Commercial Woes

We are in the “happy medicine” business so when there is a weak link, suboptimal results arise. Generally, I can positively influence myself, my staff, the anesthetic experience, and even elicit the patient’s cooperation. However, without dermal fillers, neuromuscular toxins, implants, biological meshes, lasers, and other technologies… Read More »

Botox Cosmetic – Injections Newport Beach

If you’re stressing over the increased appearance of facial wrinkles around your brow, nose and mouth, try the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country: Botox Cosmetic! Botox is an injection-based treatment used to prevent and erase wrinkles within a few days of application and will continue… Read More »

Do You Need It Or Want It?

T WAS the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us… Read More »

I Look Like A Surgeon

Not all surgeons are men. The NY Daily News 8/13/15 edition launched the social media campaign, which is a spin off of the STEM movement, celebrating women engineers. I learned of it from a woman with whom I was in General Surgery residency and who is like me, a BC Plastic Surgeon in private practice… Read More »

Itty Bitty Committee

People magazine’s June 1, 2015 “Body Issue” featured the 108 most talked about bodies. “Bikinis at every age” features desirable images of women, many of whose proportions are greatly admired and requested in my practice. The post­modern female (2000 onwards) attributes reflect a sociological change away from the 80′s… Read More »

Workout Face

In the U.S. it’s inevitable, we’re perpetually dieting, working­out, chasing that “sweet bird of youth” but for what purpose? The health benefits are indisputable. Fitness becomes a lifestyle choice and a hedge against middle age “spread”. Most of us are not experts and entrust our bodies to personal trainers and our diets to the… Read More »

Perspectives On Implant Explantation

Since 2011, I’ve explanted 150 pairs of breast implants, only 5 of which were originally my patients. In taking care of these women, I’ve gained some insights and hopefully become a more replete Plastic Surgical consultant; it seems reasonable to share these… Read More »

Plastic Surgery For Teens

The third week of August is fast approaching and I’m getting ready to send my rising senior back to UC Berkeley. I’m also preparing some young patients to return to their own university programs. No, I haven’t taken up anything as dodgy as the temporary “vacation” breast augmentation, as espoused by Dr. Norman Rowe… Read More »

Understanding The Internal Bra

The form of the female breast is composed of a skin brassiere, subcutaneous fat and a variable mixture of fibroglandular tissue. Regrettably factors which alter the “carrying capacity” and composition of the breast, (age, pregnancy, skin damage, weight gain/loss, genetics) can challenge both the form and function of the breast… Read More »

Botox – Is It A Gateway Drug

As we speak, there are three Botulinum toxins are produced and marketed for the treatment of wrinkles in the U.S.A. I acquired my first experience with Onobotulinum toxin (Allergan) in 1997, when an employee asked if the practice was going to offer “Botox”. The minimally invasive procedures were in their infancy and my understanding… Read More »