Plastic Surgery Blog

Yet Another Non-Invasive Method for Fat Removal

Published on December 15, 2017

Here we go again. First, there was liposuction: mechanically disrupting the fat and remove the residue with suction. Then there was SmartLipo: adding laser heating of the skin to standard liposuction to encourage skin tightening. Next came CoolSculpting: cooling the

Geneveve Treatment Charleston

Published on December 2, 2017

Geneveve is a clincally-proven CMRF (cryogen-cooled monopoly radiofrequency) treatment performed to stimulate the body’s natural creation of collagen in a single 30 minute session. Geneveve has helped many women improve their health and confidence by tightening and strengthening tissue. Delivering

Vampire Breast Lift – Oh Please!

Published on November 22, 2017

The newest fad in trying to overcome the effects of age and gravity on the breasts is termed the “vampire lift.” The patient’s blood (actually centrifuged down to isolate what is called platelet-rich plasma), along with saline and sometimes fat

Star Trek Is Around the Corner

Published on November 6, 2017

3-D printing will prove to be one of the most important technological innovations in the history of medicine! Developments in “printing” artificial kidneys are fairly well along. Think about it: “Kidney” transplants without the need for a donor and without

Correction of Earlobes After Gauging

Published on October 20, 2017

Body modification is becoming ever more popular – tattoos, body piercing, and more, especially in the younger generation. Earlobe gauging is a common manifestation of this trend. The result is an earlobe that looks like the pictures of African tribesmen

Plastic Surgery and Kicking the Habit

Published on October 6, 2017

This caught my eye: Apparently, having plastic surgery can help some individuals stop smoking. Most plastic surgeons ask their patients who do smoke to stop smoking for a certain number of weeks both before and after surgery. This is particularly

Robots in Surgery

Published on October 4, 2017

This caught my eye recently. Robots – the best known is the Da Vinci – have been used successfully in surgery for about 15 years now. But they are only extensions on the operating – human – surgeon. The surgeon

Males and Plastic Surgery

Published on September 1, 2017

Men are still very much in the minority when it comes to cosmetic plastic surgery. Only 8% of the total number of cosmetic procedures performed in 2016 were performed on males. However, this proportion has been increasing steadily over the

Do Your Homework Redux

Published on August 8, 2017

Okay. I have written about this in the past. On more than one occasion. However, it is apparent that the topic needs to be revisited. Exhibit 1: A 32-year-old woman and mother of two died hours after buttock injections in

Bariatric Surgery and Alcohol Abuse?

Published on June 7, 2017

A recent epidemiologic study from Pittsburgh has shown that bariatric patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) demonstrated significantly higher rates of alcohol abuse/dependence than did patients who underwent simple gastric banding. The study was not designed to determine the