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Posted in Special Topics on May 23rd, 2015
Dr. Glatt would like to share some exciting news about a new product that will soon be available. On May 6, 2015, Kybella (ATX-101), manufactured by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, was granted approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). After over twenty studies on more than 2600 patients, this non-surgical treatment of submental fat often referred to as a “double-chin” will be released. This is a new product and new treatment modality as nothing like it is currently available in the United States.
Kybella is administered by a series of injections directly into the fat under the chin. The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, dissolves fat, enabling the practitioner to resculpt the chin area without surgery. If properly placed by a skilled injector, the effect of Kybella will not spread to any other surrounding tissue. Once destroyed, the effect is permanent, as the fat cells are gone and can no longer accumulate fat. Studies have shown that a full course of treatment involves multiple series of injections spaced approximately one month apart. Each in office treatment session typically takes 15 to 20 minutes, with an additional hour of pre-treatment with numbing cream which has been shown to help reduce discomfort. Patients can experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatments, with the most successful outcomes requiring six treatments sessions to reach the best result of a more sculpted neck. Common side effects reported following treatment have included bruising, swelling, and redness, which are very temporary and subside within a short period of time.
While Kybella is not yet available for clinical use, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, is very excited to soon be able to offer this clinically proven, unique treatment for undesirable fat in the neck. This exciting new product is currently only FDA approved for use in the area of the central neck, but off-label uses are anticipated and may involve the ability to treat areas of unwanted fat in other parts of the body.
Kybella is expected to be released later this year to specially trained physicians and is only currently indicated for the treatment of submental fat. The ideal candidate is an individual (male or female) with good skin elasticity and a mild to full double chin. Kybella is not approved for children under the age of 18.
We will keep you apprised of Kybella’s release and provide additional information as it becomes available. We expect Dr. Glatt to be one of the first Plastic Surgeons in the region to be able to offer this exciting new treatment to his patients. Continue to follow our blog and Facebook page for more information by the end of the summer. If you have any questions about Kybella or other similar cosmetic procedures or treatments, please call our Morristown, New Jersey office at 973-889-9300.
Posted in Special Topics on May 10th, 2015
A recessed or “weak” chin can affect the look of one’s entire face and profile. A weak chin can also make a person’s nose appear larger or neckline shorter and less defined. Chin implant surgery, known as genioplasty, improves facial proportions by insertion of a solid, durable implant to enhance the chin. By restoring proper proportions, the resulting facial harmony illustrates how dramatic improvement can be achieved with this subtle change to a person’s profile. Chin implant surgery can be performed through an incision in the mouth or through a tiny incision in the neck, just under the chin, in an area which is not visible. Dr. Glatt commonly uses semi-solid implants, which are firm and rubbery in feel. The implant is placed directly onto the bone of the chin, in a pocket just large enough to accommodate the implant to prevent any rotation or malposition. Often performed as an individual procedure, chin implant surgery may also be performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty surgery to provide better balance to the patient’s profile.
Prior to chin implant surgery, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS utilizes the Vectra 3-D Imaging system to allow the patient to view a simulation of his/her post-operative outcome. Vectra 3-D Imaging also aids Dr. Glatt in his selection of the most appropriate implant size and shape.
Following chin implant surgery a patient will experience some discomfort, swelling, and possibly bruising in the affected area for several days. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following Dr. Glatt’s pre-surgical and post-operative instructions.
To discuss chin implant surgery with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS, call 973-889-9300 to schedule an appointment at the Morristown office of Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey.
Posted in Face on May 1st, 2015
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued an alert that a counterfeit version of Botox has been found in the US and may have been sold to physicians’ offices nationwide. Sold by an unlicensed supplier who is not authorized to distribute drug products in this country, these counterfeit products are considered to be unsafe by the FDA.
The use of counterfeit products is one way unscrupulous practitioners are able to offer “rock bottom” pricing on Botox and/or other injectables. These unregulated products are cheaper to purchase than authentic products purchased directly from FDA approved suppliers. If the cost seems too good to be true, then it probably is! Without the FDA’s safeguards on manufacturing, quality, storage and handling of products, the risks involved with the use of these counterfeit products are extremely high.
At Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey patient safety is our top priority.
To schedule an appointment to discuss Botox or other injectable fillers with Dr. Glatt, please call our office at 973-889-9300 to schedule an appointment.
~An article released by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons~
Recently, NewBeauty Magazine published an article explaining the variables that exist in surgical training and education amongst physicians who perform plastic surgery procedures. The article included an infograhic entitled “Not All Doctors are the Same.”
The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) responded to the article with an open letter to New Beauty magazine claiming the publication was misleading to the reader. The president of the ABCS stated in the open letter: “NewBeauty is endangering the public by suggesting they indiscriminately choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, when the truth is, the traditional path to board certification in plastic surgery doesn’t require cosmetic surgery training.”
Following is the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s response to NewBeauty’s article and the ABCS’s open letter.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons applauds New Beauty Magazine for explaining the wide variations in the training and education held by physicians who are offering to perform plastic surgery procedures, including cosmetic surgery.
All physicians who identify themselves as plastic surgeons (or so-called “cosmetic surgeons”) do not have the same levels of education and training. Many doctors who are trained and “board-certified” in other specialties are performing plastic surgery procedures, as it is completely legal to do so. Although these doctors are board-certified, their board certification is not in plastic surgery, but in a different specialty (which may or may not include specific training in plastic surgery for a specific part of the body, such as the face). And their certifying “board” may not even be recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the entity that oversees specialty boards in this country.
All members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery – the specialty board in plastic surgery that is overseen by ABMS. Our members are also required to adhere to a Code of Ethics and are permitted to operate only in healthcare facilities that are accredited by a recognized accreditation agency. ASPS Member Surgeons undergo vast, specific training in plastic surgery and have passed rigorous oral and written board exams to prove that their training and education have successfully prepared each member surgeon to practice in plastic surgery. Plastic surgery training (and practice) encompasses aesthetic surgery (which is commonly referred to as “cosmetic surgery”) Some physicians may state that they are board certified in “cosmetic surgery;” however, such certification is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. While a few non-ABMS “boards” have gained “equivalency” to ABMS in some states, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is not one of them.
Unfortunately, patients are often not fully knowledgeable about board certification and may experience what we refer to as “white coat confusion.” Different types of “board-certification” can indeed be confusing when making healthcare decisions and selecting a physician.
Patients choosing a surgeon for a plastic surgery procedure, including cosmetic surgery, should always inquire about a physician’s specific board certification and also ask whether or not he or she is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Glatt is a member of the American Society for Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the leading professional organization of plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery and are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
To discuss your cosmetic surgery goals, call the office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS at 973-889-9300 to schedule an appointment.
Posted in Special Topics on April 17th, 2015
Posted in Special Topics on April 5th, 2015
Posted in Special Topics on April 3rd, 2015
Over-the-counter products condition eyelashes. In 2008, Allergan’s LATISSE® became the first and only prescription product FDA approved to grow eyelashes—fuller, longer, and darker. Since then,
- Approximately 544,000 patients have purchased LATISSE®1,*
- Approximately 4 million kits sold3,*
- 1 kit sold every 30 seconds, on average4,*,†
LATISSE® produces real results in just 16 weeks!
To begin your journey to longer lashes, contact the office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS at 973-889-9300.
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