Sunday, July 27, 2014

Comic Con and - Along with Dr. Jay Calvert

Dr. Jay Calvert
Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills

This weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of working with the people from  This website has taken plastic surgery information to a new level.  I am very impressed with their commitment to providing the right information to the patient from the right plastic surgeons.  This is something that concerns all Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, Facial Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, and Occuloplastic Surgeons.  Thus, it was fun to add some insight and gain some myself, on the topic of superhero bodies.

It is true that the superhero body in the comic books and in film has changed over time. We discussed this at length and I am looking forward to the way it gets put together for their piece.  In general, though, we all think that the superhero body is unattainable except by those who really push the envelope.  Plastic Surgery can be a part of it, but mostly, I believe it starts with diet and exercise.  Not fun!  But this is what it takes.

We discussed the operations most employed to get the 'superhero' look.  Chin implants, rhinoplasty, liposuction, facelifts, and body implants of all types were on the agenda.  Amazing examples have been seen throughout the years, including the most recent example of the human Ken Doll on the hit show, Botched!.  All is well and good if you start with a surgically good palate.  But if the starting point is not great, then it makes it hard to reach superhero status with surgery alone.

The other topic that was interesting and also needs to be addressed is the fact that many people are using human growth hormone and testosterone to keep their body fat lower and increase muscle mass.  These are medications that need to evaluated on a case by case basis for every patient is different with a different set of issues.  No way to know what is right for anyone of us without the advice of a physician that is used to prescribing these meds on a regular basis.

So look for the piece on sometime in the fall.

courtesy of

Dr. Jay Calvert
Phone: 310-777-8800