Assistant Professor at New York City’s Cornell College Author's Plastic Surgery Blog

October 18, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Renowned New York plastic surgeon is making his medical expertise available as a Blog for students and patients performing health and beauty research. Robert Silich MD, FACS Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, has launched a Blog to bring readers the very latest news about plastic surgery innovations and answers to their questions about plastic surgery procedures. The Blog (, addresses the important issues and common misconceptions about aesthetic surgery procedures. The Plastic Surgery Blog is where individuals can read definitions of the common surgical procedures discover the pros and cons of various surgeries & techniques and learn what to look for when searching for a good plastic surgeon.

Dr. Silich's goal is to ensure that the public, medical professionals and physicians in training alike are properly informed about plastic and reconstructive surgery with particular emphasis on aesthetic surgery and facial rejuvenation. Plastic surgery is a field where myths and mistruths abound. Too often, uninformed patients elect to go forward with surgery without knowing all of the consequences of a particular procedure. Unfortunately, with the amount of 'information' available today, on the web and elsewhere, it is all too possible that people are relying on medical advice that is outdated or simply not true. This can lead to not only unsatisfactory surgical results but in some cases, life altering tragedy. For potential patients throughout the world who are considering plastic surgery, Dr. Robert Silich believes that everyone should be as knowledgeable as possible before considering or undergoing cosmetic surgical procedures.

"We are living in a time when technology and science are allowing people an unprecedented ability to alter their appearance in a way that reflects how they see themselves inside. Obviously for a lot of people this opportunity is incredibly attractive and thrilling, but there are limitations to what can be accomplished and sometimes in their zeal to see a desired result, patient’s receive treatment that is not in their best interest” says Dr. Silich. “My intention in starting to write for the internet in Blog format is to provide a trusted location for truthful information. It's important for patients and for the plastic surgery industry frankly, that people are educated and able to make informed decisions about surgical procedures and also just to learn about the amazing techniques that are becoming available everyday."

With a simple Q & A format, Dr. Silich incorporates before and after photos and answers questions on everything from Botox & Breast Augmentation to Skin resurfacing & Tummy Tucks. Other topics the Author covers include safety issues when having plastic surgery, scarring expectations, and the patient evaluation process. The Plastic Surgery Blog allows readers everywhere to benefit from the vast experience of a well known New York City plastic surgeon, in down-to-earth and easy to understand language. Dr.

Robert Christopher Silich is a board-certified plastic surgeon in private practice in Manhattan. He specializes in all areas of aesthetic surgery with particular emphasis on facial rejuvenation and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Silich teaches in the plastic and reconstructive surgery residency program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is an attending surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital.

Featured in W magazine as one of the country’s foremost up and coming plastic surgeons, Dr. Silich has been listed as one of New York Magazine’s Best Doctors. Dr. Silich is the youngest plastic surgeon to be placed on this list. He is also listed in the Castle Connoly Top Doctors Guide. He has appeared on CNN and his work has been recognized in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Washington Post, The New York Daily News, Elle Magazine, W magazine, Quest magazine, Hamptons and Gotham magazine, and was featured in New York Magazine as one of New York City’s Cutting Edge plastic surgeons.

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