The CoolSculpting Machine [video]

We often discuss how CoolSculpting provides non-surgical fat reduction but we seldom discuss the actual machine and how it provides treatment. In the video below, we discuss the CoolSculpting machine itself and how it pulls skin into the suction cup and starts the “programmed cell death” of unwanted fat in the abdomen, thighs and love […]

Botched: Season 1, Episode 6

As a follow up to my previous post on the E! show, Botched, I’m going to provide further insight into each episode that they couldn’t touch on due to time constraints. I’ll point out potential alternative treatments and highlight some of the psychology with these complex patients. So here goes…Botched, season 1, episode 6!   […]

Online Pricing for Medical Tourism

As mentioned in Medical Tourism Magazine, “The Affordable Care Act has enabled some Americans to purchase health insurance for the first time, but providing fair-priced employee benefits remains a challenging prospect for U.S. employers,” said Jonathan Edelheit, CEO of the Medical Tourism Association®. “Even though the increased cost for insurance has been shifted on the […]

When is liposuction appropriate?

With such a great non-surgical alternative to liposuction, i.e. CoolSculpting, it’s harder and harder for consumers to know which is appropriate for them. Hopefully some of the comments below will help with your decision.     If you only have distinct pockets of fat like the love handles or thighs, CoolSculpting may be right for […]

Medical Tourism Infographic

Dr. Alia Nasser, a doctor with the Verve Cosmetic Clinic in Australia sent me the medical tourism infographic below, over the weekend. It highlights some aspects of medical tourism throughout the world. This medical tourism infographic is very interesting. I’m not sure where they obtained the pricing listed for cosmetic procedures in the US, but […]

Office Based Operating Room: The patient benefits!

If you’re in the market for a plastic surgeon, look for one that has their own operating room in their office. I know this sounds self-serving since I am a plastic surgeon with their own operating room, but hear me out!   As with any company, it’s natural to assume the president or CEO has […]

Code Black: A look into the future of healthcare

I think the official title of “Code Black,” a movie just released on June 20th 2014, is Code Black: A look into America’s busiest ER. Check out the trailer here. But I also think it’s a look into the future of healthcare for many Americans. The documentary, written and directed by an ER physician-in-training, Ryan […]

Is Medical Tourism Ever Safe?

Another horror story involving medical tourism came out of the Dominican Republic last week. A woman from New York went down to the DR for a tummy tuck and apparently died on the table. While details are murky at this point, there are a few lessons that can be drawn from this situation. Unfortunately for […]

Nose Job Cost

If you’re in the market for a rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, there’s a few things you should now about the procedure, including nose job cost.   A “straightforward” nose job may involve shaving down a bump on top or refining the tip of your nose. On the other hand, a more […]

Lower Lid Fat Removal …Without a Visible Scar!

Unhappy with the “bags” under your eyes? Do your lower lids look like the patient in this photo? Using a special technique, your doctor can perform lower lid fat removal on your “bags,” and make you look rested and refreshed like you used to be!       The technique is called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty […]