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Mini Tummy Tuck or Full Tummy Tuck?

Published on August 18, 2012 by

Dr. Laurie A. Casas writes about the different options for surgical fat reduction and highlights the differences between a traditional Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) and the so-called Mini Tummy Tuck (Mini Abdominoplasty). You may also want to consider other non-surgical fat reduction options like CoolSculpting or Liposuction. Question: I’m in my mid-fifties and finally at a […]

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Is Lipodissolve the Solution to Removing Tummy Fat?

Published on March 26, 2012 by

After receiving an email inquiry regarding Lipodissolve I felt compelled to touch base on options available for fat removal. What can you do to remove tummy fat? Eliminate Simple Carbs From your Diet Liposuction / Tummy Tuck Eliminate Carbs. Tummy fat is usually collected in people who eat simple carbs such as: white bread, pasta, […]

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Eliminating Stretch Marks

Published on March 26, 2012 by

Question: I’m looking to try some chemical peels for my stretch marks before I consider other surgery options, what other treatments are there? Answer: Great question! Unfortunately right now there is no reliably treatment for stretch marks. Some laser treatments can decrease the darker stretch marks; but for the whiter stretch marks there aren’t effective […]

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Abdominoplasty or Liposuction: which is best?

Published on March 26, 2012 by

Question:I had several surgeries for fibroid tumors, polyps and cysts resulting in a hysterectomy. I have an enormous abdomen (probably a lot of scar tissue too) now that I can’t get rid of. Should I pursue abdominoplasty or liposuction? Answer: The best way to judge whether an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or liposuction is best for […]

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Options for Sagging Arms, Stomach and Thighs

Published on March 23, 2012 by

QuestionI have lost 65 pounds and now look like a melting candle. What options do I have for my sagging arms, stomach, thighs? Answer Congratulations on the weight loss! I understand the need to alter the “melting candle” look resulting from this dramatic drop in weight. To achieve your desired image we might be looking […]

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Lipo, Tummy Tuck or Both?

Published on March 23, 2012 by

Question: After lipo do you need a tummy tuck? Is there alot of skin left hanging? Answer: You may or may not need both. It depends on an individuals skin elasticity. When a patient has rapid weight gains or losses (pregnancy for example) sometimes the skin does not bounce back. The patient can pull it […]

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Dr. Laurie Casas is quoted as an expert throughout the world, and can be found on television, online, and in national publications such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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