Archive for April, 2013

Some Cosmetic Procedures are Best Avoided

Sad to say it, but not all procedures, or next best great ideas in cosmetic surgery, always measure up. Many just quietly fade away. We are often called to find out what is ‘new’ in cosmetic surgery, and certainly there are trends to follow, but often what is ‘new’ is not always better. A recent […]

Silicone Gel Breast Implants are on the Rise

It seems like the silicone gel breast implant ban was ages ago, and looking at our experience with the silicone gel breast implant, the gel breast implant is again on the rise. The moratorium on silicone gel ended just six years ago in 2006, after a 15 year period of time, where the saline breast […]

Plastic Surgery Statistics 2012

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released the 2012 statistics concerning the number of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures completed by our members. Again, as in other years, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures seemed to be leading the way; such as, botulinum or Botox up +8%, soft tissue fillers, such as Juvederm up +5%, as well […]

Life after Breast Augmentation: Life does indeed get better!

It seems odd that the silicone and saline breast implant is the most studied medical device in the world today. Though it probably goes without saying that a woman’s breast is the most studied and indeed controversial and provocative body feature. One of my favorite lines from advertising is “I can sell anything with a […]

Tummy Tuck after Weight Loss. What can our Fat Cells tell us?

We have to face up to facts. Weight issues are a central concern in the U.S. today. As Americans, we simply eat too much and don’t exercise enough. For those fortunate enough to have hit upon a successful program, cosmetic surgeons do have a role to play. Whether weight loss is by a bypass procedure, […]