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    Liposuction vs. Lipodissolve: Which is Right for You?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Even with a healthy regimen of diet and exercise, you may still struggle with stubborn fat deposits on your thighs, lower abdomen, back, or arms. If you’ve tried to lose excess fat and inches on your own, consider enlisting the expertise of a plastic surgeon. He or she offers body contouring procedures to help you achieve the slimmer, trimmer body you’ve been trying to achieve. Two such procedures, liposuction and Lipodissolve, offer similar results but differ in their approaches to fat removal. After an initial consultation,  your surgeon may recommend one or the other for you.

    What are Liposuction and Lipodissolve?

    Liposuction is considered a moderately invasive surgical procedure. The patient is administered general anesthesia before the procedure begins. A thin tube, called a cannula, is inserted beneath the skin to break up and remove excess fat. With Lipodissolve, targeted areas are injected with a mixture of chemicals designed to dissolve fatty tissue. There are no incisions made for this procedure and no anesthesia required.

    How Do These Procedures Compare?

    Although liposuction and Lipodissolve both target stubborn fat deposits, they differ in their methods of removing that fat. Liposuction physically removes the fat through surgery, while Lipodissolve relies on chemical reactions to eliminate the fat with no invasive incisions. Those who undergo liposuction typically require one to four weeks of recovery time, some of which may take place at a hospital or medical facility. Lipodissolve requires one to three days’ recovery time, although this usually does not interfere with daily activities.

    Because these methods remove fat via different mechanisms, it’s important to talk to your plastic surgeon about the results you want. Lipodissolve is recommended for smaller fat deposits that do not require widespread treatment, while liposuction may be a more effective choice for patients with more body fat or larger treatment areas.

    To learn more about the different methods of fat removal and which one would be right for you, contact Dr. Yarish. Dr. Scott Yarish is a leading, board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston with over sixteen years of experience and expertise in surgical and non-surgical procedures. Contact us today at (713) 469-3449 to schedule a consultation.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor or plastic surgeon to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or plastic surgeon.

    A Basic Guide to Microdermabrasion

    Last updated 1 year ago

    A facelift is not the only method to achieve younger-looking features. Your plastic surgeon has a number of options when it comes to revitalizing your skin and complexion, including techniques such as microdermabrasion. This cosmetic rejuvenation procedure provides a non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while bringing a youthful, healthy glow to your face.

    How Microdermabrasion Works

    Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure performed in your doctor’s office or in a medical spa. During treatment, you will be asked to lie back and relax while a wand is moved over your face to propel medical-grade micro-crystals across the skin’s surface. This process gently removes the outermost layer of dead, aged, and damaged skin cells. As older skin cells are removed, newer, younger skin cells are revealed and your face appears more radiant and healthier than before.

    What Results Microdermabrasion Offers

    Through microdermabrasion, damaged layers of skin are removed and new skin is allowed to shine through. This dramatically reduces the appearance of blemishes, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. Age spots and acne scars can also be treated or even eliminated. Treatments are customized to achieve the results you desire, whether you’d simply like to renew the look of your features or address specific issues.

    What to Expect During Microdermabrasion

    Your microdermabrasion session will last from 10 minutes to 50 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Microdermabrasion is comfortable and painless, and there is no downtime. You can immediately resume your daily activities after your appointment. To maintain your vibrant skin, touch-up treatments are recommended every four to six weeks. If you wish to address issues such as scarring or age spots, talk to your physician, as this may require more frequent or extended sessions to achieve the results you want.

    For more information about microdermabrasion and other cosmetic rejuvenation procedures, contact Dr. Yarish. Dr. Scott Yarish is a leading, board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston with over sixteen years of experience and expertise in surgical and non-surgical procedures. Contact us today at (713) 469-3449 to schedule a consultation.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor or plastic surgeon to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or plastic surgeon.

    Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgery Procedure: Resources for Further Reading

    Last updated 1 year ago

    While you may be interested in a particular cosmetic surgery procedure, it may not always be the right procedure for you. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, schedule a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and to evaluate your candidacy for a procedure. With your surgeon’s help, you can achieve the results you desire through a procedure that is safe for and customized to you.

    • An ideal candidate for cosmetic surgery is usually someone who is in good health and has realistic expectations. From there, each procedure will have its own set of candidacy requirements to help determine who will benefit most from that procedure.
    • If you would like to change the appearance of your breasts, your plastic surgeon may recommend a breast augmentation or a breast lift depending on your desired outcomes. Read more about breast implant surgery and its candidacy requirements to see if you might be eligible for this procedure.
    • You may be considering a full face lift, but an eye or brow lift may be all it takes to rejuvenate your facial appearance. Read more about the different types of facial lifts, and talk to your plastic surgeon to see if one or the other is best for you.

    For an evaluation of your cosmetic surgery candidacy and a customized treatment plan, contact Dr. Yarish. Dr. Scott Yarish is a leading, board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston with over sixteen years of experience and expertise in surgical and non-surgical procedures. Contact us today at (713) 469-3449 to schedule a consultation.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor or plastic surgeon to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or plastic surgeon.

    How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If you are tired of constant shaving, waxing or plucking, laser hair removal is a great alternative to consider. By heating the hair follicle, a laser hair removal treatment ultimately destroys the hair root to reduce future growth, leaving you with smooth and silky skin. But does laser hair removal really last, unlike other hair removal methods? Laser hair removal is 98-99% permanent, although it may take several treatment sessions to achieve optimal results. Because the laser targets hair in the active growth stage, multiple sessions over time can successfully eliminate hairs that grow at different rates.

    To learn more about laser hair removal, contact Dr. Yarish and Town & Country Medical Spa. Dr. Scott Yarish is a leading, board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston with over sixteen years of experience and expertise in surgical and non-surgical procedures. Contact us today at (713) 469-3449 to schedule a consultation.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor or plastic surgeon to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or plastic surgeon.

    3 Qualities of a Breast Augmentation Candidate

    Last updated 1 year ago

    A breast augmentation, also known as an augmentation mammoplasty, is a popular plastic surgery procedure designed to increase the projection and volume of the patient’s breasts using silicone or saline breast implants. While your plastic surgeon will help you determine if surgery is right for you, it can be important to educate yourself on the procedure and the qualities of a good candidate in order to make an informed and empowered decision.

    • In Good Health: As with any type of surgical procedure, candidates for a breast augmentation should be in good general health with realistic expectations regarding the results. It is important to discuss all of your current health conditions and medications with your plastic surgeon during your initial consultation to determine your eligibility for the procedure. In most cases, individuals suffering from certain diseases, such as uncontrolled diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, or a bleeding disorder, are not candidates for breast augmentation.
    • Unhappy with Breast Size: You may be a great candidate for breast augmentation if you are unhappy with the size or proportion of your breasts. Breast enhancement through the use of implants can be performed on women whose breasts vary in size or shape, who are unhappy with their naturally small breasts, and who have lost shape or volume following pregnancy or weight loss.
    • Committed to Maintaining Results: It is important to understand that candidates for breast augmentation will need to be committed to maintaining the results of the procedure. This may include making certain lifestyle changes to your diet or exercise routine, performing specific massage techniques, and visiting your plastic surgeon for follow-up appointments.

    For more information breast augmentation and other cosmetic breast procedures, contact Dr. Yarish. Dr. Scott Yarish is a leading, board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston with over sixteen years of experience and expertise in surgical and non-surgical procedures. Contact us today at (713) 469-3449 to schedule a consultation.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor or plastic surgeon to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or plastic surgeon.

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