Liposuction with tummy tuck–Yes or No?

A tummy tuck contours the belly by removal of extra skin. Sometimes, the extra skin hangs only in the area of the lower belly. Other times, the extra skin overhangs both the lower belly and also the skin above the belly button.  If this happens, there may be fullness of the area above the belly […]

How much Botox is enough?

Patients often come to my office with concerns regarding excess frown lines (called glabellar lines), forehead lines (I think of them as the surprised lines), or smiles lines (crows feet).  Neurotoxins such as Botox or Dysport can be quite effective to soften or completely remove some of these excess wrinkles. The method I use for […]

Tummy tuck and body contouring

Tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to tighten up the belly and remove extra skin and fat.  Sometimes our patients complain of “muffin tops” that hang over pants at the waist time, stretch marks from pregnancy, or a bulge of their belly. Other people may be concerned about tethering […]

Breast augmentation surgery

Thinking about breast augmentation?  You are not alone.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about 286,000 women underwent the procedure in 2013.  Often, the women who ultimately undergo the procedure have thought about it for several years prior to making this very personal decision. And yet there can be a lot of confusing […]

Plastic Surgery meeting in Chicago

Plastic Surgery meeting in Chicago

Every year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons gathers for about a week to discuss topics that range from lymph node transfer for lymphedema, to breast reconstruction and hand surgery, to cosmetic face lift.

Breast augmentation study

Breast augmentation remains one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States.  Now there is a new study that has been published about the safety and outcomes of silicone implants after surgery over a 10 year period.  Silicone implants are prefilled with silicone, whereas saline implants are manufactured as a shell and […]

Free Botox? Enter to win!

Nominate a friend and you may both win FREE BOTOX! Do you have a friend who could use a little pampering?  Is there someone in your life who is always caring for others but never really treats themselves?  Nominate your friend and you could both win Botox treatment for one facial area of your choice! To […]

Liposuction for body contouring

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States.  It is an attractive option for people who would like improved body contour without need for much skin tightening. Small incisions are made around the area to be targeted, and a fluid that contains lidocaine and epinephrine, numbing and blood vessel tightening […]

Tummy tuck -- different options depending on your needs

Tummy tuck — different options depending on your needs

Tummy tuck, aka abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to tighten up the belly and remove extra skin and fat, sometimes called “muffin tops.”  Often after pregnancy, age, or significant weight loss, the belly muscle stretches out and a large amount of thinned skin, stretch marks, and fat can develop.  Surgery can help to […]

Botox treatment of crow’s feet

Dynamic wrinkles around the sides of the eyes, which occur with smiling as people age, have the unfortunate name of “crows feet.” There is now official FDA approval of Botox for the temporary decrease of this type of wrinkling.