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Body plastic surgeries generate questions that result in anxiety before, during and after plastic surgery. At ReNova Plastic surgery of Pittsburgh, we believe that answering those questions improve the state of mind of our patients, favoring successful outcomes.

Please find questions related to body plastic surgery including: Arm lift; Brazilian butt lift; Body lift; Fat transfer; Labiaplasty; Liposuction; Mini tummy tuck; Mommy makeover; Sculpsure; Tummy tuck; and thigh lift. Dr. Clavijo answered them with his systematic approach. Analyzing the problem, identifying possible reasons for them, and proposing advice that may help solving the issues.

Be aware that the accuracy of the answers may be limited due to the lack of physical examination, not being the surgeon of the case, and not being part of the decision making of the cases.  

Arm Lift - Questions and Answers

Swelling in the forearms after brachioplasty. Incorrect compression garment?

Congratulations on your procedure, and thank you for your question. Swelling is a must after arm surgery. The use of compression garments have the... READ MORE

Any Pittsburgh doctors that will do arm lift, breast lift with implants and thigh lift all at once?

Thanks for sharing your question and congratulations on a job well done. 130 lbs down is a tremendous achievement. I can appreciate your concern.... READ MORE

Do I need an arm lift or lipo? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern Based on your pictures, I can appreciate how the inner portion of your arm... READ MORE

Which one is first? Which ones can be done together? Arm lift, thigh lift, tummy tuck and Brazilian butt lift

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The best recommendation to you is to make... READ MORE

Forearm swelling 6 weeks post-op Brachiolasty. Any suggestions?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The surgery for... READ MORE

Weight loss! Should I consider an arm lift? (Photo)

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. You have... READ MORE

Arm Lift revision needed - is improvement possible? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

Are there medical reasons (medical necessity) to have a brachioplasty? (photos)

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question and photos. You have very big arm skin redundancy. After breast cancer, if... READ MORE

I feel a lump underneath my skin next to my scar. Do I need to massage? Is this normal?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Based on your... READ MORE

Is there a cure for these granny arms? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. Your case is a tricky one. The skin has... READ MORE

Had lipo on arms 3 years ago. Very wavy but not as bad as before. Accent treatments did help.

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It seems to me... READ MORE

Would brachioplasty remove stretch marks on the arms?

Thanks for sharing your question. Stretch marks only disappear if they are cut off. If the remaining tissue has stretch marks, there is a chance... READ MORE

I want to get a bilateral brachioplasty and need to know how long I should stay out of work.

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. When undergoing a brachioplasty the time... READ MORE

Armlift, short or long scar? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. Based on your pictures, I can appreciate... READ MORE

Can ace bandages be used after an arm lift?

Congratulations on your procedure, and thank you for your question. The answer is YES. You can use and ace bandage. However, there is dilemma among... READ MORE

How soon do you have to wait after lateral, medial thigh lift to have an arm lift?

Congratulations on your procedure. I guess the first surgery went well, and now you are looking into the second one. As said before, a minimum of 3... READ MORE

Do you think I qualify for an arm lift? (Photo)

Congratulations on your weight loss.Loosing fat deposits from the arm area is very difficult, and you did it.The ideal photos are with the arms... READ MORE

I need to have arm lift surgery but I still have weight to lose, do I have to wait until I hit my goal? (photos)

Great job in your journey. You should feel very proud of your achievement.To answer your question:If you have your surgery and continue loosing... READ MORE

I am 38 yrs old. I'm 5'3" and 195 lbs. Would I be a candidate for an arm lift and a tummy tuck?

What a wonderful successful story. Congratulations on your weight loss.To answer your question:You are a great candidate for both procedures. Remember... READ MORE

8 days post op arm lift. Is it normal to have my skin black by the stitches? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are going through this inconvenience with your surgery.Answering your question:the changes in your skin might be due to blood flow... READ MORE

Brazilian Butt Lift - Questions and Answers

BBL and tummy tuck at the same time?

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The principle of Brazilian butt... READ MORE

I want a BBL. I'm 5'4" and 153lbs. I live in Houston and I'm starting my research now. Am I looking to spend 10k? (Photo)

Congratulations in your decision. You will be a great candidate. The footprint of your body is ideal for the procedure. Your budget is well into the... READ MORE

Do I have the potential to look like this? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. Happy patients in plastic surgery are the ones that have a good inside... READ MORE

Butt too big for my body. Can I have some fat removed?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. When removing the... READ MORE

How much do I have to weigh to get a BBL?

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Unfortunately there is no magic weight.... READ MORE

Looking to get a Brazilian butt lift, am I a good candidate? Is more lipo needed? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. Fat grafting is better for patients with well-defined aesthetic units to... READ MORE

I'm 17 years old!! Can I get a BBL (fat transfer +lipo suction) ??

Thanks for sharing your question. Fat transfer is a safe procedure. Not much information has being published related to underage safety. It is a... READ MORE

Large lump on back of thigh after Brazilian Butt Lift. Any suggestions ?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The most important... READ MORE

Need help choosing between implants or fat transfer if I'm a good candidate for it? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. Fat grafting is better for patients with well-defined aesthetic units to... READ MORE

Is it okay to lay down on back after Brazilian butt lift (BBL)?

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The principle of Brazilian butt lifting... READ MORE

I weigh 110lbs. Is BBL an option for me or should I get a butt implant instead? (Photo)

Thank you for your question.Let me start by saying that you are blessed with a very slim figure. On the same token, I can appreciate why you are... READ MORE

Body Lift - Questions and Answers

What type of surgery will be needed to fix my body? (Photo)

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. By... READ MORE

When and at what weight should I get a body lift? Should I go ahead with lipo now? I've scheduled a lift in 9 months.

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. Straight to your questions: A great result can be achieved, if you are... READ MORE

What areas can be addressed with lower body lift?

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. A body lift... READ MORE

With lower body lifts is 200 patients a lot of experience for a doctor or minimal experience?

Thanks for your question. We always would like to have somebody who has thousand procedures under their belt before touching us. However, some times... READ MORE

After a massive weight loss, what procedures do you recommend for skin removal at the same time?

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. The priorities among patients are different and that should guide the... READ MORE

I've lost roughly 95lbs. I have excess skin on my stomach, and skin lesions due to denitus suppurtiva. Will insurance pay?

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. The excess skin in the lower aspect of your abdomen could be cover by... READ MORE

I've been on this site a little over a month and I'm not sure what procedure would be right for me. (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your body. Straight to your questions: a breast lift of reduction and an abdominoplasty should give... READ MORE

How can I fix my figure? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your body. To be objective, I must say that you have a figure that many patients will envy to have. Your... READ MORE

Which would you recommend; BodyLift or Abdominoplasty?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. The decision is based on your expectations from the... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for a total body lift?

Thanks for sharing your question. This is a very important topic for patients undergoing lengthy procedures such as a body lift. Several studies have... READ MORE

I'm having a lower body lift and breast aug. Should I wait or get the breast aug while I can?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. Everything related to surgery is relative. Although the combination is... READ MORE

Do I need an upper body lift? (photos)

Congratulations on you successful story loosing your weight.Back to the questions:Let's start by making sure that your surgeon is board certified and... READ MORE

Do you think my skin necrosis will heal ok or will I need skin grafting? (photos)

I am really sorry to hear about your experience with this procedure.The debridement was definitively a good first step towards your recovery.The wound... READ MORE

What is the difference between a belt lipectomy and a lower body lift?

Congratulations on your successful story. You should be very proud of yourself.Back to the question.Belt lipectomy is a circumferential reshaping of... READ MORE

Fat Transfer - Questions and Answers

How soon can I be seen in public after a fat transfer to tear troughs?

Thanks for sharing your question. Swelling usually is better after 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure. The bruising can be present for a similar... READ MORE

Lumps Still visible Almost 12 weeks after fat graft on eyes. Any suggestions? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I’m sorry you are having concerns with your procedure. Although fat grafting has become very popular, the u... READ MORE

It's been 4 months post op fat transfer to hips and still look straight. Help!

Thanks for sharing your question. I’m sorry you are having concerns about your procedure. 3 months is the typical time for seeing the volume r... READ MORE

Fat grafts, will cold compress take swelling down?

Thanks for sharing your question. I’m sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure. Fat grafting to the lips usually has a lot of s... READ MORE

Is a calf injection or fat transfer covered through insurance? I have BCBS PPO

Thanks for sharing your question. If the fat transfer is related to a cosmetic enhancement, the insurance will never cover the procedure. If it is... READ MORE

How to preserve fat after fat grafting on face?

Thanks for sharing your question. The survival of fat transfers is related to the process of the fat during the transfer. If your fat transfer has... READ MORE

Cost of fat grafting for under eye hollows?

Thanks for sharing your question. The usual cost can vary between 3 to 5 k depending on how much surgical work need to be done to the area. In some... READ MORE

Can the fat from my belly be used for filling wrinkles on my face, fill cheek lips, browlines and penis girth? How much? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. The indication for fat transfer is... READ MORE

Can a 15 year old get fat transfer?

Thanks for sharing your question. Fat transfer is a safe procedure. Not much information has being published related to underage safety. It is a... READ MORE

Labiaplasty - Questions and Answers

Will hard scars after labiaplasty soften on their own?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The usual process of scar maturation takes 6... READ MORE

Did my labia heal fused together? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The fusion could just be a temporary issue... READ MORE

How long should I wait for my labiaplasty revision?

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. The usual time between procedures is 3 months to 6 months. However, the... READ MORE

Embarrassed since I was 12 y.o. What will be done to make me look normal? Looking for answers. (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. The climax related to external genitalia is mostly attached to the... READ MORE

I now have three labia. Any suggestions? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I am sorry you are having complications with your procedure. I can appreciate... READ MORE

Is there anything I can do to heal labiaplasty faster? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your labia is very swollen and the tension... READ MORE

I had my left side labia reduced 7 days ago and it's burning and stinging. Does this look infected ? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. Your labia is... READ MORE

I am afraid I will keloid after my labiaplasty surgery. How can I avoid it?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You are totally right on target with your comments. The skin and the mucosa heal... READ MORE

Skin flap at vaginal opening? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. The structure that you are showing in your picture is the hymen. It is the... READ MORE

I had labiaplasty 7 days ago and the right side seems open, swollen and slightly bleeding still. Is this normal? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It seems that the... READ MORE

Trim labiaplasty not healing? (Photos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your photo... READ MORE

Seems that wound is improving in past 48 hours; no bleeding, How long before wound closes completely? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You are doing an... READ MORE

Urgent! Is this normal? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. When doing your... READ MORE

Is Peroxide Safe To Use Post Labiaplasty?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Peroxide is a good way to kill bacteria.... READ MORE

Liposuction - Questions and Answers

How much would 80 pounds cost to remove in Liposuction surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Please realize that a significant liposuction will have some restrictions. Many... READ MORE

How Much Does Liposuction on Lower Belly Cost?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The cost of lower abdomen liposuction depends on the amount of liposuction that... READ MORE

Sono Bello Laser Liposuction Vs. Traditional Liposuction Which is Better/which Option is the Better Choice for Lower Body?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Sonobello laser liposuction or any other laser assisted liposuction is the addition... READ MORE

Looking for a Pennsylvania or New York Doctor willing to do liposuction on patient who had TT in DR.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Liposuction is safe after a Tummy tuck one year after your procedure. This is... READ MORE

I had a (DVT) blood clot 3 years ago in my calf from having a broken leg at the time. Is it too dangerous to have liposuction?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.DVT secondary to fractures may have a different implication for surgery when compared... READ MORE

I am 3 months post op liposuction on my abdomen and still have indentations and firm areas, will these ever go away?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. most likely no.... READ MORE

Does liposuction affect the distribution of fat if there is future weight loss or gain?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Very interesting question. The answer is that liposuction will remove fat, and the... READ MORE

Looking for best solution to get rid of belly pouch after 2 babies & 60 lbs weight loss. (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.You will be a good candidate for any of the above mentioned procedures. The selection... READ MORE

I had hydrogel butt injections done. Can this affect me getting liposuction in my stomach and love handle area?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.As far as the lipo does not affect the injection areas you should be ok. the biggest... READ MORE

Will four weeks be enough time to recover from liposuction before traveling in a car for 8 hours? What would you suggest?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes 1 month may be enough. Make sure that you have multiple stops to move the legs and... READ MORE

19 year old with sagging knees, what treatment can I get? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Very difficult area of treatment not only because of the continuous movement, but due... READ MORE

should I go for Cellulaze with Smartlipo, Vaser Liposelection or regular lipo? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.In your case the improvement of cellulite should improve with cellulaze and smart lipo... READ MORE

I am 1.5 month post op and have a persistent seroma I've aspirated six times and need to know what to do? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your surgeon is... READ MORE

Should I get Liposuction in my "banana rolls"? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.In theory the banana rolls or love handles are away from the buttock aesthetic... READ MORE

After 12 days of full body Liposuction I am still draining a significant amount. Should I continue draining? (photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Fluid drainage will... READ MORE

Any non surgical way to smooth out liposuction lumps??

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Sculpsure is the new... READ MORE

how much will Liposuction cost me in the lower abs section

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Liposuction will give you significant skin redundancy to your lower abdomen due to the... READ MORE

I'm 1 month post liposuction. Will I look slimmer than this in time?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Liposuction swelling will last for several... READ MORE

4D liposcuction vs Vaser high definition liposculture. Which would be better?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.4 d liposculpture is a technique with aggressive liposuction that in some cases... READ MORE

Can Liposuction only improve the shape of you butt?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes, buttock surgery enhancement is not just about injecting fat, but about framing... READ MORE

Should I get a smaller garment? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Garments are an important component for improved results. The use is determined by ... READ MORE

Why does my belly button look deformed? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Without having your... READ MORE

I have an indentation below my waist, and it looks like fat is missing. What are my options? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The indentation that you mention is related to the ligaments or attachments of the... READ MORE

Is frequent urination after liposuction normal?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Frequent urination is common after liposuction... READ MORE

What is surgical and non-surgical option to get a flat stomach and improve the whole body? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes there are many non invasive fat reduction methods. The latest one is called... READ MORE

Is it normal to loss blood in Liposuction from 130 to 50 ??

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.I do not recognize the units that you are... READ MORE

Will my legs look strange if I only get inner-thigh lipo?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Smart lipo is a good option for your concerns. however excessive skin will only be... READ MORE

Is it normal to have lymphatic fluid in my abdomen after my November 21, 2015 Liposuction?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your description may... READ MORE

I had abdominoplasty 10 years ago and over time my pubic area has become enlarged , what is the best way to reduce this in UK ?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Liposuction usually is a good approach for mons reshaping. however removal of skin is... READ MORE

Everyone is trying to talk me out of surgery! I don't have the commitment for exercise. Maybe after Lipo? I am 5'5" 155lbs (Phot

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Liposuction may help you achieve a better contour of your body, however, skin laxity... READ MORE

Lumpy, uneven, hard stomach after liposuction. Will it ever go away? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is still early to... READ MORE

It's two weeks since liposuction in my legs. Still swelling and bruising seems to be worse. Is this normal?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes, this is normal. you will see the swelling... READ MORE

Do I need liposuction for better contour/hour glass figure? And what can I do for mons area?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The redundant tissue... READ MORE

What's the best treatment for getting rid of flabby arms and thighs? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Regular liposuction will make worse the flabby condition of your arms. Based on your... READ MORE

Wondering about lipo or injections or something to take away the slant of my neck. What do I need? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Regular liposuction is a bad procedure in your case due to the skin laxity. The best... READ MORE

I am wondering cost, downtime and if it is with it for my concerns. (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.A thigh lift is a good procedure for the correction of lax skin and cellulite... READ MORE

Can I have Liposuction on my face to reduce puffiness? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.facial liposuction is a tricky procedure. there are many areas were you may encounter... READ MORE

My thighs are bulky compared to the rest of my body. Can you recommend a treatment?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.with out a picture or examination, the recommendations are difficult to tailor to your... READ MORE

I lost a total of 150lbs and my body sags in every way. Will lipo help me?

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Unfortunately the excess skin is only... READ MORE

I had inner/outer leg lipo 13 days ago. My feet/ankles are swollen & bruised, & Achilles are very tight. Should I worry? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. bruising on areas... READ MORE

Is it going to be detrimental to use the stair climber or stationary bike for 1 hour 4 days after abdominal/flank lipo?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Exercise is related to higher fluid production... READ MORE

Want Liposuction of the waist and bra area. Any suggestions? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.You are definitively a good candidate. Finally, make sure that you have... READ MORE

What cost should I expect for my arms, jawline, bra line, auxiliary, basically whole torso area & inner outer thighs? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The cost will be attached to how many hours takes to remove the fat. in your case 4-5... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for liposuction alone? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The selection for the procedure is related to your goals, the time that you want to... READ MORE

What can be done to correct this lump? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.your picture seem to be... READ MORE

Liposuction technique for love handles?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Your comments are very accurate. usually as we get older, our skin do not return to... READ MORE

Ankle liposuction...good result or not? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Liposuction to the ankles has being always very tricky due to the small window for... READ MORE

Arm Swelling with Cardio After Arm Lipo?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The success of liposuction is based on keeping... READ MORE

Liposuction or bariatric? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Liposuction is a good tool to remove fat deposits. however, in high BMI patients.... READ MORE

Is it possible for a 280lbs female to get Lipo instead of a tummy tuck?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes it can be done. However, the real question is Should it be done. Liposuction is... READ MORE

Is it safe and possible to have Lipo of the bra rolls during full tummy tuck?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes the procedure can be combines. however, you need to realize that the disconfort... READ MORE

Surgery to reduce trapezoid muscles? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The decrease of muscle volume is NOT done with lipo. Either resection or Botox... READ MORE

Is it possible to have lipo on bat wings and under armpit after breast cancer? (Photo)

Congratulations on your breast cancer survival and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. If you do not have lymphedema... READ MORE

Lipo couldn't fix this. What do I do now? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your photos show... READ MORE

I am 16. I will be 17 in November. With my parents' consent could I have liposuction? I'm getting tired of this stuff on me.

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your weight and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Liposuction is a... READ MORE

I'm interested in liposuction of abdomen, flanks, back, inner and outer thigh. Should I choose based on artistic outcome?

Thanks for sharing your question. This is a very intelligent and important question. When selecting your surgeon there are 3 important things that... READ MORE

Is it normal after liposuction and butt lift to swell around the vaginal area?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is normal. It... READ MORE

Keloids on lipo ports have now got white patches due to kenacort injections. Any suggestions?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. 1.why this... READ MORE

I had lipo done on the 15 to inner thighs and knees. Is this blood clots? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The deep venous... READ MORE

Ridge and puffiness around belly button, 8 week post lipo (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

What to do about the pain after neck lipo?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Depending on the... READ MORE

Surface irregularity from abdominal liposuction. Can exercise help?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

Excercise and diet don't work - is it possible for Lipo and tummy tuck on my daughter?

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. You raise a very difficult question on ethics about doing a cosmetic... READ MORE

I had liposuction on my thighs and I'm not happy with the results. Can this be reversed with fat transfer? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The reversal of the... READ MORE

Is this ledge on my abdomen normal? I also have ridges/lines on my sides. I am 14 weeks post-op. (Photo)

I am sorry that you are going through this issues with your surgery.Unfortunately, the ridges that you see after 14 weeks are unlikely to disappear... READ MORE

Mini Tummy tuck - Questions and Answers

Should I get a mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Infected incision 40 after scar revision from mini tummy tuck 11 months ago (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is impossible to... READ MORE

Can RF/Ultrasound fat reduction and skin tightening treatments after a mini tummy tuck be harmful? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I would recommend waiting until the swelling is improved. Finally, make sure that ... READ MORE

Is this bulge due to a failure of MR, excess fat or muscle laxity? Can my results be improved? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

What is this hard pooch in my lower abdomen 11 months after mini tummy tuck? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is hard to diagnose without proper examination and radiological evaluation.... READ MORE

Unsnapped compression garment uncomfortable - mini tummy tuck.

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Some compression is needed to... READ MORE

Is it normal to have 2 incisions next to each other horizontally after a mini tummy tuck?

Difficult to comment without a picture. If you had a prior scar, (this should be one of the lines) and your new incision being the second one. READ MORE

Mini tummy tuck or full? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Severe hardening post mini tummy tuck and lower abdomen lipo (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It seems to me that... READ MORE

Will a mini TT give me a flat tummy? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Pregnancy - Can I get a tummy tuck?

It seems that Hollywood has encourage the thought that this 2 procedures are the way to go to look camera ready after pregnancy. The bottom line is ... READ MORE

Are tummy and mini-tummy tuck procedures improving due to demand?

Thanks for your thought full question:the main improvements are based on pain control, recovery time, less complication rates related fluid collection... READ MORE

How soon after a tummy tuck can I get a mini tummy tuck? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

The area above belly button and under breasts still swells, 6 months post mini TT. Why?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Is this swelling or still some sagging skin 1 week after Mini Tummy Tuck? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Can I get not a full tummy tuck but half (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Tummy tuck, mini or full? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Will I need a full scar mini tuck? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. in your case a full scar will be needed.Finally, make sure that you have a... READ MORE

Follow-up: Mini tummy tuck/lipo. Still swollen after almost 6 months. (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The swelling varies... READ MORE

Pleating and Hematoma after tummy tuck. (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The bulges may be... READ MORE

Am I still swollen or is this going to be my result? (Photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. definetively too early to have an idea for... READ MORE

Was I offered the correct procedure? Mini tummy tuck (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Mini tummy tuck 5 years ago, unhappy with results. 2 c-sections, small baby bumps, little weight gain during pregnancy (Photo)

Thanks for shariVng your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Pooch and minimal loose skin. (photos)

Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have is excess skin below the belly button. Otherwise, a full tummy tuck i... READ MORE

Can I get a mini tummy tuck and outer thigh lipo? (Photo)

Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have is excess skin below the belly button. Otherwise, a full tummy tuck i... READ MORE

I would like a mini TT with full muscle repair and lipo. Will two weeks recovery before lifting my child be enough? (photo)

I think that the laxity of your abdomen is minimal. At the end it depends on what you want to achieve. A flatter abdomen should be obtained with l... READ MORE

Can you have a long scar on mini tummy tuck if required?

Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have is excess skin below the belly button. Otherwise, a full tummy tuck i... READ MORE

Mini tummy tuck incision line too high 1 year post op - can anything else be done to make it look less visible? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. After 1... READ MORE

Hole from drain still not healed. Any ideas on what this is? (Photo)

It is scar tissue. after 9 months it is unlikely to get any better.revision with excision should improve things. READ MORE

Lipo compression garment and lower back pain - is this normal?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Hang in there. your first visit will have... READ MORE

Does the mini tummy tuck require much downtime for recovery?

The recovery time is less than a regular tummy tuck.  Depending on your daily activity, restrictions could go from 2 to 4 weeks. Make sure you d... READ MORE

Could I be a candidate for a mini TT? Or could I consider any other alternative to surgery? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Can the abdominal muscle be tighten with a mini tummy tuck? What is better for me? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have is e... READ MORE

Can diastasis recti repair can get done with a mini tuck? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have is e... READ MORE

Is 9 days long enough to be nicotine free for Mini Tummy Tuck and BA?

The usual time recommended to be of smoking is 4-6 weeks prior and after surgery.good luck with your procedure. READ MORE

Should I get a Mini Tummy Tuck or Liposuction? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Is there less scarring with a Mini Abdominoplasty?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Less surgery will generate less scar. However, less surgery, will address less issues... READ MORE

How do I make sure my surgeon will address all I am concerned with? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

11 days post mini tummy tuck squishy swelling above incision that moves into the areas around it when I press on it?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. based on your description, it seems that you... READ MORE

How do you know if you need mini tummy tuck or a regular tummy tuck? Can the muscles be repaired with a mini TT? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have is e... READ MORE

I got a mini tummy tuck, so why does stomach look bigger than before? (Photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. One week is very short time to determine any... READ MORE

Will a mini TT be OK for me? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Is a mini tuck an option for me? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Will a mini tummy tuck with lower abdomen muscle repair help to flatten my stomach? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Is there an age that is too late for a full or mini tummy tuck? I will be 60 soon.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There is no limit in the age for surgery. If you are in good shape with no... READ MORE

Will a "mini" tummy tuck be appropriate to fix my stretched out jelly belly? Weight loss, no kids, 26 (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Will I have a flatter appearance in clothing with a mini tummy tuck? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Mini tuck indentations and lumpiness 2 days PO

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is too early to determine anything. let time... READ MORE

Can I do relaxation massage 21days post-op mini tt without lipo+ hysterectomy?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The massage should be a lymphatic massage. You... READ MORE

Do I need liposuction or a mini tummy tuck with Liposuction? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Mini tummy tuck without drawing on skin?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I always draw on patients and measure things, because my brain works better this... READ MORE

Mini tummy tuck regret 1 week post op and I can't stop crying.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have is e... READ MORE

I had a mini tummy tuck in December and I still have numbness in my abdominal area.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The usual time line for the numbness is 6-12 months. It is unfortunately part of... READ MORE

Will my scar really heal?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to comment without a photo, timeline, or race description. Some ... READ MORE

Mini tummy tuck has lower abdomen way too tight can it be loosened?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Is tummy tuck the only solution? Could I get away with mini tuck? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Why does my stomach look bigger and worse than before tummy tuck? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You may be experiencing swelling secondary to your surgery. Allow for the tissues... READ MORE

Mini Tummy Tucks with Muscle Repair? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Motor vehicular accident 5 days po TT. What should I look for, as a result of this impact?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. the main complication to be concerned is bleeding, that will be shown as bruising.... READ MORE

Am I good candidate for mini tummy tuck? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Fluid intake related to drain output after mini tummy tuck and lipo of flanks?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. No. The production of fluid within tissues is related to friction or lack of... READ MORE

Will skin tightening help or do I need a tummy tuck vs mini tummy tuck? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

Am I good candidate for a mini-tummy tuck? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have i... READ MORE

I had a mini tummy tuck three weeks ago now. What are my options as far as making my stomach flatter? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have is e... READ MORE

Loose skin around umbelicus, is there any other surgery besides a full Tummy Tuck to fix this? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually the mini-tummy tuck is indicated when the only concern the patient have is... READ MORE

Mommy Makeover - Questions and Answers

Had Mommy Makeover 5 days ago, backed off pain meds now there is an intermittent sharp pain under Tummy Tuck incision. Advice?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The change could be anything. Just soreness due to the physical effort. Sometimes... READ MORE

Mommy Makeover. Should I get my breasts re-done? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. More surgery should be just a matter of improving things that bother you. Your... READ MORE

What is the normal procedure for general anesthesia during Mommy Makeovers that include Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. General anesthesia. Finally, make sure that you have a consultation with a board ... READ MORE

Losing weight before surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. do the BBL now. then the tummy tuck in 3-6 months. Finally, make sure that you have... READ MORE

My height is 5'9" 3/4. My measurements are 42-36-42 and I weigh 205 lbs. Which surgery is right for me? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Changing your measurements is unrealistic, since you can NOT change your bony ... READ MORE

10 days BA post op massive bruising! Normal? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. If there are any changes with size, redness or more bruising, you may request your... READ MORE

Tummy tuck, lipo, breast lift - price ranges.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The best option is to research on your real self pricing. Patients give ranges of... READ MORE

Can I still get Breast Implants and TT if I had side effects from anesthesia and opioids after last surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Narcotic side effects may be an inconvenience. Bladder dysfunction is not life... READ MORE

Is Tummy Tuck with possible hernia repair safe? Breast Revision is it worth it? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The hernia should be ok to repair at the same time of your tummy tuck. In fact the... READ MORE

Mommy makeover, will the breast implant scar be visible?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The need for additional scars is related to the location of the nipple in relation... READ MORE

I am a 24 year old who has had 2 babies. 5'3" and 165lbs. Which procedures are necessary? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I think you answer your own question. the tummy should be the first thing to... READ MORE

What should I get done? I'm worried. (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I suggest to focus on what makes you most happy. tummy and breast is a good... READ MORE

28 yr old mother of three, breast feed for all kids . Having TT and BA.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In theory 200cc is a cup size. however proper sizing is what really matters.... READ MORE

I have been told not to be menstruating during surgery, but have irregular periods?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. if you are not anemic, menstrual periods should not prevent surgery from... READ MORE

Are there medical conditions that would cause a plastic surgeon to decline you as a candidate for tummy tuck/breast aug/lipo?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Chronic pain under control should not be a contraindication for plastic surgery... READ MORE

Extensive surgeries and lymph nodes. I understand nodes get upset with procedures. Anything to help to improve drainage? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Swelling is a reflection of the healing body. lymphatic massage will allow for... READ MORE

Bump above my incision is it normal? Will it go down? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The fullness could be fluid collection or just simply swelling of the tissues... READ MORE

I want my belly and back breast gone....lol....help..... What's the best course of action? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The best plan of action is start with some weight loss. Then tummy tuck and... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for tummy tuck (mommy makeover)? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. High BMI patients are at higher risk for complications. I think that in your ... READ MORE

Not looking for anything carved in stone, but if possible but what does the mommy makeover cost?

The best advice is to go into realself, mommy makeover and figure the average cost in your area. You need to know what you need. breast aug, or lift ... READ MORE

Are there any doctors who would take a chance on me with a BMI of 45.8? I'm desperate! (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Your question is not who will give you a chance for surgery. Is indeed, the oposite.... READ MORE

Looking to get a price on a mommy makeover (specifically a tummy tuck and breast augmentation)

The best advice is to look into the cost in your area through real self. best wishes in your search.  READ MORE

Faja compression garment before surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. more that the faja use, weight loss is the best ally for a better contour after... READ MORE

How much/little drainage does there have to be to have a seromacath removed?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The usual time... READ MORE

I'm getting a Mommy makeover, very nervous . Any suggestions? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In your case an augmentation with a lift would provide the best outcome. the... READ MORE

After Mommy makeover and getting into shape, does the shape of body changes after some time?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The changes to your surgery will be related to weight changes. Gaining... READ MORE

Will I have a flat stomach? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is unlikely that you will have a flat belly. It seems that there is... READ MORE

With having more than one procedure done is there ONE or TWO surgeries required AND is a catheter required?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. This is a lot of surgery. a catheter is granted. There is a lot of literature... READ MORE

I'm 22 years old with one child and very interested in the Mommy makeover . Any suggestions? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You could potentially be a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck, however ... READ MORE

Mommy make over help? I'm 24, had 2 kids & I'm 6 weeks away from my surgery date!

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Everything depends on your frame and the chest wall. I would suggest to consult... READ MORE

Are my desires for mommy makeover realistic? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You are a great candidate for the procedure. However it seems to me that some... READ MORE

How long is recovery for a mommy makeover vs just a tummy tuck? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. the usual recovery time is 2 weeks. At the end it depends on free weight... READ MORE

Pain in weird spots after mommy makeover? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The surgery that you... READ MORE

I'm overweight but still considering tummy tuck and breast lift. Should I lose weight beforehand? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. Why weight loss before surgery?... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck and boob lift? Not really interested in implants (Photo)

Thanks for your question.You are right on the money with your assessment. Both procedures will allow you to recover your figure.You are also right... READ MORE

Can Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Be Done at the Same Time?

Like any good marriage, both procedures can be together while respecting the boundaries of each other.There are studies demonstrating that the blood... READ MORE

What is Hemosiderin Staining and How Long Does It Last?

Hemosiderin staining is basically rusted iron stains with in your tissues. Sometimes the blood gets trapped with in your tissues. Blood has iron to... READ MORE

How much would someone charge me for a mommy makeover, thigh lift, arm lift and breast reduction plus lift? (photos)

Congratulations on your pregnancy. Answering your question: Yes, you can do your surgeries after your third C section. However, I would recommend you... READ MORE

Sculpsure - Questions and Answers

NSAIDs after Sculpsure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Inflammation is the main mechanism, how Sculpsure facilitates the elimination of the... READ MORE

Will the anti-inflammatory properties of doxycycline effect the results of SculpSure done 1 day ago?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Inflammation is the main mechanism, how Sculpsure facilitates the elimination of... READ MORE

SculpSure: I am wondering if the fat on the flanks is harder to shift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In my experience fat from the flanks is more resilient compared to other areas. It... READ MORE

Should I use SculpSure for my double gluteal fold? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Unfortunately, sculpsure is designed to target fat. When there is excess skin or... READ MORE

How does any weight gain post SculpSure procedure distribute to your body?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually after fat destruction or removal, the body will have less fat cells to... READ MORE

Would I be a better candidate for Sculptra or a BBL? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. An Indication for Sculptra Butt augmentation is patients with little to no fat ... READ MORE

Had SculpSure in my abs almost 2 weeks ago. I have now 3 huge lumps. They're so painful that i can barely walk. Is this normal?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A possible explanation to your condition is: that the treated fat is undergoing the... READ MORE

Late instantaneous development of lump after SculpSure, could it be a fat cell hyperplasia?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A possible explanation to your condition is: that the treated fat is undergoing the... READ MORE

What is more safer to treat fat bulge after Tummy tuck? Sculpsure or Liposuction?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Everything depends on the magnitude of the problem, and your acceptance of time off... READ MORE

Is SculpSure the best treatment option for small saddle bags?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.At this point of the game, is difficult to say what is the best treatment for non... READ MORE

Is Sculpsure safe for lipedema patients?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.There are no studies supporting the use of sculpsure for lipedema. in principle the... READ MORE

Does it make a difference to have the heat set at a low number with sculpsure? Will my results not be as significant?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The higher the energy delivery, the higher the fat reduction, however, the studies... READ MORE

Are there any studies on long-term effects of Sculpsure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The studies are as old as 2 to 3 years. However, the same technology has been... READ MORE

does sculpsure tighten the skin at all? also, with each treatment, is it consistent 20-24% loss of fat?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpsure is specific to the fat. However, depending on the tone of your skin, some... READ MORE

Can SculpSure be used on the inner thighs?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes it can be done as a out of label treatment. the company is undergoing studies... READ MORE

Is SculpSure an option for the outer thighs (saddlebags)?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes. Despite not being FDA approved yet, the laser targets this fat very well... READ MORE

Who is the ideal candidate for Sculpsure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The ideal candidate are fit people with stubborn pockets of fat.  Finally, make sure ... READ MORE

How large is one SculpSure applicator?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The applicator size is a little bit smaller than a smartphone screen. However, the... READ MORE

Can SculpSure be used on the arms?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes. it is not FDA approved yet, but studies are undergoing to get this application... READ MORE

Is Sculpt Sure covered by Medicaid and Medicare?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.I'm sorry that you have issues with your health. Sculpsure is not a weight loss... READ MORE

Timing for second Sculpsure treatment. How long should i wait?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.If you have had a good result, your rationale is right on target. Wait 12 weeks and... READ MORE

I have abdominal soreness after having SculpSure today. Can I use ice on area?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Tenderness is a desirable condition after the treatment. something like the pain after... READ MORE

Can you apply the Sculpsure device to a man's chest or pectoral area safely without repercussions?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpsure is design for the destruction of fat. If excess fat is present in the male... READ MORE

Questions about SculpSure, Ultra Shape, CoolSculpting

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The main methods use different technique to achieve the same objective. Harming the... READ MORE

Renaud's disease. Can I use SculpSure for fat reduction together with diet and exercise?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Raynaud's disease is an increase activity of the vessels of the hands and feet that... READ MORE

Sculpsure: Can it be done on the arms?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes, you can do it. It is not an FDA approved area. However, there are ongoing studies... READ MORE

With SculpSure are there any medications that I shouldn't be on before undergoing the treatment that may cause issues to arise?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The medications that may affect the outcomes of sculpsure are related to... READ MORE

Will SculpSure work on a flabby stomach?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpsure is design for fat reduction. Skin laxity will worsen as the fat disappears... READ MORE

Which will give best results for fat loss in upper arms - SculpSure or CoolSculpting?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.It is difficult to determine what to choose based on the novelty of sculpsure. based... READ MORE

Can the front of thighs be treated with SculpSure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpsure technology is design to reduce fat with Laser technology. The limiting... READ MORE

What is the upper excess weight limit for SculpSure (how many pounds overweight) for it to be successful?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.There is truly not a set upper limit for weight when undergoing Sculpsure treatments.... READ MORE

Pain during Sculpsure. Is this normal?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Pain is a subjective issue. In most of the cases the procedure is very well tolerated.... READ MORE

How effective is massage after SculpSure? (twice a day for 5-10 minutes)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Massage is recommended after treatment with Sculpsure. In theory the massage will help... READ MORE

Can Sculpsure work on a buffalo hump? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpture is FDA approved for fat reduction to the abdomen and flanks so far. further... READ MORE

Does Sculpsure affect fertility?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpsure is based on LASER technology. Light that targets fat only in the case of... READ MORE

Is ScuptSure safe if I have a small umbilical hernia? And are there any skin tightening benefits ? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpsure targets the fat, however it is recommended to be away from hernias due to... READ MORE

Can you have SculpSure on your abdomen and flanks six weeks before a Breast Reduction surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes. Sculpsure can be use in areas different from your actual surgical procedure. If... READ MORE

Body hair and Sculpsure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The company recommendations is to remove the hair prior to the treatment. there is a... READ MORE

What would you recommend to remove the fat from my stomach? (photo)

Definitively, Sculpsure is your treatment of choice. Stubburn fat should disappear for you. The procedure is design to favor self destruction of fat... READ MORE

Is SculpSure painful?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Pain is a subjective issue. I have had the treatment done and I might say that there... READ MORE

What risks are involved with Sculpsure? Does it provide any amount of skin tightening and should areas with scars be avoided?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Very good questionsThe risk are minimal if following the proper recommendations by the... READ MORE

Can SculpSure be done over a tattoo?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes tattoes laser wave length is different, making it safe for the ink and the fat at... READ MORE

Can Sculpsure treatment be used for inner and outer thighs?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpsure is only FDA approved for abdomen and flanks. However, treatment of out of... READ MORE

Would Tummy tuck scar tissue and prior liposuction interfere with SculpSure or its Efficacy?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Both scar tissue and numbness are contraindications for sculpsure. Scar tissue may... READ MORE

Can you have SculpSure on lower abdomen with prior Tummy tuck and Liposuction?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes, Sculpsure is a great adjuvant for body contouring patients that have minor issues... READ MORE

Will SculpSure not work on a person who has parmanent numbness in the lower abdomen after a tummy tuck?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Adequate sensation is the key element for adequate treatments with Sculpsure. Either... READ MORE

What is the difference in results for SculpSure Laser Fat Loss vs. Coolsculpting?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The difference among the treatments is related to the mechanisms to achieve the same... READ MORE

Is a SculpSure treatment safe 6 months post op tummy tuck? Will this treatment interfere with the tummy tuck scar?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.After 6 months of a tummy tuck, you should be almost healed. The only limitation for... READ MORE

Do the results from SculpSure depend on the doctor who performs it?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The success of treatments are related to the providers that give the treatment... READ MORE

Will having had a spinal fusion keep me from having the SculpSure or Cool Sculpting done?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.No, if the panels are placed away from the hardware area the treatment should be... READ MORE

Is Sculpture safe if you want to get pregnant in the future?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes, Sculpsure is safe when it relates to future pregnancies. The treatment only... READ MORE

Can Sculpsure be used under the chin?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Unfortunately the chin is not an area that can be treated at this time due to its... READ MORE

I was told by one doctor that Sculpsure treats only the abdomen and thighs. Why is this the case? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Your doctor is correct with the information that is provided. Although sculpsure is... READ MORE

We are told by our doctors that Sculpsure laser melts fat in stubborn areas. But, where does the fat go after it is melted?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Unfortunately there are not basic science studies demonstrating the exact mechanism... READ MORE

I had the SculpSure procedure performed on my stomach fat 2/1/16 I have 2 different lumps that have formed. Any suggestion?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The lumps are simply the inflammatory reaction... READ MORE

Will vitamins or herbal supplements interfere with Sculpsure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.There are no studies demonstrating the benefits, nor the complications of OTC... READ MORE

What causes Sculpsure sore?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The soreness is the response of the body with... READ MORE

Will SculpSure leave "loose" skin or does it have the ability to melt fat and tighten the skin?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The preliminary studies are not claiming skin tightening since the laser is targeted... READ MORE

Endermologie after Sculpsure, is it safe? Will it jeopardize the results achieved after Sculpsure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.No. Deep massages to the area are encourage to dissolving fat knot deposits... READ MORE

Which is the best non-invasive surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.As mentioned, there are many ways to go to rome (or destroying fat with no surgery)The... READ MORE

Will Sculpsure damage muscle if there isn't enough fat?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.No, the 1064 nm laser is specific to fat not muscle. In principle the muscle has... READ MORE

What is the difference between SculpSure and Vanquish? Is one just newer technology?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.VAnquish is a radio frequency technology that heat the fat from the outside of the... READ MORE

How long does it take to see results after Sculpsure, and how soon can you have a second procedure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The minimal time to repeat treatment is 6 weeks. however, you will see the best... READ MORE

Sculpsure - intense pain. Can you explain why?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In most of the cases... READ MORE

Are there any risks of blood clots?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Very unlikely. the laser target if the fat cell not hemoglobine. this makes the blood... READ MORE

Had Sculpsure in January. Within 2 wks I developed hard lumps in the area treated.Is there anything I can do to get rid of them?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.This is a reflection that the treatment did harm... READ MORE

Had Sculpsure done 2 weeks ago on my flanks. I experienced bruising and multiple firm nodules, some quite large. Is this normal?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The nodules is something that can be present 1... READ MORE

Will I still see results on both sides ?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.pain or soreness sensation has not been proven... READ MORE

does sculpsure have any risk of spreading cancer?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.No. the lasers are specific to fat cell destruction. even if there is a rare fat... READ MORE

Is there any possibility the lasers harm or damage any organs directly under the skin and fat cells, such as the kidneys?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.No, if there are no defects to the abdominal wall such as hernias.the lasers treat at... READ MORE

I'm 1 week post SculpSure on my lower & upper abdominal area. i have horrible pain in the lower abdomen. Is this normal? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.I'm surprised on seeing... READ MORE

Have you heard of a painful recovery after sculpsure on thighs?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Sculpture should not... READ MORE

Treated flanks, outer thighs and abdomen- should they all feel the same after?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The level of energy is not a translation on the... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck - Questions and Answers

Had Mommy Makeover 5 days ago, backed off pain meds now there is an intermittent sharp pain under Tummy Tuck incision. Advice?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The change could be anything. Just soreness due to the physical effort. Sometimes... READ MORE

Mommy Makeover. Should I get my breasts re-done? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. More surgery should be just a matter of improving things that bother you. Your... READ MORE

What is the normal procedure for general anesthesia during Mommy Makeovers that include Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. General anesthesia. Finally, make sure that you have a consultation with a board ... READ MORE

Losing weight before surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. do the BBL now. then the tummy tuck in 3-6 months. Finally, make sure that you have... READ MORE

My height is 5'9" 3/4. My measurements are 42-36-42 and I weigh 205 lbs. Which surgery is right for me? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Changing your measurements is unrealistic, since you can NOT change your bony ... READ MORE

10 days BA post op massive bruising! Normal? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. If there are any changes with size, redness or more bruising, you may request your... READ MORE

Tummy tuck, lipo, breast lift - price ranges.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The best option is to research on your real self pricing. Patients give ranges of... READ MORE

Can I still get Breast Implants and TT if I had side effects from anesthesia and opioids after last surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Narcotic side effects may be an inconvenience. Bladder dysfunction is not life... READ MORE

Is Tummy Tuck with possible hernia repair safe? Breast Revision is it worth it? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The hernia should be ok to repair at the same time of your tummy tuck. In fact the... READ MORE

Mommy makeover, will the breast implant scar be visible?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The need for additional scars is related to the location of the nipple in relation... READ MORE

I am a 24 year old who has had 2 babies. 5'3" and 165lbs. Which procedures are necessary? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I think you answer your own question. the tummy should be the first thing to... READ MORE

What should I get done? I'm worried. (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I suggest to focus on what makes you most happy. tummy and breast is a good... READ MORE

28 yr old mother of three, breast feed for all kids . Having TT and BA.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In theory 200cc is a cup size. however proper sizing is what really matters.... READ MORE

I have been told not to be menstruating during surgery, but have irregular periods?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. if you are not anemic, menstrual periods should not prevent surgery from... READ MORE

Are there medical conditions that would cause a plastic surgeon to decline you as a candidate for tummy tuck/breast aug/lipo?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Chronic pain under control should not be a contraindication for plastic surgery... READ MORE

Extensive surgeries and lymph nodes. I understand nodes get upset with procedures. Anything to help to improve drainage? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Swelling is a reflection of the healing body. lymphatic massage will allow for... READ MORE

Bump above my incision is it normal? Will it go down? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The fullness could be fluid collection or just simply swelling of the tissues... READ MORE

I want my belly and back breast gone....lol....help..... What's the best course of action? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The best plan of action is start with some weight loss. Then tummy tuck and... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for tummy tuck (mommy makeover)? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. High BMI patients are at higher risk for complications. I think that in your ... READ MORE

Not looking for anything carved in stone, but if possible but what does the mommy makeover cost?

The best advice is to go into realself, mommy makeover and figure the average cost in your area. You need to know what you need. breast aug, or lift ... READ MORE

Are there any doctors who would take a chance on me with a BMI of 45.8? I'm desperate! (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Your question is not who will give you a chance for surgery. Is indeed, the oposite.... READ MORE

Looking to get a price on a mommy makeover (specifically a tummy tuck and breast augmentation)

The best advice is to look into the cost in your area through real self. best wishes in your search.  READ MORE

Faja compression garment before surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. more that the faja use, weight loss is the best ally for a better contour after... READ MORE

How much/little drainage does there have to be to have a seromacath removed?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The usual time... READ MORE

I'm getting a Mommy makeover, very nervous . Any suggestions? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In your case an augmentation with a lift would provide the best outcome. the... READ MORE

After Mommy makeover and getting into shape, does the shape of body changes after some time?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The changes to your surgery will be related to weight changes. Gaining... READ MORE

Will I have a flat stomach? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is unlikely that you will have a flat belly. It seems that there is... READ MORE

With having more than one procedure done is there ONE or TWO surgeries required AND is a catheter required?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. This is a lot of surgery. a catheter is granted. There is a lot of literature... READ MORE

I'm 22 years old with one child and very interested in the Mommy makeover . Any suggestions? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You could potentially be a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck, however ... READ MORE

Mommy make over help? I'm 24, had 2 kids & I'm 6 weeks away from my surgery date!

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Everything depends on your frame and the chest wall. I would suggest to consult... READ MORE

Are my desires for mommy makeover realistic? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You are a great candidate for the procedure. However it seems to me that some... READ MORE

How long is recovery for a mommy makeover vs just a tummy tuck? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. the usual recovery time is 2 weeks. At the end it depends on free weight... READ MORE

Pain in weird spots after mommy makeover? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The surgery that you... READ MORE

I'm overweight but still considering tummy tuck and breast lift. Should I lose weight beforehand? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. Why weight loss before surgery?... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck and boob lift? Not really interested in implants (Photo)

Thanks for your question.You are right on the money with your assessment. Both procedures will allow you to recover your figure.You are also right... READ MORE

Can Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Be Done at the Same Time?

Like any good marriage, both procedures can be together while respecting the boundaries of each other.There are studies demonstrating that the blood... READ MORE

What is Hemosiderin Staining and How Long Does It Last?

Hemosiderin staining is basically rusted iron stains with in your tissues. Sometimes the blood gets trapped with in your tissues. Blood has iron to... READ MORE

How much would someone charge me for a mommy makeover, thigh lift, arm lift and breast reduction plus lift? (photos)

Congratulations on your pregnancy. Answering your question: Yes, you can do your surgeries after your third C section. However, I would recommend you... READ MORE

Sculpsure – non invasive fat removal

NSAIDs after Sculpsure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Inflammation is the main mechanism, how Sculpsure facilitates the elimination of the... READ MORE

Will the anti-inflammatory properties of doxycycline effect the results of SculpSure done 1 day ago?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Inflammation is the main mechanism, how Sculpsure facilitates the elimination of... READ MORE

SculpSure: I am wondering if the fat on the flanks is harder to shift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In my experience fat from the flanks is more resilient compared to other areas. It... READ MORE

Should I use SculpSure for my double gluteal fold? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Unfortunately, sculpsure is designed to target fat. When there is excess skin or... READ MORE

How does any weight gain post SculpSure procedure distribute to your body?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Usually after fat destruction or removal, the body will have less fat cells to... READ MORE

Would I be a better candidate for Sculptra or a BBL? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. An Indication for Sculptra Butt augmentation is patients with little to no fat ... READ MORE

Had SculpSure in my abs almost 2 weeks ago. I have now 3 huge lumps. They're so painful that i can barely walk. Is this normal?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A possible explanation to your condition is: that the treated fat is undergoing the... READ MORE

Late instantaneous development of lump after SculpSure, could it be a fat cell hyperplasia?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A possible explanation to your condition is: that the treated fat is undergoing the... READ MORE

What is more safer to treat fat bulge after Tummy tuck? Sculpsure or Liposuction?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Everything depends on the magnitude of the problem, and your acceptance of time off... READ MORE

Is SculpSure the best treatment option for small saddle bags?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.At this point of the game, is difficult to say what is the best treatment for non... READ MORE

Is Sculpsure safe for lipedema patients?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.There are no studies supporting the use of sculpsure for lipedema. in principle the... READ MORE

Does it make a difference to have the heat set at a low number with sculpsure? Will my results not be as significant?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The higher the energy delivery, the higher the fat reduction, however, the studies... READ MORE

Are there any studies on long-term effects of Sculpsure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The studies are as old as 2 to 3 years. However, the same technology has been... READ MORE

does sculpsure tighten the skin at all? also, with each treatment, is it consistent 20-24% loss of fat?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpsure is specific to the fat. However, depending on the tone of your skin, some... READ MORE

Can SculpSure be used on the inner thighs?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes it can be done as a out of label treatment. the company is undergoing studies... READ MORE

Is SculpSure an option for the outer thighs (saddlebags)?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes. Despite not being FDA approved yet, the laser targets this fat very well... READ MORE

Who is the ideal candidate for Sculpsure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The ideal candidate are fit people with stubborn pockets of fat.  Finally, make sure ... READ MORE

How large is one SculpSure applicator?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The applicator size is a little bit smaller than a smartphone screen. However, the... READ MORE

Can SculpSure be used on the arms?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes. it is not FDA approved yet, but studies are undergoing to get this application... READ MORE

Is Sculpt Sure covered by Medicaid and Medicare?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.I'm sorry that you have issues with your health. Sculpsure is not a weight loss... READ MORE

Timing for second Sculpsure treatment. How long should i wait?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.If you have had a good result, your rationale is right on target. Wait 12 weeks and... READ MORE

I have abdominal soreness after having SculpSure today. Can I use ice on area?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Tenderness is a desirable condition after the treatment. something like the pain after... READ MORE

Can you apply the Sculpsure device to a man's chest or pectoral area safely without repercussions?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpsure is design for the destruction of fat. If excess fat is present in the male... READ MORE

Questions about SculpSure, Ultra Shape, CoolSculpting

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The main methods use different technique to achieve the same objective. Harming the... READ MORE

Renaud's disease. Can I use SculpSure for fat reduction together with diet and exercise?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Raynaud's disease is an increase activity of the vessels of the hands and feet that... READ MORE

Sculpsure: Can it be done on the arms?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes, you can do it. It is not an FDA approved area. However, there are ongoing studies... READ MORE

With SculpSure are there any medications that I shouldn't be on before undergoing the treatment that may cause issues to arise?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The medications that may affect the outcomes of sculpsure are related to... READ MORE

Will SculpSure work on a flabby stomach?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpsure is design for fat reduction. Skin laxity will worsen as the fat disappears... READ MORE

Which will give best results for fat loss in upper arms - SculpSure or CoolSculpting?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.It is difficult to determine what to choose based on the novelty of sculpsure. based... READ MORE

Can the front of thighs be treated with SculpSure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpsure technology is design to reduce fat with Laser technology. The limiting... READ MORE

What is the upper excess weight limit for SculpSure (how many pounds overweight) for it to be successful?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.There is truly not a set upper limit for weight when undergoing Sculpsure treatments.... READ MORE

Pain during Sculpsure. Is this normal?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Pain is a subjective issue. In most of the cases the procedure is very well tolerated.... READ MORE

How effective is massage after SculpSure? (twice a day for 5-10 minutes)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Massage is recommended after treatment with Sculpsure. In theory the massage will help... READ MORE

Can Sculpsure work on a buffalo hump? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpture is FDA approved for fat reduction to the abdomen and flanks so far. further... READ MORE

Does Sculpsure affect fertility?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpsure is based on LASER technology. Light that targets fat only in the case of... READ MORE

Is ScuptSure safe if I have a small umbilical hernia? And are there any skin tightening benefits ? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpsure targets the fat, however it is recommended to be away from hernias due to... READ MORE

Can you have SculpSure on your abdomen and flanks six weeks before a Breast Reduction surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes. Sculpsure can be use in areas different from your actual surgical procedure. If... READ MORE

Body hair and Sculpsure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The company recommendations is to remove the hair prior to the treatment. there is a... READ MORE

What would you recommend to remove the fat from my stomach? (photo)

Definitively, Sculpsure is your treatment of choice. Stubburn fat should disappear for you. The procedure is design to favor self destruction of fat... READ MORE

Is SculpSure painful?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Pain is a subjective issue. I have had the treatment done and I might say that there... READ MORE

What risks are involved with Sculpsure? Does it provide any amount of skin tightening and should areas with scars be avoided?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Very good questionsThe risk are minimal if following the proper recommendations by the... READ MORE

Can SculpSure be done over a tattoo?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes tattoes laser wave length is different, making it safe for the ink and the fat at... READ MORE

Can Sculpsure treatment be used for inner and outer thighs?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Sculpsure is only FDA approved for abdomen and flanks. However, treatment of out of... READ MORE

Would Tummy tuck scar tissue and prior liposuction interfere with SculpSure or its Efficacy?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Both scar tissue and numbness are contraindications for sculpsure. Scar tissue may... READ MORE

Can you have SculpSure on lower abdomen with prior Tummy tuck and Liposuction?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes, Sculpsure is a great adjuvant for body contouring patients that have minor issues... READ MORE

Will SculpSure not work on a person who has parmanent numbness in the lower abdomen after a tummy tuck?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Adequate sensation is the key element for adequate treatments with Sculpsure. Either... READ MORE

What is the difference in results for SculpSure Laser Fat Loss vs. Coolsculpting?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The difference among the treatments is related to the mechanisms to achieve the same... READ MORE

Is a SculpSure treatment safe 6 months post op tummy tuck? Will this treatment interfere with the tummy tuck scar?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.After 6 months of a tummy tuck, you should be almost healed. The only limitation for... READ MORE

Do the results from SculpSure depend on the doctor who performs it?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The success of treatments are related to the providers that give the treatment... READ MORE

Will having had a spinal fusion keep me from having the SculpSure or Cool Sculpting done?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.No, if the panels are placed away from the hardware area the treatment should be... READ MORE

Is Sculpture safe if you want to get pregnant in the future?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Yes, Sculpsure is safe when it relates to future pregnancies. The treatment only... READ MORE

Can Sculpsure be used under the chin?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Unfortunately the chin is not an area that can be treated at this time due to its... READ MORE

I was told by one doctor that Sculpsure treats only the abdomen and thighs. Why is this the case? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Your doctor is correct with the information that is provided. Although sculpsure is... READ MORE

We are told by our doctors that Sculpsure laser melts fat in stubborn areas. But, where does the fat go after it is melted?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Unfortunately there are not basic science studies demonstrating the exact mechanism... READ MORE

I had the SculpSure procedure performed on my stomach fat 2/1/16 I have 2 different lumps that have formed. Any suggestion?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The lumps are simply the inflammatory reaction... READ MORE

Will vitamins or herbal supplements interfere with Sculpsure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.There are no studies demonstrating the benefits, nor the complications of OTC... READ MORE

What causes Sculpsure sore?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The soreness is the response of the body with... READ MORE

Will SculpSure leave "loose" skin or does it have the ability to melt fat and tighten the skin?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The preliminary studies are not claiming skin tightening since the laser is targeted... READ MORE

Endermologie after Sculpsure, is it safe? Will it jeopardize the results achieved after Sculpsure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.No. Deep massages to the area are encourage to dissolving fat knot deposits... READ MORE

Which is the best non-invasive surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.As mentioned, there are many ways to go to rome (or destroying fat with no surgery)The... READ MORE

Will Sculpsure damage muscle if there isn't enough fat?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.No, the 1064 nm laser is specific to fat not muscle. In principle the muscle has... READ MORE

What is the difference between SculpSure and Vanquish? Is one just newer technology?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.VAnquish is a radio frequency technology that heat the fat from the outside of the... READ MORE

How long does it take to see results after Sculpsure, and how soon can you have a second procedure?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The minimal time to repeat treatment is 6 weeks. however, you will see the best... READ MORE

Sculpsure - intense pain. Can you explain why?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In most of the cases... READ MORE

Are there any risks of blood clots?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Very unlikely. the laser target if the fat cell not hemoglobine. this makes the blood... READ MORE

Had Sculpsure in January. Within 2 wks I developed hard lumps in the area treated.Is there anything I can do to get rid of them?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.This is a reflection that the treatment did harm... READ MORE

Had Sculpsure done 2 weeks ago on my flanks. I experienced bruising and multiple firm nodules, some quite large. Is this normal?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The nodules is something that can be present 1... READ MORE

Will I still see results on both sides ?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.pain or soreness sensation has not been proven... READ MORE

does sculpsure have any risk of spreading cancer?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.No. the lasers are specific to fat cell destruction. even if there is a rare fat... READ MORE

Is there any possibility the lasers harm or damage any organs directly under the skin and fat cells, such as the kidneys?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.No, if there are no defects to the abdominal wall such as hernias.the lasers treat at... READ MORE

I'm 1 week post SculpSure on my lower & upper abdominal area. i have horrible pain in the lower abdomen. Is this normal? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.I'm surprised on seeing... READ MORE

Have you heard of a painful recovery after sculpsure on thighs?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Sculpture should not... READ MORE

Treated flanks, outer thighs and abdomen- should they all feel the same after?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The level of energy is not a translation on the... READ MORE

Tummy tuck

Suture Abscess--dig It out or Leave It Alone?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Depends. If you have a growing redness that is painful and rapidly expanding, you ... READ MORE

What Can I Do to Get Rid of Swelling After Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There are multiple things to help with your swelling. compression garment is a must.... READ MORE

How to Convince Insurance Company to Cover Tummy Tuck?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The short answer is YOU CAN NOT. Insurance companies only cover problems that g... READ MORE

How Long Should I Leave my Dissolvable Stitch Alone?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There are many considerations to take when addressing the exposure of dissolvable... READ MORE

How long does it take for surgical glue to fall off? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The quick answer is approximately 2 weeks. Its purpose is to isolate the wound from... READ MORE

Is it OK to take a Magnesium Citrate Oral Solution before a surgery, and if so, when?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Emptying your abdomen of stool to try to get a better outcome with your tummy tuck... READ MORE

1 year post tummy tuck/hernia repair - upper abdomen now swollen (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to... READ MORE

I am 4 weeks post-op tummy tuck and lipo. I have diffuse burning pain in my abdomen. Will someone explain this pain to me?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A possible explanation to your condition is that your exercise is stressing the... READ MORE

I just had a tummy tuck. How many dissolvable stitches are inside me, just approx?

Thanks for sharing your question.  This is a typical question that as a surgeon you hardly pay attention to. The typical answer is to focus on the ... READ MORE

I had a TT with hernia repair 2 weeks ago. My skin above the incision is wrinkly and puckery. Will it flatten out?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to pinpoint to the source of your concerns without physical... READ MORE

Liposuction or tummy tuck? I would love to have a flat stomach and less love handles (photos).

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I think that you are a good candidate for liposuction. However, in order to have a... READ MORE

Can I get a liposuction or do I absolutely need a tummy tuck? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. If your concern is the fullness, contour and the excess skin, a tummy tuck is the... READ MORE

What would you recommend liposuction, smart lipo, or a tummy tuck? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your pictures demonstrate increase fat deposits and skin excess. In addition It... READ MORE

Enough loose skin for a tummy tuck? Will the scar be able to be low lying? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I can appreciate your concerns. Pregnancy stretched your skin as shown by your... READ MORE

Do I need a TT or Lipo? I have had two pregnancies. One c-section. No loose skin as such when standing. (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Based on your pictures, It seems to me that your muscles have lack of tone in ... READ MORE

I have fibrosis after lipo will a tummy tuck fix this? Will the fibrosis return when the skin stretches after the tuck? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You have a severe level of fibrosis after liposuction. A tummy tuck should improve... READ MORE

Belly button looks strange after TT? I had TT only 10 days ago, I know it's early days but I'm panicking a little bit (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. During a tummy tuck, the surgeon will cut... READ MORE

TT incision look OK? I am post-op day #9 from a TT and my steri strips have come off my incision (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your incision seems to look ok on the photos.... READ MORE

I am almost 8 months post TT, no muscle repair needed, no lipo. Tummy tuck now swelling?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to say what is going on with... READ MORE

I have been diagnoseed with a non-alcoholic fatty liver, can I still get a tummy tuck?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I am not aware of any studies advising against surgery in patients with fatty liver... READ MORE

Scary tummy tuck open wound 50 days post op. Advice as my doctor is in another country? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your photos seem to... READ MORE

Can I get a tummy tuck even though I am planning ON more kids ???

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In principle, a tummy tuck do not contraindicate future pregnancies. As you know, the... READ MORE

Judging by my pic, will the stretch marks that are left behind after a full TT be low enough to be covered in underwear? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You have stretch marks on top of the belly button. I think that many of those... READ MORE

Still uncomfortable 7 months after full tummy tuck, should I request an ultrasound?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The numbness after a tummy tuck will improve... READ MORE

TT/BBL combo length of procedure; why is this?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. the times depend on the expertise and help that the doctors have.surgeon by him... READ MORE

Can scar tissue from previous surgery be removed during a Tummy tuck?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Yes. depending on the location and the elasticity of the tissues, scars could... READ MORE

Tummy tuck? Other options? I JUST turned 29. 2 c-sections in 2011/2015, no more kids. SW: 249 right before sons birth CW: 173.6.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. everything depends on what you want to achieve. if excess skin is your concern... READ MORE

What is this huge bump near my incision? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. the bumps could be entrapped hair or a stitch abscess. nothing to be concern... READ MORE

Is Itching, swelling and limited use of my legs due to the last remaining drain normal after one week?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A physical exam... READ MORE

I had a No drain Tummy Tuck. Any suggestions?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is very early to determine the final... READ MORE

3 weeks Tummy tuck post-op puffiness. Any suggestions? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to determine the cause of... READ MORE

Is it really necessary to cut across the entire lower belly during Tummy Tuck? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Undermining on top of the belly button will almost always generate a dog ear... READ MORE

Need help finding a surgeon willing to do a full Tummy tuck with Tricare Prime. Any suggestions? (photos)

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. if you are considering a tummy tuck in... READ MORE

Is this an infection ? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your description and pictures may suggest a... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for Tummy Tuck with Lipo to flanks and back?? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You will be a good candidate for tummy tuck and lipo of your love handles for a... READ MORE

I desperately want to get a tummy tuck. My husband said I should try to tone my stomach before. Is that even possible? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Exercise will be great in preparation for future surgery. Weight loss is not... READ MORE

I am 3 weeks post FTT with MR. I am concerned about sunburn on my abdomen. (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The redness is related to the sensitivity of... READ MORE

Spanx or binder?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The protocol among physicians is different.... READ MORE

Can an umbilical hernia be repaired after a tummy tuck procedure was already done? Can it compromise my results?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Definitively, the hernia repair could be done without damaging the... READ MORE

Is it normal to still have swelling 8 months post op? Most prominent post workouts and during menses

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It seems that your swelling may be due to... READ MORE

I just had a tummy tuck about a week ago. I have white clear small blisters over my tummy tuck line

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is likely that your blisters may be due... READ MORE

How do I know if I need a full tummy tuck or just skin removal and how close to my weight loss goal should I be? (Photo)

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. further Weight loss will be needed  for o... READ MORE

It has been 10 weeks since my tt & mr

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The induration... READ MORE

7 weeks post tummy tuck and I'm still draining 50-60 ccs per day. Is there anything I can do to help the drainage stop?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. After 7 weeks... READ MORE

Scar revision after Tummy Tuck? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The ideal time for revision is 1 year after your surgery. Finally, make sure that... READ MORE

Is there an age limit for Tummy tuck....I am 66 years old.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. there is no time limit for a tummy tuck as far as you are in good health. proper... READ MORE

Tummy tuck or lip or both? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In your case both procedures should be needed to obtain an adequate outcome... READ MORE

Tummy tuck. Staph infection. Dr. opened 7 inches to drain the fluid. Re stitched, leave 2 inches at under the belly button open

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Come to the US as... READ MORE

I had surgery for my hernia and the mesh rejected. I had to get it removed which caused me to no longer have a navel

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. without more... READ MORE

JP drain is no longer working.

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. if fluid is still coming out you should... READ MORE

I want a tummy tuck after two children (c-section) and over 100lbs weight lost. Based on that, am I a good candidate? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You are in great shape for the procedures that you want. Both tummy tuck and... READ MORE

Is this swelling normal?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The quilting technique attaches the tissues... READ MORE

Bulge above "new navel" after diastasis repair? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. the bulge is a... READ MORE

If I travel to get a tummy tuck, how often am I required to visit my doctor for follow up vists after procedure is done?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The usual follow ups are:1 week after, 2nd and 3rd week for drain removals,6 weeks,... READ MORE

215lb and 5'7". Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck? I had a baby a year ago and losing weight has been a struggle.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Unfortunately you can not replace weight loss with cosmetic surgery. when doing... READ MORE

4 weeks today post TT with MR -swollen private area (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Yes its normal to... READ MORE

Swollen above belly button. Do I need to be concerned? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Difficult to... READ MORE

How long should you wait in between oral surgery (impacted wisdoms) and plastic surgery (tummy tuck)?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. oral surgery is only concerning when placing implants. There could be a risk of... READ MORE

Are these "folds" normal at 5 weeks post surgery? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You look very good this early. the folds are the result of advancing the skin... READ MORE

Should I reach out to my surgeon?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Yes they are called dog ears. Most of the times this are corrected by your original... READ MORE

Could I get a regular Tummy tuck or would I need the vertical and hip to hip incision? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Your PS is partially right. based on your side pictures it doesn't seem that the... READ MORE

2 weeks post op Lipo/ Tummy tuck. What is this infection, necrosis, both? proper treatment and home care? Getting better?(photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Physical exam is... READ MORE

I'm curious to know if there's risk with having a TT then getting pregnant couple years later? What is the effect after ?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. truly the effects on the pregnancy is minimal. Even if you have muscle tightening,... READ MORE

To tuck or not to tuck? Tuck or mini tuck? What are my options? I need your advice! (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You look to be in pretty good shape. You are borderline a liposuction (Smartlipo if... READ MORE

Is a vertical scar where the old belly button was common if there isn't enough skin to cut off?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The presence of the umbilicus scar is a trade off. Usually is possible to remove the... READ MORE

I'm considering a TT and monsplasty, concerned if there would be any sensation loss in the genital area following monsplasty.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is unlikely that the monsplasty will affect your sensation. Finally, make... READ MORE

Any alternatives for staph infection besides Bactrim or Septra (or any family of sulfamethoxazole)? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. there are many medications, however the cultures that they took from the debridement... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for a full tummy tuck with muscle repair? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I do think that you are a good candidate. you may need muscle tightening. The less... READ MORE

What can I do for wrinkly abdomen skin?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Without pictures if difficult to see your current physical condition. In a nut shell;... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck with Muscle tightening?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your observation is precise and it makes 100 % sense. In addition, if the suture... READ MORE

I have a rash and I really need your input to month after Tummy tuck. Any suggestions? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to... READ MORE

Surgery date approaching and I am so nervous, anxious. Any suggestions?

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Anesthesia is very safe now a days.... READ MORE

Do I need a Tummy tuck or can I loose this with working out? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There are some changes in the elasticity of your tissues. it is unlikely that your... READ MORE

Does my body respond well to anesthesia?

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.having good outcome in the past usually... READ MORE

Considering a Tummy Tuck w/ an arm lift and possible BA w no lift. I'm 204 lbs, 26yo ,3 kids. Ages/9-4-1. Any suggestions? (phot

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. All the procedure that you mention will... READ MORE

Are my wants realistic? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.I think that the projected outcome of your apps is not realistic. you definitively... READ MORE

3 weeks post flank Lipo, not seeing a difference. Typical or not? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Depending on the... READ MORE

3 weeks post full TT with hip/flank/bra roll lipo. I'm very pleased, but what's this divot or hollow spot on tummy? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The indentation that you are seeing might be... READ MORE

Lipo or Tummy Tuck? (Photo)

Congratulations on your last baby and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.A bbl and a tummy tuck will give you the desired... READ MORE

Scar revision? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is possible to... READ MORE

Is this a reason to be concerned? Lump to one side with bruising post tummy tuck. 2 weeks, 4 days (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.2 weeks after is a very short period to... READ MORE

Please advise. I had a TT 6 months ago but I am no where flat. Do I need lipo to get a better result? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. by now most of the... READ MORE

I am 5 ft 7in, 226 lbs and BMI 35. Will I be able to get a tummy tuck and lipo? I live in NJ.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The ideal weight is based on the outcome that you want to achieve. The lower the... READ MORE

I'm thinking about scheduling my TT in March. Question is, will it be okay to travel by air May 28th? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.You should be able to travel once you recover your mobility. once your pain is control... READ MORE

There is any way to perform a Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck just with the vertical incision and without the horizontal? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The fleur the lis was design to address not only the vertical component of the... READ MORE

I want a Tummy tuck and I'm 37 years old. How much weight I have to loss? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The ideal weight is determine by the type of outcome that you are looking to obtain.... READ MORE

What is the process of treating the scar tissue that I have post op TT? (photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. 4 months is early... READ MORE

Can I self remove my own drain?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Removing a drain is not rocket science. However,... READ MORE

Belly button not healing well after tummy tuck. What is going on here and why did this happen??

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to... READ MORE

This is me today, I was about to get a Tummy tuck, my body keeps changing! In the positive way. Any suggestions? (photos0

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.In your case your technique has save you... READ MORE

Compression garment, when do I change to a stage 2 garment ?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The best timing will be determine by your... READ MORE

Is lump on hip swelling or fat? No improvement in 4 weeks. (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Without a physical... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. In order to obtained your goals, you have to determine the areas of your concern. A... READ MORE

I'm 14 days post TT. My skin is loose and resembles excess skin. Should the skin feel tight or fitted by now? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is to soon to... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck healing well? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is too early to determine what is going to... READ MORE

7 weeks post Tummy Tuck Bellybutton boil after "Packing" BB. Any suggestions?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It seems to me that... READ MORE

Scar tissue and abdominal adhesions. Any suggestions?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. If you can pin... READ MORE

I had a panniculectomy/Tummy tuck at the beginning of December. I had a large Pannus and was lucky to have insurance coverage.

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The plication of the muscles helps improve the... READ MORE

No drain. Why is it that most women with TT and Lipo have drains for many days later?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Usually a tummy tuck has a big area of undermining. the tissues produce fluid (serum)... READ MORE

Will extra skin flap fall off? Is this a plastic surgery fix or ask the performing doctor to fix? Will this hole close? (photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is to early to... READ MORE

My stomach is very swollen. How do I know if I have seroma hematoma ? I asked my PS he said no. I'm not comfortable. (photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to... READ MORE

25 days post Tummy tuck/ breast reduction/liFt. My main concern is a string coming out of my right groin area. (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The string seems to be a piece of suture. Make... READ MORE

How long will I need help after a full Tummy tuck with NO muscle repair?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Usually people should be functional 2-3 days after surgery. however, taking care of a... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck with possible need for a tiny vertical scar w my horizontal scar. Why some need this?

I concur with all the comments. If your umbilicus scar is not closed, (creating the vertical component of your tummy tuck scar) then you will be... READ MORE

How much time should I wear my compression belt after an umbilical hernia surgery, Lipo and Tummy tuck?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Six to eight weeks should be enough time for... READ MORE

HELP! Welted like a rope Scar. Any suggestions? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Base on your... READ MORE

I've had 2 Aortic aneurysms, 12/2013 & 1/2014. I want a Tummy tuck & liposuction will it be safe to get them?

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. The short answer to your question is that if you are in good condition... READ MORE

Is it normal to have only one side of Labia completely black and blue and extremely swollen after a tummy tuck?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The preferential... READ MORE

Can my 17 year old daughter have Lipo or a Tummy Tuck?

Thanks for sharing your question . I can appreciate your concern. The quick answer to your question is that she is not a good candidate. Weight loss... READ MORE

PS suggested cutting out and cleaning up scar tissue from Tummy tuck. What should I expect?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Sometimes scar... READ MORE

Drains after flank plasty?? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Use of drains is... READ MORE

After I had my babies, the Doctor mentioned that I may be a candidate for hernia surgery in my belly button. Suggestions?(photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. Insurance is meant to cover functional issues that may carry over... READ MORE

Can a compression garment be too tight and halt the healing process of my tummy tuck?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. By principle pain is a way of your body to... READ MORE

Two week post tummy tuck- can I remove drain now? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The traditional teaching is less than 30 cc... READ MORE

I am 18 days post op after Tummy tuck and lipo. Can I take Advil or is it still a blood thinner at this point ?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There have not being any studies... READ MORE

Upper tummy bulge after full muscle repair and float. Any suggestions? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

Tummy tuck Vs Mini Tuck with lipo on flanks? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. In you case a full tummytuck will give you the best result. The mini... READ MORE

If a patient has had a recent GASTRO SLEEVE procedure, how long should they wait until doing a Tummy Tuck and BBL?

Congratulations on your surgery and thanks for sharing your question . I can appreciate your concern. The quick answer to your question is that... READ MORE

No change following Tummy Tuck and lipo. Any suggestions? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

Is it safe to take northisterone to prevent a period in prep for Tummy tuck surgery? As dvt is a real threat with both

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You are right on target with the consequences of contraceptives in combination... READ MORE

Had Tummy tuck 3 years ago after having 2 kids. Why 3 years later still looks big. I have NOT gotten pregnant. (photos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

Do they require you to be a certain weight before you can have Lipo and a Tummy tuck?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The quick answer to your question is that weight loss is needed to obtain the... READ MORE

Wondering how long after a hernia repair with mesh I should no longer have discomfort?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The pain that you... READ MORE

Abdominoplasty & lipo w/o general anesthesia and Exparel use at end of procedure?

Thanks for sharing your question. Very well thought inquiry. Both your surgeon and anesthesiologist should decide together the dosages of local or... READ MORE

Is it normal after a tummy tuck to swell up more after removing compression garment?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. When doing your tummy tuck the... READ MORE

3 weeks po extended tummy tuck. What do I need to do different? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. After this many... READ MORE

Can you have a TT with lipo of back and flanks with BBL at the same time?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The question of concern is NOT can I do this combination of procedures? The real... READ MORE

After tummy tuck with stomach repair and lipo of flanks and bra roll, how long will drains typically be in for?

Congratulations on your future procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Every surgeon has a magic rule for... READ MORE

How do I prevent my TT incisions from opening further? What wound care should I use? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question and photos. At this point, trying to prevent... READ MORE

I had an abdominoplasty/Lipo 6 weeks ago. Today my stomach is still not flat. It is swollen and round. Is this ever going down?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The normal course for swelling after... READ MORE

5 weeks post op full TT with muscle repair. Swelling after stopping compression garment and pain question.

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. When doing your tummy tuck the... READ MORE

Just had Tummy Tuck. My doctor is now saying it looks like this due to excess back skin (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question and photos. It is too early to determine if this... READ MORE

Almost 4 months post TT - incision opened, necrotic tissue Debrided, placed on VAC @ 1mnth - swollen or is this new fat?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. After massive tissue damage, the body has to... READ MORE

Do I need a TT or body lift to achieve great results? Is the Saldana techniques best? (Photo)

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. The quick answer to your... READ MORE

Having an abdominoplasty in 3 weeks. When can I resume my normal duties at work?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The answer depends on what you do at work.... READ MORE

I have an open incision, and I'm one month post tummy tuck! What can be done? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your wound looks... READ MORE

How soon after a tummy tuck can you apply the silicone tape to reduce the appearance of scar?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. Silicone tape will be effective if there is no moisture to the suture line... READ MORE

Am I swelling or my tummy can't be flat? (photos)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is too early... READ MORE

I'm 3 months post tummy tuck. Why do I look so bloated?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Multiple things... READ MORE

Abdominal hernia causing pain - could this be covered by insurance for a patient with a history of back problems?

Thanks for sharing your question. It is amazing how today I saw a patient with your same symptoms and complains. It is a fact that improving the core... READ MORE

Suture line opened 2 years after a tummy tuck & it's infected, foul smelling & necrosed flesh & no one seems to know what to do

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. After this many... READ MORE

Why is my tummy red after TT? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Very difficult... READ MORE

After 2,10lbs babies via c-section & can't get rid of this skin. I want to get a tummy tuck but have lower back tattoos (Photo)

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. By definition, the tummy tuck concentrates... READ MORE

My belly button has healed together in 2 places, what do I need to do to correct this? (photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. From the... READ MORE

Is wearing a waist trainer after tummy tuck safe?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. Compression is a desirable maneuver after tummy tuck. It brings the... READ MORE

Strong abdominal muscles but still strange shape. Will a tummy tuck help?

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Lets start by saying that any muscle when... READ MORE

Will a tummy tuck give me the results i am looking for? (photo)

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You have obtained and ideal weight loss.... READ MORE

Can a bbl, and tummy tuck be performed after getting a defibrillator?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Increased risk of complications is well described in patients with cardiac history,... READ MORE

I am 5 mo po tt, mr and lipo, and I just found out im pregnant. Is this dangerous ? I am only about 5 weeks pregnant.

Congratulations on your pregnancy. I can appreciate your concern. The main concern after a tt is if you underwent tightening of your muscles. In... READ MORE

It's been 6 months since my full tummy tuck and it's still not flat. How long should I wait before considering revision? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

I don't need lipo or muscle repair. Will my tummy tuck be cheaper? (Photo)

Congratulations on your pregnancy. Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. The less time that you spend in the OR,... READ MORE

Is this normal swelling at 3 months post op? Should I be worried this early in my recovery process? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The normal course for swelling after... READ MORE

What is pseudo-bursa?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A pseudobursa is... READ MORE

Is it safe to fly six days after surgery? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There are many reasons for not flying after... READ MORE

Burning pain on left side at 5 weeks post full tummy tuck. Should I be worried?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. As you described... READ MORE

Hernia Repair: I have had two abdomen hernia repairs and I need a third is this common?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

I would like to know if the only way to get rid of my saggy skin is tummy tuck or if there are others techniques. Thanks (photo)

Congratulations on your first baby. Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment... READ MORE

Follow up - Low bb (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

Swollen joints after tummy tuck. Is this due to lymphatic drainage being changed?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The swelling is... READ MORE

Do I need a tummy tuck for a toned stomach or just intense consistent workout? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern. Lets start by saying that you look very fit for having 2 kids. Exercise... READ MORE

Low bb after float TT? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

Can I get a Tummy Tuck, plus BBL and lipo, if I have an appendix scar? (Photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Combining a TT with a BBL is tricky but doable.... READ MORE

Thigh Lift - Questions and Answers

Should I wait to have a thigh lift? Or even have one at all? (Photo)

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concerns. At this current time, I do not think that... READ MORE

Will having a medial and bilateral thigh lift help loose skin on leg below the knees or in the calf area of the leg?

Thanks for sharing your question. This is a very important question to have in mind in preparation for your procedure. As you may know, the... READ MORE

I am 4 weeks post inner thigh lift. I am still having difficulty sitting in a chair. Is this normal?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and I am sorry that you are having concerns... READ MORE

Are there scars down the leg in the Spiral Medial Thigh Lift and is it effective as a VTL for lower thigh sagging skin? (photo)

Congratulations on your weight loss and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The spiral thigh lift is a lift that only... READ MORE

Will I be a good candidate for a thigh lift? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. Based on your pictures I can see how you will be a future great candidate for a Vertical inner thigh... READ MORE

Best Way to Treat Incision Scars After Medial Thigh Lift?

Dear Laura,I am sorry that you are having this issues. I will start by asking if the doctor that did your surgery has a cross cover physician that... READ MORE

Thigh Liposuction Vs. Thigh Lift

Thanks for your interesting question.When addressing the thighs, there are 2 elements to consider. The 1st one is if you have redundant skin. The... READ MORE

Can PS prescribe anxiety meds? Very nervous about thigh surgery Aug 28.

Dear Carol,Excitement about a life changing step in life is normal.Sometimes some medication can do the job to relax you and let you "enjoy" the ride... READ MORE

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