What’s In My Herb Garden In The Spring

Once again it is spring and I have been planting out lettuce, new arugula and, with stubborn Canadian optimism,... read more

Health Canada Suspends Allergan Textured Breast Implants

On April 4, 2019 Health Canada announced they intended to suspend the right for Allergan Medical to distribute their... read more

Spring In Vancouver: Sun Damage And Choosing The Right Sunscreen

The equinox has passed and we are officially in spring. Daffodils turn their faces to devour the sun. The... read more

Understanding Risk: Flying, Adventure Sports and Plastic Surgery

I listened to an interesting news report this week about flying and a small plane crash a couple of years... read more

Cross Country Skiing and Enjoying Vancouver’s “Mountain Life”

It’s the dead of winter, the city locked in its first real cold snap of the season. There was... read more

Living Beautifully: My Thoughts On Staying Young and Being Healthy

It’s deep in the winter and many people are “living for” their vacation in the sun. For me, however,... read more

Kintsugi and Plastic Surgery

As a plastic surgeon and a craftsman, I delight in solving problems requiring repair, whether it is in my... read more

Diet, Exercise, and Weight Control

I am frequently consulted by patients for body contour surgery, liposuction or other ways of reducing unwanted fat. Under... read more

Sizing for Breast Augmentation and High Profile Implants

In discussing implant choice with my patients at the time of consultation, I am frequently asked whether I could... read more

Plastic Surgery Costs, Fees and Financing

When you are considering cosmetic surgery, regardless of all the other factors such as aims and expectations of surgery,... read more

Exercise After Breast Augmentation

One of the most common questions in my practice is often asked the day after surgery: How soon can... read more

Choosing A Cosmetic Surgeon: Qualifications

Does the cosmetic surgeon have board certification? Because aesthetic surgery is not rationed like other aspects of health care,... read more