October Q&A: Let’s Not Forget About the Caregivers

October Q&A: Let’s Not Forget About the Caregivers

Let’s Not Forget About the Caregivers Breast reconstruction is the re-creation of a breast after a lumpectomy or a mastectomy procedure. At Bellissimo Plastic Surgery & Medi Spa we are passionate about reconstruction and the part it plays in our practice. Dr. Antimarino believes strongly in not only being part of the process that treats […]

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September Q&A: Choosing the right treatment option for you

September Q&A: Choosing the right treatment option for you

There are so many devices available to treat a variety of patient concerns, how do I know what treatment is right for me? First and foremost, I would suggest a consultation with one of our providers to discuss your concerns and your desired results. This will give us the opportunity to examine your skin, texture, […]

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What are your best tips for finding the right surgeon?

What are your best tips for finding the right surgeon?

Q&A: I have decided to have a surgical procedure done. Where do I even begin? What are your best tips for finding the right surgeon?   Dr. A: The most important step, once you have decided to move forward with surgery, involves finding the right surgeon to manage your treatment plan. Investing your time and […]

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Is Liposuction Still Relevant?

Is Liposuction Still Relevant?

The Question With the increase in non-invasive procedures, such as Kybella and CoolSculpting, that address undesirable fatty areas, it would seem that liposuction, a surgical procedure, would become less desirable. Do you find this to be true? Dr. Antimarino’s Response Actually, we have seen an increase in liposuction procedures, a good percentage of those patients […]

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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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