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Is a Tummy Tuck similar to a C-Section in terms of Pain?

Last week we proposed the the following Facebook Trivia Question: Is a Tummy Tuck similar to a C-Section in terms of Pain? In general, there is more dissection involved with a tummy tuck than a cesarean section. In a c-section, there is an intraabdominal component to the operation and the fibrous tissue layer is cut. In abdominoplasty, the fibrous tissue layer is plicated (folded in or tucked) leading to tightness. However, people experience pain and discomfort differently. First we must realize that everyone handles pain differently. A history of chronic pain and long term pain medication usage will lead to a tolerance to the pain medication which may result in taking higher doses of medication for pain relief. Treating pain promptly is always best. You... Continue Reading

Making Sense of Board Certification

Almost everyone has heard that they should look for “board certification” when seeking a qualified plastic surgeon. Most people do not really understand exactly what this means and what is involved in becoming “board certified”. The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is the agency which oversees sub-specialty boards. More than 100 “boards” have been submitted to the ABMS for formal approval, but only 24 have met their strict educational and examination criteria. They are as follows: Allergy and Immunology Anesthesiology Colon and Rectal Surgery Dermatology Emergency Medicine Family Practice Internal Medicine Medical Genetics Neurological Surgery Nuclear Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology Ophthalmology Orthopaedic Surgery Otolaryngology Pathology Pediatrics Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Plastic Surgery Preventive Medicine Psychiatry and Neurology Radiology Surgery Thoracic Surgery Urology The American... Continue Reading

Why Do I Have To Remove Nail Polish Before Surgery?

Ladies, if you are thinking about getting a manicure right before your surgery you may want to reconsider. Most hospitals and offices will advise patients to remove nail polish before surgery, but have you ever wondered why? Possibly the most important monitoring device that helps make modern anesthesia so safe is the pulse oximeter. This non-invasive method allows the monitoring of the oxygenation of a patient’s hemoglobin. A sensor is placed on the fingertip and this measures the level of oxygen in the blood and works by passing red light through tissue. Nail polish may reduce the effectiveness of this monitor. The nail bed is one of the best places to detect cyanosis caused by low oxygen levels. This is why acrylic nails, nail polish,... Continue Reading

What Do Men Think About Breast Implants?

Often times women wonder how men feel about women getting breast implants. It’s not uncommon for women to have their partner accompany them during the consultation and be involved for the entire decision-making process. Women undergo breast augmentation for various reasons including restoring the volume and shape that was lost with pregnancy, increase cup size for overall body balance and proportion, and/or even boost self-confidence. Ultimately, having breast augmentation surgery is a decision women need to make for themselves and should not feel pressured by a friend or partner. It is vital for women undergoing this procedure or any procedure to have a good emotional support system for the entire process. For many couples, breast augmentation is a very positive surgical procedure. Following the surgery,... Continue Reading

Dr. Jon’s Dinner Choice….

On Friday we posted a question that had a spotlight on Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani. We asked: If Dr. Jon had to choose his dinner option for tonight, which would it be? A) A Sizzling Steak & Sushi Roll B) Good Ol’ Spaghetti with Meatballs & Homemade Stuffed Mushrooms C) Spicy Thai Noodles with Red Curry & Slice of NY-Style Pizza D) Lobster Bisque & Chicken and Vegetable Hummus Wrap prepared by Office Staff And the Correct Answer is… A) A Sizzling Steak & Sushi Roll In fact, Dr. Jon and his family will frequent his favorite local sushi restaurant and has a roll named after him called "Dr. Jon's Roll" Thanks for those who have participated! Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani earned his medical degree... Continue Reading

Debunking Myths on Breast Augmentation: Part 2

A few months ago we talked about some myths related to Breast Augmentation. So, I had a few questions last week that I wanted to enlighten you and take this opportunity to “debunk some more myths”. Let’s get right to it. Our first myth is related to the question posted on Facebook last Friday: Myth: “Going under the muscle is better” Fact: I usually hear this from patients and they will almost always tell me, “My best friend recommended to get them done under the muscle. All my friends got them done under the muscle and they look great, so I want my implants under the muscle.” It’s important to keep in mind that your anatomy, physique, your breast shape/size/disposition is going to be different... Continue Reading

How Does Smoking Affect My Surgery Results?

We all know that smoking is bad for you, that it can cause an increased risk of getting cancer and vascular disease. We also know that smoking ages us and gives us bad breath. However, often times patients will ask me, “Why do I have to stop smoking before my surgery?” Let’s talk about the reasons to stop smoking for elective plastic surgery. Smoking can have serious detrimental affects to abdominoplasty and breast enhancement procedures. At the Aesthetic Surgery Centre, we want our patients to be healthy and eliminate any factors that may put a patient at a higher risk of post-operative complications. Smoking can lead to the following problems: • Risk of infection increases • Pneumonia • Tissue death/necrosis • Poor wound healing •... Continue Reading