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Category Archives: General Plastic Surgery

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

Denver plastic surgeon describes his most commonly performed procedures, including tummy tuck

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 TV stars at my Denver-based practice, however,  I do see a growing number of 42-year-old mothers of three who want … Read more

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 come to be known in some circles, would also include injectibles such as Botox/Dysport, Juvederm, etc.  Why is this a … Read more

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 on chatrooms and Plastic Surgery forums.  According to the report, these were not simply overzealous employees trying to improve business. … Read more

Why does the world need another Plastic Surgery Blog?

If you google “plastic surgery blog”,  you will get more than 3 million hits.  How do we expect to make a difference with one more blog?  Let me count the ways: 1- Honesty Dr. Vath and I are well known for a no-nonsense approach to Plastic Surgery and all the hype that surrounds it.  If something works, we want to … Read more

Market-Driven Plastic Surgery: Trend or Tragedy?

Patients sometimes come to our Denver plastic surgery practice asking for a “quickie face lift” or a particular kind of lipo like “Smart” lipo that they have heard about on TV or the internet or at another physician’s office. It’s normal to want the newest thing, because technology has brought us great things. I was one of the first to … Read more