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  “Should I or shouldn’t I?” many women ponder before going under the knife. Prior to considering any type of cosmetic surgery, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons associated with the procedure. Deciding whether to go through with a surgery can be difficult enough without having to wade through the laundry list of […]

While there are some people who find the results of aesthetic procedures addicting, others only undergo one or two procedures to improve their appearance. News headlines that highlight extreme surgically enhanced physical transformations and certain celebrities can make plastic surgery addiction seem like a common phenomenon. However, it may not be as frequent as the […]

While some patients are so happy with their new look that they can’t wait to tell everyone they know, others prefer to keep the details of their cosmetic surgery to themselves. It’s a very personal decision, and there are several factors to consider. In practical terms, it usually is necessary to confide in least one […]

Panniculectomy is a body contouring surgical procedure that removes hanging fat and skin, typically after massive weight loss. It may be performed as a standalone procedure or combined with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) Abdominoplasty tightens the abdominal muscle and removes excess skin and fat, while a panniculectomy only removes excess skin and fat (also called […]

Body lift is a plastic surgery procedure that can be used to shape and tone the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and/or breasts. A lower body lift (belt lipectomy) involves the tummy, thighs, buttocks and back, while an upper body lift focuses primarily on the breasts, chest and middle back areas. If lower and upper body lifts […]

  There are few topics that can be as controversial as plastic surgery. Some swear by it. It can restore confidence after an accident or illness; it can slow the signs of aging; and it can enhance those areas we don’t like. Critics are often merciless in their opinions. Aesthetic surgery is something that you […]

What is a beautiful breast? The answer to that question varies from person to person, but most would agree that beautiful breasts are “perky,” which implies that they don’t sag. A pretty breast may be large or small, but regardless of the overall size, it has some volume in both the top and bottom half. […]

Dramatic weight loss, weight fluctuation or natural aging frequently results in sagging skin in areas below the waistline. Lower-body-lift surgery tightens and sculpts the buttocks, back of the thighs, outer thighs, inner thighs, hips and abdomen. Loose skin that looks aesthetically displeasing or causes mobility restrictions is removed. A lower body lift is appropriate if […]

One of the most commonly requested and most predictably successful plastic surgery procedures is female breast reduction. Many women suffer from symptoms caused by the weight of their breasts. Unfortunately, non-surgical treatments often provide little or no relief. The medical term for large breasts is macromastia, and when large breasts cause pain and other physical […]

Myth: A surgeon is a surgeon, so shop around for the cheapest one you can find. This would be risky. There’s no mandated training for a general surgeon to hang out his shingle as a cosmetic surgeon. It would be wise to do some homework. Interview several and choose one who has credentials and certification […]

Thanks to our current media’s obsession with celebrity and youth, everyone  these days seems to be focused on how their face is aging, particularly that area known as the nasolabial folds which spans from the bottom of the nose to the outside edge of the mouth. A lot of patients come for fillers in the […]