Having more volume in your cheeks and lips is something that most people want. Here at Associated Plastic Surgeons, we provide patients with a variety of different fillers that can be used for these very reasons in addition to filling in fine lines and wrinkles in the process. Even though Juvederm and Restylane are two of the most popular types of dermal fillers, we offer another one as well that’s called Sculptra. Because Sculptra was one of the first cosmetic fillers out there, it has a long history. Just for fun, let’s take a closer look.
It used to be that the only way to add more volume to your face and lips was with collagen, but collagen was anything but perfect. During the AIDS and HIV epidemic in the 1990’s, a lot of patients developed a “skeletonized” look which made cosmetic and plastic surgeons start to look for fillers that weren’t yet available. Because of the social stigma associated with this skeletal appearance, the FDA had to fast-track a new filler to help appease these individuals living with HIV and AIDS. All of a sudden, these patients were finally able to be treated with an early version of Sculptra. Even though the initial version of Sculptra helped many patients living with HIV and AIDS, the medical community didn’t have the experience in the cosmetic community yet which means that it wasn’t perfect. In fact, many patients developed small nodules.
Even though we haven’t perfected Sculptra yet, there is only a 2% chance that you’ll develop these small nodules which means that it is very rare. Additionally, Sculptra has gained more popularity over the years because it gives patients longer lasting results (up to 2 years on average) than other fillers. Additionally, it can be used basically anywhere on the face and neck where volume is needed which isn’t something that most fillers can claim.
Does Sculptra sound like something that you’re interested in learning more about? If so, schedule your Sculptra consultation at our Huntington office today and give us a call at (631) 423-1000.
Being a woman with breasts is one thing and something that most women want, but being a man with breasts is something that’s typically not sought after. If you are a male who has excess breast tissue, then you may be suffering from a condition called gynecomastia. And, if you are a part of the bodybuilding community and take certain supplements, you may be more prone to developing it. Why exactly? A lot of bodybuilders take muscle enhancing supplements which have hormones in them; this influx of hormones can cause you to form more breast tissue. Luckily, with a gynecomastia surgery from Associated Plastic Surgeons, we can help you get rid of your breast tissue and start to look more masculine in the process. During this surgery, we will remove the breast tissue to give you back that tight chest.
If you are worried about the recovery process and when you can get back to the gym, we have a few tips for you. Let’s take a closer look.
The best way for you to get back to the gym ASAP is to rest right away. The more time you allow your body to heal after surgery, the more likely you will be to get back to the gym sooner rather than later. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to lay in bed and watch sports all day?
Ease Back Into Weight Training
As you already know, weight training can place a lot of strain on your chest, and while you’re healing from gynecomastia surgery, that’s the last thing you want. Even though you may want to head to the gym and start lifting weights, make sure that you wait to get the approval from Dr. Duboys at Associated Plastic Surgeons. If you start lifting too soon, it could cause your stitches to come open which may lead to an infection.
Go for Cardio
Even though you can’t start weight training again for several weeks or even up to a month in some instances, you can usually begin doing some light cardio after about two weeks which will help you stay sane.
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Don’t worry, we will send you home with a detailed list of instructions on how to recover, but these tips will help you get back to the gym hopefully faster. To learn more about gynecomastia surgery and gynecomastia surgery recovery, schedule a consultation at our Huntington office today and call us at (631) 423-1000.
When it comes to cosmetic injections and fillers, we at Associated Plastic Surgeons offer more than a few options for our patients to choose from. And, although fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are really popular amongst patients everywhere, we have a variety of other fillers that give patients equally as good of results including Perlane. If you’ve never heard of Perlane, you’re not alone. This article will answer a few frequently asked questions about this filler to help you feel a bit more informed.
What Is Perlane?
Similar to Juvederm and Restylane, Perlane utilizes hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is effective because as a naturally occurring substance in the body, you won’t have to worry about any weird or adverse reactions to these types of fillers. With Perlane, Dr. Duboys can help to eliminate laughter lines, deep folds, and fine lines. Additionally, he can also use rPerlane to help add volume and contour to your lips.
Am I A Good Candidate for Perlane?
One unique thing about Perlane is that it’s suitable for all skin types regardless of whether or not you have fine lines or thin skin. In fact, the hyaluronic acid particles in Perlane are thicker which makes them ideal for treating deeper lines and wrinkles.
Results vary from patient to patient, but on average, they last about 6-9 months. After your first set of injections, we will be able to get a better feel for how long they will last moving forward.
Schedule a Consultation
Having smoother, more youthful skin is possible without having to undergo surgery. If you are interested in learning more about Perlane and other fillers, schedule a consultation at our Huntington, NY office today and call us at (631) 423-1000.
You can spend thousands of dollars on skin care products that claim to lift and tighten your skin , but you probably won’t see as drastic results as you were hoping for. Here at Associated Plastic Surgeons, we believe that taking good care of your skin involves protecting it, using good products, and getting skin care treatments done— especially when you start to notice signs of aging.
One of the anti-aging products that we offer patients at our office is the Pro by EndyMed.
What’s the Pro by EndyMed?
Rather than relying solely on topical creams and products, we encourage our patients to target the deeper layers of the skin when they are trying to get anti-aging results. With the Pro by EndyMed, we can rejuvenate, reshape, and tighten the skin. Because Pro by EndyMed uses high-tech radio-frequency, it is able to not only treat various parts of the body but it also works from the inside out to give patients real results.
What Can It Treat?
The Pro by EndyMed can treat a variety of different concerns including:
- Smoothing out the skin
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Lightening acne scars
- Treating hyperpigmentation
- Tightening loose skin
- Reducing cellulite
- Reshaping the body
- Reducing circumference
- Helping with hyperpigmentation
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
On average, and depending on what area of the body we are targeting, most patients need about six treatment sessions to get optimal results.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
One of the unique benefits of The Pro by EndyMed is that treatments are fast and easy. In fact, we have many of our patients schedule their treatments on their lunch break and then they can go right back to work directly afterward.
Are you interested in learning more about The Pro by EndyMed? If so, schedule a consultation at our Huntington office today and call us at (631) 423-1000.