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Editorial: Use of “Models” on Cosmetic Surgery Websites

Posted March 01, 2012

Nearly every cosmetic and plastic surgery website displays images of beautiful patients that showcase the surgeon’s talent.  My website does the same. However, many of these sites have a small disclaimer in the bottom right-hand corner of each photo.  Perhaps you should take a closer look: Yes, each of these photos clearly say “model.”  Translation: […]

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PIP Implants: a problem in America, not just in France

Posted February 03, 2012

Last week Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of now-defunct breast implant manufacturer PIP, was arrested by French authorities.  His company, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), was closed in March 2010 amid controversy.  He is accused of manslaughter and involuntary injuries caused by ruptured silicone PIP implants, which were made from industrial-grade silicone (designed for use in mattresses), […]

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Why Does My Tummy Stick Out, and What Can I Do About It?

Posted January 23, 2012

There are three possible reasons for the abdomen to protrude: 1.   Excessive abdominal wall fat This is best addressed by dieting, exercise, and weight loss and/ or abdominal liposuction. 2.   Excessive laxity of the abdominal wall Pregnancy, significant weight loss, and aging loosen the abdominal wall.  Full tummy tuck entails permanent sutures used to tighten […]

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Sculpture and Surgery: a brief autobiography

Posted September 27, 2011

Plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons routinely advertise that they can “sculpt” your features: your nose, your tummy, even your breasts.  Patients routinely request a “chiseled” jawline. Who would want to have liposuction when you can have liposculpture?The sad truth, however, is that most surgeons are not actually sculptors.  There are no art classes offered in […]

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Before and After Breast Augmentation with Lift Photos

Posted August 25, 2011

Breast augmentation with simultaneous breast lift is a technically challenging procedure.  This is due to the fact that we are simultaneously expanding the breast size with a saline or silicone gel implant while contracting the amount of skin via mastopexy (breast lift).  Despite these challenges, in a woman who desires larger and perkier breasts, this […]

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