Archive for June, 2008

Cosmetic Makeovers

June 27th, 2008 | Category: Uncategorized

We are constantly on the lookout for interesting stories about Beauty as it relates to Plastic Surgery. There are many beauty sites out there that specialize in repackaging information without adding much to it. So, when we find a site that doesn’t trot out that same old format, we like to make mention of it. One blog that breaks the mold is Cosmetic Makeovers. Meg Wilson provides the perfect combo of fun and thoughtful commentary on everything from cosmetics and fashion news to the latest surgical procedures. Meg’s terrific blog has our seal of approval.

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Who is doing Facial Plastic Surgery?

June 20th, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

There was an interesting article in the New York Times yesterday by Natasha Singer about the effect of the economic slump on Plastic Surgery. After all, you would think, with a “luxury item” like plastic surgery, how can it not be tied to the economic cycle? Read more

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Plastic Surgery 101

June 18th, 2008 | Category: Uncategorized

As we surf the web to find all the hype that surrounds Plastic Surgery, we occasionally come across some very thoughtful and insightful editorial commentary. One of the sources we look to as inspiration are the musings of Dr Robert Oliver, who is a Plastic Surgeon in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr Oliver focuses his writings on breast augmentation and reconstruction, but talks on a variety of topics from liposuction to legislation regarding medicine, and really helps in debunking some of the gimmicks surrounding plastics.

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Plastic Surgery 101 has our Seal of Approval

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Why is the NY Times promoting off label usage of Fillers for the Treatment of Dark Eye Circles?

June 17th, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

Dark circles under the eyes have always been understood to be largely a function of pigment, and as a result there really has never been a good treatment for the problem.

Dark eye circles

There is the occasional patient who we find who has allergies which result in blood pooling under the area, or the even more rare patient who has noted the problem since starting birth control pills; but for the vast majority of patients presenting with this problem there has always been few treatment options. So we were surprised to see the NY Times tackle the subject in a recent article. Read more

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News Flash: Fat Transfer Cheek Augmentation improves Midface Aging

June 11th, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery journals are filled with pseudoscience, “How I do it”, and “Me too” articles, so when the odd actual attempt at science comes around, we like to give it a little attention. Such is the case with a recent article in this month’s volume of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery about the anatomy of the fat pads in the cheek area. “Medical News Today” has summed up the key points of the article here. Read more

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Should you try to look younger than you really are?

June 04th, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

We all age, but how the aging process takes its toll on us physically depends upon a host of factors ranging from our genes to our sun exposure, eating and smoking habits. There was a fascinating recent slideshow titled “Classic Beauties: How They Aged” which showed how some of Hollywood’s most iconic beauties looked as young women and how they looked in later life. Read more

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Celebrity Noses I: All that's pretty isn't perfect

June 02nd, 2008 | Category: Rhinoplasty Philosophy

It’s funny how you don’t really notice noses until you notice them….and then you can’t stop yourself. Most people can meet you, have a nice conversation, and go on their merry way without ever really noticing your nose. Our eyes tend to be attracted to other people’s eyes. After all, they are the so-called windows to the soul. Next, we notice lips and smiles, especially when talking. These are the features that tend to be important in communicating and building a rapport with people. And finally, placing a distant fourth, other striking or not so striking features come up on the radar. Unless your nose is very out of place with your other facial features, it will tend to melt into the background even though it is smack-in-the-middle of your face. Read more

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