keyboard_arrow_up

Portland Plastic Surgeon Dr. Verne Weisberg Talks “Super Foods” On ABC News 8 WMTW

Accomplished Plastic Surgeon Dr. Verne Weisberg was recently interviewed on ABC MTW News 8, discussing the anti-aging effects of certain foods.

Portland, ME – May 18, 2015Dr. Verne Weisberg Founder of The Plastic Surgery Center, was recently seen on the local ABC News affiliate in Portland, Maine. MTW News 8's Tracy Sabol spoke with Dr. Verne Weisberg about different foods that affect the aging process in the first installment of their “Forever Young” series.

The feature took a look at foods that keep you young and others that you may want to avoid. Dr. Weisberg said that there are a number of factors that play into the aging process, including lifestyle and diet. Dr. Weisberg discussed how sugar is one of the number one causes of premature aging. “sugar promotes inflammation and degradation of tissues,” he remarked. “It causes the skin and tendons to break down.”

Recognized as “Best of 2012 Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons” by Plastic Surgery Practice magazine, and “Best Plastic Surgeon” by the Portland Phoenix, Dr. Weisberg has developed the premier Aesthetic Surgical Practice in northern New England over the past 25 years. As a double boarded surgeon, he is trained in all aspects of facial plastic surgery with a special interest in rhinoplasty, both primary and revisional, as well as face-lifting.

His services include a wide array of procedures that fall under four basic categories. Facial Rejuvenation procedures include nose reshaping, facelift, neck lift, brow lift, eyelid lift, chin implants and ear surgery. Body Contouring includes liposuction, tummy tuck, buttock lift, arm lift and corset trunkplasty. Breast Enhancement includes Augmentation/Enlargement, Reduction, Lift and Gynecomastia Correction, which is Breast Reduction for Men. Minimally or Non-Invasive Procedures include BOTOX® Cosmetic and Restylane®, Juvederm® and Radiesse® fillers.

In the News8 feature, Dr. Weisberg also gave some examples of some of the “super foods” that can be found growing in the wild throughout Maine. “Wild Blueberries and Raspberries are relatively low in sugar and have a high amount of antioxidants,” he said. The feature story explained that antioxidants are important because they help to fight free radicals that can cause premature aging.

To watch the full feature story, please visit http://www.wmtw.com/health/local-doctor-explains-which-foods-help-people-look-younger/32949834

About Dr. Verne Weisberg:

Dr. Weisberg is board certified with two surgical specialties. His first board certification is in otolaryngology (ENT), after three years of training at the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Weisberg was then privileged to complete his plastic surgical residency at Yale University, after which he was invited to join the faculty. While a resident at Yale, Dr. Weisberg spent several months at New York University Medical Center and Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital where he studied aesthetic surgery.

In 1987, Dr. Weisberg was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic) by Yale University, where he taught the general surgery and plastic surgery residents. During that time, he developed a love for clinical practice and cosmetic surgery, especially after having developed the first university-based aesthetic surgery practice on his own. The draw of private practice was, however, strong and he left the University to start his own practice in Portland, Maine. His motto has always been “good cosmetic surgery should be invisible.”

A well established professional in the community, Dr. Weisberg considers Portland something of a hidden gem for aesthetic surgery that has allowed him to develop a boutique style of practice with a unique Maine twist – attracting a core practice of New Englanders but also patients from all over the world. Though The Plastic Surgery Center’s major demographic is women from ages 40-75, Dr. Weisberg – whose motto has long been “good cosmetic surgery should be invisible” – has found over the years that more men are doing plastic surgery.

“My job is to listen to what my patients want and come up with effective solutions to get them the best possible results,” he says. “If my initial recommendations seem too extreme for them, or prohibitively expensive or beyond anything they could envision themselves doing, we come up with a simpler yet still effective alternative.”

Learn more about Dr. Verne Weisberg at http://www.drverne.com/