Thursday, December 17, 2015

Plastic Surgery Demands Increase This Holiday Season

The holidays can bring on all sorts of stress. Seeing family members, holiday parties, or traveling tend to cause us to think about our appearance more than normally would.   

Another reason for undergoing such procedures during the holiday season, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery says: It's the only time of the year when some patients can take a week or two off from job or school for post-surgical healing.

Nose jobs, eyelid surgery, Botox, and facelifts are all popular procedures during the holidays. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, plastic surgeries spike about 25% because everyone wants to look their best for the holidays.

A huge trend that has started over the past few years has been the notion of gifting plastic surgery to others. It doesn’t have to be some extravagant surgery, it can be just a simple Botox or facial procedure. There has been an increase in recent years of people shopping for facial rejuvenation treatments for family and friends.

Speaking of friends and family, all of us at Star Plastic Surgery would like to wish you and your family Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Artificial Sweeteners vs. Sugar

With the holidays coming up, the concern of sugar and sweeteners and how they affect us become more relevant. Holiday treats are a common occurrence and the harmful effects are always in the back of our mind soon after consumption.

An analysis of randomized controlled trials, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2013, found that sugar-sweetened beverages alone cause body weight to go up in adults. In comparison, an analysis of randomized controlled trials of artificial sweeteners published in the same journal found that their use led to lower body weight and less overall fat.

The facts are there and the first step is to limit the amount of sugar consumed per week in order to prevent any health issues caused by an abundance of sugar. Everyone always says “feel great about the way you look”, and the first step in feeling that way is to just be healthy. If that isn’t doing the trick, there is always the option of plastic surgery on those areas you feel insecure about. Visit our website at to learn more.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

How to Avoid the “Turkey Neck”

The holidays always tend to be a time where people start to worry about their appearance most. You begin to see family and friends you wouldn’t normally see and you want to look your best. 

Unfortunately, gravity, genetics, sun exposure, and lifestyle choices tend to cause the tissues in your face to dry out, wrinkle, and sag over time. By removing excess fat and lifting the tissues and muscles in your face, our board certified plastic surgeons can use a face-lift to address problems such as “Turkey Neck”.

Star Plastic Surgery offers a wide variety of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Our Face-lift is one of our more popular ones that will make you look years younger and enhance your facial features and self-esteem.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Postpone Early Retirement with Plastic Surgery

“Whether you’re a woman or a man who wants to turn back the clock on aging, plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures such as injections and fat grafts are becoming a top anti-retirement expense,” (Erin E. Arvedlund, 2015).

It has become a common fear among professionals that they will be let go from a job because they are too old or do not appear as pleasant as they once were. Many baby boomers are having work done to stay competitive in the workplace because we live in an ageist world.

Face-lifts, tummy tucks, eyelid lifts, and BOTOX have all become very common plastic surgery procedures for those trying to fight off retirement. You should never feel insecure about how you look, let alone when it concerns your profession. People in their 80s are asking for appointments for plastic surgery in order to keep working and keep up with the younger generations.

Star Plastic Surgery in Novi, Michigan offers many of these procedures including face lifts, eye lid surgery, breast augmentations, breast lifts, rhinoplasty’s, liposuction, and many others that can help prolong your feeling of security in the workplace.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Is There a Difference Between Men and Women?

There has always been a debate about the differences between men and women. However, in recent years the focus has been on medications and the effects on men vs. women.

“We all go to doctors. And we do so with trust and blind faith that the test they are ordering and the medications they're prescribing are based upon evidence -evidence that's designed to help us. However, the reality is that that hasn't always been the case for everyone. What if I told you that the medical science discovered over the past century has been based on only half the population?” – Alyson McGregor from Ted Talks

Some of the notable facts from McGregor’s Ted Talk are:
  • ·         80% of drugs taken off the market were removed because of side effects on women.
  • ·         Every cell has a sex. Sex is DNA, gender is how someone presents themselves in society.
  • ·         Drugs approved and released to market have been tested only on male patients, leading to improper dosing and unacceptable side effects for women.

At Star Plastic Surgery, we offer a full range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Men and women in the Detroit, Michigan area, as well as from around the world, have trusted our board-certified plastic surgeons for both surgical and nonsurgical procedures.
To schedule your free consultation, please visit us at

Friday, October 30, 2015

Skincare Tricks and Treats

The fall season is the perfect time to start taking care of your skin before the cold winter hits. This month we ran several specials for skincare treatments and below we have listed the Top 5 Skincare Treatments that we offer!

1.    BOTOX:
Botox® Cosmetic temporarily treats moderate to severe wrinkles. Commonly treated areas are crow’s feet, frown lines, and horizontal forehead lines. Facial fillers are injections which add lost volume to soften facial wrinkles and folds. Commonly treated areas are smile lines, lips, marionette lines, and cheeks.

2.    Latisse
Latisse is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker.

 3. Microdermabrasion:
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment that rejuvenates the skin and accelerates the cell renewal process. It helps improve skin texture, lighten pigmentation, reduce sun damage and pore size, smooth fine lines, and control acne.
4. Chemical Peel:
Chemical peels offer a nonsurgical way to significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and under the eyes. In addition, chemical peels can be used to remove spotting caused by genetics, sun damage, and aging, and are effective in treating certain types of acne.
5. IPL Treatment:
Intense pulsed light, commonly abbreviated as IPL, is a technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic uses.
Star Plastic Surgery features BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVEDERM® Injectable Gel, Radiesse, and all other injectable’ s are available as you decide to start your journey at Star Plastic Surgery in Novi, MI.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation, please visit our website and fill out the form shown. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

HOUR Detroit Top Doc Ellen Ozolins Customer Review

"Total Celeb-level Care"

The name says it all. From the moment I walked in the door for a consultation, I was given incredible care and service. The staff is polite and courteous and they remember your name as though you've been going there for years. I had a "Mommy Makeover" (breast lift-no implants & full tummy tuck) by Dr. Ozolins in July 2015. She's absolutely fantastic! I am not a fan of any type of surgical procedures in general and was very timid about even seeking a consultation but she made me feel comfortable and confident right away. I'm 12 weeks post-op and super happy with my results. I know I could've gone somewhere closer to my home for a cut-rate deal but I don't for one second regret my choice to have my surgery through Star. I think you get what you pay for and my procedure was worth every penny. Dr. Ozolins does impeccable work. Many surgeons don't want to do a breast lift without implants but Dr. O is such a pro, she uses a technique that provides the lift that holds up without implants. The care at Star is top notch- they don't simply cut and run like some "cosmetic" surgery clinics. If you call they are happy to be see you, even if it's just for small concerns that end up being nothing. I might be a bit of a drama queen and I called them multiple times with questions and the staff was always happy to listen and give advice or have me come in. They see you regularly after your surgery for months and provide care until you are fully healed. I really cannot say enough about the skill, care and professionalism of the surgeons, nurses and all the staff. I would recommend Star, and particularly Dr. Ozolins to ANYONE & everyone considering plastic surgery or non-surgical procedures. I feel I got my money's worth and more.

Elizabeth on Oct 08, 2015, Ypsilanti, MI

Friday, October 9, 2015

Scientist Find Gene That Causes Obesity

People have always wondered, “What makes me fat”?  Scientist have finally figured out a gene that ties people to obesity. Scientist have known about a gene called FTO, but now they have discovered a faulty gene that causes energy from food to be stored as fat instead of being burned.

The scientist, who were from MIT and Harvard, found a way to reverse these affects. What many people don’t know is that obesity is partially caused by how our fat cells get used. To read more about these new gene glitch, go here and read more about it!

Feeling comfortable in your body is essential for self-confidence. Many people struggle to lose excess weight, finding that diet and exercise alone are often inadequate to fully provide them with the shape they’ve worked so hard to achieve. It’s not an issue of how other people view you, but an issue of how you view yourself. 

With body contouring and lifts, the board-certified plastic surgeons at Star Plastic Surgery can help you achieve the look you deserve, restore confidence, and feel your absolute best.

To schedule a free consultation please visit our website and contact us today! 

Friday, September 25, 2015

2015 Hour Detroit Magazine's Top Docs

Star Plastic Surgery is proud to announce that two of our doctors were mentioned in the 2015 Hour Detroit Magazines Top Docs List. Dr. Elan Reisin and Dr. Ellen Ozolins both received honors this year in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery category. The winning doctors in the adult and pediatric specialist category are selected by votes cast from their peers.

We know that you have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a plastic surgeon in the metro Detroit area. Some cosmetic surgeons are fully qualified in plastic surgery, while others are simply doctors in other fields who offer a few cosmetic procedures.

Star Plastic Surgery in Novi, Michigan is the preeminent cosmetic surgery practice in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Star Plastic Surgery’s surgeons are Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and are credentialed to perform all cosmetic surgery procedures at the area’s leading hospitals and off-site ambulatory surgical facilities.

All of Star’s surgeons have completed thousands of procedures including breast augmentation, breast lifts, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, facelifts, breast reduction surgery and more. Star Plastic Surgery’s mission is to provide the highest degree of patient satisfaction by achieving the most successful surgical results.

Here is a link to the Top Docs list:

Star Plastic Surgery is located at 42450 West Twelve Mile in Novi, Michigan.
 (248) 735-3800


Friday, September 11, 2015

Revolutionary New Sun Screen…

Made from UV Absorbing Material

A new development has been made in sun-block that proves to be twice effective as traditional sunscreen. The Violetline Maori Wrasse (fish), has an absorbing material that when mixed with other chemicals creates a UV protection like never before.

People are always searching for the best skin care solution and this new sunscreen protection available will change the way that consumer’s skin is affected.

Cosmetic surgeons advise patients about the issue of aging. Luckily, cosmetic surgeons (like the ones at Star Plastic Surgery) can help rejuvenate your skin in order to make it healthier and youthful looking. Chemical Peels, BOTOX, latisse, and microdermabrasion procedures are just some of the many skin care solutions that the board certified surgeons at Star Plastic Surgery offer.

To learn more about the skin care options that we offer, visit our website and schedule a free consultation. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Autism Research Sniffs It’s Way Forward

 I read this article about autism and thought about many of our patients who have children that are affected by this. A study was published in the journal Current Biology that talked about how odors are used to gauge emotions in others and are a form of social communication. Children with autism participated in this study and it was discovered that they had profoundly altered sniff responses. To read more about the study and the results please read the article here.
Your nose is one of your most prominent facial features. If you were born with a nose that you believe is not ideally suited to your face, come to Star Plastic Surgery so we can bring your nose into proportion with the rest of your face.
Schedule your free consultation today to discuss your goals, needs, and expectations with our experienced plastic surgeons. Go to to schedule now! 

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Drop of Blood Could Tell You Your Infection History

I was reading this article about the new technology being developed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The researchers are using a new method called VirScan, which runs diagnostics to test for specific viruses current and past. All it needs is a single drop of blood in order to run its analysis. To read more about VirScan and the progress the HHMI is doing, view this article
When it comes to advancements in the world of medicine, Star Plastic Surgery stays up-to-date with everything that is going on. Star Plastic Surgeons use safe, proven surgical techniques that provide a better surgical result for our patients. We are devoted to providing state-of-the-art, effective procedures in order to produce optimal results.
Whether you are concerned about looking younger or feeling more self-confident, Star Plastic Surgery will consult with you to determine what procedures may benefit you most.

Schedule your free consultation today and visit us at

Friday, August 14, 2015

Send In Your Questions!

If you're considering plastic surgery, I know you will have many questions. Please send us your question or call and schedule a free confidential consultation so we may answer all of your questions in person. 

If you would like to schedule a free consultation to speak to someone in person, please click here! or call us at 248-735-3800. 

Friday, August 7, 2015


Adrianna Costa's website Haute Mom's Life mentioned Star Plastic Surgery's skin care product "New Faces Skin Care" in a posting. Below is the product mentioned and to view the other 5 things we can't live without, visit her website Haute Mom's Life

New Faces Skincare – For every Haute Goddess craving a serious skincare boost, this line is so exclusive you can only get it by calling- not available for online purchase

 For more information please call 248-735-3800 or visit 

Friday, July 24, 2015

New Tanning Trend Can Cause Serious Skin Damage


Some sunbathers are searching for more than a golden glow in a new social media trend that's concerning dermatologists, cancer experts and other clinicians. It is called "sunburn art", which is when people apply sunscreen to a certain area in order to create a design. This has become a popular trend on social media and I believe people should know how unhealthy it is to do this to their skin. 

For many years, health experts have warned that UV radiation, can be damaging to the skin, leading to burns, wrinkles, dark spots, leathery skin and cancer. To read more about this trend and the harmful effects, go check out the article here

This hasn’t become an issue in the Metro Detroit area yet, but summer is starting to heat up and this trend is sure to make its way to our beaches. Cosmetic surgeons often speak with patients about the issue of aging. Damage to your skin over many years can increase this and require more cosmetic surgery. A Mommy Makeover and Facial Plastic Surgery can only do so much, so make sure to take care of your skin!

To learn more about cosmetic surgery, visit our website:

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Medical Future: Transplanting Heads

I read this article about Dr. Sergio Canavero  and his plan to put the head of Valery Spiridonov, a Russian with a muscle-wasting disease, on the body of a newly dead donor. I always find articles about the advancement in medicine very interesting and I love sharing this news with all of our readers. Canavero claimed to of solved the problems his hero, Dr. Robert White, when he got a monkey’s head to live (briefly) on a new body (that couldn’t move). Canavero now says he and a team of 150 will be able to swap out an entire human body by 2017. To read more about this story, please visit this online article

Even though it seems like science fiction, the progress of medicine is developing at an exponential rate. This is evident in the new technologies coming out in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. 3D imaging is allowing us to have the ability to create an actual mold for the patient. We are now seeing great leaps in the development of bio-compatible implants for cosmetic refinement and integration. The development of stem cell research is enabling physicians to harvest and amplify our own tissues. The future may bring procedures and results that we can't even imagine today. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Skinny Jean Lovers Beware

I found this very interesting and thought you would enjoy reading about this. Please be careful with your fashion choices!

Anyone who has ever had to do acrobatic's in order to fit into a pair of skinny jeans may want to loosen up. One woman from Australia learned the hard way, that prolonged periods of “external compression” can result in muscular and neurological consequences. She was walking down the street when her feet went numb. After being taken to the hospital, the staff had to cut off her jeans. You can read more about the skinny jean story by clicking here.

You can never be too careful when it comes to your health. That’s why at Star Plastic Surgery, we take all of the precautions necessary to make sure you have the best experience possible in a safe environment.

Shopping for jeans should be treated the same as where you choose to go for cosmetic surgery. You shouldn’t have to force yourself into a pair that is going to put you in harm’s way, you should get a pair that fits you perfectly. The same can be said for where you go for cosmetic surgery.

The philosophy of our practice is focused on the patient. We work one-on-one with you, both pre- and post-operatively to help you reach your goals. We do not have a one-size-fits-all mentality, and will customize your procedure to enhance your natural appearance, and help restore the self-confidence you deserve. Visit our website for more information: 


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Look 10 to 15 Years Younger

As you age, your skin loses elasticity. Combined with lifestyle choices, stress, and sleeping habits, this can eventually lead to a puffy, baggy appearance around your eyes. In addition to making you look much older before your time, exhausted eyelids can impact vision, making it both an aesthetic and functional issue. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can restore a youthful, bright appearance to your eyes and restore vision diminished by droopy eyelids.

The board-certified plastic surgeons at Star Plastic Surgery understand how these issues can impact your self-esteem and lower your self-confidence. Using only proven surgical techniques, our Novi, Michigan eyelid surgeons can help you look and feel your absolute best.

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, gets rid of extra skin and fat from your upper and/or lower eyelids. During the free pre-surgical consultation, you will be examined and asked about your vision, tear production, and use of lenses. Factors that affect your surgery include age, skin type, ethnic background, and degree of vision obstruction. These are all important when it comes to the doctor figuring out exactly what you need. 

For more information about blepharoplasty, please visit our website to schedule your free consultation.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Americans Spend $12.9 Billion on Cosmetic Surgery

Now it’s more important than ever to consider cosmetic surgery. In 2014, $12.9 billion total was spent on cosmetic procedures in the U.S., with the number of cosmetic surgery procedures down 12% since 2000 and minimally invasive procedures up 154% (American Society of Plastic Surgeons).

The primary reasons people say they decided on cosmetic surgery were to improve their self-esteem and to build their self-confidence. The physical benefits of cosmetic surgery may be obvious to the eye, but it is the emotional results of cosmetic surgery that many times provide patients with greater rewards.

If you’ve been bothered about the way you look, due to a flaw such as a nose that you may feel is too large or wrinkles that may make you feel older, cosmetic surgery can make you feel better about yourself. While many may feel that plastic surgery is not the answer to poor self-esteem, if you feel that there is an area that needs to be modified, it can be a solution to your better emotional wellness.

WARNING: You must be very careful when it comes to cosmetic surgery. Many issues are happening in the world of plastic surgery and below is a link to an article you may want to read that describes deadly butt injections.

Contact us today to learn more about our cosmetic surgery advantages that we offer at Star Plastic Surgery.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

You Can Return High-Heels, Not Cosmetic Surgery

High-heel injuries are common among women, more than 3,294 emergency department visits stemming from high-heel-related injuries from 2002 and 2012 recorded in the Consumer Product Safety Commission's surveillance system.
Shoes may be returned or repaired, but what cannot be returned is botched cosmetic surgery. 

The first step in your consultation, is a review of the doctor’s credentials, their background, hospital privileges, years of practice, review before and after photos of the surgeries you’re interested and answer all your questions. At that time all cost and fees will be established and your surgery will be scheduled.  

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

If the Shoe Fits, Go with a Star Plastic Surgery Surgeon

Many women are very particular when it comes to selecting a pair of shoes. The rate of injuries for U.S. women associated with wearing high heels form 2002 to 2012 was 7.32 per 100,000, with most injuries consisting of sprains and strains to the foot and ankle (Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery). Like selecting a pair of shoes, you must also be selective when it comes to who your physician is.

Many physicians perform numerous surgeries throughout the year but it takes a real master to specialize in one specific field. Something you may not know is that many physicians who perform cosmetic surgery are not actually plastic surgeons.

The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is the only board approved by the National Board of Medical Specialties. Members are certified based on the highest standards and have done more than just take a weekend course in cosmetic surgery. Before choosing your surgeon, review the doctors overall experience and training, and most importantly their board-certifications as well as hospital privileges to perform the surgery that you are considering.

The plastic surgeons at Star Plastic Surgery have completed the necessary residencies and fellowships in order to become the experts that they are. Cosmetic Surgery is all we do and our physicians pride themselves on concentrating on the individual they are working with. Before you decide to get plastic surgery done, please make sure that you are working with an ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon. Having the training and expertise to create the best possible outcome is more than just throwing on a mask and a white coat. 

Please visit our website for a free consultation from one of our board-certified plastic surgeons: or call us at 248-735-3800