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When Is the Right Time to Get a Breast Lift?

Several factors contribute to sagging breasts, including significant weight loss or gain, pregnancy, nursing, and the natural aging process. Since women experience these moments at different points in their lives, it is safe to say that timing is unique for each woman; there isn’t one “perfect” time. To help determine if you are ready for a breast lift, ask yourself the following questions: Are my nipples pointing downward? Do my breasts lack firmness? Are my nipples/areolas positioned on a part of my breast that hangs below the breast crease? Am I unhappy with my breast size while wearing a bra? Are my breasts asymmetrical or unusually shaped? If you answered yes to any of the following questions, a breast lift, breast augmentation, or a combination... Continue Reading

Are Smaller Implants More Popular?

Selecting the best implant size can significantly impact a patient’s overall satisfaction with her breast augmentation results. While women who chose breast augmentation years ago often wanted to substantially boost the size of their natural breasts, many women today have a different goal. Rather than selecting implants that might maximize the bustline, our patients are increasingly seeking to attain a proportionate figure that creates a natural-looking silhouette. The reasons for the shift toward smaller implants vary from patient to patient. Many women are increasingly more active and invested in leading a healthy lifestyle. Smaller implants may be more conducive to participating in sports and other fitness activities, such as yoga, pilates, and CrossFit. Our more athletic patients typically desire a well-balanced body rather than breasts... Continue Reading

What Is DVT and How Can I Avoid It After a Tummy Tuck?

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) is a condition characterized by blood clotting in the deep veins of the body – particularly the legs – and can sometimes occur after a major surgery such as tummy tuck. The condition may be especially harmful if the clotted blood becomes dislodged and travels to the lungs, causing pulmonary embolism, which can lead to other serious health risks. While the chance of developing DVT is extremely low (about 1%) for the average tummy tuck candidate, the risk may increase for patients who are: Over the age of 40 Regularly using tobacco products Using an oral contraceptive Undergoing hormone therapy Individuals with a genetic predisposition for hypercoagulation During the consultation process, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, our board-certified plastic surgeon, will perform... Continue Reading

Why Do I Need to Quit Smoking Before Plastic Surgery?

Most people are aware that smoking is bad for their health. However, potential plastic surgery candidates should understand the unique risks tobacco products may pose for their recovery. Good blood flow to the tissues is an essential part of the body’s natural healing process. Since nicotine can disrupt blood flow by constricting the blood vessels, tobacco products may significantly prolong or delay proper healing. The risks of smoking in the weeks before and after plastic surgery may include: Reduced blood flow to healing tissues Higher chance of infection Blood clots The need for more pain medication Pulmonary complications Extended recovery time In addition, many patients choose to undergo plastic surgery to look more youthful. Tobacco products are known to accelerate the natural aging process and... Continue Reading

CoolSculpting® For Men

Most men know a healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen are key components to maintaining a toned, athletic looking body. However, even very active men who eat a diet consisting of lean meats, fruits, vegetables, and complex carbohydrates may find their body stores pockets of stubborn fat in certain areas. The lower abdomen, flanks (“love handles”), and sometimes the chest are common areas of the body where men may feel they are carrying a little extra weight that prevents their exercise and diet efforts from being fully seen. To help these men achieve the definition they are striving for, CoolSculpting® can be used to eliminate this layer of excess fat. Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting® are already at or near their ideal weight and seek... Continue Reading

How CoolSculpting® Can Supplement Your Weight Loss Efforts

Many people who lead active lifestyles and eat a healthy diet still struggle with isolated pockets of fat. Certain areas of the body, like the abdomen and flanks (or “love handles”), can be very difficult to target and tone. Patients frequently visit our office wanting to know the best way to get rid of these small areas of excess fat that may be preventing them from fully achieving their cosmetic goals. CoolSculpting® is designed for men and women who are at or near their ideal weight but have not yet achieved the results they expected. By targeting the most troublesome areas of the body, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani uses this nonsurgical body sculpting treatment to permanently eliminate fat cells and reveal a slimmer, more toned... Continue Reading

What Age Is Best for Facelift Surgery?

Is there such a thing as the perfect age for a facelift? The truth is there may be an ideal age range for each individual, but there is no specific age that is right for everyone. Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, emphasizes that cosmetic procedures should be customized to suit the unique anatomic needs and aesthetic goals of the patient, including a facelift. Designed to reduce excess fat and skin, tighten muscles, and minimize the appearance of other common signs of aging, a facelift will provide the greatest benefit when performed by a skilled physician, regardless of your age. Most of our patients undergo facelift surgery in their 50s, but some people have this procedure as early as their 40s and others... Continue Reading

What Are the Benefits of Upper and/or Lower Eyelid Surgery?

The eyes are often the first area of the face to start showing signs of aging. Eyelid skin can begin to sag, fatty tissue can build up, and the result can be a face that appears tired or sad. Eyelid surgery, medically referred to as blepharoplasty, can address these issues and help you regain a more rested and youthful look. Our extensively trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, offers the most advanced techniques available, and he’s renowned for his natural-looking results. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. If most of your concerns are relegated to either the upper or lower lids, it may make sense to focus your treatment there. Many patients, however, have signs of aging... Continue Reading