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    Looking Good in the Age of the Selfie

      A recent article in the Huffington Post describes our fascination with the selfie and how it affects peoples’ desire for cosmetic surgery. The article talks about how wanting to have an attractive avatar online and being able to take a good-looking snapshot of ourselves has fed our obsession with cosmetic surgery. Is this a good […]

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    Help for the Double Chin on the Way!

      Today the FDA has approved a new injectable drug that is designed to melt fat away under the chin.  This is the first drug of its kind and uses a natural protein that is already in our bodies.  The news is encouraging – 70% of patients saw at least some improvement, although several injections may […]

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    What is a BBL anyway?

    Lost in a sea of acronyms TTYL, ROTFL and the like, you may have come across “BBL”, meaning Brazilian Butt Lift. But what is that, anyway? I list some of the most common questions about the procedure – How is it done? A BBL is the term for shaping the buttocks with fat that is […]

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    Top 5 Reasons to NOT get Cosmetic Surgery

    For a change of pace, in today’s post, I’m going to address the common reasons people give to hold off on getting cosmetic surgery.  I’ll address each one, then explain why that’s just crazy talk. 1.  It’s Vain - This is probably the most common reason for people to avoid having a cosmetic procedure.  It’s perfectly […]

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    The next big thing?

    Perhaps sparked by the recent Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, it seems that ladies’ mons has become big news. (#monspubis is trending right now!) Truth is, for us plastic surgeons, the mons has been a well-known player for a long time and we’ve given alot of thought to how to make it look its best. BTW, […]

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    What guys don’t like to talk about

    Gynecomastia is the medical term for female breast enlargement in men.  Although it’s extremely common (it may effect as many as 50% of men), it can be the source of embarassment for many guys. Some men may be reticent in social situations and may feel uncomfortable in certain clothing. If this sounds familiar, what do you […]

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    Confused About Skin Resurfacing?

      Laser, chemical peels, botox, Juvederm, fractional resurfacing…Is your head spinning yet? There’s a lot of ways to make your skin smoother with less wrinkles, softer texture and less color spots. So how do you know what’s right for your needs? I’ll let everyone in on a trade secret - Here’s what I’m thinking when patients […]

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    Strive for No. 5!

      I was getting my car serviced today and was horrified when I picked up the January issue of Baltimore Magazine.  Apparently, Travel and Leisure Magazine ranked Baltimoreans the 4th most unattractive people in the country!  Not only am I personally insulted, but I have taken it as a professional challenge to improve our ranking! […]

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    Dr. J Blogs During Superbowl!

      Didn’t think any cosmetic surgery issues would be on display during the game?  Think again!  Did you see the Pizza Hut commercial with Rex Ryan (the guy throwing the red flags)?  He’s had massive weight loss after bariatric surgery.  He developed a “turkey neck”  from all the weight loss. He should have had a […]

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    Lips are an often overlooked part of facial rejuvenation

    Both surgeons and patients alike are familiar with the more common tell-tale signs of aging – eyelid bags, jowling and neck skin laxity.  Sometimes overlooked is the important effect that lips can have on your facial appearance. Take a look at the patient on the left.  Notice how long the distance between the base of the […]

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