If you are at or near your ideal weight but can't seem to lose certain stubborn pockets of fat, such as a muffin top, love handles, bra fat, double chin or saddlebags, tumescent liposuction can sculpt your...

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I have so many patients that bring in pictures of celebrities an say they want to look like a certain celebrity. The expect that if enough plastic surgery is done, that we as plastic surgeons can make anyone look like someone else. I am the first to admit that I...

With the popularity of liposuction have come many misconceptions about it. The worst myths or fallacies are that it should or can be used for weight loss, and that it isn’t “real” surgery. This last point has led to the number of complications and deaths related to untrained people posing as plastic surgeons performing liposuction in Medispas or other no-surgical facilities. Below is a quick article about the truth...

I have been telling my patients since 1988 that liposuction is not an alternative for good weight management. The fat cells that are removed with liposuction are permanently gone, and do not grow back. If one overeats after liposuction and gains fat, it will look for new places to go. One of the worst places for that fat to settle is the intra-abdominal or visceral fat. This fat cannot be removed with surgery and is also metabolically active. It is difficult fat to lose and can create estrogens in both men and women that have bad health consequences. So looking to liposuction as an...

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