Microdermabrasion is a spa procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the skin by treating sun damage, scarring, wrinkles and other unwanted skin problems. It may be combined with other procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment.
During the procedure, your doctor will use a handheld device to transmit tiny crystal particles across the targeted area of aged or damaged skin to scrape away the surface layer. This skin is then suctioned away with a vacuum tool so that the fresh, healthy underlying skin remains. This spa procedure leaves you with fresh, younger-looking skin and a renewed appearance!
The procedure is performed in your doctor’s office and does not require any anesthesia to be used. There is no downtime associated with this procedure, and patients can return to work or other regular activities immediately after. You may experience mild redness for about an hour after the procedure, but this usually goes away on its own. Most patients can achieve noticeable results after a series of five to ten treatment sessions spaced one to two weeks apart.
If you are interested in learning more about microdermabrasion and what it entails, or would like to hear about other options we offer, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call 631-364-0333.
Dr. Coccaro recently attended the Medical Society of the State of NY (MSSNY) House of Delegates in Buffalo, NY. Physicians from all over the state come together to debate and pass resolutions to improve the practice of medicine for our patients as well as ourselves. These resolutions are then sent to the legislature for debate and some are formed into bills and ultimately laws. He was chair of the Public Health and Education Committee which heard testimony on various public health issues including gun and bicycle safety. He was also appointed as the Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS) Councilor to the MSSNY Council.
OMSS is MSSNY’s grassroots physician organization, composed of representatives from organized medical staffs in hospitals, group practices, and other physician organizations.
Have you lost confidence in your appearance as you aged? Do you look in the mirror and wish your younger self was looking back at you? Well we might not be able to turn back time, we can help counteract signs of aging! In time, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces and necks. A facelift can help address these stresses, and have you looking 10-15 years younger!
Facelifts counteract signs of aging by tightening muscle, removing fat, and trimming excess skin, giving your face a fresher, youthful look. They are most effective for patients who want to correct midface sagging, deep creases under the eyes and between the nose and mouth, and loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw.
If you are interested in learning more about facelifts and what they entail, or would like to hear about more options that we offer, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call 631-364-0333.
Summer is right around the corner, and there’s no time better then now to kick your body goals into action! Do you have specific parts of your body that have proven resistant to diet and exercise? Well then you might be the perfect candidate for CoolSculpting!
CoolSculpting is a breakthrough, non-invasive procedure that uses patented cooling technology to eliminate fat without surgery. This clinically proven technique is designed to selectively reduce the fat in problem areas that has proven resistant to reduction through diet and exercise.
Say goodbye to love handles and back fat, and hello to a new you! Patients generally start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment! The most dramatic results occur over a period of two to four months. And your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to six months after treatment!
If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting, or any other procedures we offer, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call: 631-364-0333.
When you look in the mirror, are you constantly staring into the eyes of a tired, defeated looking you? Well our doctors can help you in choosing a facial rejuvenation procedure that may give you a naturally beautiful energized appearance that is true to who you are! Here are three procedures that you may want to consider:
BROWLIFTS: Browlifts can revitalize drooping or lined foreheads, helping you look less angry, sad or tired. They involve the removal or alteration of the muscles above the eyes to smooth lines and raise the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance. While browlifts are typically performed on patients aged 40-60 to counteract the effects of aging, anyone with lined or inelastic skin on the forehead are eligible.
EYELID SURGERY: Factors such as aging, sun damage, smoking, stretching and obesity can cause the eyelids to droop and sag. This area is often one of the first to show signs of damage, as the skin of the eyelid is thinner than the rest of the face. Eyelids that droop or bulge can cause people to appear much older or more fatigued than they actually are. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure that improves the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids by tightening muscles and tissue or removing excess fat and skin. This procedure can be performed on men and women alike and offers a younger, more refreshed look that reflects across the whole face.
EAR SURGERY: Individuals who feel self-conscious about their ears and want to improve their appearance may be good candidates for otoplasty. It is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of a person’s ears. Although otoplasty does not affect hearing, it can provide great psychological benefits to anyone who has been teased about the size or shape of their ears, has had a serious ear injury, or simply wants to be more attractive. Otoplasty is most commonly performed to set unusually prominent ears back closer to the head, called ear pinning or to reduce the size of abnormally large ears.
If you are interested in any of the above facial rejuvenation procedures, or would like to hear about more options that we offer, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call 631-364-0333.
The warmer weather is approaching – thankfully – and that also means our skin will be feeling the changes. The winter can leave your skin, especially your face, feeling cracked, rough, and dry. Luckily, we have a solution!
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive spa procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the skin by treating scarring, wrinkles and other unwanted skin problems. This procedure uses a gentle stream of tiny particles to exfoliate the outer layer of skin, leaving fresh, younger-looking skin and a renewed appearance. Microdermabrasion may be combined with other procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment.
The procedure may offer patients effective results that are visible immediately. In addition to its cosmetic results, microdermabrasion also helps enhance circulation and lymph flow, which may allow skin to be healthy on the inside and outside.
If you are interested in learning more about microdermabrasion, or any other procedures we offer, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call: 631-364-0333.
To all of the moms out there: your strength, dedication, and selflessness are never ending, but don’t forget it is also important to have some “me time”! In fact, the happier you are in your own skin, the happier those around you will be. Motherhood can sometimes compromise such happiness as it alters the body in more ways then one. Rebuild your self-confidence today with a Mommy Makeover! Be selfish, be confident, be your best you – you deserve it!
After birth, your body may have trouble regaining its original skin elasticity, muscle tone, and slim physique. Diet and exercise can only restore so much of your pre-pregnancy body. The Mommy Makeover at Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, PC is designed to restore youthful contours! In fact, it is designed to help correct the following conditions:
- Sagging breasts
- Small or deflated breasts
- A protruding abdomen
- Separated abdominal muscles
- Stretched skin on the abdomen
- Excess stubborn fat on the body
If you are interested in learning more about our Mommy Makeover, please reach out to us on social media and/or call us to schedule a consultation: 631-364-0333.
Women may decide to undergo cosmetic plastic surgery for many reasons. Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. and one of our most popular services. A breast augmentation can give women with small or unevenly sized breasts a fuller, firmer, better-proportioned look through the placement of saline or silicone implants in the breast.
So you are taking the next step in fulfilling your body goals. How can you make sure you’re setting yourself up for success? One of the best ways to do that is to educate yourself and make sure that you’re prepared for the recovery period after your surgery.
Self-care is one of the most important factors in your breast augmentation recovery. In fact, it will partly determine your final results. Here are some do’s after having a breast augmentation…
- Avoid heavy lifting.
- Rest and take it easy.
- Eat healthy.
- Follow your doctors directions for recovery.
- Be patient.
- Be positive!
If you are interested in learning more about any stage of a breast augmentation, please reach out to us on social media and/or call us to schedule a consultation: 631-364-0333.
2018 is the year of you! And in this new year, we want to help you stick to your resolutions. Are you promising yourself this year will be the year you fit into that bikini you have never worn? Or maybe this is the year you finally get your pre-baby bod back? Whatever it is, we are here to cheer you on! We not only believe in health and wellness, but we truly believe in body confidence. Here are some procedures we specialize in that may help you achieve your best you!
LIPOSUCTION: Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to remove localized areas of fat from the body through a small thin tube. The fat from the targeted area is suctioned from the body through this tube to help patients achieve a slim and balanced appearance.
TUMMY TUCK: Abdominoplasty, often called a “tummy tuck,” is a popular procedure used to flatten and shape the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles. Our doctors have been performing tummy tucks with excellent cosmetic results for many years. Patients love the look of their new flat stomachs after surgery under our doctors’ exceptional care!
MOMMY MAKEOVER: After birth, your body may have trouble regaining its original skin elasticity, muscle tone, and slim physique. Diet and exercise can only restore so much of your pre-pregnancy body. The Mommy Makeover at Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, PC is designed to restore youthful contours!
If you are interested in learning more about any of the above or other services we offer, please reach out to us on social media and/or call us to schedule a consultation: 631-751-4400.
Liposuction is used to remove localized areas of fat from the body to help patients achieve a slim and balanced appearance. This procedure may be performed alone, or can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or tummy tuck, to achieve maximum results.
New technologies have improved the accuracy of this procedure for both patient and doctor, and allow patients to achieve their desired results through a much less invasive procedure. Liposuction is performed through a tumescent technique, and may also include the assistance of ultrasound imaging or laser energy.
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. Your doctor will make several tiny incisions and inject a local anesthetic into the area to help expand and firm the fat, making it easier to remove. The thin tube is then inserted through the incisions to suction out the fat. No stitches are needed after liposuction since the incisions are small enough to heal on their own.
In laser-assisted tumescent liposuction, a laser is used to liquefy the targeted fat before it is removed, allowing for an easier and less painful removal. The laser may also be used to tighten skin in the treated area after fat is removed. Similarly, ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses ultrasound energy to liquefy fat before it is removed for a smoother removal process.
After the liposuction procedure, patients may experience mild swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated area. Compression garments or elastic bandages may be used to help reduce these symptoms while the area heals. Patients can return to work and other regular activities as soon as they feel comfortable, which is usually after a few days. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks.
If you are interested in learning more about how liposuction can help you achieve and maintain a youthful body and mind, please reach out to us on social media and/or call us to schedule a consultation: 631-751-4400.