Archive for June, 2011

5 Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
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Techniques for breast augmentation in Los Angeles vary from surgeon to surgeon, but there are some benefits that are fairly universal when breast augmentation is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. These include:

  • With advances in technology and techniques, people have a greater number of options. From the type and size of implant a woman chooses to the location of the incisions, there are many options available for people to personalize their breast augmentation procedures.
  • Breast augmentation can not only transform a woman’s physical appearance, but women often also experience a surge in confidence. This sense of self-assurance will carry over into the workplace and home for many women.
  • Women over 18 who are physically and emotionally healthy can choose breast augmentation. This means that women can choose the procedure when it’s right for them, whether that means earlier in life, or after the changes that occur with pregnancy and aging.
  • Breast augmentation is a great procedure to combine with complementary plastic surgery treatments. This allows women to have more comprehensive results, and cut down on the overall cost and recovery time.
  • Choosing breast augmentation should not affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed after surgery. Women that choose qualified surgeons should be able to breastfeed and retain nipple sensation after surgery.

The Benefits of Breast Reduction

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
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When a woman’s breasts are too large to be supported by the body frame, the results can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and inconvenient. A significant number of women turn to breast reduction surgery to improve their physical appearance, and to alleviate the physical pain caused by uncomfortably large breasts.

There are a number of breast reduction options available to women, including laser-assisted breast reduction and the Laser Bra procedure. These options are easily personalized to fit the desires and goals of each woman.

After surgery, women report not only a surge in confidence, but also an ability to lead a more active lifestyle. Simple activities such as running errands are no longer physically draining, and working out is no longer impossible. Women have also commented that shopping has become fun again, with a greater selection of styles and sizes to choose from.

Sensitive Skin Tips for Summer

Saturday, June 11th, 2011
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The hot summer months make skin care in Los Angeles an even greater priority. With summer just around the corner, many people will be heading outdoors to soak up the rays. Moderate sun exposure is a great way for your body to absorb vitamin D, but it can also cause skin cancer. Here’s my advice for safely enjoying the sun this summer:

  • If you have pale skin and sunburn easily, take extra precautions to protect your skin. Lighter skin can burn more easily, so opt for a higher SPF (sun protection factor) sunscreen.
  • Try to incorporate hats into your outdoor outfits. This can provide an extra barrier to protect against the sun, and can supplement any wardrobe.
  • Avoid cosmetics and toiletries that strip away the top layer of your skin, or make you more susceptible to sun damage.
  • Choose moisturizers with natural ingredients to strengthen your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Skin damage is cumulative, so the more you lay out, the more you risk permanently damaging your complexion.

Start protecting your skin at an early stage, and protect your family and friends. If you’re under 20, you should be extremely careful. Adolescence is a critical stage in skin protection.

What Part of the Face Does a Face Lift Address?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
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People turn to face lift procedures in Los Angeles to achieve the beautiful skin that we often see in glamorous Hollywood films. What many people don’t know is what exactly a face lift procedure can correct, and what it should not be used for.

Face lift procedures are extremely effective in reducing wrinkles and sagging skin along the neck, jawline, and cheeks. This may be surprising for women and men who believed that a face lift tightened the skin around the entire face, but this procedure primarily targets the lower two-thirds of the face.

A traditional face lift procedure will begin with an incision from the temples to the lower scalp. Fat and tissues may be repositioned, and facial muscles tightened. Once a person recovers, the result is tighter and more youthful looking skin along the lower portion of the face.

Face lifts cannot change your general appearance, but there are a number of complementary procedures that can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Many people will opt for a brow lift to minimize the deep lines that form along the forehead as a person ages, and to complement a face lift procedure.

How to Select a Plastic Surgeon

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
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Choosing a plastic surgeon is not only a personal decision, but it can also determine the success of your surgery. As an experienced Los Angeles plastic surgeon, I’ve seen firsthand the difference it can make to choose a surgeon wisely. Here’s my list of do’s and don’ts in the search for the right plastic surgeon:

  • Ask for a reference from any friends or family members that have had plastic surgery procedures if you like their results.
  • Start looking online at plastic surgeons in your area. One of the first pages you should come across is the surgeon’s qualifications. See if the doctor is board-certified, and if he or she specializes in general procedures.
  • Most plastic surgeons will offer a one-on-one consultation for women and men to come in and discuss their surgical options. This is a great way to get a general feel for a practice, and a doctor’s ability to understand your needs.
  • Don’t come to a plastic surgeon’s office unprepared. The Internet is a great resource for gaining a general understanding of various procedures.
  • Generate a list of questions to ask doctors about their experience, areas of specialization, and qualifications.
  • Don’t choose the first doctor you visit. Set aside time to meet at least three doctors before you pick one.
  • Compare your potential surgeons, and choose one that you feel most comfortable with. You should always feel that you can trust your doctor to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

Dr. Grant Stevens

I am a board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience researching and implementing new approaches to plastic surgery. At Plastic Surgery Insider, you get the benefit of my experience and authority when you read my perspectives on the latest news and procedures in plastic surgery.
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