Plastic Surgery Blog

Chemical Injection Instead of Liposuction?

Published on February 15, 2015

In 2012 I wrote a blog about an liposuction for large fat deposits or for extended anatomical areas.  But it was hoped that this product might provide a safe, effective, non-surgical option for smaller fat deposits in more limited areas.

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Choose Your Cosmetic Surgeon Carefully, Part II

Published on January 28, 2015

Last week I wrote about the dangers of not carefully researching and finding a qualified cosmetic surgeon for your cosmetic surgery.  This is especially highlighted by the recent reports of a botched, life-threatening cosmetic procedure performed on a Brazilian TV

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Choose Your Cosmetic Surgeon Carefully

Published on January 22, 2015

Last week I was speaking to a friend and plastic surgery colleague from a state somewhat north of here and she was complaining that the public had voted a  dermatologist as “best cosmetic surgeon” instead of an actual cosmetic surgeon. 

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Not Retired Yet—Still a Charleston Cosmetic Surgeon

Published on October 21, 2014

Last spring I briefly tossed around the idea of retiring. I have lots of other parts of my life I can attend to— teaching medical students and plastic surgery residents, making furniture, and acting on stage among those that keep

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Published on October 7, 2014

A recent study in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery sought to define the “perfect” breast. Perfection, of course, is in the eye of the beholder. However some characteristics of “beautiful” breast shape and contour were developed.  The “perfect breast”

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Do You Want Your Plastic Surgeon to be Nice?

Published on July 21, 2014

I recently read an article discussing whether a patient should wish for a nice surgeon.  The discussion was framed by an admission that in days gone by, surgeons were largely distant and arrogant.  It came with the territory.  Not all

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Raise the Bridge or Lower the Water? What to do about Breast Implant Malposition.

Published on June 11, 2014

I recently saw a patient whose breast implants were asymmetrical in position.   She had had breast augmentation via an axillary incision and this kind of asymmetry is, unfortunately, not uncommon with that approach. In any event, one implant was lower than the

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Anatomical (Gummy Bear) Breast Implants

Published on June 3, 2014

This is the time of year when some women think about breast augmentation.  They want to look their best on the beach! Many questions need to be asked during consultation.  One of the most frequently asked this year is about

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How Does Obesity Effect Body Contouring Surgery?

Published on March 12, 2014

Some patients come to me requesting body contouring surgery after they have lost a significant amount of weight and reached a more normal BMI—say in the 25-30 range.  Others have failed to lose weight for one reason or another, have

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Should Liposuction be combined with Tummy Tuck?

Published on February 26, 2014

In recent blogs we have discussed why the abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) incision is as long as it is and when the muscle wall needs to be tightened and when it can be avoided.  In this entry we will talk about

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