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Plastic Surgeon Injects His Own Face With 35 Vials Of Juvederm!

Click HERE for video.  I removed the video since it automatically played.  So annoying! Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Maercks filmed himself injecting his own face with 35 vials of Juvederm, as a way to show his patients how volumetric filling of the face is a very good method of facial rejuvenation. Yes, he injected […]

  • Posted on: Aug 20 2012
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Are Eggs The New Cigarettes?

I hope not!  This afternoon I did an interview on HLN’s Evening Express (fast becoming one of my favorite news programs) on a new study published in Atherosclerosis.  From CNN.com: A new study suggests eating egg yolks can accelerate heart disease almost as much as smoking. The study published online in the journal Atherosclerosis found […]

  • Posted on: Aug 16 2012
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Plastic Surgery For Bullied Kids?

This is an interesting segment from Sanjay Gupta and CNN where he follows a young woman who has an otoplasty, rhinoplasty, and chin augmentation to help prevent her from being bullied. It’s a sad statement on society that children feel the need to have plastic surgery in order to prevent bullying. It’s the bullies that […]

  • Posted on: Aug 12 2012
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New Study: Fat Removed Via Liposuction Doesn’t Come Back

There is a very interesting study that was recently published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).  From the ASPS website: The new study by ASPS Member Surgeon Eric Swanson, MD, Leawood, Kansas, evaluated 301 patients having liposuction, either alone or in combination with abdominoplasty, using […]

  • Posted on: Aug 2 2012
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Social Media Users Resorting To Plastic Surgery

video platform video management video solutions video player I discussed this recently on Fox News, but here is a segment from ABC News featuring the man who taught me how to insert chin implants, Dr. Richard Ellenbogen. It’s true that social media is spurring some people to have plastic surgery, as they are noticing certain […]

  • Posted on: Jul 30 2012
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Man Charged With Manslaughter In Butt Injection Case

  This is a follow-up story to the one a few months ago about the Florida transsexual who was injecting people’s buttocks with caulk, cement, and Fix-A-Flat.  From Reuters: A man who injected a woman in the buttocks with unknown substances during an illegal cosmetic surgery was arrested on Thursday and charged with manslaughter in […]

  • Posted on: Jul 28 2012
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Plastic Surgery: The Wild West Of Medicine

My latest article on CNN.com: Recently, a young woman named Martha decided to undergo a breast augmentation.  She researched doctors and found one whom she felt was well-qualified.  Ads in magazines touted him as board-certified and a top plastic surgeon in the area.  Martha met him in consultation and underwent the procedure in his office […]

  • Posted on: Jul 26 2012
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Study Shows Effects of Excessively Large Breasts On Teens

There is an interesting study recently published in Pediatrics regarding teens and breast reduction.   It appears that teens with excessively large breasts (macromastia) are more likely to suffer from self-esteem issues and eating disorders.  According to HealthDay News: For the study, 96 girls between the ages of 12 and 21 were surveyed. They all were diagnosed […]

  • Posted on: Jul 24 2012
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