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March 29, 2016

One of the most common questions Dr. Jay Orringer hears during a breast augmentation consultation involves whether to use round or shaped breast implants. Unfortunately, there is no definitive, consistent right or wrong answer to this question because the choice of breast implant largely depends on your individual preferences regarding look and feel as well as your unique body type.

In the following video, Dr. Orringer discusses the differences between round and shaped breast implants in great detail, including t...

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March 28, 2016

Mammograms are an important diagnostic tool that may help detect breast cancer in its early stages. The American Cancer Society recommends that women over the age of 40 undergo a mammogram at least once every two years. By catching breast cancer early, you will significantly improve your chances of cure.

Due to the importance of these exams, a common question Dr. Orringer hears during a breast augmentation consultation involves how the implant will impact mammography. Breast implants do interfere with mammography to some extent, although to a lesser degree when placed pa...

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February 24, 2016

A common question Dr. Orringer hears during a facelift consultation is, "How much younger will I look after my procedure?" Unfortunately, it's virtually impossible to answer this question by giving you a specific number of years that will be taken off of your appearance. Due to the individualized nature of the procedure, facelift results will be different for everyone.

In the following video, Dr. Jay Orringer discusses the goals of a facelift procedure and provides his perspective on the way expectations for facelift results should be f...

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February 22, 2016

There are many facial rejuvenation options available that may help you reverse some signs of aging. While minimally invasive options can provide excellent results during the early phases of facial aging, more advanced signs of aging are often best treated with a facelift.  The changes best addressed with a facelift include jowls, excess skin and sagging tissues of the face and neck.

However, it is important to understand that not everyone is an ideal facelift candidate. During your initial consultation, Dr. Jay Orringer will listen care...

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February 19, 2016

In most instances, breast augmentation is performed as an outpatient procedure, allowing you to spend your first night of recovery in the comfort of your own home. However, there are certain situations, such as when you are undergoing a breast augmentation revision procedure, where it makes more sense to stay the night at a facility which specializes in providing post-surgical care.

In the following video, Dr. Jay Orringer discusses the scenarios when he may potentially recommend spending the night at a post-surgical center.

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February 17, 2016

If you are considering undergoing mastectomy as part of your breast cancer treatment, breast reconstruction may be an important part of your recovery process. However, it is important to have some understanding of the various options for breast reconstruction and the major advantages and potential disadvantages of each, before deciding whether breast reconstruction is right for you. Breast reconstruction often begins at the time of the mastectomy.  Therefore, it is important to consult with Dr. Orringer prior to undergoing mastectomy.

The two basic categories of breast reconstruction i...

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January 28, 2016

If you have a few stubborn areas of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction may potentially be a great option to help you put the finishing touches on your fitness regimen. It is one of the most popular body contouring procedures available, largely due to its versatility and track record for effective results.

Dr. Orringer can perform liposuction to remove excess fat from a variety of areas of the body. Some of the most common regions treated by liposuction include:

Abdomen Flanks Neck Thighs Back Hips Chest (during... Read More
January 27, 2016

If you've started a family, you already know how exhilarating and rewarding motherhood can be. You probably also realize that it can be difficult to regain the figure you once enjoyed prior to having children. Pregnancy and childbirth can impact your body in many ways:

Your breasts may begin to sag and lose some of their youthful perkiness, including upper fullness Your abdominal skin and muscles may become stretched and loose, making it difficult to maintain a toned, flat stomach You may struggle with losing some of the baby weight that was gained during pregnancy, resulting in areas of fa... Read More
January 27, 2016

When you undergo breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, you have two options for how your procedure will be performed: expander and implant reconstruction or autologous tissue reconstruction.

One technique used in autologous tissue reconstruction, the DIEP flap method, uses excess skin and fat from the abdominal wall to rebuild the breast mound. In the following video, Dr. Jay Orringer discusses the potential benefits to having your breast reconstruction...

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January 25, 2016

Pregnancy and childbirth can impact your body in a variety of ways, making it challenging to maintain the figure you enjoyed prior to having children. In order to address these issues, many women choose to undergo a mommy makeover.

A mommy makeover consists of a series of plastic surgery procedures performed to correct the wear and tear caused by pregnancy in order to potentially restore your body to its pre-pregnancy appearance.

In the following video, Dr. Jay Orringer discusses the ways in which pregnancy impacts your body and explains t...

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