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The Buzz Surrounding Buccal Fat Removal (aka Cheek Reduction) Explained by Dr. Spiegel

If you have a “cheeky” face, even if you are slim and trim, it may be an enlargement of the buccal fat pads.  The buccal fat is egg-yolk-sized (and egg-yolk color!) pads of fat that sit on the soft part of your cheek and can make you look like you have “chipmunk cheeks”.  The good […]

5 Reasons you need to get a Booster

One shot is effective and helpful at improving things. But, if you keep up with the shots you’ll get significant benefits. Wait. Do you think we’re talking about the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson Covid 19 vaccines? No, we’re talking about Botulinum! Botulinum injections, such as Botox(R), Xeomin(R), Juveau(R), and Dysport(R), help relax muscles […]

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 […]

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 […]

Get it Right The First Time, or if not, the Next Time!

When you have a rhinoplasty you expect the perfect nose for your face. It should be balanced, straight, smooth, proportional, symmetric, and, you should be able to breathe better than ever! That’s what your doctor wants for you as well. But, rhinoplasty (nose jobs) are complicated. They are so complicated that even with an expert and experienced surgeon, the chance […]

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

Kris Jenner’s Botched Rhinoplasty

I have been asked by many to talk about Kris Jenner and her facial plastic surgery, which she is most certainly not shy about. Just because you have a lot of money doesn’t necessarily mean you have good judgment. By the looks of it, she had a rhinoplasty  (possibly several) done a long time ago […]

Did Harry Styles get a Nose Job?

I have seen a lot of talks online that the teen (and older as well) heartthrob, Harry Styles, had a Rhinoplasty done. As a trained Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years of experience, and after looking at pictures of him over the years, my vote on this matter would have to be no! If he […]

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 […]

3D Printing Now Entering the Plastic Surgery Industry

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Regardless of whether a patient is undergoing plastic surgery because they want to make cosmetic enhancements or they require it for reconstructive purposes, the decision remains difficult and personal – they want to know if they will still look like themselves afterwards. Until now, this has always been a risk, but thanks to 3D print […]

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 […]

How to Achieve Your Goals

You have things you want to do, and things you need to do, and yet, you don’t do them. That’s just like everybody else! But, some things get done and others don’t. Why? Getting things done is influenced by your motivation, ability, and then a trigger or prompt. This was studied, and graphed, by Dr. […]

Five ways to make your aesthetic procedure pain free!

Have you been wanting skin tightening, laser, electrolysis for hair removal, or other aesthetic treatment but are afraid it will hurt? You’re not alone! Why would anyone want pain? Perhaps you’ve heard that “beauty is pain”. What to do? You want to look good, which makes you feel good, but what if it hurts? Well, […]

Skin Care

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 […]

Six things you need to know about acne scaring before starting treatment

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Can anything be done about already formed acne scars? The good news is, yes! And these are 6 considerations and treatment options for acne scarring in Boston: Morpheus 8 – This treatment uses microneedling with radiofrequency energy (RF) to stimulate your body to produce more collagen and elastin and to improve the scar appearance. Depressed […]

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 […]

For men, why is a spare tire like a wrinkled forehead?

That got your attention, right? We’ll get to the answer in a moment. Everybody wants to look good. You cut and style your hair, shave or trim your beard, and wear stylish clean clothing. Several times a week you’ll hit the gym to try to work on those 6-pack abs and bulging biceps. It’s all […]

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

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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 […]