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 »

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 »

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 »

Breast Reduction: Not Just For Women

As men become more aware of their physical appearance one area that has been a source of embarrassment and reticence to discuss  is breast size. While it is recognized that women have breasts whether large, small, droopy or otherwise, there is no public uneasiness. Not so with male breasts. The... Read more »

Opioids: Not the Usual Medical Epidemic

Presently there is overwhelming concern over the "epidemic" of opioid use. In conjunction, there are now restrictions on physicians as to how much  pain med at any one time can be prescribed (even for appropriate post-op management). In our present day culture few are held responsible for their actions, the blame is on someone else.... 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 »