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Although we were hoping for this….
we got this instead….
Happy first day of Spring from Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS
and the staff of Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey!
Posted in Special Topics on March 20th, 2015
[Excerpts from an article released 2/26/15 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.]
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released its annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, reporting that 15.6 million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2014, an increase of 3 percent since 2013. In addition, 5.8 million reconstructive surgery procedures were performed last year, up 1 percent.
“The demand for plastic surgery continues to grow as medical advancements are made and technology improves resulting in a wider array of options for patients,” said ASPS President Scot Glasberg, MD.
“Today, more than ever, patients are empowered with choices to achieve the results they are seeking. Through open communication and a mutual understanding of expectations, patients work closely with their surgeon to determine the procedures most appropriate for them to achieve their optimal outcomes.”
Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures increased 4 percent, with more than 13.9 million procedures in 2014. The top two minimally-invasive procedures were:
“Subtlety has been the keyword I’ve heard from patients over the past year,” says Dr. Glasberg. “Minimally invasive procedures typically produce subtle aesthetic results and for many people, that is all they want or need at the time.”
Cosmetic surgical procedures rose 1 percent, to nearly 1.7 million procedures in 2014. The top five surgical procedures were:
Breast reconstruction may be performed using several plastic surgery techniques, depending on which is most clinically appropriate for the patient, and is important to restore the breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following a lumpectomy or mastectomy. The number of breast reconstruction procedures increased, with more than 102,200 procedures performed in 2014, representing an increase of 7 percent.
“It’s encouraging to see a significant rise in breast reconstruction rates, because studies show that reconstruction can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life and self-image,” said Dr. Glasberg. “But, not all breast cancer patients undergo breast reconstruction, in some cases because they are not informed of all of their reconstructive options.”
“In 2012, ASPS launched a multi-year Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign to educate, engage and empower women to make informed decisions about their healthcare following breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy. Our hope is that these efforts will continue to increase awareness of breast reconstruction options for women due to breast cancer treatment,” said Dr. Glasberg.
According to ASPS’s 2014 procedural statistics, the number of men having plastic surgery continues to rise.
“Male plastic surgery rates have significantly increased since 2000 and the notion that cosmetic procedures are just for women no longer exists,” said Dr. Glasberg. “Men are seeking to regain a more youthful look, improve their self-image and feel better about their appearance. It is great that plastic surgeons have procedures to meet and often exceed their expectations.”
One of the two top male-focused procedures was:
- Male breast reductions (gynecomastia surgery)
Just like many women, a growing number of men want to feel comfortable in their own skin, confident in all life’s situations and are finding plastic surgery to be a good option.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the world’s largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. Representing more than 7,000 Member Surgeons, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. ASPS advances quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery.
To discuss your treatment or surgical goals with Morristown, NJ Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS, call our office at 973-889-9300 to schedule a consultation.
It may be cold and windy during the winter season, but neither the low temperatures nor the gusty winds reduce the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Below are some facts about winter weather and your skin:
- More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are associated with sun exposure.
- No matter what the temperature is outside, you can get sunburn
- UVA rays that penetrate the skin and promote collagen breakdown are just as strong in the winter, even on cloudy days
- Snow reflects up to 80 percent of the UV light from the sun, meaning that you are often hit by the same rays twice
- The strength of the sun’s UV rays increases as the elevation increases. UV radiation exposure increases 4 to 5 percent with every 1,000 feet above sea level
- Both snow and strong wind can wear away sunscreen and reduce its effectiveness
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS of Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey offers these winter sunscreen tips:
- Always wear sunscreen – every day in every season
- Apply a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 for daily use
- If you’re heading to the slopes, choose a sunscreen with a higher SPF
- Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before outdoor activities and reapply every two hours
- Apply enough sunscreen – at least one teaspoon to your face
- Do not forget to apply sunscreen to your lips, ears, back of the neck, scalp and hands
The daily use of sunscreen can help you avoid the damage the sun, wind and cold can cause. To discuss your daily skin care regimen please call our office at 973-889-9300 to schedule an appointment with one of our Skin Care Specialists.
Posted in skin care on March 6th, 2015
Controlling discomfort following any surgical procedure is one of Dr. Glatt’s top priorities to ensure an uneventful recovery for patients. Typically post-operative pain is managed with the use of narcotic medications, such as Percocet or Vicodin, and muscle relaxants, such as Valium or Xanax. While local anesthetics can be helpful in controlling post-operative discomfort in a targeted area, the length of effect is typically only 6 to 12 hours.
An exciting new development is the availability of a medication called Exparel, which Dr. Glatt is thrilled to be able to offer his patients who have surgery at Morristown Medical Center. Exparel is a form of a currently used anesthetic called Marcaine, a local anesthetic that typically lasts for up to 12 hours. Given its special formulation, a single dose of Exparel produces pain control which can last from two to three days.
Since post-operative pain is most common in the first three days after surgery, patients are usually prescribed standard pain medication for use during this time. While these medications can be very helpful, they do have the potential side effects including nausea, drowsiness, constipation, and disorientation. With the concurrent use of Exparel patients require significantly less and sometimes even no pain medication, and report less discomfort and more mobility during the immediate post-operative period.
Dr. Glatt has found this groundbreaking medication beneficial for use in a variety of procedures, especially mommy makeover or abdominoplasty patients, who tend to have significant discomfort in the first few days following surgery. Exparel is also advantageous for patients who have breast augmentation surgery.
Exparel is offered to all of Dr. Glatt’s surgical patients who do not have an allergy to Marcaine anesthetic. For more information about Exparel and its potential benefits following surgery, or to discuss any of your plastic surgery goals with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS, please call our office at 973-889-9300.
Allergan, Inc., recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market two new styles of the Natrelle® 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled Breast Implants. These implants are available for use in primary breast augmentation, as well as breast reconstruction and revisionary surgery.
The new Natrelle® 410 X styles provide extra full projection, while the new L styles feature low height and low projection. Natrelle® 410 shaped gel implants are designed to mimic the slope of the breast and are filled with a highly cohesive silicone gel which enables the implants to hold their shape over time as well as remain soft to the touch.
The 410 X and L styles provide additional choices for Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS to customize each surgery by matching the height and width of each patient’s body type and provide the projection desired for each individual. While round implants achieve a fuller upper breast contour, 410 style implants produce a gradually tapered slope.
If you are considering breast augmentation, call our office at 973-889-9300 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Glatt and discover which implant will produce the look you desire.
Winter days can bring more than just rosy cheeks. Cold weather often causes facial tightness, dryness, and flaking.
Let one of our Skin Care Specialists help you look and feel your best all winter long.
Call our office at 973-889-9300 to schedule a consultation.
Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS
Premier Plastic Surgery Center of NJ
310 Madison Avenue, Suite 100
Morristown, NJ 07960
Posted in skin care on February 16th, 2015
Winter Storm Neptune is going to
bring us a cold and windy weekend.
Stay warm and safe!
Happy Valentine’s Day
Posted in General Information on February 13th, 2015
Looking for a more unique Valentine’s Day present this year? Why not give your special someone a Gift Certificate from Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey!
Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey Gift Certificates are available in any denomination and may be purchased at our office, or over the phone. We can mail the certificate to you, or directly to the recipient.
To order a Gift Certificate, or for further information, call the Morristown office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS at 973-889-9300.
There is no need to go out in the cold, you can avoid a trip to the mall, and there are no worries about exchanges – one size really does fit all! Call today!
Posted in Special Topics on February 6th, 2015
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS is proud to offer Dual Sculpting to freeze your unwanted fat faster and slim down for summer. This dual system treatment provides patients with the ability to have their fat eliminated in half the time as standard CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is an innovative, non-invasive FDA approved technology which freezes and naturally eliminates fat from the body. This breakthrough procedure can safely eliminate fat with no needles, no special diets, no exercise programs and no downtime.
At Premier Plastic Surgery Center of NJ we are able to treat the flanks (love handles), hips, upper and lower abdomen, male chest, inner and outer thighs, banana roll (the area under the derrière), arms, and bra bulge.
Instead of treating the love handles in two hours, both sides of the love handles can now be treated in just one hour using two CoolSculpting machines. The ability to perform two treatments simultaneously will decrease your treatment time, and allows more scheduling flexibility for our patients.
To achieve optimal CoolSculpting results, the procedure should be performed by an advanced technician who is able to interpret and understand what is required for each individual’s treatment. Jennifer, our Aesthetic Nurse at Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey, has been performing CoolSculpting for over seven years and possesses the experience necessary to consistently produce exceptional results.
To take advantage of our limited time DualSculpting special pricing, call our office at 973-889-9300 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Jennifer.
Our DualSculpting takes less time, has special pricing, involves no surgery or downtime, and is performed by an experienced technician – now that’s cool! Make a resolution to transform your body today!
Photos shown below are actual pre and post CoolSculpting treatment photos of Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey patients.
Two of the most common statements from patients during their initial breast augmentation consultation are “I want to be a C (or B or D) cup after surgery” or “My girlfriend looks great after her surgery – I want the same size implants she has”. It is at this point of the office visit that the discussion between Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS and his patient really begins. Dr. Glatt provides every patient the necessary information to ensure the style and size of breast implants chosen will result in the post-operative look she envisions. Below is some helpful information.
Saline vs. silicone implants
The outer shell of both saline and silicone gel implants are made from the same semi-solid silicone membrane; the difference is what is inside the implant, silicone get or saline. Saline implants have a fill port in the shell which is used to inflate the implants through a tube place during surgery, while silicone gel implants are completely sealed. Silicone gel implants, therefore, come in predetermined sizes and require a slightly longer incision to insert. Since silicone gel is thicker and more cohesive, these implants more closely mimic the look and feel of natural breast tissue. Both saline and silicone filled breast implants are FDA approved for use in the United States, so the choice is a combination of personal preference and the type one’s anatomy may dictate to be the best..
About Bra Sizes
There are no sizing standards in the bra industry. A woman may purchase a bra from one manufacturer and wear a 36B while another manufacturer’s bra may require her to purchase a 34C. Since bra sizing is brand and style specific, it is not a reliable way to choose an implant size.
I Want What She Has
You will not look just like someone else by having the same size implants placed during your breast augmentation. Even if you are the same height, weight and body type, there can be differences in measurements of your chest wall which would produce a different result using the same size implant. Just because your friend looks fabulous with 300 cc breast implants, you may require 200 cc or 400 cc to achieve the same result.
Aside from the size (total fill volume) of each implant, which is measured in cc’s (cubic centimeters), a decision must be made between available implant shapes – round or anatomic. Within each of these categories is also a choice of low, moderate (moderate) or high profile implants, which refer to the projection of the implant. Anatomic shaped implants are filled with a more highly cohesive silicone gel and do not produce any rippling at all. They also tend to produce the most natural results that can be achieved.
A Picture Is Worth Thousand Words
As the adage implies, it is often easier to convey an idea with images, rather than speech. For this reason, Dr. Glatt asks his patients to bring pictures of your desired results as well as results you dislike in order to assist in determining what size and shape breasts a patient envisions as her ideal outcome. These can be photos from our web site or other internet sites, but before and after photos of real breast augmentation patients are best. These pictures need not be an exact replica of what is desired, but more of a representation. A patient may like the size from one photo, and cleavage from another. Conversely, a patient may present a photo to show what they do not want to look like post-operatively.
I Wish I Could See What I Will Look Like
At Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey we can make that wish come true! After taking a few photos, using the VECTRA 3-D Imaging System we can create a 3-D image of your proposed surgical results. You can actually “try” implants of different sizes or shapes and view the result on a 3D image of your own body! This technology has revolutionized how women determine their desired breast augmentation results.
To discuss your breast augmentation goals with Dr. Glatt please call our Morristown office at 973-889-9300 to schedule a consultation.
Posted in Breast Surgery on January 16th, 2015