The Major Benefits of a Mini Facelift

March 17, 2018




Dr. Robert Singer, a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon based in La Jolla, California joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to talk to us about Mini Facelifts.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Robert Singer discuss the following:

  1. What is the difference between a mini facelift and a full facelift?
  2. How is a mini facelift performed? Are there different techniques?
  3. Who is a good candidate for a mini facelift?
  4. How does someone know that they are ready for a mini facelift versus just receiving routine Botox injections or dermal fillers?
  5. What is the recovery process like? Are the results permanent?


Few surgeons are as respected by their peers and as esteemed by their patients as Dr. Robert Singer. With an eye for balance and beauty and the skills of an artist, he has helped thousands of people in Southern California and around the world attain the rejuvenated appearance they have always wanted. He is specialized in all aspects of cosmetic surgery, such as rhinoplasty, facelift, and breast augmentation. Dr. Singer has been engaged in private practice in the La Jolla area of San Diego since 1976 and is now an internationally recognized plastic surgeon.

While Dr. Singer’s practice may be based in the La Jolla area of San Diego, his reputation as an expert plastic surgeon extends to the entire world. Dr. Singer appears regularly on radio and television programs such as Larry King Live, in national and local newspapers, and in national and international fashion, news, and health magazines. Dr. Singer has also been a resource for plastic surgery information to the Medical Board of California and the Congress of the United States.

Dr. Singer is a sought-after speaker who lectures to prominent surgical organizations and non-medical audiences in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Central America, including the prestigious Young Presidents’ Organization, CEO, and World Presidents Organization. Throughout his career, Dr. Singer has also authored many scientific publications on various aspects of reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery.





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New Baby, New Body? All You Need to Know About Mommy Makeovers

March 9, 2018




Dr. Evan Beale, a plastic Surgeon in Dallas, Texas joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss the Mommy Makeover procedure.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Evan Beale discuss the following:

  1. What is a Mommy Makeover?
  2. What are the most common procedures that make up a mommy makeover?
  3. Can all the procedures be performed concurrently?
  4. Should woman wait until they are done having children to have a mommy makeover? Are there any criteria that makes someone a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
  5. What is the recovery process like? Any potential complications?


Dr. Beale is a native Texan, growing up in Dallas. He attended college at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia where he majored in Biology and graduated cum laude. Dr. Beale received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. There, he was a member of the Surgery Honors Program, Admissions Committee, and was elected by his peers to the Arthur P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Society. Dr. Beale received years of world class training in General Surgery as well as in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he was named Administrative Chief Resident and was a recipient of the Resident Excellence in Teaching Award for two consecutive years. Following his residency, Dr. Beale completed a fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Medical City Dallas Children’s Hospital and continued training under internationally renowned surgeons. He also participates in medical missions with LEAP Foundation, which provides free medical treatment for children internationally. Dr. Beale is well known in the Dallas area for performing mommy makeovers, rhinoplasty, and breast augmentation.

Dr. Beale’s surgical goal is to provide beautiful results that are not contrived or unnatural in appearance. He does not subscribe to a one size fits all mentality but works with your unique anatomy so that you retain your individuality and look! In addition to providing beautiful results, Dr. Beale will help you feel as comfortable as possible both in his care and as you interact with his excellent staff. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Beale works in collaboration with you to create a plan that achieves optimal results in an uncompromisingly safe environment. He sets forth realistic expectations for outcomes and will not perform any procedure unless it is in your best interest. Dr. Beale is a thoughtful listener, paying special attention to detail and helping even the most modest patient feel at ease. Dr. Beale’s patients trust him as their surgeon because he is approachable and caring, and continuously delivers exceptional outcomes with the utmost regard to patient safety and comfort.




Mark Mofid, MD FACS of San Diego and La Jolla on Enhancing the Body Using Plastic Surgery

March 3, 2018




Dr. Mark Mofid, a Plastic Surgeon and Founder of Mark Mofid M.D., FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery located in La Jolla, California just north of San Diego joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel. He is here to share with us information on what is going on these days in the field of plastic surgery.


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

  1. I’ve been told that you have conducted extensive research about the shape of the female body. Can you tell us more about your research and findings?
  2. What types of enhancement procedures can women have if they want to achieve this hourglass figure?
  3. What is the most popular procedure that your patients come in for and what is one that is starting to become popular?
  4. There has been some concern over the safety and effectiveness of certain procedures. What are some things that people should look for when choosing a doctor?
  5. Can you tell us about some of the latest technology advances and innovations that you’ve seen in recent years that changed the shape of the industry?


Dr. Mark Mofid is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in the San Diego and La Jolla area of sunny California. He is highly regarded for both his surgical skills and compassion for his patients. He recognizes the individuality each of his patients and has helped them achieve beautiful, natural-looking results with procedures such as rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, liposuction, and gluteal implants. Dr. Mofid also performs reconstructive surgery for patients who have had skin cancers removed, facial injuries due to trauma, or a mastectomy.

He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. After finishing his undergraduate work at Harvard, he completed his medical degree and training at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to his training in both general and plastic surgery, Dr. Mofid also completed an advanced craniofacial research fellowship at Johns Hopkins. He serves as a diplomate for the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He is also a staff surgeon at several hospitals in the San Diego and La Jolla area, where he practices, and a clinical faculty member at the University of California, San Diego’s Division of Plastic Surgery.




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Mommy Makeover: Restore Your Body After Childbirth with Dr. Dreyfuss

February 26, 2018




Dr. David Dreyfuss, Founder of Dreyfuss Plastic surgery in Orland Park, Illinois joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss the ever popular, Mommy Makeover.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. David Dreyfuss discuss the following:

  1. What is a Mommy Makeover?
  2. What are the most popular procedures?
  3. Can all the procedures be performed together or is it better to have them done individually?
  4. What makes a person a good candidate for mommy makeover surgery? Should women wait until they are done having children to have a mommy makeover?
  5. What is the recovery process like? Are there side effects or potential complications?


Dr. David Dreyfuss started his practice with the idea of high quality surgical care, personalized service and beautiful aesthetic results. His compassion and dedication to individual care gives his patients confidence that his primary goal is to ensure complete satisfaction.

Dr. Dreyfuss received his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta. He completed a General Surgery residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, followed by a Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Chicago. He is recognized by his peers as an expert in the field of Cosmetic Surgery and has presented at many national meetings on Breast Surgery and Breast Implants. His most popular procedures include, breast augmentation, mommy makeovers, and breast lifts.

He is Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and Dr. Dreyfuss is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Illinois Plastic Surgery Society and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.



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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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Transgender Top Surgery 101

February 16, 2018




Dr. Dustin Reid, a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Co-Founder of Restora Austin in Austin, Texas joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss Transgender Top Surgery.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Dustin Reid discuss the following:

  1. What is Transgender Top Surgery?
  2. What are some components of this procedure? How do the procedures differ from FTM and MTF?
  3. Should anything be done to prepare preoperatively? Are there any restrictions that could keep a patient from undergoing this surgery?
  4. What is the recovery process like? Are there side effects or complications?
  5. What are some important things a person should know or ask their surgeon about before considering this type of surgery?


Dustin L. Reid, MD, FACS is double board certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery. He specializes in surgery of the breast, body, face, and nose, as well as hair restoration. Dr. Reid has a superior educational and training foundation and is a self-motivated, progressive thinker committed to natural looking enhancements, cutting-edge technology and patient satisfaction. He combines classic plastic surgery training with outstanding surgical skill and often utilizes non-surgical treatments to optimize your outcome and limit your recovery time. His reputation and that of Restora Austin is based on individualized treatment plans and natural surgical results.
Dr. Dustin Reid is a native of Clovis, NM. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University, where he was honored as the Outstanding Biological Science Student for his graduating class. He received his medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine, where he graduated #1 in his medical school class. He was also selected as Best Surgical Student and Outstanding Overall Medical Student by the faculty. Dr. Reid went on to train in a vigorous 5 year general/trauma surgical residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. He served as Chief Resident and received awards from his peers for Outstanding Teaching from a House Officer and was a featured trauma surgeon on The Learning Channel’s, Trauma, Life in the ER. He trained in plastic surgery at the prestigious Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA, completing a 3-year residency. Again, he served as Chief Resident in his final year.





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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.



The Facts About Body Lift Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

January 23, 2018




Dr. Jacob Haiavy, the Immediate Past President of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and owner of Inland Cosmetic Surgery in Rancho Cucamonga joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel.

An accomplished cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Haiavy has a special interest and expertise in performing body lift surgery after massive weight loss. There are many misconceptions out there about this procedure, and Dr. Haiavy will provide the facts about skin removal and body lift surgery after massive weight loss.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Jacob Haiavy discuss the following:

  1. What are some of the complications or difficulties patients experience after losing a significant amount of weight?
  2. Can you tell us what happens during body lift surgery?
  3. What is the recovery like for a body lift patient?
  4. What is the cost of body lift surgery? Does insurance usually cover body lift surgery?
  5. How do you see your patient’s lives improve after body lift surgery?

Summary: Body lift surgery can be very helpful for people who live with loose or excess skin after massive weight loss. Above all, patients must seek out a cosmetic or plastic surgeon who is caring, knowledgeable, experienced, and listens to their unique concerns when considering this potentially life-changing set of procedures.


Dr. Jacob Haiavy has been practicing cosmetic surgery in his fully accredited surgery center since 2001. He graduated from New York University, where he was awarded the Alumni Medal, attended Mount Sinai Medical School in New York, and continued there with an internship in General Surgery. After completing his fellowship in Texas with Howard Tobin, M.D., former president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, he moved to Southern California to practice in Rancho Cucamonga and Beverly Hills.

Dr. Haiavy is the Immediate Past President of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, where he directed a full body and facial cosmetic surgery fellowship training program. The author of a number of scientific articles on cosmetic surgery published in leading cosmetic and plastic surgery journals, he has also served as faculty for cosmetic breast, body, and facial rejuvenation courses and is a member of the faculty of Loma Linda University.





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