Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

Happy BRA Day!

So what is BRA Day?  It’s short for “Breast Reconstruction Awareness” Day.  As a plastic surgeon, I find it surprising that there are a lot of women who undergo mastectomy and lumpectomy for breast cancer and are never given their various options for breast reconstruction.  So today there are events being held in 25 countries […]

  • Posted on: Oct 16 2013
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Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery In North Korea Costs Only $3

But it’s punishable by forced labor.  An interesting article in the Washington Post describes how teenage girls in North Korea dream about having the double eyelid surgery that is so prominent in South Korea.  They desire it so much that they go under the knife in a black-market procedure, paying $2-$3 for a doctor to perform the surgery, […]

  • Posted on: Oct 6 2013
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What’s Behind Our Love Of The Butt?

There is an interesting and fun article in the Detroit Free Press today.  Writer Georgea Kovanis explores the current obsession our culture has with the butt.  Kim Kardashian?  Beyoncé?  Twerking? Click HERE if you are interested in reading it!

  • Posted on: Sep 23 2013
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How Many Years Does Plastic Surgery Take Off Your Appearance?

There is an interesting study soon to be published that looks at just how many years plastic surgery can take off your face.  And, can plastic surgery make you look more attractive? From Today.com: Zimm and four colleagues tracked 204 facial plastic surgery patients, all of whom had opted for primary facial surgical procedures such […]

  • Posted on: Aug 3 2013
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Bitchy Resting Face – Do You Have One?

You might have seen this “PSA” for the Bitchy Resting Face (and its male counterpart a**hole resting face). If not, watch it! It’s hilarious. I’ll be talking about BRF and its plastic surgery solutions Tuesday morning 7/2 at around 8:15 am on NBC’s TODAY. In the meantime, you can read my comments and an excellent […]

  • Posted on: Jul 2 2013
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The New Diet Aid: A Tongue Patch?

So you want to lose weight? Well, a Beverly Hills surgeon has devised a way for you to lose 30 pounds in just one month! Reportedly, the doctor sews a postage-size stamp piece of Marlex mesh to your tongue, making it so painful to eat that you have to stay on a liquid diet. Check […]

  • Posted on: Jun 20 2013
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Being A Plastic Surgeon Requires A Lot Of Explaining

This is an interesting guest editorial in KevinMD.com by a prominent reconstructive plastic surgeon.  Not all of us specialize in cosmetics! A new crop of medical students will begin a residency in plastic surgery this summer. They have worked long and hard to secure these coveted spots.  As a service to them and to the […]

  • Posted on: Jun 18 2013
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Plastic Surgery Can Give You A Lift – Some Interesting Statistics From ASAPS

These are some interesting statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  I do a lot of lifting procedures and find that these have some of the highest satisfaction rates in plastic surgery.  One thing that surprised me, 80% of people who lose weight gain it back!  That’s a disappointing number.  I wonder how […]

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2013
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Man Sues Cosmetic Surgeon After He Allegedly Removed His Nose

The video says it all. So why did this man’s doctor remove his nose? This is pure speculation, but an infection of the cartilage of the nose, such as by MRSA, could result in the cartilage being destroyed. This could cause the nose to collapse, and necessitate actual removal. So what should people take away […]

  • Posted on: Jun 10 2013
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