Can Fat Return after you get Lipo?

Liposuction was one of the top five plastic surgery procedures of last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Their data reveals that 235,237 liposuction procedures were performed, which was a 6 percent increase over the previous year. That means that hundreds of thousands of patients enjoyed the noticeable improvement in body shape that liposuction provides. Dr. Dennis Bucko is one of the most experienced liposuction experts in San Diego. He performed the first liposuction in San Diego County in 1985 after being trained by the famed originator of the procedure, Dr. Yves Gerard Illouz, in Paris, France.

Some of the San Diego liposuction candidates that Dr. Bucko encounters in consultation are curious as to how long the results typically last. Before proceeding with liposuction surgery, they want to know the likelihood of fat returning after liposuction.

If you are considering liposuction but have concerns about the longevity of the results, this blog post is for you. Read more

Why a Plastic Surgeon’s Credentials Matter

The process of selecting a plastic surgeon may seem lengthy and is sometimes challenging. A great way to focus on only the best surgeons is to look carefully at their credentials. Certain credentials help distinguish trustworthy plastic surgeons from the rest.

Here, renowned San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Bucko reveals the credentials that matter most and should help guide your search. Read more

Tummy Tuck vs. Lipo: What’s Better for a Flabby Stomach?

One of the chief complaints among Dr. Dennis Bucko’s San Diego cosmetic surgery patients is a flabby stomach. No matter how carefully someone eats or how much they exercise, it can be difficult to spot-tone, spot-reduce fat or tighten the skin of a soft or sagging abdomen. Factors like pregnancy, aging, genetics and weight fluctuation can make changes impossible without surgery.

How to treat a flabby stomach often comes down to a discussion about the merits of tummy tuck versus liposuction. Here, Dr. Bucko explains some of the variables that determine whether tummy tuck or liposuction is more appropriate. Read more

Breast Augmentation Secrets from Women Who’ve Had It

Breast augmentation is more popular than ever. A recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals that 290,467 women opted to have breast implants placed in 2016.

If you’re facing your own breast augmentation surgery, who better to give you advice than women that have already had it? Here, San Diego cosmetic surgeon Dr. Dennis Bucko reveals secrets from some of his former breast augmentation patients. Read more

Common Questions about Breast Surgery and Nipples

Nipples are an important consideration in any breast surgery. Dr. Dennis Bucko, a trusted breast surgeon in San Diego, is often asked how breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift will change the nipples (if at all!). Here, Dr. Bucko has compiled the most common questions he receives about breast surgery and nipples. Read more

Will a Breast Implant Lift My Breast?

As a trusted San Diego breast surgeon, Dr. Dennis Bucko fields a variety of questions and inquiries from potential candidates. A common concern among many is noticeable breast sagging and what can be done to correct it. Some women believe that placing breast implants can help to lift sagging breasts. Unfortunately, that is not entirely true in all cases. Dr. Bucko explains more here. Read more

Can I Breastfeed after Breast Lift Surgery?

Contrary to what some may believe, not all breast lift patients are past their childbearing years and finished having babies. Some of Dr. Dennis Bucko’s breast lift patients are in their late 20s or 30s and plan to have children in the future. Questions involving how a breast lift might affect nursing are common. Dr. Bucko thought his blog would be the perfect place to answer these questions for women that may have concerns. Read more

When Can I Resume Exercise after Plastic Surgery?

Are you an active person that enjoys exercise and finds yourself frequently on-the-go? Do you anticipate having a hard time sitting still while you recover from your planned plastic surgery procedure? You’re not alone. Resuming exercise after plastic surgery is a topic frequently discussed with San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Bucko. Here, he shares his general guidelines and timeline for gradually getting back up to speed after surgery. Read more

Working Out to Tighten Loose Skin – Fact or Fiction?

One of the most common cosmetic concerns that San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Bucko hears from patients at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center is loose skin. He has encountered numerous men and women that have stretched-out, saggy skin as the result of losing excess weight or simply because of the effects of the aging process with loss of skin elasticity. For many of them, the loose skin is just as embarrassing as being overweight.

Some people have been told a lie: that if they exercise enough and build muscle, the loose skin will shrink. The truth is that no lifestyle change — exercise or otherwise — can improve the elasticity of the skin and help it return to its pre-stretched state. Especially in cases of massive weight loss, the skin cannot retract over a significantly smaller body shape — either naturally or with the right amount of exercise and muscle. Read more

What to Wear after Tummy Tuck Surgery

Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery is a cosmetic body contouring procedure designed to reduce accumulated belly fat, repair weakened abdominal muscles and remove excess sagging skin. While not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, healthy eating, and appropriate medical advice, tummy tuck can address fat deposits and loose skin that do not respond to healthy lifestyle choices.

Anyone considering tummy tuck should be aware of the post-operative side effects, including swelling. Swelling can be uncomfortable and make wearing regular clothes challenging. Fortunately, things like compression garments and loose-fitting clothing may provide relief following surgery.

In this blog post, Dr. Dennis Bucko goes into more detail about what happens after tummy tuck surgery and what to wear during that period of time to stay comfortable. Read more