Monthly Archives: October 2009

Should You Avoid Liposuction If You’re Overweight?

By now you probably know that liposuction is meant for body contouring, not weight loss. The issue here isn’t really “can people who are overweight get liposuction” – it”s more about how overweight you are, how much fat you want to remove, and what you”re expecting liposuction to accomplish for you. I can tell you right now that liposuction absolutely…

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Cosmetic Surgery Extremes in the News

It”s a little frustrating how some people in the media portray cosmetic surgery – one minute they”re criticizing all the reasonable men and women out there who choose cosmetic surgery for an enhanced look, and the next minute they”re touting cosmetic surgery as some kind of cure-all. Both of these extremes don”t paint a very realistic picture of cosmetic surgery…

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“Upgrading” Your Breast Implants – Is It Worth It?

With all the press that the new “gummy bear” implants have been getting in the last few years, I’ve seen a lot more breast enlargement patients who want to “upgrade” their saline breast implants to silicone gel. Replacing saline implants can be a good choice, since silicone gel implants tend to look and feel a lot more natural. In some…

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Standard Tummy Tuck vs. Vertical-Incision Tummy Tuck

Lately there”s such a push for mini and minimally-invasive procedures that often you don”t hear much about the more intensive options like “vertical-incision abdominoplasty” that some patients need. For surgeons who perform a fair amount of post-weight-loss cosmetic surgery, this abdominoplasty technique can be an appropriate method to address larger amounts of excess tissue and loose skin, especially in the…

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Smartlipo™ for the Face: How It Works, Why It Works

You hear a lot about laser liposuction for the body, but you might not know it”s also highly effective for facial fat reduction. Most patients are relatively new to the concept of facial liposuction, so here are the basics on why I perform this particular procedure, and why Seattle face lift patients are so excited about the laser approach in…

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