Plastic Surgery Myths - Busted!


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Dr. Victor I. Rosenberg exposes plastic surgery gimmicks such as "Gummy Bear" Implants, Vampire Facelifts and SmartLipo. After 40 years in the industry, he reveals what really works to get you the best results for your money.

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Plastic Surgery Myths - Busted!

  1. 1. Victor I. Rosenberg, MD, FACSPlastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive SurgeonPatients Medical
  2. 2.  A holistic medical center Full-service
  3. 3.  Discover health, rediscover vitality Focus on the root cause Integrate modern medicine, holistic practices, and natural supplements
  4. 4.  Our goal  Promote healing and prevent disease
  5. 5. Physicians collaborate to approach each patient holistically.
  6. 6.  Staff  Medical Doctors ▪ Internal Medicine ▪ Family Practice ▪ Gynecology ▪ Oncology and Hematology ▪ Immunology ▪ Alternative Pain Management ▪ Pediatrics ▪ Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery  Nutrition  Kinesiology  Cranio-Sacral Therapy  Reiki and Reflexology  Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture  Homeopathy
  7. 7. Integrative Medicine
  8. 8. This evening’s speaker: Victor I. Rosenberg, MD, FACSPlastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
  9. 9.  Graduated from Chicago Medical School 4 years of general surgery training 3 years of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical Center Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery Director of Cosmetic Surgery at New York Downtown Hospital for many years Currently on staff at New York Downtown and Mt. Sinai Hospitals Affiliated with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine at CUNY
  10. 10.  Over 40 years’ experience in integrative medicine Has appeared on Live with Regis and Kathy Lee, Oprah, Donahue, Joan Rivers and CNN International and in NY Times, US Report, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Allure, Us and Seventeen
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  12. 12. With Dr. Victor I. Rosenberg
  13. 13.  Spans many treatments and procedures Non-surgical beauty treatment to more invasive surgical procedures A variety of options to meet and maintain your beauty and appearance ideals throughout a lifetime!
  14. 14.  Doctors may use gimmicks to make themselves stand out “Dog-eat-dog” industry Use caution when selecting Be well-educated before you commit to having a surgery
  15. 15. Not just for the rich and famous anymore!
  16. 16. It can’t stop the aging process, but it can slow down the rate at which it affects our bodies.
  17. 17.  The plastic surgeon should not take chances when performing cosmetic surgery Be conservative You can always do more later - trying to be too ambitious can create problems It is almost impossible to undo something that is overdone
  18. 18. About 30% of the people who apply for cosmetic surgery should be turned down. Not everyone is a good candidate.
  19. 19. 1. The person who is not strongly motivated.2. The person who does not have the right type of motivation.3. The person who does not have family approval.4. The person who is pushed into the surgery by someone else.
  20. 20. 5. The person who is emotionally unstable.6. The person who doesn’t have the proper physical characteristics.7. The person with a very minimal defect.8. The person who does not want any scars.9. The person who expects unrealistic perfection.10. The person who wants to look like someone else.
  21. 21.  As important as the operation Should be an “in depth” consultation Communicate freely with your doctor Explain what you think should be done The doctor should tell you what CAN and CANNOT be done Find out the EXACT fees and what is included
  22. 22.  Keep in mind that the result you are looking for is improvement – NOT perfection Realism is the key to success The surgeon can only work with what he or she is given and make the most of the specific part without interfering with function A plastic surgeon is a physician – NOT a magician! The grass is always greener in someone else’s back yard
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  24. 24.  Am I physically healthy, eating right and not smoking? Do I have realistic expectations for the results of my procedure? Am I exploring plastic surgery for myself or to fit someone else’s ideals? Have I spent time testing my knowledge about plastic surgery and exploring the qualifications of plastic surgeons?
  25. 25.  Have I told my plastic surgeon about medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments (including past treatments with fillers, facial shaping and Botox)? Have I reviewed with my plastic surgeon my current use of medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol and drugs? Am I ready to do my part to ensure the success of my procedure?
  26. 26.  Do I know the procedure’s after-effects and recovery time? Have all my questions been thoroughly addressed by my plastic surgeon?
  27. 27.  Are you a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery or the American Society of Plastic Surgeons? Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? Where and how will you perform my procedure? Do you have hospital privileges to perform my procedure? If so, at which hospitals?
  28. 28.  Is the surgical facility accredited by a nationally or state-recognized accrediting agency? Or is it state-licensed or Medicare- certified? What will be expected of me to get the best results? What is the length of the recovery period and what kind of recovery help will I need? Are there alternative procedures I could consider and what are the pros and cons?
  29. 29.  Who on your staff will be performing my procedure and what are their qualifications? What risks and complications are associated with my procedure and how are they handled? What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the outcome? Do you have before and after photos that illustrate this procedure and show results that are reasonable for me to expect?
  30. 30.  Anyone with a medical degree can claim to be qualified to perform cosmetic procedures Very important first step: select a qualified plastic surgeon you trust Choose a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery or an ASPS Member surgeon
  31. 31. Members of these organizations Are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Complete at least 5 years of surgical training following medical school, with a minimum of two years of plastic surgery residency training Successfully pass rigorous written an oral examinations administered by the ABPS Or RCPSC Complete continuing medical education, including patient safety training each year Adhere to a strict code of ethics
  32. 32.  Smart Lipo “Gummy Bear” Breast Implants Vampire Face-Lifts
  33. 33.  Also known as SmartLipo, Smart Liposuction, Laser Liposuction, Laser Body Sculpting Uses laser energy to liquefy fat before it is removed via a small tube Some practitioner don’t remove the melted fat, allowing it to be absorbed by the body
  34. 34.  Hotly debated by doctors Be sure to do your homework before you go  Expert opinions and real peoples’ reviews  Talk to someone who has had it if possible Your outcome and safety depend on finding a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and NOT the machine used Recovery and pain associated with it may take longer because the fat in the protective sheaths around the nerves is also melted
  35. 35.  There is no long-term difference in the skin tightness There is no scientific evidence that Smart Lipo gives better results than traditional liposuction
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  37. 37.  They are simply silicone breast implants that are more highly cohesive than their predecessors More cohesive = tends to retain its shape and feel firm Anatomically shaped and have a textured surface (as compared to smooth-surfaced implants) Anatomic shape may be helpful in cases where there is very little to no breast tissue
  38. 38.  Good for extremely small breasts as well as someone who has undergone removal of breast for cancer treatment For women who already have a nice shape but simply prefer additional volume, this type is NOT indicated If the implant is not placed properly within the breast pocket, it can actually rotate during the early healing period and lead to an unacceptable appearance
  39. 39.  More commonly used smooth, round gel implants will not cause problems if they shift since their rounded shape is even all the way around and there is no specific orientation Some studies have found the shape of the round implants to appear more natural than those created in an anatomical shape
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  41. 41.  Your own blood is drawn from the blood in your arm and then spun in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets (Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix or PRFM) The processed blood is then injected into the face with the hope of stimulating new collagen production Selphyl, as the system is called, debuted in 2009 Unproven claims that the results will last two years.
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  43. 43.  It’s hard to tell if it is an effective filler for hollowed out cheeks and wrinkles Lack of clinical research proving the efficacy of Selphyl To date, the FDA has not approved or cleared PRFM=derived in a Selphyl centrifuge to be marketed for facial rejuvenation
  44. 44. Look great…feel great!
  45. 45.  Beauty starts from within, but there is nothing wrong with being attractive on the outside The key to success is a realistic attitude toward your surgery The aim is improvement – NOT perfection Your cosmetic surgery is not the end of the path to youth and beauty – only the start. Beyond is up to you!
  46. 46. Do you have a question? Please ask it now.
  47. 47. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenberg at Patients Medical today!
  48. 48.  Liposuction, breast augmentation and facelifts are typically NOT covered by insurance Initial consultation is $250, which can be applied to the fee for the procedure Specific fees can be quoted during your consultation after the doctor can better understand the procedure necessary Your procedures may be done at New York Downtown or Mount Sinai Hospitals
  49. 49. Dr. Rashmi Dr. Kamau Dr. Marcia A. Harris Dr. Stuart Weg, Dr. Vivan Gulati, Medical Kokayi, Holistic and Holistic GYN and Alternative Pain DeNise, Integrative Director Chinese Medicine Internal Medicine Management Internal Medicine and PedsDr. Eileen DiFrancesco Dr. Paul A. Dreschnack Dr. Victor I. Rosenberg Dr. Gino Bottino Dr. L. Deanna Howard Psychopharmacology Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery Holistic Oncology Holistic GYN
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  52. 52. To get more information or to schedule an appointment, call 212-679-9667 or email