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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.

Since the moratorium began, DeLuca Plastic Surgery has continued to safely serve its patients and the surrounds community. We have closely monitored the situation in the Capital Region.

Over the last month, we have not seen the surge in patients that have been seen in other areas of the state. The area’s hospitals have maintained a workable patient load and have never needed to use their surge capacity for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Based on a tiered system established by the state of New York, the staff of DeLuca Plastic Surgery have starting contacting patients originally scheduled with Dr. David Tauber for short (1hr) for simple surgeries that were postponed due to the COVID-19 moratorium. Patients will be asked if they wish to schedule their surgeries as appropriate. Surgical slots are currently limited to Albany Medical Center’s South Clinical Campus for Tier One patients of Dr David Tauber with short surgeries.

Under the requirements of the waver, staff and physicals are subject to screening and PPE use and all patients will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test prior to surgery. This COVID-19 testing will for be arranged for by pre-surgical testing.

Following New York State guidelines, surgeries will be phased in using a tier system intended to protect patient safety and maintain social distancing. The tier system initially prioritizes simple, short (1hr) surgeries with minimal expected use of PPE and methodically progresses to longer (2+ hour), more complicated surgeries over the next couple months.

Tier One: 

  • Beginning Week of May 11th
  • Cases with less than 1-hour surgical time
  • Minimal use of surgical supplies, PPE conservation

Tier Two:

  • Tentatively Beginning Week of May 25th
  • Cases less than 2-hour surgical time
  • Increased use of surgical supplies and PPE conservation

Tier Three:  

  • Date TBD Based On Tier Two Response
  • Cases less than 2-hour surgical time
  • Increased surgical volume
  • Increased use of PPE and surgical supplies

Tier Four: 

  • Date TBD Based On Tier Three Response
  • Resume regular schedule and volume
  • Regular use of PPE and surgical supplies

Surgical slots are currently limited to Tier One patients of Dr. David Tauber. The staff of DeLuca Plastic Surgery have starting contacting patients originally scheduled with Dr. David Tauber for short (1hr) for simple surgeries that were postponed due to the COVID-19 moratorium. In addition, patients of Dr. Tauber, with longer surgeries (less then 2 hours), will be eligible for scheduling the week of May 25th. Patients will be asked if they wish to schedule their surgeries as appropriate.

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Skin Care In The Age of COVID-19

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Two months into lockdown for COVID-19, it seems as though things are getting a little better. Just a little. Hospitalizations are down, ICU stays are down, and deaths are decreasing across the state. In lieu of wide spread testing and contact tracing, social isolation is helping to “bend the curve.” At DeLuca Plastic Surgery, we have continued to serve our patients and the surround community using a recently exploding part of our practice – virtual consultations.

One of the most discussed topics is during these consultations is skin care. Our patients are asking now more than ever what they can do to keep their skin young and healthy looking during these stressful and uncertain times. They can do their own nails and color their hair, however, social isolation is forcing us to seek alternatives to Botox and Fillers to continue to keep lines and wrinkles at bay. In this post we are going to cover some secrets to what you can do at home when Botox and Fillers are not an option.

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.

Nights

Skin care begins at night.

The Nights skin care line begins with an exfoliating coconut face scrub to instantly rejuvenate your skin with a blend of nourishing vitamins and fruit extracts. After rinsing, apply the Detoxifying Charcoal Mask, removing after 10 minutes to remove toxins and exfoliate the skin.

Ageless Millennial Detoxifying Charcoal Mask

Following the mask, apply the Moonglow Rentiyl Serum – an effective but non-irritating Vitamin A derivative that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Finish up by applying the Detox Revitalizing Cream, a deep moisturizing cream with a lavender scent enhances the skin’s ability to recharge during the nightly repair process.

Days

Daytime skin care helps protect against the damaging rays of the sun correct fine lines and wrinkles of the eye and lips.

During the day our skin is bombarded by the damaging effects of the sun. Our Days skin care line, in combination with sunscreen, helps protect against the damaging rays of the sun, prevent cellular damage, and rehydrate and restore suppleness to the delicate tissues of the eyelids and lips.

AM - Pro-C Illuminating Antioxidant Serum

Our Pro-C Illuminating Antioxidant Serum begin by absorbing the damaging free radicals that cause damage to the skin and accelerate aging. Restoring moisture to the face is achieved through a combination of the Matrixyl Rapid Eye Corrector Serum and Revitalisant Hydrating Cream. Our Eye Corrector Serum fights the appearance of fatigue, aging, and photodamage and leaves skin hydrated and smooth, providing dramatic results. The Revitalisant Hydrating Cream instantly hydrates dry skin, renews tired skin with long-lasting effects, leaving your face feeling smooth and nourished. Finally, our NEW Enhancing Lip Plumper helps support the look of fuller,  softer, silkier lips.

These products, by themselves each contribute to a balanced daily skin care regimen – tailored to help your skin survive the stress and anxiety of social distancing. Combined together, these products work in concert to help to improve skin turnover, repair the damaging effects of pollution and sun exposure, smooth the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, and hydrate the skin.

Through these limited time links, get ALL of our Nights or Days skin care line for one low price!

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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? Continue reading…

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.

Why Men Turn to Cosmetic Surgery

As the body positivity movement becomes more powerful, people are embracing their ability to improve their appearance. Should you love yourself the way that you are? Sure. But if you have the option to be the best version of yourself, why shouldn’t you try?

No one else should judge your appearance. However, you may struggle to accept certain features. If you can improve your self-esteem, mental health or physical health with plastic surgery, would you do it?

Many men would. The number of plastic surgery procedures performed on men increased by 40 percent between 2010 and 2016. Today, the trend of plastic surgery for men is still on the rise.

Men are choosing surgical and non-surgical procedures to:
• Prevent or reverse the signs of aging
• Improve their confidence
• Balance their appearance
• Stay competitive with a younger workforce
• Remove fat from problem areas
• Reshape their chests

The stigma of cosmetic surgery is disappearing. As more people get it and share their experiences on social media, others realize that it’s not taboo.

Liposuction for Men

Many women reshape their bodies with a “mommy makeover” after they’re done having children. The “daddy do-over” is becoming more popular for men. After you hit a certain age, you may have trouble getting rid of stubborn fat in certain areas, like your love handles and chest, no matter how much you work out. This can be frustrating for someone who is in good health and tends to their appearance.

Liposuction can contour the body, removing fat deposits and revealing the muscle structure underneath. With a slimmer, firmer figure, many men feel more masculine.

In fact, liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure for men these days. The beer belly is not desirable, but it’s hard to sculpt abs at the gym.

Most men aren’t seeking perfection. They just want to feel better about themselves. They want their clothing to drape smoothly over their bodies. Many guys aim to eliminate their spare tire or excess fat around their jawline.

Liposuction is often extremely effective for removing fat from the abdominal area without additional procedures. Men’s skin stays elastic for longer than women’s. Therefore, it can snap back into place without the need for surgical skin removal.

It takes about one to two weeks to recover from liposuction. Larger treatment areas require more healing time.

Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia, or breast reduction, surgery is the second most common cosmetic procedure for men. Males may get enlarged breast tissue from a hormonal imbalance. Sometimes, it goes away on its own after puberty. But it can be embarrassing if it persists.

For many men, gynecomastia becomes more pronounced between the ages of 50 and 69. At least 25 percent of men are affected at this stage in life. Some pharmaceuticals, drugs and alcohol can make the condition worse.

Gynecomastia doesn’t only affect men who struggle with extra weight. Because there is a great deal of glandular tissue in the chest area, lean guys can have enlarged breasts.

During a male breast reduction procedure, the surgeon removes glandular tissue and extra fat. After undergoing this procedure, many men say that they’re confident taking their shirts off for the first time in their lives.

After this type of surgery, you can expect to be on total bed rest for at least two to three days. Total recovery time is approximately four to six weeks, but you can usually return to work within about three days.

Eyelid Surgery for Men

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is the third most common cosmetic surgery procedures for males. This eye-opening procedure can make guys look more alert, less fatigued and younger. Because they can’t hide their faces behind clothing, many men are opting for this surgery.

Although some people refer to this procedure as an eye lift, the skin is not actually lifted. Instead, fat and excess skin around the eye are removed, reshaping the area and providing more definition. Eyelid surgery can be done on the upper or lower eyelid. It subtly perks up the appearance, reduces drooping, corrects dark spots and puffiness and smooths out wrinkles.

You may develop bruising or swelling on the day of your surgery. However, this typically goes away fairly quickly. Applying cool compresses during the first 48 hours after surgery can minimize inflammation. Gentle movements, like walking, can speed up healing. You can usually resume normal activities within a week to 10 days after the procedure.

Botox Injections

Men who don’t want to go under the knife may opt for less invasive procedures, such as Botox injections. Like other cosmetic surgeries, Botox is becoming more popular with males between the ages of 35 and 65. Guys who opt for Botox are often white-collar professionals who work in high-profile jobs or earn ample salaries.

With Botox, you can eliminate wrinkles, deep lines and crow’s feet. Botox can soften your appearance by smoothing out the creases that form from making the same expression repeatedly. The brows and areas around the eyes are the most common places for men to get Botox.

Many males cite workplace competition as a prime reason to get the injections. Professionals are no longer likely to stay at the same job for decades. People are changing jobs and climbing ladders. Older men don’t want to get pushed out of potential positions by those who look younger and seem more energetic.

Botox takes about 15 minutes and requires no downtime. You can get it on your lunch break and be the presenter at a big meeting immediately afterward.

Where Can Men Go for Plastic Surgery?

The surgeons of Deluca Plastic Surgery treat patients from the Albany, NY and the surrounding towns of Saratoga Springs, Schnectady and Troy, NY. We also see patients from Vermont, Massachusetts, and as far away as California. Schedule a free consultation so that you can ask all of your questions and learn how you can become the best version of yourself with cosmetic surgery.

Breast Augmentation Basics

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What is a breast augmentation?

A breast augmentation (insertion of implants) 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. Continue reading…

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. Continue reading…

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 Mommy Makeover (Abdominoplasty)

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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?

What is an abdominoplasty? Continue reading…

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.

 

What is Sleep Apnea? Continue reading…

To Breast Lift or Not to Breast Lift, With or Without Implants?

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More women are embracing breast augmentation every year. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there has been an astonishing 89 percent increase in the number of breast lifts doctors perform annually since 2000. In 2015 alone, 279,143 breast augmentation surgeries were performed in the U.S.

When we talk about breast augmentation, however, it’s important to note that there are different types of procedures. Getting a breast lift is not the same thing as getting breast implants. It is possible to do either or both. Which one is right for you? That depends on your personal preferences and your breast type.

 

The Difference Between Breast Lifts and Implants Continue reading…