Split Earlobe Repair

Did your nephew pull your earring through your earlobe?! Do you wear dangling earrings so much so that it has stretched the piercing too large? Well, it doesn’t have to be a permanent problem. A split earlobe repair is the answer.   While most men wouldn’t understand the difficulty of finding a pierced earring that […]

Lip Implants vs Lip Fillers

If you’re considering “plumping” up your lips, you now have a choice in how you do this. I previously wrote about lip injections with Juvederm or similar type of filler. As I mentioned in that post, the benefits of lip injections is lower cost and the results are temporary if you’re not happy. But the downside […]

The Permanent Smile

Below is a fascinating technique (note: fascinating does not suggest good or bad, morally justifiable or reprehensible…it just means, well, fascinating) to turn up the corners of the mouth if someone has a naturally downturned smile and thus, give them a permanent smile. If you have a naturally downturned mouth, it could give other the […]

Price Transparency: Hiding Behind the Uniform Trade Secrets Act

For those of you that read this blog, you know by now that BuildMyBod, the host of this blog, represents price transparency in the world of cosmetic surgery. Want to know how much cosmetic surgery will cost before going in for a lengthy consultation with your plastic surgeon? You come to BuildMyBod to find your […]

Juvederm Voluma – The Latest Volumizer!

If you’re a man or woman that has noticed reduced volume in the parentheses lines of the face or dark circles under the eyes, you may want to read this. If you’ve ever had a filler such as Juvederm, Belotero, Restylane or Radiesse, you may also want to read this.   Allergan, the makers of […]

Portrait of a Cardiac Pioneer

The NY Times recently published a very interesting article about Dr. Helen Taussig and her infamous portrait…well maybe not infamous, because until now, I don’t think anyone was aware of the portrait commissioned by the doctors that worked and studied under her.     Fifty years ago, Jamie Wyeth, son of the famous artist Andrew […]

Trending: Zookeepers Performing Cosmetic Surgery on Zoo Animals?!

I write articles for my blog about three times a week and luckily, so far, I always find inspiration from a patient I’ve met or an article I’ve read. And this morning was no different. I was reading through my email and came across an e-newsletter that contained various articles related to my field – […]

Foreign Doctors Are Good People Like You and Me!

As a recent NY Times article points out, there are many doctors in this country that could help alleviate the current primary care doctor shortage but because they were trained in a foreign country, their credentials aren’t universally accepted by state medical boards in the US and they may be unable to pass the licensing […]

Real Housewives of Miami – Embarrassing on So Many Levels

So I’m sitting at home on a Sunday morning, trying to broaden my horizons, educate myself about the goings-on in the world by reading the Sunday New York Times.  As I’m reading, I notice the TV in the background with this awful shrieking sound, laced with bleeps of expletives. Curious, I took a peek and […]

Neck Lift without the Facelift!

I’ve had many patients over the years that were mostly concerned with the appearance of their neck but chose not to do anything about it because they didn’t want a facelift. But once I explained that a person can choose to have a neck lift without a facelift, they were thrilled and proceeded with a […]