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 »

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 »

The Boardroom Look: A Quick Neck Lift for Men and Women

As a follow up to the  recent tummy tuck post, another procedure that is not limited to women is the neck lift. The discussion is about the various methods to improve the neck other than the traditional surgical method associated with a face lift. The clean, well-defined, almost chiseled, neck/chin profile is sought after in the boardroom... Read more »

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty): Not just for Women

As we continue to try and improve our physical appearance with exercise and diet, we sometimes need a little bit of help from aesthetic surgery. Men are beginning to notice and appreciate what a tummy tuck can do for women and realize that the surgery can help them a great deal... Read more »

The See-Saw Battle over Pain Meds

We are a country of fads fueled by our bipolar swings from one extreme to the other. I remember entering the field of medicine and the pervading attitude about pain meds was to limit their use as much as possible and be judicious with quantities and dosage. Then the culture changed fueled by... 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 »

Who’s Afraid of Anesthesia?

Most in-depth surgical procedures require some form of anesthetic for comfort and patient relaxation so that the surgeon can concentrate on the work at hand. The recent interest in "natural" processes has given the public a false sense that "sedation" anesthesia is more conducive to the normal state of being and... 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 »

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Rejuvenation): 5 Details to Know

In my years of providing aesthetic facial improvements the one procedure that everyone wonders about but knows little is "eyelid surgery". Many legends of misunderstanding have existed and I decided that a quick overview may give more insight. Obviously a personal consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is needed... Read more »

Abdominoplasty: 5 Factors To Consider

For a "happy" result in the surgery known as "tummy tuck" one must consider a number of important factors and be honest with oneself. The procedure is very rewarding as long as venturing into it is not taken lightly. Here are some important aspects to consider. Height and Weight. The results... Read more »