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At What Age is it OK to Start Having Plastic Surgery?

Dr Richard Arabitg - Saturday, May 13, 2017

There is a lot on controversy when it comes to plastic surgery, even more so when age is factored into the topic. In today’s society, cosmetic surgery in Orlando is widely spreading, accepted, and with today’s technological advances, innovation in surgical procedures, the ever-evolving medical field, many procedures are far less invasive and lower risk than in the days of the past. Dr. Arabitg, Orlando’s plastic surgeon known for being highly skilled and talented, takes on each case individually. There are societal norms, which vary dependent upon one’s location, vocation, and social status. The important thing to recognize is, that different procedures determine different appropriate ages, and the difference in the sexes can determine a different age for procedures too. So, for the sake of providing you with some information that can resonate with you, and hopefully further educate you, we will discuss some of the most popular plastic cosmetic surgery procedures that teenagers tend to select. This article does not seek in any way to represent a doctor’s opinion or recommendation for any specific case, as every patient is an individual case with different needs and different goals. Every person is different, and how they can respond to surgical procedures varies. It is essential, that you seek a skilled surgeon for case specific questions during consultation.


What Age is Safe for Females?

Today, plastic surgery isn’t so taboo anymore, and with payment options, cosmetic plastic surgery can finally be affordable. Among the most popular plastic surgery procedures for females is: Breast Augmentation, and Rhinoplasty.

Breast Augmentation Surgery- Breast Augmentations can be done once a female reaches the age of 18 years old. However, even though the FDA recommends that females wait until the age of 18 to have the procedure done, women are still developing their breasts well into their early 20’s. The whole point of an age requirement, whether it is house rules or legalities, is that the procedure needs to be safe and effective. Young people don’t realize that as they get older, their desires evolve, and so do their perceptions. Holding off on certain procedures is in the best interest of the young person. If the breasts are not done developing, an 18-year-old could develop complications post-augmentation, or even enlarge to a size they are uncomfortable with.

Rhinoplasty- What is important to understand about rhinoplasty, is that the younger the patient, the more the patient’s body is going to alter as they age. Fully developed bone structure is essential in the safety and efficiency of a plastic surgery procedure. If the nose is not fully developed, and the bone has not reached its full path of growth, it could render the surgery unsuccessful and possibly even botch the surgery or destroy the work that the surgeon has done. The bones in the nose and nasal cavity generally reach their adult size around 15 or 16 for most females.


What Age is Safe for Males?

Gynecomastia, which is Male Breast Reduction is a popular request for teen boys. In fact, most teen males are eager to get this procedure done. There are 3 times in a males’ lifetime that they tend to retain fat cells in their breasts, and it is caused by hormones. When a male is born, they have unbalanced hormones and you can see babies, even males, have a little more fat around the breasts. The breast tissue is affected by the fluctuation of hormones, thus making the other two times males tend to have hormonal imbalances the time most males consider this procedure. As males get older, in their late 50’s or 60’s, and they stop producing as much testosterone, they tend to have excess breast tissue. Males also go through hormonal changes during puberty. Teenage males are generally sensitive to the excessive breast tissue, and it is hard to convince them to wait for the procedure until after puberty when their hormones tend to balance out naturally (American Society of Plastic Surgery, 2017).



**Something to take into consideration. Boys develop slower than girls, so the average age a male is safely ready for plastic surgery is a later age than that of females. Sorry guys. **



Things to Consider Before Plastic Surgery

Whatever the plastic surgery procedure may be, these things should be considered before undergoing the knife:

Pregnancy – Are you considering a procedure that could be affected if you have a pregnancy later on in life? Does that answer change the effectiveness of your surgical choice?

Bone Growth- Have your bones reached their potential for growing and changing?

Bodily Changes- Is your body still changing and developing? Will this render the procedure useless? Could more growth and development of your body give you poor results or destroy the surgeon’s work from the surgery?




American Society of Plastic Surgery. (2017). Briefing Paper: Plastic Surgery for Teenagers. Retrieved from http://plasticsurgery.org

Fat Injection: The Significance of This Procedure

Dr. Richard Arabitg,MD - Friday, April 28, 2017
  • Fat injection procedures are not new. That said, its popularity in the plastic cosmetic surgery industry has gain momentum over the last decade or so. Transferring fat from one part of the body to another is considered a safe procedure with little to no side effects. Choosing fat injection over other injections with synthetic fillers is a great route, however, there are a few things to consider. Firstly, it is important to realize that you need fat on your body to transfer in the first place. There are common places that surgeon look to safely and effectively take fat from. Traditionally, surgeons like to take fat from around the waist line, the arms, the thighs, and the buttocks. You do need enough fat in those areas in order for a surgeon to perform a fat transfer.


Places that are generally used in fat injection procedures are around the face. Often, doctors will transfer fat from one area that there is excess fat, and inject it around the eyes to minimize the appearance of fine lines. Surgeons also can use fat injections for a patient’s chin or cheeks (ASAPS-American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, 2017).


Body fat is a wonderful alternative to other injectables and fillers. Fat injections can even re-contour a patient’s face, giving them a different look. However, fat injections are not permanent, and will require more fat injections in the future. They do tend to last for approximately 5-8 months, but is highly dependent upon the patient. So, keep in mind, that fat injections will most likely require a regular maintenance program/schedule. However, it is said that for the best, longer lasting results, patients undergo 3-4 treatments over a period of six months (ASAPS-American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, 2017).


Fat injections are not just for cosmetic fillers that you may traditionally think of either. Fat injections are a wonderful treatment to fill out indentions caused from trauma and scarring. Many patients that have experienced loss of tissue from trauma or surgeries, have fat injections once they have healed. These injections help lessen the appearance of the scarring for a more natural, smooth skin surface (ASAPS-Amer Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, 2017).


So, what are some of the many benefits for choose Body Fat Injections?




-- Natural- Body Fat Injections use the patient’s own existing body fat, so it is non-allergenic. Side effects and allergic reactions are practically unheard of for this procedure. 

  • -- Little to No Pain- There is little to no discomfort for patients having this procedure done, and any discomfort post-procedure can be controlled with pain medications. The need for the medication would be short lived, as recovery time is fast.
  • -- Outpatient Procedure- This procedure is done as an outpatient procedure, and can be done right in your doctor’s office. What is even better? The procedure only take approximately an hour to perform, and you’re done!
  • -- Long Lasting- There are cases, in which patients experience the results of their fat injections permanently. As for comparing to other injections that are not natural, body fat injections last longer.
  • -- No Testing Required- Because the filler used is from the patient’s own body, there is not a need for pre-op testing because the patient’s body will not reject its own fat transfer.
  • -- Cost Effective- Using your own fat as a filler if a fraction of the cost for other filler procedures on the market. Fat can even be reserved from a liposuction treatment for later use of placement elsewhere in the body (ASAPS-American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, 2017).




While fat injections are a wonderful, natural alternative to other fillers that may be synthetic, fat injections can be limiting. Not all parts of the body are able to have fat transferred to it. For example, surgeons cannot transfer fat to your breasts to enlarge them. This is greatly due to the fact that injecting fat into the breast will complicate breast cancer detection. Cosmetic surgery in Orlando has seen that the longevity of the procedure varies greatly from patient to patient, so some patients may need to go more often than others for follow up maintained treatments. Fat injections are also most effective in stationary areas of the body such as the cheeks or chin versus the eyes (ASAPS-Amer Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, 2017). Consult with your doctor to see what the best results for you can be. You must be evaluated to see if there is enough fat on your body to transfer.




ASAPS-American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. (2017). News Room. Retrieved from http://surgery.org

Create Facial Harmony with Cosmetic Nose Surgery

Dr Richard Arabitg - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

We were not all born with perfect symmetry of our face. Many of us have experienced injuries that have misshaped the structure of our face. Rhinoplasty in Orlando is even more attainable now with affordable payment options. Plastic Surgery Central Florida maintains employment of the most up-to-date equipment, latest technology, and Dr. Arabitg practices innovative techniques, giving patients the opportunity for a flawless procedure.


Life is about balance, so it is important to understand that what may look perfect and beautiful on someone else, may not be right for you. Cosmetic surgery in Orlando can be demanding, and Dr. Arabitg does not take a case that he does not feel he can improve the patient’s quality of life by at least 95%. What does this mean for you? It means, if Dr. Arabitg says he can do something, he will do it, and he won’t do it if it is not going to be a dramatic improvement. Our face is what people notice first about us. It leaves a lasting impression; and our face, the lines of it, are what the person that falls in love with you sees when they close their eyes. So, to put things in balance, sometimes taking a specific feature from someone else and placing it on your face, may not create perfect harmony. To have facial harmony, Dr. Arabitg brings vast experience and knowledge to the table, combined with a skillset that can give you the perfect facial features in creating a beautiful and harmonious face. Symmetry and balance, from scale to complimentary, Plastic Surgery Central Florida’s principles and professionalism provides patients with honest, discrete consultations that leave the patient satisfied, and feeling confident.


Rhinoplasty is far more than just a nose job for aesthetics. When you create facial harmony, and create balance for your features, you allow the correction of impaired breathing. Whether the obstruction of breathing occurs from natural disproportions, or it is caused from an injury, rhinoplasty can correct the issue with an obstructed nasal passage. In many cases, patients come in with complaints of obstructed breathing in addition to their dissatisfaction with the shape of their nose. During consultation, Dr. Richard Arabitg will evaluate the patient’s desires as well as the structure of their nose and nasal passages. Films may show that with a nose job, Dr. Arabitg is able to improve the patient’s ability to breath, at the same time as meeting the mutual goals they have set out to accomplish for their facial harmony. Because of Dr. Arabitg’s extensive expertise, even the most difficult cases can be managed with ease.


Potential candidates for a nose job surgery are anyone with a crooked nose. It could be someone that has suffered a nose injury, or someone that naturally has lack of symmetry. Those that have a bump or large dip in the bridge of the nose are prime candidates, and can achieve a look that enhances their natural beauty, but removes the focus from their nose. Dr. Arabitg believes in giving patients a natural appearance and boosting the confidence of his patients. That said, it is suggested that patients be at least 18 years of age for rhinoplasty. Here are a few reasons why:

Though other surgeons may perform rhinoplasty on patients under the age of 18, there is always a possibility that the bone structure of someone under 18 can still change. It is also important that a patient be completely certain in their desires for a change. We all have something about ourselves that we would change to enhance our beauty. Someone under the age of 18 may change their opinion as they get older. Being completely satisfied with the results is highly important to Dr. Arabitg.


Rhinoplasty can improve the functionality of the nose by removing any obstructions that may be hindering the passageway in the nose. It can give the patient facial harmony by creating a more symmetrical face and balance of facial features. Rhinoplasty is commonly used in combination with other procedures such as a face lift, neck lift, and cheek and chin implants. Plastic Surgery Central Florida offers a variety of facial procedures to enhance a patient’s natural beauty. Why not call for a consult today?

Dr. Richard Arabitg Completely Customizes A Breast Augmentation to Your Desires

Dr. Richard Arabitg,MD - Monday, February 06, 2017

It takes great skill to veer from the cookie cutter cosmetic surgery and customize specialized breast augmentations. Dr. Richard Arabitg, a highly skilled surgeon that specializes in breast augmentation in Orlando, can help patients with special requests like reducing the size of their areolas. There are a few things to consider with this surgery however, you definitely want to get this surgery done at the same time if you plan to have breast implants as well. Alone, this surgery can be done while in the doctor’s office, and even under local, so just a topical numbing is needed when performed by itself. If reducing the size of your areolas is a desire of yours, please consider whether you are done having children or not. As with pregnancy, your breasts are sure to stretch, and it is probable that you would need the surgery once again post-pregnancy (RealSelf, 2017). In fact, many cosmetic plastic surgeries that reshape your body, you should consider the fact that if you should become pregnant, you may have to have the surgeries again after your pregnancy. It’s simple, your shape changes quite a bit during pregnancy, and breast feeding changes your breasts dramatically as well. In addition, the longer you breast feed, the more differently the shape of your breasts will be afterward. There are also women, that chose not to breast feed, and once their bodies stopped producing milk, they lost a lot of definition in their breasts that was there pre-pregnancy. There are many factors to be considered before making a final decision.



In Orlando, cosmetic surgery, stays innovative as technology and techniques advance. Dr. Richard Arabitg at Plastic Surgery Central Florida continues his education, learning and teaching the latest procedures in his field. Dr. Arabitg will not take a case that does not redeem a 90% improvement rate post-surgery. Inverted Nipple Correction is becoming more common today, as experts like Dr. Arabitg master the procedure, giving patients a beautiful and natural looking nipple. Inverted nipples can be unsightly, and affect a patient’s level of confidence. Skilled highly in the reconstruction of breasts, Plastic Surgery Central Florida offers patients an all-inclusive custom breast augmentation. Many women are born with large nipples that can be uncomfortable and heighten sensitivity. This heightened sensitivity can be very uncomfortable and hinder normal functionality throughout the day. In fact, it is a common procedure in males that are undergoing Gynecomastia surgery, that they also have their nipples and areolas reduced in size (Dr. Barry M. Weintraub, MD, FACS, 2017). It is important for females to be older than 18 years of age so that their body has caught up in growth and development. For most people, we develop faster in different areas of our body. For example, a young woman may develop large areolas that appear to be quite disproportionate with the size of her breast. A woman can continue to develop well into her early 20’s. It is best that any of these surgeries have a lot of thought put into them before making a final decision.



If you have a spouse, it is important to discuss your desires with your spouse so that if you decide to have surgery, you will also have the moral support of your partner. This paves the road for a happier and healthier result emotionally.

Many women after having children, or just as they get older, want to have their breast augmented to make the breasts fuller again. It is very common to have a breast lift done at the same time to get that overall youthful and vibrant look. As we age, the skin slows the production of elastin, making it more difficult for your body to hold up a larger cup size. A breast lift done at the same time as a breast augmentation, contours your body back to the younger or better you.


No matter what things you would like done to customize your breast augmentation, be sure to discuss all your concerns and dislikes during your initial consultation with your doctor. Dr. Arabitg is a renowned surgeon in his field, decorated with recognition for difficult cases, and successful results. Isn’t it time you take control and get the body you want today? Give us a call and see what we can do for you!





RealSelf Inc., (2017). Retrieved from http://realself.com


Dr. Barry M. Weintraub, MD, FACS. (2017). Nipple Reduction Surgery. Retrieved from http://drbarryweintraub.com

What is Endermologie?

Dr. Richard Arabitg,MD - Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Body cosmetic surgery in Orlando offers innovative procedures that are less invasive at Plastic Surgery Central Florida. Endermology, also known as Endermologie by brand, is basically a Contouring Massage by use of a machine. It is also referred to as Lipomassage in many circles, so if you hear or read any of these, they may be referring to the same thing, Endermologie.



So, what is Endermologie?


Endermologie breaks up fat cells and water beneath the skin. With the use of mechanical rollers regulated with a machine, the machine rolls back and forth over your skin in areas of your body that have more fat content. This is operated by a skilled professional, and requires more than one visit to see effective results. Endermologie gives a smoother appearance to your skin, and lessens the appearance of dimples that cause the cottage cheese look. Your body passes the excess water that has been loosened from beneath the surface of the skin. Patients notice a significant difference in the number of inches on their body after a comprehensive treatment program. Determining on your body, and your needs and desired results, your doctor will determine the number of sessions you will need to achieve the most effective results.


Endermologie is not just for your looks. Many people are referred to a specialist for Endermologie to improve the circulation in their body, and increase their lymphatic flow. In a case, such as this, it is possible to get your insurance provider to cover partial to all expenses involved in your treatment program to address your individual issues. This, of course, is a case by case basis for providers.



So, How Exactly Does Endermologie Work?


Beneath the surface of your skin, you have connective tissue. The machine used is far less invasive than liposuction and other surgical procedures to address similar physical issues. This machine, gently stretches that connective tissue below the surface of the skin from an external approach using topical motions and applications that the machine is specifically designed for. When the connective tissue is stimulated this way, the motions help to increase the production of a patient’s elastin and collagen levels. Elastin is an elastic fiber within the connective tissues beneath your skin. These fibers are what enable your skin to stretch and resume its original shape and contour. As we age, our bodies produce less Elastin and Collagen which are responsible for keeping your skin tight. The process of an Endermologie treatment program stimulates your body to produce more of these components that reside deep within the layer of skin called the Dermis (Ageless Med Spa, 2012). While age does not directly destroy these two components, what we do in our lifetime does. Smoking and environmental pollutants seep deep into our bodies through our skin, constant long-term exposure to the sun; all of these can harm existing elastin and collagen levels. Age alone does not destroy existing levels, however, as we age, we do produce less (Ageless Med Spa, 2012).


When the machine stretches the skin back and forth through massage with a strong suction, the fibers beneath the surface are loosened in the connective tissue. This tension that is being released is what gives you the appearance of cottage cheese, and those dimples. Some patients see results within the first couple weeks. However, most program regimens are 30 minute treatments, two times a week for a ten-week period. The most common results for patients, are to see results within the third to forth week.


Major Factors:



  • * Improves Circulation and lymphatic flow- This process releases toxins and flushes the body

* Applicable Areas- Full Body

  • * Zero Downtime post-procedure
  • * Possible slight discomfort
  • * FDA Approved
  • * Non-Invasive
  • * Patients Must Hydrate Thoroughly During Program
  • * Exercise is Encouraged During Program to Assist Detox
  • * This is a comprehensive procedure for effective results. You must undergo several sessions to see results.
  • * Affordable
  • * Not Overnight Results

Dr. Richard Arabitg, a cosmetic surgeon in Orlando, specializes in the body contouring procedures from Endermologie to the Brazilian Butt Lift. Call for a consult today, and find out which is the best one for you!


Ageless Med Spa. (2012). Ageless Med Spa. Retrieved from http://agelessmedspakaty.com


The Level of Dr. Arabitg’s Talent and Skill Brings Him Some of the Most Difficult and Unique Plastic Surgery Cases

Dr. Richard Arabitg,MD - Friday, December 16, 2016

At Plastic Surgery Central Florida, cosmetic surgeon in Orlando, Dr. Richard Arabitg stands out above the rest because of his vast expertise, skilled specialty surgeries, and high standards that he himself holds for patient satisfaction. Dr. Arabitg will not even perform a surgery that does not give the patient at least a 95% improvement rate. He feels that if the procedure does not deem those quality results, then he not only will not perform it, he says it cannot be done (Plastic Surgery Central Florida, 2014).


So, what are some of the specialty services that Plastic Surgery Central Florida provides?


Firstly, let’s take a look at a less invasive procedure that is not commonly offered by other practices. For starters, Plastic Surgery Central Florida offers a variety of services all under one roof. From cosmetic plastic surgery to aesthetic procedures such as BOTOX and Chemical Peels, Dr. Arabitg’s practice goes above and beyond other practices offering Endermologie which is a great procedure post liposuction procedures, painless and effective for body contouring. Endermologie not only improves the overall effectiveness of procedures like liposuction, it can be done on its own to improve lymphatic function and remove excess fluid and toxins in the body. Many patients have elected to have a series of treatments done on their own before even considering surgical liposuction and other body contouring options. However, a consultation with Dr. Arabitg can shed some light on whether or not you can achieve your desired results from this procedure alone.


Vaginal Rejuvenation, or Vaginoplasty is not a commonly performed surgery by most plastic surgeons. It requires special training, education, and a great deal of skill when addressing genital reconstruction. Highly skilled and knowledgeable surgeons are essential in a successful Vaginal Rejuvenation surgery. In many cases, this type of procedure is a comprehensive surgery used in combination with other procedures to achieve the patient’s desired results. Sometimes, it is pertinent to combine surgeries whether all at once, or one at a time in order to contour and rejuvenate your body. Labiaplasty is also commonly combined in a Vaginal Rejuvenation treatment. Labiaplasty focuses on either the inner labia, outer labia, or both. The labia can become stretched out and loose with childbirth, hormonal changes, and age. Vaginal rejuvenation also addresses a stretched-out vagina cavity, loose vagina openings, and prolapsed rectums or bladders. Prolapsed organs are when the organ begins to droop into the vagina, and in severe cases, the organ may protrude out of the vagina.


Inverted Nipple Correction is another specialty surgery that requires a highly skilled surgeon to be completed successfully. It takes a strong knowledgeable base to even offer such specialty services the Plastic Surgery Central Florida offers. Dr. Arabitg has a wide range of talent. Where most surgeons focus on just one area of expertise like breast augmentations, Dr. Arabitg can perform hand trauma reconstruction, Tonga lifts and buccal fat removal, liposuction and other body contouring surgeries, and highly difficult and uncommon surgeries like the above-mentioned procedures.


One practice, offering all-inclusive services, all under one roof, by a highly skilled, prestigious surgeon like Dr. Arabitg, it is advantageous for the Orlando cosmetic surgery industry and Central Florida’s patients. It is difficult to find a practice that offers such variety under one roof, and by such a notable surgeon with a skill set that separates him from other surgeons, making him in high demand in the Cosmetic Surgery Industry.


We all desire to see the best version of ourselves possible. Often, we allow fear to stop us from realizing those dreams. From the financial implications, to the fear of the process and recovery time, we somehow go on allowing us to put those desires on the back burner. We convince ourselves that it just isn’t that important. We convince ourselves we can achieve some of those goals on our own. We convince ourselves that we just don’t deserve that version of ourselves to become a reality. But that just isn’t true. It is true that for some of us, some of those goals can be reached through hard work on our own or with some external cheerleaders helping. But the fact of the matter is, that for most of us, our bodies simply aren’t made that way. Our genetic predisposition will not allow for our bodies to take certain shapes. Our bone structure just isn’t made a cetain way, or past lifestyles choices like childbirth simply has changed the way our bodies are today. Don’t believe you don’t deserve it; everyone deserves to feel great about themselves. Schedule a consult today, see what Dr. Arabitg can do for you.




Plastic Surgery Central Florida. (2014). Plastic Surgery Central Florida. Retrieved from http://cosmeticsurgeyorl.com

Vaginoplasty: Vaginal Rejuvenation

Dr Richard Arabitg - Thursday, November 10, 2016

Vaginoplasty, or Vaginal Rejuvenation is not commonly spoken of compared to the numerous other cosmetic surgery services offered today. However, Vaginoplasty is growing in popularity and for more reasons than you might think. Considered an elective surgery, Vaginoplasty might be suggested by your gynecologist if you have a prolapsed bladder or prolapsed rectum. If you have heard this term before, and don’t know what exactly it means, it means that your bladder is no longer supported and is descending into your vagina. This is growingly common with age or childbirth, and may cause a number of issues. A prolapsed bladder has multiple stages, from mild to severe. A mild prolapsed bladder is when only a portion of the bladder has descended and begun to droop into the vagina. A severe case of a prolapsed bladder is when the bladder has drooped so far into the vagina, it protrudes outside of the vagina. If you have any concern that you are in any of the stages of a prolapsed bladder, schedule a consult to see a doctor immediately (WebMD, 2017).


Plastic surgeon in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Richard Arabitg is a skilled plastic surgeon that can perform the procedure of Vaginoplasty in addition to offering his patients more options for desired results.


Does Insurance Cover Vaginoplasty?


There is a number of insurance policies that have an umbrella for childbirth. In many cases, childbirth may also cover partial or full coverage for bladder or urination functionality, as well as sexual and bowel functionality. So, the rule of thumb is, that you schedule a consult and let your doctor best advise you before speaking with your insurance provider. In many cases, a woman’s vagina can descend when it becomes loose. This can be caused by age or childbirth in addition to a number of other factors. However, those are the two main factors that can contribute to this situation. There is a lot of controversy among society about this procedure, and even more debate among surgeons about whether or not it is purely elective or necessary (RealSelf, 2016). Vaginal infections, bacterial vaginosis and vaginitis can all occur with a larger and loose vaginal opening. So, you see why there is much debate over this topic.


Vaginal Rejuvenation encompasses a few different procedures. They may be performed individually or together to achieve the patient’s desired results. Consulting with a skilled surgeon with experience in this arena is essential in meeting your needs. Not many surgeons perform this surgery, or have vast experience in this type of surgery, as it is a specialty cosmetic surgery. Dr. Richard Arabitg specializes in specialty cosmetic surgeries that many plastic surgeons do not perform. Labiaplasty can be a part of a comprehensive vaginal rejuvenation treatment. Labiaplasty is when the labia whether inner or outer labia is altered. Dependent upon your individual needs and desired results, Plastic Surgery Central Florida can provide you with all the information you need in a consultation to make the best decision for you, moving forward.


Part of being a skilled plastic surgeon with capabilities and knowledge to perform Vaginoplasty, Dr. Richard Arabitg has undergone extensive further education and kept up-to-date with the latest technology and techniques to perfect specialty surgeries. So, whether Vaginoplasty is a need because of degenerative or problematic pelvic organs, or something of a personal choice, it is important to speak with your doctors before contacting your insurance provider. Research is essential in addition, if you have a partner, you may want to discuss their thoughts and desires as well. A procedure of this nature affects your partner as this may change you and your partner’s sex life. In a majority of the cases, when a patient is in a relationship, their partners have reported positive feedback post-surgery. While recovery time may be broad, as it depends on the individual for when intercourse can resume without any pain, the general recovery time for Vaginoplasty for normal activity can be as soon as 3 days. However, sexual intercourse is not recommended for at least 6 weeks. Even after six weeks, many women have reported stinging and pain during intercourse initially. It is individually based at your personal comfort level. This is a highly successful rated cosmetic surgery, and with the right surgeon, can improve you and your partner’s life. Schedule a consult and see if it is right for you (RealSelf, 2016).




RealSelf. (2016). RealSelf. Retrieved from http://realself.com


WebMD. (2017). Prolapsed Bladder. Retrieved from http://webbed.com

Brazilian Butt Lift: What to Expect During Recovery

Dr. Richard Arabitg,MD - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cosmetic plastic surgery has come a long way over the past few decades. It is amazing what surgeons can do today. What is even more impressive, is how natural the cosmetic work appears. Dr. Richard Arabitg, an Orlando cosmetic surgeon, of Plastic Surgery Central Florida, bases his plastic surgery practice on at least a 95 % improvement rate. That percentage does not mean that 95% of his patients receive improvement, but instead that each of his patients see a 95 % improvement post-surgery. He feels that it is important for the founding principles of his practice operate on a level of integrity and high patient satisfaction. He states that it isn’t good business practice for surgeons to charge a lot of money for procedures only for patients to see an average of 20-30% improvement. If he cannot give you results of a 95 % improvement, then he will not perform the procedure. It is only fair to the patient for them to see those kinds of results for what they are paying. If he is not performing the surgery, then it cannot be done (Plastic Surgery Central Florida, 2014).


One of the most growing elective cosmetic surgeries is a buttock lift, better known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. Often combined with other procedures like liposuction and body sculpting, this procedure can give the patient dramatic results in under a month’s time. It is essential to know what to expect before going into any cosmetic surgery, and to be prepared for post-surgery scenarios.


Firstly, understand that your recovery time is highly dependent on your current physical health in addition to whether or not you have this surgery performed in conjunction with any other surgical procedures. It is also important to understand that depending on your body, your doctor may have to take fat from multiple areas of your body in order to inject it into the buttock area to achieve the patient’s desired results. Dr. Richard Arabitg always practices full disclosure with his patients so that the goals set are mutual, attainable goals for each patient. Having realistic expectations is important to your emotional health as well as your satisfaction with the surgery.


**Highly dependent on the number of areas fat is taken from, the average recovery time for a Brazilian butt lift is about two weeks before you can return to work, and/or light duty activities. Your doctor typically will keep you overnight in the hospital to make sure there are not any complications from the surgery or with sutures. There is a lot of fluid that needs to drain. It is important to still avoid any heavy lifting, exercise, or strenuous activities until released by your doctor (RealSelf, Inc., 2016).


You are expected to be sore for 10 to 14 days. You may even be sore longer than that, depending greatly on how many areas fat was taken from, in addition to whether or not you had other surgical procedures combined with this one. Wearing compression garments after your surgery is essential in getting better results. The reason compression garments are recommended is because a day or two after surgery, your body starts to really swell and retain fluid. There are a variety of garments or binders that can be used, and it is important to consult with your doctor to find out which one is best for you given the procedures and your body type. Your doctor will most likely have a preference for your particular situation. If you do not wear your compression garments, fluid tends to retain in empty pockets created by the surgery. These pockets are caused from transferring the fat from those areas. The day of the surgery, you may love the results, but if you do not wear your compression garments, a day or two later, the swelling sets in, and it will look like your doctor didn’t transfer enough to get the results you want. Consult with your doctor on this topic so that you can get the best results possible (RealSelf, Inc., 2016).


During your recovery, know that you will not be sitting directly on your butt. You will be sleeping on your stomach or your sides, and when sitting, you should be sitting at an angle (RealSelf, Inc., 2016). Some doctors may even suggest a specialty pillow, but please follow your doctor’s instructions explicitly. If you notice any excess fluid retention, swelling, or excess bruising outside of what your surgeon told you to expect, contact their office immediately. This goes without saying for any post-surgical procedure period. Wait until your doctor releases you for work/activity before attempting it on your own discretion.





Plastic Surgery Central Florida. (2014). Butt. Retrieved from http://www.drrichardarabitg.com


RealSelf, Inc. (2016). Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery. Retrieved from http://realself.com

Make-Up Can Only Do So Much

Dr. Richard Arabitg,MD - Tuesday, September 06, 2016


In a world where cosmetic surgery is less dramatic and made more available to you, it is time to consider what you really want. Sure, make up can do wonders from skin tone to contouring, but unless you are a professional make-up artist or have a personal one that shows up at your house conveniently, every morning or for that special night out, let’s be realistic about this...It is only going to go so far.


It’s no secret that being beautiful can help you get a better job or better position, not to mention the way beautiful people are treated is far different from those that are not considered attractive. Everyone wants flawless skin, perfect symmetry of your facial features, high cheek bones, and that perfect nose. No matter what you think, your favorite movie stars and celebrities most likely were not born looking that way. The people you see in magazines, on television, and on the big screen are rarely born with those features. Almost always, you can count on the fact that the beautiful people you look up to have had something tweaked or added and even removed.


What is better than waking up without any make-up, or being at the beach and not needing any make-up to achieve the look you desire? Nothing. Let’s face it; we all have our perceptions about where we would like to improve our appearances. Facial implants can actually do much more than you realize for your appearance. Don’t be deterred by the word implant; there are a variety of shapes and sizes for subtle to dramatic results. Customized to achieve the patient’s desired results and optimum efficiency of the surgery, your surgeon can create any look you want that works well with your existing facial structures. Cosmetic surgeon in Orlando, Dr. Richard Arabitg, is double board certified and listens to what the patient wants. During consultation, you and your surgeon can discuss your goals and what route that goal can best be achieved by.



If you have a weak jawline and seek to have a well-defined face, facial implants are ideal for you. As we get older, our face can lose definition, and cheek implants can make your face fuller. In many cases, patients are not changing their looks to something completely different, they are reverting their facial features to looking like a younger version of themselves (The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2013).



If you are considering facial implants in Orlando, Dr. Richard Arabitg has vast experience in achieving patients’ goals. There are many benefits to facial implants:


* Most Importantly, the implant material is safe for your body


* Implants can improve the contour of your face


* Facial features can be balanced and proportionate


* Increase Self- Confidence


* Improve Attractiveness


* Facial Implants are safe to combine with other procedures such as Rhinoplasty and Face Lifts.


* Facial Implants look natural. There are many cosmetic surgeries that do not look natural. While still beautiful and aesthetically pleasing, they still do not look natural. Facial Implants are not easily detected, and look completely natural.


Most everyone is a good candidate for Facial Implants. During your first consultation, it is essential to give full disclosure as to what you want, and any concerns you may have. Be prepared for post-surgery. Have arrangements for a ride and aftercare following the surgery for when you are released to go home. Be absolutely confident in you and your surgeon’s final decisions for the mutual goal. It is important to be realistic about your results. Know that tomorrow you won’t wake up looking just like Jennifer Aniston. However, you will have her cheek bones, and be a new, more attractive you.


Wearing heavy make-up is not good for your skin in addition to the different chemicals that your skin absorbs into your system that make-up is made from. Dr. Richard Arabitg gives you the permanent solution with facial implants. Take the opportunity to boost your self-esteem and live your life as the best version of you possible. Schedule a consultation today.




The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. (2013). Smart Beauty Guide. Retrieved from http://smartbeautyguide.com


Is There an Ideal Age for Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Richard Arabitg,MD - Wednesday, August 03, 2016


When considering plastic surgery like Rhinoplasty, it is important to research the entirety of the surgery, and the common recovery time and possible difficulties. Like any surgery, there are always risks. Some people are at higher risk than others. Some procedures can help one patient dramatically, while another patient having the same procedure, may have a much less dramatic change. Consulting with your physician can put your mind to rest, and give you more insight about the achievable results for you personally.



So What Are Some Things to Consider?



  • Firstly, Rhinoplasty is reconstruction or reshaping of your nose. It is one of the top 5 most common plastic surgeries and the most popular plastic surgery among teens. Prime candidates for Rhinoplasty are:
  • ~ People that feel they have a disproportionate nose. Whether you feel your nose is too large or small compared to your other facial features, rhinoplasty could be right for you.
  • ~ People that feel their nose is too wide, could have rhinoplasty done in which their surgeon creates a more prominent bridge and more narrow nose.
  • ~ If you have a bump on your bridge, doctors can smooth out your nose to remove the bump.
  • ~ Crooked Nose
  • ~ Restricted or pinched nostrils or overly flared nostrils are both common reasons for people to seek rhinoplasty.
  • ~ If your nasal tip droops or is large and protrudes, you are a candidate for rhinoplasty.
  2. ~ Deviated Septum and other issues causing breathing irregularities are responsible for a percentage of nose job surgeries (Einstein Medical, 2015).
  • Rhinoplasty is most effective when the cartilage and bone structure is fully mature. Rhinoplasty can restore balance to facial features of patients, and in many cases, it can improve one’s quality of life. From confidence to efficiency, rhinoplasty resolves imbalance issues. It is a well-tested and proven procedure, making it easier to find a surgeon that has well-experienced results. If you are interested in rhinoplasty in Orlando, Dr. Richard Arabitg and his skilled staff can answer any questions you have and show you your best possible outcome for rhinoplasty.
  • Something important to consider when looking into having rhinoplasty done is your life’s demands. What can you expect post op? Usually, the bandaging and splint can be removed by your surgeon approximately a week after surgery. Expect lots of swelling and bruising. This may be a time you just want to rest up and avoid leaving the house for social events. Immediately following the surgery, your doctor will suggest keep your movement minimal and your head elevated. You can use cold compresses to lessen the severity of bruising and swelling. This can serve as an additional pain reliever as well (WebMD, LLC, 2016).
  • What Are The Risks?
  •  Well, of course, there are the customary risks with any surgery, however; in addition, you may get nose bleeds, have scarring and possible numbness afterward. There is a possibility you will need an additional second or third surgery to achieve efficient results. However, if you openly discuss your expectations and desired results with your surgeon and the two of you are in agreement that the goal is achievable, that greatly reduces the odds of more than one surgery. While rhinoplasty is a well-practiced and routinely done procedure, everyone’s body is different, and responds differently to surgery (Einstein Medical, 2015).
  • What is the Ideal Age for Rhinoplasty?
  • Well, your bone structure needs to be mature and done growing. Though, there are teens as young as 13 having rhinoplasty procedures done. Doctors say that girls 15-16, are ideally old enough to undergo the surgery without risk of stunting growth or disrupting the results of the rhinoplasty. It is possible if the patient is too young that bone growth and cartilage can restructure what the surgeon has done. For boys, they are generally a couple years behind. Male teens should wait until 17-18 before considering rhinoplasty to ensure the longevity of the results and lowering the risk of complications.


The average recovery time (though each person varies), is about 10-14 days after the surgery for the swelling and bruising to subside, allowing you to make your appearances at social events. However, it is usually several weeks before your doctor releases you for strenuous activities again (Einstein Medical, 2015). Dr. Richard Arabitg, a plastic surgeon in Orlando, Florida, provides the perfect environment and ease of mind from your first consultation, to waning any concerns, and guidance through post-surgery. Schedule a consult today and get a clear vision of your future.




Einstein Medical. (2015). Doc Shop. Retrieved from http://docshop.com

WebMD, LLC. (2016). WebMD Teens and Nose Jobs (Rhinoplasty). Retrieved from http://webmd.com


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