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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Let’s Talk About Two Myths Regarding Sun Safety

Let’s Talk About Two Myths Regarding Sun Safety

I have dark skin, do I still need to wear sunscreen? Although darker skin does offer better protection than fair skin against sun exposure, the truth is that all skin types can develop skin cancers, including melanoma.  Dark skin has more melanin in the dermis which can protect against sun burn. Lighter skin burns rapidly […]

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Q&A: Male Procedures

Q&A: Male Procedures

AT from Pittsburgh writes:  “I will be turning 54 this fall and find myself looking older even though I work out and eat a healthy diet.  No matter what I do I cannot improve on this perpetual look of exhaustion that is most noticeable around the eyes.   People ask me all the time, “Am I […]

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Q & A: How do surgical revisions work?

Q & A: How do surgical revisions work?

I posed a question to Dr. Antimarino about the possibility of surgical revisions after the initial surgical procedure. This was his response: As advanced as we are as surgeons and even with the latest surgical techniques, sometimes after surgery the tissue does not heal in the same manner as we had planned. Plastic surgery is […]

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Meet Pamela!

Meet Pamela!

This month we would like to introduce Pamela Mastowski, our Nurse Injector. We threw a quick round of questions at her to give you the opportunity to get to know her!   How long have you been a Nurse Injector? I have been a Nurse Injector for approximately 6 years but have worked as a […]

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Meet Tara!

Meet Tara!

This month we would like to introduce Tara Hepler, our Medical Aesthetician. We threw a quick round of questions at her to give you the opportunity to get to know her! How long have you been a Medical Aesthetician? “I have been in practice for 19 years.” What is your favorite part of your job? […]

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Q & A: Setting Financial Goals for 2018

Q & A: Setting Financial Goals for 2018

Fiscal Health can be just as important as physical health. Our friend, Regina Beatty CFP®, CBEC®, CRPC®, a private wealth strategist with Mosaic Wealth Consulting, shares her thoughts as we begin 2018. MORE THAN THREE-QUARTERS OF AMERICANS SAY THEY ARE LIKELY TO SET FINANCIAL GOALS IN 2018 A Lincoln Financial Group study shows a vast […]

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