Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

What Plastic Surgeons Say About Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

It seems more and more people are heading overseas to get their plastic surgery performed.  In the past, I heard mainly about Asians heading to Japan or South Korea to get work done.  Now, there are companies that advertise surgical tourism as a way to save money and see a different country.  This can be […]


Annual Meeting of the Aesthetic Society – San Francisco, CA

I’m writing this post as I’m stuck in the middle seat on an airplane flying from San Francisco back home to Detroit.  I’ve spent the past couple days at the annual Aesthetic Meeting, a massive conference organized by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and attended by thousands of the top cosmetic plastic surgeons in the world.  My trip this […]


Harper’s Bazaar – List of the Best Plastic Surgeons in the U.S.

I was pleased and surprised to find out yesterday that I was included as one of Harper’s Bazaar’s 24 “Best Beauty Surgeons” in the United States.  I’m honored to join such esteemed colleagues as Dr. Steven Teitelbaum, Dr. Raj Kanodia, Dr. Rod Rohrich, and Dr. Jennifer Walden on this list of elite cosmetic plastic surgeons.  […]


Breast Lifts Outpacing Breast Implants?

New survey results from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that since 2000, breast lifts have been outpacing breast implants by two-to-one. Although three times as many women undergo breast augmentations as breast implants, the number of women undergoing breast lifts has increased 70% since 2000. What is this from? I think there […]


Official 2013 Plastic Surgery Statistics – Most Plastic Surgery Since the Great Recession

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently released its annual plastic surgery statistics from the year before.  Here are some highlights: ·         There was a 6.5% increase in the total number of surgical procedures performed last year as compared to 2012. Almost 2 million procedures were performed among the core group last year ·         Americans […]


What To Do About Your Bad Breath

From one of my latest CNN.com articles: I’m sitting cramped in the window seat of an airplane, awaiting takeoff for a flight that will bring me from Detroit to Los Angeles. The large man in the middle seat has his arm draped over the arm rest, leaving me leaning and squashed against the side of […]



Extreme Plastic Surgery – My Strange Addiction

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player This is from today’s Bethenny show. The woman interviewed here was profiled on TLC’s My Strange Addiction and has breasts that are “one cup short of a gallon” on each side. And somehow she’s found a cosmetic or plastic surgeon who has agreed to make […]


Face Yoga – An Alternative To Plastic Surgery?

This one is hilarious. Check out this local news story where a woman claims that making funny, extreme facial expressions (and sounds) can smooth your wrinkles and tighten your face. No, I don’t buy this one at all. If anything, I believe that making some of the faces she recommends can worsen wrinkles, as these […]


Does Smoking Pot Cause Man Boobs?

This is from my latest article from CNN.com that went viral.  A lot of comments on this one, mainly from people who disagree with some of the things I wrote! A young man in his 20s — let’s call him George — sits across from me in the exam room. “Dr. Youn,” he says, “I […]