Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

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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Ten Tips About CoolSculpting

Currently one of the most talked-about procedures in plastic surgery is CoolSculpting by Zeltiq.  I’ve mentioned it in previous blog posts here.  A lot of patients are asking about this procedure, but truthfully my experience with it is relatively modest.  I do not have the device in my office, but have demo’d it on myself and my […]

  • Posted on: Nov 17 2011
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Can Plastic Surgery Hinder Politicians?

The Washington Times has a very interesting article about plastic surgery and politicians.  Some good examples include Nancy Pelosi (she appears to have had a facelift and eyelid lifts) and Joe Biden (his alleged Botox’d eyebrows in the VP debate with Sarah Palin was almost as comical as Palin’s debate performance). Can Botox hurt a […]

  • Posted on: Nov 14 2011
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PowerX – A New Type Of Liposuction Hits The Market

There is a new type of liposuction device on the market.  Unlike some of the recent liposuction machines (such as Tickle Lipo and Body Jet) this device doesn’t promise the patient better or quicker results, but promises the doctor an easier time doing surgery.  Power X is produced by Sound Surgical, the innovators of VASER Liposelection.  It’s […]

  • Posted on: Nov 11 2011
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Melafind, New Melanoma-Diagnosing Tool, Receives FDA Approval

Huge news in skin cancer treatment: Melafind, a device to help diagnose early melanoma, was recently approved by the FDA and will be on the market soon.  Up until now, the best technique to diagnose melanoma, short of surgical biopsy, has been the clinical examination.  Melafind gives dermatologists objective information about questionable lesions in order to […]

  • Posted on: Nov 10 2011
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Avoid Deal-Of-The-Day Plastic Surgery

I recently wrote an editorial for Business Insider.  Here is the first part of my editorial regarding Groupon, Deals-of-the-Day, and plastic surgery: When times are good, people love a good deal. When times are bad, they are desperate for them. This principle explains Groupon’s explosion in today’s marketplace. While there is nothing wrong with discount […]

  • Posted on: Oct 14 2011
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USA Today Editorial: Limit Who Can Do Cosmetic Surgery

The following are excerpts from a fantastic editorial in USA Today last week: Though there are always people in any profession who’ll put greed above ethics and do work they might be ill-prepared to handle, few can do as much harm as doctors. The hardest thing to understand is why neither the states nor the […]

  • Posted on: Oct 10 2011
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Can Liposuction Make You Healthier?

A new study recently presented at the annual conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has found that liposuction will not only make you thinner, but can also potentially decrease the triglyceride content in your blood. According to ABC News: Researchers studied levels of cholesterol and “bad” fats called triglycerides in the blood of more […]

  • Posted on: Oct 4 2011
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Cosmetic Surgery Gets Cheaper, Faster, Scarier

Here is Part Two of last week’s USA Today expose on the current state of plastic surgery. It focuses on the recent explosion of bargain-basement cosmetic surgery centers. These centers are like the fast-food chains of plastic surgery. You may get it cheap, but you get what you pay for. You can read the article […]

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2011
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Phony Plastic Surgeon Leaves Patient With ‘Uniboob’

This story is all over the news.  In what should have been a simple procedure, a phony plastic surgeon left Dinora Rodriguez with a Uniboob, as seen here.  You can read more about it (and watch the accompanying video) on MSNBC.com here. Do your homework!  Always make sure your plastic surgeon is certified by the […]

  • Posted on: Sep 29 2011
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