Alan Matarasso

Alan Matarasso
Lenox Hill Hospital · Plastic Surgeon

MD, FACS, PC

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Liposuction is the most common procedure in plastic surgery and becoming increasingly common in male patients. Recently, liposuction has evolved from a procedure whose goal was primarily fat extraction, to one that sculpts tissue with the goal of enhancing muscular definition. The popularity of high-definition liposuction has increased rapidly due...
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Although body contouring has long been considered a female-dominated market, growing popularity among men has led to shifting market focus. The increase in male body contouring surgery has been fueled by increased recognition of its safety and efficacy, decreased stigma via social media awareness, and increasing desire among men who seek to remain...
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Abdominoplasty techniques have evolved with our improved understanding of vascular anatomy, tissue mechanics, and patient preferences. As a result, today, surgeons are well equipped with an armamentarium of evidence-based techniques and adjuncts that safely and effectively address abdominal lipodystrophy, skin flaccidity, and myofascial laxity. Abd...
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Statistics reflect that pregnancies are occurring at a later age, multiple births are becoming more common, and a sizeable population-with a keen interest in nutrition, fitness, and a continued desire to retain a youthful figure-is aging. Consequently, postpartum reshaping is a priority for many women, enough so that the phrase "mommy makeover" has...
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: Nuvaring (Organon, Kenilworth, NJ) is a vaginal contraception ring inserted by the patient. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2001 for the prevention of pregnancy. The intent of this paper is to increase the awareness of Nuvaring among plastic surgeons, and to explore the risks associated with its use. We report the cases of...
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Abdominoplasty and breast surgery are frequently appealing to patients as combined procedures. The practice of combining abdominoplasty with other procedures originates from abdominoplasty performed in conjunction with intraabdominal or gynecologic surgery. Initially, the focus of combined surgery was on ensuring safety and minimizing local (e.g.,...
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Patients requesting abdominoplasty often have concomitant umbilical hernias and may request simultaneous treatment. The vascularity of the umbilicus is potentially at risk during these combined procedures. In this study, the authors present a technique for treating umbilical hernias at the time of abdominoplasty surgery using the Ventralex hernia p...
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Level of Evidence V This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each submission to which Evidence-Based Medicine rankings are applicable. This excludes Review Articles, Book Reviews, and manuscripts that concern Basic Science, Animal Studies, Cadaver Studies, and Experimental Studies. For a full description of these Evidence-Ba...
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The authors present a review of pain management in body-contouring surgery. They also provide personal perspectives and recommendations given the senior author's (A.M.) extensive experience with body-contouring procedures. A review of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative considerations is discussed.
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Examination of abdominal contour surgery candidates permits categorization of patients (the abdominolipoplasty system of classification and treatment) according to their treatable soft tissue layers of skin, fat, and muscle into the appropriate treatment level. Typically, postpartum abdominal wall changes are most thoroughly addressed by abdominopl...
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Since its introduction by Illouz and others over 30 years ago, suction-assisted lipectomy/liposuction/lipoplasty has evolved tremendously and has developed into one of the most popular procedures in aesthetic plastic surgery. Liposuction is an effective procedure employed to treat localized adipose deposits in patients not suffering from generalize...
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Background: Surgeon observation suggested that mastopexy alone resulted in decreased cup size. The purpose of this investigation was to assess change in cup size in women undergoing mastopexy alone. Methods: A retrospective review of a single surgeon's experience from February of 2002 to May of 2011 was completed. Patients underwent mastopexy al...
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Isolated surgery of the neck without a facelift is increasingly in demand and a satisfying option for patients concerned with the aging appearance of the neck. It seems to be requested frequently in men and women and in patients who are satisfied with nonsurgical rejuvenation of the midface or who want to avoid preauricular scars of a facelift oper...
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Limited data exist in the literature regarding the general incidence of secondary abdominal contour procedures and secondary abdominoplasty (excluding revisions) or specific recommendations for surgical management of these patients. The authors performed a retrospective chart review of 562 patients who underwent abdominal contouring procedures (lip...
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After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Perform preoperative assessment and patient selection for liposuction surgeries. 2. Explain the differences among the various types of anesthesia and wetting solutions used in liposuction. 3. Identify the available literature about skin-tightening procedures. 4. Convey to patients th...
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Goals/Purpose: There is limited data in the literature regarding the general incidence of complete secondary abdominal contour procedures or specific recommendations for surgical management of these patients. Methods/Technique: We performed a retrospective chart review of 562 patients who underwent abdominal contouring procedures (liposuction, mod...
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Increasing numbers of women are seeking correction of labial hypertrophy for aesthetic and/or functional reasons. It is therefore important for plastic surgeons to become familiar with labioplasty surgical techniques. The authors review the history and current status of labioplasty surgery for practicing plastic surgeons, with particular emphasis o...
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The introduction of liposuction in the 1980s permanently altered the landscape of body contour surgery. The abdomen became a ''group'' of contour procedures that were referred to as the abdominolipoplasty system of classification and treatment (Types I-IV). This article describes a full (Type IV) abdominoplasty with or without liposuction is perfor...
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The key points to remember about abobotulinumtoxinA are as follows: BoNTA-ABO (abobotulinumtoxinA [Dysport]; Medicis Aesthetics, Scottsdale, AZ) and BoNTA-ONA (onabotulinumtoxin A [Botox Cosmetic]; Allergan, Irvine, CA) are both derivatives of botulinum toxin A produced from different strains of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum through proprieta...
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The first part of this article familiarizes the reader with the evolution of mesotherapy, injection lipolysis, and the use of phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate for subcutaneous fat reduction. There is an emphasis on the underlying basic science of fat metabolism and the biochemistry of phosphatidylcholine, so that practitioners will be able to u...
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There has been an increase in nonsurgical interventions for facial rejuvenation since 2001, which can be attributed to an increase in the use of injectable fillers, volumizers, and biostimulators for soft tissue augmentation. The efficacy and duration of these products depend on their mode of operation, site of injection, and composition. Semiperma...
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Modified sutures have been developed and are currently being used in closed and open facial rejuvenation procedures. In addition, these sutures have applications in body contouring procedures and wound closure. The indications and efficacy of these sutures continue to evolve.
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Traditional postoperative management of patients undergoing abdominoplasty has involved withholding food until patients demonstrate evidence of bowel activity. No literature exists to support this practice, however, and with the expanding trend toward ambulatory abdominoplasty, early feeding may obviate, at least partially, the need for postoperati...
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Background: According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's 2004 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank, during the last 7 years, the number of abdominoplasty procedures performed has increased 344 percent. A national report on abdominoplasty has not been since 1977. Grazer and Goldwyn's study reflects the preliposuction era of abdom...
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According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's 2004 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank, during the last 7 years, the number of abdominoplasty procedures performed has increased 344 percent. A national report on abdominoplasty has not been since 1977. Grazer and Goldwyn's study reflects the preliposuction era of abdominal contour...
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The author performs buccal fat pad excision to improve facial contour in some patients with buccal lipodystrophy and to treat buccal fat pad pseudoherniation. He recommends an intraoral approach, taking care not to pull on the fat pad and resecting only that which protrudes easily with gentle pressure.
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Surgical science continues to increase the options available to an individual seeking an improved abdominal contour. Appropriately applied, abdominal-contouring procedures offer significant aesthetic improvements and result in a high level of patient satisfaction. Liposuction is one procedure in a continuum of techniques available for addressing ab...
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Neither tissue sealants nor short-scar face-lift incisions are new concepts in plastic surgery; however, their routine application together in a large series of patients may be. The short scar face-lift allows all face-lift patients to avoid any hair-bearing incisions; consequently, alopecia and hairline abnormalities are eliminated, as are thicken...
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A retrospective chart review of 400 abdominal contour operations produced a series of 24 patients who underwent both their primary and then their secondary abdominal contour surgeries with the senior author (Matarasso). The majority of patients were classified and treated according to the abdominoplasty classification system previously described; h...
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Despite meticulous wound care and surgical technique, hypertrophic and keloid scars continue to develop in certain patients. Efforts to inhibit scar formation have included the use of several agents that target essential mediators of the wound healing process. In this study, we investigate the effect of Scarguard (Redrock Laboratories, Great Neck,...
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Men have a larger body surface area, distinguishing physical characteristics, and unique aesthetic concerns that present a different therapeutic challenge from women. The primary area of disappointment in males is the inability to alter the intra-abdominal submuscular fat compartment where fat redistributes with advancing age, resulting in enlarged...
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Las inyecciones de la exotoxina botulínica A se han utilizado con éxito en el tratamiento de las afecciones neuromusculares y con el fin de mejorar la hiperactividad muscular y las arrugas dinámicas del tercio superior de la cara. Aplicando estos principios, ampliamos su utilización al tratamiento del envejecimiento del cuello (bandas hipertróficas...
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Various complications of rhytidectomy have been well described. Although there have been reports of traumatic pseudoaneurysm formation after cosmetic surgery, none has concerned rhytidectomy. We report the first known case of a superficial temporal artery pseudoaneurysm that ostensibly developed 3 months after a face lift. Pseudoaneurysm is an infr...
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The differential diagnosis of cheek masses can include any component that arises from the region or that metastasizes to it. Given the array of potential anomalies that can present in this area and their clinical implications, an early diagnosis is essential. This report describes a condition observed in a series of patients with abnormal positioni...
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Bone erosion below silicone rubber implants is a well-known sequela, occurring in a majority of patients undergoing augmentation genioplasty. It is generally considered to be self-limiting and with minimal adverse consequences. However, if bone erosion progresses to the extent to which teeth are jeopardized or alterations in sensibility of the ment...
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As aesthetic surgeons, we have an interest not only in the appearance of our patients but also in their general health. Obesity undeniably has a great impact on both. As radical but effective procedures to treat obesity become more common, as is happening now, our surgical expertise in treating the after-effects of massive weight loss will be in gr...
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Traditionally, lower lid blepharoplasty has been confined to a choice of skin or skin-muscle flap transcutaneous blepharoplasty. In the past decade, in particular, various new techniques and technologies have emerged, altering our ability to treat the lower eyelids. These techniques include transconjunctival blepharoplasty, a variety of canthopexy...
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Statistics published by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery report a 48% increase in cosmetic procedures for 2000-2001 and a 14% increase for rhytidectomies alone. Patients aged 35 to 50 account for 30.2% of all rhytidectomies performed. Many of these patients undergo secondary rhytidectomy. We investigated differences between patien...
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Procedures that minimize the resultant scars while achieving comparable results are preferred by patients and greatly enhance their overall satisfaction. Suction mammaplasty--and indeed all short-scar procedures that are performed on the breast, face, and body--rely to variable degrees on harnessing the under-appreciated capability of the skin to s...
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Botulinum toxin, the causative agent of botulism, a descending muscle paralysis as a result of food poisoning, was identified in 1897.(1) It is a cytoplasmic toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, an obligate anaerobic bacterium. The first clinical application of botulinum toxin was described by Scott et al.(2) when investigating nonsurgical trea...
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The purpose of this survey was to assess trends in brow lifting philosophy, techniques, and complications. This is the second of a three-part survey; the first part reported on complications with face lift techniques, and the final report will address practice management issues, including facility and ancillary procedures. Surveys were sent to 3800...
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Despite the paucity of literature on male abdominal contour surgery, recent trends suggests that contouring of the male abdomen has become more common. The male abdomen can be evaluated according to the abdominolipoplasty system of classification and treatment used in females. However, despite this, differences exist between males and females in th...
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Ptotic and/or prominent axillary folds are frequently encountered in aesthetic surgical practice and are associated with breast ptosis and involution. The object of the study was to provide a framework for assessment, treatment, and outcomes after treatment of primary axillary fold prominence using suction-assisted lipectomy.The results found that...
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A thick nostril is a disturbing deformity and one for which surgeons and patients may be reluctant to employ the traditional "piece of pie" skin excisions commonly described. As an alternative in selected circumstances, a method of internally thinning the nostril rim using an alar base groove incision known as alar rim excision is presented. An ala...
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Immediate breast reconstruction with the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap after skin-sparing mastectomy is becoming an increasingly performed procedure in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ, early invasive breast cancer, and prophylactic mastectomy. Through a periareolar approach, it is possible to remove the breast pare...
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There is general agreement that when discussing surgery with the prospective rhinoplasty patient, one may also include discussion of the chin because of the important interrelationship between these two regions. It is apparent that on the profile-lateral view, the four prominences-the forehead, nose, chin, and neck-balance and complement one anothe...
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Inactivation of the orbicularis oculi muscle by chemodenervation with botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Allergan, Inc., Irvine, Calif.) as a sole procedure or in conjunction with blepharoplasty has proved to be a reliable method to improve the appearance of the periocular area. Botox has the unique and ideal characteristic in that, with repeated use,...
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Background: Many patients who seek “abdominal” contour surgery also desire improvement of areas of the torso adjacent to the abdomen, such as the flanks and back rolls. Objective: We propose a classification of the abdomen into distinct aesthetic units and report on a series of cases in which this classification was used, with special emphasis on o...
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1 +Illouz YG.Body contouring by lipolysis: a 5-year experience with over 3000 cases. Plast Reconstr Surg.1983;72:591-597.2 +American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. ASAPS 1998 statistics on cosmetic surgery.Available at: http://www.surgery.org/statistics.html#1999. Accessed December 20, 2000.3 +New ASPRS plastic surgery statistics show cosme...
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The authors discuss why Botox is their preferred nonsurgical treatment for lateral canthal rhytids, or crow's-feet. Three or 4 injections are spaced at 1.0- to 1.5-cm intervals beginning immediately beneath the lateral edge of the eyebrow and extending down to the lateral infraorbital rim. Complications are infrequent and can usually be avoided wit...

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