Get rid of the muffin top!

Do you look like these muffins in jeans?! Such a great photo – epitomizes the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words! The muffin top is a notoriously difficulty part of the flanks to hide when wearing jeans. You’re not obese or even overweight but there’s something about the excess fat in the love […]

Chubby cheeks: Buccal fat removal

Feel like you never lost those baby cheeks? Chubby cheeks are cute when you’re younger but maybe you were expecting them to give way to a thinner, more streamlined appearance as you grew up. There’s a treatment for chubby cheeks with minimal to no downtime.   The Cause of Chubby Cheeks The fullness in the […]

Price of Healthcare vs Cost of Healthcare

A recent Reuters article discusses the huge disparity in prices for common surgical procedures such as hip and knee replacement. The article highlights a study by Blue Cross Blue Shield that is self-serving to say the least. It points out how doctors and insurers charge high prices for these procedures and, depending on the facility, […]

Is Jenny McCarthy embarrassed?

As discussed in this NY Times article, there are now 59 confirmed cases in California of the totally-avoidable-with-a-vaccine viral illness measles. And of those 59 cases, 42 were contracted at Disneyland. So I ask Jenny McCarthy in absentia, how can you sleep at night?   For years, after her son may be have been misdiagnosed […]

Best Surgeon in San Francisco?!

Well, it’s official (but not really)! A patient called and scheduled a body contouring consultation for CoolSculpting vs Liposuction. And as is customary when a patient schedules an appointment, our front office staff always asks how the patient found our practice. This particular patient said they googled, “best surgeon in San Francisco,” and I appeared!   The irony […]

Surgery: Shorter is better

In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers found that longer surgery duration is associated with increased risk of blood clots forming in the leg and leading to a pulmonary embolism. What does this mean for you?   A little background Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is the process by […]

Obagi Skin Care

  What skin care products do you use? Neutrogena, Oil of Olay (if you’re a little older)? If you’ve found one that works well for you then there’s no need to change. But if you are indeed looking for a change, or curious what else may be out there, Obagi is one to consider. Obagi […]

Plastic Surgery Golden Globes 2015

I’m warning you now, it wasn’t the juiciest Golden Globes this year in regards to bad plastic surgery but there are a few tidbits worth mentioning. It was the year of facial grimaces and body language. Which is a shame because the image and vibe you display is easier to correct than surgery!   Apparently Frances McDormand […]

Purchase Healthcare Services Online!

What’s the point of buying movie tickets online? You still have to go to the theater to see the movie so why not buy the tickets when you arrive? Because you want to avoid the lines, streamline the process of getting into the theater and pick a great seat. No one wants to miss the […]

Look Mom, no scars: Rhinoplasty

A rhinoplasty, or nose job, comes in all shapes and sizes, various techniques with different outcomes. It’s a complicated procedure for a very unique part of the face. Any deviation from the norm is quickly recognized due to the aesthetic importance of the nose and it’s relation to the face. So how do you correct […]