Saturday, October 8, 2016

Is It Time for a Lift?

Mastopexy, otherwise known more popularly as breast lift, is one of the most common procedures at Star Plastic Surgery. The Breast Lift helps combat the droopy look of your breasts that comes with aging.

Deflated-looking breasts, due to pregnancy, breastfeeding and hereditary factors, will also be corrected with mastopexy at Star Plastic Surgery. If you want to have added volume, a silicone or saline implant can give you that added lift factor.

One of our board-certified plastic surgeons can assess which type of breast lift would be best suited for your specific needs. With minimal surgery time and a simple recovery plan, you too can reap the lifted benefits.

You'll feel much more confident in your favorite blouse, bra, t-shirt and especially a bathing suit. All will fit and feel better. Don't put off mastoexy (breast lift) any longer. The time is right for you and for this procedure to make your breasts look like they did when you were a teenager.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with myself of one of our board certified cosmetic surgeons today at Star Plastic Surgery in Novi, Michigan. Call (248) 735-3800 today or visit us on the web at our brand new website at

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tips for Maintaining Your Cosmetic Surgery Results

Anyone who has cosmetic surgery wants to make sure their investment pays off.

Cosmetic surgery procedures at Star Plastic Surgery have very high patient satisfaction rates. Most patients are thrilled with their results for many years after surgery as well. Believe it or not, the surgeon isn't 100% responsible for your long term results.

You also have a responsibility in maintaining the long term results of your cosmetic surgery. You have to stay in shape, ensure healthy lifestyle habits and continue to take the advice of the doctor.

There are definitely some things you can do to successfully maintain your results for the months and years to come. Below, we present some recommendations:

Fitness and Exercise
Body contouring procedures can transform your curves, providing a more pleasing and proportionate look. While the results may seem magical, the look you see now can only last if you remain at a healthy weight. For instance, fat removal procedures such as liposuction will permanently rid you of targeted fat cells, but if you gain weight, you will see it in other areas as remaining fat cells expand. It’s even more important to keep your weight within a stable range if you’ve had a surgical lifting procedure (such as tummy tuck or body lift)—you’ll want to avoid stretching your skin again and nullifying the improvements you worked hard to achieve.

Sunscreen and Sun Protection
Immediately after your procedure, proper care makes a big difference in scarring. And as time goes by, great skin care will help your results look as good or better than ever. Scarring is a necessary aspect of many surgeries and while your surgeon will take care to place your incisions where they can be most easily hidden, making sure they heal optimally and fade nicely over time is partially in your hands. First, it is critical to follow any postoperative activity restrictions; these rules will help you avoid straining your scars, which could cause them to become wider or more visible. Secondly, be sure to protect your incisions in the sun by covering them or using sunscreen, keep the area clean, and use the topical scar care creams and ointments recommended by your doctor.

Healthy Lifestyle Habits
What you put in and on your body not only impacts your surgical results, it can make a huge difference in your overall health. We require patients to quit smoking tobacco for at least a few weeks before and after surgery. Nicotine greatly impacts your body’s ability to heal, resulting in prolonged recovery times and, potentially, complications that can lead to pain, bleeding, and more visible scarring. Excessive alcohol consumption is another pitfall you’ll want to avoid; there are a number of health drawbacks to overdoing it when it comes to drinking. Healthy eating habits are critical as well.

I'm glad you've made the wise investment of cosmetic surgery... now, it's important to remember that post-surgery you have a share in the continued success of your procedure.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Get That Flat Belly You've Dreamed Of

Women want a flat bellies of course. Who wouldn't? If you look at the cover of any magazine or see Hollywood celebrities, you know that they all have flat bellies. Even if it's not a "six pack," there isn't that flabbiness to it.

However, if you're like the vast majority of American adults, you are carrying more belly fat than you want in the abdominal region. Nobody wants that spare tire.

Many women, especially when a photo is being taken of them, hold their tummy in. They do this mostly unconsciously resulting in the appearance of a flatter abdomen. The reason most women hold their stomach in will never be identified other than this feat can be accomplished unconsciously to some degree without expending energy. Many women have done this so long that they don’t even realize they are doing this. Those of us who don’t hold our abdomen in will never think another human can achieve this! Why? Because it requires too much energy and effort!

Just because summer is winding down and you won't be wearing revealing bathing suits or tight shirts for a while, that doesn't mean it isn't time to get a tummy tuck from Dr. Reisin or another board certified cosmetic surgeon at Star Plastic Surgery. Call us today for a risk free consultation or visit

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Attention Female Athletes - Breast Reduction Can Improve Your Game

Breast surgery procedures are not only for cosmetic reasons. One of the most popular groups of women to undergo breast reconstruction is athletes. With the 2016 Rio Olympics currently taking place, women's sports is on everyone's minds. We're enjoying watching women athletes compete in gymnastics, tennis, track and field, basketball, soccer, volleyball and so many other exciting sports.

The size of the breasts is, unfortunately, a way that many women experience an additional challenge in competition. Additionally, having large breasts can lead to back aches or even worse.

Many women choose to get breast reductions with cosmetic surgery so they can run faster and perform better on the playing field. Some female athletes have experienced significant performance enhancement thanks to their breast reduction plastic surgery, including female soccer players, swimmers, basketball players and marathon runners. For many women, breast reduction surgery helps their body look better proportioned.

An added benefit for these female athletes is that they gain more self confidence and no longer have to worry about wearing two sports bras or having metal contraptions keep their breasts in place.

For women who don’t want the surgical approach to breast reduction surgery, nonsurgical breast reduction is also available. For a free consultation about breast reduction procedures visit our website at today.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Gift Cards for Plastic Surgery Dos and Don’ts

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A recent trend has been giving out plastic surgery gift cards to loved ones. This may be a dangerous route for those of you who don’t know for sure that your significant other actually wants some work done. The last thing you want to do is completely offend them by giving a gift card for liposuction, when they didn’t think they needed it in the first place.

This is not a gift you want to be a complete surprise for the recipient, make sure they really want it and have mentioned it to you directly. Here are a few tips before you decide to go forward with this:
  •          Don’t suggest procedures.
  •          Ask around about procedures.
  •         Don’t ask when the recipient plans on using the gift.
  •          Make sure to mention that you love them just the way they are, but if they want a procedure done you would love to pay for it.

At Star Plastic Surgery, our doctors are dedicated to your satisfaction, and will help you determine which cosmetic plastic surgery procedures will best help you reach your goals. Please call 248-735-3800 or visit our website: to make a free consultation. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Women: Are You Suffering with Breast Asymmetry?

Anxiety. Embarrassment. Depression. These are just some of the words that women who come see me use to describe how they feel about their breast asymmetry.

Size discrepancy between your breasts can be frustrating for many women. This is called breast asymmetry. Breast asymmetry is defined as a difference of form, position or volume of the breast, and it affects more than half of all women, so your daughter shouldn't feel alone. In fact, one study of 100 women who wanted breast augmentation with implants found that 88 percent had natural asymmetries. You should know first and foremost that every woman’s breasts have a certain degree of asymmetry, but for some women the size difference between the breasts may be more severe.  In cases in which the size difference between the left and right breast is larger than what is acceptable, it can be quite a challenge to find a bra that fits well. In fact, it might be impossible to find a good fitting bra, bikini or bathing suit.

These pieces of clothing will either be too big or too small on one side.  It’s not only finding the right sized bra that can be difficult for women with breast asymmetry. It can also be a cause for anxiety on a daily basis. For some women this problem can make someone so self conscious. Women who have been living with breast asymmetry for years are ready for a solution.

Surgical correction for breast asymmetry allows for an easy correction to the asymmetry and a solution for the patient’s psychological distress. Our team of board certified plastic surgeons at Star Plastic Surgery in Novi, Michigan are all highly skilled at correcting breast asymmetry. This can be achieved by a single procedure or a combination of procedures at one time or over a period of time.

Breast Enlargement on one side or both sides using different size implants, different fills, and different styles (high, moderate plus or moderate profiles) help correct volume differences between the breasts as well as projection differences that are due either to the breast itself or due to chest wall asymmetries or a combination of factors.  Breast size asymmetries due to volume are the most common form of asymmetries of the breast.

Breast Lift is used to reposition the breast when one breast is lower than the other and reduces the amount of skin surrounding the breasts.  Reducing skin either surgically or non-surgically corrects the differences between breasts that are due to breast position or skin.  Breast Reduction reduces the volume and skin on one or both breasts to make another option for women when the amount of skin and volume plays a role in the asymmetry.  Non-surgical tightening of the skin using heat may also be an option for patients when they are seeking a non-surgical solution to skin issues. Liposuction to the breast is another method to reduce volume without scars.

If you suffer from breast asymmetry or "bottoming out" of your breasts, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with me or any of the other board certified plastic surgeons at Star Plastic Surgery in Novi, Michigan. Visit us on the web at today.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Reduce Your Chances of Serious Drug Reactions

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In recent years there has been an increase in genetic testing that can help avoid some of the serious drug reactions that take place throughout the United States every year. The tests that occur can determine how people might respond to common medications. These common medications can help some patients but harm others because some people absorb these drugs at a faster pace, while others process these at a slower rate.
Tiny differences in our genes that regular enzymes are the reason for this. Everyone is different and so are our bodies. The fact that everyone’s bodies absorb medications differently shows that everyone can be affected by anything differently. Take plastic surgery for instance, everyone’s bodies are different and they need to see a board certified plastic surgeon in person in order to get an understanding of what they really need.
Majority of hospitals are including information in patient records to help guide the doctor into choosing the most useful drugs and proper amount of dosages for patients moving forward. There is no recommended use, everyone is different and deserves to be evaluated in that way.
Star Plastic Surgery is your source for superior Michigan plastic surgery, focused on your safety, comfort, and satisfaction. Our board certified plastic surgeons are happy to meet with you during a free consultation to see what specific needs you have. Please call 248-735-3800 to schedule a free confidential consultation or visit our website