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Advances in Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is one of the most advanced surgeries in the field of medicine. People with accidental abnormalities as well as people who are dissatisfied with their current personalities prefer to have a plastic surgery, not only to improve their appearance but all facets of their personal and professional lives as well. Plastic surgery does wonders to personalities of individuals whether it is through liposuction, facelift, facial implants, skin resurfacing, tummy tuck, or any other procedure.

The first most important thing to consider while planning a plastic surgery is the surgeon itself. A number of surgeons claim to be the best. However, thanks to advances in the field of Plastic surgery, one can now authenticate the credentials of every doctor. Surgeons, such as Dr.Fisher, who are certified by the American Board of Plastic surgery are the ones to go for. Additionally, you may want to check the surgeon’s past record on the Board site, his or her previous derelictions and actions against them. Unlike some less reputable sites, which require no authentication and people can post on them anonymously (e.g. Yelp), the Medical Board site will always tell you the truth about the surgeon and his or her record.



Over the years, there have been many advances in this field. The technology is becoming more and more sophisticated with the passage of time. New techniques have been introduced, which have helped achieve better results and shorten recovery time.

One of the latest techniques, is the ultrasound assisted lipoplasty, applicable pre, during or after liposuction. This technique accompanied with the tumescent technique, and super-wet technique has changed the way things have been done in liposuction. Now surgeons can gain precise results in little time.

Another advancement in this field is the transconjunctival blepharoplasty, which is a technique used in eye-lid surgery. As opposed to traditional surgery, this kind of surgery is used with minimal incision. A very tiny incision is made in the lower eyelid. Fine forceps are used to remove the fats and dissolvable sutures are used to close the incision. This way, perfect eye shape is obtained with minimal incision and scarring.

Whatever, procedure you plan to undergo, you need to understand that plastic surgery is a very complex field. Gain a level of satisfaction by communicating your concerns and expectations with your doctor, have basic knowledge and understanding of the surgical procedure and the technology being used, and do not be afraid to ask sensible questions. Read all materials presented to you and pay the down payment only after you make the decision to undergo a specific procedure.

However, also prepare yourself for the unexpected. Things can go wrong in any surgery, and complications may occur. Plastic surgery is medicine-science wedded with art. You need a good surgeon who is also a great artist. Therefore, learn about the complexity of your desired physician, weigh the benefits over the risks, and then go for it.

Ab Etching


In Los Angeles, we have summer virtually all year round and many bikini-loving beachcombers love to reveal their physical assets. Weight loss and toning is not all diet and exercise. From the breasts and buttocks to the waist and arms… your whole body is “suctionable,” as Dr.Fisher says. “What an ugly word,” he adds. “It is one of those flash-in-the-pan expressions I commented on in my last interview for Facebook and U-Tube.  One should not be susceptible to new-fangled terms in science or art, terms that drive the banner of some lowest common denominator – spaghetti universe, Twiggi body… and such. ‘Suctionable’ seems to be one such term. It is, though, very descriptive. It says what we do in helping people feel better about themselves: we separate the chaff from the grain, so to speak. You see, it does not have to be on the beach – it can be in the privacy of your own home, while you are stepping out of the shower looking at yourself in your bathroom mirror. No-one can see you then – only you. However, how you look is how you feel, and that reflects and bears on your self-esteem when you are fully clothed among other people.”

Dr.Fisher wrote a whole book on the subject, aptly titled “Body Image.” He is currently preparing a second edition. He would welcome any reflections on liposuction that his former patients may have.

For those who have not yet had any cosmetic surgery done and are contemplating getting rid of love handles, hip rolls, muffin tops or whatever other part of your body, which you do not like, “suctionable,” albeit ugly-sounding, is a very descriptive term: we can simply “suck it off.” For example, “abdominal etching” involves the removal of excess fat in between the abdominal muscles, and in doing so creates indentations that give the appearance of a defined stomach. You may have seen this on some of our models on Facebook (all product of Dr. Gregory Fisher’s work). Think six-pack abs? Why not?




Now, as you are, touch yourself on the abdomen. You are sitting? Stand up, lean backward. Now, touch yourself on the abdomen. Can you feel the “sixpack” hiding below? A good surgeon-sculptor, such as Dr.Fisher, can touch you exactly the same way in the operating room, while you are under anaesthesia. He can follow your muscles, and feel where the indentations are. Then, he can suction off the exact amount of fat needed for your muscles to stand out. Of course, you do have to exercise a little and not be a total couch potato. “Abdominal etching” is an option only for individuals in whom total body fat is less than 18 percent. However, it is just as successful, if not more, as a stringent diet and hard exercise, much harder than you would have to exert without ab etching.