Why It’s Important to Tell Your Surgeon About Past Non-Surgical Treatments

Tell Your Doctor About Past Non-Surgical Treatments

Dr. Umbareen Mahmood recently contributed to a RealSelf article about the importance of sharing nonsurgical medical history with your plastic surgeon. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“Likewise, ‘liposuction following CoolSculpting can be challenging, because the tissue is frequently fibrotic—it often feels like a firm block,’ notes Dr. Umbareen Mahmood, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City. ‘Liposuction cannulas glide through healthy fat fairly easily, but in areas that have been treated with CoolSculpting, there’s significant resistance.’ It’s still possible to lipo these areas, she notes, but it often takes longer and requires more energy to achieve a good aesthetic result.”

Read the full article on RealSelf.

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Dr. Mahmood specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Contact Dr. Mahmood to learn more about your plastic and reconstructive surgery options. Dr. Mahmood is a board certified, double Ivy League-trained surgeon practicing in Union Square, NYC.

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