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Liposuction: A Popular Plastic Surgery from Raleigh to Beverly Hills

Liposuction: The Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedure from Raleigh to Beverly Hills. Dr. Michael Law, a board certified plastic surgeon has moved his Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice to his hometown of Raleigh, NC. He
discusses new advancements in liposuction.

Press Release Body = Liposuction: The Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedure from Raleigh to Beverly Hills. Dr. Michael Law, a board certified plastic surgeon has moved his Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice to his hometown of Raleigh, NC. He
discusses new advancements in liposuction.

Liposuction is a body contouring operation that requires not only an artist’s eye, but also the insight to determine which patients are likely to benefit from the procedure (and which specific areas of a patient’s body are appropriate for liposuction). When artfully and appropriately applied, liposuction can produce
dramatic contour improvements. As with all plastic surgery, the goal should be to produce a natural contour.

Aren’t there different kinds of liposuction?
Liposuction is traditionally performed using vacuum suction. Recently, new technologies have become available in an attempt to improve the efficiency of fat removal. ‘Power-assisted’ liposuction uses an energy source applied to the liposuction apparatus to create vibrations that enhance the efficiency of fat

‘Ultrasonic’ liposuction, uses ultrasonic energy emitted by the liposuction apparatus to emulsify (liquefy) fat and enhance its removal. A consequence of ultrasonic energy emission is heating of tissues, which can lead to burns and other complications if a number of precautions are not carefully followed. This has led some plastic surgeons to not adopt or to abandon ultrasonic liposuction.

Is ‘tumescent’ liposuction better? Well, yes, but tumescent technique is used for all liposuction, and has been for a quite some time. ‘Tumescent technique’ essentially means that a saline solution
containing epinephrine is injected into the areas to be suctioned, so that blood vessels in the fat constrict and bleeding is minimized.

Choose your surgeon carefully Liposuction is the most commonly performed surgical procedure each year in the United States. Here’s a statistic that many may not have heard: the majority of physicians performing liposuction in the United States are not plastic surgeons; in fact, many do not have any formal surgical training whatsoever. It seems hard to
believe, but many physicians performing liposuction have had no more training in liposuction than a ‘weekend course’. One way to determine whether or not a physician has had appropriate training in a particular surgery is to confirm that they have
hospital privileges for that procedure.

Perhaps some practicioners view liposuction as a ‘simple’ surgery, since it does not involve making large incisions, and it requires little, if any, suturing. Nothing could be further form the truth.

Dr. Michael Law believes that Liposuction is a very challenging operation that requires careful planning and preparation, and a great deal of care and finesse when it is performed. It requires a three-dimensional understanding of the layers of human anatomy, an understanding that is second nature to a surgeon alone. I think that it is often an inadequate understanding of anatomy (and, perhaps, of the body’s response to surgery) that leads to poor results in liposuction which are sometimes seen.

Dr. Law believes the goal of aesthetic plastic surgery today is to provide a natural, not "done" result. When performed expertly, friends and family of an
aesthetic surgery patient will often comment that a patient looks great, but can't put their finger on what the change is. Good plastic surgery doesn't look like
surgery, it just looks good.

About Dr. Michael Law:

Dr. Michael Law is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina where his father, Reverend Thomas Law, served as pastor of St. Paul’s Christian Church for 30 years. Dr. Law attended Broughton High School. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.D. degree at Emory University, where he graduated magna cum laude, second in his class of over 100 graduating physicians.

Dr. Law then traveled west to California. He elected to pursue a rigorous ten year training program that includes general surgery residency at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), plastic surgery residency at the University of Southern California (USC), and a plastic surgery fellowship at USC. His ten years of formal training following medical school amount to twice that of some plastic surgeons.

Dr. Law is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has authored and co-authored publications appearing in peer-reviewed journals and surgical textbooks, and he has made presentations at regional and national meetings throughout the United States. Since 2004 his North Carolina practice and medical spa have twice been featured on the cover of Plastic Surgery News, the official news journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Upon completing his surgical training, he remained in California where he had a successful aesthetic plastic surgery practice in Beverly Hills. North Carolina always seemed like home, however, and in 2002 he made the decision to leave California and bring his exceptional training and talents to his hometown of Raleigh. He still sees patients from California and all parts on the U.S. and Europe who seek natural results from plastic surgery. Dr. Law resides in Raleigh with his wife Kile and their two young sons.
Dr. Law has been recognized in many "best of" polls since opening his Raleigh, North Carolina plastic surgery practice. Dr. Law has been recognized by both the public and his peers for his outstanding achievements and talent. And he shares information with colleagues at plastic surgery meetings and in plastic surgery news journals. His practice has been featured in national magazines, newscasts and television programs. But he has declined invitations to participate in plastic surgery reality television programs.

Dr. Law performs plastic surgery in a hospital O.R. and provides a complimentary overnight hospital stay with medical observation to enhance patient comfort and to provide peace of mind to patients and their families. 

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