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Archive for March, 2013

What areas of the body respond best to liposuction?

Question: What areas of the body respond best to liposuction? Answer: The best areas for liposuction are areas where there are localized excesses of fat with underlying tight skin. Generally, some of the best areas are arms, thighs, and love handles. Liposuction of the tummy is quite popular, although if patients who have already had […]

Are body lifts just for people who have lost a lot of weight?

Question: Are body lifts just for people who have lost a lot of weight. I have not lost weight, but the skin on my thighs, abdomen, and buttocks tightening. I am 57 years old and from Hilton Head. Answer: Your situation of laxity with just aging is very common especially in thinner people. I have […]

I am interested in decreasing the size of my breasts.

Question: I am interested in decreasing the size of my breasts. What sort of results could I expect if I opt for liposuction alone versus breast reduction surgery? Answer: Liposuction of the breasts can be a reasonable option for very young patients. As patients get older, there are not just problems with size of the […]

What options are available for reconstruction after mastectomy?

Question: What options are available for reconstruction after mastectomy? Answer: Well, there are multiple volumes of books written on this subject. In general, reconstructions are either done with your own tissue, most commonly tissue from the tummy, or with implants. Sometimes, the implants require some soft tissue coverage also, such as with the muscle from […]

What sort of skin conditions are chemical peels used to treat?

Question: What sort of skin conditions are chemical peels used to treat? Answer: Chemical peels are usually used to treat mild crepiness or mild wrinkles on the face. They are probably not the best treatment for deep wrinkles such as those around the lips, but are quite good at giving a fresher, more uniform, and […]

Is Dermabrasion a good solution for Rosacea?

Question: I suffer from rosacea and had severe scarring of acne. Will dermabrasion be a good solution? Answer: One of the problems with rosacea is that in my experience it makes the skin more reactive and causes much more prolonged redness after any treatments on the skin. Nonetheless, dermabrasion could be used for acne scarring. […]

Can cheek implants help me look better?

Question: I have very nondescript cheekbones. Can cheek implants help? Answer: Cheek implants definitely are great way to give better structure over the cheek area. This can be laid under the eyes, close to the eyelids, or farther out to the sides. There are many types of cheek implants with different effects, and these implants […]

How fast can I recover from a facelift?

Question: I have scheduled my facelift and now have a very important special engagement that will take place three weeks afterwards. What will I look like by then? Will people be able to tell if I had surgery? Answer: Usually, two to three weeks after surgery, bruising is gone, but there is still a little […]

My breasts are about two cup sizes different.

Question: My breasts are about two cup sizes different. Is it possible to get a breast reduction in just the larger breast? Will health insurance cover this? Answer: I really do not know if health insurance would cover it. I would say that they probably would in a younger patient because they would consider it […]

I had a mastectomy 14 years ago. I did not opt for breast reconstruction at that time.

Question: I had a mastectomy 14 years ago.  I did not opt for breast reconstruction at that time.  What would be involved if I want to choose breast reconstruction now? Answer: You really just need to come into the office, so that we can understand what the defect looks like, and I need to know […]

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