Due to its quick results and low instance of risks, about 4.5 million women and 305,000 men underwent the BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure in 2009, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Archive for 2010
If you're very overweight and can't lose weight with a healthy diet and exercise, weight loss surgery might be an option for you.
Body by Thermage works wonders on the skin in the fight against telltale signs of aging.
If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery and want truly natural looking results, think smaller, silicone, and submuscular.
Diamonds may be forever, but that is not so with breast implants. Although they may last for 10 years, 20 years, or more, most breast implants eventually deflate and need to be replaced.
Radio-frequency energy is the key to the latest body sculpting system undergoing FDA-sanctioned clinical trials by some 30 plastic surgeons in the United States.
Women who choose silicone implants for reconstruction after breast cancer surgery are more satisfied with their cosmetic results than those who opt for saline implants, according to a new study.
As the baby boomers are approaching middle age, more and more people are inquiring about facial rejuvenation surgery.
Breast implants can interfere with a mammogram, but extra awareness and special care can maximize the results of the procedure, increasing the chance of early breast cancer detection.
For some patients, liposuction can lead to skin irregularities and “lumps and bumps”. One way to resolve this problem is to use Thermage® skin tightening on the treatment area after liposuction.
A device that kills fat cells in an hour or less by cooling them has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Breast asymmetry, the condition of having breasts of unequal size, is a concern for many women.
Rhinoplasty patients should talk to their plastic surgeons about the rhinoplasty healing period and the potential risks of the procedure before undergoing treatment.
Breast augmentation surgery has a few possible side effects, some of which can be prevented or minimized with careful attention from the patient.
LASIK surgery, which has revolutionized vision correction in recent years, is an old idea that just needed some modern technology to make it possible.
Read about the different facelift techniques used by plastic surgeon Kris Reddy.
Once a woman has decided to have breast augmentation surgery, there are some important decisions to be made; among them is whether she wants to be asleep or awake during surgery.
Following breast augmentation surgery, massage exercises can be used to prevent capsular contracture and hardening of the implants.
As people live longer due to advances in medical technology and healthier living, more and more people will develop cataracts.
A board certified plastic surgeon can perform mommy makeover procedures to restore a woman’s self-confidence and self-image after childbirth.
Sometimes, patients still have stubborn fat deposits in certain areas of the body even after following a rigorous all the diet and exercise routine. If so, liposuction might be the right solution for you.
The process that plastic surgery patients must undergo in order to receive insurance reimbursement for the breast reduction procedure can be quite frustrating.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can reduce the appearance of crow's feet, the vertical lines between the eyebrows, and the horizontal lines on the forehead.
Deep wrinkles are one of the main cosmetic problems for which people in their 40s, 50s, and above seek treatment.
Considering the benefits of breast-feeding, many young women considering breast augmentation surgery wonder if silicone implants will interfere with breast-feeding later in life.
In order to achieve the best possible result from breast augmentation surgery, many plastic surgeons recommend breast massage and compression to keep the breasts soft and natural looking.
Virtually every doctor who advertises himself or herself as a cosmetic surgeon lists board-certified as part of their credentials. But just what is board certification?
Laser manufacturers are still striving to develop better laser hair removal technology. Today, the best lasers offer significant hair reduction and minimal discomfort.
Women who wish their breasts were bigger and some other part of their bodies were smaller can now have that wish granted, through a procedure known as fat transfer or lipoaugmentation.
While breast augmentation patients look forward to a new, fuller figure, most are concerned about the scars that the procedure leaves.
Olympic and World Cup skiing champion Lindsey Vonn recently underwent LASIK eye surgery, joining the growing ranks of athletes using laser vision correction to remain competitive.
There are four ways to help clean out your pores and give new life to your face: exfoliation, retinoids, chemical peels, and Isolaz.
The eyelash transplant procedure can permanently give you longer, fuller lashes.
It is very important that potential plastic surgery patients choose a surgeon that they can trust. Here are a few questions patients should ask prospective plastic surgeons.
Read important information about rhinoplasty options, surgery, and recovery.
Many successful athletes and sports figures have undergone LASIK surgery. While all credit the procedure with improving their game, for some it was a life-changing event.
Among the questions women often have about breast implants is whether they cause stretch marks. For most women, they do not; for a few, they do; for some, they may even make pre-existing stretch marks less visible.
Moderately nearsighted patients may experience better vision correction with implantable lenses than with laser surgery such as LASIK, according to a British doctor’s review of previous research results.
Women are more likely than men to suffer vision loss due to eye diseases and conditions, according to two major studies.
When a cataract is removed, surgeons replace the defective lens with an intraocular implant or IOL.
A study of women receiving infertility treatment shows that those who ate a Mediterranean-style diet were 40 percent more likely to become pregnant than those following what is often considered a health-conscious diet.
Some of the most popular anti-depressant drugs currently prescribed may cause an increased risk of developing cataracts, according to a study of Quebec residents.
If health concerns aren’t enough to convince a man to quit smoking, perhaps the threat of baldness will work.
A new nonsurgical cosmetic procedure, performed with a proprietary low-intensity laser device, promises the fat reduction benefit of liposuction without any of the drawbacks associated with plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery fanatic Heidi Montag recently claimed she had the largest breast implants allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Those who feel they missed out by not being born with dimples can now have the situation corrected through plastic surgery.
An annual update of statistics shows the cosmetic procedures industry fared better than many in 2009.
Two studies of oral health in America conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that tooth decay in preschool children increased between 1988 and 2004, while it decreased for all other age groups.
If a patient comes out slightly nearsighted or farsighted after cataract surgery, surgeons can correct that residual prescription with LASIK surgery.
Many patients ask if their cataract surgery will be performed with laser. They think that a laser is the best way to perform any type of eye surgery.
Laser vision correction has helped many patients see better; there are two popular forms of laser vision correction, LASIK and advanced surface ablation.
Cataract surgery has traditionally been performed using small instruments and computer-controlled ultrasound called phacoemulsfication. However, there is a new laser that is currently under investigation that could potentially revolutionize cataract surgery as we know it.
With all of the improvements in LASIK surgery over the last few years, surgeons still sometimes need to do enhancements or touch-ups.
There are several types of cataracts, including nuclear cataracts, cortical cataracts, and posterior subcapsular cataracts.
Pellevé skin tightening is a highly effective non-surgical procedure for improving skin quality and wrinkles.
Thermage is a single, non-surgical procedure that reduces cellulite appearance while tightening, firming, toning, contouring, and rejuvenating the skin.
The significance of iris registration is important to understand. When we change positions from sitting to lying down, the eye can rotate up to ten degrees. In a custom ablation, ten degrees can make a difference in the final result.
In cataract surgery, the cloudy crystalline lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens implant. In some patients, the capsule that held the defective lens and now holds the new lens can cloud over.
LASIK is a popular procedure and many patients have benefited from this amazing technology. Still, Dr. Jeffrey Martin finds that there are two main barriers that hold patients back from having their vision corrected due to fear.
In Dr. Martin's Long Island eye care practice he finds that the baby boomer generation is less likely to tolerate the symptoms of cataracts compared to past generations.
There have been many changes to the LASIK eye surgery procedure, but it may be difficult for consumers to understand how laser eye surgery has progressed in the past few years.
During cataract surgery on older patients, Dr. Martin uses a cataract removal technique that is very gentle on the eye. This is important because many of these patients have more fragile tissue.
With the advancements in LASIK, patients are having better visual results than ever before. When patients are under 40, they have not become presbyopic and therefore are able to see far and near after LASIK surgery.
When the pupil does not dilate for cataract surgery, it is necessary to dilate the pupil in order to get access to the defective or cloudy lens.
Generally, LASIK is appropriate for patients that are under 60 years of age. Cataracts do not present a big problem at that point, and LASIK eye surgery should correct vision for a substantial number of years.
There are several companies now developing lasers that will be able to make incisions that are perfect and reproducible. If laser development continues in this fashion, cataract surgery will become even safer and more precise in the future.
Laser vision correction has been a very popular elective procedure for the last 15 years. However, it has been linked to the development of dry eye. How does LASIK cause dry eye?
LASEK offers those who are not good candidates for LASIK an alternative form of laser refractive surgery. LASEK is a type of laser eye surgery that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
It is important that patients choose a cataract surgeon that is proficient in all of the best technology and techniques, and one who is knowledgeable about all of the intraocular lens choices that are available today.
Many of our patients want to know when is the right time to have cataract surgery. When the symptoms from the cataract become severe enough to affect quality of life, the patient should undergo cataract surgery.
What is the difference between LASIK and iLASIK? Dr. Jeffrey Martin, of Smithtown, New York in Long Island, describes the LASIK technique that he finds to be the best: iLASIK.
Some patients are curious about the minimum age requirements for LASIK. Patients are able to have LASIK at 18 years of age, but many patients are still changing quite a bit as far as their prescription goes.
There are some clinical situations that require more attention when it comes to cataract surgery. For example, takes medication such as Flomax, it is important to disclose this information to your cataract surgeon.
Multiple births resulting from fertility treatments are caused by drugs that encourage egg production and ovulation or by implanting multiple eggs in the uterus.
LASIK is the most popular of the laser vision correction procedures. Some patients with dry eye have been told that they cannot have LASIK and this is sometimes true.