Mommy Makeover Information

The Mommy Makeover has helped many women rejuvenate their bodies after having a baby. For many women having children is one of the greatest joys of their lives, but the changes that the body goes through in the process of pregnancy, nursing, and childbirth aren’t always changes women want to live with… Read More »

Plastic Surgeon: The Surgeon’s Surgeon?

My program director’s doctrine was that the Plastic Surgeon is the Surgeon’s surgeon, an infinitely resourceful problem solver. We, the residents, were satisfied with that accolade, stomping into the ER armed with our digital SLR cameras and magnifying loupe glasses to do battle with difficult wounds… Read More »

Mastopexy Newport Beach

Mastopexy, also known as a Breast Lift, is a procedure performed to help women who are unhappy with the sagging appearance of their breasts. Breasts begin to sag as we get older, but in some cases the sagging may be significantly asymmetrical (uneven between the breasts)… Read More »

Breast Reduction Procedure Information

Breast Reduction, also called Reduction Mammaplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is designed to reduce the strain and pain that having overly large breasts puts on the body. Women with overly large breasts often suffer with neck, back, and shoulder pain and it can make physical activities too uncomfortable to enjoy… Read More »

ER Call: Do Your Job

Yesterday was the first time in 10 years, that I took ER call for Hoag. As my practice thrived, I dropped off the call schedule, naively believing that younger Plastic Surgeons shared the perception that service to Hoag, our base hospital was a prerequisite to building a practice… Read More »

All About Arm Lift in Newport Beach

The Arm Lift is a procedure that is designed to improve the appearance of the upper arms—an area that many people struggle with, especially as they get older or after losing weight. The upper arms can be a tough area for some people to tone, even as the rest of their body responds to a healthier diet and stricter exercise regime… Read More »

Late Summer

Thank you all who took the time to vote for me in Locale magazine’s “Who’s your favorite Plastic Surgeon in Newport Beach?” For me, the nomination was equivalent to being selected as an Olympian. Win, lose or draw, the chance to compete is what mattered, however the poll, following close on the 2016 summer games… Read More »

Mallorquin Style

This is the 2nd week back at work, following a family wedding in Seville and the obligatory visit to mother­-in­-law in Mallorca, which is located in the sunny Mediterranean and arguably one of Europe’s top ten topless sunbathing destinations. Being happily “off work”, I enjoyed one of my favorite past times… Read More »

What’s In Your “Cosmeceutical”

“Cosmeceutical” is a neologism, a word combining cosmetic and pharmaceutical and applied to products, which contain biologically active ingredients, purported to have medical and/or anti­aging benefits. The term applies exclusively to topical products such as lotions, creams, serums, ointments… Read More »

Not Blue Flame Enough

When I asked my brother whether any of his peers were contemplating a “nip and tuck” and he introduced me to a VC insult, #“not blue flame enough”. Apparently, it justifies my suspicion that youth has become commoditized and… Read More »