How Juvéderm Can Give You a Mid-Face Lift...Without Surgery!

The natural signs of aging are inevitable and our skin is usually the hardest hit. Our faces are no exception to the rule. As we age, wrinkles and lines begin to find their roots around the eyes and on the forehead, as well as around our nose and mouth. Skin begins to get thinner causing it to sag in certain areas due to loss of collagen. But the most frequent concern for older patients is the loss of volume in the upper cheek or cheekbone area. A common concern called mid-face volume loss is a condition that leaves patients with the appearance of hollow, sunken in cheekbones and “droopy” skin around the mouth area. New Jersey area patients feel they look tired even if they are not!

The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ offers several nonsurgical options such as dermal fillers like Juvéderm to fill in those gaps caused by the aging process. Let’s take a look at how the professional staff and board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group can give you a fuller, more youthful look to your mid-face area without the need for surgery.

Juvéderm and what it can do…

Dermal fillers can instantly fix and add volume to aging skin. Juvéderm is an injectable filler that delivers a hyaluronic acid-based gel just below the skin’s surface. Hyaluronic acid is a component the body naturally produces, which gives our skin plumpness and volume. As we age, this valuable substance decreases in production which is why our skin loses that youthful look, especially in the cheek and lip areas. Juvéderm can be the non-invasive solution to tackle this mid-face issue as we age.

Where is the mid-face area?

The mid-face area is essentially the central portion of the face. You can draw a line from the outside cheekbone area inward to the nose and mouth area including under the eyes. It can be described as an inverted triangle. Individuals, as they age, notice a loss of volume in their cheek area causing the skin in this area to sag and for the cheeks to look hollow or ‘flat’. Patients also notice the lines around their mouth or nasolabial folds, also known as “laugh lines”, becoming more pronounced or deeper. When we are younger, this is the part of the face that has the most volume or plumpness which is why when it starts to change, it is the most noticeable during the aging process.

Who is affected?

After we head into our late 30’s or early 40’s, especially for New Jersey area women, the signs of aging begin to creep in with wrinkles and small lines. The loss of mid-face volume begins to really target women and some men once entering into their 50’s especially their 60’s and up. As always, factors such as heredity, sun exposure, smoking, and stress all play a role in how a person’s skin ages. Even individuals, who have lost a significant amount of weight, deal with the loss of volume in their cheeks or mid-face area leaving them finding a solution to eliminate that hollow, tired look that makes them look older than they may feel.

How does a mid-face lift with Juvéderm work?

The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ offers all the variations of Juvéderm fillers developed to target specific areas of the face to give patients a customized approach to their needs. Juvéderm Voluma was designed to add volume specifically to the central part of the face. The results leave patients with fuller cheeks that can appear softer and more lifted and laugh lines around the mouth to look smooth. Even adding volume to the mid-face region can decrease the appearance of puffiness underneath the eyes. Juvéderm Voluma can instantly restore the volume and plumpness to the central part of the face leaving patients looking 5 to 10 years younger. Because the different variations of Juvéderm are used for different people for different reasons, it is important to get a skin assessment with an experienced plastic surgeon so that the right formula can be used to address your unique concerns.

The Juvéderm results…

The results are instant. The results will last and in some cases up to 2 years! Juvéderm Voluma addresses one of the most frequently common problems with the aging process. It can restore volume in the cheeks and completely lift the central part of the face eliminating tired, deflated cheeks and giving a patient a more youthful appearance. Combining Juvéderm Voluma with other non-invasive solutions like BOTOX to target wrinkles on the forehead or around the eyes can give patients an all-around full, age-defying face lift without surgery!

Juvéderm is an effective and safe way to create a gorgeous, new look for your face without surgery. New Jersey area women, as well as men, can rejuvenate their appearance and specifically target the central portion of the face by smoothing out wrinkles and adding volume to the cheekbones specifically with Juvéderm Voluma. Juvéderm Voluma “fills” in the areas of the cheekbones and increases the overall volume of your midface region giving you a fresher, more youthful look. A ‘liquid’ midface lift with Juvéderm can be the right answer and leave you looking years younger! Call or schedule your consultation with The Peer Group Plastic Surgery in New Jersey today.

Tummy Tuck And Age: Why Aging Has Women Seeking Tummy Tuck Surgery

It is a known fact that our bodies change with the natural process of aging. New Jersey area women and men alike notice changes in their bodies, especially starting in their 40’s and 50’s. Signs of weight ‘settling in’ on different areas of the body is a common issue and our bodies begin to tell the story of our age. So why does our midsection continue to expand as we get older?

It is not a myth, there is such a thing as the “middle-age spread” and it is particularly a problem for women due to the main factor of menopause. So can your stomach ever look the same? Can a tummy tuck be a solution to this middle-age problem? The board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ want you to know that regardless of age, a tummy tuck can be a solution. We will take a look at why midsection changes occur as women grow older and what the plastic surgeons at The Peer Group can do to get your tummy back.

Why does aging change a woman’s waistline?

Even thin women who have always had a flat stomach begin to struggle with signs of belly fat or an expanding waistline as they age. In addition, they often fight loose skin that seems to reside in the lower abdomen. This can occur for women who have never had kids as the skin loses its natural elasticity with age. There are a variety of reasons why women, in general, struggle with belly fat such as genetics, having children, poor diet and not being able to exercise regularly. But as women age, even those who have never experienced an issue of weight or fat in their midsection, start to see changes. The main culprits are changes in hormones (less estrogen) due to menopause and a slower metabolism that makes it difficult for older women to keep trim and fit midsection.

Aging and the expanding waistline

For women, menopausal weight gain can be frustrating and unfortunately, the stomach area can sometimes take the hardest hit. A tummy that looks out of shape is considered the price for growing older but does it have to be something women over 40 have to live with forever? When a healthy diet and regular exercise are no longer able to change the landscape of your midsection then looking into a tummy tuck procedure can be the solution for you. The plastic surgeons at The Peer Group offer several tummy tuck options to erase the signs of aging from your midsection so let's take a look at some guidelines and how they can help.

Does age matter for a tummy tuck?

Some women think a tummy tuck or any body contouring procedure is only for younger people. Many older patients assume that after a certain age cosmetic surgeries or procedures are no longer an option. If a woman is in good overall health, is at a good weight, and lives an active lifestyle, there is no reason why a cosmetic procedure such as a tummy tuck could not be an option. Countless New Jersey area patients are proving that age is only a number.

Being middle age, what can a tummy tuck help?

A woman’s most common issue with aging is excess fat shifting from areas of the body to their midsection due to changes in hormones and their metabolism slowing down. Women begin to notice a belly pouch or small weight gains in their abdominal area. Skin also loses elasticity with age as collagen production decreases therefore skin loses volume and looks saggy. Unfortunately, no amount of sit-ups or exercise can tighten loose skin in the abdominal area. Women in their 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s can turn to a tummy tuck procedure for help removing excess skin, tightening underlying abdominal muscles, and removing any excess fatty tissue (with liposuction) to have the amazing results of a sculpted, flatter stomach and midsection.

Abdominoplasty options

The board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery in New Jersey can help reshape and tighten your midsection and customize what kind of tummy tuck you may need in order to get you the end results you want. A patient can consider a mini tummy tuck if a small amount of fatty tissue or excess skin needs to be removed in the area below the belly button. There is also the traditional tummy tuck, which is most common, involving reshaping and toning up the lower abdominal area using liposuction to optimize the tummy contouring results. If more extensive help is needed like an extended tummy tuck or even a reverse tummy tuck, which involves the upper part of the torso, then those options can be discussed with one of our New Jersey area plastic surgeons at The Peer Group during your consultation appointment.

Due to metabolic and hormonal changes, as women age it causes fat and weight to settle in areas where normally a woman may have never had an issue prior. A tummy tuck can cosmetically change the way a woman’s midsection looks and get them feeling confident again, at any age! If you are considering a tummy tuck, call or schedule your consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery in the New Jersey area today.

Breast Augmentation: How to Ensure You Get a Natural Result

The do’s and don'ts of breast augmentation to ensure you get a natural result

Many women undergo a breast augmentation procedure hoping to enhance the size of their breasts while still maintaining a natural appearance. If you’re considering this procedure you may not realize just how many factors come into play when trying to get the natural results you desire. The surgeons at The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey have provided some great dos and don’ts for you to consider before deciding to move forward with a breast augmentation procedure. Taking these items into consideration can help you get the most out of your surgery.

DO put a lot of thought into the size of the implant

This is probably one of the biggest decisions New Jersey area women will have to make when moving forward with a breast augmentation procedure. A lot of thought needs to go into this decision, as it will have a huge impact on your life for years to come. You’ll want to select implants that are proportionate with your frame and body type. Don’t spend too much time focusing only on your chest, but instead focus on your body as a whole, and what would look best with it. You’ll also want to make sure the size you select will be convenient for everyday activities and that the size fits your lifestyle. If you spend a lot of time in the gym or running, then bigger, heavier breasts may get in the way and not allow you to be as active. If you go too small you may feel like you didn’t get much out of the surgery and regret your decision and ultimately wish you’d gone larger. The best advice would be to work with your plastic surgeon to determine what size is right for you. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to breast implants.

DO ask important questions

The results of the procedure are only as good as the surgeon performing it. Make sure you ask your surgeon the right questions prior to scheduling your procedure. It’s important to ask whether or not the surgeon is board certified and how long they’ve been performing breast augmentation procedures. It’s also wise to ask to see before and after photos to make sure you’re happy with their work. These photos are also very helpful when determining what size implants you’d like to move forward with. Make a list of questions and take them with you to your consultation.

DO explore your options

You have options when it comes to the shape of the implant, as well as what kind to move forward with. Silicone and saline implants both have their own set of pros and cons so you’ll need to choose wisely to determine which implant will give you the results you desire. Silicone implants are great for women who desire a more natural look and feel, but they come prefilled so the size cannot be altered. Saline implants can be filled after insertion so your surgeon can adjust the size accordingly. Regarding shape, there are two popular options; round or teardrop. Teardrop-shaped implants are an excellent choice for women who want the implants to look more natural and resemble the shape of natural breasts. Regarding the type of implant, number of CCs (sizing), the shape, where the incision will go, and how they will be placed (i.e. under the muscle or over), are all important factors to discuss with your surgeon.

DON’T underestimate how important recovery is

Even though recovery from a breast augmentation procedure is quicker and easier than in years past, the recovery process still demands a patient’s attention. While most people recover without issue, it’s good to mentally and physically prepare yourself for what lies ahead in the days and weeks following surgery. You will need to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your surgeon and ensure you are taking it easy, while at the same time moving around doing light stretches. Tips such as avoiding wearing underwire bras and sleeping on your stomach might seem small, but they are important during recovery. The sooner you have healed, the sooner you’ll get to enjoy your new breasts and return to normal activities.

DON’T ignore your surgeon’s advice

Oftentimes, women may be under the impression that it only takes breast implants to provide the results they desire. This isn’t always the case, as some women can actually benefit from a breast lift, in addition to implants. If your breasts are sagging or drooping then implants alone will not correct this issue. Once your surgeon has had a chance to perform a physical examination they can then provide suggestions on how to move forward and achieve your body goals. Listen to what they have to say and follow their guidance. An experienced, reputable, board-certified plastic surgeon known throughout New Jersey for creating excellent results will provide the sound advice you can trust.

DON’T panic when you see your new breasts for the first time

One of the biggest concerns women have immediately after breast augmentation surgery is the positioning of their implants. The implants may appear to be sitting rather high and don’t look as natural as expected. This is normal as your breasts are swollen and need time to settle into a more natural position on the chest. Final results from a breast augmentation procedure can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months. You can expect your new breasts to sit lower and look much more natural, and best of all, you’ll be thrilled with the results. Knowing this ahead of time allows you to be more aware so concern doesn’t set in unnecessarily.

DO give us a call to learn more

If you’re still on the fence about a breast augmentation procedure or have questions on how to get the most out of your surgery, then please give our Florham Park, NJ office a call to setup a consultation. The Peer Group has some of the most experienced board-certified plastic surgeons on staff and they are ready to provide whatever assistance you may need.

Contact us today to see why so many patients in the Greater New Jersey area choose The Peer Group for their cosmetic needs.

The top 5 cosmetic treatments for women over 40

While you may feel a bit wiser and more established in your forties, many women also begin to notice changes in their bodies and how they feel about themselves. Even though aging is a natural part of life, it doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to do anything about it. The plastic surgeons at The Peer Group located in Florham Park, NJ offer many treatments and procedures that can help reverse some of the signs of aging and leave you looking and feeling like a whole new woman. Here, we share the top five procedures that women over 40 are getting to help turn back the hands of time.

Breast augmentation

While breast augmentation is a popular procedure in general, many New Jersey area women in their forties request this treatment when they begin to notice changes with their breasts. Oftentimes, as we age the breasts begin to deflate and can lose their fullness and shape. A breast augmentation procedure can give you the fuller, rounder breasts you long for and provide an instant confidence boost. Deflated breasts can be revitalized and look fuller with the help of breast implants. Most women take this opportunity to increase their cup size and get the larger breasts they’ve always wanted. Since pregnancy, nursing, age and gravity can affect a woman's breasts; it’s important to note that some women may also benefit from a breast lift. Implants will correct the size and shape of your breasts, but if they’re sagging and droopy you may need the breast lift procedure in order for the breasts to appear perky and more youthful. Women close to their forties are usually past their pregnancies and determine that it’s time to finally get the breasts they’ve always wanted.

Tummy tuck

It is common for women to hold off on a tummy tuck procedure until they’re finished having children. A tummy tuck is a great option for women who not only struggle with stubborn excess skin and fat that’s been a nuisance since pregnancy, but also for women who would like to have a trimmer waistline. Even women who have lost a good amount of weight look into a tummy tuck so they can attain a flatter, more toned abdomen and have the loose skin removed that may be the result of such weight loss. A tummy tuck will flatten and shape the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles leaving your tummy looking smooth and toned. You may have entered your forties with a tummy bulge, but that doesn’t mean it has to hang around forever.


Liposuction is a great way to get that hourglass body you’ve always dreamt of but didn’t think was possible. Liposuction is used to shape and contour the body and remove pockets of fat from various areas of the body. This procedure works well on patients who can’t get rid of the fat through diet and exercise alone. Many women in their forties also consider this procedure as their metabolism has started to slow down and they’re finding it more and more difficult to shed the excess weight. Some of the most common areas include the hips, abdomen, thighs, and love handles. The traditional method of liposuction provides great results and involves a small incision in the skin and then a small surgical tool called a cannula is used to suction out the fat leaving your body looking sculpted and more defined. Another popular option is CoolSculpting which also provides similar results to traditional liposuction but without surgery. The New Jersey area plastic surgeons at the Peer Group offer CoolSculpting as an alternative to traditional liposuction and it continues to grow in popularity. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, no-downtime procedure that uses cold energy to freeze the fat away without damaging the surrounding skin or tissue.


While BOTOX has always been a popular choice for women of various ages, it’s probably the most common anti-aging treatment for women in their forties, and one they use on a regular basis. BOTOX works wonders on many areas of the upper face including reducing the appearance of the horizontal lines that appear on the forehead, along with the vertical lines that appear between the eyes. Another common problem area that is treated with BOTOX includes the lines that appear on the outer corners of the eyes known as the Crow’s feet. New Jersey area patients who use BOTOX on a regular basis report seeing fewer lines and wrinkles on their face and are incredibly pleased with their smoother youthful appearance.

Injectable fillers

Lines and wrinkles begin to increase in our forties as hormone levels start to dip which then affects collagen production causing the skin to lose elasticity and appear dull. Injectable fillers are good for improving the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin by filling in creases or lines and adding volume to specific areas to enhance shallow contours. Fillers are highly effective at reducing the side effects of aging and work by filling in the soft tissue that’s located underneath the skin.

One of the leading fillers that the plastic surgeons at The Peer Group use to treat New Jersey patients is Juvederm. Juvederm can be used to target specific problem areas to help create an overall smooth, even appearance. Some of its top uses include reducing the horizontal lines on the forehead, lines around the nose and mouth and it can even be used to enhance the size and fullness of the lips. Some patients use variations of Juvederm for their mid-face area too, which can give a non-surgical mini “facelift” in some patients. Patients are very pleased with the results from Juvederm and enjoy seeing their wrinkles disappear right before their eyes.

Contact us to learn more

If you’re interested in learning more about any of these procedures then please give our Florham Park, NJ plastic surgery office a call to setup an initial consultation. You’ll meet with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons who will address your concerns, conduct a physical examination, and create a customized treatment plan based on your needs.

Your age doesn’t have to define you. Give us a call today to take the first step to a new and improved you. We look forward to joining you on your journey to looking and feeling fabulous in your forties.

What is CoolSculpting--and does it work?

CoolSculpting is the hot new procedure that freezes fat away. It is an advanced cosmetic fat reduction treatment that thousands of New Jersey area men and women are having done to slim down and enhance certain body parts that have proven to be hard to shape with exercise and diet alone. So hot is CoolSculpting in fact, it has been featured all over the media, from the Today show and commercials, to ads on billboards.

Since its FDA approval in 2010, CoolSculpting has been on the fast track as a popular treatment in the cosmetic world to eliminate fat or improve the appearance of unsightly areas that need a little extra help. It is great for individuals who are at a healthy weight, but have that annoying, pesky bulge they just want gone. Coolsculpting has become so popular because it works. In addition, it doesn’t require surgery or a lengthy recovery.

So what is all the buzz about? Learn the basics about CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting: What makes it so cool?

The CoolSculpting procedure is an innovative in-office treatment that safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to effectively target fat cells that reside under the skin. The treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen and then turned to liquid). Over time, in a matter of a few short weeks, your body will naturally process the fat and eliminate these dead cells through the body’s natural elimination process, leaving a more sculpted look. CoolSculpting has risen in popularity because of its non-invasive nature. It can be performed on your lunch hour in a quick office visit that does not require sedation, surgery, sutures, a lengthy recovery, or scars. Unlike traditional liposuction, CoolSculpting treats the fat under the skin while leaving the top layer unaffected. In about 2-3 months patients see noticeable results and a slimmer contour.

What areas can I target?

Coolsculpting is a cosmetic procedure that requires no surgery for areas of the body that just won’t change or improve with diet and exercise. It is extremely popular for slimming the abdomen, flanks, and lower back. Individuals that are close to their ideal body weight but are needing a little extra help in the following areas could consider Coolsculpting.

  • Under the chin (double chin)

  • Bra fat or the area in front of the armpit

  • Underneath the upper part of the arms

  • Back fat

  • Flank area (above the hips)

  • Abdomen

  • Bottom half of the gluts or buttock (also known as the banana roll)

  • Thighs

  • Knees

Coolsculpting can target these areas to rid unwanted fat and create a slimmer look. You can start seeing results 12 weeks after your treatment and the good news is CoolSculpting results are long term!

The Procedure explained

When patients come to our New Jersey area plastic surgery center for their CoolSculpting treatment, they are made to feel relaxed in a treatment chair. A gel pad and applicator is then applied to the treatment area. The applicator uses a vacuum to draw the skin and underlying fat tissue into the device. Patients may feel a mild pulling or pinching sensation but there is minimal discomfort associated with CoolSculpting. The controlled cooling is then applied to the target areas, which will cause an intense feeling of cold that subsides during treatment. Patients typically browse their phones, read, relax or nap during the procedure.

Natural fat elimination

Once the the targeted area(s) are treated, the frozen fat cells turn to liquid and over time are naturally eliminated by the body over about a 12-week timeframe. If more than one treatment is necessary, you will still see contouring results in the target area(s) after this timeframe and then even more amazing results in 2-3 months after your last treatment. It can be determined at a consultation appointment, with a trained professional, if you need one or several CoolSculpting treatments to get you the best end result.

Maintaining your slim results

Coolsculpting “destroys” the fat in those target areas with the freezing process therefore permanently eliminating the fat cells but if an individual gains weight after the treatments then the remaining fat cells may enlarge as they absorb the extra fat. Most patients of CoolSculpting are so pleased with their end results that research has shown they are more likely to continue taking care of themselves with a healthy diet and regular exercise in order to maintain their results.

Is CoolSculpting right for me?

Anyone is a candidate for Coolsculpting who is at their ideal body weight. Since stubborn fat can affect anyone (men or women) it can be a cosmetic treatment for any gender. For example, a mom who has had children but still struggles with a small pooch on her stomach, or a man struggling to get rid of those “love handles” but no amount of exercising is changing the way they look. These are just some examples of ideal candidates who can get results with Coolsculpting.

Throughout the greater New Jersey area, Coolsculpting has proven to be a great non-invasive cosmetic treatment to get great slimming results. No downtime, no surgery, and no scars are several reasons why both men and women turn to this fat reduction treatment over traditional liposuction. It can be customized to the areas you want to target and more than one area can be done leaving you feeling better about what you see in the mirror! Let’s face it, in some cases exercise and diet can only do so much, especially as we age, so finding a non-invasive cosmetic treatment like Coolsculpting with lasting results can be the answer!

If you would like to know more about CoolSculpting and the benefits it can offer you, we invite you to call the board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group in Florham Park, NJ for more information.

Top reasons why BOTOX is so popular

Truth be told, you probably have at least one friend or multiple friends who have had BOTOX and keep going back for more. BOTOX injections are incredibly popular these days and for good reason. The injections smooth the skin reducing lines and wrinkles. The plastic surgeons at The Peer Group in Florham Park, New Jersey, have compiled a list to give you a better idea of why so many people have jumped on the BOTOX bandwagon and are singing its praises.

So why is BOTOX in such high demand?

If you are considering BOTOX but are worried about how your results will look or feel anxious that someone may find out; it helps to know that more than 7 million Americans get BOTOX treatments each year. In fact, it is the number one non-surgical cosmetic treatment performed here in the U.S. What makes BOTOX so popular?

Look and feel younger

BOTOX creates a smooth, soft, glowing complexion. Both men and women who get BOTOX injections look and feel their best year-round. At a small cost, during a short appointment, patients can instantly turn back the hands of time. It is easy, effective, and safe. For this reason alone, countless New Jersey area patients visit our plastic surgery center on a regular basis to get their BOTOX injections.

No anesthesia

There’s no need for anesthesia with BOTOX injections because you’ll only feel a small pinch during the treatment. Depending on the number of areas being treated, you’ll have a few injections in various areas of your face and the procedure will be over before you know it.

No downtime

One of the many benefits of BOTOX is that it is a non-surgical treatment. This means that there’s no downtime like you’d expect with a surgical procedure. You won’t need to take off any time from work, have a friend drive you to the office, fill prescriptions, or do anything special to aid in recovery. Simply stated, there is no recovery!

Minimal side effects

The side effects from BOTOX injections can vary. The most commonly reported side effects to include minor swelling or bruising at the injection site. While these side effects are more of a nuisance, they’re definitely not something that will prevent you from continuing with your normal activities. Side effects from BOTOX are gone within a matter of hours.

Results are visible within days

Once the Botox treatment is complete, it will take about 3 to 5 days to see the full results leaving your skin smoother and more vibrant for an overall refreshed look. Lines and wrinkles that once existed along the forehead and around the eyes will be gone and you will look and feel years younger.

It’s quick

You make an appointment, come to our Florham Park, New Jersey plastic surgery office, receive your BOTOX injections, and go on with your daily activities. You won’t believe how quickly you’ll be in and out of our office and on your way. Some people even schedule their treatments during their lunch breaks, it’s that quick!

You don’t look fake or unnatural

BOTOX allows you to still have natural facial expressions and will not make your face look frozen or fake. Another perk of BOTOX is that you can focus on one particular area, or many depending on what you’re trying to correct. Each treatment is customized allowing you to be very specific with the areas you want to improve.

It’s affordable

Compared to many other cosmetic treatments, BOTOX is not nearly as expensive as you’d think and you only have to pay for the amount that is being used. The total cost of your treatment will be discussed in greater detail during your consultation. Ask us about Brilliant Distinctions, a free membership program where you earn, redeem, and save on Botox treatments.

It’s FDA approved, safe, and effective

There’s no need to worry whether or not BOTOX is the real deal. It’s the first and only FDA- approved treatment proven to help reduce wrinkles and forehead, crow’s feet and frown lines making the skin smoother and more youthful-looking.

It also has medical benefits

Aside from the obvious cosmetic benefits, BOTOX is also responsible for many medical benefits. It can help to reduce excessive sweating by blocking the nerves that trigger the sweat glands. BOTOX also works wonders on people who suffer from debilitating migraines by blocking the release of chemicals that are involved in pain transmission. It can actually prevent migraines before they start which is a game-changer for many people. BOTOX can also help treat eye-twitching by weakening the muscles that control the eyelid, which then helps relieve the spasms.

Are you ready to give it a try?

If you’re ready to see the benefits of BOTOX for yourself then give our Greater New Jersey office a call to set up a consultation. You’ll meet with one of our surgeons and go over your medical history and discuss your cosmetic goals in order to determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for BOTOX injections.

BOTOX is one of the most popular choices for smoother, younger-looking skin. It’s quick and easy and provides amazing results. You don’t have to spend tons of money or endure painful procedures in order to improve your appearance. Give The Peer Group a call so you can enjoy the many benefits of a BOTOX procedure. The only regret you’ll have is wondering why you didn’t give it a try sooner.

12 facts to know about CoolSculpting

You may have already heard about all of the great benefits of a CoolSculpting procedure, but are still on the fence whether or not it’s the right choice for you. CoolSculpting is an innovative fat removal treatment that involves freezing stubborn fat cells through a process known as cryolipolysis, allowing the cells to dissolve, turn to liquid, and leave the body. The result is a slimmer, more defined figure without having to undergo surgery. The Peer Group located in Florham Park, New Jersey, uses this technique on men and women with outstanding results.

If you are considering a CoolSculpting procedure in the greater New Jersey area, here are some tips that may be helpful as you decide what fat removal treatment is right for you.

Top 12 facts about CoolSculpting

It all started with a popsicle

Years ago, two scientists observed some children eating popsicles and noted that their cheeks began to dimple due to the cold temperature of the popsicles. The scientists realized that popsicles were freezing and eliminating small pockets of fat cells on the inside of the cheeks. Soon thereafter, the method of eliminating fat by targeting and freezing it, also known as cryolipolysis, was born.

It’s a great alternative to liposuction

CoolSculpting offers many of the same benefits as liposuction, but without the need for surgery. This non-surgical fat removal procedure uses cooling to help eliminate stubborn fat without damaging the surrounding skin or tissue. It does not require general anesthesia, incisions, or other aspects that traditional liposuction uses.

It can reduce fat by up to 25%

This procedure is extremely effective at removing and eliminating stubborn fat. In fact, the results are so good CoolSculpting can lead to a fat reduction of up to 20%. Of all non-surgical liposuction methods, CoolSculpting remains one of the most popular choices among New Jersey area patients seeking an alternative to liposuction.

There’s no downtime

Many patients choose to resume their normal day’s activities after completing a CoolSculpting procedure. Since the procedure is nonsurgical there’s no need to have to wait for any anesthesia to wear off and there’s no need to take time off of work to allow the body to heal. Instead, you’re good to go immediately following the procedure with limited recovery protocols.

It’s discreetly non-invasive

Since CoolSculpting is non-invasive, the procedure is incredibly discreet when compared to liposuction as there are no needles or surgery to deal with. This also means that there are no incisions or scarring to worry about. Nobody will ever know you had fat cells frozen and removed unless you choose to tell them.

It’s suitable for both men and women

Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are men and women who are within their ideal weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment and is only intended to remove stubborn fat in areas that show resistance to normal weight loss patterns. CoolSculpting is not a good option for people who are overweight or obese. While CoolSculpting can treat many areas of stubborn fat, it may not be the ideal solution for certain parts of the body. Your surgeon will be able to confirm whether or not CoolSculpting can give you the results you’re wanting or if there is a better option available to you.

It focuses on fat cells only

Unlike liposuction, there is little risk of damage to surrounding tissue as CoolSculpting specifically targets isolated fat cells.

Results can be seen in as early as 1-2 months

Once the fat cells have been destroyed, it can take some time for them to leave the body. On average, it takes anywhere from 1-2 months for the body to naturally process the fat and remove it from the body. Once the frozen fat cells are eliminated you’ll be able to fully enjoy the results from the procedure.

Safe and effective

CoolSculpting is the only non-surgical fat reduction, fat-freezing procedure that has been approved by the FDA. It is safe and effective for fat removal with proven results that have been shown in numerous research studies.

The side effects are minimal

The most commonly reported side effects from our Greater New Jersey patients include mild tugging, pinching, and intense cold during the actual procedure. Following the procedure, the biggest complaints have been temporary redness, swelling, or bruising. These side effects tend to resolve within a few days or weeks. These side effects are minimal when compared to many fat eliminating surgical procedures on the market.

Can treat multiple areas of the body

CoolSculpting can treat multiple areas of the body where stubborn fat is present. Some of the most commonly treated areas include the stomach, thighs, knees, upper arms, and chin. Oftentimes, patients have more than one problem area treated during the same procedure.

The procedure is a breeze

Most patients feel a little anxious prior to any type of medical procedure, but you won’t have to worry about this with CoolSculpting. Aside from feeling cold initially, the area then becomes numb and you won’t feel much of anything. In fact, many patients read a book, watch a movie, play on their phones, or even take a nap during the procedure.

So how do I get more info?

If you’d like to see how CoolSculpting can sculpt and tone your body then give the highly-skilled surgeons at The Peer Group a call to set up a consultation. The consultation will help your surgeon determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for this procedure. Since everyone’s body is different you may have multiple problem areas that need to be treated. Your surgeon will be able to create an individualized treatment plan that will suggest which areas to treat and how many procedures are recommended to give you the results you desire.

We look forward to assisting you on your fat eliminating journey. We’d love to have you visit our Florham Park office to learn more about a CoolSculpting procedure and the life-changing results it can provide. Get ready to fall in love with your body all over again, from every angle.

How plastic surgery can make you look great, and feel better

The results from a plastic surgery procedure not only do wonders for your body, but they also make you feel better about yourself which is equally as important. So how exactly can plastic surgery have such drastic effects on your life? Read further to find out why the plastic surgeons at The Peer Group, in Florham Park, NJ, do what they do. They have witnessed so many transformations in the lives of their patients following a plastic surgery procedure in their greater New Jersey office.

The many benefits of a plastic surgery procedure

Data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows the explosive growth and popularity of plastic surgery. In 2016, more than 17.5 million people had a surgical or minimally invasive procedure. In fact, the same study announced that more and more Americans are turning to cosmetic procedures to enhance the way they look and feel. Minimally invasive techniques alone increased nearly 200% since 2000. According to the Peer Group, men and women throughout the greater New Jersey area are seeking cosmetic treatment for a number of reasons.

Increased self-esteem

Following a plastic surgery procedure, a patient will go through many emotions as they see their body transform before their eyes. Their problem areas that once caused them so much anxiety and despair are now a thing of the past. The attitude of a patient shifts from one of sadness and shame to hope and pride. Patients feel like they have more to offer others and finally feel satisfied with their new and improved bodies.

Improved self-confidence

Patients are incredibly aware when it comes to flaws in their appearance and that’s why many consider a plastic surgery procedure to begin with. A patient may have a troublesome area that they aren’t happy with, or one that causes them to be shy and avoid others out of fear of how people may judge or view them. Once the problem area that has plagued them with so many concerns and fears has undergone a transformation, patients exhibit a whole new level of self-awareness and are ready to take on the world. Patients report a willingness to try new things and experience new situations with their newfound confidence.

Lifelong improvements

Once a patient has undergone a plastic surgery procedure it not only provides fantastic results, but it gives patients the opportunity for self-reflection and empowerment. Patients worked hard to get these results and they want to do everything in their power to maintain them. They are overly aware of how their actions will affect their results. Changes in diet, fitness routines, and living healthier lifestyles are all common improvements following a plastic surgery procedure.

But wait, there’s more…

Taking a deeper dive, beyond overall improvements in how you look and feel about yourself, plastic surgery can also correct many issues related to one’s physical health. Plastic surgery can fix real issues that affect the everyday quality of life.

Corrects vision issues

Upper eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, not only corrects loose skin but it also corrects the droopy eyelids that affect the peripheral visual field improving vision. Patients notice an improvement in their vision and also report the procedure helps with dry eye issues.

Improves mobility and function

This is especially true with skin removal and surgeries performed after a major weight loss. Patients who have loose, excess skin in the abdomen, thighs, arms, and buttocks find it difficult to exercise or be efficient in everyday life. Skin removal and body contouring treatments can truly be life-changing for patients as they are able to function and move more effectively.

Improves breathing and oxygen flow

A rhinoplasty procedure (nose job) can work wonders on the nose and can significantly change its appearance. In addition to that, the procedure can also improve the way a patient breathes by opening up the nasal passages and fixing a deviated septum. Patients report sleeping better and their partners no longer have restless nights caused by their loved one’s snoring.

Alleviates neck, shoulder and back pain

Countless women are burdened with large, oversized breasts. A breast reduction and breast lift procedure have been known to give patients a greater appreciation for life. Patients no longer have to deal with uncomfortable back, shoulder, and neck pain that stems from the extra weight of their large breasts. Many patients choose to start fitness programs after a breast reduction procedure now that their chest is no longer in the way, and they aren’t out of breath as nearly as fast.

Allows you to live a more fulfilled life

The bottom line is that many patients have reported living a more fulfilled, well-rounded life following a plastic surgery procedure. It’s as though they have a new zest for life and want to embrace their new bodies and everything that comes with it. A plastic surgery procedure can change the way you view the world along with the way you choose to take it on.

Where do I sign up?

If you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure, but don’t know where to begin then please give our Florham Park, NJ office a call to setup an initial consultation with one of our highly-skilled New Jersey area plastic surgeons. You’ll be able to use this time to discuss your problem areas and go over the surgical options that are available to you. A physical examination will be conducted, along with a review of your medical history, and then an individualized treatment plan will be created to help you obtain your desired results.

The staff at the Peer Group looks forward to your visit to our office. Give us a call today to see why so many patients in the Greater New Jersey area choose our surgeons to provide amazing results and to help them transform their bodies and lives.