Thursday, June 26th, 2014
I just came back from a fantastic meeting in Las Vegas. This was a multidisciplinary meeting with plastic surgeons, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, and ENT facial surgeons from around the world. I was looking for an opportunity to see how physicians in other specialties address issues that I see as well. For instance, how do ophthalmologists who do cosmetic eyelid surgery treat patients with baggy eyelids? How do ENT facial surgeons do facelifts? I have been to many, many meetings in the past where plastic surgeons talk about how they do things; this was an opportunity to meet with many types of doctors. I spent time talking with a doctor from Dublin, Ireland who gives talks around the world about research showing that Botox may actually be medically helpful in patients with depression. Another interesting doctor I spent time with was an ophthalmologist from Beirut, Lebanon. We talked about fat grafting around the eyes, as well as life in Lebanon in general. The meeting exceeded my expectations. So much information! The only 'downside' is that now my office staff will have so many new things to integrate into the practice!
Friday, March 28th, 2014
- (Tummy tuck patient from 2013)
In North Texas, when your children are young it's almost impossible to avoid the pool in the summer. And for many women, therein lies the conundrum. They love their kids and the whole pool scene, yet they're uncomfortable with how they look in their bathing suits. Looking around, seeing so many tan, fit bodies, wondering what happened to them. Why all the stretch marks, the pooch that falls over the top of the bikini bottom, the loose skin just above the thigh crease? Where has the belly button gone? WHAT HAPPENED?
Here's a little secret: all those fit bodies? Well, a lot of them look so good because they've had a little help. Tummy tucks, for instance, can make a huge difference. I often refer to this operation as, "the return of the belly button". Look in the photo gallery section of the website in the Abdominoplasty section. Women frequently choose us because they have seen a lot of pictures and think we create some of the best belly buttons. All of those nagging issues described above can be addressed with a tummy tuck ("abdominoplasty"). It is common for a woman who undergoes a tummy tuck to end up with a "Wow!" type of result. It's a difference-maker.
Come see us. Spring is a great time for an abdominoplasty!