Choose Wisely

Many people are in a hurry to obtain what they want. Even when it comes to surgeons sometimes the choice is based on cost and/or availability on their personal calendars. One should spend time not only consulting and deciding on the surgery but on the surgeon as well. Sometimes the... Read more »

Eleven Factors to Consider when Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

The number of truly qualified surgeons performing cosmetic surgery is being swamped by the number of surgeons and non surgeons practicing aesthetic procedures. Its a wild west show out there and one should take into consideration some important guidelines to help with a happy outcome. 1 Look for a board... Read more »

A Minor Scar Might Be Reduced by a Laser Resurfacing Treatment

Scars are essentially dermal aberrations that are often associated with a past laceration or burn that healed abnormally. In some of these cases, a latent infection could also have interrupted the skin’s natural ability to heal. Sometimes even a minor scar in a highly visible location can have a significant... Read more »

Correcting Nipple Inversion

There has been an increased interest in nipple surgery recently due its presence and variation on the internet. Approximately 15% of women have nipples that are inverted and there has been a surge of interest in correcting this abnormality. The popularity can be attributed to a greater awareness that correction... Read more »

Halloween Witch

I see many people coming into my office concerned about how they appear to others. They sometimes blame their appearance for certain failures in their lives. Unless we look like an evil witch at Halloween nobody notices the imperfections that we see daily in our mirror. Our presentation includes many... Read more »

The Difference in Aesthetics for Younger and Older People

Everyone likes to put their best foot forward and cosmetic procedures help do just that for some. Over the years of practice a small distinction between the younger and older age groups has become more evident to me. The young seem to want to improve their appearance while the older... Read more »

The Real Cost Of Medical Tourism

In a recent  Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery one of the first quantifiable articles on the data and outcomes of patients seeking plastic surgery abroad was published. This was possible due to the diligence of a single center study. Although the review was small (42 patients over a 36... Read more »

Mutual Respect and Trust

I admit that I sometimes answer questions on a well known web site concerning plastic surgery issues. What is disconcerting is the number of questions asked by people who have just undergone their procedure within the last 3-5 days! I understand that there is a normal level of anxiety but... Read more »

The Boardroom Look: A Quick Neck Lift for Men and Women

As a follow up to the  recent tummy tuck post, another procedure that is not limited to women is the neck lift. The discussion is about the various methods to improve the neck other than the traditional surgical method associated with a face lift. The clean, well-defined, almost chiseled, neck/chin profile is sought after in the boardroom... Read more »