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COVID-19 Precautions for Bashioum Cosmetic Center

March 24th, 2020

*A message from Dr. Ralph Bashioum and the staff at Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center: As the COVID-19 precautions are put into place, please be assured that our care and commitment to our patients continues. During this unprecedented healthcare mandate, our surgery center is closed to all in-office appointments except on an urgent basis.

I am available by calling our office at 952.449.4900, M-F 8:00-4:30 or by my mobile phone included in your post-op instructions. All virtual routine follow-up appointments are being coordinated by calling our office or by emailing Sandy at In addition, we are also offering virtual consultation appointments, to explore options you may consider when choosing elective cosmetic surgery.


What’s New In Liposuction?

February 24th, 2020

Dr. Bashioum w Roseanne Barr

What’s New In Liposuction?

Photo Left: Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold and me during a light-hearted interview about lipo at KSTP studios ages ago! Liposuction was first pioneered by French Surgeon, Dr. Charles Dujarier in the 1920’s. But it didn’t really become popular until 1982, when another French surgeon, Dr. Yves-Gerad Illouz devised a new method using suction-assisted liposculpture.

While the liposuction procedure has been refined over the last decade, suction-assisted liposculpture still remains my main choice for appropriately selected patients in my practice. It is particularly effective in removing fat from stubborn areas where traditional exercise and diet are ineffective.

Remarkably liposuction and liposculpture have enjoyed a long history with proven effectiveness. By using the modern specialized suction-assisted technique, it allows me to remove adequate volumes of fat. In addition, I am using newer smaller cannulas that can be used for delicate fat removal involved with designing customized sculpting for patients. Minimal discomfort and downtime contribute to liposculpture being a popular procedure this time of year as melting snow signals a return of warmer weather in Minnesota. Nationwide, liposuction remains in the Top 5 non-invasive procedures, with about 260,000 done each year. Photo: Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold and me during a light-hearted interview about lipo at KSTP studios ages ago!


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