Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon



Waist size and Longevity

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:26 -- admin

This is an interesting article from the WSJ that further confirms the association of waist size (or waist to hip ratio) and longevity.  It seems that overall weight is less important than whether your waist is under 35f" for a female and under 40" for a male.   Read this before eating your next slice of key lime pie!

Coffee and Exercise: A Better Way to Work Out and Burn Calories?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:29 -- admin

This article from Health.com and Huffington Post has some great information about the benefits of caffeine (and how much) consumed before your workout (and even after).  Want to burn more calories, have better energy, memory and greater weight loss from your exercise?  You gotta read this!  Staying fit and trim is a great for good health and beauty.

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD

Anatomic or Tear-Drop Shaped Breast Implants vs Round Breast Implants

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:05 -- admin

Patients seeking breast augmentation or breast enlargement surgery often inquire about my thoughts regarding anatomic breast implants.  As most know, these are implants that come in many shapes and dimensions that try to emulate the natural tear-drop shape seen in most body sculptures.  I have long felt that these implants provided no benefit for most patients undergoing breast enhancement since studies have shown that round implants also assume a tear-drop shape when a patient assumes an upright position.

From Elle Magazine: 13 Diet Tips All Women Should Know

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:22 -- admin

By Hannah Morrill

June 29, 2014


1) Skim fat off greasy soups or sauces with ice cubes. Call it a miracle of modern science—or just a principle of basic physics—but but dropping an ice cube into an oily soup, stew, casserole or sauce will attract fat, which can then be scooped out with a spoon. Move quick; the ice cube melts fast.

Skin Care Anti-Aging and Sources of Retinol

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 09:12 -- admin

I'm often asked for a recommendation of products containing retinol, an important derivative of Vitamin A that's very important for skin care and anti-aging.  I'd be hesitant however to recommend the $385 product as much of a value.  Let me know your experience at jperlmanmd@gmail.com



Smoking and your skin. From Teen Vogue Magazine

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:53 -- admin

There are plenty of reasons to quit smoking. And, we know, you've probably heard most of them already. Like, for instance, these little factoids from our pals at DoSomething.org: That the lungs of teens who smoke will not develop fully, which puts them at higher risk for lung disease, or that about 30% of teen smokers will continue smoking and die early from a smoking-related disease. Yes, of course, you're not stupid. You know these things. But did you know this naughty little habit is also poisoning your complexion?


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