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What Can Breast Implants Really Fix?

Women considering breast implants at my Long Island practice come to me with a variety of aesthetic concerns that go beyond having small breasts. Some want to correct asymmetry, while others with sagging breasts wonder whether implants can lift their position. Breast implants can take care of a number of concerns, but … Continue reading


My Take on the Best Breast Augmentation Incisions

A recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal had me thinking about breast augmentation incisions, a hot topic among most of the breast augmentation patients I see at my Long Island practice. The study evaluated the impact that endoscopy has on transaxillary incisions, which are in the underarm area. Endoscopy is a … Continue reading


Yet Another Good Use for Facelift Surgery

  Some patients considering a facelift at my Long Island practice are surprised by the level of customization that’s possible based on their specific needs. “Facelift” is really an umbrella term the covers a range of versatile techniques and procedures that can be tailored for different patients, all with the goal … Continue reading


Breast Lift: A Cosmetic Procedure on the Rise

During the past several years, I’ve seen a significant increase in the number of women who want breast lift surgery. This is a trend among plastic surgeons not just on Long Island, but nationwide, as well. According to statistical reports from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons®, the number of breast … Continue reading


Confidence: The Invisible Benefit of Cosmetic Surgery

A common and persistent misconception about cosmetic surgery is that people do it because they’re concerned about what others think of them. I think — and I bet other plastic surgeons in the Long Island area would agree — that most patients care more about what they think of themselves. I see … Continue reading


3 Tips for Easing Your Plastic Surgery Recovery

One of the most common concerns among all my plastic surgery patients is that the recovery period will be difficult or painful. Unfortunately, it’s a tradeoff; the healing process is a necessary part of the cosmetic transformation many people desire. To be honest, though, many of my Long Island plastic surgery patients … Continue reading


Refreshed in a Subtle Way: The Key to a Great Facelift

Although aesthetic trends come and go, men and women undergoing facelift surgery at my Long Island practice consistently use one phrase: “natural-looking.” Thanks to the incredible advancements in facelift techniques over the past several years, it’s easier than ever to give my patients the subtle, natural-looking results they want, rather than the … Continue reading


3 Ways to Know Whether You’re Ready for Breast Implants

Although many breast augmentation patients at my Long Island practice have wanted the surgery for years, some need extra help deciding whether breast implants will help them achieve the look they want. If the answer isn’t as clear-cut for you, take a look at my suggestions for helping you make a good … Continue reading


Why We Love RealSelf

RealSelf.com is one of the websites I recommend most often to my Long Island plastic surgery patients and anyone interested in cosmetic enhancement. RealSelf is an indispensable guide for those considering any kind of aesthetic treatment — from staged body contouring surgeries after weight loss to a quick BOTOX® Cosmetic … Continue reading


Get the Skinny: A Liposuction Glossary

If you’re researching liposuction at my Long Island practice or elsewhere, you may have come across some terminology we use to describe the procedure that’s not part of everyday language. To help you get a better understanding of the details of liposuction and make the best decision for yourself, I’ve … Continue reading


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