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Douglas A. Taranow, DO, FACOS

New York, NY

What Are the Best Cosmetic Procedures for Summer?

Posted July 25, 2019

Summertime: a time to relax, enjoy the sun, and lay back in the heat. For most of us, the return of the summer brings back memories of spending long days lounging poolside or at the beach, soaking up the sunshine. Summer is a great time to relax and kick back.But for some of us, summertime […]

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Full vs. Mini Tummy Tuck

Posted December 13, 2018

Many patients are unsure whether they should undergo a full tummy tuck (“abdominoplasty”) or a mini tummy tuck to correct their protruding abdomen or excess abdominal skin. Both procedures will provide a more streamlined body contour, and the approaches to both surgeries are similar.However, the full, or “traditional,” tummy tuck is more invasive and requires […]

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How to Stick to Your Weight Loss Goals During the Holidays

Posted December 13, 2018

For many of us, the holidays are our favorite time of year: the family gatherings, the parties, the days off work, and, of course, the food. While we may love the idea of being bombarded with sweet treats and large savory meals, our physiques don’t respond quite as well, and we may be finishing the […]

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Is It Possible to Have a Tummy Tuck Immediately After Giving Birth?

Posted August 31, 2018

Few women can fit into their pre-pregnancy jeans right after giving birth. Women gain weight and accumulate stubborn fat deposits throughout pregnancy for various reasons, none of which are entirely predictable. It takes a while to “bounce back” due to having localized body fat, stretched out folds of excess skin, and an expanded uterus that […]

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Recovery From a Tummy Tuck

Posted July 31, 2018

Undergoing a tummy tuck procedure (abdominoplasty) is a life-changing event. The lower abdominal area of an individual is permanently and surgically altered to create a better version than the one present. A tummy tuck procedure can restore and repair a mother’s abdominal muscle wall after childbirth or aid in the skin removal of someone who […]

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A Bonus Benefit of Tummy Tuck Surgery: Improved Posture

Posted December 15, 2017

It is no secret that pregnancy and drastic weight fluctuations can lead to loose skin, stubborn fat deposits, and weakened muscles. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, is designed to enhance the appearance of the stomach by trimming excess tissue and tightening the muscles. Tummy tuck patients enjoy a slimmer, more sculpted midsection as well as […]

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I Want My Pre-Pregnancy Body Back!

Posted October 04, 2017

Becoming a mother is an indescribable experience that most women would love to accomplish in their lifetime. Although it is a blessing, pregnancy and childbirth can have its drawbacks. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can wreak havoc on the female figure. Some women will find that, even with diet and exercise, they can never regain their pre-pregnancy […]

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It’s a Good Year for a Mommy Makeover

Posted February 28, 2017

As the years have passed, some mothers have noticed that multiple pregnancies have packed on the pounds and negatively transformed their bodies. The breasts are left sagging and lifeless. The stomach develops loose, hanging skin and weak abdominal muscles. There is unwanted fat along stubborn areas of the body such as the abdomen, thighs, and […]

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Popular Cosmetic Procedures in Manhattan

Posted January 01, 2014

People who are dissatisfied with their outward appearance no longer have to go on living with that. If any particular aspect of the body makes you unhappy, cosmetic surgery has a solution for it. If you feel your nose is too large on your face, or you are worried of signs of aging or want […]

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Posted October 09, 2013

Plastic surgery is a great option for eliminating stubborn areas of fat and excess skin, and exercise can help produce and maintain optimal results. Getting in shape before a procedure will reduce the amount of fat that needs to be removed and will allow for additional loose skin to be removed, making the procedure less […]

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