Posts From February, 2009

Plastic Surgery and Medical Tourism

There is an alarming fad of people rushing out of the United States for plastic surgery. The fees are a little less and some people can pay for their trip with their savings on the procedure. In my opinion, safety should never be compromised for cost savings. A few things to consider: The regulations are… Read More »

Medical spa safety

There are a number of medical spas popping up all over. The billboards and ads are everywhere and hard to ignore. So how does a patient decide on which one is best. As a plastic surgeon without a medical spa, I believe I can offer a good opinion without hidden agenda. On that note, the… Read More »

Which are better, saline or silicone implants?

It is interesting to me that there is often an almost religious or fanatical attachment for some patients to either saline implants or silicone implants. I frequently hear “I don’t want those silicone implants that caused all of those people to get sick”, or “I don’t want those fake looking saline implants”. In November 2006… Read More »

Do I need a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck?

      The answer to this question depends on your goals, finances and recovery. A helpful trick is to pull down on the lower abdomen until the skin is tight.  If this simulates your desired goal, you may be a great candidate for a mini-abdominoplasty. In a full abdominoplasty, the skin is elevated to a greater… Read More »

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