Dr. Arthur Perry

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Franklin Park, NJ

Dr. Perry's Activity

  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    What is plastic surgery?

    When people think about plastic surgery, images of overstretched facelifts and giant lips come to mind. And don't forget about those eyebrows lifted so high that Captain Kirk would feel at home. But plastic surgery is a huge field that includes hand surgery, general reconstructive surgery, the care...Read More
  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    Why should I choose a board-certified plastic surgeon?

    The news has been filled with one cosmetic surgery disaster after another. In Massachusetts, a 49-year-old woman died while she was being numbed up for one of those "quickie" facelifts. She suffered a seizure, most likely because of the toxic effect of the anesthetic. There is a question as to whether...Read More
  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    How serious is the shortage of general surgeons in the U.S.?

    The shortage of general surgeons in the US is reaching a crisis point -- a third of rural hospitals do not have a general surgeon that lives in the same county as the hospital. Surgical emergencies require rapid trips to the operating room, and that is why the best hospitals have in-house general...Read More
  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    Is it ethical to offer plastic surgery as a contest prize?

    Surgical procedures should never be taken lightly, and should never be "won" in a contest. There can be complications and even deaths.

    It is considered unethical by both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. for plastic surgery procedures to be offered...Read More
  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    Who is a candidate for a face transplant?

    Candidates for face transplants are people who have lost virtually their entire face from trauma or disease, and have no recognizable features.

    These operations are a great triumph for plastic surgery, although they are dangerous.  In fact, one of the patients died from medication required to prevent r...Read More
  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    How is a face transplant performed?

    Face transplants take over a dozen hours to perform and cost over a quarter of a million dollars. This procedure blends science with artistry. Teams of specialized plastic surgeons called microsurgeons hook up blood vessels, nerves, muscle, and even bone between the patient and the face that has...Read More
  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    What are the benefits of sun exposure?

    We need the sun. Without it we would all be vitamin D deficient. Sun exposure is a natural mood elevator -- think how depressing winters can be. And there may be other things the sun does for us that we don't even understand yet.

    20 minutes a day in the sun and you will feel and look better. But that's...Read More
  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    Is mesotherapy harmful?

    There's no solid scientific evidence that mesotherapy works and there's dozens of papers published that show it can be harmful.

    The drug that is commonly injected is not Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for injection. That technically makes it illegal to use. The American Society for Ae...Read More
  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    What surgical procedures can enlarge my buttocks?

    Buttocks can be made larger by injecting silicone, a plastic called polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), or fat into them. Or silicone rubber implants can be inserted to plump out those cheeks. But none of the techniques is particularly good, and all of them have high complication rates. Read More
  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    How can I avoid feeling deprived while dieting?

    I advise my patients to go ahead and indulge - that's right… go off your diet one meal a week. Don't go crazy now and eat that whole pizza, but allow yourself to have that off-limits food once a week. You'll look forward to it all week and you won't develop that internal feeling of anger that results...Read More
  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    When should I use sunscreen?

    Use one of those new UV detectors to help you decide whether you need sunscreen. Or check your local TV station; if the UV index is 2 or under, apply at least a 15 SPF sunscreen, and if it is over 5, use a 30 SPF if you are going to be in the sun more than 20 minutes. Read More
  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    What is a good skin care routine?

    Depending on your precise issues -- whether you have wrinkles, oiliness, brown pigmentation, visible pores, acne, or loose or thin skin -- your physician will prescribe a skin care regimen that includes one or more creams. If you are serious about your skin, you will have to make some changes.

    A...Read More
  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    What skin care ingredients can cause irritation?

    Some skin care ingredients really don't make sense. One of these is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate -- called SLS for short.

    This is a surfactant -- a detergent. It causes suds and foaming. And it's in shampoo, soap, and toothpaste.

    SLS irritates skin for up to a week after use. And this is so predictable that...Read More
  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    Can stress make me age faster?

    Aging spurts are the result of thousands of complex hormonal changes in the body. When the body is exposed to physical or emotional stress, the adrenal glands produce extra steroids such as cortisol. Stress leads to elevated levels of a chemical called interleukin-6. And this may injure deoxyribo...Read More
  • Dr. Arthur W. Perry, MD - Franklin Park, NJ - Plastic Surgery

    What is a natural soap?

    When companies call their soap natural, they are talking about the omission of extra chemicals - like artificial fragrances or preservatives or other substances that make the soap lather better. So, if you want a pure soap - and that's a better name - look for a very short ingredient list. And be...Read More