Reconstructive & Plastic Surgery Blog

Fillers…what you don’t ask can hurt you

Published on April 1, 2015

For best results…ask questions first The use of facial fillers is rising in popularity. In 2012, hyaluronic acid placed second in the top 5 minimally invasive procedures, trailing only Botox. Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and other fillers are sought after by

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How “Smart” is your lipo?

Published on March 15, 2015

Liposuction is one of the most common, as well one of the most commonly misunderstood cosmetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons. Liposuction, or suction assisted lipectomy (SAL) as it is also known, allows a surgeon to contour a patient’s shape

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To fill or not to fill…?

Published on March 1, 2015

Cosmetic surgery should not be "a shot in the dark" Recent news of the medical woes of a number of cosmetic surgery patients has cast a spotlight on the increasingly popular use of fillers for cosmetic augmentation. While the use

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The Over/Under Debate

Published on March 1, 2015

When undergoing breast augmentation there are a number of choices which need to be made: saline or silicone? Implant size: Larger or smaller? Incision location? One of the most commonly debated choices is that of implants placement: subglandular vs. submuscular?

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Sun…Fun…and Scalpels?

Published on February 15, 2015

Bargain Hunters Beware! Understanding why lipo-tourism is an attractive option for those seeking plastic surgery is not difficult. Who would not be interested in combining what many believe to be “minor” surgery with travel to an exotic destination at a

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Breast Implants…The (Gummy) Bear Necessities

Published on February 1, 2015

Cohesive Gel… Form Stable… and Gummy Bears…Oh My!   Cohesive gel?…Form stable?…Gummy Bear?…What do these terms have in common? With the recent introduction and FDA approval of the next generation of Breast Implants, the attention of patients, physicians and the

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Knowledge is Power…5 big questions for the potential patient?

Published on January 12, 2015

What to ask before undergoing cosmetic surgery? 1. Do the benefits exceed the risks? This is a real surgical procedure with real medical/surgical risks. Potential patient should be very familiar with the procedure in question as well potential benefits and

Breast Reconstruction Can Ease the Emotional Stress of the Mastectomy Process

Published on August 3, 2014

While it is a relief when those affected with cancer are free from it, the trauma causes to the body takes more time to heal. Often, the trauma causes depression, because some parts of the body might have been removed

Taking Care of Skin Cancer with the Help of Mohs Surgery

Published on July 14, 2014

Skin cancer can be treated and is curable, particularly if detected early. One of the treatment options for skin cancer is Mohs surgery. Traditional Treatment Traditional treatment for skin cancer has relied on the doctor’s intuition to a great extent.

DIEP flaps for Breast Reconstruction

Published on August 30, 2012

So many patients are now asking for DIEP flap reconstruction during mastectomies. We have established a DIEP flap program here in Rockland County NY at Good Samaritan Hospital. We work with a comprehensive team of Breast Surgeons, Microsurgeons, Anesthesiologists and

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