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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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Plastic Surgeon Pays Hitman 3 Silver Bars To Kill Another Doctor

A crazy story from MSNBC.com: A West Texas plastic surgeon paid someone $9,000 — in the form of three silver bars — to kill another doctor who was dating his ex-girlfriend, police alleged Monday. Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon and David Neal Shepard were arrested by police in Amarillo shortly after midnight, authorities announced. They are […]

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2012
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Akron Woman Panhandles For Breast Implants

Now I’ve seen everything! An Ohio woman was recently videotaped panhandling for money to buy breast implants! From WUSA9.com: Dressed in a bikini, Chrissy Lance of Rittman, staked out the corner of Manchester Road and Carnegie Avenue to collect money with a sign that read “Not homeless. Need boobs.” Rittman, who says she has the […]

  • Posted on: Jul 16 2012
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Cosmetic Toe Surgery On The Rise

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Nightline recently aired this video describing the new trend in cosmetic toe surgery. Podiatrists are now shortening toes, injecting fat into the balls of the feet, and even treating “toe-besity,” or excessively fat toes. I’ve never performed any of these procedures, but I can understand why some women would want […]

  • Posted on: Jul 14 2012
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Belviq – New FDA Approved Drug For Weight Loss

This is a segment I did on HLN’s new Evening Express news program. We discuss the new FDA approved weight loss drug Belviq. It’s the first weight loss drug approved by the FDA in 13 years. Although it’s mechanism of action is similar to the controversial FenFen, there is no evidence that Belviq causes heart […]

  • Posted on: Jul 3 2012
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Brava And Fat Grafting: A New Technique For Breast Reconstruction

There is an interesting article in MSNBC.com that describes a new technique for reconstructing breasts in women who’ve undergone mastectomy for breast cancer.  Brava / AFT (Autologous Fat Transfer) was recently described in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons) as a safe and effective technique for breast reconstruction.  […]

  • Posted on: Jun 29 2012
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Why Doctors Fall Asleep While Treating You

Confession: I’ve fallen asleep while operating on patients. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. No, I’ve never passed out and face-planted into a patient’s open belly. Nor have I fallen asleep in the operating room as a plastic surgeon in practice. But as a resident, I performed the dreaded head-bob several times. Here […]

  • Posted on: Jun 27 2012
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One Of My ABC Segments On Bro-Tox

Here is a segment I did with ABC’s Nightline a few months back, when the term “Bro-Tox” was just getting picked up. It’s a cute little piece. We’re definitely seeing more and more men in my office for Botox. Many male celebs have reportedly admitted to having it done, including Patrick Dempsey and Simon Cowell. […]

  • Posted on: Jun 26 2012
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Cellulaze – Long Term Cellulite Treatment?

One of the hottest devices on the market today is Cellulaze, an FDA-approved, long-term cellulite treatment that is all over the local and national media.  Cellulaze is a laser liposuction device produced by Cynosure, makers of SmartLipo. Cellulaze utilizes a small laser fiber that is reported to reduce three contributing factors of cellulite: fat, fibrous septa that create […]

  • Posted on: Jun 19 2012
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Face Eating Victim’s Post-Surgery Images

This video is from CNN.com. As you can see, this poor man’s upper face has been completely destroyed. The only time I’ve seen anything like this was described in my book when a raccoon ate most of a baby’s face. Both stories are tragic, however new plastic surgery techniques may give this man some hope. […]

  • Posted on: Jun 13 2012
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