As we age, skin gradually loses collagen, the natural protein that gives skin its firmness and flexibility. When this happens, facial features may lose their youthful proportions, changing the overall character of our look. (more…)
April 2, 2020
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, is one of the most commonly performed procedures at Dr. Sandra Margoles’s plastic surgery practice. She has helped countless men and women look and feel good about themselves through rhinoplasty.
Dr. Margoles is often asked whether there are differences between male and female rhinoplasty. The fundamentals of the procedure are the same whether Dr. Margoles is treating a man or a woman. The same incisions are used for both men and women, and there are no differences in the surgical techniques.
There are some distinct differences between the anatomy of the typical male and female nose. Also, what men hope to achieve through rhinoplasty is usually slightly different from what women hope to achieve. (more…)
March 11, 2019
Many women who want bigger, fuller breasts also want more cleavage. They dream of larger breasts that naturally produce a “push up bra” effect. Although it may seem that larger breasts and cleavage go hand in hand, it is actually more complicated than that. Achieving the amount of cleavage you want with breast augmentation requires precise planning and the skill of a qualified plastic surgeon.
Here, Greenwich plastic surgeon Dr. Sandra Margoles discusses other factors that affect cleavage after breast augmentation.
Factors that Affect Cleavage After Breast Augmentation
Every woman has her own idea of how much cleavage looks the most attractive. Your plastic surgeon will keep your personal preferences in mind when creating just the right amount of cleavage for you. During your initial consultation, your breast augmentation surgeon will also consider other factors, including:
- The distance between your breasts
- Skin tightness and laxity
- The measurements and proportions of your torso and chest
These factors will affect the ideal location of your breast implant pockets. The type of breast implant you choose, as well as the width and profile of the implant are also important to consider. For instance, round implants have more projection in the upper pole of the breast, thus creating more cleavage. (more…)
February 9, 2019
A sharp and well-defined jawline has long been considered to be a sign of health and youth. Unfortunately, the chin is one of the hardest body areas to sculpt as diet and exercise are often not enough to address jowls, loose skin or small pockets of fat along the jawline and underneath the chin. Dr. Sandra Margoles often meets with men and women who desire a well-sculpted jawline. Here, she discusses the surgical and non-surgical treatment options available at her practice.
Surgical Cosmetic Options
Neck lift is an excellent choice for individuals who desire long-lasting results. The procedure involves creating a series of small incisions to elevate sagging muscles and tissues on the neck for a lifted effect. Loose, excess skin on the neck and along the jawline are removed to reveal a leaner and more attractive lower facial appearance. The best candidates for neck lift are individuals with moderate to severe jowls and sagging neck skin. (more…)
January 10, 2019
Despite diet and exercise efforts, some people struggle to lose fat. The truth is that small pockets of fat may still linger after weight loss due to genetic and aging factors. If you are bothered by noticeable bulges of fat, Dr. Sandra Margoles can help. This Greenwich plastic surgeon has helped hundreds of men and women slim their physiques with liposuction. Learn more about the procedure in this blog post.
How Liposuction Works
Considered to be the gold standard in fat removal, liposuction eliminates surplus fat on various body areas, including the abdomen, waist, back, chest, arms, inner and outer thighs, and buttocks. Traditional liposuction involves creating a series of small incisions in the treatment area. A thin tube called a cannula is inserted through these incisions and used to break up the fat. The fatty tissue is then removed from the body using gentle suction. Dr. Margoles can also transfer the liposuctioned fat to other body areas that need fullness and shape. These body areas include the breasts and the face.
In addition to traditional liposuction, Dr. Margoles offers laser liposuction, also known as Smartlipo. This form of liposuction uses laser heat to soften and liquefy the fatty tissue for easier removal of the fat with a cannula. (more…)
December 11, 2018
Plastic surgery can be an exciting experience but it is also a serious undertaking. Before committing to an invasive cosmetic procedure, patients must consider all of their options carefully. If you are thinking about undergoing plastic surgery in 2019, top Greenwich plastic surgeon Dr. Sandra Margoles recommends you ask yourself the following four questions:
Are You Pursuing Plastic Surgery for the Right Reasons?
Is your significant other pressuring you to enhance your physique? Or, is a recent major life event, such as a divorce or breakup, influencing your decision to undergo plastic surgery? These are examples of bad reasons for wanting plastic surgery. You should only pursue plastic surgery for yourself and not to please someone else.
It is also important to understand that while addressing a bothersome cosmetic feature like an overly large nose or flabby stomach can enhance your self-confidence, it cannot improve all aspects of your life. Ideal candidates need to be aware of this and have realistic expectations of what plastic surgery can and cannot achieve. (more…)