Technological Advancements Make Surgeries Even Safer

Cosmetic surgery procedures are still gaining in popularity thanks to even more advancements in the field. Dr. Barry Kaplan of Kaplan Cosmetic Surgery has pioneered some of these advancements and incorporated developments in the area of minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Kaplan’s procedures are performed under local or tumescent anesthesia. Local anesthesia results in safer, less invasive procedures, quicker recovery and in some cases more affordable procedures. Complication rates are much greater under general anesthesia and the body is put at a greater risk.

Thanks to this advancement, patients can easily walk out of the office 15 minutes after surgery, pain free. Patients are also in surgery for a shorter time which lessens the risk of other complications.
Procedures that can be performed with local anesthesia include breast augmentation, face-lifts, liposculpture and tummy tucks.

Breast Augmentation — Patients are awake and placed in a sitting position where they are part of the team to determine a satisfactory appearance and size. Fifteen minutes after the procedure is completed, patients are able to walk out of the office without pain.

Liposculpture is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted lumps, bulges and areas of fat using a thin suction tube (cannula) placed into the body fat through small incisions. It has been named “sculpting” because the procedure is more refined and greatly improved over traditional liposuction. The results are smoother and surgery takes less time. Areas that can be treated include the abdomen, inner/outer thighs, breast reduction, neck and what is commonly described as “muffin top.”

Facelifts or mini-lifts create a defined jaw line, tighten and lift skin, or minimize jowls. All procedures are performed using safe and affordable comfort anesthesia with trusted techniques that offer the advantage of little to no bleeding, less swelling and bruising, and no drains.

Dr. Kaplan’s extensive surgical training, education and 35 years of medical experience have led to many innovations in cosmetic surgery procedures that are now standards for the profession. Dr. Kaplan has successfully completed over 8,500 surgeries. His innovations have produced surgical methods that benefit all of his patients. Patients of Kaplan Cosmetic Surgery have lifetime check-ups at no cost.

Dr. Kaplan has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) since 1998. Visit or call (800) 329-4411.