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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
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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
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS encourages you to give yourself a gift during this busy holiday season! Eliminate those areas of stubborn fat safely and easily with CoolSculpting. During your treatment, controlled cooling destroys the targeted fat cells which your body will naturally eliminate in the following weeks. These fat cells are gone for good, and the results are long term! No surgery is required, no downtime, and no recovery – CoolSculpting is safe, effective and FDA-cleared.
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 schedule a complimentary consultation with Jennifer, call our office at 973-889-9300 – you could be her next success story!
Posted in Body on December 19th, 2014
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Posted in Special Topics on December 6th, 2014