We all know that smoking is bad. As physicians, most of us routinely counsel our patients to stop smoking. However, I have found that many patients referred to me don’t understand why I will refuse to perform a surgical procedure unless they have quit smoking – before and after surgery.
Recently, Allure magazine published an article on the 11 most overrated plastic surgical procedures. Amongst the different procedures that the article discussed were “the vampire facelift” and “the stem cell facelift.”
A few months ago, I attended the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. These meetings provide an opportunity for learning about the latest in plastic surgery as well catching up with colleagues. As can be expected, there were many new “hot topics” at the meeting. But by far, the most common “hot topic” on the forefront of plastic surgery is fat grafting.
One of the biggest misconceptions about the Tummy Tuck is that it is a substitute for weight loss. Physicians have been telling their patients for years that abdominoplasty, or the tummy tuck, is strictly for sculpting your body and removing the excess skin that may be present after weight loss or child birth. A new study reveals that while the tummy tuck is still primarily for contouring it may actually help you maintain or lose weight after your procedure is performed.
Learn more about weight loss after the tummy tuck.