Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

6 Extreme Body Enhancements To Expect In The Next 10 Years

My article from yesterday’s Huffington Post science section: Every few months, the cosmetic surgery industry creates a new bizarre, over-the-top procedure: Toe-besity? Grannyplasty? Eyelash transplants? It makes you wonder, what’s next? In the next 10 years, I suspect that today’s ‘extreme plastic surgery’ treatments will seem like run-of-the-mill procedures. The future is likely to bring […]


Study Shows Botox Can Help Alleviate Depression?

There is an interesting study from the Journal of Psychiatric Research that claims that Botox can help alleviate depression.  Is this true? From the RealSelf.com blog: The 16-week study appeared in the Journal of Psychiatric Research earlier this year and reported that the face’s inability to register emotion post-Botox may help those with treatment resistant […]


How To Reduce Fat Without Diet, Exercise, Or Surgery?

My latest article printed in the Plastic Surgery Post: We all want to lose fat.  But not all of us want to go under the knife to do it. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, last year 204,702 Americans underwent liposuction, making it the third most common cosmetic surgery performed. This is in […]


An Ideal Implant?

A new study on an investigational breast implant shows that it could have some considerable benefits compared to the currently utilized breast implants.  According to a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the Ideal Implant (a double-lumen, saline-filled breast implant) has a high rate of patient and surgeon satisfaction, low rate of wrinkling, and […]


NJ Woman Charged With Killing Man With Penis Injections

Strange and scary story out of New Jersey.  From Medical Daily.com: A New Jersey woman who pretended to be a cosmetic surgery professional has  pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of reckless manslaughter after one of  her “patients” who hoped to get a penis enlargement died from a silicone  injection. If convicted, Kasia Rivera, […]


Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon And Fiance Found Dead

This is a strange story out of Utah.  A plastic surgeon, previously convicted of kidnapping his fiance, was recently released early from jail for good behavior.    Four days later, he and his fiance were found dead in his home in Orem.  It reads like a story straight from Dateline.  From the Salt Lake Tribune: Berg appeared […]


Gynecologists Alarmed By Female Genital Plastic Surgery

There is an interesting article on Yahoo News about the current trend in female genital plastic surgery.  From the article: Female genital cosmetic surgery is a small segment of the U.S. plastic surgery market, but it is growing, with thousands of women estimated to undergo such procedures every year. That growth comes despite a warning […]



Plastic Surgery For Bullied Kids?

This is an interesting segment from Sanjay Gupta and CNN where he follows a young woman who has an otoplasty, rhinoplasty, and chin augmentation to help prevent her from being bullied. It’s a sad statement on society that children feel the need to have plastic surgery in order to prevent bullying. It’s the bullies that […]


New Study: Fat Removed Via Liposuction Doesn’t Come Back

There is a very interesting study that was recently published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).  From the ASPS website: The new study by ASPS Member Surgeon Eric Swanson, MD, Leawood, Kansas, evaluated 301 patients having liposuction, either alone or in combination with abdominoplasty, using […]