Austin, Texas has changed quite a lot since I first arrived here permanently in the year 2000. When I was a kid going to the University of Texas it was a cow town: small and quaint, weird as ever and easily manageable. There was no downtown living, the highways were easy to navigate and Lake Austin boating was a breeze. Boy, how times have changed. There were about 25 plastic surgeons at that time and now this number is closer […]
Patients who come to my practice are not afraid of plastic surgery—they fear anesthesia. They fear “going under,” losing control, and not waking up. It sounds like the perfect story line for a horror movie, when, in fact, it’s more like the story of Cinderella. The reason this fear exists is because our media circulates rare stories of plastic surgery blunders, the worst of which are related to anesthesia. Perception is reality even though statistics would tell an entirely different […]
After performing hundreds of face and neck lifts, there are 5 things that I insist all my patients do so that their recovery is the best that it can be. The goal is to avoid any complications and to get the patient back to the real world in about two weeks. The primary issues that slow us down are swelling and bruising. I call this a “boring” recovery—no drama or little obstacles that hinder your recovery progress. Particularly in the […]
Historically, men have made up only 5% of plastic surgery patients. I am lucky to have a practice that is visited by both men and women in equal part. This is no doubt due to the worldwide popularity of the Austin Gynecomastia Center as a solution for men who suffer from gynecomastia. Male plastic surgery in Austin, Texas consists mostly of those seeking nose jobs, liposuction and gynecomastia treatments, with other facial plastic surgery not far behind. Chin implants, neck […]
Austin Gynecomastia Center and Man Boobs: How did I get that mass of tissue out from that tiny incision?
I was recently in the office with a postoperative gynecomastia patient and we were looking at his before and after pictures along with the mass of glandular tissue that was removed. He remarked with disbelief that he couldn’t believe that I was able to remove such huge masses from the tiny incisions around his areolas. It made me think about something to which I don’t actively give much thought. What is amazing is that the tissue compresses nicely in most […]
Liposuction continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today. There is really nothing revolutionary when it comes to liposuction — all techniques basically involve the removal of fat in areas around the body. Although marketers would like you to think that some machines offer superior results over others, this is simply not true. It’s the person who performs the liposuction that determines the quality of your results. I have learned after several thousand liposuction cases that […]