PLASTIC SURGERY-VANITY OR SANITY?

During my general surgery residency back in the 1990’s, I came across many older, “old school” general surgeons.  When these surgeons find out I was interested in plastic surgery, their contempt for our specialty was obvious. These old-timers felt plastic surgery was for “other surgical specialty rejects”.  Plastic surgery was viewed as vain and vulgar…

I JUST WANT TO BE HAPPY

O.K., this blog has nothing to do with plastic surgery…or does it?  I will let you decide…please read on. A friend of mine send me a YouTube video and it compelled me to write this blog. I think the topic is relevant, especially now with new year’s resolutions coming up. A few years ago, around…

OVERSEAS PLASTIC SURGERY-WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

I recently read an article on British patients going to other countries for plastic surgery.  The same phenomenon happens here as well.  I have seen many patients travel to Mexico, South America, or even Middle East for plastic surgery procedures. I understand the primary reason is the cost.  The same procedure in the United States…

I SAY ABDOMINOPLASTY, YOU SAY TUMMY TUCK

I know, it is a corny title, but I chose this title to illustrate a point.  Don’t be fooled by “catchphrases”.  Abdominoplasty is the correct medical term for tummy tuck, just as liposuction is the correct medical term for liposculpture.  I have even seen the term neck shrink lift used for liposuction of neck.  Ah,…