The Benefits of PRP Treatments

PRP, or platelet rich plasma, treatments are becoming increasingly popular. Originally used to treat orthopedic injuries, these treatments are also a natural option for rejuvenating the skin and stimulating hair growth in the scalp. By using growth factors in blood platelets, this treatment can trigger new cell generation for an increase in collagen and […]

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 […]

When to Consider a Facelift

Today, most everyone has heard of a facelift- the procedure that can take years off your appearance for a more youthful look. For those who are experiencing signs of aging on the face, like sagging skin at the jawline, in the cheeks, jowls, and neckline area, a facelift may be able to help. However, […]

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 […]

Buttock Lift / Rejuvenation

Buttock augmentation can be done either with implants or a patient’s own fat.  I personally don’t do augmentation with implants but prefer to use a patient’s own fatty tissue.  This procedure is one of the fastest growing procedures in our country and globally.  Concerns have arisen due to an alarming rate of fatalities associated […]

Fat Grafting in Breast Reconstruction

I am a big fan of fat grafting.  It basically is taking fat from an area of your body where you don’t want it and placing it in an area of need.  I would say I use fat grafting in about 60 – 80% of my facelifts.  I am also using it more and […]

Autologous Fat Grafting for Augmentation

I recently read an article that dealt with the use of autologous fat to enhance breast shape and size.  What was unusual is that this article appeared in the “Journal of Dermatologic Surgery”.  I thought that was unusual and interesting.  It seems specialties are expanding their reach whether justified or not.

This article was basically […]

Mirror Mirror on the Wall – How Old am I?

I guess if we were looking in a mirror hanging on the wall how our face projects may be a tell tale sign of how old we are but one thing may be more telling of our age than our face….our hands.  There seems to be an increase in patients awareness of their hands […]

Fat Grafting in Cosmetic Augmentation

Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures we to today.  The return of silicone help increase the popularity.  But one of the latest nuances is to perform a composite augmentation.  Just what is this?  This is using a breast implant plus fat from your stomach and or your flanks to enhance […]

Composite Breast Augmentation

More and more I am using a patients’ own fat to restore, reconstruct or enhance their breast surgery experience.  In many augs I now do fat grafting to enhance cleavage or superior pole fullness or in some cases to correct asymmetry.  It is also a very valuable tool to enhance reconstruction in post mastectomy […]