Fat Grafting FAQ’s

James J. Romano, MD 1) In what areas can be fat be grafted in the body? a: Any area where fat exists in the subcutaneous space. 2) Where is the fat removed from? a: Areas where you have an excess of fat. This is an area where fat has NOT been suctioned before, so there… Read more »

Face Lift Explained

James J. Romano, MD The facelift was first introduced in the early 1900s, and consisted of a small incision in front of the ear where loose excess skin was removed. Systematic advances throughout the years have improved this basic technique to the point that, in the last ten years, there has been an explosion of… Read more »

Eyelash Enhancement

James J. Romano, MD INTRODUCTION Each human eyelash lives an average of five to six months. The phase of the hair follicle and terminal hair (anagen) lasts two to three months. At the end of the eyelash growth, a brief transition stage of two to three weeks follows (catagen), with shortening of the hair follicle…. Read more »

Diet and Exercise

James J. Romano, MD This needs to be individualized with proper goals in mind. It must incorporate into your lifestyle and be a permanent state of mind. We do not subscribe to fad diets or quick-fix medications. High-calorie diets and improper foods in improper quantities can have one of the most severe detrimental effects on… Read more »

Cellulite Treatment

A Myth or Reality: A Prospective Randomized, Controlled Trial of Two Therapies, Endermologie and Aminophylline Cream Collis, Elliot, Sharpe et al. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Volume 104, Number 4, September 1999, pages 1110-1117 Reviewed by James J. Romano, MD There are few words I know of in skincare and plastic surgery that create more interest… Read more »

Breast Implants

James J. Romano, MD The first augmentation mammoplasty dates back to 1895, when a fatty tumor (lipoma) was transplanted from a woman’s back to the breast area. The use of prosthetic materials for breast implantation dates to the mid-1500s, when substances such as ivory, glass, and paraffin were used. Silicone as a medical implant first… Read more »

Body Contouring

James J. Romano, MD The desire for a healthy, reduced, contoured, shapely, and smooth body is precisely the reason that plastic surgery for body contouring and weight reduction surgery complement each other so nicely. Plastic surgery for this purpose dates to as far back as the early 1900s, when procedures were performed to complete the… Read more »

Artecoll

James J. Romano, MD BACKGROUND Artecoll is an exciting implantable and injectable material recently introduced as a study in the United States. It is not new, however, and it has been used in over 100,000 patients outside of the United States and is still currently in use in these countries. It is proposed to be… Read more »

Anticipating Plastic Surgery

James J. Romano, MD Anticipating plastic surgery, Dr. Romano knows, involves a great deal of commitment and research on the part of his patients. With this in mind, Dr. Romano calls attention to the most important element of his personal practice style: that he consistently constructs and nurtures a relationship with every patient, a relationship that… Read more »

The Anti-Aging Revolution

James J. Romano, MD Aging is not a bad thing. Dr. Romano strongly subscribes to the fact that aging can be managed. As we live fuller and longer lives, we are becoming increasingly aware of this natural phenomenon. The external signs of aging are all obvious to us, from the simplest fine wrinkle lines of… Read more »