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7 Great Questions to Ask When Considering a Plastic Surgeon

7 Great Questions to Ask When Considering a Plastic Surgeon

by Stephanie Meadows
Every cosmetic surgery success story should start with a successful consultation: your one-on-one conversation with a cosmetic surgeon. It’s a good idea to go to your first consultation with your plastic surgeon with any important questions you might want answered. Your consultation is the time to get to know your surgeon. Not only do you want to ask questions about the procedure, see before and after photos and inquire about getting your desired results and other considerations, but you also want to gauge your comfort level with your potential plastic surgeon.

Procedure Spotlight- Breast Reconstruction

Procedure Spotlight- Breast Reconstruction

by Stephanie Meadows
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 1 million reconstructive surgery procedures are performed each year. Reconstructive surgery can help repair a part of your body affected aesthetically or functionally, whether it is affected by disease, injury, congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors, etc.

What Causes Webbed Fingers and Toes? (Syndactyly)

What Causes Webbed Fingers and Toes? (Syndactyly)

by Stephanie Meadows
Sometimes children are born with a rare condition called syndactyly, where all fingers and toes are not individually formed. In other words, a person has “webbed” or joined fingers or toes, meaning the fusion of one or more digits on the hands or feet. Sometimes it is just the skin that is joined together, and in more severe cases the bones themselves are fused. This is not a lifelong condition, however, and many successful corrective surgeries have been performed for treating syndactyly.

Things Your Plastic Surgeon Would Like You to Know

Things Your Plastic Surgeon Would Like You to Know

by Stephanie Meadows
The cosmetic surgery industry is booming, with new innovations that lead to safer procedures and faster recovery times. People in the United States spend billions of dollars a year on cosmetic procedures, from breast augmentation, face lifts and liposuction to butt implants, Botox injections and more. Getting plastic surgery can be amazing and life-changing, but only if you do it in the right way. Here is a guide of things your plastic surgeon would like their patients to know.

More on the Virgin Islands

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Photos of Dr. Eric Stelnicki, M.D. at the St. Thomas, Virgin Islands clinic location.

Virgin Islands Location Starting Today!

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Today, Dr. Eric Stelnicki and Dr. Essie Yates start clinic at their new location, located in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands!

Questions to Ask Before Getting a Mommy Makeover

Questions to Ask Before Getting a Mommy Makeover

by Stephanie Meadows
We all have those days where we don’t feel confident in the way that we look. This feeling is especially present with women who have not fully lost baby weight from their pregnancies. For women, our bodies are always changing. After pregnancy, many women find that they don’t look or feel like themselves anymore. Stretched out skin and muscles, breasts that sag or lose volume, and pockets of fat that weren’t there before can put a real damper on your confidence.

Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) Orthognathics in Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Eric J. Stelnicki, M.D. from the Atlantic Center of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Mike AppleGate from KLS Martin speak about the performance of jaw surgery with Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) Orthognathics.

The Importance of Early Cleft Palate Surgery

The Importance of Early Cleft Palate Surgery

by Stephanie Meadows
Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or palate. It is estimated that cleft lip with or without cleft palate affects 1 in 940 births in the United States, presenting in approximately 4,437 cases each year. Organizations like operation smile have saved multiple lives of children suffering from a cleft palate of cleft lip, a deformity caused during birth. Operation Smile’s mission is to give every child exceptional surgical care, as they believe all children deserve to be treated as if they were their own.

Dr. Eric Stelnicki Uses VSP Orthognathics for Craniofacial Microsomia

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Dr. Eric J. Stelnicki, M.D. is the first craniofacial surgeon to use Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP Orthognathics) in the state of Florida for treatment of complex jaw deformities related to craniofacial disorders.