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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 »

My Take On 7 Secrets Plastic Surgeons Tell Their Friends

Redbook recently published an article entitled “7 Secrets Plastic Surgeons Tell Their Friends”. If you are reading this, you are my friend! So let me give you my take on these seven closely held secrets. In essence, the real skinny on plastic surgery. Here they are: “Sorry, there’s no good fix for cellulite.” This is pretty … Read more »

The Truth About Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Much has been written about the latest (as in fifth) generation of silicone breast implants, highly cohesive get implants. And, one surgeon wryly dubbed them as “gummy bear” implants. While a cute moniker, it is a bit misleading. When you think about a gummy bear what do you envision? We have all had these great … Read more »

It’s Turkey Time in Tennessee!

At a time when there is a lot of uncertainty about what’s going on all around us in the this old world, we have once again arrived at my favorite holiday of the year, Thanksgiving.  All three of my children have already begun fasting in anticipation of the Thanksgiving day turkey (that would be the … Read more »

Call Your Plastic Surgeon, Not the Internet

Like many of you, I am a fan of RealSelf. It was created by Tom Seery who is a real thought leader in the world of social media especially as it applies to plastic surgery. This forum provides a very nice platform for patients and doctors to interact, and for patients to interact with other … Read more »

Why Electronic Medical Records Are More Scary Than Ebola

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you have probably been concerned with the Ebola epidemic. Truly this epidemic is unprecedented and will have profound effects in Africa and around the world if not contained.The recent patient who died in Dallas and the transmission to  nurses who was … Read more »

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