As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, I am always looking for the latest advances in cosmetic plastic surgery. Techniques and Technologies are constantly evolving. Many of these new methods are really nothing new, but every once in a while something really exciting comes along that allows me to offer my patients better results with less pain, recovery, and scarring. There have been a few of these advances that I am really excited about. These include Smooth Tuck®, Keller Funnel™, and PermaLip™.
There is a new weapon in the war against small breasts – a breast implant that has adjustable volume. Adjustable breast implants have a port through which saline can be added or removed. This allows the volume to be adjusted for various reasons. Before you get too excited, these are not intended to allow women to increase their breast size for a night on the town, or decrease the size for that important business meeting. The adjustment process involves a plastic surgeon placing a sterile needle through the skin into the fill port that is under the skin and meticulously adding or removing sterile saline solution. So it is a far cry from the Reebok Pump sneaker technology of the Eighties.
It is common for my patients to request specific body parts of celebrities. Topping this list is Angelina Jolie’s lips, Kim Kardasian’s butt, and Jennifer Aniston’s breasts. This is common in plastic surgery, and plastic surgeons have come to expect (and accept) this because many of these body parts represent what we consider the aesthetic ideal.
Just as frequently though, patients request not to look like well known celebrities. This list of celebrity “don’t-wanna-be” changes a few times a year, but here is a list of the most common celebrity no-nos and tips to avoid looking like them. Read more
The popular magazines (insert your favorite “Weekly” here) are filled with pictures of celebrities and his or her “bad plastic surgery.” I am even guilty of offering my comments in several of these magazines about what specifically is wrong about the particular celebrity’s look. I have been quoted calling Madonna’s cheeks “bizarre”, Christina Aguilera’s breasts “too big for her body”, and Mickey Rourke’s face “overdone.” Read more
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