Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)

Saw a patient the other day who wanted an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)  to improve the contour of her waist after having five children.  She was unsure if she needed liposuction in conjunction with the abdominoplasty procedure. So how do you know if liposuction will be needed and is it safe to do both the abdominoplasty […]

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

“I’m interested in having liposuction” is something I hear from patients during consultation on a regular basis. But are you a candidate for liposuction surgery. First and foremost, liposuction is a surgical procedure and patient safety is the number one concern for any experienced, well trained and ethical surgeon who performs liposuction. If there are […]

Gynecomastia/male breast enlargement

Gynecomastia (male breast enlargement)  can be successfully treated surgically with  minimal visible scarring in most patients.  Liposuction alone , or a combination of liposuction and surgical excision is used to remove excess fat and in many patients, abnormal breast tissue. The choice of procedures is very much dependent upon each individual’ s physical characteristics, as […]

Liposuction can remove inches from your waist

Liposuction can remove inches from your waist by removing localized fat deposits at the Flanks (known as “love handles”) and the area of the lower abdomen ( sometimes referred to as a “pooch”).  Liposuction is considered body contouring and is not to be considered as a method of weight reduction, however, in the properly selected […]

Does laser (Smart) Lipo offer advantages over other liposuction techniques ?

I was asked recently by a patient  if laser liposuction was  a superior liposuction technique. The short answer is absolutely not. Laser liposuction is  also referred to as SmartLipo and VASER lipo. Both of these terms are trade marks for laser assisted liposuction. These refer to surgical liposuction, not some of the external beam applications […]