Summer is almost here, and you are already looking forward to June weddings, wearing your favorite warm weather outfits and spending more time outdoors. This summer promises to be full of fun, friendships and adventure, so why let a few problem areas on your body rain on your parade. CoolSculpting® is an innovative, non-surgical procedure that reduces fat. That’s right. You can tone and tighten your body without surgery. Here are some ways to get the most out of your CoolSculpting® procedures.
Smaller is Better
The technology and simplicity of CoolSculpting® may have you making a laundry list of areas on your body that need a little fat reduction help but starting small is a better approach. You will still need to follow a healthy lifestyle of eating right and exercising. CoolSculpting® should complement these habits rather than replace them. The combination of staying active and using CoolSculpting® for smaller areas produces the best results.
Modify Your Exercise Routine
One of the most common reasons that men and women have problem areas on their bodies is that they follow the same exercise routine for years. Changing up your routine breathes new life into the experience and gives new muscles a chance to develop. You can work with a personal trainer to find out which exercises should be added to target your problem areas.
Variety in Your Diet
Fat retention and poor muscle mass are linked to nutritional deficiencies in your body. Take a look at the foods that you eat and make sure that you are getting a variety of nutrients. Speak with a registered dietician to learn about better meal planning that fits your busy schedule and lifestyle.
Work with an Experienced Plastic Surgeon
When you are considering CoolSculpting® treatments, choose an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon for the procedures. A plastic surgeon offers an in-depth and comprehensive viewpoint about ways to remedy your most troubling aesthetic concerns.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Sanjay Lalla to Learn More About CoolSculpting®.
Please click here to view before and after images of the CoolSculpting® procedure. For more information about CoolSculpting®, contact Dr. Lalla at (973) 324-9455.
Whether you are a man or a woman, chances are that you want to an attractive derrière. You probably spend a great deal of time and effort on toning and tightening your backside with the hopes of achieving the perfect contours and shape. Unfortunately, nature does not always play along with our personal goals, but that does not mean that you have to settle for a flat, undefined posterior. Silicone buttock implants give you the shape that you want while maintaining a firm and natural feel.
How Buttock Implants Work
Silicone is a gel-like material that has been used for breast implants and other cosmetic applications for many years. The thickness of the liquid allows it to mimic other tissues in the body. Buttock implants work by adding volume to your butt to give it a more contoured appearance. You can choose from a variety of styles and shapes to achieve the look that you are trying to get at the gym.
Buttock Implants vs. Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift is a technique that uses harvested fat from your body to sculpt and shape the buttocks. Not everyone is a good candidate for fat grafting, though. The buttocks may be too underdefined or you may not have enough donor fat for the procedure. Buttock implants are appropriate for almost any butt shape and degree of enhancement.
Skin Quality Matters
If you have sagging skin on your buttocks, you may not be the best candidate for buttock implants. While the surgery does add fullness, the change may not be enough to tighten the skin. A thigh lift may be needed in conjunction with your buttock implants to remove the excess skin. Lipotherme™, laser liposuction and liposuction can be added to remove any pockets of stubborn fat.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Sanjay Lalla to Learn More About Buttock Implants
Please click here to view before and after images of the buttock implants procedure. For more information about buttock implants, contact Dr. Lalla today at (973) 324-9455.
Everyone agrees that losing weight is great for your health, well-being, and quality of life. Losing a significant amount of weight is more than just an achievement; it is a reason to celebrate. Unfortunately, many men and women who successfully shed a massive amount of weight realize that there is a downside to their efforts. If your body does not look the way that you hoped after shedding the pounds, you may be a good candidate for body contouring after massive weight loss.
How Extra Weight Changes Your Body
Many people are well aware of the medical complications that are caused by extra weight, such as poor cardiovascular function, the risk of diabetes, arthritis and other concerns. Carrying a large amount of weight also affects the aesthetics of your body, even after you lose the pounds.
People who are significantly overweight tend to have more stubborn fat that cannot be eliminated with diet and exercise.
Carrying weight on your frame causes the skin to stretch and lose elasticity.
These two factors translate into physiques that may have lumps, bulges and sagging skin. Sagging skin poses additional medical concerns in some cases, as skin folds are perfect environments for bacterial infections. Addressing the cosmetic issues that may result from losing a significant amount of weight helps you feel more confident about your body.
Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
By combining non-surgical and surgical procedures, we help you tone your arms, abdomen, thighs, neck and jowls, buttocks and other problem areas. Because downtime is a primary concern for many weight loss patients, we may recommend combining procedures. Not everyone is a good candidate for body contouring after massive weight loss, though. You should be in good overall health and maintain an ideal weight for at least 12 months.
Are You Ready to Contour Your Body After Weight Loss? Contact Dr. Sanjay Lalla.
Body contouring is the final step in your weight loss journey. To learn more about body contouring after massive weight loss that may include an arm lift, liposuction, CoolSculpting® and some of our other services, contact Dr. Sanjay Lalla to schedule a personal consultation. You can call our office in West Orange and Jersey City directly at (973) 324-9455.
Botox has been used for years to treat facial creases and wrinkles. It stands as one of the most popular non surgical cosmetic treatments. If you are interested in getting Botox injections, here is what you need to know.
How Botox works
Botox works by blocking the signals between nerves and muscles. This effectively makes it so the muscles cannot contract, resulting in a more refined and smooth appearance. Botox is commonly used to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, lip lines, chin lines, and corners of the mouth and neck. It is important to note that Botox cannot treat wrinkles created by gravity.
What happens during a Botox procedure?
Botox injections are quick and can be done during your lunch break. Your procedure does not require anesthesia or any down time. Botox is injected with a fine needle into pre specified muscles. After your injections, it will take about one week to see the full effect.
How to prepare for Botox injections
To help reduce the risk of complications, it is best to avoid alcohol one week prior to your procedure. You also need to stop taking anti inflammatory medications or aspirin two weeks before the treatment to help reduce the possibility of bruising.
How long do Botox injections last?
Botox injections can last about four months, after which you may begin to see the reappearance of wrinkles. As you get regular Botox treatments, your muscles will be trained to relax for longer periods of time.
The side effects of Botox
The most common side effect of Botox is temporary bruising. Headaches are rare but can last for 24 to 48 hours after your procedure. A small percentage of patients have reported eyelid drooping, but this usually ends within a few weeks.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
If you are pregnant, breast feeding, or have a neurological condition, you should not get Botox injections.
Arrange a consultation
If you want a smoother and more refined appearance this New Year, contact Dr. Sanjay Lalla. We offer a variety of services to help you look and feel your best. Please click here to view before and after images of Botox injections. For more information about Botox contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
If you want your breasts to feel and appear more firm and youthful, a breast lift is what you need. Genetics, gravity, pregnancy, and aging are all contributors to breasts that sag or have lost firmness and volume. A breast lift also called a mastopexy, tightens and contours your breasts, so they sit higher on the chest and look and feel more firm.
You might need a breast lift if:
One breast sits lower on the chest than the other
Nipples or areolas fall in the breast crease when breasts are left without support
Now that you’ve determined that is breast lift is for you, here’s how you can prepare for your surgery. First, arrange a consultation with your doctor to thoroughly discuss what your goals and expectations are. If you are also getting breast implants, be sure to explain to your doctor the size of breasts you prefer. During your consultation, general health will be discussed. Be sure you are at a stable weight and are generally in good health. To help reduce the chance of complications, you must be off medications that can make bleeding more likely. If you are a smoker, you will need to stop.
Plan by scheduling for a recovery period. For the first month and a half post surgery, you will not be able to lift heavy items. This is especially important for those with small children. Consider having a family member or friend help you during those first few weeks of recovery. For the first few days, you will feel uncomfortable and will likely be prescribed a pain medication. After two or so weeks, the doctor will remove your stitches. If needed, minor adjustments can be made later.
A breast augmentation procedure can be done for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes. Women can get breast implants to create a fuller or more balanced look. Others choose to get a breast augmentation surgery after a mastectomy for breast cancer or for other reconstructive reasons. If you are considering getting a breast augmentation for cosmetic reasons, you’ve likely had some of the following questions come to mind:
What types of breast implants are there?
Saline and silicone are the two basic types of breast implants available. Saline implants are made of a silicone shell and are filled with sterile salt water either prior to or during the implant surgery. Silicone implants are made of a silicone shell filled with a plastic gel. While many women say silicone implants feel more real, they also present a larger risk if they leak. Implants come in many different sizes and there are pros and cons associated with either choice.
The cost of getting a breast augmentation varies depending on the type of implant you choose, the doctor, and your location. Generally speaking, an operation is roughly $5,000-$10,000 dollars. It is important to know that your insurance will likely not cover a breast augmentation procedure if it is for cosmetic reasons.
How old do I need to be to get a breast augmentation?
A woman’s breasts may continue to develop until she reaches her early 20’s. With that in mind, the FDA requires that a woman be at least 18 years of age before getting a breast augmentation surgery with saline implants, and at least 22 years old if they want silicone implants.
How long does a breast augmentation procedure take?
A breast augmentation surgery will typically last 1-2 hours. You will be given general anesthesia which will allow you to “sleep” during the procedure without pain.
Schedule a consultation
If you are considering getting a breast augmentation, the best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanjay Lalla. We understand that the choice to get any type of cosmetic procedure should be well thought out.
Please click here to view before and after images of breast augmentation operations. And for more information about the benefits of breast augmentation, contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
If you have excess fat or skin on your neck, you may be a good candidate for a neck lift. A neck lift is a surgical procedure that can smooth and tighten the skin on the neck and provide a more toned and youthful appearance. The results of this procedure offer a drastic improvement to the appearance of the neck and subtle changes to overall appearance. The following questions and answers will help you have a better understanding of what to expect if you would like to get a neck lift procedure.
Are my goals realistic?
You will meet with your doctor for a consultation to discuss what your goals are and how a neck lift may accomplish them. Some of the most common reasons individuals choose to get a neck lift are due to excess fat, too much skin, or ‘Turkey wattle neck’. During your consultation, your doctor will discuss what your options are based on your specific concerns and if your expectations can be accomplished.
How do I prepare for a neck lift?
If you want to get a neck lift, you must be in general good health. Prior to surgery, certain medications that could increase the risk of bleeding should be avoided. This is a topic you and your doctor will discuss during your consultation. If you have any drug allergies, tell your doctor. Smoking is not allowed four weeks before the surgery and four weeks after. Cutting down on a smoking habit is not enough. You will need to completely quit for eight weeks. Be sure to notify your employer that you will be taking a week off for recovery.
What are the side effects and risks of a neck lift?
After a neck lift surgery, you will experience bruising and swelling. This can last up to several days post surgery and is a normal part of the healing process. You may feel burning, pulling, numbness, tightness, or tingling sensations during the first few weeks of recovery. With any surgery, there is always a chance of infection. If you have a fever or have unusual discharge from the surgery site, contact your doctor.
Please click here to view before and after images of neck lift procedures. For more information, about neck lifts contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455. We look forward to assisting you with accomplishing your cosmetic surgery goals.
Have you ever heard that motivational saying that urges us “don’t be so busy making a living that you forget to make life”? Maybe you saw it splashed across social media so much that you roll your eyes after the first word. The thing is, we’re busy! Too busy. So busy that we may think we simply cannot take an hour or two out of one day every few months – or years – to attend to pressing beauty needs. If you’ve become concerned with excess fat, excess tissue, or the never-ending process of aging, we’re here to help you.
A brief visit to our Jersey City or West Orange office can do a lot! Consider services such as:
This wrinkle-reducing product is one of the most commonly performed lunchtime treatments across the globe. Including a consultation, Botox treatment is typically complete within a thirty-minute window of time. After the short session, tiny spots of redness and minor swelling may be seen, but typically diminish within a few minutes. Results, on the other hand, such as younger-looking eyes and a friendlier face, remain for several months.
Dermal fillers. Would you like fuller lips or smoother skin or more prominent cheekbones? There is a dermal filler product to help you achieve the look you want. Filler products may also be used to refine the jawline or restore youthfulness to the backs of the hands. In addition to being a convenient and comfortable treatment, filler injections also achieve immediate results that send you back into your day with a greater level of confidence.
Chemical peel. There is an idea that a chemical peel will cause significant redness and peeling. This gentle treatment should not be confused with dermabrasion or laser skin resurfacing. The exfoliation of a chemical peel is much milder, revealing a gorgeous glow without downtime.
What better way could you spend an hour than freezing away unwanted fat cells! CoolSculpting treatment requires you to do nothing more than sit back and relax while the device cools subdermal fat cells, targeting them for destruction.
Lack of time is not an excuse for neglecting your desire to look amazing. Contact us to see how we can maximize your appearance without eating up your time. Please click here to view before and after images of a face procedure.
With so many options in facial rejuvenation, the process of choosing the most appropriate treatment for specific concerns has become somewhat overwhelming. What we see in more cases than not is a perception that cosmetic surgery is not an option worth considering. Why go through the cost and minor stress of a surgical lift when there are injectables that can do so much for our appearance?
We can understand this idea. At the same time, we are also quite familiar with the limitations of non-surgical procedures. Let’s take a look at the options you have for rejuvenated eyes here . . .
The Upper Eyelids
With age, it is not uncommon for a man or woman to notice significant changes in the drape of the upper eyelid. This ultra-thin skin can become heavy and droopy seemingly overnight. There are a few reasons why the upper eyelid may change. One is that the loss of collagen has directly affected this tissue, and the lack of elasticity is allowing the skin to sag over its natural crease. Another reason that the upper eyelid may change is that the muscles just above and below the brow line are causing the brows to droop.
Brow-drooping is a concern that may first be treated with Botox. In some cases, the few millimeters of height that are gained through a non-surgical brow lift also decreases the bulk of the upper eyelid. If this does not happen, blepharoplasty is a wonderful option. The surgery is carefully performed through discreetly placed incisions. Removing excess tissue, blepharoplasty provides longer lasting results that are noticeable, but not obviously the result of surgery.
The Lower Eyelids
In recent years, many people have begun turning to injectable fillers to reduce the appearance of under eye bags. The lower eyelids, like the upper lids, are delicate and responsive to biological changes. Fillers placed into the upper cheek area or tear troughs can minimize the appearance of bags, but this treatment does not remove them. As such, some patients may continue to feel frustrated with the puffiness in this area.
Lower blepharoplasty carefully removes loose skin and also refines the fat pads just beneath the surface. These fatty deposits push outward against delicate skin. Surgical removal is ideal for severe sagging and under eye bags, as well as festoons.
Liposuction. It’s a procedure that most people have heard of, and many have considered. We’ve learned enough over the years to realize that, while good for health and overall wellness, diet and exercise don’t always help us attain the kind of physique we envision for ourselves. This becomes even more relevant as we approach middle age. Instead of living in a constant state of frustration, it’s possible to regain not only a more streamlined silhouette but also tighter skin. We are pleased to offer the benefits of Lipotherme laser liposuction to patients of our New Jersey offices.
What is Lipotherme all about?
Lipotherme is a liposuction technique that improves the overall process of fat reduction by treating fat cells to a controlled dose of heat before extraction. The reaction that occurs under heated conditions is the dissolution of fatty content within the cells. This advancement in the traditional liposuction procedure enables patients to achieve outstanding results in a more conservative manner. Why? Because fat cells that are soft and pliable are easier to remove than those that are filled to the brim with thick lipids.
The minimal invasiveness of the Lipotherme body-shaping procedure makes this technique appealing for patients who are interested in reducing the downtime needed for full recovery. Additionally, the heat directed through the superficial skin and connective tissue through fiber-optics prompts tightening in the strands of collagen that run beneath the skin, accentuating results with firmness and suppleness.
Is Laser Liposuction for You?
We consult with a wide variety of men and women regarding their desire to look shapelier. Laser liposuction is not reserved only for larger areas such as the thighs, buttocks, or abdomen, although these are common regions treated. Patients may also consider the value of Lipotherme for the backs of the arms, the back, and for the elimination of that stubborn double-chin.
FDA-approved, Lipotherme is a preferred liposuction technique that we use to help our patients regain the contours they enjoyed in younger years. Please click here to view before and after images of a liposuction procedure. And for more information about the benefits of Lipotherme, contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.