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The Holiday Look: Affordable and Effortlessly Fabulous!

This article is from the December issue of our Cosmetic Surgery Newsletter. This holiday season you may have an assortment of different holiday parties to attend including office parties, get-togethers with friends, charity events and the list goes on. In … 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


Are “off-label” Botox treatments OK?

It’s long been a tradition in medical practice to use FDA approved therapies in new, “off-label” ways. Is this safe? Botox, a treatment so prevalent as to have become synonymous with cosmetic medicine, is approved to treat four problems: muscular eye … Continue reading


The “Mommy Makeover” Craze

Many young moms I see for surgical consultations are using the catchy terminology, “mommy makeover”. A Mommy Makeover generally refers to a combination of surgeries, including an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and a breast procedure. Some patients opt for a breast augmentation, while … Continue reading


“Donda West Law” mandates “medical clearance”

On October 12, 2009, the “Donda West Law” was signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in California. The law states that “medical clearance” is required prior to undergoing elective cosmetic surgery. As a Board Certified plastic surgeon who performs primarily elective cosmetic surgery … Continue reading