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Are My Breast Implants Too High?

Posted November 28, 2018

“Dr. Friedman, aren’t my breast implants too high?” I am asked this question at least a couple times a week.  And the answer is “Yes, they are too high.  But don’t worry; it’s normal.” All breast implants placed under the pectoralis major muscle will start out too high and tight.  It takes time for the […]

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The Skinny on Liposuction: There’s only so much I can do

Posted August 18, 2014

While visiting my parents in Los Angeles last week, we toured the famous J Paul Getty Museum, which houses a number of famous paintings and sculptures. As a wood and marble sculptor myself, I certainly appreciate the artist’s skill. As a plastic surgeon, the bronze sculpture got me thinking about—yes, you guessed it—liposuction. Since the […]

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Belly Button After Tummy Tuck

Posted October 11, 2013

“It’s all about the belly button” A full tummy tuck involves tightening of the abdominal wall with removal of excess skin and fat.  Contrary to popular belief, we do not need to make you a “new belly button.”  Instead, you will keep your existing belly button (umbilicus), but all the skin around it will be […]

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Product Placement and Plastic Surgery

Posted August 19, 2013

When shopping for a plastic surgeon, look for surgical skill rather than products. Smartlipo, Fraxel, Sculptra, Zerona, Velasmooth: the array of plastic surgery products is increasingly complicated and confusing.  Much of this is related to the marketing of products directly to consumers, both by physicians and manufacturers, in order to create product demand.  Instead of […]

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Surgeon Vs The Machine

Posted March 06, 2013

Question: Ultrasonic liposuction, laser liposuction, tickle liposuction, body jet liposuction, liposculpture, power-assisted liposuction:  the number of liposuction technologies can be overwhelming.  Should you go to the guy with the laser machine, or should you visit the guy who uses sound waves to break up fat? Answer: You should probably visit the surgeon who has the […]

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