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Insights from Michael Alexander Giuffrida, MD
liposuction in Santa Monica
When is Liposuction a Good Idea?

If you’ve thought about getting liposuction in Santa Barbara, you’re probably wondering whether the procedure makes sense for you. For a lot of people, liposuction can be an extremely gratifying experience that helps them get rid of those last few pounds that have stopped responding to diet and exercise. However, many people make the mistake…

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venice plastic surgery
How Long Will Your Plastic Surgery Results Last?

If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, you’re probably curious about how long the results will last. Cosmetic procedures can have a significant impact on your appearance and they can be a significant investment, so it makes sense to find out just how long your investment will last. Liposuction There are a lot of factors that…

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Santa Monica Lipo
Time Committed to Your Liposuction Procedure

Liposuction is something you can’t decide to do on a whim and be perfectly recovered from within a few days. It’s a surgical procedure that requires the careful hand of a skilled plastic surgeon. If you’ve been contemplating liposuction for a while, but you’re worried about how long the whole process will take — from…

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Venice Beach plastic surgeon
Save Your Skin this Summer

We all love to have a bit of a healthy glow during the summer, but too much sun exposure leads to big problems down the line include spots, wrinkles, fine lines, and potentially more dangerous things like melanomas. This summer, keep your skin happy and healthy by following these simple tips. Wear sunscreen! Sure, the…

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Venice Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Giuffrida’s Monthly Q&A: August 2015

I want my abs to look more defined.  How can I achieve this look with lipo? Great question! Many people wrongly assume that liposuction is a weight loss treatment. This isn’t actually the case. Liposuction, when done correctly, should remove no more than two to five pounds of fat. The procedure is actually meant to…

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VASER liposuction Los Angeles
VASER Liposuction vs. Laser Liposuction

One of the most common questions I get relates to the differences between VASER lipo and laser liposuction. Different plastic surgeons have their preferred form of liposuction, and that’s usually based on what they were originally trained to do. Many plastic surgeons see liposuction as a basic procedure that doesn’t require any sort of finesse.…

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Dr. Giuffrida, RealSelf Top Doctor

I’m very excited to share with you that I’m officially a Top Doctor on RealSelf.  This site is amazing and I’m proud to be part of it.  Patients can submit their questions and get insightful answers from leading plastic surgeons.  They can also give reviews, conduct plastic surgery research, and book consults.  It’s truly a…

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Liposuction Specialist
Questions to Ask Your Santa Monica Liposuction Specialist

If you’re thinking about getting liposuction in Santa Monica, you probably have a lot of questions. The biggest mistake that people who are seeking liposuction make is not asking all of their questions in advance of the procedure. As a result, people often go in with unrealistic expectations or end up trusting a plastic surgeon…

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Pre Lipo
Your Ultimate Pre-Liposuction Checklist

When getting ready for a liposuction procedure, there are a few simple things you can do to help improve your experience and ensure that your recovery goes smoothly. These are my top five preparatory liposuction tips for a safe and successful procedure: Quit smoking We all know that smoking is bad for your health, and…

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