Liposuction with Tummy Tuck–Yes or No?

A tummy tuck contours the belly by removal of extra skin. Sometimes, the extra skin hangs only in the area of the lower belly. Other times, the extra skin overhangs both the lower belly and also the skin above the belly button.  If this happens, there may be fullness of the area above the belly … Read more

How Much Botox is Enough?

Patients often come to my office with concerns regarding excess frown lines (called glabellar lines), forehead lines (I think of them as the surprised lines), or smiles lines (crows feet).  Neurotoxins such as Botox or Dysport can be quite effective to soften or completely remove some of these excess wrinkles. The method I use for … Read more

Tummy Tuck and Body Contouring

Tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to tighten up the belly and remove extra skin and fat.  Sometimes our patients complain of “muffin tops” that hang over pants at the waist time, stretch marks from pregnancy, or a bulge of their belly. Other people may be concerned about tethering of the skin down to a c section scar that causes an irregular contour. This is usually due to a variable combination of the rectus muscle (your “six pack” muscle) stretching,  thinned or loose skin, and uneven fat deposits.

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Breast Augmentation Surgery

Thinking about breast augmentation?  You are not alone.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about 286,000 women underwent the procedure in 2013.  Often, the women who ultimately undergo the procedure have thought about it for several years prior to making this very personal decision. And yet there can be a lot of confusing information on the internet, on television, and through what you hear from friends. So what are some things that you should find out before you move forward?

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Breast Augmentation Study

Breast augmentation remains one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States.  Now there is a new study that has been published about the safety and outcomes of silicone implants after surgery over a 10 year period.  Silicone implants are prefilled with silicone, whereas saline implants are manufactured as a shell and then filled with saline during surgery.

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Liposuction for Body Contouring

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States.  It is an attractive option for people who would like improved body contour without need for much skin tightening. Small incisions are made around the area to be targeted, and a fluid that contains lidocaine and epinephrine, numbing and blood vessel tightening medications, are injected first.

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Tummy Tuck — Different Options Depending on Your Needs

Tummy tuck, aka abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to tighten up the belly and remove extra skin and fat, sometimes called “muffin tops.”  Often after pregnancy, age, or significant weight loss, the belly muscle stretches out and a large amount of thinned skin, stretch marks, and fat can develop.

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Breast Augmentation Nuances—A Surgeon’s Perspective

Breast augmentation is a surgery in which implants are placed underneath a woman’s breasts for increasing the volume of the chest.  Usually, the same sized implants are placed on both sides.  This can be helpful in correcting thinning of the breasts and creating a more proportional chest to body ratio.  This surgery can also be helpful in correcting some inherent asymmetries that woman can develop over time.

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Breast Augmentation and the Recovery Period

The decision to undergo a breast augmentation is a big one, but can bring a lot of satisfaction if you been wanting surgery for a long time.  Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you are able to go home the same day.  The surgery itself takes about two hours.  Usually with a saline implant, the scar is a little smaller compared to silicone implants.  However both tend to heal pretty well.

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Tummy Tuck and Pregnancy

Women who have experienced the joys of motherhood and pregnancy are sometimes left also with some suboptimal changes to their belly.  A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty seeks to correct many of these changes.

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