Month: January 2012

plastic surgery in the movies

Plastic surgery isn’t what is portrayed in the movies and on television.  Drugs are not smuggled in breast implants, plastic surgeons are not surgically disguising criminals.   The “reality” of TV shows like The Swan and Extreme Makeover is that it is never the goal of plastic surgeons to make a patient virtually unrecognizable to their …

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Liposuction terminology

What’s the difference between Liposuction, liposculpture and lipo? Liposuction terminology is confusing.  Here is a guide to help a patient considering liposuction surgery understand it. What is Liposuction?  Liposuction is the removal of fat using cannulas and negative pressure.  Most operative techniques for fat removal use cannulas and negative pressure (suction) for removal of the fat. …

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