Stem Cell Infusion

In an effort to keep up with trends in medicine, we performed our first stem cell infusion using adipocyte (fat) derived stem cells.  Research in stem cell technology has shown improvement in degenerative joint disorders, chronic liver disease (hepatitis), and may have utility in retarding the effects of aging on the body. Working with doctors from USC, we will continue to monitor the effects of stem cell infusion in our selected patients.

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Stem Cell Infusion

DIY Plastic Surgery (Buttock Augmentation) Investigation

Article Published On: TheDoctorsTV.com Sept 11, 2014

CBS Television’s The Doctors recently aired a very interesting segment on the potential dangers of DIY Buttocks surgery. It was aired September 11, 2014 and can be watched at TheDoctorsTV.com, http://www.thedoctorstv.com/episodes/teen-prank-gone-wrong-surprising-salmonella-risk-freeze-away-saddlebags.

Buttocks implant surgery has become one of hottest trends around the world for increasing butt size. There is no doubt that Hollywood has had a great impact. Patients spend thousands of dollars to gain the look they desire. Buttock implants are completely safe when supplied by a qualified cosmetic surgeon and can cost in excess of 10K including the anesthesiologist.
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Weight Loss Tongue Patch: An Alternative Nonsurgical Method to Aid in Weight Loss in Obese Patients

Article Published In: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery Vol. 31, No. 1, 2014

Paul N. Chugay, MD; Nikolas V. Chugay, DO

Click on the PDF link above to see a copy of the article written on the tongue patch which was published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery in 2014

Introduction: Despite efforts on the part of patients, some are not able to achieve significant weight loss because of poor compliance with balanced diets and exercise programs. The tongue patch is a means of ensuring that the patient abides by a strict low-calorie diet plan to achieve maximal weight loss while engaging in a moderate exercise regimen.  Read more

The Shape of Legs to Come

Introduction: “Nothing beats a great pair of legs!” So goes the famous 40-year-old advertising slogan of name-brand pantyhose maker L’eggs, a slogan still used today because it conveys a timeless truth: Shapely stems get noticed. Trouble is, it takes more than decent nylons to produce fabulous-looking legs.

Buttock Augmentation With Implants and Fat Grafting: A Comparative Study

Article Published In: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2012

Paul N. Chugay, MD; Nikolas V. Chugay, DO

Introduction: We sought to compare our experience in the 2 primary techniques for buttock augmentation and determine if one is clearly superior to the other from the standpoints of complications, postoperative pain and patient satisfaction. Read more

Calf Augmentation: A Single Institution Review of Over 200 Cases

Article Published In: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery Vol. 30, No. 2, 2013

Paul N. Chugay, MD; Nikolas V. Chugay, DO

Introduction: Over the past several decades, there has been increased interest in creating a fuller-appearing and more well-defined calf region.

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Quadriceps Implant: Cosmetic Improvement to the Anterior Thigh Region in a Patient Suffering From HIV Muscle Wasting

Article Published In: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery Vol. 30, No. 4, 2013

Nikolas V. Chugay, DO; Paul N. Chugay, MD


Introduction: Muscle wasting is a known complication of HIV and the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) therapy employed to treat HIV/AIDS.

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Triceps Augmentation: Early Experience With the Procedure

Article Published In: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery Vol. 27, No. 4, 2010

Nikolas V. Chugay, DO; Paul N. Chugay, MD

Introduction: In the past 10 years, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of men seeking cosmetic surgeons for enhancement of their physique, leading to the development of new and innovative techniques to meet their needs. Read more

Triceps Augmentation

Article Published In: Cosmetic Surgery Times September Issue

Ilya Petrou, M.D.

Introduction: Early experience with this procedure is producing positive results. A novel triceps augmentation procedure using specially designed silicone implants is becoming increasingly popular in the cosmetic surgery arena, allowing patients to realize their desired aesthetic muscle contour quickly and safely.
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Bicipital Augmentation: A Retrospective Review of 94 Patient Cases

Article Published In: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery Vol. 27, No. 1, 2009

Nikolas V. Chugay, DO; Paul N. Chugay, MD

Introduction: Reality, documentary, and makeover programs have all helped to get rid of certain taboos previously associated with cosmetic surgical procedures.

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Bicipital Augmentation

Article Published In: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery Vol. 23, No. 1, 2006

Nikolas V. Chugay, DO; Joseph Racanelli, DO; John Hsu, DO; Paul N. Chugay, MD

Introduction: This article describes the surgical procedure used to implant a bicipital prosthesis with little injury to surrounding anatomic structures into the arm of a 32-year old man who desired greater upper body symmetry. Read more

Pectoral Augmentation

Clinical Study – Pectoral implants for Chest Wall Deformities – Poland’s Syndrome, Pectus Excavatum

Nikolas V. Chugay.,* and Quang Quach, M.D. *

Introduction: Pectoral implants have been used to improve chest wall deformities, pectus excavatum, and Poland’s syndrome. We have implants bilateral pectoral prosthesis mainly to augment the muscular inadequacy of the chest wall as well as to correct deformities.
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