Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

FDA Approves XEOMIN, a Type of Botulinum Toxin, for Cosmetic Use

Is the third time the charm?  This month the FDA approved Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles in the glabellar region (frown lines).  This is the third botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA for cosmetic use (following Botox and Dysport).  Merz Aesthetics plans to release Xeomin for use in the Spring […]

  • Posted on: Jul 28 2011
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Phony Plastic Surgeon Convicted of Murder and Manslaughter in Patient Deaths

Dr. Peter Normann is an internist who served as an emergency room physician in Arizona.  After undergoing six days of training in liposuction and some “hands-on” training in breast augmentation, he fancied himself a real plastic surgeon and began operating on unsuspecting patients.  After three of his patients died during or immediately after surgery (one […]

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2011
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13 Bizarre But Popular Plastic Surgeries

If you’ve ever wondered what some of the most unusual plastic surgeries are, I’ve got the article for you.  I created a slideshow with CBSNews.com and some of my esteemed plastic surgeon colleagues throughout the country to showcase strange, effective, and niche plastic surgery procedures that you may not know about.  All of these procedures […]

  • Posted on: Jul 17 2011
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Are Terrorists Planning To Implant Bombs In Breast Implants?

For forty years terrorists have been searching for better and better ways to bring bombs onto planes.  They no longer can hide them in their shoes or underwear, so now British Intelligence and U.S. Homeland Security are reporting internet chatter that terrorists may be planning to surgically implant bombs into the body.  These bombs may be implanted into […]

  • Posted on: Jul 13 2011
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Meshing Artistry with Medicine – USA Today

USA Today has printed a really nice interview they did with me about my book In Stitches, becoming a doctor, and celebrity plastic surgery.  I chatted with them about my thoughts on Megan Fox, Ashlee Simpson, and Patrick Dempsey.  To read the interview, click here! To read my ultimate plastic surgeon tell-all, click here!

  • Posted on: Jun 5 2011
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The Current State of Cosmetic Stem Cell Treatments – Buyer Beware

You may have seen advertising for stem cell facelifts and breast augmentation.  Some cosmetic and plastic surgeons are touting these treatments as cutting edge procedures that promise results far greater than anything we’ve ever seen in plastic surgery.  So what is the truth behind stem cell cosmetic surgery? Stem cells are definitely the future of […]

  • Posted on: May 28 2011
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Plastic Surgery For Men – My Segment on GMA Health

Check out the latest in plastic surgery for men, courtesy of Good Morning America Health. Last year over 1.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in men. Which are some of the most popular? To read about my intense experience with having plastic surgery, click here.

  • Posted on: May 20 2011
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What Makes An Innie An Innie? And More Belly Button Mysteries…

There is an interesting article on MSNBC.com that discusses the recent trend of cosmetic belly button surgeries.  More and more people are undergoing umbilicoplasties to turn their ‘outie’ into an ‘innie.’  These surgeries are basically belly button hernia repairs and have been done for years, typically by general surgeons, not plastic surgeons.  Here is a […]

  • Posted on: May 18 2011
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Does Fat Removed Via Liposuction Come Back Elsewhere?

There is a fascinating liposuction study recently reported about in the New York Times.  This new study, from the University of Colorado, focused on whether fat removed via liposuction can come back in a different area.  From the NY Times: In the study, the researchers randomly assigned nonobese women to have liposuction on their protuberant […]

  • Posted on: May 4 2011
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FDA Close to Approving Restylane for Use in the Lips – and My Celebrity Lip Slideshow on MSNBC.com!

An FDA advisory panel today voted to recommend approval for the use of cosmetic injectable Restylane as a lip enhancer.  The FDA still needs to make a final decision, however they typically follow the advisory panel’s recommendations, according to an article on MSNBC.com.  This is big news for Restylane manufacturer Medicis, which markets Restylane, its cousin Perlane, and the […]

  • Posted on: Apr 28 2011
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