Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

Reality Show Murderer, Breast Implants, and Serial Numbers

You may be following the terribly tragic story of the model, Jasmine Fiore, who was recently murdered by the reality TV star Ryan Alexander Jenkins. For those who haven’t heard, Jenkins is accused of murdering the former swimsuit model and stuffing her body into a suitcase. She was later found with her teeth pulled out […]


New Plastic Surgery Show – Addicted to Beauty

There is a new plastic surgery reality program debuting tonight at 11/10C on Oxygen called Addicted to Beauty. It follows a real-life plastic surgery practice in La Jolla, California. Now that Dr. 90210 is no longer making new episodes, Addicted to Beauty has arrived to satisfy your over-the-top plastic surgery reality show cravings. Take a […]


The BoTax – Taxing Plastic Surgery by 10%?

According to which accounts you read, the U.S. Senate may be considering a 10% tax on plastic surgery to help pay for the massive costs of an expanded government health care plan. Most sources report that it’s a likely no-go, especially given the fact that the amount of money it would raise would be neglible […]


Sculptra is FDA-approved for cosmetic use

I’ve been waiting for this for a couple years. The FDA has finally approved Sculptra for the correction of facial wrinkles. It will now go by the name Sculptra Aesthetic. Sculptra is the best injectable filler (poly-L-lactic acid) to return volume to the face. It has been approved for treatment of HIV-related facial wasting since […]


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 […]


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