Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

What Types of Breast Reconstruction Are Available?

Breast reconstruction is a method of restoring the natural appearance of the breasts after cancer treatment, for correction of congenital deformities, or to address volume loss and other cosmetic problems after traumatic injury. Each woman has her own unique reasons for choosing this procedure, whether it’s to improve confidence, help clothing to fit better, or […]

Cirillo Institute: COVID-19 Procedures

Maximizing Safety Per Gov. Wolf and the PA Dept of Health, physicians may now resume non-urgent and elective care… Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer Institute & Cirillo Center for Plastic Surgery 7:30am – 5:00pm (MON thru FRI) – Bryn Mawr (suite 106) & Newtown Square (suite 325)  Telehealth appointments available Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa 8:00am – 5:00pm (MON […]

Oncoplastic Surgery

Oncoplastic Surgery Oncoplastic reconstruction is an option for patients who are candidates for a partial mastectomy, or “lumpectomy.”  Often, partial mastectomies will leave a patient with breasts unequal in size or that appear distorted after radiation.  Oncoplastic breast reconstruction involves performing a breast reduction or breast lift on the breast cancer side after the breast […]

Mommy Makeovers – Questions Answered

What is a mommy makeover? A mommy makeover is a set of procedures designed to restore the shape and appearance of a woman’s body after childbearing. These procedures can include a breast augmentation, breast lift, buttock augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck and vaginal rejuvenation. Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover? A mommy makeover […]

Nationally and Internationally, the Top Cosmetic Surgery is Still Breast Augmentation: Pennsylvania-Area Surgeon Laura Gowen, MD Explains

With the data released by both the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), it is clear that there is still universal demand for breast augmentation. Pennsylvania-area plastic surgeon Laura Gowen, MD explains why the procedure continues to be popular, and how far surgical techniques have come. […]

Increased Interest in Liposuction: Philadelphia Area Plastic Surgeon Dr. Laura Gowen Explains How It Works

It seems that the appeal of liposuction may be universal, as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed in its Global Aesthetic Survey that it is the second-most popular cosmetic surgical procedure of 2016 in the world, almost exactly mirroring this year’s national trends tracked by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Liposuction at […]

Pre-Pectoral Breast Reconstruction May Improve Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients

In plastic surgery, physicians are always aiming to maximize long-term outcomes for their breast cancer patients. A newer, or recently refined, technique for breast reconstruction is placing implants on top of the chest muscles (i.e. the “pre-pectoral” breast region). Several recent studies note that for the right candidates, this method of placement can achieve improved […]