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L.A. Times Publishes Series Of Plastic Surgery Articles

The L.A. Times published a series of articles about plastic surgery this past Sunday.  There are some interesting reads here.  Please see links below if you have a few minutes and are looking for something plastic surgery-relate to read: Good Plastic Surgery, Bad Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery Increasingly Is A Couples Activity Plastic Surgery: The […]


Women Waiting For Gummy Bear Breast Implants

A recent study printed in the Cosmetic Surgery Times revealed that over half of 800 women surveyed are willing to wait for the FDA to approve form-stable “gummy bear” breast implants.  Gummy bear breast implants have been hailed world-wide as the only ones that simply don’t leak.  The devices, already approved in Europe and Canada, […]


ASAPS Releases Plastic Surgery Statistics for 2011

From the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS): NEW YORK, NY (March 20, 2012) – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) today released their 15thannual multi-specialty procedural statistics. The Aesthetic Society, which has collected plastic surgery procedural statistics since 1997, says the overall number of cosmetic procedures has increased 197 percent since […]




Pillow Face: The New Hollywood Fashion

What is going on with all the Pillow Faces in Hollywood?  There’s been a rash of them lately, each one seemingly worse than the next.  A Pillow Face is the term used when a person has overplumped cheeks, causing them to look like a Cabbage Patch Doll or as if they’re storing nuts for the winter.  […]


Why Your Waiter Has An M.D. – My Latest CNN.com Article

I met Sam* in the OR a few years ago. A polite surgical technician in his early 30s, we’d often chat after work. Sam obtained his medical degree from a school in Eastern Europe prior to immigrating to the United States. Now he spends his days cleaning surgical instruments and his nights working in a […]



FDA Approves New Silicone Gel Breast Implant

The FDA has approved the silicone breast implant from the manufacturer Sientra.  From the FDA website: FDA approves new silicone gel-filled breast implant Approval conditioned on post-approval safety studies Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a silicone gel-filled breast implant manufactured by Sientra Inc. to increase breast size (augmentation) in women at least […]


The New “In Stitches” Book Trailer

Hopefully this video trailer for my book In Stitches brings a smile to your face. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, please pick up the book that Publisher’s Weekly called, “Full of fascinating stories and laced with self-deprecating humor in the midst of dark desperation, providing a refreshing insight into medicine.” It’s […]


FREE E-BOOK

No matter what cosmetic treatments you’re interested in (such as dietary changes, skin creams, injectables, lasers, or even surgery), you’ve come to the right place. My goal is to get you looking and feeling like your very best self. To start, I’d like to offer you some immensely helpful resources to start you on your journey.