Tag Archives 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…

Sono Bello

Sono Bello is a group of cosmetic procedure franchises with over 40 locations in the United States. Two laser-based procedures are mainly performed: TriSculpt body contouring and Lift facial rejuvenation. While Sono Bello's aggressive sales tactics have drawn criticism, their competitive pricing appeals to a broad base of patients. Shopping around for plastic surgery clinics? During your research, you’re likely…

liposuction vs. tummy tuck

Quick Facts About Abdominal liposuction is a surgical procedure. It removes localized fatty tissue from the abdomen. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure. Tummy tucks remove loose skin and produce a flatter abdominal wall by tightening slack abdominal muscles. Candidates Abdominal liposuction may be appropriate for those wishing to address localized deposits of fat around their abdomen.…

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…

Compression Garments

Compression garments are most commonly associated with body contouring procedures, but they are also used after facial plastic surgery. By providing increased comfort and circulation, surgical compression garments help speed up the healing process. Popular brands include Marena, Caromed, and Isavela, but in some cases a simple roll of ACE bandage is all it takes. Most invasive cosmetic procedure, like…

breast enlargement

Breast augmentation can now be performed by taking unwanted fat from one area of your body and transferring it to your breasts. Fat transfer breast augmentation can be a good option for women who prefer natural results as opposed to having an implant placed in their breast, but it’s not suitable for every woman. Postoperative discomfort to the breasts after…

UltraShape

FDA-cleared UltraShape is a body-contouring procedure that uses pulsed ultrasound technology to destroy fat. For optimal results, patients must receive three treatments in two-week intervals. It has some advantages over plastic surgery, namely its lower cost and quick, pain-free recovery time. Is painless, non-invasive fat reduction possible? According to the makers of UltraShape -- a body-shaping procedure that uses pulsed…

'Cankles' is not a medical term or a medical condition, and there really is no golden calf-to-ankle ratio that we all aspire to There are both non-surgical and surgical treatments for cankles. Cankles can be surgically fixed through either liposuction or calf augmentation. What are cankles? A cankle is a somewhat kitschy and slang term for oversized, swollen ankles that…

Does waist training work

Waist training is the controversial practice of wearing a cincher to “train” your waist into looking slimmer. Wearing a waist trainer for a prolonged period of time may cause harmful side effects such as core weakening and poor posture. Although waist trainers may be useful in some cases, experts say they are not a substitute for exercise and diet control.…

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