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Q & A WITH DR. QUATELA

Dr. Vito C. Quatela is known the world over for his surgical expertise in facial plastic surgery and for his life-changing HUGS Foundation charity. Here are a few everyday things you may not know about this extraordinary man: What’s a typical day for you?  5 am workout 6 am shower 7:30 am surgery (3-4 cases; my favorites are rhinoplasty, facelift and otoplasty procedures) When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Always a surgeon, for as long as I can remember. What are your favorite hobbies? Fly fishing, music, astronomy, gardening. What is … Continue reading

IS BREAST IMPLANT ILLNESS REAL? HERE ARE THE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the U.S. Breast implants have been used since the 1960s and are one of the most heavily scrutinized and investigated medical devices in history. The types of implants available today, combined with continual refinement of breast augmentation surgery, make the procedure more reliable than ever before. All surgery, however, carries some risk and both regulatory agencies and practitioners continue to ensure the safety of the patient remains paramount. There has recently been renewed discussion surrounding the safety of silicone implants, in large part stemming from the global recall of Allergan’s … Continue reading

YOUR BMI AND COSMETIC SURGERY

– By double-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. William Koenig Maintaining a healthy weight is essential to your health, but did you know that it also has an effect on the risks of surgery, results, and healing?  Cosmetic surgery procedures are mostly elective but they are still major medical procedures which carry some risk, especially when using anesthesia.  Therefore, it is critical that patients meet certain criteria before undergoing a procedure. One of the most important criteria is a patient’s body mass index, or BMI. A BMI is the relationship between a person’s height and weight. Studies show that BMI is … Continue reading

IS THAT TAN TRULY A HEALTHY GLOW?

– BY FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON DR. HEATHER LEE Sun exposure is one of the dominant factors responsible for many of the visible signs of aging. According to the World Health Authority, up to 90% of the visible changes commonly attributed to aging may be caused by sun exposure. In other words, how young or old you look for your age has a lot to do with how much sun exposure you’ve sustained over the years. Cumulative sun exposure can cause adverse cosmetic changes but more importantly also increase the risk of developing skin cancers. Cosmetic concerns include changes to skin … Continue reading

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

It’s Time to Get in the Know….

Do you want the latest news and advances in the cosmetic industry from experts you can trust? We have just the fix for you. The Quatela Center is excited to announce our very first in-house publication, Q Magazine. Created to offer you informative articles on the latest in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures from head to toe, articles are curated from the expertise of board-certified surgeons Dr. Vito C. Quatela and Dr. William J. Koenig. If you’re ready for insider information at your fingertips, download your very own e-book.

Announcing the #takeaQfrommom Contest Winner

The Quatela Center was honored to take part in helping to celebrate all of the moms and mother-like figures in your lives this Mother’s Day!  To those of you who shared the lessons about beauty and how these women are each beautiful, thank you!  Your photos and words were thoughtful and truly displayed the importance of these relationships and the deep connection between women that fosters positive ideals about beauty, inside and out. We are excited to announce and send a special congratulations to the winner of the #takeaQfrommom Mother’s Day contest, Cheri Marie!  Her photo and written entry (included below) was selected by … Continue reading

Join Us for a Facial Aging Seminar on April 18th

READY TO UPDATE YOUR LOOK FOR SPRING?  If signs of facial aging are getting you down, it’s time to learn about your options. Join Dr. Vito Quatela on Monday, April 18th at 6pm for a seminar to learn everything you need to know about state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical treatments for facial aging. Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP by Friday, April 15th. Call the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery at 244.1000 to reserve your seat. *If you are unable to attend this event due to scheduling conflicts and are interested in learning more about facial aging treatments, speak to one … Continue reading

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