I often hear this question from prospective patients at my Los Angeles liposuction practice. The answer is that it depends. Liposuction traumatizes the fat during removal, and swelling develops as a result of this trauma. Although it is safe to say that swelling can take up to 6 months to resolve, it can diminish much [...]
Dark circles under the eyes are a common complaint, and their appearance is likely due to multiple factors that include genetic hyper pigmentation, excess pigmentation due to inflammation from allergies/eczema, swelling, thin skin allowing blood vessels and eye muscles to be visible through it, and anatomical changes leading to shadowing such as depression of the [...]
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Evolence is a new collagen based dermal filler. Collagen is the most abundant building block of our skin and is lost during the aging process. Evolence is strategically placed into the dermis, like other fillers, to enhance and maintain the natural structure and volume of our skin. Unlike other fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm [...]
Many prospective patients at my Los Angeles liposuction practice ask how long they must wear their compression garments after their procedure. They’ve heard that it can be as long as six weeks. Needless to say, they are often surprised and happy to learn that most patients only have to wear their garments for 3 – [...]
Without rejuvenation, the hands are a dead giveaway of someone’s age. Fortunately, several procedures can dramatically improve the appearance of aging hands. Hands appear aged for several reasons. The two most important are: 1) sun spots and areas of discoloration appear, and 2) the hands lose volume with time which causes veins and tendons to [...]
Patients often request that as much fat as possible be removed during liposuction (or liposculpture), but the real art is removing just the right amount of fat to optimize results.
Liposuction using local anesthesia, called tumescent liposuction, is the safest and most effective procedure for removing fat. Although most patients with loose skin before surgery will notice some degree of tightening after liposuction, they may still have a certain amount of loose skin after the procedure. Now there is a non-surgical way to further tighten [...]