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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

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

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