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December 4, 2015

Dr. Teitelbaum is quoted in a New York Times article about a new type of saline breast implant, called the Ideal Implant.

“Nobody comes in asking for saline except real bargain hunters or women who want really enormous implants but small incisions,” Dr. Teitelbaum said. (Saline implants can be inserted around the nipple or through a cut in the underarm, and then inflated.) “A saline implant can never feel like a silicone implant.” 

He also worries about the data, or lack thereof. F.D.A. approval was based on the initial results of a two-year study, published in the September 2012 issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Dr. Hamas is one of the authors. A 10-year study of nearly 500 women ages 18 to 67, also conducted by the company, is underway. It will conclude in 2019. And finally, Dr. Teitelbaum is bothered by the implant’s limited availability. “You don’t launch a product when you don’t have it ready to ship,” he said. “It’s a false launch.”

Read the full article in the NYT: Breast Implants Undergo Reconstruction

September 2, 2015

Dr. Teitelbaum is named in this year's Top Doctors list from the Hollywood Reporter.

For its second annual Top Doctors Issue, The Hollywood Reporter elicited stories of drama, trauma and triumph over both by surveying 2,000 professionals in the film, television, movie, music, sports and media fields to find out who are the most beloved, trusted and go-to physicians in L.A. 

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included, rather, the Hollywood Reporter’s editors partner with Castle Connolly, the U.S.' preeminent medical-database authority, to identify 469 of the highest-rated practitioners in their specialties. Doctors are nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of thousands of U.S. doctors each year.

The listed doctors rank in the nation’s top 10 percent and are among the very best in their specialties and communities. Castle Connolly screens these doctors’ medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and much more. 

See the list: Hollywood's Top Doctors 2015

February 27, 2015

On February 11, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust launched "Return to Wielopole: The Teitelbaum Family Journey," in conjunction with the U.S. premiere of Yahad - In Unum's “Holocaust By Bullets” exhibit.

Through art, photographs, video, and eyewitness testimony, "Return to Wielopole" tells the story of Los Angeles resident Dr. Steven Teitelbaum's journey to Poland to research and discover the tragic fate of his great-grandparents during the Holocaust.

 

January 30, 2015

This month's Harper's Bazaar introduces UltraShape, a new technology that claims to melt belly fat with no pain.

Dr. Teitelbaum participated in the clinical studies of the device, and says "There's still nothing that can beat liposuction or a tummy tuck for fast, effective fat loss, ... plus, if your muscles are separated or your tummy skin is loose from pregnancy, UltraShape can't help."

Read the full article 

December 12, 2014

It is clear since the beginning of recorded history that both men and women have strived to look younger and more beautiful. But people think they are being intellectual when they blame it on the press.

This September 2014 article from the UK Daily Mail talks about young models and airbrushing: 

How women aged 35 to 49 worry most about looks: Low self-esteem blamed on magazine airbrushing and plastic surgery

The problem is magazines don’t sell if the covers don’t look a certain way.  When the public votes with their wallets the magazines will change. But as much as young models are an unrealistic goal for all but the young, their looks are genuine. 

If there is a culprit – and I don’t really think there is one – it would be the retouching. No one is absolutely blemish free. Waists are artificially narrowed. Eye color enhanced.  Normal wrinkles removed. All of these create a look that is unattainable – even with plastic surgery. 

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