Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

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 […]


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 […]


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