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Which Liposuction Technique is Best?

For hundreds of thousands of individuals each year, liposuction trims and tones the body to improve its shape and contours. Because everyone’s needs are unique, many different liposuction techniques have been developed to help patients achieve their ideal results. Here are some of the most frequently used liposuction techniques and how they can remove persistent fat and enhance your body contours.

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction is the worldwide standard approach for surgical fat removal. For this procedure, a tumescent solution containing local anesthesia is injected into the fatty tissue, causing the fat to become swollen and firm. A cannula, which is a thin, hollow tube, is inserted beneath the skin, and vacuum-powered equipment sends suction energy through the cannula to pull out excess fat cells from the treatment area. Because of the injection of local anesthesia, no general anesthesia or IV sedation is necessary. Tumescent liposuction is the safest form of liposuction and minimizes bruising and swelling while accelerating the rate of healing. Dr. Mouchantat prefers this technique for his liposuction candidates and has successfully used it to help countless patients improve their body contours.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) is another popular liposuction technique. It uses a specialized cannula with ultrasound waves to help break up the fat. The ultrasound energy emulsifies the fat so that it can be easily suctioned out of the body. This technique often has less blood loss and bruising, and it may produce especially precise results on treatment areas such as the male chest, neck, arms, and ankles. 

Power-Assisted Liposuction

Like UAL, power-assisted liposuction (PAL) also uses a specialized cannula. The cannula for PAL vibrates rapidly and causes the fatty tissue to break apart so that it can be more easily removed. By so doing, PAL facilitates faster treatment times, less bruising, and greater precision while sculpting the abdomen, inner thighs, male chest, and other similar areas.

These and other liposuction techniques can all produce excellent results in reshaping the body and eliminating excess fat. If you are considering liposuction but aren’t sure which technique is best, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Mouchantat. As an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mouchantat can recommend the surgical technique that will most effectively meet your needs and give you the body contours you desire.

Facelift vs. Fillers: Which is Better?

With the rise in facelift alternatives for facial rejuvenation, many patients wonder which approach to facial rejuvenation is best. The truth is, either a facelift or fillers (or even both) could be recommended to you based on your needs. Below are some general guidelines that will help you prepare for your consultation with Dr. Mouchantat. He will help you decide which approach is best for you, as he tailors every facelift procedure for each individual to ensure the best results.
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Your Guide to Breast Implants

Your decision to undergo breast augmentation is an exciting step that will enhance your body shape for years to come. However, you will quickly discover that it is only the first step in a series of important decisions. Along with choosing your plastic surgeon and surgery date, you will need to choose from among various types of implants to determine what results you can expect. This guide will help you prepare for your consultation with Dr. Mouchantat so that you can select the best breast implants and achieve your ideal look.

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Winter Is the Perfect Time for CoolSculpting®

Mouchantat, CS - ImageWho doesn’t want a slimmer body this winter? Read on to find out why now is the perfect time to embark on your CoolSculpting journey at Denver’s Mouchantat Plastic Surgery.
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When Is the Right Time to Plan Your Mommy Makeover?

Mouchantat, MM - ImageCarrying a baby for nine months, giving birth, and breastfeeding demands a lot of energy. It can also wear down the body in ways that are not always aesthetically pleasing. Stretch marks, hanging skin, and sagging breast are just a few of the post-baby effects that women complain about most. A Mommy Makeover at Mouchantat Plastic Surgery can help restore your body to its pre-pregnancy shape. With a mommy makeover, you can select a combination of surgeries that suit your body’s unique needs. More »

A Patient’s Guide to Body Contouring and Skin Tightening Surgery

1507306785881-mouchantat-oct-body-contouringWhen bariatric surgery hit the surgery scene, morbidly obese men and women had a new lease on life. This was a miracle of modern technology and science. However, just as quickly as patients lost weight, they quickly realized that rapid weight loss leaves behind unwanted results. With sagging skin on the arms, legs, abdomen, and chest, patients faced secondary issues as a result of once being obese. Surgeons wanted to provide a solution for these patients. And the solution isn’t only reserved for bariatric patients, even those who have lost significant amounts of weight can reap the benefits of body contouring surgery.
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Am I a Candidate For a Breast Lift?

The breast lift has been an effective tool for many women to love the way their body looks and feels, especially after going through dramatic physical changes. At Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, we often see many women coming to our Denver-based practice looking to improve the shape or position of their breasts after significant weight loss, pregnancy, breast feeding, or due to aging. While a breast lift can be a life-changing procedure, it may not be right for everybody. Today we’re going to take a closer look at who is a good candidate for a breast lift at Mouchantat Plastic Surgery.  More »

6 Expert Tips You Need to Know Before Your Injectable Treatment

mouchantat-inj-imageYou have made the decision to get an injectable treatment. Refreshed, youthful, wrinkle free-skin is in your future. Make the most out of it! At Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, we want to ensure that you are as prepared as possible. Increase your odds of a successful experience with these helpful tips!
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Benefits of Laser Rejuvenation


Lasers are now leading the field of plastic surgery, opening doors to new possibilities continuously. Dr. Mouchantat and his team in the Denver area are proud to offer xeo® Laser treatments by Cutera for men and women seeking a solution to many of their skin concerns. Laser rejuvenation treatments like xeo laser are popular for many different reasons. Whether you have considered a laser treatment in the past or are just now wondering about the benefits, we invite you to read on and discover the many benefits of this laser rejuvenation provide.  More »

The Age Old Question: Should You Go with Silicone or Saline Breast Implants?


During the many Breast Augmentation visits at Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, this question often comes up most with our patients: “What really is the difference between Silicone and Saline?” While sources go back and forth on which of these two implant options is superior, Dr. Mouchantat wants to help you make the right decision for your Breast Augmentation procedure. Your choice of implant will entirely depend on your own unique desired new look and feel.   

Why Saline Implants

Saline implants are made of an outer silicone shell that is inserted in place within the breast before filled. Once positioned, Dr. Mouchantat will fill these implants with sterile salt water (saline) until your breast implants have reached the ideal size. This allows for adjustments during the surgery to achieve optimal balance.

One of the major positives of using saline implants is they require smaller incisions during the surgery because the implants are deflated when inserted. This means that there are a variety of different incision locations to insert the implant through, which will give you the freedom to choose an incision location that will keep scars most hidden. Saline implants are safe to use for our Colorado clients over the age of 18 seeking Breast Augmentation.

Why Silicone Implants

Silicone implants differ from saline as they are already filled before insertion. Silicone implants contain—as you probably could guess—a cohesive silicone gel which is designed to feel like your own natural breast tissue. This cohesive gel also holds its shape quite well, making it extremely resistant to complications such as rupture or rippling. They even come in a variety of shapes (such as pear, or tear-drop shaped to mimic the natural look) and textures.

Silicone implants have a good reputation for feeling natural and like fatty tissue. There are many styles and sizes of silicone breast implants available to fit any body type and desired enhancement. This can especially be a good decision for women who have less soft tissue to ensure the breast looks and feels naturally beautiful. Silicone implants are available for women 22 years old and older.

Personalized Breast Augmentation For Either Choice!

At Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, the choice of implant material is entirely up to you and your needs. During your private consultation, Dr. Mouchantat will listen to your specific goals and analyze your breasts to help provide his own professional recommendation as to which implant will best help you achieve your goal outcome.

Our amazing plastic surgery team helps women weigh the pros and cons of the different implant options and also discuss the other options for Breast Augmentations, such as your implant size and incision site. Any treatment plan will be a collaborative effort between you and Dr. Mouchantat. If you are interested in pursuing Breast Augmentation surgery, schedule your initial consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mouchantat today for both our Parker and Wheat Ridge locations.


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Dr. Mouchantat has been performing plastic surgery procedures in the Denver area since 1996. Some of these procedures include abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, liposuction, face lifts and eyelid surgery. Dr. Mouchantat is experienced in fat grafting techniques as well. Some procedures can be done comfortably in the office under local anesthesia, while others are done in an accredited outpatient surgical facility or hospital setting.


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