It Doesn’t Take Much for Gynecomastia to be a Major Issue

Gynecomastia is very common, being present from the teenage years up to the senior years. Though it can be more emotionally bothersome for those who are younger, I’ve treated many men in their 50’s, 60’s and even 70’s who were quite embarrassed by their man boobs though the sizes that…

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How Many Areas Can Be Treated in One Liposuction Session?

Though fat is dispersed throughout much of the body, there are multiple areas where it can be particularly concentrated. Some of these areas of fat deposits include the abdomen, waistline, hips, back, chest, and thighs and there are site differences between men and women. Liposuction can usually be an excellent…

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What Are the Risks and/or Side Effects of Liposuction?

Liposuction is a popular plastic surgery procedure ideally used in the treatment of localized fat deposits in various areas of the body but which is also used at times by some for generalized fat removal. When appropriately performed by highly trained and experienced board-certified plastic surgeons, this body sculpting procedure…

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Is Liposuction Permanent?

Liposuction can be an effective treatment option for men and women wanting to eliminate stubborn pockets of localized fat in order to obtain an improved body contour. Based on the specific needs and desires of the individual, this fat reduction procedure can be utilized to remove diet and exercise resistant…

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Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction can be a great solution for individuals seeking to surgically reduce and/or sculpt areas of fat that have proved to be resistant to both diet and exercise. In women, some of the most common treatment areas are the abdomen, hips, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, knees and neck….

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How Long Is Recovery After a Mommy Makeover?

Recovery following a Mommy Makeover will depend on several different factors including the specific procedures performed as part of your Mommy Makeover, the number and extent of such procedures, the severity of the issues to address, the specific techniques employed and the skill with which they are done, operative time…

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When Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover?

Having children can be one of life’s greatest gifts. However, it is also one that usually comes with some undesirable and permanent changes to one’s body. These physical changes frequently include breast drooping and/or volume loss, lax and excess abdominal skin, a disruption of abdominal wall musculature, stretch marks and…

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How to Eliminate the Post-Pregnancy Stomach Bulge

A common aesthetic concern many women have following pregnancy is the prominent bulge or “pooch” of the mid and lower abdomen that usually proves resistant to a healthy diet and exercise. In severe cases, this bulge can be so substantial that it can often cause one to still look pregnant….

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Kybella®: Non-surgical Treatment for Double Chins and Neck Fat

  For years you have had a double chin that you really hate. Perhaps, you have gained a lot of weight and with it, developed a fatty neck. Or, maybe it’s just some extra fat or fullness under your chin which you have that makes you look older and less…

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Update on Fat Injections for Breast Augmentation

  In my blog post Fat Injections for Breast Enlargement: Where Does It Stand? (September 28, 2010), I discussed the status of this relatively “new” technique for breast augmentation including the issues and concerns that needed to be considered and thoroughly evaluated. So where are we today? For many years,…

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Left Male Breast Reduction for Unilateral Gynecomastia in a 35 Year Old Male

Gynecomastia, the condition of enlarged breasts in males, is a very common problem. As I have noted in previous blogs including most recently The Emotional and Social Impact of Gynecomastia on the Adolescent Male , it’s presence can lead to embarrassment, humiliation, alteration of physical activities and sports, loss of…

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Mommy Makeovers: Do They Make Sense?

Over the last several years you might have heard the term “mommy makeover” quite a bit, particularly if you have been searching the internet for information on improving the appearance of your body – and you have already been pregnant. You may be wondering what a mommy makeover is exactly…

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Phoenix Plastic Surgeon Uses Fat Injections To Provide Fullness And Volume To Face And Breasts

Dr. Steven Turkeltaub uses a combination of liposuction and fat injections to level out depressed scars, add fullness to the face, and provide greater volume and improved contours to the body. Phoenix, AZ – At the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Steven Turkeltaub’s Phoenix plastic surgery practice, patients…

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The Increasing Popularity of Mommy Makeovers

Mommy makeovers are becoming increasingly popular as more and more women realize that they have wonderful plastic surgery options available for improving the appearance of their bodies following completion of their families. You might have worked diligently to lose most or all of your baby weight, exercised religiously and scrupulously…

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Interesting Plastic Surgery Statistics

The United States is the plastic surgery capital of the world based on total numbers of plastic surgery procedures being performed according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS). We account for 17% of the world’s cosmetic surgery procedures and almost 25% of the non-invasive procedures. This is…

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Phoenix Plastic Surgeon Offers Two Liposuction Methods

Dr. Steven Turkeltaub assists his Phoenix plastic surgery patients in eliminating pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise Phoenix, AZ – Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Phoenix, believes the emphasis on beauty in society can cause appearance to be very important for one’s social life,…

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Liposuction Is Not For Appearance Only

Liposuction is a contouring procedure that can be used to sculpt virtually any area of the body where there is an excessive amount of fat. Areas that are commonly treated include the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, back, knees and the neck in women and the abdomen, flanks (love handle area),…

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Do the Results from Liposuction and Liposuction Combined with a Tummy Tuck Last a Long Time?

Two questions that I’m frequently asked by my patients regarding liposuction are whether or not the results last a long time and if the fat grows back over time or if it is redistributed to other external areas. A scientific study just published in the August 2012 edition of the…

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Men Are Increasingly Opting for Plastic Surgery Procedures

Although the vast majority of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed are for women, they do not have exclusivity to this field. Yes, men do seek to enhance their appearance as well though not anywhere near as often as women. In the United States, men account for around 9% of all…

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Study Finds Tummy Tucks and Liposuction Improve Self Esteem and the Quality of Life

Though cosmetic surgery procedures have been considered mainstream for years and have achieved a high level of popularity in this country, some are still of the opinion that in many ways, these procedures are somewhat frivolous or superficial in nature. A study just published in the April 2012 edition of…

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