Financing Cosmetic Surgery with Your Tax Refund

During 2016, Americans spent about $16 billion on cosmetic surgeries and enhancements. It’s quite likely that even more Americans wanted to invest in cosmetic surgery, but weren’t sure they could afford it. Since it’s usually considered an elective procedure, cosmetic surgery isn’t often covered by health insurance. But if you have your heart set on improving your looks, tax refund …

Facelifts and Fat Transfers Rising in Popularity

The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) periodically releases statistics on the numbers of each type of cosmetic surgery that patients in the U.S. have. The latest data reflect a rising demand for autologous fat transfers to sculpt the body and facelifts to turn back the clock. In 2016, the ASPS reported that cosmetic surgeons in the U.S. performed 17.1 …

Instagram Inspires Plastic Surgery Trends

The results of a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Facial & Plastic Surgery hints at the power of social media to influence major life decisions. According to more than 40 percent of surgeons polled, one of the biggest reasons patients cite for getting cosmetic enhancements is to take better selfies and look flawless on Facebook, Instagram and …

Does Kybella Live Up To The Hype?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Kybella for non-surgical treatment of double chins in April 2015. Since its debut on the market, Kybella has been called “a game-changer,” a “miracle drug,” and a “double-chin killer.” Khloe Kardashian has agreed to be the “face of Kybella” in the new “Chin Up” marketing campaign. Currently, 175 independent reviewers have given Kybella …

Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

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Have you dropped some weight but find yourself with sagging, loose skin? Has childbirth taken a visible toll on your belly? Do you want to eliminate love handles and flatten your stomach? Here at the boutique NYC plastic surgery office of Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, we are often asked by patients if they need a tummy tuck or liposuction. Both …

Bra Roll Reduction Enhances Silhouette and Confidence

Many women who suffer from unwanted back rolls may not realize that a simple procedure can reduce the fat in the upper back and greatly improve the look of the bra line. Body sculpting procedures can lead to a trimmer silhouette and improved confidence. A bra line roll can emerge at any age but aging exacerbates it. The roll keeps many women …

Internet Liposuction Study Finds Surprising Results About Misinformation

The Internet has easily become the world’s library. Only a report released earlier this summer in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open® reminds us we shouldn’t believe everything we read, even on the web. The official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Global Open has stated that consumers using the Internet to research liposuction are getting less …

Visualize Plastic Surgery Outcomes with 3D Imaging

In the offbeat 1985 Disney movie “Return To Oz”, Princess Mombi had a chilling glass case full of different faces she could put on as she pleased. Some days, don’t we all wish we could choose a different face? Now, with the potential of plastic surgery, you can look as beautiful on the outside as you feel on the inside. …

People Magazine Spotlights Coolsculpting with Dr. Preminger

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Imagine freezing away unwanted fat cells with no pain, no surgery and no downtime. Although it sounds too good to be true, this revolutionary fat reduction treatment has been changing the lives of men and women for more than five years. Coolsculpting uses targeted cooling technology to freeze away stubborn fat tissue that is resistant to diet and exercise, helping …

Plastic Surgery Tourism Dangers

Most elective cosmetic surgery procedures – including tummy tucks, butt lifts and breast augmentation — aren’t covered by insurance.  In the quest for perkier bust lines, flatter stomachs and cheaper costs, increasing numbers of Americans are traveling overseas for plastic surgery. Enticed by all-inclusive surgical vacation packages at discounted rates, nearly 800,000 U.S. patients flock to countries like the Dominican Republic, …