CoolSculpting is not for weight loss

coolsculpting
We recently had a patient asking about CoolSculpting for weight loss. As you’ll see below, CoolSculpting, or non-surgical fat reduction, reduces fat but not weight.   Reasonable expectations with CoolSculpting CoolSculpting freezes stubborn fat in the love handles, thighs, arms, abdomen and pretty much anywhere the suction cup can take hold! When the fat freezes, it “turns itself off, ” effectively dying. The fat layer...
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Injecting fillers with a dental block and blunt cannula to minimize pain and bruising [video]

injecting fillers
I recently gave a training for a group of healthcare providers on behalf of Merz. As a paid consultant, I teach doctors and nurses how to use three Merz injectables: XEOMIN® (similar to Botox for reducing wrinkles), Radiesse® and Belotero® (fillers) to fill in superficial or deep lines due to a loss of collagen.   When it comes to fillers, there are a couple drawbacks...
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Breast lift pricing without implants [video]

breast lift pricing
If you’re looking for breast lift pricing and want to avoid implants, you’ve come to the right place! With enough breast tissue, you may have all the volume necessary without implants…you just need a breast lift.   How to get the breast lift you need Droopy breasts are a result of loose breast skin. Think of the breast skin as a “skin envelope” around the...
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Breast asymmetry correction with implants and lift [video]

breast asymmetry correction
Breast asymmetry correction is one of the most complex breast procedures around. The complexity is due to the myriad of ways to fix the asymmetry. It’s not just a matter of size, but also of shape. And then you have to get the nipple in a symmetrical position!   Video of breast asymmetry correction As the video shows, there are many steps to correcting breast...
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Treatment for undereye dark circles [video]

undereye dark circles
Tired of those undereye dark circles? Or just tired of everyone thinking you look tired because of them?! Or maybe you regularly apply foundation to your face just so you can cover the dark circles. Well, there’s something you can do about this “malady.” As you’ll see in the post and video below, you’re not alone.   Undereye dark circles The dark circles under the...
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What a difference an implant exchange makes!

Check out those breasts! Seriously though, who would’ve thought an implant exchange from 370cc to 560cc (an increase of almost 200cc!) would still look so good and so tasteful? There are several ways to philosophize on this particular patient’s case.   Is an implant exchange in your future? When I first look at these results, I definitely think her breasts looked fine in the preop...
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Why we look at more than just BMI [video]

BMI
As more consumers research cosmetic surgery online and watch surgery on social media, there’s one thing they keep hearing. That their plastic surgeon won’t operate on them if their BMI (body mass index) is greater than 30. BMI refers to the “magic number” that takes into account your weight in kilograms and your height in centimeters.   BMI has its advantages in the sense that...
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Later haters! The latest XEOMIN® Campaign

later haters
Merz, the makers of the BOTOX® Cosmetic competitor, XEOMIN®, released their later haters campaign recently. It’s a pretty interesting spin on the whole empowerment movement.   Later haters! In the past, getting botulinum toxin (ie Botox), was considered taboo. Women were embarrassed for friends and family to know they were getting treatments to minimize wrinkles.   Fast forward to today. Not only are women not...
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Should you buy your partner cosmetic surgery as a gift?

cosmetic surgery as a gift
With the holidays upon us, we’re under the gun to get a great gift for our husband or wife, or if we’re being PC, our partner. Your husband probably doesn’t want a tie and your wife doesn’t want a vacuum cleaner. In an attempt to think outside of the box, should you buy your partner cosmetic surgery as a gift?! It’s a double-edged sword.  ...
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Dark circles under the eyes: Fillers vs Surgery

dark circles
These days, if a patient can avoid surgery, they’ll try, even if it means a substandard result. But when it comes to dark circles under the eyes, avoiding surgery can actually be the right decision.   Dark circles under the eyes Whether surgery or fillers are right for dark circles depends on what’s causing them. If the eyes are sunken in, such that the eyes...
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