Now Trending: Aesthetic Cell Therapy Using LAVIV

“Dr. Cohen, what can I do about lip lines?” Many of my patients have been asking about the latest fillers for lip lines, and I have some news about a promising new treatment. LAVIV is an FDA approved therapy that uses your own collagen-producing cells (called Fibroblasts) to improve the appearance of moderate to severe smile lines. As you age, collagen, which provides firmness and structure to the skin, breaks down and wrinkles develop. LAVIV Therapy uses your own cells ... Continue Reading

FDA Approved EXPAREL Now Available For Extended Pain Relief After Surgery

I am excited to be using a new product designed to provide up to 72 hours of pain relief after surgery called EXPAREL. EXPAREL, which is Bupivacaine, is a local anesthesia which has been around for many years. What’s different is the way the product is delivered to the surgical site. I inject the medication directly into the surgical site while my patient is still asleep in the OR. The medication is packaged into little soap bubbles, allowing extended distribution ... Continue Reading

What Does “Board Certified” Really Mean?

FYI: Just because a doctor is “board certified” it does not necessarily mean they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). In many states, a licensed physician from any medical field can perform cosmetic procedures without being board certified in plastic surgery. When choosing a plastic surgeon, make sure they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is the only board that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and all areas of ... Continue Reading


The future is fat! Having just come back from the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), meeting in Toronto last weekend fat is the rage. Fat grafting to the face and body helps restore your youthful appearance and has changed how I think about facelifting. Yesterday I used the waterjet which is a fantastic new machine to harvest fat more easily and gently and re-inject into a young woman’s hands. Hands are a great area for fat grafting as we ... Continue Reading