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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April 17, 2015

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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...

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April 09, 2015

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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...

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April 02, 2015

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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...

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March 30, 2015

ShameAndAddiction

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...

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