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Thomas Lin

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Thomas Lin is a top Plastic Surgeon in El Monte, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Thomas Lin is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Thomas Lin is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Thomas Lin is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In El Monte, California, Dr. Thomas Lin is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
24 years Experience
Thomas Lin
  • El Monte, California
  • UCLA
  • Accepting new patients

I have a scar because of a fall from when I was a kid. Can the mark be cleared through a cosmetic surgery?

Scars can be eliminated with ablative lasers like CO2 or Erbium lasers. These lasers slough off superficial undesirable skin and induce new growth of skin and collagen. Platelet READ MORE
Scars can be eliminated with ablative lasers like CO2 or Erbium lasers. These lasers slough off superficial undesirable skin and induce new growth of skin and collagen. Platelet Rich Plasma can be extracted and concentrated from patient’s blood to be injected into the scar for remodeling of disorganized fibrosis of tissue. This fibrosis causing the scar can be lysed with many micro injections of PRP which causes new growth of rejuvenated skin, softening the appearance of scarring. However, one should be careful not to intervene with hypertrophic scars or keloids as patients tend to scar even more with medical interventions.

Can liposuction work for diabetic patients?

Liposuction is not a weight management solution. However, localized fat dissolution will be helpful in diabetic disease. Diabetes should not be contraindication to liposuction. READ MORE
Liposuction is not a weight management solution. However, localized fat dissolution will be helpful in diabetic disease. Diabetes should not be contraindication to liposuction.

Can plastic surgery remove a birthmark?

Birthmarks are referred to medically as Nevus of Ota. They are aggregates of melanocytes and melanin in the dermis of skin. Although excision via surgery can completely remove READ MORE
Birthmarks are referred to medically as Nevus of Ota. They are aggregates of melanocytes and melanin in the dermis of skin. Although excision via surgery can completely remove the lesion, typically, it will leave an incisional scar. Lasers and IPLs can more effectively treat such pigment lesions of birth without scarring.

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Does liposcution help one lose weight or does it only tighten the skin?

Localized liposuction achieves debunking of fat around stubborn areas such as the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. Though not used in weight loss regimens, liposuction obviously can READ MORE
Localized liposuction achieves debunking of fat around stubborn areas such as the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. Though not used in weight loss regimens, liposuction obviously can decrease a patient's weight simply by the mass it removes out of the patient. However, it should never be perceived as a replacement for a good weight control program of dieting and exercise.