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Archive for the ‘Plastic Surgery’ Category

NIPPLE REDUCTION

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

The nipple can become enlarged and droopy following pregnancy and breast feeding. It may remain in that condition despite a gradual decrease in the size of the breast after nursing is completed.  A nipple reduction can both reduce the size of the nipple and make it appear more uplifted. This is especially important to consider when deciding on breast augmentation so that the appearance of the breast will be enhanced by a more proportionate nipple dimension.

Breast Augmentation and Nipple Reduction

Breast Augmentation and Nipple Reduction

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NORDLYS Nd:YAG LASER VEIN TREATMENT

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

The Ellipse Nordlys is a state of the art device with multiple light and laser based treatment options for effectively managing various conditions. Superficial veins around the eye and temporal region are a frequent complaint that can be very visible and difficult to conceal due to the thin skin in this region. Treatment with the Nordlys Nd:YAG laser can reduce or eliminate the veins by using a specific wavelength of light to deliver energy that is absorbed by the red blood cells contained within these vessels. The energy is converted to heat which is transmitted to the inside surface of the vein. This results in eventual collapse and sealing of the veins so no further blood flow occurs. The lack of blood flow is what makes the veins gradually disappear. There are plenty of deeper veins in this area so eliminating the superficial ones that are visible is not a problem. There is minimal discomfort and the treatment only takes a few minutes. Frequently one treatment is sufficient but additional treatments may be indicated depending on the response of the veins.

38 year old female 8 months after Nd:YAG laser treatment of veins

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DR. FORLEY LISTED IN 2017 GUIDE TO NEW YORK’S TOP DOCTORS

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Dr. Forley was listed in the 2017 Super Doctors annual guide to the top 5% of New York City physicians as seen in a magazine supplement to this Sunday’s edition of the New York Times. This marks the 10th consecutive year that Dr. Forley has been selected in a process that includes a survey of physicians who are asked to submit nominations of outstanding colleagues. Evaluation by the research staff, a peer review of candidates by specialty, and a good-standing and disciplinary check is then performed.

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Physicians are asked to consider the following question in the selection process: “If you needed medical care in one of the following specialties, which doctor would you choose?” Honorees are also found online at www.superdoctors.com

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FACETITE PATIENT TESTIMONIALS Part 3

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

A 61 year old male discusses his experience with FaceTite, the new non-surgical lifting and tightening procedure for the face and neck.

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FACETITE PATIENT TESTIMONIALS Part 2

Monday, April 24th, 2017

A 71 year old patient discusses her experience with FaceTite, the innovative minimally invasive radiofrequency treatment to lift and tighten the face and neck without scars.

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FACETITE PATIENT TESTIMONIALS Part 1

Friday, March 31st, 2017

A 59 year old patient discusses her experience with FaceTite, the innovative minimally invasive radiofrequency treatment to lift and tighten the face and neck without scars.

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ARNICA MONTANA: HOW DOES IT WORK?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Bruising and swelling may result from both surgical and non-surgical treatments. Frequently, how we manage the period before and after the procedure will have an impact on the onset or extent of each. Arnica Montana has often been recommended as a homeopathic remedy to reduce the likelihood of bruising and swelling. Knowing how it is believed to work will help you in deciding whether to use it when you book your next procedure.

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An inflammatory reaction is produced by the body when it senses an “injury” and can result from a needle or a knife. This starts a cascade of reactions that includes the presence of an increased amount of blood in the area of treatment resulting in excessive stretching of the walls of small vessels such as capillaries. This stretching enables the release of white blood cells and fluid from the space within the blood vessels into the surrounding tissue between cells resulting in swelling. Arnica Montana is felt to produce an increase in the rate of blood flow through the capillaries in the affected region producing a more rapid resorption of fluid thereby reducing both swelling and bruising.

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CRISALIX 3D IMAGING

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

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Dr. Forley is pleased to introduce the Crisalix 3D imaging simulator tool to assist you in visualizing the potential outcome of a variety of procedures including breast augmentation, facelift, nose surgery, body contouring, and injectable fillers. The simulation can be done remotely or as part of your in-office consultation with Dr. Forley. This imaging tool is also an excellent way of communicating your desires visually to Dr. Forley.

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SLEEPING POSITIONS MAY CAUSE WRINKLES OVER TIME

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

New York, NY (July 26, 2016) – A new study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), indicates that compression, tension, and shear forces applied to the face during sleep cause facial distortion when people sleep on their sides and stomach, leading to the development of sleep wrinkles over time.

Source: News Releases – Aesthetic Surgery Journal – ASAPS Press Center – Study Shows Stomach and Side Sleeping Positions Cause Facial Distortion and Wrinkles Over Time

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STEM CELLS, REGENERATIVE MEDICINE, AND PLASTIC SURGERY

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Stem cells are a unique group of biological cells that have the capability to self-renew and differentiate into different cell types. The field of regenerative medicine has delved into the science of repairing and replacing diseased tissues and organs through stem cell transplantation.

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So, what does it have to do with plastic surgery? Regenerative medicine and plastic surgery share the basic principle of using a patient’s own tissue to restore and enhance the body. There are believed to be many advantages to stem cell use in plastic surgery including accelerated wound healing, reduced scarring, and increased fat graft survival. A very promising role for  stem cells is to grow tissues, such as bone and cartilage, that can then be used in the operating room to improve the outcome of surgical procedures. However, the stem cell hype that has been prevalent in recent years does not equate to proven, safe treatment strategies or outcomes with this technology. While the public is bombarded with exaggerated claims of innovative, stunning results and improved safety, many unassuming patients are being subjected to unregulated stem cell procedures. Until such time that adequate scientific and clinical evidence to promote more widespread use of stem cells in plastic surgery is published, patients should adhere to the old adage of “buyer beware”.

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