Michael I. Kulick, M.D.
A healthy level of self-esteem is one of several factors which contribute to an emotionally satisfying life. Having pride in one's physical appearance can affect this level of self-esteem.
Sometimes, individuals may have cosmetic physical problems that cause great personal concern. There may even be a disparity between their own self-image - how they see themselves, and their body image - how other people see them. A problem that is very troublesome to a person, may seem insignificant to a friend or loved one. When such a disparity in an individual's image exists, it can often weaken that person's self-esteem, and lead to associated frustration, anxiety or depression.
Corrective measures to bridge this gap between self-image and body image can take several forms, both surgical and non-surgical. Because cosmetic surgery is not a self-image panacea, Dr. Kulick conducts a preliminary consultation to assess an individual's need and motivation for surgery. Numerous physical conditions can be significantly improved by cosmetic surgery. Even a relatively minor procedure can ease the anxiety associated with a physical condition. Once the patient and Dr. Kulick have a clear understanding of the desired change, the procedure can then be planned.
Through cosmetic surgery, Dr. Kulick has helped many patients overcome their physical concerns from birth defects, deformities caused by injury, problems attributed to genetic structure, and the effects of aging. In such cases, cosmetic surgery provided a heightened level of self-esteem and an enhanced quality of life.
Facelift (LASER Assisted Vertical Lift)
Laser Assisted Eyelids (Bleph or Blepharoplasty)
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Nasal Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Male Breast Reduction (gynecomastia)
Female Breast Reduction
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Photorejuvenation (IPL, ELOS)
Polaris Wrinkle Reduction
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Hair Reduction (LASER - IPL)
ReLume (scar / stretch mark treatment)
Skin Fillers (Juvaderm, Fat, etc)
Otoplasty (Ear surgery)
Your personal consultation will be scheduled after your initial conversation with our cosmetic consultant. This office visit will be made at a time convenient for you, based on availability. Evening hours are available on certain days (after 6:00 pm). Occasionally, cancellations occur because of illness or personal reasons. If you are flexible and can move up your appointment, let the scheduler know this. Hopefully, this will decrease the length of time you have to wait for your consultation.
During your initial visit at our office, you will discuss the area(s) of your concern. The key to a successful outcome is to adequately communicate your aesthetic wishes with Dr. Kulick. This may entail bringing pictures of your expectations, or even addressing questions you may have after consultation with another doctor. If you have more than one area that you want addressed, try and prioritize your list. Your input is critical and is the basis for any suggestions Dr. Kulick may have. Dr. Kulick will review each of your concerns and then explain the various procedures available to you. He will also go over the other changes that may occur as a result of the primary procedure you desire. His recommendations regarding the exact techniques he believes will give you the best and long lasting result will be explained, and compared to other methods available. If you have visited other doctors, bring your notes with you so you can make a direct comparison. The immediate and long-term recovery process will be discussed, as well as instructions you should follow before your treatment. Possible risks, alternatives to surgery and long-term planning for your appearance will be openly discussed. Please plan enough time for this visit with Dr. Kulick and his staff so that all your questions will be answered.
Finally, he may make suggestions for ancillary treatments or procedures. These other procedures might add to the overall aesthetic harmony. Your privacy and confidentiality is of the utmost importance to Dr. Kulick. Let him know if he can discuss your visit with friends and family as they sometimes call.
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