Author Archives: William DeLuca, MD

The Albany Plastic Surgery Blog by Dr. William F. DeLuca




Rhinoplasty Recovery: What You See Right After Surgery is What You Get

I recently read a blog post by a plastic surgeon in Manhattan who specializes in rhinoplasty. The surgeon made a point that I have seen echoed by quite a few other plastic surgeons on RealSelf.com when answering questions from patients … Continue reading

Skin Tightening Q&A: Do “Non-Surgical” Lasers and Ultrasound Work?

Question – Can you offer some insight into all the non-surgical procedures that are inundating the market for skin tightening, for instance, lasers and soundwave technologies? Many are saying they were featured on shows like Dr. Oz to lend credibility … Continue reading

Breast Q&A: To Breast Lift or Not to Breast Lift, With or Without Implants?

Perhaps the two most frequently asked questions I receive from women interested in breast enhancement surgery are: “Do I need a breast lift with or without implants?” “Can I get an ideal result with just breast implants?” As with most … Continue reading

Face Q&A: For Sunken Hollow Cheeks, Fillers, Fat Injections or Facelift?

Question – Below my cheekbone a hollow channel is inching towards the center of my face. I had a facelift two years ago and cannot figure out what is causing this. What can be done to correct this? The facelift … Continue reading

Mommy Makeover Q&A: What Will My Mommy Makeover Recovery Time Be?

Question – How long is the down time during a mommy makeover recovery? How much pain will I be in after surgery? What is recovery like with a mommy makeover? I have scheduled both a breast augmentation with lift and a tummy tuck and … Continue reading

Breast Q&A: What’s the Best Way to Correct Grade 1 Breast Ptosis (Sagging)? Implant, Lift or Both?

Question – What is the best way to correct breast ptosis, high or moderate profile implants, a breast lift or both? I am 36 years old, breastfed 2 kids, and have lost volume in my breasts. I have some sagging but … Continue reading

Botox Q&A: How Long Does Botox Last and What Makes the Effects Last Longer?

Question – How long does Botox last? What determines how long it will work for me? Answer – In most patients, Botox lasts between 3-4 months. However, there’s quite a bit of anecdotal evidence suggesting that it’s possible for patients … Continue reading

Guest Post: Microtia “Little Ear” Reconstruction Surgery – Key Concepts

DeLuca Plastic Surgery in Albany, New York welcomes guest blogger Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones, a plastic surgeon in Atlanta Georgia who specializes in microtia “ear” reconstruction. Microtia is a common birth defect where the middle and outer ear do not … Continue reading

Breast Q&A: Will High Profile Breast Implants or Moderate Plus Give Me Natural Looking Breasts?

Question – Will High Profile breast implants give me natural looking breasts vs Moderate or Moderate Plus? I am 5’4″ 125lbs, 31″ ribcage, 34C (wanting at least a DD) and my breast measures 13cm wide. I told my PS I … Continue reading

Breast Q&A: Undecided – Lift vs Implants for Deflated Breasts

Question – Undecided, Lift or Implants. Surgery in 3 Weeks, Opinions Please Hello. I have my breast surgery scheduled in June, however, am still undecided which route I should take. Would 500cc saline implants be sufficent to give me some … Continue reading