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Category Archives: Plastic Surgery General Thoughts

Survival of the Prettiest Part 2: Do Blondes Have More Fun?

As a follow-up to the blog on how we relate to babies, Nancy Etcoff in her book, Survival of the Prettiest, argues that men are more attracted to blonde women than to darker haired women, whereas women are attracted to the polar opposite, i.e., a darker-shaded male.  The reason that she argues that men are […]

Plastic Surgery Stories: Improving One’s Blink Effect

I love stories because in a story I am able to convey a lot and make it memorable for a person.  I remember a couple of stories that involved the Transport Security Authority (TSA) at the airport.  I had one lady in whom I had done many facial fillers to make her face look a […]

Survival of the Prettiest Part 3: The Uncanny Valley

One of the biggest concerns that I have from prospective patients is that they not look weird, the fear stemming from seeing unnatural celebrities that are frightening to them in magazines and on television.  The question I get all the time is “If celebrity X has all the money in the world, how can she […]

Survival of the Prettiest Part 2: Do Blondes Have More Fun?

Survival of the Prettiest Part 2:  Do Blondes Have More Fun? As a follow-up to the blog on how we relate to babies, Nancy Etcoff in her book, Survival of the Prettiest, argues that men are more attracted to blonde women than to darker haired women, whereas women are attracted to the polar opposite, i.e., […]

Knowing Yourself and Your Plastic Surgeon: Clasping Your Hands and Determining If You Are Right-Brained or Left-Brained

Knowing Yourself and Your Plastic Surgeon:  Clasping Your Hands and Determining If You Are Right-Brained or Left-Brained My Allergan business-development representative conducted a wonderful leadership seminar in my office that gave my staff a rousing and thoughtful view on leadership.  A fun exercise that we did was to clasp our fingers together like in prayer […]

Getting Past Revision Plastic Surgery

Getting Past Revision Plastic Surgery One of the toughest things that I have to deal with is a patient who is dissatisfied either with my work or with another surgeon’s work.  I have many individuals who come to me with a sullen demeanor about what another physician created and what could I do to fix […]

Bellafill(Artefill): How I use It and Why

I know that Bellafill(Artefill) can be controversial since it is a permanent filler.  However, I have used it without any real issues for a few years now in almost every part of the face excepting the lips, where it is poorly indicated.  I find it remarkably easy to use and much more effective than almost […]

Juvederm is My Preferred Choice for Facial Cosmetic Blending

In my effort to find the best filler experience for an individual, I am constantly evolving my injection filler methods and the preferred products that I use to accomplish those goals.  In the past, I was a big advocate of Restylane injectable fillers but of late have found a real passion for Juvederm Ultra Procedures.  Is Juvederm great […]

The Outer Face: Converting Double Concavities into Convexities

The Outer Face:  Converting Double Concavities into Convexities The one thing that I cannot stand is seeing a face that appears disjointed, i.e., part of the face has been over augmented relative to another.  Perhaps the two biggest problem areas that I see are the lips and the cheeks.  In fact, I have come up […]

Cosmetic Facial Enhancement: A Mechanic vs. an Artist

Cosmetic Facial Enhancement:  A Mechanic vs. an Artist I had a lady come to my office a few months ago who said that she went somewhere else for a facial fat transfer because it was a couple of thousand dollars less than what I charged.  She then came to me to touch up the work […]