64 March 2016 NJMONTHLY.COM
Special Advertising Section
PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER
OF NEW JERSEY
Dr. Daniel Pyo, president
Q: What miscon-
ceptions exist about
A: Many women are
hesitant to undergo a
breast-lift because of
the scars. Most patients
come in unhappy about
the appearance of their
breasts from a volume
and sagging standpoint
caused by loss of elasticity in the skin. The latter
creates a droop called
ptosis. The breast-lift
is not just one operation; we can customize many different procedures to maximize
results, depending on the degree of ptosis and the amount of
volume loss. The milder cases will have fewer scars. With more
significant ptosis, we modify the approach to minimize scars
beneath the breast, and also have the potential to incorporate a
wide variety of breast implants.
MARANO EYE CARE
Dr. Matthew J. Marano Jr., medical director
Q: If a woman suf-
fers from dry eye, is
she still a candidate for
A: Dry eye often
occurs with contact lens
overuse and environmental exposure, and
during menopause when
estrogen levels begin to
decline. It should absolutely be treated before
any type of eye surgery.
Q: What procedures are most common among women?
redness and blurred
vision are all symptoms
of dry eye, but many women dismiss this as part of normal
aging. Relief can be found in over-the-counter teardrops, omega-
3 supplements and prescription medications, or by plugging the
tear ducts. Once dry eye is treated, Lasik vision correction, as
well as corrective surgeries for cataracts and astigmatism, can all
be performed with great success.
A: Lasik vision correction and cataract surgery are very common laser procedures for both men and women. Lasik reduces
or eliminates the need for corrective lenses, while cataract surgery corrects vision loss and distortion. Although I perform both
traditional and bladeless cataract procedures, I find that the
bladeless techniques offer the most precise implant placement
for high-tech intraocular or multifocal lenses.
CENTER FOR ADVANCED WEIGHT LOSS
Dr. Harvey Rainville, bariatric surgeon
Q: How does weight
impact overall health?
A: If a woman’s
body mass index (BMI)
reaches 30 or higher,
it increases her risk of
developing serious medical problems. Obesity
leads to heart disease,
diabetes and joint conditions. It also creates
that impact fertility and
metabolism, and place
women at greater risk for
cancer and ovarian cancer.
Bariatric surgery is a safe and effective way to eliminate excess
weight and a host of associated health issues. We see exceptional
long-term weight loss success rates close to 90 percent. And
with the development of new techniques, such as robotics, we
can expect greater precision with even better outcomes.
Q: How does excess weight slow metabolism?
A: Weight affects hormones that affect metabolism. It’s that
simple. A high BMI means a body’s fat-to-muscle ratio is off
balance, and this triggers metabolic changes. Many patients
blame themselves for their inability to lose weight, but once
their metabolism shifts, the body actually begins to work against
them. The goal with bariatric surgery is to reset the body’s
Daniel J. Pyo, MD, FACS, FCCWS.
Matthew J. Marano Jr., MD.
Harvey Rainville, MD.