Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

Man Charged With Manslaughter In Butt Injection Case

  This is a follow-up story to the one a few months ago about the Florida transsexual who was injecting people’s buttocks with caulk, cement, and Fix-A-Flat.  From Reuters: A man who injected a woman in the buttocks with unknown substances during an illegal cosmetic surgery was arrested on Thursday and charged with manslaughter in […]


Study Shows Effects of Excessively Large Breasts On Teens

There is an interesting study recently published in Pediatrics regarding teens and breast reduction.   It appears that teens with excessively large breasts (macromastia) are more likely to suffer from self-esteem issues and eating disorders.  According to HealthDay News: For the study, 96 girls between the ages of 12 and 21 were surveyed. They all were diagnosed […]


Plastic Surgeon Pays Hitman 3 Silver Bars To Kill Another Doctor

A crazy story from MSNBC.com: A West Texas plastic surgeon paid someone $9,000 — in the form of three silver bars — to kill another doctor who was dating his ex-girlfriend, police alleged Monday. Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon and David Neal Shepard were arrested by police in Amarillo shortly after midnight, authorities announced. They are […]


Akron Woman Panhandles For Breast Implants

Now I’ve seen everything! An Ohio woman was recently videotaped panhandling for money to buy breast implants! From WUSA9.com: Dressed in a bikini, Chrissy Lance of Rittman, staked out the corner of Manchester Road and Carnegie Avenue to collect money with a sign that read “Not homeless. Need boobs.” Rittman, who says she has the […]


Cosmetic Toe Surgery On The Rise

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Nightline recently aired this video describing the new trend in cosmetic toe surgery. Podiatrists are now shortening toes, injecting fat into the balls of the feet, and even treating “toe-besity,” or excessively fat toes. I’ve never performed any of these procedures, but I can understand why some women would want […]


Belviq – New FDA Approved Drug For Weight Loss

This is a segment I did on HLN’s new Evening Express news program. We discuss the new FDA approved weight loss drug Belviq. It’s the first weight loss drug approved by the FDA in 13 years. Although it’s mechanism of action is similar to the controversial FenFen, there is no evidence that Belviq causes heart […]


Brava And Fat Grafting: A New Technique For Breast Reconstruction

There is an interesting article in MSNBC.com that describes a new technique for reconstructing breasts in women who’ve undergone mastectomy for breast cancer.  Brava / AFT (Autologous Fat Transfer) was recently described in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons) as a safe and effective technique for breast reconstruction.  […]


Cellulaze – Long Term Cellulite Treatment?

One of the hottest devices on the market today is Cellulaze, an FDA-approved, long-term cellulite treatment that is all over the local and national media.  Cellulaze is a laser liposuction device produced by Cynosure, makers of SmartLipo. Cellulaze utilizes a small laser fiber that is reported to reduce three contributing factors of cellulite: fat, fibrous septa that create […]


Face Eating Victim’s Post-Surgery Images

This video is from CNN.com. As you can see, this poor man’s upper face has been completely destroyed. The only time I’ve seen anything like this was described in my book when a raccoon ate most of a baby’s face. Both stories are tragic, however new plastic surgery techniques may give this man some hope. […]