Watching Soccer with My Children

As many of my regular blog readers know, I have 5 year old and soon to be 4 year old girls.  I was planning to watch the final game of the 2016 European soccer championship between Portugal and France.  So I prepared my daughters in advance by telling them how we let them watch television,…

Do Breast Implants Cause Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) In Women?

Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma after Breast Augmentation – Is It a True Cancer? Anaplastic large-cell Lymphoma (ALCL) is a hot topic today as it relates to breast implant surgery. According to Wikipedia, anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma involving aberrant T-cells. Recently, an association has been found between breast implants, especially textured implants in…

Brazilian Butt Lift

Butt Augmentation Using Fat Transfer Fat transfer to the buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift) was the fastest growing cosmetic surgical procedure in 2015. With the advances in fat harvesting and transfer, butt augmentation has become more predictable, and more consistent results are achieved. For years, every time I performed liposuction, I thought about all the fat…

Earlobe Repair

Earlobe Repair Surgery Stretching of the earlobe is not a new tradition.  It has been used for centuries especially by African tribes.  We occasionally do see patients who want their stretched earlobes repaired, mainly because these patients are planning to enter a professional career. The earlobe repair procedure is performed comfortably under local anesthesia and…

Removal of Lipoma

Treatment of Lipoma with Liposuction A lipoma is an abnormal growth (tumor) of normal fat cells.  The lipoma can grow anywhere in the body and in some cases, patients have multiple (sometimes 20-30) lipomas. The lipoma presents as a soft, almost rubbery mass under the skin.  The gold standard, with the lowest risk of recurrence,…