Yearly Archives: 2017

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Liposuction vs. Exercise and Diet

Sometimes my liposuction patients in Sacramento mistakenly believe that surgery will instantly get them the look they want — all without having to work out or eat right. While this is a common misconception, the actual truth is simple: liposuction is a supplement to a healthy lifestyle. Liposuction is a wonderful contouring treatment that can …

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Considering a Facelift? Ask the Right Questions (Before-and-After Photos)

Even with the popularity of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments increasing, facelift surgery remains one of the leading cosmetic procedures performed throughout the nation. Facelift patients at my cosmetic plastic surgery offices in Sacramento and Granite Bay, CA, typically arrive for their consultations well-informed about the surgery. If you've just started thinking about getting a facelift …

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4 Things to Know About Tummy Tucks

Tummy tuck surgery, clinically known as abdominoplasty, is as common as facelift surgery in the U.S., but far fewer people are familiar with the procedure and its goals. Tummy tuck patients at my Sacramento and Granite Bay offices are among the most satisfied because of the dramatic changes the surgery can produce. In this post, …

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The Art (and Science) of Choosing Implant Size

Choosing breast implants can be an exciting process for women everywhere, including those who come to my plastic surgery practice for breast augmentation in Sacramento and Granite Bay. That excitement, however, sometimes gets mingled with second-guessing once it's time to make the choice. One of my jobs as a plastic surgeon is to answer patients' questions …

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Breast Augmentation Choices: To Lift or Not to Lift?

When I consult with women considering breast augmentation who have had children, or whose breasts have lost some of their youthful shape with age, the question is almost inevitable: "Is it possible to get breast implants without a lift?" This is one of the choices I help breast augmentation patients from Folsom, Granite Bay, Sacramento, …

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Breast Augmentation Choices: Silicone or Saline?

It's been more than 10 years since silicone gel implants re-entered the market following a 14-year moratorium. Now, thanks to advances that make silicone implants look and feel remarkably similar to natural breasts, the majority of my breast augmentation patients at my Granite Bay and Sacramento practice—and nationwide—choose silicone gel-filled implants. The choice of implant type …

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Breast Augmentation Choices: Is It Right for You?

Breast augmentation is among the most popular procedures I perform at my Sacramento plastic surgery practice. For patients, the consultation can be both exciting and a little bit nerve-wracking as they make a number of choices about the procedure. That's why I've decided to write a series of blog posts about the choices associated with …

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The Ideal Tummy Tuck Patient

Thinking of a tummy tuck in Sacramento? Let's start with candidacy. As with all plastic surgery procedures, tummy tuck is a customized procedure that's about much more than simply flattening the abdomen. Every procedure is a little bit different—but every patient also has a few predictors of the most successful outcome. Nonsmoker Although this certainly …

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Tummy Tuck Complications (and How We Guard Against Them)

No surgery comes completely free of risks---tummy tuck is certainly no exception. It's my job as a board-certified plastic surgeon to be open and honest with my tummy tuck patients in Sacramento and Granite Bay about all aspects of surgery, including the ones that may be a bit scary. I want my patients to have …

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Tummy Tuck: Why There’s No Real Alternative

If you've been bothered by the look of your soft, sagging abdomen, you may have already spent time searching for tummy tuck "alternatives" in the Sacramento area. They're easily found online: the belts, the creams, the compression garments that promise to slim down your midsection at home. Many of these "treatments" sound like a convenient …

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