Marilyn Monroe and Plastic Surgery

Recent newsreports have surfaced that a plastic surgeon in Southern California, Norman Leaf, has reportedly decided to auction information that proves that Marilyn Monroe had plastic surgery in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  She was said to have had a rhinoplasty as well as a chin implant made up of carved bovine cartilage which can be... Read more »

Einstein and the LASER: Commemorating the Death and Brillance of Einstein

Einstein and LASERs April 18th marks the 58th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s death.  Einstein was a theoretical physicist whose fruit of his innovations is seen in much of the technology of today.  One such application is in modern LASERS. LASERS have a variety of applications in plastic surgery including resurfacing skin, removing unwanted hair, improving... Read more »

Doctor or Mister? Why some doctors are still called mister?

A patient recently asked a question, “I heard a patient refer to Dr. Shah as Mister Shah”. Some of my patients come from the United Kingdom.  In the UK, surgeon consultants are referred to as Mister rather than Doctor.  So, how exactly did that get started? In the beginning of the 1700’s, medical doctors obtained... Read more »

The Biden Brow

    Does Joe Biden Botox? No matter what side of the political fence you are on, many people observing the VP presidential debate were asking why does Joe Biden’s forehead move like that. Joe Biden’s forehead is hyperactive. When he speaks, he is forehead, when not botoxed (a real word in the 21st century)... Read more »

New Genes Which Shape Our Faces Found

Scientists at Erasmus MC-University Medical Center in Rotterdam Netherlands recently found several genes which are responsible for a portion of the shape of our face.  The research focused mostly on the upper face and the nose and did not examine the lower face.  While these genes represent are a beginning point in understanding of how... Read more »

Glam & Diabetes

Glam & Diabetes
A recent study hints that products containing phthalates could lead to diabetes. Bad news for the well manicured: If the cosmetics you slather yourself with contain phthalates, you may be more likely to get type 2 diabetes. A new study finds a link between the man-made chemicals—which can mimic human hormones and are found in... Read more »