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PR That's the Ginuwine Article


Ginuwine, left, and Dr. Ayman Hakki. (Courtesy of Dr. Hakki's office)


What happened to the days when there was no relationship more sacred, no trust more precious, than that between a celebrity and a plastic surgeon?

Last Friday, R&B star Ginuwine and his wife, the rapper Solé, paid a "surprise" visit to the Waldorf offices of Ayman Hakki .... who promptly sent us a press release about it!

Turns out the visit was strictly social, we're told. The couple, who make their home in the singer's native Prince George's County, met the doctor at a Georgetown party a few months ago; they explained that they happened to be driving past his new Luxxery Medical Boutique, recognized the name and dropped in to say hi.

Which led to the most shameless press release of the month: "They were awed by the services that Dr. Hakki offers. Dr. Hakki gave [them] a personalized tour of Luxxery, while also explaining some of the most desirable treatments available today. 'Adipose Accentuation has taken the place of Breast Augmentation in regards to popularity,' says Dr. Hakki. 'It's the newest craze not only in this area, but also around the country. In 2001, when I was featured on MTV in a breast augmentation special, that was the most popular plastic surgery procedure. Nowadays, Gluteal Accentuation (Buttock Enhancement) uses adipose stem cells to round out the buttocks and has taken the top spot as the most popular procedure in my practice. It's a national craze!'." That was it. No one went under the knife.

So why are we telling you this? Mostly because, after hearing all about exactly where the doc could reinject your fat if you so choose, Ginuwine delivered a pretty excellent punch line:

"My wife's perfect," he said, "but thanks for sharing the info!"

That's according to the press release, but we reached Ginuwine, who laughed good-naturedly and confirmed he said it. Well played, sir. (We'll give him some equal-time PR now: He's promoting the new album, "A Man's Thoughts," and exploring a possible reality-TV project.)

By The Reliable Source  |  September 15, 2009; 1:03 AM ET
 
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I appreciate Dr. Hakki's enthusiasm for the resurgence in fat grafting as an alternative technique for augmentation. It should be noted, however, that these techniques are still in their relative infancy (inconcsitent results, etc...), will certainly never usurp traditional augmentation options and are also invasive procedures that usually require some level of anesthesia. Practicing in South Florida I find that these techniques have long been embraced by the Latin American population, but the vast majority of patients are still requesting traditional procedures.

Kind Regards,

Louis DeLuca, M.D.

Posted by: drdeluca | September 15, 2009 8:20 AM | Report abuse

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