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All cosmetic surgery is designed to make people look more vibrant and beautiful. In many cases this will also involve "turning back the clock" for the patient and making her look more like her younger self. This is particularly true with the mommy makeover which addresses multiple issues that commonly result from pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you...
It's holiday time and the darkest part of winter. This is probably the time of year you're least likely to worry about your body being "beach ready." You're layering your clothes to keep warm, and if you eat too much at the holiday buffet, there's always Spanx. If you want your breasts to look great in your bikini when the weather turns warm again,...
Are you worried about ALCL or breast implant illness? At Bancroft Feldman we have heard from many patients who have concerns following the FDA's recognition of ALCL and the Allergan recall of biocell textured implants and tissue expanders. If you have concerns about your health or your breast implants, there is a step you can take to mitigate your ...
Are you self conscious about your profile or the excess fat on your chin? Do you think it makes you look older? Bancroft Feldman offers a treatment for that! We've previously discussed how we use Kybella to treat bra bulge, but it can also be used successfully to eliminate excess fat in a double chin. What do Kybella treatments involve? Kybella is ...
Obesity is a big problem in America. Most Americans are carrying around too much fat on their bodies. At any given moment a large proportion of the population is working to take that fat off in one way or another. All fat is not created equal, however. There are two types of fat that we talk about when we discuss weight loss. These are subcutaneous...
In your search to find the right plastic surgeon, you may have noticed that many, if not most plastic surgeons, have great reviews posted on online sites. Is this because every plastic surgeon out there is amazing? Or because patients are uniformly happy with their results? No. It's because some surgeons pay marketers to leave fake reviews because ...
Many of Bancroft Feldman's patients have questions about different types of breast implants. Since Dr. Feldman frequently places cohesive silicone gel implants in his patients, here are a few questions about this type of implant, along with our answers. What Are Cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implants?Cohesive silicone gel implants are implants that ...
Botox is something of a wonder drug for people who want to turn the clock around, arrest the aging process, and erase crow's feet, forehead lines, and other signs of aging. The only wrinkle with Botox - pardon the pun - is that it has to be re-injected every few months or so for the effects not to wear off. This costs money, so it's only natural fo...
Do you have stretch marks? Many people do. No one likes them, and most people feel self conscious when their stretch marks show. There are treatments and solutions to skin that is stretched and damaged, including removing the stretched skin itself. Let's talk about what they are.What Are Stretch Marks? Stretch marks are scars or lesions - long, nar...
It's wedding season, and some of our gorgeous patients have been sharing their wedding day photos with us. "I wanted to feel confident and look amazing in my wedding dress. Mission accomplished!" We're always delighted when we get tagged in pictures or when our patients follow up with their personal success stories. Every woman, of course, wants to...
This July Allergan announced that it was recalling BIOCELL® Textured Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders. With the recent coverage of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) in the news, some of our patients are searching for more information about the safety of breast implants. Here we will talk about the Allergan reca...
The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) procedure has been in great demand in recent years largely because the curviness of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyonce are in vogue. While there are exercises that can make the thigh and buttock areas more shapely and prominent, not everyone can exercise their way to voluptuousness. Their bodies are simply not...
Women who bear children are often surprised at how pregnancy will change their bodies - often not for the better. One of these side effects of pregnancy is Diastasis Recti Abdominis. It's common in women who are over 35, deliver larger babies, or have had multiple pregnancies. Let's talk about Diastasis Recti Abdominis and how it affects women's bo...
 "If you don't want your boobs to hit your knees by the time you're 30, always wear a bra, even to bed." -- Halle BerryWhy do women wear bras? Because without bra support, their breasts droop. Sagging breasts look unsightly and often feel uncomfortable. Wearing a bra is de rigueur for women who want to go out in public looking classy. It's eve...
Do you have dark shadows or "bags" under your eyes? People experience eye bags more as they age, and having circles under the eyes is often seen as a sign of aging or ill health. Why do people get eye bags? We'll talk about that here and tell you what you can do to erase or diminish them. Eye Bags or Tear TroughsCircles under the eyes are also know...
 We have discussed in earlier blogs the concerns that some people have about the link between Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) and breast implants. This past March the Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee met to discuss BIA-ALCL and other topics related to implants. This month the FDA announced that it judges all breast implant...
Many cosmetic procedures require incisions, and if those incisions are deep enough, the skin will need stitching to heal. Your surgical procedure is the first part of the process. Proper healing, the second part of the process, is as vital to a good result as the surgery itself, and that depends on you. Dr. Bancroft and Dr. Feldman will use their t...
It's getting to be that time of year again - the time when you want to look your very best. When the weather gets warm, the clothes come off. Between bikini weather and wedding and graduation season, we all get more serious in spring about getting our bodies back in shape. For many people this includes not only weight loss but cosmetic surgery proc...
On March 25-26, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration met to discuss the benefit-risk profile of breast implants. There has also been European news coverage concerning breast implant safety. As a result of this recent news, many of our patients - past, present, and future - have had concerns about two different implant-related medical conditions: ...
Many women have excess breast tissue that is visible when they wear a bra or a swimsuit. This is also known as "bra bulge." Having obvious bra bulge can make wearing sleeveless dresses and tank tops challenging as the view from the front and side will not be smooth and attractive. For this reason, many women seek out plastic surgery to fix their br...