Does laser (Smart) Lipo offer advantages over other liposuction techniques ?

I was asked recently by a patient  if laser liposuction was  a superior liposuction technique. The short answer is absolutely not. Laser liposuction is  also referred to as SmartLipo and VASER lipo. Both of these terms are trade marks for laser assisted liposuction. These refer to surgical liposuction, not some of the external beam applications… Read More »

Reverse Abdominoplasty

Marla Riley Levine of Pelham, New York asked me the other day: “What is a Reverse Abdominoplasty?” Well Mar, a reverse abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure specifically designed to flatten the upper  portion of the abdomen and is generally (but not always) used in conjunction with either liposuction alone or liposuction in combination with either… Read More »

Silicone vs. Saline…which is better for Breast Augmentation?

Many of my patients  who I see in consultation for breast augmentation surgery have questions regarding the benefits of silicone implants vs. saline. This is especially true since the huge media scare  back in the 1990’s claiming that silicone implants were the cause of  a multitude of health related issues. First of all, silicone implants… Read More »

Liposuction can remove inches from your waist

Liposuction can remove inches from your waist by removing localized fat deposits at the Flanks (known as “love handles”) and the area of the lower abdomen ( sometimes referred to as a “pooch”).  Liposuction is considered body contouring and is not to be considered as a method of weight reduction, however, in the properly selected… Read More »

breast asymmetry

Can breast asymmetry be corrected by breast augmentation surgery? This  is a question often asked by my patients and the answer is “yes”. Many women  are  naturally larger on one side compared to the other.  Based on each patient’s individual characteristics, a surgeon has the option of picking implants to address each patient’s  asymmetry  based… Read More »