THE ART OF THE SCALPEL & SYRINGE By Ruth J. Katz
he prestigious address 740 Park Avenue is arguably regarded as among Manhattan’s toniest, if not the most prestigious. It was not accidental that when Dr. Stafford R. Broumand, a board-certified plastic surgeon, was hunting for office space for his practice in 1993, he was delighted to secure a suite at 740. Thus was born 740 Park Plastic Surgery. Dr. Broumand, with an Ivy League pedigree, trained in plastic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and completed a fellowship in burn reconstruction at Massachusetts General Hospital/Shiners Burns Institute and held another fellowship in cosmetic and craniofacial surgery in France at the Collège des Médicines des Hôpitaux. He is an associate clinical professor of plastic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and past president of the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons. Some twelve years after opening his practice, he was joined by Dr. Daniel Y. Maman, also board-certified and faculty at Mount Sinai; the two have been practicing together for over ten years. Their quietly elegant office waiting room reflects the two doctors’ genteel and refined manner. But underneath Dr. Broumand’s raffiné mien is a thoughtful and artful surgeon, with A-listers and bold-face names as patients. But, no matter whom they treat, Dr. Broumand is firm about their attitude toward plastic surgery: “Good plastic surgery has occurred when your friends say you look fabulous, that you have not changed in years. That is what we are trying to achieve.” New York Lifestyles recently sat down with Dr. Broumand to discuss the 740 practice and trends in modern-day plastic surgery STOPPING THE and fillers.
STOPPING THE CLOCK
The newest “armament” in the tool kit from Allergan, makers of a suite of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers under the Juvéderm (juvaderm.com) umbrella is Vollure XC, which was just granted FDA approval in March. According to the company, Vollure XC could last, once injected, as long as 18 months—a veritable lifetime in the wrinkle industry. Vollure XC joins sister products Voluma XC (usually used for deep injections in the cheek to lift and add volume, countering the sagging that comes with aging) and Volbella XC (used for the lips and perioral lines around lips). Vollure XC is aimed at facial folds such as nasolabial indentations, commonly referred to as “parentheses” lines. Happy smiling! —RJK
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