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

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

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

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

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

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

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, […]
Jun 04, 2018

How Botox and Fillers are Different for Men vs. Women

While women have historically dominated in use of Botox and Fillers, this has been changing rapidly over the past 5 years, with more and more men now […]
Jun 03, 2018

Do Men Get Liposuction Too? And How Does it Differ from Treatments for Women?

The quick answer is yes, men definitely get liposuction. SmartLipo is the most common surgical procedure for men in my practice. I have performed a very […]
May 22, 2018

Tanning After SmartLipo: What You Need To Know

I get a lot of my ideas for my blogging from Realself.com, since people often raise questions that I would not have thought of. Several people […]
May 07, 2018

What I Noticed When I Stopped Taking Ketone Supplements

As I think many of you know, I generally eat very healthy, exercise regularly, and I am not overweight. However, I had heard many positive things […]
Apr 03, 2018

Lotions Vs. Creams – Which is Better for Your Skin?

Written by Nicole Hackett, Master Esthetician   There are a plethora of moisturizers on the market, but how do you know which one is best for your […]
Apr 02, 2018

What Kind of Results Can One Expect from SmartLipo?

I often spend time answering answering questions on RealSelf from users considering plastic surgery, or recent surgery patients sharing their results on the website. I do […]
Mar 15, 2018

How Often Do I Need to Change My Breast Implants?

This is a very common question that I receive in my consults and that I often answer on Real Self. As we all know, anyone can […]
Mar 09, 2018

The Best Time to Get Your Body Ready for Summer? Now!

A very common question I get is when to get cosmetic procedures done in order to look great for bathing suit season. There are 4 operations/procedures […]
Feb 22, 2018

Product Spotlight: Vitamin C Pro-Collagen Brightening Serum

Dr. Berman’s Vitamin C Serum is an excellent preventative skin care product with high performance ingredients and potent antioxidants. This serum will help to brighten, firm, […]