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Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. has announced that it received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use of its clinically-proven CoolSculpting procedure to treat the entire thigh area. CoolSculpting, which is already FDA-approved for the abdomen and flank areas, is a non-surgical procedure that permanently reduces fat in the treated areas. During the procedure, controlled cooling targets and crystalizes fat cells, which are naturally eliminated from the body in the weeks following treatment, with optimum results seen at three months post-procedure.
Now, with the newly released CoolSmooth applicator, the area from the outer thighs (saddle bags) to the inner thighs can be successfully treated with CoolSculpting, resulting in noninvasive, permanent removal and reduction of fat. The non-vacuum based cooling easily treats fat bulges and the comfortable design adjusts to fit each individual patient. The CoolSmooth applicator can conform to any body type without the need for tissue redundancy. Instead of the cooling plates being located in the sides of a suction apparatus, the plates can be laid directly on the areas of the excessive fat. The CoolSmooth hand piece has opened up this treatment to virtually everyone; even those who need only very small amounts of fat reduction.
To discuss transforming your body without surgery or downtime, call the office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS. CoolSculpting consultations and evaluations are complimentary. Call our Morristown office today at 973-889-9300 to schedule your appointment.
Regardless of how good you may feel, your eyes may show the world something else. Your eyes express what you are feeling – happiness, sadness, or confusion – and are usually the first thing people notice when seeing you. Your eyes are also one of the first parts of your face to show signs of aging – upper eyelid skin laxity, under eye bags and wrinkles may make you seem angry, tired and/or older than you are. Upper and lower eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, can rejuvenate your eyelids and the surrounding area, resulting in a more youthful and well rested appearance.
The incisions made during blepharoplasty surgery are inconspicuously placed and essentially unnoticeable. The upper eyelid incision is hidden within the crease itself, and after healing, cannot be seen. For the lower eyelids, excess skin and prominent pockets of fat are removed or sculpted to reduce the appearance of puffiness and bags. In some cases, lower eyelid surgery can be performed without any incision on the skin! The transconjunctival blepharoplasty involves an incision on the under surface of the lower eyelids and results in no scar at all. Some bruising and swelling may occur after surgery, but this is temporary and will subside within a week or two. After removal of your sutures in the first week post-op, any residual bruising may be covered with concealer.
Call the office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS at 973-889-9300 to schedule an appointment to determine if blepharoplasty surgery is right for you.
Posted in Eye on April 11th, 2014
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS is pleased to announce that Morristown Medical Center has been chosen by ConsumerReports.org as the top hospital in New Jersey and the New York Metro area for overall patient safety. At Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey patient safety is our utmost concern, which is why Dr. Glatt performs the vast majority of his surgical procedures, both cosmetic and reconstructive, at Morristown Medical Center, a nationally ranked regional medical center.
In addition to this current rating, Morristown Medical Center was ranked the top hospital in New Jersey (with more than 350 beds) for the fourth consecutive year by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., one of the nation’s most respected health care research and information companies, as well as being named 2013 “Hospital of the Year” by NJBIZ, and a Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing Service.
Dr. Glatt and his staff at Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey extend their congratulations to the staff of Morristown Medical Center on this well-deserved honor!
To discuss your plastic surgery goals with Dr. Glatt please call our office at 973-889-9300..
Posted in Special Topics on April 2nd, 2014
Protruding, disfigured or very large ears can cause embarrassment and negative feelings in a child. The ears are fully developed by age four or five and able to be surgically refined with otoplasty surgery at any time after this age. During this procedure a small incision is made behind the ear and cartilage and skin is removed or reshaped. A slight scar remains at the incision site, but this is located well behind the ear and will fade with time. The patient has a head dressing for a short time post operatively, one to two days, which will be changed to a lighter, less cumbersome headband which is worn for a week. Discomfort is minimal and easily controlled with appropriate medication. It is important that the child desires this surgery, as he or she will be more cooperative during the surgical process and post-operative recovery period. Otoplasty creates a natural, more balanced appearance of the ears, and can have a profound impact on a child’s appearance and self-esteem.
To discuss otoplasty surgery for your child, please 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 March 28th, 2014
NEW YORK, NY (March 20, 2014) – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) today released its complete 17th annual multi-specialty statistical data indicating a 12% overall increase in cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s cosmetic surgery statistics are the most comprehensive collection of data available on the number of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed in the United States. ASAPS membership in the U.S. is restricted to American Board of Plastic Surgery certified physicians, but our statistics represent data from multiple specialties. Currently, more than 21,000 surveys are distributed to board-certified physicians in these specialties, and survey results are used to project national totals.
There were over 11 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013.
Women had more than 10.3 million cosmetic procedures; the top five were:
4. breast lift
Men had more than 1 million cosmetic procedures; the top five were:
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
To discuss your cosmetic procedure or treatment goals, call the office of ASAPS Member Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, at 973-889-9300.
Posted in Special Topics on March 25th, 2014
It’s the first day of spring, which means it is also the perfect time to reevaluate your skin care routine! Schedule an evaluation and treatment with one of our skin care specialists to repair winter skin damage. Our medical grade skin care products, coupled with in office skin care treatments will restore a healthy glow to your complexion.
To refresh and revitalize your facial appearance, consider Botox or our newest injectable filler, Juvederm Voluma XC. Juvederm Voluma XC is the first and only filler approved to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area, creating a more youthful but natural appearance of the face, with results lasting up to two years.
Do you have areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise? CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that freezes stubborn fat, which then is naturally eliminated from your body. Transform your body without surgery or downtime with CoolSculpting!
For non-surgical rejuvenation of the face we offer Ultherapy, the only FDA approved non-invasive procedure to lift the skin of the brow, neck and under the chin. There is no downtime, and the results are natural, as the lifting and tightening of your skin occurs gradually over two to three months.
Are you tired of continually reapplying your eye make-up during the warmer months? Permanent cosmetic makeup (micropigmentation) is the art of implanting color into your skin to allow you to maintain a flawless, natural look, 24 hours a day. If you want to have perfect eyebrows or eyeliner throughout the upcoming beach and pool season, permanent cosmetic makeup is the answer!
Call our Morristown office at 973-889-9300 to schedule an appointment with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS, to discuss your cosmetic treatment or procedure goals.
Q: I’ve had two children and I can’t seem to get my stomach back in shape. I watch my diet, and exercise daily and I can’t get rid of the bulge!
A: There is a reason you cannot flatten your stomach with exercise and diet. During pregnancy, just as the overlying skin stretches out, the abdominal wall stretches also. This causes the muscles in the front of your abdomen to actually separate. After delivery, this causes the bulge you have described. No amount of exercise can change this, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty surgery) is the only way to tighten these muscles and flatten your abdomen.
Q. What happens to all the skin that will remain?
A: During an abdominoplasty, excess abdominal skin and soft tissue is removed. Liposuction of the sides (flanks) and pubic region is performed at the same time for additional contouring and sculpting, to smooth out these areas to match your newly flattened abdomen. If needed, liposuction of the inner and outer thighs may be performed to improve contour in these areas as well.
Q: Is there any other post-pregnancy surgery I should ask about?
A: We’ve touched on tummy tuck and liposuction to correct the effects your pregnancies had on your abdomen and thighs. Performing these two procedures, along with breast surgery, is what we refer to as a “mommy makeover”. Combining a tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation with implants and liposuction remains the essence of a mommy makeover and will result in dramatic changes to the breast and abdominal areas, and restore your body to its pre-pregnancy shape.
Q: What about my breasts? After breastfeeding, they are so much smaller than before, and they are “droopy”. What would you recommend?
A: To repair post pregnancy volume loss of the breasts, breast augmentation with implants is a commonly performed component of a mommy makeover. If the breast tissue is deflated or the skin is loose and stretched out, a breast lift (mastopexy) may be performed. Breast lift surgery tightens up the outer skin envelope, rounds out the contour of the breast and lifts the nipple back to its pre-pregnancy location.
Q: What kind of implants to you usually use?
A: Silicone gel breast implants have become the most popular option, given their well-documented safety profile and more natural appearance, however saline breast implants are still used if the patient desires. Recently, anatomic, teardrop shaped silicone gel breast implants have been released, adding another available implant option for our patients.
Q: Is a mommy makeover safe?
A: Although all surgeries have risks, a mommy makeover is ideally suited to revitalize the abdomen and breast area during the same sitting, within a safe surgical time frame. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and generally requires one overnight in the hospital.
Q: How long is the recovery period?
A: Recovery time varies, but it is usually three to six weeks until you are back to your normal daily routine. Performing multiple procedures at the same time allows you to meet many of your surgical goals with just one recovery period.
For more information about mommy makeover surgery contact the Morristown office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS at 973-889-9300.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS is excited to offer JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, the first and only FDA-approved filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area in people 21 and older
See the JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC results for yourself.
In the clinical trial, the average volume of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injected was 6.8 mL to achieve optimal correction for the cheek area.
Why wait? Call our Morristown, NJ office today at 973-889-9300 to schedule an appointment. Ask Dr. Glatt how JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC can benefit you!
What can I expect during CoolSculpting treatment?
During the treatment, your nurse will apply the cold gel applicator, which consists of two cooling plates, to the treatment area. The skin is then pulled into the applicator by mild vacuum pressure. You may be slightly uncomfortable by the sensation of a firm pull and pressure; enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. Any discomfort typically goes away within the first five to ten minutes of treatment. CoolSculpting does not require anesthetic and each application takes one hour.
Who is an appropriate candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is for individuals close to their ideal body weight who have small areas of stubborn fat pockets, such as belly bulges, love handles or back fat, that do not respond to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting will permanently eliminate 25% of the fat cells in the treated areas. Both men and women can benefit from CoolSculpting and it is safe for all skin types. In our practice we treat both men and women, from 21 to 65 years old.
Are there any restrictions after a CoolSculpting treatment?
After the treatment is completed, you may immediately return to your normal activities, including work and exercise. Some patients may experience temporary redness, mild bruising, swelling, and/or tenderness to the treated area(s). Typically, no one will be aware you had a procedure performed, but only notice the gradual reduction of fat in the area treated.
When will I see the results of my treatment?
You can begin to see some results as soon as four weeks to two months after treatment. Final results are seen within three months of treatment. You may re-treat an area after 30 days.
For additional information about CoolSculpting, or to schedule an appointment, call the office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS at 973-889-9300. Transform your body without surgery or downtime!
Posted in Special Topics on January 31st, 2014
Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS and the staff of
Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey
wish you a happy and healthy New Year!
Posted in Special Topics on December 31st, 2013