A Comprehensive Comparison of Panniculectomy and Abdominoplasty


In many patients, the primary problem is an overabundance of fatty tissue underneath the skin, which can be addressed with weight loss either from dieting, exercising, or in more severe cases weight loss surgery. But when it comes to a substantial weight loss journey, the unsightly presence of the excess skin seems to be quite…

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Happy New Years!

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This is the time of year when a lot of people make their New Years Resolutions. I think one of the most common resolutions people make is to start working out and getting into shape. Working out can help you lose weight and tone or build up your muscles. But did you know that you…

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Why Hydrafacials Are Becoming the Go-To Skincare Treatment for Many Celebrities

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Celebrities are always looking for new and innovative ways to take care of their skin, and there’s one treatment that’s become particularly popular in recent years – the Hydrafacial. This facial treatment uses a unique technology to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin all in one go, leaving it looking and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.…

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The Power of Morpheus8 Skin tightening: A Revolutionary Way to Rejuvenate Your Skin

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Are you tired of aging skin that just won’t go away? Have you ever heard of Morpheus8? It is a revolutionary way to rejuvenate skin that is fast gaining popularity in the beauty industry. This treatment helps to improve skin complexion and texture for a more radiant and youthful appearance.  In this blog post, we’ll…

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350cc Silicone Implants 325cc Silicone Implants Which breast implant is better – saline or silicone? In the United States, about 80% of all breast implants are silicone. I am about 50% saline and 50% silicone. I used to say that if done correctly, the look and the feel are the same. I really don’t believe…

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Nonsurgical “liquid” Rhinoplasty

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By Greg Lee, MD, PhD This is a very beautiful patient who wanted to have minor improvements in the appearance of her nose. She already had a very cute nose but there were minor details that bothered her in photos, and she wanted her nose to be slightly more harmonious with her face without changing…

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Gynecomastia: A Male Cosmetic Surgical Solution

Gynecomastia: A Male Cosmetic Surgical Solution

A man’s masculinity can be questioned when he develops enlarged or swollen breasts. Gynecomastia, a condition characterized by the enlargement of the breast tissue in a male’s chest, is a prevalent medical condition affecting many men. While not a serious health threat, gynecomastia may cause emotional distress, low self-esteem, and embarrassment in some cases. Therefore,…

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Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck? What’s The Better Option For Me?

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There’s no denying that unwanted fat on your tummy can be frustrating, especially if you’ve tried your best to exercise and eat healthily. But the good news is that with advancements in medical technology, there are now several options to address unwanted belly fat. Two of the most common treatments include tummy tuck surgery and…

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How to Maintain a Flat Stomach After a Tummy Tuck

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Getting a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a great way to achieve the desired body contour that you’ve been wanting for years. The procedure involves removing excess fat and skin from the abdominal region and tightening the muscles of your abdominal wall. It’s a serious surgery and it requires a significant amount of recovery time.…

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This 56-year-old patient had always had large breasts. Over time, she developed back, shoulder and neck pain. She felt that her breasts were very heavy. She also felt self-conscience about the size of her breasts and had trouble finding clothes and bras that fit. Her breasts were very large, heavy, and dense. She was thought…

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How Does Body Contouring Work?

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Body contouring is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure that can help you achieve the body shape you desire. Body contouring procedures have become increasingly popular in recent years, with a growing number of people undergoing this type of surgery to remove excess skin or fat following significant weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. If you are…

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How Can I Make My Lip Filler Last Longer?

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Lip fillers have become one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments, especially for those looking to achieve fuller lips, improve the shape of their lips or restore volume loss. While a lip filler treatment can provide immediate results, it can be frustrating when these results start to fade. Fortunately, there are various ways to make…

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This is a 25 year old lady who was always significantly overweight as a child and as an adult. She underwent weight reduction surgery (bariatric or gastric bypass surgery) and lost 100 pounds. Although she lost significant amounts of fat, she did not lose any skin. There are elastic fibers in the skin. They are…

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5 Things to Expect During Liposuction Recovery

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You have decided to have liposuction surgery. You are committed to looking great and feeling better around yourself. That’s fantastic news! Liposuction is the second most popular form of plastic surgery. It isn’t as serious as some surgeries, but there are still things you need to be aware of. You probably have questions about the…

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What Are Cosmetic Injectables? Your Complete Guide

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If you’ve heard of cosmetic injectables, but are not sure what they are or how they work, then this guide is for you. Cosmetic injectables are a popular non-surgical way to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and restore volume to create a more youthful appearance. This guide will walk you through what these injectables…

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Are There Different Types of Tummy Tucks?

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There are several types and variations of a Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty). These include: Formal Tummy Tuck – This is probably the most common form of a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Skin and fat are removed from the lower part of the belly, tunneling under the upper belly up to the rib cage is performed, and the…

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How Often Do You Have To Get Breast Implants Redone?

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Breast implants have been around for quite some time, and they have become increasingly popular in recent years. If you’re considering getting breast implants, you’ve probably wondered how often they need to be replaced. The answer depends on a variety of factors, including the type of implant you choose and your body’s natural aging process.…

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Stretch Marks: What Are They and How to Treat Them

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Stretch marks, also known as striae distensae, are a common skin condition that affects both men and women. They are caused by a rapid stretching of the skin and can appear on any area of the body including places like your upper arms and most commonly on your abdomen. It’s common to develop stretch marks…

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Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?


I get asked this question, or a variation of it, on almost a daily basis and it is a good question. Many of my patients have an area or areas of their body that they would like to have reduced or, at least, better contoured. I have been performing liposuction for 26 years, and the…

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Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss

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Obesity has become a significant problem in today’s world. It is estimated that 2 out of every 3 American adults, or over 93 million people, meet the criteria for being labeled as overweight or obese. The health consequences associated with being obese, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, are more pronounced compared to non-obese…

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Do I Need a Breast Lift or a Breast Reduction?

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Women are often confused about these two procedures and the answer is really simple. If you are happy with your cup size but not the sagginess of your breasts, then you need a breast lift. If you feel that your breasts are too large, then you need a breast reduction. The procedures are very similar…

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

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Although pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are all natural parts of most women’s lives, having children usually changes a mother’s body.  Many body parts can be affected, and these changes often occur in a mother’s breasts and belly. About 40% of mothers end up with smaller breasts after childbirth and breastfeeding than they had before pregnancy.…

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Tips for Preventing Enlarged Pores

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Many people struggle with enlarged pores, as some are born with them or have them due to age, genetics, or other biology-related factors. It is quite common for those with naturally oily skin, due to overactive sebaceous glands, to be more prone to having visible pores; however, the good news is that there are steps…

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How to Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon For You

How to Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon

Choosing a plastic surgeon is an important decision. It requires research, due diligence, and lots of questions. Plastic surgery is a medical procedure and should not be taken lightly. By following these steps to choose the right plastic surgeon for you, you can ensure that you are making an informed decision about your health.  Research…

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The Benefits of Rhinoplasty Surgery


Rhinoplasty surgery, more commonly known as a “nose job,” is a popular cosmetic procedure that can dramatically improve the look of your nose. If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or symmetry of your nose, rhinoplasty surgery may be right for you. Rhinoplasty can help to correct In addition to improving the appearance of…

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The Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery

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Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly popular in recent years, as patients seek to improve their appearance and boost their self-confidence. While some people view cosmetic surgery as a risky and unnecessary procedure, the truth is that it can provide many benefits. For example, cosmetic surgery can correct physical deformities and imperfections, such as a cleft…

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Your Guide to Getting Cheek Fillers

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Do you wish you had high cheekbones or more definition to your face? Cheek fillers have become a popular option for women and men hoping to enhance their facial features. As we age, changes in the skin, bone, and soft tissue occur. This can leave your face looking a bit deflated with flat or sagging…

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3 Strategies You Can Use to Combat Fine Lines and Wrinkles

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Did you know that in 2021, the popularity of non-surgical procedures to treat fine lines and wrinkles increased by 44%? Your age, chronic diseases, and sun exposure can all affect the appearance of your skin, leaving your confidence in the dumps. It can be challenging to know where to start if you’re looking to rejuvenate your…

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Your Filler Guide: How Long Does Juvederm Last?


Are you unhappy with crow’s feet, smile lines, other facial wrinkles, or recessed scars? Do you feel like your lips are too thin? Juvéderm® dermal fillers help restore fullness and volume to correct these issues. In 2021, The Aesthetic Society reported that 1,857,339 dermal filler procedures were performed. People choose this treatment to reduce signs…

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Radio Frequency Skin Tightening: A Safe and Effective Treatment

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During a recent survey including 2,000 Americans, approximately 59% reported feeling uncomfortable in their skin or body. Out of that 59% of surveyed individuals, 67% stated that skin problems were their biggest concern.  Signs of aging can make women (and men) feel less confident and lower self-esteem. If you have wanted to find natural ways…

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