Archive for July, 2011

Alternatives to Liposuction

Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Liposuction in Los Angeles is no longer the only option for fat reduction. A number of plastic surgeons offer liposuction alternatives that can provide nonsurgical ways to diminish small pockets of fat around the body. Here are 3 options for people interested in liposuction alternatives:

  • CoolSculpting® from ZELTIQ™ removes stubborn fat by freezing cells through a cooling process. No damage is done to surrounding tissue or skin, and the body naturally eliminates fat cells in targeted areas over the months that follow each treatment.
  • ZERONA® is a low-level laser energy used to liquefy fatty material in cells, forcing it into intercellular space. Specifically, this treatment targets fat near the surface of the skin, also known as subcutaneous fat, to provide a visible improvement in a person’s body contour.
  • EXILIS uses radiofrequency energy to heat deeper layers of the skin to target mild to moderate fat deposits. This treatment is a great option for people who want to simultaneously slim their bodies and firm their skin.

The Advantages of Nose Surgery

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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At our Los Angeles plastic surgery practice we offer rhinoplasty procedures for women and men who are concerned with the shape and size of their noses in proportion to the rest of their faces. This cosmetic procedure can effectively change the way you feel about your facial appearance, and the way others perceive you.

Nose surgery is typically chosen as a way to reduce the shape and size of a person’s nose. Surgeons use a number of techniques to straighten the nose contour or change its overall appearance. A number of people will also use nose surgery to repair any damage they might have incurred during an accident.

When repairing damage and restoring the overall appearance of the nose, we usually try to improve the patient’s breathing as well. Rhinoplasty can restore healthy breathing through correcting problems such as a deviated septum.

Although nose surgery for purely cosmetic reasons is not covered by insurance, many people will receive insurance benefits for functional surgery that repairs problems related to breathing. Regardless of the reasoning behind choosing rhinoplasty, it is a great option for women and men who are unsatisfied with some aspect of their noses.

Nonsurgical Rejuvenation Options

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
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There’s a buzz going around in Los Angeles for plastic surgery practices that offer simple and effective treatments to combat early signs of aging without surgery. More and more people are beginning to experience the benefits of nonsurgical skin rejuvenation, but the key to choosing the right treatment is understanding each option’s ability to correct a specific problem.

Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular nonsurgical rejuvenation options:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most prevalent nonsurgical treatments due to its ability to quickly refresh a person’s upper facial appearance. This procedure targets specific facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and forehead.
  • JUVÉDERM® XC is a smooth gel filler that is effective in temporarily smoothing nasolabial folds and fine lines around the lips.
  • Dysport® is an alternative to BOTOX Cosmetic, and treats upper facial wrinkles by relaxing the muscles. The result is smoother skin in as early as 1 to 2 days.
  • RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler targets well-defined wrinkles around the nose and mouth with a formula of calcium microspheres. This treatment provides immediate volume and stimulates natural collagen growth.
  • SCULPTRA® Aesthetic is an optimal option for people who have lost volume in their cheeks and around their eyes. Over time, skin thickness increases and collagen production is stimulates to provide a more youthful appearance.

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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