Paula Abdul Does 10-Hour Rehearsals at Age 57 to Keep Her Body Going

Paula Abdul Does 10-Hour Rehearsals At Age 57 to Keep Her Body Going

As reported in PEOPLE news, Paula Abdul, at age 57 is far from slowing down as she has to treat her body well to keep going day after day. The International Pop Icon was currently prepping for her first Las Vegas residency where she had put on the hard work, starting each day before the sun and going until late at night.

Abdul told PEOPLE that, “It’s very physically intense. I get up at 6 and I work with my trainer for an hour and a half. Then I go to rehearsals at about a quarter to 9. We do a warm-up and then we dance. We go from about 9:45 until 7 p.m., and we take one day off.” She describes her workout routine which includes a lot of stretching and back and core work (if her trainer is around). She says, “even though I’m dancing all day I often do straight cardio just so that I’m conditioning my body. And after each performance I usually get in an ice-cold tub. It’s not fun! It shocks your body, but it helps with inflammation.”

The “Cold Hearted” singer also pays close attention to what she eats – even though she doesn’t like following diets – mainly due to her hours spent dancing and due to her history of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) a type of chronic pain after an injury or surgery. She says, following a low alkaline diet can help with RSD because it helps to lower your acidity to slow inflammation.

On her 57th birthday, she treated herself to minimally-invasive plastic surgeries provided BodyTite and Facetite from InMode. She says, “I wanted to do something for myself. I’ve had multiple spinal cord injuries and paralysis, and because my arms had paralysis, the muscles atrophied. I work out a lot, and no matter how many times I hit the gym and did bicep and tricep workouts, it was always difficult because I had to rebuild muscle tissue. When I found out about InMode’s BodyTite and FaceTite, there was really great improvement. It’s subtle.” Moreover, wanting to avoid traditional cosmetic surgery, Paula looked for a non-invasive option to address her concerns and found InMode and its BodyTite and FaceTite technology.

Due to her positive experience with InMode’s BodyTite, FaceTite and Morpheus8 technologies, Paula Abdul has agreed to join InMode Ltd. as new brand ambassador. Plastic surgeon Spero Theodorou, MD of bodySCULPT in NYC who is also InMode’s Chief Medical Officer, discussed Paula as the right choice. Dr.Theodorou says, “Paula is an excellent candidate for InMode’s innovative technology using Radio-Frequency (RF) to provide a natural tighter appearance. And moreover, she is fit and exercises regularly, but has some areas that trouble her due to past injuries and the effects of aging that overtake us all.”

spero and paula

InMode’s BodyTite system proved the ideal option to sculpt and remodel Paula’s arms while the FaceTite and Morpheus8 handpieces addressed her lower face, jawline and neck. Unlike more extensive cosmetic surgery, which requires general anesthesia, InMode’s minimally-invasive BodyTite/FaceTite technology needs only local anesthesia.

BodyTite is a safe, minimally-invasive cosmetic surgical procedure that offers efficient removal of stubborn fat and cellulite reduction along with noticeable skin tightening effects. The FDA-cleared BodyTite liposuction device delivers RF energy to liquefy subcutaneous fat so that it can be easily removed. It also coagulates the blood vessels and tightens the skin, while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed.

Similarly, FaceTite is a non-invasive RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) facial contouring solution that provides superior internal and external liposuction and allows three-dimensional remodeling of the fibrous tissues.

At age 57, she looks as good as some women half her age and has the physique to show it. Although, she acknowledges the ageing effects that gravity can have on the body.

She shares her positive outlook to aging as “I feel like I’m aging as gracefully as one can be, with a healthy outlook. Dancing with passion everyday keeps that going. Aging is inevitable, and I haven’t really put too much pressure on it.”

According to a recent Yahoo Finance news report, Paula is bringing her renewed feeling of confidence and self-assurance to others who want the same benefits.

Leading NYC plastic surgeons Drs. Spero Theodorou and Christopher T. Chia of bodySCULPT in NYC are inventors of BodyTite on Arms, a scarless arm lift procedure. This is an innovative technique used to enhance the contour of your arms under local anesthesia to tighten and remove the excess skin under the arms, without leaving any scars.

Similarly, invented by Dr. Theodorou in conjunction with InMode, two powerful technologies from InMode – FaceTite and Morpheus8 are combined together for a breakthrough procedure EmbraceRF that uses RF energy to get rid of unwanted fat in the lower face. This unique one-time facial rejuvenation solution effectively treats the subdermal adipose tissue of the face. The procedure treats skin laxity and excess fat accumulation in the face and neck area caused by factors such as aging, genetics, weight gain and loss, sun exposure and gravity – without surgery.

Shakil Lakhani, president of InMode North America, adds, “We are thrilled to announce a strong and powerful woman like Paula representing our brand. Paula has an ageless presence and embodies InMode’s commitment to enhance beauty and well-being. This collaboration will ensure a greater audience is aware of the benefits of InMode’s technology on a national and global level.”

How to Prepare for Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

How to Prepare for Brazilian Butt Lift SurgeryInfluenced by celebrity selfies on Instagram, many women are opting to have a Brazilian butt lift in NYC to get a curvy, well-shaped derriere. The latest annual statistics report of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that a total of 24,099 BBL procedures were performed in 2018, a 19% increase from 2017. This cosmetic surgical procedure owes much of its popularity to the fact that it uses the patient’s own fat instead of implants to enhance the buttocks. As it enhances your posterior naturally, BBL avoids the complications associated with butt implants.

Choosing an experienced plastic surgeon who is trained in this particular procedure is critical for safe, successful treatment. In addition to this, there are certain other things that patients can do to prepare their mind and body for the treatment and enjoy a positive surgical experience.

  • Maintain a balanced diet: One of the criteria for success with BBL is being at your ideal weight. This means maintaining a balanced diet. Eat plenty of fresh, healthy foods before and after surgery. This will ensure that your body is provided with essential vitamins and nutrients that will defend against infections and regulate your digestive system. Additionally, following a proper diet can help reduce swelling, inflammation, and scarring during recovery.Avoid processed foods that are high in salt and sugar, as it will only have the opposite effect. Foods like white bread are known to increase inflammation. Similarly, patients should avoid eating large amounts of dairy products and canned foods.
  • Stock up on necessary supplies: Even NYC plastic surgeons perform BBL using local anesthesia, you’ll need some downtime to relax and recuperate. You need to take steps to make the period following your procedure as smooth and stress free as possible. To allow maximum time for rest and relaxation after surgery, stock up on essentials in advance. Get the necessary postoperative supplies before the day of the procedure. These include a donut shaped pillow for sitting (to avoid applying direct pressure to the buttocks), a reacher for picking up things out of reach, compression garments (if recommended by your surgeon), antibacterial soap, healthy foods and drinks, bandages, loose clothing, stool softeners, ice packs, and other nutritional products.
  • Practice relaxation techniques: It’s natural to feel anxious before any cosmetic surgical procedure. Practicing breathing and other relaxation techniques before your BBL can free your mind of anxiousness or stress. This can speed the healing process, reduce anxiety, complications, and postoperative pain and discomfort.
  • Don’t skip exercises: Exercising prior to your surgery will tone the muscles around your buttocks and upper legs which can improve your surgical experience as well as your results. It has been found that patients who are in good cardiovascular shape and close to their ideal body weight tend to recover faster. Staying fit will also make it easier to return to physical activity post-op and reach your aesthetic goals faster. But avoid overexerting your body as it could weaken your immune system.
  • Quit smoking: Quitting smoking is important for your overall health. Those considering any cosmetic procedure should avoid nicotine products, because nicotine causes the blood vessels to constrict and decreases blood flow, slowing down It could also prevent the transplanted fat from settling and forming the healthy blood supply it needs to survive. To prevent complications and ensure the best results for BBL, quit smoking at least two weeks before and after surgery.

Following these steps will make your BBL experience safer and more comfortable. Your surgeon can provide you with more tips to prepare for the procedure.

BBL requires comprehensive training and experience in fat transfer techniques as well as a professionally trained eye for aesthetic detail. So if you are planning to have a Brazilian butt lift in NYC, do some careful research before choosing your plastic surgeon because all practitioners may not have received this specialized training. Invented by leading NYC plastic surgeons Drs. Spero Theodorou and Christopher T. Chia of bodySCULPT in NYC, the Brazilian Butt Lift under local anesthesia (BBLULA) is a safer option than BBL under general anesthesia.

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast augmentation topped the list of the five most popular procedures in 2018. Up to 313,735 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2018, up 4 percent from 2017. Women choose to have the procedure to enhance breast volume, correct asymmetry, and reshape the bust line to a more attractive appearance. For many women, having the procedure is a way to increase their self-confidence. Breast augmentation in NYC is performed by surgeons who are experts in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery.

Breast enhancement is performed using FDA-approved implants, and today there are tailor-made options for individual patients as opposed to a one-size-fits-all solution. Women can choose from various options such as saline, silicone, gummy bear, IDEAL and composite breast augmentation to meet their aesthetic goals. However, women considering breast augmentation need to make sure that they considering this procedure for themselves not for pleasing others. “Breast augmentation is a deeply personal procedure, and it’s important that you’re doing it for yourself and not for someone else, even if that person has offered to pay for it. Patient satisfaction is high, specifically when they want the procedure themselves” says ASPS.

Women can consider getting a breast augmentation, if they

  • Are bothered by the feeling that their breasts are too small
  • Are dissatisfied with their breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss or with aging
  • Are unhappy with the upper part of their breast appearing “empty”
  • Have asymmetrical breasts or breasts that did not develop properly
  • Have breasts that have an elongated shape

However, not all women are ideal candidates for breast enlargement in Manhattan, NYC. At your initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss certain matters such as your medical history, aesthetic desires, and many other considerations during determining your candidature for the treatment. This is important because certain physical and emotional factors can affect your breast augmentation procedure, recovery and final result. So be prepared to discuss these topics with your surgeon. If you have a health problem that might make it unsafe for you to undergo the procedure, your surgeon will advise against it. In this case, your surgeon will explain that the risks outweigh the benefits of surgery.

Generally, you would be considered an ideal candidate for breast implant surgery if you

  • Are in good health
  • Are at least 18 years of age (for saline implants) and over the age 22 (for silicone gel implants)
  • Have fully developed breasts
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Desire an increase in breast size

You are not an ideal candidate if you:

  • Have an active infection anywhere in your body
  • Have existing cancer or pre-cancer but have not received adequate treatment for these conditions
  • Are currently pregnant or breast-feeding

Once you are cleared for the procedure, the next decision would be about implant size and shape. Leading NYC plastic surgery practices offer various types of FDA approved implants in different sizes and shapes. While choosing an implant, you should remember that what worked for your friend may not work for you. Plastic surgeons in NYC will help you make the right choice based on an evaluation of various considerations such as your overall build, chest circumference, shoulder width, height, weight, and current breast size.

If you are considering breast augmentation, choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices with surgeons who are experts in this procedure. In leading practices, surgeons help patients visualize their breast augmentation results using advanced imaging technologies, such as Axis Three, Vectra 3D and Oculus Rift 3 dimensional imaging glasses. They can try out various implant options, preview the results, and take an informed decision.

How Long Do KYBELLA Results Last?

How Long Do KYBELLA Results Last?
According to American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, a double chin is a concern that affects 68% of Americans. Caused by weight gain, aging, or genetic factors, this aesthetic issue does not usually respond to diet and exercise. KYBELLA in NYC can help with submental fat and sagging skin under the chin. It is the only FDA-approved double-chin injectable treatment and does not involve surgery or downtime. One question that most candidates ask their plastic surgeon is: how long do KYBELLA results last?

The KYBELLA injection comprises deoxycholic acid, a substance that is naturally found in your body. It is injected into the submental neck fat in a 10-15 minute in-office procedure. It breaks down the fat cells in the treated area, which is then reabsorbed by the body. The treatment eliminates fat beneath the chin and provides better definition to the natural jaw and neckline.

The results are of KYBELLA treatment are permanent. Once the fat cells are destroyed by KYBELLA, they will not back. The treatment prevents the formation of new fat cells, but the key to experience permanent results for patients are by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight. Moreover, when performed by a qualified surgeon, specialized and experienced in the treatment, the results would be long-lasting.

As everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatment sessions needed would vary from person to person. Typically, a series of injections would be required to achieve the desired results. Each KYBELLA session is given at least one month apart and each patient can receive a maximum of six treatments. Your surgeon will determine how many treatment sessions you would need by evaluating specific considerations, such as the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Most patients see results after 2 to 4 treatments. For the best results, it is important to complete the series of injections recommended by your NYC plastic surgeon. Once your desired goal is achieved, re-treatment is not necessary.

The treatment is safe and requires minimal to no downtime. The key benefits of KYBELLA NYC are:

  • Permanent fat dissolving solution to a heavy neck/jaw line
  • No anesthesia and bandages are required
  • Minimal discomfort, bruising and swelling
  • Faster recovery time
  • Performed on an outpatient basis
  • Minimal to no patient downtime
  • Chin strap or neck compression garment is not required

Ideal candidates for this nonsurgical double chin treatment are healthy adults (above 18 years of age) with moderate to severe submental fat. If you have had or are planning to have facial surgery, have trouble in swallowing, are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or nursing, and have an infection or medical condition in or near the planned injection site, then you are not a candidate for this procedure.

If you think KYBELLA in NYC can address your double chin concerns, find a skilled and reliable plastic surgeon with extensive experience in administering these injections. This is crucial for optimal outcomes and treatment in compliance with the highest standards of care and patient safety. If deoxycholic acid is not injected properly, it can kill other cells in the process as well. Choosing an AAAASF accredited plastic surgery practice is important for excellent care and dedicated follow-up.

Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation

Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation surgery is soaring in popularity each year. In 2017, 300,378 women in the U.S chose to undergo this procedure, and in 2018, this number was 313,735 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Performed using breast implants, breast enlargement in Manhattan, is an ideal option for women who want fuller breasts and improve volume and firmness lost due to excessive weight loss, pregnancy, aging, etc.

However, while its popularity continues to increase, women considering breast augmentation in NYC need to make sure that they know everything about it in order to make an informed decision. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about breast augmentation.

  • What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation enhances the size and contour of a woman’s breasts. Women opt to have this procedure for different reasons –

  • To enhance a small bust line
  • To correct breasts that differs in size and shape
  • To reshape breasts that has lost volume and firmness due to excessive weight loss, pregnancy, aging, breastfeeding, or other factors

Breast enlargement is also performed to reconstruct the breast after amastectomy. By enhancing your appearance, the procedure can improve your confidence and self-esteem.

  • What are the options available for breast enhancement?

There are two breast enhancement options: breast implants and composite breast augmentation

The implant procedure involves surgically inserting FDA approved breast implants to achieve the desired enhancement. Reliable plastic surgery practices offer augmentation using the following types of breast implants:

  • Saline-filled implants
  • Silicone gel filled implants
  • Gummy bear implants
  • IDEAL implant

The implants are usually placed behind the breast tissue or under the chest muscle. Breast implants come in different sizes and shapes such as tear-drop, or round and with textured and smooth surfaces to fit any woman’s breasts and body type.

The other breast enlargement option is composite breast augmentation. This procedure combines implants with fat transfer to provide a softer and more natural look and feel. It can also create a natural-appearing cleavage.

  • Who is a good candidate for this breast implant surgery?

Typically, to be an ideal candidate, you should be in good health and desire an increase in breast size. Your surgeon will discuss you medical history, aesthetic desires, and many other considerations to determine your candidature for the treatment. If you have a health problem that might make it unsafe for you to undergo the procedure, the surgeon will advise against it.

  • What does the procedure involve?

As a first step, anesthetics are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia, and your doctor will recommend the best option for you. After administering anesthesia, incisions will be made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring.

Plastic surgeons in NYC use different types of incisions and techniques to place implants. Considering various factors such as body type, quality and amount of natural breast tissue, breast implant type, size, and placement, and whether you need a breast lift, personal preference for scar location and your expectations, the plastic surgeon will decide on the right incision option for you. Usually, breast implants are inserted behind the breast tissue or under the chest muscle through an incision in the armpit, at the edge of the areola or under the breast. The placement will depend on the implant type and the amount of natural breast tissue present.

After inserting implants onto the incision area the incisions are closed with layered sutures in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin.

  • Are there any risk/complications complications assisted with this procedure?

The ASPS has stated that breast implants are safe, but that no medical device is without risks. There have been rare cases of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a highly treatable type of lymphoma, but ASPS notes that “decades of research have yet to establish a causal relationship between the device and systemic disease”.

  • Can I breast-feed after this procedure?

Many women can successfully breastfeed their children with the implants. A professionally performed augmentation procedure will not affect the breast glands/ducts directly. To understand this better, consult a trained physician before the procedure.

  • Which implant is better: silicone or saline?

According to ASPS, silicone implants were used in 88%, and saline implants in 12%, of all breast augmentations in 2018. Even though both silicone and saline implants have unique advantages and yield good results, silicone implants have less chance of rippling and wrinkling. They are available for women over 21 and provide a more natural appearance.

Saline implants are available for women 18 years and older. The main advantage of saline implants is that if they break, the saline will be absorbed by the body. Their main drawbacks is that they are more likely to ripple or fold within the implant pocket, and the edges may be visible underneath the skin’s surface, particularly in women with thin skin and / or little body fat.

A good surgeon can determine the best implant for you by evaluating factors such as your aesthetic goals, body type, age, lifestyle, and budget.

  • Does breast implant surgery cause scars?

You cannot avoid scarring in breast enlargement surgery. Any scarring resulting from the surgery is permanent and cannot be removed through plastic surgery or any other means. However, most scars fade and flatten overtime.

An experienced surgeon will place the incisions in inconspicuous locations so that the scars are hardly noticeable.

  • When can you return to normal activity after breast implant surgery?

You can do moderate exercises till you heal completely – nothing strenuous but just short walks that will help improve circulation and prevent blood clots. In fact, light exercise will ensure that your body heals well with reduced risk for infection, scar tissue and stretch marks.

Depending upon the type of surgery, you can gradually increase your activity level the first two weeks. Avoid arduous activities the first two weeks as it can elevate your heart rate and blood pressure and increase the risk of bleeding or swelling. At one month, most patients can resume usual exercises except heavy lifting, and generally, at six weeks, patients are healed completely and can resume all activities.

  • What is the expected recovery time?

Most women return to work and light activity within one week after this procedure. For smooth recovery, follow your surgeon’s postoperative instructions and keep the scheduled follow-up appointments.

  • How long implants remain safely?

There’s no such thing as an expiration date for an implant, but if a saline implant breaks, then breast size would decrease and women may opt to restore that volume for aesthetic reasons. You may be asked to take an MRI scan every few years just to ensure the implant is right in position. The FDA recommends medical imaging to verify the implant’s integrity beginning at three years and every two years after that. With an IDEAL implant, you can detect rupture by just looking in the mirror.

 

If you are considering breast enlargement in Manhattan, NYC, choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice that provides service of NYC plastic surgeons who are experts in performing the procedure. In a reliable practice, you can expect end-to-end care and support all through the treatment, right from initial consultation up to full recovery.

Paula Abdul an Excellent Choice as InMode’s Brand Ambassador, says leading NYC Plastic Surgeon Dr Spero Theodorou

Paula Abdul, who is also now brand ambassador of InModeInternational Pop Icon Paula Abdul has agreed to join InMode Ltd. as a brand ambassador to share her positive experience with the Company’s BodyTite, FaceTite and Morpheus8 technologies, according to a recent Yahoo Finance news report.

Plastic surgeon Spero Theodorou MD of bodySCULPT in NYC who is also InMode’s Chief Medical Officer, discussed the choice. “Paula is an excellent candidate for InMode’s innovative technology using Radio-Frequency (RF) to provide a natural tighter appearance”, said Dr.Theodorou.

A lifelong performer, Paula Abdul has made her mark in this industry as an award-winning dancer and choreographer, singer, actress, and television personality with six number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Emmy and Grammy Awards, and numerous other accolades. At age 57, she looks as good as some women half her age and has the physique to show it. Although, she acknowledges the ageing effects that gravity can have on the body.

“I can do bicep and triceps workouts as much as anyone else, but as you get older, there is only a certain amount of tone and shape that you can have.”

Wanting to avoid traditional cosmetic surgery, Paula looked for a non-invasive option to address her concerns and found InMode and its BodyTite and FaceTite technology. These technologies represent a paradigm shift in the minimally-invasive aesthetic solutions market.

Dr. Theodorou noted that, “Paula is an excellent choice as InMode’s brand ambassador as she is fit and exercises regularly, but has some areas that trouble her due to past injuries and the effects of aging that overtake us all.”

InMode’s BodyTite system proved the ideal option to sculpt and remodel Paula’s arms while the FaceTite and Morpheus8 handpieces addressed her lower face, jawline and neck. Unlike more extensive cosmetic surgery, which requires general anesthesia, InMode’s minimally-invasive BodyTite/FaceTite technology needs only local anesthesia.

BodyTite is a safe, minimally-invasive cosmetic surgical procedure that offers efficient removal of stubborn fat and cellulite reduction along with noticeable skin tightening effects. The FDA-cleared BodyTite liposuction device delivers RF energy to liquefy subcutaneous fat so that it can be easily removed. It also coagulates the blood vessels, and tightens the skin, while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. Similarly, FaceTite is a non-invasive RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) facial contouring solution that provides superior internal and external liposuction and allows three-dimensional remodeling of the fibrous tissues.

Benefits of these treatments include:

Benefits of these Treatments Include

Excited by her results, Paula wants to share what the BodyTite/FaceTite procedure did for her and can do for others.

She said,”I am proud to get the word out about what InMode’s amazing technology in face and body rejuvenation can do for people like me who notice the inevitable effects of natural aging. While maintaining a healthy lifestyle of fitness and skincare routines, I still wanted more definition and tighter, firmer skin at my jawline and arms – and InMode’s BodyTite and FaceTite helped me restore a sleeker, more youthful look without invasive cosmetic surgery. I am very pleased with the results!”

According to the press release, Paula is bringing her renewed feeling of confidence and self-assurance to others who want the same benefits.

Paula Abdul is InMode’s New Brand Ambassador

Leading NYC plastic surgeons Drs. Spero Theodorou and Christopher T. Chia of bodySCULPT in NYC are inventors of BodyTite on Arms, a scarless arm lift procedure. This is an innovative technique used to enhance the contour of your arms under local anesthesia to tighten and remove the excess skin under the arms, without leaving any scars.

Similarly, invented by Dr. Theodorou in conjunction with InMode, two powerful technologies from InMode – FaceTite and Morpheus8 are combined together for a breakthrough procedure EmbraceRF that uses RF energy to get rid of unwanted fat in the lower face. This unique one-time facial rejuvenation solution effectively treats the subdermal adipose tissue of the face. The procedure treats skin laxity and excess fat accumulation in the face and neck area caused by factors such as aging, genetics, weight gain and loss, sun exposure and gravity – without surgery.

Shakil Lakhani, president of InMode North America, adds, “We are thrilled to announce a strong and powerful woman like Paula representing our brand. Paula has an ageless presence and embodies InMode’s commitment to enhance beauty and well-being. This collaboration will ensure a greater audience is aware of the benefits of InMode’s technology on a national and global level.”

What Makes the Brazilian Tummy Tuck a Unique Procedure

What Makes the Brazilian Tummy Tuck a Unique Procedure
To address a flabby tummy and achieve a trimmer, tighter midsection more and more men and women are now opting to have tummy tuck surgery in Manhattan. According to the latest annual statistics report of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a total of 130,081 tummy tuck procedures were performed in 2018 which is 328 more procedures than last year. While tummy tuck surgery is a safe and effective procedure, plastic surgeons in NYC are offering an even more advanced treatment – Brazilian tummy tuck surgery.

Brazilian tummy tuck in NYC combines the traditional elliptical excision of excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen with liposuction. Invented by a Brazilian surgeon, this technique is intended to significantly reshape the abdomen and central torso. It can provide superior waist contouring outcomes for patients who have large amounts of loose skin and fat in the abdominal area, such as that caused by multiple pregnancies.

One question that most patients ask is how the Brazilian tummy tuck differs from conventional tummy tuck surgery. The main difference is with respect to the scars. Unlike the traditional procedure that cause scars high up above the waist, the Brazilian Tummy Tuck incision is located in the lower abdomen in the area below the “bikini line.” Liposuction of the entire abdomen and flank is performed through very small skin incisions with a small, delicate cannula. Excess skin is drawn down and removed, resulting in a flatter, trimmer stomach. The Brazilian tummy tuck minimizes scarring and keeps the scars as well concealed as possible. The scar is very low on the pubic area, allowing you to wear a low cut bikini.

The Brazilian tummy tuck in NYC offers all the benefits of a traditional abdominoplasty surgery along with superior outcomes and reduced downtime. It also involves removal of surplus fat and skin along with firming up the abdominal muscles. Safe and advanced liposuction modalities such as ultrasound-assisted VaserLipo, radiofrequency-assisted BodyTite and laser-assisted Smartlipo Triplex are used to perform this body contouring procedure.

Just as in the traditional approach, the surgeon would advise women to complete having children before considering the treatment. A smaller looking waist is the additional benefit, since the treatment pulls the waist in and also gets rid of excess skin. Other key benefits that the Brazilian tummy tuck offers include:

  • Pulls up the pubic area which may have dropped due to aging or pregnancy
  • Rejuvenates the inner thighs and pubis
  • Reduces bouts of incontinence that come after pregnancy
  • Recovery is much faster with a downtime of just 10 days

Recovery time may actually vary depending on individual considerations and total treatment plan. Going by your surgeon’s instructions is crucial for smooth healing and optimal results.

For effective outcomes, it is crucial that the surgery is performed by a surgeon with expertise in this specific technique. To know if you are a good candidate for Brazilian tummy tuck in NYC, schedule a consultation in an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice that offers the services of plastic surgeons who are experts in performing the procedure. After determining your candidature, a reliable plastic surgeon in NYC will evaluate your considerations and goals, and provide you with customized treatment.

What are the Benefits of Fat Transfer Butt Lift Surgery?

What are the Benefits of Fat Transfer Butt Lift Surgery?Fat transfer is now a widely used technique in cosmetic procedures. This natural solution restores uses excess fat from one area of the body to improve volume and shape in another area. The fat transfer butt lift or Brazilian butt lift is one of the most popular procedures performed using the patient’s own fat.

Earlier, the fat removed through liposuction was discarded as medical waste. In recent years, innovative plastic surgeons found a way to recycle this fat and use it again. While the fat removed during liposuction cannot be transferred from one person to another, it can be moved to another area of the patient’s body. Today, many women are opting to have fat transfer in NYC to smooth out wrinkles, improve areas that loose volume with aging such as the cheeks, and enhance the buttocks.

Liposuction and fat transfer are the key components of the Brazilian butt lift in NYC. BBL involves liposuction to remove fat from areas where it is abundant and fat grafting, whereby the extracted fat tissues are processed and re-implanted into the posterior. The typical donor sites include the abdomen, thighs, hips, and lower back. Rather than using synthetic butt implants to add volume, this minimally invasive treatment uses your own fat to safely create a perky, prominent look.

The procedure starts with the surgeon assessing the prospective patient carefully to ensure they are good general health and have enough fat to spare for the enhancement. After administering local anesthesia, fat is removed using a small cannula at a low suction pressure to preserve the delicate fat cells. The extracted fat is then processed and purified, and then re-injected carefully using micro droplet techniques, meaning it is injected in very small quantities and at the right depths.

BBL is a safe, well tolerated procedure that produces natural-looking results if performed by an expert plastic surgeon. It owes its popularity to the many benefits it offers:

  • Natural, versatile, long-lasting, and safe cosmetic treatment
  • Can be performed using local anesthesia, avoiding general anesthesia related complications
  • Minimally-invasive way to rejuvenate the body
  • Uses patient’s own tissue instead of implants or dermal filler injections
  • Reduces the chance of allergic reactions
  • Produces long-lasting, natural-looking results
  • Fat is removed from an area where you don’t want it and the area of fat removal (abs or flanks) will appear slimmer.
  • Stem cells in fat can stimulate growth factors for better tissue quality
  • Short recovery time
  • Side effects are minimal

Though the procedure provide optimal results, it is important for patients who are considering fat transfer to understand that, in some cases, more than one session of fat transfer may be required to achieve full correction of contour because not all of the injected fat cells will survive. So expecting drop off of some of the fat, an experienced surgeon will probably opt to overfill the treated area with fat by a certain percentage.

Choosing the right plastic surgeon who is well-trained in performing the procedure is crucial to enjoy optimal results for fat transfer in NYC. Reliable AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices provide the services of such surgeons. With an expert, you can expect safe treatment and attractive, natural-looking outcomes.

Breast Augmentation: 4 Decisions to Make Ahead of the Procedure

Breast Augmentation: 4 Decisions to Make Ahead of the Procedure
Year after year, breast augmentation has been ranked the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure for women. The procedure involves using breast implants to enhance volume, correct asymmetry, and reshape the breasts, and make them firmer and rounder. Plastic surgery practices that provide breast augmentation in Manhattan offer a wide selection of breast implants. Expert plastic surgeons help women explore their options and make the right decisions. Here are the major decisions that women need to make ahead of the surgery:

  • Choosing the implant: Breast augmentation surgery is performed using various types of FDA approved implants, which are placed behind the breast tissue or under the chest muscle. Implants come in different sizes and shapes such as tear-drop, or round and with textured and smooth surfaces to fit any woman’s breasts and body type. Breast implants available at leading plastic surgery practices in NYC include:
    • Saline: These implants have a thin silicone outer shell that is filled with a saline solution or sterile salt water after placement in the breast pocket. They need only a small surgical incision to insert and are available to women 18 years of age and older for breast augmentation and for breast reconstruction. If a saline implant breaks, the saline would be absorbed by the body.
    • Silicone: One of the most preferred types, silicone implants come pre-filled with silicone gel, a medical-grade, viscous material which makes them look and feel more like natural breast tissue. They are meant for women aged 22 and older for breast augmentation and for breast reconstruction.
    • Gummy bear: These highly cohesive silicone gel implants are made of high-strength silicone gel. They maintain their shape even when cut in half. Besides breast enhancement, these cohesive gel implants are used in breast lift surgery and implant revision procedures.
    • IDEAL: The IDEAL implant offers a natural feel along with the safety of saline inside. It comes with a series of implant shells nested together and has two separate chambers that are filled with saline. It is uniquely designed to reduce collapse and wrinkling, which cause rupture and deflation.

    Women need to choose the right implant for them based on factors such as body proportions, posture and skin elasticity.

  • Selecting the implant size: When choosing implant size, remember that what worked for your friend may not work for you. Verywell Health points out that more than half of all breast revision surgeries are performed just to change the implant size. That’s why it’s crucial to choose the best implant size for your body before you have the procedure. Your surgeon can help you make this decision after evaluating your overall build, chest circumference, shoulder width, height, weight, and current breast size.
  • Incision location: Plastic surgeons use different types of incisions and techniques to place breast implants:
    • Transaxillary incision (an incision in the armpit)
    • At the edge of the areola
    • Under the breast

    These incisions are designed so that breast augmentation scars would not be visible. In most cases, the incision location would not affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed. However, as this can happen, surgeons generally recommend incisions either in the fold underneath the breast or at the axilla (armpit) for women who would like to breastfeed in the future. Another factor is that not every incision location is available for every type of implant.

  • Location for implant placement: The breast implant is inserted into a pocket in the breast. There are two options:
    • Submuscular placement:The implant is placed under the pectoral muscle. Surgeons prefer this option as it offers greater control and enables precise positioning of the implant. It can be reused for subsequent breast surgeries. Other benefits include hidden scars and no restrictions for breast feeding after surgery.
    • Submammary/Subglandular placement: Here, the implant is placed behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle. In this case, the scar may be visible in some body positions like lying down.

    Incision placement depends on factors such as the patient’s goals, size, style and type of implant. The plastic surgeon will discuss the options and their benefits and limitations at the consultation.

In leading NYC plastic surgery practices, surgeons help patients visualize their breast augmentation results using advanced imaging technologies, such as Axis Three, Vectra 3D and Oculus Rift 3 dimensional imaging glasses. Knowing what you will look like after the procedure before it is performed can help you take informed decisions.

In Manhattan, breast augmentation is available in AAAASF accredited plastic surgery practices. Choose an established practice with NYC Plastic surgeons who are experts in performing breast implant surgery. For a customized solution, make sure you discuss your goals and concerns during the consultation.

ASPS: More Baby Boomers seeking Cosmetic Procedures

ASPS: More Baby Boomers seeking Cosmetic ProceduresPlastic surgery practices provide body contouring in NYC for men and women of all ages. According to new statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there has been a dramatic increase in the number of baby boomers seeking cosmetic procedures. ASPS reports that more Americans age 55 and older are seeking various cosmetic procedures, with nearly 50,000 more procedures being performed on this age group in 2018 compared to 2017. There is a surge in surgical procedures like liposuction, hair transplantation and breast augmentation, as well as minimally invasive options like Botox and fillers. The main factor driving this trend is the re-entry of boomers into the dating scene.

The rise of social media, dating websites, and dating apps has led baby boomers to take a renewed interest in their appearance. Up to 20 million baby boomers are actively using at least one of these dating services, and they want to look their best and feel confident about their appearance. Commenting on this trend in the ASPS news report, a board-certified plastic surgeon said, “Baby boomers are not looking to turn back the clock to their twenties – they just want to look as young and vibrant on the outside as they feel on the inside. For that, there is a wide range of procedures to help them achieve that goal, from surgery to small tweaks that can be done on their lunch break”.

Breast augmentation ranked first among the top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2018. Breast augmentation in New York City is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure, helping women enhance their physical appearance and boost confidence and self-esteem. Performed using breast implants, this is an ideal option for women who want fuller breasts, to correct breasts that differ in size and shape, or to restore breast volume and firmness lost due to excessive weight loss, pregnancy, aging, or other reasons. Liposuction and hair transplantation procedures are also popular among baby boomers. ASPS reports that in 2018, breast augmentations increased by 4%, liposuction procedures by 4% and hair transplants by 18%. This age group also accounted for nearly half of all eyelid surgeries and two-thirds of facelifts performed last year.

One of the main reasons for the rise of baby boomers dating is due to the divorce rate, which has roughly doubled since the 1990s. In a culture where first impressions are so important, cosmetic procedures can make them look and feel better, and give them greater confidence in social interactions.

The rate of cosmetic procedures among this age group has increased by two to six percent each year for almost a decade (www.studyfinds.org). The StudyFinds report detailing these findings quoted ASPS President Alan Matarasso as saying, “It’s a trend that’s showing a shift in our culture. Older Americans are vibrant and living their lives to the fullest, and they want the way they look to reflect that.

Many individuals are opting to have plastic surgery in New York due to the availability of skilled surgeons. A well-trained and experienced plastic surgeon in NYC can offer a full spectrum of options as well as the latest technology to help men and women achieve their unique aesthetic goals. Choosing an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice with such surgeons is critical for a safe and comfortable surgical experience, and optimal outcomes.