Liposuction

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF MEDICAL TOURISM?

Medical tourism is the term referencing the act of leaving one’s country for cheaper discounted medical care elsewhere. In America, it primarily refers to Americans, leaving our country to go to Mexico or South America or India, or some far-off place. This has become quite popular. Mainly to save money. However, individuals do not realize that they are risking their …

Liposuction

CAN I HAVE LIPOSUCTION INSTEAD OF A TUMMY TUCK?

Liposuction was first introduced into the medical world in the late 70s and early 80s. Liposuction is primarily a cosmetic procedure intended to remove fat from strategic locations in the body. At first, it was a very primitive application of suction to fatty areas of the body, and watching as the fat flowed from the body through a tube into …

breast implant

CAN I GET SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS IF I AM UNDER 22 YEARS OLD?

Silicone breast implants are and have been one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures. During the decade of the ’90s, there was concern that silicone caused cancer and possibly other medical problems. Therefore, the federal government placed a moratorium, or unavailability on silicone breast implants until this issue could be studied. After extensive research and years of data evaluation, …

buffalo hump

HOW TO GET RID OF A BUFFALO HUMP

A buffalo hump in a human is a fat pad between the shoulders. In a real buffalo animal, it is muscle but in humans, it is abnormal fat accumulation. Increased cortisol levels in the body cause this abnormal fat. Adrenal, tumors, lung, tumors, and steroid medication, used to treat other medical conditions, can all cause the accumulation of fat between …

Will I see my result right away after Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is one of the most complicated surgical procedures we perform in our Practice.  All Rhinoplasties usually require manipulation and alteration of the bone, and cartilage under the skin. However, the result requires the skin to shrink entirely to conform to the newly realigned internal structures. In a primary Rhinoplasty, this could require a year or more of swelling to subside. However, …

breast

FAT TRANSFER TO THE BREAST – IS IT HELPFUL?

The ability to achieve attractive breasts has been a goal throughout time. Thinking about breast augmentation? You might be considering fat transfer, a procedure that uses liposuction to remove fat from one area of your body and inject it into your breasts for a fuller look. But is it the right choice for you? Let’s break down the pros and …

HOW TO GET RID OF EXCESS SKIN AFTER OZEMPIC WEIGHT LOSS

Ozempic is the tradename for a semaglutide, a complex subject used to treat type II diabetes. Type II is where your body can produce insulin but does not. As opposed to type I diabetes which does not produce insulin and must be replaced with shots. Ozempic also affects a part of the brain to reduce appetite and reduces the liver’s …

facelift

WILL I NEED ANOTHER FACELIFT IN THE FUTURE?

There is a saying “Nothing lasts forever” This applies to almost everything in life including the aging process of our bodies including the face. As we have discussed in the past if we live the aging process continues. It is a very complex process modulated at the cellular level with physical evidence of the skin and its texture, appearance, position, …

arm lift

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY AFTER ARM LIFT?

An arm lift is a precise procedure that is part of body contouring operations. The area from the armpit down to the elbow in some people over time becomes saggy. It’s often referred to as “bat wings”. This is more commonly seen in individuals who have lost significant weight. However, it can occur after multiple pregnancies or in middle life …