Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

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 […]

  • Posted on: Mar 27 2013
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Mar 25 2013
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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 […]

  • Posted on: Mar 14 2013
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The Many Uses Of Botox

There is an interesting article in The Body Odd on NBCNews.com regarding the many uses of Botox.  We all know about Botox for wrinkles, but did you know that Botox can be used to treat many other problems?  Botox has been used successfully to treat plantar fasciitis, migraines, overactive bladder, bulky calves, and even for […]

  • Posted on: Mar 1 2013
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FDA Approves New Natrelle 410 “Gummy Bear” Breast Implant

This is a very big deal in the field of plastic surgery.  Today the FDA approved the Natrelle (Allergan) Style 410 “Gummy Bear” silicone breast implant.  This is a true “form-stable” implant, with silicone that literally feels like a gummy bear, hence the name.  Plastic surgeons have been predicting the FDA approval of these devices for over […]

  • Posted on: Feb 21 2013
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Breasts And Butts Out In 2012; Faces In.

From my latest article on CNN.com: (CNN) — For the first time in six years, the number of people enhancing their breasts and plumping their buttocks is declining. The number of people lifting, injecting and lasering their faces is growing. So who’s powering this sudden growth in facial plastic surgery? Baby boomers. Every year, the […]

  • Posted on: Feb 20 2013
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Black Market Silicone Buttock Injections On “The Doctor Oz Show”

I recently filmed a segment on the Dr. Oz Show where we discussed silicone buttock injections.  One of my patients from Michigan underwent injection of over 50 vials of industrial strength silicone by a non-licensed injector.  I join Dr. Oz, psychologist Dr. Mike Dow, and the patient Karmello to discuss the danger she is putting herself […]

  • Posted on: Feb 15 2013
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Dying To Be Beautiful – Beauty Trends That Can Prove Lethal – On “Katie”

The “Katie” show recently aired an episode that focused on black market and botched plastic surgery. She interviewed a woman who lost both arms and both butt cheeks after illegal silicone injections into her buttocks, a son and daughter whose mother died at the hands of a family doc performing liposuction, and a woman who […]

  • Posted on: Feb 7 2013
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RealSelf.com Guide To Post-Surgical Scar Care

I recently partnered with the prominent plastic surgery site RealSelf.com to tape a series of Google Hangout discussions on care for scars after plastic surgery. We tackled subjects like getting sunlight on your scars, silicone scar treatments, and laser treatments. Here is the video from one of the segments. For the rest of them, click […]

  • Posted on: Feb 5 2013
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Ratings For “Plastic Wives” Are In

Did you get a chance to catch “Plastic Wives” on TLC?  The show had a ton of publicity, with a segment on “Nightline” and “GMA,” among other programs.  It had a great spot, following the wildly popular “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” So how did it do in the ratings? Drum roll please! “Plastic Wives” […]

  • Posted on: Feb 2 2013
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