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 […]

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 […]

Are breast implants associated with breast cancer?

Without a doubt breast augmentation has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates. One question I get asked periodically from patients is whether or not breast implants are associated with breast cancer. I recently read an article by the plastic surgery department at the University of Amsterdam. The authors performed a meta analysis (whatever […]

EXPAREL – The Answer To A Painless Tummy Tuck

Many women want and need a tummy tuck but are hesitant because of a fear that it is too painful, but no more! Now I offer my patients a new long acing local anesthetic called “Exparel”. This is an extended release from of bupivacaine and when injected into the surgical site it can provide […]

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 Breast Implant – IDEAL Implant

I don’t know how you define ideal but Valeant Pharmaceuticals just received FDA approval for a new saline implant called IDEAL. Inside this new saline implant are a series of shells that reduce wrinkling and bouncing and according to the company produces and implant that feels just like a silicone implant. I have not […]

Hair Loss – Hope Is On The Horizon

Many of us love and eat honey everyday but now that sweet delicacy may have a potential treatment for human baldness. The product found in honeybee hives is called propolis. Researchers Ken Kobuyoski and his colleagues tested the product on shaved mice. Mice treated with propolis regrew their fur faster. Sometimes hair loss is […]

What Are Risks With A Tummy Tuck?

As with all operations there are the general risks associated with any operation. One has to realize with an abdominoplasty procedure the scars can be significant since it extend across the entire lower abdomen or somewhat shorter in a mini tummy tuck.  Also one has to be careful when the muscles are tightened or […]

What Are The Risks With Breast Augmentation?

As with all procedures there are risks that are common after breast augmentation. What are some of the risks solely associated with breast enlargement. The risk of bleeding or hematoma is minimal providing the patient plays princess for the first 4-5 days. Infections are extremely rare and many times when they occur they are […]

Risks Associated With Upper/Lower Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery

This is a very common procedure especially for upper eyelids. Many times people will have excess skin that can impair their field of vision and in this case it may be covered by insurance. One can experience a corneal abrasion if a suture inadvertently rubs across the cornea. There can be excessive tearing or […]