Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

The Thong Lift?

There is an interesting article in the Daily Mail today announcing: Bottoms up! The facelift is old hat, the tummy tuck’s yesterday’s news – the latest craze is the bum lift! The article goes on to describe the Thong Lift, the name given by a Miami plastic surgeon for fat grafting to the buttocks (a.k.a. […]


Facial Filler Foul Ups Article on MSNBC.com

  There is an alarming and interesting article on MSNBC.com regarding the growing incidence of complications with facial filler injections. Facial fillers (like Restylane, Juvederm, and Sculptra) are now the second most common plastic surgery procedure in the country. It’s inevitable that as these procedures grow in popularity, the number of people having complications will […]


E! To Debut New Bridal Plastic Surgery Series “Bridalplasty”

E! has ordered episodes of a new program that mixes a wedding competition with extreme plastic surgery. Bridalplasty combines elements of a game show competition, dream wedding, and plastic surgery documentary. Read about it in the Hollywood Reporter: Each week, a group of women competes head-to-head in such challenges as writing wedding vows and planning […]


Suspects Flee After Buttock Injections Result in Death

Two women are sought by the authorities after allegedly performing illegal silicone injections into the buttocks of a woman who subsequently died. Guadalupe Viveros and Alejandra Viveros are believed to have fled to Mexico after posting $20,000 bail. This story has achieved national headlines with CNN’s Nancy Grace focusing on it this week. If you […]


Botox in a Cream Form?

Can Botox be applied as a cream? Yes, if the company Revance Therapeutics has its way. They are currently testing a cream form of botulinum toxin to the crow’s feet. I’ve heard that initial results are promising, although the product appears to be at least 2 years away from potential FDA approval. There are a […]


Woman Almost Dies When Eye Doctor Performs Breast Augmentation

  CBS Atlanta News is reporting that a woman almost bled to death during a breast augmentation performed by an opthalmologist (an eye doctor). According to their accounts, the woman was awake during the procedure and experienced her ‘surgeon’ calling 911 for help. Luckily, a real plastic surgeon was on staff at the ER and […]


12 Ridiculous Plastic Surgeries?

The Daily Beast and the OC Register have interesting articles on 12 Crazy Plastic Surgeries. Are these really crazy? Are people doing them? Do I do them? Here we go! Creation of dimples – This is being done, just not be me or most plastic surgeons. Chin cleft surgery – same as #1. Michael Jackson […]


Why Are Teens Getting ‘Toxed?

There’s an interesting article in MSNBC.com on the recent trend towards teenagers getting Botox. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), last year over 12,000 Botox or Dysport treatments were performed on people under the age of 18. One plastic surgeon quoted in the article claimed that 5-8% of his Botox patients […]


Do Eye Creams Really Work?

  The Beauty Brains Blog has an interesting post called “Do Eye Creams Really Work?” This blog looks at various cosmetics from a scientific and chemist’s point of view. Check it out here. Do I think eye creams work? Yes… to an extent. Here is how I describe the three major causes (and treatments) of […]


Zeltiq – Noninvasive Fat Loss – Too Good To Be True? No…

One of the hottest things in plastic surgery today, and what I consider the Holy Grail of plastic surgery, is Noninvasive Fat Loss. One of the latest to claim this is Zeltiq. This is a device which is FDA approved in the U.S. for other purposes, but many physicians are using it ‘off-label’ to remove […]