November 26, 2014

A British plastic surgeon – and friend of mine – Patrick Mallucci has published a study in our most prestigious plastic surgery journal on the perfect breast.

Here is a fun story in the Daily Mail talking about it:

Why Kate Middleton and Scarlett Johansson's 'beckoning breasts' are scientifically perfect: Top plastic surgeon's study reveals ideal proportions

November 3, 2014

I’ve been in two “best of” lists in one year!  First the British magazine Tatler and now Departures, the exclusive magazine for American Express Platinum and Black Card members. While some such “best of” lists are actually paid advertisements and others the result of PR maneuvering, these were based upon the recommendations of other plastic surgeons.

From the November 2014 issues of Departures Magazine:


"Based in Santa Monica and known for complicated breast-implant revisions, Teitelbaum's mostly female patients include creative execs from the worlds of art and technology-- and LA yoga moms aiming to look like they did pre-baby."

October 23, 2014

I’ve always been baffled that a doctor has to apply separately for a license in every state. I can understand paying a fee to every state – after all governments are massive kleptocracies.

Finally, at least 15 states are considering a revised draft of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which is an effort to provide physicians a streamlined path to obtaining medical licensure in multiple states.

But if I am qualified to practice medicine in one state, why would I not be qualified in another. I had trained in Massachusetts and had a license there. But when I came to California I had to start from scratch to apply again. And when I performed live surgery at a plastic surgery meeting in Georgia last year, I had to go through the same ridiculous process there. Isn’t it enough that I have a Massachusetts license? Did California and Georgia really need to see original copies of my college transcripts and diplomas from every school I attended?

I have a friend who was a full professor of surgery at Harvard. He became chairman of a program in Ohio, and it took them six months to get a license there. He was then selected to be chairman of a prestigious program in Illinois, and again he had to wait six months for a license. Imagine someone being chairman of a surgery department and surgery training program not allowed to operate! Well, better late than never.

October 20, 2014

A patient had tissue loss caused by smoking after surgery. Her response? Sue her surgeon. Hopefully the courts in England will act with a greater sense of justice than they often do in America, though Great Britian has become such a nanny state that they may be allowing its citizens to shirk individual responsibility even more so than in America.

Perhaps worse of all is that this surgeon has his named dragged through the press labeled as “botching” an operation.

A surgery isn’t botched because a patient smokes after rhinoplasty surgery and impairs her healing. In a decent world he should at least be able to sue for defamation.

Here's the full story: Scandal of cosmetic surgeon struck off after a string of botched ops who can now operate again WITHOUT restriction

October 17, 2014

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'"