The difficulty in diagnosing Breast Implant Associated Illness (BIAI)

breast implant associated illness

ShareIf you’re considering a breast augmentation, then you’ve no doubt heard about two potential medical issues. One is Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, or ALCL, and the other is Breast Implant Associated Illness, or BIAI. ALCL, which you can read about … Continue reading

For better or worse, this is the best time to get cosmetic surgery

best time for cosmetic surgery

ShareHere we are, emerging from  the acute phase of the coronavirus pandemic, entering the unknown chronic phase. There is much we still don’t know about the virus, including why some become symptomatic but others remain asymptomatic. Even with these unknowns, … Continue reading

Hospitals and surgery centers not performing cosmetic surgery

performing cosmetic surgery

ShareHere in San Francisco, the city and health department issued a directive on May 15th allowing elective surgery. In the directive, it was very clear elective surgery, including cosmetic surgery and dental procedures, could move forward. For this reason, we … Continue reading

The evolution of the butt [video]

butt

ShareIt’s amazing to see how the ideal of what the butt and a woman’s shape “should” be, has evolved over time. How did we arrive at this current state of butt-obsession! Of course it’s a double standard and an objectification … Continue reading

Nipple reduction vs areola reduction (sort of like Ford vs Ferrari) [video]

nipple reduction

ShareMany patients confuse the anatomical landmarks of the nipple and the areola. In other words, they use the terms as though they’re the same thing. This confusion is clear when discussing a breast augmentation. Most patients believe that one option … Continue reading

5 myths about aesthetic medicine

myths about aesthetic medicine

ShareAs a plastic surgeon, I’ve heard many myths about aesthetic medicine. It doesn’t matter how often they’re repeated, it still doesn’t make them true. But consumers and potential patients certainly think they’re true after hearing them so many times. So … Continue reading