Plastic Surgery Newsletter
Silicone Breast Implants Safe?
Some women choose to get breast implants either for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, or for purely cosmetic reasons. Before making the decision to get implants, most women ask whether they are safe. In the 1990’s, there was significant controversy about the safety of silicone breast implants and their alleged relationship to a variety of […]Read More
Risky Business: the 24 Hour or Vacation Breast Augmentation
As a physician who strongly believes in informing his patients, I feel it is important that I comment about all the attention that the media has given over the last few years to fat injection to the breast. Most recently, that attention has been directed to the 24-Hour Saline Breast Augment and — by the […]Read More
Tobacco, Youth And E-Cigarettes
In spite of the public campaigns and all the restrictions against smoking in public such as the work place and restaurants, smoking is still the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Nearly1 in 5 deaths (among smokers and non-smokers alike) is related to tobacco use. Of these deaths almost 50,000 deaths from […]Read More
Skin-Care 101: A Basic Skin-Care Program
Patients in our office frequently turn to us to clarify information (and misinformation) that circulates on television, social media or other news outlets. Often these questions surround new procedures or technologies, but one of the most frequent questions heard in the office surrounds routine skin care. “What is the minimal, basic skin-care program that I […]Read More
Want to look younger? Use sunscreen!
(For those of you who do not want to read this whole blog, there is a summary at the end of this post !)* As I’ve previously discussed in this forum, protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays is one of the most effective means of maintaining your appearance and your health. According to […]Read More
Your Medical Choice: Angelina Jolie and Prophylactic Double-Mastectomy
Since the publication of Angelina Jolie’s New York Times Op-Ed regarding her prophylactic double-mastectomy, there has been much discussion, praise and debate surrounding Ms. Jolie’s choice and the procedure itself. Personally, I believe that publicizing her procedure was an extremely brave and commendable action on her part. The decision to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy, however, […]Read More
Quick Fixes and Cookie-Cutter Solutions
I recently posted a study demonstrating the significant psychological benefits of plastic surgery. The study reports positive outcomes across a spectrum of reason people may be seeking cosmetic surgery. Having had the privilege to work with hundreds of patients over the years, I do, however, feel like I should put these findings in context. To […]Read More
Who Should Perform Cosmetic Surgery?
29 January 2013. I am pleased to offer this positive post from our British colleagues. The Royal College of Surgeons has issued guidelines on who should be performing cosmetic procedures, the proper evaluation of patients and called for an end to offering financial incentives to entice people into surgery. Bravo!!! (Of note: The American Society […]Read More
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Coverage in Consumer Media
The idea of personal transformation is extremely seductive. It speaks to deeply held values of social mobility and self-determination. Combine those more lofty concepts with a society increasingly interested in maintenance of a more healthy and youthful appearance, and it’s no wonder that there is so much coverage of the cosmetic surgery industry. Unfortunately, the […]Read More
Put YOUR Best Foot Forward
I was not originally going to comment on all the media hype on patients seeking rhinoplasties (nose jobs) so that they could have Kate Middleton’s nose. Unfortunately, the story does not seem to go away and I can no longer avoid it. Reports such as in this link are rampant in the media. I personally […]Read More