ASPS National Plastic Surgery Statistics – Top Procedures of 2016

New Plastic Surgery Statistics Reveal Focus on Face and Fat American Society of Plastic Surgeons Releases Report Showing More Patients Using Their Own Fat to Sculpt ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that Americans want to put their best face and body forward as their annual plastic surgery…

Sientra Silicone Gel Breast Implant Production Halted

Two weeks ago, Silimed, the largest manufacturer of silicone gel breast implants in Brazil was told by the Brazilian regulatory agency ANVISA to stop production of all their products.  Their products were found to be contaminated with particle of cotton and carbon.  In America, Sientra distributes Silimed, cohesive breast implants . (The two other implant…

When Do I Change Out My Breast Implants?

In the office today, I was asked by a patient if she should change out her breast implants every 10 years.  She told me she read that in a magazine.    It’s surprising how many patient will ask me this question because they were either told by a friend, read it somewhere or even had…

New FDA Approve Silicone Gel Breast Implant

The Scoop on the New FDA Approve Silicone Gel Breast Implants On KTBS Channel 3’s “News at Noon”, my monthly discussion was on Allergan’s the new FDA approved silicone gel implants.  In March, the FDA approved Allergan’s  overfilled silicone gel implants called “Inspira”.  These breast implants will be available in July. The implants differ from…

The Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) with Microneedling

The Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) with Microneedling (Click Here to see previous blog on Microneedling) Skin rejuvenation with microneedling is a great procedure.  However the results can be greatly improved with Platelet Rich Plasma or Growth Factors.  Microneedling alone increases the skin’s new collagen and remodel old deforming collagen which is found in…

How to Get Rid of Neck Fat with Kybella

How to Get Rid of Neck Fat Kybella Fat underneath the chin and jaw is a big problem in 60% of Americans, according to one survey. (I think the “selfie” has contributed to the awareness of our neck fat.) Currently, liposuction is the main method for removing neck fat. (If excess skin is part of the neck deformity then a face lift will…

“The Perfect Breast”

  “The Perfect Breast”!! In the most recent publication of Plastic Surgery News (PSN), one of the articles was about a study published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. (PSN referenced a online publication that summarized the study at Shape.com ) The study asked, “What is the prefect breast shape?”.  The answer came…

Vitamin D Deficiency and Obesity

Vitamin D Deficiency and Obesity   Vitamin D, a pro-hormone, has been under intense investigation for its relationship to heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and many other chronic disease entities. In the Journal of  Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism in April 2014, researchers from investigated the relationship of physical activity and individual exertion and the levels of…