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Botox has exploded in popularity over the past decade and a half. The FDA approved Botox for cosmetic use in 2002, and it took off nearly overnight with exponential growth over time. Most recently Millennials have taken interest in this cosmetic treatment . It's estimated that in 2018 Botox will have a $4.7 billion global market , with half of that...
This last January, Allergan announced a new breast implant option in their NATRELLE® line of breast implants: the Inspira Soft Touch implant: "Now, the INSPIRA® line of breast implants helps physicians to better meet diverse, patient-specific needs based on available breast tissue and desired outcomes." This line of implants was very popular with d...
Are you familiar with RealSelf, the largest and most used cosmetic health website dedicated to connecting doctors with people seeking answers about the cosmetic treatments they are considering? If so you are among a group of more than 82 million people who did the same in 2016. Every year RealSelf honors "the top rated and most engaged board-certif...
Breasts come in all shapes and sizes. That's something that women can easily forget because of the focus the media and magazines have on highlighting beautiful women with one or two types of "ideal" breasts. If you are thinking about getting breast augmentation, you need to realize that the structure and size of the breasts that you have now will a...
Breasts come in all different shapes and sizes in nature. Women with small breasts, large breasts, and any size in between fall on the spectrum of normal development. However, a number of breast deformities do exist. One of these is Tuberous Breast Deformity (TBD), more commonly referred to as tuberous breasts. This is a congenital condition that w
Women and men who seek out plastic surgery to improve their appearance need to know a number of things. They’re concerned about the types of outcomes they can expect, how safe certain procedures and plastic surgery facilities are, and they want to know the cost of various types of plastic surgeries. Unfortunately, pricing plastic surgery isn’t like
Have you ever admired someone’s dimples or thought about what you would look like with them? Dimples are showing up as a trend in plastic surgery circles , but not every trend is one that Bancroft Feldman recommends our patients explore. We don’t do dimple surgery, and we’ll discuss the reasons here. Dimples, or indentations in the skin, are somewh
Many women make the choice to get breast implants - almost 300,000 of them every year. Most women at some point in their lives will also make the choice to have children. Does having breast implants affect the ability of these women to breastfeed their children? Women want to know if they can still breastfeed if they have their breasts surgically a
One of the post-surgical expectations Drs. Bancroft and Feldman counsel their patients about is swelling - how to cope with it, how long it will last, and how not to prolong it or make it worse. Have you ever wondered why people experience swelling after an injury or a surgery? Learning what swelling is and why it’s part and parcel of the healing p
Yes, absolutely. Dr. Feldman advises his patients to massage their breasts as an important part of their post-surgical care . Why? For a number of reasons, but primarily because regular massage will reduce the risk of capsular contracture . Capsular contracture is the result of the body’s immune system reacting to foreign objects placed within it a
Many of our patients wonder if there are any diets or any special foods that they might eat in order to ensure the best healing after surgery. Good nutrition is always something that is worth exploring, but when talking about preparing for surgery, it become a two-sided issue: what to eat and what not to. This is because some foods or supplements a
Many of our patients ask what they can do to make sure their plastic surgery goes as smoothly as possible and gives the best result. One of the things we tell them is to cut out alcohol before and after their procedure. Why? It’s because alcohol will impede your healing, and that means both more swelling and discomfort. Let’s talk about specifics.
The trend of men taking advantage of plastic surgery continues to increase in popularity . The most popular type of plastic surgery men men choose is liposuction , but a procedure to address either enlarged breast tissue or protruding nipples known as gynecomastia is now the third most popular in the United States. This procedure, called reduction
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 2015 was another big year for plastic surgery and all cosmetic procedures, with Americans spending more than $13.5 billion dollars on aesthetic improvements.   The trend over time for both surgical and non-surgical procedures is up, with numbers increasing most dramatical
There are many different breast implant choices available today in terms of size, shape, and width. It can be a bit intimidating to decide which one is best for you. However, according to a recent study, patients can rule out anatomical implants as being aesthetically superior to round implants. “There’s no advantage to using anatomical implants in
Are you worried about the wrinkles around your eyes and how they make your face look older? Unfortunately the skin all over your body becomes less elastic as you age. Drooping an wrinkles are the result. While there are a number of surgical procedures that can be performed in order to rejuvenate the face and smooth out lines, Bancroft Feldman recom
Social media is unavoidable for nearly everyone these days, and the Millennial generation is comprised of what social media experts refer to as “ digital natives .” These young people grew up being surrounded by computers and the internet, they’ve lived more of their lives online than any previous generation, and now they are old enough to make the
Most women are aware of cellulite - they’re familiar with the cottage cheese bumpiness that appears on the backs of people’s hips, thighs, and behind. It’s unsightly, and no one appreciates it, but what is it exactly, why do people get it, and what can you do about it? Cellulite is nothing to worry about medically. It’s normal fat that exists below
How pregnancy and childbearing affect a woman’s figure will always be relevant to women who desire plastic surgery because of their desire to remain beautiful over time. Last month we discussed how pregnancy can affect a tummy tuck , and this time we will talk about how it affects breast augmentation. Many young women who make the investment of bre
Many of the patients who we see are women who are within the age range society calls “childbearing,” which means that sometimes the results that they get from plastic surgery may later be altered by the changes that pregnancy and breastfeeding bring about. Previously we’ve talked about repairing the damage that aging and pregnancy have caused with