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Breast Augmentation: Implant Vs. Fat Grafting. Which is better?

In the past few years, fat grafting to the breasts has emerged as a new modality that can give women another alternative to implant augmentation surgery. However, this technique may not suit every patient and what works for one, may not work for another.   Breast augmentation using fat transfer, essentially uses liposuction to take fat from other [...]

By |2020-09-08T23:22:11-07:00September 8th, 2020|

Weight Gain After Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction improves body shape by removing undesirable stubborn fat deposits in a specific area of the body. It is not considered a weight reduction procedure. Weight gain following surgery can pose a problem. Therefore, in order to maintain your result, it is mandatory that you keep a stable weight. Many [...]

By |2019-12-26T09:23:45-08:00December 24th, 2019|

‘Tummy Tuck’ Surgery Could Help Resolve Postpartum Back Pain and Incontinence

Although tummy tuck surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure, many patients have reported symptomatic relief from back pain and urinary incontinence following this surgery. Pregnancy has a major impact on a woman’s body. While in some women these physical changes can be minimal, others may end up with lifelong functional changes, namely chronic pain [...]

By |2019-12-25T13:47:18-08:00October 14th, 2019|

Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction? Which is better for me?

Liposuction and tummy tucks often appeal to people with similar cosmetic goals. Both are supposed to give you a flat full contoured look of your stomach area and waist. But, they are markedly different in their promised result and the way they work as there are key crucial differences in terms of the actual [...]

By |2019-12-25T13:57:15-08:00August 19th, 2019|

Recovery from Tummy Tuck Vs. C-section?

Generally speaking, most patients report easier recovery from tummy tuck surgery than C-section. Although patients vary in their pain tolerance and recovery, both procedures are comparable in terms of rehabilitation and mobility. I agree with most patients that the recovery from tummy tucks is probably easier. The logic behind this is that C-section entails [...]

By |2019-12-25T13:29:25-08:00July 19th, 2019|

Who is a Good Candidate for Tummy Tuck?

The most proper candidate for tummy tuck surgery is the patient with a skin overhang, moderate diastasis and stretch marks below the belly button. In addition, it is the one with a stable weight for the past 6 months and done with childbirth. Most women who undergo this surgery are in the reproductive age. Therefore, getting pregnant after abdominoplasty is not uncommon and most are [...]

By |2019-12-25T14:35:23-08:00July 12th, 2019|

When can I shower after surgery?

I recommend that my patients shower within 48 hours after a Mommy Makeover, Breast or Tummy Tuck surgery. Skin is the largest organ of the body and is also the most exposed to threats. Within 24 hours after surgery, your skin is exposed to the leaking tumescent fluid that is [...]

By |2019-12-25T16:15:46-08:00March 6th, 2019|

Recovery From Fat Transfer To The Buttocks

https://www.drkattash.com/body-plastic-surgery-los-angeles/buttock-augmentation/ Surgeons vary in their aftercare protocols following buttock augmentation surgery. Therefore, It is best to follow your surgeon’s advice following surgery. Generally speaking, recovery from BBL varies from one patient to another based on factors related to the patient, the surgery itself and surgeon’s expertise. In my opinion, it takes 6-8 weeks for [...]

By |2019-12-25T15:21:39-08:00February 25th, 2017|

Combining Fat Grafting to the Breast with Breast Lift

In the past few years, fat grafting has evolved as a new method for breast enhancement. Recently, this technique has been widely practiced and is gaining momentum. Nonetheless, it has its own limitations in terms of the availability of sufficient donor fat stores and the amount of fat that can be safely injected in [...]

By |2019-12-25T14:27:41-08:00February 25th, 2017|

Smoking and Body Contouring Surgery

It has been established that smoking related diseases increase both anesthetic risks, as well as risks of complications during surgery and recovery. Smoking is known to: • starve your heart of oxygen • form blood clots in your veins • find it harder to breathe during and after surgery • increase you risk of [...]

By |2019-12-25T16:05:58-08:00February 25th, 2017|