Third of 3 Excerpts from “The Face of Trauma” – Why I Think I Am Right About the Origins of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

As I have spoken to mental health professionals over the last four years during the writing of my book, I have gotten two reactions.  One is that my theory that body dysmorphic disorder stems from childhood abuse and neglect is already in the literature.  It actually isn’t, but it seems so self-evident to them that […]

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Second of 3 Excerpts from “The Face of Trauma” – The Prevalence of Childhood Abuse and Neglect Among Plastic Surgery Patients

Until the last two years, if someone had asked me during my career what the prevalence of childhood abuse or neglect was in an elective plastic surgery practice, I would have assumed that it was very low.  After all, most patients that I have met and cared for seemed “normal”, pleasant, and successful. My research, […]

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Endonasal Rhinoplasty Symposium

Last weekend I hosted a 12-hour symposium entitled “Mastering Endonasal Rhinoplasty in One Day,” facilitated by Quality Medical Publishing.  It was successful beyond my expectations — surgeons from 12 countries and many who joined us by live webinar. Seven surgeons participated from Facial Plastic Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Norman Pastorek (New York City), […]

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The Thrill of Teaching Through Videos

Last week, I completed the 4th and 5th videotaped surgical procedures for Volume 3 of my DVD series.  Live surgery is always an experience.  I have performed live surgery at many symposia and watched many other surgeons do the same, and it is uniquely taxing because the surgeon wants to do just as good a […]

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