Augmentation Mammoplasty and Detection of Breast Cancer

April 15, 2018

The issue of surveillance for breast cancer is an important one and understandably of concern to patients and their physicians.  The literature indicates that woman who have undergone augmentation mammoplasty do not run a higher risk of breast cancer or present at a later stage. Nevertheless, many surgeons recommend the subpectoral placement of breast implants […]


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Threads for Facial and Neck Rejuvenation

March 26, 2018

Our facial texture and structure changes as we age. Unfortunately, the changes are usually never what we want! No woman (nor man) wants to age prematurely or sport sagging skin, but it happens. If you are a patient in your late 30’s or early 40’s and are facing these ‘changes’ you may be a perfect […]


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The Hidden Danger behind the Brazilian Butt Lift

March 21, 2018

  Celebrities that parade their ample assets equally in the nude, or in revealing clothes pulled tightly over their impressively shapely butts are continuing to boost the trend in “booty enhancement”. The explosive popularity of athleisure, the gym to street wear fashion movement, is also adding to the increased interest in butt lifts. Snug leggings […]


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Long Lasting Facial Volume with New Generation Hyaluronic Acid and Poly-L Lactic Acid Injectables

March 12, 2018

  It is OK to call this blog a “puff piece”; it is about the new generation of minimally invasive injectables that restore lost volume to the face and fill in deep lines and wrinkles.  Plastic surgeons now have new and slightly different weapons in their arsenal to restore a youthful, firmer plumper appearance to […]


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Introducing Crisalix

February 1, 2018

Dr. Kenneth Rothaus uses Crisalix Virtual Aesthetics to give his patients a sneak peek at what their transformation will look like. Before undergoing plastic surgery, many patients wish they could see the results on themselves before taking the leap. Fortunately, now there is a way! We now offer Crisalix, a state of the art technology […]


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New Breast Implant – Is it Ideal?

January 23, 2018

When it comes to breast implants there is a new player in town. The Ideal Implant (idealimplant.com) is a saline implant that has the feel of silicone.  The implant has two separate lumens or chambers.  The inner lumen contains most of the saline and its volume is not adjustable. The outer lumen which is the […]


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Facelift and Liposuction Q & A

January 14, 2018

Question-  The next question is often asked by patients seeking a face lift:  What is the difference between a mini lift and a full lift?   Answer-  Mini-lifts, S-lifts and a full facelift are all gradations of the same operation.  In the S-lift and the mini-lift (which are really not much different) the incision is […]


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Plastic Surgery Q & A

January 3, 2018

I receive requests on a daily basis from social media sites, professional organizations, etc. to answer questions that they have received regarding plastic surgery procedures.  I am usually somewhat hesitant to answer many of these questions as I feel that they would best be answered in the context of a face-to-face consultation.  Some of the […]


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Stem Cells and Epidermolysis Bullosae

December 6, 2017

For many years, I was affiliated with the Epidermolysis Bullosae Center at the Rockefeller University Hospital. Epidermolysis bullosae (EB) is a devastating skin blistering disease. Patients with the severe forms have chronic problems with open and potentially life-threatening wounds, scarring, and other deformities.   As the plastic surgeon at the EB center, I took care of […]


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Low Incidence of Hematoma and Infection Reported for Aesthetic Surgery

June 26, 2017

Two of the most common complications after any surgical procedure are hematoma and infection.  Two articles (1, 2) from the Aesthetic Surgery Journal looked at the incidence of both hematoma and infection in a very large series of greater than 129,000 patients.  What is unique about these reports is that the come from the practices […]


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UPDATE ON NECK REJUVENATION

June 14, 2017

  Rejuvenation of the neck is one of the most common reasons I see patients in consultation in my office.  Although the surgical facelift and neck lift remain the gold standard for neck rejuvenation, many patients cannot find the time out of their busy schedules to commit to a surgical procedure.  For other patients, the […]


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Fat Grafting and Breast Cancer

June 6, 2017

Autologous fat grafting (using the patient’s own fat) is one technique that plastic surgeons use to  help contour a reconstructed breast after mastectomy or to fill in defects after a patient has had a lumpectomy alone.  I must admit that I have been concerned about injecting fat into the breast as there exist theoretical concerns […]


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Voluma

December 5, 2016

The Aesthetic Surgery Journal ( 35:589-599, 2015) recently published an article by Few, J, et. al. on the long-term effects of Voluma (Allergan)  for midface enhancement.  This article coincidentally appeared just two months before another HA (hyaluronic) gel, Lyft (Galderma) received FDA approval for mid-face enhancement as well.  Both products are “thicker” variants of hyaluronic […]


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The Breast and Lipofilling

August 28, 2016

Fat injections or lipofilling is a new and promising technique for both breast reconstruction and breast augmentation.  One of the serious concerns is that the presence of stem cells in the transferred fat would stimulate the growth of abnormal cells resulting in a higher incidence of both recurrent and new breast cancers.  This fear does […]


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Opioids

May 9, 2016

In light of growing concerns regarding opioid abuse and concomitant government action on both the state and local level, a recent abstract by B. Kelly, MD, et.al. (http://bit.ly/1UV9V8e ) is quite timely.  As a result, it has received significant mention in the lay press.  The authors did a meta-analysis comparing the use of NSAID’s (e.g., […]


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