The Absence of Bad Luck

  Some of my regular blog readers may remember the story of swimmer John Moffet from a previous blog.  John was a senior at Newport Harbor High School when he set a world record in the 100 meter breaststroke.  As a breaststroker myself, I had the opportunity to see him swim at meets. He was…

The AIDS Cure

Reservoirs of HIV hide deep within the body. Scientists are now closing in on methods to wipe them out. By Apoorva Mandavilli In 2007, a little-known German doctor applied to speak at a prestigious AIDS conference, claiming to have cured a single case of the disease. He described a 41-year-old man, dubbed the “Berlin patient,” who had had…

Plastic Surgery After The Age Of 50

What age is “too old” for plastic surgery? Aesthetic plastic surgery, also known as cosmetic surgery,  has gained tremendous popularity over the past 15 years and the number of procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, has increased by 200 to 300%. We are fortunate, as with this increasing popularity,  there’s been tremendous improvement in technique, allowing…

“Bottoming Out” – Breast Implants

CORRECTION OF RECURRENT BREAST IMPLANT PTOSIS WITH DERMACELL ALLOGRAFT DERMIS Recurrent breast implant ptosis (or “bottoming out” of the implant pocket) is fortunately not common.  However, it does happen. “Bottoming out” means that the breast implants have descended too low on the chest, thus making the nipple too high on the breast mound. If bottoming…

Tummy Tuck Cost in Orange County

COST OF ABDOMINOPLASTY SURGERY Tummy tuck is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed, and the results, given the right patient, can be dramatic. The cost of abdominoplasty can vary greatly, especially in competitive markets such as Southern California. As with all cosmetic surgery procedures, the price variation is due to a combination of factors. …