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Virtual Consultations: What You Need to Know

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As COVID19 continues to rear its ugly head, it’s understandable if you have concerns about where in public you want to go. At DeLuca Plastic Surgery, we hear you loud and clear. We’re committed to providing you the optimal level of service, satisfaction, and care. That’s why we’re proud to offer virtual consultations!

Safe, secure, and similar to our traditional consultation process, virtual consultations are a perfect way to get the personalized private cosmetic consultation you’re looking for without the worry and hassle of having to leave the house.

Virtual Consultations With DeLuca Plastic Surgery
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Regional Operating Rooms Re-Open – Dr. David Tauber of DeLuca Plastic Surgery Resuming

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Under a waver, granted by the state of New York, Dr. David Tauber of DeLuca Plastic Surgery has resumed performing surgeries at Albany Medical Center’s South Clinical Campus – working overtime to clear the back-log of cases.

Dr. David Tauber has a waiting list of patients whose surgeries were postponed when New York imposed a moratorium on non-emergent procedures. That moratorium went into effect this past March in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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Skin Care In The Age of COVID-19

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The cornerstones of skin care at home are cleansing, detoxification, hydration, Vitamin A, and antioxidants, and sunscreen. This approach to anti-aging doesn’t change with quarantine or social isolation. If anything, the stress of these uncertain times will only accelerate the aging process. This post breaks down our secrets for keeping your skin young and healthy looking – with a focus on the premium skin care line developed by Dr. David Tauber – Ageless Millennial Aesthetics from Estéticoceuticals.

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How Young Is Too Young for a Nose Job?

You might be considering rhinoplasty or have a young adult who already thinks they need a nose job. Or you may be someone who has trouble breathing properly due to the structure of your nose. Rhinoplasty procedures can be effective for achieving that certain aesthetic you’re aiming for or solving your breathing issue, but at what age is it appropriate to start seriously considering a nose job? Similarly, is there an age too old for rhinoplasty? (more…)


The Top Cosmetic Surgeries for Men

Although you often hear about women getting lip fillers, tummy tucks and Botox, they’re not the only ones who are concerned about their appearance. More people than ever are getting cosmetic surgery nowadays. Many of those patients are men.

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Breast Augmentation Basics

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What is a breast augmentation?

In this post we discuss breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants. – the most popular type of augmentation. Implants allow a predictable breast enhancement in all body types. A breast augmentation is often performed to replace volume lost from weight loss, breast-feeding, or age or to increase the size of the breast for aesthetic reasons.  It is most appropriate for patients with breasts that don’t sag (normal ptosis). In patients with breasts that sag, the need for a lift is determined by your current nipple position and the quality of your tissue.

A breast augmentation can also be performed using fat harvested from other parts of the body using liposuction – brazilian breast augmentation. The results from a fat augmentation are less predictable, however, and work best for slightly overweight patients looking for a modest augmentation.

Read: “Breast Augmentation With Fat”

Where are the implants placed during a breast augmentation?

The implants can be placed over (sub-muscular) or under (sub-glandular) the pectoralis muscle. Advantages to sub-muscular implants include a lower risk of capsular contracture, lower chance of rippling, better coverage in thin women, and perhaps a more natural upper pole contour. Implants placed under the muscle can, however, be influenced by the contraction of the pectoralis muscle – especially in very athletic women.

Implant Position - Above and Below the Muscle
Native Breast, Sub-Glandular Implant, and Sub-Muscular Implant

Implants placed over the muscle, in contrast, are more visible. This results in larger looking augmentation and a sharper transition between the natural breast and the edges of the implant resulting in a more done look. Additionally, in thin women, the folding of the implant in the sub glandular pocket can manifest as rippling of the skin.

What kind of incisions can I expect?

There are a variety of implant types, shapes, and styles and the implants are most often inserted through one of two different small incisions. These include 1) an incision around the lower half of the nipple areola (peri-areolar), or 2) an incision in the breast crease between the breast and the chest wall (infra-mammary incision). The choice of incision is based on multiple factors including surgeon preference, patient preference, patient anatomy, and / or type of implant.

Breast Implant Incisions: Periareolar and Inframmammary
Breast Augmentation Incisions

Read “Do I Really Need A Breast Lift?”

What is the recovery like after a breast augmentation?

After surgery, the breasts swell from the trauma of surgery and the tissues become edematous. This combined with the tightness of the skin and the squeeze of the pectorals muscle on the implant can give the implants a high and flat appearance as the round implants are squeezed like a pancake against the chest.

As the swelling subsides and the tissues begin to stretch from the weight of implants, the breasts begin to settle. Over the next few months, the implants settle and the soft tissue and pectoralis muscle relax. The shape changes from high and tight to lower and fuller as the implants round out and more of the implant is in position to provide lower pole projection.

This “drop and fluff” often occurs over the first few months after surgery as the edema finally escapes and the soft tissues relax. This process is often asymmetric as the breasts relax and settle at their own rates. It will take 3 to 6 months to see a final result – although for some patients this process occurs faster.

Read: “Post-Operative Care After Plastic Surgery”

What surgery is right for me?

A detailed examination will help delineate the best surgical treatment. The goal of a breast augmentation is to create an aesthetic breast with the size, shape, and projection that is desired by the patient. The decision the type of surgery and the size, shape, and position of the implants is based on the patient’s anatomy, the type and size of the implant, and patient’s preferences.

During your consultation, measurements of the breasts are used as a starting point to recommend a surgery and in-office sizing and digital three-dimensional computer simulations are used to help guide your implant choices.


Facelift Surgery

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A facelift or rhytidectomy is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in Albany, New York. This surgical procedure can effectively improve signs of aging around the neck and face by lifting and firming sagging tissue. A facelift can restore a more youthful and natural appearance with scars that are hidden from sight. (more…)


4 Surgeries With Quick Recoveries

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One in five people seek out professional plastic surgery, particularly as they approach middle-age. Modern plastic surgical techniques, attention to detail, and meticulous follow-up allow the surgeons of DeLuca Plastic Surgery to offer patients a quick recovery from surgeries such as liposuction, breast augmentation, mini facelift, and rhinoplasty. A quick recovery with minimal bruising and swelling allows patients to get back to work and play faster.

Picture it. You wake up, head to the operating room, and are pampered by the operating room staff as you drift off to sleep. Only a few hours later you are back at home in your own bed watching Netflix. Minimal discomfort. Excited by the changes that have occurred. Yes. This is the new reality. There are a host of amazing options today. With advanced tools and technologies, a plastic surgeon can help shape the new you without breaking the budget. Consider these four fabulous surgeries to jumpstart the season:

 

Rhinoplasty

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The Tummy Tuck

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Oh, moms, are you happy with your physical body? Do you have countless hours to spend in the gym? Is a personal chef creating a nutrition plan to keep you in tip-top shape as you run around after your little ones, taking them to soccer practice, dance, and Kung Fu?

Chances are, this is not your reality. Let me paint a more realistic picture of you. If you’re like the average mom, you are running the kiddos around and maintaining a house, social schedule, and your own career, perhaps. You vacillate between protein bars, leftover peanut butter sandwiches and Cheez-Its for your noon lunch, as you have no time for anything else, and you have a few pounds to lose. Coffee is your fuel, chocolate is your secret gluttonous snack as you prioritize everyone else first. Does this sound familiar?

Moms, it’s time to get down to the business of taking care of yourselves. Who said that being a mom meant you had to be okay with ten extra pounds and a soft belly? Do you wish you still had the body you had in college?

You can get it back! How about scheduling an abdominoplasty?

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Can Rhinoplasty Benefit Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea not only disrupts your sleep patterns, but it can also increase your risk for a number of serious health issues. If you have tried all of the non-surgical fixes to no avail, consider rhinoplasty. Although it is a surgical procedure and presents its own risks, functional rhinoplasty can help control episodes of sleep apnea.

 

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