Botox Myths

Botox is or has become a common household term today.  As popular as it is there are several misconceptions about Botox.  First, remember Botox is safe to use even though it is developed from botulinum protein, a very toxic substance.  It is important to remember if done properly, Botox treatments are not painful.  Many […]

Fat Grafting and Breast Cancer

A really great tool to aid a plastic surgeon in breast reconstruction is the use of a patient’s own fat to reconstruct their mastectomy site.  Especially if the site has received radiation.  One concern brought up early in the discussion was whether or not the transplanted fat cells would encourage migration and metastasis of […]

The 411 on Fat Grafting/Fat Transfer

To me the ability to graft or transfer fat from one part of the body to another has been a tremendous tool I use almost daily to eliminate some of the stigma of aging.  This has been a remarkable advance in cosmetic surgery.  I tell my patients this is “liquid gold”.

One of the sure […]

Vampire Breast Lift

For a while everyone was talking about the vampire face lift.  The media were enamored with it – it was big in Hollywood.  I can’t help but think is was due to its catchy name.  Now we have a vampire breast lift.  Basically all you do is spin the patient’s blood down to get […]

Breast Augmentation and Breast Feeding

Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular operations we do.  Many potential patients are younger and unmarried so many will question about the effects of breast implants and nursing. I always tell patients getting pregnant and nursing children will have certain long term effects of your breasts, with our without implants.  In my […]

Medical Tourism – Good or Bad?

I primarily do cosmetic surgery and so many times people come in who are considering plastic surgery overseas (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic – whatever) due to cost.  I also have seen many patients who’s results were less than ideal.  So the question is, just how safe is it?  I recently read an article in […]

Liposuction – Does it Hurt?

Time for a moment of confession.  Many times patients will ask me “have you had anything done?”  Well time to confess, yes I have.  I had liposuction done maybe 25 or so years ago.  So many patients will ask me, was it painful?  I think it is important to understand that pain is subjective. […]

Liquid Facelift

I read and hear this term all the time.  Patients ask me “what is a liquid facelift?”  It really is not a lift in the traditional sense of the word.  What it is in reality is a facial rejuvenation technique that involves the injection of various fillers in areas of the face to help […]

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 […]

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 […]