All Blog News for Body Contouring

  • Tummy Tuck: Answers To The Most Popular Abdominoplasty Questions.

    You work. You sweat. You religiously avoid the pre-meal bread basket, multiple happy hour cocktails, and anything resembling a dessert. Let's face it, you've denied yourself a lot of livin' trying to ditch that stubborn tummy pooch hanging around your waistline like a ball-n-chain. If the "learning to live with it" route hasn't been quite your cup of tea, maybe you're considering joining the 150,000+ patients who opt each year to have a tummy tuck. 

  • Liposuction Recovery: 5 Little Words You Need To Know

    If you’ve been following our 5 Little Words series, you’ll know that we take recovery from plastic surgery very seriously. ’Cause while results are important, getting to those results bears a pretty weighty importance too. That requires that you have a solid grasp on what to expect during the recovery period after any surgery—think pain, swelling, downtime, redness and bruising. You know… five little words? 

  • Tummy Tuck: The Different Types Of Abdominoplasty

    If we learned anything from Goldilocks, it’s that no chair, porridge or bed can be all things to all people. Most things can’t. That includes plastic surgery. It’s an odd transition, but it’s true. 

  • Abdominal Etching: Plastic Surgery's Approach To A Sculpted 6-Pack

    Most of us would undoubtedly be the proud owners of a chiseled 6-pack if it weren’t for all the effort that it takes to get one. If you’ve ever struggled with diet and exercise to attain the aforementioned Adonis abs, or even considered liposuction or other body sculpting procedures to rid yourself of stubborn belly fat, you might be interested in a study that’s been heating up the news circuit on a procedure called abdominal etching.  

  • Liposuction or Thigh Lift: A One-Two Punch For Sculpted Thighs

    You’ve committed to a healthy diet, you regularly hit up the gym—and let’s face it, you look great. But those lean, sculpted thighs that you’ve longed for have somehow continued to evade you. *Sigh—Genetics. There’s not much you can do about that. In truth, when it comes to your thighs, genetics can make it nearly impossible to get the shape you want. But there are plastic surgery options for sculpting leg fat, and we’re gonna talk about ‘em right here. Let’s go. 

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  • Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting—Which One Is Right for You?

    Few procedures received as warm a welcome to the world of plastic surgery as CoolSculpting™. Since its FDA approved introduction to the market in 2010, this noninvasive fat-reducing technology has been wrapped in the warm embrace of doctors and patients alike. So much so that the temptation to sign up for the noninvasive procedure—in lieu of the more traditional liposuction —is strong. 

  • Tummy Tuck: 8 Tips For A Successful Recovery

    As miraculous as a tummy tuck seems, there is one simple truth: the one person that stands between you and a successful procedure… is you. By failing to follow your surgeon’s pre- and post-tummy tuck instructions, you can quickly set yourself up for failure or even a second corrective surgery. So let’s avoid that, and take a look at some pre- and post-surgical steps you may be asked to take when undergoing an abdominoplasty. 

  • Liposuction: The Skinny On What It Can and Cannot Do

    Liposuction cannot fix your partner’s aversion to putting the lid on the toothpaste. It can’t help you sort out why dog food commercials make you cry. (So. sob. Cute.) And if liposuction had fingers, it couldn’t magically snap them and make you fit into your high school prom dress. Despite the skill of your plastic surgeon, the many advances in cosmetic surgery and all the magical things you’ve read on the internet, liposuction—like all cosmetic procedures—has its limitations. Understanding those limitations is what stands in the way of you and a successful outcome. 

  • Can We Change the Contour of Our Legs?

    As almost any woman will tell you, finding a way to make our legs appear slimmer and more shapely is a constant challenge. Diet and exercise usually just doesn’t cut it either. Leg fat is stubborn! The important thing to remember is, as awful as we may feel while staring at that dressing room mirror, we are not alone – and the problem isn’t necessarily our fault. Blame your parents, gals! For many of us, our hefty thighs, fatty knees and ‘cankles’ are actually hereditary. (Sucks, but it’s true). 

  • Why Fat is ‘Liquid Gold’ and the Next Frontier in Beauty

    Millions of people have had liposuction, and it’s safe to say that the majority of the fat sucked through countless cannulas has been tossed out as medical waste, but with every industry in the world starting to take recycling and more eco-friendly approaches, it’s no surprise that even our fat is now being recycled. If you’re thinking ‘OMG, that’s gross!’ don’t worry— it’s not about shifting your love handles to your best friend. 

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