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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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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