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Should You Use a Different Sunscreen on Your Face? Apr 11th, 2021

Every time you step outside, your unprotected skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. Even if it’s overcast or you’re only outdoors for a short time, your skin absorbs these harmful rays and sustains some degree of cellular and structural damage. Skin that’s frequently exposed to UV light — including...

Unhappy with Your Chest? Consider Breast Reduction Mar 10th, 2021

If you wish you had a flatter, firmer, or more masculine chest profile, you’re not alone. Every year in the United States, more than 24,000 men opt to undergo gynecomastia surgery, which is male breast reduction. Gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) is a common condition that affects up to half of...

Five Problems That Rhinoplasty Resolves Feb 10th, 2021

Commonly known as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is a complex nose-reshaping surgery that can address multiple aesthetic and functional concerns in a single procedure. As one of the top-five plastic surgeries in the United States, rhinoplasty aims to improve facial symmetry by refining the size, shape, or proportion of your...

Different Types of Chemical Peels Jan 12th, 2021

As your largest and most exposed organ, your skin works hard to protect and defend your body every minute of the day. To keep itself in peak condition, epidermal tissue is in a constant state of exfoliation and renewal, sloughing off dead cells and generating new ones every 28 days....

Give Yourself the Gift of a Tummy Tuck This Holiday Season Dec 15th, 2020

A trim waistline and a flat, firm belly can seem like the stuff of youth once you’ve lived a little.  Going through multiple pregnancies, losing a considerable amount of weight, or simply getting older can take a real toll on your midsection, leaving you with stubborn flab, saggy skin, stretch...

Am I a Candidate for Lip Augmentation? Nov 6th, 2020

Do you have naturally thin lips that disappear when you smile or seem out of proportion with the rest of your features? Or has your pucker simply wilted and withered with age, becoming narrower, less defined, and more lined as the years go by?  Apart from Botox®, no other minimally...

The Vital Role of Collagen in Your Skin Oct 18th, 2020

If healthy skin is a top priority for you, you’ve probably heard of collagen. You may even own a few skin care products that contain this potent skin-renewing substance. But collagen isn’t just a skin-boosting dietary supplement or an ingredient in an anti-aging lotion; it’s the main protein that gives...

Men Can Have Breast Reduction Surgery, Too Sep 21st, 2020

It isn’t just women who sometimes decide to change the size and contour of their breasts — plenty of men turn to cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of their chests, too. Each year in the United States, more than 20,000 men opt to undergo breast reduction surgery to address...

Understanding How Microdermabrasion Works Aug 20th, 2020

Summertime is all about getting outside and making the most of longer, warmer days. But while spending time in the sun may be great for your vitamin D levels, it can be tough on your skin.  With the summer season coming to an end and cooler days on the horizon,...

6 Tips to Keep Your Skin Glowing this Summer Jul 22nd, 2020

When it comes to maintaining healthy skin and a glowing complexion, most people prefer the warm temperatures and moisture-preserving humidity of summertime to the harsh wind and desiccating indoor air of the winter season. But the arrival of summer doesn’t mean it’s time to ease up on skin care; it...

Eyelid Surgery — a Minor Procedure that Delivers Big Results Jun 29th, 2020

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, ranks among the top-five most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, and for good reason: It’s a simple solution that delivers amazing results.  Sought after by men and women alike, this easy and effective procedure revitalizes your eye area by removing fatty deposits,...

Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift? Or Both? Mar 30th, 2020

Each year in the United States, nearly half a million women turn to cosmetic surgery to improve the size, shape, contour, or overall appearance of their breasts. Although breast augmentation has been the No. 1 aesthetic solution for decades, breast lifts are in demand and more popular than ever before.  ...

Pucker Up: Collagen or Fat Injections? Feb 27th, 2020

If you dream of having voluminous lips that are smooth, shapely, and well-defined, you’re not alone: Lip augmentation using natural or biocompatible synthetic fillers has become one of the most requested cosmetic treatments among women of all ages. Whether your lips have always been naturally thin, or they’ve simply become...

5 Things Clear + Brilliant Can Correct Jan 10th, 2020

If you want to have more youthful, radiant skin without downtime or needles, Clear + Brilliant® may be the solution for you. This FDA-approved, noninvasive treatment is a type of laser therapy that can rejuvenate your skin and treat signs of aging with almost no downtime. Craig A. Foster, MD,...

Ditch Your Double Chin with WarmingSculpting™ with SculpSure® Dec 9th, 2019

A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common concern because hormonal changes and genetics can lead to fat tissue accumulation in the chin area.  Losing weight can help reduce your overall body fat percentage, but you can’t spot-reduce fat. That means that even people who are at...

Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures for Men Nov 6th, 2019

It’s a common misconception that women get plastic surgery, not men. However, the truth is many men want to see the effects of youthful skin, fewer wrinkles, less saggy skin, and others that cosmetic procedures can offer. There are certain procedures, in fact, that male patients are more likely to...

Comparing the Medical and Cosmetic Reasons for Rhinoplasty Oct 21st, 2019

Rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a nose job, is one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedures in the United States. The reason it’s so popular is that the procedure addresses two major issues.  The first issue is breathing, which is a medical issue, and the second is...

5 Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation Sep 1st, 2019

Of the nearly 2 million cosmetic surgeries performed in 2018 alone, breast augmentation topped the charts in popularity. Hundreds of thousands of women have the surgery each year in the United States, for a range of reasons.  If you’re considering breast augmentation, contact us at Foster Your Beauty. You’re in...

Choosing Between Saline and Silicone Breast Implants Jul 1st, 2019

You may associate breast implants with cosmetic surgery to increase breast size. But breast implants may be used for breast augmentation or reconstruction after a mastectomy -- or for replacement of the implants years later after either surgery. Breast implants contain either saline solution or silicone. Although both are safe...

Which Injectable is Right For Me? Jun 3rd, 2019

Signs of aging can sneak up on you without warning and make you look older than you feel. Fortunately, there are several painless, nonsurgical ways to help turn back the clock — or at least make it look like you did. If you live in the New York City area,...

3 Amazing Benefits of a Mini Face-lift Procedure May 7th, 2019

You feel great on the inside, but what you see in the mirror doesn’t quite feel like the real you. Sun damage, gravity, and heredity are making their moves. As time passes by, fine lines and loss of elasticity are becoming more and more apparent on your lower cheeks, jowls,...

What to Consider When Choosing Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Mar 8th, 2019

The tummy or midsection is one of the most troublesome spots for toning down and firming up, for both women and men. Even if you commit every spare moment to crunches or planks and watch every morsel of food you eat, you can still wind up with a flabby belly....

Get the Skinny on the Myths and Facts About Liposuction Feb 11th, 2019

Liposuction can be a great way to slim down and get rid of stubborn areas of fat that just won’t respond to diet and exercise. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), about a quarter million men and women had liposuction in 2017, making it the second-most popular...

Why Breast Reduction Surgery Has Such a High Satisfaction Rate Jan 15th, 2019

Women (and men) who experience discomfort, pain, or embarrassment caused by large breasts have a safe, satisfying option: breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty. Breast reduction surgery not only offers a low-risk solution for people with uncomfortably large breasts, but it provides an exceptionally high patient satisfaction rate....

7 Tips to Prepare for Eyelid Surgery Dec 14th, 2018

While a blepharoplasty isn’t a terribly involved surgery, it’s still surgery and there are a few things you can do on the frontend to make sure everything goes smoothly, both during and after your eyelid correction. Dr. Craig M. Foster has extensive experience helping his patients on the Upper East...

Revision Rhinoplasty: How Can I Ensure Positive Results the Second Time Around? Nov 15th, 2018

Revision or secondary, rhinoplasty is typically a more complicated procedure for a variety of reasons. If your first rhinoplasty procedure didn’t go the way you’d planned, it’s essential to have a candid conversation with an experienced surgeon to outline your goals and expectations so you can reach optimal results the...