What Can You Include in Your Mommy Makeover?

Are you done having kids and ready to get your pre-pregnancy body back? If so, it might be time for a mommy makeover procedure. A mommy makeover can involve virtually the whole body and combine procedures for a customizable, full-body rejuvenation. Here are a few common procedures that can be included in your mommy […]

The Impact of Body Contouring in Massive Weight Loss Patients and Urologic Outcomes

Many massively obese patients suffer from urinary incontinence.  The question then becomes as more and more of these patient’s getting body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasties, how does this effect their urinary incontinence?  Surveys pre and post body contouring were done in a series of 102 patients.  Of these patients 44 had preoperative urinary […]

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 […]

Tummy Tuck and Diastasis Recti

Tummy tucks are very popular.  It is an important component in the newly defined “mommy makeover”.  Part of doing a tummy tuck is how do we deal with the protruding abdomen.  More often than not the protruding or bulging of the low abdomen is due to a condition called diastasis recti which means separation […]

Thighplasty – The Risks Involved

As more and more people are requesting help for overweight conditions we are seeing more and more people coming in for body contouring procedures.  The most requested one is a tummy tuck but we are also seeing a nice rise in the number of people wanting a thigh lift.  A current multicenter trial involved […]

History of Facelifting

Face lifting is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures we perform today.  In terms of rankings, it probably is number 6 overall following such procedures as breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tuck.  A more technical term is rhytidectomy coming from the Greek work for “wrinkles”.

The first reported face lift dates back to […]

2015 Statistics on Cosmetic Procedures

Last year 2015, Americans spent over 13.5 billion dollars on wanting to look their best.  Of the most popular surgical procedures, liposuction led the way followed by breast augmentation, tummy tuck, eyelid surgery and mastopexy (breast lift).  Cracking the top 10 for the first time was fat transplantation.  90% of patients are women.  Women […]

Diabetes and Cosmetic Procedures

When we do any cosmetic procedure we always want a patient in optimal condition.  Many of the patients I do have diabetes – both type 1 and type 2.  I recently read an article that included 129,000 plus patients who underwent cosmetic procedures during a 5 year span between 2008-2013.  In this group they […]

Tummy Tuck and Back Pain

When we think of a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty we think of a cosmetic procedure designed to improve one’s appearance.  Tummy tucks are quite popular and part of the infamous “Mommy makeover”.  I recently read a great article that came out of the plastic surgery department at Kemal University in Turkey.  They studied 30 […]

New Trends in Aesthetic Medicine

Last year we reached a milestone.  Americans spent more than $13.5 billion dollars on surgical and non-surgical procedures.  About 58% were for surgical procedures and 42% were for non-surgical.  With such hit TV shows like Nip & Tuck and Botched, it’s no wonder plastic surgery remains in the mainstream.  For many men and women […]