Dr. Erika Sato, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon at Houston Plastic Craniofacial & Sinus Surgery located in Houston, Texas joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss the differences between liposuction and SmartLipo.
- What is liposuction? What is SmartLipo?
- What are reasons someone would undergo liposuction or SmartLipo?
- What are your recommendations for someone who is considering liposuction or SmartLipo?
- What do the liposuction and SmartLipo procedures entail? What is recovery like?
- What are common concerns with liposuction and SmartLipo?
Dr. Erika Sato is a Houston area plastic surgeon board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Sato earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Missouri where she graduated Cum Laude from the Honors College. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri College of Medicine, where she received her Doctorate of Medicine and graduated in the top 25% of her class. She completed both her general surgery and plastic surgery training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. She received multiple awards during her training from both faculty and peers including Resident of the Year as a junior resident and Chief Resident of the year for Memorial Hermann’s storied James “Red” Duke trauma service. Dr. Sato was also selected as an Administrative Chief Resident of Surgery for her final year of general surgery training.
In the course of her plastic surgery training Dr. Sato developed a substantial interest in the field of breast reconstruction, specifically microvascular free tissue transfer. She trained at Memorial Hermann, home to the nation’s busiest trauma service, as well as MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the nation’s premier hospitals for cancer treatment, and performed over 100 microvascular breast and trauma reconstructions during her training.
Dr. Sato also trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, which has a long history of being a recognized leader in providing excellent cosmetic and general plastic surgery care. During this time Dr. Sato studied extensively in the latest techniques in facial, breast and body aesthetic surgery, including liposuction and SmartLipo. Outside of her formal training, she also dedicated much of her time to studying under many regional and national leaders in cosmetic plastic surgery in the Houston area.
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