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Dr. Nicholas Jones MD, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana known as “Dr. Nip & Tuck” is a double-board certified plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery specializing in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

He completed his general surgery training at Albert Einstein Medical Center and his plastic surgery training at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Jones has advanced training in microsurgery from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. After completing his training, he did a clerkship with Dr. Marcelo Araujo, a world-renowned cosmetic surgeon in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Dr. Jones remains active in the plastic surgery community. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and American College of Surgeons. He has presented plastic surgery papers at national and regional meetings and has several medical articles in peer review journals including an original article, “Transoral Buccinator-pexy“in the Annuals of Plastic Surgery. He also has served as a board member for a local Susan G. Komen chapter.

His philosophy is to provide high quality aesthetic and functional results while maintaining the highest level of professionalism and uncompromising safety and comfort. I had the pleasure of catching up with Dr. Nip & Tuck to speak to him about his experience in the field and to gather some information that people should consider when planning for plastic surgery.

What type of services do you offer?

Cosmetic and reconstructive services. My most popular services are breast augmentation, Brazilian Butt lift, tummy tucks, and liposuction, fillers, Botox, and breast lifts.

Have you ever had to turn a patient down for getting to much surgery that was possibly risky to their health?

Yes, I have turned down patients that wished to have an excessive amount of surgeries done at once. I have also declined to do surgery on patients that were at high risk due to underlying medical conditions.

What are some of the health risks that come with breast augmentations?

There is a risk of developing a rare form of cancer if textured implants are used. In general, breast augmentation is a safe procedure. Besides the general risks, such as infection, bleeding, hematoma, breast augmentation risks include capsular contracture, asymmetry, and rupture of the implant.

What are some of the safer alternatives that you offer for enlarging the buttocks without risking your health?

I offer Brazilian butt lifts (fat transfer) to my patients, the fat is only injected in the subcutaneous plane to limit risks. There aren’t that many options available besides buttocks implants or just working out!

Have you faced any challenges working in your field when it comes to those who are against plastic surgery?

No, it’s not for everyone and I am fine with that. However, plastic surgery has become more competitive because everyone wants to do cosmetic surgery. So not only am I competing against my fellow plastic surgery colleagues, but also dentists, general surgeons, OB/GYNs, and anyone else trying to do surgeries they’re not qualified to do!

What advice do you have for anyone considering cosmetic or reconstructive surgery?

Do your research, make sure your doctor is truly qualified to do your surgery. Talk to your friends, check his or her credentials. It may not be that straightforward, but here’s a good one… Ask your surgeon which hospital they have admitting privileges. If they don’t, RED FLAG! If you are doing enough surgeries, you will have a complication. And if it’s serious, your patients will need a place to go (a hospital, not a recovery house), but an actual facility that takes care of patients.

If you’re looking to make some physical changes for the New Year be sure to do your research and connect with those who are qualified like Dr. Jones.

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