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About Louis Cole
Dr. Cole has been trained and is certified to perform SmartLipo, tumescent liposuction, power assisted liposuction and fat transfer to the breast and buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift). He regularly attends national and international cosmetic surgery meetings and learns the latest in cutting-edge procedures.

Body areas which can be treated with liposuction

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Liposuction can be a great way to get rid of pockets of fats that are resistant to exercise and diet. This procedure can be used all over the body, including the lower body and the upper body. This article highlights the areas of the body that can be treated with liposuction

Body areas which can be treated with liposuction

Double Chin: A “double chin” is the excess fat found in the chin and neck that create a fold, making it appear like you have two chins. Often, this is as a result of being overweight. This can be significantly improved with liposuction.

double chin

Buffalo Hump: A “buffalo hump” refers to an abnormal fat deposit located at the neck and upper back. It is often as a result of steroid treatment, overproduction of some steroids by the body and obesity. Liposuction can help get rid of this fat deposit.

Bat Wings: Liposuction can help treat flabby arms as a result of fat.
Bra Fat: Bra fat is excess fat with fat rolls in the upper back area. Liposuction offers a fantastic way to remove this excess fat.

Abdomen: The abdomen may have excess layers of fat resistant to exercise and diet. Liposuction can work wonders in getting rid of this fat.

abdomen lipo

Belly Pooch: A “belly pooch” is a fat pocket usually found on the lower belly. This is completely different from a potbelly that occur as a result of being overweight. It occurs in people with normal weight who happen to have accumulated fat in this area. Such people are ideal candidates for liposuction.

Love Handle: This is fat on the sides of your abdomen. This part is also known as the flanks. Even the slimmest men and women struggle with this resistant fat deposit. If you are one of them, go for liposuction.

Hips: Localized fat deposits on the hips can be treated with liposuction. Often, liposuction of the hips, flanks and thighs are combined for a smooth, continuous contour.

Saddlebag: This is the fat deposit that has accumulated on the outer part of the upper thigh. Reducing this fat deposit with liposuction will allow pants to fit through the upper leg.

Kissing Thighs: This is the phenomenon of having the inner thighs rubbing/touching against each other due to too much fat. However, this should not be confused with inner thighs that touch as a result of increased muscle development. Going for liposuction can help to treat such condition.

Information on Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

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Brazilian butt lift is a medically approved medical procedure that is capable of giving women youthful, curvy and perky buttocks. Since its inception, it has been successfully used to improve posture of women with flat and sagging buttocks. One of the major highlights of this method is that it uses your own fat which is retrieved from various parts of the body.

How is it done?

This is one of the most common questions among women contemplating to undergo this procedure. As mentioned earlier, fat is extracted with liposuction from selected parts of body. The fat is then taken through a number of controlled processes to purify it before it’s re-injected into the buttocks. Ideally, the fat is added on the upper quadrant of your buttocks to give them that perky and sensual look that you have been yearning for.

How is the fat extracted from the body?

First, liposuction is carried out on specific areas around or close to the buttocks such as thighs and stomach. Decantation and centrifugation are some of the methods used to purify the fat before being re-injected into the buttocks. In most cases, only 25% of the total fat cells are found suitable for re-injection. Special cannulas are used to re-inject the fats into the selected areas and at varying depths to achieve highest absorption rate. The correct injection methods have to be used to achieve natural and uniform results.

How long does it take to recover fully from the procedure?

To fast track the healing process, patients are advised to avoid sitting directly on their buttocks for at least three weeks so as to get long lasting results. Advancement in technology has led to development of special garment that is designed to control swelling for the first few weeks. 6-8 weeks after the procedure, you will be able to take part in various physical exercises such as Yoga and Treadmill workouts. However, it is important to consult your surgeon for more details on how to workout correctly.

One of the major advantages derived from this procedure is that it’s natural unlike other synthetic methods that are linked to health complications that affect ones productivity. If well performed, the results can last for a lifetime even if you lose or gain weight.

Revamp your body posture and beauty by undergoing Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. Be sure to choose a surgeon who is legally accredited (like Dr. Cole), experienced and reputable to get value for your money.

The Basics of Cosmetic Breast Surgery

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Plastic surgery specializes in repair and reconstruction of missing or damaged skin and tissue. It is, usually, done because of injury, illness, or defects from birth. Its main aim is to restore the functions of the affected organs to the normal. Plastic surgery also helps improve the appearance of body organs. Cosmetic surgery of the breasts is a specialization of plastic surgery that concerns enhancement of their aesthetic appearance. There are three broad categories or options of cosmetic surgery done on the breasts: Breast reduction, Breast reconstruction, and Breast augmentation.

Breast Augmentation

It is performed to improve the size, appearance, and shape of a female’s breasts. Women consider undergoing the breast augmentation for various reasons. Some feel their breasts are too small or opt for it when their breasts change in size and shape after child birth. Others are just after having an asymmetry in their breasts. The surgery is performed with implants that are placed over or under the chest muscles. The incision can be done in the areola, lower breast fold, or axilla. Generally, breast augmentations can be termed as being minimally invasive.

The implants are made of a silicon shell that is filled with either silicone gel or saline. A woman gets the chance to determine her desired size by having trial implants. Currently, silicone gel implants are available strictly to women taking part in approved studies while saline implants are available for use by all women. It is a straightforward procedure, but women should seek help from surgeons that are certified by the relevant bodies and boards.

Breast Reconstruction

The procedure is usually performed on women who undergo mastectomy. The procedure results in breasts of the desired volume, appearance, and contour. The normal breast function and sensation do not usually return after the milk glands, ducts, and sensory nerves have been injured or removed. The volume, appearance, and shape can all be recreated using the woman’s tissue or implants. When an implant is used, it must be re-sized to match the other breast and is usually placed under a chest muscle. When a women’s tissue is used for the reconstruction, parts of the abdominal wall, skin, or buttock muscles are most preferred. Sometimes, surgery must be performed on both breasts to create symmetry. Reconstruction can be done any time after mastectomy.

Breast Reduction

It is surgery performed on women who feel their breasts are too large or heavy. Such women experience discomforts such as back pain or neck pain because of the breasts. During the procedure, excess fat, skin, and breast tissues are removed. It is a highly effective procedure, but mostly very invasive. It is one of the most complex cosmetic breast operations done today. Women who undergo the surgery can have breastfeeding problems or changes in breast sensation.


Just like other surgeries, cosmetic breast surgery too has risks and complications. The extent of risk depends on factors such as the surgeon’s experience, area of the tissue involved, and the health of the patient. The procedures have specific risks, but some of the general risks are such as scarring, infection, or death of the repaired skin because of restricted blood flow.

Breast implants build confidence for many woman

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Beauty obsessed Venezuelans women face breast implants shortage. The shortage has made women to turn for the desperate measures including using devices that are wrong size or made in china- obviously, they don’t meet the set quality standards. Venezuelans women once had an easy access to breast implants approved by the United States, Food and Drug Administration. But due to restrictive economy, local business have been deprived the cash to import foreign goods necessary for the operation.

According to Dr. Ernesto Mendoza, a surgeon who has specialized in plastic and reconstructive surgery based in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, the government policy to control currency has become so tight that it is difficult for cosmetic surgeons to import the preferred and more effective and safe American implants, thus they have turned to cheaper and riskier made in china alternatives. In fact, the Venezuela government is in control of currency such that they decide who get access to foreign currencies, including dollars.

Venezuela is well known for its socialist economic policies and the beauty queens. But this is not mystery because the country is known to suffer shortage of everything including staple food, toilet paper, bread, but breast implants and other medical supplies are the latest on the list of scarce items breast implants are also the most overlooked item.

Cosmetic surgeries especially breast surgery is very popular in Venezuela. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, more than 85,000 breast surgeries are done in Venezuela. Only Germany, United States, Mexico and Brazil perform more breast surgeries than Venezuela.

Is shortage of breast implants affecting women only?

Venezuela is known for its beauty queens who perform in international platforms. The shortage of breast implants is not only affecting women who would like to have breast augmentation, but will also hurt the future culture and history of the country.

Which Country leads by the number of Cosmetic Procedures?

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Brazil surpassed the USA in the number of performed cosmetic surgeries last year (2013). According to the ISAPS (international society of aesthetic plastic surgery), while in the States the number of procedures were around 1,45 million in Brazil during the same period 1,49 million cosmetic and aesthetic surgeries were recorded.


This is the first time that a different country (other than the USA) grabs the top spot in the ranking of countries and plastic procedures.

The Brazilians themselves argue that the reasons of the rise in procedures in the largest south American country, might lie in the increasing wealthy population. Also added the fact that cosmetic and plastic surgery prices drop every year (mostly due to lower prices in medical supplies and the increasing competition – new doctors graduate every year in Brazil – making competition stronger and forcing other surgeons to keep up in competition with prices and special cosmetic offers).

Brazil maintains the number 1 in 10 of the most popular cosmetic procedures. Among the listed procedures are “Vaginal rejuvenation” , “Abdominal definition – aka High Def Liposuction” and Hair Transplants, “Brazilian Butt Lifts”, and of course the usual “Breast Augmentation and “Liposuction” complete the list.

It is no surprise to see the buttocks augmentation in the list of top procedures. Brazilian plastic surgeons are pioneers in the famous “Brazilian Butt Lift” technique used to enhance the female behind (this surgery is not only thought for women, a low but increasing number of men are opting to have their buttocks increased in size).

Brazilians are open minded and somewhat used to be surrounded by sculptural bodies, just take a walk along the beach line in Copa cabana in Rio de Janeiro. You will witness the dedication to beauty and the importance Brazilians put into their physical appearances.

Brazilian cosmetics in numbers:

  • From 2008 to 2011 – 41% increase in plastic and cosmetic surgery patients in Brazil.
  • The size of the Brazilian middle class represents 51% of the population


The other places in the list of countries are:

+   Mexico (close to the million procedures last year)

+   Germany (650.000 cosmetic procedures)

+   Spain (450.000 procedures)