my preference is to treat this type of scar with a fractionated CO2 laser system. I think this allows a certain depth of injury which helps improve these scars. Because you have ethnic skin ( pigment) we have to be more careful with your skin and often decrease our settings ( less aggressive). This means you will likely require more … Read More
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One of the potential pitfalls of an “umbilical float” procedure is exactly what you described. You can have a full tummy tuck which should address this. You may not need a vertical incision. The technical problem is that there may be circulation problems with your umbilicus. You have to understand that this may require a belly button reconstruction at a … Read More
The ideal age to consider breast augmentation is difficult to say. At 15 you are much too young. You may still increase your breast size as you mature. Additionally, breast augmentation makes permanent changes in your breast that you can’t take back. It requires a level of maturity to comprehend that not only are your breasts going to change and … Read More
Using a spray on tan after undergoing Pigment FX shouldn’t necessarily hurt your skin but remember your skin is a bit sensitive following laser and may react differently at this time than it did previously. I would consider waiting a full three weeks before doing it.
At one month out from your breast reduction, you likely still have some swelling. I would say that a minimum of 6 months but preferably 12 months before considering a revision. It would be important to discuss this with your surgeon. We have a good idea where you should wind up while we are in surgery. Finally, remember that one … Read More
Remember that the first treatment is 50% efficacy and 50% safety. We have to determine a safe setting to start with so we tend to be conservative when we first start treating you. Treatments with minimal downtime often require multiple applications in order to achieve your end result. IPL is still our most popular procedure in the office
How young is too young to start using anti-aging products? Could using anti-aging products when you are too young have negative affects on the skin?”when you are young we usually just start with a good cleanser and sunblock. If acne is a problem we may elect to put you on some other product, even Retin-A”
Regardless of the instrument or specific tool used, always keep in mind that liposuction is primarily a fat removal procedure, not a skin tightening procedure. The key to a successful result is the physician and the patient, not the specific tool or instrument used.
A general surgeon may be granted privileges by some hospitals. Most avoid this issue by performing it in their office. Unfortunately, the majority of these physicians are not formally trained in plastic surgery and specifically liposuction. In fact, any physician can claim to be a plastic surgeon or perform liposuction. Weekend courses are not a substitute for formal training in … Read More
Liposuction should not be used to “jumpstart” a diet. To get the most out of your surgery, you must commit to maintaining the results though diet and exercise. 50% of your results will be from the surgery, and 50% of your results will be based on how you manage and maintain a healthy lifestyle.