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Cosmetic Surgeon David Amron Answers Liposuction Questions

Ask Dr. David Amron questions on liposuction, laser assisted liposuction, revision liposuction, tumescent liposuction, SmartLipo, Lipodissolve, and other liposuction alternatives.

Cosmetic Surgeon David Amron Answers Liposuction Questions

Postby Make_Me_Heal_Team » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:50 am

Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. David Amron Answers Liposuction Questions

Hello Everyone,

We are excited to welcome cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Amron (http://www.expertliposuction.com), who is an expert in liposuction and revision liposuction. Dr. Amron only performs liposuction in his practice and has perfected his approach to the tumescent liposuction technique over more than a decade. Dr. Amron was trained as a dermatologist, but almost immediately following his studies turned his focus exclusively to liposuction. Being that dermatologists are credited with having perfected the tumescent liposuction technique used by plastic surgeons today, physicians as Dr. Amron have been instrumental in advancing the technique to what it is today.

Dr. Amron is known internationally as an expert in liposuction and revision liposuction. He has meticulously sculpted thousands of patients for over ten years and is well respected for achieving consistently outstanding results with his “pure tumescent liposuction” technique.

Please post your questions in new topics in this forum and not in this locked topic.

NOTE: Because Dr. Amron is running a busy practice, he will only be able to answer when he is available and may not be able to answer all questions.



Dr. Amron strongly feels that the patient being conscious during liposuction is essential to achieving optimal results. The reason for this is that precise patient positioning is only possible under local anesthesia. Remember that Liposuction is sculpting the body and Dr. Amron feels it is much more difficult if not impossible to meticulously sculpt an area without the patient being able to assume exact positions during the procedures.

With liposuction patient positioning is crucial to achieving an outstanding result. If the angle of entry of the liposuction cannula is not always kept parallel to the skin surface irregularities and dimples may result. Dr Amron’s technique is to start in the deep fat and gradually tunnel to the surface using progressively smaller and flatter cannulas. He also prefers to “crisscross” his passes with the cannula, creating a precise network of tunnels in the fat ensuring a smooth natural looking result.

As liposuction is the only major cosmetic surgery Dr. Amron performs, his approach to evaluating every potential candidate is taken very seriously. Not everybody is a good candidate for liposuction. It is not about being fat or overweight. Simply put as Dr. Amron says, “liposuction is all about balancing a person’s proportions and removing genetically disproportionate areas of fat storage. It is a technique to reduce areas of fatty tissue that cannot be reduced by diet and exercise.” A good candidate therefore, is someone who is disproportionate. The patient does not necessarily have to be overweight to undergo liposuction. In fact Dr. Amron feels it is inappropriate to perform surgery on a person who is simply overweight but completely proportionate. This is a mistake made by many surgeons and does the patient a disservice because it can permanently throw them out of proportion. When this occurs the fat can disproportionately store in other areas. The surgeon has made the patient “disproportionate.” An overweight proportionate person should loose weight and exercise.

On the other hand, a patient who is thin may be an excellent candidate if he/she is disproportionate. If an individual diets, exercises and has stubborn areas that do not go away it is likely that they have excess fatty tissue in these areas that will only be removed with liposuction. Some of the best candidates for liposuction can be thin but disproportionate.

He has been instrumental in teaching other surgeons his liposuction technique: demonstrating how rapid recovery time is. He is also an outspoken advocate for making the public aware of “mini liposuction” which is performed in less than one hour.

Dr. Amron was raised in Los Angeles and attended the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, San Diego. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He then returned to California for his postgraduate education.

Dr. Amron served his internal medicine internship at Cedars Sinai Medicine Center, Los Angeles. After completing his internship he was awarded the prestigious Dermatology Foundation Research Fellowship and completed two years of scientific and clinical research at UCLA, primarily working on growth characteristics of skin cancer. He then completed his dermatology residency at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, receiving extensive training in both clinical dermatology and dermatologic surgery. Prior to being in partnership with Dr. Nassif and starting Spalding Drive Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, Dr. Amron has spent the previous several years in private practices in busy dermatology and cosmetic surgery practice in Sherman
Oaks, California.

The doctor is a board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Liposuction Surgery, American Society for MOHS Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Amron has published numerous articles in dermatologic journals and has been an author for dermatologic surgery and medical textbooks. He has lectured nationally to the medical community on skin diseases and gives informative talks on dermatologic surgery to various other distinguished groups. In addition, he has served as a peer manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and the Archives of Dermatology.
In addition to excelling in general clinical dermatology, Dr. Amron has a special interest in skin cancer, MOHS surgery as well as cosmetic dermatology.

He has been featured on KCBS Channel 2 News, Fox Good Day LA., KCBS Women to Women, and on KCAL Channel 9 News, EXTRA, Inside Edition, ABC News and VH1, where Dr. Amron was filmed performing his famous “mini liposuction” live, highlighting his impressive results while speaking with the patient during the entire procedure. He has also been featured in numerous studies on dermatology and cosmetic surgery in various magazines and newspapers articles. Additionally, Dr. Amron has demonstrated on television the use of the V-Beam laser for the treatment of rosacea and broken capillaries.

• Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
• Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
• Fellow, American Academy of Dermatologic Surgery
• Fellow, American Society of Liposuction Surgery
• Fellow, American Society for MOHS Surgery
• Fellow, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

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Revision question for Dr. Amron

Postby sloweyes » Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:48 am

Hello Dr Amron

I am scheduled for revision of SmartLipo to ab and "love handle" (my dr's term) areas....I had zero results the first time (9 months ago). I am a larger woman, and will still be afterwards, but I am quite in shape from many years of exercise and very physical job....not looking for anything but a "spot reduction" of those areas. I am 52 and the fat began to accumulate there as menopause has set in.

My question is: is there anything I can tell my surgeon to reiterate my unhappiness with the lack of initial results w/o setting him on edge? I understand doctors have pride and strong ego, that is a welcome characteristic, but I was unhappy with initial results and it took many visits to get him to agree there was a problem and needed revision. His attitude has seemed to be "just let me take care of it" but I did do that the first time, and was very displeased with the results.

Thank you
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Postby DrAmron » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:23 pm

I chuckled when I read your question. You seem like a very astute individual. Yes doctors tend to have egos and we all like to be “right” about things. So let me give a shot at answering this question without appearing too self-assured.

With all seriousness, I do feel that it’s important to try to get the right results with liposuction the first time. The best chance of achieving the best result is the first time you’re in there. I do understand your concern about letting that surgeon go ahead a second time when you felt it wasn’t done right the first time. So, I’m not quite sure how to answer this. I have, over the years, seen patients who have felt the same as you who come to see me for liposuction. I think it depends on the healthy communication you have with him and your sense that you trust him to go in the second time and make more improvements.

I want to comment about what technique is used in terms of what people think will give them the best result. It sounds like you had smart liposuction done the first time and that’s what’s going to be done the second time. I try to always make it a point to mention to my patients that it’s not about the technology but about the skills of the surgeon in terms of how good the result is. Smart liposuction is just a slightly different form of liposuction using a laser under the skin. The liposuction still has to be done properly and completely with good judgment, with the right amount of fat being taken out and in the right places to receive a good result. Once again, it’s not the technology itself.

It’s hard for me to tell you whether to trust this particular surgeon. If you feel you have a good relationship with him, that he cares about your happiness and achieving the best result; I would say it’s worth giving him another try. I think if there is a poor result, it’s definitely better for the poor result to be where more fat needs to be taken out versus the liposuction being too aggressive. It is easy to go back in and remove more fat. It’s very difficult to fix when liposuction is done overly aggressively. So, I would say that if he was overly aggressive on you the first time, I would probably be less likely to trust him to go back and fix things. But, it sounds like he was not aggressive enough.

If you have any questions regarding the results you’re going to have from a second surgery from this doctor, you might want to get a second or third opinion. But understand that it’s important to choose who you’re getting an opinion from very carefully. Because, like you said, doctors do have egos. Many times they like to portray they are better at something than the previous surgeon who did the work; that they’re going to be the hero to make the patient happy. I do think it is good for you to get another opinion, but be careful who you’re getting that opinion from in terms of being given a clear and honest opinion.

Hope this helps,

Dr. Amron
Dr. David Amron
Liposuction Surgeon
Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery and Dermatology
120 S. Spalding Drive, Ste. 315
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 275-2467 - phone
(310) 275-6651 - fax
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