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Plastic Surgery Newsletter

Coronavirus and COVID-19

To Our Patients: As I am sure you are aware, the health and well-being of our patients is our primary concern at Rothaus Plastic Surgery. As a result, we wanted to let you be aware of what measures we are taking to protect you during your office visits: If you have any questions regarding this […]

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Can Botox Help My Scars?

Just hearing the word Botox brings up an image of a wrinkle free brow, the absence of crow’s feet and the loss of vertical lines between the eyebrows. Most people don’t realize, however, that Botox was not developed to be a plastic surgeon’s wonder drug. Some of the approved indications for Botox include the treatment […]

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The Skinny on Body Sculpting in NYC

Non-surgical body contouring encompasses a wide spectrum of energies and devices. When the patient as the consumer is trying to decide what is the best machine or procedure, the variety of choices can certainly feel overwhelming. Non-surgical body contouring can be divided into two categories: non-invasive and minimally invasive. The non-invasive devices use many different […]

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FDA Draft Guidance on Breast Implants

This week the FDA issued a draft guidance regarding breast implants. According to 2018 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure with more than 300,000 procedures performed. Breast reconstruction after mastectomy accounts for in excess of 100,000 additional procedures. There are two separate issues of […]

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New Medical Aesthetician Joins Practice

Kenneth O. Rothaus, MD &Rothaus Plastic Surgery are pleased to announce that Juliana Longoria has joined our staff. Juliana, a graduate of the prestigious Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, is a New York State licensed medical aesthetician and a skin care specialist. With more than a decade of experience in the care of the […]

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Correction of Length in the Aging Lip

For many individuals, one of the most distressing signs of aging are those changes seen in the upper lip. The patients generally focus on two obvious of these changes: the presence of vertical wrinkles and the loss of volume. The third change, less obvious to most, the lengthening of the lip is becoming increasingly recognized […]

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Subcutaneous Breast Reconstruction – Are We Returning to Where We Started?

The original technique for breast reconstruction, as described by one of my mentors (Randall H. Guthrie, MD), involved the creation of a pre-pectoral pocket. In other words, after the mastectomy and during the reconstruction, the breast implant was placed in the space above the muscle and below the skin. Many surgeons, however, were uncomfortable with […]

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SmartLipo™ vs. Safe Lipo

I don’t pay much attention to what is published about plastic surgery in the lay print media. A patient, however, had questions recently about an article she came across in Allure magazine. This article was heralding the benefits of a widely available liposuction technique, power-assisted liposuction (PAL) which was renamed for the launch of a new device. […]

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Updates in Breast Reconstruction Procedures in NYC

The current issue of the journal JAMA Surgery has 3 interesting articles regarding breast reconstruction. Two of the articles compare the differences between autologous breast reconstruction (using the patient’s own tissues) and implant-based reconstruction. (Santosa, KB, et. al. JAMA Surg. 2018;153(10):891-899 and Bennett, KG, et. al. Jama Surg. 2018;153(10): 901-908 ) The article by Dr. Santosa and […]

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A Wrinkle in Time. How Young is too Young for Botox® Injections?

In 2010, Charice Pempengco, an 18 year old star who was set to join the cast of “Glee” received Botox injections in the Philippines.  At the time Pempengco, now known as Jake Zyrus, said the procedure was done to prepare for a new television role. The backlash was astounding, unleashing an international discussion about “Botox® age appropriateness.” […]

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