5 myths about aesthetic medicine

myths about aesthetic medicine
As a plastic surgeon, I’ve heard many myths about aesthetic medicine. It doesn’t matter how often they’re repeated, it still doesn’t make them true. But consumers and potential patients certainly think they’re true after hearing them so many times. So here is the truth!     5 myths about aesthetic medicine 1. Liposuction – Myth: After lipo, I’ll get fat in other parts of my...
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Three ways to treat your abdominal bulge after pregnancy

abdominal bulge after pregnancy
Anyone that’s had a child (one or multiple) is familiar with the upper abdominal bulge after pregnancy. This may resolve a few months after pregnancy or it may remain. That bulge is due to three things and therefore, requires three procedures done at the same time to address all of them.   Abdominal bulge after pregnancy The upper abdominal bulge, shown above, that occurs after...
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What’s your pain point when it comes to cosmetic surgery?

Patients often ask me what procedure they should have. A surgical or non-surgical option…this type of lift or that type of lift? In addition to ensuring they’re a good candidate for one procedure or another, it also comes down to what their pain point is. Here are a few examples to elucidate my point.   Pain point: surgical vs non-surgical Let’s say a patient is......
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Why work out if you can get lipoetching?!

Obviously we wouldn’t minimize the importance of a healthy diet and workout regimen. But if after that, you don’t have the washboard abs you’re looking for, lipoetching may be for you.   What is lipoetching? Believe it or not, lipoetching is using what is normally a bad technique, in the right context. When performing liposuction, the surgeon sucks out as much fat as possible. At......
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Postop garments

After various cosmetic surgical procedures, your doctor may recommend postop garments. But what are they meant to accomplish and is it required. Not all surgeons agree. Regardless, if you have a breast augmentation, tummy tuck or liposuction, chances are you’ll be wearing one of these.   What’s the purpose of postop garments It’s not clear why postop garments became such an integral part of cosmetic......
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