Friday, February 20th, 2015
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Monday, December 1st, 2014
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Monday, November 10th, 2014
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
You may have seen photos circulating on the internet with examples of women who look incredibly like real Barbie dolls. I’m not talking about plastic surgery ‘enthusiasts’ like Jenny Lee, but young women (often Eastern European) who look like real Barbie dolls. The newest one, Lolita Richi, is only 16 and claims to have a 20 inch waist, 32F bra size, and absolutely no plastic surgery. Seriously??
I was asked by Yahoo! to discuss the psychology of these Human Barbie dolls. Do they have a type of BDD?
You can read my comments on the Yahoo! article HERE.
Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Here are some quick hits for plastic surgery-related articles that might interest you. The one thing they all have in common is that I’m in them!
1. Thinking about permanent hair removal but aren’t a good candidate for laser hair removal? Here is everything you need to know about Electrolysis. Click here.
2. Here are Four Ways to Treat Facial Marks and Acne Scars. Click here.
3. Kim Kardashian – plastic surgery? Say it isn’t so! Click here.
4. Gwen Stefani – Hollaback if you’ve had work done! Click here.
Sunday, August 10th, 2014
The blog title is the funny headline from a recent National Enquirer article where I was asked what I thought about Courteney Cox’s lips. Although I don’t recall ever yelling for her to “Stop The Drastic Plastic!” I do think her lips look quite overdone. In fact, they are bordering on trout pout levels. She’s such a natural beauty and would look even better with smaller, natural lips.
The photo here is from 2012, but there is a more recent photo on the National Enquirer article HERE.
Photo credit: prphotos.com
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
I will be returning to the Rachael Ray Show this Wednesday, July 16th to reveal three ways to use leftovers to look younger? Can you use potato peels to darken gray hair? Check out this and other secrets this Wednesday! Although I’m not included in the teaser for the episode, you can catch the teaser HERE.
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
There is an interesting article in the International Business Times that explores the current culture of plastic surgery. It’s worth a read. Here are some highlights:
- Selfies and their popularity in social media are causing more and more people to undergo procedures to improve their appearance. Even the appearance of their hands, as hand selfies for engagement rings are popular.
- The ideal appearance varies depending on the location. I’m quoted that the cosmetic ideal in Detroit (a natural, non-augmented look) is likely different from that in L.A. or Miami.
- South Korea just may have the highest per capita plastic surgery procedures in the world. This is not necessarily a good thing!
- One plastic surgeon is quoted as saying that fat is the future of plastic surgery. I would have to agree.
To read the article, click HERE.
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
This is a surprise, since it’s pretty uncommon for A-list actors and actresses to have fairly obvious plastic surgery. Nicole Kidman recently resurfaced in Australia with a noticeably larger chest. She appears to have gone from a large A to a full C. I suspect that the surgery may been quite recent, as she looks like she may still be a bit swollen. For more of my comments and actual photos, click HERE to go to RadarOnline.com.
Thursday, June 5th, 2014
It seems more and more people are heading overseas to get their plastic surgery performed. In the past, I heard mainly about Asians heading to Japan or South Korea to get work done. Now, there are companies that advertise surgical tourism as a way to save money and see a different country. This can be a very dangerous proposition. I was recently interviewed by Epoch Magazine about this subject. Here is what I said:
What Needs Fixing. There are all sorts of problems. Recently, I removed a pair of implants that were placed in Argentina. The implants were part of a major recall after it was determined that the silicone inside them was industrial-grade, not medical-grade. I’ve seen many botched liposuction surgeries, botched tummy tucks, and poor facelifts. I probably see the most problems with liposuction patients.
Risk Assessment. Unfortunately, plastic surgery is performed poorly in all countries, but the United States has some of the strictest standards for plastic surgery training in the world.
Misconceptions. These patients think that they are getting a good value. Just because the cost of the actual surgery is lower, they don’t necessarily appreciate the added costs of fixing a bad result. Also, if they get a complication, do they want to be treated in another country? Do they trust the health care system in the other country?
Keep in mind that your U.S. health insurance will likely not pay for a hospital stay or complication in another country. There is nothing worse than being horribly sick and hospitalized in another country and finding out that you will need to pay out-of-pocket for all your health care there.
They also interviewed several other plastic surgeons who gave their opinions on this important topic. You can read the article online HERE.
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Are any of you watching the Real Housewives of Miami? It looks to me that these housewives may have had more work done than any of the other Housewives casts! Popdust.com recently asked me to comment on what I think each RHOM cast member has had done to her face.
You can read my in-depth analysis on their website HERE!
Do you agree or disagree with my opinions? Feel free to let me know!
Friday, April 18th, 2014
This is a clip from my recent segment on Hallmark’s “Home and Family” program. Quite honestly, it was one of the most fun shows I’ve ever taped. The hosts, Mark and Cristina, were so very welcoming and the vibe there is really fun and positive. And yes, that is Charo sitting next to me!
Thank you to “Home and Family” for having me on!
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
From one of my latest CNN.com articles:
I’m sitting cramped in the window seat of an airplane, awaiting takeoff for a flight that will bring me from Detroit to Los Angeles. The large man in the middle seat has his arm draped over the arm rest, leaving me leaning and squashed against the side of the plane. I don’t know how I’m going to endure four and a half hours like this.
Then it gets worse.
He starts to talk. The stench hits me like a sledgehammer to my face.
Halitosis. Dragon Breath. Stank Mouth.
An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from bad breath. For most, it’s a problem that only rears its ugly head in limited situations, such as in the morning or after eating pungent food. But for some, halitosis is a problem that is ever-present, no matter whether they brush and floss their teeth, rinse with mouthwash, or suck on mints. Chronic bad breath can profoundly affect a person’s self-esteem and daily life, even to the extent that that person may isolate himself for fear of embarrassment.
So what causes bad breath?
Bad breath can emanate from many, many sources. Certain foods, such as garlic, can become digested, absorb into your bloodstream, travel to your lungs, and reappear as bad breath. Other contributors to halitosis include poor dental care, dry mouth, tobacco products, and certain medications and medical conditions. But what about those people who don’t have any of these contributors? Why do these millions of people still suffer from constant bad breath?
If this describes you, then it’s very likely that your bad breath is caused by bacteria living on the back of your tongue. These little critters create a foul-smelling gas (called volatile sulfur compounds) that resembles the smell of rotten eggs. Unfortunately, these bacteria usually live so far back on your tongue that brushing your tongue with a normal toothbrush can’t reach them.
Fortunately, there is a solution that appears to work for over 90% of bad breath sufferers. Here are four simple steps to hopefully curing your halitosis:
1. Rinse with a mouth wash containing chlorine dioxide. Then gargle with your tongue sticking out. Studies show that chlorine dioxide is very effective at neutralizing the stinky volatile sulfur compounds created by oral bacteria.
2. Using a specialized tongue scraper / cleaner (can be purchased at your dentist’s office or online), scrape the back of your tongue, going from back to front. It may help to pull your tongue out with the fingers of one hand and scrape with the other hand. The farther back you scrape off those little critters the more effective this will be. Rinse the tongue cleaner after each scrape.
3. Brush and floss your teeth with your regular toothpaste, taking care to brush the rest of your tongue and the inside of your mouth.
4. Consider rinsing one more time with the chlorine dioxide rinse, keeping with the instructions on the bottle.
Prior to embarking on a treatment regimen for your bad breath, make sure to check with your dentist to confirm that your halitosis doesn’t have a medical cause. Otherwise, these four simple steps can hopefully save you unnecessary embarrassment and make you a much better seat neighbor on a plane.
The following is a type of chlorine dioxide bad breath system that I hear works really well:
Friday, February 28th, 2014
Last year was the Year of the Butt.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there was a 58% increase in buttock enhancement surgery in 2013 compared to the year before. This operation had the largest gains of all cosmetic procedures for the year.
So why are so many Americans undergoing surgery to enhance their derrieres?
I believe the answer lies with the media, both broadcast and social. Plastic surgeons are seeing more and more women who want the backsides of various stars. While I don’t hear Jennifer Lopez’s name much anymore, other stars with ample behinds have taken her place.
Ratings for her reality show may be declining, but Kim Kardashian is still the poster child for a large and shapely backside. In fact, a recent butt selfie (also known as a “belfie”) on Instagram went viral with over 1 million admirers “liking” it. Beyonce’s skimpy outfit at the Grammy Awards this year displayed her well-rounded tush for all to see and admire. And Internet sensation Jen Selter’s nearly impossibly round and smooth bottom is quickly becoming the most requested rear end of all. In fact, one of my patients even dubbed it the “Eighth Wonder Of The World.”
It’s not easy to get curves like theirs. The most common type of buttock enhancement, called the “Brazilian Butt Lift,” involves liposuctioning fat from the thighs or hips, purifying it, and then re-injecting it into the buttocks.
For the rest of the article, click HERE to visit CNN.com
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Set your DVR’s! I will be on The Doctor Oz Show this Wednesday, February 12th, to discuss extreme plastic surgery. I’m accompanied by Dr. Drew Pinsky, whom I met for the first time during the taping. I found Dr. Drew to be a very nice, genuine guy. Very likeable and down-to-earth.
I’ll post a link to the segment on Dr. Oz’s website once it becomes available!
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
The website Popdust sent me before-and-after photos to evaluate and, suffice it to say, I think they’ve all had some work done. Maybe not all surgical, but at least a little Botox for each of them.
To read my in depth analysis, visit the Popdust site HERE.
To watch the Real Housewives of Orange County, visit the Bravo TV website HERE.
Monday, January 20th, 2014
The Bethenny Show had a very interesting series of segments this past Wednesday on Extreme Plastic Surgery. They interviewed a plastic surgery enthusiast, who was previously seen on the TLC special Plastic Wives, and a woman who regretted her previous plastic surgery. They also brought up the question of how young is too young for breast implants?
Below is the first clip from the show. You can catch the other ones on her site HERE.
What do you think about this subject? Do you think Frances is overdone? Although I think Frances looks overdone, her counterpart Shae comes across as a spiteful, judgemental person. Live and let live, Shae!