Archive for the ‘ Risks of Cosmetic Surgery ’ Category
Choosing the Right Patient
It takes a long time to become a surgeon and when it is all over and the shingle gets hung, all physicians must spend a great deal of energy for the rest of their working lives soliciting patients. Some surgeons do this very aggressively with marketing, TV, Radio, etc. while others do it more subtly […]
When all you have is looks; what happens when your looks are gone?
It is human nature to appreciate physical attributes. Most people have some physical attribute, i.e. nice teeth, great hair, awesome breasts, big biceps that they are proud of. Some people are really lucky and have it all; doesn’t it seem that college quarterbacks and cheerleaders always seem to? You can pretty much tell when someone […]
Botox Customization and the Droopy Brow
The discovery of neuromodulators to treat hyperfunctional lines was the cosmetic shot heard around the world and ushered in the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world. When I began injecting Botox in 1996, it was a pretty much unheard of cosmetic therapy and the “pretty poison” was only used by those early adapters. Back […]
Heidi Montag Addicted to Plastic Surgery: How much is too much?
The tabloids have been ablaze about a 23 year old B list reality show star who had 10 simultaneous cosmetic surgery procedures. How could a 23 year old have any cosmetic surgery, let alone 10 procedures on the same day? Ms. Montag responded that she is in the entertainment business and she needs these assets […]
What goes around…..comes around.
I had an interesting experience at the office today. Not my first of this type, but a good one. I went to a treatment room to see a patient that I have treated many times for Botox and small procedures. I noticed that she would not make eye contact with me and thought that was […]
Anesthesia and Cosmetic Surgery
One of the biggest humanitarian innovations in the history of civilization was the discovery of anesthesia. Prior to the discovery of ether anesthesia in the 1840’s, people were pretty much tortured during surgical procedures and “bitting the bullet” had a very literal meaning. The best Civil War battlefield surgeons were those who could most […]
Cosmetic Surgery Addiction
The first question of this article is “can a patient become addicted to cosmetic surgery?” The first answer is absolutely! Cosmetic surgery is a means of artificially enhancing or reversing the aging process. First and foremost is the fact that “no one needs cosmetic surgery, it is totally elective.” So, here we have an entire […]
Cosmetic Surgery Bulletin Boards: Can you believe everything you read?
One of the true joys of being alive in this day and age is the Internet. For those of us that are older than 20 years of age it is hard to imagine life without it. The Internet has empowered us and made encyclopedias and dictionaries obsolete. It seems that you can find out […]
Kanye West’s Mother and Surgical Risks.
Earlier this year the life of rapper Kanye West’s mom ended tragically after undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure. This is an unfortunate and tragic event and besides the personal tragedy it also brought light to many other aspects of cosmetic surgery. First of all, it shows that there is risk with any surgery. Every year, […]