Posts Tagged ‘ Youn Plastic Surgery ’

Organic or Conventional – Why the Choice Matters

How important is it to buy and eat organic food? If given the choice (and if it’s affordable), then I always recommend eating organic. Here’s why: 1. Conventionally grown produce (much of which is genetically modified, or GMO) can be subjected to the chemical herbicide glyphosate (Roundup). In fact, GMO foods are specifically designed to tolerate […]


Hot Topics and New Treatments in Cosmetic Medicine

I’m writing you from my hotel room in New York City, where I’m attending the annual meeting for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This is the meeting where plastic surgeons gather from around the country and the world to learn new techniques and get the latest scoop on exciting things to come. Thought […]


The 2018 Dirty Dozen – Buy These Organic If You Can

Have you heard of the Dirty Dozen? Every year since 2004, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) – a non-profit, non-partisan environmental organization – ranks the worst foods in regards to pesticide contamination. These are foods which you should consider purchasing organic instead of conventional. This year, for the third year in a row, strawberries topped the list […]


Cosmetic Treatments Everyone Is Getting

The numbers are in! The annual cosmetic surgery statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have been recently released and reveal some interesting findings. The procedure with the most growth in 2017 was micro-ablative laser resurfacing – otherwise known as fractional laser treatments. These lasers are used to tighten, smooth, and overall rejuvenate the skin. The […]


How To Look Younger NOW

Sometimes we want to see changes now. Although I believe the best way to turn back the clock and get the glowing, youthful skin you want is through good skin care and non-invasive in-office treatments, there are a number of things you can do to make your skin look younger immediately. Now, I should preface […]


Lady Gaga, Jimmy Buffett, and Billy Joel?

Confession. I listen to Lady Gaga in the operating room. Contrary to popular belief, the operating room is not a quiet, intense place where all you hear is the beeping of the anesthesia machine and an occasional grunt from the surgeon. Most ORs are filled with music – classical, country, pop, rock, heavy metal, even […]


Paleo, Keto, Vegan, SAD- What is the Healthiest Diet for You?

What is the best, healthiest diet for you? This question is fiercely debated amongst the most knowledgeable nutritionists and physicians, without one clear winner. I’d like to offer you my thoughts on some of the most popular diets in the United States (and around the world): 1. Standard American Diet (SAD Diet) – Our diet is roundly […]


Swap your beauty products with these natural alternatives

Everyday we expose ourselves to potentially dangerous substances in our beauty products. Here are three options to get the results you want without potentially harmful chemicals and medicines: 1. Replace your sleeping pills with essential oils – Nearly 9 million American adults use prescription sleep aids, often highly addictive pills like benzodiazepines. Essential oils are […]


You’ve Got To Try These New Skin Care Trends

Like you, I love learning about new skin care treatments and products. But how can you know the difference between truth and hype? I’ve got the inside scoop for you on some really cool new trends in anti-aging and skin care. 1. Oil Cleansing – Sounds odd, right? Since cleansers remove excess oil, how can washing with […]


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 […]