Qualified Plastic Surgeons

Dr. ShienbaumPlastic surgery has many different choices but are you making the right choice? The most important choice you can make while inquiring and deciding on an aesthetic procedure is selecting a surgeon you can trust.

Many different deciding factors contribute into choosing a plastic surgeon. Read below to see some key pointers to look for during your next consultation. By choosing an American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) Member Surgeon defines you have selected a surgeon who has met all there required credentials as follows

  • Completed at least five years of surgical training with a minimum of two years in plastic surgery
  • Trained and experienced in all aspects of plastic surgery procedures; face, breast, body, and reconstruction
  • Adheres in a strict code of ethic
  • Operates with accredited medical facilities only
  • Is required to fulfill continuing medical education requirements, some in patient safety
  • Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)

Board certification is extremely important to inquire about a plastic surgeon but you should also keep in mind their professional affiliations. As an American Society of Plastic Surgeon Member, it designates the surgeon as an elite professional in their plastic surgery community.

As an ASPS member Plastic Surgeons must perform surgeries in only Accredited facilities. An accredited facility must meet national standards for operating room safety, equipment, staff and surgeon credentials. They have an extremely low rate of complications and are found to have lower costs to patients.

When researching Plastic Surgeons their core mission should be to enhance patient care and safety by practicing and maintaining the highest standards. Although these are great recommendations to ensure trust in a plastic surgeon they cannot guarantee the results of your plastic surgery, but choosing a qualified surgeon is an important step in assuring your satisfaction and safety.

Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit abdominoplastytampa.com

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Smoking & Cosmetic Surgery

Smoking and Cosmetic SurgeryWhile smoking can be a tricky habit to kick, you might want to after reading this if your inquiring any cosmetic surgery. While after surgery complications are unlikely, they can happen. You want to reduce the chances of these as much as possible. Smokers have a slower healing process and can sometimes cause wound complications. The last thing you want after having a cosmetic procedure is for it to heal incorrectly.

Nicotine is the one to blame. Evidence suggests nicotine has been traced to many post-surgical complications. It slows the overall healing process down because of the lack of oxygen in your blood. When healing, your body needs extra rest, oxygen, etc. By smoking you are preventing your body from healing adequately. Some might say they smoked and did not have any problems, but that is not the case for all. You are recommended to quit smoking as soon as you consider having a cosmetic surgery, some surgeons won’t even permit you to have surgery unless you have quit smoking and pass a nicotine urine analysis.

With recent new “Nicotine-free” e-cigarettes, you may be thinking I’m in the safe-zone. The FDA analysis from 2009 found e-cig cartridges contain other harmful components that can limit your healing abilities. Research has been performed and shown e-cigarettes impact skin and soft tissue differently than traditional nicotine.

The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) recommends you meet with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and discuss your smoking habits. Never be ashamed to tell your physician you slipped up and had a “smoke”. There number one priority is your well-being and healing process. Preoperative counseling and documentation can be performed with patients who smoke regarding the potential increased risk of adverse reactions and outcomes following a cosmetic procedure.

To speak with a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon about your interest in a cosmetic procedure and if you are a potential smoker, schedule an appointment with Dr. Shienbaum at Brandon Plastic Surgery on our website.

The rise of Plastic Surgery

ASPSPlastic surgery is anticipated to rise in numbers over the next five years. North America and Europe are dominating the world market due to an increase in aesthetic needs to help the quickly aging population. Minimally visive and invasive surgeries are taking the lead to help enhance and slow the aging process.

Dr. Shienbaum of Brandon Plastic Surgery states, “procedures like the Tummy Tuck and Brazilian Butt Lifts have shown substantial growth over the years”. Whether it is from the increase of social media and cause of more self-image awareness or simply because we are able to further prevent aging with medical and technology advances; some are researching.

With social media, we have noticed many, even males are desiring to be more “appealing”. With the rise in Facebook and Instagram with many celebrities, people have the desire to acquire the same traits as their fellow fame and fortune they might be following. Plastic Surgery gives them that option. A quick plump of the lips or a little bit of a rounder buttock, Plastic Surgeons are here to help. “Social media is fueling our growth with aesthetic procedures!”, says double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shienbaum.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has recently released that invasive procedures related to the buttocks, are witnessing an all-time high of most requested procedures. With so many different surgeons able to perform this minimal surgery ASPS assures you do research on choosing the right plastic surgeon.

To learn more about Dr. Shienbaum’s procedures visit his website, or follow us on Instagram! @brandonplasticsurgery

Plastic Surgeons voice in social media

SelfieSince recent rises over the years in the abundance of social media, self-image is more important than ever. Social media goers are asking Plastic Surgeons to have a voice- by educating them more on the education behind cosmetic procedures rather than celebrities and self-promotion. The hashtag #plasticsurgery has nearly 2,900 hits, only 6 percent from actual Plastic Surgeons.

With the number of “likes” preceding over self-worth more and more are looking to plastic surgery to enhance their social media appearance. Cosmetic procedures are on the rise and researchers are relating it to the relevance of social media. Whether it’s a lip injection for the perfect selfie pout or a hand lift for an engagement ring selfie, plastic surgeons are hitting all-time highs of increased cosmetic surgeries performed. Lip injections reached a high in 2015 when the prominent “duck lips selfie” was popular. Good news for those seeking Lip procedures is you can change the shape of your lips as subtly as you want.

As the consumer is seeking out information in their desired procedures they look to the online interphases. They expect to see their plastic surgeon actively involved in the online community. The younger generations are able to relate respectively to more of an online based advertisement before seeking a consultation. They want to see results before they go in for an initial consultation. As patients are searching online; if cosmetic surgeons have a limited online presence the public considers them outdated.

As research continues the public has a noted huge appetite for the truth of evidence based findings. They want to be able to relate to the named procedure. They want to know more facts, and be educated about if it is really the right procedure for them. They are interested in their patient safety and new research. It can be beneficial to a practice to see the surgeons focused on safety and quality throughout their whole procedure.

New Year’s Resolution & Plastic Surgery

SelfieWith 2017 already here, many people are quickly jumping in to starting an annual resolution for the upcoming year. Most resolutions are about living a healthier lifestyle specifically; going to the gym, eating cleaner, or losing weight. Sadly, less than 10% of 2016 resolutions were achieved.  What if you had a jump start, or boost of help by plastic surgery?

Plastic surgery cosmetic procedures are rising quickly based on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2015 statistics of plastic surgery. With social media being so widely popular individuals are being found more self-conscious of their bodies due to comparing themselves to others. People are becoming more aware of their “selfie” and appearance. Plastic surgery isn’t just something people are considering for aging, young adults, and middle age women are considering breast augmentations, liposuction, Brazilian butt lifts, and more. Adults in their 20s have plastic surgery to obtain a better “selfie” which can enhance their professional lives, especially through social media.

While many New Year’s resolutions are focused on their overall health, plastic surgery can definitely help you get the body you are desiring without the stress and worry for the whole year. When considering plastic surgery to help you achieve your goal, keep a realistic idea of what you are wanting to look like. You cannot expect to look like a certain person on social media, but you CAN expect to look like a better version of yourself.

When consulting with a plastic surgeon, consider the options for the areas that bother you most. Always remember “you get what you pay for”, with plastic surgery. Looking for the cheaper way isn’t always the safest. A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is ALWAYS recommended by the ASPS.

Plastic Surgery can help you achieve that self-esteem boost you’ve been looking for! What better way to start the New Year with a purpose and higher satisfaction with your self-worth? By considering plastic surgery in helping to achieve your New Year’s resolution is a great start to 2017.

Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Brazilian Butt Lifts, and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay

Is there ever a “Right Time” for Plastic Surgery?

plastic-surgerySummer is known for vacationing and spring for weather but what season is the best for a tuck, nip, or fill? Many women and men inquiring plastic or cosmetic surgery plan it around their already crazy schedule. Dr. Shienbaum of Brandon Plastic Surgery finds that a very popular question among his patients is, “When is the perfect time for Plastic Surgery?”

Dr. Shienbaum answers this question with “when may depend on where”. Many of his patients in St. Petersburg, FL would prefer to recover before swimsuit season or preferably not at the hottest time of year, while others would prefer to take some time off during the holidays. Busy time for his practice is considerably is all year, because everyone’s schedule differs. Some people fly down just to have surgery and it’s their winter we may be in the middle of summer. Location has a lot to do with choosing the perfect time for a procedure.

The type of surgery can affect the time for surgery as well. If you’re just receiving a non-invasive, in-office procedure such as Botox, any time can work given the simplicity of the injection. There is no down time, most of our patients go right back to work, or continue their everyday activities. Botox is known to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

If you are considering something more in-depth, such as a Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, or Facelift deciding what time to head to Dr. Shienbaum may be important. Some find it easier to take time away during the holidays to recover, or some may differently. All this can be discussed with your surgeon and he can give you the appropriate amount of recovery suggested for each procedure.

Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, Mommy Makeovers, Breast Augmentation, and Brazilian Butt Lift. He provides services for the entire Tampa area, including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Sarasota, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit abdominoplastytampa.com

Proactive Plastic Surgeon


Dr. Shienbuam the “Proactive Plastic Surgeon” encourages his patients in only the procedure that they are interested in, or may suggest one that may better their aesthetic desires. Are you interested in Plastic Surgery but afraid of the consultation? Some businesses are popular for “up-selling” whereas falsely anticipated Plastic Surgery plays no part in this. Dr. Shienbaum evaluates each of his patients while listening to their desired appearances and outlooks. Dr. Shienbaum and you decide together what surgery may best benefit you.

Read below to see what procedure Dr. Marvin Shienbaum might suggest for you-

Breast Augmentation: Flat too Full. Low too High.

Sometimes Dr. Shienbaum will recommend just Breast Implants to plump up and restore the lost volume in an empty breast. Dr. Shienbaum evaluates the nipple elevation to see if by placing implants in the breast it will give the patient a normal nipple placement. Some women have drooping breast tissue where the nipple points downward, if you were to place implants in them the nipples would still point downward, therefore that patient may require a breast lift.

Liposuction: Flab to Fab

Dr. Shienbaum would recommend Liposuction for anyone with a “problem area(s)”. Liposuction can be performed on stubborn fat in the hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks, and neck. Even men can and do have Liposuction! Liposuction eliminates the fat cells in the targeted area and kills them, giving you contoured definition. With your consultation with Dr. Shienbaum he will clarify what realistic expectations of this procedure may be for your body type, identify your expectations and discuss these with Dr. Shienbaum.

Tummy Tuck: Nip and Tuck

Some women after childbirth cannot get rid of their “pooch” or protruding belly. During pregnancy your abdominal muscles separate, Dr. Shienbaum goes in through a very small incision above the pubic line and cinches your muscles together giving you an “hourglass” shape. He combines Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck in one, giving you a new 360 silhouette.

Brazilian Butt Lift: Saggy too Plump

A Brazilian Butt Lift can transform your butt into a bubble like appearance with your own fat! Dr. Shienbaum utilizes the fat transfer technique by Liposuction. Fat is suctioned from your problem areas, is carefully processed, and then meticulously re-introduced into the buttocks. The fat volume gives your buttock more of a firm feel and visual lift. Dr. Shienbaum prefers the fat transfer technique because he is able to shape and mold the cheeks to the desired look.

Dr. Shienbaum offer’s free initial consultations and is always available to sit down and discuss your aesthetic desires. Call us today: 813-681-5709

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