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High-definition liposuction: Sculpt your body with precision

Moises Salama, MD | Hollywood, FL Tuesday, March 19, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of plastic surgery, patients are continually seeking advanced procedures that provide more refined and sculpted results. High-definition liposuction has emerged as an exciting innovation that takes body contouring to the next level.

Liposuction vs weight loss: What are the differences?

Nneamaka A. Nwubah, MD | Nashville, TN Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Liposuction is not designed to be a weight loss tool, and it won't convey the health benefits of a good exercise routine and diet, but it does have numerous benefits.

High-definition liposuction vs liposuction – what's the difference?

Ravi Somayazula, DO | Houston, TX Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Although it is a classic procedure, the various techniques and technologies used to perform liposuction have evolved over the last few decades.

Could liposuction become more popular than breast augmentation?

Scot Martin, MD | Las Cruces, NM Thursday, September 9, 2021

Some surgeons and organizations are predicting that liposuction will surpass breast augmentation in 2021. But what exactly are the pros and cons of liposuction and why do they believe that liposuction trends are changing?

Three contouring options for your post-quarantine body

Scot Martin, MD | Las Cruces, NM Tuesday, January 26, 2021

If quarantine has been hard on you, there's still plenty of time to get in shape in 2021, and some body contouring options that can help you feel your best in what we all hope is a more joyous and satisfying post-COVID world.

What you do before liposuction really matters

Frank Campanile, MD | Denver, CO Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The things that you do leading up to your liposuction procedure have the potential to greatly impact your surgery results. So, what is it that you should do before liposuction?

Frequently asked liposuction questions

Shahram Salemy, MD FACS | Seattle, WA Friday, October 11, 2019

Liposuction can help boost confidence by eliminating stubborn areas of fat that never seem to go away no matter how much you diet or exercise.

What you need to know about your liposuction recovery

Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS | Seattle, WA Friday, August 16, 2019

Did you know that liposuction is the second most popular cosmetic surgery treatment? So if you're considering liposuction, you're in good company.

Minimizing the use of opioids for recovery after plastic surgery

Trent Douglas, MD | San Diego, CA Friday, July 12, 2019

As the public gets better educated and the effects of long-term opioid abuse are shown on the news, the tide has shifted toward more responsible use and prescribing of these powerful medications.

What to expect after liposuction – a look at recovery and results

Scot Martin, MD | Las Cruces, NM Tuesday, June 25, 2019

When a healthy diet and exercise fail to get rid of fat bulges, liposuction is often a good option to achieve their desired body contour.

What to look for when considering liposuction costs

Eric Mariotti, MD | Concord, CA Tuesday, June 11, 2019

When considering the price of liposuction, it's important to understand and weigh your options before choosing where to have your procedure performed.

A plastic surgery Q&A with ASPS President Alan Matarasso, MD, FACS

Alan Matarasso, MD, FACS | New York, NY Tuesday, April 9, 2019

ASPS compiled six of the most popular questions from its Ask a Surgeon service and asked ASPS President Alan Matarasso, MD, FACS, to provide answers.

Where on your body can you get liposuction?

Shahram Salemy, MD FACS | Seattle, WA Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Liposuction is still consistently one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States. More than 258,000 people opted to undergo liposuction in 2018.

Should you add liposuction to your tummy tuck?

Frank Campanile, MD | Denver, CO Tuesday, August 14, 2018

For many men and women, a combination liposuction plus abdominoplasty can create enhanced results that meet or exceed expectations.

Liposuction: 10 things to know and 10 questions to ask

Shahram Salemy, MD | Seattle, WA Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Here are 10 things you should know about liposuction and 10 questions your should you ask your plastic surgeon before undergoing this procedure.

What is the best abdominal procedure for your goals?

Laura Gowen, MD | Bryn Mawr, PA Friday, March 9, 2018

From post-pregnancy laxity to extra weight in the midsection, both women and men in the United States choose to undergo plastic surgery to improve the appearance of their midsection.

Ten common misconceptions about liposuction

Wayne Carman, MD, FRCSC | Toronto, ON Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Lposuction is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States and around the world.

Liposuction or CoolSculpting: Which is better for your goals?

Sachin Shridharani, MD & Grace M. Silk, BA | New York, NY Tuesday, September 12, 2017

For individuals unable to achieve their aesthetic goals through diet and exercise, a suitable surgical or nonsurgical fat reduction procedure may be an option.

How can plastic surgery make my legs thinner?

Jon Ver Halen, MD | Southlake, TX Friday, August 4, 2017

Plastic surgery to slim a patient's legs is generally most effective in the upper parts of the leg, such as the thigh.

What is radiofrequency-assisted liposuction?

Mark Schusterman, MD | Houston, TX Friday, July 28, 2017

Radiofrequency-assisted liposuction is a relatively new, minimally invasive procedure which uses a thermal energy field to induce skin tightening.

Tummy tuck for men

Josef Hadeed, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, CA Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A growing number of men are choosing to have a tummy tuck, and plastic surgery procedures overall are becoming more common in the male demographic.

Cosmetic procedures to get a summer body fast

Kent Higdon, MD & Christopher Tokin, MD | Nashville, TN Thursday, July 6, 2017

While the more invasive procedures may involve too much downtime to get you back out there before the end of summer, there are still things your plastic surgeon can do for you to help you feel comfortable and confident.

Best foods to eat after liposuction

Josef Hadeed, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, CA Tuesday, June 27, 2017

One of the common misconceptions about liposuction is that you can return to the same old habits which led to your decision to have liposuction in the first place.

Maintaining results after liposuction

Josef Hadeed, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, CA Friday, June 2, 2017

One of the common misconceptions about liposuction is that you can return to the same old habits which led to your decision to have liposuction in the first place.

How liposuction can get you ready for beach season

Smita R. Ramanadham, MD | Boston, MA Monday, May 22, 2017

Now that summer is just around the corner, it is not unusual to notice those stubborn areas that have not responded to all of those long, hard months of exercise and following a healthy lifestyle. Liposuction may be a good option for these areas.

The latest options for freezing away fat with CoolSculpting

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD | Houston, TX Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Unless you have been vacationing on a deserted island for the last year or two, odds are, you have heard the praises of 'freezing' away your fat with CoolSculpting.

SculpSure: A new option in nonsurgical fat reduction

Henry Wilson, MD | Lynchburg, VA Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dr. Henry Wilson, member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, explains how SculpSure is offering patients a new minimally-invasive form of fat reduction.

Slimming down for bikini season

Rod Rohrich, MD, FACS | Dallas, TX Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Even with diet and exercise sometimes you need an extra boost to melt away stubborn fat. If that is the case, visit with your board-certified plastic surgeon for the best surgical or nonsurgical body contouring options.

Can fat return after liposuction?

Cameron Craven, MD | Austin, TX Friday, February 17, 2017

Many patients considering liposuction have concerns over longevity. In fact, one of the most common questions concerning liposuction is "can fat return after my treatment?"

Five questions to ask your plastic surgeon about liposuction

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD | Houston, TX Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Last year, liposuction was the second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the United States, with more than 222,000 procedures performed.

Discover the amazing benefits of CoolSculpting

Anne Taylor, MD, MPH | Worthington, OH Thursday, January 26, 2017

Dr. Anne Taylor, member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, recently visited Good Day Marketplace on FOX 28 Columbus to discuss CoolSculpting, a non-invasive form of fat reduction.

Tummy tuck or liposuction?

Tarick Smaili, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Monday, December 5, 2016

Tummy tuck or liposuction? Arguably, this is the most common question of patients who want to do something about their flabby stomach.

Liposuction: Tell me all about it!

Karen Horton, MD, FACS, FRCSC | San Francisco, CA Monday, November 14, 2016

Do you have questions about liposuction? We have answers!

The top five procedures to help you look your best for the holidays

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD | Houston, TX Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Who doesn't want to look fabulous during the holidays? The problem is, a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance takes time and planning. Now that summer is over, it is the time to make an appointment with your board-certified plastic surgeon.

Liposuction on the hips and buttocks: Could it deliver the idealized deminine silhouette?

Tarick Smaili, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Thursday, June 9, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not about removing the optimal amount of fat. What is more important is how much fat is left after surgery to make sure that the natural contours of the body are preserved.

Ultrasonic liposuction vs traditional liposuction

Raffi Hovsepian, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, CA Thursday, June 2, 2016

Liposuction is one of the most popular surgeries in the United States and has helped millions of patients improve their initial shape or achieve their ideal look.

Worried about skin rolls around your bra line?

Jay Lucas, MD | Knoxville, TN Wednesday, April 6, 2016

You may want to consider there treatment options if self-concious about skin rolls around your bra line.

New year, new you and plastic surgery: Is there something to this slogan?

Karen Horton, MD, FACS, FRCSC | San Francisco, CA Wednesday, January 27, 2016

These plastic surgery procedures can help you achieve your New Year's resolutions.

The skinny on CoolSculpting

Myla Bennett, MD | Duluth, GA Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The leader in nonsurgical fat reduction has emerged, and it is known as CoolSculpting.

2013 stats reveal advances in plastic surgery driving growth

David Reath, MD | Knoxville, TN Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Our number one cosmetic procedure was breast augmentation, followed by rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), eyelid surgery, liposuction and facelifts.

Five spots you never knew could look so great after lipo

David Sayah, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Thursday, March 13, 2014

In some cases, liposuction can be an ideal way to address problem areas. By specifically targeting the areas that bother you the most, lipo can help your body look amazing in five places you never expected.

How to eliminate your post-pregnancy paunch

Frank Campanile, MD | Denver, CO Thursday, November 14, 2013

As rewarding as motherhood is, there's no denying that pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body. While many of the most obvious changes, such as extra weight gain, will resolve after your pregnancy, some may be here to stay. One example of this is the appearance of the post-pregnancy paunch; no matter how many targeted exercises you try or weight you lose, a stubborn potbelly often remains.

'Tis the season for plastic surgery?

Jeffrey Weinzweig, MD | Chicago, IL Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Shopping malls and airports aren't the only places that see more action around the holidays. This is also the time of year that merry-makers crowd the offices of plastic surgeons everywhere.

Some things never change: Popular plastic surgery procedures by age

Marcel Malek, MD | Scottsdale, AZ Wednesday, July 31, 2013

While each individual's needs and wants differ when it comes to choosing a procedure, the most popular cosmetic surgeries can be broken down by age group. While trends in plastic surgery vary from year to year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' 2012 statistics report shows that some procedures are consistently popular with certain age groups.

How to reduce fat without diet, exercise or surgery

Anthony Youn, MD | Troy, MI Tuesday, September 18, 2012

We all want to lose fat. But not all of us want to go under the knife to do it. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, last year 204,702 Americans underwent liposuction, making it the third most common cosmetic surgery performed. This is in stark contrast to 2000, when 354,015 Americans had liposuction, making it the most popular cosmetic surgery of that year.


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