Archive for December, 2011

Trusting My Expertise in Facial Plastic Surgery

Trusting My Expertise in Facial Plastic Surgery I was giving a lecture a few years ago in Hilton Head when the surgeon before me who is about 30 years older than I am said, “Give a patient what they want not what they need.” I went on stage right after him and said, “I give […]

Avoiding Bad Eyelid Surgery: Preserve the Canthus At All Costs

Avoiding Bad Eyelid Surgery: Preserve the Canthus At All Costs I oftentimes hear a patient come to me to say, “I don’t want to look like celebrity…” who has had too much surgery done or a friend that has been subject to similar bad work.  If the surgery has to do with the eyes, there […]

Eyebags, Shorelines, and Rocks

Eyebags, Shorelines, and Rocks When we talk about eyebags, we are focused on the obvious, which is that there is a protuberant bag of tissue. However, is this really the case in the majority of situations? My answer is no. What I oftentimes see is that the lower orbital bony rim becomes exposed over time […]

The Plastic Surgery Trifecta: Education, Experience, and Results

The Plastic Surgery Trifecta:  Education, Experience, and Results Many times my patients say that all they care about are the results.  However, although I agree that results are king, everything else matters too.  First, education is the cornerstone to every consultation and even every postoperative visit that I make with a patient.  If I do […]

Priscilla Presley and Bad Silicone

Unfortunately, celebrities seem to be victims of shysters and crooks.  As far as what I have heard, Priscilla Presley had silicone injected into her face by an unlicensed individual leaving her permanently scarred.  As you can see in this photo, her cheeks were made way too large, whereas her upper and lower face was left […]

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