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Plastic Surgery: Serious medicine or entertainment?

Posted July 24, 2020 in Plastic Surgery

The line between medicine and entertainment has become blurred over the past decade. Nowhere is this more evident than in the field of plastic surgery where physicians have become reality TV stars (Botched) and social media stars (Dr. Miami). Public awareness of plastic surgery is a good thing; but surgeons starring in their own made-for-Instagram […]

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Why I rarely perform periareolar (donut) breast lifts anymore

Posted July 01, 2020 in Breast Lift

After 25 years as a plastic surgeon, I have a much better sense of what does and does not work on a long term basis. Early in my practice, I performed numerous breast augmentations in conjunction with periareolar mastopexies (translation: donut lifts). In a traditional periareolar or cirumareolar mastopexy, a “donut” of skin is removed […]

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BOTOX® Demand Has Increased During COVID-19

Posted June 24, 2020 in BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®

I have been performing BOTOX® Cosmetic injections since its U.S. debut in 2002. I figured that during COVID-19, demand for BOTOX® Cosmetic would be down since most people are stuck at home and are socially distancing. To my surprise, the demand for BOTOX® Cosmetic in our practice has actually been up. Or more correctly, way […]

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Improving Pre-Jowl Areas With Facial Fillers

Posted June 10, 2020 in JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®

If, like me, you’re over the age of 40 and look in the mirror, you will probably notice greater fullness of the jowls than you would like. As gravity and time take their course, the facial tissues begin to fall and in, creating a bulge in the corners of the jawline and an apparent volume […]

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Nasolabial Fold Fillers

Posted June 03, 2020 in JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®

Will cheek fillers correct my nasolabial folds? The simple answer is “no.” Patients often tell me that their aesthetician recommends improving the nasolabial folds (the diagonal lines between the bottom of the nose and the corners of the lips) by injecting fillers into the cheeks. Supposedly the extra cheek volume will lift and smooth the […]

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