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Archive for July, 2012

Are there ever cases where breast liposuction can be sufficient, particularly with all the new techniques in liposuction, or is a traditional breast reduction usually needed?

Published on July 18, 2012

Question: I am what many refer to as “busty”. Are there ever cases where breast liposuction can be sufficient, particularly with all the new techniques in liposuction, or is a traditional breast reduction usually needed? Answer: A traditional breast reduction

What are the potential risks associated with breast reconstruction?

Published on July 17, 2012

Question: What are the potential risks associated with breast reconstruction? Answer: The risks of breast reconstruction really depend on the type of reconstruction. First, keep in mind that all surgeries have general risks, such as infection, bleeding, hematoma, poor healing,

When is a chemical peel the right choice as opposed to other types of skin repair?

Published on July 16, 2012

Question: When is a chemical peel the right choice as opposed to other types of skin repair? Answer: Chemical peels range widely in strength, and sometimes very light chemical peels with only a day or a few days of downtime

Can crow’s feet be fixed with injectable fillers?

Published on July 15, 2012

Question: Can crow’s feet be fixed with injectable fillers? Answer: Crow’s feet can be treated very effectively with Botox or Dysport, but not fillers. Crow’s feet are a sign of extrinsic aging (motion and environmental/sun damage) and therefore need to

Is it common for people to need to stay overnight after getting a tummy tuck?

Published on July 14, 2012

Question: Is it common for people to need to stay overnight after getting a tummy tuck? Answer: The current standard of care is for people to go home after tummy tucks. In fact, all of my tummy tuck patients go

What areas of the body are best treated with laser lipo?

Published on July 13, 2012

Question: What areas of the body are best treated with laser lipo? Answer: Any areas of the body can be treated with laser liposuction, but since the laser is supposed to help with skin tightening, areas with looser skin should

What are the advantages of having a closed rhinoplasty as opposed to an open one?

Published on July 12, 2012

Question: What are the advantages of having a closed rhinoplasty as opposed to an open one? Answer: The advantage of a closed rhinoplasty is that the swelling goes away faster.  Also, closed rhinoplasties do not have any visible scars.  Therefore,

After having two kids, my areolas are very large and stretched; can they be fixed while I’m having a breast lift?

Published on July 11, 2012

Question: I’m from Atlanta, GA. I’ve breast fed two kids and my breasts just don’t look like they used to. I’d like to get a breast lift. My areolas are also very large and stretched. Can they be fixed at

How common is it for patients who have had breast augmentation to later want a change in size, either larger or smaller, or have the implants removed altogether?

Published on July 10, 2012

Question: How common is it for patients who have had breast augmentation to later want a change in size, either larger or smaller, or have the implants removed altogether? Answer: Size changes are one of the most common reasons for

What is the best bra to wear after my breast reduction surgery?

Published on July 9, 2012

Question: What is the best bra to wear after my breast reduction surgery? Should the bra be with or without wires, should it be shaping or maybe a sports bra? Answer: After breast reduction, I like my patients to wear

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