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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

What You Need to Know About Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

If you’re considering undergoing rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, surgery you may have a ton of questions about surgical options and what to expect before and after surgery. Read below for some basic information about nasal surgery and answers to some of these questions. What is a rhinoplasty? A rhinoplasty, also known as a ”nose job,” is a surgery that alters the outer shape of your nose. Typically during the surgery the surgeon will also perform a septoplasty which is a procedure that straightens the inner wall that separates the right side of your nose from the left. Thus, a rhinoplasty … Continue reading

11 Things You Need to Know about Breast Lift Surgery

Written by Dr. Emese Kalnoki, board certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery and body contouring procedures I was doing some research online about breast lift surgery and came across some blogs written about the procedure.  One blog in particular stuck out – the OC Mom Blog about a “Girlfriends Guide to a Breast Lift.”  The misinformation in this article was astounding.  As a plastic surgeon, I was dismayed at the falsehoods that are being purported as truths.  And this wasn’t the only one.  I actually laughed out loud (yes, did a true LOL!) at some of … Continue reading

Summer Surgery | Why You Don’t Need to Wait

Summer.  Such a longed for and short-lived joy here in Rochester and Western New York.  Most of us have lists of outdoor activities that we want to squeeze in during these fleeting weeks of warm weather.  Your plastic surgery plans may have been pushed aside by these sunny days, but summer is as good a time as any to pursue cosmetic procedures.  It’s a common misconception among patients that surgery cannot be done during the summer months, when in reality, the time of year will not affect surgical outcomes or your healing process. Are you a teacher or someone who … Continue reading

Capsular Contracture: The Best Patient is an Informed Patient

Have you been wary of breast implants due to hearing about capsular contracture?  Wondering what it really means for you as a patient?  At the Quatela Center, we feel that an informed patient is the best patient.  Read below for more information on this condition and to learn how Dr. Koenig operates to ensure the lowest possible occurrence of this common complication. Capsular contracture is scar tissue that can form around breast implants which may cause the breasts to harden, or to look and feel different, often causing discomfort.  Capsular contracture occurs when internal scar tissue forms a tight or … Continue reading

What’s a Reverse Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tucks are one of the most popular procedures among mothers who are looking to achieve the body contour they had before having children. This procedure can also help address skin laxity in people who have experienced significant weight loss and want to remove excess abdominal skin. Recently, the “reverse tummy tuck” has surfaced on cosmetic surgery websites and many people may wonder how it differs from a traditional tummy tuck. While a traditional tummy tuck will address skin laxity in both the upper and lower abdomen, the reverse tummy tuck addresses skin laxity of the upper abdomen only. This … Continue reading

This New Year, Find the Best Version of Yourself

We’ve all seen it, the popular slogan during this time of year, “New Year, New You!”  But according to Statistic Brain, of the 41% of Americans who usually make New Year’s resolutions, only 9% of them feel they have succeeded at their resolutions.  So this year, let’s not focus on a whole new you, but instead on working toward the more attainable goal of finding the best version of yourself. When you think of something that you want to change about yourself, what is the first thing that comes to mind?  Finally updating your haircut/style, toning muscle, eating more “clean,” … Continue reading

Will breast augmentation affect breastfeeding?

The choice to breastfeed is an extremely personal decision and is something that many women feel very strongly about.  Many will go to great lengths to ensure their ability to breastfeed their baby is not hindered because they believe in its benefits.  As a result, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. William Koenig of the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery, is regularly asked about how cosmetic breast procedures may potentially affect this.  Breast augmentation is not only his most popular procedure, but is also the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States. According to the American Society of Plastic … Continue reading

Give the Perfect Gift this Holiday Season

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones?  Want to share your love of beauty with family and friends?  As part of our Q VIP Program, the Quatela Center is pleased to offer an exclusive holiday gift card special.  From now until December 23rd, receive a complimentary $20 gift card* for every $100 gift card purchased.  Gift cards can be used toward injectable treatments, retail products or surgical procedures with Dr. William Koenig and Dr. Vito Quatela. Gift cards are the perfect way to give a personalized gift to loved ones with full confidence that they can get … Continue reading

Save the Date | Upcoming Events at Q

Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 6pm Seminar with Dr. Vito C. Quatela | Start Your Personal Beauty for Life Plan for the New Year Enjoy an intimate evening at the Lindsay House with Dr. Vito Quatela as he discusses the three principles of aging and how each is addressed throughout our 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, and beyond.  Learn more about state-of-the-art non-surgical and surgical options for facial aging and how to create a customized beauty plan for every step of your facial aging journey. Limited seating available.  Call 244.1000 today to reserve your seat. Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6pm The … Continue reading

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