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So, You’ve Scheduled Your Surgery. Now What?

Deciding to undergo plastic surgery is the first major step in reaching your aesthetic goals. However, this decision is just the tip of the iceberg—you must understand and follow your physician’s instructions to ensure a smooth cosmetic journey. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Albany, NY, I encourage questions and try to educate my patients about the surgical process as much as possible. This post is meant to be a cheat sheet for everything you need to know about before and after your surgery. Payment for Surgery When deciding on a surgeon, do not be fooled by shockingly low … Continue reading »

A Guide to Tummy Tuck and Tattoos

Tattoos are no longer reserved for bikers and rock stars. They’ve become popular for everyone, from stay-at-home-moms to urban professions. Because so many of my patients have tattoos, I thought it would be fitting to talk about tummy tuck surgery at my Albany, NY practice and what happens to tattoos during the procedure. Depending on the placement of the tattoo, it could end up distorted or partially (or even completely) removed. If you are undergoing a mini tummy tuck, only the lower belly will be altered and tightened. However, the upper abdomen is not significantly affected by the surgery. If you opt … Continue reading »

The Weekend Lift: What’s in a Name?

Patients often want the results of a facelift at my Albany, NY, practice without undergoing a traditional facelift procedure. They hear the name “weekend facelift,” also called a mini facelift, and think it’s a quick and easy solution to all signs of facial aging. Unfortunately, this is a common misconception. I’ll use this post to distinguish the different types of facelift procedures. Traditional Facelift Candidates Most people in good overall health are good facelift candidates. Any health conditions that make it more difficult to heal are the primary concern. A traditional facelift corrects signs of aging in the middle and … Continue reading »

Your Surgeon’s Qualifications Matter. Here’s Why.

In this post, I would like to highlight why it’s so important to ensure that your surgeon is qualified to perform the procedures that he or she is offering. I like to focus on my qualifications so that I can help my Albany plastic surgery patients feel confident about their elected procedure. When choosing a surgeon, you’ll want to make sure that he or she is board-certified. I am certified by both The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery. Being board-certified is important because it means that the doctor has voluntarily undergone rigorous testing to … Continue reading »

Healing in Time for the Holidays

As a plastic surgeon in Albany, NY, I talk a lot about healing and recovery. Here’s why now is an ideal time to start booking a procedure: If you can get your surgery soon, you will be back in action by the time the holidays are underway. A little more specifics: Mommy Makeover What: A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to restore your body after childbirth. Sometimes diet and exercise alone cannot get rid of stubborn loose skin on the abdomen and fix sagging breasts. This procedure usually includes a breast enhancement of some sort, a tummy … Continue reading »

5 Reasons to Call Your Doctor’s Office After Breast Surgery

In a previous post, I discussed the process of undergoing breast augmentation, covering everything from choosing breast implants to recovery. My Albany, NY, patients tell me that most of their questions come up after their procedure, so now I’d like to expand on the topic of recovery, specifically when you should call your doctor’s office after your procedure. Often after surgery, patients worry that they are bothering their physicians or staff by calling with questions. That is far from the truth. A good surgeon enjoys checking in with his or her patients, and encourages questions and dialogue after a procedure. … Continue reading »

How Soon Is “Too Soon” for a Mommy Makeover?

Celebrity moms sharing Instagram photos of their toned, post-pregnancy bodies just a couple of months after having babies creates unrealistic expectations for women who want to regain their bodies — and confidence — after having children. Patients who are dissatisfied when their post-pregnancy bodies don’t “snap back” quickly often ask me about having a mommy makeover, including a tummy tuck, at my Albany practice. Even though cosmetic surgery is a valuable tool for helping women restore their confidence, it’s important to choose the appropriate time for scheduling surgery. In this post, I’ll provide some guidance that can help you know … Continue reading »

Breast Implants: The Buzzwords You Need to Know

Breast implants

Women who are researching breast implants soon realize that size is only one of the decisions involved in getting breast augmentation. At my Albany practice, I help patients navigate their choices during the consultation by explaining the differences between various concepts, such as size and profile. That’s why I want to devote this blog post to explaining some of the jargon associated with breast implants in a way that I think is easily understood. Having a good grasp of the choices involved in breast enhancement enables patients to feel confident when making these decisions. Size What does “cc” mean? A … Continue reading »

Ready for Plastic Surgery? Our Guide to Knowing It’s the Right Time

Middle aged woman

It’s often said that if you wait for the “perfect” time to do anything — whether it’s having a baby or taking that dream vacation — you’ll be waiting forever. But as a plastic surgeon, I tell my Albany, NY patients that there’s definitely an ideal time for surgery. Read on to learn how perfect timing is all about knowing your “rights.” Am I in the right financial situation? The cost of plastic surgery is an important consideration for nearly all of my patients, and it often adds considerable weight to the decision. Not only does the actual cost of … Continue reading »

The Rise of Nonsurgical: How 3 New Treatments Can Make a Difference Without Surgery

Woman looking in mirror

We all know that the popularity of fillers, laser procedures, and BOTOX® here in Albany, NY is at an all-time high. And while these treatments are typically considered conservative options for age-related concerns, I’ve found that some artful innovation with nonsurgical technology and injectables is giving surgery a run for its money. I’ve compiled 3 of my favorite blade-free options here. Option 1: No-Knife Neck Lift | $3,500 The ideal candidates for this innovative approach to neck rejuvenation are men and women in their 40s and 50s who simply want to slim and/or tighten their necklines. To treat the most … Continue reading »

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