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Life & Style Miami – MOST WANTED EYES



We polled plastic surgeons on the most requested celeb features in their city.

When it comes to designing a pretty new pout, Angelina Jolie’s pillowy lips are the No. 1 choice nationwide. For other body parts, celeb role models vary from city to city. In Miami, South American influences make rounder and fuller features desirable. In Chicago, hometown beauty Michelle Obama’s well-toned backside is the gold standard.


Kim Kardashian

Average cost: $3,000

My patients love her “big round eyes”, says Dr. Michael Salzhauer, who also gets requests for Adriana Lima’s peepers. “Plastic surgery can alter the shape of the eyes slightly but cannot make them bigger.”

Other popular requests: Abs: Gwen Stefani, Chin: Jennifer Gamer, Eyebrows: Fergie.

New York Times – The Fountain of Youth at Your Fingertips


The Fountain of Youth at Your Fingertips


ON a recent flight from New York to Los Angeles, Chris Salgardo noticed an attractive woman sitting a few rows ahead of him. “She looked like she was in her 40′s,” he said. “She was beautiful with great skin. She had an overall very supple complexion.”

This is a significant compliment coming from Mr. Salgardo, the president of Kiehl’s U.S.A., a skin- and hair-care company. But then he looked down and saw the woman’s hands hammering away on her laptop. “They were veiny, crepey and had brown spots all over them,” Mr. Salgardo said.

Suddenly, his estimation of her age jumped at least a decade. “The hands were a dead giveaway,” he said.

Once upon a time, people became older and it showed. Thanks to dermatologists and plastic surgeons who made it their mission to tackle visible age, future generations – at least those who will be able to afford it – may never have to endure sagging jowls or droopy eyelids. But the war being waged against dark spots, ropey veins and the various other symptoms of the no-longer-youthful hand is a relatively recent battle, one that can be more challenging than combating facial wrinkles.

The skin on the hands is generally thinner than facial skin. It has the consistency of an eyelid and may be more sensitive to the indignities of time.

For some people, the battle is being fought at night, with moisturizing gloves and thick coats of specially formulated hand creams – a skin care sector that has grown more than 60 percent globally in the last four years, according to a July report from the Nielsen Company, a marketing research company in Illinois.

Others, like Mr. Salgardo, never leave the house without applying sunscreen to their hands. Many people resort to options found only in doctors’ offices: plumping fillers and other injections, along with age-erasing lasers.

Whatever the method, hands are clearly in the spotlight these days.

“The antiaging movement has picked up a lot of steam and people are starting to focus on parts of their body other than their faces,” said Dr. David Colbert, a Manhattan dermatologist who has worked on the hands of, among others, Dara Tomanovich, the face (and hands) of the Olay Regenerist skin care line. “Hands are in. In terms of dermatology, they’re hot.”

Marilyn Mehaffy, a 63-year-old retired professor in Chevy Chase, Md., said, “I never thought about my hands other than something that I did things with.” Now, she doesn’t go to bed without donning moisture-sealing gloves called Moisture Jamzz.

“Every day I have patients asking what they can do to make the back of their hands look better,” said Dr. Michael Salzhauer a plastic surgeon in Bal Harbour, Fla. “It’s like you fix up your bathroom and then you want to do your kitchen, but then you realize you have to do your living room. You want it all to match.”

Dr. Robert Weiss, a dermatologist in Baltimore, theorizes that the recent increased interest in hand care has something to do with the state of the economy. “People need to be working longer so they don’t want to look like they could be considered retirement age,” he said.

In the last two years, he noted, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, of which he is president-elect, has been offering its members a variety of information sessions relating to hand care. “We’d never done that before, but there was a demand for it,” he said.

In Washington, hand-primping procedures have become increasingly popular among female politicians and lobbyists, said Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, a dermatologist at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery. “Lobbyists understand the importance of appearance,” she said. “When they are proposing an idea and they ‘ are trying to win over their audience, hands are a dead giveaway of age. A youthful appearance gives them an edge.”

One of the most visible signs of aging in the hands is a loss of volume, which creates hands that look bony, with pronounced veins. Dr. Weiss often uses sclerotherapy: injecting veins with a solution that shrinks them.

Some doctors inject the hands with fillers such as Restylane to add volume and render veins and visible tendons less noticeable. Restylane injections, which are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use on the face, generally cost around $3,000 and usually takes just one visit. Results may last up to a year, but can sometimes cause short-term problems such as bruising, swelling, itchiness and sensitivity. If done improperly, patients run the risk of having a tendon pierced, Dr. Colbert said.

Still, patients are lining up for the procedures.

Nonsynthetic injections arc also an option. Dr. Sydney Coleman, a plastic surgeon in New York, has developed a procedure over the last 10 years that involves putting up to a thousand tiny injections of a person’s own fat into their hands; the procedure, which costs at least $12,000, is done in-office and the results last over a decade, he says. The patient is likely to endure about three weeks of puffiness and redness, he said.

Injections are only one of a medley of available techniques.

“If someone has a lot of brown spots and sun spots, I’ll use a laser,” Dr. Tanzi said. “It really helps with the discoloration that we often see on hands. Then there’s crepey skin; to treat that, we try to stimulate more collagen using lasers.”

One nonmedical expert, the hand model Ellen Sirot, says that hands that have sustained the normal wear and tear can be “de-aged” without injections or lasers. Over the years, Ms. Sirot, who is in her 40s, has been the flawless television hands of countless women, including Cheryl Tiegs, in ads for Light n’ Lively yogurt, and Sarah Jessica Parker, in commercials for Gamier.

MS. SIROT is working on a product line called Ellen Sirot Hand Perfection, which she hopes to introduce next spring. “What I’m doing is pairing the baseline botanicals I use – avocado oils, omega 3s, et cetera – with the breakthrough technology that the beauty industry has found for our faces,” she said.

But if you want to have hands like Ms. Sirot’s veinless-poreless-hairless-looking appendages, it will be a full-time commitment. She said she hasn’t cooked, cleaned or held her husband’s hand in a decade. The latter activity would mean keeping her hands below her waist, which would increase blood flow and make veins more apparent.

She also moisturizes at least once an hour, soaks her nail tips in lemon juice to keep them white and has several hundred pairs of gloves in various styles and wears them almost constantly. (For the average hands-obsessed person, she is designing a kind of glove-thong that covers just the back.)

Around the house, she lets her husband do pretty much everything – including wiping smudges from her various hand unguents off doorknobs. Typing is allowed, but in an effort to avoid any kind of callous buildup or muscle strain, she keeps pen use to a minimum. (Her signature is a quick horizontal line.)

And if her husband isn’t there to open the car door, Ms. Sirot does it by using a bit of choreography that involves her knuckle and her knee.

Is her regimen extreme? Yes – but on any given day, she can be found answering e-mail messages from people begging for her hand care secrets. The desire for hand perfection, Ms. Sirot said one recent afternoon while rubbing a Clementine rind on her fingers, is more widespread than we realize. “It’s amazing that we’ve gone so long without caring for our hands,” she said.

But will the rest of the world buy into a life that will require keeping hands even just a fraction as cloistered as hers?

“I’ll keep my beautiful fingers crossed,” Ms. Sirot said.


Ellen Sirot, a hand model to the stars, uses lemon on her finger nails to keep them white. (Another trade tip: don’t hold hands.) Right, images show a patient’s progress over an eight-year period after she received a thousand tiny fat-cell injections to her hands to achieve a more youthful look. Left, Moisture Jamzz gloves.

More antiaging treatments are focusing on the hands.

In Touch – These Stars Look Over-inflated!

Salzhauer_InTouch_3.22.10-669x272These Stars Look Over-inflated!

Have these celebrities been plumping up with fillers to stay young and beautiful? Their makeovers have left them looking like they’re ready to pop


The latest beauty treatments have turned back time for some women – but unfortunately, they also seem to have turned some Hollywood stars into alien creatures! “Fillers like Juvederm XC, Restylane, Sculptra and Radiesse add volume so you can look young again,” explains Dr. Gerald D. Ginsberg, medical director at TriBeCa MedSpa in NYC. But it’s easy to get carried away, resulting in fish lips and chipmunk cheeks – and that’s in addition to melon-sized boobs. “Women start to believe, ‘If a little is good, more must be better.’” says Dr. Michael Salzhauer of Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery in Miami. And when it conies to filling up, it appears that these celebs forgot to say when!


While Madonna has said, “I’m not going to have a press conference if I have plastic surgery,” Dr. Salzhauer thinks the Material Girl, 51, has packed 4 cc of filler into each cheek.


Lisa Rinna told In Touch she “went too far” with Juvederm injections in her cheeks. “I don’t want to look weird,” admits the star, who also has permanent silicone implants in her lips.


Lil’ Kim loves being the center of attention, but now it’s her face that has everyone shocked – she looks like a different person! “It looks like she injected apples into her cheeks!” notes Dr. Ginsberg.


Lindsay Lohan says, “It’s sad and disgusting that anybody would have work done at my age.” But Dr. Salzhauer thinks the 23-year-old got “way too much filler.” He estimates that she has 2 cc – almost a half teaspoon – in her upper lip alone!


“I felt insecure next to Audrina and Heidi,” explains The Hills’ Stephanie Pratt. Spartanburg, S.C., plastic surgeon Dr. Michael believes she may have used a filler and says, “Women who go overboard with injectables have un-realistic expectations.”




When Heidi Montag stepped out at the opening of Liquid Pool Lounge in Las Vegas, the sounds of partying were nearly drowned out by gasps of horror. “People were in shock at how huge her boobs look,” says a witness “She looked ridiculous” Adds a second onlooker. “She looked like she was going to fall over. her boobs were so big!”

In fact, five months after her infamous 10-hour. 10-procedure plastic surgery marathon, the only person who doesn’t seem to think Heidi made a massive mistake is Heidi herself. “I love the way my plastic surgery looks,” she gushed at the April 10 event. “and I would definitely get it again.”


Alarmingly, the procedure Heidi. 23. longs for most is a third breast augmentation! “I definitely want another boob job down the line.” she recently told Life & Style.” I didn’t get them as big as I’d originally wanted.”

It’s hard to imagine her boobs, which she says are between an E- and an F- cup, getting bigger! She’s already had to make drastic changes to her life to accommodate them.” I do less running now.” the fitness freak tells Ltfe&Style. Unable to fit into her old wardrobe, she says she’s resorted to designing her own outfits “so they fit perfectly.” She even told Ryan Seacrest she’s scared to hug people “because I’ve had so much done… Im very fragile”

But there’s no stopping Heidi, who got her surgery despite husband Spencer Pratt’s objections. On the upcoming season premiere of The Hills, moments after Heidi unveils her surgery to her horrified mom, Darlere, she confesses, “I actually wanted bigger ones, but they couldn’t fit in.”


Heidi shows signs of being addicted to plastic surgery. “She may be suffering from body dysmorphic disorder.” which involves a fear of imperfection, says Shari Corbitt, senior executive director of Promises Treatment Centers in Makbu. And getting a brow lift at age 23 “is definitely a warning sign of a plastic surgery addiction.”notes Miami plastic surgeon Michael Salzhauer.

Indeed, even if family and friends urge Heidi to stop, it’s unlikely to happen. Post-surgery, “I honestly couldn’t feel better.” she tells Life & Style. “I’m very extited, and I feel great.”

Daily Mail UK Modern marvel – Free iSurgeon app lets you imagine results of cosmetic operation


Modern marvel: Free iSurgeon app lets you imagine results of cosmetic operation

Modern marvel: Free iSurgeon app lets you imagine results of cosmetic operation

By Claire Coleman Last updated at 12:01 PM on 26th April 2010

The iPhone application is the brainchild of plastic surgeon Dr Michael Salzhauer

Choosing to have plastic surgery is a huge commitment, and until now patients could only imagine what the results might look like.

But a revolutionary new iPhone application is about to change that.

Called iSurgeon, it’s easy to use – simply take a photograph of the body part you wish to change then glide your fingers over the screen to increase or decrease its dimensions.

The app is the brainchild of plastic surgeon Dr Michael Salzhauer – who invented it in an attempt to cut down on the time he spent in consultations.

Now, potential patients can take a picture, alter it as desired with iSurgeon, then email it to Dr Salzhauer at his Miami clinic – and he can advise whether the changes are feasible and how much they’d cost.

‘A lot of people wonder what they would look like if they could change themselves’ says Dr Salzhauer.

‘This will help them find out if they are actually interested and, if so, they can seek out a certified plastic surgeon to follow it up.’

The app has already been a huge hit in the U.S. – Dr Salzhauer has received more than 100,000 images from potential patients – and it’s now set to sweep Britain.

And the best bit? Far from being over-inflated, it’s completely free to download.

FOX 8 News iSurgeon – App Lets You Shop for Cosmetic Doctors on Phone


iSurgeon: App Lets You Shop for Cosmetic Doctors on Phone

iSurgeon: App Lets You Shop for Cosmetic Doctors on Phone

That smart phone isn’t just for Sudoku and weather forecasts anymore…

Check your e-mail, Facebook account and text messages? Duh. Get the play-by-play of your favorite MLB team? Sure. Find a decent Mexican restaurant in your neighborhood before your date tonight? Easy.

Get answers to questions about that hair transplant or liposuction you’ve been considering? According to smart phone applications like iSurgeon and The Plastic Surgery Channel, the answer is yes!

It seems that—for anywhere from free to $1.99—you can submit questions to board-certified plastic surgeons, search for qualified doctors by zip code, view video commentary by doctors and play games that allow you to see what you’d look like with, say, a nose job—all with the tap of a screen. For example, the free Plastic Surgery Channel app let’s you read surgeon profiles, map doctors’ office locations, and view recent Q&A sessions between other plastic surgery inquirers and board-certified surgeons.

If you’re willing to fork up $1.99, you can see what you would look like with plastic surgery, and be the doctor too with iSurgeon, created by Dr. Michael Salzhauer, who is also the author of a children’s book about cosmetic surgery called “My Beautiful Mommy.”

The “game mode” replicates common procedures like tummy tucks and butt lifts, and the “advanced surgery mode” allows you to snap photos of yourself (or your friends) and upload them to the “operating room,” where you can try your hand at a makeover. Then, if you’re brave enough, you can e-mail your friends or post the pictures on your social networking site, all in the name of research, of course.

Other applications will act as your personal secretary, offering up appointment schedulers and stashing your doctors’ information, as well as any medications you’re taking or medical allergies the surgeons should be aware of.

If you need a dose of reality before taking the plastic plunge, check out The Plastic Show: Before and After Plastic Surgery for, you guessed it, before and after surgery photos and to learn about the serious condition known as body dysmorphic disorder.

You can tap, tap, tap your way toward a sculpted body, but remember to follow the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ advice and find a doctor with more than six years of surgical training and experience, no matter if you find him or her on your iPhone or in the good old-fashioned Yellow Pages.

For more information, visit the iTunes App Store.

New York Times – The Doctor Can See You Now


PLASTIC surgeons used to dispense advice primarily in private, face-to-face consultations, during which they would address a patient’s concerns and weigh the merits of surgery.

These days, plastic surgeons offer their opinions on the Web, sometimes for all to see. One platform is, where plastic surgeons answer queries and introduce themselves to patients., which made its debut in December, allows the brave to ask Dr. Robert Freund, a plastic surgeon with an office in Manhattan, to evaluate photographs they post publicly. Viewers vote on whether Jane Doe needs a “smaller nose” or “more voluptuous lips.”

If this kind of crowd-sourcing lacks appeal, Dr. Michael A. Salzhauer hopes iSurgeon, his iPhone application, will draw you in. Users can tweak a picture of themselves while listening to a chain saw roar. In a phone interview, Dr. Salzhauer said, iSurgeon “is a great party game,” allowing strangers to snap pictures of each other and then augment a small chest or shrink a big nose.

He added that iSurgeon was also “a useful tool for people seriously thinking about plastic surgery” or “patients who want privacy.” I toyed around, making modest changes to my nose and stomach, and found the results worthy of a fun-house mirror.



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