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Injectable Fillers: Benefits and Side Effects

In recent years, injectable fillers have become one of the most popular procedures performed by plastic surgeons.  Over 2.2 million injectable filler procedures were performed in 2013 and this number is increasing. Most injectable fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring chemical already present in your body, although they can be composed of a various substances. Many injectable fillers are recognized by their brand names, including Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Voluma, and Sculptra, among others.

Non-Invasive Plastic Surgery

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released a report revealing statistics on both invasive and non-invasive plastic surgery procedures performed in 2013.  Although surgical procedures like breast augmentation, facelift, and rhinoplasty remain the most commonly sought after services, the popularity of non-invasive procedures saw dramatic increase. Over 13 million non-invasive procedures were performed in 2013.

Breast Augmentation

A common question we get during breast augmentation consultations is whether or not a breast lift is needed in addition to the placement of implants. Sometimes the answer is quite evident from the start, and other times it becomes a judgment call based on a particular patient’s desires and expectations. So, deciding whether “to lift or not to lift” begins with a thorough examination of the patient.

Wrinkle Treatment Options

Southern Californians have the advantage of year-long sunny weather with numerous outdoor activities at our disposal. But perfect weather comes at a cost, and It’s our skin that pays the price. A lifetime of daily exposure and lack of medical-grade skin care and daily use of sunscreen can cause the premature appearance of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, there are numerous products and procedures available to prevent and treat sun damaged skin.

Nipple Tattoo After Breast Reconstruction

Many breast cancer patients express concerns that they will never have natural appearing breasts again. With advances in breast reconstruction, it is now possible to reconstruct very natural looking breasts.

Creating a realistic nipple is often the final step in this process. After your plastic surgeon reconstructs your new nipple, a tattoo artist can add pigment to the area (nipple-areola tattooing) so it closely mimics the natural color of a nipple and areola.

What is Brachioplasty?

More women are seeking ways to improve the shape and contour of their arms. If there is sagging skin and excess tissue on your upper arms, then a brachioplasty (arm lift) procedure may benefit you.

Arm lifts, also known as brachioplasty, remove excess skin and fat from your upper arms to give them a slimmer contour and shape. Patients interested in brachioplasty often have a history of significant weight loss.

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