Groupon plastic surgery offers: don’t compromise safety for price

Dancing lessons, dinners, theatre tickets, massages, cruises and flat irons can be purchased on Groupon with variable results. But if you want to remove your saddlebags, you might want to do some research before pushing the “buy” button. The one area in which you should never seek discounts or shortcuts is your health. Further, some… Read More »

What to ask your cosmetic surgeon

According to an August 23rd blog in NEWBEAUTY.com, “Only 3.5 percent of doctors in the U.S. are truly qualified to perform aesthetic procedures.” That is really bad news when you consider the number of untrained or inadequately trained doctors who are actually performing plastic surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeons and dermatologists call the cosmetic enhancement industry… Read More »

Why is smoking so bad before cosmetic surgery?

Smoking and cosmetic surgery do not go well together.  Certain procedures are less susceptible to wound healing problems than others but the reasons for stopping are clear. Smoking reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood. The nicotine causes constriction or tightening of the blood vessels. What this means is that less blood makes it… Read More »