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Brazilian Butt Lift

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Buttock Lift procedures have gone up a whopping 252 percent over the past year! Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj are redefining the new standard for derrieres. What are …
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Laser Tattoo Removal

Increasingly, plastic surgeons are seeing patients who have “regret tattoos” that they would like removed. Invariably, those patients point to that one occasion when, in a youthful indiscretion, they decided to tattoo something on their body to commemorate their 18th birthday.  …
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The neck’s best option: Kybella, Coolsculpting, Liposuction or Neck Lift

We all know the patients:  they walk in and hold their neck while saying “this double-chin is the only thing I care about.” To our patients it seems simple enough.  But to those of us who review the options on …
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5 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HAVING BREAST AUGMENTATION

1.Is your surgeon a Board-certified Plastic Surgeon? Once you have decided to proceed with breast augmentation, your choice of surgeon is probably the most important decision you will make. The answer to the above question should be a short, definite …
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Is Cellfina™ the Holy Grail of Cellulite Treatments?

Cellulite can affect up to 90% of women.

Cellfina™  is a new, minimally invasive treatment for cellulite, and it was recently cleared by the  Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is intended for long-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thighs of women. Treatment benefits …
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The Plastic Surgery Team

Photo courtesy of Alex Robertson, who appeared in rowing scene of the movie, "The Theory of Everything."

  A Team Sport Plastic surgery isn’t a single-person endeavor. While the plastic surgeon is the one planning the operation and holding the scalpel, it takes a team for a major case to go smoothly and safely. A typical surgical team consists …
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Plastic Surgery, Right or Wrong?

Nurse checking patient in before surgery

A 23-year-old woman who’d wanted a breast augmentation for years was upset because her parents opposed her surgery. “I wish you loved your body the way it is,” “That’s so superficial,”  “You’ll regret it!” they said. She was living with them while …
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Why Scars Blush

A red scar fades with the tincture of time

A scar is nature’s zipper. It closes up rents in the skin with a waterproof closure. A Scar Is Born Plastic surgeons create scars every time they do invasive surgery, though part of their art is to hide them in folds, …
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9 Features of a Safe Operating Room

Operating Room, Accredited for Patient Safety

  If you’re having plastic surgery, you’re probably putting 100% of your focus on choosing your surgeon. But where you have your surgery is as important as who does your surgery. An excellent surgeon is likely to operate in a …
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Labiaplasty Basics

Labiaplasty Basics

Labiaplasty surgery is controversial, though the kerfuffle is slowly subsiding. Physicians, including gynecologists, feared that women were influenced by pornography. They emphasized to their patients that they were normal the way they were. Which they were. But normal isn’t always …
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