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Category Archives: Liposuction

The Allure of Beautiful Legs

According to a recent article in the New York Times, smooth, toned legs are in. The article points to a photo of Angelina Jolie at the last Oscars as sparking this leggy obsession. In the now famous photo, Jolie confidently reveals her leg through the thigh-high slit of her gown. Some women have turned to […]

New Study Counters Claim that Fat Returns after Liposuction

Fat does not return or redistribute to other body areas in the months following liposuction, says a new study by plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Swanson, who is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Swanson’s study results refute the results of a previous study, which claimed that within a year after […]

Can Liposuction prevent Skin Cancer?

Is it possible that fat removal, perhaps through liposuction or a tummy tuck, can prevent the risk of skin cancer? Researchers at Rutgers University have found that removing abdominal fat from mice decreased the incidence of the mice getting skin cancer from UV light, according to a news release from Rutgers. Scientists are not sure […]

Exercising after Liposuction may Prevent Development of New Fat

One of the most common liposuction surgery questions patients ask is whether their fat will return in the years following their procedure. For the best results, most plastic surgeons recommend being close to your ideal weight before this body contouring procedure, and sticking to regular diet and exercise after your procedure. A recent study shows […]

Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck Recovery

In recent studies, patients reported high levels of satisfaction following liposuction. Patients were also very satisfied with tummy tuck results. While both of these procedures improve body contours and the profile of your physique, each accomplishes slightly different cosmetic goals and requires different recovery periods. Liposuction removes isolated pockets of fat from various areas of […]

Study Finds High Patient Satisfaction Rates with Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

Plastic surgery patients who have received tummy tucks, liposuction or both reported high rates of satisfaction, according to a study by Dr. Eric Swanson. The study was published in this month’s issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The study found patients who received both liposuction and a tummy tuck had a satisfaction rate of more […]

Adding Liposuction to Your Tummy Tuck may Prevent Seromas

A recent study indicates there may be a benefit to combining liposuction with a tummy tuck procedure. The author of the study, Dr. Carl W. Lentz, believes that liposuction may prevent seromas from forming after a tummy tuck. A seroma is a collection of fluid that may form after a surgical procedure. The fluid (called […]

Liposuction and Lowered Triglyceride Levels

Liposuction is the fourth most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, and a recent study shows liposuction may also lower your triglyceride levels. Triglycerides are a type of fat present in your blood. At high levels, triglycerides are linked to hardening of the arteries and thickening of the artery walls. This condition is called “atherosclerosis,” and it […]

Med-Tech Firm Gives Up on Liposuction Alternative

Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, the manufacturer of Perlane and Restylane, has given up on trying to expand into the medical device arena. It has sold its subsidiary, Medicis Technologies Corporation, whose primary purpose was the development of a liposuction alternative device called LipoSonix. LipoSonix is a liposuction alternative treatment that promises to dissolve fat noninvasively using […]

Finding the Right Swimsuit to Flatter Your Figure

If you’re like many women, swimsuit season may be a stressful time for you. We all have body features that make us feel uncomfortable, and unless you’re prepared to don a Nigella Lawson-style burkini, swimsuit season is when they all get put on display. If you’re not prepared to completely cover up at the beach, […]