Entries by Matthew Schulman

Everything you wanted to know about Botox

What is Botox? Botox is a specific brand name for botulinum toxin. The toxin is derived from the bacteria clostridium botulinum. The toxin itself causes paralysis of muscles and in high doses can be fatal. However, the cosmetic industry has figured out a way to purify this toxin and give it in very small doses […]

Body Mass Index (BMI) and your surgery

What is Body Mass Index (BMI)? Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a number that is calculated based on your height and your weight. It is a measure of obesity. There are dozens of free BMI calculators that you can easily find on the internet. When you plug in your height and your weight, you […]

Plastic Surgery Trends for 2021: The COVID Effect

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. Illness, death, social distancing and restrictions, workplace disruptions, and uncertainty has been the focal point of 2020 and will most certainly extend for a considerable amount of this coming year. Despite this, in my New York City Plastic Surgery Office, I am seeing upticks in the demand […]

Do I need a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Two of the most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons are Tummy Tucks and Liposuction. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, these two procedures account for almost half a million procedures per year. These are two very different procedures, but are commonly confused. Each one addresses different things and may not […]

Yes, Cosmetic Belly Button Surgery is a “Thing”

I bet you didn’t even know that cometic belly surgery was a “thing”. But it is, and it is very popular. Cosmetic belly button surgery, or umbilicoplasty, can improve the appearance of your belly button and the overall appearance of your torso or abdomen.  If you are unhappy with the appearance of your belly button, […]

Why a Tummy Tuck may be what you need

One of the most popular procedures performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons is a Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty.  This is a procedure that almost every plastic surgeon has performed. In fact, recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons indicate that over 93% of plastic surgeons report that this is a procedure they routinely […]

Common Reasons to Undergo a Breast Reduction

A breast reduction is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of your breasts. This operation is common and according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons there were about 50,000 breast reduction procedures performed in 2019.   What is breast reduction surgery? The American Society of Plastic Surgeons defines breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, as the removal […]

Tummy Tuck versus Mini Tummy Tuck

There are almost 200,000 tummy tucks, or abdominoplasty, performed each year in the United States.  This is a procedure that is designed to flatten the belly and narrow the waistline. It is a procedure performed by 93% of all Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. The reason for it’s popularity is how powerful it is at transforming […]

“Mommy Makeover” Explained

A growing operation within plastic surgery is the “Mommy Makeover”.  This term can be quite confusing because it is not clear what it is exactly. In fact, there really isn’t a single procedure that is a “Mommy Makeover”.  It is a made-up term, to describe the combination of multiple procedures into a single operation. This […]

Traveling for Your Surgery

As the popularity of plastic surgery procedures increases, so does your options for surgeons. Ideally, you would select a surgeon in your local area since it would be most convenient for your surgery and all the necessary pre-op and post-op appointments. However, the best surgeon for you is often not right down the street. This […]