Body Sculpting Surgery: Technologies and Techniques

Many of my patients have asked about how VASER (internal ultrasound ‘VASER’ assisted lipoplasty) is different from Smart Lipo and Slim Lipo (Internal Laser-Assisted Lipoplasty). This article, written by a biomedical engineer compares these and several other technologies to reduce subcutaneous fat. I think that the article is well written and informative. When I…

Silicone Breast Implants – What You Need To Know

by Mark D. Epstein, M.D., F.A.C.S. On November 17, 2006, the FDA approved the use of silicone breast implants for breast augmentation and reconstruction. All breast implants have a solid silicone shell. Saline implants are filled with saline (salt water) and silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. Up until recently, only saline implants…

VASER – The Latest Technique in Liposuction

by Mark D. Epstein, M.D., F.A.C.S. All bodies are not created equal. For most of us, stubborn fatty deposits attach themselves to our hips, circle around our bellies, cling to our thighs, and even appear on our arms, backs, and chins. You’ve likely identified problem areas of your own that persist despite your diet…

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