Slim Your Legs with a Thigh Lift

While many people may not think of their legs as a problem area, they can be an area of dissatisfaction for many. Surgery to slim the legs is most effective in the upper part of the leg, also known as the thigh. For many individuals, liposuction of the outer or inner thigh or buttock […]

3 Life-Changing Reasons to get Eyelid Surgery

The eyelid lift or Blepharoplasty is an underrated facial procedure. Eyelid lifts have both cosmetic and functional benefits, which is what makes them both unique and very worth looking into for someone who is bothered by either the upper or lower eyelid. Many patients who do end up having this procedure, feel that it […]

Am I Too Young for a Facelift?

Patients interested in facelifts are typically in the 50 to 70 age range; however, occasionally there will be a younger patient that is interested in a facelift and their first question is always “Am I too young for a facelift?”. There are many factors that contribute to a patient’s candidacy for a facelift, which […]

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. […]