Rhytidectomy Newport Beach

Rhytidectomy, more commonly referred to as a Face Lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed to reduce sagging, lines and wrinkles in the lower portion of the face. This procedure is performed through an incision that runs around the ears and into the temple–always the effort is made in cosmetic… Read More »

Who’s Looking After Your Patient

In aesthetic medicine, we obsess about details: patient selection, choice of surgical or nonsurgical procedure, material management (best sutures, implants, garments, post-scar therapy). As trainees, we were exposed to the full range of Plastic Surgery – General, Craniofacial, Hand and Cosmetic, with a heavy emphasis in Reconstruction… Read More »

Brachioplasty Newport Beach

Brachioplasty, also called an Arm Lift, has helped many people improve the appearance of their upper arms—a common area people struggle with, especially as they get older. We all have areas of our body we struggle with more than the rest—the arms can be hard to tone, particularly… Read More »

Artifice

She is what the French call “une femme d’un certain age” (a woman of indeterminate age). To the casual observer, her physical traits place her somewhere between 60 & 70, which sociologists have established as “young old age”. Like many of my patients, we have “traveled” together for some time now and in so… Read More »

Mirror Mirror, You’re Not My Friend

Hail, Queen Ravenna the evil queen of Snow White and the Huntsman, who dared to gaze upon the reflection of an aging female face, in terror and then devise a “solution”. Legend has it that she kept her good looks by “draining the youth” from the kingdom’s maidens in order to maintain the spell cast over her by her mother in childhood… 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 »