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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scars and Vitamin E

I hear it all the time from patients, “can I use vitamin E on my scars”?  Often times patients will ask me what is the best scar cream.  The answer is the best scar cream for you is the one that works best on you.  There are so many choices and one choice is […]

Organ Transplants and Cosmetic Surgery

More and more patients are the recipients of solid organ transplants or SOT. Examples include kidney, liver or heart transplants. These patients have their immune systems shut down so their body does not reject their transplanted organ. A recent study included 340 surgeons who performed 552 cosmetic procedures in SOT PATIENTS. The overall complication […]

Sleeping Can Cause Wrinkles

A recent article in the Aesthetic Journal suggests that stomach sleeping and sleeping on your side may pre dispose a person to facial wrinkling.  Wrinkles can form as a result of distortion of your facial skin as it is pressed against your pillow.  This repetitive activity causes the wrinkles to deepen helped by the […]