May 01, 2019
Summer Body Treatment

Last Minute Treatments Before Summer

Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means… bikini season! Have you been working out and eating right all winter long trying […]
Apr 26, 2019
Non-Invasive Procedures

Non-Invasive Ways to Prepare for Spring and Summer

In the DC area, our weather has been crazy this winter: warmth then snow then warmth and more snow. However, I believe it is a safe […]
Apr 15, 2019

My Recommended Keto Meal Eating Plan

Doing an intermittent fast and then keeping your carbs low during the day is super easy, as long as you focus on what you can eat […]
Mar 28, 2019
SculpSure vs EmSculpt

SculpSure vs EmSculpt

SculpSure has been around for 3-4 years now, and we have had our machine for about 2 years. Each treatment consists of 4 paddles (about the […]
Mar 14, 2019

How Winter Affects Your Skin

Winter affects our skin for a number of reasons: Humidity is low both indoors and outdoors. Longer hot showers. Long exposure to artificial heat. Exposure to […]
Mar 10, 2019
John Bobbitt Post Surgery

John Bobbitt Post Surgery: A Follow-Up from my Dr. Oz Appearance

Since my appearance on the Dr. Oz show on February 5th, 2019, I’ve had quite a few people ask what John Bobbitt was referring to when […]
Feb 28, 2019

My Thoughts on Sono Bello

I have seen a few patients in my office who have had experiences with Sono Bello. I know that they spend a huge amount of money […]
Feb 09, 2019

How Plastic Surgery and Health + Wellness Can Go Hand in Hand

To most people, “plastic surgery” and “health and wellness” are polar opposites. We tend to think of someone ill who has to have surgery. We realize […]
Feb 05, 2019

Reflections on the Trials of John and Lorena Bobbitt

This blog is going to be non-medical and instead is some of my reflections on the separate trials of both John and Lorena Bobbitt. As many […]
Jan 18, 2019

SculpSure vs. CoolSculpting 

Written by Nicole Hackett, Master Esthetician SculpSure and CoolSculpting are both non-invasive and FDA-cleared to reduce unwanted fat. They both use lipolysis to breakdown the fat cells, […]
Jan 08, 2019

The Transformative Aspects of Plastic Surgery

It is the transformative aspect of plastic surgery where its greatest benefit occurs. I divide this into two main groups. As some of you may know, […]
Dec 31, 2018

Combining Therapies to Enhance Facial Youthfulness (Rejuvenation)

There is a tendency for people to look for a particular treatment to reverse aging and restore youthfulness. However, as we age, there is not just […]
Dec 19, 2018

Fasting: Intermittent Fasting and Longer Fasts

Fasting has been around for virtually all of man’s time on earth. When we were hunters and gatherers, we had days of plenty and days of […]
Dec 05, 2018

How to Prevent Dull Winter Skin

Written by Nicole Hackett, Master Esthetician Now that winter is coming, you may start to notice that your skin is becoming drier and starting to look dull. […]
Nov 28, 2018

Now’s the Time to Plan your End-of-Year Surgeries!

It won’t be long before Christmas is over and we will be into a new year. Many people elect to have their plastic  surgery completed during […]
Nov 26, 2018

How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off: Putting it all Together

This blog will make much more sense if you read my previous blogs on the Ketogenic diet. I have borrowed heavily from Dr. Jason Fung. However, […]
Nov 15, 2018

Fall is the Perfect Time to Start your Laser & Chemical Treatments

Written by Nicole Hackett, Master Esthetician Fall has officially arrived and it’s time to schedule your appointments for PicoSure, Laser Hair Removal, and VI Peel! Now that the […]
Oct 29, 2018

Recommended Reading: The Obesity Code

I highly recommend The Obesity Code by Jason Fung, MD, a bestseller and in line which what I too am advocating for a anyone wanting to […]
Sep 02, 2018

How to Exfoliate Your Skin

Written by Nicole Hackett, Master Esthetician   Exfoliating is crucial to having nice skin and slowing down the aging process. By exfoliating your skin, you are removing […]
Aug 29, 2018

How is High Definition SmartLipo for the Arms Different from Regular Liposuction?

There are a number of things that make High Definition SmartLipo (HDS) to the upper arms different from regular liposuction to the arms. First, I almost […]
Aug 24, 2018

How is High Definition SmartLipo for the Calves Different from Traditional Liposuction?

There are a number of things that make High Definition SmartLipo (HDS) to the calves different from regular liposuction to the calves. First, I almost always […]
Aug 20, 2018

What is High Definition SmartLipo?

WHAT IS HIGH DEFINITION SMARTLIPO? This is a special variation of SmartLipo that seeks to give much higher definition of the underlying muscles and is particularly […]
Aug 15, 2018

Is Snapchat Causing Image Dysmorphia?

This new “condition” has recently been brought to my attention. It is when a patient shows up for a consult and has brought along a picture […]
Aug 14, 2018

What Can Growth Factors Do For Your Skin?

In case you didn’t know, growth factors are the next big thing in the skincare industry and they are taking anti-aging products to a whole new […]
Aug 10, 2018
VI Peel Combination Therapies - Berman Cosmetic Surgery

VI Peel Combination Therapies

Written by Nicole Hackett, Master Esthetician   VI Peel is an excellent chemical peel that is suitable for ALL skin types! Many people fear chemical peels because […]
Aug 06, 2018

Can I Fly After Surgery?

This is a question I receive from a number of patients. Unfortunately, my answer is not going to be an answer that applies to every surgery. There […]
Jul 13, 2018
More on Intermittent Fasting, Ketogenic Supplements and the Ketogenic Diet - Berman Cosmetic Surgery - Blog

More on Intermittent Fasting, Ketogenic Supplements and the Ketogenic Diet

As most of you know, I have been very enthusiastic these past 4 months about combining 2 concepts into one diet plan. The first concept is […]
Jul 09, 2018
Dr. Berman and the Bobbitt Case: 25 Years Later - Berman Blog

Dr. Berman and the Bobbitt Case: 25 Years Later

I often get asked about the infamous Bobbitt case that I took on in 1993. As most of you remember, John Bobbitt was that famous case […]
Jul 06, 2018
Malia - Berman Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center Blog

What Is Milia?

Written by Nicole Hackett, Master Esthetician Do you have little white bumps on your face that look like whiteheads, but nothing comes out when you try to […]
Jul 03, 2018
Podcast: The Truth Beneath the Surface - Berman Cosmetic Surgery Blog

Podcast: The Truth Beneath the Surface

As I hope my patients all know, I consider my business to be less about plastic surgery and more about “improving people’s lives.” I have even […]
Jun 28, 2018
Tummy Tuck Necrosis

Skin Necrosis after a Tummy Tuck (TT)

I answer a lot of questions on Realself.com and a question I have seen many times concerns tummy tuck necrosis which is the dying of live […]
Jun 13, 2018

How to Take Care of Your Skin After a Facial

Written by Nicole Hackett, Master Esthetician Maintenance and consistency are critical after you get a facial, or any other treatment for your skin such as lasers, peels, […]
Jun 11, 2018

Do I Really Need to Wear Sunscreen Everyday?

Written by Nicole Hackett, Master Esthetician Most people only think about putting on sunscreen when they are on vacation at the beach or out by the pool, […]
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