June 17, 2015


Skin-Care

I frequently get asked my opinion about ingredients in skin care creams and if they are good, bad or a waste of money. Recently a great article appeared that will give you tips on where to look up all of those ingredients that sound like  gobbledygook on the label. A great idea is to save...

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June 08, 2015


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Quickie note to all of the men out there reading my blog. Below is a nice article about skin care for men. No boys, don’t just use your girlfriend’s or wife’s system. Time to man up and...

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June 03, 2015


Facelift

Below is a good quick list of things you should ask when thinking about a facelift and things to look for in your surgeon. Quick and easy little checklist for all to read before going in for your consultation.

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May 31, 2015

shutterstock_197643983(1)No matter what the reason for your surgical procedure, either medical or cosmetic, it is important to understand the risks that accompany any surgery. Even with the best plastic surgeon on board, every surgery has potential risks. These risk include the effects of anesthesia, infection and extensive scarring. There are many reasons that one person may be more susceptible to scarring than another – but there are also ways to improve your chances...

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May 23, 2015

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Many patients come in asking if they are tool old for cosmetic surgery. With patients living longer healthy and active lives, it is an increasing trend seen around the country, but especially in areas where the weather is warm and people are outside a bit more. My personal opinion, after  a thorough consultation with the patient is that if the have no medical contra-indications for surgery, that they have reasonable...

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May 18, 2015

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Thought I would share this little article with you before the weekend. We are constantly being bombarded by ads making claims that most times seem unbelievable. Well, in many cases, it is. The media is full of claims about the benefits and quick results with many products. The latest one to be exposed is another company hawking anti-wrinkle creams. Although just about any cream will help severely damaged skin that the...

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May 13, 2015

Princess Eugenie, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, aka Kate

I have so many patients that bring in pictures of celebrities an say they want to look like a certain celebrity. The expect that if enough plastic surgery is done, that we as plastic surgeons can make anyone look like someone else. I am the first to admit that I have performed plastic surgery on professional...

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May 06, 2015

Here is a recent review of an article about having a tummy tuck at the same time as a tummy tuck. As tempting as it might sound, the cost savings are really not there and risks are higher. Although the report cites the increase in minor complications, there were no plastic surgeons involved in the study. One of the great fears we have in plastic surgery is a blood clot developing after a surgery. A blood clot can cause prolonged swelling but in some cases can dislodge and allow the blood clot to travel to the lungs causing difficulty breathing and/or death. I personally counsel patients to space the procedures apart. Typically the...

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April 30, 2015

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An actually quite good video article about the truth in plastic surgery was in the WSJ recently. Although he is quoting some data regarding plastic surgery, overall I think it is  a well-balanced article that neither  pushes or dismisses plastic surgery. I think his advice on checking on the qualifications of your plastic surgeon and maybe avoiding the hype of new treatments until they are proven in the public are great ideas....

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April 21, 2015

We are all seeing lots of articles in the news and also press releases claiming that there is a sudden surge in plastic surgery,especially liposuction and breast augmentation in the summer months. Personally, having been in the private practice of plastic surgery since 1988, I respectfully disagree and think those surgeons claiming that are looking for a bump in their schedules. The truth of the matter is that if you want to have a certain look for the summer months where you go to the beach or poolside, you need to think way in advance. Plastic surgery is more involved than getting a new bikini or highlights in your hair. Even under the...

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