Avoid These At All Costs!

What’s good for us, and what’s bad? In this week’s blog, I thought I’d let you in on some of the bad. Here are some foods and treatments that I recommend you stay away from at all costs.

Food: Vegetable Oils such as soybean oil, corn oil, and canola oil– These oils have high levels of unhealthy omega-6 fatty acids, increase inflammation in the body, and are often made with GMO. Instead, opt for organic olive oil (as a dressing, but don’t cook with it) or avocado oil.

DrinkEnergy Drinks – A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that energy drinks can alter the QT interval of the heart (which may lead to an abnormal heart beat) and raise blood pressure for over 6 hours after the beverage is consumed. If you have heart issues, stay away from these terrible drinks!

Non-Invasive Treatment: Thermage – Thermage became popular about a dozen years ago. The problem with the treatment (in addition to the little change it created) was that some patients developed fat loss from it. In my opinion, there are other, better options now.

Filler: Bellafill – Although this filler is FDA-approved, I don’t recommend it for any of my patients. I have seen some serious complications with permanent and near-permanent fillers that can only be solved by invasive operations. Stick with the hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane for safer results.

Surgery: Permanent Lip Implants – Ever wondered what it feels like to kiss a spare tire? If so, then try kissing someone with a permanent lip implant! These never look very natural, and usually end up being removed. Stick with a filler like Juvederm or fat injections for a better outcome.

Final Tip: Avoid any doctor masquerading as a real plastic surgeon. Make sure he or she is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Don’t settle for less!


Here are the latest episodes of my podcast, The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show. Please SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss a single information-packed show!

Episode #167  Cosmetic Scams – What to Avoid and What to Do Instead with Dr. Christian Subbio – Today’s hot new cosmetic treatment is often tomorrow’s abandoned option. There are so many trending treatments that come and go in cosmetic medicine, it’s hard for consumers and patients to know what is best for them.

On this episode I’m joined by one of the country’s most outspoken and reputable plastic surgeons. He’s going to give us what he considers to be the five worst cosmetic treatments and explain why these trendy options being sold by thousands of doctors around the country just don’t cut it. And I’ll give you a quick hint: he and I don’t necessarily agree on all of them. He will also give us the two treatment options that he swears by as being worth your money.

To learn more, listen HERE with Apple devices or HERE with Android phones.


Episode #166Lasers 101: How to Pick the Right Treatment for You with Dr. Anthony Youn – The term “laser” is a buzzword in plastic surgery and medicine in general. Many doctors are promoting the use of lasers as better options than other, more traditional therapies. And they charge you a lot more for it as well. But are all laser treatments worth spending the extra money on? And if so, which ones?

On this episode I’m going to teach you everything you need to know about cosmetic laser treatments to make you an informed consumer. We’ll go over how they work, the economics of laser treatments, and which lasers I recommend and which ones I encourage you to stay away from. If you’ve ever considered laser treatments to rejuvenate your skin, remove your hair, get rid of tattoos, lighten dark spots, and more, then I’m giving you the information that you absolutely must know.

Listen HERE on Apple devices or HERE on Android.

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