Sculpt Your Face to Perfection with Cheek Augmentation

February 17, 2018




Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj, Plastic Surgeon and Founder of the Aesthetic Institute of New York and New Jersey joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss his expertise on cheek augmentation with cheek implants.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj discuss the following:

  1. What is cheek augmentation surgery?
  2. How is cheek augmentation surgery performed?
  3. What are the benefits of implants?
  4. What are the different types of cheek implants? What makes someone better suited for one over the other?
  5. What makes a person a good candidate for cheek augmentation with implants?


Dr. Slupchynskyj received his undergraduate degree at Fordham University and then went on to receive his medical degree at New York Medical College, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class. Dr. Slupchynskyj conducted his General Surgery Residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City, and his Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Residency at the preeminent, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, also in New York City. Following his Residency, Dr. Slupchynskyj was selected for an intensive fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Slupchynskyj is Double Board Certified through the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, is a Diplomat with the National Board of Medical Examiners and is a member of the following Societies: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology, New York County Medical Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology Allergy, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Slupchynskyj has been asked to speak at numerous meetings of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery on his innovative surgical techniques and scientific studies.

Dr. Slupchynskyj’s Facial Plastic Surgery practice specializes in both surgical and non-surgical solutions for the aging face. Surgical procedures which Dr. Slupchynskyj has extensive experience in and proven superior results include: Mini Facelift; Mini Suture Facelift, and cheek augmentation. Dr. Slupchynskyj is also an expert in non-invasive procedures and was selected by Allergan to be the first Facial Plastic Surgeon in New York City to offer live demonstrations of their newest and most cutting-edge injectable filler, JUVÉDERM®, prior to its debut on the market in 2007.





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Body Shaping and Contouring with Injectables

February 14, 2018




Dr. Annie Chiu, Board-Certified Cosmetic Dermatologist and Founder of the Derm Institute in Redondo Beach, California again joins eHealth Radio and the Dermatology Channel to discuss Body Shaping and Contouring with Injectables.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Annie Chiu discuss the following:

  1. What are injectables?
  2. How do they work?
  3. Which ones can be used for body contouring & shaping?
  4. Is there a recovery period? Are there side effects or complications?
  5. Who is a good candidate for these types of procedures? Is there anything that would make someone a less than ideal candidate?


Dr. Annie Chiu is a Board-Certified Dermatologist practicing in the Beach Cities area of Los Angeles who received her Medical Degree from Stanford University.  She obtained her Bachelors of Science from UC Berkeley, where she graduated with top honors and was a University Medal finalist.  She is the founder and owner of her private practice, The Derm Institute

Dr. Annie Chiu recognizes that healthy, beautiful skin should be attainable for every patient.  She specializes in artful, subtle cosmetic rejuvenation with multiple techniques including Botox, fillers, Sculptra, peels, lasers, and tailored cosmeceuticals. Dr. Chiu is nationally recognized as a “master” injector, and is often involved in treating the models used in brochures and marketing campaigns for various fillers, and is in the top 2% in terms of experience in volume of injectable rejuvenation in the country. 

Dr. Chiu lectures and teaches advanced cosmetic procedures and techniques throughout the country and internationally.  She has also participated in multiple studies on acne, Botox, photoaging, and eczema. She is currently a consultant, trainer and speaker for Allergan, Galderma, Merz, SkinMedica, Skinceuticals, as well as various laser and energy device companies. She is the author of numerous publications, book chapters, and review articles on Cosmetic Dermatology and skin health.  Dr. Chiu is also often a media expert for editors and TV Shows alike, appearing on shows such as The Doctors, and was named a “Skin Genius” in 2015 by Elle Magazine.

Heavily involved as a leader in the field of Dermatology, Dr. Chiu is actively involved in the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She serves on the AAD Future Leader Panel, Patient Advocacy Taskforce, and Chairs the Product and Service Workgroup, Social Media Workgroup, and is an editor for Derm World. Locally, she believes strongly in patient advocacy and outreach, organizing community awareness and skin cancer screening programs.





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Dr. Mark McKenna: Reinventing Elective Healthcare in the Medical Aesthetic Industry

February 8, 2018




Dr. Mark McKenna, CEO and Founder of OVME a consumer facing, technology enabled, medical aesthetic company that is reinventing elective healthcare joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Mark McKenna discuss the following:

  1. Tell us about the medical aesthetic industry and your latest venture "OVME".
  2. How is OVME reinventing elective healthcare in the medical aesthetic industry?
  3. What led you to pursue a career in the medical field and what effect has your medical experience had on your business?
  4. As a lifelong entrepreneur do you have any advice for others looking to follow a similar path?
  5. Do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your success and overall health?
  6. OVME’s philanthropic philosophy is guided by passion and commitment - what organizations do you support and would you say that same passion and commitment are behind everything you do?


S. Mark McKenna, MD, MBA is a Medical Doctor licensed in Surgery and Medicine by the Georgia and Florida State Board of Medical Examiners. He is a passionate patient advocate and a dedicated community servant.  Dr. McKenna, originally from New Orleans, LA, is a graduate of Tulane University Medical School.  After completing his medical training he began to practice medicine with his father while simultaneously launching McKenna Venture Investments, a boutique real estate development firm.  Over the years McKenna went on to acquire/launch Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. This portfolio of companies would grow to over 50 employees and offered turnkey design-build, finance, and real estate closing services.
On August 29th, 2005 Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city of New Orleans and most of McKenna’s business interests.  In the aftermath of the storm, he actively participated in the rebuilding of New Orleans through the redevelopment of low-moderate income housing.
In November of 2007 McKenna relocated to Atlanta, GA and launched ShapeMed, a wellness and aesthetic based medical practice. ShapeMed was sold to Life Time Fitness Inc. (NYSE – LTM) on November 1st, 2014.  Dr. McKenna served as National Medical Director of Life Time Fitness Inc. until July 2016. In July 2017 Dr. McKenna became the CEO/Founder of OVME a consumer facing, technology enabled, medical aesthetic company that is reinventing elective healthcare.
Dr. McKenna is married to Gianine McKenna, they are the proud parents of daughter Milana Elle and a four-year old Pomeranian, Ryder. Dr. McKenna is currently a member of Entrepreneurs Organization and he has previously served as a board member of the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the New Orleans Industrial Development Board.




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Dr Sameer Jejurikar: Finding a Specialized Path in the Field of Medicine

January 27, 2018




Dr. Sameer Jejurikar, a practicing plastic surgeon and partner at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute that is best known for performing gluteal augmentation with fat, also known as the "Brazilian Butt Lift" procedure joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Sameer Jejurikar discuss the following:

  1. Knowing you specialize in the field of buttock augmentation, what would you say is the most frequent misconception patients have about the procedure and/or results from a surgery like this?
  2. I recently read that you were named to the Inter-Society Buttock Fat Grafting Safety Task Force. What is the role of this task force designed for, and how do you anticipate it will affect future surgical processes?
  3. I'm sure not many of our listeners are familiar with the term "gluteal augmentation with fat", more commonly known as a Brazilian Butt Lift. Can you describe on a high-level this procedure for me, and what most patients interested in this procedure are hoping to get out of it? Also, did the Brazilians coin the term?
  4. I recognize you don't only perform cosmetic procedures on gluteal parts, but that it is what you're best known for. How did you carve out a special niche for yourself in an industry so densely populated by other physicians? How did you know what was the right specialization for you?
  5. From my experience with medical professionals, doctors are always engaging in lectures, academic research, etc. Was this something you always knew would be a part of your career? What upcoming presentations do you have coming up?
  6. If any of our listeners are thinking of going to medical school, what is a tip you would give them? Almost like giving advice to a younger version of yourself!


Dr. Sameer Jejurikar is a practicing plastic surgeon in the Dallas area. Dr. Jejurikar is a partner in the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute and specializes in cosmetic procedures on the body, breast, and face. He is best known for performing gluteal augmentation with fat, which is more commonly known as the "Brazilian Butt Lift." When he is not in the operating room, he speaks at various conferences and meetings about this procedure. As a member of the International Multisociety Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force, he has researched ways to avoid fatal fat embolism with this treatment.

Dr. Jejurikar grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Michigan. After medical school, he continued to study and train at his alma mater and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. It was this experience that solidified his interest in cosmetic procedures. Dr. Sameer Jejurikar sits on numerous boards and is a member of many organizations. His talents in the OR match his abilities behind a microphone. He has given speeches and presentations around the world and educates listeners about his research and medical experience.

Besides completing elective cosmetic procedures on his patients, Dr. Jejurikar enjoys working to give back to the less fortunate. On numerous occasions, he’s traveled to different countries and performed essential treatments like surgery to repair cleft lips and palates. Next year, he plans to visit Bangladesh and provide free medical care to those who can’t afford treatment. Even though these trips can be mentally challenging, Dr. Sameer Jejurikar feels that they are extremely fulfilling. He is passionate about providing care and essential surgical treatments to those patients who need them most.

For more information, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jejurikar at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.



Reclaim Your Health with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

January 21, 2018




Dr. Janice Buenafe, from Key Laser Center for Cosmetic Regenerative Medicine, in Portland, Oregon, joins eHealth Radio to speak about Bio-identical hormone therapy.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Janice Buenafe discuss the following:

  1. What is bio-identical hormone replacement and what does it treat?
  2. What are the benefits of BHRT? Does this therapy have any side effects?
  3. What are bio-identical hormones made of?
  4. What makes a person a good candidate for BHRT?
  5. What is the treatment like and how long does it take to see optimal results?


Dr. Janice Buenafe is Board Certified in Family Medicine and views health from a holistic point of view. She strives to understand her patients’ health on many different levels.  What she has come to understand over her years of practice is the importance of hormones in the body, and how they affect people.  In working with bio-identical hormones, she has seen many patients come back reporting vast improvements in their state of well-being, energy, strength, skin, weight management, and libido.

After completing her residency in primary care medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Buenafe continued to practice in the Las Vegas area.  Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, she has been a part of the Providence Medical Group. We are happy to have her in our office educating our patients in the benefits of bio-identical hormones, while she continues to practice family medicine.

Dr. Buenafe sees the world from a multi-cultural perspective and embraces the value of learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys learning about spirituality, meditation, and most importantly, finding ways to enjoy quality time with her children.





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Lift and Shape Your Butt With BBL!

January 16, 2018




Dr. Daniel Krochmal, a Board Certified plastic surgeon and associate at MAE Plastic Surgery in Northbrook, Illinois joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Daniel Krochmal discuss the following:

  1. What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
  2. How is the procedure performed? Can it be combined with other procedures?
  3. What is the difference between a Brazilian butt lift and butt implants?
  4. What makes someone a good candidate for BBL?
  5. What is the recovery process like? Are there side effects or complications?


Dr. Krochmal received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He did his surgical internship at the University of Michigan, and his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic Arizona. He did his plastic surgery training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an aesthetic surgery fellowship at the Hunstad Kortesis Center, and learned his buttock shaping techniques in Brazil from Raul Gonzalez, a pioneer in buttocks implant surgeries. 

Dr. Krochmal is particularly specialized in body contouring, primary and revision breast surgery, facial aesthetics, non-invasive and minimally invasive modalities, and buttock shaping. Dr. Krochmal is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, he is a Candidate for Membership of the ASAPS. He is committed to research and advancing the field of plastic surgery, having presented at national conferences and authored numerous manuscripts. He is committed to patient safety, and serves on the Patient Safety Committee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.





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Top Facial Surgery Procedures Explained

January 4, 2018




Dean J. Fardo, MD, a board certified plastic surgeon and expert in facial surgery and rejuvenation joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to talk about procedures bringing patients into his office.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Dean J. Fardo discuss the following:

  • You have formal training in both plastic surgery and oculoplastic surgery, a combination that is rare among plastic surgeons. Can you tell us how this helps you achieve beautiful results for your patients?
  • When people think of facial surgery, they often think of facelifts. Can you tell us how new technologies and techniques have changed the facelift? What is the recovery period for a facelift?
  • Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is another very popular procedure. Who is a good candidate for the procedure, and how can this help with eyelid droop? How do patients feel about the procedure afterward?
  • Another in-demand procedure is rhinoplasty, or a nose job. Can you tell us about any new techniques, the recovery period, and post-surgery patient happiness?
  • For those who aren’t ready for a surgical procedure, there are many non-surgical treatments available, like injectables and laser treatments, that can be very effective. Can you tell us about some of your favorite non-surgical treatments?


Dr. Dean Fardo is board certified in plastic surgery and a member of many medical societies, including the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Fardo graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his general surgery and plastic surgery training at the GRAMEC/ Michigan State University program. He then completed a cosmetic surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and an oculoplastic fellowship at PACES Plastic Surgery in Atlanta. Dr. Fardo was asked to become a staff physician at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic, where he practiced his specialties of cosmetic and oculoplastic surgery for over three years.

Dr. Fardo has authored textbook chapters and scientific publications and recently received recognition in the “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons.” Dr. Fardo is honored to have been selected as a Mentor LEAD surgeon (Leadership, Experience and Development) in Breast Augmentation by LEAD, a council composed of skilled breast augmentation surgeons who share their extensive knowledge with Mentor Worldwide LLC.

When he’s not helping Atlanta look and feel beautiful at The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Fardo can be found spending time with his family and enjoying all the great things to do in the city.






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5 Things to Know About Profound, a Skin Tightening Game-Changer

December 29, 2017




Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Chen joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Channel to talk about Profound, a minimally invasive skin tightening treatment. Patients are loving its ability to give the lower face and neck a natural lift without scars, surgery, or downtime.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Stephen Chen discuss the following:

  • How is Profound different from other skin tightening treatments?
  • How do the results from Profound compare with a surgical procedure, like a facelift?  
  • The clinical trials for Profound are very impressive. Have you seen positive results from your patients? What are they saying about Profound?
  • What concerns does Profound address, and who is a good candidate for Profound?
  • What are some of the effects that patients can expect after a procedure, and how long does it take to see results?


Dr. Stephen Chen attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, completed his residency at the Medical College of Virginia, and completed his plastic surgery fellowships at Grotting Plastic Surgery and the Medical College of Virginia. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgery, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Well-known for his his warm bedside manner and surgical skill in creating beautiful, natural-looking results, Dr. Chen has been voted a “Top Doc” by Richmond Magazine multiple times.
Dr. Chen has extensive training and experience in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures for the breast, body, and face. He performs many cosmetic procedures, including breast enhancement, body contouring, facial rejuvenation, and non-surgical skin treatments, as well as works with patients to correct medical conditions or defects. Dr. Chen lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife and three children, and provides exceptional care to patients in Richmond and beyond.





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ACNE is a Four Letter Word

December 26, 2017




Laurie Neronha an award-winning herbalist, certified Acne Specialist, licensed esthetician since 1997 and an educator for Oncology Spa Solutions joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Skin Care Channels to discuss ACNE, the causes and how to treat it.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Laurie Neronha discuss the following:

  • What exactly causes acne?
  • Would it be safe to say that clearing acne involves more than just washing your face 2 times a day?
  • What are some of the ingredients someone should look for in a good acne product?
  • Anything we should avoid?
  • Can you give us an action plan, a place to start if we are dealing with acne?


Summary: Ice your skin. Don’t perform bathroom surgery, it’s a great way to give yourself permanent scars. Find an esthetician specialist who actually understands acne. There really is no need to suffer with acne anymore.


Since 1997 Laurie Neronha has been working full time as a licensed esthetician in Providence, RI. A longtime student of medical herbalism, aromatherapy and wellness, she has integrated her diverse knowledge into her daily work with clients.

In 2011 she became a certified Acne Specialist, and has cleared hundreds of clients of all ages with moderate to severe acne. Laurie has been quoted in multiple online and print publications, including,,, Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly, East Side Monthly, and many others. Her television interviews have won several Pegasus Awards for content.

Currently she is a small business owner, and new recipient of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Scholarship program. As a regional educator for Oncology Spa Solutions she travels the East Coast training other spa professionals how to safely care for clients before, during and after anti-cancer therapies.




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Liposuction is Still the Top Surgery for Fat Reduction: Here are the Facts

October 31, 2017




Dr. Alexander Sobel, owner of Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery, about why liposuction remains his preferred method for fat reduction, even as new nonsurgical body contouring technologies are emerging joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Alexander Sobel discuss the following:

  • There is a lot of talk about non-surgical fat reduction these days, but liposuction is still one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in America. Why is liposuction still the most effective for patients seeking permanent fat reduction?  What limitations exist with non-surgical fat reduction?
  • One reason you prefer liposuction for permanent fat reduction is that it can be used all over the body, not just on the abdomen. How does this level of flexibility compare to many of the non-surgical options available?
  • What is the liposuction recovery period like? When can you go back to work after liposuction?
  • It often takes multiple treatments and many months for people to see results with non-surgical treatments. How long does it typically take for liposuction results to appear?
  • Can you tell us more about how liposuction can be tailored by the surgeon to achieve the patient’s unique body contouring goals?


Dr. Alexander Sobel, owner of Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery and Vice President of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, is an award-winning, triple board certified surgeon in general cosmetic surgery, cosmetic facial surgery, and otolaryngology. Dr. Sobel is widely known for his commitment to the highest standards of safety, compassionate patient-centered care, and skill in providing beautiful, natural-looking results.

Dr. Sobel has experience in all areas of cosmetic surgery, including facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, body contouring, and non-surgical, anti-aging medicine. Also a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Sobel has trained several other surgeons in the art of cosmetic surgery. As a panelist in national academy meetings, Dr. Sobel has lectured on a variety of topics, including facial plastic surgery and breast augmentation.





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