NRA – Gun Safety

 NRA – No Rationale At all The NRA held a news conference this morning, addressing their solution to the tragedy which happened in Connecticut. Mr. Lapierre, the Executive Vice President of the NRA, suggested the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is to have a good guy with a gun available…

Skin Tumor or Cyst, Case Study Diagnosis

LONG STANDING SUPERFICIAL MASS LEFT THIGH LIPOMA VERSUS SEBACEOUS (DERMAL) CYST “Lumps and bumps” are very common reasons patients come to my office.  They may have removal recommended by their primary physician or dermatologist, but the main reason these patients come to me are either the size of the mass or concern about cosmetic and…

INNOCENCE: LOST AND FOUND

My oldest daughter Lena is 19 months now.  She goes to a very nice day care three times a week and she loves it. The advantage of day care is she has developed social skills and is learning words which we may not have thought of teaching her.  The disadvantage of day care is that…

THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA

Where will US healthcare be in 20 years? I know, the title sounds very serious and imposing, but in reality, it is one person’s opinion…mine.  However, I would like you to file this blog somewhere and re-read it in 20-30 years and see if I am right!  Now that the election is over, here are…

BREAST LIFT SURGERY, MASTOPEXY IN ORANGE COUNTY

BREAST LIFT (MASTOPEXY) UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA Many patients after significant weight loss or pregnancy develop loss of breast volume, especially in the upper portion.  In addition, the skin may become loose or the nipple may drop below the inframmamary fold (where the breast tissue attaches to the chest wall).  In these cases, typically a breast…

HAPPINESS IN A FISH BOWL

A few weeks ago, I was listening to KCRW (89.9 FM) during their excellent 10-12 Sunday morning programming and an expert on happiness was talking about the secret to being happy.  In a nutshell, to be happy, he said, it is essential to have modest and realistic expectations. Almost all experts on this topic agree…

THE MOTH

As I have mentioned in my previous blogs, I am a big fan of KCRW (89.9 FM) radio.  They have great programming from 10-12 on most Sundays.  One of these programs is called The Moth Radio Hour.  In this program, people (both famous and non-famous) go on stage and talk about an event which has…

BREAST IMPLANT DEFLATION AND REPLACEMENT OPTIONS

BREAST IMPLANT DEFLATION, BREAST IMPLANT LEAKS Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States. My regular blog readers by now know ALL breast implants eventually leak.  The average rate of deflation is around 2-3% at seven years post surgery.  This means out of every 100 patients having breast augmentation…