Find a Surgeon
in Your Area

Enter your City, State, or Zip Code and connect with a surgeon near you.

FIND A SURGEON

Before & After
Photos

Browse our extensive library of patient photos and begin to imagine the possibilities.

VIEW PHOTOS

Plastic Surgery
Procedures

Learn about the procedures available and which one may be right for you.

LEARN MORE

view our videos

like us on facebook

connect on twitter

follow on instagram

liposuction-in-Santa-Monica

For more information about having liposuctiion contact Santa Monica Plastic Surgeon Reza Nabavian MD at 310-829-5550

While some women can regain their pre-pregnancy figure after child birth, some cannot and may desire a professional makeover. Known as a “Mommy Makeover”, this post-pregnancy surgical procedure entails a number of plastic surgery options. These options include targeted restructuring of areas of the body which, due to expansion during pregnancy and general weight gain, lost both the skin’s elasticity as well as muscle tone and have left women with fatty deposits unresponsive to diet.
tummy-tuck
While exercise and diet may help to decrease some of the after effects of pregnancy, not all bodily changes respond to these conventional efforts making the option of a mommy makeover a desirable choice for many women today.

During and after pregnancy, breast tissue may expand and contract due to general weight gain as well as breast feeding. While weight loss may be achieved, often the breasts can lose their pre-pregnancy firmness and shape causing them to look disproportionate to the mid-abdominal region. A mommy makeover using breast augmentation procedures can help to alleviate this disparity giving the breasts a more uniform look by either employing a breast lift, implants or a combination of both.

The abdomen, often the most troublesome to regain after child birth, can be reformed in a mommy makeover using abdominal restructuring. An abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck”, is often suggested when the post-pregnancy abdomen has lost skin elasticity and muscle definition. For some women, the abdominal expansion can cause separation of the stomach muscles which makes rebuilding of this area using conventional methods a challenge. With this procedure, the separated muscle layers are tightened and any excess skin is removed bringing a flatter and more toned appearance to the entire midsection.

Liposuction may be recommended for areas where excess fat deposits fail to respond to general diet and exercise methods. These areas such as the thighs, buttocks and hips, can be refined, toned and tightened by simple liposuction techniques.

The buttocks can be particularly problematic after pregnancy. Fatty deposits which cause a less than uniform appearance to the hips and back areas can be removed and the areas sculpted using liposuction and removal of any excess skin.

Women who were overweight prior to their pregnancies who have suffered with the added weight issues after delivery and women who have gained weight disproportionate to their natural frame may be ideal candidates and therefore benefit from a mommy makeover.

For more information about a mommy makeover contact Peter Capizzi MD located in Charlotte NC

Considering liposuction? Are you a candidate?
In the battle of the bulge, many people are interested in exploring the option of liposuction as a way to get rid of unwanted fat. Liposuction is not a quick fix substitute for exercise or eating a healthy diet. Although the concept of suctioning excess fat may seem simple, liposuction is actually a complex medical procedure. The main challenge is to remove the right amount of fat without upsetting surrounding blood vessels and tissue. Also the surgeon must make sure to maintain the patient’s fluid balance.

liposuction-patient-before-after

Different Liposuction Procedures

In order to suction fat, the tissue must be broken up before it is suctioned through a straw-like tool called a cannula. Liposuction procedures differ in the way they accomplish this. Here are some examples:

1. Suction Assisted Liposuction
In Suction Assisted Liposuction, the physician manually breaks up the fat tissue by moving the cannula back and forth prior to removing it with a vacuum apparatus.

2. Power Assisted Liposuction
Power Assisted Liposuction uses a motor which enables the surgeon to break up the fat mechanically as opposed to moving the cannula back and forth.

3. Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction
With Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction, sound waves are used to emulsify the fat

4. Thermal Lipolysis
Thermal Lipolysis applies laser energy to break up the fat tissue. Although laser is a form of light, it converts into heat energy within the body.

5. Water Assisted Liposuction
Water Assisted liposuction applies a fan shaped water beam to loosen the fat tissue

For more information about liposuction contact Michael Zarrabi MD, a board certified plastic surgeon in Santa Monica Ca.

You probably already understand that Rhinoplasty (or nose jobs), are occasionally necessary for medical reasons. However, many individuals today pursue nose jobs as a means of balancing their features and creating a more even or flattering profile. Nose jobs are a relatively simple and common procedure that can be performed easily by most cosmetic surgeons. Here is some more information for you to consider when you are pondering the possibility of a nose job.
rhinoplasty before and after
What exactly can nose jobs fix?
It can alter the size of your nose in relation to your face to create a more balanced profile.
It can change the width of your nose and even the position of your nostrils.
It can sculpt any visible bumps or indentations on your nose.
It can adjust a nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked.
It can even out asymmetrical nostrils.

What should I expect from my surgeon?
As with any medical procedure, it is important you find a surgeon that is not only qualified, but also willing to answer your questions. Your consultation should be extremely comprehensive. Your surgeon will discuss your desired outcome and anything that may be considered a complication in achieving it.

How is the procedure performed?
Typically, Rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia and
occasionally local anesthesia when it is preferred or appropriate for your situation. Depending on what is being repaired, the surgeon will create a small incision through your nostrils typically (more complicated surgeries may involve incisions across the bridge of your nose), then the surgeon will carefully reshape the bone and cartilage to create your desired appearance.

What should I expect from recovery?
After a nose job, you will typically wear a nose splint for a minimum of one week post-operatively. It is normal to experience some bruising, swelling and even minor bleeding for the first few days. After your splint is removed, the swelling may still remain for up to six months, though it will like only be apparent to you and your surgeon. After you have surgery, you will want to wait six to eight weeks before you return to any strenuous activities.

In conclusion, rhinoplasty is an incredibly common procedure that many surgeons are well qualified to perform. If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, getting a nose job is not only a quick solution, but also a permanent one!

For more information about rhinoplasty or having facelift surgery contact San Diego’s premier facial plastic surgeon Dr Amir Karam.

Eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Age, illness, and even heredity can result in puffy or drooping eyelids that cause individuals to look tired and worn out. In extreme cases, sagging eyelids may even interfere with vision. Eyelid surgery can correct this by removing extraneous fat and trimming sagging skin and muscle tissue. Once the incisions have healed and the swelling has gone down, eyes look rejuvenated, more alert, and youthful.

Selecting a reputable plastic surgeon is critical to a successful surgery. The surgeon you select should be Board Certified and have considerable experience with blepharoplasty. Once you have selected a surgeon, the initial consultation is very important. Make sure to bring detailed copies of your medical records, since the doctor will need to complete a medical history. The doctor will perform a close examination of your eyes and eyelids, including a vision exam, as well as discuss your goals for the surgery. Your surgeon will also use the initial consultation to go over the details of the procedure, the expected results, the risks, and the costs involved.

If you are considering eyelid surgery, it is important to thoroughly research the procedure, even if this just means talking over the details with your surgeon. Blepharoplasty is a relatively safe procedure, although like all other surgeries, you do run the risk of complications. When performed by a qualified surgeon, complications resulting from blepharoplasty are infrequent and typically minor. Minor complications may include temporary swelling of the eyelids, excess tearing, temporary blurred or double vision, tissue tenderness, sensitivity to light, and scarring at the site of the incision. More serious complications include infections and a reaction to the anesthesia used in the procedure. Occasionally patients find that they have difficulty closing their eyes after blepharoplasty. Most often this is a temporary side effect, although there have been reports of the condition becoming permanent. In rare cases, patients may experience a pulling down of their lower eyelids, called ectropion, which requires additional surgical procedures.

Most eyelid surgeries are performed under a local anesthesia which is used to numb the tissue and muscles around your eyes. Your surgeon may also give you a sedative, either orally or intravenously, to help relax you since patients are kept awake during the procedure. Under local anesthesia, you will not feel any pain but may experience some tugging or pressure during the surgery. In certain circumstances, some surgeons opt to perform blepharoplasty under a general anesthetic, in which case the patient is asleep throughout the entire procedure.

Eyelid Surgery For  Asians

The surgeries typically last from 90 minutes to 3 hours, depending on how many eyelids are to be corrected. During the procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions along the natural lines of the eyelids – just under the eyelashes on the lower lids and in the deep creases of your upper eyelids. Excess fat is removed through the incision, and sagging muscle and skin are trimmed to neaten your appearance. Once the trimming is completed, your surgeon will use tiny sutures to stitch up the incision.

Once the surgery is complete, your surgeon will advise you on how to care for the incision. You will likely to be told to keep your eyes lubricated with an antibiotic ointment and take pain medication to control any discomfort you feel during the healing process. Cold compresses can be used to minimize swelling and bruising although patients will find that even with the compresses the swelling, tenderness, and bruising will be present for several days and may even last up to a month. Your eyes may tingle and feel gummy or dry for several days as well. Expect to return for a follow-up visit to your surgeon a few days after the procedure for a checkup and removal of your stitches.

Remember that the healing process takes time and it may be several weeks before you are completely recovered. In time the incisions will become less and less noticeable, fading into a thin white line that will be barely noticeable. The end result of the surgery though, should be brighter more alert eyes that make you look well-rested and youthful.

If you are considering Asian Eyelid Surgery schedule a consultation with Kimberly Lee MD by calling 310-882-5656

liposuction before and after photo

What do you think about liposuction? Is it worth it? View before and after photos from Knoxville board certified plastic surgeon Dr Jay Lucas at The Lucas Center Plastic Surgery – (865) 218-6210 and find out for yourself in liposuction surgery in Knoxville Tennesse is for you.

best plastic surgeon

Being a mom has been described as the most rewarding job in the world. It’s true: the intrinsic rewards are immeasurable (although the salary leaves a bit to be desired.) As rewarding as motherhood is, it also can feel all-consuming. Moms become so focused on taking care of their children and keeping them happy and healthy that they often forget to take care of themselves. Between changing diapers, driving the carpool, and refereeing sibling rivalries, it can be tough to find time to make it to the gym, hair salon, or makeup counter. It’s important to make time.
mommy makeover surgery
With Notable Exceptions, It’s Always the Right Time for a Mommy Makeover
Anytime a mom is feeling stressed out, frumpy, or down in the dumps, a mommy makeover can make all the difference. When we feel good about how we look we become more optimistic, energetic, and open to embracing what life hands us.

The notable exceptions are immediately before or after giving birth. Immediately before or after having a baby, many moms are fragile and hormonal. They may feel so overwhelmed that they tell their hair stylist that they no longer want long hair, they’re ready for a pixie cut. It’s best not to make drastic decisions during this time. Furthermore, pre- and post-pregnancy tends to be a time that moms appreciate laying low. It’s no fun to get a mommy makeover when you’re not in the mood to let the world see the new you!

For more information about plastic surgery call Dr Stephen Weiland. Dr Weiland is located in Las Vegas Nevada and offers all aspects of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures like breast augmentation surgery, liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, and more.

If you’re not counting down the hours until you give birth and you’re not nursing a brand-new infant, it’s the ideal time to treat yourself to a mommy makeover. Whatever it is that’s bothering you about your appearance, you can change it. That’s what hair salons, Botox, liposuction, trendy boutiques, nail salons, and personal trainers are for. Feel guilty about splurging on yourself? Don’t. Think about all you do for your children and family on a given day. You deserve to treat yourself every once in awhile. Your family will benefit from your transformation, because once you take care of yourself and feel good about yourself, you’ll be motivated to be the best mom you can be. A mommy makeover is good for the entire family.

As many people start to age, they begin to inevitably start to notice fat deposits or sagging skin in certain areas such as around their jaw line and neck, common problems that are typically addressed with facelift surgery. But, many potential candidates hesitate when it comes to getting a traditional facelift due to the fear of appearing ‘pulled’ or ‘tight’ as well as enduring a long, painful recovery period.

In direct response to the desire for a more youthful, natural appearance that takes hardly any time away from an individual’s busy lifestyle, a new procedure was developed call the ‘weekend facelift’. This special technique is a revolutionary alternative due to its less invasive and simpler approach to a conventional facelift.

The Weekend Facelift Process

The term ‘weekend facelift’ refers to an innovative face contouring process, similar to skin tightening and liposuction in the jowls, chin, and neck area, which promptly heals in just a few days with virtually no recovery problems. While the weekend facelift doesn’t have the same general results as a full traditional surgical facelift, it does allow individuals to go back to work rather quickly and diminishes the risk of potential complication. In fact, the procedure can be performed on a Friday and the patient can be back to work on Monday, which is why it’s called a ‘weekend facelift’.

shutterstock_153653267

Outpatient Surgery

The weekend facelift is generally done on an outpatient basis, lasting only an hour or less. It’s performed under local anesthesia, which is much safer than general anesthesia that’s given during a traditional facelift. During surgery, the physician makes a small incision that’s cleverly hidden in the chin’s natural fold. Through that particular incision, fat deposits are literally suctioned out from the neck area leaving the skin to naturally contract and neatly tighten.

Different from conventional facelifts that can often lead to unsightly scars and a ‘plastic’ appearance, the weekend facelift results in a more natural, revitalized appearance minus the visible scars or obvious signs of major surgery. This makes it a very discreet process. The extremely short recovery period following the procedure offers very little to no pain at all, while subsequent bruising and swelling is minimal if it even occurs at all.

In spite of these benefits, the weekend facelift doesn’t work for everyone. Although it does give the face a more youthful, attractive look, the procedure itself primarily targets the lower area of the face and will likely work best for people with heavier necks, double chins, or undefined jaw lines. The surgery is recommended for individuals who may be experiencing premature signs of facial aging but have fairly good elasticity of the skin.

More information about having a facelift in Fort Myers FL with board certified plastic surgeon Dr Farahmand call her today at (239) 332-2388

One of the reasons why some people formerly postponed nose surgery was because it was not popular until recent years. Instead, the popularity of nose surgery today is a big motivator in favor of nose surgery. So, people forge ahead with nose surgery as adults with less fear after contending with ridicule as children and the adverse affect on professional and social life as adults. Others have postponed nose surgery because they have “fear” that the recovery will be too inhibiting.

It is the nasal packing that has been required to be worn which seems to have been intimidating to some interested in nose surgery today. However, there may not be a reason to be concerned about it now. Nasal packing is not required for every patient. The reasons for this are numerous. Nose surgery today may not result in excessive bleeding today, the former reason for nasal packing in many cases. Not all plastic surgeons use nasal packing any longer either. And those plastic surgeons that do use nasal packing have improved materials available to them so that they may pack the nose for a short period of time with less discomfort. Alternatively, a small nasal splint may be used following surgery for a week’s time with less discomfort. Nasal splints can leverage the recovery time period.

Next, comes dissolvable nasal packing. Recently, a plant-based biopolymer nasal pack may be used by some plastic surgeons to eliminate the discomfort associated with removing nasal packing. This particular nasal packing disintegrates inside the nose over a 24 hour time period. So, it is not a necessity for nose surgery patients to have a painful recovery. People interested in nose surgery should be aware of this fact.

Plastic surgeons like Marc Mani MD offer consultations in their practices to identify the type of technique that is most appropriate for the procedure and alternatives to the proposed technique. Plastic surgeons may also anticipate the type of recovery requirements associated with the techniques so that you are fully educated to make the best decision possible about nose surgery. Have no fear; see a plastic surgeon about your desire for nose surgery.