Freeze, Fry or Suck?

November 1, 2018 10:12 pm Published by

That is the question when it comes to stubborn unwanted fat. Most Americans would like a better physique as evidenced by the popularity of gym memberships and appointments made for various fat reduction treatments. If you have tried the diet and exercise route and are not getting the results you want, it is reasonable to assess other options. It is... Read the full post

Understanding Your Plastic Surgery Recovery

June 2, 2015 4:10 pm Published by

It is rare for a patient to come in for a consultation without asking, “how long will my recovery take?” You may be surprised to learn there are two different answers to this question for each patient, and both are correct. Cosmetic surgery is unique in that recovery is measured in both medical and aesthetic terms. General surgeons typically consider... Read the full post

Is There a Way to Treat Cellulite?

January 30, 2015 6:50 pm Published by

Despite devices and products that claim otherwise, cellulite can be an extremely difficult condition to treat. Patti Flint, MD cautions patients against seeking unverified treatments to address this stubborn condition. Video Transcript: Many women have cellulite. I wish there was a great treatment for it. Unfortunately, there are many devices out there that are purported to work and unfortunately don’t.... Read the full post

Tummy Tuck vs Liposuction

January 29, 2015 6:06 pm Published by

Dr. Flints reviews before and after photos of real tummy tuck and liposuction patients to demonstrate how these procedures can correct different issues. She emphasized how the most appropriate choice is dependent upon a patient’s concerns and desired results.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

January 15, 2015 7:48 pm Published by

Liposuction may seem like a good option for weight loss, but Dr. Patti Flint emphasizes that patients should be at or near their ideal body weight before pursuing the procedure for a safe and successful outcome. If you have any questions about liposuction, contact our office today. Video Blog Transcript: Hi, I’m Patti Flint. Welcome to my video blog. I’m... Read the full post

Dr. Flint Featured on Sonoran Living Live

December 30, 2014 2:58 pm Published by

Dr. Flint is sharing her plastic surgery expertise with local Arizona viewers in an ongoing series of articles and video segments for ABC 15’s Sonoran Living Live. The series will provide insight into some of the most common cosmetic procedures. During her first segment, Dr. Flint discussed how facial rejuvenation can be personalized to suit the unique anatomy and goals... Read the full post

Body Sculpting Options for Men

November 21, 2014 2:48 pm Published by

Many men struggle with body issues related to weight loss or gain, age, and genetics. Women concerned with the same issues have long known to consult with a plastic surgeon for help; we’re glad to report more men are realizing they too can benefit from plastic surgery. Choosing an Experienced Surgeon Plastic surgery for men has risen over 273% since... Read the full post

I Can’t Wait To Try on Swimsuits!

July 7, 2014 4:57 pm Published by

I would venture to guess that only a small minority of people I know would make that statement. Most of us have a few areas on our bodies that in spite of a balanced diet and an exercise program stubbornly are more prominent than we would like. Thankfully, liposuction offers an effective and safe option to improve the appearance of... Read the full post

Sculpting the Body with Liposuction

July 31, 2013 9:07 pm Published by

Liposuction can do what no other surgery can; it reduces or eliminates spot deposits of fat that can blemish an otherwise trim silhouette. Thus it is no surprise that liposuction continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, year in and year out, because it can create pleasing, proportionate contours in the body. The trunk and thighs are... Read the full post

Is Liposuction the Best Option for You?

April 25, 2012 2:46 pm Published by

Let’s face it. We would all like to be fit and trim as effortlessly as possible. Unfortunately, Americans are not generally known for their stellar dietary habits and exercise regimens. It is therefore no surprise that liposuction remains in the top three most commonly performed cosmetic plastic surgical procedures year after year. In fact, there has been a 65% increase... Read the full post

Two Common Areas of Complaint That Are Easy to Treat

April 24, 2012 3:07 pm Published by

Dr. Flint was featured on Sonoran Living to talk about two very common areas of concern: Inner thigh thickness and Underarm fat. Most women face these two complaints, particularly after their 30s. These two areas are easy to treat, and the procedures require minimal recovery time. Watch the video:

Facts and Myths About Liposuction and Treatment for Cellulite

April 23, 2012 7:12 pm Published by

Wouldn’t you just love it if a new painless, inexpensive, and permanent treatment for unwanted fatty deposits or cellulite was available? Many medical device companies and some unethical practitioners would lead you to believe there are already options such as these available. Unfortunately, they have ignored the old adage that science must come before commerce. Many of these treatments continue... Read the full post

Liposuction Without Surgery?

April 23, 2012 6:50 pm Published by

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the US. However, many patients who are interested in the procedure have anxiety about undergoing anesthesia, or they want the shortest downtime possible with the best result available. Many new techniques promise this exact unrealistic scenario. The latest is Zeltiq, a device applied to targeted areas of excess fat... Read the full post

The Skinny on Liposuction

April 19, 2012 7:43 pm Published by

In this month’s Allure Magazine, there is an article on liposuction. For the most part it was informative, but there were a couple of comments that are just not true: for instance, that 20% of patients request a re-do. The physician who was quoted is a dermatologist. For the record, less than 1% of my liposuction patients undergo revision. The... Read the full post