Tummy Tuck Recovery: Focus on Swelling & Scar Management

  1) Abdominal Swelling: After your abdominal operation, you can expect to have post-operative swelling within the abdominal tissues. Swelling can be unpredictable and certainly varies from patient to patient. Post-operative swelling is more prominent during the first 24 to 48 hours after your operation. Swelling tends to subside gradually, and can take several weeks […]

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Why fat grafting for breast augmentation is problematic.

The use of a patient’s own fat for augmentation and fill (autologous fat grafting) has gained popularity in recent years. Autologous fat grafting is a very useful procedure, in particular for augmentation of the facial skeleton, and buttocks (Brazilian butt lift) during cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. The use of autologous fat grafting is a successful […]

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Facelifts, tummy tucks & Botox: Plastic surgery for men gains popularity in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, plastic surgery procedures have always been popular.  However, new figures released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that men across the country are electing to get tummy tucks and facelifts now  more than ever. In 2010, plastic surgery for men increased dramatically, with  facelifts for men rising 14%, and male […]

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In Los Angeles, Breast Augmentation Predicts the Economy?

Every year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons releases the most recent plastic surgery statistics. And in 2010, the statistics show that plastic surgery bounced back, big time.  Now people are asking, could the trend in breast implant surgery forecast the larger economic trends in the stock market and US economy? According to ASPS, in […]

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Tummy Tuck patients who have concurrent flank liposuction are at increased risk of seroma.

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a well established and very effective operation when performed correctly. For appropriate patients, liposuction is likewise a very effective procedure for body contouring.  However, when they are performed in combination the potential for complications certainly may increase. A recent study comparing rates of seroma formation in abdominoplasty found just that (Plast […]

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