Blog 09/2014

September 30, 2014

September 28, 2014 was Brigitte Bardot’s 80th birthday. In my mind she had some of the most elegant and beautiful facial features of the last century. Check out this cool video and read the wonderful bio on Jezebel.

It is at once interesting and sad. She had such big eyes, full cheeks, and wonderful lips. Those are the way full lips should look – not the ridiculous overstuffed Juvederm lips of our generation. What a beauty!

September 16, 2014

For a piece published August 20, 2014, Dr. Teitelbaum was interviewed by the New York Times for a controversial piece about using saline injections to temporarily enlarge the breasts for 24 hours.

Dr. Steven Teitelbaum, a plastic surgeon in Santa Monica, Calif., and an associate clinical professor of plastic surgery at the U.C.L.A. School of Medicine, called the saline solution unnecessary. “Between good bras and chicken cutlets, you can always look good in clothes,” he said.

As for its use in gauging implant size, he added: “The feel of saline is sharply dissimilar from an implant, and the appearance is different because the edges diffuse and feather, which an implant does not.” Three-dimensional imaging, which has become a viable option for projecting surgical outcomes, would be a more accurate prediction of size and shape, he said. (Indeed, a recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal found that 3-D imaging was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting postoperative breast volume and surface contour.)

Read the full article in the New York Times: What a Difference a Day Makes