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Get the Flat Abs You Desire with a Tummy Tuck in Tampa

POSTED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011 AT 5:03 PM by Dr. Rigo Mendoza

Do you dream of a firm, flat abdomen? For many people, a flat stomach seems like an unattainable goal. Muscles become weak, skin stretches, and excess flab in the mid-section becomes impossible to lose no matter how much you diet and exercise. If this sounds familiar, consider tummy tuck surgery performed by Tampa board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rigo Mendoza. Dr. Mendoza performs abdominoplasty surgery at the Bassin Center for Plastic Surgery.

Abdominoplasty, frequently referred to as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat and repairs stretched abdominal muscles. Often, women who have had babies or patients who have lost a significant amount of weight are good candidates for this procedure.

 During a tummy tuck procedure, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mendoza will make an incision across the lower abdomen to remove excess skin and repair abdominal muscles. Once the necessary excisions and corrections have been made, a second incision may be necessary to reposition the naval. While scarring will be visible, it can generally be concealed by bathing suits and undergarments.


Dr. Mendoza performs tummy tucks in a surgical facility using general anesthesia. In most cases, patients are released to go home on the same day as their surgery.  Typically, the full recovery period for abdominoplasty surgery takes between four and six weeks, but light activity can be resumed almost immediately.


To learn more about tummy tuck surgery in Tampa, please visit the Bassin Center for Plastic Surgery Tampa’s website. Dr. Mendoza and his staff will be happy to discuss this procedure with you. Please call 813-872-7800 or request an appointment online for more information.


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NaturalFill® Natural Buttocks Enhancement™ Tampa: Dreams Do Come True with the Latest Liposuction Technology

POSTED ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 AT 3:01 PM by Dr. Rigo Mendoza

People dream of being able to remove the fat from unwanted areas, such as their thighs, hips, and stomach, and moving that fat to more pleasingly plump body features like the butt and breasts. NaturalFill® Natural Buttocks Enhancement™ has the ability to make that dream a reality. Instead of inserting silicone implants in the buttocks, NaturalFill® Natural Buttocks Enhancement™ in Tampa uses the body’s own fat, previously harvested using a procedure called AquaLipo®, to shape the buttocks to the desired proportions. This procedure is less invasive than silicone implants; patients who choose traditional buttocks enhancement with silicone implants can expect mild swelling for at least three months while NaturalFill® Natural Buttocks Enhancement™ patients will experience only two to three days of mild swelling. Also, NaturalFill® Natural Buttocks Enhancement™ uses the body’s own natural fat, so the results are permanent. This procedure allows you to enhance volume and shape without inserting foreign substances in the body, creating the curves you’ve dreamed of naturally.

Dr. Rigo Mendoza, MD, at The Bassin Center for Plastic Surgery’s Tampa location, offers NaturalFill® Natural Buttocks Enhancement™ in Florida. Dr. Mendoza will perform AquaLipo® in Tampa to remove fat from an undesirable area, such as the stomach, hips, or stomach, to use later for the NaturalFill® Natural Buttocks Enhancement™. AquaLipo® uses a focused jet stream of water, instead of lasers, to break up fat inside the body. This liposuction technique allows the fat which is harvested to remain pure and is ideal for transplantation into the buttocks. AquaLipo® is also less invasive than previously used liposuction techniques; the procedure is relatively gentle, and patients will experience almost no recovery time. The fat which is harvested using AquaLipo® is then inserted into the buttocks using NaturalFill® to increase volume and enhance contours. NaturalFill®, much like AquaLipo®, is relatively gentle and painless; it does not require incisions or stitches, nor does it require general anesthesia. Individual patient results will depend on the amount of available donor fat tissue and the increased volume desired.

Dr. Mendoza, Dr. Bassin, and their staff are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about NaturalFill® Natural Buttocks Enhancement™ in Tampa. You may contact Dr. Mendoza at The Bassin Center for Plastic Surgery at the Tampa, Florida location by calling 813.872.7800 or scheduling an appointment online. Dr. Bassin may also be reached at his Orlando, Florida location at 407.851.3888, the Melbourne, Florida location at 321.255.0025, and the Villages, Florida location at 877.333.3223. For further information about Dr. Mendoza in Tampa, Dr. Bassin in Florida, NaturalFill®, AquaLipo®, or cosmetic surgery in Florida, please visit Dr. Bassin’s websites at and


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Get The Results Without The Pain with EndyMed 3Deep™ Florida

POSTED ON THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011 AT 4:13 PM by Dr. Roger Bassin

EndyMed 3Deep™ Body Contouring Offers Exceptional Body Sculpting Results Without Patient Discomfort

Leading Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Roger Bassin now offers EndyMed 3Deep in Florida, a procedure that uses the latest advancement in radio frequency technology to improve body contours, reduce cellulite, and promote skin tightening in treated areas. Now offered at The Bassin Center For Plastic Surgery, EndyMed 3Deep™ can be used to treat large areas like the waist, abdomen, buttocks, hips, and thighs, and small areas like the neck, upper arms, chest, and knees.

As we age, our skin loses its collagen, causing it to sag and contributing to the development of wrinkles and fine lines. EndyMed 3Deep™ is the world’s first multi-source radio frequency treatment. During the EndyMed 3Deep™ treatment, heat from radio frequency energy penetrates the subsurface layers of the skin, causing the contraction of existing collagen and the formation of new collagen. Unlike other thermal radio frequency treatments, EndyMed 3Deep™ is not painful. Most patients experience a warm sensation during the procedure and may have very mild redness or swelling in the treatment sight, but describe the procedure as being comfortable and relaxing.

EndyMed 3Deep™ is FDA approved and non-invasive, meaning most patients are able to return home and resume normal activities immediately after the treatment. Each treatment takes between 30 and 45 minutes to complete, depending on the area being treated.  While patients will begin to see changes in their skin after just one treatment, they can expect optimal results after three to six treatments.

EndyMed 3Deep™ is an in-office treatment that can be performed in our Orlando, Tampa, Melbourne, and The Villages locations. For more information about EndyMed 3Deep™ or any other cosmetic procedures, please call us at any of our Florida locations: Melbourne, Florida Office @ 321.255.0025; Orlando, Florida Office @ 407.851.3888; Tampa, Florida Office @ 813.872.7800; or The Villages, Florida Office @ 877.333.3223.

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