Author Archives: Dr. H. Daniel Zegzula

A woman receives a coolsculpting treatment.

What Is DIY CoolSculpting® & Why Is it Dangerous?

Many people who hear about CoolSculpting at our Portland practice come to us with the same question: “If CoolSculpting works by freezing fat, why can’t I freeze my fat myself at home?” The deceptively simple science behind the treatment has inspired some people to take a DIY approach, using ice packs and other homemade devices …

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A woman looks happy as she puts on her pants after receiving a mommy makeover.

Mommy Makeover: It’s Not Just for Moms

Though the name seems self-explanatory, the reality is Mommy Makeovers aren’t just for moms. While moms can certainly benefit from the combination of liposuction, breast augmentation, and a tummy tuck, our Portland team of doctors often performs the group of procedures on all kinds of patients who want major transformations without multiple operations. By combining …

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CoolSculpting®: The Areas You Didn’t Know You Could Treat

When patients ask about CoolSculpting at our Portland practice, they’re most commonly interested in how effective the treatment will be at slimming down their abdomen and thighs. However, the body contouring treatment is capable of sculpting so much more than just these areas, and we want patients to be aware of the other possibilities. What …

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Your Options for Overcoming Dad Bod

With summer around the corner, many male patients are asking about ways to work on their “dad bods,” a combination of concerns related to aging, stubborn fat, and excess breast tissue in men—a condition called gynecomastia. At our Portland plastic surgery practice, these patients want to feel young, sculpted, and confident as they get ready …

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Life After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Women who see me for breast augmentation with implants here in Portland, Oregon, are often intensely focused on the immediate "after" of the procedure, which means they want to know about recovery, healing, and getting back to normal. But the long-term "after" comes with its own set of questions, too. Many of my breast augmentation …

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CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction: What’s Best?

Both CoolSculpting and liposuction are popular here at Portland Plastic Surgery for their notable effectiveness at reducing unwanted fat. Often, our patients ask if 1 or the other is universally considered "better." In my experience, the answer depends on whom you ask—and what is being treated. Let's break it down, question by question, so you …

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6 Common BOTOX® Myths—Busted!

Even though BOTOX® Cosmetic is more popular at our Portland plastic surgery practice than virtually every other cosmetic procedure we offer, misconceptions persist about the treatment. These myths sometimes keep people from pursuing  the benefits of BOTOX, even though they believe their appearance makes them look constantly tired, worried, or older than they are. In …

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Saving Up for Plastic Surgery: Financing Helps Patients Pay

It's no secret that plastic surgery can be expensive, especially combination procedures such as a Mommy Makeover. Our Portland, Oregon, practice helps make these cosmetic procedures accessible to as many patients as possible by offering attractive financing options for patients. Because saving enough money to pay for a surgical procedure in cash can be extremely …

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Why Our CoolSculpting® University Grads Make a Difference

We recently celebrated the graduation of 2 members of our staff from CoolSculpting University, where they received advanced training for performing the popular fat reduction procedure. Their dedication to learning as much as possible about the science behind the technique and the skills needed to produce excellent results directly benefits our CoolSculpting patients in Portland. …

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