Plastic Surgery Blog

CoolSculpting for Gynecomastia?

Published on August 13, 2015

I read recently that a former NHL player, now 70, had gynecomastia treated with CoolSculpting.  The fat is frozen and the body then removes the dead tissue.  After two sessions, he was very happy with the “considerably reduced amount of

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BREAST AUGMENTATION AND BREAST LIFT: SIMULTANEOUS OR SEPARATE? PART II

Published on July 26, 2015

In our last post, we began discussing when breast augmentation and breast lift can be performed together and when they should be performed separately. When it is my judgment that after providing the optimal amount of additional volume desired by

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BREAST AUGMENTATION AND BREAST LIFT: SIMULTANEOUS OR SEPARATE? PART I

Published on July 18, 2015

Not all patients who desire breast enhancement have the same anatomic starting point and not all patients who desire breast enhancement want the same endpoint.  Therefore different solutions need to be brought to bear. For women with small, perky breasts

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HIGH PROFILE BREAST IMPLANTS

Published on July 11, 2015

I get a lot of questions about high-profile breast implants.  Patients think that the extra oomph (projection) that these implants provide will result in a sexier looking breast.  This idea is widely stated on the Internet. The problem with high-profile

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The end of Lifestyle Lift—Facial rejuvenation surgery gets a victory

Published on July 8, 2015

Some weeks ago I learned that the company behind the Lifestyle lift has filed for bankruptcy.  This is the company that promised miraculous face-lift results with a quick and painless surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia.  As a surgeon I

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FDA Approves Dermal Filler Radiesse for Hand Rejuvenation

Published on June 28, 2015

The popularity of injectable dermal fillers for non-surgical facial rejuvenation has increased exponentially over the last decade.  Both the development of new products and new applications of existing products have resulted in the successful correction of signs of facial aging

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Choose Your Plastic Surgeon Wisely!

Published on June 19, 2015

I have written in the past about the importance of choosing a plastic surgeon, or any individual with whom you contract to perform aesthetic procedures, with great care.  There are, unfortunately, very many patients who have been irreversibly damaged or

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INJECTIONS TO CORRECT A DOUBLE CHIN?

Published on June 12, 2015

A few months ago, I wrote about a company (Kythera) that was developing a product that, injected into the fatty tissue of the neck, could dissolve the fat and correct a double chin.  The product,  then called ATX-101 has indeed

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PLASTIC SURGERY AT THE FRONTIERS OF MEDICINE

Published on June 5, 2015

Over the past months, I have written often of how the specialty of plastic surgery is not merely about facelifts and breast augmentation.  In fact, much research is ongoing regarding novel ways to improve the lives of those affected by

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ARE WOMEN ASKING FOR SMALLER BREAST IMPLANTS?

Published on May 28, 2015

An item in the April/May issue of Plastic Surgery News caught my eye.  Plastic surgeons in the Northeast and on the West Coast are noticing that their patients are requesting smaller size breast implants than in the past. It appears,

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