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Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery: About that Sitting Thing

Brazilian Butt Lift New York, NY | Dr. Z. Paul LorencWe are moving away from the widespread desire among women to substantially increase the projection and roundness of the buttocks. This waning trend, however, has not diminished interest in the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. The meticulous insertion of autologous fat into the buttocks remains beneficial for women who want to restore or obtain proportionate curvature to the backside of the body.

Proportions and curves are what BBL is all about. While patients can look forward to the final results from their procedure, the tiny detail that may stick them (and stand in the way of their surgery) is the sitting thing. It is common knowledge that patients are “not allowed” to sit for two weeks after Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. When you consider how often you may sit at this time in your life, the idea of not sitting for two whole weeks, and also not lying on your back, can be more than a little daunting.

Why so Strict?

In the first few weeks after Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, the primary objective is to let newly introduced fat cells make themselves at home in their new body part. There is significant value in the fat transfer technique, including lasting results. But to achieve those results, we’ve got to support the integration of harvested fat cells with those that have always lived across the backside. The direct pressure that occurs while sitting minimizes blood flow to the area, which can decrease the viability of those newly implanted cells. This is why the “no sitting rule.”

Patients can sit to use the bathroom without concern that they will damage their delicate new derriere padding. However, all another sitting should be avoided as much as possible. If necessary, one may sit for a short period using a proper cushion that takes pressure off of the buttocks and places it on the thighs.

Patients may walk as they feel comfortable after BBL surgery. Walking is good for the circulation that is needed for healing, and it inhibits the formation of blood clots in the legs due to inactivity. As the weeks pass after Brazilian Butt Lift, physical activity may be gradually increased in duration and intensity.

It takes between 3 and 6 months for harvested fat to fully stabilize in the buttocks after BBL surgery. Until that time, patients are encouraged to be gentle with their return to exercise and long periods of sitting.

We’re happy to answer your questions about Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. Contact our NYC office for a consultation.

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Brazilian Butt Lift: Let’s Talk about Healing

Brazilian Butt Lift NYC | Dr. Z. Paul LorencThe popularity of buttock augmentation is no secret. In the past few years, we have witnessed an increase in Brazilian Butt Lift procedures that has reached upwards of 30% just between 2014 and 2015. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has estimated that buttocks procedures were performed every 30 minutes of each day throughout that time frame. Here’s why . . .

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure that had been dreamed about, and joked about, for years. How many times have you had the thought “if only my doctor could take fat from here and put it there”? This is the essence of the BBL procedure and the beauty of it. By slimming and refining an area adjacent to the buttocks, the volumizing that takes place further enhanced.

So you want Brazilian Butt Lift

If you are interested in adding to your backside, a Brazilian Butt Lift could be an excellent idea. Moving forward doesn’t mean jumping right into pre-op counseling; it means contacting our Park City cosmetic surgery office for detailed information. This initial step allows us to understand your goals, and allows you to get to know our high standard of care in reinstating perkiness and sensuousness to your body profile. Finally, learning about BBL also means gaining pertinent information regarding recovery. Here is a brief outline.

Initial Post-Surgical Healing

There are two areas of interest after buttock augmentation using fat grafting. Initially, the harvest site from which fat cells have been extracted will appear bruised and swollen. Tenderness or soreness may also occur but are manageable with prescription medication. Usually, patients can switch to over-the-counter pain medication such as Tylenol after a day or two. This enables them to mitigate unpleasant side effects such as constipation.

Movement is encouraged as soon as it is comfortable. Walking may be resumed a day or two following BBL surgery. This also helps to reduce constipation caused by prescription medication. Additionally, walking increases circulation and the movement of fluid. The drainage of excess tumescent fluid may occur through incision points and does not indicate post-op complications.

Can you Stand it?

One of the seemingly peculiar post-surgical instructions for BBL patients is to avoid sitting. When you consider that sitting places hundreds of pounds of direct pressure on certain points of the buttocks, though, you can see how damaging sitting can be. Cells need several weeks to fully integrate with existing tissue. During this time, patients will need to place a pillow behind the knees to reduce direct pressure. Using a circular cushion may be the easiest way to adhere to this post-op directive.

There are numerous tiny details that need to be known before BBL treatment. Learn them all during your consultation with us. Call (212) 472-2900.

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Is your Age Really Under Wraps?

face procedures NYC | Dr. Z. Paul LorencMost people know not to ask a woman her age. For ages, this has been an unwelcome intrusion on privacy. Today, men and women alike prefer to keep their age under wraps. That is unless it is common for people to guess they are much younger than they are. Are you protective of your age, and interesting in making sure that certain indicators are not giving you away? We can help.

To maintain a youthful appearance need not involve cosmetic surgery. Not always. During a consultation in our Park Avenue cosmetic surgery office, you can discuss your ideal outcome with an experienced plastic surgeon with years of practice not only performing but also developing surgical procedures. Based on your preferences and the extent of improvement needed, a personal treatment plan can be developed. For optimal results, we look beyond the face to address other areas that may be inadvertently showing age.

The Neck

There is a lot of focus placed on facial rejuvenation. This makes sense because the face is the first feature that is observed as a representation of who you are. The neck is in such proximity, though, that smooth skin on the face may be quickly overridden by wrinkles and sagging on the neck. Horizontal lines may be diminished with Botox or other neuromodulator treatment. For an all-over improvement in tone, texture, and elasticity, patients may consider laser skin resurfacing or other sophisticated skin tightening technology.

The Hands

There comes the point where it is difficult to ignore the fact that aging has had an effect on our hands. The backs of the hands are similar to the cheeks; they are covered with fat pads that lie between the skin and underlying tendons and veins. With age, these fat pads thin out and disappear, making tendons and veins appear prominent. Hand rejuvenation is possible with dermal fillers or with fat injections. A short visit for hand rejuvenation can make a world of difference in decreasing the appearance of age.

The Brows

The brows are an important indicator of age that could be overlooked for a time. With age, the line of the brow often starts to droop on one side or the other. Symmetrical sagging makes the eyes appear heavy, tired, or angry. To resolve this issue, we may turn to Botox. This muscle-relaxing injectable, when strategically introduced to the area of the brow, can create a mild lift that opens the eyes for a refreshed, beautiful appearance.

For more information on anti-aging treatments, call (212) 472-2900.

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Is your Face Longing for some Attention?

facial rejuvenating Park Avenue, NYCIf you have ever sat down to hear Grandma or Grandpa tell stories, you may have heard the term “long in the tooth.” This phrase was an adage that was commonly stated when referring to an older individual. A person could be long in the tooth, exhibiting longer teeth as a result of gum recession. We don’t speak of such things today. Fortunately, modern dentistry has solutions that help people keep their teeth, and their gums, longer. As age affects the face, though, elongation is a prominent concern that arises.

Could you imagine if we began to refer to an older person as “long in the face?” Let’s just not. Instead, let’s look at what happens when we age, and what we can do about no matter how severe this drooping has become.

We’re talking about jowls, those pockets of skin and fatty tissue that seem to develop with extraordinary speed once we notice them. Jowls form along the jawline not because we have miraculously gained with in this area. The additional tissue that falls here had to come from somewhere; it came from the cheeks.

When collagen depletion progresses, the fat pads that round out the cheekbones slip and flatten. This volume loss degrades the foundation for the skin and superficial tissues. As this worsens, tissue from the cheeks down drops, landing squarely along the jaw.

Looking for Solutions

Jowls are a common concern. We cannot get around that completely, other than to learn how to promote healthy collagen as we age. In our Park Avenue office, several solutions can be found. These include:

  • Radiofrequency skin tightening treatments. We use ThermiSmooth and Pelleve.
  • BBL light treatments (said to help you age in reverse).
  • Laser skin resurfacing.
  • Dermal fillers to add volume to the cheeks, thus lifting the jawline.
  • Minimally-invasive techniques such as the Silhouette Instalift.
  • The surgical facelift was focusing on the mid-face.

Dr. Paul Lorenc is extensively trained and has refined his personal surgical techniques to give each patient the authentic beauty that naturally lives within. Learn more about facial rejuvenating procedures at (212) 472-2900.


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Not Sure What to do After a Facelift? We’ve got some Tips!

facelift Park Avenue, NYCFacelifts are nothing new. Men and women have been restoring a more youthful aesthetic at the hands of their trusted cosmetic surgeon for years. Even with the advent of innovative therapies, there is immense value to be found in the surgical facelift. No other procedure or treatment can achieve the same results, nor secure the longevity of them, quite like a facelift. The fact remains, though, that we continue to age after our initial step to reinstate youthfulness. But there’s hope.

What you do after a facelift, or even beforehand in the preparation for your procedure, will make a difference in how your skin ages after your procedure. The tips are simple.

Get Protective

Protective measures don’t have to mean proactive measures. You can start protecting your skin from future damage no matter where you are at the moment. The first way to do this is by purchasing some broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30. Then apply it every day. A pea-sized dollop is all you need to start your day. That is unless you will be in the sun. Then, that pea-sized dollop will need to be reapplied every couple of hours. Because UV light breaks down collagen, it is something you want to block at every turn.

Get some Zen

Zen is a buzzword. But there is value in it if you look closely. To be Zen means that you have developed ways to manage stress. This could be going for a walk or listening to music as much as it could be hitting that hot yoga class or meditating. Stress management is good for health because it can prevent the shortening of telomeres in the DNA which leads to premature cell damage and death and, thus, premature aging.

Get some Help

You’re not on your own in this journey of aging gracefully. The stars don’t do it without help, and neither should you. Facelift surgery is only one way to maintain a youthful appearance. In our aesthetic practice on Park Avenue in NYC, we perform everything from BBL treatments to laser skin resurfacing to injectables and much more to support healthy collagen production and supple skin.

Learn more about your options for facial rejuvenation. Call (212) 472-2900.

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Benefits of Laser Liposuction

Laser Liposuction NYC | Dr. Z Paul LorencLiposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that has been around for quite some time. Even before the process of fat removal had been refined, men and women continually expressed immense interest in this method of body sculpting. Today, there are a few different technologies that have become integral to the outcome of liposuction. Some surgeons use ultrasound or a mildly vibrating cannula. We use laser energy.

Laser liposuction is advantageous in 3 distinct ways. These include:

Minimal Invasiveness

To conduct the traditional liposuction procedure, it is necessary to use larger tubes to extract fat. More extensive movement is also required to reach the entire target area. This means a wider area of tissue disruption, which equates to more significant bruising and post-operative discomfort. Laser liposuction begins with targeted energy emissions. Laser energy is focused on fat cells in the surgical area, liquefying them very quickly. When fat cells are liquefied, they can be extracted through smaller tubes and with minimal tissue disruption.

Post-operative Recovery

Heat does more than liquefying fat cells before liposuction; it also has a positive effect on blood vessels across the surgical site. As the cannula moves through tissue, vessels are heated, which minimizes bleeding during the liposuction procedure. Instead of needing weeks to recover from surgery, patients who choose laser liposuction can often return to their normal routine (minus strenuous exercise) within a few days.

Better Body Contours

One of the unpleasant side effects that may occur after traditional liposuction is loose skin. The basic extraction of fat cells does nothing to remove or tighten what lies of subcutaneous tissue. That is unless the laser is involved. Just as laser energy heats the fat cells, and heats blood vessels, it also heats the collagen strands that run through the connective tissue beneath the skin. As these strands of protein contract, the surgical site becomes smoother, including overlying skin. This means a more sculpted appearance.

Our NYC cosmetic surgery office is located on Park Avenue. We would love to consult with you about liposuction or any other procedure that will allow you to experience ultimate confidence. Call (212) 472-2900.


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Need Volume? Consider your Options!

dermal fillers NYC | Dr. Z Paul LorencIn recent years, the whole idea of aging has been turned on its head. We don’t have to accept the consequences of age in the same manner our ancestors did. If you look at celebrities and reality television personalities for more than a few moments, you would think that we truly have found that proverbial fountain of youth. The changes that occur naturally can be immediately mitigated, or they can be corrected for the long-haul with an appropriate surgical procedure. Many of the patients whom we consult with are interested in how they can achieve the best results as quickly as possible. Let’s explore a couple of common options.

Fine-tuning Facial Volume

When we think of restoring volume to the face, we tend to go straight to dermal fillers. In fact, these natural or synthetic products are very well-suited to the early signs of aging. Nasolabial folds, smile lines, under eye puffiness, even a downward-pulled brow may be disguised with a boost of hyaluronic acid or synthetic granule of calcium hydroxylapatite. The latter substance does more than plump lines and areas of deflation; it also incites collagen production to enhance the longevity of results. Fine tuning with dermal fillers is an outstanding way to manage the early cosmetic concerns that arise with age. For more dramatic and lasting results, though, you may want to consider fat injections.

Fat: The Grand-Poobah of Facial Rejuvenation

Years ago, if a man or woman had more serious laxity and volume loss, a correction was available only in the form of a face lift. This procedure is still available, still popular, and better than ever. The reason being is the inclusion of fat introduction in the process. Fat injections can also be delivered on their own, as an alternative to a surgical facelift.

One of the common theories in medicine is that, whenever possible, like should be used to replace like. So, in aesthetic medicine, the loss of volume from fat depletion may be best addressed with autologous fat cells taken from your body. Fat cells introduced into an area such as the cheeks, the temples, the jawline, or under the eyes has the opportunity to receive blood flow. When it does, it integrates and becomes a permanent part of the facial structure. This is the primary advantage of fat injections for facial rejuvenation. Of course, we can’t forget to mention that another area of your body gets slimmed through the minor liposuction performed to harvest fat!

Would you like to determine how to achieve the results you want from cosmetic treatment? Call our NYC office at (212) 472-2900.



Liposuction, Check. Now What?

Liposuction | Paul LorencWhile there are now some ways to “lose” fat cells from just about any part of the body, liposuction remains the most efficient solution available. This body-sculpting procedure is performed in the office using minimal sedation and meticulous technique. The inclusion of laser technology aids in the end-result, including an expedited recovery. Still, something that patients should expect after liposuction is swelling; and this is an interesting side effect that isn’t likely to occur in the way you might expect.

Swelling isn’t there and gone.

When we think of post-surgical swelling, we tend to imagine a linear path to healing. As tissues recover from the disruption of liposuction, the appearance of the surgical site should progressively improve. This is the case, for the most part; but there is a caveat, and you should know about it. Swelling after liposuction does improve in a somewhat linear manner. You won’t go from less swelling to obviously bad swelling. However, you may notice that, as you start moving more, swelling “returns.” This is only a result of increased circulation and fluid movement, which should be eased with elevation.

Swelling takes it’s good, sweet time.

As anxious as you may be to see the ultimate, final result of liposuction, your body will do what it needs to do, and that means it will take all the time it needs to recover fully. Swelling is fortunately relatively short-lived regarding the most noticeable appearance. For the full extent of swelling to dissipate, though, can take up to a year.

Compression: make friends with it.

In the first weeks after liposuction, when swelling is most prominent, it is your compression garment that will provide you with the most relief. Compression is gentle and yet efficient at supporting tissue that has been agitated through the liposuction procedure.

Liposuction and post-surgical swelling go hand in hand; that’s just a natural pairing, there. However, there are several ways in which this procedure and the post-op instructions provided aim to minimize the various side effects of surgery. Using compression as needed, and easing back into physical activity (beyond walking) are two easy and efficient ways to manage swelling and comfort after liposuction.

Schedule a consultation

Do you have questions? We’re happy to schedule an appointment for you at our Plastic Surgery office in New York City, call (212) 472-2900 today!

Sometimes you Lose to Win

Weight Loss | Paul Lorenc NYIn most of life, losing just feels like losing. There are particular situations, though, in which we lose to win. Losing extra weight is an example. Losing negative thinking . . . You get the picture. Here, we want to point out the various ways in which women who undergo breast reduction surgery lose to win.

Lose attention to gain self-confidence.

This can feel a bit backward to some because we are often taught that getting attention from others feeds self-confidence. When that attention is unwarranted and focused solely on physical appearance, it doesn’t feel so great. Young women whose breasts develop to an excessive degree before adulthood often state that they feel embarrassed by the attention they get. This isn’t fair to any woman, and it is beyond her control – at least until she gets breast reduction surgery. Once this happens, it is character traits and personality that get the attention, not the body.

Lose breast size to gain harmony.

Ideally, breast fullness will harmonize with the fullness of the hips and the width of the shoulders. This is evident just by looking at common styles of clothing. A woman with large breasts isn’t “plus-size,” and yet she may struggle to find the right size to fit her disproportionate frame. Gaining harmony means looking better, and it also means having more options to dress as you’d like.

Lose fullness to gain health.

There is only minimal evidence that points to a link between breast cancer and large breast size. There is substantially greater data that says large breasts can impede health and wellness just by getting in the way – speaking. Activities like dancing, running, and even working out with weights can feel uncomfortable when the breasts are difficult to support. From this standpoint, it makes sense to say that reducing breast size could have a positive effect on overall health and well-being.

Learn more about breast reduction by scheduling a personal consultation in our Park Ave. Plastic surgery office. Call (212) 472-2900.



Do you know All that you Need to know about Lip Augmentation?

Lip Enhancement NYC | Lip InjectionsThey say “the eyes have it,” but we think there is much more to this story! To have a naturally beautiful face means that the various parts of the whole play well together. The nose and the lips and the cheeks should all create contours that draw the eye in. As you may know, we aren’t all born with such features. And, even if we do develop with luscious lips that turn up just enough at the corners, the volume and line of the mouth will change over time. This is when you turn to your trusted NYC plastic surgeon for help, and this is when Dr. Lorenc may turn to dermal fillers to get the job done.

What You Need To Know About Lip Augmentation

Have you thought about having lip injections, but hesitated? Let’s talk about some of the aspects of treatment that don’t often get discussed.

  • If we had a nickel for every time, we heard the name Kylie used to describe a pair of desirable lips, well, you know . . . The point is, it is oh-so-common to turn to real-life images of women (or men) we admire to explain how we want to look. This is only a piece of the puzzle. Yes, we want to get the best possible idea of your desired outcome. At the same time, we want you to realize that Kylie’s lips may not look good on your face. They’re Kylie’s lips!
  • We will customize your treatment to your face. This is how Dr. Lorenc obtains such gorgeous results. The fullness and curvature of your lips will, after treatment, play off of your other facial features, as well as the overall structure of your face; it’s roundness and length. In taking care to observe all of your assets, we can artfully extract your inner beauty.
  • Is it the idea of the pain that is stopping you? There is a slew of innovative treatments used today in place of cosmetic surgery, but patients are finding that they are not without their down-sides. Injections can sound uncomfortable, and, for some, they are. If you’re concerned about discomfort, do not be shy. A brief touch of an ice cube to your lips before treatment can do a lot to mitigate the pinch of injections.

We greatly enjoy bringing more beauty into the world, one face at a time. To schedule your lip injections with Dr. Lorenc, call (212) 472-2900.