Facial Filler Myths Exposed

Facial Filler Myths Exposed

Published on September 1, 2014 by

Facial fillers come is variety of forms, however the most comminuted widely applied facial fillers today are hyaluronic acid fills called HA for short such as Restylane and Juvederm which are two common brand names however there are more available in the marketplace. Facial fillers have been promoted as the quick fix, off-the-shelf, simple solution […]

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Cosmetic Advice from a Salesperson or a Physician?

Published on January 29, 2013 by

It seems that the United Kingdom might finally be stepping up to do what we as Plastic Surgeons had hoped would occur in the United States ages ago. Deceptive advertising and scandal has exploded in the European cosmetic surgery industry. The regulatory agencies had been reeling under the strain from the PIP implant recall and […]

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The Medi Spa Crisis; Is there is Doctor in the House?

Published on September 18, 2012 by

It seems that medispas are everywhere today with hair salons and health clubs offering treatments such as facials, lasers, microdermabrasion and even injections, such as Botox and facial fillers. Of course ‘medi’ suggests medical, and injections certainly fall under services that require skilled, licensed medical care. There is no gray area here. When someone is […]

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Fifty Years with Silicone Gel Breast Implants. What’s on the Horizon in 2016? [Part 5 of 5]

Published on May 10, 2012 by

As I began this series, we have come to a new chapter in the use of the silicone gel breast implant. The chapter actually began in 2006 when the FDA released silicone gel back into the U.S.market for breast augmentation. The silicone “crisis” never reached other countries in the world, only the U.S.with its very […]

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Silicone Breast Implants on Trial and the Advent of ‘Junk Science’ [Part 2 of 5]

Published on May 7, 2012 by

As we continue to look back at the amazing history of the silicone gel breast implant, it seemed that by the 1980’s we had the ideal solution at hand for augmentation and reconstruction of the breast. Though implant rupture might require a second surgery for removal, and implant hardening was a problem for some, there […]

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Cosmetic Surgery Horror Stories are on the Rise

Published on March 9, 2012 by

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 […]

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Confusion about Liposuction is on the Rise

Published on February 27, 2012 by

The competitive world of medical technology is always trying to build the better tool for liposuction. We have reached a point in the medical arms race where there is confusion as to the ‘best’ way to perform liposuction or body shaping. Monthly, the list of various techniques seems to lengthen: traditional, tumescent, ultrasound, water, tickle, […]

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