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Types of Burns and How We Can Help Dec 1st, 2022

Almost 500,000 people in the United States seek medical care for burns each year. Burns describe the damage to skin tissue caused by heat, sunlight, electricity, chemicals, or radiation.  Burns are graded from first to third degree. The seriousness of a burn depends on its depth and the amount of tissue affected. ...

My Child Has a Neurofibroma. Now What? Nov 1st, 2022

Neurofibromas are nerve tumors that develop on just about any nerve in the body. In children, it’s usually a sign of neurofibromatosis type 1, a genetic condition that is characterized by benign nerve tumors, as well as bone and hormone problems. The tumors are usually noncancerous (benign). About 1 in 3,000...

Suffered From a Dog Bite? Take These Steps Immediately Oct 6th, 2022

As many as 4.5 million people suffer dog bites each year, and 20% of these people need medical attention for their wounds. Any dog can bite if provoked, and if you or a loved one are unlucky enough to be bitten by a dog, it’s important you take the right...

Three Types of Skin Cancer and How They’re Treated Sep 14th, 2022

Childhood obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In rare cases, a metabolic disorder or other underlying condition is to blame. However, in most cases a combination of lack of physical activity, not-so-healthy diet, and powerful environmental factors are behind weight-management...

Understanding Buccal Fat and Options for Removing It Aug 9th, 2022

Buccal fat helps make up the shape of your face. It lies beneath your facial muscles, in the hollow area beneath your cheekbone. Everyone has buccal fat, but the size of it differs from person to person. Sometimes, it can make your face look excessively full.  When these buccal fat...

Am I at Risk of Bell's Palsy? Jul 12th, 2022

Bell’s palsy describes temporary facial paralysis usually on one side of the face. Symptoms appear quickly, over a 48- to 72-hour period. Recovery happens naturally within six months, but can sometimes take longer, or it may remain and cause permanent disfigurement.  Our plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Elliott H. Rose, MD, at...

Why You Need a Tetanus Shot After a Dog Bite Jun 1st, 2022

Dogs don’t visit the dentist on the regular and, as a result, often contain harmful bacteria in their mouths. If a dog bites you and it breaks the skin, the bacteria can get into your body, possibly causing an infection.  That’s why our plastic and cosmetic surgeon Elliott H. Rose,...

Three Places on Your Body That Respond Well to Liposuction May 1st, 2022

Liposuction offers immediate, contouring results when you have stubborn pockets of fat that refuse to reduce in response to conventional methods of weight loss, like diet and exercise. At The Aesthetic Surgery Center in New York City, plastic and cosmetic surgeon Elliott H. Rose, MD, uses expert liposuction skills to refine...

What to Expect During Your Upcoming Moh's Surgery Apr 1st, 2022

Moh’s micrographic excision of skin cancer offers the very best option for removing two of the most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. The procedure preserves as much healthy tissue as possible while successfully eradicating the cancer.  Elliott H. Rose, MD, of The Aesthetic Surgery...

Restore Your Smile With Facial Reanimation Mar 1st, 2022

Your ability to make expressions helps you build relationships and feel connected. Smiling makes you look friendly, approachable, and kind.  When you have facial paralysis, you lose this ability. Facial paralysis doesn’t just affect your mouth. Smiling is a full-face experience that engages the eyes, forehead, and cheeks. As a...

Plump Up Your Lips With Fat Injections Feb 1st, 2022

Plumper lips can balance out your facial features, make you look younger, and give you a certain sex appeal. If you desire a lip enhancement, trust our renowned plastic surgeon, Elliott H. Rose, MD, of The Aesthetic Surgery Center in New York City. He uses fat injections, also called fat...

How to Prevent Infection After a Dog Bite Jan 1st, 2022

One in five people who are bitten by a dog need medical attention. While dogs are usually friendly towards humans, any one of them can bite if provoked or feeling threatened.  Protect yourself from dog bites by staying away from dogs you don’t know.  When you choose a breed for...

Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer With These Tips Dec 1st, 2021

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the time they are 70, making it the most prevalent form of cancer. Protection from the sun and harmful ultraviolet rays can keep you from contracting this serious disease. Plus, it reduces the effects sun exposure has on your skin, like...

Innovative Treatment for Bell's Palsy to Bring Back Your Smile Nov 1st, 2021

If you or a loved one has developed sudden paralysis or weakness in one side of the face due to Bell’s palsy, don’t wait to get help. The sooner you see a facial nerve expert, the better your chances of bringing back your smile and facial symmetry. At The Aesthetic...

Understanding Malignant Melanoma Oct 3rd, 2021

Melanoma is the least common form of skin cancer, but it’s also the most serious. If caught early enough, before it spreads to other parts of your body, it’s completely curable. Treatment involves surgical removal of malignant cells. Sometimes these areas can be relatively large and located in conspicuous places,...

What Is an Acoustic Neuroma? Sep 5th, 2021

An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that develops on the vestibular nerve leading from your inner ear to your brain. Receiving the diagnosis that you have a tumor is scary, but acoustic neuromas are not cancerous, so they don’t invade or destroy nearby tissue. But, the slow-growing tumor can...

Turn Back Time With a Facelift Aug 9th, 2021

You can’t literally turn back the clock, but a facelift sure can help you look like you once did! This popular surgical procedure smooths wrinkles and creases, tightens sagging skin, and enhances overall tone. As a result, you look 10-15 years younger than you actually are, and the results last...

How Does Scar Revision Work? Jul 23rd, 2021

A dog bite, burn, car accident, or major surgery are just a few of the reasons you may have conspicuous scars that make you feel self-conscious. Scars on your face and body are unsightly and disfiguring reminders of trauma. Revising these scars can have a positive impact on your self-esteem...

Everything You Should Know About Gynecomastia Jun 29th, 2021

Enlarged breast tissue is a major source of embarrassment and poor self-esteem in men with gynecomastia. This condition affects hundreds of thousands of men in the United States and results in female-like breasts in men.  If you’re a man with gynecomastia, know that there’s a simple surgical solution. Experienced plastic...

Medical Reasons to Get a Rhinoplasty May 11th, 2021

More than 200,000 rhinoplasties are performed in the United States every year. While many of these are done to help a patient feel more comfortable and confident with their appearance, a rhinoplasty (nose job) is also often performed to improve sinus function and breathing or correct disfigurements. Cosmetic reasons for...

Why You Need an Expert Witness on Your Team Apr 1st, 2021

An expert witness strengthens your court case, especially when you seek damages due to trauma. Elliott H. Rose, MD, of The Aesthetics Surgery Center on the Upper East Side of New York, New York, uses his vast expertise and knowledge to help evaluate and explain the impact in cases of...

Myths and Facts About Bell's Palsy Mar 4th, 2021

Bell’s palsy causes paralysis due to dysfunction of specific cranial nerves that control muscle action in your face. Symptoms range from mild to severe and are generally temporary. Bell’s palsy is the most common cause of facial paralysis, but its cause is not clearly understood. Board-certified plastic surgeon Elliott H....

I Have a Terrible Scar: Can You Help? Feb 7th, 2021

Regardless of how you acquired your scar, scar revision interventions can minimize its appearance. At the Aesthetic Surgery Center, board-certified and reconstructive surgeon Elliott H. Rose, MD, has the experience and skills necessary to make even the most terrible scars blend into surrounding skin so they don’t serve as a...

How Is a Dog Bite Different From Other Lacerations? Jan 1st, 2021

More than 4 million people in the United States suffer dog bites each year. These bites most often cause injury to the face, neck, head, and hands. In some cases, the bites leave serious tissue damage and scarring. The unique nature of dog bites can also disrupt function in affected...

How We Can Support You in the Courtroom Dec 1st, 2020

Have you been the victim of a serious burn injury, car accident, dog attack, or assault that left you with scars and deformities? If these resulted due to no fault of your own and not because of an act of God, you may deserve compensation – even if the issues...

What You Should Know About Bell's Palsy and Facial Paralysis Oct 12th, 2020

About 40,000 people in the United States are affected by Bell’s palsy every year. The condition confounds researchers, who aren’t entirely sure why people develop this temporary facial paralysis or weakness on one side of their face. Bell’s palsy is the most common cause of facial paralysis, and it usually...

Breast Lift Versus Breast Augmentation: Which Is Right for You? Sep 21st, 2020

Are you unhappy with the cup size or shape of your breasts? Or are you bothered by breasts that droop due to age or breastfeeding? Maybe both make you self-conscious about your chest. If you’re unhappy with how your breasts look and are considering surgery to improve their appearance, you...

Noncosmetic Reasons to Consider Plastic Surgery Aug 27th, 2020

Many people choose cosmetic surgery to improve their look and boost their confidence. They may want larger breasts, a streamlined physique, or a tighter, smoother face. While cosmetic surgeries such as a facelift or breast augmentation improve your physical appearance, they aren’t necessarily medically necessary. Plastic surgery is a similar...

How Plastic Surgery Is Changing the Game for Those with Facial Paralysis and Bell's Palsy Jul 23rd, 2020

Bell’s palsy comes on unexpectedly and without explanation. This sudden episode of facial muscle weakness or paralysis occurs because of damage to the 7th cranial nerve. It causes pain and discomfort on one side of the face or head. Most people go on to recover from Bell’s palsy within two...

How Liposuction Can Reshape Your Legs Jun 17th, 2020

Men and women who have successfully dieted and exercised but still have pockets of fat are the ideal candidates for liposuction. This minor surgical technique literally sucks or dissolves fat from areas such as your belly, neck, upper arms, and buttocks. Your legs are another area that can be completely...

Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Weight Loss With a Tummy Tuck May 26th, 2020

You’ve lost a significant amount of weight with the hard work of dieting and exercise. Congratulations! But that makes it all the more frustrating when you still have excess fat and skin around your abdominal area, even when the rest of your body is slimmer. If a pudgy abdomen is...

Understanding the Difference Between a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Apr 28th, 2020

Your breasts are a defining part of your physique. But, aging, gravity, weight changes, and pregnancies can significantly alter their appearance. You may also be self-conscious if you have smaller breasts that fail to fill out even the smallest cup sizes. Simple, safe breast surgeries may be the answer. All...

Stop Wasting Money on Makeup: Aesthetic Facial Restoration Can Eliminate Your Port Wine Stain Mar 4th, 2020

Port-wine stains, so called because the discoloration looks like a splash of red wine, show up anywhere on the body, but are particularly bothersome when they appear on the face or scalp. They’re present at birth – usually as a pinkish stain – and they darken with age. Depending on...

Don't Let Nerve Damage Destroy Your Self-Expression: Facial Reanimation Can Bring Back Your Smile Feb 1st, 2020

Facial reanimation, also known as smile surgery, corrects paralysis caused by nerve damage. You may have suffered such damage due to an accident, from an illness such as Bell’s palsy, or as a result of a genetic condition. Regardless of why you need facial reanimation surgery, it can change your...

When to Consider Mohs Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Surgery Jan 9th, 2020

More than 9,500 people receive a skin cancer diagnosis each day. These staggering numbers make it one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States and beyond. But effectively treating skin cancer is only the beginning.  For many men and women, skin cancer appears in highly visible...

Why Is Collagen So Important for Youthful-Looking Skin? Dec 5th, 2019

Aging can be a tough journey as the systems in your body weaken and become less effective. Whether it’s the health of your joints or the function of your brain, you’re left struggling to make up for the losses that come with the natural aging process. Your skin, which is...

How to Know if You Need Reconstructive Burn Surgery Nov 1st, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thousands of people die in fires and from burn-related complications every year. Those who are fortunate enough to survive fire-related incidents often deal with pain, deformities, and skin conditions, even after years of healing. If you’ve been injured in a fire,...

How Dog Bite Plastic Surgery Has Helped Many Heal Oct 14th, 2019

Dog bites often injure some of our most vulnerable, visible areas, such as the face, neck, and hands, resulting in extensive physical and emotional scarring. Dr. Elliott H. Rose at The Aesthetic Surgery Center located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side performs plastic surgery to help patients around the globe heal...

Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men Sep 1st, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, plastic surgery is not only reserved for women. There has been an increased demand for men requesting cosmetic procedures. More men are looking to achieve a more slender nose, a trimmer waistline, or renewed youthful appearance.   At The Aesthetic Surgery Center located in New York, New...

Everything You Need to Know About Facial Reanimation Aug 2nd, 2019

The movements of your face — smiling, frowning, chewing, furrowing your brow — are largely controlled by your facial nerve, one of the largest cranial nerves you have. Your facial nerve powers motor, sensory, taste, and parasympathetic functions. That is, it allows you to move your face, feel things like...

You Don't Have to Live With Burn Scars: See What Reconstructive Surgery Can Do for You Jul 9th, 2019

The trauma of being burned severely can go beyond the injury. You may be left with severe scarring. As your body rushes to repair the damage, fibrous tissue will replace the areas of missing skin. Unfortunately, this tissue may come in raised, uneven, and not appearing like your surrounding skin....

How Eyelid Surgery Can Give You Back Your Youthful Glow Jun 1st, 2019

You may feel young at heart, but your droopy, sagging eyelids can make you look older than you feel. You can fix that. Dr. Elliott H. Rose, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at The Aesthetic Surgery Center, can give you an eyelid surgery that can give you back your...

Choosing the Right Body Contouring Procedure for Your Body May 1st, 2019

What is body contouring? Body contouring can help you get the body you’ve always dreamed of through minimally invasive procedures ranging from liposuction to skin removal surgery. No matter which body contouring procedure you have done, the goal is to help you look and feel your best by contouring, or...

How a Breast Lift Can Boost Your Body Confidence After Pregnancy Apr 3rd, 2019

Most breasts naturally drop lower over time, due to the natural aging process and gravity. When you add pregnancy and breastfeeding to the mix, this process can shift into high gear. Pregnancy often causes breasts to not only sag, but to lose volume and plumpness, leading many women to feel...

What Is a Multi-Vector Face-Lift and Is It Right For Me? Mar 4th, 2019

Maybe you’ve been trying noninvasive anti-aging techniques, such as rejuvenating lasers and dermal fillers that restore lost volume. But you’ve reached the point where these just aren’t working anymore. Or perhaps you tried to manage your aging on your own with natural methods, such as staying out of the sun...

How Life Altering Scars Can Be Transformed with Surgery Feb 1st, 2019

Even one small cut can change the way your skin looks forever. Suffering a traumatic laceration or injury to your face, arms, or other exposed area of your body that leads to scarring can be devastating. The decision to have scar revision surgery is a personal one because the recovery...

Getting Your Body Back With Contouring Procedures Jan 9th, 2019

As the world marks the passage of another year, so, too, has your body — and the changes may be most unwelcome. If you’d like to take back your body this year, we can help with our body contouring procedures. Here at The Aesthetic Surgery Center, Elliott H. Rose, MD,...

Restoring Your Youthful Appearance with Eyelid Surgery Dec 31st, 2018

There’s a very good reason why eyelid surgery, which is also known as blepharoplasty, increased more than 26% in the United States in 2017 to become the third most popular cosmetic procedure — few deliver the anti-aging punch that this procedure does. Here at The Aesthetic Surgery Center, under the...

What's the Best Age for a Facelift? Nov 30th, 2018

“Hey, Doc. What’s the perfect age to have a facelift?” It’s a common question for plenty of women and men considering the procedure. And the answer might surprise you: There is no single perfect age. Because everyone ages differently, the answer will be different for every person based on personal...

Are You a Candidate for Body Contouring? Oct 29th, 2018

Are you self-conscious about a muffin top or love handles? Maybe you’ve wanted liposuction to sculpt your thighs or maybe you’re looking for a way to banish saggy skin after pregnancy. In either case, you’re probably asking, “Is body contouring right for me?” What is body contouring? Body contouring refers...

The Best Breast Procedures to Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back Sep 27th, 2018

After having a baby, it's common for breasts to go through a number of changes, and not all of them are desirable. Breastfeeding can cause your skin to sag and become stretched. Nipples that once pointed out and up may begin to point downward, causing your breasts to become cone-shaped....

What Makes Fraxel Laser Treatment More Effective? Aug 24th, 2018

The hope of turning back the clock on wrinkled, droopy skin sold a lot of cold cream and chin straps in your great-grandmother’s day. But Granny didn’t get much bang for her buck.Nowadays, you have the opposite problem. Products from dermal fillers to lasers to oxygen-infused serums boast amazing results...

How Scar Revision Surgery Changes Lives Jul 31st, 2018

How Scar Revision Surgery Changes LivesRepairing an existing scar improves its appearance and restores function to the area of your face or body, but perhaps even more importantly, it restores your self-confidence and does wonders for your psyche. Dr. Elliott H. Rose, the world-renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon on Manhattan’s...

Liposuction Made Easy: Great Results in Less Time Jun 1st, 2018

When it comes to fat, our bodies can be very stubborn about where they’re willing to give it up, despite our most ardent efforts. If you find yourself within 15-20% of your ideal body weight, with areas of fat that refuse to respond to dieting and exercise, you’re fighting a...

A Look Behind Burn Surgery: How It Works Apr 26th, 2018

Most people know how painful and inconvenient minor burns can be, but if you’ve never experienced a major burn covering a large part of your body, count yourself lucky. As well as the pain of the injury itself, recovery can be painful, not to mention long and riddled with potential...

Independent Medical Exam Mar 23rd, 2018

Dr. Rose is known worldwide for his surgical talent and expertise in treating disfiguring injuries caused by burns, dog bites, and trauma sustained during an accident or crime. He’s also an expert in treating facial paralysis and other issues that may affect your daily routines.He’s closely involved in the initial...

So You’ve Got Skin Cancer: Here Are Your Options Feb 23rd, 2018

Hearing the words “skin cancer” from your physician is terrifying. However, there are some important facts that may help you feel calmer if you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer.The most common types of skin cancers are nonmelanoma skin cancers. They’re called basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, and they...

Cosmetic Surgery For Dog Bites Nov 14th, 2017

Dog bites account for over 44,000 facial injuries annually, and about three out of five victims are children. Preventing permanent, disfiguring scars may be possible, but prompt treatment by a board-certified plastic surgeon can improve the chances of a successful result.The Challenges of a Dog BiteI see many dog bites...