Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

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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Plastic Surgery and Bullying: Two Plastic Surgeons Debate on Fox and Friends

For those of you who missed it, this is from today’s Fox and Friends. I debated my friend and prominent New York plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden about whether plastic surgery may be a solution to bullying. In general, I don’t think it is. For more background on this story, click here for yesterday’s post […]

  • Posted on: Apr 10 2011
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Is Plastic Surgery An Answer To Bullying?

ABC News has recently reported on a seven year old who is planning to have plastic surgery (otoplasty – ear pinback) as a way to prevent bullying.  Her mother, an assistant principal at a school in Long Island, believes that plastic surgery could be a solution to her bullying problems.  You can read the story here. According […]

  • Posted on: Apr 8 2011
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Mom Injects Eight Year Old With Mail Order Botox – Are You Kidding Me?

Crazy story out of the Sun.  A San Francisco mom admits to regularly injecting her eight year old daughter with mail-order Botox!  According to the article, the mom stated: “What I am doing for Britney now will help her become a star. “I know one day she will be a model, actress or singer, and […]

  • Posted on: Mar 28 2011
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Snake Bites Model’s Breast And Dies of Silicone Poisoning

This is a really strange story. An Israeli model was being filmed with a snake when it suddenly bit her on the breast, puncturing one of her silicone breast implants! Reportedly, the snake died shortly afterwards from silicone poisoning! The video is pretty graphic, so consider yourself warned. I’m sure she’s thankful the snake didn’t […]

  • Posted on: Mar 25 2011
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More and More Men Are Having Plastic Surgery

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has released their plastic surgery statistics for 2010.  The number of men having plastic surgery has increased 2%, but even more important, the procedures that showed the highest increase in males are surgical procedures, like facelifts (up 14%) and liposuction (up 7%).  The baby boomers could very well be […]

  • Posted on: Mar 23 2011
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