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Author Archives: Andrew Wolfe


On the perception of aging…

A patient I recently saw in consultation for a Mini-facelift asked an interesting question: “Do facelift patients have a hard time adjusting to their new, younger appearance?”  Without hesitation, my answer was “No”. As I thought about it, I realized why, … Continue reading


Can cosmetic surgery be too acceptable??

So I saw an attractive 25-year-old woman yesterday who consulted me because she was convinced she wanted a facelift.  A Mini-facelift, yes, but still a facelift.  On exam, this woman had a lovely facial shape and a well-defined neck.  No massive weight loss, … Continue reading


Not Everything Great is New, and Not Everything New is Great

As I peruse the day-to-day goings on in the plastic surgery media world, I am constantly reminded that what makes for a “news” story is often hugely removed from my day-to-day practice.  I don’t see a lot of perfection-obsessed reality … Continue reading


Why the Cosmetic Surgery Tax is a bad idea-

As you may have heard, Congress is considering the imposition of a 5% tax on elective cosmetic surgical procedures to help pay for the increased costs that would be incurred by the current health care reform legislation.  This “Botax”, as it has … Continue reading


Lifestyle Lift penalized for “astroturfing”

The company behind the Lifestyle Lift was penalized $300,000 for “cynical, manipulative, and illegal” activites in the state of New York.  Seems they were engaging in a practice called “astroturfing”, whereby employees of the company were posing as satisfied patients … Continue reading