Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

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 […]


Botox Safety Article in Allure Magazine

  Allure magazine has a very well-written article on the recent controversy regarding Botox safety. The media has recently focused on a study from Italy showing botulinum toxin being found in parts of the brain fluid in mice who had it injected near their whiskers. Allure’s Joan Kron (a very well-respected journalist) has written “Botox […]


MSNBC Celeb Slideshow and Top 7 Tips

MSNBC asked me to comment on the various before-and-after photos of 21 Top Celebrities. They’ve turned it into a slideshow, which has gotten over 2 million visitors in one day (now if only my blog could do that!). Click here for the slideshow. They also asked me for my Top 7 Tips for Turning Back […]


10 Cosmetic Procedures to Avoid – From ABC News

ABC News has an article announcing “10 Cosmetic Procedures to Avoid.” Here are the ten, followed by whether I agree with ABC News to avoid them. Mesotherapy and Lipodissolve – Avoid. See posts here Cosmetic Foot Surgery – No Comment Permanent Filler Injections – Avoid. See post here. Injection for Breast Augmentation – Avoid. See […]


My Beautiful Mommy Book

A new children’s book to be released on Mother’s Day is causing quite a stir around the country. My Beautiful Mommy is a book written by a plastic surgeon and aimed at 4-7 year old girls. It depicts a girl experiencing her mom go through a rhinoplasty and tummy tuck. Its aim is to educate […]


Plastic Surgery Recession?

Slate.com has an interesting article about plastic surgery and the current possible recession the country is undergoing. I can’t say that I agree with everything written in this article, but I did find it a very interesting read. The location where I practice (the metro Detroit area) is undergoing a definite recession. Jobs are being […]


Plastic Surgery Continued to Grow in 2007

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the most recognized plastic surgery society in the U.S., has recently released their 2007 statistics. Each year the ASPS conducts a survey of its member plastic surgeons (comprises over 90% of board-certified plastic surgeons) to determine trends and numbers of plastic surgeries performed. Here are some highlights: There […]


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