Dr. Joseph M. Perlman Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre

Peptides and Anti-Aging


Skin care products, including cosmetics, are a $5 billion-a-year business in the US. Not only are baby boomers more concerned about looking and feeling younger than their parents, but we are also teaching our children about eating and exercising properly, as well as taking better care of their skin. I remember as a teenager, baby […]

Mommy Makeovers

abdominal contouring

Mommy Makeovers have gotten to be a popular term in the last few years. The most common definition refers to cosmetic surgery that involves a combination of breast enhancement as well as abdominal contouring. Many women, who have children notice significant changes in their breasts, particularly if they have breastfed. In addition, women will gain […]

Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Made Available for Diabeties


A San Francisco-based company is producing laboratory-grown blood vessels, which can be used to help diabetics, amputee soldiers, and patients undergoing heart surgery, among others. Cytograft Tissue Engineering Inc. has designed these lab-grown veins and arteries, which are free from artificial substances. According to Todd McAllister, his company makes use of cells removed from the […]

Treating the Ethnic Nose


Houston is indeed a melting pot, blending many cultures into our daily life. We have a large Hispanic population as well as Asian. I am seeing more patients that are Hispanic, Asian and African-American who are interested in improving the appearance of their nose. Some want a gentle refinement, but still retain their natural appearance, […]

Breast Augmentation: Silicone vs. Saline


Approximately 400,000 women will have breast augmentations this year.  About one-half of that group will be between the ages of 20 and 35, and the other half between 35 and 60. Most of the women in the first age group have not had children.  In the second set, most are mothers who are experiencing a […]

CAM: Complementary and Alternative Medicine


I recently read an article by Dr. Adam Perlman (no relation). He is the director of the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. It’s interesting how alternative medicine has made inroads into medical treatment in the United States. The study done in 1990 by physicians […]

Laser ablation versus radiofrequency ablation for

Laser ablation

Laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation are new methods to treat varicose and spider veins. They are minimally invasive procedures (require no open surgery) and both use heat to shrink and shut off the varicose vein or the underlying abnormal deep vein that is causing the varicosity. What is laser ablation? Endovenous laser ablation (EVLT) uses a laser […]

Non-surgical facelifts-too good to be true?

facelift surgery

In this day and age, we have a “gotta have it yesterday” mentality.  Information is sent around the world in microseconds, packages are shipped overnight, and we can even microwave dinner in three minutes.  We’re always on the go, multitasking, working even more than before. We are taking the kids from school to soccer practice, […]

Laughter Therapy for Your Well-Being

Laughing therapy

“Laughter is the best medicine” is an overly used phrase that suggests laughter does miracles for our illnesses. Indeed, cracking up and giggling is the best medicine that this world has to offer against stress, tension, and discomfort. And in a world where nothing is free, laughter is a welcome alternative to expensive medications and […]

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Choosing a Surgeon

Choosing a qualified plastic surgeon is a very important decision. There is a lot of hype surrounding the cosmetic surgery field, so much so it can feel like information overload. While some of this information is truthful and informative, there are also many misconceptions and biases. For example, when something goes wrong with cosmetic surgery […]