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Sick and tired of your tattoo? Advice for getting it removed

Eric F. Bernstein, M.D., MSE
Director of Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Centers
John Martin's picture

Effective treatments for sagging skin

John J. Martin Jr.
John J. Martin Jr., M.D.
Sam S. Rizk's picture

Men: Cosmetic surgery helps keep you competitive in the workplace

Sam S. Rizk, MD, FACS
Double Board Certified New York facial Plastic Surgeon and Director
Bruce Katz's picture

A guide to body shaping: Minimally invasive procedures that work

Dr. Bruce Katz
Dermatologist and Director
Sanjiv Saini's picture

Get rid of neck skin problems with neck contouring

Dr. Sanjiv Saini, MD
Cosmetic Surgeon and Dermatologist
Sam S. Rizk's picture

What is otoplasty? Do your research before undergoing surgery

Sam S. Rizk, MD, FACS
Double Board Certified New York facial Plastic Surgeon and Director
Oleh Slupchynskyj's picture

How to choose an ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon

Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
Double Board Certified Head and Neck & Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
David Amron's picture

Choose the right surgeon for your liposuction procedure

Dr. David Amron
Dermatologic Surgeon and Liposuction Specialist
Sam S. Rizk's picture

Revision rhinoplasty improves the look of your original procedure

Sam S. Rizk, MD, FACS
Double Board Certified New York facial Plastic Surgeon and Director
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Cosmetic Surgery

Getting cosmetic surgery is a wonderful way to restore, contour, and correct parts of your body that you may be unhappy with. There are many invasive procedures such as breast augmentation, facelifts, and liposuction that can help boost your self-esteem and confidence, but you must be sure you are getting the surgery done by a qualified and reliable plastic surgeon. There are also minimally invasive procedures such as chemical peels, dermal fillers, and injectables like Botox and Juvederm that can reduce wrinkles and increase your own body image no matter your age. Don’t go under the knife without getting advice from our plastic surgeons, doctors, and beauty experts.

Sick and tired of your tattoo? Advice for getting it removed

It’s official: tattoos are no longer taboo. Nearly 40-percent of Americans ages 18-29 have one. With ink hitting the mainstream, it’s no wonder that curiosity about removal is also on the rise. While tattoos can be an empowering form of self-expression, some just outlive their relevance (e.g., lost love, youthful indiscretion, impulse decision, career change, etc.) and don’t connect to who you are anymore. Luckily, there are safe and effective options for removal. 

Eric F. Bernstein, M.D., MSEDirector of Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Centers

Dr. Bernstein is Director of Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Centers, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania and one of the world’s leading experts on laser medicine and surgery. Dr. Bernstein has ov...

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Men: Cosmetic surgery helps keep you competitive in the workplace

Sam S. Rizk, MD, FACS Double Board Certified New York facial Plastic Surgeon and Director Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgery, PLLC

Cosmetic surgery is no longer just for women. Nowadays, men, too, have image and aging concerns that can be addressed through cosmetic surgery. This includes older men, particularly those looking to remain competitive in the workplace. The advent of less invasive surgeries and non-surgical treatments has given these men a plethora of rejuvenation options to choose from.

Sam S. Rizk, MD, FACSDouble Board Certified New York facial Plastic Surgeon and Director

Sam Rizk MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon and member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). He is the Director of Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgery LLC on New York's Park Avenue, w...

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Choose a reliable facial plastic surgeon for your rhinoplasty surgery

Revision rhinoplasty (nose job) is a serious surgery that takes a very experienced plastic surgeon to perform. A facial plastic surgeon will most likely be your most reliable surgeon as they have extensive experience performing surgeries of the face. No matter who you chose, it is important that you do your research online and in person before you undergo surgery. Here are some tips to ensure that you chose the safest, most reliable plastic surgeon for your rhinoplasty surgery.

Stephen S. Park, MD, FACS AAFPRS President

Stephen S. Park, MD, FACS is vice chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is ...

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What is otoplasty? Do your research before undergoing surgery

Sam S. Rizk, MD, FACS Double Board Certified New York facial Plastic Surgeon and Director Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgery, PLLC

In 2012, there were 25,730 otoplasty procedures performed in the US, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery to help fix deformities and/or defects of the external ear. Unlike many other popular plastic and reconstructive procedures, otoplasty is most often performed on children age 6 and younger.

Sam S. Rizk, MD, FACSDouble Board Certified New York facial Plastic Surgeon and Director

Sam Rizk MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon and member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). He is the Director of Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgery LLC on New York's Park Avenue, w...

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Choose the right surgeon for your liposuction procedure

Dr. David Amron Dermatologic Surgeon and Liposuction Specialist AmronMD.com

Many patients consider cosmetic body-sculpting surgery when they’re developing a strategy to reach their long-term health and fitness goals. When it comes to getting informed and understanding what the goal of the procedure is, you may find yourself confused in all the marketing noise.

Dr. David AmronDermatologic Surgeon and Liposuction Specialist

Dr. David Amron, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologic surgeon and founder of Spalding Drive Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology as well as Beverly Hills Doctors Surgery Center. He specializes in non-surgical facial rejuvenation and is internatio...

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Get upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and look younger

Want to look younger? We have all heard this phrase in advertising and there are procedures that will accomplish this task. Blepharoplasty, which means cosmetic surgery of the upper and lower eyelids, can take years off your appearance! But it is surgery. Here’s what you need to know.

Niki SilversteinMD, Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

Niki A. Silverstein, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist renowned for her extensive experience in cataract and laser technology. She has consistently been recognized as a Top Ophthalmologist by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. She...

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Male breast reduction can give you a natural looking chest

Z. Paul Lorenc M.D., F.A.C.S. Z. Paul Lorenc Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa

Gynecomastia is the technical term for excess growth of breast tissue in men and is not an uncommon phenomenon. It is estimated that 14% of the male population between the ages of 17-40 suffer from this condition that is caused by alternating hormone levels. Through advances in surgical techniques, the condition is relatively straightforward to correct in an ambulatory, outpatient facility. To help you undergo breast reduction, here is some advice.

Z. Paul LorencM.D., F.A.C.S.

Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, FACS (pronounced “Lawrence”) is a world-renowned board certified aesthetic plastic surgeon who balances surgical expertise with an acute aesthetic sense of composition and proportion in the areas of facial rejuvenation, breas...

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A breast lift can enhance your overall appearance and youthful contour

Edward Miranda, M.D. Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director Pacific Plastic Surgery Group

A breast lift (or mastopexy) is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the aesthetic appearance and positioning of the breast. The surgery brings the breast and areola back to an attractive position by the removal of the excess skin and/or tissue, which is causing the breast to droop or sag. Sagging breasts can occur post pregnancy, breast feeding, significant weight loss, or post bariatric surgery (i.e. gastric bypass). Breasts may also begin to sag over time simply due to the aging process or heredity.

Edward Miranda, M.D.Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director

Dr. Edward Miranda is a San Francisco plastic surgeon and the medical director for Pacific Plastic Surgery Group. Dr. Miranda is a fully trained plastic surgeon and offers the full range of modern cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, includin...

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Obtain balance, contour, and dimension by getting facelift surgery

Most people entertain the idea of a facelift by assessing acquaintances, conversing with contemporaries, and pursuing publications. This is often followed by chats with plastic surgeons or, worse yet, blindly listening to a series of procedural prescriptions. Prospective patients should honestly analyze the aesthetics of their face, be aware of balance, crave contour, and demand dimension. Ask yourself “Where has it gone and where do I want it to go?”

Scott R. Miller, M.D., F.A.C.SDirector of Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center and Clinical Asst. Professor

Dr. Scott Miller is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and the director of the Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla California. Dr. Miller went beyond the standard training to do a fellowship with a world renown fac...

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Liposuction is an excellent way to contour areas of unwanted fat

Edward Miranda, M.D. Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director Pacific Plastic Surgery Group

Patients most commonly seek liposuction to rid themselves of stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction is an excellent way to contour areas of unwanted fat and improve the overall curvature of the body. Liposuction is often combined with other cosmetic procedures such as a tummy tuck or thigh lift.

Edward Miranda, M.D.Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director

Dr. Edward Miranda is a San Francisco plastic surgeon and the medical director for Pacific Plastic Surgery Group. Dr. Miranda is a fully trained plastic surgeon and offers the full range of modern cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, includin...

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Rhinoplasty or nose job can improve your facial appearance

Every year, over half a million people seek consultation with facial plastic surgeons to reshape their noses. Some are unhappy with the noses they were born with; others with the way aging has changed their nose. An injury may have resulted in a nasal deformity. Because the nose is the most defining feature of the face, a slight change can greatly improve one's appearance.

Dr. Todd MorrowFacial Plastic Surgeon

Todd A. Morrow, MD, FACS is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery. A specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Morrow has acquired years of exper...

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Feel younger, build confidence and look sexier with mommy makeover

Starting a family is perhaps one of the most anticipated experiences of our lives, and it presents moms with a whole host of new challenges and experiences. While most of these changes are welcome, the actual pregnancy, breastfeeding, and sudden lack of personal time can affect a young mother's body in ways that cannot be corrected simply with diet or exercise. And no matter how hard moms try to undo the physical changes that occur during the childbearing years, they often cannot get back their pre-pregnancy size and shape.

Shahram Salemy MD FACSPlastic Surgeon

Dr. Shahram Salemy is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in Cosmetic surgery in Seattle, Washington. A graduate of Yale University and The Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Salemy is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a...

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Cosmetic and dermal fillers create younger looking skin without surgery

In today’s world of aesthetic medicine, minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures to enhance facial appearance are becoming increasingly popular. Historically, Botox led the charge as the most popular treatment, followed by fillers, lasers, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Today, a vast array of non-surgical options improves volume loss, skin texture, wrinkle appearance, and facial shape with minimal downtime and risk.

Dr. Todd MorrowFacial Plastic Surgeon

Todd A. Morrow, MD, FACS is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery. A specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Morrow has acquired years of exper...

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Effective treatments for sagging skin

While the effects of aging are inevitable, there are a large number of options available to help reduce the appearance of sagging skin that occurs as a result. Depending on the amount of laxity and the patient’s desires, this can include more conservative measures such as neurotoxins and fillers or more aggressive options like lasers and actual surgery.   

John J. Martin Jr. John J. Martin Jr., M.D.

John J. Martin, Jr., MD specializes in eye, facial and neck rejuvenation, as well as laser and other non-surgical treatment for vascular and pigment problems, and hair removal. He received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School, and is a m...

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A guide to body shaping: Minimally invasive procedures that work

When it comes to body shaping, new non-invasive technologies are making it possible to lose inches and target stubborn gym-resistant areas. Along with ensuring that you are undergoing these procedures from a qualified doctor, it is also important to know exactly what to expect. Here is some advice if you are considering body contouring.

Dr. Bruce KatzDermatologist and Director

Dr. Bruce Katz is the Clinical Professor of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Director of the Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Director of the Juva Skin & Laser Center in New York. Dr. Katz, ...

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Get rid of neck skin problems with neck contouring

Many people have a double chin that they would love to get rid of. Call it “turkey neck” or sagging skin, either way it amounts to an unwanted look of extra skin in the chin and neck area. Yet most people think they have limited options when it comes to doing something about it. The good news is that there are options, such as precision neck contouring, which will help address the problem area, leaving you feeling and looking great. When it comes to considering treatments to enhance the chin and neck area, there are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind.

Dr. Sanjiv Saini, MDCosmetic Surgeon and Dermatologist

"I am a big advocate of patient education. I feel that by educating our patients, we can help save their lives and their family and friend’s lives as well. Skin cancer is a serious thing and it affects all of us. The more we know about skin canc...

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How to choose an ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon

If you are non-caucasian consumer looking to have a facial plastic surgery procedure, such as ethnic nose reshaping, there are a few important points to keep in mind when selecting a doctor who will best be able to achieve your desired look.

Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACSDouble Board Certified Head and Neck & Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Slupchynskyj is one of a handful of facial plastic surgeons in the US double board certified in both head and neck surgery as well as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and he is the Principal and Founder of the Aesthetic Institute of...

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Revision rhinoplasty improves the look of your original procedure

Sam S. Rizk, MD, FACS Double Board Certified New York facial Plastic Surgeon and Director Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgery, PLLC

You were most likely hoping that your initial nose reshaping surgery (rhinoplasty) would be your last, but many people do seek revision rhinoplasty. Perhaps the first surgery was too dramatic, or perhaps the results weren’t dramatic enough for your liking. In other cases, there may be a functional issue, such as a breathing difficulty that was not fully resolved. Some patients feel their nose is still too big or too long after the initial operation and want to have a little more done.

Sam S. Rizk, MD, FACSDouble Board Certified New York facial Plastic Surgeon and Director

Sam Rizk MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon and member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). He is the Director of Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgery LLC on New York's Park Avenue, w...

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Short scar facelift and neck lift surgery helps you look younger

Facelift surgery is usually performed with incisions which extend from the temple to the front of the ear, and continue behind the ear and into the scalp. This quite often results in a visible scar when hair is worn up or cut short. Short scar facelift, however, begins at the top of the ear and concealed inside and behind the ear. This results in unsightly scars being almost completely hidden. On top of that, long-term support is secured by plicating the deeper layers of the SMAS (submuscular aponeurotic system). The short scar facelift procedure also allows for less recovery time.

Dr. Barry M. WeintraubPlastic Surgeon

As a top plastic surgeon in NYC, Dr. Weintraub’s philosophy is less is more. “Results should be conservative and understated with a keen eye toward natural beauty,” he explains. He practices in New York City and East Hampton and specializes in h...

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Advice for men on getting calf augmentation (implants)

Z. Paul Lorenc M.D., F.A.C.S. Z. Paul Lorenc Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa

Calf augmentation is a procedure designed for men who want to enhance the appearance of muscularity of the lower leg. Frequently, the procedure is performed to achieve balance and proportion of the body to the lower leg. If you are thinking of undergoing cosmetic surgery for calf augmentation, here is some advice to help.

Z. Paul LorencM.D., F.A.C.S.

Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, FACS (pronounced “Lawrence”) is a world-renowned board certified aesthetic plastic surgeon who balances surgical expertise with an acute aesthetic sense of composition and proportion in the areas of facial rejuvenation, breas...

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Make an informed decision before undergoing breast implant surgery

There is a plethora of information in print and on the web about breast implants. Much of this is not accurate and/or not relevant to a particular women’s individual circumstance. Further, consultations can occasionally be less educational than infomercials. This leaves women in a quandary regarding what to look for and where to seek guidance and care.

Scott R. Miller, M.D., F.A.C.SDirector of Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center and Clinical Asst. Professor

Dr. Scott Miller is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and the director of the Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla California. Dr. Miller went beyond the standard training to do a fellowship with a world renown fac...

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When getting plastic surgery, go with a board certified surgeon

There are many surgeons that aren’t certified to perform certain surgeries. Although they may be legally able to, it is highly recommended that people looking to get plastic surgery only get it from a board certified surgeon who performs surgery in a licensed surgical facility. Here is some advice for what every prospective patient needs to know about getting plastic surgery like a facelift, breast augmentation, or liposuction.

Richard A.K. Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICSTriple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Triple board certified plastic surgeon practicing aesthetic plastic surgery for 25 years. Past President of San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, Chief of Plastic Surgery Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas. Nine years of postgraduate surgical tra...

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Breast implants or augmentation can restore a youthful contour

Allen Gabriel MD, FACS Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Assistant Professor PeaceHealth Medical Group Plastic Surgery

Women all over the world choose to get breast implants to make their breasts more appealing and fuller. Breast implants are used for both reconstructive purposes, such as after mastectomy, or for cosmetic reasons. This article will focus on elective cosmetic purposes for getting breast implants.

Allen Gabriel MD, FACSBoard-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Assistant Professor

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Allen Gabriel understands that plastic and reconstructive surgery provides a unique opportunity to deal with a wide variety of needs ranging from addressing congenital anomalies, to breast reconstruction foll...

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Collagen injections and dermal fillers help smooth out wrinkles

Collagen injections have been used to fill out and smooth wrinkles and areas of volume depletion in the face, thus creating a more youthful appearance. As time goes on, collagen, which is the major protein structure in the skin, is depleted. Although collagen injections were, at one time, the only volumizing agent available, today’s medical professionals have a variety of alternative products to add volume and smooth skin called dermal fillers. Here is some advice to help you if you are thinking about getting collagen injections.

Erin K. Lehto RN, BSNAesthetic Nurse Specialist

From the first time Erin Lehto was asked by her parents what she was going to be when she grew up, she exclaimed, “I’m going to be a nurse...and a great one.” At age eight, Erin’s sister and all of her school friends were reading Nancy Drew myst...

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Choose the right injectable facial rejuvenation treatment for you

Tanya Kormeili, MD, FAAD Board Certified Dermatologist and clinical professor at UCLA Tanya Kormeili, MD, A Professional Corp

Facial rejuvenation is possible without general anesthesia or undergoing the knife, thanks to the injectable materials available in the cosmetic market today. Wrinkles can be treated using Botox, Dysport or the newest addition Xeomin. Volume loss and “sunken” features can be filled up using a variety of facial fillers including, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, Sculptra, Juvederm, Belotero. Wondering which one is right for you? Below is some helpful advice when deciding which filler will suite you best.

Tanya Kormeili, MD, FAADBoard Certified Dermatologist and clinical professor at UCLA

Dr. Tanya Kormeili is a nationally recognized, Board-certified dermatologist, and a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UCLA (where she attended school), and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Kormeili is proud to have received numerous honors an...

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