Month: October 2011

How to become a plastic surgeon

I get emails and Youtube messages frequently from high school or college students asking for advice on becoming a doctor or plastic surgeon.  I just finished answering two such emails tonight, prompting this post. The first step is getting into college.  There is no reason to focus on medicine in high school, there will be …

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$25K casino plastic surgery prize

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, NJ is giving away $25K in plastic surgery prizes to a winner of a players card contest.  The winner will be given the opportunity to mix and match a variety of plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, and face lifts until the total hits …

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Holly Jolly $50 Dysport rebate

Medicis, the makers of Dysport®, have announced another Dysport rebate program. From November 1 through December 31, 2011 they are offering a $50 rebate when you receive treatment with Dysport. Visit the Dysport website for details of the offer. Dysport is a competitor of Botox®, used for the treatment of lines and wrinkles on the …

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Plastic surgery without general anesthesia

The type of anesthesia used for plastic surgery procedures ranges from local anesthesia to general anesthesia depending on the procedure performed and surgeon and anesthesiologist preference. With advancement of anesthetic techniques, many procedures that were once thought to require general anesthesia are now being performed safely and effectively with a lighter level of sedation. For …

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Propofol and Michael Jackson

Propofol, a medication used for sedation and general anesthesia, is at the heart of the trial of Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s physician. According to the autopsy report, the cause of Michael Jackson’s June 25, 2009 death was “acute propofol intoxication”. In addition to propofol, a number of other sedating prescription medications were found in his …

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