Posts Tagged ‘ smoking ’

Did You Know Smoking Can Make Nipples Fall Off?

I cringe every time I see a patient for a breast lift who is a smoker. I’m deathly afraid that despite my warnings, she will smoke before or after surgery and cause her nipples to turn black and fall off. Yes. Smokers who undergo breast lifts are at great risk of losing their nipples. The […]


Study: Smoking Really Does Make You Look Older!

A study published in this month’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery proves that smoking really does make you look older.  The study participants were part of a big national gathering of identical twins, and the study authors examined photos of each twin to determine whether one looked older than the other.  They found that the twin […]


Are Eggs The New Cigarettes?

I hope not!  This afternoon I did an interview on HLN’s Evening Express (fast becoming one of my favorite news programs) on a new study published in Atherosclerosis.  From CNN.com: A new study suggests eating egg yolks can accelerate heart disease almost as much as smoking. The study published online in the journal Atherosclerosis found […]



“Smoking Can Make Your Nipples Fall Off” Goes Viral!

I wish I could figure out the secret to making an article (or a blog post) go viral.  I’ve written several articles for CNN.com, with two having gone viral in the last several months.  Last week my most recent CNN.com article (Smoking Can Make Your Nipples Fall Off) exploded, garnering over 10,000 Facebook recommendations and God-knows-how-many reads.  […]


Smoking Can Make Your Nipples Fall Off

  I cringe every time I see a patient for a breast lift who is a smoker. I’m deathly afraid that despite my warnings, she will smoke before or after surgery and cause her nipples to turn black and fall off. Yes. Smokers who undergo breast lifts are at great risk of losing their nipples. […]