RHINOPLASTY (NOSE SURGERY)-IS IT WORTH IT?

As an Orange County Plastic surgeon, rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is one of the most common procedures I perform. As with all elective cosmetic surgery, the question arises: should you spend thousands of dollars to have your nose done, look and feel bad for a few weeks, for the hope that you will look and feel…

TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY)-IS IT WORTH IT?

As an Orange County plastic surgeon, I have many patients who request tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to improve the loose skin and stretch marks around the abdomen area. The question always arises with elective, cosmetic surgery: should you, the patient, spend thousands of dollars for a medically unnecessary procedure which makes you feel and look bad…

ARM LIFT (BRACHIOPLASTY)

Brachioplasty (arm lift) is a procedure which removes excess skin from the arm area.  As an Orange County plastic surgeon, this procedure is mostly requested for patients who have had major weight loss.  However, there are patients who normally have loose skin in the arm area because of genetics or age. Two types of brachioplasty…

ORANGE COUNTY ARM LIFT SURGERY (BRACHIOPLASTY)

Brachioplasty (arm lift) is a procedure which removes excess skin from the arm area.  As an Orange County plastic surgeon, this procedure is mostly requested for patients who have had major weight loss.  However, there are patients who normally have loose skin in the arm area because of genetics or age. Two types of brachioplasty…

BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER AND PLASTIC SURGERY

Although not common, as an Orange County plastic surgeon, I have to be aware of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) amongst my patients. BDD is defined in the DSM-IV-TR (psychiatric classification) as: Preoccupation with an imagined defect in appearance.  If a slight physical anomaly is present, the person’s concern is markedly excessive. The preoccupation causes clinically…

OUTSOURCING MEDICINE-IS THIS THE FUTURE?

As many of you are aware, health care has been a hot topic recently, and will remain a discussed and debated topic for months to come.  Many experts expect a toned-down version of the health care bill to pass this summer. Instead of boring you with analytical detail, I am going to give you my…