Category Archives: Cosmetic surgery

Plastic Surgery: What To Know Ahead Of Time

Though cosmetic surgery procedures are becoming ever more popular, it is important to remember that these procedures are indeed surgery, and therefore require thought and preparation. There are some factors to consider ahead of time, including how to prepare for your procedure and understanding plastic surgery confidentiality. Preparing for Your Plastic Surgery Procedure Depending on […]

  • Posted on: Dec 21 2017
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One Day Recovery Breast Augmentation Defined

If you allow Google to do your research for you in breast augmentation recovery, you will find many interesting terms when you search for the best recovery in breast augmentation.  Terms like Rapid, Quick, Speedy, Flash all start to surface but when you delve into them, somehow the terms don’t match the actual recovery experience.  […]


How to select a plastic surgeon

So you’ve decided to take the first step towards surgical enhancement or rejuvenation. You want to arrange a consultation with a plastic surgeon. How do you begin? How do you make sense of the frequent advertisements and recommendations of others? I would like to give you some guidelines as to how to proceed. Board Certification […]


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 […]


Surgery and Supplements

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 plastic surgeon what you take, he or she can tell you what to avoid prior […]


When is the best time for a Mommy Makeover?

For many women, a Mommy Makeover is a logical step to take once they have completed their families. Although there’s no specific definition of what constitutes a Mommy Makeover, in general, they usually involve a tummy tuck and some kind of breast enhancement, which could be a breast augmentation, breast lift or reduction, depending on […]


Concerned about anesthesia?

I occasionally meet with a patient who has concerns about anesthesia. Sometimes they are concerned about giving up control and being completely asleep without knowing what’s happening. Some of them have heard or read stories about people having bad experiences with anesthesia. I’d like to share with you my outlook on how to choose the […]


Three dimensional imaging for breast augmentation – A useful tool or just another marketing ploy? Part III

Part III – A comparison of the available systems – one plastic surgeons personal opinion There are currently two systems available for computerized imaging and simulation of breast augmentation surgery. Portrait 3D manufactured by AxisThree, a company funded by Siemens and started in 2002. AxisThree claims to use technology developed by Siemens in the Portrait […]

  • Posted on: Nov 2 2009
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