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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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Liposuction of the Neck

Posted July 15, 2014

–because no one wants a double chin It seems like a strange area to accumulate fat.  And yet many people who are otherwise height-weight proportionate have a stubborn deposit right under the chin that makes them look heavier.  If you pose with your chin up and forward every time someone takes a photo, then you […]

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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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Is It Safe to Have Abdominal Liposuction with Tummy Tuck?

Posted May 16, 2012

Tummy tuck without LiposuctionA full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) improves the appearance of the abdomen following pregnancy or weight loss by addressing excessive skin, excessive fat, and abdominal wall laxity: Excessive skin: all skin from the umbilicus (belly button) to the pubic area is removed.  The remaining upper abdominal skin is advanced downward and tightened. Abdominal […]

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