Monthly Archives: November 2009

Tummy Tuck vs Liposuction

Many patients are unhappy with the appearance of their abdomen.  They may complain about the extra fat, the loose skin, the lack of tightness, or the presence of stretch marks.  It is important to understand the difference between a Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, and Liposuction in order to decide which is most appropriate. Liposuction involves…
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Silicone or Saline – Which is the better breast implant?

Several times each day I am asked the question, “Is silicone or saline a better implant?”  I explain that I cannot say which is “better” because it is impossible to define “better.”  Also, breast implant selection is a very personal decision.   I do tell my patients that silicone implants tend to look more natural and…
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Laser Liposuction – Is it worth the hype?

One of the “hottest” trends in plastic surgery is Laser Liposuction.  Many physicians promote this new technique as the latest and greatest in body contouring.  They point to smaller incisions, less bruising and swelling, greater skin tightening, and faster recovery. But is this hype justified, or is this just a creative attempt at marketing in…
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