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 […]
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.
You have put in the time and effort to keep your body and face looking young. You’re in the best shape of your life, feeling better than you did in your twenties. You have watched your diet and are exercising regularly, even introducing weight training into your regimen. Your muscle tone is like that of
Childbirth is one of the most satisfying experiences a mother can have but the physical changes afterward can be disappointing. The skin becomes stretched and loose. Stretch marks can extend above the belly button and around the hips. The breasts droop and the nipples enlarge and point downward. Clothes don’t fit the way they used
An important decision when considering breast augmentation, is whether to go with saline or silicone gel breast implants. Saline implants cost less. They can be placed using a smaller incision. They are more adjustable and can correct for differences in size more precisely. If they rupture, the saline leaks out and the breast becomes flat.
When you meet someone for the first time, one of the first things you notice is their face, not their shoes or their tie. Is the quality of the skin around the jawline and neck wrinkled or saggy? Is she or he tired, or just looks it? A patient said something remarkable to me as
As women enter their 30s and 40s, age seems to catch up a little too fast. The babies are now elementary school age, with extracurricular activities scheduled for almost everyday. It can be more and more difficult to find time to exercise. Although a woman may look spectacular, that nagging belly is often a frustrating
Women often consider breast augmentation because they understand a universal truth: Humans consciously and subconsciously associate breasts with physical and social identity. Breast malformation, unevenness and size issues, as well as the loss of one or both breasts from accident or illness, can adversely affect how people perceive a woman’s physical appearance and personality. These
Many people who have an on-going battle with excess weight turn to Liposuction as a possible solution. But is liposuction really the answer to lose a lot of weight, or is it better thought of as a cosmetic procedure that will only reshape specific areas of the body that exercise and diet are unable to
One of the latest and most promising developments in the area of cosmetic surgery is platelet-rich plasma to improve a client’s facial appearance. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP is already used to heal sports injuries like tendinitis, but its uses in plastic surgery are now being discovered. Platelets play a crucial role in repairing damaged tissues