Tucked & Sucked: Will the Fat Come Back or Redistribute?

Dear Dr. Jeff, I’m considering having a tummy tuck and liposuction of the flanks but was told that if I gain weight afterwards the fat will redistribute to other parts of my body. Is that true? Sharon ********** Dear Sharon, Great question!   It’s a real misconception that fat can actually ‘redistribute’. It doesn’t. When liposuction is... Read more »

Is 'Smart Lipo' really smart?

Dear Dr. Jeff, I’m a fitness instructor so I’m fairly well-versed in the benefits of exercise and a good diet.   I’m in excellent shape but have a couple problem areas (lower abdomen and love handles) that just sit there despite all efforts to improve these on my own.  My question to you is would... Read more »

Melons or Grapefruits After Breast Augmentation - Can I Choose?

Dear Dr. Jeff, I’ve heard so much about capsular contracture that I’m afraid to have breast augmentation surgery because I don’t want to end up with ugly grapefruits on my chest when all I’m seeking is a nice pair of melons! Can you tell me why capsular contracture occurs and how often?    Thanks so... Read more »

Up To My Eyeballs with Breast Augmentation!

Dear Dr. Jeff, I am considering having an augmentation procedure with silicone implants and was told by my surgeon that the implants would initially be ‘up to [my] eyeballs.’  I assume he was being facetious but what is the truth about implant position following surgery? Thank you! Cindy ********** Dear Cindy, That’s ridiculous!  They won’t... Read more »

What a Headache! Is There Any Relief in Site?

“Not tonight, I have a headache” has become the stereotypical rebuff for anyone wishing to avoid the amorous advances of a long-time love.  But for over 28 million Americans, these words are not an excuse, but a way of life.  Headaches drain our energy and change our ability to go about our daily lives. There... Read more »

Smart Lipo or Dumb Lipo? Who's to say?

So many techniques, so little time! The public is inundated with a plethora of information on the internet, TV, and all sorts of ‘beauty’ magazines enough to make the average consumer’s head spin.  As a brilliant anonymous philosopher once said, ‘A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.’  Of course, Sy Sims, the owner... Read more »

Komedyplast: We're On A Mission!

I’m often asked about the craniofacial surgery mission trip that I have orchestrated in Lima, Peru for the past decade.  How did that come about?  Why Peru?  What happens down there?  Don’t children in the United States need treatment?  Why go all the way to Peru when there are so many children in our own... Read more »

'Plastic' Surgery: It's a Specialty, Not an Adjective!

        A 40-year-old woman has a near death experience and finds herself in front of God.  “Is my time up already?” she asks.         “No,” God says, “you have another 40 years, 2 months and 8 days to live.”         Relieved, she exchanges her Visa for a facelift, liposuction, a nose job and a... Read more »

Gummy Bear Implants: Not For Chewing!

Over the last year gummy bear implants have gained widespread popularity. More and more women are choosing silicone implants over saline implants and, among those, ‘gummy bear’ implants in particular.  After careful consideration and review of the long-term studies with this fifth generation implant, I decided this type of implant made more sense for most... Read more »

Liposuction for Everyone?

I’m often asked if liposuction is a good procedure for everyone. The short answer is ‘no.’ The longer answer is ‘definitely not!” Nothing is a good procedure for everyone. And some procedures are specifically not recommended for some people. So, who are good candidates? Good candidates are those who have specific areas of fatty deposits... Read more »