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Does Fat Return After Liposuction?

Posted on May 9, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

Many women and men may have read with dismay the current study from the University of Colorado indicating that fat removed via liposuction returns to another area of the body. The study published in Obesity,by the University of Colorado, appears to have valid controls in terms of measurements, however, the directive to “not change lifestyle ” may be problematic.

Having performed liposuction for over twenty years, including many of the newer, less invasive forms of liposuction in the last five years, I have had a different experience with my patients than the study would suggest. Liposuction has never been described as, nor should it be considered, a weight loss procedure….

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Dr. Ringler Discusses Body Contouring Options

Posted on November 10, 2010 by Dr. Ringler

In this new video, Grand Rapids plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Ringler talks about the many new options for body contouring, including Smart Lipo, Body Jet water-assisted liposuction, and CoolSculpting by Zeltiq.


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Does Laser Liposuction Really Tighten the Skin?

Posted on September 8, 2010 by Dr. Ringler

New technologies in liposuction are being developed continually, creating more choices for patients and more effective tools for plastic surgeons. One of these recent developments is laser-assisted liposuction, a body slimming technique that liquefies fat prior to removal. The main benefits touted for the procedure include greater precision and reduced trauma to surrounding tissues.

Skin tightening is another benefit of the laser being mentioned more frequently as of late. Loose, sagging skin is a concern for liposuction patients, as simple fat removal can’t address poor skin elasticity in older patients. In order to achieve good results with liposuction, the skin must contract to a satisfactory degree after the procedure.

Makers of laser liposuction platforms claim that their systems can…

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