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What Do Garlic, Kava, St. John’s Wort, and Vitamin E Have In Common?

Do you take vitamins and herbal supplements on a regular basis? Although there are both anecdotal and scientific reasons to do so, many herbal supplements can interfere with surgical recovery, from increased bleeding to unwanted anesthesia interactions. By telling your surgeon what you take, he or she can tell you what to avoid prior to […]


Heidi Montag’s Plastic Surgery Disaster

While doing some grocery shopping tonight (yes, plastic surgeons do grocery shopping – my spouse is a dermatologist so we split the household chores) I saw this month’s Life & Style cover story “Heidi’s New Surgery Disaster.” Being a cosmetic plastic surgeon this naturally piqued my curiosity so I bought the magazine and read it […]


The Mystery of Eyelid Vs Forehead Lift

In my practice, I find that most consultations for facial aging are driven by a patient’s concern about a particular feature of their face that bothers them. Rarely do they ask me for my opinion as to what is making them look older, nor do they have concerns about large areas. And the fact is, […]


What Happens if I Gain Weight After Liposuction?

I have been asked this question more often than I can count. Patients are afraid that after liposuction, if they gain weight, that they will develop a particular deformity due to all the newly formed fat settling in one particular area. This simply isn’t true. After adolescence, the number of fat cells in our bodies […]


How young is too young for facial rejuvenation?

Women in their 30’s need the real skinny on whether they should start receiving Botox and fillers, microdermabrasion and laser treatments at a younger age to prevent future wrinkling. Logically, many young women wonder if this might be a bit too early and, hence, a waste of money. Unfortunately, the clock on the aging process […]


What are the challenges of breastfeeding after implants?

Occasionally, during a breast augmentation consultation with me in our Stony Brook plastic surgery practice, a woman expresses concerns about her ability to breastfeed later on, should she wish to do so. With so many women committed to breastfeeding their infants, I want to be certain you have the facts about breast enhancements and future […]


Body Sculpting Surgery: Technologies and Techniques

Many of my patients have asked about how VASER (internal ultrasound ‘VASER’ assisted lipoplasty) is different from Smart Lipo and Slim Lipo (Internal Laser-Assisted Lipoplasty). This article, written by a biomedical engineer compares these and several other technologies to reduce subcutaneous fat. I think that the article is well written and informative. When I was […]

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