Entries by Dr. Fleming

Recovery after Liposuction

Recovery after liposuction varies from patient to patient and varies depending on the area that was treated. However, there are some general guidelines.   Immediately after surgery: After the surgery you will spend some time in a recovery room monitored by nursing staff until  I give the green light to have you released.  After the […]

Tummy Tuck-Are you a good candidate?

Everyone seems to have something they would change about their bodies. It seems like achieving a flatter tummy is high on the list. Despite sticking to a diet plan and exercise routine, sometimes a little extra help is needed. Say hello to the Tummy Tuck.  It is one of the most popular elective surgeries that […]

The Skinny on Liposuction

THE SKINNY ON LIPOSUCTION Liposuction allows the surgeon to reshape areas of the body that have excess fat deposits. The procedure improves the body’s contours. Liposuction is the second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States. In 2015 over 220,000 liposuction procedures were performed. This is up 5% from 2014. I have performed […]

Winter is a great time for Cosmetic Surgery.

Winter is a great time for cosmetic surgery.    Winter is here and baby it’s cold outside! This Winter has been uncharacteristically cold and snowy for the Tri-Cities. I’ve been here almost 9 years and I’ve never seen anything like it. But there is good news! Winter is a great time to get cosmetic surgery […]

Botox – Answers to my patients most common questions.

  Botox. Who would think that a substance that is responsible for food poisoning could also make us look more youthful! Below I’ve listed some of the more common questions I’m frequently asked by my patients.   What is Botox? Botox is a prescription drug and is made by the drug company Allergan. It works […]

Undergoing Liposuction

What to expect when undergoing liposuction.  The liposuction procedure will begin with the anesthesiologist administering sedation. A small incision between .5cm-1cm wide will be made. Through the incision a tumescent solution will be injected into the area being treated. This solution contains sterile salt water, anesthetic and epinephrine. The tumescent solution is used to expand […]

What this Plastic Surgeon wants you to know about Breast Augmentation surgery.

    Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most common surgeries that I perform. In the past 25 years I have done thousands of augmentations. Here are some things I’ve learned. Women seek breast augmentation surgery for several reasons. They may want to restore breast volume that has been lost as a result of […]