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 »


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 »

Anti-Aging Interventions

James J. Romano, MD CLOTHING AND SKIN PROTECTION FACTS A light T-shirt has a sun protection factor (SPF) of only 6 or 7, not even close to the 15 or 30 in a good sunscreen. Bleached cotton clothing offers less protection than unbleached cotton, wool, or polyester. Darker colors block more sunlight than lighter colors…. Read more »


James J. Romano, MD More than 25 million surgical procedures are performed each year in the United States alone. Certainly many people close to you have been helped and treated by the science of anesthesiology. Routine surgical procedures are carried out in the operating room by the thousands every day. Even though the numbers and… Read more »