Breast Implant Illness and Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

Breast Implant Illness and Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

Breast Implant Illness is a hot topic right now in the aesthetic community. There has been discussion about an illness associated with breast implants that cause systemic symptoms such as fatigue, hair loss, headaches, neurologic symptoms, and hormonal issues. These patients feel as though their symptoms are directly related to their implants, both saline and […]

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Five Rules to Follow for Your Best Recovery

Five Rules to Follow for Your Best Recovery

Dr. Antimarino reviews these five tips with each patient prior to surgery to make sure they are on their way to a successful recovery. No smoking! Smoking constricts the blood vessels which decreases oxygen to the tissue. Healing requires adequate oxygenation and blood flow, therefore, stop smoking. No exercise should be done until your surgeon […]

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Q & A: Determining Surgical Fees

Q & A: Determining Surgical Fees

The Question: I want to have surgery. I have researched the procedure and understand the post-operative recovery period as well as my potential downtime. I have met with a few plastic surgeons and chose a board-certified plastic surgeon who I feel communicates well with me and understands my aesthetic goals. I like the office staff […]

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Q & A: Injectables Edition

Q & A: Injectables Edition

New patients in the medi spa often have a lot of questions when they inquire about injectable fillers. We asked Dr. Antimarino and our nurse injector, Pamela, to answer a few of them. What can I do if I don’t like my injectable results after treatment? Dr. Antimarino’s Response: We encourage each patient we see to discuss […]

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Cold and Flu Season: Kick Being Sick

Cold and Flu Season: Kick Being Sick

Alex, our Patient Care Coordinator who has an extensive background in Health and Fitness, has again contributed to the content of our newsletter.  We really appreciate her commitment to keeping our patients healthy! When I was growing up, my mom would always make me chicken noodle soup when I suffered from a bad cold. It […]

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Nutrition and Plastic Surgery: What is the Relationship?

Nutrition and Plastic Surgery: What is the Relationship?

This month Dr. Antimarino has asked our patient care coordinator, Alex Porter, to share some of her insights regarding plastic surgery and nutrition as she has an extensive background in exercise science, and health coaching. Here is what she had to say: Healthy eating has been proven countless times to benefit our general health and well-being. […]

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Q & A: How to Have a Smooth Recovery From Surgery

Q & A: How to Have a Smooth Recovery From Surgery

The Question JM from East Liberty writes: I have a surgical procedure scheduled in two weeks and would like to be prepared for the recovery process. Are there any suggestions you have that will help make sure the recovery goes as smoothly as possible? Dr. Antimarino’s Advice Recovery time is different for each individual and […]

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Q&A: Immediate vs. Delayed Breast Reconstruction

Q&A: Immediate vs. Delayed Breast Reconstruction

A common question Dr. Antimarino is asked about breast reconstruction involves immediate vs. delayed reconstruction. Immediate Reconstruction Immediate reconstruction is when the reconstruction is started at the time of the mastectomy.  This is recommended by most plastic surgeons as the reconstruction begins without any scar tissue or radiation changes to the skin and soft tissue. […]

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How do we protect our children from social media-related insecurities?

How do we protect our children from social media-related insecurities?

As parents, we are constantly bombarded with social media and the effect it has on ourselves as well as our children. Dr. Antimarino was recently asked: “My teenage daughter uses Snapchat and Instagram all the time.  How can I protect her from social media-related insecurities?” His response was this: As we all know, social media […]

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Q&A with Dr. Antimarino: Selfie Help!

Q&A with Dr. Antimarino: Selfie Help!

Help!   I took a selfie the other day and I’ve noticed I’ve got a waddle that won’t go away!   There is skin hanging below my chin that I’ve never seen before. Is there anything I can do to improve this or make it go away?   Dr. Antimarino’s Response Thank you for your […]

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