In experienced hands, liposuction is a routine, reliable procedure with high patient satisfaction, few complications and a high safety profile. Small areas of the body can be treated with just about any liposuction method, although larger areas and full body liposuction generally require the assistance of an anesthesiologist. Ultimately, safe liposuction with impressive results is dependent on the experience and skill of your surgeon.
As a plastic surgeon, I am often asked if I perform lesion and mole removal. The answer is yes, but with a caveat or two. I can assure you that any highly trained plastic surgery doctor is capable of precisely treating moles and lesions. The typical “mole patient” that I see in my office is someone who has had a previous treatment with an unsatisfactory outcome, and is concerned that it will happen again. They are consulting with me because […]
A cosmetic surgery consultation with a plastic surgeon can be a tremendous source of anxiety. From what I perceive on my end, meeting a plastic surgery doctor for the first time to discuss a personal flaw can be very embarrassing. To me, it’s all in a day’s work: a time to visit with a new patient, get acquainted, examine and discuss concerns, and come up with solutions. I’m not sure there is anything I can tell a perspective patient that […]
As I have said many times before, the most important decision that you will make regarding your plastic surgery is determining how to choose a surgeon. The Internet has provided patients with a means to make more informed decisions and to take an active role in their medical care. I would recommend starting research by making sure that your surgeon is actually a plastic surgeon, and not just someone who calls himself/herself one. There is no patent on the term […]
Gynecomastia treatment is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures on men. There are numerous published gynecomastia classification systems based on parameters such as size, degree of ptosis, the type of tissue, and other metrics, none of which are universally accepted or applicable to all types of gynecomastia.2–12 The role and usefulness that these classifications have in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecomastia are unknown.
It is widely accepted that some gynecomastia tissue should remain under the nipple-areola complex (NAC) after treatment (subtotal glandular resection) to minimize complications, such as contour irregularity, NAC depression, NAC distortion, and vascular compromise with possible necrosis. However, this approach is pursued even though leaving this tissue under the NAC can cause the undesirable appearance of “puffy nipples” and widened areolas while also increasing the possibility of recurrence and a compromised aesthetic result.
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