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At Bancroft Feldman patients sometimes ask us if smoking marijuana is allowed before or after surgery. Marijuana is becoming more commonly and openly used as it's legalized around the country. Stigma is reduced, and for some people it's a part of daily life. We're not here to judge what patients indulge in away from our care, but we are focused on ...
As summer turns to fall, the cooler temperatures are refreshing and enjoyable, but this is also the season when you need to focus more on your overall well being. Colder temperatures also bring colds, flus, and other viruses which spread at work and school. Many of our patients have questions about what they should do if they come down with a cold ...
There are many reasons that women give for being dissatisfied with their breasts. Many are unhappy with their breasts' size; others were satisfied with them until they had children or they began to sag over time. Now they want their beautiful breasts back! Some women are unhappy with both the size and the condition of their breasts. There are two p...
We've talked before about measures to take before surgery, including discontinuing smoking and eating a more healthy diet in order to enhance healing. While most people realize that they should avoid drinking alcohol and doing recreational drugs, they don't understand that regular medications, vitamins, and supplements can also cause problems. Here...
In October of 2016, the CDC reported that obesity in American adults is at the highest rate it has ever been. Almost 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese. This does not count the percentage of the country that is overweight, and there has been a 30% increase in adult obesity from 1999-2000 to 2015-2016. This has an enormous impact on public hea...
Previously on this blog we've talked about when it's possible to exercise post-breast augmentation . Here we will talk about abdominoplasty and why it's important to take the time for healing after your tummy tuck in order to achieve your best result. First, what is abdominoplasty? Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, " removes exce...
Previously we've discussed how sleep is vital to healing , but did you know that sleep is also crucial to losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight? You might not think sleep is important, but it affects more than just your energy levels or your ability to concentrate. It's vital for the functioning of all your body's systems. If you are spend...
Summer is upon us. This is the hottest time of the year, and it's also the time when the sun is strongest. This means that it's very easy for people to have too much exposure to the sun's rays and suffer sunburn - which is both painful and damaging. To avoid sunburn, it's very important to use sunscreen regularly and properly. Do you know how much ...
There are many reasons why Botox is such a popular cosmetic procedure . It's quick, it's almost pain free, it's affordable, and it works! You will look younger and more vibrant with Botox. There are, however, three ways for you to sabotage your Botox treatment afterwards. You don't want to make these mistakes because they will mar the effect of the...
Mammograms are a part of life for middle aged women whether they have breast implants or not. Women with breast implants, however, often have questions about how their implants may complicate having a mammogram or even wonder whether those implants compromise their breast - and best - health. Breast Implants Do Not Cause Breast Cancer The good news...
We at Bancroft Feldman are pleased to announce that RealSelf has named our Dr. Evan M. Feldman one of 100 board-certified doctors worldwide to receive the RealSelf 100 award . This is the third consecutive year Dr. Feldman has been awarded this honor. The RealSelf 100 recognizes the highest rated and most active doctors on RealSelf, the world's lar...
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?...
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...
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...
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...
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...
How satisfied will you be with your liposuction procedure? Much depends on you. Carefully choosing a board certified plastic surgeon is a crucial part of the process. Liposuction is not in any way an assembly line procedure. It requires a delicate, sculpting hand and a well-trained and thoroughly experienced surgeon. However, how you manage your he...
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. ...
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...
The last part of December through January is the darkest part of the year for the northern hemisphere. In many parts of America people avoid going outdoors because the weather is so unpleasant. Instead they curl up on the sofa, eat, binge watch Netflix and feel down. Coping this way for a few days is fine, but many people suffer from SAD - Seasonal...