Liposuction Checklist

Lipoplasty, more commonly known as liposuction, can be an excellent choice for those who have already reached their ideal weight by exercising and dieting but still have a few stubborn areas of fat that they cannot shed. It differs from a tummy tuck or other cosmetic procedures used to address sagging skin, and when performed…

Liposuction: What to Know

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Cosmetic surgery has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, and one of the most popular procedures is liposuction. Liposuction enables patients to target specific area of fat that do not respond to exercise or other efforts to lose weight. With more than 220,000 procedures performed in 2015, an increase of 5 percent over 2014, it…

Analyzing the Butt Lift

Buttock enhancement procedures are soaring in popularity as more women are discovering the benefits of body contouring. Over the last 15 years, the popularity of butt lifts has skyrocketed, increasing by more than 250 percent. Between 2014 and 2015 alone, the demand for butt implants and butt lifts increased by 36 percent each, and their popularity is…

Demystifying Tummy Tucks

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The concept of a tummy tuck seems simple enough, and many find the idea of a surgical procedure that can create a beautiful, taut tummy by tightening weakened abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and tissue attractive. The fact that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons identified the tummy tuck, which is more formally known…

Facelifts and Fat Grafts: A Combination that Works for Cosmetic Surgery Patients

  For many patients, a facelift can reduce the visible signs of aging to restore a youthful appearance. When combined with fat grafting techniques, facelifts can create a natural and beautiful new look for patients who want to look and feel their best. Seattle based plastic surgeon, Dr. Shahram Salemy gave us some background on…

Considering a Tummy Tuck? You Need This Checklist

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Many people struggle to get the flat and toned stomach that they desire. There are many exercises, such as Pilates and crunches, that are designed to tone core muscles, but these are often ineffective, in particular after pregnancy, and they cannot address excess loose skin or pockets of stubborn fat.  A tummy tuck is a…

Tummy Tuck Cases Highlight

Results from tummy tucks can vary greatly based on patient’s desired goals, abdominoplasty type, and a patient’s anatomy. Here are a couple highlights of cases for full and extended tummy tucks: FULL TUMMY TUCK This woman wanted dramatic transformation to her abdominal contour after bearing children. A full tummy tuck was performed to narrow the…

Scheduling Breast Reduction Surgeries: Before or After Surgical Weight Loss Procedures?

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For patients considering weight loss surgery to combat obesity and to resculpt their figures, deciding when to schedule breast reduction procedures, also known as reduction mammoplasty surgeries can be a real challenge. Some studies suggest that the best results are usually achieved when surgical weight loss procedures are performed first and time is allowed for…

Q & A: Seven Questions about Breast Reduction Surgery with Dr. Shahram Salemy

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Breast augmentation surgeries have long been one of the most popular procedures in the cosmetic surgery field. However, a popular option for women is undergoing breast reduction to enhance their appearance and their self-confidence. Reduction mammaplasty can offer significant advantages for women, including the following: Reduced weight and stress on the back Improved athletic performance…

8 Myths About Botox® Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers

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With the surging popularity of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments like Botox® and dermal fillers, it is not surprising that a number of myths have surfaced to muddy the waters. When considering these types of treatments, patients should take the time to differentiate between myth and reality before making any decisions. Myth: Botox® and dermal fillers do…