• 30Nov

    Deciding to have Plastic Surgery is a BIG decision.  As a consumer you may have a lot of questions.  Being an educated consumer will allow you to make the best decisions during the consultation process.  Take this short quiz to find out how “Ready” you are for surgery. Considering Plastic Surgery? If you have any … Continue reading Take the Plastic Surgery Quiz

  • 29Nov

    Recently, I was home sick and discovered a show on TLC called Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta. Set in the nation’s largest full service bridal salon, viewers go behind the scenes at Bridal’s by Lori to see what each Bride goes through to find the perfect wedding dress. I have to admit that I … Continue reading Wedding Dresses & Plastic Surgery…Different But Similiar

  • 26Nov

     Thread Lifts:  These procedures were popular about 5 years ago.  The sutures used in these lifts had fish-hook type of barbs that embedded into the tissue.  The threads were inserted under the skin and the “barbs” would “hook” the skin.  When the threads were pulled tight, they would lift the cheeks, jowls, brows, or neck … Continue reading Dr. OZ Got It Right (Part III of III)

  • 24Nov

    2.  Silicone Injections into the Lips: Seems like a simple fix…..one relatively inexpensive injection and those lips will be larger forever.  At least, that’s what people were told.  A small number of doctors, who are not plastic surgeons, and even some wannabe docs, inject silicone to plump up those kissers.  For a short period of time the lips … Continue reading Dr. OZ Got It Right (Part II of III)

  • 23Nov

    Finally!!  Something on Dr. Oz about plastic surgery that is accurate information!  Dr. Oz had a segment last week that featured 3 plastic surgery procedures that you should NEVER have done.  Today, I am talking about the first one. Buttock Implants-Always a bad idea.  Buttock implants are not a good idea as the body will … Continue reading Dr. Oz Finally Got It Right (Part I of III)

  • 22Nov

    Lynn Shapiro, 59, of Bridgeton, N.J., has no idea how much she has spent on twice-a-year facial injectables in the past few years, and she’s not interested in finding out. She just knows that she likes the way she looks and is thrilled about the way she feels. “Whatever I’m spending,” she says, “it’s worth … Continue reading Use of facial fillers on the rise as alternative to plastic surgery

  • 18Nov

    Most of us have heard about the new Full Body Scanners being used at several airports and the controversy surrounding this hot topic. The arguments range from concerns about privacy to health issues. Here is another question: Will this new technology pose problems for those travelers who have had any type of plastic surgery procedure? … Continue reading Do Plastic Surgery procedures pose a problem with the New Full Body airport Scanners?

  • 12Nov

    EUGENE, Ore. – The Pacifc Northwest has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the country: one in seven women will be diagnosed with the disease. When the disease requires a surgeon to remove a woman’s breasts in a procedure known as a masectomy, however, nothing requires the surgeon to talk to the … Continue reading Breast cancer: ‘The plastic surgeon needs to be part of the cancer team’

  • 12Nov

    On February 17, 2002, Devin was on his way to becoming a suicide statistic. Due to a variety of family issues, the then-twenty-three year-old took the Winchester 12-gauge shotgun given to him on his 16th birthday, checked then closed the barrel, and placed it under his chin. He never heard the blast. Whether due to … Continue reading Patients of Courage: The Untold Stories

  • 02Nov

    As I drive around Tampa, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Carrollwood, and the Greater Tampa Bay area, I am amazed with the number of billboards advertising “Smart Lipo”.  I have not seen a single billboard advertising Smart Lipo, Vaser Lipo, AquaLipo, or for that matter, any other kind of Liposuction by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.  Amazing!  … Continue reading Be Smart About Liposuction