Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

ASAPS Releases Ten Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2011

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (of which I am a member) is the premier society for cosmetic plastic surgeons in the U.S.  Most “big-name” aesthetic plastic surgeons are members of this group.  ASAPS recently released their Ten Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2011: As the economy continues to improve, demand for facelifts and other facial […]

  • Posted on: Dec 24 2010
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Laser Facial Rejuvenation 101 – Part II

In my last post we covered the basics of laser facial rejuvenation.  Today we’ll cover the general types of lasers and what they can do for you. 1. Ablative Lasers – The oldest types of facial lasers include the CO2 and erbium lasers.  These were widely used in the late 90’s and early 2000’s and, […]

  • Posted on: Dec 4 2010
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Laser Facial Rejuvenation 101 – Part I

Laser facial rejuvenation is one of the most popular but most confusing  treatments today.  What’s the difference between a lunchtime laser and a fractionated laser?  An ablative or a nonablative laser?  If many plastic surgeons are confused by the plethora of lasers available, how can the average consumer or patient know what laser is best for removing […]

  • Posted on: Dec 3 2010
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Celebrity Plastic Surgery on ABC: Did You Watch It?

So did any of you watch the ABC Primetime special Celebrity Plastic Surgery: Gone Too Far the other night?  I saw nearly all of it.  Very nicely done special.  A couple thoughts: 1. They presented three celebrities who’ve had plastic surgery: Heidi Montag, Pete Burns, and Janice Dickinson.  These are not, in my opinion, representative […]

  • Posted on: Nov 27 2010
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Celebrity Plastic Surgery: How Much Is Too Much?

ABC’s Primetime is airing a special tonight called Celebrity Plastic Surgery: How Much Is Too Much? This hour long program interviews such celebs as Heidi Montag, Janice Dickinson, and Pete Burns. I haven’t seen the episode yet (and was not interviewed for it) but I hope they don’t focus solely on the well-publicized plastic surgery […]

  • Posted on: Nov 24 2010
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FDA Pulls Darvocet Off The Market

The FDA has pulled the popular pain medications Darvocet and Darvon off the market.  There are fears, apparently substantiated with scientific studies, that the active component of these drug (propoxyphene) can create damage to the heart and even cause fatal arrythmias.  Darvocet was pulled off the shelves in Great Britain in 2005 and the European […]

  • Posted on: Nov 23 2010
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Latisse as a treatment for thinning hair?

Can Latisse be used as a treatment for thinning hair?  It’s definitely possible!  I’ve had a number of patients tell me that they’ve used Latisse off-label for treating areas of hair loss, including on the scalp.  While Latisse (bimatoprost) is currently FDA approved for eyelash growth, the FDA has now initiated a clinical trial to […]

  • Posted on: Oct 19 2010
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My Book “In Stitches” on Shelf Awareness

Have you ever wondered what the real truth is behind medical school and becoming a doctor?  How does a person go from being a college student to a life-saving doctor in four short years?  On top of that, what would possess someone to become a plastic surgeon? The website Shelf Awareness, well-known in the literary world, […]

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2010
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Tickle Lipo?

Smart Lipo, Slim Lipo, Cool Lipo, now Tickle Lipo? Tickle Lipo is the name of one of the newest forms of liposuction. According to the company, it involves Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction, an FDA approved technique that utilizes low frequency infrasonic vibrations to aid in allowing both easier removal of fat and less motion/work for the […]


Elf Ears – The Newest Plastic Surgery Trend?

I read an interesting article today introducing one of the newest trends in plastic surgery: Creating Elf Ears. There is a Hungarian plastic surgeon practicing in New York City who created this procedure and even claims that it can “improve the experience of listening to music.” Apparently there are “music faun clubs” which are dance […]