Q: Dr. Eppley, I am inquiring about getting liposuction. I am in the Military and am curious about the Patriot Plastic Surgery Program. Quick bit about me, I was injured a little bit ago, and was pretty much unable to work out for a little over a year; where I gained weight and loss quite a bit of muscle mass as well. I would like to get my abdomen and love handles sized down as much as possible (or that is possible).
A: The Patriot Plastic Surgery program offers some reduction in fees for any cosmetic surgery for those who are in or have been in military service. While I have no idea as to what your body looks like, you are obviously a young man who is probably in reasonable physical condition. (not obese) Because you are a male your abdominal and flank skin is likely in good condition (no stretch marks) and can shrink down nicely after the fat is extracted. Reducing your abdomen and flanks should, therefore, provide an effective and visible improvement with liposuction.
Dr. Barry Eppley