Instantaneous Results

Many people see changes on their face or body and want improvements to be appear immediately. I try to remind everyone that none of the changes they finally see occurred overnight. Many will swear that the change in their appearance took only one day and one night. When seeking advice... Read more »

Are The Results Permanent?

Many times after discussing a procedure or surgery I am asked if the results are permanent! I know full well what the person means but I can't help myself asking back "are you permanent?". I apologize and explain that almost every esthetic procedure improves the appearance AND sets the time clock... Read more »

Tummy Tucks: Becoming a More Popular Procedure

Abdominoplasty or as it is more commonly known "Tummy Tuck" is gaining more popularity and has become noticed by the media. As usual there is often a slanted view in order to be provocative and gain an audience. Recently a piece was published in "Live Science" entitled "Tummy Tucks May... Read more »

The G Lift

Upper and lower eyelid surgery rejuvenates and refreshes the face like no other procedure. Yes, the face lift is all important and necessary; but, if one is only able to have one procedure on the face that gives the most "bang", the most noticeable difference, it would be eyelid surgery.... Read more »

Kylie Jenner Effect

The fascination that the country has with Bruce Jenner's "transformation" is multi-layered. Some people are amused by this TV based drama but there are others that take it to heart with more serious consequences. The new found notoriety of his daughter connects with the young and makes assumptions and flights of fancy possible. Young adults, especially teenagers,... Read more »

Electronic Medical Records: How Private Are They?

The great rush by everyone to convert medical records to electronic storage has produced such a suction on the brain that common sense has left the decision makers. Multiple recent cyber attacks and successful hacking into businesses and even government agencies leads one to believe electronic storage of medical records not to mention financial data... Read more »

Freedom of Choice: At What Age?

Silicone (or gel as it is sometimes called) implants have been allowed back on the market for the last 8 years. The implants have been shown to be safe but the FDA has cautioned against use in women under the age of 22! Due to this advice most hospitals, surgery... Read more »

The Age Factor in Cosmetic Surgery

Recent data analyzed from over 120,000 patients during a 5 year period reveals that age (ie: people over 65 years old) was not an independent risk factor for aesthetic procedures. Age alone was not significant in how well people recovered from surgery or their rate of complications. All other risk factors removed shows that rate... Read more »

I Thought Acne Is For Teenagers Only

Many of my patients over 35 years of age complain about new outbreaks of acne and are both amazed and frustrated by this phenomena. The facts are that acne has many causes ranging from genetic predisposition to dairy and junk foods. Most etiologies fall somewhere between these two dichotomies. Most... Read more »

Beauty Short Cuts Are Short

There are multiple products and gimmicks for people who want to take a fast less involved approach towards enhanced looks. Just a perusal through any checkout counter magazine reveals the culture of the quick fix. Ads and articles claim creams that can take 10 years off in just seconds. Most of these products... Read more »