LEAP International Disaster Relief Program – Mission Trip

In August 2016, LEAP’s International Disaster Relief Program sent a group of three plastic surgeons and one anesthesiologist to Beirut to provide care for Syrian and Palestinian refugees at al-Hamshari Hospital located in Saida, Lebanon. I was privileged to be one of the plastic surgeons selected for this mission, which was also my first encounter with international relief work. My … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Body Contouring

The Ultimate Guide to Body Contouring Dr. Naidu has created the Ultimate Guide to Body Contouring to help her patients understand the process of body contouring procedures. The guide includes the right questions to ask your surgeon in a consultation, how to choose a surgeon that best fits your needs, and a detailed explanation of body contouring procedures, the associated … Read More


NON-INVASIVE ENHANCEMENT OF THE BREASTS?  BUYER BEWARE An online search for the term “breast enhancement creams” will yield a 20-page result listing balms, creams, pills, lotions, and potions which claim to enhance breast size by 1-2 cup sizes.  The market for these creatively named items has increased dramatically, and some of the more popular brands have even recruited celebrities for … Read More

What is Kybella?

TARGETING SUBMENTAL FAT It eventually happens to most, if not all, of us.  A tiny bit of extra fat starts to creep up under the chin.  One day, it’s not there, and the next day, you can’t stop staring at it from the reflection of your iPhone. In some cases, the lateral edges of the jawline may become blunted as … Read More

Abdominoplasty vs. Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting: A Critical Evaluation

Fat is a fact of life, and keeping it under control can occupy a disproportionate amount of time and energy. As we age and our metabolism slows, it becomes more difficult to battle the bulge.  In some cases, despite a good diet and regular exercise, stubborn areas of fat may persist.  In women, these areas are often localized to the … Read More

Breast Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the different incisions that can be made with breast implants? Three incisions are commonly used: the infra-mammary incision, which is located at the crease beneath the breast; the peri-areolar incision, located at the border between the breast skin and the pigmented skin of the nipple-areolar complex; and the axillary incision, which is located within the armpit. 2. … Read More

Hyperpigmentation Infographic

The desire to have clear, glowing skin is present in every culture. Even, bright skin without blemishes or areas of hyperpigmentation gives an impression of youth and health. Dr. Naidu created a hyperpigmentation infographic that outlines what hyperpigmentation is, the science behind it, and what you can do to treat it. If you have hyperpigmentation concerns and would like to … Read More

Peels, lasers, needles, ultrasound, and radiofrequency… oh my! A non-definitive guide to non-invasive facial rejuvenation

There are an overwhelming number of devices and techniques now available for non-invasive rejuvenation of the face.  While the continued research into skin rejuvenation is impressive, the sheer number and variety of available treatments is enough to confuse even the most savvy beauty junkie.  Because I am asked about many of these each day, I decided to do a little … Read More

The Vampire Breast Lift

The Vampire Breast Lift? In the non-ending search for cheaper and faster ways to achieve larger and lifted breasts, some practitioners have resorted to injecting breasts with various fillers, including saline, silicone, fat, hyaluronic acid, and most recently, platelet rich plasma (PRP). Advocates for the use of fillers in the breasts argue that it is ideal for women who wish … Read More


SKIN BRIGHTENING REVISITED The desire to have clear, glowing skin is present in every culture. Even, bright skin without blemishes or areas of hyperpigmentation gives an impression of youth and health. The overwhelming number of products and devices on the market which are targeted towards both brightening and lightening attests to the growing popularity of this issue in skin health. … Read More