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What Causes Bags Under Eyes? Diagnosing Festoons & Malar Bags

POSTED ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019 AT 1:12 PM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

Festoons, or malar bags, are genetic conditions that create puffy bags under the eyes and above the cheeks. This puffiness may appear similar to dark circles under the eyes and can result in an older, tired-looking appearance. Although malar bags are fairly common, their cause is often misdiagnosed, resulting in improper treatment and dissatisfactory results. New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi has developed a unique method to determine the cause of festoons and ensure the development of a proper treatment plan to rejuvenate the eyelids.

Malar Bag & Festoon Diagnosis

Malar bags or festoons typically have one of two causes: excess fat deposits or muscle laxity. In order to diagnose the cause of malar bags, Dr. Asaadi pioneered the “Botox ® Test ”, during which a small amount of Botox® is injected into the orbicularis oculi (the muscle surrounding the eye), and the response to the injection is measured.

A worsening of festoons indicates the likely cause is muscle laxity, while no change in the appearance of malar bags indicates that the presence of excess fat is the probable source.

Malar Bag & Festoon Treatment

After determining the source of your malar bags, Dr. Asaadi can then address the cause by either surgically removing fat deposits underneath the eye, or by releasing the ligaments of the surrounding eye muscles. In some cases of muscle laxity, a portion of the eye muscle may be removed, and if necessary, the remaining muscle may be attached to a stable area below the eyelid. The treatment of festoons can result in a long-lasting, youthful, and refreshed appearance.

Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about malar bag or festoon treatment, as well as our other facial rejuvenation procedures. Contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!

 

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Breast Implant Removal NJ – Removing Your Breast Implants

POSTED ON MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 AT 5:41 PM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

Although breast augmentation surgery leaves many patients enthusiastic about their new body, this initial enthusiasm may shift over time as patients’ perception of their body image changes. For those who have received breast augmentation surgery and are experiencing dissatisfaction, pain, or complications as a result of implants, Dr. Asaadi offers breast implant removal and replacement.

What is Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

Breast implants may be removed for various reasons. In certain cases, a silicone implant can break, causing silicone to leak. When scar tissue hardens and contracts around the implant, this is known as capsular contracture. Although a common complication of breast augmentation,

Dr. Asaadi believes capsular contracture can be avoided and is solely a symptom of poor surgical techniques. Having performed breast augmentations with a 100% success rate of no capsular contracture or implant leakage, Dr. Asaadi swears by the method of using saline implants and utilizing the inframammary incision to accomplish successful breast augmentation surgeries at his NJ practice.

Although a ruptured implant can be painful, it may also go unnoticed, in a phenomenon known as “silent ruptures”. To avoid “silent ruptures” and the development of capsular contracture, Dr. Asaadi only uses saline breast implants.

Saline-filled implants are made out of a sterile saltwater solution, in which a silicone shell is inserted into the breast and then filled to its desired volume with saline-fluid. Having the consistency of water, saline implants provide a more natural, safe, and symmetrical result. For this reason, some patients also opt to remove their silicone implants and replace their breast implants with saline implants.

Who Can Get Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

Breast implant removal surgery is commonly performed if the patient is no longer satisfied with their implants or wishes to exchange them. It is natural for tastes to change over time, and life events such as pregnancy can alter the appearance of the original implants. Although breast implants do not expire, patients often remove or exchange their implants every 10 to 20 years due to complications such as a ruptures or hardening of scars, transformations in their physical body leading to discomfort, or changes in personal preferences. Breast implant removal surgery is recommended if the patient is experiencing capsular contracture, pain caused by the implants, or if breast imaging has shown a leak in the implant.

What Will My Breasts Look Like After Breast Implant Removal Surgery?

Results from breast implant removal are highly individualized, dependent upon age, overall health, and implant size, but patients can expect natural-looking results. Patients with very large implants may require further surgery to address excess skin.

Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about breast implant removal surgery, as well as other breast enhancement procedures. Contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!

 

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Asaadi Plastic Surgery’s VIPs

POSTED ON MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019 AT 3:55 PM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

Meet the faces of Dr. Asaadi’s VIP patients! At Asaadi Plastic Surgery, we provide a personalized experience for each and every patient to help meet their aesthetic goals. Our minimally invasive plastic surgery treatments are aimed to help you attain the look you desire! Get an inside look of what it’s like to come to Asaadi Plastic Surgery!

Meet Asaadi Plastic Surgery VIPs

One of our notable VIP members, Katy DeGroot who is a prominent makeup and beauty vlogger and blogger, came to Asaadi Plastic Surgery to treat the hollows under her eyes. Dr. Asaadi performed an under-eye filler treatment with Juvéderm® to volumnize her under-eyes. Watch the video below to see how the procedure was done!

 

Meet more of our Asaadi Plastic Surgery VIPs who received personalized care from our New Jersey plastic surgeon!

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Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about Asaadi Plastic Surgery VIPs and how you can become a member. Contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!

 

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Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery For A Perfect Beach Body

POSTED ON THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019 AT 9:32 AM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

Get ready for summer with VASER® LipoSelection and MAsterTuck℠ at Asaadi Plastic Surgery. VASER® LipoSelection and MAsterTuck℠ are minimally invasive body contouring treatments aimed at providing you with a more sculpted physique.

What Is VASER® LipoSelection?

Sometimes exercise and diet are not always enough to eliminate stubborn fat pockets around the abdomen, thighs, hips, legs, neck, or arms. VASER® LipoSelection is an innovative liposuction procedure that can extract unwanted fat from troublesome and delicate areas of the body.

VASER® LipoSelection exposes fat cells to ultrasound energy that gradually dissolves the unwanted fat, which is gently suctioned with a probe or cannula. VASER® LipoSelection requires less downtime compared to traditional liposuction treatments and can offer long-term results.

What Is MAsterTuck℠?

Eliminate localized fatty deposits around the midsection, flanks, and back with MAsterTuck℠! Dr. Asaadi pioneered MAsterTuck℠ to help patients attain a well-contoured physique, while also promoting skin tightening with the help of VASER® energy.

Compared to traditional liposuction, MAsterTuck℠ delivers significant skin retraction without the need for excision of the skin. Just like VASER® LipoSelection, MAsterTuck℠ uses a probe or cannula to emit ultrasound energy to liquefy surrounding fat cells.

Afterward, the liquefied fat is carefully removed from the body, leaving fibrous tissues intact. MAsterTuck℠ is a unique liposuction procedure that can achieve long-lasting results in truncal parts of the body!

Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about VASER® LipoSelection and MAsterTuck℠. Contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!

 

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Otoplasty For Prominent Ears

POSTED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 04, 2019 AT 9:41 AM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

Otoplasty, also notably known as ear surgery, can improve the symmetry and shape of misshapen or overly-large ears. Otoplasty is commonly performed on children and adolescents between the ages of 4 to 14 who suffer from protruding ears as a result from genetics or trauma. Learn more about otoplasty and how it can help you achieve facial balance.

The Benefits Of Otoplasty

Otoplasty can change the size, position, or proportion of your ears. Patients may consider otoplasty to:

  • Reshape overly-large ears that are disproportionate to your head
  • Reframe ears that fold over on the top
  • Repair protruded ears
  • Revise or improve upon results from a previous otoplasty surgery

There are many benefits of undergoing otoplasty. Ear surgery can address aesthetic concerns, improve ear shape, reduce ear size, and can help boost your overall confidence.

How Is Otoplasty Performed?

Otoplasty is often performed on children, but adults and teenagers may opt for the procedure as well. Otoplasty incorporates ear pinning to successfully reshape the ears and bring them closer to the head. A small and discreet incision will be made at the back of the ear to access the cartilage. This cartilage or soft tissue may be reshaped or re-sculpted for natural-looking results. Depending on your specific case, excess cartilage may be removed to alter the size or prominence of your ears.

 

Ear surgery can address outward-pointing ears or overly-large ears in adolescents and adults, helping to enhance your overall profile. Dr. Asaadi will discuss otoplasty with you to determine if ear surgery is right for you or your child.

Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about otoplasty surgery. Contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!

 

 

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