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Body Contouring: Making Sense of Liposuction, Thigh Lift, Tummy Tuck

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Among our plastic surgery patients here in Honolulu, body contouring procedures always garner a lot of questions. Even beyond patient concerns about recovery time and the surgery itself, the first question is often much simpler: How do I know what I need? There’s a veritable alphabet soup of options today, but let’s focus on a few procedures that target the lower body and the midsection. Thigh lift or liposuction? Having lean, long legs is a common desire among women — and while there is nothing that can be done to lengthen the legs (short of wearing high heels), the leanness … Continue reading

Shim Ching, MD