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5 Ways I’ve Made My Tummy Tucks Better

One of the rewarding and challenging things about medicine is that things are always changing, and mostly for the better. Anyone who has had a surgical career for more than 10 or 15 years is now doing things which we learned after we completed our training. Sometimes we are doing an entirely different operation and … Read more »

Kybella vs Liposuction: Why It’s Neck and Neck

Recently I attended the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons meeting in Montreal, Canada. I enjoyed the meeting and I enjoyed Montreal. As an aside this is a great city to visit and is not very far away. And, our Canadian neighbors are great! One of the things I always do at meetings is to … Read more »

The List: Every Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon In Knoxville

A few years ago I wrote a blog about the members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) who are practicing in Knoxville. Well, nothing stays the same. Several of my colleagues have retired after having had very successful practices, and several new members have moved into the area and have become my new … Read more »

Does Cosmetic Surgery Change Who You Are?

I’ve been in the business of plastic surgery for almost 30 years (longer if you count my training years) and I have noticed firsthand the life-changing power of this specialty. There are many examples from the reconstructive side of this field in restoring normal form and function to such problems as cleft lips, breast reconstruction, … Read more »

How To Be Helpful During Her Breast Augmentation Consult

Most of the time when I am blogging, I am focusing on the patient. And this is as it should be. However, today I am addressing people who accompany patients at the time of their consultation. It’s great when you come to the consultation, because you are an important part of the process even though … Read more »

Why Smoking Makes Plastic Surgery Recovery Difficult

Plastic surgery, or more correctly, plastic surgical operations, live on the edge of your blood supply. This is important to understand for a good recovery after a plastic surgery procedure. Let me explain: What we are doing with plastic surgery is changing the shape of different areas of the body. The word “plastic” come from … Read more »

Facial Aging: What You Can and Can’t Control

I was very fortunate to recently have a blog posted by RealSelf on their website. In Wrinkles, Lines, and Sagging Skin: Here’s What You Can and Can’t Control, I wrote about the famous quote from Coco Channel “Nature gives you the face you have at 20. Life shapes the face you have at 30. But … Read more »

Think Timeless, Not Trendy, When Considering Plastic Surgery

You may have noticed that the popular media has been very butt-focused lately.  Nicki Minaj at the VMA’s, Meghan Trainor’s catchy hit All About the Bass, Kim Kardashian’s racy magazine cover, and pop stars like Beyonce’ and Jennifer Lopez have all been at the forefront of what People Magazine is calling “The Year of The … Read more »

Women Excluded From Vatican Discussion of Women’s Issues (including plastic surgery)

Last week, I became aware of a document that the Vatican released intended to be a discussion guide for their Plenary Assembly devoted to women’s issues. This document covers a wide variety of issues that concern contemporary women, including plastic surgery. The reason this has come to my attention is that it expresses a negative view of elective … Read more »

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