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FDA Warning

One of my biggest concerns is when I consult with a patient and they have no idea what was injected into their bodies.  I see this commonly with facial injections.  They also don’t know if the person injecting them was a doctor, nurse or otherwise. A trend right now is injecting silicone into areas of the body.  The FDA just issued a warning.  Educate yourself. Here is the link:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5cBhVta79A&feature=youtu.be…

ARE BOOBS BACK IN? DID THEY EVER LEAVE?

Celebrities seem to drive fashion trends including flaunting or covering their breasts. But does that really reflect if women are into smaller or larger boobs? In my plastic surgery practice, I only see those women who either want their breasts smaller or larger if they are unhappy with the size.  Women who are pleased with their breast size do not seek a consultation.  Our patients typically want what they don’t have. So breast augmentation and breast reductions are common procedures.  But should…

Instagram and Facebook Biggest Incentives for Plastic Surgery

With cameras on every cellphone and with social media, we are “faced” with seeing ourselves in photos on Instagram and Facebook.  And lets not mention selfies.  Ok, maybe we have to. We are seeking the perfect pose, smile and look.  And if we don’t see it, we will find a way to get it.  More and more patients are flooding our offices for that perfect selfie. Fortunately, you don’t always have to go under the knife to get it.  Pharmaceutical…

Do Your Homework!

Not a month goes by where I don’t read about another “fake” plastic surgeon. Please do your homework and check up on your doctor.  The only organization that provides accurate information on board certification is the American Board of Medical Specialties.  Anyone can claim to be a cosmetic or plastic surgeon and there are “fake” board certifications as well.  Go to http://www.abms.org to check up on the doctors you are considering. Don’t be a victim. Check out this latest story. http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/03/10/more-victims-come-forward-in-accused-fake-doctor-case/…

Celebrity Plastic Surgery – Kiefer Sutherland

Men having plastic surgery is not spoken about much in the media.  We have  seen  male celebrities go under the knife and get face and neck lifts and we have seen some done not so well. I don’t watch TV much but did enjoy the series 24 with Kiefer Sutherland, so when I saw ads for Designated Survivor, it caught my attention. What also caught my attention, is Kiefer Sutherland looked a bit different.  In my opinion, he has had…

Cooking and Medical School?

Wow.  I wish this was available when I went to medical school.  Tulane Medical School is the first to require a culinary class during the first year of medical school.  Combining my two passions is a dream come true.  Surgery and cooking have a lot in common so it is no surprise that I love doing both.  Of course the purpose is to teach medical students nutrition and healthy eating so they can pass that along to their patients but…

Caution Regarding E-Cigarettes and Plastic Surgery

It is well known that smokers or those that use tobacco or nicotine products have a higher complication rate with surgery.  This is particularly important in cosmetic surgery.  I have always required my patients to completely abstain from smoking, nicotine or any tobacco prior to cosmetic surgery.  Some publications recommend a month, however I recommend more to be on the safe side.  The last thing you want is a complication from your surgery.   A recent study has also shown…

Kaley Cuoco Opens Up About Her Plastic Surgery

Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco is not shy or secretive about her plastic surgery.  She has had a very positive experience in having her nose done and a breast augmentation.  She also admits to having lines corrected on her face.  Having plastic surgery is very personal but it’s refreshing to see a celebrity share her perspective and how plastic surgery has helped her.…

FDA explores possible link between breast implants and cancer

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/la-na-breast-implants-20110127,0,7737899.story There certainly doesn’t seem to be any need to panic or get alarmed.  This is a very rare form of cancer to begin with, occurring in about 3 out of every 100 million women.  There have been about 60 women with breast implants worldwide who have been diagnosed with this.  There are about 5-10 million women with breast implants.  This cancer is actually a lymphoma and found in the capsule around the implant and not in the breast tissue. My society, the…