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What is a Deep Plane Facelift and Why Does Dr. B Do That in Every Facelift?

What is a Deep Plane Facelift and Why Does Dr. B Do That in Every Facelift?

The first facelift was performed in 1901 by a German surgeon in Berlin.  An elderly Polish aristocrat asked him to “lift my cheeks.” He did the operation by making incisions in front of and behind the ears. The lift involved pulling on the skin, and the removing the excess. While the technique changed somewhat over […]

Why Can’t I Take a Cab Home After My Outpatient Surgery?

With most of my outpatient surgeries, patients receive either sedation anesthesia or general anesthesia. While I also use local anesthesia during your procedure, sedation or general anesthesia reduces anxiety and pain. Patients who have sedation may have some awareness of the surgery, while those under general anesthesia have none. With both procedures, after the surgery patients […]

Will Fat Grafting Help My Sunken Cheeks?

Depressed or sunken cheeks can have an adverse effect on how you perceive yourself. I have both men and women who come into my office and say they are unhappy with their facial structure. Filling in your cheeks can give you a better profile and a more balanced overall appearance. Patients who are looking to […]

Is an Abdominoplasty an Outpatient Procedure?

Abdominoplasty (often known as a tummy tuck) is an incredibly popular procedure among both men and women. Aging, significant changes in weight and even genetics can all contribute to a protruding belly. Through an easily-concealable incision at the bikini line, I’m able to remove unwanted fat, tighten abdominal muscles, and remove excess skin to give […]

When Can I Resume Doing Yoga After My Face or Neck Lift?

There’s no question that yoga is a great way to stay fit. It can also be a fun social activity so it’s understandable that many of my patients are anxious to get back to their routine as soon as possible. However, certain yoga positions can put a strain on your face and neck potentially lengthening […]

What Is Included in a Mommy Makeover?

Many of the women who come into my practice feel frustrated with their post-pregnancy body. Having children affects every woman differently. For some, even with extensive dieting & exercising, childbearing and breastfeeding can diminish the work they previously put into keeping fit. Breasts can become sagging or deflated. Stretch marks and fat pockets that just […]

How Many Months Before My Wedding Should I Get Breast Implants?

Congratulations! You’ve said ‘Yes!’ and are ready to start the next chapter of your life with your partner. A whirlwind of thoughts are probably running through your head. Where should we have the wedding? Who is going to cater? What color flowers do I want? What about bridesmaids? And on, and on. However, many women […]

How Do I Plan My Breast Surgery?

Whether you’re interested in an augmentation, breast reduction, or a breast lift, part of my job as a board-certified plastic surgeon is to ensure the best possible outcome. However, to avoid potential complications, breast surgery requires a good deal of planning ahead on your end. Having performed 5,000-plus breast surgeries, I know just how important […]

Why Do Celebrities and Wealthy People Sometimes End Up with Bad Facelifts?

We’ve all seen them – famous celebrities, well-known socialites, politicians, people of wealth and power – with horrible facelifts. With all their resources and connections, how is that possible? And if these people end up with horrible results… well… it makes one nervous when considering a facelift. Why do celebrities and people of means end […]

Breast Implant Primer – Implant Profile

In my last blog, I discussed breast implant sizing to explain how I customize my choice of implant for you.  In this blog I’ll discuss implant profile. Once we determine the size of the implant you want for your augmentation, we next need to determine the implant profile. Profile is another way of saying shape.  […]