Plastic Surgery After The Age Of 50

What age is “too old” for plastic surgery? Aesthetic plastic surgery, also known as cosmetic surgery,  has gained tremendous popularity over the past 15 years and the number of procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, has increased by 200 to 300%. We are fortunate, as with this increasing popularity,  there’s been tremendous improvement in technique, allowing…

Breast Reduction Surgery

Bilateral Breast Reduction It is ironic living in Southern California to have a patient request to make her breasts smaller rather than larger.  However, when the size of the breast is too large, gravity will pull on the breast, resulting in majority of weight of tissue to be in the bottom portion of the breast. …

Otoplasty In Orange County

BILATERAL OTOPLASTY Otoplasty (ear set-back) is one of my favorite procedures to perform. In a way, it is similar to rhinoplasty, as both involve judicious removal and reshaping of cartilage. With the current techniques, the recurrence rate is extremely low. It is a shame most patients who have prominent ears do not request this surgery,…

“Bottoming Out” – Breast Implants

CORRECTION OF RECURRENT BREAST IMPLANT PTOSIS WITH DERMACELL ALLOGRAFT DERMIS Recurrent breast implant ptosis (or “bottoming out” of the implant pocket) is fortunately not common.  However, it does happen. “Bottoming out” means that the breast implants have descended too low on the chest, thus making the nipple too high on the breast mound. If bottoming…

GRAVITY

  I am sure by now most of you have seen or heard about the movie Gravity, starting Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. In case you haven’t seen it, the basis of the movie is about two astronauts repairing a portion of the space station.  Suddenly, things go horribly wrong and they have to use their…