Category Archives: Liposuction

What Exactly Is a Mommy Makeover?

Look at the photo on the left. This is a real picture, of a real patient (one of ours), taken about two months after her Mommy Makeover surgeries with Dr. Lepore. Like many of you, or someone you know, she’s a very busy mom (in her case, with 3 beautiful children.) Now that her family is complete, she wanted to … Read more

Does One Tummy Tuck Fit All? Read This Handy Guide to Find Out

Does one tummy tuck fit all? A great question, and one we hear every day.  Here’s a quick and easy starting point for the answer. Think of the last time you went looking for a bathing suit—or pair of jeans.  If they only offered one style and one size, would it automatically fit you? Does a single choice fit or flatter … Read more

The Facts of Lipo: Learn What It’s All About

LIPOSUCTION is a surgical fat removal technique that’s been in use for decades. Does that mean everyone knows what it is, and understands the process, the recovery, and the results? Of course not. As it often happens, some of our best discussions arise from questions raised by patients and potential patients. This is a recent one: Q: How long has liposuction … Read more

BBL Today: Brazilian Butt Lift & More

Brazlian Butt Lift

Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is the name that’s been used for years now in San Jose, for a procedure that takes a patient’s excess body fat, and inserts it into the buttocks. That’s the basic description. Why “Brazilian?” Because plastic surgeons in Brazil pioneered and popularized the technique. Is a Lift always involved? A true “lift” of the buttocks may involve an additional … Read more

Fat transfer: Where Can My Fat Go?

“Natural filler”, “liquid gold”, and “personal recycling” are a few of the phrases you’ll hear used to describe fat, and the practice of fat transfer. Medical people will also use the term fat grafting for the procedure that takes fat from one or more areas of your body where there is excess, and transfers it to another area. It’s a technique … Read more

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