Archive for January, 2015

Medical Benefits from a Tummy Tuck

The major benefits of having an abdominoplasty are cosmetic in nature. These include flattening of the stomach, removal of excess skin and fat, tightening of the abdominal muscles and elimination of many unsightly stretch marks. In a recent study by Dr. McMahan, et. al., many patients who have urinary stress incontinence will get significant if […]

Laser Hair Removal

A common question that is asked by patients who are considering laser hair removal is, “Why does laser hair removal not work on blonde hair?” The concept of laser hair removal is relatively simple: Heat the hair without damaging the skin. If the hair gets hot enough and the heat travels down to the base […]

Bruising with Injections

Bruising may be the most common risk of Botox® injections. This can happen to anyone and is most common in the crow’s feet area because the skin is very thin and tends to show bruising more easily. The forehead and brow areas being much thicker so that a little bleeding may not result in a […]

Do Your Homework First!

Once again, I had another patient in my office today who is suffering from the effects of a laser treatment done by a physician who is not a plastic surgeon and has little, if any, training in aesthetic procedures. Unfortunately, state medical boards, in general, do not require physicians to work in their area of […]

The Term ‘Facelift’ is a Misnomer

The word ‘facelift’ for the surgical procedure that is commonly performed to rejuvenate the face and neck is not a very accurate term. First of all, your face includes everything from the top of your forehead to the bottom of your chin but a ‘facelift’ does nothing for the forehead, brows or eyes; aesthetic treatment […]

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