Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

Arm Lifts Grow In Popularity – From USA Today

From today’s USA Today: “Arm lifts” have become one of the fastest-growing varieties of plastic surgery, a new study shows. More than 15,000 women underwent an arm lift in 2012, an increase of more than 4,000% since 2000, according to a report out Monday from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The popularity of the […]


The Plastic Surgery Diet By Dr. Robert Tornambe

We are what we eat.  And that refers to how we look.  Dr. Robert Tornambe, a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) recently published an article on the Huffington Post called “the Plastic Surgery Diet.”  These are his recommendations on what to eat in order to maintain […]




Suffering From Tattoo Regret?

I recently wrote an article for CNN.com about tattoos that has gotten a lot of views and comments (over 2000 of them!)  If you haven’t read it yet, here is the first part: A few years ago I interviewed a handyman to do some work on my house. I noticed a teardrop tattoo at the […]


Cosmetic Surgeon Charged With Homicide In Liposuction Death

Startling story from the New York Daily News: A cosmetic surgeon was charged Thursday with causing a former model’s death by  liposuction. Oleg Davie, 51, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminally negligent  homicide charges for operating on Isel Pineda in May of last year — even though  she’d previously had a heart transplant and was […]


Post-Divorce Discounts For Plastic Surgery??

The Doctor Oz Show recently aired a segment about plastic surgeons giving discounts for patients who have undergone a recent divorce.  According to a survey conducted by the program, 19% of plastic surgeons offer discounts to women going under the knife!  This trend is somewhat troubling to me, as a board-certified plastic surgeon.  I often see patients […]


The 11 Most Overrated Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Allure Magazine published a very interesting slideshow on the 11 most overrated cosmetic surgery procedures.  Some of these procedures I’ve introduced on various programs, others I’ve cautioned against.  At this time, I do not regularly perform any of these ‘overrated’ procedures.  Here they are: 1. Vampire Facelift – I don’t perform this. 2. Laser Liposuction […]


Teens Turn To Plastic Surgery: Experts Tackle The When And Why

This is from an excellent recent article in the Deseret News: LOS ANGELES — The baseball that hit Darlene in the face changed more than her appearance. It made her the butt of classmates’ jokes. More importantly, she had trouble breathing. By 16, she wanted it fixed. Tony was also 16 when he reached the same […]


The Present And Future Of Breast Enhancement

Here is my latest article in the Huffington Post: The statistics are in.  2012 is officially the year of the silicone breast implant. Every year the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) publishes annual cosmetic surgery statistics from the year before.  The numbers released on Tuesday, March 12th reveal that breast augmentation is the […]