postpartum… Read More

A Patient’s Guide To: Tummy Tuck Recovery

This blog aims to provide patients with a complete guide on tummy tuck recovery including recovery tips and aftercare details. Menu:  What is a Tummy Tuck? Tummy Tuck Recovery Tummy Tuck Garments  When Can I Return to My Normal Schedule? Tummy Tuck Scars Tummy Tuck Results Your Tummy Tuck can be tailored Tummy Tuck Recovery Tips Exparel Can Make for Effective Tummy Tuck Recovery   Schedule a Tummy Tuck Consultation What is a Tummy Tuck? A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can create a flatter, smoother abdomen through the removal of excess fat and skin, and the tightening of abdominal wall muscles that… Read More

Belly Button After Tummy  Tuck: Will it Always Look Like This?

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To me, one of the most important parts of a tummy tuck is the belly button. Whether we like or don’t like the tummy tuck scar itself, it is usually concealed under the bathing suit or bikini line, but the belly button is there for all to view. I wish more surgeons focused on it. An overly large belly button can diminish what is otherwise a lovely result. I always tell my patients that nothing is as natural as a god-given belly button, but I do my best to keep it as natural as possible after surgery. Belly button thinking… Read More

Rockville, MD Plastic Surgeon: A Closer Look at Cosmetic Surgery Abroad

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Whether it is Colombia, Mexico, or the Dominican Republic, traveling across borders for surgery is known as “medical tourism,” and as a practicing physician and surgeon, I just don’t get it.  In a perfect world, all my patients would live next door to me at least for the early recovery in their surgeries. Most patients focus on the day of surgery as the pinnacle of their treatment but to me, that day is the easiest and most controlled part. Most of what I do is preoperative and postoperative management.  A Face-to-Face Assessment is a Must An in-person consult allows me… Read More

Breast Lift vs Breast Implants: Pros and Cons of Both Procedures

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It is common for me to see patients who are not sure whether they want or need a breast lift or a breast implant or in some cases both. In fact, many do not truly understand the difference. They are extraordinarily different surgeries with different outcomes and different expectations. Starting at the Consultation The beginning of the consult is trying to get to the heart of the matter. Does that patient already like her size? If a patient likes her size while in a bra, but when the bra comes off the breasts go south then that patient is a… Read More

Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck: Anatomy of a Procedure

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A Fleur de Lis tummy tuck is something you may never have heard of. In fact, it may be something you will never need, but for a large percentage of my patients, particularly patients who have lost a great deal of weight, it is at least something that they should be made aware of. A standard Tummy tuck gives a downward pull to lax abdominal skin. This is fine for the average postpartum mom who has gone up and down in weight with pregnancy. We are lucky that this works for most patients because it is really not how weight… Read More

Achieving Your New Year’s Resolution: Diet, Exercise and Liposuction

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Given the holiday months are often about vacation, rest, and relaxation, most people find it hard to keep up with the workout routine. Having two holidays back to back that result in people eating a lot of eating and sweets it is no wonder why losing weight is always on top of the resolution list year after year. The fact of the matter is that if we don’t see results quickly with diet and exercise we tend to give up and wait till next year. The year passes, and all of a sudden it’s a new decade with no discernable weight loss… Read More

Misapplied Botox: Dispelling the Rumors

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Botox procedures seem to be subject to an unusually large number of myths and rumors, some of which are untrue while some are quite outlandish. One of these myths portrays Botox as prone to misapplication, causing permanent disfigurement. While it’s true that some can mishandle a dermal filler and apply it to the wrong part of the face, only inexperienced and unskilled surgeons are foolish enough to do it! This article will examine Botox and dispel the countless rumors levied against its use. Misapplied Botox Is a Rarity When an inexperienced practitioner injects Botox into the wrong area, the substance… Read More

The Dangers of Medical Tourism

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Medical tourism refers to the practice of people leaving their own country to seek medical treatment abroad. Why are so many people pursuing plastic surgery overseas? Because it’s “cheaper” there.  In the United States, insurance companies do not cover cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures, so people look for ways to cut costs. A breast augmentation surgery that typically costs $7,000 here can cost as little as $2,000 in India. However, cheaper doesn’t mean safer. Therefore, this article will outline the numerous complications and dangers associated with medical tourism. Risks of Medical Tourism: Plastic Surgery Here are some of the most… Read More

Cheap Plastic Surgery: When Too Good To Be True Is Too Good To Be True

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A 33-year-old woman, who wanted to get a tummy tuck, decided to travel to the Dominican Republic instead of going to a plastic surgeon close to home. Why? Because plastic surgery treatments in the Dominican Republic cost a fraction of the price of similar procedures in the United States. Unfortunately, instead of a toned tummy, the woman ended up with a severe infection that ultimately resulted in her death.   This case is not unique or rare. Medical experts, as well as the FDA, use this type of instance as a warning for Americans who go overseas for cheaper cosmetic surgery… Read More

Understanding The Risks Of Phony Botox

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When you go to a plastic surgeon to get Botox treatments, you expect to walk away with the assurance that the fillers the surgeon injected into your face were the real deal.  If your surgeon is board-certified and has glowing testimonials, then you can rest easy that your Botox procedure was safe and successful. However, a recent warning issued by the FDA has highlighted the importance of making sure that authentic, quality substance was used by your surgeon.  The FDA has warned in the past that they had uncovered several vials of counterfeit Botox offered by US-based cosmetic surgeons. This… Read More

Instagram Dolls And Plastic Surgery: A Plastic Surgeon’s Take

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What are Instagram Dolls? Chances are as soon as you heard the term, you imagined look-alikes of Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner – to name a few – with heavily contoured faces, high constructed eyebrows, and pillowy lips.  You’d think that social media would be more enthusiastic about championing diversity but that’s clearly not the case these days. People, especially young women, are striving to achieve the “Instagram face” look at an alarming rate.  And to achieve their goal, they seek as many cosmetic surgeries as it takes to look like their favorite Instagram celebrity.  The “Instagram Dolls” Plastic Surgery … Read More

Renee Zellweger, Humiliation, And Cosmetic Surgery: Dispelling The Stigma

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America’s celebrity obsession is nothing new. Humans are a social species and celebrities seem to be at the top of the social hierarchy. They are objects of our devotion and we “ordinary people” worship them. People look to celebrities for several reasons: one is just plain curiosity about how these high-status individuals live and how they can emulate them, and second, it makes for a good conversation starter. But that’s not all.  We also tend to project our moral righteousness and anxieties on these people. The best example? Our current fixation with the appearance of Renee Zellweger.  When Zellweger appeared… Read More

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