NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - Dr. Stafford R. Broumand, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is an advocate for patient-focused consultations. He wants the individual patient's voice to be the basis for all surgical and nonsurgical treatments. By listening to his patients' questions, concerns, and desires, Dr. Broumand is able to collaborate with each patient at Plastic Surgery & Medi-Aesthetics to choose the procedure or procedures that will yield the results they desire.
In a recent blog post titled "Virtual Consultation for Body Contouring with NYC Plastic Surgeon," Dr. Broumand stresses the importance of patient knowledge and at-home research prior to the patient's initial office visit. A well-informed patient typically arrives to a body contouring consultation with questions that directly address his or her unique goals. When patients are more specific in detailing the results they are looking to achieve, Dr. Broumand is better able to help them select which procedure will produce their desired look.
The specific goals of each New York City plastic surgery patient will determine which body contouring procedure Dr. Broumand recommends. There are significant differences between liposuction and Coolsculpting® procedures. As Dr. Broumand outlines in a blog post titled "Surgical vs. Nonsurgical: Ideal Candidates for Body Contouring in NYC," liposuction is a serious surgical procedure that produces significant visible results for patients in 1-2 weeks, but requires a longer recovery time. Though Coolsculpting® procedures can take 90 days or more for the full impact of the results to appear, these patients are able to resume their normal activities as soon as they leave the physician's office.
While Coolsculpting® focuses solely on the patient's midsection, Dr. Broumand highlights that liposuction can be used to address other areas of the body, including:
Dr. Broumand notes that regardless of how much research a prospective body contouring patient has done prior to his or her consultation, he discusses the patient's overall body shape and how body contouring procedures are likely to affect the proportions of the rest of the body. Because body contouring can alter the appearance of the face, chest, abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs, Dr. Broumand says considering how one surgery will impact the rest of the body is essential.
About Stafford R. Broumand, MD
Dr. Stafford R. Broumand earned his medical degree at Yale University and went on to complete his training in plastic surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon, the head of Plastic Surgery & Medi-Aesthetics, and an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Broumand has been named a "New York Metro Area Top Cosmetic Doctor" for 10 years by Castle Connolly. He is available for interview upon request.