Miscellaneous

New York Times: Dr. Teitelbaum doesn't see the need for another saline breast implant

New York Times: Dr. Teitelbaum doesn't see the need for another saline breast implant

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.” 

Return to Wielopole: The Teitelbaum Family Journey

Return to Wielopole: The Teitelbaum Family Journey

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.

 

Blame it on Someone

Blame it on Someone

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

Stories from Brazil's most celebrated plastic surgeon

Stories from Brazil's most celebrated plastic surgeon

Brazilian plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy brought aesthetic surgery out of back alleys and into the modern age. His books, procedures, lectures, and training programs have been of such magnitude that he has probably influenced plastic surgery more than any man alive.

This is a very interesting article about him from the Guardian: "Why Brazil loves nip and tuck, as told by country's plastic surgery 'maestro'"

We Are Too Hard On Our Looks

We Are Too Hard On Our Looks

The “Dove Real Beauty Sketches”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpaOjMXyJGk&feature=youtu.be  is an absolutely wonderful video.  Women describe themselves to a police sketch artist who does a rendering.  Then someone who met the woman describes her to the artist.  Lo and behold, the women look much more beautiful in the photo in which they were described by the stranger.

Tonsillectomy Death in Oakland

Tonsillectomy Death in Oakland

The story of the young girl who died as a result of complications following a tonsillectomy is absolutely horrible.

But the way the flames were flamed by the media could be compared to, “Remember the Maine.”

http://gawker.com/judge-orders-oakland-teen-be-kept-on-life-support-after-1492048713

The media kept referring to this, using some combination of, “…died following a botched routine tonsillectomy…”

Nose Jobs Can Change Your Voice

Nose Jobs Can Change Your Voice

 

A recent study published in plastic surgery’s leading journal demonstrated that “trained listeners” heard changes after surgery, but there was no change with speech function.

 

Sun Kills

Sun Kills

 

Obesity kills, yet food is obviously essential.  Why do we forget that sun kills?  I talk about sun exposure and tanning booths with patients all of the time.  Highly intelligent men and women somehow live in denial that their ongoing sun exposure can lead them to get melanoma.  Unless they had a family member die of it, the subject seems abstract. 

 

Seeing Cancer…With Your Eyes!

Seeing Cancer…With Your Eyes!

On February 10, a surgeon at Washington University performed surgery wearing a special pair of glasses that made cancer cells blue! This allowed the surgeon to distinguish the normal tissue from the cancerous tissue. Normally tissue needs to be removed and sent to pathology for a “frozen section.” But oftentimes healthy tissue is removed and sometimes bits of cancer remain behind.

From Bone to Metal

From Bone to Metal

 

We are accustomed to having scientists using man made technologies to fix human bodies. 

 

Here is an example of the opposite: using something unique from the body to improve the quality of man made products.

 

We’ve all heard that spider silk is stronger than steel.  Human bone is also amazingly strong for its weight.  Scientists have studied the microscopic make up of human bone, and have used 3D printers to create manmade materials that are lightweight and are the strongest materials ever made.

 

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