Cosmetic surgeon Jason Miller, M.D., focuses on liposuction and liposculpture at his Durham, NC, practice. He says that etching a six-pack into male patient abs or contouring women’s thighs is a workout. Each liposculpture and liposuction procedure might translate to two constant hours of physical activity, he says, and that means he sweats and overheats.

The cosmetic surgeon says his solution was always to turn down the AC to extremely cool temps — to the point where he’d have to use a patient warmer on the top of the operating table to keep patients from freezing. Anyone in the room would wear coats and sweaters under their gowns to keep warm, he says.

His then-chilly surgical tech saw an ad for the Aero Blue Performance Surgical Gown, which allegedly keeps surgeons cool without sacrificing safety. She ordered Dr. Miller a sample.

“As soon as I tried it, I had to turn the air conditioner off, because I was nice and cool,” Dr. Miller says.

He has been wearing the gowns to do liposuction and liposculpting ever since.