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...Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
It just goes to show you that there are some people out there who are plastic surgeons that I think have lost their minds. You have to read this sad and somewhat embarrassing article below. I guess he was miffed he was not invited onto Millionaire Matchmaker. Maybe he should go to Match.com. Sooooo Sad.
To read the article, click here...Read More
There are many variables in play when it comes to deciding on the appropriate breast implant for a patient, Of course, the patient needs to voice their desires to see if the surgeon feels it is safe to perform what the patient wants, but in many cases there are outside unchangeable forces that can limit options. A particular size implant on one person will look totally different on another patient for a myriad of reasons. This can include native...Read More
Fun Friday is here again and I have another money saving tip for cosmetic surgery patients. Below is a link for really ridiculous things being sold to promote a younger face. It never ceases to amaze me the things people are willing to pay for and do to them selves for the sake of beauty, especially when there is likely little benefit and in some of the products shown, will actually increase the wrinkles. The pillow one might help as long...Read More
There are certainly many reasons to look for some type of cosmetic improvement and in some cases having it will increase one’s self-esteem. As plastic surgeons we try to define how much poor self-esteem exists within a patient in order to be able to advise them properly on what can or might be done. There are times when the patient needs some type of counseling first to get them emotionally better prior to having to make a...Read More
Looking for a new cool App for your phone that might keep you healthier. The wait is over. Now there is an App that can monitor your skin and the moles and spots so you can see if it is changing and in the need of a biopsy. It will even alert you when to repeat the photo and also remind you about Sunscreen. Isn’t technology grand!
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Thousands of Americans struggle every year with the tightening of loose and sagging skin. While there are many methods on the market today – ThermiTight is a new and innovative treatment that uses controlled warming to tighten the skin from below the surface.
The ThermiRF system is used along with a tiny SmartTip thermistor probe, which is inserted under the skin to heat sub dermal tissues to a user selected specific temperature. During the ThermiTight...Read More
Many patients come to our office after a certain age – looking for a time facial makeover. Many expect that a facelift will provide lift and younger looking results from the neck all the way up to the forehead.
The truth is that a facelift is defined as the lifting and tightening of the skin at the mid-section of the face. The forehead, eyelids and brows are not typically affected by a facelift procedure. In order to have a complete facelift, a brow or...Read More