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Archive for March, 2013

What areas of the body respond best to liposuction?

Published on March 10, 2013

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

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

Published on March 10, 2013

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

I am interested in decreasing the size of my breasts.

Published on March 9, 2013

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

What options are available for reconstruction after mastectomy?

Published on March 9, 2013

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.

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

Published on March 8, 2013

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

Is Dermabrasion a good solution for Rosacea?

Published on March 8, 2013

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

Can cheek implants help me look better?

Published on March 7, 2013

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

How fast can I recover from a facelift?

Published on March 7, 2013

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,

My breasts are about two cup sizes different.

Published on March 6, 2013

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

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

Published on March 6, 2013

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,

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