Category Archives: Q&A – All Cosmetic Procedures

Questions about plastic surgery. Answers by Dr. DeLuca, a board certified plastic surgeon in Albany, NY.

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




Post-Operative Care After Plastic Surgery

Post-operative care surgery helps patients achieve their optimal results. Most surgical patients experience some bruising and swelling that usually peaks at 3 days from surgery. Using our unique combination of tumescent technique, limited undermining, and carefully attention to bleeding, however, … Continue reading

Rhinoplasty (Cosmetic Nose Surgery) Basics

What is a Rhinoplasty? A cosmetic rhinoplasty is a surgery removes and repositions tissue in the nose for better aesthetics. This often involves straightening the dorsal profile, removing dorsal humps, reshaping the tip, and possibly narrowing the width of the … Continue reading

Nothing But Neck – Kybella vs. Liposuction To Treat Neck Fat

Fullness of the neck due to excess neck fat can be treated with both invasive and non-invasive strategies. Removal of this fat can give better definition to the jaw like and neck and make patients look younger and more fit. … Continue reading

Do I Really Need A Breast Lift?

The decision to do a breast augmentation by itself versus a breast augmentation with a breast lift, however, is less based on patient preference and more dictated the saginess, the nipple position, and the ratio between the breast volume and … Continue reading

Hollow Cheeks – Treatment with Implants, Fat Transfer, and Fillers

The aging, hollow face is typified by soft tissue decent and volume loss. These stigmata of growing older are manifest by the development of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and jowls combined with a sunken mid-face and hollow cheeks. In recent years, DeLuca … Continue reading

Current Trends in Labiaplasty – The Edge vs. The Wedge

Women seek labiaplasty for many reasons ranging from discomfort with intercourse and pinching in tight clothing to purely cosmetic reasons. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery there has been a significant increase in the number of these tissue removal … Continue reading

Botox and Facial Fillers – The Fountain of Youth (Without The Knife)

Botox is an injectable used to lessen the movement of specific muscle of the face in an effort to target wrinkles created by the contraction of facial muscle groups. The areas that are treated most often include the forehead, the area between … Continue reading

Blepharoplasty with Fat Redraping – Solutions For Aging Eyes

The aging eyes are characterized by the development of wrinkles, fine lines, drooping skin, midface hollowing, and eyelid bags. These changes make patients look tired and angry. The bulging of the lower eyelids occurs as the tissue wall (orbital septum) … Continue reading

Deciding On Your Best Option: Mid Facelift vs. Mini Facelift

There are multiple types of facelifts; determining which procedure is right for you can be difficult. We want to help our patients make the right choices concerning their personal appearance, so we’re going to help you select a procedure that … Continue reading

There is No “Right” or “Best” Age for a Facelift

The facelift is experiencing a bit of a renaissance it would seem. I have patients of all ages ask about the surgery and whether or not they would be a “good” candidate for the procedure. It’s a good question. Fifteen years … Continue reading