Category Archives: Body Contouring

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An unexpected side effect of COVID-19: A surge in cosmetic procedures

-by Lauren Andreacchi, Patient Consultant for Dr. William J. Koenig, double board-certified plastic surgeon This blog is not intended to ignore or diminish the ongoing health and financial difficulties that many are facing due to COVID-19.  Rather, it’s sole focus is on the trends that we are seeing in our practice in regards to continued and increased interest in cosmetic procedures during this new, unchartered season. Where we were As we sat in an all-staff virtual meeting in May, just months into the pandemic and while our physical office was closed, the question at the forefront of all of our … Continue reading

Answers to the Most Common Questions about Vaginal Rejuvenation

-by board-certified plastic surgeon Ashley N. Amalfi, MD So just what is Vaginal Rejuvenation? Many women just aren’t happy with the way they look…even down there.  We hear so many women talk about breast reduction, or breast augmentation surgery, but less so about what can be done to address genital concerns.  For many who are unhappy with the appearance of their labia majora (outer labial tissue) or their labia minora (inner labial tissue), labiaplasty surgery can offer correction.  Others have redundant or extra skin that hangs atop the clitoris and are more interested in clitoral hood reduction.  Regardless of the … Continue reading

What Are Stretch Marks, and What Can I Do to Get Rid of Them?

-by board-certified plastic surgeon Ashley N. Amalfi, MD What are stretch marks anyway? Stretch marks are a type of scar to the skin, sometimes referred to as striae by your doctor.   They are caused by a tear in the dermis, or the deeper layer of our skin, often from abrupt stretching of the tissue.  This rupture of the collagen and elastin leaves a permanent scar when it heals, and from the surface this develops into a visible stretch mark as we know it. When they first appear, stretch marks are very dark in color, often purple or red.  They can … Continue reading


– 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

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