Strange story out of Finland: Apparently Finland’s biggest airline, Finair, is offering plastic surgery as a way to redeem frequent flier miles. Some details from kansas.com: It takes 1.32 million points to buy a lower blepharoplasty and 3.18 million points to buy a breast augmentation. That would equal 120 round-trip, business class flights from New […]
I was asked by Cityfile.com to assess the plastic surgery ‘needs’ of several of Wall Street’s most influential players. Although I don’t have the foggiest notion who any of these people are, I’m sure each one of them is worth a heck of a lot more than I am. They may have more power than […]
An interesting article from the Daily Mail describes some recent techniques in treating the “cankles:” You can have Botox injections in the balls of your feet so you can wear high-heels for longer without pain; operations to shorten toes so they look dainty in Louboutins – and now you can have France’s hottest export: cankle […]
The statistics for plastic surgery in 2008 are finally in. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, just over 12 million plastic surgery procedures were performed last year, up 3% from 2007. While nonsurgical procedures like Botox (up 8%) and injectable fillers (up 6%) increased to 10.4 million (up 5% overall versus 2007), surgical […]
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 […]
Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_shVlg4T2c TV Made Me Do It is a national cable series on the Canadian TVTropolis channel. It explores how television influences people to do certain things, like propose marraige, come out of the closet, and yes, have plastic surgery. Their most recent episode, entitled Beautiful, followed a patient of mine as she underwent […]
Savvymiss.com has recently published an article on plastic surgery entitled: Plastic Surgery: How Far Will You Go? They were kind enough to include some of my comments in the article. I think the article is well-written, except some of the patient experiences are mind-boggling to me. These include breast augmentation patients not being allowed to […]
Click the image to see my quote on Ashlee and Jessica Simpson from the Jun 19th issue of Life and Style Weekly. This very blog is mentioned too.