July 27, 2010
July 21, 2010
Is 18-year Old Charice Getting Botoxed for Television
18-year-old Filipino singer Charice first became known to
America when she appeared on Ellen, after becoming a YouTube
sensation. Since then she has also appeared on Oprah and is preparing to
make an appearance on the hit television series Glee at the
end of the month. In addition to practicing her singing, Charice is also
reportedly undergoing Botox as well as Thermage.
At 18, Charice already looks younger than her age and does not
have a need for the Botox and Thermage anti aging procedures she is
reported to have gotten.
July 20, 2010
We love our Sandy, but we rue what it appears she’s done to
her once lovely face. Partly as a reaction to the Best Actress winner’s
masklike presence at the Oscars, image-conscious Angelenos are asking
for a kinder, gentler touch when it comes to anti-aging injectibles.
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Nikolov is known for his
less-is-more approach to Botox and Juviderm-used, respectively, to ease
lines and plump up depressions in the skin. “I prefer to treat new
patients conservatively,” he advises. “It’s much wiser to underdo than
overdo injectibles the first time I see someone, then touch up as
required when they return to see me about two weeks later. An
experienced plastic surgeon can determine the most effective initial
treatment in way that less experienced health professionals do, given
our knowledge of facial musculature and anatomy.
July 7, 2010
Dr. Alexander Rivkin appears on KNBC’s 5PM News in a segment showcasing his treatment of TMJ with Botox!
June 3, 2010
Clinicians take a multi-disciplinary
approach to fighting obesity
By Frank Fraiser
A lot can change at high altitudes. For David G. Davtyan, MD, FACS,
FICS, the thin air at the 2001 Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium
(MISS) in Snowbird, Utah, caused him to become short of breath. He
called his wife and gasped, “My fat is taking over my lungs!”
Davtyan had gradually reached a size that was causing him to tire
easily, but because he was successful in his career and personal life,
he wasn’t ashamed of his weight. It wasn’t until he attended an MISS
presentation given by Guy-Bernard Cadiere, MD, PhD, on laparoscopic
adjustable gastric banding that Davtyan considered undergoing the