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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

The Non-Surgical Butt Lift | Now Available at the Quatela Center

The Non-Surgical Butt Lift | Now Available at the Quatela Center Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William Koenig is pleased to now offer the Non-Surgical Butt Lift.  This new treatment, made popular by the Kardashian’s plastic surgeon, is a great option for patients that would prefer to not have surgery and are looking for subtle lift and volume to the buttocks area.  The treatment is performed with Sculptra, which is an FDA-approved injectable filler that helps to stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production and increases volume gradually over time to enhance the shape of the buttock area. How does … 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

Q Beauty Awards Results

The results are in!  Thank you to everyone who participated in our first annual Q Beauty Awards.  The answers that we received from you, our partners in beauty, are invaluable. The overwhelming trend that we found was that people are well-rounded in their choice of skincare and beauty products.  Brand loyalty remains for products, however each person does not use the same brand for all of their skin, hair, and beauty needs.  A healthy mix-and-match of what works best for each person’s particular preferences was evident in the answers provided. For favorite injectable treatment and one of the top beauty … Continue reading

Top Trends for 2017

Ready to put your best face forward for the new year?  If so, do it with confidence.  Learn more about some of the newest beauty breakthroughs in facial cosmetic trends for 2017. Early Intervention/Prejuvenation Begin maintenance programs in your 20’s and put the brakes on aging before it starts Botox®, injectable fillers, corrective skin care treatments, and sunblock in your 20’s and 30’s Judicial treatment when you are young prolongs the need for surgery Small enhancements and tweaks maintain naturalness Lip Enhancements Introducing Volbella® FDA-approved to provide lip fullness and soften appearance of lines around the mouth with results lasting … Continue reading

Am I allergic to my breasts?

You may have seen the recent news about actress Stephanie March’s breast augmentation journey which indicates that it is possible to be allergic to breast implants.  But is that true?  When it comes to putting an implant into your body, patients have many questions regarding safety, and the likelihood of an allergic reaction is one concern. In our own practice, Dr. Koenig has had patients ask if indeed they can develop an allergy to their implant.  He assures his patients that this is extremely rare.  Breast implants are made of silicone, a bio-compatible material, meaning the material itself is not … Continue reading

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