BREAST LIFT SURGERY, MASTOPEXY IN ORANGE COUNTY

BREAST LIFT (MASTOPEXY) UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA Many patients after significant weight loss or pregnancy develop loss of breast volume, especially in the upper portion.  In addition, the skin may become loose or the nipple may drop below the inframmamary fold (where the breast tissue attaches to the chest wall).  In these cases, typically a breast…

HAPPINESS IN A FISH BOWL

A few weeks ago, I was listening to KCRW (89.9 FM) during their excellent 10-12 Sunday morning programming and an expert on happiness was talking about the secret to being happy.  In a nutshell, to be happy, he said, it is essential to have modest and realistic expectations. Almost all experts on this topic agree…

THE MOTH

As I have mentioned in my previous blogs, I am a big fan of KCRW (89.9 FM) radio.  They have great programming from 10-12 on most Sundays.  One of these programs is called The Moth Radio Hour.  In this program, people (both famous and non-famous) go on stage and talk about an event which has…

BREAST IMPLANT DEFLATION AND REPLACEMENT OPTIONS

BREAST IMPLANT DEFLATION, BREAST IMPLANT LEAKS Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States. My regular blog readers by now know ALL breast implants eventually leak.  The average rate of deflation is around 2-3% at seven years post surgery.  This means out of every 100 patients having breast augmentation…

FATHERHOOD-ROUND TWO

My second daughter, Shylee, is now more than one month old, and I am glad to say things are a bit smoother than my first round as a father! Unfortunately, Shylee is just like her older sister Lena.  She is colicky and wakes up every hour or so at night.  She makes noises which sound…

BEETHOVEN’S 10TH “THE ANGRY” SYMPHONY

Those of you even faintly familiar with classical music know Beethoven wrote only (only!) nine symphonies.  I hope the title makes sense as you read on. As of have grown older and more mature, I have found a new interest in Jazz and classical music. As an intermediate-early advanced classical guitar player, I have always…

THE PRIDE AND SHAME OF BEING A HUMAN

I meant to write this blog right after the Olympics opening ceremony, but was busy with life and work.  I apologize for the delay. I was on call on the day of the opening ceremony, and had to go to the hospital to repair a complex laceration on a patient’s leg. I was fortunate to…