hourglass shape

CAN I HAVE AN HOURGLASS SHAPE WITH SURGERY?

The hourglass shape means that the waste is the narrowest portion of the anatomic body. The main factor affecting this type of shape is the anatomy of the patient, to begin with. The waist has to be noticeably and significantly smaller than the hips or bust area. Oftentimes, a combination of a tummy tuck with a possible vertical component as …

mommy makeover

MOMMY MAKEOVER PRICES VARY

The term mommy makeover is not a true clinical term. However, it has become commonly referred to as a combination of procedures that usually result from multiple pregnancies. Hence the term mommy makeover. This blog will address several of the cost variations that the patient will encounter. One of the essential elements is the size of the patient. As you …

breast revision

BREAST REVISION

There are several hundred thousand patients who have breast revision surgery in America each year. The majority have cosmetic surgery for the first time. There are some patients in a subset of previous breast surgery patients who are dissatisfied with the result or would desire to improve some aspect of their breasts. One category of breast revision is implant replacement. …

breast augmentation and rhinoplasty

BREAST AUGMENTATION AND RHINOPLASTY AT THE SAME TIME

Breast augmentation and rhinoplasty are two of the most popular and sought after procedures in my practice. During the consultation, I am very thorough. And, I take measurements in detail both of the nose and of the breast. Our goal is always to achieve the most natural-looking anatomic changes possible. Keeping in mind that rhinoplasty and plastic surgery, in general, …

thigh lift

THIGH LIFT

Weight loss after bariatric surgery or after multiple pregnancies can create sagging skin and fat in several areas of the body including the thighs.  I treat lateral thigh lift mostly with liposuction but also have performed direct excision of profound excess skin and bulging. More commonly patients seek improvement of their inner thighs. If fat alone is the issue, then …

rhinoplasty techniques

HEALING AFTER REVISION RHINOPLASTY

Rhinoplasty is without question the most challenging procedure Plastic surgeons perform. Revision rhinoplasty is even much more challenging. The healing process is dependent upon many factors within the anatomy of the nose. The nose is made of bone and cartilage and skin as well as a mucosal lining inside. Revision is a challenge because all of these structures have undergone …

liposuction

LIPOSUCTION INSTEAD OF TUMMY TUCK?

We as Americans, and usually in the Western Hemisphere admire our best body condition. Excess fat although seemingly becoming more acceptable in certain circles can be addressed in multiple ways. Excess skin and fat of the lower abdomen are classically treated with a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. However, there are some people who are adamant about not wanting a big …

tummy tuck

HERNIA REPAIR WITH TUMMY TUCK

The primary purpose and goals of a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty are to remove excess skin and fat. This most commonly occurs in women or men who have had significant weight loss. For women, this can also be in relation to multiple pregnancies. Also, in addition, skin and fat removal, or weaknesses in the abdominal wall or the belly button …

liposculpting

LIPOSCULPTING FOR MEN

The concept of applying suction to the body to remove fat goes back to the eighties. Furthermore, over the years several different types of liposuction have come to fruition. The standard tumescent technique injects fluid into the site. After waiting a period of time suction cannulas of varying sizes are put to use to contour and remove fat. And, this …

breast cancer

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER  AWARENESS MONTH

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness month is in October and began in 1985. It is a partnership between the American Cancer Society and Astra Seneca pharmaceutical company. Since that time, we dedicate October to raising awareness of this form of cancer in the world. The pink ribbon is emblematic of this commitment to encourage all of us to …