There are tons of liposuctions, tummy tucks, facelifts, rhinoplasties, and more. But the thigh lifts are often few and far between. Why is that?
When you think about the signs of aging, more than likely, facial wrinkles and fine lines come to mind. But there’s another perhaps more prominent sign of aging on the face – drooping eyelids, which can make you look tired or fatigued, and of course, older. Not surprisingly, eyelid surgery is popular – in a 2017 report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), it was listed among the top five cosmetic surgical procedures. And as a board-certified plastic surgeon, it’s one of the many services offered here at my office. But what does eyelid surgery entail and address? … Read More
It’s an everyday occurrence in my office. More women and men are undergoing cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, with each passing year. But on the downside, I’m also seeing more news stories involving patients who are seriously being injured, or worse, when undergoing plastic surgery. Although injury can happen, it tends to happen much more often at the hands of unlicensed “surgeons”. That’s why it’s crucial to vet your surgeon thoroughly. With that in mind, here at my office, I wanted to share some insight on how you can go about checking your doctor’s credentials, with this guide. Medical… Read More
They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. The eyes usually express our thoughts and emotions. Because eyes are essential to us both physiologically and aesthetically, we must do our best to keep them in their best condition. However, like most parts of our face, our eyes are subject to the effects of aging. Signs like drooping eyes, dark circles, eye wrinkles, crow’s feet and baggy eyelids are the usual effects of prolonged sun exposure, genetics and old age. Aside from the physical effects, these conditions can also affect sight, especially in older people. Although there are… Read More
If you’ve ever thought about plastic surgery, you are not alone. Nearly 1.8 million plastic surgery procedures are performed annually. Plastic surgery can take all shapes and forms from a breast augmentation, liposuction, to eyelid surgery. One’s physical appearance has never been more important. Whether you are being seen on Instagram, Facebook, and even in real life, plastic surgery has become a prominent option for enhancing one’s body image. Yet, plastic surgery is not for everyone. Keep reading to see if you are a good match: Why Do You Want to Have Surgery? The main component you should consider before… Read More
As many of you know, I do a lot of tummy tucks. It is one of my favorite surgeries because the goal is simple– try to make your patient feel normal again. While you may think repetition could get boring it is actually good for you, the patient. It has allowed an efficiency that translates into shorter operative times and consistent results. It has also allowed me to hone my tummy tuck thinking and improve upon it over the past two decades. Some of the themes of how I approach my patients are listed below. I hope they are helpful as you consider this… Read More
What follows below is a blog post that I can’t take credit for. A former patient has become a friend and wrote the words below. I am grateful to her for sharing a patient’s post-operative perspective, and I value her insights. As a plastic surgeon, I spend a great deal of time preparing my patients for their surgeries, but what happens at home postoperatively is in the realm of the patient, which I don’t get to see. My thanks for her perspective. If I can still learn from my patients, then I hope it will help you as well. What to expect emotionally… Read More
Plastic Surgery on a very young patient- There is no more controversial topic in plastic surgery than plastic surgery on the younger patient. As a board certified plastic surgeon, I feel that younger patients should need us the least. We are not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise. There are however certain instances where I find that surgery at a younger age is justified and even beneficial. Here are some examples: Male Breast Reduction: This procedure is indicated in enlarged male breasts or gynecomastia. In certain young men, often for no discernible medical reason, the male breast tissue is… Read More
When I started performing Labiaplasty a number of years ago I had no idea how popular it would become. A patient once told me that she regretted not having had it done when she had her breast augmentation; she just didn’t know that I did it. Because of her I added a “while you’re at it” section to my D.C. breast webpage to point out surgeries that are commonly combined. Labial tissue comes in all shapes and sizes. Some have more, others less. Common concerns patients share with me include self-consciousness during sexual activity, difficulty wearing certain clothing or swimwear… Read More
The internet says your breast is droopy if you can hold a pencil underneath it. As an experienced plastic surgeon, I disagree.
Congenital inverted nipples are more common than people realize. However, this problem can easily be corrected.
I would have to say that that the largest group of patients I see in my daily office life are post partum moms. It is a very consistent group of people with similar requests. The post partum moms usually have very realistic goals. They want to restore the breasts that fell or flattened after child bearing and tighten the tummy that now jiggles, bulges or droops. For purposes of this article I will focus on the tummy. The group of people described above is usually well read, well researched and in good physical shape. So into my office walk a… Read More
The best time for cosmetic surgery is when you have the time and support to recover. Each operation that I perform has different timing in terms of average recovery. Things that require pulling or stretching of muscles like tummy tucks, for example, will need a longer recovery than skin tightening procedures such as breast lift. In addition, certain patients may require more time to recover than others, even if they have both had the same procedure. The Rules of Thumb While each patient is different, I offer some general rules of thumb: Plan Ahead If you want to enjoy your figure in the… Read More