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Here’s the truth behind some misconceptions about cosmetic surgery. See if you can tell fact from fiction!
Here’s the truth behind some misconceptions about cosmetic surgery. See if you can tell fact from fiction!

Cosmetic surgery is growing increasingly common in today’s society. From television shows to magazine covers and documentaries, the public has never been more aware of the ways that cosmetic surgery impacts patients from head to toe. Here’s the truth behind some misconceptions about cosmetic surgery. See if you can tell fact from fiction!

* The text was written according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery article “Reality vs. Myth”, “New Statistics Reflect the Changing Face of Plastic Surgery” by American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

1. Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are the same.

Myth. The terms “plastic surgery” and “cosmetic surgery” are not interchangeable. Cosmetic surgery is a unique discipline of medicine focused on enhancing an aesthetic appearance of healthy patients through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure and can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body.

Plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. Plastic surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body when medically indicated, and is reconstructive in nature, as compared to cosmetic surgery which is entirely elective and meant to enhance one's appearance.

Read SD Professional Advice for more information.

2. Cosmetic procedures such as Botox®, microdermabrasion and liposuction are increasingly popular among men.

Fact. More and more men are seeking cosmetic surgery. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery's 2005 Procedural survey, the top five most popular procedures among men are Botox, hair transplantation/restoration, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and liposuction, in that order. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, for the first time, men account for more than 40 percent of aesthetic breast reduction surgeries.

There were 68,106 aesthetic breast reduction surgeries in the United States in 2015, and for the first time men accounted for more than 40 percent of those procedures. A total of 27,456 breast reduction surgeries (Gynecomastia) were performed on men, representing a 5 percent increase over the previous year and a 35 percent growth since 2000.

3. The  majority of men believe that personal appearance affects their ability to succeed professionally or get promoted.

Fact. According to an AACS Consumer Survey, 83% of men believe that personal appearance plays a role in their professional success and advancement.

4. Breast augmentation is still one of the most common surgical procedures.

Fact. “Though doctors are seeing a spike in patients requesting non-invasive options, breast augmentation is still one of the most common surgical procedures, with 279,143 operations performed last year alone, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The new technology and tools are allowing women to get implants faster, safer, and more natural-looking than ever before.”

5. Breast augmentation will fix droopy breasts.

Myth. Breast augmentation will not lift droopy breasts. This is best addressed by having a breast lift.

6. Botox® was developed by a cosmetic surgeon.

Fact. Botox® was developed by a cosmetic surgeon – in this case, an ophthalmologist.

Quick Fix for the Bride-To-Be
Big Day
Big Day

Give yourself the ultimate pre-wedding gift to ensure you will have everything from glowing skin to beautiful lips just in time for your big day.

Getting prepared for your wedding day can go well beyond regular sessions with a trainer or a devoted diet regimen. Whether you’re looking to chisel your jaw line, brighten your skin or stop excessive sweating from getting in the way of your big day, here are the top SD Medical Arts recommended quick fixes that may be worth undertaking before your wedding date.


In less than 30 minutes, we can straighten the bridge of the nose, narrow the tip, or fill in unflattering divots by utilizing dermal fillers.


Flawless skin can be yours, courtesy of Alma’s specially designed ClearLift™ laser treatment and high powered Near Infrared technology. Harmony’s skin remodeling treatments rejuvenate mature skin, enhancing your natural beauty and revealing smoother, younger, healthier-looking skin. The treatments are ‘lunchtime procedures’ that are virtually painless with no downtime, and no need for pre- treatment anesthetic. The greatest advantage is that it’s safe for all skin types.


Utilizing a lighter version of CO2 laser resurfacing, your skin will be rejuvenated, freshened and wedding ready. This procedure is performed in less than 20 minutes without any irritation or downtime.


Get ready for your beautiful wedding photos. Fuller, luscious lips can be instantly yours using dermal fillers.


To combat dry digits that can distract from your new sparkler, we recommend combining a PRP Treatment with microneedling, laser toning, and a gold mask to soften, smooth, and brighten skin.


Botox® is beneficial to prevent underarm sweating so you will stay completely dry while dancing all night, or to keep scalp dry to prevent hair from frizzing around the hairline. Results, which can be seen after one treatment, will last nine months to a year. 


“I can easily create almost permanent cheekbones or a fabulous jawline with dermal fillers making you look 5 to 10 years younger.” Dr. Danovich


Filling the areas above the tear trough and near the lash line is a powerful tool in treating sunken eyes and excessive hollowness. Tiny blunt needles are used to inject dermal filler under the skin and muscle to lift and fill the “hollowed out” lower eyelids.


Injecting Botox® along your hairline and under the tail of the eyebrow will have you looking more relaxed and refreshed, creating a prettier you. Results are visible in two days and can last 3-4 months.


Women receiving the O Shot® procedure can enjoy a dramatic increase in their sexual response by activating the Female Orgasm System. By injecting PRP into an area called the “O Shot® – a collection of structure”, we activate the orgasm system. Women usually feel the effects of the O Shot® instantaneously due to the growth factors influence to rejuvenate and enhance the sexual response.

What can I do about my hair loss?
Hair Loss
Hair Loss

“What can I do about my hair loss?”

“Is there any permanent baldness cure available?”

The American Hair Loss Association states that over 54 million people in the US alone will experience hair loss during their lifetime. Now this complex and multifactorial phenomenon is curable through the regenerative process of stem cell therapy.

Regardless of the cause of typical hair loss in the majority of the population, whether due to hormonal issues, aging, or genetic predisposition, stem cell therapy stimulates inactive follicles to become healthy and strong. It also encourages the growth of new follicles where there were none by building or reinforcing the hair follicle’s papilla – the base of the hair follicle bulb. 

Stem cell treatment is an FDA guidelines-compliant, safe, effective, and permanent hair loss and baldness solution. 

In the near future, hair loss stem cell treatment will become the astounding norm. The hair loss struggle is becoming a thing of the past,” says Svetlana M. Danovich MD, PhD, FACS – Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon and Hair Specialist of New York.

At SD Medical Arts, we will thoroughly address all of your questions and customize treatments according to your needs and desires.

Contact us now for more information and see what Stem Cells and our SD Comprehensive Individualized Organic Hair Restoration Model can do for you and your hairline!

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Ready for the Hair Care Revolution?
A New Way to Sublime Hair
A New Way to Sublime Hair

Discover a new way to sublime hair with SD Organic Comprehensive Hair Restoration Model & Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris.

Rethinking the ritual of care with SD Organic Comprehensive Hair Restoration Model. We leverage the extensive hair treatment knowledge to benefit of the beauty of your hair. Our scientific approach is an innovative hair care ritual to respond to various hair problems.  

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Treatment Protocol incorporates a powerful concentration of plant-based extracts and essential oils, minerals, vitamins and proteins by Sisley Paris to stimulate the scalp for long term health and nourishing the hair for immediate beauty.

1. PRP injections appear to be effective in the treatment of hair loss in both males and females, without remarkable adverse effects, along with high patient satisfaction rate. PRP is defined as the plasma derived from autologous (your own) blood rich in the essential growth factors – “growth factors cocktail”! The regenerative potential of plasma depends on interactions between PRP growth factors (PDGF, TGF-b, and VΕGF) and stem cells of the follicles to activate the proliferative phase of the hair, giving rise to the future follicular unit. Therefore, PRP serves as a potential treatment of hair loss. PRP has a positive therapeutic effect on male and female pattern hair loss without major side effects. Based on our experience, patients demonstrate clinical improvement in the number of hairs-hair regrowth (up to 20% increase) and hair thickness (30-40% increase).

2. An innovative skincare ritual has been developed to respond to various hair problems. It carefully caters to both the scalp and to hair fiber thanks to complementary key ingredients (Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Pro-Vitamin B5, extracts of Linseed and spelt seeds, Sage extract) that act from the root of the hair.

3. Hair Ritual is composed of six essential products: Revitalizing Volumizing Shampoo with Camellia Oil, Revitalizing Smoothing Shampoo with Macadamia Oil, Restructuring Conditioner with cotton proteins, Regenerating Hair Care Mask, Revitalizing Fortifying Serum for the scalp.