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 »

You’re Gonna Do the Surgery ?

I am always surprised by the number of people that ask me if I am the one who will perform the procedure that they came into my office to discuss. These potential patients come from all walks of life and all social, economic, and educational backgrounds. The answer is YES,... Read more »

I had to suffer with it, why can’t you?

I cannot possibly count the number of times that I have heard my patients exclaim in a moment of guilt-ridden revelation: "My mother told me she had it all her life and I should be able to handle it too." Well there are many proven surgical and medical treatments and... Read more »

Get the Facts

Be informed. Not just via internet sites, friends, magazine articles and TV shows. If you really want the best and honest information about a cosmetic procedure, especially how it pertains to you, then make a appointment for a full consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. You need to ask... Read more »

Medical Disaster or Hope vs. Soap

Before I begin discussing major topics in cosmetic surgery I cannot help but remark on a very dangerous fad that has been around for several years without much outcry on the part of the medical profession. It does have bearing on post-op care as well as general well-being. I am... Read more »

Waiting room etiquette

I don't mean to sound like Andy Rooney, but I have a real problem giving a good and complete consultation to my potential patients who are looking for advice and information when they show up with kids that need constant attention; or worse: "significant others" who also need constant attention... Read more »

Liposuction results

Liposuction is a process by which fat and fat cells are removed by negative suction using multi-holed cannulas. It is performed through several 2-3mm incisions in an area of recognizable fat collection. Usually these areas on the body are those that seem to get larger first when gaining weight, and... Read more »

Can I please get something for nothing!

Many practices (especially those not trained in the specialty of plastic surgery) offer " minimally invasive procedures" that will take away years from the body and give new joy, vitality to life. The length of the procedures(note: not surgeries - ugly word) is promised as taking "an hour" and recovery... Read more »

The Great Skin Hoax Part II

Having described the anatomical and some of the physical properties of skin, it is time now to delve into the biochemistry and biophysics of skin! No I'm not going to give an in-depth boring medical school lecture. Just common sense facts and logic to help anyone interested in skin care.... Read more »

The Great Skin Hoax

Beauty and health spas along with "fitness centers" would have everybody believe that you can exercise skin and thereby "tone" it like muscle. They also would have you believe that vitamins, herbal concoctions and exotic lotions (more on that later) can rejuvenate the skin. Nothing could be further from the... Read more »