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Celebrity Looks to Avoid – “The don’t-wannabe list”

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

Liposuction & Tummy Tucks are not Interchangeable NYC

Everyday I see patients requesting liposuction, but what they really need is a Tummy Tuck. These are excellent procedures but are not interchangeable. You need to understand these two procedures in order to know which is better for you. Read more

Size DOES matter…in Plastic Surgery

Patients are demanding surgical procedures with smaller scars, faster recovery, and less pain. This has lead to the increased popularity of minimally-invasive procedures such as the “mini facelift”, “mini tummy tuck”, and “mini brachioplasty”. People even go so far as to request “scarless” surgery. It should be obvious to anyone reading this, that “scarless” surgery does not exist. As plastic surgeons, we try to make scars that are well hidden, but they are always present.

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Not all Plastic Surgery is “Bad Plastic Surgery”

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