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More Than a Number: A Personalized Approach

A report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found the number of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States has been rising steadily for the past decade. Put simply, never before have folks had easy access to personalized cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, and more. 

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While these procedures continue to stay in-demand, how can you make sure you find the right fit for your individual goals?

Communication is Key

If you’ve decided on cosmetic surgery, you probably have some specific goals in mind. In other words, you’re likely aiming to attain a certain look. While having access to before and after photos, reviews, and testimonials can provide a certain degree of confidence, nothing will make you feel more at ease about your upcoming procedure than having access to the surgeon performing the operation. 

In 2018, plastic surgeons performed over 250,000 cosmetic procedures in the United States. For some surgeons, that kind of volume requires the utilization of a patient coordinator to share some of the burden. It also means sacrificing the personalized experience. While a patient coordinator can help with scheduling and answering questions, patients miss out on the invaluable experience of face-to-face communication with the surgeon. 

Before your procedure, you likely have questions, concerns, and goals. During the procedure, you want to be sure your surgeon is focused on you and only you. After your procedure, you want to be sure your surgeon is there to provide the best personalized post-operative care possible, and even see you through recovery. 

Take the time to ensure your surgeon will take the time for you before, during, and after your procedure. That kind of communication means you’re more than just a number; you’re a valued patient. 

A Personalized Touch

No two cosmetic procedures are unique. Even if your best friend had the same procedure from the same surgeon, you shouldn’t expect the same results. That’s why it’s so important to choose a plastic surgeon who takes the time to listen and understand why you chose to undergo a particular procedure. 

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What’s more, not every patient is suitable for every procedure. Make sure your surgeon takes the time to sit down with you to ensure you have a comfortable understanding of the ins and outs, including the risks, of the procedure in question. The focus should always be on optimizing your comfort, knowledge, and happiness.  

Choose a surgeon who takes the time to provide a personalized approach. That means they care enough to learn your name, why you came in, and where you hope to be in the future. 

The Difference is in the Details

At DeLuca Plastic Surgery, you’re more than a number. Our experienced, knowledgeable surgeons will take the time to make you the focus. From sitting down with you to address your concerns and questions to standing by your side throughout the recovery process, our surgeons are concerned with one thing: your satisfaction. 

From your first consultation with us, you’ll be able to see we’re not your average plastic surgeons. Though we specialize in exceptional cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body, we truly specialize in personalized care. Call our office today or read some patient reviews to see why so many people choose DeLuca Plastic Surgery!


Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Right For You?

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Typical breast enhancements involve the use of either saline or silicone gel placed under or over the muscle through an incision in the breast. Breast augmentation surgery with fat, on the other hand, is a newer procedure and could be a great option for patients looking for a relatively modest increase in breast size and more natural-looking results.

What is fat transfer breast augmentation?

Fat transfer breast augmentation involves using liposuction to harvest fat from other areas of the body, like the belly, waist, back, or legs. That fat is then cleaned, filtered, and transferred to the breasts. This allows patients to enjoy double results; excess fat is trimmed from unwanted areas and used to increase the volume of breasts naturally. In a nutshell, it’s just what the name suggests: transferring your own fat to make your breasts bigger. 

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Is Wide-Awake-Surgery right for you?

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DeLuca Plastic Surgery are experts in Wide-Awake-Surgery–performed under local anesthesia right here in our office! That means less downtime, no nausea, and a much less stressful procedure! With local anesthesia, you’ll be comfortable, relaxed, and awake for the whole procedure!

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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.

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Skin Care In The Age of COVID-19

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The cornerstones of skincare 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 skincare 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?No matter how long you’ve been considering having a procedure, it’s good to understand how it’s done and how long the recovery will take.

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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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Facelift Surgery

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.

What Can a Facelift Address?

Over time, your face can lose its youthful contours due to sun damage, loss of fat, skin thinning, gravity, smoking, and heredity. A rhytidectomy is a popular surgical procedure that can address many signs of aging on the neck and face. Depending on the specific facelift procedure you choose with your surgeon, the procedure can address:

  • Jowls of the cheeks and jaw
  • Fat has fallen lower than it should
  • Deep folds between the corner of the mouth and nose (nasolabial folds)
  • Sagging and relaxation of the face
  • Excess fat and skin of the neck
  • Loss of facial volume
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Botox Basics

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Botox is an injectable used to target wrinkles created by the contraction of facial muscle groups of the upper face. Botox is a neurotoxin derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Botox works by preventing the release of a chemical messenger, acetylcholine, at the junction between the nerves and muscles. Botox prevents the release of acetylcholine, preventing contraction of the muscle cells. By preventing the release of acetylcholine, Botox lessens the movement of specific muscles of the face that cause wrinkles. (more…)