August 26th, 2013

One of the things I’m commonly asked during office visits with patients or in the grocery store checkout line by people who know what I do for a living is “what the hottest thing out there in plastic surgery?” The answer isn’t also quite so easy. Often these “latest and greatest” products leave much to be desired.
There are articles and advertisements online, in print and on television everyday talking about the latest device, product or technique that will get you fast results for cheap. This extends from the most extensive surgeries, like a facelift to smaller treatments like a facial or noninvasive laser.  Most of the claims should be taken with at least a grain of salt, but some shortcuts and claims could lead to more serious complications like hospitalization and corrective surgery. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is – exercise caution.