Monthly Archives: December 2011

Thinking About Plastic Surgery? Consider These Top 5 Procedures

There’s no doubt that thousands of people undergo plastic surgery in NYC every year. More than 1 million people had plastic surgery in 2010, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. If you are thinking about cosmetic enhancement, consider the top 5 procedures I perform at my office: #1. Breast Augmentation: Breast enlargement is by far one of…

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Gum Grafting Could Give You a New Reason to Smile

As a Beverly Hills periodontist, I’ve noticed there’s one highly beneficial procedure I offer that many patients may not know about it: gum grafting, and root coverage. For people with receding gums, there are often 2 concerns: the appearance of the teeth and the health of the teeth. It’s time to bring gum grafting out of the shadows and into…

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3 Tips to Ease Anxiety About Visiting a Periodontist

If you have been postponing a visit to the periodontist’s office, you’re not alone. As a periodontist in Los Angeles, I’ve talked with many men and women who want to improve their smile but fear what it might involve. However, visiting a periodontist can actually be a positive, fear-free and even pain-free experience. Here are some tips to follow: Talk…

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Is Bariatric Surgery “Cheating?”

I often talk with women and men who are hesitant to undergo bariatric surgery in California because they consider it to be “cheating.” They are determined to lose weight naturally without surgical intervention. While there’s nothing wrong with making healthy lifestyle changes of your own free will, I do think it’s wrong to label those who have bariatric surgery as…

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When is the “Right” Time for Breast Reconstruction?

Breast cancer treatment is a difficult time for many women, and deciding when to have breast reconstruction is not at the forefront of every patient’s mind. I try to give each patient I see for breast reconstruction in California personal advice to help determine the right time for her surgery. Women have two options for breast reconstruction, and deciding which…

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