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Another Victim Of “Fix-A-Flat” Injecting Phony Doctor – On Anderson

Not much for me to say about this one that seeing this poor woman can’t express. If you are considering plastic surgery, Do Your Homework. Find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (Mandatory), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Very nice), and a member of the American […]

  • Posted on: Dec 7 2011
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Smoking Can Make Your Nipples Fall Off

  I cringe every time I see a patient for a breast lift who is a smoker. I’m deathly afraid that despite my warnings, she will smoke before or after surgery and cause her nipples to turn black and fall off. Yes. Smokers who undergo breast lifts are at great risk of losing their nipples. […]

  • Posted on: Dec 6 2011
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“The Pratfalls (And Joy) Behind Becoming A Plastic Surgeon”

The Northwest Asian Weekly, the only Asian weekly serving Washington state’s Asian community, has printed an in-depth interview they conducted with me about growing up an awkward Korean-American, becoming a plastic surgeon, and my humorous memoir In Stitches.  You can read it HERE! After reading the article, it hit me… do I really say “like” […]

  • Posted on: Dec 1 2011
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What Do I Have To Do With A College Of Music?

Not much!  But the Berklee Groove, The Student Voice of the Berklee College of Music enjoyed my memoir In Stitches so much they decided to interview me about it and offer a giveaway to win a free copy of my book.  You can visit BerkleeGroove.com HERE. By the way, I do have some minor musical […]

  • Posted on: Nov 29 2011
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Update on the Phony Doctor Who Injected Fix-A-Flat Into Buttocks

Here is an update on the story I reported last week on the transexual woman who allegedly injected a combination of Fix-A-Flat, cement, mineral oil, and superglue into the victims.  From the Daily Mail: A transgender woman accused of injecting a woman’s bottom with cement and tyre sealant has been re-arrested after a second alleged victim came […]

  • Posted on: Nov 28 2011
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FDA Approves New Dermal Filler: Belotero from Merz

Merz Aesthetics has scored a two-fer with the FDA recently.  They’ve just announced that their newest hyaluronic acid filler, Belotero, has been approved by the FDA for the correction of moderate-to-severe wrinkles, such as the nasolabial folds.  Like most hyaluronic acid fillers, Belotero scored well when compared to traditional bovine collagen injections.  Some physicians believe […]

  • Posted on: Nov 22 2011
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Butt Injection With “Fix A Flat” Leads To Arrest

It seems all the crazy plastic surgery happens in Miami…  MSNBC is reporting that a Miami Gardens transgender woman has been arrested for charges of practicing medicine without a license after injecting a woman’s butt with a mixture of cement, “Fix A Flat,” mineral oil, and super glue.  The amateur incision was then closed with […]

  • Posted on: Nov 21 2011
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Ten Tips About CoolSculpting

Currently one of the most talked-about procedures in plastic surgery is CoolSculpting by Zeltiq.  I’ve mentioned it in previous blog posts here.  A lot of patients are asking about this procedure, but truthfully my experience with it is relatively modest.  I do not have the device in my office, but have demo’d it on myself and my […]

  • Posted on: Nov 17 2011
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Can Plastic Surgery Hinder Politicians?

The Washington Times has a very interesting article about plastic surgery and politicians.  Some good examples include Nancy Pelosi (she appears to have had a facelift and eyelid lifts) and Joe Biden (his alleged Botox’d eyebrows in the VP debate with Sarah Palin was almost as comical as Palin’s debate performance). Can Botox hurt a […]

  • Posted on: Nov 14 2011
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