Plastic surgeon vs. cosmetic surgeon: What’s the difference?

There are many questions and misconceptions about the two and many patients mistakenly believe that plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons are equal when they are not.   Aesthetic vs. reconstructive To explain the difference I’ll start by defining plastic surgery. The term “plastic” in plastic surgery is derived...

Tummy Tuck or Liposuction – or both?

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction are two different approaches to the same goal: removing unwanted fat for women and men.   Tummy tucks can fix several concerns: unwanted fat, extra skin, and that “potbelly appearance” that can sometimes happen after pregnancy.   Women often ask us if they can...

The Benefits of Kybella®

Kybella® is the first, and only, FDA approved injectable medication used to treat sub-mental fullness, commonly referred to as a "double chin."   As we age, the fullness of our chin and neck is affected by our genetics as well as weight gain. Most patients say its...

Breast Reconstruction in Houston

DIEP flap Breast Reconstruction

I am often asked about the benefits of the DIEP flap in breast reconstruction.   While the topic of reconstruction after mastectomy is very complex and patient specific, the general risks and benefits of using the skin and fat of the abdomen in your breast reconstruction remain...

Common Myths about Liposuction

Removing fat and weight loss are not equal and accordingly, there are varied ways to achieve each. You may be able to lose weight throughout your body and yet still be stuck with bulges that just won’t budge. That’s when liposuction may be suggested as a...