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Wedding Day Confidence Is Beautiful

It's wedding season, and some of our gorgeous patients have been sharing their wedding day photos with us. "I wanted to feel confident and look amazing in my wedding dress. Mission accomplished!" We're always delighted when we get tagged in pictures or when our patients follow up with their personal success stories. Every woman, of course, wants to...
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What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) procedure has been in great demand in recent years largely because the curviness of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyonce are in vogue. While there are exercises that can make the thigh and buttock areas more shapely and prominent, not everyone can exercise their way to voluptuousness. Their bodies are simply not...
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Do You Have Dark Circles or Eye Bags?

Do you have dark shadows or "bags" under your eyes? People experience eye bags more as they age, and having circles under the eyes is often seen as a sign of aging or ill health. Why do people get eye bags? We'll talk about that here and tell you what you can do to erase or diminish them. Eye Bags or Tear Troughs Circles under the eyes are also kno...
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Why Caring for Your Stitches Is So Important

Many cosmetic procedures require incisions, and if those incisions are deep enough, the skin will need stitching to heal. Your surgical procedure is the first part of the process. Proper healing, the second part of the process, is as vital to a good result as the surgery itself, and that depends on you . Dr. Bancroft and Dr. Feldman will use their ...
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What Is Bra Bulge?

Many women have excess breast tissue that is visible when they wear a bra or a swimsuit. This is also known as "bra bulge." Having obvious bra bulge can make wearing sleeveless dresses and tank tops challenging as the view from the front and side will not be smooth and attractive. For this reason, many women seek out plastic surgery to fix their br...
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Dr. Feldman Inducted into RealSelf Hall of Fame!

We are pleased to announce that RealSelf has inducted our Dr. Evan M. Feldman into the RealSelf Hall of Fame! He has been recognized for his high patient ratings and his ongoing commitment to consumer education. Dr. Feldman is one of 1,000 board-certified doctors to be inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame. Prior to receiving this award, Dr. Feld...
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Why Winter Break Is a Great Time to Have Plastic Surgery

As the holiday season, with its meal planning, gift giving, and merrymaking draws to a close, you're probably ready to "celebrate" some quiet time. There are so many things to do with family and friends between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, you might not be able to imagine squeezing in anything else. If you're thinking of having plastic surgery,...
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Celebrating Your First Holiday Season after Plastic Surgery

December is a month full of holidays - and holiday parties. This means that for many of our patients, it will be an opportunity to show off their improved faces and figures to family or far away friends. On the one hand, it can feel wonderful to celebrate when you know you look great. On the other hand, you might not want to answer a bunch of intru...
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What Does a Breast Augmentation Scar Look Like?

  If you are making the decision to have your breasts augmented or lifted, it's important to take your time in choosing a plastic surgeon . It's also wise to write down the questions you have about the procedure or procedures you are considering. During your consultation with Dr. Feldman , you will have the opportunity to ask any of these ques...
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Do You Have Acne Scars?

Acne is a common problem and a tough one. It's hard to feel confident when your skin is plagued with acne flare ups and breakouts. Not only is acne hard when it's actively occurring, but it often leaves acne scars that cause people to feel permanently self conscious about their appearance. Why does acne leave scars, and what can people do about it?...
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Bancroft Feldman Offers SkinPen - The Only FDA Approved Microneedling Device

We've talked before about taking good care of your skin , and why it's important to maintain a beauty regimen that will keep your skin looking healthy and fine. People with acne scarring often struggle to find options to minimize the redness and pitting of their skin, however, especially when the scarring is deep and rolling . Fortunately, the Food...
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Tips for Better Appointment Scheduling

Every doctor's office struggles with handling patients who come late for their appointments or do not show up at all, and Bancroft Feldman Plastic Surgery is no different. It's easy to see why this creates difficulty for our doctors and the office staff, but ultimately it's a problem for patients as well. The entire day can be an hour or more behin...
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Selfies Increase Demand for Plastic Surgery

In a short amount of time, the selfie has made a huge impact on society. Selfies are ubiquitous. For Millennials and Generation Z , every occasion, large or small, requires documentation with selfies. On average, millennials are expected to take 25,700 selfies in their lifetimes . In fact, because of selfies, there is a greater demand for plastic s...
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Celebrities Open up about their Plastic Surgery

A stigma surrounding plastic surgery has existed in the American public for decades. Many people who have had plastic surgery, including film stars and society figures, adopted a "Don't ask, don't tell" policy with regards to disclosing what they've had done as a result. Most of their public assumed that the rich and beautiful were improving themse...
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When Is the Best Time for a Mommy Makeover?

Women want to have children, and they want to nurture their children. They love their kids, but they also love their bodies, and if anything is hard on a woman's body it's childbirth and breastfeeding. Mothers know that their bodies aren't their own while their babies are small. A mother's body feeds, nurtures, protects and cares for her children. ...
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What Is the Difference between Botox and Dermal Fillers?

Many people think Botox and dermal fillers are interchangeable, but they're not. They do very different things. We've talked before about what Botox is and why it's so popular , but many people who are less familiar with cosmetic surgery wonder what the difference is between Botox and fillers. Here we will go over what they are and where they're us...
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Why Do I Have Crow's Feet?

Many people worry about crow's feet, the wrinkles that appear at the corners of their eyes as they get older. The number of wrinkles there is one of the ways people judge age, in fact, so they're right to be concerned. Most people, and especially women, want to prolong the appearance of crow's feet on their faces as long as possible and reverse it ...
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Do You Browse Plastic Surgery Pics on Instagram?

Social media drives the demand for plastic surgery in all generations, but particularly among Millennial women. This demographic has had the largest increase in demand for cosmetic procedures. This is because younger women are beginning to see that improving their bodies is possible, having witnessed so many celebrities making alterations on their ...
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Is Botox for Men?

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures being performed today. Many people assume that women, who are often most concerned about aging, are the ones seeking out Botox and fillers in order to turn back the clock. However, more and more it is men who are discovering the difference they can make.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that in 2014 over 400,000 U.S. men received Botox injections - a 337 percent increase in any market over a decade. While these men appreciate the results Botox (or “Brotox”) can give them, not all of them are forthcoming about how they’ve achieved them. Many of them fear that the stigma about plastic surgery and men still exists, and they’d prefer to avoid it.

That stigma is changing, however. Last month former professional football and baseball player Deion Sanders shared that he had recently tried Botox for the first time and was more than happy with his results. Sanders said he wasn’t afraid to be open about his experience because he’s open about so many other aspects of his life and has been first to do many things in his career. He shared with ETonline:

“It was definitely the first time I have ever done that, but I go by the model and the slogan that I used my whole career – if you look good, you feel good,” he explains. “I noticed frown lines and crow’s feet. I am like, ‘I have got to do something about this!’”

A desire to look young isn’t the only thing driving men to seek Botox. For many men, a youthful appearance can make the difference between being employed and unemployed. Older men are discriminated against in the job market and not just for jobs that we associate with good looks. Many older men have been hesitant to retire early in the post-recession economy, and they need to be able to compete with younger colleagues. A tighter job market means that men want to have any advantage they can, and Botox is an inexpensive cosmetic procedure, far less expensive than a facelift. It can be scheduled prior to an occasion as well - an interview, an important meeting, or a conference - for an added boost in confidence.

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Botox Is Now Approved for Forehead Lines

This month Allergan announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) “for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines associated with frontalis muscle activity in adults.” Prior to this, Botox was only approved for the areas around the eyes and glabella, wrinkles commonly known as crow’s feet and “elevens.”

Forehead lines are a “top area of concern” for patients, said David Nicholson, Allergan’s chief research and development officer. This is because, like laugh lines, forehead wrinkles are very aging. Eliminating or modifying them can take years off a patient’s face as we are all well aware. People have been relying on Botox to look younger since 2002. In fact, more than seven million Americans get Botox injections every year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

How Does Botox Work?

Botulinum toxin, or Botox, is derived from bacteria, but is a purified product. When it’s injected into an area, it serves to block the nerve signals to the muscles there, rendering them incapable of contracting. Since they cannot contract, they can’t form wrinkles.

Botox is a safe and pain-free procedure when performed by a professional. It’s also a quick one; it can be done during a lunch break and does not require anesthesia, so patients can continue with their daily schedules afterward. Botox is both temporary, typically lasting between three and four months, and affordable. All of these factors work to make it one of the most popular cosmetic procedures currently being performed.

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