breast augmentation

Breast Implants: Which Shape is the Right Shape?

Choices for patients considering breast augmentation have expanded quite a bit since the inception of this procedure. First, the choice was silicone. Then, due to unexpected complications, the choice was saline. Now, both are safe and viable options, thanks to improvements in the outer shell and the characteristics of the solutions used to fill implants. […]

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botox

Botox for a Softer Jaw Line

Many of the patients we work with spend a great deal of time honing the tightness and tone of their muscles. This can be great for the overall shape of the body. However, it may not be the best thing for your face. A sharp, angular jaw line and square jaw shape are perceived as […]

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fall-skin-care

Fall Is Sculptra Time

If you’re looking for the perfect aesthetic treatment to address the visible signs of facial aging – those fine lines and shallow to deep facial folds and wrinkles, look no further. Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that helps to gradually replace your skin’s lost collagen – one of the an underlying causes of facial aging. […]

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Botox

What You Probably Didn’t Know About Botox

The year 2002 was a banner year for cosmetic injectable treatments. That was the year that Botox was approved by the FDA as a wrinkle treatment. Botox has continued to grow in popularity since then, making it the number one cosmetic procedure in the world. It’s best-known as an aesthetic cosmetic treatment, but its uses […]

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breast cancer

Breast Self-Examination Is Vitally Important To Your Health

Occasionally, Dr. Silverman consults with patients who have experienced and overcome breast cancer. It’s a fact that early detection of breast cancer is dependent upon regular breast self-exams. At least on a monthly basis, you should check your breasts for lumps, thickened tissue, and changes in texture. Performing a proper breast self-exam means feeling and […]

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SculpSure

We Are Sure You Will Love SculpSure

Dr. Silverman makes it a point to stay at the forefront of body-sculpting treatments. He is definitely your go-to-guy for getting rid of a bit of this and a bit of that – especially when it comes to stubborn body fat in places where you don’t want it. To that end, Dr. Silverman now offers […]

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posture

Pause A Moment And Let’s Discuss Your Posture

Your posture is important as you work out and train – and for every aspect of your life. Unless your job entails heavy labor or construction, chances are you go from sitting all day, to sitting on the sofa at night, to heading off to bed (hopefully, with your workout included in the mix). If […]

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skin care

Hey, Guys…June Is Your Month To “Age Healthy”

Nobody wants to age. Think young – stay young; act young – stay young. Take care of yourself. It’s simple. The anti-aging industry for men is growing by leaps and bounds. The number of men choosing cosmetic surgery and requesting Botox or dermal filler injections is booming. Want some simple tips to keep aging at […]

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exercise

Summerize Your Workout

It’s hot. Summer is here. It’s time to put some “cool” into your workout: Shower before your workout and make it cold. If that sounds a bit extreme, cool your neck or head with an ice pack. Find a shady new route for your run. And check the hourly forecast to help you determine the […]

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botox

Popular Injectables For Men

The benefits of injectable dermal fillers and Botox® as popular treatments for aging skin are well-known. But did you know that more men than ever are opting for these non-surgical treatments to get the youthful look that matches how they feel inside? That’s right. Sculpting and training are important for your well-being but so is […]

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wellness

You Are In Charge Of You

Every day you make important decisions – about your training schedule, what you will eat, your social options and your work. You fit all of the important things into your life…with ease, hopefully…including your friends and family. Taking time to think about your life and how your choices are impacting it is a good thing. […]

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healthy mind

Are You Flexing Your Mental Muscle?

If you are committed to making changes to your lifestyle and your body, consider making changes to your attitude as well. In all areas of life, if you are not mentally up to the task at hand, your body will struggle and may never be. Your goals may be physical, but your mind is in […]

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diet

Spring Clean Your Diet…Winter Is Over!

Winter can mean rich soups, stews, pastas and other comfort foods that make you feel better as you hunker down and wait out the storms. Spring means cleaning house – literally – and also figuratively as you consider your body as the most important “house” you own. Here are seven ways to spring clean your […]

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breast implants

Do Implants Affect Mammography Screenings?

If you have breast implants, you may be concerned about them possibly interfering with a mammography screening. Rest assured this is a common concern. Both saline and silicone implants can affect mammograms, but radiology technicians can and do use techniques and make adjustments to ensure they get the best, most correct and comprehensive view of […]

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breast enhancement

Breast Implants And Lifting – Some Things To Know

If you are a woman lifter, you know that working out with weights can give you an amazingly strong, confident body. One negative side effect of lifting, however, is a decrease in breast size. Because of this, many women opt for surgical augmentation. As with any major surgery, it is a good idea to educate […]

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Gynecomastia

Seven Possible Causes Of Gynecomastia In Men

What many women want…some men dread. Big breasts. It is estimated that up to 60% of men suffer from “man boobs,” or gynecomastia. Sometimes gynecomastia causes a tiny lump under one or both nipples; sometimes it results in large, pendulous breasts. Regardless, the condition can be embarrassing and inhibiting. Weight loss may help, but Dr. […]

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Breast Augmentation

Let’s Discuss Breast Revision Surgery

Breast augmentation leads the list when it comes to cosmetic surgery. Since 1961, when the first of the silicone breast implants were created, women have flocked to cosmetic surgeons to request this procedure. The basic silicone implant was modified in 1982, but years later, studies by the FDA concluded that a substance found in some […]

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dermal fillers

Fine Lines and Deep Wrinkles and You

Growing old is a universal process and sooner or later everyone will have fine lines and wrinkles. But you don’t necessarily need to give in or give up. There are various cosmetic options available to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and because knowledge is power, it may be helpful to have a bit of information […]

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Juvederm

Consider A Juvederm® Treatment – A Great Resolution For 2016

The use of dermal fillers for plumping lips and filling fine lines and wrinkles is definitely trending. Dr. Silverman uses Juvederm® injectable gels…known as the “next generation” of facial fillers. Juvederm® is used extensively to enhance the fullness of lips and is effective in minimizing the fine “smile lines” and deeper “parentheses” lines (nasolabial folds) […]

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Fitness

Your Knees And You – The 411

Your knees are far more complex than they seem. They are also amazing. They allow turning and twisting motions and allow your legs to hold up your body. If you are an athlete, chances are you know these facts all too well. Continue reading to learn some interesting facts about your knees. The basic “hard” […]

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botox cosmetics

Twelve Things To Know About Botox®

You’ve undoubtedly heard of Botox®, but you may not know how it works. Here are 12 things to know about the most popular aesthetic cosmetic procedure in the world: Botox® was approved by the FDA for eye spasms in 1989. Botox® was approved for wrinkles, fine lines, creases and frown lines in 2002. Botox® is […]

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Breast Lift

It’s Fall…Get A “Lift” With A Breast Lift

Breast implants remain the most popular elective cosmetic surgery, world-wide. But growing in popularity and currently trending with women of all ages is breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy. Recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that breast lifts have grown 70% since 2000 – and seem to be outpacing implants […]

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Blepharoplasty

Your Eyes Are Your Prize

Are your eyes are the windows to your soul? They may or may not be, but your eyes are one of the first things people notice about you. Unfortunately, Father Time, exposure to the sun and heredity can combine to cause the lids of your eyes to droop and sag. One of the major reasons […]

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Fitness

GOODBYE SUMMER…HELLO FALL!

It’s easy to maintain diet and fitness goals during the sunny, fun days of summer. But once there is a chill in the air and football season looms large, it’s easy to find yourself snacking more and pumping less. Here are a few tips to help you maintain or possibly reach a healthy weight as […]

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Hernia

HERNIAS 101

So, who’s doing the heavy lifting? If it’s always you…whether for your fitness training or to help a friend move, the warning “Be careful…you’ll give yourself a hernia” is a pretty common one.  When fitness training, you are careful to use spotters and of course you know the amount of weight you can lift without […]

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Tummy Tuck

YOUR FITNESS LEVEL AND YOUR TUMMY TUCK

The decision to have a “tummy tuck” or abdominoplasty is a serious one…a decision that you have thought about, read about and perhaps even discussed with a friend who has had one of her own. More than likely, you are considering this surgery because you have had a child or children and want to take […]

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Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia – An Overview

Self-esteem, self-confidence…buzz words that define the way we feel about ourselves and how those feelings affect our relationships, job and physical activities. For guys, especially athletes, living with gynecomastia or “man boobs” can be emotionally debilitating. Some men may even avoid physical activities and intimacy in order to hide their condition. What is it? Gynecomastia […]

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Skin Care

4 Tips to Be Your Own Fountain of Youth

Nothing can bring back time or stop our bodies from aging. While the years of our lives may bring amazing memories and experiences, they can also result in aged skin that may be wrinkly, dry, and saggy. No need to worry! You still have options to maintain your refreshing, youthful glow. Sunscreen is your go-to […]

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Gynecomastia

Hey, guys, did you know? Surgical breast enhancement isn’t just for women

Among the many breast surgeries available – reductions, lifts, augmentations, implants – most people assume the procedures are for women only. Indeed, women have historically undertaken breast surgery for various reasons in order to improve their appearance, and in some cases, improve their health. And that’s exactly why men have breast surgery. They find that […]

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Training Properly After Surgery

When looking to return to athletic training following surgery, the first thing you need to remember is that you must follow your doctor’s instructions. He or she will know what’s right for you and your particular situation. Everyone wants to get back to his or her normal routine as quickly as possible after surgery. When […]

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Is Plastic Surgery Right for You?

It’s safe to say almost everyone on the planet wishes they could change at least one thing about their body or appearance. For some, there’s a lot of stuff they want to change. For people who have noticeable flaws, such as an excessively large nose, noticeable sagging skin or large, puffy bags under their eyes, […]

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Get the Facts about Gynecomastia

Most people do not know much about gynecomastia unless they have been directly affected by it. Simply stated, it’s an enlargement of the glandular tissue in male breasts. This can lead to embarrassing and humiliating “breasts” that men do not want. The reason why this occurs is easy to understand – an imbalance of the […]

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Plastic Surgery: The Pros and Cons

Are you a good candidate for plastic surgery? The best way to determine if plastic surgery is right for you is to ask your doctor. When it comes to your current physical health, he knows best. It may also be a good ideas to weigh the pros and cons of having surgery for your particular […]

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Spotting the Signs of the Wrong Surgeon

It’s natural to feel apprehensive when undergoing cosmetic surgery for the first time. The last thing you need to add to that apprehension is a nagging concern about the trustworthiness of your surgeon. The trouble is that unless you’re a professional yourself, or have prior experience, it can be tricky to fully assess a surgeon […]

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Plastic Surgery for the Physically Fit

If you spend half your life in the gym trying to get into the best possible shape, there may be a better option. Plastic and cosmetic surgery can help you to lose those extra stubborn pounds and give you a firm, fit look. It is important to know the risks and complications associated with these […]

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ANBC Nationals Event

NUMBER FIVE AND STILL ALIVE! ANBC Nationals, November, 1997 I’ve been negligent. Well, not really negligent, just too darn busy. Anyway, I’m reading my weights lists from over a week ago, and I read Nancy Andrews’ post about her winning the WNBF World Championships in New York on November 15. Her statement of the fact […]

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ANBC Nationals

FOURTH DOWN ANBC Nationals, November 16, 1996 When you go through life thinking you’re a tall skinny guy and suddenly find yourself preparing to compete at the national level of a natural bodybuilding contest, your expectations tend not to be too high. Especially if you’ve only been a “bodybuilder” for two years and in your […]

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NPC New England Championship

DR. RICK’S THIRD ACT NPC New England Championship, April 21, 1996 Alright, so I lied. So, sue me. I had promised to disappear for a little while, but after catching the competitive bug, I was easily prodded by my “advisors” to consider entering the NPC New England Championship on Sunday, April 21. Why, you ask […]

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ANBC Pioneer Valley Natural

DR. RICK’S SECOND BODYBUILDING CHANCE ANBC Pioneer Valley Natural, April 13, 1996 I never had much luck at winning in athletics. It all stemmed from my little league coach when I was about 7 years old. Never could throw a ball–still can’t. But this bodybuilding stuff seems to be a little different. I won’t go […]

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ANBC Colonial Classic

DR. RICK’S FIRST BODYBUILDING BLOOD ANBC Colonial Classic, March 30, 1996 This is a long post, meant predominantly for those of you who have been so encouraging as I approached the world of “Competitive Bodybuilding” and for those of you who are contemplating doing the same. I’ve included excessive detail, so that I could remember […]

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