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Pros and Cons of a Brazilian Butt Lift

brazilian butt lift

In recent years, more women are beginning to embrace bigger butts. Leading that charge is the cosmetic surgical procedure – the Brazilian Butt Lift. While it was not among the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures performed at 2017, buttocks augmentation with fat grafting made notable gains – with a 10 percent increase over the previous year.  And like every other cosmetic procedure, there are pros and cons. Here at my office – Adam G. Tattelbaum MD., a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, we thought we’d share with you the pros and cons of a Brazilian Butt Lift. The Brazilian Butt Lift is… Read More

What Does Board Certification Mean?

what does board certification mean

It’s an everyday occurrence in my office. More women and men are undergoing cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, with each passing year.  But on the downside, I’m also seeing more news stories involving patients who are seriously being injured, or worse- dying when undergoing plastic surgery, at the hands of unlicensed “surgeons”. That’s why it’s crucial to vet your surgeon thoroughly. With that in mind, here at my office – Adam G. Tattelbaum MD., a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, I wanted to share some insight on how you can go about checking your doctor’s credentials, with this guide: What Does… Read More

What is the Best Age for a Facelift?

best age for face lift

Deciding whether or not to get a facelift can be a tough decision, with much to consider. Do I really need a facelift? Am I too young to get a facelift? Am I too old to get a facelift? What is the best age for a facelift? There is no definitive answer for the best age because many different factors play into the aging process – the biggest ones being genetics, diet, and lifestyle. Here at my office – Adam G. Tattelbaum M.D., a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, we look at everyone individually and customize each treatment plan.  So, what is… Read More

How to Know if Liposuction Makes Sense for You

If Liposuction Makes Sense for You

If you’re near your ideal weight, but still battling those pockets of pinchable, stubborn fat that seem to have a mind of their own, you may want to consider the popular surgical procedure liposuction. For most people, it’s an excellent way to target that fat, and it’s also popular, here at my office. Should you consider getting liposuction? We’ll explain how to know if liposuction makes sense for you. All Fat Is Not Created Equal We’ll start with an explanation of fat. There are two types of primary body fat: subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat sits just under… Read More

Differences Between Eyelid Surgery and Brow Lifts

What are the Differences Betwee Eyelid Surgery and Brow Lift

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. The eyes usually express our thoughts and emotions. Because eyes are essential to us both physiologically and aesthetically, we must do our best to keep them in their best condition. However, like most parts of our face, our eyes are subject to the effects of aging.  Signs like drooping eyes, dark circles, eye wrinkles, crow’s feet and baggy eyelids are the usual effects of prolonged sun exposure, genetics and old age. Aside from the physical effects, these conditions can also affect sight, especially in older people. Although there are… Read More

How Long Does JUVEDERM Last?

How Long Does Juvederm Last

When glancing in the mirror, you may have been noticing lately that your cheeks have begun to sag more. Your wrinkles are much more pronounced. Facial signs of aging are real. It’s time to look into fillers that restore facial contours and improve the signs of aging. One of the favorites here at my office – Adam G. Tattelbaum M.D., Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon is the FDA-approved JUVEDERM® – an injectable facial filler. What is JUVEDERM? The base ingredient in JUVEDERM is a jelly or gel-like clear substance called hyaluronic acid gel. This is a naturally occurring substance found in the… Read More

The Benefits of a Quilted Tummy

Quilted Tummy Tuck

Many of you may know I quilt my tummy tucks. However, you may not quite understand what that means until you have your consultation. For this reason, I’m going to explain the benefits of a quilted tummy. History: In the most common tummy tucks, excess skin is lifted up from the abdominal wall. The underlying muscles are then repaired, and then the skin is trimmed and laid down again. This is like making a bed and pulling down the sheets.  A binder is placed afterward so the skin is pushed against the abdominal wall, allowing it to adhere to the… Read More

Three Mommy Makeover Myths

Mommy Makeover Myths You Should Know

You’re an amazing mom, and you’re already on your way to claiming the “Mommy of the Year Award.”  You want to look fabulous when accepting it, right? Now that you’ve brought an adorable genius into the world, it’s time for you to focus on you. It’s time to get back to your pre-baby body. For many new moms, that means a Mommy Makeover. Pregnancy and Giving Birth Changes the Body During pregnancy and then through the birthing process, women’s bodies undergo major transformations  – both inside and outside the body. It can take a major toll on your body – impacting… Read More

Signs You Need a Breast Reduction

Do I Need a Breast Reduction

Overly large breasts can be detrimental to both your physical and mental well-being. For some, constant back pain, shortness of breath, and the stress that comes with large breasts can be overwhelming. But, all of that does not have to last forever. Getting a breast reduction can be an effective, long-term solution to the distress and agony that large breasts can cause. There is medical evidence that for some, getting a breast reduction can benefit your overall health. Read on to find out what these signs are, and how a breast reduction can help. Poor Posture Although different factors can contribute… Read More

Facial Rejuvenation for the Holiday Season

Facial rejuvenation

The leaves are changing colors which means the holiday season is rapidly approaching. For most of us, our calendars fill up with social gatherings around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. If you feel you never have enough time to look your best, now is the time to start thinking about ways to look radiant in your holiday photos. One way is treating yourself to a pre-holiday facial rejuvenation in the form of Botox, Dysport, or Juvederm product. You still have plenty of time to get under eye fillers and other procedures before the start of the holiday season. Facial Rejuvenation Methods Botox®… Read More

Why Autumn is the Optimal Time for Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery Fall Benefits

Are you considering cosmetic surgery but do not know if this is the best time for it? The recent change of season is an excellent time of year to begin your consultation process so that you can enjoy your new look by the new year. Whether you want a total Mommy Makeover, liposuction, or breast augmentation, here are a few reasons why it’s practical to plan certain procedures during the colder seasons. Recuperating at Your Own Speed Having your cosmetic surgery performed in the fall helps prepare you for the summer season without any additional pressure. If you have major… Read More

Why There’s a Startling Demand for Surgical Procedures

Surgical Procedures, Plastic Surgery

There’s a startling demand for surgical procedures in the United States. Data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. in 2017. That’s a two percent increase over 2016. The number of people going under the knife continues to rise, even with an increase in non-invasive procedures like Botox and other fillers. Botox is booming Minimally invasive procedures increased at a slightly higher rate than surgical procedures in 2017. Trained physicians perform minimally invasive procedures. They typically involve small incisions. With non-invasive procedures, as the name implies,… Read More

Breast Lift vs. Implants: Knowing the Difference Matters

Breast augmentation breast implants

If you look in the mirror and feel unhappy with your breasts, you’re not alone. Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. Aging, gravity, hormone fluctuation, and weight changes can take a toll on your body. Weight loss typically means losing breast volume. Fortunately, there’s a way to counteract those changes by having a breast lift or breast implants. Do you know which is right for you? Knowing the difference matters, and will play a role in knowing what to expect. The basics of breast implants Breast augmentation (implants) is an option for women who… Read More

Surgery and Scars: What You Need to Know

Surgery Scars What You Need to Know

Plastic surgery is generally done to improve one’s appearance and lifestyle. There are many benefits to having surgery. But sometimes, the reality of surgery scars can surprise patients. Scar Wars Surgical scars form whenever a scalpel is used. While incredible progress in surgical techniques has increased over the past few decades, a scar will appear any time a scalpel is used to open the body. Your surgeon will work hard to make sure the scar is minimal or hidden, but it’s essential that patients understand the reality about surgery scars. When patients come in for consultations, they are excited to… Read More

Are There Non-Invasive Ways to Treat Cellulite?

Are There Non-Invasive Ways to Treat Cellulite_ 1200x630

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: Hydration Staying 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… Read More

How Hair Transplants Can Change Your Life

How Hair Transplants Can Change Your Life

Hair transplants can really make all the difference. With the popularity of hair transplants on the rise, it is clear that more and more people are regaining their hairlines and improving upon baldness. While this is truly fascinating and exciting for those who want the same results, it’s important to remember that you must be the right candidate for the procedure. Here is everything you need to know: Age While there isn’t really an age limit when it comes to hair transplants, there are some standards. Ideally, the best candidates are 30 years of age and above. As individuals in… Read More

4 Tips to Best Prepare for Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

4 Tips to Best Prepare for Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

When it comes to your plastic surgery consultation, it’s important to come prepared. A successful consultation usually means that the certified surgeon and the patient both understand the desired results and the outcome that will follow. The surgeon will educate you about your options with the specific procedure and put your mind at ease before surgery. Here’s what you need to know: Do Your Research Especially when it comes to plastic surgery, it’s important you do your due diligence and research the procedure. If you’re looking specifically into breast or body procedures, be sure to wear the right clothes or… Read More

The Truth About Facelifting

Facelifting

Like most surgeries, with facelifting, you can be exposed to many common misconceptions, causing you to do something you’ll regret. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, it is especially important that you seek the right advice and accurate information on how to treat your aging skin. Here is what you need to know about facelifting: What is a Facelift? A facelift is a common surgery that works to reduce the signs of aging. Medically known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift involves reducing excess skin and adjusting underlying tissues to help re-tighten the skin. Depending on the individual, facelifting can include… Read More

3 Signs You Need Brachioplasty

3 Signs You Need Brachioplasty

When it comes to surgical procedures we often contemplate whether it is the right decision. This can be due to potential risks, fear of undergoing surgery or simply being disappointed in the results. When it comes to Brachioplasty, or upper arm surgery, there are visible signs that may push individuals to undergo this procedure. Here are a few reasons you can benefit from Brachioplasty: You Recently Lost Weight Weight loss for a healthier or slimmer you can be exciting and admirable. Yet, drastic weight loss can bring on some new undesirable changes, such as excess skin and tissue that cannot… 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 Sun During 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,… Read More

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