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3 IN 5 WOMEN DON’T KNOW THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PLASTIC SURGEON AND A COSMETIC SURGEON

A new survey by RealSelf, the world’s largest online community dedicated to educating and sharing information about plastic surgery, has found that more than one in four (26%) women in the U.S. are currently considering a cosmetic procedure, yet nearly three in five (59%) women do not know there is a difference between a cosmetic surgeon and plastic surgeon. In addition, more than 8 in 10 women (84%) in the U.S. are unaware that medical professionals do not have to be board-certified in plastic surgery to perform surgical cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, rhinoplasty or breast augmentation. The report also … Continue reading

CHOOSING YOUR PLASTIC SURGEON: THE TOP 5 QUESTIONS TO ASK

Whether it’s a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty or facelift, plastic surgery has never been more accessible to improve your appearance and self-image. For many of our patients, their cosmetic procedure goes far beyond the physical changes and is truly a life-transforming experience. While plastic surgery is more popular than ever, it’s important to remember that all surgery carries some degree of risk and one of the most crucial elements of a successful outcome is your choice of surgeon. Expertise is everything Your surgeon’s experience, training and judgement will all impact the outcomes of your surgery, as will their openness … Continue reading

BIA-ALCL: BREAST IMPLANT SAFETY UPDATE

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a voluntary global recall of Allergan’s BIOCELL® textured breast implants due to its risk of breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a rare form of immune system cell cancer. It’s important to note that at this time the FDA does not recommend removal of these or other types of breast implants in patients who have no symptoms due to the low risk of developing BIA-ALCL. This recall does not affect Allergan’s NATRELLE® smooth or MICROCELL® breast implants. What is BIA-ALCL? BIA-ALCL is a rare and highly treatable type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that can … Continue reading

SPRING INTO YOUR SUMMER BODY

The temperature is finally starting to rise and the weather is getting more beautiful as each day passes. Before you know it, summer will be here and there is no better time to prepare for it than now. The majority of our patients consider breast enhancement for years before eventually taking the plunge.  Those same patients commonly report that the only regret they have following surgery is that they didn’t do it sooner. If you’ve been thinking about breast augmentation, read on to see why now is a great time to take the next step. What is the healing process … Continue reading

THE RHINOPLASTY DIARIES: AN INSIDE LOOK AT ONE PATIENT’S SURGICAL PROCESS | PART IV

Day 7: Today is the day I get my cast off and get to see my nose!  I’m excited but very nervous.  I have watched quite a few YouTube videos with patients that cry when they look in the mirror for the first time.  Some of them are happy and some of them hate their new nose.  I’ve learned that almost everyone eventually comes around and loves their result with sufficient time.  Rhinoplasty seems to demand patience which is tough since I like instant gratification.  However, when I made the decision to do this surgery, I also promised myself that … Continue reading

THE RHINOPLASTY DIARIES: AN INSIDE LOOK AT ONE PATIENT’S SURGICAL PROCESS | PART III

Day 3: I woke up feeling great because I had a good night’s sleep.  I did wake myself up on a few occasions with a dry mouth.  I just drank some water and went back to bed without any issues.  I can certainly feel more pressure in my face today but nothing that bad.  My biggest complaint would be that my front teeth are numb and I have some slight pain on my top row of teeth.  On a scale of 1 to 10, I would call it a 2.  It’s more annoying than painful. My bruising has dropped a … Continue reading

THE RHINOPLASTY DIARIES: AN INSIDE LOOK AT ONE PATIENT’S SURGICAL PROCESS | PART II

Day One: I was up a lot last night.  Since there is packing in my nose, I basically can’t use my nose to breathe so I have to breathe through my mouth.  That equates to dry mouth and very dry lips.  I have a few bottles of water on my nightstand along with a jar of Aquaphor that I apply several times an hour to my lips.  I also drank almost all of my water.  It may seem like overkill but I assure you it’s not.  I also have a humidifier by my bed to help with the moisture in … Continue reading

William J. Koenig, Double Board-Certified Breast and Body Plastic Surgeon, Earns Respected RealSelf Hall of Fame Award for High Patient Ratings and Ongoing Commitment to Consumer Education on RealSelf

ROCHESTER, N.Y., February 21, 2019 –  William J. Koenig has been named among the Top 1,000 Aesthetic Doctors on RealSelf. William J. Koenig is one of 1,000 board-certified doctors, and the only one in Rochester, New York, to be inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame, an honor recognizing the highest-rated and most active doctors on RealSelf, the leading online marketplace to learn about cosmetic treatments and connect with medical aesthetic providers.  For eight years, the annual RealSelf 100 and 500 awards recognized doctors with outstanding records of high patient ratings who have given back to the RealSelf community by … Continue reading

Quatela Center Salutes Foodlink’s Healthy Meals Program and their 40th Anniversary of Social Innovation

Hunger has no boundaries.  It affects millions of children, seniors and households in communities across the country.  Alarming new numbers were recently released about the number of people who go hungry in Rochester and its surrounding counties.  They show that more than 150,000 people in our ten-county region, including one in five children, are considered “food insecure;” meaning they have limited or uncertain access to adequate nutritious food.  Foodlink offers a suite of food access programs to provide a host of access points to nutritious and affordable food to underserved communities in Monroe, Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, … Continue reading

The Rhinoplasty Diaries: An Inside Look at One Patient’s Surgical Process | Part I

When researching a procedure or treatment, one of the most comforting pieces of information that you can find is a candid, real experience from someone who has been through it.  Lauren recently had a rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Quatela and wanted to share what the experience was like for her so that people who are thinking about rhinoplasty surgery can have a better idea of the overall experience.  Each patient’s results, experience, and recovery process are individual to their specific situation, however hearing from others on their journey is a valuable piece of the process.  Join us over the course … Continue reading

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