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Adam G. Tattlebaum M.D.

Cosmetic Surgery

Vibration Liposuction: The Latest Lipo Game Changer

vibration assisted liposuction

Liposuction remains one of the most popular things that I do. Whether as a stand-alone procedure or as part of a mommy makeover or tummy tuck, most patients want as much fat removed as possible. It still requires the right candidate, and I have written about the importance of good skin elasticity before removing fat and paradoxically it is still one of the most imprecise things that I do. Liposuction is without a doubt more of an art than a science.But there is a new game changer in both fat removal and fat replacement — vibration assisted liposuction. We have… Read More

Planning Cosmetic Surgery? Stop Smoking Now

stop smoking before surgery

We already know about the numerous negative effects that smoking can have on our health – cancer, birth defects, stroke, and more. But being a smoker who’s planning to have cosmetic surgery presents a whole new level of risks. And this is why I strongly encourage patients who want to have cosmetic surgery to stop smoking before surgery. In fact, there are some surgeries I will not perform if a patient is smoking. Do whatever you can to stop. Preparing for Surgery No matter what type of surgery you’re planning to have, it involves prep.  Perhaps your doctor told you… Read More

Five Facts to Know About Mommy Makeovers

mommy makeover facts

Mommy Makeovers, or as I like to call them, “postpartum restorations”, continue to grow in popularity. More women are now combining some of the most common cosmetic surgeries to improve their physique after giving birth. And because Mommy Makeovers are so popular, you can find lots of information on them, but not all of it is true. I decided to share these Mommy Makeover facts with you, which should give you some idea on what to expect if you are considering this procedure.FACT #1: Commonly Combined Mommy Makeover SurgeriesAs I mentioned, childbirth can take a toll on a woman’s body…. Read More

The Benefits of Combining Cosmetic Surgery

combining cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular each year, with people undergoing various cosmetic surgical procedures to enhance their looks and boost their self-confidence. But imagine being able to get a more dramatic transformation. That’s possible by combining cosmetic surgery procedures. Advances in surgical procedures and technology, along with increased safety measures are making it more common and attainable.  You might be surprised to learn about the many benefits of combining these surgeries.Benefit #1: Save TimeThere’s no debate. Undergoing more than one surgical procedure at a time will take longer, but you’ll actually save time in the long run.  Say you’ve… Read More

Why More Men Are Choosing Hair Transplants

hair transplants for men

Hair loss is a common problem for many men. Hair loss experts indicate that over two-thirds of men will experience hair loss as early as 30 years of age. A full head of hair has always been associated with a sign of youth and vitality. In an effort to combat hair loss, the marketplace is flooded with false promises and too-good-to-be-true potions. Most men realize that many over-the-counter products don’t always work as advertised. So, it is no surprise that the number of men receiving hair transplants has increased dramatically in the last few years. Understanding Hair Loss As men… Read More

Pros and Cons of a Brazilian Butt Lift

brazilian butt lift

In recent years, more women are beginning to embrace bigger butts. Leading that charge is the cosmetic surgical procedure – the Brazilian Butt Lift. While it was not among the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures performed at 2017, buttocks augmentation with fat grafting made notable gains – with a 10 percent increase over the previous year.  And like every other cosmetic procedure, there are pros and cons. Here at my office – Adam G. Tattelbaum MD., a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, we thought we’d share with you the pros and cons of a Brazilian Butt Lift.The Brazilian Butt Lift is a… Read More

Why There’s a Startling Demand for Surgical Procedures

Surgical Procedures, Plastic Surgery

There’s a startling demand for surgical procedures in the United States. Data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. in 2017. That’s a two percent increase over 2016. The number of people going under the knife continues to rise, even with an increase in non-invasive procedures like Botox and other fillers.Botox is boomingMinimally invasive procedures increased at a slightly higher rate than surgical procedures in 2017. Trained physicians perform minimally invasive procedures. They typically involve small incisions. With non-invasive procedures, as the name implies, there’s no… Read More

Breast Lift vs. Implants: Knowing the Difference Matters

Breast augmentation breast implants

If you look in the mirror and feel unhappy with your breasts, you’re not alone. Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. Aging, gravity, hormone fluctuation, and weight changes can take a toll on your body. Weight loss typically means losing breast volume. Fortunately, there’s a way to counteract those changes by having a breast lift or breast implants. Do you know which is right for you? Knowing the difference matters, and will play a role in knowing what to expect.The basics of breast implantsBreast augmentation (implants) is an option for women who desire larger… Read More

Surgery and Scars: What You Need to Know

Surgery Scars What You Need to Know

Plastic surgery is generally done to improve one’s appearance and lifestyle. There are many benefits to having surgery. But sometimes, the reality of surgery scars can surprise patients.Scar WarsSurgical scars form whenever a scalpel is used. While incredible progress in surgical techniques has increased over the past few decades, a scar will appear any time a scalpel is used to open the body. Your surgeon will work hard to make sure the scar is minimal or hidden, but it’s essential that patients understand the reality about surgery scars.When patients come in for consultations, they are excited to discuss what they… Read More

4 Tips to Best Prepare for Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

4 Tips to Best Prepare for Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

When it comes to your plastic surgery consultation, it’s important to come prepared. A successful consultation usually means that the certified surgeon and the patient both understand the desired results and the outcome that will follow. The surgeon will educate you about your options with the specific procedure and put your mind at ease before surgery.Here’s what you need to know:Do Your ResearchEspecially when it comes to plastic surgery, it’s important you do your due diligence and research the procedure. If you’re looking specifically into breast or body procedures, be sure to wear the right clothes or underwear before the… Read More

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