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June 2017

The resurgence of the “Mini-Facelift”

By | 2017-07-06T17:40:36-08:00 June 19th, 2017|Articles|

The concept of a mini-facelift has been around Hollywood for many decades. Movie stars in the 1950's and 1960's were known to maintain their youthful appearance by an occasional "nip and tuck". The problems of that era were the very temporary and very limited effect that could be obtained by the methods of the time. [...]

The dangers of Body Dysmorphia

By | 2017-06-18T02:10:05-08:00 June 18th, 2017|Articles|

One of the “red flags” in plastic surgery is to recognize those individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, a mental disorder in which the affected individual cannot stop thinking about a perceived defect or flaw in their appearance. Occasionally we fail to recognize these individuals and despite what many would perceive as an excellent cosmetic result, [...]

The “Gummy Bear” Breast Implant

By | 2017-06-18T01:29:32-08:00 June 18th, 2017|Articles|

The FDA has recently approved the "gummy bear" breast implant which has been in the pipeline for almost ten years. The popular name "gummy bear" stems from the fact that the silicone gel in the implant is of very high cohesion, meaning that it is less likely to leak. Furthermore, if it does leak, the [...]

History of Plastic Surgery

By | 2017-06-15T01:34:04-08:00 June 15th, 2017|Articles|

Plastic surgery has become such a part of the American landscape that it is hard to imagine that the field originated less than one hundred years ago. There was life before the Internet, and there was life before cosmetic surgery. Early efforts using skin grafts date back as far as 800 B.C. However, plastic surgery [...]

Optimizing Outcome from Breast Augmentation

By | 2017-06-14T01:33:42-08:00 June 14th, 2017|Articles|

In order to obtain the best possible result from breast augmentation, the line of communication between the patient and the surgeon is of the utmost importance. At the initial consultation, after obtaining a history and examining the patient, the plastic surgeon must make a determination whether she is a good candidate. Such a decision must [...]

Revision Rhinoplasty

By | 2017-06-14T01:32:02-08:00 June 14th, 2017|Articles|

Many people believe that they can tell a “nose job” whenever they see someone who has had nasal surgery. They are, however, under a misconception. The overwhelming majority of men and women who have had their noses surgically altered look real and natural. Their surgery is undetectable. However, there are cases in which the nose [...]

Plastic Surgery of the Future

By | 2017-06-13T01:33:14-08:00 June 13th, 2017|Articles|

The rate at which cosmetic surgical procedures have advanced in the last twenty years leaves little doubt that what we do today will be nothing like what we do – and the results achieved – in the future. Some of these future advancements could include: Intrauterine surgery to correct birth defects without scarring (cleft lip [...]

The “Scarless” Facelift

By | 2017-06-12T01:33:02-08:00 June 12th, 2017|Articles|

By combining three established minor surgical procedures, the facial aging of middle aged women and men can now be corrected without a visible scar. Procedure 1: Endoscopic brow lift The approach to surgery of the upper face has been advanced by the endoscope, a special viewing instrument that allows the surgeon to see inside the [...]

Primary Rhinoplasty Philosophy

By | 2017-06-11T01:32:44-08:00 June 11th, 2017|Articles|

There was a time when surgeons performed the same rhinoplasty technique on every patient undergoing the operation. In retrospect it was a one-size-fits-all “conveyor belt” approach that did not work out well for everyone. The obvious “surgical” outcome was the consequence of a significant portion of those patients having nasal surgery. The change in philosophy [...]

Vitamins and Homeopathics

By | 2017-06-10T01:32:16-08:00 June 10th, 2017|Articles|

I am an advocate of the use of vitamins and homeopathics. I have been recommending them for many years to minimize swelling and bruising following surgery. The following regimen will aid in the healing process: Arnica Forte (Arnica and Bromelain) Take two capsules daily for one week before and one week after surgery. Vitamin C [...]