The human body, while fascinating, never seems to disappoint when it comes to the number of physical features we can feel self-conscious about, such as inverted nipples.(more…)
As we now know and have experienced, the coronavirus pandemic changed the way we think about almost everything. Between how we work, socialize and move around the world, there isn’t much that COVID-19 hasn’t called into question.
Our ears, specifically whether or not we need an otoplasty. Maybe we’ve always needed one and just never noticed… or have our masks somehow made a slightly protruding set of ears now unmistakable.(more…)
The decision to pursue plastic surgery is personal and the factors motivating each patient are different. Some are eager to correct a perceived flaw that has bothered them since childhood; others are anxious to restore their appearance after an injury, accident or prolonged illness. Pregnancy can be a big push (get it?) for many women to elect cosmetic surgery.
Whatever the reason, it’s imperative that you prepare mentally before your surgery in order to support a smoother healing process. We have a few tips to help support the powerful mind-body connection before you head into surgery and during your recovery.(more…)
Have you ever wondered what sort of advice plastic surgeons give their friends and family? What kinds of secrets do they offer those closest to them who ask for an honest opinion about their appearance?
It’s impossible to know for sure, but there is one top trick to looking younger that they all know about. No, it’s not the elusive Fountain of Youth; in fact, it’s in your hands. When it comes to unlocking a more youthful appearance, you’re actually the one holding the key…(more…)
Dr. Sterling would like to reassure his patients that we have exclusively used Mentor implants for primary breast augmentations since 2012 and approximately 1% of our total patients have textured breast implants. Of the total 573 unique cases of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) reported worldwide, 84% have Read more…
When most of us decide to make a change, that change can’t happen fast enough. This is especially true of cosmetic procedures, which many people deliberate over for quite a while before ever even scheduling a consultation. Once booked, however, the desire to realize results as quickly as possible is very real.(more…)
As a plastic surgeon, I often encounter a number of misconceptions about my practice. The most common is the assumption that plastic surgeons only perform cosmetic surgery. In reality, plastic surgery involves cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. While I tend to focus my efforts on aesthetics, I have and do perform critical reconstructive surgeries.
What is the difference between reconstructive and plastic surgeries? Are you a candidate for either?(more…)
(CNN) — Martha* had decided to undergo a breast augmentation. She researched doctors and found one she thought was well-qualified; ads in magazines touted him as board-certified and a top plastic surgeon in the area.
Martha met with him for a consultation and underwent the procedure in his office several weeks later. But at home that night, she discovered a shocking sight:
Her breast implants were lodged in her armpits.
The next morning, she rushed back to her doctor's office. He inspected her chest and, with a quizzical look on his face, declared, "I have never seen this before."
Recent statistics show as many as 60-thousand patients a year experience capsular contracture in the United States alone. It’s the most common complication of aesthetic and reconstructive breast implant surgery. The nearly 20 percent of patients who develop capsular contracture *(see note below) will see signs of breast firmness, shape distortion, and sometimes pain within the first two years of breast implant surgery.