This is the title of a recent Santa Barbara Newspress article which featured me and discussed how the economy has impacted the job market. It featured several Santa Barbara clothing experts and wardrobe consultants discussing how to dress for success. I was quoted as to the effect that both surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures can have on self-esteem, and on the competitive edge that someone may gain who is trying to get or keep a job in this market. After all, age discrimination is a fact of...Read More

Posted on April 23, 2009 By sitemanager in

On May 5th I’ll be at Dr. Pierre Lebrecque’s Derma Spa Med in Santa Maria for an event promoting aesthetic dermatology and plastic surgery in Santa Maria. He has a beautiful facility where I see patients two days a month, as well as a state of the art surgery center next door where I do surgery (Santa Maria Ambulatory Laser and Surgery Center).

The event will have refreshments, gifts and prizes, and there will be representatives highlighting Radiesse and Fraxel, along with makeup...Read More

Posted on April 22, 2009 By sitemanager in

I just got the latest software update installed for my AxisThree breast augmentation simulation system ( which I have had about a year now and used on over 100 patients. If you’ve never heard of this before, it is a 3-D camera system that takes your photo and allows me to morph your photos with different implant sizes. The latest software update actually has a database of all the implants from Mentor and Allergan, so I can choose the implant and the system knows its dimensions...Read More

Posted on March 30, 2009 By sitemanager in
27th Mar, 2009

Now is the time to get serious about doing body contouring and breast enhancement surgery! Surgery now through May will allow you to have some time to recover before beach season, and with the economy the way it is, prices have never been better (see my previous post regarding the economy and plastic surgery). You may be getting a tax refund soon, and what better way to spend it than investing in yourself! At some point, inflation will hit and prices for everything including plastic surgery are likely...Read More

Posted on March 27, 2009 By sitemanager in
15th Jan, 2009

Today the FoxNews website had an article speculating whether Paris Hilton got her lips enhanced recently while in Australia. As is typical with these stories, a couple New York and Beverly Hills plastic surgeons were quoted, and based on the recent photos, opined in the affirmative. So that prompted me to write this”¦

Lip Enhancement, or Lip Augmentation, is the second most common procedure that plastic surgeons perform behind breast augmentation. There are certainly some very common...Read More

Posted on January 15, 2009 By sitemanager in

OK, this starts out glum but there is a silver lining at the end”¦

I am really trying to wean myself off of television news and especially business news. It’s so distorted and inaccurate! The collapse of the markets in real estate, stocks, and commodities was forecast by some, but certainly not by the majority of the talking heads and business experts” we see on CNBC, Fox, or CNN (Larry Kudlow, Ben Stein, Stuart Varney, and so many more). As I’ve listened to their...Read More

Posted on January 2, 2009 By sitemanager in

Let’s face it, pretty much every business is getting hit by this recession, and plastic surgery practices are no exception. I was at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS – in Chicago and there was much talk about the impact of the financial crisis on the plastic surgery industry in general, as well as individual practices. Some practice activity is down 30%! (That made me feel like I was doing fairly well!). Pretty much gone are the...Read More

Posted on November 21, 2008 By sitemanager in ,

Our office is pleased to announce the arrival of our brand new laser system, Lumenis One Multi-technology Platform. The Lumenis One is able to treat unwanted hair, leg veins, sun spots and broken capillaries. One feature of the Lumenis One is a fourth generation Intense Pulse Light System which provides maximum results and ensures safety and comfort for our patients.

Photorejuvenation is the term used for treating the skin with an Intense Pulse Light (IPL) to get rid of brown pigmentation such as sun...Read More

Posted on October 24, 2008 By sitemanager in , , ,
21st Jul, 2008

I just finished reading a new book about skin care that anyone should read who wants to learn more about their skin and sort through the confusion about skin care. That’s pretty much everyone, so go out and get this book! …

“The New Science of Perfect Skin” by Daniel Yarosh, PH.D., Broadway Books, New York, 2008.

The author, Daniel Yarosh, is the brains behind AGI Dermatics, a company that makes a high-end line of skin care products that goes by the name of Remergent (No , I don’t...Read More

Posted on July 21, 2008 By sitemanager in ,

Welcome to our new blog! My first post is a recent article I wrote for Health & Beauty Santa Barbara Directory about plastic surgery myths and misinformation…

Plastic Surgery – Sorting through Misinformation: 10 Common Myths Revealed

The field of plastic surgery has seen significant changes in aesthetic surgical procedures over the last several years, and increased media exposure has made people much more aware of these changes. Television has certainly taken a huge interest in plastic...Read More

Posted on June 9, 2008 By sitemanager in

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