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Dr. Stephen Chidyllo
Works at Medical Director of Central Jersey Plastic Surgery
Attended Hahnemann University, Drexel University College of Medicine
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Most women who visit our practice for a breast augmentation consultation have definite ideas, usually involving what they don’t want.
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Life Coach, We all Need One! Why Go it alone?
 
It seems like everyone has a “coach” these days. Yoga coach, Fitness coach, Cooking coach, Public Speaking coach, Weight or Nutritional coach.  Some times they are called “trainers”, “teachers”,” rabbi, yogi or “therapists”. I guess a life coach is the modern cross between a therapist, best friend and personal trainer. 
 
A life coach is an outsider, non-family member who you can: talk to, bounce ideas off, discuss personal growth with, as well as seek advice, encouragement, along with constructive criticism. Their goal is provide positive direction in life, and promote personal growth...  A life coach is usually a person who is sometimes as close or closure than your best friend, sibling or spouse. An important point being that a life coach is non-judgmental, and does not carry a grudge into the future sessions. They act on life issues, review the issue with you and assist you in dealing with the issue in a positive manner. They should not suggest revenge, hatred, retaliation, or promote any negative energy or emotions within you.   
 
Let’s use a simple analogy of a personal trainer.  They demonstrate the correct way to perform an exercise or activity. Then observe you performing that activity.  Gives constructive criticism, comments on form, and encourages good activities. 
 
There are several important points concerning a life coach. If things don’t work out, you can part your ways and move on. No personal baggage to worry about, however there is often a feeling of loneliness or emptiness until your void is filled.  A life coach needs to be an engaged listener. The first “life coaches” in history were probably bartenders! They would listen to hundreds of stories a day, sometimes the same or similar stories from different customers. However they rarely provided corrective criticism in fear of loosing a tip!
 
So what should one look for in securing a “Life Coach” these days? The best life coaches are recommended from others.  One must remember that each life coach, similar to personal trainers, work with many other and different people.  You will rarely find a life coach who is all yours!! Second a life coach has to be one who you trust with your deepest, personal, most intimate and sometimes darkest secrets.   You must be able to open up to your coach without fear that they will discuss or reveal personal information to others.  The coach does not have to be emotionally disconnected from you. It is acceptable for you both to share emotions together; such as crying and laughter. Many feel and recommend that your coach be of the same sex, to decrease the temptation of a personal relationship. Most life coaches do not record any notes or keep any form of written or electronic records. It is a moment to moment interaction. You share a concern; interact through feedback of praise, encouragement or constructive criticism. 
 
You should never feel that your coach is being “judgmental”.  They are not a part of your life to judge anything you do as “right or wrong”.  There position is simply to assist you in moving forward into a better positive place in your life. 
 
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DON’T “TRY”,  DO!!

Well the New Year is upon us and we are all writing down our resolutions. Those of you, who read our last Blog, remember there is no guarantee that our lives or situations will change, just because the calendar does. We all have to be proactive and make it happen!  One of my good friends brought a new light on this issue by removing the word “Try” from her vocabulary and her life. 

I needed to think about this issue further and the word “try” before sitting down and writing this Blog. Let us start by looking at the definition of the word “try”…”to make an attempt”.  So now let us look at the definition of the word “ attempt”…”attempt implies making an essentially single effort, and usually suggests failure” So therefore we can surmise that “try implies an attempt leading to failure”.

Why would anyone want to start out with an attempt at failure.  Let us start out, with the idea of succeeding and obtaining a successful result. Nike, the inventor of the world famous “Swoosh” campaign, marketed the term “Just Do it”!  Let’s look at the definition of “Do”…to perform, execute and successfully finish”. Whether it is sports, business or in life, this holds true.

Now knowing this minutia, you can understand why, as my friend said, don’t try, and just do.  Don’t attempt failure…perform, execute and be successful. This is how we need to approach and welcome the coming of the New Year.  It is not that easy, but it is a start.  We need to set and center our mind on success. Many have written on the power of positive thinking; however this is even simpler than that. Eliminate one word from your life (try). From the moment you wake up in the morning, to time us good to sleep. Believe and focus on success and not failure, and you will notice a gradual change in your life and how people perceive you as being successful.

Would you want your plastic surgeon to “try” to do the operation or cosmetic procedure? I don’t think so!  Dr. Stephen Chidyllo and his staff at Central Jersey Plastic Surgery all strive for success. We Do! 

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Abdominal Wall Re-Contouring, Tummy Tuck vs., Liposuction?
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We routinely examine patients in our practice requesting re-contouring of their “Belly Fat”.  Some patients require weight reduction prior to any surgical procedures, and we tell them that!  Cosmetic surgery is not a substitute or quick fix for proper diet and exercise.  Let’s review the issues in which either a “tummy tuck” (abdominoplasty) or Liposuction will treat.  Liposuction will treat or remove subcutaneous fat.  It does nothing to treat the overlying skin (loose skin), nor does it treat the underlying muscles or supporting structures.  It is true that in some patients who have a form of either laser or ultrasonic liposuction there may be tightening of the overlying skin, however this is unpredictable.  Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) uses a combination of techniques to tighten the underlying muscles as well as tighten and remove excess skin. Tummy tuck procedures are usually combined with liposuction to assist in contouring those fatty pockets of the waistline or back fat.  Tummy tuck procedures can be divided into either “mini or lower” or full abdominoplasty.  In a mini or lower tummy tuck, we are usually treating the region from the belly button down to the public region. In a full tummy tuck, we are usually treating the whole abdomen from the ribcage down to the public region. http://plasticsurgerynewjersey.org/tummy-tuck.html
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Motivation, Execution, and Support-“The Team Approach”
 
Plastic surgery is not all “Nip and Tuck”; Cosmetic surgery is not a quick fix.  In order to have lasting cosmetic enhancement, one needs a combination of both external as well as internal (mental) support.  The theme of this blog is to focus on an area which is rarely discussed, “internal (emotional) support and enhancement”.  
 
If you have been reading and following our prior month’s posts, you will recognize that we believe in a “wholelistic” approach to cosmetic surgery, external beauty and enhancement.  Cosmetic surgery cannot make a person happy who is not satisfied with themselves in life.
 
Motivation:  One needs to be motivated or have the desire for change whether it is a small improvement concerning facial wrinkles or a larger cosmetic surgical procedure.  One must have a reason in order to move forward and seek a consultation, review your choices and make an educated decision.
 
Execution: My staff and I will prepare you for your procedure, the best we can. Cosmetic surgery is not a day at the “spa”.  You are not getting a haircut or a facial.  There are many issues which will be discussed with you, such as: anesthesia, scars, infection, bleeding, as well as the need for revisions if necessary. With all surgical procedures, whether cosmetic or reconstructive, one needs to recognize the possibility that the results are not exactly what you expected, and further procedures may be recommended or required.  Preparation of a patient for surgery is just as important as the procedure itself.
 
Support: There are few other cosmetic medical practices in which you will receive the level of support before, during, and after your procedure.  First: During your consultation you will be examined, and your past medical history reviewed extensively.  We will review any and all issues as they relate to your requested cosmetic concerns. Second: Prior to your surgery you will receive copies of all of your signed consents.  We encourage you to re-read them and contact our office immediately with any new questions or concerns. You will receive written Pre and Post operative instructions concerning what to expect, along with how to contact our office if an emergency situation should arise. Third: You will receive constant telephone support and follow up, either personally by Dr. Chidyllo or his staff during the post-operative period.  We will “hold your hand”, either literally if needed or figuratively, to help you recover from you surgery or procedure.  There is no other office that will provide the needed personal contact and support that is provided by our office and staff.

Selecting a cosmetic medical practice is not as simple as doing a “Google search”. Search for a “team approach” that will answer all of your questions at the time of your initial telephone conversation. Search for a “team approach” that gives you the necessary time required, at the time of your consultation.  Search for a “team approach” that will care for you before, during and after your surgery or cosmetic procedure. That “Team Approach” is provided by Dr. Stephen A. Chidyllo and his staff at Central Jersey Plastic Surgery.
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IT’S NOT WHAT YOU EAT…IT’S WHAT IS EATING YOU!
 
I am sure that you have heard this many times in the past.  When your life is going smooth, without stress or worries, it is easy to be on course for a healthy and happy lifestyle. Eating proper food, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight and enjoying your daily work schedule. Life is good!
 
When you have worries, and issues are “eating you”, that is when your daily healthy lifestyle goes to havoc.  You start eating unhealthy, exercise and meditating less, and one often engages in unhealthy choices such as excessive alcohol consumption, improper use of prescription medications or smoking. 
 
As I have written in my prior months posts, the “New Year” is a time for reflection and changing ones course to a healthy and stress free life.  This is often easier “said or in this case written” than done.  My patients always say, that is easy for you to say!!  I have financial commitments, family to care for, health issues and no time for myself. 
 
How can I start becoming a better person, living a better life, and enjoying life more? I would start by saying that it is not by shedding your responsibilities and commitment to your family, friends and career, and running away to a monastery.  It is actually the opposite!  You must become more engaged with yourself, be more involved with your inner self, and take control of your “self”.  So what is the “Self” that we are talking about?  The self can be considered ones “personality, character or nature”. It is the inner you! It is not what people see, but what you see yourself as. 
 
By taking control of the “self” is the start to a happier life. I am not asking you to be cold, callus and unengaged with reality, I am suggesting that you actually become more engaged in what passes through between your ears.  By not allowing external images and ideas (what is eating you) take control or influence your day to day activities, will allow you to be more aware of your surroundings, and you will be able to deal with “stressors” more effectively.
 
Now somewhere you must ask, why a plastic surgeon is posting about “the self and reality”.  Why are we not talking about facelifts, tummy tucks and liposuction?  The reason is simple….Your look and your appearance is a reflection of your inner self.  If you are a happier person, your outer self will be more radiant
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Dr. Stephen A. Chidyllo owns Central Jersey Plastic Surgery in West Long Branch and Stafford.
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A New Year, Doesn’t Guarantee a New You

With the coming of the years end, we all have a chance to reminisce and review the past year and life, along with plans for the future.
We all do this both consciously and sub-consciously. “Eat Healthier, Loose Weight, Spend less Money, Stop Smoking, Exercise More, and Find a New Job”. 

We need to look at the coming of the New Year not as an isolated event, time or date when some miraculous vision or miracle is going to occur. This time of the year should rather be viewed as a growth process in which we can make small changes in our life, re-direct our goals, and review our priorities.  Everyone needs a plan, with both short and long term goals. 

Some short term goals include: Eat Healthy, Walk Daily, Pray or Meditate, Be Kind to Others, Be Thankful for What Your Have, Start looking for a new job. Some Long term goals include: Loose Weight, Spend Less Money, Stop Smoking, and Career Change. You have heard it many times; you need to crawl before you can walk. Don’t obsess with the big picture of loosing 20 pounds, look at the smaller daily picture, and loose one pound a week!!

Plastic and Cosmetic surgery can be looked at in a similar fashion. Cosmetic surgery is not a “Quick Fix”, to try and change a body feature you are unhappy with. It is not New Years day in which you wake up and it is a new year. Plastic Surgery is more of a “refinement process” in which we can make small changes in your appearance or body contour. Whether you are considering non-invasive treatment such as dermal fillers, or cosmetic surgical procedures such: facelift, eyelid surgery or cosmetic breast surgery, Dr. Stephen Chidyllo, at Central Jersey Plastic Surgery, always feels that “less is more” and plans for a gentle enhancement of your natural body features.  

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Summer is NOT Over till we say it’s over!!
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It seems like summer just does not want to quit on the Jersey shore.  The sun is shining every day and the weather is warm and dry. However “Labor Day” is just around the corner which means that summer, on the calendar, is just about to end.  As we start to wear warmer and heavier clothes, let us not forget about our “Diet, Exercise and Healthy Lifestyle”. I always believed that “Plastic Surgery” is an adjunct to a Healthy Lifestyle and not a substitute or replacement. Let us be aware of SAD, seasonal affective disorder, as the days get shorter and colder and we spend more time inside.  We can prevent and combat those “winter blues” in many ways by staying active both physically and mentally. Keep your daily exercise schedule active, either at home or at the gym. By working out, keeping your body strong and healthy will help you prevent any seasonal illnesses which may be in the air.  Keep your mind stimulated. Read; perform daily word and arithmetic problems along with daily mental stimulation exercises.  If your mind is healthily, your body will follow and vice a versa.  Associate and interact with others.  Don’t rely on the internet, text and electronic word daily. Try to “speak to others”.  Nothing is a substitute for the talking to others.  Pick up the phone and say hello, how are you, I miss you.  Finally, write someone a card.  In our practice, for over 20+ years, we send out hand written birthday cards and thank you cards.  You don’t have to wait till a birthday or Valentines Day to send a card.  It is still one of the most personal, powerful and meaningful ways to show you care.  Well those are our tips for making it till next summer, stay well, be well and live life to its fullest.
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ALL PLASTIC SURGEONS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL, IS YOUR PLASTIC SURGEON, BOARD CERTIFIED?
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Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgeon have almost become generic terms relating to and describing a physician, MD or DO, sometimes a surgeon, sometimes not, who performs cosmetic procedures and or plastic and cosmetic surgery.  There are also non-physicians in other health related fields, who use the title plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon. Therefore it is often difficult to know, as a consumer, who are board certified plastic surgeons and who are not.  And if they are “board certified” by what American Board of Medical Specialty, they are certified.  The American Board of Plastic Surgeons (ABPS) is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialty, who certifies those surgeons who have completed residency training in the field of “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”.  One can go to there website and search the names of surgeons to see if your surgeon is certified by the ABPS.
 
If your plastic surgeon’s office states that they are Board Certified, you should question by what medical specialty board they are certified, and it should be listed on their website.  I would recommend that you seek consultations by plastic surgeons that are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and also a member surgeon of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  For information concerning both of these societies I have enclosed the attached links.
http://plasticsurgery.org, http://Abplsurg.org
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Medical Director Central Jersey Plastic Surgery, Past Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Specializing in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Face and Breasts
Skills
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Face Lifts, Eyelid Lifts, Chin Augmentation, Cheek Implants, Neck Lifts, Breast Implants, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction
Employment
  • Medical Director of Central Jersey Plastic Surgery
    Plastic Surgeon, 1993 - present
  • Former Chief of Plastic Surgery@Jersey Shore University Medical Center
    Chief of Plastic Surgery, 2009 - 2014
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West Long Branch, New Jersey
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Stephen A. Chidyllo MD| New Jersey Plastic Surgeon|Board Certified Plastic Surgeon| New Jersey Plastic Surgery| Plastic surgery Monmouth County NJ| Plastic Surgeon Ocean County New Jersey| Plastic,Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery|Face Breasts Body Contour| Cosmetic Plastic Surgery|Facial Plastic Surgery|Face Lift, Neck Lift, Eyelid|Breast Augmentation|Breast Reduction|Reconstructuve Plastic Surgery| Breast Reconstruction|Facial Reconstruction|Maxillofacial surgery|Craniofacial Surgery|Breast Reconstruction after cancer surgery|Mastectomy|Breast Cancer.
Introduction
Born and raised in New York City, Attended undergraduate school in New York. Attended graduate school in both Buffalo NY and Philadelphia PA.
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Former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Former Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Eagle Scout-Boy Scouts of America
Education
  • Hahnemann University, Drexel University College of Medicine
    Medicine, 1984 - 1987
  • Queens College, City University of New York
    Biology, 1973 - 1977
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    Dentistry, 1978 - 1982
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