Category Archives: Smartlipo Sculpting

Skin Tightening for Neck, Face & Body

0 Submitted by on Fri, 21 June 2013, 09:42
Nora Ephron, late author and playwright of such novels as “I don’t like my neck” voiced a common complaint about her aging neck. The neck and chin areas seem to belie our age even if we are in good, healthy shape and take good care of our skin. Patients feel that the sagging neck and jowls are not consistent with Continue Reading...
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Nuances in treating the Male Cosmetic Patient

0 Submitted by on Sun, 19 February 2012, 10:58
Recently I was asked by Cosmetic Surgery Times, to contribute my thoughts on treating the male cosmetic patient. The question posed; “In what ways is the male aesthetic patient differnt from his female counterpart?” There are nuance differences between men and women. Below is an excerpt of my response from this article in a segment entitled Aesthetic Exchange. Cosmetic Surgery Continue Reading...
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Could your fat save your life?

0 Submitted by on Sun, 27 November 2011, 17:09
Could your fat save your life: Emphatically YES! But how? Well, we first have to look at the cosmetic medicine field. Yes, in this case the search for beauty may lead to health and longevity! There is a rapidly expanding field of medicine called Regenerative Medicine. I have alluded to such regenerative techniques in previous blogs about using one’s own Continue Reading...
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Health is beauty and beauty is health.

1 Submitted by on Sun, 20 November 2011, 21:54
Recently a recurring theme has been evident during patient consultations at my office. Many patients believe that they are requesting a cosmetic procedure to look better, younger, more attractive, etc. From an evolutionary perspective, we are part of the animal kingdom. Yes, we have a higher level of thought and emotions. Yet, we share two survival traits of all animals Continue Reading...
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Fat's where its at! For my face? A Brazilian Butt Lift?

1 Submitted by on Sat, 24 September 2011, 17:07
I have recently had the honor to be a speaker at the 2011 American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons Fall meeting on the Big Island of Hawaii.  It was exciting not only to present our philosophy and technique of facial fat grafting but to learn from my colleagues.  To listen to Dr. Tom’s Ask the Expert Show on this topic, click onto the Continue Reading...
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Liposuction Breast Reduction

2 Submitted by on Sun, 05 June 2011, 19:39
Many women complain of heaviness, back pain and a stigma from having too large a breast size.  Recently a novel approach to reduce breast volume has been introduced using liposuction.  This avoids the traditional large incision breast reduction surgery.  This was highlighted in New You Magazine: Below is  recent patient inquiry regarding liposuction breast reduction. “Hi I was looking at Continue Reading...
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Bikini Tuck

2 Submitted by on Thu, 14 April 2011, 22:03
Bikini Tuck aka Tummy Tuck under local anesthesia Click on the above link to listen to Dr. Walter Tom on “Ask the Expert” describe the different treatments for tightening loose abdominal skin. In our too fast paced society we want results yesterday with a no downtime but significant results.  Many of my patients desired an alternative to a traditional tummy Continue Reading...
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Wake Up Sleeping Beauty!

0 Submitted by on Sat, 12 March 2011, 16:32
Awake Cosmetic Procedures Patients are increasingly demanding cosmetic procedures with as little downtime as possible. They want to walk out of a procedure without the drowsiness of general anesthesia. Now more than ever cosmetic procedures such as laser liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augementation and varicose vein laser surgery can be performed with just local anesthesia. This is a definite trend Continue Reading...
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Florida interest in Selphyl enhanced Fat Transfer

0 Submitted by on Sat, 19 February 2011, 08:27
Selphyl platelet rich plasma fibrin matrix or the Vampire Facelift is getting a lot of media attention.  I do believe that it’s biggest impact may be how it enhances facial fat grafting as featured on our web link: A patient emailed me all the way from Florida about the use of Selphyl in facial fat grafting because of the Continue Reading...
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Unhappy Tummy Tuck – What to do?

2 Submitted by on Fri, 26 November 2010, 15:14
I received an inquiry from a patient of another surgeon regarding her tummy tuck.   She requested my advice for alternative solutions.   She was unhappy with the excess fat or “New Love Handle I never had before” following her procedure.   Her level of frustration and desperation was readily apparent in the tone of her email.  My edited response to preserve confidentiality of Continue Reading...
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