Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

Teenager Dies During Breast Surgery

An 18 year old recently died during a breast surgery in West Boca Raton, FL. Apparently, 18 year old Stephanie Kuleba was undergoing a procedure to correct her breast asymmetry when she went into malignant hyperthermia and died shortly thereafter. This is a very unusual situation. Malignant hyperthermia is not a common condition, and the […]


Boob Jab or Bust?

  The Boob Jab is a new procedure which is gaining popularity outside the United States. Apparently it is a nonsurgical method of breast augmentation, where a hyaluronic acid injectable filler called Macrolane is injected via a 20 cm needle into the breast to augment it. The procedure costs $4000-7000 and lasts approximately 12-18 months. […]


Update on The Lifestyl- Lift

  Some new articles focusing on the Lifestyl- Lift present further information for any of you considering these procedures: 1. Lifestyl- Lift Website Sues Vendor for Negative Reviews (From PSP E Report) : Santa Clara University School of Law professor Eric Goldman, who has advised RealSelf on the case, posts about the issue on his […]


Hype or Reality?

  Here are a few links for information on two popular cosmetic procedures: The Lifestyle Lift – Check out my post from a few days ago. It posted a bit late, so if you missed it, click here. Mesotherapy and fat injections – As a member of their editorial advisory board, I’ve written an article […]


Is the State of Plastic Surgery Changing?

I had a conversation with another local plastic surgeon yesterday and he lamented about the state of plastic surgery today. He’s been around a bit longer than I have and said he’s seeing things changing in our area. “People are advertising rock-bottom prices and red-tag sales,” he stated. We’re seeing a large number of non-plastic […]


Botox safety update

There is some new information on the recent news regarding Botox safety. A consumer group called on “Black Box” labeling of Botox due to alleged deaths related to its use. Apparently one death has been connected to Botox use for cosmetic purposes in 2003. According to a news release issued by Allergan on January 25, […]


Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. My wife and I spent the weekend in Baltimore, where I attended part of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. I presented a talk on “Lunchtime” facelift surgery at the “Hot Topics” seminar, which covers new and emerging trends in plastic surgery. Some of […]


Liposuction Deaths in Arizona

A massage therapist performed a liposuction procedure in which a woman died. A homeopathic physician who was denied a medical doctor’s license by the state board did another procedure in which a patient died.Others who performed cosmetic surgery did not have formal medical training, including a bookkeeper and a former restaurant owner.(from the Arizona Republic) […]


Ethics of Medical Blogs

There is an interesting article in today’s Detroit Free Press about medical blogs and the ethics surrounding them. There are numerous physicians who have had their blogs shut down due to ethics violations. The question of ethics and this blog has always concerned me. While you can’t please everyone, I hope that this blog is […]


Thermage Complications

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the main medical journal for plastic surgeons, has published a letter in this month’s issue I wrote regarding possible complications of Thermage. Thanks for reading. Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon Anthony Youn, M.D.:


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