Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

Study Shows Breast Augmentation Can Improve Your Sex Life… Duh!

RealSelf.com is a plastic surgery site that’s great at creating dialogue between real plastic surgeons and the public.  This is the site that allows patients to vote on whether certain procedures are “worth it.”  For example, Breast augmentation has a 91% worth it rating, whereas the Lifestyle Lift has a 52% worth it rating. RealSelf.com […]

  • Posted on: Feb 16 2012
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Package Deal: Injections Make Penis Grow, Study Finds: My Article in MSNBC

Does penis size matter? A group of researchers from Korea University apparently believes it does, considering they discovered a way to make it happen They recently published a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine that analyzed how injections of a hyaluronic acid filler (Restylane Sub-Q) could increase penile girth.  These physicians injected an average […]

  • Posted on: Feb 8 2012
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My 2012 Plastic Surgery Predictions on TODAY Health

It’s become a tradition on this blog for me to look into my crystal ball each year and declare my plastic surgery predictions for the New Year.  Well, it’s already February, but better late than never! The TODAY Show Health page recently published my Five Plastic Surgery Predictions For 2012.  They are: 5. Cosmetic filler […]

  • Posted on: Feb 6 2012
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ASAPS Releases Their Plastic Surgery Trends For 2012

According to surgery.org: With a new year right around the corner, many are thinking about which plastic surgery procedures will be popular. According to Denise Mann, editorial director for several plastic surgery information websites, consumers may see a lot of deals for injectables such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. The recent introduction of Xeomin, which […]

  • Posted on: Jan 18 2012
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France To Pay To Remove Breast Implants Made Of Silicone “For Mattresses”

Interesting and scary story out of France.  A breast implant manufacturer, Poly Implant Prosthese, has been accused of using non-medical silicone (made “for mattresses”) in their breast implants.  Approximately 30,000 women in France have these implants, which have an unacceptably high rupture rate.  According to an article in CNN.com: – The French Health ministry is […]

  • Posted on: Dec 29 2011
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“Smoking Can Make Your Nipples Fall Off” Goes Viral!

I wish I could figure out the secret to making an article (or a blog post) go viral.  I’ve written several articles for CNN.com, with two having gone viral in the last several months.  Last week my most recent CNN.com article (Smoking Can Make Your Nipples Fall Off) exploded, garnering over 10,000 Facebook recommendations and God-knows-how-many reads.  […]

  • Posted on: Dec 14 2011
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Another Victim Of “Fix-A-Flat” Injecting Phony Doctor – On Anderson

Not much for me to say about this one that seeing this poor woman can’t express. If you are considering plastic surgery, Do Your Homework. Find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (Mandatory), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Very nice), and a member of the American […]

  • Posted on: Dec 7 2011
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Update on the Phony Doctor Who Injected Fix-A-Flat Into Buttocks

Here is an update on the story I reported last week on the transexual woman who allegedly injected a combination of Fix-A-Flat, cement, mineral oil, and superglue into the victims.  From the Daily Mail: A transgender woman accused of injecting a woman’s bottom with cement and tyre sealant has been re-arrested after a second alleged victim came […]

  • Posted on: Nov 28 2011
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FDA Approves New Dermal Filler: Belotero from Merz

Merz Aesthetics has scored a two-fer with the FDA recently.  They’ve just announced that their newest hyaluronic acid filler, Belotero, has been approved by the FDA for the correction of moderate-to-severe wrinkles, such as the nasolabial folds.  Like most hyaluronic acid fillers, Belotero scored well when compared to traditional bovine collagen injections.  Some physicians believe […]

  • Posted on: Nov 22 2011
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Butt Injection With “Fix A Flat” Leads To Arrest

It seems all the crazy plastic surgery happens in Miami…  MSNBC is reporting that a Miami Gardens transgender woman has been arrested for charges of practicing medicine without a license after injecting a woman’s butt with a mixture of cement, “Fix A Flat,” mineral oil, and super glue.  The amateur incision was then closed with […]

  • Posted on: Nov 21 2011
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