Monthly Archives: January 2010

Thermage® & Titan®: Not for Breast Lift

Some have suggested that a breast lift can be accomplished using non-surgical skin tightening treatments such as Thermage® and Titan®. While these treatments can have a skin-tightening effect, they aren’t anywhere near as effective as a breast lift. To prove this, I think the best thing to do is to describe how these treatments work and then describe what they…

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Disturbing Motivations for Breast Cancer Fraud

We’ve recently celebrated National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, if you’re like me, you’ve spent some time reflecting on the ways that breast cancer has affected your life and the lives of those you love. Here’s something new to reflect upon, something just as troubling as the many lives lost to the disease: news of a woman in Texas who…

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New Year’s Resolutions

If you’re like many of my patients, January 1st marked the first day of your resolution to lose a few pounds. It’s an excellent goal, one that will repay you with better health, improved quality of life, and greater self-confidence. If you have a big weight loss goal in 2010, I wish you the best and, in addition to my…

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Deviated Septum: More Than an Excuse

When you hear of an actress (such as Jennifer Aniston) who is reported to have had nose surgery for a “deviated septum,” you may be in the camp that believes such a condition is only an excuse for a self-conscious star to get a new look. But the fact is that a deviated septum is much more than an excuse…

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Buyer’s Remorse: Lack of Research Leads to Regret

Over 90% of cosmetic surgery patients polled in a recent study out of the UK had done some research about their procedure. Unfortunately, what most of them failed to do was conduct research about their surgeon. This lack of research has its repercussions – most notably, the study indicates that lack of research was closely linked to poor patient satisfaction.…

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