Umbilicoplasty

The New York Times Magazine December 15, 2002 Umbilicoplasty – Breast implants and liposuction are the traditional ways to create a new you. But this year a new body part went under the knife: the navel. Last spring plastic surgeons began reporting a curious spike in the number of women requesting navel reconstruction – or… Read more »

The Use of Ultrasound in Cosmetic Surgery

James J. Romano, MD There are numerous exciting new applications of ultrasound therapy in cosmetic surgery. Ultrasound has been used for cosmetic purposes since around the early 1980s. Widespread therapeutic usage, safety, precise control and excellent, predictable results have made ultrasound an important addition to cosmetic surgery practices such as mine. New and current uses… Read more »

Ultrasonic Liposuction

James J. Romano, MD BACKGROUND INFORMATION Over the years the technique of liposuction to remove excess fat tissue has steadily improved. Suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL) has undergone many modifications and improvements to become one of the most important tools in the collection of cosmetic surgery techniques. Ultrasound-assisted lipectomy (UAL) has been practiced in Europe since the… Read more »

Skin Resurfacing: Know Your Options

James J. Romano, MD There has been an upward trend in the use of CO2 lasers for skin resurfacing over the last five years, mostly due to their distinct technological advantages over other methods in removing wrinkles and pigmentation. CO2 laser manufacturers who mass-market them to physicians; higher overhead due to the CO2 laser purchase… Read more »

Silicone Vs. Saline

Silicone breast implants are once again available in the United States as of 2007, ending a restriction dating back to 1993. This landmark decision by the Food and Drug Administration gives U.S. women access to the same implants women in more than 75 countries have long had as an option. The website www.breastimplantsafety.org is a… Read more »

Rosacea

James J. Romano, MD Rosacea is a chronic disorder that can affect the skin and the eyes. It is most often seen in middle age and later, and it occurs in patients with thick oily skin and affects the central part of the face. There is an inflammatory reaction and occasionally pustules and telangiectasias. There… Read more »

Recovering After Plastic Surgery

James J. Romano, MD The best recovery after plastic surgery begins with careful preparation. This involves all of the things we teach you and provide as covered in the previous section. Taken together these best decisions and best measures, prepared mutually, lead to the best outcomes. Recovery from plastic surgery may be considered in categories and in… Read more »

Perlane and Restylane

James J. Romano, MD Perlane is a very pure and stabilized form of hyaluronic acid. It is a clear, transparent, viscous gel-like material that has been used as an implant for over 20 years. It is completely organic and not made from any animal products. Hyaluronic acid is a constituent of all connective tissues in… Read more »

Periorbital Rejuvenation: A Systematic Approach

James J. Romano, MD More people are taking advantage of improving the look around their eyes—not only with makeup, skin treatments, or products, but with surgery as well. During the past few years, the fields of cosmetic surgery and professional skincare have experienced an explosion of new techniques and procedures that significantly contribute to rejuvenating… Read more »

Nipple Surgery

James J. Romano, MD TREATMENT OF INVERTED NIPPPLES, ENLARGED NIPPLES, SMALL NIPPLES, AND LARGE PUFFY AREOLAE. The above are all situations that I so often find that many women have endured and lived with for years simply because they were not aware of just how common these conditions are and how easily they are remedied…. Read more »