Even though it’s fun to dress up like Frankenstein on Halloween, he’s the last person you want to resemble any other time of the year. If you are getting any kind of surgery done by Associated Plastic Surgeons and are worried about scarring, we have got you covered. Although our surgeons do their best to make incisions in places that are hidden, sometimes it’s not totally possible. Let’s take a closer look at some ways that you can make sure your post-operative scars don’t end up leaving you looking like Frankenstein.
Avoid the Sun
If you are the type of person that likes to spend a lot of time outside laying out in the sun, then this may be hard for you to face, but sun exposure can darken scars. Make sure that you avoid exposing your scars to any sort of sun exposure and if you do, make sure to cover them up with a lot of sunscreen, clothing, or a hat.
While your scars are healing, they may be a little uncomfortable and itchy. Even though you may want to pick at them and scratch them, this will only make them more visible and worse. Make sure that you avoid picking at your scars as much as possible and let them heal on their own.
Apply Vitamin E Ointment
Another thing that you can do to help lighten the appearance of your scars is to apply a vitamin E ointment or gel. Vitamin E works to lighten the skin and help reduce the appearance of scars when applied on a consistent basis. Just makes sure that if you go outside, that you put sunscreen on top of it.
Are you ready to learn more about how you can get rid of your post-operative scars? Schedule an appointment with us at our Huntington office today and call us at (631) 423-1000.
It used to be that as you would age, the more you would start to consider both surgical and non-invasive cosmetic and plastic surgery options— leaving you looking like you’re forty when you’re sixty-five. However, one trend that has taken over the cosmetic industry is that younger and younger patients are opting to get these procedures. But why are younger audiences doing this and what are they doing? Let’s take a closer look.
Most millennials are opting to get non-invasive procedures like Botox done as a preventative measure. To really understand this logic, let’s take a closer look at what Botox is and how it works.
Unlike fillers that fill in fine lines and wrinkles, Botox works by temporarily preventing your ability to make certain wrinkle-causing facial movements. Many patients feel that the less they can make these actions, the less likely they are to get as many wrinkles. Which, in turn, makes it act as a preventative tool.
In addition to getting Botox done as a preventative tool, a lot of patients are also getting fillers done to add more volume and contour to their cheeks and lips— giving them that almost Kylie Jenner look. In just a few minutes, patients can get a plumper, sexier pout that will give them the confidence they need to show their lips off on social media.
During your initial consultation with Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, we will not only go over any concerns you may have but we will also go over any and all options that are available to you!
If you are in your twenties or thirties and are wanting to either take preventive measures or just add a bit more volume to your lips and cheeks, schedule a consultation at our Huntington Office today by calling (631) 423-1000.
Even though we are more than halfway through 2017, it’s still nice to know what trends are in and what trends to be on the lookout for the remainder of the year. From smooth skin to larger breasts, this article will discuss three of the biggest trends we are seeing in the plastic surgery so far this year. Read on to learn more.
Smooth and Improved
Fillers are more popular than ever, and although a lot of celebrities like to use them to plump up their pout or add more volume to their cheeks, patients in 2017 are using them for a different purpose: to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. As a more natural way of making you look youthful, smoothing out your fine lines and wrinkles with a filler like Juvederm, will give you a subtle improvement.
Celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Nicki Minaj aren’t just popular for their long, luscious locks but their big booties as well. As one of the most popular trends of 2017, big booties can be achieved through fat grafting procedures and butt implants from Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants. So, if you have a flat butt or one that you want a little further, our office can help you embrace this trend.
Breast implants have consistently been one of the most popular surgical procedures for the last several decades, and that trend isn’t going anywhere. In fact, bigger breasts are more popular than ever— especially when combined with a Brazilian Butt Lift— giving women a perfect hour-glass shaped body.
Whether you are interested in one of these procedures or a combination of all three, our staff at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants can schedule a consultation appointment with you to get you started. To learn more or to schedule your appointment, contact our office today!
When it comes to getting your oil changed or your carpets cleaned, you likely look at the reviews online and make sure that you’re not only getting a good deal but that you’re getting a good service as well. More importantly, if you want to get any plastic or cosmetic surgery done, make sure that you are choosing to go with someone reputable. This article will discuss the importance of choosing a board-certified surgeon and things to look for when shopping for a surgeon. Read on to learn more.
Why Choose a Board Certified Surgeon?
When it comes time to look for a surgeon, one of the most important things for you to look for is one who is board certified by the American Board of American Board of Plastic Surgery. A board certified surgeon is one who:
- Has Extensive Training in All Forms of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeries
- Works In a Facility that Meets Board Requirement
- Is Current on All Training
- Has Completed a Minimum of Six Years of Surgical Training with a Minimum of Three Years in Plastic Surgery
- Has Passed Comprehensive Examinations
- Adheres to a Strict Code of Ethics
What Else Should I Look For?
Among looking for a board certified surgeon, you should also look for a surgeon that has good bedside manner, good reviews, and years of experience. If you don’t know where to start when looking for a surgeon, you know that you will be in the best hands when you choose one of our Board Certified surgeons from Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants.
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is the best thing you can do when deciding to get work done. If you would like to learn more about things you should look for in a surgeon or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our staff members, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment!
When it comes to getting plastic surgery from Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, you have two different choices: you can get a surgery done, or you can take a more minimally invasive approach. With things like Botox and fillers maintaining popularity amongst both men and women, it poses the question “Is minimally invasive better?”. From the results you want to the recovery process, this article will discuss both the pros and cons of minimally invasive procedures to help you decide if they’re something you should consider. Read on to learn more.
Botox and fillers are great at treating collagen loss, fine lines and wrinkles, and even adding more volume to your face. However, because they are temporary, they only last the upwards of a year. If you are looking for tighter results that are more permanent, then you will want to consider a surgical procedure like a facelift. Although not completely permanent, a facelift will buy you years rather than a couple of months.
The Recovery Process
The biggest benefit of a minimally invasive procedure is the recovery process. During a surgical procedure like a facelift, you will have to undergo a fairly extensive recovery that will take a few weeks. And, although our staff at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants will ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible during both your surgery and recovery, it can be still be painful. With minimally invasive procedures like Botox and fillers, there is no recovery time involved— which means that you can come into our office on your lunch break and go back to work right away. Additionally, most patients only experience a small amount of bruising afterward which typically subsides after a day or two
Minimally invasive isn’t always better but it does have a better recovery process. If you are choosing between a facelift or injections, consider the results and the recovery. To learn more about these procedures, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today and schedule a consultation.
When it comes down to things like getting a nose job many people claim to be getting one because they have a deviated septum. Causing things like breathing through your nose when you are sleeping, a deviated septum can result in things such as a dry mouth, snoring, and the inability to breathe properly. But let’s face it, not everyone who is getting a nose job is going to have a deviated septum like they may claim. If you want to get a nose job but don’t have a medical purpose behind it, don’t be scared to own up to the fact that you are simply doing it “just for the of it.” Read on to learn more.
If you have spent your entire life feeling self conscious about the shape or size of your nose, then you owe it to yourself to get a nose job. And although some of your friends or family might not understand the want or need for you to have this type of surgery, be upfront with them and own your decision. The more honest and confident you are regarding your decision to get a nose job, the better.
Wear It With Confidence
After you get your new nose job, don’t try to hide the fact that you got it done, but instead embrace your decision and wear it with confidence. The first time you go back to work or are in front of friends, hold your head a little higher and show off your new nose— after all, you deserve to look and feel as confident as ever.
Remember that It’s Your Decision
Unfortunately we live in a society where we are constantly seeking the approval of others in order to feel good about ourselves. However, this kind of mentality can be damaging. If you are getting flack from family and friends regarding your decision to make a cosmetic change to your face by getting a nose job, try to ignore them as much as possible and remember that it’s your decision and your decision alone to get it done.
When it comes to things like getting plastic surgery done just for the look of it, there are many people who are quick to judge. However, it’s important to remember that it’s your body and your face, and you can do what you want with it. By holding your head high and owning your decision, you can help to feel more confident about your decision to get a new nose.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today!
If you have decided to undergo some sort of plastic surgery that requires you to be under anesthesia during the surgical treatment, then you may start to feel a bit uncomfortable and anxious prior to your procedure. Although undergoing plastic surgery procedures like getting a rhinoplasty or breast enhancement done are routine procedures that are considered to be safe, being under anesthesia itself can cause patients to feel a bit nervous. From taking a deep breath to seeking medication, this article will discuss three ways that you can feel less anxious before undergoing surgery.
Take a Deep Breath
If you have ever experienced a panic attack of sorts then you know that one of the best ways to alleviate that sense of anxiety and panic is by taking a deep breath. By focusing on your breathing, you can help to calm not only your heart rate but your mind as well. If you start to feel a sense of anxiety or panic before you undergo surgery, simply close your eyes and take a deep breath, focusing on both your inhale and exhale. Continue to take deep breaths until you notice that your anxiety and panic have started to slowly subside.
Talk To Your Surgeon
Another great way to help alleviate your anxiety before surgery is to talk to either your surgeon or a nurse about the procedure. Explain to them the fears that you are experiencing and they will be able to talk you through the procedure and answer any questions that you may have. By being more informed as to what is going to happen, you will help to alleviate your fears.
Ask About Medication
Medication like valium are great at easing a patient’s anxiety and helping them to feel calm, cool, and collected. Depending on your medical history and how the medication will interfere with the anesthesia, one of the doctors at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants may prescribe to you some medication to help take the edge off.
Getting plastic surgery is an exciting event that is nothing to worry about. However, if you are experiencing some anxiety just thinking about going under anesthesia, then try one of the above tips to help you feel more relaxed. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today!
Unlike most medical surgeries, plastic surgery is typically a choice that patients make to have done to their body’s. As an elective surgery, it’s not only important to ensure that you decide on the exact results you want to obtain from surgery but that you choose a surgeon that you are comfortable with as well. Read on to learn more about how you can choose the right plastic surgeon for you.
Ask Questions During Your Initial Consultation
Your surgeon won’t perform surgery on you until you have an initial consultation with them. During your initial consultation, you and your surgeon will go over what results you would like to see, what recovery time will be like, and they will answer any questions that you may have. in order to ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible with your surgeon, bring a list of questions to your consultation for them to answer. Potential questions include:
- How long have you been practicing for?
- How many types of this particular surgery have you done?
- Where did you receive training?
- Are you board certified?
- If I have questions after surgery, who can I call?
- What if there are complications during my surgery?
Are they listening?
A good plastic surgeon will pay close attention to what you are looking for and will help to answer any questions that you may have. Make sure that the surgeon you pick listens to all of your wants, desires, and concerns and helps to make you feel at ease. The last thing you want is to feel like your plastic surgeon still isn’t getting what you are looking for.
The last thing you want on the day of surgery is to walk into the waiting room and not feel comfortable with the surgeon who will be working on you. However, by following the tips listed above, you can choose a surgeon that fits and matches your needs.
Schedule a consultation
To schedule an appointment with one of our board certified surgeons, contact our office today!
It’s one thing to brace yourself to go under the knife for a plastic surgery procedure, but it’s a whole other thing to brace yourself for the caretaking responsibilities involved with caring for a loved one who is recovering from plastic surgery. If your loved one has a surgery schedule and you are a little nervous about caring for them, read on to learn more about techniques.
Yes, you might not have a driving cap to accompany your new title as “chauffeur”, but this is one of your most important caretaking responsibilities. Directly after surgery, your loved one will need a ride home from the hospital or clinic. Depending on the types of painkillers their surgeon puts them on during recovery, you may also have to chauffeur them around town for a few days or even weeks following surgery, because many pain medications won’t allow you to drive after taking them.
Whether you like it or not, cooking is one of the biggest components to any caretaking job. Making sure that your loved one is staying hydrated and receiving the proper nutrition after their surgery will help to ensure they get a speedy recovery. Depending on what type of surgery your loved one underwent, will depend on whether or not they were given restrictions on what they can eat. For instance, if they had a tummy tuck, they may be required to only have liquids for a day or two after the surgery. Whereas a breast implant procedure shouldn’t have any sort of food restrictions. Make sure that you also read any medication labels to see if they are supposed to eat with their medications— this will help save them from any unnecessary nausea or vomiting.
As one of the worst hats to wear as a caretaker, it’s important to be a babysitter for your loved one. Because many people are stubborn and think they can do it all after surgery, it’s important to be the voice of reason and ensure that your loved one doesn’t do anything that will cause added harm to their body or surgical site. For instance, if they’re supposed to avoid any sort of lifting motion, make sure that they don’t attempt to lift anything.
By following these three tips, you can help your loved one have a speedy recovery and take care of them to the best of your ability.
To learn more about plastic surgery or plastic surgery recovery, contact our office today!
If you have a daughter who struggles with her self-esteem and would like to undergo plastic surgery, it can be hard to take her seriously and come to terms with allowing your teenager to undergo such a drastic change. However, plastic surgery doesn’t have to be a negative thing, and in fact, it can help to change your child’s life and lift their spirits. But when is too young to get plastic surgery and how can you know when to put your foot down?
- Late Teens
Let’s face it, if your preteen or even fifteen year old daughter comes to you and wants a breast augmentation surgery done, you’ll likely laugh a little and change the subject. However, when it comes to your 17 or 18 year old daughter who lacks a self esteem due to their small breasts, it might be something to consider. As your daughter’s body develops more into a woman, you might want to start to consider the prospect of plastic surgery. However, make sure that you speak with an expert surgeon who can give you advice on your daughter’s growth and the possibility of their growing breast tissue affecting the implants.
- What Is the Real Reason?
If your daughter is known for following everything her friends do, you might want to reconsider getting her plastic surgery— especially if it’s a trend among all of her friends. However if your daughter has been insecure about her nose or breasts for several years and would like to make some changes, then it might be worth considering. Just make sure that you sit down with her and have multiple conversations over a long time frame to make sure that this is a decision that she will be happy with for a long time.
- Think Temporary
Teenagers like Kylie Jenner have blown up the Internet this past year by hopping on the injectable wagon. As far as plastic surgery for teens go, if you’re uncertain about the permanence of the procedure, consider letting your daughter do something a bit more temporary like lip injections. Only lasting anywhere from 4-12 months, lip injections are a fun way to enhance your daughter’s face while not making any permanent decisions.
Plastic surgery is a touchy subject for just about anyone, but even more so for parents of teenage girls. If you and your daughter have considered letting her get plastic surgery but are still unsure if it’s the right decision, try the above information to help clear your mind.
To learn more, contact our office today!