66 March 2015 NJMONTHLY.COM
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SPIRO PLASTIC SURGERY, LLC
Dr. Scott A. Spiro, founder
body restorative procedures, commonly
known as “mommy
been a hallmark of
your practice for
nearly 20 years.
What issues do they
A: A mommy
a breast procedure
such as implant augmentation or breast-lift (or both) with a tummy tuck, and
often also involves some liposuction and even fat grafting,
typically to the buttocks. Mommy makeovers are more
common than ever before due to increased awareness;
many women see firsthand or hear about the dramatically
positive physical and
others have experienced after undergoing these types of
seeking my help for
restorative procedures have completed their families and
are at or close to their proper or desired body weight.
Their bodies have aged or failed as the result of pregnancies and births. They realize that no amount of exercise or
proper diet can restore volume or lift their breasts, correct
abdominal muscle separation or hernias, improve stretch
marks, restore volume to deflated buttocks and spot reduce
problem areas of excess fatty fullness. With realistic patient
expectations, surgery may offer them hope.
Q: What criteria are most important when choosing
A: Patients should look for an experienced surgeon with a long-established track record of delivering
reproducible, high-quality outcomes in the safest environment possible. I encourage all women contemplating breast
and body restorative procedures to visit my extensive
website, drspiro.com, and view online reviews, patient
feedback, and our many pre and post-op photos. Together
with my staff of eight full-time specialists, patients at Spiro
Plastic Surgery are guided through the surgical process,
from start to finish and with 24/7 support, in a caring, professional, encouraging and supportive atmosphere.
RICHARD PECK, MD
Dr. Richard Peck, plastic surgeon
Q: Fat transfer is a
hot topic in the cosmetic surgery arena.
What are the advantages of this modality?
A: This noninvasive technique, also
known as fat grafting
or fat injection, transfers excess fat from the
thighs or abdomen and
injects it directly into
areas that lack volume.
For facial rejuvenation, it can be employed to plump hollow areas, minimize
wrinkles and create more youthful contours of the forehead, under-eye area, cheeks and jawline. It can also be
used to fill residual breast irregularities that can occur after
augmentation surgery, smoothing and enhancing the overall shape. Since this modality involves using your own fat
rather than a foreign substance, the body’s inflammatory
response and risk of allergic reaction is reduced. It yields
very pleasing, long-lasting results, which can even be permanent. Recovery time is minimal. However, as there must
enough be fat on the body to harvest, fat transfer may not
be an appropriate modality for very thin women. With
regard to any cosmetic procedure, whether noninvasive
or surgical, I find that patients with very significant problems—such as extremely pronounced facial drooping or
completely deflated breasts after pregnancy—experience
more dramatic improvements and are therefore happier
with their final result.
“I see mommy makeovers as the ultimate
opportunity to express
surgery as living art.”
—Dr. Scott Spiro
Scott Spiro, MD FACS.
Richard Peck, MD, FACS.