Preventing Post-Operative “Blood Clots”

The general public knows pulmonary emboli as "blood clots to the lungs". This rare occurrence starts with venous blood clotting in the legs or pelvic region. The clotted blood then can travel to the lungs where it can affect a significant portion of the lungs ability to oxygenate the body. There are... Read more »

Laser Resurfacing Revisited

One of the most important and effective adjuvant treatments available for enhancing facial aesthetic surgery has over the past several years received a "bum rap"! Ablative facial resurfacing has fallen out of favor despite its obvious success in smoothing out the skin because of its initial applications. The procedure would laser... Read more »

Urban Legends II: Fiction as Truth

Approximately 3 years ago I mentioned how a "general knowledge"  erroneous statement about breast implants pervaded the Internet. This urban legend that implants need to be exchanged after 10 years just will not go away, no matter how many facts and the truth are published.Perhaps the origin of this misinformation stems from several clinical... Read more »

We are supposed to be Symmetrical, aren’t we?

To the ancient Greeks, and in some schools of art, symmetry is equivalent to beauty. This maxim however does not truly relate to human beings. We are relatively balanced but on closer examination there are many differences from one side of our body to the other. This refers to our... Read more »


New technology from Sciton makes skin tightening possible. Of course it does not take the place of a face, neck lift or a tummy tuck but it does work for early loose skin. The treatment is derived from thermolysis which heats up the dermal skin while cooling the surface. This... Read more »

Combination Procedures

There are several occasions where surgeries can be combined under one procedure. The opportunity to do this depends on length of the overall OR time, health of the patient and anatomical proximity of the areas to be operated upon. Of equal importance is the infection category of the wounds created... Read more »

Advice as Suggestions

As a plastic surgeon my duty to my patient is to advise on the concern that this person has; and not diverge on tangential or unrelated areas that I may see as needing improvement. I think it is unethical, for example, to mention rhinoplasty (nose job) when the person is... Read more »