Got Down Time?

If new found down time has been imposed upon you, you are not alone in the thought that it may be time to do something for yourself. My patients carefully discuss their decision about surgery or office treatments prior to having them performed. Most recently, those who have noted that their work schedules lightening up…

2019 Plastic Surgery Survery

I need ammunition to convince my husband! Are the 2019 Plastic Surgery statistics out yet? 2019 official results are not yet published but a survey sent to over 700 board-certified plastic surgeons was just released, and the demand for cosmetics procedures has never been higher. This is true for surgical procedures and especially in the…

Should I have my plastic surgery in a hospital or outpatient surgery center?

The standards and practices of multi-disciplinary outpatient surgery centers and hospitals are very comparable. The regulatory standards have different credentialing bodies, but in my practice, I utilize board certified anesthesiologists in both sites. The infection rates and complication rates are monitored and state reportable in both. Because board certified plastic surgeons typically have hospital privileges, they may…

Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery: What’s the difference?

Q: Are Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery the same? Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are closely related, but different. Perhaps these terms are used interchangeably because some plastic surgeons focus their practice on cosmetic surgery. Both are intended to improve a patient’s body, but the philosophies guiding the education, research, and goals for patient outcomes are…