Month: March 2015

Liposuction vs. Diet and Exercise: When to Turn to Body Contouring

Liposuction vs. Diet and Exercise: When to Turn to Body Contouring

Updated for 2018

A common misconception about liposuction is that the same results could be achieved through traditional weight loss methods of diet and exercise.

However, it’s important to remember that body contouring procedures are not meant as weight loss alternatives because the goals of body contouring are distinctly different from those of weight loss. Here’s a closer look at the difference between liposuction and a healthy lifestyle.

Fat & Traditional Weight Loss

Traditional weight loss is best achieved through healthy choices like a controlled, balanced diet and regular exercise. For patients with significant weight difficulties, bariatric surgery may be the key to losing substantial amounts of weight.


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3 Reasons Older Women Shouldn’t Discount Getting Breast Implants

3 Reasons Older Women Shouldn’t Discount Getting Breast Implants

Some women hold a misconception that breast implants can offer the most benefits for younger women. This simply isn’t true. In fact, many older women undergo breast augmentation to find that their results provide them with the same benefits you can expect for a younger patient, including increased self-confidence, an enhanced appearance and a more positive outlook on life. Here are three of the most common reasons older women may consider breast implants.

1. Fewer Family Obligations

Older women typically have fewer family obligations than their young to middle-aged counterparts, who may still have children living at home. Since older women have more time to spend on themselves, many find that this is the perfect stage in life to consider enhancing their appearance with breast implants.


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2015 Medical Mission to the Philippines

2015 was the fourth consecutive year that I led a team from Medical Missions for Children to travel to Batangas, the Philippines for a volunteer surgery mission. This year the team consisted of Dr. Jeffrey Anderson (anesthesiologist from Folsom Anesthesia Medical Group), Dr. Rebecca Garza (a Stanford plastic surgery resident), Eddie Brock, RN (a Stanford nurse), Russel DeMallie and Natalie Harris (nurses from Massachusetts General Hospital) and myself.


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