Plastic Surgery Blog

The “Fourth” Word

As we look forward toward our national birthday party, July 4th, this weekend, what words come to the fore? Let me prime our pump: independence, individuality, respect, spirit, courage, defiance, perseverance, future, vision, hope, trust, investment. And let’s be historically honest: fear, sacrifice, concern, risk ……. remarkable. These particular words do not appear together very […]

Our Backsides

Butt, bum, tushy, posterior, gluteus maximus, trunk, derriere, keister, or seat. We all have one. Many of us are getting more interested, lately, in improving it. Whether it is our obsession with the JLos and Kardashians of the world or our more laudable goal of fitness, the buttocks have come into their own which rivals […]

Mommy Makeover

I guess Mother’s Day is a good time to talk about the term “Mommy Makeover.” The term is thrown around the media a lot. Reality shows are always making over someone. (In fact, our group was asked to participate in the makeover of a patient on 1 of the 1st reality shows. We turned down […]

Love those lips!

It is winter. Moisturize and protect! There are lots of lip balms out there with SPF ratings of 18 or greater. Please use them. For fuller lips, we can help you by using Juvéderm, Restylane, or other fillers. A subtle approach is best starting with the white roll, that little ridge between the red and […]

“Deflate-gate” got you down?

Do you feel deflated when you look in the mirror? Did you know that over time we slowly lose volume in our face? This is caused by gradual thinning of the skin, loss of elasticity, shrinkage of the deeper tissues and settling with gravity. The good news is that youthful appearance can be restored without […]

Implants That Settle

The friendly foe to all of us, gravity, enables us to live on this planet, but unfortunately to show our age with skin sag. Another victim of this force is the breast implant which over time can settle downward. When this process proceeds to an undesirable degree, we refer to the condition with the unmedical-sounding […]

Post-op Weight Loss Effects

Let’s talk about targets. When you sit down with us to discuss your aesthetic goals, we focus on the desired result, then fine focus on the achievable result. In other words, we determine together a target. We perform surgery with this goal in mind. Not only is your starting point important, which we carefully examine […]

Most common male plastic surgery procedures

It is commonly thought that plastic surgery is only for women, however over the last few years we have seen a steady increase in the number of men seeking both non-invasive and surgical procedures. It’s no longer just about “mommy makeovers”, the number of “daddy do-overs” is on the rise. As the job market has […]

Subtle or Overdone? Makeup is the Clue.

When most of us see facial cosmetic surgery results that we judge as poor, we are usually looking at overdone: too tight, severe angles and contrasts, even a clown or mask-like face result from efforts which ignore what should be a commonly held standard: subtlety. Certainly, we all want perfect results, not too much but […]

Mini-Facelift, An Uplifting Office Experience

For the uninitiated:  the term “mini-facelift” does not refer to a facial procedure done on a person with a very small face.  On the contrary it most often is a surgical answer for a person who feels that the merciless onslaught of gravity, time, and “life” have stretched or enlarged facial and neck skin.  Over […]