Archive for January, 2014

Extreme facial reshaping- cultural trend or freaky sideshow act?
January 29, 2014, 5:57 pm

Plastic surgery trends are strongly influenced by cultural standards of beauty. Nowhere is this more apparent right now than in East Asia, where extreme facial sculpting is gaining popularity. Women are lining up at plastic surgeons’ offices to have “V-Line”

Michelle Obama Won’t Rule Out Plastic Surgery, Botox
January 20, 2014, 7:26 pm

Several headlines from major news outlets including ABC and CBS this week proclaimed “Michelle Obama Not Ruling Out Plastic Surgery, Botox.” The headline was pulled from an interview Mrs. Obama gave to People magazine regarding her 50th birthday in which

What’s New in Breast Reconstruction?
January 17, 2014, 9:05 pm

I spent the last week at a conference in Hawaii (yes, I actually attended the conference!) for the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons. I was there presenting a technical paper on breast reconstruction, but more importantly, I had the chance

“Beauty Recovery Room”: A Series of Photos by Ji Yeo
January 9, 2014, 5:58 pm

A few months ago, I came across this series of photographs taken by Korean photographer Ji Yeo. She depicts images of women taken immediately after cosmetic surgery. (WARNING: The images are graphic and contain nudity). The series makes public what

Reverse Retouching: Making anorexia look healthy?
January 8, 2014, 4:29 pm

As a female plastic surgeon who spends a lot of time thinking about beauty, I was disheartened to see this article in the Huffington Post titled “You’d Be Shocked at What These Fashion Editors are Editing Out of their Photos.” 

“My Breast Reconstruction Journey”
January 4, 2014, 2:25 am

Happy New Year! Today on the blog, I’d like to introduce you to one of our inspirational patients, breast cancer survivor Bonnie Tarone. Bonnie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, and underwent chemotherapy, mastectomy, and reconstruction with a tissue

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