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Category Archives: Help for patients

Safety in Plastic Surgery – Part 1 – Palo Alto

Published on December 6, 2013 by

I am initiating this blog purely to provide as much information as I can about safety in plastic surgery to keep all patients of all doctors nationally and internationally safe, comfortable, and with pleasing results. To do this, we must

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Liposuction – Weight Gain – Where Does Fat Go? – Palo Alto

Published on December 6, 2013 by

After liposuction, fat will be deposited in a different pattern than if you never had liposuction. Since treated areas have less fat cells, they will expand, but much less. Unfortunately, if you do gain weight, the fat will be deposited

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Facelift Anatomical and Marketing Terms

Published on August 21, 2013 by

Facelift, Minilift, Threadlift, Cheeklift, Browlift, Weekend Lift, Midface Lift, Neck Lift. If you asked 100 surgeons what a facelift describes, you would get 100 different answers. Confused? So are the surgeons. Let us first separate the anatomical terms from the

Ten Steps toward methodically choosing a real plastic surgeon

Published on July 16, 2013 by

1. Assure the doctor is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and therefore a true, fully trained surgeon, boarded in a surgical specialty. 2. Assure that the surgical specialty is plastic surgery and that the doctor is boarded

Axillary Incisions – Breast Augmentation Palo Alto

Published on July 1, 2013 by

There are several possible incision sites to consider when getting breast augmentation surgery. As a patient, it’s always in your best interest to educate yourself about your options. One of these options is the axillary incision (also known as a

Your Breast Surgeon may have no surgical boards or hospital privileges.

Published on July 26, 2012 by

Your surgeon may have no plastic surgery training or worse yet may be not a surgeon of any type at all warns Dr A Youn and Dr G Commons (Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon) PLEASE SEE BELOW DR YOUN’S SUPERB ARTICLE

MDs that are not certified surgeons doing San Francisco Bay Area Breast Surgery

Published on July 23, 2012 by

Many breast surgeries in the San Francisco Bay area are done by MDs that are untrained surgeons. Surgical training requires a full residency in general and plastic surgery of 7 to 10 years. Unfortunately in California, MDs that are general

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