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Food and Drug Administration Affirms Safety of Breast Implants

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) met to evaluate current information regarding the safety of silicone gel filled breast implants. William Maisel, MD MPH, chief scientist for the FDA center for devices stated that silicone gel implants were safe. In Nov, 2006, after 15 years of scientific study, the FDA approved silicone gel […]

  • Posted on: Sep 23 2011
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Welcome to my blog!  Within this regularly updated feature of my website, I will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in breast implants. I believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor are the keys to achieving healthy, fully […]

  • Posted on: Apr 7 2011
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Botox? Fillers? Surgery? – Which Do I Need?

In my busy aesthetic surgical practice, I see many patients desiring to rejuvenate their facial appearance, but they are not sure as to what they need. They ask me if they need. They ask me if they should get Botox or fillers, which is less invasive than surgery, or go with surgery for a more […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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