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Category Archives: Patient Safety

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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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

Safety must always be number one in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Published on July 18, 2013 by

There are many concern in securing a fine experience for the cosmetic patient. The most important is Safety. SAFETY is such a critical issue. I tell patients that there are the Big Three of Plastic Surgery. These are Safety, a

Facelifts done properly are durable and bring happiness

Published on July 16, 2013 by

There are many offers on the internet for the quick and easy facelift and how great it is. Do Not be fooled. Remember we are all suckers for a bargain or supposed easy route to an endpoint. What seems to

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

Doctors and beauty machines; which is more important?

Published on November 23, 2012 by

Doctors and beauty machines; which is more important? George Commons, MD Article by George Commons, MD Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon I find it interesting to find so many questions about which liposuction assist technology is better or worse asked on

Successfully Picking the Best Plastic Surgeon

Published on November 9, 2012 by

Successfully Picking the Best Plastic Surgeon There are many fine plastic surgeons. Picking the best means the best for you in your local area. The following are a very short list of questions that should connect you with the best

Artistry and Safety; The Ultimate Pillars of Successful Plastic Surgery

Published on November 7, 2012 by

Plastic Surgery is a word claimed by many doctors with little or no training. The true artists and guardians of safe and beautiful plastic surgery are those relatively few experts with board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Ten Credentials Your Plastic Surgeon Must Possess

Published on November 6, 2012 by

1. Must be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. 2. Must be a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. FACS 3. Must have surgical privileges and admitting privileges at a major JCHS Hospital to do the surgery

Dangerous, illegal, and cheap botox.

Published on October 14, 2012 by

PATIENT QUESTION AFTER RECEIVING BOTOX IN NEW YORK STATE ( and yes, it could and does occur in California) I have been getting Botox done for 7 years and no problems, other than some mild occasional bruising. I had a

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