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Author Archives: John Di Saia MD

bad plastic surgery

"Bad Plastic Surgery" is a pretty common point of discussion online, but it is poorly understood. Sure, the concept of a plastic surgery procedure having not-so-great results is pretty simple, but what is to be expected after an operation and what did things look like beforehand? Surgery comes with risk even when done properly and some patients entertain so much ... Read More »


The term "labia" refers to the outer genitalia of a woman; "-plasty" is a suffix use in plastic surgery for an operation that changes the form of the structure that is named before it. So "labiaplasty" is an operation to change a woman's external genitalia. The fact that anyone (including the woman concerned) would seek to change a woman's genitalia ... Read More »


Botox TM is a trade name for Botulinum toxin A. Botulinum toxin was isolated from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum long after lethal cultures had been fed to Chinese prisoners in the 1930's. Some find it hard to believe that a poison deadly enough to be considered a prime biological weapon (Agent X), is now in part a lead cosmetic product ... Read More »

cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic Surgery is a part of Plastic Surgery although looking at the people performing it, many of them are not proper residency-trained plastic surgeons. For some minor procedures, this is probably not too worrisome, but is some cases it can be pretty scary. Obviously the idea in Cosmetic Surgery is to improve upon the appearance of the patient. Improvements are ... Read More »


Obviously a Cougar can be a wild cat, but in the blog vernacular the term's slang meaning is much more commonly in play: A Cougar is a older woman on the prowl for a younger man. The term is thrown about on Celebrity blogs frequently as famed Celebrity types are usually accused of stalking their young prey. A famed Cougar ... Read More »

celebrity plastic surgery

The main way bloggers seem to find out about Plastic Surgery is via the blogs featuring Celebrity Plastic Surgery. While the bloggers usually put their own bias into the mix, the discussion is lively and any celebrity seems to be a fair target. The main themes seems to be: (1) Who has had what procedure? (2) Who looks better or ... Read More »

tummy tuck

Tummy Tuck Surgery (or Abdominoplasty) is an operation considered within Plastic Surgery. Although it is much more involved than liposuction, it is often considered as an alternative to it for improving the appearance of the abdomen in women following childbirth. A Tummy Tuck can involve the removal of skin and fat as well as the tightening of the abdominal muscular ... Read More »


Liposuction is one of the most popular operations within the discipline of Plastic Surgery. The procedure is quite simple in its design. A small pointed instrument (cannula) placed within the fat is attached to a suction device. The cannula is moved through the fat to remove a portion, leaving the patient thinner in the region treated.  There have been safety ... Read More »

plastic surgery

The word "Plastic" comes from the ancient Greek word "plastikos," which means to mold or give form. Plastic Surgery is the art and science of changing the shape of the human form. It has had its origins in the reconstruction of deformities. Skin flaps were performed in ancient India as early as 800-2000 B.C. to reconstruct nasal defects. The history ... Read More »

breast implant

A breast implant is simply an implant placed within a breast to increase the breast's volume and provide the appearance of fullness. Surgery to place, remove and/or replace breast implants is included within the discipline of Plastic Surgery. Breast implants can be placed for reconstructive (such as following breast removal [mastectomy] for breast cancer) or cosmetic purposes. They are currently ... Read More »