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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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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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Plastic Surgery Reality Check: Cosmetic Surgery is Just Not That Much Fun

Posted June 08, 2011

Although television shows such as The Swan and Extreme Makeovers make cosmetic plastic surgery look exciting and glamorous, this so-called “reality” couldn’t be farther from the truth. Cosmetic surgery remains popular because it makes people look and feel better.  But make no mistake: it is real surgery with real risks and downsides.   In my 15 […]

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