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Non-Surgical Procedures for Aging Elegantly in NJ

Aging gracefully — we all want to do it, but how do we make sure it actually happens? Well, Dr. Monica Tadros is here to help! Monica Tadros, MD FACS, Dual Board Certified in ENT & Facial Plastics briefly discusses Aging Gracefully. As our faces change with aging, we notice our skin begins to wrinkle and the creases around our eyes and mouth begin to deepen. Having performed thousands of filler injections in New Jersey, as well as internationally, for over a decade, Dr. Tadors is a seasoned expertise injecting just about every “safe” filler and rejuvenation product available on the market. The best part? Dr. Tadros knows just how to get rid of frown lines, crows-feet, smile lines and other signs of aging using non-surgical options, such as FDA-approved facial dermal fillers & cosmetic injectables including Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Perlane, Juvéderm Ultra & Ultra-Plus, Belotero, Radiesse and Sculptra. “We’ll always have surgical options but a lot of my patients in New York and New Jersey ask me about non-surgical options and thankfully, we have plenty of those,” explains Dr. Tadros. “So, when we’re talking about smile lines, and frown lines, and crow’s feet, we’re actually talking about the muscle and not really the skin. When we look at tailoring a treatment, we look at skin, we look at wrinkles, we look at volume, and of the three, the most profound is improving volume. Because, when someone looks at you, it’s really the shape of your face, the balance of the facial proportions that really make us look young.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR3j8ov_6IE Want to learn more about non-surgical cosmetic injectables in NJ? Just give Dr. Tadros a call at 201-771-8151!

NJ Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tadros Discusses the Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Whether you’re looking to change the appearance of your nose or improve your breathing, there’s a lot of reasons why many people opt for Rhinoplasty surgery, and according to New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Dr. Monica Tadros, who specializes in sinus surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, there’s even more benefits! “It’s a really interesting way to bring plastics and functional surgery together,” Dr. Tadros explains when asked what she likes most about Rhinoplasty. “I think it’s something that a lot of my patients actually suffer from. Everyone knows someone who complains of not being able to breathe well, or not sleeping well because they have to turn over a lot. All of these things sort of come together, and they come together in my practice often.” “A lot of patients will come to me and they’ll ask me about fixing their nose, because maybe they’ve broken it or maybe they don’t like the way it looks exactly. It’s really hard to articulate sometimes why you want to change something, and then you look further and you see that patients aren’t breathing well, or they’re not sleeping well at night. There’s just a lot of differences that they haven’t put their finger on because they’ve just had to live with this for so long that it became natural to them.” “When a patient comes in for an aesthetic consultation about their nose, they’re mostly concerned about looks, and sometimes patients are also concerned about other things such as breathing issues or underlying problems with their sinuses, allergies, or things of that nature. But it’s really that we have a good discussion and a thorough evaluation of what the patient’s symptoms are and what could happen after a rhinoplasty. I’ll sit with a patient and we’ll talk about the concept of form and function. It’s really important to educate patients so that they realize rhinoplasty itself is changing the outside of the nose but it’s similar to taking a house and just making it smaller. So if you’ve changed the outside, it could look very beautiful but you want to make sure that everything underneath is also working properly. “ “When I look at an aesthetic rhinoplasty and I see what is beautiful in a nose, we’ll find that many times a nose that is so beautiful is actually based on sound structure. And that sound structure helps us breathe better, feel better, and look better.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r2U7XTxrsI   To schedule your Rhinoplasty consultation, just give Dr. Tadros a call at 201-771-8151 today!

Propel Implant For Polyps Featured on BuzzFeed

Originally seen on BuzzFeed...

Nearly 35 million Americans suffer from sinus disease each year.

Those with allergies or asthma can form polyps in the sinuses, increasing congestion, sinus pressure, nasal drainage and sleep discomfort without any classic signs of infection. Polyps can grow slowly and silently in the sinuses and be mistaken for nasal allergies. Although these types of polyps never become cancerous, sinus polyps may become aggressive and remodel the facial bones from the inside out, putting pressure most commonly in the eye, cheek and forehead areas.

Sinus polyps are commonly aggravated to grow by dysregulation of the body’s immune response. For this reason, the anti-inflammatory and immune suppressing effects of steroid medication are often used to help treat polyps. However, high doses of oral steroid medications are not advised for chronic use because of their numerous side effects. In some cases, polyps may be caused by fungal infections that may actually be worsened by antibiotics or oral steroid medications, and should be evaluated by an ENT physician.

Implanting The Propel Solution

Propel is a steroid-impregnated, medicated device that Dr. Monica Tadros uses to help treat polyps and prevent them from returning. The dissolvable implant is temporary, lasting up to 30 days and does not require removal because it is self-absorbed by the body. It looks like a soft interlacing spiderweb that expands just where you need it in the sinus cavity, allowing for the mometasone steroid medication to be delivered continuously to the problem areas over a 30 day period of time. The benefits of local delivery eliminate the unwanted side effects of oral steroid medications and allow for higher doses of steroid medication to be delivered directly into the polyp tissue.

The PROPEL system leverages Sustained Release Technology, which allows for local, sustained drug delivery directly to the sinus mucosa. Mometasone furoate is embedded in a highly customized polymer, which controls the release of drug over time as the implant dissolves. The self-expanding nature of PROPEL ensures the implant props open the cavity and apposes the tissue to maximize targeted drug delivery. The biggest problem that polyp patients suffer is recurrence of the sinus polyps, especially if the underlying inflammatory cause cannot be corrected. Having to endure numerous surgeries to remove polyps that come back is not uncommon. Dr. Monica Tadros now uses Propel as a simple, painless non-surgical office procedure that takes minutes under local anesthesia to help melt polyps away.
 

Happy Halloween: Dr. Tadros Speaks On The Best Plastic Surgery Horror Movie Makeovers

8 PLASTIC SURGERY MAKEOVERS FOR HORROR MOVIE CELEBS

Originally featured on Zwivel here... With Halloween just around the corner, we asked cosmetic procedure experts who their favorite horror movie characters are, and what makeovers they would perform to help them reveal their true inner and outer beauty.

Pennywise the Clown

Pennywise is a real beauty product snob – you’ll never catch him using pharmacy-bought concealer, lipstick, or hair dye. And have you seen his perfectly shaped eyebrows? Fierce! This guy knows his stuff. It’s just too bad he lost most of his hair hundreds of years ago. pennywise Beauty fix: hair transplantation Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure which moves hair follicles from one part of the body to another. The grafts are usually taken from the back of the head, where the follicles are more resistant to balding, and brought to the front. Modern hair transplant techniques mimic the hair’s natural flow and orientation, says Philadelphia hair restoration surgeon Jennifer Tran. That messy, straight-outta-bed hair style kids are wearing these days? Totally doable, Pennywise!

Freddy Krueger

Freddy Kruger wins points for accessorizing his casual chic look with a color-coordinated green fedora that matches his sweater stripes, skin-tight leather pants, knee-high black boots, and a bespoke glove armed with razor claws. Unfortunately, the third degree burns on his face are what most people remember him for.
freddy krueger
“And don’t forget your sunscreen!”
Beauty fix: scar therapy Although no scar can be “erased” permanently, in some cases Z-Plasty and skin grafting can help reduce the appearance of scars and restore function to severely affected areas. Z-plasty repositions damaged flaps so that they follow the natural lines and creases of the skin, while skin grafting uses sections of tissue from healthy, undamaged areas. Assuming that Freddy’s burns don’t cover his entire body, this might be the best option for him. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Babak Dadvand also suggests laser resurfacing treatments to smooth out the appearance of Freddy’s face, and possibly fat grafting for the more damaged areas.

Wolf Man

Sorry Wolf Man, the bearded lumbersexual look is out. The modern-day dandy look is what’s in now, and manscaping is a huge part of it. wolfman Beauty fix: laser hair removal Laser hair removal techniques have progressed in leaps and bounds over recent years. Using new, powerful machines, hair follicles can be targeted with highly concentrated pulses of light, which are attracted to the hair pigment while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. This is an ideal treatment for patients like Wolf Man with dark, coarse hair and a fair complexion. However, multiple laser treatments would be required – ideally once every full moon for several months – to provide the best results.

Frankenstein’s Monster

“Frankenstein could use a brow lift and upper eyelid ptosis repair,” says Dr. Babak Dadvand. “These procedures would help minimize the heaviness around his eyes and help give him a more relaxed appearance.” New York plastic surgeon Dr. Monica Tadros agrees. “Ptosis of the eyelid happens when the muscle just can’t pull the eye up enough to see the iris,” says Dr. Tadros. “Some people refer to this as always having half mast ‘bedroom eyes’.”
Beauty fix: brow lift, eyelid surgery Eyelid ptosis repair would help Frankenstein fix that fatigued, I-just-came-back-from-the-dead look. “A standard blepharoplasty would do Frankenstein more harm than good, because he has heavy eyebrows and no droopy extra skin to remove! In fact, taking out this needed skin would have the opposite effect, pulling the eyebrows down instead of the eyelids up,” explains Dr. Tadros. Performed in conjunction with a brow lift, this would truly open up his eyes and give his face a more fresh, youthful appearance.

Hellraiser’s Pinhead

Seriously, who is this guy’s aesthetician? Bob Vila? Someone needs to tell him that you can’t stimulate collagen growth with a nail gun. hellraiser Beauty fix: microneedling Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries on the skin, sending signals to the brain to produce collagen and elastin in the epidermis. This helps improve skin texture, reduce scars, and tighten pores, explains New Jersey Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Melissa Giordano. Microneedling can be done using a device called a dermaroller, which looks a little like prickly little lint remover, or a microneedling pen, which comes with a disposable tip containing 12 microscopic needles.

Leatherface

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface wears masks made of human skin harvested from hitchhikers and wayward motorists. Why? Because he’s trying to achieve his aesthetic goals. leatherface Beauty fix: the facelift Listen, Leatherface – your DIY / arts and craft approach to facial rejuvenation will only get you so far. A real facelift is what you need to reduce visible signs of aging. Here’s how it’s done: incisions are made in the hairline at the temples, around the ear, and in the lower scalp. The skin is then raised, tissue and muscle underneath are tightened, and unnecessary fat and skin is removed. Texas has some the most respected and highly-trained facelift surgeons in the country. Do yourself a favor and book a consultation!

Regan Teresa MacNeil

Regan’s skin care regimen starts with an exorcism, and ends at the medical spa. exorcist Beauty fix: microdermabrasion There’s no amount of prayer that’ll completely heal Regan’s festering wounds and restore a healthy, youthful radiance to her skin. Microdermabrasion will do miracles, though: after exfoliating crystals have been used to remove the outer layer of the skin, a holy water topical infusion can be applied to stimulate new collagen growth and help prevent further outbreaks.

Nosferatu

This Dracula wannabe is known for his pale skin, sharp fangs, and pointed ears – all issues that can be addressed through cosmetic procedures. nosferatu Beauty fix: otoplasty, odontoplasty, and PRP injections Ears reshaping – also known as otoplasty – consists in improving the shape, position or proportion of the ears’ cartilaginous framework. Incisions are usually made on the back of the ear, and non-removable sutures are used to secure the cartilage in place. “The art of otoplasty is more than just pinning the ears back,” says Dr. Tadros. “During otoplasty, oddly shaped ears can be recontoured and oversized or pointy ears can be made smaller. In the case of Nosferatu, trimming his pointy ears, rounding them forward and pinning them back might just give this legendary vampire a change of heart.” Tooth recontouring, or odontoplasty, would allow Nosferatu to change the shape and length of his fangs. During this process, the surface enamel is removed with the help of a sanding disc or fine diamond bur. As for Nosferatu’s pale complexion and sunken cheeks, Dr. Dadvand suggests platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, also known as the vampire facelift (seriously, it’s a thing). “PRP injections add volume, treat fine lines and wrinkles, and brighten your complexion to give it a healthy glow,” says Dr. Dadvand.

NYC Surgeon Discusses Seasonal Allergies & Sinus Solutions on New Theory

Park Ave. Surgeon Dr. Monica Tadros discusses the correlation between Fall Allergy Symptoms and their relationship to chronic sinus problems. Dr. Tadros specializes in rhinoplasty, sinus surgery, and plastic surgery. Her signature approach blends how certain medical conditions may affect your vibrancy, appearance and quality of life. Puffy eyes, a congested nose, sneezing, wheezing and hives: are all symptoms of recurrent reactions and sensitivity towards the change of weather. Many individuals use hay fever as a colloquial term for these periodic allergies and the inflammation of the nose and airways. Although allergy symptoms become more common during the autumn months, they should not be ignored as they have a tendency to increase the impact of an individual’s chances of developing serious sinusitis. EFFECTS OF SEASONAL ALLERGIES
SymptomsColdAirborne Allergy
CoughCommonSometimes
General Aches, PainsSlightNever
Fatigue, WeaknessSometimesSometimes
Itchy EyesRare or NeverSometimes
Puffy EyesNeverCommon
SneezingSometimesSometimes
Sore ThroatCommonSometimes
Runny NoseCommonCommon
Stuffy NoseCommonCommon
FeverRareNever
Duration3 to 14 daysWeeks (for example, 6 weeks for ragweed or grass pollen seasons)
Treatment
  • Antihistamines
  • Decongestants
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Holistic remedies
  • Saline washes
  • Medicated Rinses
  • Antihistamines
  • Nasal steroids
  • Decongestants
Prevention
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with a cold
  • Avoid those things that you are allergic to, such as pollen, house dust mites, mold, pet dander, cockroaches
  • Seek evaluation for protracted symptoms which may indicate nasal and/or sinus blockage
  In more frequent or severe cases of sinus infections, Dr. Monica Tadros not only recommends, but also specializes in a procedure known as In-office Balloon Sinuplasty. The main goal is to restore normal sinus drainage within the nasal system as it repairs mucous circulation. This incision-free procedure will help improve the issues and relieve the conditions that bring on the sinus infection, working to correct sinus blockage and puffy eyes. It may be performed alone as a simple in office sinus dilation procedure or in conjunction with surgery in more complicated cases. Unlike a typical sinus operation, this method is performed by going through the nostrils with a small balloon catheter to help open up the obstructed nasal passages. Dr. Tadros performs this in office procedure under local anesthesia for many sinus sufferers. This alternative option is best for individuals who are hesitant to undergo an invasive technique since there is very little bleeding, only minor discomfort, no incisions, and patients may return to regular day-to-day activities within 24 hours. This advanced balloon sinuplasty technology allows for the use of real time CT scans to precisely navigate your sinuses in 3-D. This technology was only previously available for more invasive surgeries under general anesthesia, but now Dr. Tadros performs 3-D CT navigational balloon sinuplasty safely and comfortably in the office setting. Dr. Monica Tadros focuses on the most advanced innovations and solutions to ease seasonal allergies permanently, promoting both aesthetic form and function through a wide variety of rhinoplasty and treatments. For more information behind Balloon Sinuplasty or to interview Dr. Monica Tadros regarding the latest revolutionary strategies to cure all of the signs of allergies or other functional concerns, please contact our media experts or schedule a consultation today to learn more about treating your puffy eyes, seasonal allergies or sinus condition. About Dr. Monica Tadros MD, FACS Dr. Monica Tadros is a distinguished Facial Plastic Surgeon & Reconstructive Surgeon and Educator. She has offices located on Park Avenue in Manhattan and in Bergen County, New Jersey. Dr. Tadros specializes in rhinoplasty, sinus surgery, sleep apnea and plastic surgery in NJ and NYC. She is one of a small number of surgeons to attain dual board certification in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has combined the two specialties in her unique practice of aesthetic medicine. She was appointed the Director of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Asst. Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the prestigious Columbia University. Learn more about her by visiting her main page on her website at www.drmonicattadros.com.
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