Which tummy tuck for me?

Which tummy tuck for me?

There’s a lot of confusion about tummy tucks and we get a lot of questions about tummy tucks. (I think the two are related!) More specifically, people seem to wonder what version of tummy tuck would be best for them. “Do I need a full tummy tuck, or can I get a’Mini’?” We hear that […]




The Link between Selfies & Plastic Surgery

The Link between Selfies & Plastic Surgery

I saw a statistic the other day that said that by 2020 there would be 6.1 billion cell phones in the world. I didn’t check it for accuracy, but it certainly seems like everyone has one. The technology is a game changer on so many levels, but in this blog I want to focus on […]




Are there right or wrong reasons to have plastic surgery?

Are there right or wrong reasons to have plastic surgery?

The answer is absolutely. First, the right reason. Actually there is really only one right reason. You have a little voice in your head that’s bugging you about something and it won’t leave you alone. The little voice is constant and a little bit insane. It goes something like this: “My breasts don’t look good. […]




Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy

Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy

Tummy tuck after pregnancy? “Of course,” you say. “When else would you do it?” Well you’d be surprised about the number of questions we get related to this topic.




Non-narcotic Protocol

Non-narcotic Protocol

Pain. Not a pretty word. Nobody wants it, but we’re going to have to deal with it if we’re going to talk about cosmetic surgery. Whether you’re interested in eyelid surgery, liposuction, a tummy tuck, or a facelift, we’re going to have to deal with the post operative discomfort. Fortunately, there’s good news and then […]




What you should eat after your cosmetic surgery

What you should eat before, during and after your cosmetic surgery: Part 2

We all want to get the best results possible from our cosmetic surgery. Some things are crucial in getting to that goal – stop smoking, get healthy, and come as excited and stress-free as possible. But there other things that are important as well, and I’d like to spend a few minutes talking about one […]




What you should eat before, during and after your cosmetic surgery

What you should eat before, during and after your cosmetic surgery: Part 1

We all want to get the best results possible from our cosmetic surgery. Some things are crucial in getting to that goal – stop smoking, get healthy, and come as excited and stress-free as possible. But there other things that are important as well and I’d like to spend a few minutes talking about one of them – diet.




How soon before the holidays can I get botox?

How soon before the holidays can I get Botox?

Tis the season again! Time for turkey and mistletoe, yule logs burning and the smell of Christmas trees. And it’s also time for visiting family and for office parties – time to look your best! As we approach this happy, crazy season, a lot of people take a hard look at themselves and realize that […]




Austin-Weston Plastic Surgery

Rarely “Botched”

On my desk is a “news-papery” looking journal called the “Plastic Surgery News.” It comes out monthly and it’s articles are of general interest to plastic surgeons, but are not “scientific” in nature. In this issue, there are some fluff pieces on particular surgeons telling about their lives, a job board, a slate of delegates […]




Austin-Weston - Kathy's Story

Kathy’s Story

“Cosmetic surgery is never easy, but sometimes it’s really hard. After a few thousand breast augmentations or upper lid blepharoplasties, you kind of “get the hang of it.” Results are usually excellent and when things go wrong, it’s usually a tweak here or there and everything is back on course. But it’s still surgery on […]