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 iVillage.com 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.”

AwfulPlasticSurgery.com 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 Dlisted.com 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. Forbes.com'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!