What Are the Risks of a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, is a procedure that has gained popularity over the years due to patients wanting fuller, more shapely buttocks. This technique involves harvesting fat from one area of the body, such as the abdomen or flanks, via liposuction and transferring it into the buttocks. Although this procedure is offered by many plastic surgeons, Dr. Mary […]Continue Reading
Get Your Squeeze On with Compression Garments After Lipo
Our patients often wonder why they have to traipse around feeling like they’re wearing Spanx for weeks after they have liposuction. Isn’t the fat gone? So, what’s with the squeezing everything in? Dr. Herte recommends her patients wear compression garments for around six weeks following most liposuction procedures. There are three really good reasons why. Minimize the swelling, bruising, and […]Continue Reading
Some Liposuction Questions
Liposuction has become the second most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States for the simple reason that everyone, no matter how much they exercise or watch their diet, has pockets of fat that are stubborn and will not go away. Liposuction is the procedure that can make those pockets go away. Since Dr. Herte performs many liposuction procedures, we thought […]Continue Reading
Soundwaves + Liposuction = Superior Results
Everyone has heard of liposuction. The procedure, first introduced in France in the 70s, came to the U.S. in the 80s. Liposuction was developed because everyone, no matter what kind of shape they are in, has stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to changes in diet or exercise. Liposuction is a method of removing those pockets. Problem was, the […]Continue Reading
A No-Nonsense Guide to Maintaining Liposuction Outcomes
As the most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedure in the country, liposuction techniques and technology are continuously developed and introduced. While technologies behind liposuction vary, the underlying principle of the procedure remains the same — eliminate unwanted pockets of fat. Liposuction or any body contouring procedure is no guarantee against future weight gain. In other words, anyone considering liposuction should […]Continue Reading
Three Cosmetic Solutions to Consider If You Feel Bad About Your Neck
In 2006, American journalist and bestselling author Nora Ephron talked about her (and the majority of American women’s) neck aging woes in her book I Feel Bad About My Neck. Ephron lamented the lack of treatments or surgery that really work in reducing the appearance of neck aging issues such as skin laxity, excess fat, and the appearance of unsightly […]Continue Reading
How to Obtain the Best Possible Results from Liposuction
Liposuction has certainly come a long way since it was first seriously studied as a body contouring procedure in the late 1960s. Various techniques have been introduced for the past four decades resulting to continuous advancements and variations of the procedure — from use of local anesthesia to shorter recovery periods. In addition, it is now possible to use fat […]Continue Reading
Torn Between Liposuction and Tummy Tuck: Which is Best For You?
A flat, firm, and well-toned midsection is one of the most common cosmetic goals of men and women who come in for an initial consultation here at our Las Vegas body contouring surgery practice. Every so often, these patients will ask which between a tummy tuck or liposuction is ideal for their abdominal contouring needs. If you currently find yourself […]Continue Reading