Breast Augmentation Myths

As an Orange County plastic surgeon with almost 20 years of private practice experience, I have heard almost all the myths and misconceptions surrounding breast augmentation (BAM) surgery.  I hope this blog will clarify some or all of the misconceptions regarding this surgery.  The breast augmentation myths are listed in no specific order. Myth 1…

Avoiding Avocado Hand Injury

Avoiding “Avocado Hand” Injury “Joy Behar and former “Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman recently found out that “avocado hand” can be the pits. Both sliced into their hands while trying to cut avocados with a knife. Both wound up in the hospital, felled by a kitchen accident that has become so common it has its own nickname.”…

Fat Transfer to Face

Fat transfer techniques have come a long way in the past ten years.  Better equipment and better understanding of how to transfer fat has increased the rate of fat retention. The options for augmenting the face are weight gain (yes!), fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, etc. and patients own fat. The advantage of fillers is…

Common, Unknown Causes of Bad Breath

No matter how good one’s face or body looks, bad breath (halithosis) is definitely an undesirable “friend” to carry around! In some cases, the treatment is very easy, yet many patients are unaware of these options. Please note, however, if the halithosis persists, please see a physician, as there are serious medical conditions which may…

Advantages of Fat Transfer in Cosmetic Surgery

Although fat transfer is not a new technique, its use has significantly increased over the past several years.  Part of the reason is better instrumentation and technique, resulting in better fat retention. Fat transfer has several advantages.  The patient is using his or her own fat and essentially recycling it to another position.  This, in…

Do Your Ears Hang Low?

“Do your ears hang low? Do they wobble to and fro?” These clever old song lyrics tell of the sad plight of a person with large, droopy, protruding ears, whose earlobes are so saggy that one could tie them in a knot or bow. If your earlobes are similarly enlarged, sagging, or torn, earlobe repair…