Cosmetic Surgery Can Help Improve Quality of Life

The human psyche is a complex thing. Topics like body image, social phobia, depression and body dysmorphia can spark polarizing debates throughout our culture. It’s also worth noting that many individuals who seek out cosmetic services are dealing with serious medical or cosmetic issues that impact their quality of life.... Read more »

Choose Wisely Part II

Not only should one take their time in choosing a surgeon but certain attributes are worth stating. The surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery which has the highest standards for certification that gives more assurance that the quality of the work and the patient's health... 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 »

Understanding Rhinoplasty

Do you feel nervous about your nose or physical appearance? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people worry about their appearance. With your nose in the middle of your face, it’s easy to feel embarrassed or self-conscious about it. That is why many people choose to have a... Read more »

A Breast Reduction Can Reduce Back Pain

For many people, having a breast reduction can be a life-savor. Large breasts can become heavy and put a strain on your body causing pain which can lead to chronic problems in your back, neck, and shoulders. Luckily, there is a solution to this problem by having a breast reduction... 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 »