Blog Category: News – body contouring

Male Abdominal Liposuction Featured on The Doctors TV

Male Abdominal Liposuction Featured on The Doctors TV Can you sculpt the abdomen with liposuction to create a flatter abdomen or “six-pack” appearance? This question is the subject of a recent episode of CBS “The Doctors” television show. Blair Underwood from L.A. Law appears on the show, saying, “I am good right now with the… click to continue reading

New Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Technology Shows Promise

There is no such thing as a “liposuction alternative” because no other fat removal procedure to-date can provide the permanent body contouring results that liposuction can. However, as a recent article featured in the Cosmetic Surgery Times suggests, advances in non-invasive devices that use ultrasound and cryolipolysis (fat-freezing) technology are showing promise for mild to… click to continue reading

Plastic Surgeons Predict Cosmetic Medicine Trends for 2011

According to a press release from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), plastic surgeons predict that non-invasive body shaping and surgical facial rejuvenation treatments will be among the most popular cosmetic procedures in 2011. Weight loss, aging breast implants and the never-ending quest for the perfect posterior are also anticipated to motivate more… click to continue reading

Post Bariatric Patients Have Special Nutritional Concerns

A new free article on the website of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is about a study of the nutritional status ofplastic surgeon. As the bariatric surgery patient rapidly loses body weight, he or she may become prone to nutrient deficiencies. In this study of 98 gastric bypass patients and 2 lap band patients, nearly 18… click to continue reading

U.S. Plastic Surgeons Perform Millions of Body Contouring Procedures In 2009

Global plastic surgery statistics recently released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery suggest that last year, U.S. plastic surgeons performed more surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures than plastic surgeons in any other country. In 2009, plastic surgeons in the U.S., Brazil and China performed more than 1 million procedures each, with U.S. plastic… click to continue reading

How Can a Mommy-Makeover Improve My Body Shape?

When plastic surgeons refer to a “mommy makeover,” they are generally referring to body and breast contouring with the tummy tuck, breast lift and breast augmentation. These procedures are very effective in restoring the shape and volume of your breasts and restoring the contouring of your abdominal area. Dr. Basu performs 1-2 mommy makeover procedures… click to continue reading

What is the tumescent liposuction technique?

With all the marketing out there for different liposuction platforms, it’s easy to get mixed up about the different techniques. First, all liposuction techniques are surgical procedures. Therefore, for your safety, it is critical to check the credentials of your surgeon and their board certification status. Now, the liposuction performed by most plastic surgeons involves… click to continue reading

What is a lower body lift?

Plastic surgeons will often use different terms for the same procedure, causing confusion for prospective patients. We’ve seen terms such as body lift, lower body lift, belt lipectomy, and circumferential body lift interchangeably used. Usually, for my patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, the first choice is a circumferential body lift =… click to continue reading