It’s time to get your skin spring ready!


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.

MOMMY MAKEOVER: RESTORING YOUR CONFIDENCE


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.

Say goodbye to stubborn fat with CoolSculpting!

If you have problem areas that have proven resistant to healthy eating and exercise, then CoolSculpting might be the solution for you! 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.

CoolSculpting® is the first and only nonsurgical procedure to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas that include muffin tops, love handles and back fat. Patients generally start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to six months after treatment.

CoolScultping has many benefits: It involves no needles, surgery or downtime, it’s comfortable, it’s convenient, and the results can be dramatic! If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting, or any other service we offer please call us today to schedule a consultation: 631-751-4400.

Permanent Makeup: The Rising Trend

Summer is here and that means so is the heat and humidity. That also means it’s time for backyard barbecues, beach hangouts, and outdoor parties. This is one reason the permanent makeup trend is on the rise. So often summer heat melts away eyeliner, mascara, lipliner, and more. If you find yourself constantly having to reapply your makeup, or you are just tired of your daily extensive makeup routine, then it is time to explore the benefits of permanent makeup!

WHAT IS IT? Permanent makeup mimics the look of just-applied lipstick, lip liner, eyebrow pencil, and eyeliner. It is done through a process called micropigmentation. Micropigmentation uses a tattooing technique as a means of adding designs around the eyes, lips, and eyebrows for a full makeup-ready look.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? Permanent makeup means saying goodbye not just to the constant application in humid months like the summer, but to your everyday lengthy makeup routine. The best part? It is long lasting! Give your face a break from dry powders and greasy liners. With permanent makeup, you can wakeup and go without the hassle.

WHERE CAN I GET IT DONE? We now offer permanent makeup at our spa, Spa Belle Meade! Currently, we offer permanent makeup solutions for eyebrows, eyeliner, full lip and lip liner. It is important to note that permanent makeup requires the same downtime and recovery as any other type of tattoo. We recommend avoiding the sun, pool, and/or beach for the first week.

If you are interested in learning more about our permanent makeup solutions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today: 631-751-4400.

Ultherapy: Correct Early Signs of Aging

HOW IT WORKS: Ultherapy® is a nonsurgical treatment that may effectively lift and tighten the tissues in the face and neck using ultrasound energy. This advanced procedure targets the deep layers of tissue normally adjusted during a facelift or neck lift, heating them with the system’s sound waves and stimulating the production of collagen to achieve a slimmer, more youthful appearance. It can be used to treat sagging skin on the cheeks and neck while leaving the surface of the skin intact.

CANDIDATES: Many patients who choose this procedure wish to correct early signs of aging or to postpone the need for surgery.

EXPECTED RESULTS: The Ultherapy procedure takes just 30 to 60 minutes to perform in the doctor’s office, and involves no downtime, minimal side effects and gradual, natural-looking results. Patients will be able to return to work and their regular activities immediately after treatment, although the skin may appear slightly flushed for about an hour. Initial results are visible immediately after the Ultherapy treatment, but true lifting occurs over the next two to three months, as worn collagen is replaced with the stronger collagen produced from this procedure.

Facial cosmetic surgery can give your face a more youthful look or improve the shape of features such as the nose, chin or ears. At Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, PC, our board certified doctors can help you in choosing a facial rejuvenation procedure that will enhance your confidence and give you a naturally beautiful appearance that is true to who you are. For more information about Ultherapy, other facial cosmetic procedures, or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call: 631-751-4400. 

Why Ultherapy May Be Better Than Lasers

Everyone wants to look and feel their best. Unfortunately, as many of us grow older, we find that as a normal part of the aging process our skin slowly loses its elasticity. Wanting to tighten and tone and improve the texture of that skin has led many people to try chemical peels and laser treatments as nonsurgical ways to look more youthful. Now, there’s a newer – and perhaps better – option available: Ultherapy®.

Ultherapy®

First approved by the FDA in 2009, Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound waves on the face, neck, chin and décolletage (chest area). It targets the underlying, foundational layers of skin instead of merely surface layers, reaching 3 mm to 4.5 mm beneath the surface – as far as the muscles – to trigger the natural production of new collagen while tightening and lifting. This can provide significant results without any of the downtime for recovery associated with a traditional facelift or chemical peel.

The process usually involves one treatment per focus area, and results are long-lasting and natural-looking. The procedure lasts from thirty to ninety minutes, depending on the area being treated. Most patients describe the experience as merely uncomfortable, resembling multiple, tiny bee stings. Additional benefits of Ultherapy include the fact that most people can return to their normal routine the same day, and there is no need for any needles or exposure to toxins.

There is also no unsightly swelling or bruising after an Ultherapy session, and the changes appear gradually, so that it is not as likely that people will notice a significant change and think you had “some work done.” Instead, you slowly begin to look younger, with tighter, more resilient skin. Full results may take up to six months to appear, but they last for approximately two years. While the change may not be as dramatic as a face-lift, most patients are thrilled with the results.

Laser Treatments

Lasers, on the other hand, rely on light energy instead of sound and focus on the skin’s surface. Fractional skin resurfacing also triggers the production of collagen, but it is more useful for addressing surface issues, such as acne scars, blemishes, fine lines, age spots, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage.

Lasers also usually require multiple sessions, and there are frequently treatment side-effects, including swelling, redness, darkening of spots, and peeling. Recovery from laser skin resurfacing can take up to two weeks, and it may take months for the full results to appear. Smoking and some medications can prolong your healing time, so it’s important to be open and honest with your doctor about your habits. You may also need a prescription for an antibiotic and/or antiviral medication, depending on your medical history.

As always, the best way to decide which cosmetic treatment option is best for you is to discuss your particular case, including concerns and desired results, with an expert. The physicians at Suffolk Plastic Surgeons specialize in Ultherapy and are happy to consult with you on the best option for your skin.

The Most Common Male Procedures

In the United States, the number of men who undergo procedures to improve their overall appearance has increased by nearly 325% over the last 19 years. Cosmetic procedures for men are becoming more and more popular by the year. According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the top five surgical and nonsurgical procedures for men are gynecomastia surgery, eyelid rejuvenation surgery, rhinoplasty, liposuction, and Ultherapy neck-lifts. Keep reading to find out more about these and other popular plastic surgery procedures for men.

Surgical Cosmetic Treatments

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is the disorder of the overdevelopment of male breasts. This disorder impacts nearly 70 percent of boys during puberty and a large percentage of men. Though the condition is quite normal, it can cause a significant lack of body confidence. A gynecomastia surgery procedure reduces a man’s breast size significantly by getting rid of excess fat or stretched skin.

Eyelid Rejuvenation

Over time, our eyelids can droop or sag, usually due to age or significant sun damage. Because the skin around our eyelids is thin and sensitive, aging or damage to the area shows fairly quickly. Eyelid rejuvenation surgery is a great way to reverse these effects and maintain the area for an extended period of time. Tightening the upper and lower eyelids or removing excess fat around the area can repair the skin around the eyelid, making the overall appearance of the face younger.

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, or nasal surgery, is a very common procedure today. This procedure is more invasive than the above-mentioned processes. During a rhinoplasty, the nose can be reshaped or realigned to create the patients desired angle. Some people opt to undergo a rhinoplasty because they have suffered an injury to the face or nose region in the past and want to correct the damage, or because of breathing and sinus issues.

Liposuction

Liposuction is the most common procedure to remove specific areas of fat from the body. During this procedure, a tube is used to remove fat deposits. The process of conducting a liposuction treatment has changed drastically over the last two decades. Today, laser technology and ultrasound imaging are used to complete liposuction procedures.

Nonsurgical Treatment Options

Neck Lifts

Ultherapy is a great nonsurgical treatment that can improve the overall appearance of your neck without drastic or more invasive methods. By tightening the tissues within the neck and face regions, sagging or stretched skin can be rejuvenated to give a more youthful appearance to your skin. Ultherapy uses an applicator that delivers low-level focused heat to a specific portion of the neck or face, signaling for new collagen to be produced.

Coolsculpting

Coolsculpting is the first and only nonsurgical treatment that can effectively reduce fat layers and problem areas. This procedure uses cooling technology to select and eliminate fat. The most common problem areas that are treated by Coolsculpting are muffin tops, love handles ad back fat.

Botox

Soft tissue fillers are a great way to restore volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles throughout the face. For men, Botox is most commonly used between the eyebrows and across the forehead. These injectable fillers typically last for up to six months and the procedure itself is quick and causes little to no discomfort.

At Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, your body confidence is our number one priority. We offer all of the above procedures and would be happy to discuss the options available to you during a consultation. Please give us a call today!

Coolsculpting: Your Questions Answered

Looking for a non-surgical treatment that can help you shed away the pounds? Coolsculpting is a great non-invasive way to eliminate stubborn fat you may have struggled with getting rid of. Keep reading to learn if you’re the ideal candidate for Coolsculpting, and how the treatment can benefit you!

What is Coolsculpting?

Unlike more invasive procedures such as liposuction, Coolsculpting uses a cooling technology to target fat cells and freeze them. Since fat cells will freeze at higher temperatures than other tissues, tissues such as skin, veins, and blood vessels remain unaffected.

Is Coolsculpting Safe?

To date, there have been no long-term negative effects of Coolsculpting. The device used during the treatment carefully controls the cooling process so that the temperatures achieved will target fat cells and nothing else. If applied correctly, results are typically consistent and smooth. Coolsculpting is non-invasive and FDA-approved.

Does Coolsculpting Hurt?

Coolsculpting is painless, although you may experience the sensations of pulling, tugging, and some mild pinching throughout the treatment. After the treatment is complete, the area that was targeted may be slightly red and feel firm. These side effects are mild and  temporary.

Is Coolsculpting the Same as Weightloss Surgery?

CoolSculpting is not a weightloss solution for those who are obese, as it does not act like a gastric bypass surgery. This treatment is ideally used to treat areas which have not improved as a result of diet and exercise.

Am I a Good Candidate for Coolsculpting?

The ideal candidate for Coolsculpting is 20 pounds or less within his or her desired body weight. Coolsculpting cannot eliminate massive areas of fat, but rather, specific targeted areas. Picking a bulge or pocket of fat that you can grab with your hand helps indicate whether or not this treatment is right for you. Popular areas of the body for Coolsculpting are in the abdomen, love handles or the outer thighs.

What is the Coolsculpting Post-Procedure?

Unlike other treatments, there is no downtime after undergoing Coolsculpting! Patients typically return to their regular activities shortly, if not immediately, after the treatment is finished. Don’t be alarmed when the targeted area looks relatively similar to your pre-treatment body. Coolsculpting results typically show three weeks after the treatment is completed. Within two months, you should see full results.

As always, you will need to undergo a consultation to determine if you are a truly good candidate for Coolsculpting. At Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, we are committed to boosting your body confidence and to helping you look and feel your best. Give us a call today to learn how you can benefit from this incredible treatment!

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