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botox miami beach south beachBotox – An Overview

With the growing need to have fresh and youthful looking skin, people are turning to cosmetic surgery to achieve that much wanted skin. Those who are not willing to go through the pain of major surgery, choose to get Botox treatments instead. It has quickly gained popularity in the world of cosmetic surgery and enhancements.

Botox, or Botulinum Toxin Type A, is a neurotoxin, which can be injected in facial muscles to reduce the look of wrinkles, frown lines and more. It is known to reduce wrinkles by up to 80 percent, and the results are instantaneous.

Wrinkles can start to develop on your face due to constant use of facial muscles while smiling and frowning. Exposure to sun, and aging are also contributing factors in the development of wrinkles. Botox works by hindering nerve impulses in the muscle in which it is injected. This also prohibits the surrounding facial muscles from contracting. The result is a smoother looking skin, without wrinkles.

Botox is quickly becoming popular because of its ability to give instant results without the patient having to go through a surgical procedure. There have been incidents, however, involving incorrect administration of Botox, which leads to patients with “frozen” faces, and shiny foreheads. Although Botox does not involve a surgical procedure it is always a safe bet to consult a plastic surgeon for the treatment. Dr. Jason Shapiro, a physician practicing in Miami, FL helps with professional administration of Botox

How is Botox Beneficial?

Botox can be beneficial not just in terms of facial enhancements, but also for other problems. For those who suffer from hyperhidrosis – a condition, which causes excessive sweating –injecting Botox in the underarms can lessen the sweating. Apart from this, it can also reduce crow’s feet, wrinkles on the forehead and chest, creases on lower and upper lips along with the neck. When injected in the right muscles, Botox can slow down the aging process in patients by reducing the development of dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles develop over time due to the effects of facial expressions.

Botox Procedure

The treatment itself takes a little over 20 minutes, and can be performed in the doctor’s office. After the treatment you can get back to your daily routine. You will start noticing the results a week after your treatment. The results usually last for 3-7 months, after which you can choose to go through the treatment again. To enhance the effects of Botox, other skin treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion can also be performed.

When you decide to undergo a Botox treatment, contact a plastic surgeon for the procedure. If you live in and around Miami Beach, South Beach or Fort Lauderdale, contact Dr. Jason Shapiro, or Dr. Jeffery R. LaGrasso. They can help you with your concerns. Dr. Shapiro is the Medical Director at Tribeca Medaesthetics. Along with his staff, he can sit and discuss with you the various treatments that are available and recommend ones that will be beneficial to your skin.

See Rhinoplasty (Nose Job Surgery) Before and After Photos

Rhinoplasty can be a seemingly minor cosmetic surgery procedure to many people, but it is an intricate surgery that can have a significant impact on a person’s appearance. It is important for a patient to understand how rhinoplasty will improve their facial profile before they go ahead with the surgery.

An experienced plastic surgeon will try to ensure that a new patient is educated about all aspects of nose surgery at the time of initial consultation. Tribeca provide’s this surgery to patients in Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding communities.

What are Rhinoplasty Before and After Pictures?

Before and after pictures in case of rhinoplasty refer to a pair or group of images pertaining to an earlier patient who has received a nose surgery treatment successfully. The pictures include images taken prior to the surgery and after the surgery at a time when the swelling and bruising has been resolved completely and full effects have appeared.

The pictures are taken with the patient’s consent and in a discreet manner. The goal of the plastic surgeon is to use these pictures to educate new patients about various aspects of rhinoplasty. The pictures serve as a visual tool to show to the patients about the potential effectiveness of rhinoplasty.


A new patient of rhinoplasty may only have a vague idea of what the procedure can or cannot do for them. The patient may be unhappy with the appearance of the nose, but the condition may need a minor nose job, or a major nose reconstructive surgery, or somewhere in between. Sometimes the surgeon may recommend a combination of nose surgery and chin augmentation, or another facial surgery procedure. It can become difficult for a patient to choose the most appropriate cosmetic surgery treatment approach.

This is where rhinoplasty before and after pictures can prove to be beneficial. Dr. Shapiro tries to provide these pictures to the patients for almost every surgical procedure, including rhinoplasty to their patients at the time of the initial consultation. Patients in Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive state of the art treatments at their practice.

Being Realistic about Rhinoplasty

In any plastic surgery procedure, the best satisfaction levels can usually be achieved when the patient has a positive frame of mind, well defined aesthetic goals and realistic expectations. If the patient forms wrong expectations about the procedure, it can result in disappointment later on, even if the surgery has been performed quite successfully.

Such unsavory situations can be avoided whether the plastic surgeon makes use of rhinoplasty before and after images. It helps ensure that the patient clearly understands what the procedure can or cannot do for them.

Digital Photos

The plastic surgeon may also provide before and after pictures for rhinoplasty and other procedure on their practice website. New patients can simply access these photos online and review them before even they make up their mind to visit the surgeon’s office for a consultation.


Miami Beach, South Beach Rhinoplasty Nose Job Surgery, Plastic SurgeryMany people who are considering whether to opt for nose surgery may have a number of concerns and queries on their mind about the procedure. The plastic surgeon will try to address these issues at the time of initial consultation. Dr. Jason Shapiro and Dr. Jeffery LaGrasso ensure that their patients in Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and other places receive a clear idea about various aspects of a cosmetic surgery procedure. Here is a list of FAQ about rhinoplasty that should provide basic answers to some of the common questions about this surgery.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, popularly known as nose surgery or a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to improve or enhance the size, shape or appearance of the nose in proportion to the rest of the face. The procedure may sometimes involve only a minor surgery such as removing a little bump from the nose bridge, or sharpening a slightly flat nose tip. In other cases, the procedure may involve major surgery such as nose reconstruction, implants, or grafting.

Who is a suitable candidate for a nose job?

Any adult or even a teenager with a fully developed face may be a suitable candidate for a nose surgery if they are bothered by the appearance of the nose. An experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Shapiro or Dr. Shapiro will examine the patient’s general health, history of previous surgeries, facial anatomy, and personal aesthetic goals before recommending a nose surgery. Patients in Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and other areas may receive rhinoplasty and other procedures at their practice.

Can rhinoplasty address functional issues of the nose?

If the patient experiences breathing obstruction or other functional issues of the nose, it may be possible to correct them with rhinoplasty. Sometimes both aesthetic and functional issues may be improved together in a single procedure. In most cases, a patient of rhinoplasty will be able to find relief from nasal congestion following a successful rhinoplasty procedure. If rhinoplasty is performed only for functional corrections, and not as a cosmetic surgery, the cost may be covered, fully or partially, by the patient’s health insurance provider.

Is it possible to achieve a balanced profile with rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is one of the key procedures involved when a patient wants to achieve a more balanced facial profile. The procedure usually includes a combination of both rhinoplasty and chin augmentation. The right balance must be achieved between the two to ensure an overall desirable outcome.

Does rhinoplasty involve general anesthesia?

Rhinoplasty may be performed using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia. The surgeon will take this decision depending on the circumstances of an individual case. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis.

How much downtime is expected in a rhinoplasty?

Following a rhinoplasty, the nose will be in a cast for about five to seven days. The stitches and the cast may be removed together after this period. Most patients are able to go back to work after a week. Strenuous activities should be avoided for at least a month to allow for complete healing.

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 liposuction surgeryLiposuction is one of the most effective cosmetic surgery procedures for fat reduction and body contouring. Dr. Jason Shapiro, board certified in internal medicine, and Dr. Jeffery LaGrasso, a board certified plastic surgeon, provide liposuction and other procedures to their patients in Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and other areas. Here is a list of FAQ on liposuction that should help address some of the common concerns and queries of patients with regard to liposuction.

What is liposuction surgery?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at enhancing the body’s contour by suctioning out excess fat deposits in specific areas of the body. Unwanted fat pockets can accumulate between the skin and the muscle, even if the patient has an overall moderate weight. Such localized fat deposits can be stubborn and may not go away with diet and exercise. A plastic surgeon may recommend liposuction surgery to get rid of unwanted fats and regain a smoother and more attractive body contour.

Why does body fat occur?

Specific fat pockets in certain areas of the body such as hips, thighs, abdomen, neck, arms, calves, cheeks, and other areas may develop due to genetic factors, sedentary lifestyle or other factors. In case of women, these fat pockets may also occur following a pregnancy. The localized fats occur gradually, and they may not be resolved by dieting or exercise. This is where liposuction can prove to an effective surgery to restore a shapely and smooth contour.

What does the liposuction procedure involve?

Liposuction procedure may be performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation as an outpatient surgery. The procedure involves the application of a slim steel tube called a cannula. It is inserted through small skin incisions to dislodge the deeper layers of targeted fats. The unwanted fat cells are suctioned out through a specialized suction pump. The incisions are then closed with sutures, and an improved body contour is achieved.

What is tumescent liposuction?

Tumescent technique is one of the more popular surgical techniques to perform liposuction. The technique achieves conservative yet effective results with local anesthesia. It can successfully remove large amounts of unwanted fat with minimal or no blood loss. That makes it safer as well as less painful treatment approach with reduced downtime.

What other techniques of liposuction are available?

Liposuction procedure may be performed with the traditional suction technique, tumescent technique, or with the help of innovative support systems such ultrasound or laser assisted liposuction. The plastic surgeon will consider various factors such as the patient’s health condition, areas to be treated and their personal aesthetic goals before recommending the most appropriate treatment approach.

Dr. Shapiro and Dr. Shapiro will evaluate a candidate carefully and discuss the pros and cons of all treatment options with their patients in Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas.

Are the results of liposuction long lasting?

In a sense, the results of liposuction are permanent because the fat cells that are once removed through liposuction will not grow back. However, liposuction is not a substitute for dieting and exercise, and results can be sustained for the long term when the patient maintains a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

Rhinoplasty is one of the intricate cosmetic surgery procedures that can have a significant impact on the overall facial appearance. The procedure must be performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon to ensure the desired results in a safe and predictable manner.

See All Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos

Dr. Jason A. Shapiro and our board certified plastic surgeons provides nose surgery to patients in Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding areas. The surgeon will discuss the cost aspects of rhinoplasty during the initial consultation to help the patient make an informed decision.

Variable Costs

The costs of rhinoplasty can vary significantly from one practice to another, and also from one patient to another at the same practice. The nature and extent of surgery will differ between two patients depending on their facial anatomy and aesthetic goals. Some patients may only need a minor improvement such as removing a slight bump from the nose bridge. In some cases, major procedures may be involved such as cartilage grafting or synthetic implants.

Sometimes the procedure may also involve correction of functional anomalies along with aesthetic improvements. The cost in each case may differ according to the length and complexity of a particular case. Ethnic rhinoplasty procedures may also cost slightly differently depending on the unique needs of the patient. If rhinoplasty surgery is combined with another facial procedure such as chin implants to achieve more harmonious outcomes, the cost may go up.

Other Cost Factors 

The following factors can also influence the overall cost of rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery between two practices.

Where the Practice is Located

The living costs can vary between two places, which will impact the average cost of most types of products and services, including rhinoplasty surgery. For instance, the cost of a nose job in Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas might be different from the cost of the same procedure in Philadelphia.

Plastic Surgeon’s Fee

The plastic surgeon may charge a fee depending on their qualifications, experience and recognition in the field of nose surgery. Patients should ideally choose the most appropriate surgeon for their needs. A procedure such as rhinoplasty requires specialization and experience, and the priority should be to get it done from a board certified surgeon with rhinoplasty experience.

Anesthesia and Operating Facility Costs

The surgeon may decide to perform rhinoplasty using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia. The anesthesiologist’s fee may vary according to their skills and experience. An advanced operating facility providing the latest technologies and personalized care and service from an experienced staff may cost slightly more than an average operating room.

Average Costs

According the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the average cost of rhinoplasty in the United States in 2012 was $4,493. However, this cost did not include the costs of anesthesia, operating room costs and other expenses. The ASPS also clarified that the cost would vary from one practice to another depending on several factors. The procedure may be fully or partially covered by health insurance only if it is performed to correct any functional aberrations of the nose.

shutterstock_126247211Recovery in case of liposuction cosmetic surgery can vary from one patient to another because it is a highly customizable procedure. An experienced plastic surgeon will discuss the recovery aspect with the patient during the initial consultation. Dr. Jason Shapiro and Dr. Jeffery LaGrasso ensure that their patients in Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas are made aware of all aspects of the procedure, including the recovery process and downtime involved. This helps them make an informed decision about liposuction and other surgeries.

Immediately after Surgery

How fast a patient recovers from liposuction will depend on the extent of surgery, the location of the treated area, what type of anesthesia has been used, how effectively the cosmetic surgeon has performed the procedure, and the patient’s natural healing ability. In case the surgery is performed using general anesthesia, some patients may have to stay overnight at the hospital. However, most patients will be allowed to go back home the same day within a few hours after the procedure. Patients should arrange for a friend or relative who can drive them back home after surgery, and preferably stay over for 24 hours for assistance. The plastic surgeon may provide antibiotics immediately after the surgery to reduce the risk of infection. Mild pain relieving medication may also be prescribed for a few days to keep the patient comfortable. Anemic patients may need iron supplements for a few days. Following the cosmetic surgery, the patient will be given a set of instructions related to post-op care at home, particularly until the stitches are removed.

First Week

The treated area will be wrapped in bandages or fitted with an elasticated support corset to minimize bruising and swelling. It should be worn for the first week and, in some cases, for several weeks as per the surgeon’s advice. Bruising in the treated area can be expected for the first few days. If the treated area is large, the bruising can be more severe. Bruising and swelling may last for several weeks, but will begin to subside gradually after the first week. The treated area may feel numb immediately after the surgery. It may take a total of about two months for the numbness to disappear completely. If a single or small area has been treated for liposuction, the patient should be ready to go back to work after a week. In other cases, it may take 10 to 14 days of downtime. Dr. Shapiro and Dr. Shapiro provide detailed post-op guidance to their patients in Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and other areas to ensure safe and efficient recovery.

Long-term Recovery

Complete swelling and bruising may vanish in about two to three months in most cases. Subtle changes and improvements will be noticeable during this period, but full results of liposuction will become visible only once the swelling is gone completely. Patients should follow the surgeon’s instructions regarding how to care for the treated site, what medications to take to reduce the risk of infection, and when to visit the surgeon for post-op checkups.

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at improving the size or shape of the nose. The procedure may be performed by a plastic surgeon for nasal aesthetic enhancement or functional correction or both. Dr. Jason A. Shapiro and our board certified plastic surgeons provide rhinoplasty to patients in Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding areas.

Need for Nose Surgery

Nose is a central and prominent part of the face. Even a minor anomaly in the appearance of the nose can affect the overall aesthetic appeal of the face. In some cases, the patient may have very proportionate and attractive facial features, except the nose. The nasal tip may be broad or the nose bridge may have conspicuous bump. Sometimes the nose may be crooked or the overall size of the nose may be larger or smaller in comparison to the rest of the face.

Such aesthetic aberrations can have an impact on the facial appearance, and rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery is an effective procedure to correct these conditions. Rhinoplasty may also be performed if the patient suffers from functional conditions such as obstruction in breathing through the nostrils. Dr. Shapiro and Dr. Shapiro adopt the latest and proven rhinoplasty techniques to provide effective solutions to such conditions. Patients in Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and other areas have an opportunity to receive treatment at their state of the art practice.

Who is a Suitable Candidate?

A plastic surgeon will examine the general health condition, previous surgeries, facial anatomy and personal aesthetic goals of a patient before recommending rhinoplasty. Anyone who is bothered by the shape, size, or overall appearance of their nose may be a fantastic candidate for this surgery.

In some cases, people who suffer from breathing obstruction or other functional anomalies may also benefit from rhinoplasty. Patients should have a positive outlook, clear aesthetic goals and realistic expectations to achieve satisfactory results. Outstanding and appropriate candidates will be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking several weeks prior to the surgery.

Nose Surgery Procedure

Rhinoplasty surgery may be performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, as the case may be. The procedure begins with the surgeon making a tiny incision in a discreet position inside or outside the nose. When the surgery is performed from inside the nose, the scars will not be visible outside. Even when the scar is made outside, it is placed discreetly in the soft cartilage area between the nostrils.

The procedure may involve cartilage grafting, synthetic implants or other techniques, depending on the aesthetic needs of a particular case. Common aesthetic requests in rhinoplasty include sharpening of the nasal tip, removing bumps from the nasal bridge, or increasing or reducing the size of the nose to bring it in harmony with rest of the facial features.


Most patients are likely to experience mild pain in the treated area for the first few days. The patient may have to wear a cast on the nose for the first week. As the swelling and bruising resolves over the first few weeks, the full effects of the rhinoplasty will become visible and remarkable.

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