Body procedures videos

Videos by Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez about plastic surgery for the body and related topics.

  • Lockwood Technique Tummy Tuck

    Dr. Rodriguez standing in front of a dry erase board illustrating the Lockwood technique for tummy tucks

    The Lockwood technique minimizes tissue trauma and preserves crucial blood supply. Dr. Rodriguez explains and illustrates why this tummy tuck method not only accelerates healing, but also reduces the risk of complications like wound separation and seromas as well as optimized liposuction outcomes.

  • Tummy Tuck Testimonial

    A patient standing in front of a camera to give a testimonial.

    After losing 110 pounds, Sue sought me out to help her achieve her goal of looking as good as she felt after the significant weight loss. She decided to have a Tummy tuck to remove excess hanging skin and fat.

  • Tumescent liposuction or Laser lipo?

    Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez sitting behind his desk.

    There seems to be a lot of confusion about the different technologies plastic surgeons today are using for liposuction. Are the new technologies like Laser lipo and Ultrasonic lipo as good as all the hype? In this video I discuss the differences and explain why I prefer Tumescent liposuction with thin cannulas for achieving the best possible results.

  • Liposuction: Why thin cannulas are best

    Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez sitting behind his desk.

    Liposuction is a procedure which extracts fat from targeted areas of the body resulting in surprisingly dramatic body contour changes. It is the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure and there are several Liposuction techniques based on the amount of anesthetic injected to the tissues, the method used to suction the fat, and the size of the cannula used (A cannula is the long, slender rod which is used to extract the fat).

  • Exercise or Tummy tuck?

    Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez sitting behind his desk.

    Some patients come in almost deciding between a personal trainer and a plastic surgeon in an effort to get the flat tummy they’re after. Some have already been working with a personal trainer for years, but haven’t been able to get the results they’re really looking for. Some people will not be able to reduce the size of their abdomen to their satisfaction despite very rigorous exercise routines. These people have a separated rectus abdominis muscle and it can only be closed with surgery.

  • Can the Brazilian butt lift be combined with a Tummy tuck?

    Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez sitting down in front of a world map.

    I often hear the question, “Can I have another procedure at the same time as the Brazilian butt lift?”

    The answer is yes… and no, depending on the combination of procedures. The Brazilian butt lift already consists out of multiple procedures and while final results are dependent on your surgeon’s experience, skill, and technique, they’re also dependent on the patient following strict post-op guidelines.

  • BMI guidelines for cosmetic surgery

    Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez sitting down in front of a world map.

    BMI, or body mass index, is a surgical risk factor considered for candidates seeking a tummy tuck, a brazilian butt lift, and several other plastic surgery procedures.

    In this video, I talk about BMI and what is required to be cleared for plastic surgery.