All Video News for Body Contouring

  • Can liposuction get rid of back rolls?

    Extra skin and fat on the back could lead to back rolls that can be treated in a multitude of ways. David M. Kahn, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon and ASAPS Member from Palo Alto, CA discusses the various treatment options in this video. 

    Whether liposuction alone will be enough to treat back rolls is dependent on the degree of the condition (how large the rolls are) and the quality of the skin.  

  • Joanne's Mommy Makeover

    For mother of three Joanne, a tummy tuck was almost an afterthought. She had decided to have her breasts redone, given the effects three large children can have. Given how much Joanne exercises to keep in great shape, she felt that the combination of nursing children and aging had given her breasts an appearance that she wasn’t happy with. 

  • Lynn's Life-Changing Tummy Tuck

    Lynn had never worn the clothes she really wanted to wear, as she felt that she had to hide parts of her body that she did not like. She was afraid to have a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, due to the amount of downtime and the degree of work it entailed, but her board certified plastic surgeon put her at ease immediately. He showed her before and after photographs, thoroughly described the procedure, gave her care instructions for both pre- and post-surgery, and answered all of her questions, which gave her a strong level of comfort with the procedure. 

  • Lynn's Clothes Fit Better After Liposuction

    After deciding to have a tummy tuck, Lynn thought it best to have body contouring done at the same time. She chose this option to both minimize downtime from having two separate procedures, and to ensure that, once her stomach had been improved and was more taught, that her thighs matched. She talked with her doctor about making her look as natural as possible. 

  • What Is Fat Grafting?

    According to J. Peter Rubin, MD, Chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Plastic Surgery, fat transfer is a minimally invasive technique in which fat is removed from what part of the body with liposuction methods, and the fat is processed to prepare it for grafting, and then the fat is injected into another part of the body. The advantages are that it uses your own body’s tissue instead of artificial implants or other synthetic materials. Additionally, it is a minimally invasive technique so the incisions where the fat is injected and collected are very small. 

  • What is Stem Cell Therapy?

    According to J. Peter Rubin, MD, Chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Plastic Surgery, stem cells are small cells that live within the tissues of our bodies that serve a very important purpose. They are a supply pool of cells that can replenish and regenerate the tissue of the organ in which they live. Stem cells are capable of releasing healing growth factors that can participate in the healing process. 

  • What is Cellulite?

    Cellulite may be viewed as fat storage that allows women to carry pregnancies and breast feed; 90 percent of women have cellulite and the other 10 percent think they have it. While cellulite certainly isn't a serious or dangerous skin condition, those who have it may be self-conscious about the appearance of dimpled, puckered skin on areas such as the buttocks, thighs and hips. It is caused by an unevenness of the fatty tissue beneath the skin surface, according to the Mayo Clinic. 

  • Lynn's Life-Changing Tummy Tuck

    Lynn had never worn the clothes she really wanted to wear, as she felt that she had to hide parts of her body that she did not like. She was afraid to have a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, due to the amount of downtime and the degree of work it entailed, but her board certified plastic surgeon put her at ease immediately. He showed her before and after photographs, thoroughly described the procedure, gave her care instructions for both pre- and post-surgery, and answered all of her questions, which gave her a strong level of comfort with the procedure. 

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