To shave or not to shave…before surgery?!


While common sense would suggest shaving before surgery would get rid of bacteria, it might make it worse. Consider these scenarios. For an operation on the face or neck, do you shave your beard? An operation on the lower abdomen, do you shave the pubic hair? This is an ongoing debate in operating rooms across […]

Full vs Mini tummy tuck, necklift and facelift

mini tummy tuck

The following distinctions between full vs mini for any procedure does not necessarily apply to all doctors. Doctors, like any apprenticeship training model, do what their teachers taught them. And if their teachers distinguished between a full vs mini ‘whatever,’ it doesn’t mean all doctors will make the same distinctions. But hearing from one doctor […]

Get your Adam’s apple back! [video]

adam's apple

As you can see in this gentleman here, he has a drastic improvement in his neck line. What’s stands out the most? It’s the appearance of his Adam’s apple. Based on his ‘before’ photo, you wouldn’t even know he has one!   How to get your Adam’s apple back For men, there are two ways […]

Neck lift vs mini neck lift [video]

neck lift

Definitions differ from doctor to doctor on a procedure and the “mini” version of said procedure. Same thing with neck lift and a mini neck lift. However, these general principals hold true in regards to a neck lift regardless of treating surgeon.   So what’s the difference between a neck lift and a mini neck […]

Hiding facial cosmetic scars

For all of the different types of facial cosmetic procedures, it’s really amazing how well the scars can be hidden. It’s all about placement!   If you look at all facial cosmetic operations, the placement of the scars all have one thing in common: subtlety. Clearly no one wants it to be obvious that you’ve […]

Medical Slang: Turkey Neck

Turkey neck is a pretty harsh term in my opinion but it does adequately describe a sagging neck. In general, the neck can suffer from excess skin or excess fat but in the case of a turkey neck, it’s all of the above.   These issues are treated in different ways. The patient to the […]

New treatment for a double chin

As I discussed the other day here, the Kybella injection to dissolve under-chin fat and remove your double chin is coming out in June. Here’s a quick refresher of what it can do.   Kybella uses the chemical deoxycholic acid to dissolve fat. This isn’t a new chemical, it’s naturally produced in the body, but it is […]

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 […]

Necklifts, Exercising and the Rio 60 Second Neck Toner

I recently had a patient ask me a question about the Rio 60 second Neck Toner. If you’re unaware of this product, it is a handheld device that you place against your neck and by using different intensities, it directs low levels of electrical stimulation to the neck muscles. The idea is that it simulates […]

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