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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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December 28, 2015

Pregnancy impacts your body in a variety of ways. In many instances, it can result in the stretching of abdominal muscles, making it difficult to maintain the toned, flat stomach appearance you enjoyed prior to having children. For this reason, a tummy tuck is often performed after women go through pregnancy in order to potentially reverse these issues.

While waiting until you are done having children to undergo a tummy tuck is typically considered the preferred timeline for the procedure, life events may sometimes occur unexpectedly. Even if you're confident you are done ha...

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October 28, 2013

Prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Jay S. Orringer, the surgeon who recently performed breast reconstruction surgery for Ms. Angelina Jolie, has been making headlines lately for his efforts to raise awareness about breast reconstruction following mastectomy.

Since Ms. Jolie shared her story, Dr. Orringer reports that his practice has seen an increase in “women who are saying, ‘I was inspired by [Angelina Jolie’s story] to get gene testing.’” Ms. Jolie’s story has been instrumental in spreading awareness about breast cancer prevention, including gene testing. Dr. Orringer would li...

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July 29, 2013

In January of 2013, Hollywood agent, wife and new mother Nikki Weiss-Goldstein noticed a small dimple on her left breast that alarmed her. Within weeks, she had a diagnosis: invasive carcinoma.

Over the next six months, Nikki underwent two lumpectomies, a mastectomy and breast reconstruction. She selected Dr. Orringer to perform her reconstruction.

Nikki wrote a piece about her experience with breast cancer and reconstruction that was recently published...

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May 13, 2013

In anticipation of a great spring and summer, our office will be extending a 25% courtesy to existing patients on any cosmetic procedure of the face, breast, abdomen and trunk. This will also apply to those friends and families who are referred by an existing patient. Surgery must be scheduled between March 1, 2013 and March 30, 2013 and completed by April 15, 2013.

Shaping Up For Summer This month, liposuction and tummy tuck will be highlighted. What is a tummy tuck? It is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen while usually tightening the underlying muscles, as well. Stretching of the skin and separation of...

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