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Jesus: Our Lord, Savior, and Plastic Surgeon

18
Apr

Today all of Christianity celebrates the only person to have ever risen from the dead, Jesus.  He was a teacher, counselor and healer.  I’ll go ahead and take it to the next level and inform you that Jesus was also a plastic surgeon.  I said it.  Sure, he used miracles instead of knives and sutures, but while he was on this earth, the man performed some incredible plastic surgery.

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Jean Claude Follow up- Cleft Nose Reconstruction Leads to Graduation!

17
Apr

Update on Jean Claude-  he graduated from middle school!  Dr. Roy Kim, San Francisco’s Plastic Surgeon, updates you on a teenager from Rwanda that went back to school after cleft nose surgery correction.  Congratulation, Jean Claude!

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Wacky Wednesday: One Way To Make a Statement

16
Apr
San Francisco plastic surgeon Dr. Roy Kim’s weekly roundup of the weird, strange, sad, wacky, and shocking plastic surgery news from around the world.
 
I’ll admit to having a short patience for the militant.  I tend to think radical protest should be saved for only the most egregious, necessary, and last resort situations.  But then who am I to decide what’s urgent.  These people have opinions, dammit.
 

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The Cutting Edge of Your Fat

11
Apr

Fat grafting is all the rage, and the Brazilian butt lift is now a college course at some universities, but do you know what fat harvesting and fat grafting really mean?  Dr. Roy Kim, San Francisco’s Plastic Surgeon, explains the basics of fat grafting, and how it’s used in various cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures.  

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Wacky Wednesday: Facing the Weird

9
Apr

San Francisco plastic surgeon Dr. Roy Kims weekly roundup of the weird, strange, sad, wacky, and shocking plastic surgery news from around the world.

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Wacky Wednesday: Wack Attack

2
Apr

Twins.  Nuff Said.  (Because they’re all weird, right?)

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Twins are said to share thoughts, tendencies and preferences in addition to DNA.  It’s only natural that they should also share a boyfriend and plastic surgery goals.  But I think this might look better on paper than in reality.  Especially for the boyfriend, am I right?

Lucy and Anna hail from Australia.  They share a bed, a phone, a Facebook account, and probably chew each other’s food.  So far, they’re still a real novelty act, but if they don’t ease up on the plastic surgery, they’re going to end up looking like every other puffy stretched woman in town; and that would be a true waste of an otherwise perfectly crazy set of twins.

And You Call Yourself a “Boob Guy”?  You Know Nothing.

If you’re the guy who is constantly calling out whether every passing woman’s breasts are real or fake - listen up:  you’re the fake.  You don’t know the half of it.  I’m calling you out, Mr. “You can tell by the way they jiggle.”  Get your education on.  Average international bra size?  Breast weight?  Did you know the cool girl with the cigarette is going to sag more than her nonsmoking counterpart?  Now you do.

Test your breast knowledge and see if you’re the expert you’ve been claiming to be.

The Human Encore (That No One Requested)

photo credit: bangaloremirror.com

What to do, when you want to tell the world of your love for tattoos, but have a finite amount of flesh with which to make that statement? Matthew Whelan’s appetite for ink exceeded his body’s real estate.  He then legally changed his name to “King of Inkland” and TATTOOED HIS EYEBALL.  But it’s still just not enough.  Matthew is now undergoing laser tattoo removal so he can re-tattoo some of his body parts with new designs.  He’s in it for about $60,000 including the tatts and their removal.  I suggest paint and canvas, temporary henna ink, or perhaps a white board for Matthew.  Tattoos may not have been the right choice for a man who constantly wants something new.  I’m certain he would disagree, based on his level of commitment.  Whatever. Laser skin technicians gotta eat too, I suppose.

Photographer Only Person Shocked by Shocking Photos

photo credit: jiyeo.com

Artist Ji Yep photographed “unsettling” images of women recovering from plastic surgery.  She was trying to showcase “the ugly side” of plastic surgery.  Yeo solicited care-taking services in exchange for the subjects’ willing participation in the project, which included photography and some Q&A about their experience and motivations.  Yeo was surprised that the women were willing to sacrifice such time, pain and money to have elective cosmetic procedures.  She did not expect them to be so “highly motivated” and excited.

I however, am not surprised at all.  I’m also not “unsettled” by the photos, nor do I find them “ugly.”  Of course I’m a plastic surgeon who meets patients and sees surgical recovery on a daily basis.  However, I was glad to see an artist so honest in her positive assessment of the women she documented.   Although South Korea is a very hot market for plastic surgery and there is a cultural debate about its popularity there, from my perspective, the “ugly” side of plastic surgery is not the healing process.  It is the journey which brings the patient into the surgeon’s office. Sometimes it’s an accident or deformity, other times just wear and tear that has weighed down the patient’s spirits, to the point he or she is ready to take major transformative action.  The healing process is almost always an internal and external one, which holds promise and optimism for the patient. 

Join me again next week as I continue to track the decline of civilized society as told through the strange and varied tales of plastic surgery.

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Stale Botox? Yup, It Explains Why Your Botox Didn’t Work

28
Mar

You know that bananas can go stale-  but did you know that your Botox can go stale as well?  Dr. Roy Kim, San Francisco’s Plastic Surgeon and author of “Botox University”, explains why it pays to go to a trustworthy, honest, and BUSY Botox injector.

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Artefill- the Best Dermal Filler?

24
Mar

EXCERPT-  Artefill is a FDA approved dermal filler that is the longest lasting filler that does not require fat harvesting.  Artefill is a great filler, but the best thing about it is that it’s FDA approved to last 5 years.  Dr. Roy Kim, San Francisco’s Plastic Surgeon, discusses if Artefill is right for you.  

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The Most Magical Temple in Bagan- Khay Min Gha Temple

21
Mar

What’s the most magical temple in Bagan, Myanmar?  Well, for me, it was Khay Min Gha Temple.  Dr. Roy Kim, San Francisco's Plastic Surgeon, explains what makes this hideen treasure so wonderful.  

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Wacky Wednesday: As Wacky As You Want To Be

19
Mar

San Francisco plastic surgeon Dr. Roy Kim’s weekly roundup of the weird, strange, sad, wacky, and shocking plastic surgery news from around the world.  This week, learn about Harnamm Kaur and her amazing beard, renaming yourself as Sexy Crabtree, Chandre Oraon and his awesome tail, and the return of "normal cleavage", as opposed to "side boob" and "leg bombs". 

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