Concannon Blog

Botched breast enhancement performed by non-certified plastic surgeons leads to loss of both breasts

She thought the silicone injections were safe, but for Nafsika Lourentzatos, the enhancement procedure led to the loss of both of her breasts. The former New York City-based event planner had been thinking about breast implants since she was very young, but her mother wouldn’t allow her to do anything until she turned 18. While […]

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Announcing The Weekender Lite Laser Peel!

Summer is almost here and we are down to down to the wire for skin care that requires a fair complexion! Luckily, The Weekender Lite Laser Peel is here just in time to perfect your complexion. Deanna is a 27-year-old patient who wanted to undo years of sun damage and improve her skin’s tone and […]

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Human "Ken" doll on Barbie Valeria and his obsession with going under the knife

From The Sun, By ASHLEY VAN SIPMA YOU might have thought when Justin Jedlica first laid eyes on real life Barbie girl Valeria Lykyanova it would have been a match made in doll heaven.  But instead, it was a match made in plastic surgery hell. Justin, who has spent over $100,000 to look like a […]

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Disturbing rise of the G-spot jab: It’s the latest cosmetic treatment that promises to pep up your sex life. But, warn doctors, it could do exactly the opposite

Dr David Matlock, a controversial Beverly Hills cosmetic gynecologist and co-star on “Plastic Wives“, invented ‘The G-shot’ from the Mail Online, By Leah Hardy A nervous woman lies on a couch, stripped from the waist down. Standing before her is a white-coated doctor, brandishing a needle of hyaluronic acid. It is about to be plunged […]

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Surprising Statistics About Plastic Surgery

Adding up the numbers on cosmetic procedures: (From the statistics compiled by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, from 2010 and 2011): 318,123: Number of breast implant surgeries performed in 2010 2,414: Number of those surgeries performed on patients 65 and older 4,153: Number of those surgeries performed on patients 18 and younger 84,685: […]

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North Korea Flips Out About Chinese Report That Kim Jong-un Got Plastic Surgery

From the Business Insider by Adam Taylor A report from a Chinese TV channel that suggested North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had undergone plastic surgery may have strained relations between the two countries. Last week Shenzhen TV reported last week that a diplomatic source who had spoken to a North Korean official confirmed Kim had […]

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Journal Report Finds Patients Still Look Younger Five Years After Facelift Surgery

Study is first of its kind to use rigorous, standardized assessments to evaluate long-term follow-up results More than five years after facelift surgery, three-fourths of patients still look younger than they did before surgery, according to a long-term follow-up study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the […]

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It pays to check your surgeon’s credentials!

From CBS Sacramento (Reporter: Kurtis Ming) Patients say they were left deformed, even paralyzed at the hands of a Rocklin gynecologist turned cosmetic surgeon, an investigation has revealed. Dr. Efrain Diego Gonzalez started his Rocklin-based Advanced Medical Spa in 2007, where his low prices advertised online caught the attention of Northern California patients. “It’s upsetting,” […]

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Ontario woman arrested after botched butt injections lands victim in hospital

  With all the plastic surgery nightmare stories circulating around the web, you’d think the dangers would be self-evident by now, and people would be cautious as to who is performing their surgery. But the recent arrest of an Ontario woman reveals that many people are still risking their lives by submitting to surgical procedures […]

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Celeb lookalike surgery requests raise red flags

It’s a way for doctor and patient to be on the same page about the desired outcome. But when the patients veer further — seeking to become a near double for a celebrity, doctors say they need to draw the line, for ethical reasons and concerns about the patient’s mental health. Last weekend, reality star […]

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New Maryland Law Enables Consumers To Select Qualified Physicians

 A new Maryland law requires physicians who publicize board certification to announce their certifying board as well as their speciality. Additionally, the law states the only acceptable, certifying boards, are the 24 members of the American Board of Medical Specialities (ABMS), the authoritative speciality board for all U.S. physicians. Dr. Henry Garazo, a plastic surgeon […]

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Hands Give a Lift, Now They Can Get One

DORIAN GRAY’S countenance may have had the texture of a baby’s behind, but did anyone ever look at his hands? “As you get older, your hands lose volume, fat and elasticity.  The fatty layer of the hand disappears, so the skin is more translucent and shriveled, and you see underlying structures like bones, tendons and […]

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Human Barbie’ Denies Extreme Plastic Surgery Rumors

from ABC news She’s one of the most widely viewed and discussed women on the Internet but now the Ukranian model known as the “human Barbie” for her doll-like figure is speaking out to deny rumors of rampant plastic surgery and reveal her higher purpose in life. “Some people even spread rumors about me and […]

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Seven In 10 Young Women Want Plastic Surgery, Survey Finds

PRESS ASSOCIATION — More than seven in 10 young women want to have plastic surgery and almost half are planning to go under the knife in the near future, a survey has found. The poll of more than 1,000 women aged between 18 and 30 found that 61% think they have a right to cosmetic […]

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Plastic Surgeons Warn Of Trade’s Dark Side

By Donna Koehn, Herald-Tribune It’s a lucrative, cash-up-front business serving wealthy older people with money to spare. Small wonder doctors — both genuine and ersatz — are performing cosmetic surgery in Sarasota, a city known for active people with the means to keep aging at bay. The results can be abysmal, says a new consortium […]

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2nd Annual BOO-tox Party

Columbia, MO- October 24, 2012 – Concannon Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa presents their 2nd Annual BOO-tox event Tuesday, October 30 from 9:00am- 5:00pm. Concannon Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa have throughout the years continuously worked to keep up with the ever-changing demands of what patients want. For this reason their annual BOO-tox event is […]

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Anti-Acne Breakthrough: Can Harnessing the Power of a Harmless Virus Thwart Acne?

A harmless virus living on our skin may naturally seek out and kill acne-causing bacteria, a new study suggests. The findings appear in the September 25 online edition of the American Society for Microbiology’s mBio. Scientists at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Pittsburgh looked at Propionibacterium acnes and P. acnes […]

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Illegal Plastic Surgery

(By Sydney Lupkin) Illegal plastic surgery made headlines again this week when Morris “Tracey Lynn” Garner was charged with depraved-heart murder in Mississippi after he allegedly injected a woman’s buttocks with so much of a silicone-like substance that she later died of complications, including blood clots in her lungs. The alleged incident horrifies plastic surgeons, […]

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The F.D.A. Affirms Safety of Breast Implants

 From the New York Times After two days of discussion and testimony about silicone breast implants, a top government health official said he had heard nothing to shake his faith in the safety of the widely used implants. The official, Dr. William Maisel, chief scientist for the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices, said […]

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Couple’s Cosmetic Surgery: Husband & Wife Go Under the Knife.

From ABC News, by Daisha Riley Heather and David Robertson have done everything together for 18 years, so when she decided to go under the knife, he didn’t think twice about doing it, too.   “You know what, hey, whatever, I am game for it so let’s see what happens. It’s got to be a […]

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Beautiful Bride

American Spa Magazine September 2012 With the abundance of wedding shows currently filling the airwaves of cable TV, it’s no wonder brides are becoming ever more stressed about looking perfect for their special day. While some brides spend extravagantly on hair, makeup, and the perfect dress, others are taking decidedly more drastic measures and going […]

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