The 4 Benefits of Juvederm


Sometimes it seems like we’re all on a perpetual search for the Fountain of Youth. Interestingly enough, it’s not so much that we want to stay young as much as we avoid getting older or at least the effects of getting older. There are certain undeniable benefits to leading a life of maturity and wisdom. As adults, many of us take full advantage of our stage in life and it’s reflected in the activities we pursue. We buy homes and cars; we have children and raise families. These are things we find fulfilling and enjoy, but were unable in our youth.

At the same time, there are many aspects to aging that we don’t want. Maintaining physical fitness becomes more difficult as we age. We find ourselves plagued with various physical and health issues that we never even considered when we were younger. Gray hair creeps into our once vibrant mane (if we’re fortunate enough to avoid baldness). And then there’s wrinkles… the dreaded wrinkles. Of all the effects of aging, many of us probably dread wrinkles more than death (or at least almost as much).

It’s not just the wrinkles themselves, per se. We find ourselves saddened by our natural inability to maintain healthy young skin. Therein lies the problem. If we entertain options that simply treat or remove wrinkles, the result can look awkward and unnatural. The key is in finding a treatment that effectively tackles the wrinkle issue while restoring a healthy appearance to the skin. For many people, that solution is Juvederm.

Some of the most pronounced wrinkles occur around the mouth and nose. Juvederm is a smooth gel that is injected to instantly smooth away wrinkles producing results that are immediately apparent. There are specific benefits associated with this treatment that make it stand apart from other wrinkle and skin procedures:

  • Juvederm is the only FDA approved hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that has results lasting up to one full year after only one short, 15 minute treatment. Yes, I said ONE FULL YEAR. Very cool.
  • It’s smooth and comfortable. Other HA filler gels are a granular consistency and result in a less smooth (and subsequently less natural looking) result. This smooth consistency also allows for an easier flow when being applied which is more comfortable both during the injection and after.
  • It works for all skin types and is safe and effective. Studies have shown no increased risk of pigmentation changes or scarring in patients with darker skin tones.
  • Juvederm is also unique in its effectiveness with all kinds of individual needs. In other words, it’s not a “one size fits all” solution. It is customized to meet a specific patient’s unique facial contours and cosmetic issues with a natural looking result.

Ultimately, your friends will notice that you look better, younger and more vibrant and healthy, but they won’t necessarily be able to identify how or why. After all, you want people to notice you more than the cosmetic work you’ve had done, right?

For more information, visit our Juvederm page!

Liposuction Video Blog

Even with a healthy diet and exercise, it can be difficult to get rid of stubborn fat. Liposuction can help you to refine the shape of your body by removing excess fat deposits from the body. Watch our YouTube video with Lipo Before & After’s!

The 5 Benefits of Having Breast Augmentation


If you feel that your breasts lack the size and shape you desire, breast augmentation may be for you. Whether you were born with it, or recently lost a significant amount of weight, small breasts can take a toll on a woman’s self-confidence. Breast augmentation can help you to boost your self-confidence. In fact, there are several benefits in which women who have breast augmentation experience, such as:

  • The ability to wear more clothes. Women who have small breasts are limited to clothing that flatters their small chest. With breast augmentation, you can wear the shirts, dresses, and bikinis you always wished you could pull off!
  • Enhanced curves. A nice figure is all about complementary contours. By getting breast augmentation, you can enhance your other curves as well. This can help to achieve a balanced appearance.
  • Anti-aging effects. With age, breasts tend to droop or sag. Breast augmentation can help to restore your youthfulness by making the breasts perkier.
  • Breast symmetry. It’s common for women to have unsymmetrical breasts. Breast augmentation can help to even out the size and symmetry of the breasts.
  • Improved intimacy. Women who have breast augmentation experience better intimacy. They feel more confident in their bodies, and in turn are more open to intimacy.

These are a few examples of some of the benefits that women may experience with breast augmentation. The benefits you may experience depend on your personal situation, and will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Vitolo.

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Staten Island Rhinoplasty: Your List of Go-To Questions

If you type “Staten Island Rhinoplasty” into your Google search bar, you’ll come up with nearly 60,000 results! Are all of those 60,000 entries reputable plastic surgeons? No! Do they all offer personalized consultations? No! Do they all offer advanced rhinoplasty techniques that minimize scaring and speed recovery? No!

The main point is this: don’t let Google chose a rhinoplasty surgeon for you. If you’re considering having a rhinoplasty in Staten Island, you should go beyond the one-second Google search and ask the questions that really matter. Are you new to the world of cosmetic surgery? Don’t worry—here’s a list of the information you should know before you chose the Staten Island plastic surgeon that will perform your rhinoplasty.

• Is your doctor qualified?
Where did he go to school? Is he certified by any professional organizations? How many rhinoplasty surgeries has he performed? Has he ever been involved in a malpractice case or disciplinary action?

• What will the surgery involve?
How invasive is the rhinoplasty? Will you be under local anesthesia or general anesthesia? What techniques will the doctor use? Where will the surgery be performed? What are the risks?

• What will the recovery be like?
How long will you stay in the recovery room? How long will before you’ll be able to go home? How long will the bandages stay on? How bad will the pain be? Will you get a prescription for painkillers? When will you be able to return to work?

• What results should you expect?
Has the doctor preformed similar rhinoplasty surgeries before? Does he have before/after pictures? Is he confident that he can deliver results according to your wishes? How long before the final results are visible? What if you’re not happy with the results?

• How much will you spend?
How much does a rhinoplasty in Staten Island cost? Which fees are included? Which fees are charged separately? When is payment due?

This may seem like a lengthy list of questions, but a professional plastic surgeon should be able to answer all of these questions and more during your initial consultation. Asking all of your questions well in advance of your surgery date will ensure that you get exactly the results you want!

The Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers

Botox is similar to dermal fillers in that they plump tissue in the face. Botox generally treats frown lines and wrinkles around the eyebrows. Where as, dermal fillers typically treat smile lines and creases, which are on the lower half of the face.

Juvederm, one of the most popular dermal fillers, features a synthetic collagen and is widely accepted as a means to treat the appearance of aging.

Botox, however, does so much more than smoothing wrinkles. Botox is used to treat:
• Severe underarm sweating,
• Cervical dystonia (a condition that causes muscular contractions in the neck),
• Blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking), and
• Chronic migraines

So, which is better? That’s entirely up to your aesthetic goals, needs and preference!

For more information on Botox and Juvederm, visit our pages!

Spider Vein Treatment: Revealing Beautiful Legs In NYC

As we age, our bodies go through many changes. Some changes go unnoticed and some we often wish could be reversed. While there is no way to magically reverse the effects of aging, there are some procedures that can do the trick.

Spider veins are one of the effects of aging we all wish we could reverse! Spider veins are most common in women, affecting 2x more women than men. They can form from weight gain, hormonal shifts, pregnancy, or it can be hereditary. Spider veins start showing in women as young as their early 20s.

Spider vein treatment eliminates the appearance of spider veins with a series of injections that collapse the blood vessels, causing them to vanish. The treatment lasts as little as 15 minutes.

Why not take advantage of Spider Vein Treatment so that you can show off your legs this summer!

For more information about Spider Vein Treatment, visit our page!

How to Choose a Rhinoplasty Surgeon in NYC

What do you want to look like after your rhinoplasty? Do you want to get rid of that bump? Maybe you want to lessen the scale of your nose or change its shape. No matter what specifications you have for your final look, one thing is for sure—you want it to look natural. Rhinoplasty should compliment your face and improve your overall appearance.

Can your rhinoplasty surgeon deliver these results? Plenty of nose jobs have gone horribly wrong. You can see them in the tabloid magazines and on the streets of New York City. The only way to make sure you’re not one of those cases is to choose the right plastic surgeon.

The first step in choosing a plastic surgeon is to get referrals. If your friends or co-workers have had work done in New York City, ask them about their surgeon. Did they like him? Did they trust him? Did they like their results? Many times, word of mouth is the best way to evaluate a rhinoplasty surgeon. Once you have a handful of recommendations, be sure to check each doctor’s credentials. Did they go to medical school? What other kind of training have they received? Are they accredited by the American College of Surgeons, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, or the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery? It’s easy to do this research online or with a quick phone call to the accreditation organizations.

After you’ve narrowed down your list of potential surgeons, set up meetings at each office. Most plastic surgeons offer no-obligation consultations. This gives you the opportunity to get a feel for the surgeon’s personality and medical capabilities. You’ll also be able to discuss your rhinoplasty expectations and see the patients’ before and after pictures. Be sure to take your time at this consultation. Ask as many questions as you want. The right plastic surgeon will take the time to make you feel comfortable and at ease.

Choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon doesn’t have to be a difficult process. By taking a few simple steps, like asking for referrals and double-checking the doctor’s experience, you can find a rhinoplasty surgeon that can deliver the results you want.  Please contact Dr. Vitolo by filling out the contact form or call his office at (718) 667-0890 to learn about rhinoplasty procedures he provides to his patients in NYC.

Jennifer Anniston: Example of Plastic Surgery Success

Most often we hear and see celebrity plastic surgeries gone wrong. The media loves to post the celebrity who has undergone drastic procedures on the front page of magazines and homepages of websites. However- as we gawk at the extreme cases “gone-wrong” we almost completely overlook the successes of celebrities we love (like Anniston) who have also undergone a surgery.

j annistonJennifer Anniston is a great example of a celebrity who wanted and received natural looking results. Cosmetic surgery is often deemed “successful” when the results do not to change the person, but instead give them the slight improvements they seek. Most often the celebs with over-done breast sizes and tightly pulled back faces sought after those types of drastic results-yet they can give plastic surgery a bad name.

Dr. Vitolo offers his patients natural results, allowing women and men to look and feel refreshed, improved and confident. Anniston’s truth about undergoing rhinoplasty surgery shows that if you seek the right plastic surgeon and want natural results, you can finally feel happy and comfortable in your skin.

The Staten Island Plastic Surgeon offers Breast Enhancement, Facelift, Rhinoplasty, Lip Augmentation and injectables (among other surgical and non-procedures) to his patients for results they can trust.

Considering plastic surgery and want natural looking results? Visit Dr. Vitolo at his Staten Island, Brooklyn or Manhattan office or call (718) 667-0890.

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Male Rhinoplasty NY: Jude Law Inspires Thousands

Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures requested by men. Most commonly, men site issues such as wanting to reduce the size of a hump or they seek a better harmony with their jawline sometimes called “profile plasty”.

jude lawAs the number of men seeking rhinoplasty continues to rise, Dr. Vitolo offers male rhinoplasty procedures for his patients.

Of the most requested celebrity noses, is Jude Law’s, listed as having the number one most requested nose by many surgeons and magazines.

Following Jude Law in the running for most sought after nose is Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and George Clooney.

Expanding on the popularity of rhinoplasty surgery, $223.3 million was spent on rhinoplasty surgeries by Americans in 2012.

Furthermore, 80-90% of patients are happy with first rhinoplasty results, making this procedure steadily one of the most popular by men and women alike.

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Growing Trend: Male Plastic Surgery

Just as the stigma of plastic surgery for women has faded with celebrity figures admitting to having work done-the same is happening for men.

Male celebrities admitting to having had cosmetic surgery include George Clooney, Kenny Rogers and Sylvester Stalone-to name a few.
As more male celebs step forward proudly of their new improved looks, the percentage of everyday males undergoing plastic surgery has risen. Rhinoplasty remains the most popular male surgical procedure, followed by eyelid surgery (admitted to be had by George Clooney).

“I had my eyes done. Can you tell? I think it’s important to look awake,” Clooney said to Julia Roberts on the Oprah Winfrey Oscars Special.

Dr. Vitolo provides hundreds of male patients with liposuction, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), injectable fillers (such as botox and restylane), gynecomastia treatment and more at his practice serving residents of New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey.
The most common non-surgical treatment for men is botox. As Simon Cowell and other celebs openly admit to having had injectable treatments done, the average male is following suit. Botox and restylane are two of the most popular injectables-offering an anti-aging solution that involves no downtime or surgery.
However, for those who desire a fresher look with a surgical lift-facelift surgery for men is also on the rise. Facelift surgery offers thousands of males the self-confidence they seek (many men today desire facelift surgery to keep up with their female partner).

Are you a male looking to learn more about your plastic surgery and nonsurgical options? Dr. Vitolo provides natural, subtle results; with many of his male patients reporting an added boost of confidence.
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