Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

What is the Most Nipped and Tucked City?

Men’s Health Magazine has recently released its list of the most nipped and tucked cities in the United States. Guess what’s number one? San Francisco! Do you think this may have to do with Senator Nancy Pelosi’s influence? She does look mighty good for her age. Here is the remainder of the top 10: 2: […]


Fullness In, Tautness Out – Old News?

The Early Show on CBS had a segment this morning explaining the “new” trend in plastic surgery: Adding volume instead of just lifting. They explained that adding fullness to the cheeks is a key component of reversing aging and creating the most naturally youthful look possible. Is this old news? When I did my aesthetic […]


The Acupuncture Facelift?? Now I’ve Heard Everything!

An interesting article in Yahoo News describes a facelift being performed by acupuncture. Practitioners claim that it stimulates collagen production, lifts sagging skin, and is as effective as Botox. Hahahahahahahahaha!!! But seriously, I know very little about this, although my mother has been trained in acupuncture and acupressure. She’s used it on me on more […]


Prevelle – Today for Tonight?

Mentor, a company best known for their outstanding breast implants, has recently released a new hyaluronic acid filler here in the United States. It’s called Prevelle ‘Silk,’ and is the only hyaluronic acid filler available which also incorporates lidocaine (an anesthetic) into the product. The idea is that most patients who have it for enhancing […]


Dr. A List Will See You Now

There is a great article written by Natasha Singer in the New York Times on the state of plastic surgery in the current economy. The article focuses on how plastic surgery big ticket items, such as facelifts and tummy tucks, have been affected by the recent downturn in the economy. While the demand for less […]


Leg Lengthening Surgery : Urban Legend? Not Really…

There’s a fascinating article on Men.Style.Com (Details Magazine) focusing on Leg Lengthening surgery. This is a surgery where the bones of the legs are sawed in half and then gradually allowed to spread apart as new bone grows between the two broken halves. It’s called the Ilizarov technique, and has been used for healing fractures […]


Noninvasive Liposuction in the U.S.???? Not yet…

In plastic surgery news, Medicis, the company which produces Restylane and Perlane, has just announced that it is acquiring Liposonix, a Seattle-based company which specializes in nonsurgical fat removal. Liposonix is a pioneer in focused ultrasound technology as a noninvasive way to reduce fat. It’s being used in Europe, but is not available in the […]


Botox for Breast Augmentation?

Will its applications never end? Some doctors have found a new use for Botox: Breast Augmentation. According to nbc10.com, some plastic surgeons are injecting Botox into the muscles of the chest in an attempt to straighten a woman’s posture and thereby enhance her bust line. Click here for the article. I’ve never performed this procedure […]


Jury Awards $20.5 million in Liposuction Lawsuit

On Friday a Philadelphia jury awarded $20.5 million to the family of an 18 year old who died following liposuction surgery. According to 6abc.com, The liposuction was done on the teen’s chin, abdomen and flanks. The family’s civil suit charged that a blood vessel in Amy Fledderman’s neck was severed during surgery, and that the […]


Lifestyl- Lift Lawsuit Dismissed

According to a news report from Wired, a Michigan judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought about by the Lifestyl- Lift company against infomercialscams.com. They alleged trademark violation by use of the trademarked name “Lifestyl- Lift.” According to the article, Many of the online complaints were from women who said they had a face-lift after […]