Dr. Preminger’s Letter to the NY Times Highlights Benefits of Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Aviva Preminger

Women undergoing mastectomies face difficult decisions regarding how they want to look and feel as they recover from a breast cancer diagnosis. Plastic surgeons have been on a quest to better inform patients of their options before they undergo mastectomy. The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center concluded that patients do not fully understand the benefits and risks of breast reconstruction. …

Young Women Seek Plastic Surgery for Increased Confidence, Says Survey

We all know that a tummy tuck flattens the stomach, Botox erases wrinkles and liposuction eliminates stubborn fat, but what about the intrinsic benefits of plastic surgery? According to a recent survey by Allergan, more female patients are seeking cosmetic enhancements to plump up their confidence, not just their pout. The plastic surgery survey was one of the largest ever …

Otoplasty Improves Quality of Life For Bullied 6-Year-Old

Alarm bells go off when you see the headline “Six-Year-Old Undergoes Cosmetic Surgery” – until you learn that the surgery was done to correct a natural anomaly that led to relentless bullying at school. Six-year-old Gage Berger of Utah was called “elf ears,” which caused him to feel really down on himself, said his mother, Kallie. Over the course of a …

Back to School Plastic Surgery for Teens on the Rise

September marks the start of the school year when many teens return to the classroom with fuller breasts, new noses, plumper lips – and few raised eyebrows. The American Society for Plastic Surgery (ASPS) reports that some 64,000 teenagers had cosmetic surgery in 2013, and the bulk of those procedures take place over summer break. The two-month vacation allows plenty …

Is There An Optimal Age for Plastic Surgery?

Most of us understand the tremendous power of cosmetic procedures to produce incredible transformations both in personal appearance and overall self esteem. Perhaps we have seen the impact in someone we love who has taken the initiative to improve their outward image as well as their mental and emotional perspective on life. However, it is common for prospective patients to …

Post-Weight Loss Plastic Surgery Adds The Finishing Touches

woman post tummy-tuck

Every day, 500 Americans undergo bariatric surgery in hopes of taking a shortcut to large-scale weight loss. Diet and exercise may only get a person so far, especially when there are 100 pounds or more needing to come off. Not surprisingly, plastic surgeons saw huge gains in the demand for tummy tucks, as well as thigh, upper arm and breast …

Bullying Drives Teenagers to Plastic Surgery

Amy Arnold of Rolesville, North Carolina is like most young women her age. She strives to fit in and be accepted by her peers. Arnold grew up hating her prominent nose – an attribute that caused years and years of intense ridicule from classmates. The bullying didn’t start in her teenage years, but much earlier. Arnold says she can remember …