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More Men Seek Cosmetic Surgery

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
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With the economy recovering, more men are expressing an interest in surgical procedures. An increasing number of my Los Angeles face lift patients are men, who want to look younger to improve their lives both professionally and personally. Additionally, more men are considering cosmetic surgery given the decreased downtime due to new innovations in plastic surgery which provide a shorter recovery time.

In addition to cosmetic surgical procedures, men are also turning to minimally-invasive procedures such as injectable fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic. These treatments are quick and require little to no downtime, making them a practical option for busy individuals.

As plastic surgery and minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments continue to rise in popularity, it will be interesting to see the amount of men who receive these treatments over the next few years, and if it will continue to be a trend.

Pros and Cons of Fat Transfer

Sunday, February 6th, 2011
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Fat transfer procedures have been gaining popularity throughout the years, and have received increased attention over the past year as improved science and technology has led to improved outcomes. Fat transfer can be used to augment several different areas of the body, including the face, breasts and buttocks. But fat grafting procedures aren’t right for everyone.

Pros:

  • Typically a shorter recovery time than with implants
  • Allergy-free, since it is your own tissue
  • Can be injected almost anywhere
  • Can fill out hollow areas with long-lasting results

Cons:

  • May need multiple procedures for the desired result
  • Variable results, depending on the patient and surgeon
  • Tissue in the treated area may clump or become lumpy

In some instances, I recommend fat transfer to my Los Angeles face lift patients. Talking to your doctor will help determine if you are a candidate for a fat transfer procedure.

What are your thoughts about fat grafting? Feel free to leave your comments below.

Breast Enhancement – Before or After Weight Loss?

Friday, September 3rd, 2010
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If you’re trying to lose weight, seeing those extra pounds start to melt away is exciting. But remember, you can’t always control where you’re losing the weight – it’s going to come off across your entire body, not just in one or two “target areas.” What this means for women is that, whether they like it or not, there’s a good chance their breasts will get smaller as the rest of their body gets slimmer. This is an important factor to consider if you’re planning a breast enhancement. Here’s why:
 

  • Breast lift: Weight loss often causes breasts to droop or sag. Subsequent weight loss could undo the results of a previous breast lift. Women considering a breast lift should definitely wait until after they’ve reached their target weight.
  • Breast augmentation: Results of breast augmentation will be impacted by weight loss in several ways. First, larger breasts may look out of balance with your new, slimmer physique. Second, weight loss may cause breasts to droop, creating the need for a second breast surgery.

I suggest that my patients wait to have their breast lift or breast augmentation in Los Angeles until they’ve lost the weight. By waiting, they are ensuring that they choose an implant size that fits with their new body contours and that they will have perky, youthful-looking cleavage.

And, just to note, I would also recommend waiting to perform other procedures until my patients have accomplished their weight loss goals in Los Angeles, such as face lift, tummy tuck, or liposuction.

Dr. Grant Stevens

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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