Dont Melt the Patients Plastic

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AS IF PLASTIC SURGERY wasn’t hard enough, post-op patients also had to worry about salon treatments damaging the merchandise. Now, Dr. Steven Wallach is easing their minds along with their signs of aging, lectur­ing upscale sa­lons like Fred­eric Fekkai and Avon in New York City on dealing with recently nipped, tucked and/or suctioned patients. His pointers: Don’t dye the hair for three weeks to keep chemicals out of a face-lift’s scalp sutures. Stylists must be cau­tious, too, so “no sharp combs.” A facial after a nose job? “Don’t touch my work!” for at least three weeks. But go for a massage a few days after lipo. “It may get rid of some of that kind of lumpy­ bumpy feeling.”


Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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