OVERSEAS PLASTIC SURGERY-WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

I recently read an article on British patients going to other countries for plastic surgery. The same phenomenon happens here as well. I have seen many patients travel to Mexico, South America, or even Middle East for plastic surgery procedures. I understand the primary reason is the cost. The same procedure in the United States…

LIPOSCUTION-WHAT PLASTIC SURGERY CAN DO FOR YOU

Liposuction was initially introduced in the late 1970’s by a French Gynecologist.  American Plastic Surgeons visited France and the technique was brought and further refined in the United States.  Since this is an effective and safe technique (with current modifications) it has stood the test of time and the results are reproducible. The current technique…

TUMMY TUCK – WHAT PLASTIC SURGERY CAN DO FOR YOU

Many patients are frustrated by the loose skin/stretch marks and protuberant (“beer belly”) appearance of their abdomen after pregnancy or significant weight loss. One can exercise 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but the loose skin and the weak abdominal muscle will remain. Only plastic surgery can address these issues. The abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)…

I SAY ABDOMINOPLASTY, YOU SAY TUMMY TUCK

I know, it is a corny title, but I chose this title to illustrate a point. Don’t be fooled by “catchphrases”. Abdominoplasty is the correct medical term for tummy tuck, just as liposuction is the correct medical term for liposculpture. I have even seen the term neck shrink lift used for liposuction of neck. Ah,…

Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants – An Informed Consent

Breast Augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States, with, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 300,000 procedures performed annually. Currently, there are two types of implants approved for breast augmentation: saline-filled and silicone gel filled implant. The saline (sterile salt water) implant is empty prior to insertion. The implant…