Plastic Surgery

Festoon Treatment NJ – How Under Eye Bags Are Treated

POSTED ON MONDAY, JUNE 08, 2020 AT 1:58 PM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

Under eye bags forming swollen areas around the lower eyelids can be caused by a genetic condition known as festoons, or malar bags. Festoons create puffy bags beneath the eyes, which can give you a tired, older-looking appearance. If you are looking to revitalize your look by treating your under eye bags, festoon treatment may take years off of your appearance and provide you with long-term, rejuvenating results.

A key component to treating festoons is correctly diagnosing the root cause. Many plastic surgeons misdiagnose under-eye bags, leading to short-term or dissatisfactory resolutions.

To combat misdiagnosis, Dr. Asaadi developed the “Botox® Test”. During the Botox® Test, a small amount of Botox® is injected into the area surrounding the eye, and the response is observed. If the appearance of malar mounds remains unchanged, this indicates they are caused by excess fat. If the appearance of festoons worsens however, this indicates that the root cause is most likely muscle laxity. Making this initial diagnosis allows for more precise treatment which can produce long-lasting improvements to the appearance of under-eye bags.

Depending upon your malar bag diagnosis, you may receive one of two treatments. If it is determined that your malar mounds are caused by excess fat deposits underneath the skin, these pockets of fat will be surgically removed. If your festoons are caused by muscle laxity, the ligaments of the surrounding eye muscles may be released to reduce the puffy appearance associated with festoons, and if beneficial, a portion of the muscle may be removed, and the remaining muscles reattached to a more stable area below the eyelid.

Festoon treatment is a difficult, highly individualized procedure, but when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon who understands your unique anatomy, treatment can provide long-term results with no need for further revision.

Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you have about festoon treatment, as well as our other facial rejuvenation procedures. Contact our New Jersey office at 913.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!


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Breast Augmentation NJ – What To Consider Before Breast Implant Surgery

POSTED ON THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020 AT 3:16 PM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

After pregnancy or weight fluctuations, many women may seek out breast augmentation surgery to improve their confidence, feel more youthful, or fit into clothing more comfortably. Breast augmentation surgery can improve the appearance of the breasts by enhancing their shape, size, and contours. Breast augmentation can also treat asymmetries in the breasts, creating a balanced, youthful look. Breast augmentation surgery is a highly individualized procedure however, and requires several considerations when searching for the right plastic surgeon.

Saline or Silicone Implants?

The two primary options for breast implants include silicone and saline implants. Silicone implants are filled with a silicone fluid which make any ruptures in the implant difficult to detect. Silicone implants require regular check-ups after breast augmentation surgery to ensure no ruptures or other issues occur during the life of the implant.

To prevent complications and to give the breasts a natural-looking shape and feel, Dr. Asaadi only uses saline implants in breast augmentation surgery. Saline implants are filled with a safe, sterile saltwater solution.

Prevent Capsular Contracture After Breast Augmentation

Dr. Asaadi utilizes the inframammary approach when placing breast implants. The saline implants are inserted through an incision placed discreetly under the natural crease of the breast, called the inframammary incision. In comparison to other incision methods, the inframammary approach reduces the risk of developing capsular contracture.

Submuscular Or Subglandular Breast Implant Placement?

Breast implant placement in breast augmentation surgery is also important to consider. Breast implants may be placed above or beneath the muscle. Dr. Asaadi uses the submuscular approach, where the implant is placed underneath the muscle. This placement produces more natural-looking results and also reduces the chance of interference during mammograms.

When performed by a plastic surgeon who understands your goals and individual anatomy, breast augmentation surgery can create long-term, natural-looking results.

Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about breast augmentation surgery, as well as our other breast enhancement procedures. Contact our New Jersey office at 913.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!


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Remove Stubborn Fat with the MAsterTuck Liposuction Procedure

POSTED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020 AT 10:23 AM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

Many people who struggle to lose weight or sculpt their bodies often notice pockets of fat that develop across their midsection, back, and sides. Oftentimes, fat cannot be targeted and eliminated through exercise and diet alone. When diet and exercise are not enough to eliminate stubborn areas of fat across the body, the MAsterTuck℠ liposuction procedure may be the solution for a firmer-looking physique.

Patented and performed solely by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi, MAsterTuck℠ uses the VASER® LipoSelection system to target and remove fat deposits around the midsection, flanks, and back.

The unique benefit of MAsterTuck℠ utilizing the VASER® Lipo System is that it can remove pockets of fat similarly to traditional liposuction, but does not create excess, drooping skin, sometimes seen from liposuction. The VASER® energy delivered during the MAsterTuck℠ procedure creates a tightening effect, encouraging a firm and smooth final contour and shape.

The MAsterTuck℠ procedure is performed by liquefying fat cells using ultrasound energy delivered through the VASER® Lipo cannula. The VASER® Lipo cannula is inserted beneath the skin through tiny incisions, and does not disrupt fibrous tissues, preventing the development of skin laxity.

The MAsterTuck℠ Procedure At A Glance:

  • May be right for you if you have struggled to eliminate localized fat deposits across your midsection despite dietary restrictions and exercising
  • Ideal candidates are not obese, but have localized deposits of fat they want to remove
  • Encourages skin tightening
  • Results can provide a firmer, more contoured appearance

The MAsterTuck℠ procedure can help you achieve long-lasting improvements to your body’s physique. Following the MAsterTuck℠ procedure, patients typically experience skin contraction for several months after surgery.

Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about MAsterTuck℠, as well as our other body contouring procedures. Contact our New Jersey office at 913.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you can request an appointment online today!


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When to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery in New Jersey

POSTED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020 AT 3:43 PM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

When considering breast reduction surgery, most women feel a number of emotions, ranging from anxiety to hopefulness. Undergoing a breast reduction can have a positive effect on your self-esteem and improve your overall quality of life. If you are experiencing pain or dissatisfaction as a result of your overly large breast size, breast reduction surgery may be for you.

Large breasts can cause chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain. Patients may also experience chronic rashes underneath the breasts. Additionally, large breasts can make it difficult to perform certain activities, such as exercise and daily chores. Some women find it difficult to fit into bras and clothing. These challenges have the potential to reduce confidence and lead to unhappiness and a negative self-image. Breast reduction surgery may be performed to help women reduce breast size and aid in the physical ailments that come along with overly large breasts.

Benefits of Undergoing Breast Reduction Surgery:

  • Alleviate pain in the back, neck, and shoulders
  • Eliminate discomfort when performing strenuous activities
  • Eliminate rashes and skin irritation underneath breasts
  • Fit in clothing more comfortably
  • Reshape, lift, and firm-up breasts

Breast reduction surgery can improve the shape, position, and size of the breasts to produce youthful, symmetrical results. During surgery, the nipple and areola are repositioned higher up the breast to maintain a balanced, natural-looking appearance, while excess fat, tissue, and skin are carefully removed to create symmetrical breasts and reduce scarring. Dr. Asaadi is meticulous to ensure the distance between the areola and inframammary line compliment the patient’s height, weight, and breast size. Additionally, utilizing the pedicle technique to reposition the nipple and areola ensures that breast sensitivity and breastfeeding functionality are conserved.

Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about breast reduction surgery, as well as our other breast enhancement procedures. Contact our New Jersey office at 913.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!


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Using Cosmetic Fillers to Achieve a More Youthful Appearance

POSTED ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 AT 5:10 PM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

With age comes a loss of elasticity and firmness of the skin. This manifests itself in our face with wrinkles, creases, and lines, especially in emotive areas, including around our mouth and eyes.

If you would like to reduce signs of aging, cosmetic fillers may help you achieve your goals.

Cosmetic fillers are designed to give the face a naturally fuller and firmer look by injecting hyaluronic acid into areas of depleted volume. Hyaluronic acid, which is produced naturally by the body, retains moisture, keeping the face plump and youthful.

As we age, our body produces less hyaluronic acid, resulting in looser and more wrinkled skin. Cosmetic fillers can restore some of this moisture, filling in wrinkles and creases for younger-looking skin.

Types of Cosmetic Fillers

Juvederm®: Juvederm® dermal filler is comprised of hyaluronic acid and can treat nasolabial folds, wrinkles, and fine lines.

Perlane®: Perlane® is a cosmetic filler that works deep into the skin to treat moderate-to-severe facial lines and folds.

Belotero®: Belotero® is a lighter dermal filler designed to create subtle, natural-looking results in the treatment of facial wrinkles, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and hollowed under-eyes.

Voluma®: Voluma® can treat hollowed cheeks by restoring volume, contours, and shape in the cheeks.

Volbella®: Volbella® cosmetic filler can volumize the lips and create a youthful appearance by smoothing out marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and lines around the mouth.

With so many cosmetic filler options, it is necessary you choose a plastic surgeon who understands your individual anatomy and goals. Dr. Asaadi will help you decide which treatment will work best for you, and assist you in achieving natural-looking results.

Cosmetic fillers can provide a quick facial rejuvenation without the downtime of surgery, or can be combined with surgical treatments for enhanced results. Changes in appearance can typically be seen in the weeks following treatment, with continuing results.

Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about cosmetic fillers, as well as our other facial rejuvenation treatments. Contact our New Jersey office at 913.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you request an appointment online today!


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