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Breast Augmentation: Over or Under?

Should Your Breast Implant Go under or over the Muscle? The decision to go over or under the chest (pectoralis) major muscle when performing breast augmentation is a hotly debated topic amongst plastic surgeons. Recent studies reported that capsular contracture, or scarring around the implant, was decreased when performing breast augmentation under the muscle. While […]


Tummy Tuck Or Liposuction, Which One Is Right For You?

A tummy tuck removes fat AND excess skin. Liposuction removes fat ONLY and relies on skin contraction and scarring beneath it to change the body contour. If your skin is loose, with stretch marks, then a tummy tuck is indicated. The extra skin will not go away with liposuction and will in fact probably get […]


Tummy Tuck After Childbirth

This is one of my favorite patients and what I think is probably one of my better tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) results. She is shown below preoperatively in the before photo. Her major concerns were the stretch marks, loss of skin quality and elasticity, the pooched appearance of the upper abdomen, loose sagging of the lower […]


What is a Mommy Makeover?

With the continued development of new technologies in plastic surgery, “mommy makeovers” are now more common. A woman’s body goes through a lot of changes during her pregnancy and the time after she gives birth. Unfortunately, this can mean a lot of unwelcome physical changes for the mother that could make her feel uncomfortable with her […]


Tummy Tuck – Is It Right For You?

For centuries, women (and even men) relied on corsets to change the appearance of their bodies particularly in the abdominal region. The inverted conical shape of the corset gave the illusion of a small waist and a flat stomach. Though this undergarment is still in use today, its popularity dwindled with the advent of a […]


The Amazing Benefits of Facelifts

More and more regular people just like you and me are turning to facelift surgery in order to look young again and improve their look. No sane person believed you can truly stop the aging process, but with the advancement in technology you can certainly slow it down. Face-lifts can reverse some of the effects […]


How do Facelifts Work?

The enemy is gravity. When we are young, we have defenses against this nemesis. Our skin contains collagen and elastin, proteins which break down over time and become more and more defenseless in the face of gravity. In addition, as we age, the muscles beneath the skin lose some of their strength and provide less […]


What Can I Expect From A Mommy Makeover?

In today’s day in age, women are no longer scared to admit to wanting cosmetic surgery, especially after giving birth. New mothers will readily admit they wish their bodies looked as they did before giving birth, and these mothers know that typically involves more than just a strict diet and exercise routine. Mommy Makeovers are […]


Breast Augmentation FAQs

Breast Augmentation FAQs It is important for patients to learn all that they can before getting any type of cosmetic surgery. If you are considering breast augmentation, then you probably have a couple of questions in mind. Below are some of the answers to the frequently asked questions about this procedure: Am I Good Candidate […]


Liposuction Recovery

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Liposuction? You should expect to take seven to 10 days off from work in order to recover. Dr. Lakshman may recommend that you walk a couple of times per day. This will help prevent you from developing blood clots. Keep in mind that many women get breast […]


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