Yearly Archives: 2009

DOES FAT REALLY DISSOLVE WITH LIPODISSOLVE?

That's one of the promises made by this company and a host of other similar companies.  The compounds they use are injected into the fatty areas, the fat cells die and the fat “dissolves” away.  According to their marketing ads, the fat is then carried to your liver (or kidneys depending which ad you are reading) and …

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Awake Breast Augmentation?

This is a new one for me---How about “Awake Breast Augmentation?”  Yes, there are some sites advertising that you can be “wide awake” for your breast augmentation surgery.  By “awake”, they mean not done with any general or IV anesthesia.  The procedure is done under local anesthesia with the patient taking medications by mouth for …

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“Life Without Lawyers”

I just finished reading a very interesting new book titled, “Life Without Lawyers” by Philip K. Howard.  Yes, I admit that it was the very interesting title that first drew my attention to this book as I cruised the new book section of my local library but strangely enough, the book really doesn't beat-up on …

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When to Tan After Surgery

Patients often ask me when it is safe to use a tanning bed after their surgeries and for years I have answered, “Never!”  Most of the time patients think I am being too cautious but I have always explained the issue of healing tissue's sensitivity to Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation-that's the type of light that is …

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Lifestyle Lift, Recently Fined

According to ABC News, Lifestyle Lift, a plastic surgery franchise was recently fined $300,000 in New York State by Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General.  Apparently they were using employees to post fake reviews on line at different websites and message boards to promote their company.  They advertise a one hour facelift under local anesthesia.  The cost …

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Male Breast Reduction

Probably the most requested cosmetic procedure for males is male breast reduction for a condition called gynecomastia.  Gynecomastia is the term for male breast development and has been the subject of countless jokes and even a Seinfeld episode-remember the “bro”.  For decades, most men just had to deal with it, hiding their male breast development …

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Breast Implant Failure Rate

Wow!  It has been a long time since I contributed to this blog and lots of stuff has happened in the world of plastic surgery during the intervening time.  Hopefully, now that the holidays and major medical meetings are out of the way as well as taxes, I can get back into the habit of …

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