Lips: What Do We Really Want?

The lips are in the news all the time.  I guess we all want that “celebrity” look – whatever that may be.  As we now live in the era of the “selfie”, I guess we are consciously looking at ourselves more objectively.  We see our lips, we see our profile – some we like, […]

Facial Fat Grafting – The Key to Facial Rejuvenation

As we all age there are certain things we will all have in common.  Most people as they age will first show signs of advanced aging in their faces.  The classic jowl formation, bands in our neck and a significant loss of soft tissue in our face.  How to fill in this tissue loss […]

Botox – The Reach Expands

By now almost anyone walking on this planet knows the word Botox – they may not know what it is or how it works but it has become over the years a household name.

Recently Botox received FDA approval for it’s third indication which is for forehead wrinkles.  Botox is now the ONLY neurotoxin to […]

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 […]

New Fillers – Volift and Vobella

I often wonder where people come up with these names.  Neuro modulators and fillers remain the number 1 and number 2 procedures done in terms of numbesr by plastic surgeons.  Both of these new fillers have a crosslinking that makes their degradation slow down to the point they may last over one year.  Allergan, […]

Going – Going – Gone! Lipo 202

Sounds like an announcer at a ball game but now something other than a baseball may be leaving. A new product called Lipo 202 is to begin phase 3 clinical trials as a new injectable to dissolve body fat. The compound is salmeterol xinafoate which is an asthma drug. The procedure involves a series […]

What is ATX-101 by Kythera?

Today we always want the easiest, quickest way to achieve our goal. One of the new players in the facial cosmetic arena is a procedure called ATX-101 developed by a company called Kythera. It is simply a series of injections made into the submental fat that magically melts the fat. It has recently received […]

The Miracle of miraDry

To incorporate a new technology in my practice, my number one priority is – does it work and will it deliver a high degree of success. Once the salesman has your signature on a contract it now becomes your burden and responsibility. A while back, after doing much research, I purchased a miraDry machine […]

What To Expect In 2015

Some areas I think will increase and happen in 2015:

Surge in buttock lifts such as the Brazilian buttock lift or augmenting the buttock with fat
Doing combination breast augmentations – by that I mean supplement the augmentation patient with fat grafting to provide a more natural look
Increased demand for Quicklift – a minimal down time […]

New Lip Augmentation

Gloderma recently received FDA approval for a new product for lip enhancement. The new product is called Restylane Silk. This product also contains lidocaine but I usually do a lip “block” before I inject my patients so it is almost painless. To my knowledge Restylane Silk is the only FDA approved product for lip […]