Up To My Eyeballs with Breast Augmentation!

Dear Dr. Jeff, I am considering having an augmentation procedure with silicone implants and was told by my surgeon that the implants would initially be ‘up to [my] eyeballs.’  I assume he was being facetious but what is the truth about implant position following surgery? Thank you! Cindy ********** Dear Cindy, That’s ridiculous!  They won’t... Read more »

What a headache! Is there any relief in site?

“Not tonight, I have a headache” has become the stereotypical rebuff for anyone wishing to avoid the amorous advances of a long-time love.  But for over 28 million Americans, these words are not an excuse, but a way of life.  Headaches drain our energy and change our ability to go about our daily lives. There... Read more »

Smart Lipo or Dumb Lipo? Who's to say?

So many techniques, so little time! The public is inundated with a plethora of information on the internet, TV, and all sorts of ‘beauty’ magazines enough to make the average consumer’s head spin.  As a brilliant anonymous philosopher once said, ‘A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.’  Of course, Sy Sims, the owner... Read more »

Komedyplast: We're On A Mission!

I’m often asked about the craniofacial surgery mission trip that I have orchestrated in Lima, Peru for the past decade.  How did that come about?  Why Peru?  What happens down there?  Don’t children in the United States need treatment?  Why go all the way to Peru when there are so many children in our own... Read more »

'Plastic' Surgery: It's a Specialty, Not an Adjective!

        A 40-year-old woman has a near death experience and finds herself in front of God.  “Is my time up already?” she asks.         “No,” God says, “you have another 40 years, 2 months and 8 days to live.”         Relieved, she exchanges her Visa for a facelift, liposuction, a nose job and a... Read more »

Gummy Bear Implants: Not For Chewing!

Over the last year gummy bear implants have gained widespread popularity. More and more women are choosing silicone implants over saline implants and, among those, ‘gummy bear’ implants in particular.  After careful consideration and review of the long-term studies with this fifth generation implant, I decided this type of implant made more sense for most... Read more »

Liposuction for Everyone?

I’m often asked if liposuction is a good procedure for everyone. The short answer is ‘no.’ The longer answer is ‘definitely not!” Nothing is a good procedure for everyone. And some procedures are specifically not recommended for some people. So, who are good candidates? Good candidates are those who have specific areas of fatty deposits... Read more »

Real Beauty

Did you see Dove’s most recent “real beauty” commercial where the sketch artist creates a series of women’s portraits.  For those of you who haven’t seen it, the sketch artist draws a woman’s face based solely on her own description. He has his back to her so he can’t actually see her. He then sketches the... Read more »

The Changing Face of Plastic Surgery

This week, I asked my office manager to subscribe to Men’s Health, Car and Driver and Esquire Magazine. Each week, I’m noticing more and more men in my waiting room and I’ve realized I have nothing for them to read. Apparently this rise in male cosmetic surgery is not just a phenomenon at my practice.... Read more »

iFacelift: The Cosmetic Procedure Most Popular with Social Media Users

I heard it again today from one of my patients.  “I can’t stand the way I look when I see myself online.” This patient was referring to the way she looks on her iPhone when she’s video chatting with her sister in Texas.  But in many cases my patients are referring to their social media... Read more »