Recovery From Fat Transfer To The Buttocks

Surgeons vary in their aftercare protocols following buttock augmentation surgery. Therefore, It is best to follow your surgeon’s advice following surgery. Generally speaking, recovery from BBL varies from one patient to another based on factors related to the patient, the surgery itself and surgeon’s expertise. In my opinion, it takes 6-8 weeks for the [...]

By | 2017-04-30T12:45:18-07:00 February 25th, 2017|

Combining Fat Grafting to the Breast with Breast Lift

In the past few years, fat grafting has evolved as a new method for breast enhancement. Recently, this technique has been widely practiced and is gaining momentum. Nonetheless, it has its own limitations in terms of the availability of sufficient donor fat stores and the amount of fat that can be safely injected in [...]

By | 2017-04-30T12:49:23-07:00 February 25th, 2017|

Smoking and Body Contouring Surgery

It has been established that smoking related diseases increase both anesthetic risks, as well as risks of complications during surgery and recovery. Smoking is known to: • starve your heart of oxygen • form blood clots in your veins • find it harder to breathe during and after surgery • increase you risk of [...]

By | 2017-04-30T12:51:21-07:00 February 25th, 2017|

Body Contouring Improves Weight Control and Quality of Life

A Reconstructive Procedure in the Treatment of Obesity Losing a significant amount of weight, whether from bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, takes a lot of hard work and dedication, and keeping it off can sometimes be even more difficult. In addition, many who have lost considerable weight are still unhappy with their bodies [...]

By | 2017-04-30T12:56:09-07:00 March 16th, 2017|

What is a Mommy Makeover and who is a good candidate?

“Mommy Makeover” is a term used to describe combination of plastic surgery procedures to the breasts, abdomen, trunk and extremities. The goal is to address some of the changes that can occur following pregnancy, childbirth and nursing. On the breast, the most commonly performed procedures include Breast Enhancement, Lift and or Reduction. On the [...]

By | 2017-04-30T12:58:07-07:00 March 16th, 2017|

Can I transfer fat from my waist area to make my breasts fuller?

Fat transfer to the breast has gained more popularity in the past few years.  This technique entails harvesting fat from anywhere in your body where you have excess. Following liposuction, the fat is processed, strained and injected into the breasts. However, fat transfer to the breast must be done expeditiously. Generally, you can only [...]

By | 2017-04-30T12:53:13-07:00 March 16th, 2017|

Can I get pregnant after a full tummy tuck with muscle repair?

The simple answer is YES! This is possible, bearing in mind that the majority of women who undergo a full tummy tuck are in the childbearing age. Therefore, best is to be done with pregnancy and childbirth prior undergoing surgery. There is a high chance that you will need a revision surgery following your [...]

By | 2017-04-30T13:01:19-07:00 March 16th, 2017|

Recovery from Tummy Tuck Surgery

Unless combined with other surgeries, tummy tuck is performed as an outpatient procedure where the patient is usually discharged home same day. Liposuction of the waist area is frequently carried out at the same time. Recovery from tummy tuck surgery varies from one patient to another and it is recommended that you check with [...]

By | 2017-04-30T13:03:21-07:00 March 16th, 2017|

Combining Tummy Tuck Surgery with Fat Transfer (BBL)

Liposuction to the waist area (hips and flanks) is frequently combined with tummy tuck surgery. The harvested fat from these areas can be theoretically employed for buttock enhancement in the same setting. Some plastic surgeons believe in staging these procedures. In my opinion, this may potentially deprive some patients from the harvested fat in [...]

By | 2017-04-30T13:07:23-07:00 March 16th, 2017|

Seromas Following Tummy Tuck Surgery

Most surgeons use drains hoping to prevent the formation of Seromas or hematomas following tummy tuck surgery. Drains are usually removed one week after surgery. Sometimes, they are left longer depending on the amount and color of the draining fluid. A total drainage of less than 25 CC’s of yellow colored fluid in 24 [...]

By | 2017-04-30T13:10:13-07:00 March 16th, 2017|