For most of my life, the idea of plastic surgery has seemed a bizarre, almost perverse extravagance, the province of the idle rich and appearance-obsessed celebrities. But as I've entered my late thirties, and the lines around my eyes have grown a little deeper, my sense of distancing judgment has somewhat subsided.

obeng in guatemala

Born into poverty in Ghana, Dr. Michael K. Obeng’s amazing life story is a true source of inspiration. After fighting against all odds to become one of America’s top plastic surgeons, in 2008 he founded R.E.S.T.O.R.E., a non-profit organization which provides free reconstructive surgery to third world patients. Obeng is one busy man, juggling a busy Beverly Hills plastic surgery…

Botox

In the early 1980s, doctors realized they had an effective neurotoxin for a number of eye disorders — botulinum toxin. Other medicinal uses followed, but by 2002, the FDA opened up a whole new role for Botox® — cosmetic corrections for a variety of areas.   by John Hammarley and Drs. Shaun Parson and Christine Hatori TOO MUCH OF A…

Botox used to be the “go-to” anti-aging treatment of choice, but a growing number of consumers and doctors are now turning to dermal fillers as a way to restore a more youthful appearance to the face. Instead of freezing wrinkle-forming muscles, injectable fillers work by replacing the volume that is lost as levels of collagen under the skin diminish over…

As the temperatures rise and layers of clothing are shed, many men and women are taking a hard look at themselves in the mirror and deciding that they’re due for a little tune-up. Summer is also the best time of the year to get work done if you don’t want to be conspicuously absent from the office while recovering from…

mommy makeover

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about mommy makeover procedures, both surgical and non-invasive. When I was pregnant with my daughter I gained seventy pounds - mostly from watermelon and pizza. After I gave birth, I was too caught up with cooing over my precious little bundle of joy to notice that as my face and body shrank back…

For most of us across this great nation, summer has arrived in full force. And while America’s birthday might have set some of us a little behind the 8-ball with our fitness goals, there’s still plenty of time to tone up for the second leg of bathing suit season. But rather than being cooped up in a stuffy gym on…

It started in my teenage years: debilitating migraines, preceded by auras and distorted figures that suddenly appeared in my field of view. Sometimes I suffered from tunnel vision and lost my eyesight for a few minutes. When it happened I would lock myself up in a bathroom, shut off all the lights and push a towel across the bottom of…

plastic surgery for career advancement

Doctors report that an increasing number of patients are requesting cosmetic procedures because they want to remain competitive in the workplace. Not so long ago, plastic surgery was associated primarily with wealthy women of a certain age, but in recent years that stereotype has died out: men and women as young as their late twenties are now undergoing cosmetic procedures,…

Selfie

The selfie has become the norm in today's plastic surgery business. According to Dr. Adam Tattelbaum, a Maryland Plastic surgeon with three locations in Washington DC, it is very common for patients to break out their phone and show selfies of areas they would like improved during a plastic surgery consultation. "Ten years ago patients brought in photos of models that they would like…

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