It is true there are two FDA approved devices to treat unwanted fat. They are not surgical replacement however. The results are conservative and really depend on the quality of your overlying skin and how much fat you actually have. The changes are often more noticeable in how clothing fits, not necessarily how you look in the mirror!
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There are so many considerations when trying to address facial wrinkles. We have to determine whether the wrinkles are due to aging and sun damage or whether they are what we term “dynamic lines” which form from the muscles underneath. We tailor your treatment based on what your goals are and what type of recovery you can afford to have. … Read More
We try to plan to get our facelift patients back in public in the first two weeks after their surgery. Obviously there are many factors to consider. In general, when the eyes are treated as well, recovery may be a bit longer. However, with make up (which you can wear after your sutures are removed the end of your first … Read More
This is a tough question to answer here. The short answer is I am not convinced by the data that has been published that using a laser to treat fat and potentially overlying skin is a safe, reliable, and reproducible way to perform body contouring. The good science that has been published would suggest there isn’t a distinct advantage. The … Read More
Thank you for contacting me about your concern. I agree completely with you that we want to get better control of your active acne. This is done in a number of ways beginning with a good cleanser and my preference an battery brush to help cleanse. We will often put you on some topical agents to help with this as … Read More
If I am unable to have a tummy tuck right now, can Zerona be used to tighten skin from lower abdomen where I have lose skin and fat from weight loss?
Thanks for your question. Zerona is not a skin tightening device so the answer to your question is no. There are other devices that claim to be skin tightening devices, however I would approach these with caution as there really isn’t any good scientific data to support these devices.
No Zerona is painless. It uses low level laser energy that is transmitted to the fatty layer. You won’t experience any pain or swelling.
It can in some circumstances. If patients have cellulite and dimpling before surgery there is a chance these could become worse after surgery. Particularly if their skin quality is not ideal or they have stretch marks.
No, liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. Patients should be within 20% of their ideal body weight to be ideal candidates. An appropriate diet and exercise program is essential to achieve desired results with liposuction or any body contouring procedure.
Yes, it is typically repositioned. If you think of a breast as a cone; the apex of the cone should contain the nipple/areolar complex. It remains attached to the underlying breast tissue and is brought out through the skin in a more favorable place.