Dr. Brueck volunteers with Kairos Prison Ministry International

Dr. Brueck will be going to another Kairos Prison Ministry Sunday, April 30th. Kairos Prison Ministry was founded in Florida decades ago and now operates in 37 U.S. states and nine countries, including Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras, Peru, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. With more than 30,000 volunteers […]

Can a Facelift Lower Life Insurance Premiums

I recently read an interesting article about a company called Lapetus Solutions out of Wilmington, North Carolina.  They have developed a software program that can analyze a  selfie and help an insurance company get a read on your health and over all life expectancy.  You would be able to forgo a physician, answer a […]

Newer Trends in 2016

The statistics are in and 2016 is now in the record books.  We saw 17.1 million surgical and minimally invasive procedures performed with breast augmentation and Botox leading the way.  Overall the 2016 statistics saw a 3% increase over 2015. Facial cosmetic procedures saw a sharp rise and once again are one of the […]

Male or Female – The Choice is Yours

When we contemplate having cosmetic surgery one of our considerations is do we go to or prefer a male or female plastic surgeon.  There was a recent article that was a retrospective analysis of 200 consecutive calls to a plastic surgeons practice that had one female and one male plastic surgeon.  All patients were […]

Breast Implants – Round or Anatomical?

This is a question I always get asked and for the most part I don’t think it matters.  There was a study done comparing round implants versus anatomical implants on several breast augmentation patients.  Several received mammogram’s either 3 or 6 months post op and guess what?  They were all round.  A recent study […]

Interesting Trends in Breast Surgery

When we think of breast surgery I guess in most people’s mind we think of breast augmentation or breast enlargement.  It still remains one of the most requested cosmetic procedures we do but things are changing.  Comparing 2015 to 2014 breast aug’s are down2%.  I know in my practice I see more and more […]

Micro Needling – Demand on the Rise

There is no question non-surgical aesthetic procedures are in high demand.  One procedure I do that I think has many advantages is micro needling.  Many aestheticians do roller type micro needling which limits the depth of penetration.  I use a mechanical device and couple it with PRP (platelet rich plasma).  This is an outpatient  […]

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Does Implant Shape Matter?

Many times women come in to see me for breast augmentation and in many cases the conversation turns to implant shape – round or anatomical (tear drop). On the surface one might readily say the more natural tear drop shape. A recent study was done to see if in fact shape really does matter. […]

Is Office Based Surgery Safe?

More and more people are electing to have their surgery in an office based surgery center, but the question remains, is it safe? There now is more clarity to this issue and the answer is YES! I recently read an article which was a prospective analysis of over 129,000 patients who underwent cosmetic surgery […]

Up, Up and Away

There is a new kid on the block.  One of the more popular New Year’s resolution is that “I’m going to lose weight”.  I know, I have been there.  Well there is a new FDA  approved weight loss crutch…it is called Obalon.  It is a series of balloons placed in your stomach over a […]