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Youth Knows No Pain – Plastic Surgery Documentary

Set your TiVo’s folks! Filmmaker Mitch McCabe has created a documentary on the current state of plastic surgery, premiering at 9pm EST August 31st on HBO. Screenings before this premiere include: Cinevegas Film Festival : Saturday June 13, 6:30pm, and Sunday June 14, 10am. Silverdocs Film Festival, D.C. area. Friday June 19, 3:30pm, Sunday June […]


New Study Reveals that Thread Lifts Don’t Work

A new study published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery comes to the conclusion that Thread Lifts, a popular type of lunchtime facelift, just don’t work. Here are some details: – 33 patients who underwent thread lifts were compared to 10 patients who underwent other surgical procedures. – Follow-up averaged 21 months. – On […]



FDA Approves Botox Competitor Dysport / Reloxin!

BIG news in the plastic surgery field. The FDA approved the drug Dysport (otherwise known as Reloxin) today for the treatment of fine lines in the glabella (between the brows). This is the first bona-fide competitor to Botox, as it is also a Botulinum Toxin Type A. I’ve mentioned Reloxin in this blog before, as […]


Saline or Silicone Gel? The Results May Surprise You…

A recent survey published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal shows what the current preferences are for breast augmentation surgery. According to a survey of 1746 board-certified plastic surgeons and members of the ASAPS: – Sixty percent of surgeons are still using saline implants, and the vast majority of them are using them 75-100% of the […]


Seven Plastic Surgery Tips to Survive the Recession

With the recession as bad as it is (I’m hearing that some plastic surgery practices are down 80%!), I thought I’d think up some ways my readers can still have their plastic surgery… but on a budget. Here are my Seven Plastic Surgery Tips to Survive the Recession: 7. Try Saline Implants Instead of Silicone […]


A Bra That Firms Your Breasts?? I Doubt It!

Anna Chan from MSNBC.com has recently asked me to analyze the claims of the Victoria’s Secret Bust Firming Bra. According to the manufacturer, regular wearing for eight hours a day for four weeks results in an 18% increase in the firmness of the breast. Check out the article here to see what MSNBC.com’s writer thought […]


Plastic Surgeon? Cosmetic Surgeon? Phony Doc?

Recently there have been several articles detailing bad events that have occurred at the hands of people who aren’t board-certified plastic surgeons. Here are a sampling: 1. A family practice physician who considers himself a specialist in cosmetic surgery and advertises as a plastic surgeon was recently reprimanded by the State Board of Medicine for […]


A Bra That Prevents Breast Cancer?? No…

There’s an interesting segment from Good Morning America which analyzes the Brassage. This is a bra manufactured by Intimate Health which claims (according to the program) to massage away toxins from the breast, thereby preventing and possibly treating disease and infection, and maybe even cancer. Before you run out and buy this bra, I would […]


Plastic Surgery, the Recession, and 2008 Statistics

The statistics for plastic surgery in 2008 are finally in. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, just over 12 million plastic surgery procedures were performed last year, up 3% from 2007. While nonsurgical procedures like Botox (up 8%) and injectable fillers (up 6%) increased to 10.4 million (up 5% overall versus 2007), surgical […]