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FDA Warns Spas Against Fat-Melting Claims of Lipodissolve

Is Lipodissolve or mesotherapy safe? The FDA has recently issued a warning to six medical spas for making false or misleading statements that their fat melting injections are safe and effective, despite the fact that they’ve never been appropriately studied or approved by the FDA for this purpose. According to the US News and World […]




Cynosure Smart Lipo

I went to a fascinating preceptorship/educational course on Cynosure Smart Lipo today, taught by my former residency program director Dr. Steven Ringler. There were 20 other plastic surgeons in attendance from all parts of Southeastern Michigan. Dr. Ringler performed laser-assisted liposuction with the Smart Lipo MPX machine on two patients, and it went very well. […]


VH1 News Presents: Plastic Surgery Obsession

Premiering this Sunday, March 21st at 10pm ET/PT on VH1 is a new one hour special called Plastic Surgery Obsession. From their website: VH1 NEWS provides an in-depth look at the new “face” of plastic surgery – featuring fresh interviews with doctors, celebs and pop culture experts. Some highlights:Cutting Edge: What are the some of […]


Plastic Surgical Procedures Down 17% in 2009 Due to Recession

According to a survey released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, plastic surgery operations were down 17% last year due to the recession. Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, like Botox, increased by 0.6%, with a total of 10 million surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed last year. For the third year in a row, breast augmentation […]


“Caulk” Butt Enhancements Hospitalize Six in New Jersey

According to an article on CBS News.com, six New Jersey women were recently hospitalized after receiving buttock injections with silicone used to caulk bathtubs. These treatments were apparently performed by “unlicensed providers.” Seriously?!?!?!?! A tip for anyone considering injections into your buttocks: Do not allow anyone to inject anything except your own fat into your […]


Instant Dimples – The Newest Fad Surgery?

There is an interesting article on MSNBC.com that focuses on a fringe plastic surgery procedure: dimple creation. Yes, there is a surgery to create dimples, and it works pretty well. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not a new procedure, as plastic surgeons have been performing it for years. According to the article, the procedure costs […]


An Internal Bra for Breast Lifts?

  Physicians overseas have begun using various types of internal bras to help with breast lift surgery. One of the most frustrating things about performing a breast lift is that no matter how high a surgeon may lift a breast, gravity always takes hold and eventually causes that breast to droop once again. Because the […]