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Category Archives: Liposuction

Plastic Surgery Slang – Got Muffins, Rolls, or Wings?

You are all so creative, and we learn from you every day.  Take communication, for instance. Patients will come in, expressing their interests and concerns in the most colorful and descriptive terms. We doctors might describe typical cosmetic concerns in terms like “hypomastia” (small breasts), and- wait for it- “ptosis” (sagging or drooping). Descriptive? If you’ve spent much of your … Read more

VASER LIPO – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

More information for you, in your understanding of cosmetic surgery procedures. You know about Liposuction, but you’ve been hearing about other ‘kinds’ of Liposuction. How do you know what to do? We’ll give you some answers – focusing on one of the names associated with liposuction:  VASER WHAT DOES ‘VASER’ MEAN? First, Vaser is a brand name for a specific … Read more

Beyond Tummy Tuck: The What and How of Mons Reduction Surgery

This is definitely a “below the belt” discussion. The mons pubis, a section of tissue that rests on top of the pubic bone, becomes a bother as it becomes enlarged with fat and accumulates sagging skin. The solution is a little-known procedure, often performed along with a tummy tuck, called monsplasty or mons pubis reduction surgery. In my San Jose practice, I … Read more

FAT MELTING and ZERONA

It’s Fat-Melting – not quite the old-fashioned way. Zerona is a cold laser that liquefies fat, and removes inches from the waist, hips, thighs, back, and arms. It’s FDA-approved for fat reduction, and has been used successfully for years. It might be best to explain Zerona by first explaining what it isn’t, and what it doesn’t do: Zerona is Not … Read more

“BUTT-OLOGY 101” Your Guide to Buttock Enhancement

‘Butt-ology’ -Not exactly a science in the strictest sense, and not an official course offering. It’s our way of labeling a guide to what you should know about one of the most popular procedure areas in all of Cosmetic Surgery in the last decade. POLITE TERMS USED TO DESCRIBE THE AREA: -Bottom -Rear -Butt -Buttocks -Gluteus Maximus -Booty -Trunk (as … Read more

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