What Is the Advantage of the “French Design” Abdominoplasty?
The abdominoplasty procedure gained popularity in the 1980s. Since that time, much research has been done by the plastic surgery community to improve the final results of this highly-favored treatment. […]Read More
What Is the “Snap Test” and How Is It Used in Plastic Surgery?
The “snap test” is a maneuver used by plastic surgeons to estimate skin elasticity. Skin elasticity relates to the ability of skin to return to its normal position after being […]Read More
What Does Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Improve?
The abdominal muscle layer separates the “inside fat” (fat inside the muscle layer), and the “outside fat” (fat outside the muscle layer that you can grab). The muscle layer has […]Read More
Do I Need Drains with Abdominoplasty?
Surgical procedures create raw surface areas, which are areas not covered with epithelium. These raw areas typically release serum and small amounts of blood during the healing process. In general, […]Read More
What Post-Pregnancy Changes Can a Mommy Makeover Treat?
A Mommy Makeover is a term used to describe the correction of changes in the body that occur during pregnancy. Pregnancy, and especially multiple pregnancies, causes some natural, normal—but often […]Read More
How Are Anatomic Breast Sizers Used to Determine Desired Implant Size?
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular elective Plastic surgery procedures. The specific treatment plan for each patient is “customized” because no two patients are exactly alike anatomically. In […]Read More
The Pinch Test – What Is It & Why Is It Important?
Thanks to a large body of scientific research, there are many options for breast augmentation today as compared to 35 years ago. There are choices in types of implant filler […]Read More
Which Type of Liposuction Is Best? The Answer May Surprise You!
There are several types of liposuction techniques and devices available today. Conventional liposuction was the first widely accepted liposuction technology. Conventional liposuction—or “SAL” (suction-assisted lipectomy)—is simply a cannula (hollow tube) […]Read More
My Areolas Are Too Big – Can Their Size Be Altered?
The “areolar complex” is a term that includes the nipple and the pigmented (dark) area around the nipple, termed the areola. The size of the areola varies widely from patient […]Read More
FDA Updates MRI Recommendations for Silicone Breast Implants
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its MRI recommendations for silicone breast implants—and patients should be aware of additional costs involved. The FDA recommends that patients who […]Read More