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Beauty and the Bucks Article – Plastic Surgery During the Recession

The Detroit News has an interesting, and overall well-written article about the state of plastic surgery in the Metro Detroit area during these economically challenged times. I’ve heard stores of many plastic surgeons in the area whose practices have been hammered by the slumping economy, especially in this state. The article states that people are […]


Evolence… A New Type of Collagen

The field of cosmetic injectables continues to get more complicated as the newest filler, Evolence, is set to make its widespread debut in the United States. Evolence is a type of injectable collagen made from pig tissue. It’s FDA approved as of July 2008 for the improvement of nasolabial folds, or the deep wrinkles that […]


Breast Augmentation Using Stem Cells? Not Yet…

An interesting article claims that plastic surgeons in Europe and Japan are using stem cells for breast augmentation. It also states that some surgeons in the United States are also performing stem cell breast augmentation. The closest thing to stem cell breast augmentation that I have experience with is fat grafting to the breast. Fat […]


What is the Most Nipped and Tucked City?

Men’s Health Magazine has recently released its list of the most nipped and tucked cities in the United States. Guess what’s number one? San Francisco! Do you think this may have to do with Senator Nancy Pelosi’s influence? She does look mighty good for her age. Here is the remainder of the top 10: 2: […]


Fullness In, Tautness Out – Old News?

The Early Show on CBS had a segment this morning explaining the “new” trend in plastic surgery: Adding volume instead of just lifting. They explained that adding fullness to the cheeks is a key component of reversing aging and creating the most naturally youthful look possible. Is this old news? When I did my aesthetic […]


The Acupuncture Facelift?? Now I’ve Heard Everything!

An interesting article in Yahoo News describes a facelift being performed by acupuncture. Practitioners claim that it stimulates collagen production, lifts sagging skin, and is as effective as Botox. Hahahahahahahahaha!!! But seriously, I know very little about this, although my mother has been trained in acupuncture and acupressure. She’s used it on me on more […]


Getting Ready for Bathing Suit Season

There’s not much new in the world of celebrity plastic surgery today, so I thought I’d give you some links to a series of TV segments I did for the local Fox 2 Detroit affiliate. We did a week of “Getting Ready for Bathing Suit Season” segments, focusing on minimally invasive ways to get your […]


Prevelle – Today for Tonight?

Mentor, a company best known for their outstanding breast implants, has recently released a new hyaluronic acid filler here in the United States. It’s called Prevelle ‘Silk,’ and is the only hyaluronic acid filler available which also incorporates lidocaine (an anesthetic) into the product. The idea is that most patients who have it for enhancing […]


Dr. A List Will See You Now

There is a great article written by Natasha Singer in the New York Times on the state of plastic surgery in the current economy. The article focuses on how plastic surgery big ticket items, such as facelifts and tummy tucks, have been affected by the recent downturn in the economy. While the demand for less […]


Leg Lengthening Surgery : Urban Legend? Not Really…

There’s a fascinating article on Men.Style.Com (Details Magazine) focusing on Leg Lengthening surgery. This is a surgery where the bones of the legs are sawed in half and then gradually allowed to spread apart as new bone grows between the two broken halves. It’s called the Ilizarov technique, and has been used for healing fractures […]