Thursday, December 20, 2007

Voter Friendly

We typically don’t discuss politics on this site but we saw this picture of Hillary Clinton on Monday and today heard that she is a on warm-and-fuzzy tour to present her as likable and heartwarming. Right now she just looks tired. We know that you are extremely busy but Hilary, please take some time to rest and refresh as next year is going to be grueling on the campaign trail. We are here for you Hillary, just give us a call.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Hollywood’s Hottest Birthday’s!

Happy Birthday to Jake Gyllenhaal, one of our Hollywood’s Hottest Looks! For the last two years, our patients have voted Jake as one of the most desired features for eyes and nose they would like to have and we can’t blame them!

Have A Smooth Holiday

Celebrity Stylist Rachel Zoe seems pretty rejuvenated this holiday season. Ahh, the holiday spirit is treating her well. At BHI, we love it when our patients don’t let holiday stress get to them and know that it’s important to pamper themselves first. Popular treatments for all the holiday parties and photos that come up in December are Botox and Fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse and Artefill.


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hollywood’s Hottest Baby!

We want to say congratulations to one of our Hollywood’s Hottest Looks, Jessica Alba on her pregnancy. We hope the baby, arriving in late spring, early summer, will inherit her gorgeous nose which is what was voted by our patients as the most desired nose. Jessica, here is some free advice on stretch marks, because unfortunately between 75% and 90% of women develop stretch marks to some degree during pregnancy and there is nothing that can be applied to the skin to keep stretch marks from occurring. They are nearly impossible to erase, but we can let you know how to minimize them. At BHI, we perform MACROdermabrasion which has by far been the most effective way to treat stretch marks to date. Congratulations on this great time in your life, Jessica, and remember we are here for you if you need us!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Always in Vogue

Over the last couple of years, we have heard quite a bit about Madonna’s smooth forehead and youthful looks. Rumors have speculated from a facelift to Botox. Madonna was snapped leaving a New York medical building with two black eyes, prompting speculation that she has undergone cosmetic surgery.

Last year she spoke to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper admitting that she has been thinking about visiting a plastic surgeon in an attempt to fight the biological clock. “I think about it, like everybody, and I don't rule it out. ’But I am not going to hold a press conference if I have plastic surgery.”

If she did, who cares? For goodness sakes, she is almost 50 and looks great! She has always been on the forefront of fashion, beauty and style. Our personal opinion is that she didn’t have a facelift; it’s possible that she might have had eyelid surgery or maybe a chemical peel around the eyes but not a face lift. But we aren’t holding a press conference about it and neither should she! You look awesome, Madonna!

“KNOT” For Us!

Ever since last Monday, when we first saw these images of Joan Van Ark we have been debating whether we should post them or not but ultimately we felt it was part of our Hippocratic Oath to comment. Joan, from "Knots Landing" fame, recently revealed her new face on December 1. Typically we applaud and respect a woman’s right to feel good and stave off the aging process, but in this case less is more. We loved her from minute she appeared on “Dallas” to her days on “Knots Landing,” she was definitely one of Hollywood’s Hottest Looks in the 80’s.

She attempted to soften the redness from some type of chemical peel or laser resurfacing with make up but instead emphasized it more by heavy make-up which exacerbated her painted on eye makeup and (in our opinion) highly-plumped lips. We think it is pretty ironic that Van Ark has recently filmed a guest appearance on the plastic surgery based drama FX series, "Nip/Tuck.” Love you Joan! We are here for you if you ever want to discuss how to regain your Hollywood’s Hottest Looks!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

BHI and US Weekly Team Up Again!

As everyone knows, we are the experts when it comes to Hollywood’s Hottest Looks. So naturally, US Weekly turned to BHI when another of one of Young Hollywood undergoes plastic surgery. Ashley Tisdale, star of Disney’s High School Musical, underwent nose surgery for her deviated septum last week and we were asked our expert opinion on what a deviated septum is and what to expect with it. Check us out on newsstands today!


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I Feel Pretty…Oh So Pretty

We have recently discovered the addictive greatness of YouTube. We ran across this video and couldn’t stop laughing! We doubt a few of these alleged plastic surgeries, but some are undeniable. Of course, lovely ladies such as Cher, Sharon Osbourne and Tori Spelling let the world in on their fabulous beauty secrets such as rhinoplasty, face lift and cheek implants. We can’t wait until some of our Hollywood’s Hottest Looks open up about theirs.


Monday, December 3, 2007

Pucker Up!

Who needs a new purse when you have the latest in lips? New images of Paris Hilton showing off her luscious (and somewhat overdone) lips while out last Friday night at Crimson are all over the web this week. Did you know that lips that are large indicate a person who has expensive and somewhat luxurious taste - but also an expressive and generous personality? At least that is what says. Sounds appropriate that her lips match her personality don’t you think?

For women and men that want to show off the best of their personality, having judicious lip augmentation tailored just for them is what we do best here at BHI.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Great Livin!

Dolly Parton’s new carnival-themed video for her latest single Better Get To Living, came out this week and we couldn’t help but think how great she looks now. Not only is she a talented singer/songwriter and savvy business woman, but on top of everything else she proves that 60 is the new 40. Dolly has stated in the past that she is not ashamed of having plastic surgery because she wants to look her best for her fans and believes anyone who wants to have it done, has the money to pay for it, thinks it will improve their self-esteem and visits a licensed and qualified doctor for the procedure should go ahead and do it!

"I’ve had lots of work done. I’ll have some more done when I need it. I always said, 'If I see something sagging, bagging and dragging, I’m going to nip it, tuck it, and suck it.' Whatever needs to be done.”

Dolly, we love your outlook and zest for life. Your song is the perfect anthem to live your life to the fullest!


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New York, Ready or Not!

We are taking over New York this week. We are on the Reuters "Digital Billboard" in Times Square! We always knew our name should be in bright lights…Check us out!

The Return of The Well-Dressed Man

Details Magazine, in the Power and Influence issue out this month, have listed the top 50 men who have taken up our “head space” meaning that whether we wanted to or not, we have thought about them quite a bit this past year. While some of them have been a bit confusing, such as #7 Kevin Federline as Father of the Year, we can’t help but agree with #45, The Well Dressed Man.

Men who in the past symbolized The Well Dressed Man were Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Gregory Peck and now the return of the The Well Dressed Man is one of our Hollywood’s Hottest Looks, George Clooney. These men have a strong jaw and cool style so it’s no wonder our patients continue to ask us to help them replicate their look. Thank goodness The Well Dressed Man has returned to Hollywood!


Monday, November 26, 2007

GQ Men of the Year

One of our favorite GQ issues of the year has just come out, Men of the Year (MOTY).The MOTY list ranges from former President Bill Clinton to Agent 007, otherwise know as Daniel Craig. We loved the latest James Bond movie and lately, many of our patients have been coming in with pictures of Daniel Craig. After we tally our votes, we wouldn’t be surprised if he appeared on next years Hollywood’s Hottest Looks list. We bet you can’t wait till January for the latest installment of Hollywood’s Hottest Looks!

Celebrity Apprentice…

Nely Galan, former entertainment president of the Telemundo network and executive producer (and "life coach") of "The Swan," will be one of the 14 stars that will be a part of "Celebrity Apprentice." We like Nely because with “The Swan” she demonstrated how anything is possible with a makeover of body, mind, and style.

The celebrities will not compete for a job in Donald Trump’s empire, but will have to compete, forming two teams, in several tasks around New York, in their attempt to raise money and awareness for their respective causes, using personal business skills, charm and fame, according to NBC. The contestant that will win at the end of the show will become the first “Celebrity Apprentice” and will receive the prize of $250,000 to be donated to charity of their choice. They have given Nely odds of 12/1 but we think they are underestimating her.

Cosmetic Surgery for Cats?

Owners have been known to have their cat surgically altered to win first place in the competitive arena of cat shows. In cat shows, judges dock points for any imperfection they see in the cat. Thus, cat breeders and showers have been covering up their cats' imperfections for more than a century by using various techniques. By fixing the eyelids to make the eyes have a certain shape, tail docking, having the shape of the ear changed in some way, or using hair dye to change the color of the cat's body, they can raise their chances in winning the prize.

At BHI, we don’t do cats but who are we to judge? If CATWOMAN can have plastic surgery, so can her cat.


We just found out that SIMON COWELL has regular Botox injections. When speaking to the Daily Mail in London, Simon said, "Yes, I've had Botox, but not in an obsessive way.” We aren’t quite sure what an “obsessive way is” but at BHI, we regularly treat men for Botox injections. In fact, there has been a 91 percent increase in the number of men opting for Botox since 2000. A while back, we were featured on E! for a segment called “BroTox” since Patrick Dempsey admitted to having Botox to avoid looking like the “old guy on the set.” To all the men who have Botox done, CHEERS!

Friday, November 16, 2007

NIP/TUCK Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Dylan Walsh who plays Dr. Sean McNamara on NIP/TUCK. Dylan turns 44 tomorrow. What a great year for him and he doesn’t look a day over 40! NIP/TUCK continues to be on a winning streak this season. It is the #1 show on Basic Cable with women ages 18-34 and 18-49 for two weeks in a row. At BHI, we know how NIP/TUCK feels. We are #1 with women of ALL ages year round! Happy Birthday, Dylan and congrats on another fabulous season of NIP/TUCK.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

We know Hollywood’s Hottest Looks!

Like we have said before, nobody knows Hollywood’s Hottest Looks better than we do and PEOPLE magazine has just confirmed it. This years Sexiest Man Alive is none other than our 2007 Hollywood’s Hottest Chin/Jawline, Matt Damon.

Other men on the "Sexiest" list include Patrick Dempsey, Ryan Reynolds, Brad Pitt, James Macavoy, Johnny Depp, Dave Annable, Will Smith, Javier Bardem, Shemar Moore, Ben Affleck, Adrian Grenier, Will Yun Lee and Justin Timberlake.

Interestingly enough, the other men on the list also happen to be either from our current or past Hollywood’s Hottest Looks list. Odd coincidence or did PEOPLE magazine use our Hollywood’s Hottest List as a resource? We don’t know about that but congratulations to all the “Sexiest Men.”

Monday, November 12, 2007

Surgery in the Womb?

Lately, it seems like we are running into some of the most outlandish plastic surgery stories. Last week it was Vulcan ears and now prenatal cosmetic surgery! Immediately, we knew this story was a fake when the mother said:

"I don't want my own child to have to wait thirty years like I did. We've seen sonogram pictures that show she's likely to have a sizeable schnoz, too. Why should she suffer from it when the science and technology now exists to make kids still more perfect little human beings, ready to take on the world the moment they emerge, and not predisposed to all the insecurities that result from something like that. If it makes just one kid more confident, it'll all be worthwhile."

Turns out that, where we found this article, is about left coast humor and all that is absurd in California, haha we get it! In Beverly Hills some people can be sooo superficial that they may even do plastic surgery in the womb. We agree that if rhinoplasty improves self confidence, then it is completely worth it. But even if the science and technology was possible, we don’t know anyone that would perform this surgery.



Happy Birthday, Ryan Gosling

Ryan has come a long way since his Mickey Mouse Club days! His latest movie, Lars and the Real Girl, is a quirky movie about a painfully shy man with social issues that orders a life-sized anatomically correct doll and treats her as his girl friend. As odd as it sounds, it was a strangely touching movie and Ryan demonstrates again his remarkable talent at such at a young age. Congratulations on turning 27!

A while back there was speculation that Ryan underwent rhinoplasty. He might have. He might not have. Looking at some of the before and after images it is possible that he might have shaved down the bump on his nose, but it is subtle and could be the shifting of his bone structure as he ages. Either way, we think 2008 will be another great year for Ryan. We wouldn’t be surprised if this was another Oscar nomination for him and more importantly, his first year on Hollywood’s Hottest Looks!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Not Santa!

Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent, England has placed their Santas on a grueling weight loss program. Named, Bluewater’s Santa Boot Camp, the month long camp will see Santas getting in shape for Christmas. According to Bluewater’s Marketing Manager, “society has changed and Santa needs to reflect this change.”

While we don’t think that Santa should undergo liposuction to lose the weight, it wouldn’t hurt to lose some pounds. We all know that sit-ups aren’t always enough. More than 1 million US men had cosmetic plastic surgery in 2006, and liposuction has become the most popular form of cosmetic surgery among men. “Oh by Golly,” can you still be jolly and have a wash board stomach?

Au Natural

Our 2005 Hollywood’s Hottest Nose Nicole Kidman denies she has gone under the knife and that she has never seen a Botox® needle.

"To be honest, I am completely natural," Kidman tells Marie Claire magazine. "I have nothing in my face or anything," she says. Kidman, 40, says she does not judge people who have had plastic surgery. "Anybody can do anything to themselves and their bodies," she says.

We are not suggesting that Kidman has ever done Botox®, but to never see a Botox® needle? You can easily close your eyes, and imagine.
Just a suggestion.

Holy Star Trek!

Apparently a recent trend in the New York music scene is undergoing plastic surgery to obtaining a permanent pair of Star Trek Vulcan ears! We aren’t sure how true this is, but this body modification is said to enhance the music listening experience. Done under local anesthesia, the plastic surgeon supposedly uses existing ear cartilage and skin to extend the top of the ear, and after three to four weeks, is healed enough to convincingly start telling people to live long and prosper. Developed by Hungarian plastic surgeon, Dr. Lajos Nagy, it is said to be safe and easily tolerated.
We have always said that ears are among the most noticeable of features, and we regularly do otoplasty for children and adults alike who have endured years of teasing about the appearance of their protruding ears. But we are speechless on Dr. Spock ears!

She is a Winner to Us!

We were watching Dancing with the Stars earlier this week and in spite of the fact that actress Jane Seymour and partner Tony Dovolani had the lowest judges' scores and were ultimately eliminated, we think she looked marvelous! The former Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman star recently admitted to People Magazine using Botox and having plastic surgery for her eyes and breasts even though in the past she has denied having any work done.

We understand her hesitation with endorsing plastic surgery since it is a serious decision but we are glad that she finally let people know her secret formula to looking amazing!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Yahoo said that this image of actress Halle Berry attending the premiere of Things We Lost In The Fire in London on Wednesday Oct. 24, 2007, is one of the most viewed and emailed pictures of the day. One website even called her “cleavage-tastic” in her blue dress. We cannot disagree with that but we also know that Halle is naturally cleavage inclined and is even more so due to her pregnancy. Congratulations on the baby, Halle!

Unfortunately, not all women are able to achieve “cleavage-tastic” on their own. Some women have bony and irregular depressions between the breasts in the cleavage area. This is due to either being too thin, or being more pronounced after breast augmentation. At BHI, we developed a procedure called Cleavoplasty to correct the depression. Using a patient’s own body fat, Cleavoplasty plumps up the cleavage area, creating a full, smooth, rounded contour. Now all women can have the cleavage they want!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Did We Call It Or What?

A while back we said that Queen Elizabeth I would have been a perfect candidate for the Fleming/Mayer Hairline Lowering Procedure now, according to actress Cate Blanchett, the queen would have been "first in line" to make use of cosmetic surgery procedures if they were available back in the day."If Botox had been available then, Elizabeth would have been first in line," laughingly said Blanchett who is currently promoting her latest film Elizabeth: The Golden Age, "Her daily beauty regime was like an actress’s on Oscar day."Hollywood celebrities or Royalty, at BHI we always give the Hottest Looks!

Wild About Nip/Tuck

Not only do the characters on Nip/Tuck pretend to have plastic surgery, they also practice what they preach. John Schneider, a guest star on the new season of Nip/Tuck, revealed to EXTRA that he had liposuction on his stomach after getting frustrated with his inability to lose the flab with sit-ups.

“I went the liposuction route a couple of years ago,” said Schneider. “I would do 1000 sit-ups a day and nothing was happening.”

At BHI, we think liposuction is perfect for people who, despite all the dieting and exercise they do, still can’t lose those last few pounds. Lately, John has been known for playing Clark Kent’s father on Smallville and in the recent Amanda Byne movie, Sydney White. If he doesn’t sound familiar, we are sure you will remember him as wild Bo Duke on Dukes of Hazzard. This season on Nip/Tuck, John plays a porn star and we can’t wait to see how wild he is on this show!


Almost News

The Daily Blabber on said that Marc Anthony almost outed Jennifer Lopez’s pregnancy at their concert on Friday night, when Marc he dedicated the Journey song "Faithfully" to her. When Marc got to the part, "They say that the road ain't no place to start a family," the crowd went crazy.

Come on, that is simply reading too much into a song! We would rather discuss Jennifer’s recent comment to BBC Radio 1, “I don’t judge anybody who has had work done [referring to plastic surgery]. You don’t know how you will feel when you reach a certain age.” said in 2004 that Jennifer had a lip reduction, two rhinoplasty surgeries, and possibly cheek implants. If she had those surgeries, why would anyone think they are awful? She has one of our most requested Hollywood Hottest Looks!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Better Than Fast Food

Nielsen, the company that tracks TV viewing in the United States, released a study this week stating that the average American household watches 4 hours and 34 minutes of TV a day. And for us, sometimes the commercials are the best part.

We saw the new Wendy's commercial this morning and we thought it was hilarious! It’s a mock presidential debate and the Wendy's candidate stands up in the middle of the debate and says, "What? So I can choose what celebrity's nose I want, but I have to have fries with my meal?" The commercial is about Wendy’s offering more sides with their meals, not just fries. We love that Wendy's mentions celebrity noses, exactly like we do! Hollywood’s Hottest Looks all the way!


We Couldn’t Help Ourselves

We try to stay away from any Britney Spears gossip as much as a possible but when we saw this picture on we couldn't help ourselves. They say Britney was seen leaving a medical clinic in Beverly Hills last Thursday.

This is not the most flattering photo of Britney, so we can’t even begin to comment if she had a cosmetic procedure or not, but we do know that getting lip augmentation is no big deal. With so many choices in lip augmentation at BHI, we make sure that our patients obtain lips that not only complement their individual facial features, but looks natural and gives them the most fantastic “kissers” in Beverly Hills.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Nip Tuck Moving To LA!

We were driving down Hollywood and Highland the other day and saw TV’s favorite plastic surgeons in hologram at the Hollywood and Highland Center. No it’s not us, but the skirt-chasing, morality-challenged Christian Troy, and the straitlaced, idealistic Sean McNamara of the hit cable show, Nip/Tuck.

This season they are diving into the Beverly Hills lifestyle, with publicist played by Lauren Hutton at their side to bring in celebrity clientele as they try to rebuild their plastic surgery practice. Good thing this is a TV show or we would have to show them who is the best in Beverly Hills, us of course! Now that would be drama.


Botox, Schmotox!

Rumors are rampant that Ashlee Simpson is using Botox. We don’t think she is, but insiders are speculating that Ashlee is using Botox injections as frequently as once a month to achieve her “wide-eyed”, wrinkle-free look. She is 23-years old. Of course, she is wrinkle free! Also, why would she deny using Botox? Her sister, Jessica, was open about using Restylane for her lips and Ashley has admitted to plastic surgery earlier this year when she had rhinoplasty. Even though we don’t think Ashley had Botox, if she did, there is nothing wrong with doing a little preventative work!


If I Could Turn Back Time

What do Cher, Suzanne Somers, and Susan Sarandon all have in common? They are all eligible for social security! On Monday, the nation’s “first” baby boomer born January 1, 1946 signed up to receive Social Security payments. It’s a little unsettling to think that the self-admitted “plastic surgery poster girl” Cher is up for social security.

"Yes, I have had a facelift, but who hasn't? … I asked my 90-year-old grandmother what she wanted for her 90th birthday and she wanted collagen in her lips!” said Cher back in September to Let Life In Magazine.

We love it but we think that she meant her mother. It turns out that Cher is not alone. With her fellow baby boomers, facelifts are the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure for men and women over age 55. At BHI, we love doing facelifts because there is a wide range of different types of facelifts and procedures that can be performed depending on the individual patient and the aspects of the aging face that apply to them. Rumor has it that Cher might be having rejuvenation in anticipation of her new Vegas show. Thanks Cher, for reminding us that we don’t have to look our physical age, but the age we feel, and still get our social security!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

First Super Neck!

According to Us Weekly, former supermodel Janice Dickinson has gone under the knife once more. We don’t know if that is true or not, but they are saying that she underwent a "mini neck lift."

We don’t think that Janice is old by any means, but many people are turning to plastic surgeons to eliminate the saggy neck skin under the chin that says, "I'm old." Though it used to be part of a face-rejuvenation procedure, tightening the skin in the neck in an hour-long visit is becoming a popular procedure unto itself.

The reality TV regular, 52, has made no effort to hide her love of plastic surgery and has undergone numerous operations, including a facelift and a boob job, to preserve her youthful looks. If she did just get a necklift, congratulations on taking care of business.

Celebrity gossip sites say that Demi Moore has spent $3 million for plastic surgery of not just her face but also her knees. She denies reports and we believe her since in the past she has said:

"I don't see me getting oodles of stuff done, but for some things it's a godsend. After three kids, gravity takes its toll and everything heads south, so it's an option."

We don’t know that plastic surgery is a “godsend” but we definitely think it’s a great option to people who want to look their best. And Demi, you look terrific!

It’s in the Stars

We found it hard to believe but Michelle Pfeiffer played an aging hag hoping to find the secret of eternal youth in her new fantasy film, "Stardust." Michelle talked to the press in London about her thoughts on aging and plastic surgery in Hollywood and said that she doesn't see anything wrong with a little nip and tuck here and there.

We certainly agree, especially with someone as gorgeous as Michelle, that a little nip and tuck here and there is the perfect way to go for a rested and rejuvenated look. Too often people judge plastic surgery by the horror stories, but at BHI we provide happily ever afters.

Best Hair and Now Top Face

In Beverly Hills and throughout Los Angeles, everyone is an actor/actress. At BHI, we are not easily impressed but we can’t help getting a little star struck.'s first-ever analysis of top-selling famous faces placed Jennifer Aniston as the number one top face. Jennifer has been “most desired hair” on our Hollywood’s Hottest Looks survey in the past but we have a feeling that this year Jennifer’s face is going to be one of our most requested features.

Jennifer has admitted to having rhinoplasty to correct her deviated septum back in January. With a deviated septum, patients complain of difficulty breathing easily, or of sleeping disorders such as snoring or sleep apnea. Jennifer says, “Best thing I ever did. I slept like a baby for the first time in years.” A good night’s rest and a beautiful nose what more can the top-selling face ask for?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Some Like It Hot!

If we had been doing our Hollywood's Hottest Looks survey back in the day when Tony Curtis was frolicking with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon, we are certain he would have been nominated to our Most Desired Male looks section for his hair, his eyes, his nose and his chin. A Hollywood icon and now 82 years old, Tony is as vibrant as ever and even discussed his Botox treatment on ET (Entertainment Tonight) last week! Way to go Tony!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Blame Canada!

While our title is a funny play on the South Park movie, we at BHI dislike these stories. They make our profession look bad and it’s another reminder for patients to check their doctor’s qualifications before undergoing anything as serious as surgery. In Canada, another fatal case has raised concern over cosmetic surgery procedures being performed by non-licensed plastic surgeons. According to reports, a Toronto real estate agent and mother had liposuction at the Toronto Cosmetic Clinic and died. She underwent the operation in a clinic that was run by a family physician, not a plastic surgeon.

Apparently in Canada, Canadian general practitioners may perform aesthetic surgery under less stringent rules than their certified plastic surgeon counterparts. We know that sometimes it is easier to go to the doctor with the discounted rates but surgery is no laughing matter and board certification counts! At BHI, we go through stringent Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care certification to ensure that our facility is safe for our patients.

America's Next Non-Smoker?

So this season, Tyra Banks has declared that America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) will be a smoke-free season. Seems to us at BHI that Tyra is going for do-gooder status this season, first ANTM goes GREEN (no more Hummer Limos driving the girls around) and now smoke free. For the first shoot, it was a composite image of each of the ANTM hopefuls made up to look glamorous as she sits smoking in front of a mirror. Then, special effects makeup will show what smoking does to the face. About time the modeling industry stops glamorizing smoking!

Yes, yes, smoking is bad for the body but we all know that what really matters is the face. Kidding aside, at the BHI we let our patients know that smoking causes premature wrinkling around the eyes and the mouth, increased facial capillaries and a pale, grayish tint to the skin. After five years of smoking, 25 year old models who smoke look much older! No wonder they have to start so young. In order to correct the premature aging from smoking, they will need regular regimens of Botox, Fillers, and Chemical Peels with a possible face lift depending on how long they have been smoking. So let that be a lesson to models, model hopefuls, and everyone else that smokes, smoking is not sexy nor is it worth your looks! Can't wait Wednesday for the next episode.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Yes, We Read These Magazines Too!

We, at Beverly Hills Institute, don’t mind commenting on people who admit to plastic surgery but we never want to “out” someone if they haven’t said so themselves, especially if they never had it done. Yet, whenever In Touch Weekly does Body News, we can’t help but wonder who has and who hasn’t.

In Touch “outs” Megan Fox as having some type of cosmetic procedure to smooth out her nose. No matter if she did or didn’t, Megan’s face is gorgeous. We know patients are going to want her Hollywood’s Hottest Looks!


Hottest Woman on the Set of “Dirty Sexy Money”?

As plastic surgeons, we don’t have much time for television but we couldn’t help ourselves – we had to watch the new Wednesday night drama, Dirty Sexy Money, on ABC. Very Dynasty of the 21st century, we think.

We just heard that Patrick Darling (Billy Baldwin) the oldest son of the Darling clan, who also happens to be a New York Attorney General who’s running for the U.S. Senate (whoa, that’s a mouthful) will be having a love affair with a… transgender character. The actress is Candis Cayne, who is a transgender herself. What a breakthrough for the Transgender community.

She is a beautiful woman and while she isn’t our client, we have been creating these natural appearing females for decades. We know that to achieve that level of feminization, it does require quite a bit of facial plastic surgery. As facial plastic surgeons here at Beverly Hills Institute, we know quite a bit about the many procedures that the women of the transgender community need in order to feel beautiful. Like we always say, whatever we can do to help a woman feel and look her best, we will do it.


US Weekly and Beverly Hills Institute…All Celebrity, All the Time!

Interesting…we were just talking about Heidi Montag and now she has a whole layout in US Weekly. She’s quoted saying:

“People would say, ‘You have such a big nose!’ And they’d make fun of me for being so flat, and say mean boy things, like, “If you nailed two nails in a board, they would be bigger than you are.” I was tormented…Whatever women need to do to feel sexy, they should do.”

We are so on top of celebrity news! We like a natural looking nose and agree with the current emphasis on natural results, which has been our philosophy for almost 30 years. Love the look, Heidi!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Bringing Sexy Back!

So production has started on Sex and the City (SATC), and the ladies at the Beverly Hills Institute and around the world are jumping for joy. Out May 2008, it looks like Charlotte is having babies and, of course, Mr. Big and Carrie are still on. We can’t wait until more details are leaked.

Miranda once asked, “Whatever happened to aging gracefully?” to which Carrie replied, “It got old.” We agree! We say look the age you feel. The women of SATC, ages ranging from 40’s to early 50’s, have never looked as good as they do now. We constantly have women coming in asking for their fresh and natural look. We know that ultimately looking the age you feel has a lot to do with rejuvenation and subtle cosmetic surgery.

The Hills Are Alive…With Plastic Surgery?

We admit it! We are addicted to reality television and one of our favorite shows is The Hills on MTV. Makes us feel young at heart, the drama, the partying and of course, Hollywood’s Hottest Looks. These girls are beautiful and if they are getting plastic surgery, which we aren’t saying they did, GOOD JOB!

While Heidi Montag has admitted to rhinoplasty, people are saying that Jen Bunney has also had some work done on her nose. Hmmm, friends who have plastic surgery together, stay together? Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed. We, at the Beverly Hills Institute, tailor the procedure to meet the individual needs of each patient’s nose and face making sure to get a more desirable, natural, non-surgical shape. Like we said, if Jen Bunney got a nose job, GOOD JOB with the natural appearance.

A Queen is a Queen, is a Queen!

Even though Cate Blanchett is at the top of our Hollywood’s Hottest Looks list, we don‘t know that Elizabeth I would have made it. With Elizabeth: The Golden Age coming to the big screen, it brings to mind something we have been saying for years. Elizabeth I had a huge forehead!

It’s been said that if she didn’t like a particular picture she would have destroyed it, “Her Majesty commands all manner of persons to stop doing portraits of her until a clever painter has finished one which all other painters can copy.” Smart Lady, too bad nowadays people don’t have that option. We recommend patients get the Fleming/Mayer Hairline Lowering Procedure. Some unlucky women have a congenitally high hairline, giving them a masculine look resulting in a balding appearance. For those patients, the Fleming/Mayer Hairline Lowering Procedure has been developed to lower the hairline and to bring the proportions of the face and hairline into balance.



Wednesday, September 19, 2007


So, this past weekend we were watching the Emmy’s and guess who caused some controversy? EMMY AWARD WINNING KATHY GRIFFIN! Whatever your feelings toward Kathy are, we love her! Congratulations on the Emmy, Kathy!

We have to admit, Kathy has guts compared to most of Hollywood - whether A list or D list. She has confessed, loud and proud, to multiple different cosmetic procedures including: nose job, brow lift, Botox®, chemical skin peel, and liposuction! Kathy, like Nicole Kidman, had a high forehead and low eyebrows. So when Kathy gleefully dishes dirt on celebrities, we are happy that she also dishes on the many attributes of cosmetic surgery!


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sarah Michelle Geller is A-OK

Once asked, "What do you think of plastic surgery, and would you consider it in thirty years?" Sarah Michelle Geller said, "I can't comment now what I'm going to do ten, fifteen years from now." And even has said, "But I'm OK with nose jobs if you get up every day and look in the mirror and your nose makes you unhappy. If you think that's the answer, by all means do it."

At 31, we think she looks amazing but unfortunately, her eyebrows are low, meaning that she is someone that most likely won’t age well as her brows go down.

Typically, the mistake most people make when they want to correct the low brow is an upper eyelid Blepharoplasty when the correct procedure for her would be a Hairline Forehead Lift. We see that very often in our practice. Only a Hairline Forehead Lift will correct the brows without raising the hairline and eliminate the eyelid hooding at the same time. Let's hope, when she decides to get plastic surgery she doesn’t make the obvious mistake.

Kate, Paris, Reese and Great Skin

Kate Hudson, Paris Hilton and Reese Witherspoon are names not often listed together, but this year they were all voted top Hottest Hollywood Skin by our patients. Let's face it, not all skin types are created equal but the natural, low maintenance look that is popular make it necessary to have great skin. We recommend macrodermabrasion, a form of skin resurfacing with NO down time.

This treatment uses sea salt and a positive pressure machine to remove dead surface layers of the skin helping fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation as well as mild acne scarring. We think that this is the perfect treatment for people who don't want to worry about leaving the house without make up.

There's No Faking Kiera Knightly

Kiera Knightly was recently complaining about how much airbrushing is done to her when she poses for women's magazines. We all know that magazines are notorious for retouching but no one can fake her slanting eyes, knife-edge cheekbones and that almost irritatingly perfect upper lip. No wonder for the past 3 years she had made it on to Hollywood's Hottest Looks.

While youth is on her side, we have noticed that high cheekbones for women never go out of style. As we age, many patients come in and ask to lose the "sunken-in" appearance and minimize the folds at the sides of the mouth. We often suggest a cheeklift on those patients to correct muscle sagging. This procedure allows us to lift the cheek area and return a more youthful fullness to the cheeks.

Nicole Kidman: High Class, Low Brow

"Low browed" isn’t normally what people think of when they think of Nicole Kidman but we have to say it. Yes, Nicole is the epitome of refinement and taste but she has what is called ptosis, meaning literally having eyebrows that are very low. As we all know, age lowers the brow, in turn aging us even more... bad news for Nicole. Added to low brows, Nicole also has a high hair line.

A mistake in correcting her low brow would be an endoscopic forehead lift, which would only make the problem worse by raising her hairline even more. Thanks again to our commitment to finding the best procedures for every person’s individual face, we developed a technique that allows the hair to grow through and in front of the hairline incision, so the hairline incision is completely undetectable diminishing her low brow state at the same time.

Getting Cheeky With The Ladies

George Clooney, Johnny Depp and Eddie Murphy... they don’t seem to have problem getting the ladies, so what is it that they all have in common? According to our annual survey, Hollywood’s Hottest Looks, its CHEEKBONES. What is it about strong cheek bones in men that make all the girls swoon? At Beverly Hills Institute, we constantly have men coming in asking to look like George, Johnny or Eddie, not knowing what they really want is prominent cheekbones.

Prominent cheek bones improve facial contour and accentuate the eyes. With 60% increase in men having cosmetic procedures, men no longer see plastic surgery as a woman issue. As men age, men lose volume in their face and cheekbones become less prominent. There are different types of implants used for the cheekbones that are customized for each patient to get them lady killer looks.