Posts From February, 2012

ASPS Warns of “White Coat Deception”

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently launched a media campaign highlighting the dangers of “white coat deception.”  In essence, white coat deception is the practice of physicians performing plastic and cosmetic surgery without board certification—and it’s legal in most states!  ABC News reports on the ASPS campaign, explaining that, “In 48 states it […]

More than Skin Deep: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery isn’t only about treating the signs of aging.  Sometimes, patients are in need of a form of treatment known as reconstructive surgery.  In general, reconstructive surgery is any procedure that aims to improve the appearance or function of an abnormal body part.  These abnormalities could have been acquired at birth or they could […]

New Study Confirms that Plastic Surgery Can Make You Look Younger

Most people seek out a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon because they want to look younger, fresher, more rejuvenated.  So, just how many years can plastic surgery take off your appearance?  A new study published in the Archives of Plastic Surgery sought to find that out.  CBS News is reporting on this study that looked at […]

Lip Augmentation: Should I Choose Implants or a Filler?

Countless women know all too well what it’s like to live with thinning or flat lips.  In a society that associates full, plump lips with youth and beauty, it’s no wonder that many of these women experience issues of self esteem and an overall lack of confidence.  Thankfully, modern cosmetic surgery offers Lip Augmentation—both surgical […]

Breast Augmentation is Still Number One, Says NPR

Like anything else, plastic surgery can be affected by a down economy.  As NPR puts it, “People pay out of their own pocket for this sort of medical care. So when times get tough, cosmetic procedures tend to decline. Now, they’re picking up.”  Picking up is right!  According to data just released by the American […]

Facelift Earns its Place Among Top 5 Cosmetic Surgeries

Every year around this time, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) releases data on the cosmetic procedures performed in the US.  The society also ranks the top five surgical procedures and minimally-invasive procedures within the given year.  Excitingly, the ASPS has just released its most recent data, and these figures may surprise you.  In […]

Think You’re Too Old For Cosmetic Treatment? Think Again!

In today’s world, people are living longer.  It stands to reason that people want to look better for longer.  Each year the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) releases data on the cosmetic procedures—both surgical and non-surgical—performed in the US.  If you think cosmetic treatment is only for those in their 40s, these numbers may […]

The Winter/Wrinkle Connection & What You Can Do About It!

While you wouldn’t believe it from looking out your window on a day like today, the harsh winds and bitter cold of winter will eventually be hitting us.  And, as many of us know, winter can take its toll on our skin.  On one of Yahoo’s “Shine” blogs, the folks from are reporting on […]

Buyer Beware! The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself “Botox Kits”

NBC 4 LA is reporting on a frightening new trend that consumers need to watch out for: at-home Botox kits.  These do-it-yourself injectables claim to save you money, but can actually cost you something much more valuable—your health.  According to the report, a number of websites are selling products claiming to be Botox and other […]

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