Posts Tagged ‘ cosmetic surgery ’

Groupon: Should Plastic Surgeons Participate In These Types of Bargains?

Have you ever considered using Groupon for plastic surgery services?  I have heard quite a few rumblings in the plastic surgeon community about certain ‘bargain-basement’ clinics and price-cutting docs using Groupon as a way to attract new patients into their practices.  I’ve found the overwhelming majority of opinion in regards to Groupon and plastic surgery is that […]


FDA Approves LaViv (Filler Using Your Own Tissues)

The FDA has recently approved LaViv, an injectable filler that uses a patient’s own tissues.  This product has several steps.  A plastic surgeon first biopsies a small amount of tissue from behind a patient’s ear, sends it a special laboratory where the cells are multiplied for 3 months, then returned to the plastic surgeon to inject […]



Pets Having Plastic Surgery?

News agencies are reporting real stories about pets having plastic surgery – specifically, dogs having testicular implants.  There is also mention of doggie Botox and even doggie braces.  You can read an ABC News.com report here. The whole thing seems pretty silly to me.  I’ve never operated on someone’s pet, although I’ve heard about a […]



Meshing Artistry with Medicine – USA Today

USA Today has printed a really nice interview they did with me about my book In Stitches, becoming a doctor, and celebrity plastic surgery.  I chatted with them about my thoughts on Megan Fox, Ashlee Simpson, and Patrick Dempsey.  To read the interview, click here! To read my ultimate plastic surgeon tell-all, click here!



What Makes An Innie An Innie? And More Belly Button Mysteries…

There is an interesting article on MSNBC.com that discusses the recent trend of cosmetic belly button surgeries.  More and more people are undergoing umbilicoplasties to turn their ‘outie’ into an ‘innie.’  These surgeries are basically belly button hernia repairs and have been done for years, typically by general surgeons, not plastic surgeons.  Here is a […]



The Best Cheesy Pickup Lines Ever!

Enjoy this funny video a friend of mine made in honor of In Stitches! The Best Cheesy Pickup Lines Ever! I wish I had tried some of these back when I was single and couldn’t get a date. Maybe I would have gotten somewhere. In Stitches Update: Thank you to everyone who made it out […]