Archive for the ‘ Cosmetic Surgery for the Wrong Reasons ’ Category

I Have Met the Real Ken and Barbie!

        Cosmetic surgery is not only my job, it is my passion and one of the perks is getting to lecture all over the world. There are some curious things associated with this profession and whether you call it bizarre, edgy, interesting or crazy, the world is obsessed with looking younger. Whether […]

“Selfies” and Cosemtic Facial Surgery

    I guess Narcissus was the first example of a “selfie” and over the past year I have seen a lot of pretty silly correlations between people taking “selfies” (self-photographs with cell phones) and cosmetic facial surgery.  I even heard of one surgeon who supposedly has a special facelift just for that.  Even for […]

Cosmetic Injectable Fillers Can Kill You: The wrong filler in the wrong hands.

You have to wonder what people are thinking when they agree to be injected by lay personnel.  Lately, the news has featured several high profile cases where patients sustained serious health problems and even death after injection of industrial substances instead of approved soft tissue fillers.  You may think it is because of the lower […]

Buyer Beware: Cosmetic Facial Surgery

In this day and age of media hype, it is not uncommon to see, hear or read about “miracle” skin and surgery procedures that “can be done awake without anesthesia”, have “little or no down time” and promise to “take years of aging” off of the skin.  BE CAREFUL!  Some general rules to consider are: […]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Having Cosmetic Surgery

People turn to cosmetic surgery because they want to look better, feel better and increase their self-confidence. Cosmetic surgery is generally a positive experience that changes lives, but it can become a nightmare if the patient chooses the wrong surgeon or the surgeon chooses the wrong patient—it is truly a mutual relationship. If you are […]

Free Offer for Heidi Montag

Earlier this year, Heidi Montag made huge headlines by having 10 cosmetic procedures in the same day at her young age.  This certainly was a negative incident for the  profession of cosmetic surgery.  Recently she has recanted and is now renouncing having cosmetic surgery.  This is also bad for the profession of cosmetic surgery. It […]

Choosing the Right Patient

It takes a long time to become a surgeon and when it is all over and the shingle gets hung, all physicians must spend a great deal of energy for the rest of their working lives soliciting patients.  Some surgeons do this very aggressively with marketing, TV, Radio, etc. while others do it more subtly […]

When all you have is looks; what happens when your looks are gone?

It is human nature to appreciate physical attributes.  Most people have some physical attribute, i.e. nice teeth, great hair, awesome breasts, big biceps that they are proud of.  Some people are really lucky and have it all; doesn’t it seem that college quarterbacks and cheerleaders always seem to? You can pretty much tell when someone […]