I was pleased to receive a letter from The American Board Of Plastic Surgery, Inc. confirming my active participation in the Maintenance of Certification in Plastic Surgery Program. This letter and certificate are only available to ABPS board-certified plastic surgeons who have currently satisfied the MOC-PS requirements as of 2015.
When choosing a plastic surgeon, I would encourage potential patients to look for the Starmark logo when researching on-line.
The knob knee procedure is an excellent new procedure that Dr. Linder performs removing the inner or medial knee pad. This is an area referred to as “the knob knee area” where when the legs are brought together these areas of fat show disproportionate distribution of the fat or adiposity leading to a knob knee appearance. This can be removed through simple microscopic pathology lipo-sculpting under sedation or local anesthesia with a small 2 mm triple lumen blunt tip cannula. This is a nice well-defined fat pad in the medial knee area which can easily be suctioned out and cleaned to allow a nice contour of the inner knee region.
Dr. Linder performs knob knee procedures on majority of patients undergoing lower extremity liposuction of the saddlebags, medial thighs and hip areas in order to allow for a nice medial contour.
Case Study: “Linder Knob Knee Lipectomy Procedure”
Patients present for liposuction of the medial and lateral thighs, but also have concerns of their inner knee area. A small stab incision can be made under local or IV sedation in the medial knee area (the inner knee) and a small fat pad usually as well localized fat that can be suctioned using a very small 2 mm cannula after a small infiltrate of tumescent fluid. This fat pad is usually a compact fat and therefore suctions out smoothly and evenly without skin laxity problems or looseness of the skin.
The example shown shows a patient with well-defined inner knee/knob knee lipodystrophy and postoperative day one shows smoothing out of the inner knees and a small amount of bruising which is expended. The knob knee procedure can be performed with total body contouring, including inner and outer thigh liposuction which helps once again to give enhanced contour of the entire inner medial thigh area from the knee all the way up to the groin.
Pre Op Back View / Post Op Back View / Post Op Frontal View
INFECTED BREAST IMPLANTS – COSTA RICA
This patient presents with breast implants placed in Costa Rica in which she pusses out and ended up with severe abscesses. Implants were removed in Costa Rica three months later. She is now seen one year later, traveling to Beverly Hills for reconstruction.
Post Op Photo
On a close-up view of the bottom vertical scar of the bilateral breast, right greater than left, you can see the thinness and laxity of the skin which is quite thinned out poor vascularity, continuous. Postoperatively, the patient underwent augmentation mammoplasty procedure using 465 high profile style 68 Natrelle saline implants through a lateral periareolar incision under the nipple. Her postoperative view shows excellent fullness, scar healing nicely under the nipple, shape is excellent and the breasts now remain soft with no evidence of recurrent scar tissue and there is nice shaping of the lower poles of the breast compared to her preoperative photos.
Patients travel internationally to have breast reconstruction here with Dr. Linder in Beverly Hills in order to often repair problems, including infections of previous breast augmentation surgery.
Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos
Before and after photos are an excellent way to understand and help clarify expectations when determining the type of plastic surgery procedure one may be considering. For the past 15 years in my practice, I have recognized the benefit of before and after photos and have been honored to have thousands of my patients choose to share their positive experiences with others on my website.
I encourage new patients that are considering plastic surgery to not only seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon, but also take the time to view the plastic surgeon’s before and after photos to get a realistic idea of possible outcomes from these photos.
Liposuction Before & After
Tummy Tuck Before & After
Gynecomastia Before & After
Breast Augmentation Before & After
There are quite a few things you can do before and after a liposuction procedure to ensure you get the best results. Start with selecting a qualified surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, be sure to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly for optimum health, and do not smoke or take any anti-coagulant medications for about two weeks before the procedure. The best liposuction candidates are not markedly overweight and do not have a significant amount of loose, sagging skin. After the procedure, lasting results can be achieved with liposuction if you follow these tips:
Wear Your Compression Garment
After liposuction, your body’s natural response is to fill the treated area with fluid. Wearing a compression garment will reduce the pain and swelling that results from surgery, and it will also help the body take on its new and improved shape. Most patients wear their garments constantly for at least two weeks or until the swelling has gone down, and some prefer to wear them much longer for comfort. I prefer that my patients wear their garments for six weeks after the procedure.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Right after the procedure, it is important to drink plenty of liquids to stay well hydrated. The body swells for several days, which is why more liquids are necessary to prevent dehydration. Restricting your fat and calorie consumption later after surgery can significantly improve the long-term outcome of liposuction. While you won’t gain fat in the treated areas as easily, it is still quite possible if you are not careful. A healthy diet can help maintain your results and possibly enhance them. Remember that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, and it is not a safeguard against weight gain.
It is important to avoid being sedentary early on during recovery. Walking at a comfortable pace will help reduce the risk of blood clots, which is a complication that can occur after any surgery. It will also help you to feel better and more “normal” after the procedure. You should not become a “couch potato” after the procedure, but strenuous exercise also must be avoided for four weeks. With less fat after liposuction, many patients tend to see results from exercise more quickly, and this motivates them to continue with a healthier lifestyle. Looking better helps to make it easier and more fun to exercise.
Some people heal more quickly than others, so it is difficult to generalize when your best results from liposuction will appear. Initial swelling goes down over the first few weeks. A smaller amount of swelling can last for a few months. The skin may also gradually tighten somewhat over several months, which is why the final result takes several months to become complete. No matter how long it takes to fully recover, the long-term results of a slimmer, more proportionate body from the procedure are generally the same for all patients.
If you are considering undergoing liposuction feel free to give us a call (310) 275-4513 to schedule a consultation or email us for more information.