Dr Porcaro was invited to present his experionce with hair restoration surgery for male pattern hair loss at the Annual Meeting of the American Acamedy of Cosmetic Surgery in Las Vegas in January, 2013. This meeting was attended by over 600 physicians.
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Dr. Porcaro’s status with Valeant, the manufacturer of Sculptra Aesthetic, was recently elevated from Gold to Platinum. Dr. Porcaro has been a Platinum level provider for Botox and Juvederm for some time and he is the only Platinum level Sculptra, Botox and Juvederm injector on the Treasure Coast of Florida. This indicated very high volume usage and experience with these product. Platinum level status also means that we pay less to purchase these products and pass along the savings to our patients. Additionally, our Sculptra patients also enjoy rebate checks from Valeant not available to other providers.
Sculptra adds volume to the face by stimulating the production of collagen, which becomes depleted as we age. The effects from sculptra last from 2-5 years. The onset is gradual and multiple treatment sessions are required for most patients. Check out the link to learn more about Sculptra and see some of OUR Sculptra photos!
Dr. Porcaro was honored to be one of the examiners for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery oral exam that took place in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, Oct 20, 2012. All 43 physicians who sat for the oral (& written exam that took place the next day) were already Board Certified in their specialty- Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Otolaryngology, Dermatology and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. The American Board of Cosmetic surgery is the only Board the specifically tests a surgeon’s knowledge and experience in Cosmetic Surgery. To learn more about The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery click here.
Chiropractors, who are Nonphysicians, market a “laser” to “shed unwanted belly fat”. Unfortunately, this ” Laser” is actually not a laser, but an infrared lamp per the FDA! the Lapex 2000 has an FDA indication “for the temporary relief of hand and wrist pain associated with carpal Tunnel Syndrome”! There is no FDA indication to use this device in the treatment of unwanted fat!
Liposuction, liposculpture and authentic lasers, such as the Lipotherme, are FDA approved for the treatment of unwanted fat. These time tested medical procedures, typically performed by surgeons, are not performed for weight reduction but rather to treat fat that is not amenable to diet and exercise.
As appealing as it may be, it simply doesn’t make sense to expect the Lapex 2000 or any other unproven device to “shed unwanted belly fat effortlessly”.
I attended the Multispecialty Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery in Las Vegas in the beginning of June, 2012. This 5 day meeting was attended by several hundred plastic, cosmetic, oculopastic and facial plastic surgeons. Facial procedures were emphasized, including the latest in face & neck lifting as well as brow and eyelid lifting procedures. Botox & fillers were also discussed along with live demonstrations, including the use of the new filler, Belotero. We purchased Canfield?s 3-D simulator to give you the opportunity of better envision what might result with your cosmetic procedure or facial fillers. We also purchased atraumatic, flexible cannulas for filler injections, enabling filler injections to be done more comfortably and with less of a risk of bruising.
As a result of high volume usage of Sculptra aesthetic, Dr Porcaro has been designated as a Gold level injector by the manufactuer. This enables Dr. Porcaro to purchase Sculptra from the manufacturer at prices that are significantly less than what most other providers pay for Sculptra. We pass along that savings to you with very attractive pricing for this wonderful product!
Sculptra is used to replace lost volume of the face & works by stimulating your own body to produce collagen. Collagen is responsible for the youthfullness characteristics of skin but degrades as part of the aging process.
Dr Porcaro has performed hundreds of sculptra treatments since 2007 & is the only Gold level injector of The treasure Coast.
Dr Porcaro was recently recognized as a Platinum level injector by the maker of Botox & Juvederm (Allergan) as a result of his very high usage of these products. Dr Porcaro is the only Platinum level injector on the Treasure Coast. This enables Dr. Porcaro to purchase Botox and Juvederm from the manufacturer at prices that are significantly less than what most other providers pay for these products. We pass along that savings to you with very attractive pricing for Botox and Juvederm!
To See Dr Porcaro’s before & after Botox gallery click here: http://porcarosurgical.com/index.cfm/ProcedureNameID/14/PageID/4473
To See Dr Porcaro’s before & after Juvederm gallery click here: http://porcarosurgical.com/index.cfm/ProcedureNameID/558/PageID/4473
By invitation of the American Society of Lipo-suction Surgery, Dr Porcaro was asked to present the topic: Liposuctions Specifics: Preparation, Marking, Positioning, Dressings & Post op Care of Liposuction Patients. This meeting took place in Las Vegas and was part of the annual meeting of The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery& was attended by ~700 physicians.
Dr Porcaro is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the highest designation of this prestigeous organization, with over 2,600 physician members.
We have seen dramatic results with the addition of liposculpture of the flanks & back rolls done at the same time as a tummy tuck procedure- a “circumferential abdominoplasty”. Check out some of our tummy tuck procedures at:
In addition to the improvement in results, the addition of liposculpture to a tummy tuck can diminish the need for liposculpture as a separate procedure after the tummy tuck, lowering the costs and eliminating a second recovery!
Keep in mind that ALL Tummy Tuck procedures at Porcaro Cosmetic Surgery are performed in the comfort and safety of our AAAHC accredited facility under tumescent local anesthesia, with IV sedation as needed. NONE of our patients have had the need for general anesthesia! This improves the safety of the procedure, lessons the expense and speeds the recovery!
ALL of our tummy tuck patients are discharged to HOME several hours after their procedure without the inconvenience and without the added expense of staying in a hospital or the surgeon’s overnight suite for several days!
All our patients are carefully followed up by Dr Porcaro after their procedure.
Although our cosmetic surgery facility has had certification form the State of Florida for several years, we voluntarily sought & received certification form a major national accrediting agency, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) . This accreditation process is significantly more extensive than the State’s certifying requirements and is for the maximum time accreditation is rewarded, 3 yrs. This certification demonstrates the high standards, high level of safety and high patient satisfaction in the services provided at Porcaro Hair & Cosmetic Surgery.