Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

Lifestyl- Lift Fined $300,000 For Posting False Internet Reviews

According to an article by ABC News, the Lifestyl- Lift Company has been fined $300,000 by the New York Attorney General for posting false reviews of their facelift procedures on message boards online. According to the article: Cuomo’s investigation revealed internal emails in which employees were encouraged by company executives to take spare time during […]


Dysport is Available!

The first real Botox competitor, Dysport, is finally reaching plastic surgeons’ offices here in the U.S. We received our first shipment this week and I’m excited to bring this product to my patients. Like Botox, it’s a Botulinum Toxin Type A and is FDA-approved to temporarily reducing the wrinkles in the glabella (frown lines). Doctors […]


Surgical Roulette – Risks of Surgery with a Phony Plastic Surgeon

The Times Publication has an outstanding article chronicling the story of Dr. Peter Normann, an Arizona-based Internal Medicine and Emergency Room specialist who masqueraded as a plastic surgeon. In a span of seven months three unsuspecting patients died under his care. The article highlights the unfortunate and shocking stores of several of his victims. It’s […]


Youth Knows No Pain – Plastic Surgery Documentary

Set your TiVo’s folks! Filmmaker Mitch McCabe has created a documentary on the current state of plastic surgery, premiering at 9pm EST August 31st on HBO. Screenings before this premiere include: Cinevegas Film Festival : Saturday June 13, 6:30pm, and Sunday June 14, 10am. Silverdocs Film Festival, D.C. area. Friday June 19, 3:30pm, Sunday June […]


New Study Reveals that Thread Lifts Don’t Work

A new study published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery comes to the conclusion that Thread Lifts, a popular type of lunchtime facelift, just don’t work. Here are some details: – 33 patients who underwent thread lifts were compared to 10 patients who underwent other surgical procedures. – Follow-up averaged 21 months. – On […]


The Hottest and Newest in Plastic Surgery… From the Las Vegas Strip

Last week I attended the annual Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting in Las Vegas. Here are some highlights of the newest and hottest things you may soon see (or are seeing) in plastic surgery: 1. Fractional Lasers are everywhere. It seems that nearly every laser company is plugging its fractionated laser. These are basically lasers which […]


FDA Approves Botox Competitor Dysport / Reloxin!

BIG news in the plastic surgery field. The FDA approved the drug Dysport (otherwise known as Reloxin) today for the treatment of fine lines in the glabella (between the brows). This is the first bona-fide competitor to Botox, as it is also a Botulinum Toxin Type A. I’ve mentioned Reloxin in this blog before, as […]


Saline or Silicone Gel? The Results May Surprise You…

A recent survey published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal shows what the current preferences are for breast augmentation surgery. According to a survey of 1746 board-certified plastic surgeons and members of the ASAPS: – Sixty percent of surgeons are still using saline implants, and the vast majority of them are using them 75-100% of the […]


Seven Plastic Surgery Tips to Survive the Recession

With the recession as bad as it is (I’m hearing that some plastic surgery practices are down 80%!), I thought I’d think up some ways my readers can still have their plastic surgery… but on a budget. Here are my Seven Plastic Surgery Tips to Survive the Recession: 7. Try Saline Implants Instead of Silicone […]


A Bra That Firms Your Breasts?? I Doubt It!

Anna Chan from MSNBC.com has recently asked me to analyze the claims of the Victoria’s Secret Bust Firming Bra. According to the manufacturer, regular wearing for eight hours a day for four weeks results in an 18% increase in the firmness of the breast. Check out the article here to see what MSNBC.com’s writer thought […]