Plastic Surgery 2014 Year in Review

As a board certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), I receive the organization’s emails from time to time. And as we’ve all noticed at year’s end, many emails wish us a healthy and happy holiday season or provide a year in review. I thought the ASPS “Top Ten […]

Affordable Care Act: Surprise but no surprise

I was incredulous. I couldn’t believe the tone of surprise in two articles published yesterday in the Wall Street Journal and the NY Times regarding the Affordable Care Act. I’ll get to the details in a second but the reason I was so shocked and unable to form a coherent sentence was the suggestion in both articles that […]

Labiaplasty for the Holidays!

Now that Christmas has come and gone, it’s time to treat yourself. And what better way to treat yourself than with something you’ve been considering for a long time but thought, “maybe that’s too weird.” But if it bothers you, there’s nothing wrong with a labiaplasty.   Labiaplasty is a procedure that women research in […]

Nipple Reduction

I’m guessing most women don’t know that something can be done about it but there’s a relatively simple procedure for it. I’m talking about women that are embarrassed due to overly large nipples that show through clothing. Maybe the nipple was always large or enlarged after pregnancy but nipple reduction is a viable option for […]

Botox and CoolSculpting

Three of the biggest non-surgical services within the cosmetic realm are BOTOX®, Juvederm and CoolSculpting. Now the maker of Botox and Juvederm (Allergan) is teaming up with the makers of CoolSculpting. Here are the details and a little background.   Botox, for those of you that don’t know, is an injectible compound that relaxes muscles that […]

The Future of Healthcare

Why do you buy tickets online before going to a movie? What’s the point, you’ve got to go to the movie anyway. The reason is several-fold. It’s the convenience of not waiting in line, not fumbling with the transaction of choosing the movie you want, providing a credit card and getting the tickets. It’s easier […]

Embezzlement from a Plastic Surgeon

In a recent article out of Connecticut, a woman embezzled over $200,000 from a  plastic surgeon. She had previously embezzled money in California back in the late 90’s but it’s not clear if that was from a physician practice as well. The plastic surgeon only realized that his finances didn’t add up when he had […]

Brazilian Butt Lift: More popular than ever

The Brazilian Butt Lift – neither Brazilian and not necessarily a lift but more of an “inflation” – remains popular. Requests for information and pricing are increasing on the site, BuildMyBod. BuildMyBod is an online marketplace where patients can check pricing on various surgical and non-surgical procedures and even purchase non-surgical services and products.   A […]

CoolSculpting: What will it take to look like this?! Part 2

We discussed what it would take to look like our CoolSculpting patients in our last blog post. By showing before and after photos and describing the number of treatment spots (cycles) our patients received, you too can get a better idea of what expectations are appropriate in achieving your results. Today, we’ll show you how […]

CoolSculpting: What will it take to look like this?!

Whenever I see new consultations for non-surgical body contouring with CoolSculpting, a very appropriate and natural question I get is, “how do I look like that patient in the photo?!” Below, I’ll show actual patients, their before and after results and how many treatment spots they received.   6 CoolSculpting Cycles   The patient above […]