Actress Angelina Jolie recently wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times about how breast cancer has touched her life. Cancer is never a fun topic, but breasts are an important part of our lives here at Kaufman and Clark Plastic Surgery, so we thought we would share. Here’s a link to the article.
You read right. There are 14 general nose types, many of which have been named or made famous by celebrities. Take a look at these honkers, and see if you can pick out your own.
The Snub – This soccer player (or futbol as they call it in places that don’t know any better), has what is called a snub nose. Small, compact, perfect for sports where people headbutt each other.
The Roman – Named after the people. Many famous people have this nose.
The Greek -Long, straight and with a high bridge, the Greek is one of the strongest and most easily-recognizable noses. We’re not sure where the name comes from. Please leave a comment below if you have any ideas.
The Aquiline – This guy’s famous. What’s his name again? Ah, let’s be honest – his name may as well be Harry Potter at this point. But he’s got a cool looking nose!
The Rumpole – This bulbous nose is attached to a man named Leo McKern, an actor who played a character after which his nose was named.
The Celestial – Named perhaps for the direction it points — that is, upward. This type of nose is quite popular.
The Lenin- This nose is wide and has big nostrils. Lenin’s wikipedia page says that as “a young man of intense emotions,” but then it says “he liked children and cats.” Well, wikipedia, which is it? Is he intense or does he love children? Perhaps the Lenin is the nose of a complex individual who refuses to be restrained to one category. In any case, it’s one of the more common nose types.
The Redknapp- named after another soccer player. It must be hard to dedicate your life to something and then be reduced to a nose.
The Nixon – This guy was really asking for it with this nose. Not many people have a nose like this guy.
The Tara – Yup, it’s called a Tara. If you want a dent in your nose, we could probably try, but no one has asked us yet.
The Duchess – Kate Middleton’s nose is the object of much adoration and even emulation when it comes to plastic surgery.
The Mirren – Thin and pointy.
The Hawk – Barbara Streisand has a reputation for being a bit of a prima donna, but no one could accuse her of not having resolve for sticking with a nose like that. (Some say it’s because a nose job could ruin her voice.) In any event, the Hawk has served her well.
The Fleshy – An aptly named nose, and one of the most common types. So did you spot yours? Do you like your nose? Leave a comment below and you’ll be entered to win a free refrigerator magnet!
There’s a lot of riff raff out there. Phony doctors, back-alley shops catering to people looking to save a few bucks and sometimes, doctors have even been known to steal photos and pass them off as their own! It’s for these reasons that we at Kaufman and Clark Plastic Surgery serving Sacramento and beyond urge our patients to do their research about their doctors. Part of doing that research means judging before and after photos.
Before and after photos are a great way to see, arguably, the most important aspect of a plastic surgeon: his or her results. We pride ourselves on offering natural results that few plastic surgeons in California, let alone Folsom, can offer. Here are a few things to look for when evaluating before and after photos. Hopefully, this will help you, the prospective plastic surgery patient, make the best decision possible when you’re choosing your plastic surgeon.
1) Look for numbers.
And by numbers, we mean look for a doctor who shares a lot of photos. If a surgeon is only showing a few before and after photos, it could mean he or she only has a few cases under the belt, or it could mean they don’t get many good-looking results. It could also just mean they have a sub-standard web designer, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Find a surgeon who has proven that their office can deliver in providing quality over and over again. However, understand that many facial galleries don’t have the volume of photos that body galleries do because many patients are uncomfortable having their face on the web and consent to share photos like this is required.
2) Look for quality.
This one is probably obvious. It’s the reason you’re looking at the photos to begin with. You want to see if the surgeon you’re considering is worth their salt. Whether it’s a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, surgery after weight loss, face lift, or any other number of cosmetic surgery procedures in Sacramento, you will want to make sure that there are no glaring monstrosities staring back at you when you browse the best a surgeon has to share with you. While looking at the photos, ask yourself, “Would I want someone to do that to me?”
3) Look for specialized procedures.
Lastly, be sure to look at photos for the kind of procedure you are considering. Different surgeons have different specialties and if you’re considering surgery after weight loss, you’ll probably want to make sure the surgeon you’re going to doesn’t spend every day only doing breast augmentation.
We hope these tips will help you on your journey to finding the best plastic surgeon in California. We think it’s us, Dr.’s David Kaufman and Christa Clark, but we’ll let you decide for yourself – we have plenty of before and after photos to look through.
Author: Dr. David Kaufman
Video games can make you a winner in real life. Well, in moderation, maybe. A recent study conducted by a professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found that high school and college students who regularly played video games were able to match and sometimes exceed the skill level of resident physicians in a robotic surgery simulator. In short, the study found that playing video games makes for a better surgeon. The study also found that the test subjects who played about two hours of video games daily performed better than those who played four hours daily, so there might be something to be said for moderation, as well.
The results aren’t too surprising. After all, many video games develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination. One stage of the test, however, tested the three groups on non-robot-assisted surgery and found that the surgeons greatly outperformed the high-school and college students. So as it turns out, playing Call of Duty for a few minutes every day might sharpen the senses, but it’s not a replacement for medical school. I didn’t spend 14 years playing Pong and then just open a practice one day.
Both Dr. Clark and myself attended Stanford for our residencies, and sadly, we’re both too busy to play video games. Luckily, however, our practice stays busy enough that we are able continue honing our skills as plastic surgeons by performing actual surgery. From breast augmentations and tummy tucks to nose jobs (rhinoplasty) and laser resurfacing, our office offers the highest-quality cosmetic surgery results. Our patients love their natural-looking results and if you’re thinking about plastic surgery in Sacramento or you’ve been looking for the best California plastic surgeon, you’ve found the right place.
Check out some of our before and after pictures to get an idea for the quality of our procedures and take a look around our website to learn more about our practice and what we have to offer.
Author: Dr. David Kaufman
According to a recent study released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), an abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck) can be a great way to help keep the weight off after losing a lot of weight. Researchers looked at 20 women who had undergone tummy tuck procedures and found that a majority of the women surveyed were able to sustain their new weights a year later.
While a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure – with patients often just losing a few pounds of skin through the actual surgery – the procedure was found by researchers to contribute to sustained weight loss through the “to increased satiety,” also known as feeling full after eating. This counts as a win in our book.
Losing weight is difficult no matter how you do it and we advise our patients to exercise self-restraint in order to meet their weight loss goals, but also reward themselves when they deserve it. Losing the weight is hard, and once the weight is lost, the extra skin remains. We understand how frustrating that can be for the men and women we treat. Our practice here in Folsom, California offers procedures specifically tailored with weight loss patients in mind.
Kaufman and Clark Plastic Surgery has a special website designed for patients who have undergone significant weight loss. Our specialty website is called AfterObesity.com, and there you can find all the resources and information you will need in your continued journey toward weight loss, positive body image, and improved self-confidence.
Author: Dr. Christa Clark