Self-Esteem & Plastic Surgery

I just answered a letter from a young woman who had sent photographs of herself, explaining that she had “low self-esteem from sunken eyes and a bumpy nose.”  She wondered what plastic surgery could do for her. I have answered many inquiries in the past, but two things made this one different: first, most patients […]

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How To Interpret A One Star Internet Review

I am currently co-chair of an aesthetic symposium for the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.  In putting this symposium together, my colleague and I are of course selecting the best surgeons to teach the members of this prestigious organization. As I went to the Internet to find phone numbers, I discovered that most of these […]

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The Rhinoplasty Society Meeting

My wife and I attended the annual meeting of The Rhinoplasty Society, of which I was a founding member more than twenty years ago and President in 2000 to 2001. This was our biggest attendance ever, and is a wonderful conjoined meeting of both plastic and reconstructive surgeons and facial plastic surgeons, which is exactly […]

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ASMS Course

In early April I flew to St. Louis to dissipate as guest faculty in the rhinoplasty and facial surgery course sponsored by the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, sister organization to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, of which I have been a member since 1979. It was an excellent course with wonderful attendance, where […]

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The Trauma Workshop Update

Ten days ago I returned from a week long workshop in Carefree, Arizona. Competition to be included in the workshop was keen, and of course I was the only plastic surgeon among 25 therapists, most of them very experienced. During that week we got the details of the effects of childhood abuse and neglect on a child’s sense […]

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