The History of Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic surgery started long before the invention of silicone breast implants and other surgeries that we typically think of when we hear plastic surgery. There is evidence that physicians used skin graft techniques in ancient India over 2800 years ago.

Plastic Surgery Trends in the last 5 years

According to ASPS, the number of cosmetic procedures has risen steadily in the past 5 years; in 2015 15.9 million cosmetic procedures were performed and in 2019 18.1 million procedures were performed which constitutes a 2.2 million increase.

Post Plastic Surgery Tips

Many procedures done in plastic surgery can provide permanent results and other procedures can last for years, but there are several tips to maintaining the results for procedures that are not necessarily permanent.

Demystifying the “July Effect” in Plastic Surgery: A Multi-Institutional Study

Dr. Kim’s article entitled “Demystifying the ‘July Effect’ in Plastic Surgery: A Multi-Institutional Study” will be featured in the upcoming February 2018 issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. This article was also hand-selected for the video program “Editor’s Choice: In Their Own Words” which will feature Dr.

Lower Rhytidectomy: Neck Lift

Why should I consider a neck lift?

A lower rhytidectomy, or a neck lift, is a cosmetic procedure that can result in a more youthful appearance of the jawline and neck. Excess fat and sagging skin are to be expected with age,

Broadening Options for Better Outcomes

Dr. Kim and colleagues recently published “Outcomes After Elevation of Serratus Anterior Fascia During  Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction” in the Annals of Plastic Surgery. Immediate prosthetic breast reconstruction is becoming increasingly popular; this approach often involves the placement of an implant below the pectoralis muscle1. 

Plastic Surgery: Cover Story of June’s TIME Magazine

Plastic surgery is a hot topic in the news this summer, gracing the June cover of TIME Magazine as well as appearing on Good Morning America. With over 15 million Americans undergoing some form of cosmetic procedure in 2014,

Retirees Splurging on Plastic Surgery

In the past year or so, a new trend has sprung up among retirees. According to plastic surgeons around the country, more candidates ages 55 and over are filling their offices,

Unusual Plastic Surgery Procedures

You are probably familiar with popular plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tuck. Other procedures, like otoplasty (ear surgery) or thigh lift, may seem less familiar to you.