Dr. Helen Colen – Client Stories

Dr. Helen shares memorable stories where she was able to make a huge difference in her patients life with plastic surgery. She had three patients who came into the emergency room requiring a great deal of attention and a special set of skills and training. Only a very well trained surgeon in Microsurgery would be able to handle such patients.

Watch the video to get the details on how Dr. Helen touched the lives of her patients doing something she learned and loved to do!

Dr. Helen also tells us about her appearance on Joan Rivers Show where other patients share their stories and experience undergoing plastic surgery and the positive implications it had on their lives and with the help of Dr. Helen.

Dr. Helen is certainly very modest as she describes taking her patients through a journey, one where she can make her patient believe that they can and able!

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Different ethnicities give people different physical attributes. These include skin tones, thick/thin skin, coarse or fine hair and the differences in ear lobes amongst many other features. Perhaps the most striking feature that draws the most attention is an ethnic nose. It is the number one reason that a large number of different ethnicities are seeking rhinoplasty, all for the better!

According to a recent study carried out by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, ethnic rhinoplasty comprised of around 21 percent of all the cosmetic procedures carried out in the year 2011.

Read on to get an accurate idea of what ethnic rhinoplasty is all about and how you can look and breathe better with the help of this surgery.

Rhinoplasty- The Primary Objective

The ultimate goal of ethnic rhinoplast is achieving facial symmetry and harmony which is immensely appealing to look at. In this procedure, the dimensions of the nose are accurately measured and their proportion to the total height of the patient’s face is measured. Other factors that are kept in mind are:

  • Width of the mouth
  • Mandibular height
  • Width of the face

The Distinctive Features of the Ethnic Nose

As an example, African-Americans have a nose structure that is very different from that of other races. These are a collective function of the skeletal as well as the musculoskeletal structure of the nose. The degree of thickness of subcutaneous fat also contributes to the structure of the ethnic nose.

After having a look at the ethnic nose, you will notice the need of harmony at the base of the nose in the upper jaw and along the nasal bridge. Careful attention should also be paid to the small furrow just adjacent to the upper border of the upper eyelid in the structure of the tarsal cartilage.

Skin Thickness 

The thickness of the ethnic nose is also a challenge for the cosmetic surgeon. There is a layer of fat just under the thick skin of the ethnic nose which is strongly bound to the underlying tissue. Various anatomical structures such as the sebaceous glands are also present in this layer of skin. While reconstructing the ethnic nose, the cosmetic surgeon has to be wary of all these structures and be sure not to harm any of these during the process of remodelling.

How is ethnic rhinoplasty changing the lives of many patients across the world?

Ethnic rhinoplasty gives the chance to everyone to change the appearance of their nose if they are not happy with it. Aside form the cosmetic aspect of the surgery, the total reconstruction of the nose has helped many patients in being able to breathe better by correcting disturbing situations such as a deviated septum.

At the end of the procedure, you will notice that the following features of your ethnic nose have been corrected:

  • Flaring nostrils
  • Depressed nose bridge
  • Expanded structure of the nose
  • Rounded tip of nose
  • Enhanced nasal dorsum

This surgery includes different ethnicities such as: African-Americans, Latino, Hispanic, Philippine and Chinese individuals and many others.

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Securing Your Saintly Symmetry in Safe Hands

No doubt, beauty is skin deep, but there is no point in having it, if it doesn’t show. Thanks to modern technology, we are one of the fortunate ones who have the liberty of looking their best by changing the less appealing factors about our physical appearance.

In this regard, the statistics reflecting on the overall situation of the field of cosmetic surgery according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are highly encouraging. With more than 12 billion U.S. dollars being spent on numerous surgical procedures in the U.S. alone in the year 2014, many people are opting for plastic surgery to improve the quality of their life. The following figures from the year 2012 are a clear indicator of the tremendous success rate of many plastic surgery procedures, such as:

  • Facelift (119,000 procedures, up by 5 percent)
  • Liposuction (205,000 procedures, up by 1 percent)
  • Breast augmentation (307,000 procedures, up by  4 percent)

What Difference Does Plastic Surgery Make to Your Standard Of Living?

There is a profound amount of positive difference that a simple procedure like a nose job can bring to your life. Many people report feeling completely transformed on the inside after having their desired procedure carried out.

Positive Changes to Your Physical Appearance

Perhaps the most obvious of all, plastic surgery can change any part of your body according to your requirement. From reducing the flab in your upper arms to shaping your bust line, there is nothing that plastic surgery cannot achieve.

Tremendous Improvement in Breathing

This is especially true for the cases of rhinoplasty. People who have had to suffer at the hands of a deviated septum know how much of a struggle it is to breathe properly. Getting a plastic surgery to alter the structure of your nose can resolve this issue at once.

The Difference in Posture

Women with a heavier bust have to suffer from negative effects on their posture. The characteristic slouch only adds more problems to the existing woes of having to carry an extra amount of weight on their chest. Breast reduction has helped many plus sized women fit in the clothes they desire by fixing their posture.

The Positive Effects on Your Heart’s Health

Breast reduction and liposuction contribute to improving the health of your circulatory system. So if you’re aiming for a thriftier disposition along with a slimmer appearance, plastic surgery experts have all the answers for you.

Increasing Social Activity

There is no doubt that once you are confident about yourself, you do not fear any kind of interaction with any individual. No matter how good looking or self-assured the other individual is; you will have no trouble in socializing when you know that you are flawless in your appearance as well.

It’s not just vanity; it’s for your health!

If you find that your confidence, self esteem and health have been suffering for far too long because of a certain physical attribute, getting a plastic surgery can help you change it today. You will notice that your personal and professional life have undergone a massive makeover when you look good on the outside and feel fantastic on the inside.

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Don’t miss out on Plastic Surgery. It could be a Game Changer!

Plastic surgery is anything but shallow. How could one possibly arrive at the conclusion?

If we are to take some of the negativities surrounding plastic surgery, and really think about each one of them beyond initial thoughts that come to mind because of the cultural influences, or any other influences, we may just arrive at a different perspective and see it in a different light.

Lets take a more honest look at this, and really consider a few things:

Plastic Surgery is shallow?

Plastic surgery does enhance a person’s outer appearance, but with enough enhancement in this world with beauty being more common, this may in fact send people in a different direction when thinking of things. How does this happen? Well, people will start looking for just a little more.

Ever noticed how people who are surrounded with a lot of beauty, start seeking whats beyond appearance? Beauty is important and is in line with human’s nature as we are visual but at some point, it will reach its maximum influence and from there and as deep as human beings can be, we will naturally start seeking more, we will look for more and beyond the physical. We will start looking for beauty of the soul tying inner and outer beauty.

There is enjoyment in looking at beauty, there is more in enjoying other senses as well but what will mostly last, is what feeds the soul and mind. Plastic surgery and enhancement, is only one way to that self fulfillment.

Plastic Surgery looks fake?

Just like in any industry, expertise and skills vary. With different levels of success and experience we arrive at different results.

What does this mean?

Plastic surgery involves art and to achieve as close as possible to natural results, you must seek out a plastic surgeon who has an eye for beauty, enough experience and who can help you achieve a result that you see beautiful. The trick is to do your homework. It can be done, and it can look amazing.

Plastic surgery can get addictive?

Addiction can be tied to anything. Whether plastic surgery or anything else, it usually comes from a different place and should be treated. After all, plastic surgery involves surgery, healing, time and money, all of which are taken into consideration, thus making it hard to think of plastic surgery as an addiction. In addition, plastic surgeons can easily spot those behaviours and voice their opinion when necessary to ensure patient’s safety.

Plastic surgery can ruin a person’s life:

For starters, if you feel good, you will do better in just about anything. It sets you up for success, it charges you with positive energy and helps you in staying within a positive mind set. Beyond undergoing plastic surgery for yourself first and foremost, as human beings we are attracted to beauty. In the work place, appearing young signals strength, ability and high energy. In relationships, well it’s all about chemistry. In long term relationships, physical attraction is vital to sustain it. In first impressions, well you only get one chance to make one. And the list goes on…..

What does all this mean? Plastic surgery should enhance your life in many ways.

It could truly be a game changer, which has already been used by many. Have you considered plastic surgery yet? Register with us for free at: www.ilikeplastic.com/register and use our intuitive directory

3D Models to Print a Copy of Your ‘New Face’

Ever wanted to see what you would look like after your plastic surgery even before the actual procedure took place? With the rise of 3D printing technology, it is now a reality. No longer will there be cases of people getting upset with the results, at least hopefully and it is about time in my opinion, that we get such a feature in plastic surgery especially when the results can possibly affect you in the long run.

Is 3D Printing Necessary?

Well YES! The effects of cosmetic surgery are far reaching, and hence all necessary precautions should be taken before you opt for such a procedure. Even though the professionals that perform the surgery are highly qualified, well-trained and have years of experience, the results are not always what the patient has in mind. This can lead to disappointing. Digital imagery can be useful but by no means is it comparable to a physical and 3 dimensional model that you can touch and feel. It will also be beneficial to the surgeon, allowing him to show his customers models of the other surgeries he has conducted, serving as a resume of sorts.

What is the Current State of 3D Printing in Cosmetic Surgery?

Currently a standard 3D printed model will cost you around $300 to $600 depending on the size and make, which is pretty expensive but considering that a normal surgical facelift can cost you up to $12000, it is not really much of an extra for those that decide to undergo the procedure. 3D printed models of breast are also being offered. At present this service is not available to every plastic surgeon but certainly worth looking into.

Future Trends in Surgical 3D Technology

As 3D printing technology improves and gets cheaper, we are likely to see this feature to become more and more common, not just in each plastic surgeon’s facility but as market service as well. Already MirrorMe3D, one of the leading companies when it comes to making 3D models for plastic surgery, will be launching a public portal, through which they will enable people to buy a 3D lifelike bust of themselves by simply sending them a photo of their face. In the future, it is likely to attract more people to undergo plastic surgery as the risk of the results not meeting one’s expectation is minimized. What’s more, as with stellar advancements in genetic sciences, one would not even need to give his or her picture, as surgeon would be able to, using powerful computers, to generate your face model using the data about his genetic make-up. All in all the use of 3D modes holds a lot of promises in the field of plastic surgery.

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Dr. Manolakakis Feature

 

iLikePlastic meets with one of the most prominent facial surgeons in the united states, Dr.Manoli Manolakakis of Advanced Facial Surgery in Shrewsbury New Jersey. He explains that not only is he an aesthetic facial surgeon but also specialized in reconstructive facial surgery.

Dr. Manolakakis is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and is uniquely qualified in the treatment of patients from bone through to the skins surface. Dr. Manolakakis shows us around the Advanced Facial Surgery state of the art facility and explains to us that a large part of his passion is teaching residents in reconstructive surgery of the face.

There is no doubt that Dr. Manolakakis and his staff are among the most qualified and talented in the field.

For more information please visit www.advanced-facialsurgery.com or www.ilikeplastic.com to book your consultation!

Enquire today on how i Like Plastic can create your vision.

 

What does Dr. Giese do differently than most?

New york plastic surgeonDr. Sharon Giese is one of the most sought after Surgeons in New York. In this segment, Dr. Giese explains to iLikePlastic how her approach to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery sets her apart from most other surgeons. She focuses more so on a natural look and approach to rejuvenation. She believes that most patients aren’t interested in advertising that they have had work done, and would prefer a kind compliment as looking refreshed opposed to looking as though “they’ve had work done”.

For more information on Dr. Sharon Giese, please visit www.sharongiesemd.com
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iLikePlastic sits down with one of the most sought after plastic surgeons in NYC: Meet Dr. Sharon Giese!

Manhattan and New York City have some of the best Plastic Surgeons in the world. iLikePlastic sits down with Dr. Sharon Giese to discuss her practice in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Sharon Giese is one of the most sought after Surgeons in New York City.

Dr. Giese has been in practice for over 15 years. She tells us how much she enjoys her work and that her main focus is Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and that she is a fourth generation surgeon within her family; however, she is the first in her family to practice in plastic surgery.

She began her focus on aesthetic plastic surgery early on in medical school and was mentored by Dr. Peter Mckinney at North Western Medical School.

Dr. Giese also discusses the benefit of training with some of the best people in field who were twenty to thirty her senior and how grateful she is to have had such an opportunity. Even though she has only been practicing for something over 15 years she has been publishing and presenting in the field of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for about 25.

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The Facelift Gets a Makeover

The Facelift Gets a Makeover

dr-ma - Facial Surgeonnolis-manolakakisWritten by: Dr. Manolis Manolakakis

Advanced Facial Surgery

Shrewsbury, NJ

 

It used to be that once you reached a certain age, sagging skin and deep wrinkles clearly indicated the need for a facelift—a one-size-fits-all procedure that would nip and tuck everything back into place. At the same time, the high price tag, significant downtime and unnatural-looking, “windswept” results associated with this approach gave the facelift a not-so-desirable reputation.

That, however, was the facelift of your mother’s generation.

Today, the facelift is more than one type of treatment, and it can (and should) be performed before drastic signs of aging set in. Facelifts come in all kinds of shapes and sizes—from the mini facelift to the midface lift; from the brow lift to the neck lift; and can be achieved using both surgical and non-surgical options—all of which create the opportunity to give a lift to your face right where it needs it.

A Lift to the Face

Any one of the variety of facelifting procedures available today may offer a solution for treating signs of premature aging caused by years of unprotected sun exposure and environmental pollutants or genetic predispositions to early jowling, drooping eyelids, or other anatomical concerns:

  • A lift to the face can be achieved by adding volume (Voluma, Sculptra or fat) to the cheeks. This helps to minimize nasolabial folds and can even make improvements to the lower eyelid as well.
  • In some patients, ultrasound energy (Ultherapy) can be used to give a little lift to the brow, neck and jawline.
  • When you need a little more lift than fillers and energy alone can provide, you don’t necessarily need to jump into a classic, full-blown facelift. We know today that there’s more than a single dimension to the aging face. We look at volume, skin and structure. As a result, you may need a surgical procedure to get the results you’re looking for, but a mini facelift combined with volume injected into the midface may be the right prescription for limiting surgery and providing a more natural-looking result.

Science & Solutions

No matter how extensive the surgery, there’s more good news today. We’ve also got the necessary science to improve speed of recovery while at the same time decreasing the risk of scarring.

 

At the end of the day, the idea that a “facelift” is always a drastic surgical procedure and is a solution to think about when you’re old and saggy, is a fallacy. Importantly, the act of aging “prevention” has become widespread, which not only frequently postpones the need for surgical treatments, but also minimizes the extent of surgery. By prevention, I mean the use of neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) and daily use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

 

A full scope of less drastic to more traditional procedures can effectively give a lift to the face. The key is to have a qualified aesthetic facial surgeon evaluate you individually, listen to your specific concerns, and recommend an approach that delivers the most effective and safest results. In my experience, the most satisfied patient are facelift patients.

The 90% Risk Reducing Surgery

What is Preventative Mastectomy?

Preventative Mastectomy is a surgical procedure in which the Plastic Surgeon removes breast tissue or the entire breast to reduce or prevent breast cancer.

In most situations the operation involves both breasts.

Why women choose to undergo a Mastectomy procedure?

For obvious reasons! Women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer often consider and decide to reduce their risks by undergoing the mastectomy.

We’ve all read in the tabloids about Angelina Jolie having a double preventative Mastectomy and I don’t want to belabour the topic, the media has already done that! However, it was effective in raising awareness of this procedure and its benefits.

To quote her:

I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.

 

How is this surgery performed?

In a complete mastectomy the surgeon will remove the entire breast and nipples.

A total mastectomy is most often recommended because it removes the most tissue – thereby providing the greatest degree of protection.

These surgeries can often be performed on an out-patient basis.  It involves removal of the majority of breast tissue and immediate first stage reconstruction using what is called temporary breast expanders. Temporary breast expanders are later replaced with permanent implants and followed by nipple reconstruction at the appropriate time.

Why is this procedure very important?

It can reduce the chance for breast cancer in some women at moderate or high risk by about 90%.

Following Surgery?

Most women will opt at a later date to have Breast Reconstruction surgery.

Breast Reconstruction surgery rebuilds the shape of the breast(s) by including tissue flaps and implants.

Recovery Time?

Complete recovery time is usually 30-40 days

Cost?

A total mastectomy can cost upwards of $50,000, however there really cannot be a price put on the 90% risk reduction of breast cancer.