Liposuction in Lebanon: ” Not everything that glitters is gold “.

Liposuction can be a very effective tool when used by the a well trained person and for the right indications.

Your weight should not exceed 10% of your ideal body weight if you are considering liposuction. Remember that liposuction is NOT an alternative to diet and exercise.

Several liposuction techniques exist on the market: Suction assisted liposuction or SAL, ultrasonic assisted liposuction or UAL, laser assisted liposuction, and radio frequency assisted liposuction.

Before opting for any of the above techniques, you should know exactly its advantages and disadvantages as well as its potential complications. Some are new on the market, but pushed very hard by some surgeons with a very aggressive marketing. The results are some times disappointing if not purely disastrous. That is why it is very important to read and research ahead of time. The more information you have, the better the choice you will end up making.

One more thing: You should always make sure that your surgeon IS a plastic surgeon who is well trained in the technique he wants to use.

Plastic surgery in Lebanon this summer

If you are thinking about having plastic surgery while visiting Beirut this summer, my advice to you is to get in touch with us as early as possible. Summer time is a very busy period, and finding the date which suits you might be difficult if you do not plan ahead.

Remember that I will have to see you first for a preliminary consultation, then you might need a follow up visit, before the surgery date is set.

Always give yourself plenty of time to recover and enjoy the rest of your stay in Lebanon before going back home.


Breast Augmentation at Melki Plastic Surgery: above or below the chest muscle?

Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed operations in my practice. It is either done for augmentation alone or in conjuction with breast lifting.

Questions are always raised whether the implant will be inserted below or above the chest muscle and if one position is better than the other: both positions are used based on the patient’s anatomy and the final result I would like to achieve. The main reason I use the subpectoral position or “below the muscle”, is when I want to avoid implant edge visibility in a very thin patient.