Laser Resurfacing Can Help Minimize a Scar’s Appearance

Significant burns, old wounds, irregular lacerations, and cuts that become infected before healing can sometimes develop a scar. While some scars naturally reduce in appearance with age, many remain. If the dermal aberration is in a highly visible location can have a negative impact on your self-image and self-confidence.  ... 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 »

Mastopexy : Rejuvenation of the Breast: a Real Lift

As people age breast droop occurs to a varying degree. Whether implants are present or not this phenomena occurs. Over the years I have noticed a trend where younger women prefer implants while the breasts are still "perky" and then over time the need for lift of the original breast... 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 »

Scar Appearance

I have explained in past blogs that our organs, including skin, have lost the ability to regenerate due to the specificity and complexity of  our organ cells. I mentioned how scars (which is our only form of healing using collagen) mature from a red, hard, raised appearance to a mature... Read more »

Which is More Dangerous?

Cuts or Curare? The question is certainly melodramatic but it makes the point. The overwhelming view of most people is that they would rather take a medication than undergo a surgical procedure, any day of the week, whether the treatments are equally effective or not. In reality drugs (which include... Read more »

Not All Scars Are The Same

Many people come to see me for aesthetic surgery but are very anxious that their result would leave them with bad scarring, like other scars they have from previous surgeries or accidents. Take heart, scar's appearance depends on location and direction of the scar in regard to lines of tension.... Read more »

Not Fade Away

Some words in our English language have taken on a meaning of their own, not reflecting the original intent, but rather a wish for quality that completely changes the communication . Such a word is "fade". As a plastic surgeon, who cares for as well as creates scars, I explain... Read more »

The biology of scarring

Most everyone is acquainted with scars whether its on their own body or somebody else's. On the other hand most people have no idea that scars are a living , changing biological process just like hair, nails, and even skin. Scarring is the process of healing that our bodies and... Read more »

The Followup

I recently had the sad experience of a patient cancelling their anticipated and planned for surgery. The reason for changing their mind on something that they have been thinking about for a long time is an encounter with someone who had similar surgery (different surgeon) and gave negative remarks about... Read more »