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What You Should Know About Spider Veins

Many of our patients come in with questions about the web-like clusters of darkly colored veins visible beneath the skin. These are commonly referred to as spider veins. Most people will develop them to some degree over a lifetime. Although most common in people over 50, they can appear in people in their 30s. While spider veins may be a nuisance, they can be treated.

How Long Does It Take For Breast Implants To Drop?

Your breasts may not appear exactly as you imagined right after breast augmentation. It takes several months for your breasts to fully heal following surgery. You may notice that your new breasts appear to rest too high on your chest. However, as they heal, your breasts will settle or ‘drop’ into place. You may wonder, how long does it take for breast implants to drop?

Here in Southern California, we enjoy our surf and sun. The abundance of sunshine throughout the year makes it seem as if it’s summertime all of the time. However, all those days in the sun can take their toll.

Wrinkles, sagging skin, freckles, and brown spots are often the result of excessive exposure to the sun. Sun damaged skin can be troubling to many. Fortunately, there are steps you can take, without sacrificing your southern California lifestyle, to prevent and even reverse the signs of sun damage.

Do yourself a favor this summer and protect yourself from the sun. While an hour here and there without sunscreen might not seem like a big deal, exposure to the sun over a lifetime will significantly speed up the signs of aging. To minimize wrinkles and age spots, and reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, be sure to practice sun safety this summer.  

More than 6.6. million Botox® and Botox-like injection procedures were performed in 2014, making it one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures in the country. Botox was initially approved for cosmetic procedures in 2002, but more recently received approval specifically as a treatment for crow’s feet. A minimally invasive procedure that requires little downtime, Botox can help to remove those wrinkles at the corners of your eyes.

Since it was approved by the FDA in 2002, Botox® has become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the country. More than 6.6 million Botox and Botox-like procedures were performed in 2014. Botox has a proven safety record. However, side effects are always possible. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of having problems with your Botox treatments.

Scar Reduction & Prevention

Scars are inevitable. Our goals as plastic surgeons are to deliver you the best results possible with the most inconspicuous scars.  We take great care in planning your procedure to hide the scars whenever possible and to make sure that any visible scar appears as a thin, flat line.  As a patient, there are several steps you can take to make sure you get the best scars possible after your procedure.

Caring for Fresh Wounds to Reduce Scarring

Properly caring for a wound can help to reduce visible scarring.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

There are many factors to consider when deciding to undergo breast augmentation. Many patients who visit our office want to know what the recovery will be like. We frequently hear questions regarding time off from work, swelling and scarring. While the specifics of breast augmentation recovery vary from patient to patient, most patients can expect a predictable recovery process.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting™ is a relatively new procedure that can help men and women get rid of stubborn areas of fat. Approved by the FDA in 2010, more than 2 million patients have since received CoolSculpting™. This innovative, non-invasive procedure uses extreme cold to target fat cells while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed.

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