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I believe in leaving no stone unturned when investigating the best ways to insure my patients’ comfort while under my care. During more than 25 years in practice I’ve discovered that sensibly melding the best elements of homeopathic, nutritional health and traditional medicine provides patients with optimum healing benefits.
At the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus, NJ, we routinely include lymphatic drainage massages post-surgery in our treatment plan for all surgery patients. These massages promote faster recovery. In preparation for any surgery we also start patients on a course of arnica and bromelain therapy. These homeopathic herbal remedies work to soothe wound pains and reduce swelling while simultaneously stimulate efficient healing.
Oftentimes I’ll remind my patients once they are scheduled for surgery that they are what they eat and never more so as the countdown begins. Studies have confirmed that by eating certain foods you may decrease your downtime after surgery. For example, everyone knows that eating fruit is good for you. But did you know that pineapple, which contains the enzyme bromelain, works naturally on your system as an anti-inflammatory? A study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery indicates that simply by following a regimen combining specific nutrients such as bromelain, vitamin C, rutin and grapeseed extract, you may reduce your recovery time by 17 percent. In addition, eating just one cup of pineapple provides 80 percent of your daily manganese needs. Manganese helps with the healing of wounds by stimulating the production of new cartilage and collagen.
In addition to being a tasty treat, fresh pineapple, as well as fresh papaya, have been shown to help reduce swelling and bruising after surgery. Both of these tropical fruits contain a natural enzyme called papain.
Overall, maintaining a well balanced diet that’s high in protein aids in tissue repair. Finally, don’t forget to drink plenty of water and you’ll be helping yourself to a smoother recovery.
If you have any questions or would like more information about any of our services or procedures, please contact Ann Carbone, our Practice Manager.
U.S. News and World Report recently identified the nation’s best doctors and Dr. Robert Zubowski, who received high honors in his field, was sited as one of the top plastic surgeons in this country.
Dr. Zubowski is a distinguished plastic surgeon offering a range of procedures for the enhancement of facial, breast and body contours. Over the years, he has earned a reputation as a leading New Jersey body contouring, liposuction, and breast surgery specialist. In addition, he has helped many NJ facelift and rhinoplasty patients realize their aesthetic desires.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Zubowski, please contact his office today.
There’s no doubt about it: most men really enjoy checking out a pretty face with a matching beautiful body as she passes by. Women were the first to realize that if nature didn’t give them all that they wanted aesthetically, they could boost their appeal considerably through plastic surgery. Not shy about how they have come by their new found beauty, many have graciously referred new patients to the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus,
Men, on the other hand, were typically reluctant to give cosmetic surgery a try. Today, however, that attitude is quickly changing, as they see for themselves what it has done to raise the self-confidence of their girlfriends, wives and mothers. I speculate that another reason is that they refuse to be squeezed out of the job market as older Americans delay retirement and continue to compete
with their younger colleagues.
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal that quoted statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1.1 million men underwent some sort of cosmetic procedure last year and that number is climbing.
My practice at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery continues to reflect what similar centers are reporting across the nation.
So exactly what procedures are men choosing? In my practice the number one request remains a facelift; next is liposuctiion, followed by breast reduction or gynecomastic surgery. Older men often want eyelid surgery as well. And, as with women, I’m finding that men who are considering their first cosmetic intervention oftentimes start out with soft tissue fillers like Restylane® or Radiesse®, or they may just want to touch up their forehead furrows or the creases known as crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes with a temporary, but
very effective quick fix, Botox®.
If you have a favorite man who would like to enjoy the benefits of cosmetic intervention or if you are that special someone, please don’t hesitate to contact Ann Carbone, our Practice Administrator, for more information, and to set up a consultation.
I often see attractive, mature people wearing turtlenecks. Some take this fashion statement to the extreme wearing sleeveless ones in summer. Are they hiding an unsightly neck which is too heavy, has fat pockets, and/or banding, some of the more unbecoming signs of aging. Fortunately, many such individuals decide to explore cosmetic surgery options so that they can improve their self-esteem–and expand their wardrobes.
The ideal solution for a sagging neck is a full facelift, which includes tightening the neck muscles, or a lower facelift. Truth be told, the neck is the most difficult part of a facelift. That’s why it’s important to choose your surgeon wisely. At the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we routinely perform these surgeries and we encourage you to review pictures of our results. After practicing as a board-certified plastic surgeon for more than 25 years, I’ve amassed quite a collection that catalogues our typical results.
Thanks to progress in plastic surgery techniques and products, depending on how the neck presents, there may be other options. At the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery we are continually exploring and investigating innovative ways to give our patients the safest and best results. For example, at our Paramus, NJ center we offer Botox®, the wonder injectable, to temporarily erase deeper neck bands. Results last from three to six months, often increasing with each subsequent treatment.
A heavy neck with slight pouching may respond to liposuction, a minimally invasive procedure that we perform, as with most of our surgeries, at our on-site state-of-the-art fully accredited Surgicenter. Results can last years provided there is no significant weight gain.
If you would like to schedule a consultation about your aging neck, or find out more about another cosmetic enhancement please contact our Practice Administrator, Ann Carbone.
Q: Why does it seem like plastic surgery is becoming more and more affordable with better technology, but the opposite happens for the rest of medicine?
A: Like most things, the cost of cosmetic surgery continues to increase over time. Likely due to reality TV, plastic surgery has become more mainstream and is not something people feel they need to hide.
Therefore we simply hear more about it now. And buyer beware! Cheap prices may reflect a lack of training and board-certification.
Q: Where do you draw the line and refuse to perform the type of procedure that your patients request?
A: Whenever a patient is unrealistic in their expectations, no good will come from a surgical procedure. People who want a procedure and simply are not candidates do not get a procedure. Liposuction in a morbidly obese patient is a good example. Breast augmentation for a woman who already is a DD cup is another.
With some procedures like rhinoplasty (nose job), I will morph an expected result for a patient and based on their response, I will might refuse to do it.
Q: Do you foresee a time when the rates of plastic surgery for men catch up to those for women, or at least are close?
A: Never. Wrinkles, bulges, bald spots — most men don’t care enough to ever do anything about it. Interestingly though, as the workforce ages and more and more men are working longer, we are seeing more men having surgery to look younger — to help stay competitive in the workplace — for right or wrong.
Q: Do you think more people would be willing to try cosmetic surgery if some services were offered as outpatient rather than inpatient procedures?
A: Every cosmetic surgery procedure that I perform is outpatient. You come and have the surgery and go home the same day. You do have to return in the morning for a check up. This is how most plastic surgeons operate. If you go to a really upscale practice, you may have overnight accommodations — some rivaling the Four Seasons — but you will pay for it.
Q: What age is too young for plastic surgery?
A: This is controversial but I would say anything under 18 years old. Younger for congenital deformities, but there is something to be said for letting an adult make a decision for themselves. I have yet to see to a cosmetic “emergency” that needed a procedure STAT and couldn’t wait a year or two.
Q: What procedures are most likely to result in “I’m so glad I had it done!” and which tend to give rise to “What was I thinking?” regrets?
A: Most patients who are well informed and are realistic about their procedure are happy they did it. Those in the unhappy crowd often have had procedures with the terms “short scar,” “no downtime,” or “lunch time” attached to them. There is no free lunch.
Q: Does plastic surgery always produce a scar which must be hidden?
Q: What is the best bargain in plastic surgery? Which procedure would give most people the most satisfaction and improvements for the amount of time and money spent?
A: Harder to answer. It really depends what it is that bothers you. Taking all comers, botox for certain wrinkles is the best bargain. It eliminates the wrinkles for up to 4 months and does not require any surgery and therefore downtime.
1. Liposuction does not replace working out, but it definitely can remove fat from areas that exercise tends to miss (like the chest and love handles).
2. Your results from lipo will be best if you continue regular work at the gym after the procedure.
3. Calf implants and pec implants tend to migrate with time and have other problems. Better to use liposuction to sculpt the surrounding areas, and make the pecs and calfs appear more distinct.
4. Lipo cannot make your abs look like Schwarzenegger’s, but it can bring you close to where you were in college.
5. You will probably have better results from reshaping rather than lifting. This will give you a more chiseled and angular masculine look.
6. Even if you have wrinkles and sagging on your face, you probably do not need a facelift. In some cases, facelifts make men look feminized. Better to have a neck lift, brow lift, and work on the eyes.
7. A chemical peel, which can be done without general anesthetic, is not a “facial” and can get rid of fine lines, uneven tone, and blotchiness.
8. Botox is not only administered at parties. And it can erase wrinkles as well in men as in women.
9. You will probably be happiest with subtle changes, that make you look more refreshed and youthful, rather than dramatically altering your appearance.
10. You will have to set aside some time to recover from your procedure. Impatience leads to complications
Recently, you may have heard about the Threadlift and the S-Lift, less invasive facelift procedures. In my experience, a facelift properly performed in the traditional manner by lifting the deeper underlying muscles and tissues (SMAS), gets superior results. Today, a classic facelift can last for up to 15 years or more, depending on the quality of your skin and your devotion to a good skincare routine. Did you know that all of our facelift patients at our Paramus, NJ Center receive complimentary lymphatic drainage massages to help promote faster healing?
Before “signing on” have all of your questions answered to your satisfaction. Now is not the time for timidity. Discuss downtime, when you can resume unrestricted head movements, drive, go the office, and assume your normal routine. Is your surgeon board-certified and does he have a wealth of experience in performing facelifts routinely? A significant part of achieving a successful facelift lies with his technical and artistic skills. At the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery a facelift is among my routine repertoire of surgeries. The “windswept effect” is not among our results. Rather, we strive for a completely natural look that doesn’t shout plastic surgery.
In some cases, with new technology, it is possible to tighten sagging or wrinkled skin — without undergoing surgery.
There is a new crop of skin tightening procedures that heat the deeper layer of the skin (the dermis) in order to encourage increased collagen production and remodeling of existing collagen. Supportive underlying tissues of the skin contract, resulting in a tighter, more uplifted appearance to the skin. Tthe two treatments that are best known are Thermage and Titan.
Keep in mind that these procedures are not meant to deliver the exact same results as a surgical face lift. You cannot expect to erase 15-20 years with non-invasive tissue tightening. And results vary from patient to patient due to differences in skin thickness and texture, healing response, and lifestyle variables.
I recommend these procedures most for younger patients to stave off more invasive procedures, or for those patients for whom surgery is not an option. Skin-tightening procedures seem to work best in patients who have thin faces who don’t quite yet need a facelift and want to put it off for a few years.
These treatments have been used with success on the face and areas of the body. Some of the most dramatic results have been seen in the area of the neck and jaw line. However, these treatments are also showing some promising results on sagging skin on the abdomen, upper arms, butt, and thighs, and seem to offer some help with diminishing the appearance of cellulite as well.
Since dermal collagen remodeling takes place over time, you cannot expect to see the final result until up to six months following your final session (number of required sessions vary). This means that patients may be able to expect to see some immediate results, with improvements continuing for up to six months following the procedure.
For anyone considering plastic surgery, it’s no secret that it is important to be in good physical shape. Good health not only increases the likelihood of a successful surgery, but it reduces recovery time and improves the chances of a better final result.
Of course, we all know that smoking is not good for our health or our personal appearance. We know that smoking greatly increases our risk of getting cancer, emphysema, and vascular disease. We know that smoking stains our teeth, gives us bad breath, and makes our clothes and hair smell. Finally, we know that smoking accelerates aging of the face and body.
But smoking also creates some unique challenges for the surgeon performing your procedure. Smoking significantly increases the risk of severe infections, pneumonia, and tissue death. The presence of nicotine in the body can cause circulation concerns. When blood flow is not constant, it can lead to cardiovascular complications during surgery. Poor blood flow is of particular concern for cosmetic procedures because it can significantly impact the outcome of the surgery.
Procedures which involve a lot of pulling or altering of blood supply present more risk for a smoker. These procedures include face lifts, tummy tucks, and the use of tissue flaps as in reconstructive surgery.
So if you are considering plastic surgery, you may want to seriously consider the idea that this is the perfect time to quit smoking. Surgery always entails some level of risk to your health and smoking greatly increases those risks. If you find yourself unable to quit, avoiding smoking for at least 3 weeks before and after surgery is advised.