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Archive for April, 2011

April 29, 2011

The Art and Science of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common and widely accepted cosmetic surgeries performed today. It is also one of the oldest, tracing it’s beginnings to an Indian physician dating back to 500 B.C. As with many plastic surgery procedures, real advancements were made in Rhinoplasty with soldiers returning from war needing reconstructive surgery.

Rhinoplasty is used today for both reconstruction and cosmetic reasons. Surgeons who perform this procedure tend to specialize in this area. Because the nose is such a dominant and prominent feature of the face, even minor changes can make a large impact. For this reason, nasal surgery is considering one of the most artistic areas of cosmetic surgery. It is necessary for the New Jersey plastic surgeon to create facial balance and harmony with the other facial features.

A nose that is crooked, has a bump, is asymmetric, too wide, too long, too large, or imperfect can be corrected through Rhinoplasty. There are three different types of surgery performed including the open technique (most common today); the closed technique (for smaller adjustments) or a tiplasty (where correcting the tip of the nose is the only change).

Besides the cosmetic appearance of the nose, functionality must be considered as well. Rhinoplasty can correct breathing problems due to a deviated septum or other nasal structure issues.

Rhinoplasty New Jersey performed by Dr. Paul M. Parker of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery is a significant part of his daily practice. Dr. Parker believes that Rhinoplasty New Jersey patients are able to receive a highly individualized surgical procedure that addresses all of their concerns related to the appearance of their nose.

Good candidates for Rhinoplasty New Jersey are patients who are over the age of 15, are in good overall health, and have defined goals for surgery. Patients who smoke should cease smoking several weeks prior to and after surgery, since smoking increases the risk of healing problems.

Dr. Parker will meet with each patient seeking Rhinoplasty during an initial consultation. He will ask the patient to verbalize their concerns about the appearance of their nose. He has the patient point out these specific areas on their nose using a hand held mirror. Dr. Parker will then perform a physical examination of the nose to determine what options are possible for the patient. Any breathing problems the patient has will be investigated, as well. Dr. Parker will then discuss treatment options with the patient. He will supplement his discussion with Computer Imaging, whereby changes are made to the patient’s photographs to give them an idea of what their nose will look like following surgery.

At the conclusion of the consultation, a written cost estimate for the procedure is given to the patient as well by the Parker Center’s Patient Care Coordinator.

All surgeries are performed in the Parker Center’s onsite, fully certified ambulatory surgical facility. A board certified anesthesiologist is in attendance throughout the surgery and administers intravenous sedation or general anesthesia to the patient. This allows the procedure to be performed safely without the patient experiencing any pain. During surgery, Dr. Parker corrects the areas of concern previously discussed with the patient. He has the Computer Image pictures on a large screen monitor in the Operating Room with him, serving as his “blueprint” for the changes to be made. Any changes needed for improvement of breathing issues are made at the same time.

Following surgery, patients recover quickly with the Parker Center’s Rapid Recovery program. This protocol uses medications which minimize swelling and bruising as well as postoperative pain. Patients are usually able to return to social activities within seven to ten days after surgery.

Patients usually comment how natural their nose looks after surgery by Dr. Parker and appreciate the better balance it has with their facial features.

To learn more about Rhinoplasty New Jersey, see before and after photos and read patient testimonials, visit the Parker Center at or call 201-967-1212.

5:54 PM

Labels: New Jersey Plastic Surgeon, Rhinoplasty



April 18, 2011

Rhinoplasty – More Than Reshaping Your Nose

Our nose is both the focal point of our face and the main avenue in which air reaches our lungs. A misshaped nose can not only take away from the overall beauty of our face but also cause breathing problems such as snoring. Plastic surgeons can use a cosmetic procedure call rhinoplasty (<-click to view before and after photos), or a nose job, to reshape your nose bringing balance back to your face and correcting your breathing problems.

There are a number of reasons a nose may be misshaped. Injury and genetics are the most common reasons an abnormality in the nose might need to be addressed while some opt for rhinoplasty simply because they are unhappy with the way their nose looks. No matter what your reason for considering rhinoplasty, a consultation with a  plastic surgeon will help you understand what rhinoplasty can and can’t do as well as how rhinoplasty can change your life.

My Plastic Surgeon USA is committed to bringing men and women interested in rhinoplasty the best board certified plastic surgeons in their area. Use our surgeon locator to find plastic surgeons in your area certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Our surgeons are dedicated to exceptional patient care using the latest in surgical techniques to produce truly amazing results.

9:32 AM

Labels: Rhinoplasty



April 12, 2011

Breast Implants – Removing and Revising

There are a number of reasons a woman may need an implant exchange after her initial breast augmentation procedure. Some of the more common reasons an implant exchange may be necessary have to do with correcting their first implant procedure. This is partly why it is so important to research the surgeon performing your surgery as well as being well informed about breast implants before your surgery.

Women who need an implant exchange are most commonly correcting breast asymmetry. There are other much less common reasons a woman may need an implant exchange such as a leak in the implant. Saline implants that leak will be very noticeable leaving the women with a deflated looking breast. Leaking silicone implants are less noticeable but need to be replaced to avoid risk of any health complications. An MRI is needed to detect leaking silicone implants and should be performed every two years.

Breast implants are not meant to be lifelong devices. All breast augmentation patients will exchange their implants at some point in their life. The most common reason women voluntarily undergo implant exchange surgery is simply to increase or decrease the size or to change the type of implant they have. Implant exchange procedures are often less painful and require less recovery time than the initial surgery. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon will be needed to address your individual concerns.

Need help finding a board certified plastic surgeon? My Plastic Surgeon USA offers an easy to use surgeon locator to help you find a board certified plastic surgeon in your area.

6:44 PM

Labels: Implant Exchange



April 8, 2011

Arm Lift Surgery – Brachioplasty

Do you feel like you’ve grown wings, but cannot fly? Many men and women suffer from sagging underarm fat and skin. This can be due both in part to being genetically predisposed to gather and store excess weight there and also a consequence or losing weight quickly leaving your skin unable to adjust to the weight loss. As we get older our skin loses its elasticity as well, causing our skin to sag and hang. If you are frustrated with underarms that keep waving long after you’ve stopped, you may be considering Brachioplasty.

Brachioplasty, also called Arm Lift, is a procedure that tightens the excess skin under the arm and also can involve liposuction to remove unwanted fat cells that have been resistant to diet and exercise. Brachioplasty, when done after weight loss to cure hanging skin, is often done in addition to several other lifting procedures as a part of a total Body Lift which generally includes all or some variation of the following: Tummy Tuck, Thigh Lift, Breast Lift, Face and Neck Lift. You will likely be considered a good candidate for Brachioplasty if you are in good health, at a stable, healthy weight and have been for several months, do not smoke and have realistic expectations for your procedure. Don’t expect to wake up with the arms of Madonna, but do expect an improved, tighter, smoother, younger looking version of your own.

Click here to see some Before and After results. If you like the results you see, follow the link to the corresponding doctor or click here to find one in your area.

8:16 PM

Labels: Cosmetic Surgery



April 4, 2011

Nose Surgery for Aesthetic and Functional Purposes

If you are unhappy with the size, shape or function of your nose, you may be a good candidate for Rhinoplasty. Trauma and disfiguring illness also can bring people to seek out Rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty, also known as Nose Surgery or a Nose Job, is a procedure designed to improve the appearance and/or function of the nose. Rhinoplasty can improve bumps and indentations in the nose, correct a crooked nose, re-size or re-shape the nose or nostrils and fix structural issues which lead to difficulties breathing, such as a deviated septum.

Rhinoplasty is a popular plastic surgery procedure with a high success rate. If you are interested in learning more, check out our Rhinoplasty Information page or use our super easy Surgeon Locator to find a Plastic Surgeon in your area to schedule a consultation with.

6:09 AM

Labels: Rhinoplasty



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