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What is filler and Botox aesthetic maintenance like? Here are recommendations by age.

Depending on when you start your filler and botulinum (e.g. Botox™) journey will determine what maintenance looks like. The idea is to turn back the clock, get you to a happy place, and then keep you there going forward. How much effort it will take to keep you there will vary based upon your age, […]

Surgery results with no recovery? Read on!

We get it. You’d love to go all the way and get the facelift, eyelid lift, browlift, or lip lift you’ve been dreaming about (and simulating in the mirror), but work, family, and other commitments keep getting in the way. Schools open again, the office expects you in person every week, Zoom is omnipresent, and […]

New techniques with quick recovery in eyelid rejuvenation

Sad eyes. Tired eyes. Droopy eyes. The eyes are the window to the soul, and the last thing you want is to have a tired expressions applied to you. Fortunately, eyelid rejuvenation has become very refined! There are many ways to improve your eyelids, right in the office. Which of these sounds like you? (1) […]

3 treatment options for undereye bags and fine lines

We can mask those little under eye bags or hollowness with fillers, commonly referred to as tear trough fillers. Just like non-surgical Rhinoplasty, using fillers is a great alternative to a surgical rhinoplasty, so is tear trough fillers for eyelid surgery if your skin will allow it. Tear trough fillers is a great alternative especially […]

Four reasons why a non-surgical rhinoplasty may be right for you

While each person seeking an improvement to the nose has a different goal and different reasons for their choice, there are commonalities among people seeking non-surgical rhinoplasty. Non-surgical rhinoplasty, or liquid nose job, is a non-invasive procedure to reshape the nose. Non-surgical Rhinoplasty (NSR) is a hot procedure in plastic surgery and we here at […]

I have trouble breathing through my nose. Rhinoplasty or Septoplasty? Which do I need?

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Do you have trouble breathing through your nose? Maybe you have a deviated septum.  (But maybe not!  Read on…) A septum is a wall, or divider, between two chambers. The nasal septum is a partition made of bone and cartilage between the left and right sides of your nose. If your nasal septum is twisted, curved, or […]

Hand, Legs & Body

The secret behind body contouring!

Non-surgical fat-freezing technology for body contouring has been around for years under different names. Perhaps you’ve heard of Coolsculpting (a trademark of Zeltiq Aesthetics, a subsidiary of Allergan). Their newest model is the Coolsculpting Elite. The concept behind fat-freezing for body contouring is to bring the temperature of an area of troublesome fat to very […]

5 things you need to know about Varicose veins!

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1. Varicose veins, and their variants, are very common. Nearly one quarter of US adults have them, and if you include small red spider veins (telangectasias) it’s more than 80% of people who have these, and nobody likes having them. They affect men and women, and are most common on the legs. Essentially, a varicose […]

What’s a philtrum and why do I want one?

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Beautiful faces come in all shapes and sizes, but there are common traits. And, with continued awareness of and attention paid to facial aesthetics, different facial features come into focus. Right now, the Philtrum is on everybody’s lips. If you follow the buzz, you’ll know that a short distance between the nose and the upper lip, is a hot topic these days. The […]

Why is the lip lift procedure hotter than ever?

Botched co-star Paul Nassif wrote to Dr. Spiegel this weekend “every surgeon in my office is now doing rhinoplasties with lip lift because of You”. Good doctors do well for their patients, exceptional doctors do exceptional work for their patients and for the future. As we approach Valentine’s Day it makes me think, appreciate and […]

Jaw and Neck

Have you ever thought about your chin?

Have you ever thought about your chin? Not just about a “double chin”, or fullness under the chin, but actually about the chin itself. Well, we do. We think about chins a lot. A good chin transitions smoothly with your jawline. A good chin balances your face and lips. A good chin makes a large […]

Why are jawline injections so popular?

Beauty is universal and timeless, but, as we’ve discussed before, different body parts can start trending. And, jawline’s are hot. Snatched jawlines, defined jawlines, v-line jawlines, strong jawlines. Whatever your preference, there’s a way to get there. Botox and filler injections for the jaw-line are more popular than ever. So why are some people choosing […]

7 tips to know you’ve found a great doctor and support team at The Spiegel Center

1. We have a culture of trust, open communication, and respect, made up of people who are willing to listen and learn.   2. Great leaders lead great teams, and ours is trained to pay attention to detail to provide our clients with the highest quality.   3. Excellence in Problem Solving –we are a practice that is solutions-focused, […]

Captured in Words

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At The Spiegel Center we have a mission statement, “Through innovative solutions and extraordinary care, we provide the best results and highest quality experience in the world.” Every day everybody at TSC strives to live up to this goal. Many of the services we provide were either designed or perfected here. Though our procedures are […]

Media and Celebrities

Was Chrissy Teigen’s Buccal Fat Removal a Good Idea?

I have been doing buccal fat removal for 20 + years now and Chrissy Teigen has talked about getting this procedure done pretty openly. After taking a good look at her before and after pictures, I question if this was the right choice for her based on her face structure. She was probably concerned about […]

Did Tom Brady Get His Buccal Fat Removed?

This Photo of Tom Brady has been circulating the internet raising lots of questions. Most are asking if he had his buccal fat removed. First of all, people may be wondering what buccal fat is. It is a fat pad found in the part of your cheeks where you can suck in. People usually seek […]

7 predictions for Plastic Surgery in 2023

2022 saw many developments and trends in plastic surgery, but what’s going to be hot in Plastic surgery for the coming year? The experts and innovators at The Spiegel Center weigh in. Here are the top seven predictions for the coming year: 1. Butts get more sculpted, not just large. The BBL trend will start […]

What’s Trending in Plastic Surgery – Summer 2020

Dr. Spiegel and Dr. Onir

Not even Nostradamus could have predicted a year like 2020! Nearly all aspects of life have been shaken up including how we shop, how we socialize, where we work, and what we wear. Of course, these changes are leading people to reevaluate what’s important to them and across the country plastic surgery has surged in […]

Pre & Post Surgery

Can You See Good Plastic Surgery?

Woman getting laser procedure

Can you see good plastic surgery? What does good plastic surgery look like? The answer is, it’s invisible! Well done plastic surgery allows a person to successfully project who they are without looking like they’ve put any effort into doing so. Truly artful aesthetic surgery conveys a feeling and sends joy to the individual and […]

5 Healthy Lifestyle Changes Post Plastic Surgery

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Your doctor will probably give you a list of recommendations for lifestyle changes before your plastic surgery, and it’s always a good idea to follow these if you want to experience the best possible results. However, for even better results, you might want to consider seeing them through for your entire lifetime. Here are five […]

Transgender

7 Important Things to Know About Gender Confirmation Surgery

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Across the country, there’s greater visibility of the transgender community than ever before—but that comes alongside alarmingly high rates of violence perpetrated against trans men and women, especially those of color. Society has a long way to go in terms of creating a safe, accepting environment, but there are rays of hope: growing destigmatization of […]

Voice Feminization Surgery (VFS)

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For more than 25 years I’ve been doing voice surgery. I was very fortunate to train in San Francisco with Dr Herbert Dedo, one of the world’s foremost laryngologists. Many of the basic pieces of equipment used in voice surgery are named after him. In fact, the key device often used in voice feminization surgery […]

Celebrating One Thousand!

Recently, we safely completed surgery on the 1000th patient at The Spiegel Center surgery center, Newton Surgery. Sounds like a big number, right? Well, it is. And there’s a lot behind it. Our surgery center has three fully equipped operating rooms. That’s the same number as many community hospitals around the country. Within these operating […]

Turn Back the Clock with a Facelift at The Spiegel Center

Facelift before and after

Do fine lines, deep wrinkles, and aging spots concern you? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. These conditions are among the top concerns along with under-eye hollowness and lipstick lines for adults in their late 30s, 40s, and into their 50s. Your parents and grandparents may have thrown in the towel and […]

Skin Care

Mole Removal—Different Strokes for Different Folks!

5 things you need to know before a mole removal: Sometimes a mole, or several moles, can really be a problem. They may be growing and changing and it’s safer to get them removed. Other times they can get in the way by catching on jewelry or clothing, or make shaving difficult. And, importantly, you […]

Seasons and the Skin: Best Treatments Winter, Summer, Spring, and Fall

Cosmetic Care Throughout the Seasons

When you live in New England, you appreciate the different seasons. Winter is either too short or too long, depending upon your love of skiing and snowboarding. Summer is glorious with no traffic, except to the Cape. Spring comes with the promise of summer but lasts just a minute. And fall, well, nothing beats New […]

Why do hair grafts work?

If you (or someone you know) are losing hair in the front of your head, or on the top (classic male pattern baldness) you have likely heard of many ways to remedy this. First, there are the home remedies such as different shampoos or different diets. For the most part, these things don’t work. Then […]

Necklift for Men

You can work out, eat right, drink in moderation, and take vitamins but aging is inevitable. For many people, and men in particular, looseness of the neck is the first sign of aging. Take Harrison Ford, for example. There’s a big difference in Han Solo’s neckline between Star Wars IV and Star Wars VII.  (There’s also […]

Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Botox reduces Anxiety?

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Anxiety and worry are common. In fact, almost 1 in 5 people are noted to suffer from anxiety each year which means that in any five year period each of us is likely to have a period of anxiety. I think these numbers are artificially low. You see, you are here today because of anxiety […]

Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

Woman looking at Dr. Spiegel

Have you seen the television show Cribs on MTV? How about The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Gossip Girl, or Million Dollar Listing? Each of these television programs, and many more, brings us into the world of the rich and famous. We see how they live, how they travel, what preoccupies them, and the surrounds […]