New York Plastic Surgeon Launches Revolutionary Series of Medical Videos on YouTube

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Manhattan-based facial plastic surgeon Oleh Slupchynskyj, M.D. has developed breakthrough educational videos for YouTube, which are paving the way for how the medical community can inform consumers about plastic surgery do's and don'ts, risks and benefits.

YouTube, Inc. is a consumer media company for people to view and share original videos through the Web.

Created initially for patients who wanted to learn all aspects of and watch firsthand the most popular plastic surgery procedures before choosing to undergo treatment themselves, each video has received the highest of ratings since just being posted on YouTube. The videos include live surgery footage, patient testimonials plus before-and-after photos for facelift surgery, rhinoplasty or nose surgery, and lip augmentation.

"This is not a media or public relations campaign," reports Dr. Slupchynskyj, Director and Founder of The Aesthetic Facial Surgery Institute of New York and New Jersey. "Patient education is one of the guiding principles of my medical practice. I have chosen to harness the vast potential of user-generated content for educational purposes, so informed decisions can be made by patients with the goal of looking their best."

In addition to live surgery footage, Slupchynskyj not only discusses in depth but illustrates specific anatomy of the face being treated, explains what problem the surgical and/or non-surgical procedure corrects and how, its risks and benefits, who is a candidate and who is definitely not, what to expect during the procedure and recovery time.

"There is nothing worse than seeing an unhappy patient whose plastic surgery procedure was borne of the myriad misguided, non-physician/doctor-driven information available in print media, TV and online, which only serves to sell a story, not educate. On the other hand," Dr. Slupchynskyj said, "there is no greater satisfaction than seeing a happy patient whose goal of looking their best has been achieved, but this begins first with selecting a Dr. specializing in your area of interest and then absolutely making sure you have all the same detailed procedural information, photos and surgery footage, all of which I include in my educational videos. I believe this is the only way for patients to truly make an informed decision which ensures a positive and successful surgical outcome."

Oleh Slupchynskyj, M.D. is the Director and Founder of The Aesthetic Facial Surgery Institute of New York and New Jersey with offices in Manhattan and West Orange and has been in private practice for over 10 years. Born and raised in Manhattan, Dr. Slupchynskyj is double board certified through the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology with training specific to the head, neck and face. He is named one of the top plastic surgeons of 2007 by the Consumers' Research Council of America and is considered a face specialist. His SLUPLift mini-lift was recently featured on CBS2 News. He has also been featured on NY1News, The New York Daily News, Vogue, Woman's World, Gotham, Redbook, Jane and Time Out NY. He is a member of the following Societies: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology, New York County Medical Society, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. More information on his surgical techniques can be found on the website

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SOURCE The Aesthetic Facial Surgery Institute of New York and New Jersey