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An Overview of Beauty for Life By Dr. Richard D’Amico

December 13, 2011

Sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Beauty for Life serves as a powerful online resource for patients, helping them create a plan to look and feel their best at every age. Found online at, the organization helps interested people create their own personalized plan and work with their plastic surgeon to select the appropriate procedures. With a strong focus on lifelong well-being and beauty, Beauty for Life emphasizes long-term positive choices in plastic surgery and other procedures, rather than short-term plans.


In addition to providing assistance in formulating a plan, Beauty for Life can help patients find the right surgeon, matching them with an experienced physician who has the proper certifications and education to provide high-quality treatment. To help patients ensure their own safety, Beauty for Life offers suggestions to help them choose a surgeon, including some important questions to ask, certifications to look for, and questions to consider personally. These detailed preparatory materials can help people feel comfortable with their doctors and their procedures as they move toward attaining lifelong beauty.


For those patients who have begun planning their surgery, the website contains a wide range of information about safety and costs, including detailed information about average fees for surgery. Although procedure fees can vary widely depending on the physician, the patient, and the location, Beauty for Life offers individuals valuable insight into average costs around the United States. This section covers a number of less-invasive procedures as well as a full range of surgical procedures.


Accomplished plastic surgeon Dr. Richard D’Amico worked as Co-Chair of the Cosmetic Medicine Task Force to develop Beauty for Life. With 30 years of experience in reconstructive and plastic surgery, Dr. D’Amico maintains his practice in Englewood, New Jersey.


Dr. Richard D’Amico Discusses the Unique CoolSculpting Procedure

November 29, 2011

Persons looking for a nonsurgical body sculpting solution finally possess an option with ZELTIQ’s CoolSculpting technology, which offers noninvasive contouring. CoolSculpting provides individuals with a number of benefits, including the elimination of anesthesia and dedicated recovery time. The painless procedure requires little time yet effectively targets problematic fatty deposits. Good candidates for the procedure are those who regularly exercise and maintain a healthy diet but continue to struggle with stubborn fatty areas, including the abdomen, upper back, hips, and sides of the torso. Although the procedure does not treat larger areas of fat, it allows many patients to reclaim their bodies and achieve their ideal appearance. In general, CoolSculpting removes between 22 and 25 percent of fat in a given area.

The CoolSculpting procedure selectively cools fat cells while protecting the body’s surrounding tissues. This cooling kills the cells and triggers the body’s natural removal process. Since surrounding tissue remains unharmed, the procedure causes little discomfort and eliminates any need for a recovery period. Each area of treatment demands about one hour and some patients may benefit from an additional treatment several months after the first. Patients immediately return to their normal lives and generally experience only mild swelling and numbness in the treated areas. These side effects subside in about 20 minutes, or even less. Since the body must dispose of the dead fat cells, the results gradually reveal themselves over a period of about three months.

Before choosing to undergo the CoolSculpting procedure, potential patients should speak with me about their exact expectations. Together, we can form a comprehensive treatment plan that will help the patient reach those goals. While CoolSculpting has assisted a number of patients, not all prove ideal candidates. Some may benefit more from lipoplasty procedures. For more information about the CoolSculpting device, individuals should visit or contact my office at (201) 399-4268.

About the Author

Possessing more than two decades of experience, Dr. Richard D’Amico has become one of the most respected plastic surgeons in New Jersey. Throughout his career, he has appeared on several television and radio programs and previously served as the President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Through his private practice in Englewood, New Jersey, Dr. Richard D’Amico provides a full range of cosmetic procedures, from dermal fillers to advanced body contouring procedures.

About Richard D’Amico

November 29, 2010


Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richard D’Amico provides patients with top quality care at his Englewood, New Jersey, medical facility. Media outlets, including television stations such as CNN, Fox News, NBC, and periodicals like the New York Times, Newsweek, and People Magazine regularly seek Dr. Richard D’Amico’s insights on recent developments in the world of plastic surgery. Peers also praise Richard D’Amico for his contributions and work in the medical field. Dr. Richard D’Amico holds membership in many professional groups, which comprise an important part of his career. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the Lipoplasty Society of North America, the New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and the American Medical Association all count Dr. Richard D’Amico among their members. Another group, the American College of Surgeons, granted a fellowship to Dr. Richard D’Amico. Many of these organizations have appointed Dr. Richard D’Amico to significant positions. In 2008, the ASPS elected Dr. Richard D’Amico as its President, and he still serves on its Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons also picked Richard D’Amico to serve as President in the past. Dr. Richard D’Amico additionally sits on the Board of Directors for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, the Innovative Technology Committee for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Medical Expert Advisory Panel for the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners. Additionally, Dr. Richard D’Amico co-chaired the ASPS’ Breast Implant Task Force, participated in its Committee to Set Standards of Care for procedures such as liposuction and blepharoplasty, and functioned as Vice Chairman of its Government Relations Committee. The ASPS also chose Dr. Richard D’Amico as its legislative representative from New Jersey for the Federal Action Support Team, its representative to the National Council for International Health (now Global Health Council), and its liaison to the Food and Drug Administration. The work done by Dr. Richard D’Amico for children in developing countries earned him a place on the Board of the Reconstructive Surgeons Volunteer Program, which coordinates international volunteer plastic surgery for children in need due to accidents, birth defects, or disease. Engagement with professional organization supplements Dr. Richard D’Amico’s medical practice at Richard A. D’Amico, MD, FACS. Additionally, Dr. Richard D’Amico performs as Chief of Plastic Surgery with Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and teaches as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.