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 »

Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction (UAL)

Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction  (UAL) has been used safely and effectively for years for the removal of  subcutaneous fat for body contouring purposes, but this technology has not been embraced by all surgeons for a number of reasons: it takes specialized training which requires time away from one’s practice, there is a steep learning curve in… Read More »

Laser Skin Resurfacing

I saw a patient yesterday for a facelift consultation, but what she really needed to address her primary concerns was a laser skin resurfacing procedure. So how do you know which procedure is best suited for your needs? Laser skin resurfacing corrects skin texture and sun damaged skin wrinkles, as well as hyper-pigmentation (age spots);… Read More »

Laser resurfacing vs. Surgical Facelift, which is right for you?

Laser skin resurfacing improves the fine and deep wrinkles in the skin caused by sun damage and aging. It will smooth the fine “crepe paper” wrinkling under the eyes and  smooth wrinkles between the eyes  and the crow’s feet area. Laser resurfacing will also remove the hyper-pigmentation associated with cumulative sun damage (“age spots” or… Read More »

Gynecomastia/male breast enlargement

Gynecomastia (male breast enlargement)  can be successfully treated surgically with  minimal visible scarring in most patients.  Liposuction alone , or a combination of liposuction and surgical excision is used to remove excess fat and in many patients, abnormal breast tissue. The choice of procedures is very much dependent upon each individual’ s physical characteristics, as… Read More »

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

“I’m interested in having liposuction” is something I hear from patients during consultation on a regular basis. But are you a candidate for liposuction surgery. First and foremost, liposuction is a surgical procedure and patient safety is the number one concern for any experienced, well trained and ethical surgeon who performs liposuction. If there are… Read More »

Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck) incision length

“how long will my abdominoplasty scar be?” is a question commonly asked by patients interested in abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery. The answer is: it all depends on where and how much skin and tissue must be removed to make the desired improvement. If a patient is relatively thin and has only a “pot belly” deformity… Read More »