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If you’ve always thought cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery were one in the same, you’re not alone. A significant number of plastic surgeons choose to focus their practice on cosmetic surgery, and as such, the terms are often used interchangeably. But this is not technically correct. Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are closely related specialties, but they are not the same.
How I found my Cosmetic Surgeon: I looked around for qualified Doctors in my area, read online reviews, and then set an appt. I personally liked my Doctor and the office right out of the gate and did not look for another doctor. I think its important to feel very comfortable with the office you are having surgery with and that cannot be replicated everywhere. I do think it can be important to talk to more than one doctor, especially if you are unsure or there is very little information on surgeons in your area. I liked that my doctor had a well qualified and friendly staff, that everyone always made me feel that it was OK to ask questions, and that the office had in operating room on site (meaning no traveling to a hospital or off location site.)
You may decide to have breast implants at the same time as a breast lift. An implant can increase the size or fullness of your breasts. For safety reasons, some surgeons will not do the two procedures at the same time. If this is the case, you’ll first undergo the lift, with the augmentation followed weeks to months later. This “staging” is to prevent any loss, or necrosis, of the nipple.

The surgeon makes incisions in the skin, usually on the crease under the breast, around the areola and along the underside of the breast. After removing excess skin, the doctor will move the areola and nipple to a new, higher position, pull the skin down to reshape the breast, and then stitch the incisions. Usually, the procedure requires general anesthesia. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons[1] provides a detailed description of the surgery.


In 1891, American otorhinolaryngologist John Roe presented an example of his work: a young woman on whom he reduced a dorsal nasal hump for cosmetic indications. In 1892, Robert Weir experimented unsuccessfully with xenografts (duck sternum) in the reconstruction of sunken noses. In 1896, James Israel, a urological surgeon from Germany, and in 1889 George Monks of the United States each described the successful use of heterogeneous free-bone grafting to reconstruct saddle nose defects. In 1898, Jacques Joseph, the German orthopaedic-trained surgeon, published his first account of reduction rhinoplasty. In 1928, Jacques Joseph published Nasenplastik und Sonstige Gesichtsplastik.
A: In general, no plastic surgeon can guarantee that breastfeeding will still be possible after the breast lift surgery. But in most cases, you should be able to breastfeed after a breast lift if the nipple was left intact during the procedure, and was still connected to all the anatomical structures underneath the nipple. However, if you are planning to become pregnant, its recommended that you wait until after your pregnancy to have a breast lift. Reason being, as your breasts enlarge during pregnancy the skin will stretch. Depending on the elasticity of your skin before pregnancy and the degree to which your breasts enlarge during pregnancy, your breast skin may permanently stretch. In this case the results of breast lift surgery performed before pregnancy would be lost.
A full tummy tuck can be perfomed under intravenous sedation: you are asleep and feel no pain at all and are spared the often unpleasant side-effects of a general anaesthetic. Intravenous sedation with infiltration anaesthetic, in contrast to a general anaesthetic with machine-controlled breathing, makes surgery safer, the hospital stay shorter and the post-operative recovery period faster.
A tummy tuck can involve different combinations of techniques, all intended to help patients achieve a lean, toned midsection. The procedure almost always includes liposuction, tightening of underlying muscles, and removal of excess skin, all performed to various extents. With so many possible variations on a tummy tuck, it can be difficult to pin down an exact price one might expect to pay.

The tummy tuck surgery is also known as abdominoplasty. The average cost of this procedure is $5,500 according to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Other resources show that this surgery can cost between $3,000 and $12,000 according to the requirement of the patient. The cost of this abdominal fat removal procedure would also rely on the geographic location of the surgeon’s clinic. The scope of treatment and many other things can change the cost of this procedure. So, the tummy tuck surgery price in USA is not the same in all the states.
Individuals who have had massive weight loss may experience an undesirable amount of abdominal skin laxity. Sagging abdominal skin can also occur after pregnancy. In either case, loose abdominal skin lacks the elasticity to shrink back into place. For more than a decade, the Plastic Surgery Group has been performing tummy tucks without the use of drains for improved patient comfort and improved efficiency. Also, PSG utilizes a long acting anesthetic during tummy tucks that minimizes discomfort after surgery. If you’re living in or near New Jersey or the New York metro area and are looking for ways to improve your abdominal contour, contact PSG today for trustworthy care.
For many women, changes in the bust line can have a dramatic impact on self-esteem. A breast lift tailored to a patient's specific goals can restore confidence. As consumers, we always want to find the best possible deal. But when it comes to plastic surgery, you should never compromise your goals or your safety in the interest of saving money. Spend plenty of time contemplating your goals and choose an outstanding surgeon who can provide the beautiful, natural-looking results you deserve. 

Throughout our lives, perhaps no other area of the body is subject to as many changes as the abdomen. Weight loss and gain, pregnancy, and other experiences can all take a toll on the skin, muscles, and other tissues of the midsection. Meanwhile, the condition of these tissues reaches a point at which exercise and dieting cannot change the appearance of the midsection, and surgery becomes necessary to achieve satisfactory aesthetics and comfort.
So, you’re tired of that belly jiggle in the mirror, and you’re wondering if there is anything you can do about it?  Whether it be from weight loss, pregnancy or both there are millions of women carrying around extra skin on the tummy.  If you’re ok with it – great!   But if you’ve ever frustratingly grabbed the flab and thought….well, this isn’t fair, you might consider a tummy tuck as a permanent solution to the issue.

Over time, pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, certain hereditary traits or the natural aging process can negatively affect the look and contour of the breasts. Surgical breast lift can address these aesthetic concerns. The surgeon eliminates loose breast skin that has stretched out and can no longer shrink back to a smaller size and shape while moving the breasts to a higher, more aesthetically pleasing position on the chest wall. The surgeon can also move southward-pointing nipples to a higher, more central location on the breast, so they again face forward.
Your Surgeon's Experience: A highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon with extensive training and a reputation for excellence will likely charge more than one who has less experience. Choosing an experienced and reputable surgeon is the most certain way to achieve the results you desire and avoid the need for costly revision surgery. Anesthesia: Anesthesia can be administered by an anesthesiologist or a nurse. While anesthesiologists charge a higher fee, their extensive training and experience can ensure a higher level of safety, and can be a valuable asset if a patient is at a greater risk of complications. On the other hand, it is important to understand that a nurse also undergoes extensive training to safely administer anesthesia. During a consultation, you should ask your surgeon who will administer anesthesia.  Facility Costs: Hospitals are the most expensive surgical venue. Dr. Robles performs breast lift surgery in an outpatient surgery center that meets the highest safety standards, yet costs less than a hospital. Implants: A breast lift alone does not significantly change the size of the breasts. For this reason, many women choose to incorporate implants into their lift procedure, which increases the overall cost of surgery. Silicone implants cost more than saline implants.

Chin implants reduce the chin to help provide a harmonious balance to the face, improving the facial profile and augmenting a weak chin. By placing a biocompatible implant in the lower jaw, patients can create a stronger chin and even lengthen the entire face. While many patients used dermal fillers to increase the size of their chin, these results only last for a few months and require frequent touch ups. In comparison, chin implants offer patients permanent results that can be customized to achieve your unique desired look.
If you’re interested in aesthetic plastic surgery, our New Jersey offices are easily accessible from anywhere in the NY, NJ, CT tri-state area via car, bus, and train-lines. You can easily visit PSANJ from North Jersey, Central Jersey, South Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Staten Island or anywhere in the tri-state area and receive world-class care that only PSANJ can offer. With two convenient locations in New Brunswick and Princeton, NJ we welcome patients from all over the state including: Edison, East Brunswick, Manalapan, Marlboro, Piscataway, Somerset, and Flemington. Many patients have also come from Colts Neck, Freehold, Old Bridge, Sayreville, Hillsboro, Belle Mead, and more. No matter how you imagine yourself, or where you’re coming from, Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey can help you reach your dreams.

A standard tummy tuck addresses the same areas as a limited procedure, but also includes the upper abdomen, or the area above the navel. The cost can range from $8,500 to $10,000. This procedure involves more dramatic repositioning of overlying skin than a limited tummy tuck, and often requires the cosmetic alteration of the skin to create the appearance of a navel once tissues have been removed and sutured closed.
A full tummy tuck can be perfomed under intravenous sedation: you are asleep and feel no pain at all and are spared the often unpleasant side-effects of a general anaesthetic. Intravenous sedation with infiltration anaesthetic, in contrast to a general anaesthetic with machine-controlled breathing, makes surgery safer, the hospital stay shorter and the post-operative recovery period faster.
British physicians traveled to India to see rhinoplasties being performed by Indian methods.[13] Reports on Indian rhinoplasty performed by a Kumhar Vaidya were published in the Gentleman's Magazine by 1794.[13] Joseph Constantine Carpue spent 20 years in India studying local plastic surgery methods.[13] Carpue was able to perform the first major surgery in the Western world in the year of 1815.[14] Instruments described in the Sushruta Samhita were further modified in the Western world.[14]
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