Archive for March, 2012

Are Seniors at Risk during Cosmetic Surgery?

There has been a continued trend for facelift, or nip and tucks, at a younger age. The idea is one of maintenance rather than repair for signs of aging. After all, many of us would prefer not to age at all. But for those of us who might have delayed facelift or rejuvenation, is it […]

Number of Patients Seeking a Breast Lift sees a Dramatic Rise

According to the statistics of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, over the past ten years there has been an increase in the number of breast lift procedures by a whopping 600%. Liposuction which remains the most popular cosmetic procedure has seen the demand fall slightly during this same period. We hope that this is […]

Breast Augmentation Revision: Is there a second chance for a better Breast Augmentation result?

Of course, the best revision of breast augmentation is none at all, and communication is the key to the dream result, matching the expectation to what you see after your augmentation procedure. Where we see the most trouble is with breast augmentation by the numbers. Many practices will ask those seeking breast implants to try […]

The 5 Top Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for 2011 — The Results are now in!

And the envelope please . . . the results from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery were just released and despite the economy, cosmetic surgery continued to hold its own, and has even grown by 1%. The bottom line is that over 9 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S.last year. Some of […]

What a Breast Reduction Can Mean for You

It seems unfortunate that insurance companies and health plans have a continuing trend of denial of coverage for breast reduction surgery. Our experience over the past 20 years has demonstrated, time and again, the incredible benefit to life and health from a breast reduction. Breast reduction surgery has remained as one of the pleasing procedures […]

Sientra’s New Silicone Breast Implant

Every time we have a new breast implant enter the market in the U.S. the news is fairly significant for Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons. Up until this point, plastic surgeons have had two very good choices for those seeking breast augmentation, the Allergan Natrelle®, and the Mentor Memory Gel® implant lines. Worldwide the selection of […]

Its the Season for Microdermabrasion & Facial Peels

Over winter with lack of sun and moisture, our skin goes into hibernation, and the outer dry layer begins to build. The winter dryness can lead to the development of fine lines, loss of supple skin tone, and the dry buildup can cause the appearance of age spots and telltale signs of environmental damage. Spring […]

Cosmetic Surgery, Dr Johnson, Facebook

Just when we thought there wasn’t the time for one more thing during the day, we discovered that over 42% of you out there use social media and Facebook for research and exploration into issues concerning cosmetic surgery. So we have made the leap, turned off the television, powered off the radio, and fired up […]

Hope for Capsular Contracture after Breast Implants

Every breast implant used in breast enhancement, augmentation, correction of breast asymmetry, and breast reconstruction will form a natural capsule, a kind of scar over the surface of the implant. For a very few individuals, the capsule will become tight and firm in perhaps two out of a hundred, and the implant will become round, […]

Cosmetic Surgery Horror Stories are on the Rise

With the changes imposed by the national healthcare transition, it seems that more physicians are making a transition into cosmetic surgery, often with very little training. Under current practice in Illinois, any physician in the state may call themselves a cosmetic surgeon, or open offices featuring cosmetic medicine. We are entering the wild west of […]