Tag Archives Liposuction

laser liposuction

Liposuction is the top cosmetic surgery in the United States, with some 400,000 procedures performed every year on various parts of the body. Laser liposuction is one of several relatively new technologies that are now offered as a way to replace or enhance this classic body contouring procedure. Laser liposuction might seem like a great option on the surface. However, many plastic surgeons warn that…

the plank

FUPA is a slang term for fatty upper pubic area. Another name for it is panniculus or pannus. Causes for the FUPA include genetics, aging, pregnancy, weight changes, and stress. Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help to reduce the size of your FUPA. Plastic surgeons can treat your FUPA through surgery and minimally invasive procedures. Bikini season…

belly fat removal

To remove significant amounts of fat, liposuction remains the safest, most effective treatment. Abdominoplasty and panniculectomy are surgical procedure that flatten the stomach by removing excess fat and skin. CoolSculpting, Vanquish and Velashape are good non-surgical options for smaller fat deposits. Laser liposuction and Zerona are controversial as experts remain on the fence about their safety and efficacy. It may…

armpit fat

Armpit fat and bra bulge may in fact be accessory breast tissue, loose skin, or both. Surgical treatments to reduce bra bulge include liposuction and skin excision. Non-invasive procedures may be effective, but generally provide less dramatic results. Unsightly bra bulge is difficult to target through diet and exercise, and easy to spot when you’re wearing tank tops or sleeveless…

liposuction vs coolsculpting

When it comes to the elimination of undesirable fat deposits and re-sculpting your figure, liposuction and its more contemporary counterpart, Coolsculpting, represent two of the most popular and effective methods currently available. Both liposuction and Coolsculpting share the same objective — slimming and re-contouring your physique — but the techniques are dramatically different while results from the respective procedures also…

liposuction surgery

Liposuction may sound scary, but is that fear really justified? As with all procedures, knowing what you are getting yourself into can make all the difference. Here, we answer some of the most common questions patients have for their surgeons both before and after the procedure. Is liposuction painful? Liposuction is an invasive procedure so it follows there could be…

When most people think of liposuction, they are more than likely thinking of the procedure's traditional form known as suction-assisted liposuction or dry liposuction. However, liposuction has come a long way since its early days. Dry liposuction simply involves inserting a small tube attached to a vacuum-like machine into a 2 - 3 millimeter incision in the body. The professional…

Ultrasonic Cavitation

Ultrasonic cavitation is a virtually painless, non-surgical body contouring technique that’s performed as an alternative to liposuction. The procedure requires roughly a dozen treatments, wherein a specialist targets problem areas with low-frequency ultrasound waves. Patients generally report satisfactory results after undergoing ultrasonic cavitation to address stubborn fat deposits. In keeping with the increase in demand for non-surgical alternatives to liposuction,…

fat transfer

Excess fat deposits on your butt, stomach or thighs can now be used to enhance your face or breasts, or even stored away in a "fat bank." Slight swelling and bruising can sometimes occur after fat transfer procedures, but more serious side effects are quite rare. The regenerative potential of stem cells from extracted fat is huge, and we are just…

Mesotherapy Risks

Mesotherapy involves injecting a cocktail of medications, vitamins, enzymes, hormones and other components into the skin. Proponents claim that the therapy can improve the skin’s appearance, melt away fat, treat hair loss and address aches and pains. Unfortunately, there’s no strong evidence to back up the safety or efficacy of mesotherapy; it is not approved by the FDA. There are…

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