Archive for June, 2013

No More Soaked Shirts With miraDry®

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
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It’s normal to sweat when you’re exercising, nervous, or just plain hot. But some people sweat even when they’re calm and cool. This type of excessive sweating isn’t just an annoyance, it’s a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. And if you’ve got it, you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world suffer from this uncomfortable and embarrassing condition.

Antiperspirants and other clinical treatments for hyperhidrosis require ongoing use or continual treatments, and offer only temporary relief, usually with a steep price tag. Now there’s a sure way to significantly and permanently reduce underarm sweating and odor. It’s called miraDry. We offer miraDry for hyperhidrosis in Los Angeles at Marina Plastic Surgery, and we have seen remarkable results.

It’s non-surgical, non-invasive, and stops sweating for good. Using microwave-based technology and precisely targeted energy, the device actually disables sweat glands under the arm. A full treatment requires about 2 to 3 sessions at 3-month intervals.

I share more of my thoughts on miraDry, in this article published on EveryJoe.com.

A Procedure So Cool, Even the Doctor is Getting It Done!

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
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As cosmetic procedures become more popular, people tend to share their experiences. I enjoy speaking with people about treatments I’ve undergone, so right after my first CoolSculpting® by ZELTIQ® session in Los Angeles, I started sharing the experience.

Like many plastic surgery patients, I’m generally satisfied with my physical appearance, but there are certain areas that would benefit from cosmetic enhancement. I decided to try CoolSculpting for my pesky love handles because I know how this effective treatment can eliminate small pockets of fat without the downtime associated with surgery.

Turns out, the rumors are true: CoolSculpting is an effective and comfortable body contouring treatment. I was able to read during my hour-long cycles, and I returned to my daily activities immediately after the procedure. I’m thrilled with the results, and I’m looking forward to seeing how my next session will provide more dramatic results.

CoolSculpting is an excellent treatment, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to connect with my patients who are interested in it.

The Perfect Time for Breast Lift

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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Many women feel higher self-esteem in their bras than out of them. This is often due to the modern bra’s ability to lift and add volume with a few simple hook-eye closures hidden by lace. Often, patients we see for a breast lift in Los Angeles have postponed surgery due to the bra’s ability to hide their need for lifts. But after the procedure, we hear a lot of them saying they wish they hadn’t waited so long to get their bodies back.

Following pregnancy, women commonly find that their breasts lack the youthful appearance they had prior to giving birth. Although this may be bothersome, patients often delay surgery because they are afraid the sagging appearance will return with age. A breast lift, though, can be a long-lasting way to bounce back from pregnancy, and delaying the procedure may postpone the emotional benefits cosmetic surgery can provide.

I created The Stevens Laser Bra, which provides additional support with an internal structure made with a patient’s own tissue. This is the ideal option for women who want a lasting solution to sagging breasts. With this innovative technique, women can choose to have surgery earlier in life.

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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