Author: Jason Spector, MD FACS
Liposuction is among the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries. In this procedure, fat is suctioned (aspirated) from beneath the skin through multiple small incisions using a cannula attached to a vacuum. Liposuction is an ideal method of removing localized excess fat from virtually any area of the body and results in a trimmer, more youthful body contour.
Author: Jay Burns, MD FACS
The roots of liposuction date back approximately 30 years to France and were introduced by Dr. Yves-Gerard Illouz. What was initially met with great skepticism by the medical community has progressed over the past 30 years to be the most popular invasive plastic surgery procedure performed over the last 5 years.
Abdominoplasty, or “tummy-tuck,” is one of the most commonly performed body-contouring procedures. Patients typically present to the plastic surgeon complaining of a “big belly” that does not get smaller despite exercise or weight loss and gives them the unwanted appearance of being overweight. The real factors behind this, however, are excess abdominal skin and laxity of the abdominal wall musculature, often caused by pregnancy and/or weight loss. Abdominoplasty procedures address both these problems and can give the torso a more sleek and toned appearance.