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Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that involves fixing the shape and appearance of a breast. Women who have deformed breasts due to genetics, accidents, or cancer often apply for this process.

The reconstruction process involves using prosthetic implants or the tissue that surgeons acquire from the individual’s body. You have the explicit option of choosing whether you want to reconstruct your nipple or not.

Many people prefer using the nipple scaring mastectomy approach. It involves reconstructing your nipple and still preserving the surrounding skin area.

What are Your Options?

There are two common options available for breast cancer surgery including:

Implant Reconstruction

Implant reconstruction involves the placement of a saline or silicone gel into the affected area of the breast. Patients who go for implants have excellent recovery rates, in other words, it’s also a much easier process than other alternatives. However, the implants are prone to various issues over time and might require replacement.

Autologous Reconstruction

Autologous reconstruction involves using tissue that comes from another section of your body. The autologous approach might be more challenging to implement but is less prone to issues over time. Medical experts also refer to this process as the flap reconstruction process. The surgeon will acquire tissue from parts of the body such as the abdomen, buttocks, and arms.

The ideal option for your breast reconstruction needs depends on various factors, such as the services available in your area. Breast reconstruction has evolved notably in the past few years but requires particular skill to achieve results. People in areas with underdeveloped medical facilities might have to travel further to access such resources.

Factors that Affect Your Preferred Reconstruction Method

Various factors determine the ideal reconstruction method for your needs. These can include elements such as the woman’s age, general health, previous surgery records, and the level of damage. Women who have undergone abdominal surgery may not be suitable for the flap reconstruction process.

You can choose to go for the reconstruction surgery while you go for the surgery process. Or, you can also schedule the reconstruction for a later date, such as when you have a busy schedule or several life obligations. Limiting the surgery t a single occasion is ideal for your recovery needs.

For instance, scheduling both procedures simultaneously will reduce the side effects of anesthesia and improve recovery times. However, immediate reconstruction is not always ideal, especially if your surgeon recommends against such an option.

If your doctor recommends radiation procedures or further tissue damage to the breast skin, then a delayed reconstruction might be ideal. Furthermore, you have the option of consulting with your doctor on the mold of your reconstructed breast.

Before you can opt for breast reconstruction, you should realize that it’s a process that involves different techniques. Choosing the right breast repair procedure depends on various factors such as your budget, doctor’s recommendations, and location. It’s also good to speak openly with your surgeon and doctor about any concerns about the process.

Dr. Scot Glasberg knows that the first step in deciding to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure includes making sure that your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (212) 717-8550.

If you’re considering getting a rhinoplasty, you may be wondering what to expect during your consultation. Your consultation will typically last about an hour and consist of two parts: the medical evaluation and the surgical plan. Below are the topics you need to cover at your rhinoplasty consultation.

Surgeon’s Experience, Training and Certifications

From time to time, surgeons boast about their qualifications and experience. Unfortunately, there’s no law by words requiring professionals to display a certifying board license in public, making it challenging for patients to determine if the surgeon is qualified. Even worse, some doctors don’t even have certification from these groups, or they’ve lost their accreditation for noncompliance with standards.

Your best bet for verifying a surgeon’s credentials is to check with the American Board of Medical Specialties, which provides certification for numerous medical specialties and surgical procedures. You can also get references from friends or family who have had similar operations or speak with your primary care physician regarding the qualifications of available surgeons in your area.

Rhinoplasty Techniques

It would be best if you got an idea of what nose surgery technique your surgeon uses. It may sound a bit technical at first, but it’s essential to understand. There are three rhinoplasty techniques.

Open surgery is the traditional plastic surgery procedure where incisions are made near the middle of each side of your nose and extend down to the tip. Because the incisions are open, there is a chance of scarring or damaging underlying tissues and blood vessels.

Endonasal surgery means no external incisions are used during the procedure, and it is associated with minor bleeding and minimal scarring. An endoscope, a small camera, is inserted through your nostrils to access the nasal cavity. The incisions are made endoscopically through the nostrils, and any visible scarring is hidden within your nose.

The ‘closed’ procedure combines open surgery and endonasal approaches, with incisions made at the base of your septum and nostrils for easier access.

Expected Results

You should also find out what the estimated heights, widths, and lengths of your nose will be after surgery. Your surgeon may use these measurements to help you determine if he’s the best fit for you or not. If your expectations don’t match up with what’s possible, then it might be a good idea to set them aside in favor of realistic expectations. Also, be sure to get a comprehensive list of what to expect after the procedure from your surgeon.  You can use photos of previous patients as a guide. However, keep in mind that individual results may vary, and no photo is genuinely representative of the experience you’ll have ahead.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Time

Ask your surgeon how long it typically takes a patient to recover after rhinoplasty. Your recovery time may be influenced by several factors, including the method of surgery you choose, your physical health and lifestyle choices, as well as other underlying conditions that may complicate healing.

While recovery times will vary from person to person, keep in mind that the average recovery time for rhinoplasty is about four to six weeks.

You’ll want to be sure that you are selecting the right Manhattan plastic surgeon for your procedure. The more information you have, the better decision you can make about who is best suited for this critical task of reshaping and refashioning your nose. We hope our article has helped provide insight into what consultation should entail and why it’s so important!


Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 212-717-8550 or use our easy online form.

You’re not sure if you need a breast lift or augmentation? The decision is completely up to you. It depends on what your goals are and how important they are to you. Some women want to have perkier breasts in magazines, while others prefer their natural look and do not care about having bigger breasts. If it has been bothering you for a long time, the best thing for you would be to book an appointment with one of our doctors at Dr. Glasberg, M.D.  We will discuss how to decide if you need a breast augmentation or breast lift.

Your breast size

Do you want to increase or decrease the overall size of your breasts? If so, then a breast lift may be more appropriate for you. This will reduce sagging and make them look fuller than they currently do. Breast augmentation would be better suited for someone who wants to maintain their current measurements but adds volume by getting a breast implant or using fillers like Juvederm.

Your age

Women over the age of 40 might need to have a breast lift more often than younger women. As we get older, gravity can take its toll on our breasts and cause them to sag a little bit as they lose their volume. Breast augmentation or lift could increase your self-confidence because you will be able to wear clothing without worrying about your breasts sagging.

Your weight

The heavier you are, the more likely it is that your breasts will sag. Women who have a lot of fatty tissue in their breasts may want to consider getting a breast lift or augmentation because they will be fuller and perkier after surgery. Breast augmentation might work for someone with smaller breasts but wants them to look bigger on her frame.

Your age

Women over the age of 40 might need to have a breast lift more often than younger women. As we get older, gravity can take its toll on our breasts and cause them to sag a little bit as they lose their volume. Breast augmentation or lift could increase your self-confidence because you will be able to wear clothing without worrying about your breasts sagging.

Your goals

Do you want to feel better about your breasts and have a boost in self-confidence when wearing clothing? If so, then it’s worth considering both options. A breast lift will reduce sagging, but breast augmentation can give you the size you’re looking for while maintaining some perkiness. Or maybe what motivates you more is that you don’t want to be self-conscious when walking around in a bikini. Breast augmentation might make more sense for this concern because they will look and feel fuller than what they do now.

Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 212-717-8550 or use our easy online form.

Research indicates that tummy tucks are among the most common types of cosmetic surgeries women undergo. However, one of the most important details they leave out is the healing and the type of scar you will have afterward.

The Kind Of Scar To Expect

Since it is a surgical process, you should expect scarring after the tummy tuck procedure. However, the type and size of your scar will depend on where the surgeon made the incision and the technique they use. Some of the common areas that you can expect scarring include:

Belly button

During a traditional tummy tuck, the surgeon brings out the belly button, creates a new opening in the skin flap over the original location of your belly button, and inserts it through that opening. That results in scarring around the belly button.

However, that scarring is usually not very visible since it is normally pulled in or tucked because of the tightened abdominal wall.

If you are getting a mini tummy tuck, where there is less skin and fat, the surgeon makes smaller incisions, which means that you might not have belly button scarring.

Lower abdomen

This is the area between the pelvic area and the belly button. It is the place many people think about scarring when they hear about tummy tucks.

That is true because no matter the type of tummy tuck you get, either mini or full, you will have a horizontal scar a few inches below your belly button between your hips. The scar can be a few inches long or sometimes be all across the abdomen or even cross over to the back.

Pelvic area

Many surgeons prefer making the incisions as low as possible to make the scars less visible, which is why many patients get their scars in the pelvic area. Just like the other two areas, the size of the scar in the pelvic area depends on the technique and the amount of fat and skin you want to remove.

What Does The Scar Look Like And How Long Does It Take To Heal?

Regardless of where the scar is, the healing process of tummy tuck scars takes almost the same time. It takes around a year for the scar to fully heal and start disappearing from the skin.

However, experts say that their scars may still be red for some patients after a year, and if that happens, you need to give it more time. Some take up to 18 months to fully heal and start becoming invisible.

Immediately after the surgery, the scars are invisible since they have not begun healing. After a few months, they start thickening and discoloring to either brown or red. The discoloration should not alarm you as that is an inflammation process where the scar is knitting together.

The scars will look most discolored or the reddest a few months to about six months after the surgery. How your scar heals depends on your skin and how it heals. If you develop hypertrophic scars or keloids, you will not scar well to the tummy tuck.

If you have darker skin, you are prone to having thick scars, while you are more prone to red scars for light-skinned people.

If you notice that your scar is turning blue, becoming excessively red, developing drainage, or opens up, you should see your doctor immediately.

Make sure that your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon when preparing to get a tummy tuck. Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 212-717-8550 or use our easy online form.

The best age for a facelift is when you want it. In some cases a facelift can be done early in life but, in most cases, a facelift works best for people who are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, when the signs of aging begin to appear more prominently on your face. Those deep lines, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin you see are indicators of the aging process. Our genetics, skin care habits, and even environmental factors are contributing factors to the tone and texture of our skin. Because the skin on our face thins as we age, and we tend to lose facial fat, a facelift can remove the excess skin and tighten tissue and muscle, restoring your skin and repairing the signs of aging to create a smoother and tighter facial appearance.     

There’s no true age when you should consider a facelift because everyone ages differently. You should choose a facelift when the signs of aging begin to bother you and the non-surgical treatments you’ve had are no longer producing the results you want.

If you have a facelift later in life, because you have aged the change to your face will be more dramatic. If you have your facelift earlier in your life, you will have a less dramatic change but with a better end result. Keep in mind that if you do have a facelift in your 40s or mid 50s, you will most likely have a second one 10 to 15 years later to refresh the one you previously had. 

The Importance Of Choosing A Skilled, Experienced Surgeon

Having a facelift includes making sure that your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 212-717-8550 or use our easy online form.

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In the past, there was a definite stigma against cosmetic procedures for men. With each passing year, that stigma has been fading, with men representing a growing share of both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Men want to remain youthful and attractive as they get older, and are increasingly turning to procedures like liposuction.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgical procedure involving the suctioning of fat from places like the thighs and arms. The fat is vacuumed out through a tube that is inserted through small incisions.

Who makes the best candidate for a liposuction procedure?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has stated that the best candidates for liposuction are:

The best way to determine if you would make a good candidate for liposuction is to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon.

What areas does liposuction treat?

Liposuction should not be considered as an obesity treatment. It cannot treat cellulite.

How long does it take to recover from liposuction?

To resume light activities, it should take from one to three days. It can take weeks or months for all post-procedure swelling to resolve.

What is laser liposuction?

The goal of a laser liposuction treatment is the same as with regular liposuction: removing unwanted fat. The difference is that a laser liposuction uses a medical laser instead of conventional surgery.

A laser fiber will be inserted into the treatment area. The laser melts the fat, which is then suctioned out. In many cases, incisions are not sutured following a laser lipo. Instead, surgical dressings may be applied to allow for the drainage of fluids in a natural way.

What is the treatment process like for laser liposuction?

The laser will be directed into the skin to break down fat cells. It creates openings in the membranes of the treated fat cells, resulting in the release of the contents of the fat cells into the bloodstream. This shrinks the size of the fat cells, leading to a more slim and contoured body profile.

The waste products from the fat cells are then transferred to the lymphatic system for eventual elimination from the body.

One last optional step following a laser lipo is the use of a special vibration machine that can assist the body in ridding itself of the fat cell waste.

Who makes a good candidate for laser liposuction?

Basically, the same people who make good candidates for regular liposuction are also eligible for laser lipo. Your eligibility can be determined during your consultation.

What is the recovery time for laser liposuction?

Most people are able to resume their normal activities in one or two days.

How common is liposuction for men?

Men account for approximately 11 percent of total liposuction procedures. So, although their share is smaller than that of women, it is still a significant number. And that number continues to grow as the social stigma around plastic surgery for men continues to fade.

Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 212-717-8550 or use our easy online form

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