Joel A. Aronowitz, MD (@aronowitzmd) • Instagram photos and videos

Reaching the finishing line of an abdominoplasty and then THIS happens! but NOT TO WORRY- this happens quite often! Watc...

Reaching the finishing line of an abdominoplasty and then THIS happens! but NOT TO WORRY- this happens quite often! Watch this video for the Aronowitz DIY technique to troubleshoot! 👨🏻‍⚕️ #AronowitzMD
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Woman treated for advanced breast cancer which has spread to the skin. Growth of malignant cells in the skin cause the n...

Woman treated for advanced breast cancer which has spread to the skin. Growth of malignant cells in the skin cause the normal skin to ulcerate resulting in friable fungating wounds. Our care is palliative, that is aimed at relieving her suffering and trying to prevent excess bleeding, infection and other complications. Lesson 1. not all medicine is curative. Much of what we do it simply trying to relieve suffering. Lesson 2: Forget your presumptions about Plastic Surgery. Until you’re inside the exam room you don’t really know what plastic surgery is! 👨🏻‍⚕️#AronowitzMD
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Just because we can’t perform cosmetic surgery during this #coronavirus scare, doesn’t mean we can’t still teach/learn a...

Just because we can’t perform cosmetic surgery during this #coronavirus scare, doesn’t mean we can’t still teach/learn about it! Here’s a great video from a prior surgery where you can see the technique for fat grafting to the breast. This particular patient came in with capsular contracture of moderate sized implants that she wanted removed, and replaced with fat instead. Other popular injection sites for fat grafts are the buttocks, face and hands! 💥 #AronowitzMD
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Time for a little WOUND CARE in Aronowitzland! Did you know that I have multiple wound care centers all over Los Angeles...

Time for a little WOUND CARE in Aronowitzland! Did you know that I have multiple wound care centers all over Los Angeles? Beverly Hills, Encino, Santa Monica, Lynwood, Pasadena, Culver City. We treat everything from chronic diabetic wounds, burns, simple kitchen accidents, gun shot wounds, post surgical wounds and truly EVERYTHING in between! Our offices are open during the #SaferAtHome #CoronaVirus lockdown. You can learn more about our wound care centers by visiting TowerWoundCare.com but in the meantime you can see an example of one type of wound we see in the office surprisingly often- and a pop quiz in this video! 🩹 #AronowitzMD
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Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a common form of skin cancer and the most frequently occurring form of all cancers. In the...

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a common form of skin cancer and the most frequently occurring form of all cancers. In the U.S. alone, more than 4 million cases are diagnosed each year. BCCs arise from abnormal, uncontrolled growth of basal cells. BCCs can look like open sores, red patches, pink growths, shiny bumps, scars or growths with slightly elevated, rolled edges and/or a central indentation. At times, BCCs may ooze, crust, itch or bleed. The lesions commonly arise in sun-exposed areas of the body. In patients with darker skin, about half of BCCs are pigmented (meaning brown in color). While BCCs rarely spread beyond the original tumor site, if allowed to grow, these lesions can be disfiguring and dangerous. Untreated BCCs can become locally invasive, grow wide and deep into the skin and destroy skin, tissue and bone. The longer you wait to have a BCC treated, the more likely it is to recur, sometimes repeatedly. There are some highly unusual, aggressive cases when BCC spreads to other parts of the body. In even rarer instances, this type of BCC can become life-threatening. Have you ever had a skin cancer removed? ☀️ #AronowitzMD
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Time for #TransformationTuesday in Aronowitzland! This patients’ breast defect was the result of a lumpectomy (a procedu...

Time for #TransformationTuesday in Aronowitzland! This patients’ breast defect was the result of a lumpectomy (a procedure to remove cancer or other abnormal tissue from your breast. Unlike a mastectomy, only a portion of your breast is removed in a lumpectomy). I reconstructed her breast by harvesting fat from her abdomen and thighs, and injecting it into the breast to achieve a better contour and symmetry. What do you think of the result? 🎀 #AronowitzMD
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COMPLICATIONS OF SILICONE INJECTIONS Part 5! 💉 In this series, you learned about the wound- the size, location, how it ...

COMPLICATIONS OF SILICONE INJECTIONS Part 5! 💉 In this series, you learned about the wound- the size, location, how it was acquired. By this point in the video, you’ve seen the cleaned and debrided the cavity and placement of a Wound VAC dressing (filling the cavity with a sponge material). You even heard from the patient herself. All of that happened in one visit, but posted in several videos. This video is from her very next visit 💉 For those of you that missed Part 1 & 2 - Buttock augmentation injections are filled with volumizing substances, such as silicone. They're injected directly into the buttocks and are intended to be cheaper alternatives to surgical procedures. However, the lower fees come at a much higher cost. Buttock injections are not only unsafe, they’re technically illegal in the United States. The fillers used in the shots can travel to other parts of the body, with potentially fatal side effects 💉 #AronowitzMD
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💉 Continuing on with this series! In Parts 1 & 2 of this series, you learned about the wound- the size, location, how i...

💉 Continuing on with this series! In Parts 1 & 2 of this series, you learned about the wound- the size, location, how it was acquired. By this point in the video, we have checked, cleaned and debrided the cavity. In Part 3, you saw the beginning steps of placing the Wound VAC dressing (filling the cavity with a sponge material) Watch this video to see the next step and a little advice from the patient herself 💉 For those of you that missed Part 1 & 2 - Buttock augmentation injections are filled with volumizing substances, such as silicone. They're injected directly into the buttocks and are intended to be cheaper alternatives to surgical procedures. However, the lower fees come at a much higher cost. Buttock injections are not only unsafe, they’re technically illegal in the United States. The fillers used in the shots can travel to other parts of the body, with potentially fatal side effects 💉 #AronowitzMD
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Mar 22

COMPLICATIONS OF SILICONE INJECTIONS PART 3 💉 💉 Continuing on with this series! In the first and second part of this s...

COMPLICATIONS OF SILICONE INJECTIONS PART 3 💉 💉 Continuing on with this series! In the first and second part of this series, you learned about the wound- the size, location, how it was acquired. By this point in the video, we have checked, cleaned and debrided the cavity. Now it’s time to place the wound vac! Watch this video to see the first step 💉 For those of you that missed Part 1 & 2 - Buttock augmentation injections are filled with volumizing substances, such as silicone. They're injected directly into the buttocks and are intended to be cheaper alternatives to surgical procedures. However, the lower fees come at a much higher cost. Buttock injections are not only unsafe, they’re technically illegal in the United States. The fillers used in the shots can travel to other parts of the body, with potentially fatal side effects. Stay tuned for the next episode where I show you more of the treatment tomorrow! 💉 #AronowitzMD
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Mar 21

Hello everyone. I just wanted to give you all a quick update from Aronowitzland. We will be complying with @cagovernor &...

Hello everyone. I just wanted to give you all a quick update from Aronowitzland. We will be complying with @cagovernor & @mayorofla’s #SaferAtHome ordinance, meaning we will not be doing elective plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures at this time. To my patients who are seeing me for non elective cases- we are still open for you. This also includes all of my wound care patients at all of my Tower Wound Care locations 🦠 For the rest of our followers, I will continue to keep this account active and post videos about elective and non elective procedures, so stay tuned! #AronowitzMD #CoronaVirus
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Mar 20

💉 Continuing on with this series! Many of you asked- how will you heal the large cavity created by this situation? In t...

💉 Continuing on with this series! Many of you asked- how will you heal the large cavity created by this situation? In this episode you will find out! For those of you that missed Part 1 yesterday - Buttock augmentation injections are filled with volumizing substances, such as silicone. They're injected directly into the buttocks and are intended to be cheaper alternatives to surgical procedures. However, the lower fees come at a much higher cost. Buttock injections are not only unsafe, they’re technically illegal in the United States. The fillers used in the shots can travel to other parts of the body, with potentially fatal side effects. Stay tuned for the next episode where I show you more of the treatment tomorrow! 💉 #AronowitzMD
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Mar 19

💉 Time for another series! Buttock augmentation injections are filled with volumizing substances, such as silicone. The...

💉 Time for another series! Buttock augmentation injections are filled with volumizing substances, such as silicone. They're injected directly into the buttocks and are intended to be cheaper alternatives to surgical procedures. However, the lower fees come at a much higher cost. Buttock injections are not only unsafe, they’re technically illegal in the United States. The fillers used in the shots can travel to other parts of the body, with potentially fatal side effects. Stay tuned for the next episode of this tomorrow! 💉 #AronowitzMD
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Mar 18

It’s #TransformationTuesday in Aronowitzland! We talk about fat grafting to the buttocks and breasts all the time, but d...

It’s #TransformationTuesday in Aronowitzland! We talk about fat grafting to the buttocks and breasts all the time, but did you know that it can also be used to corrected tissue deformities? This patient presented with tissue atrophy after steroid injection to the buttocks. With a simple fat grafting procedure, I was able to correct the tissue deformity 🍑 #AronowitzMD
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Mar 17

In addition to my Plastic & Reconstructive surgery practice, and non surgical medical spa, I also am the medical directo...

In addition to my Plastic & Reconstructive surgery practice, and non surgical medical spa, I also am the medical director of multiple wound care centers where we treat all kinds of wounds ranging from diabetic ulcers and post surgical wounds, all the way to wounds from falling off these popular electric scooters, and everything in between! Treatments at the wound care centers usually start with DEBRIDEMENT aka removal of damaged/dead tissue or foreign objects from a wound. Here’s a great example! 🩹 #AronowitzMD
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Mar 16

🎈 we’ve talked about complications such as capsular contracture, implant rupture/leakage, infection etc. Another compli...

🎈 we’ve talked about complications such as capsular contracture, implant rupture/leakage, infection etc. Another complication that can happen is a crease or fold in the implant that causes a noticeable contour defect in the breast- like in the patient in this video! Watch this video to see what it looks like in a patient and on the implant itself 🎈 #AronowitzMD
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Mar 15

It’s on everyone’s mind right now. I’m not going to tell you what you already know you should be doing- wash your hands,...

It’s on everyone’s mind right now. I’m not going to tell you what you already know you should be doing- wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, etc etc etc. Instead I’m going to tell you what the doctor told the boy who swallowed the penny, this too shall pass! 🦠 #AronowitzMD
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Mar 13

I always show you videos from during surgery, so I thought we’d check in on one of our post op patients today! She under...

I always show you videos from during surgery, so I thought we’d check in on one of our post op patients today! She underwent removal of implants, fat grafting to the breasts (with fat liposuctioned from her abdomen), and a breast lift and so far she is healing great! 🩺 #AronowitzMD
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Mar 12

Following up on our last video about PLUME- one of you asked a great question in the comments. Is PLUME dangerous? Well ...

Following up on our last video about PLUME- one of you asked a great question in the comments. Is PLUME dangerous? Well it’s funny you ask because this has become a great controversy in the medical field! Watch this video to hear my standpoint on it. For those of you that missed it, PLUME aka surgical smoke is the gaseous by-product produced by electrosurgery, laser tissue ablation, ultrasonic scalpel dissection, high speed drilling or burring, or any procedure done by means of a surgical device that is used to ablate, cut, coagulate, desiccate, fulgurate, or vaporize tissue. 💨 #AronowitzMD
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Mar 09

FUN FACT FRIDAY! Let’s talk about PLUME aka surgical smoke which is the gaseous by-product produced by electrosurgery, l...

FUN FACT FRIDAY! Let’s talk about PLUME aka surgical smoke which is the gaseous by-product produced by electrosurgery, laser tissue ablation, ultrasonic scalpel dissection, high speed drilling or burring, or any procedure done by means of a surgical device that is used to ablate, cut, coagulate, desiccate, fulgurate, or vaporize tissue. 💨 Here is a quick timelapse showing an example of when we would use suction to evacuate the smoke of the plume while I’m using cautery to dissect the flap during an abdominoplasty! 💨 #AronowitzMD
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Mar 06

I just wanted to take a moment and tell some of our new followers a little more about myself, and perhaps learn a little...

I just wanted to take a moment and tell some of our new followers a little more about myself, and perhaps learn a little bit more about you all! I’d love to get to know you all better. Are you in the medical field? Are you a current or prospective patient? Are you just a science nerd like me?? Let me know in the comments! 👨🏻‍⚕️ #AronowitzMD
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Mar 05