When you’re interested in changing an aspect of your body through plastic surgery, safety and high-quality results are high up on your list of priorities. Selecting a good plastic surgeon is the first step in ensuring a good outcome from any plastic surgery procedure.
Let's face it, these days image is everything and this is especially the case if you are a woman, although body image is becoming increasingly important to the male population. Whether you work in front of the camera, speak before students or audiences, or in the courtroom, you simply cannot escape the fact that people judge others by the way they look. Even the most beautiful actresses and models are turning towards surgical and nonsurgical means to enhance their aesthetic appearance, and non-celebrities are appealing to trusted plastic surgeons to make them look like, well…celebrities.
Now that the new year is here, everyone will be busy burning those extra pounds at the gym. However, it’s likely that their new year’s resolutions will disappear much faster than the fat will. But that’s no reason to get disappointed, because liposuction is here to make your 2018 goals a reality.
Excess skin and fat can be problematic when it develops around the abdomen. It typically doesn’t respond well to dieting or exercise and can seriously undermine your self-confidence. Those who are looking for a flatter, tighter abdomen may be a candidate for a tummy tuck.
Liposuction is one of the most requested cosmetic treatments every year. It is a great way to reduce fat from specific parts of the body that don’t respond to dieting or exercise. One of the common techniques, and one used by the Pacific Plastic Surgery Group, is tumescent liposuction.
While in the past, many women felt that after motherhood they just had to deal with their bodies the way they were, that is no longer the case. Healthy eating and exercise can only do so much and some areas of the body are much more resistant to losing baby weight. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 62% of moms would strongly consider receiving what has been coined as "the mommy makeover," if the cost of the procedure was not a factor. Including a tummy tuck and breast lift/augmentation, many women desire to get the body back that they had before children. While many love and cherish their kids, not regretting a single part of motherhood, these mothers are just becoming more accustomed with the idea that plastic surgery is an acceptable way to accomplish just that.
The transaxillary incision location is best suited for smaller saline implants, because the breast implant is filled after it is placed in the breast pocket. People opt for this incision location primarily because it offers the most discretion in terms of incision lines. This is ideal for patients looking to hide all signs of having had breast surgery.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons there were approximately 1.6 million cosmetic surgery procedures, 5 .6 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures, and more than 12 million non-surgical or minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures done in 2011 alone. In fact, all areas of plastic surgery saw an increase in the number of procedures performed in 2011 as compared to 2010. The top cosmetic procedures performed during 2011 included breast augmentation, rhinoplasty (also known as nose reshaping), liposuction, Blepharoplasty (also known as eyelift surgery), and face lift. While it remains popular, Adominoplasty, or the tummy tuck, was knocked out of the top five by the face lift.
Mommy makeover packages are performed to address the aesthetic changes that occur as a result of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. There are several types of mommy makeover combos available these days, and the treatments included in them vary.
Enlarged male breasts can be a cause of loss of self-esteem. Men often alter their lifestyle to hide the problem, avoiding taking their shirts off to swim or at the gym. Enlarged male breasts are typically indicated by excessive breast tissue in men.
If you’ve tried various hair-loss solutions and haven’t gotten the results you’ve wanted, it’s time to consider the NeoGraft FUE technique. This option can produce the desired results in virtually no time.
IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, treatment is a light-based technique used for dealing with a number of skin problems, such as sun damage, brown spots, wrinkles, freckles, acne, rosacea, fine lines, unwanted hair, and broken capillaries. The advanced IPL systems available today are quite versatile and can treat a variety of different skin conditions.
We all know how important first impressions are. To make the best first impression, be it for a job interview or a date, you have to put in the work. If you’re looking for remarkable results within a short span of time, the Illuminize Peel might be just what you’ve been looking for.
A lot of people put in the hard work and exercise to lose weight, achieve their goals, and then start to notice their skin sagging in multiple different areas of their body. If you are one of these people and sagging skin is standing in the way of your happiness, consider a body lift.
Textured breast implants acquired their name because they have a rough, sandpaper-like texture to them. The concept of this type of implant was initially developed to lower the risk of capsular contracture (hardening) and promote tissue adherence of implants.
Textured Breast Implants are implants with an outer shell that has a texture which makes it less likely for the implant to move or reposition after placement. Breast implants have a number of customizable variables from size to shape and texture. Breasts that are anatomically shaped would look very odd were they to rotate, so it is important it stays in it’s placement. It is also speculated that textured implants are less likely to develop a capsular contracture (scar capsule).
Ever wondered where the United States ranked when it came to plastic surgery procedures? Thanks to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) and its invitation to approximately 20,000 plastic surgeons worldwide to participate in a study, as well as national societies, the global plastic surgery statistics have been collected and tabulated. For the ISAPS International Survey on Aesthetic/Cosmetic Procedures Performed in 2011, special thanks go to the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Brazilian Society for heavily promoting the ISAPS survey to their members. For the 2011 survey, data was collected from 996 plastic surgeons around the world.
Skin cancer affects one in five Americans, regardless of color or race. Early detection is critical for successful treatment and results in the best outcome possible for the case. Full-body skin cancer screenings are thorough inspections of your skin by highly trained medical professionals.
Dr. Miranda is proud to offer the latest injectable treatment in wrinkle-fighting technology, LAVIV™ (azficel-T).
Soft tissue fillers are an excellent tool for helping to fight the signs of aging. As time passes, the skin tends to lose elasticity and our appearance suffers. Wrinkles, creases and lines begin to form, leaving you looking older and tired. Fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are designed to take years off of your appearance.
People who feel self-conscious about their dipping eyebrows or who feel that they look older due to forehead wrinkles can rely on a forehead lift to remedy the situation.
Silicone breast implants are pre-filled with cohesive silicone gel — a thick, sticky fluid that closely mimics the feel of human fat. Silicone breast implants have been in use for more than 25 years in over 60 countries.
Silicone Breast Implants are one of two of the most used options for increasing breast size, the other being saline filled breast implants. The different between silicone breast implants and saline filled breast implants is as much of personal preference as actual, technical difference. The silicone breast implant has a silicone out shell filled with a silicone gel. Most patients say the silicone gel has a softer, more natural breast feel than saline implants. If a silicone breast implant were to crack, leak or rupture, the gel will stay in the implant shell or the tissue pocket around the implant. To accurately diagnose an issue like this in a silicone implant, you will need an ultrasound or MRI.
The scrotoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that reduces sagging and tightens the scrotal skin. There are a number of reasons patients may choose to undergo scrotoplasty. Extreme sagging and aging of the scrotum can be damaging to sexual self-confidence and may even cause discomfort.
Chances are that you spend a lot of money on beauty products. As women age, they tend to spend more and more on anti-aging products like beauty creams, lotions, balms, and more. There are many ways that you can save money on beauty products. You can buy lower end brands, use smaller amounts of the product when you use it, or buy combination products that reduce the amount of creams or lotions that you need to purchase.
Saline Breast Implants are one of the two most popular breast augmentation options, the other being Silicone Breast Implants. Silicone Breast Implants are filled with a silicone gel filling, while saline breast implants are filled with a liquid saline solution of sterile salt water. If a saline implant were to develop a chill leak, the implant would deflate while the saline is absorbed into the body and expelled naturally. Saline implants are available in both a basic round shape and an anatomic breast shape. These breast implant are approved by the FDA for enhancing breast size in women 18 years of age and older.
When you’ve worked so hard to lose so much weight and still see loose skin hanging from your lower abdomen, it’s understandable to be a little disheartened. The appearance of sagging in the lower stomach is enough to make you feel self-conscious and lose confidence in yourself and your appearance.
The Round Shaped Breast Implants are used to give breasts a fuller look for patients who have a moderate amount of natural breast tissue already and are simply looking to increase their projection and fullness. The naturally existing breast tissue will help to both contour and conceal the implant once it’s placed so the implant won’t appear too round or fake. A benefit to the round shaped breast implants is that they are the same top to bottom so there is never any worry about the implant rotation into an unwanted position.
In the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a survey revealed that approximately half of all plastic surgeons in the U.S. are currently involved in social media. It is no secret that networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Youtube are the new frontier for businesses. So why not utilize these same platforms for service oriented businesses?
In terms of facial appearance, many regard the nose as a central anchor to overall facial balance. When it is deformed or crooked, it can have a big impact on one’s appearance. Fortunately, to address these issues, there is the rhinoplasty.
Your nose is a central feature of your appearance. When it is deformed or askew in even the smallest way, it can dramatically impact your overall facial balance. For those who are looking for a more proportional and beautiful nose, a rhinoplasty may be the solution.
Many people are unhappy with how they look and are especially unhappy with the appearance of their nose. The nose, being the most prominent feature of the face, can define how a person looks. A big or wide nose stands out, whereas a small or narrow nose can make the entire face look imbalanced.
This is a procedure conducted to treat unwanted spider veins or varicose veins on the legs. This treatment involves injecting a saline solution directly into each targeted vein. The solution then irritates the lining of the blood vessel, allowing it to swell up and the blood within the vessel to clot.
Fat grafting is the act of removing fat from an area that has an excessive amount of fat and putting that fat in an area that needs a little bit more volume. This new method of dispersing fat can make an individual's sagging or misshapen body take on a whole new look. Oftentimes, surgeons take fat from problem areas like the hips, buttocks, or tummy, and move it to the neck or face.
Our skin bears the brunt of the force of the elements. It starts to show signs of wear and tear over time, which can be made worse with too much sun exposure or stress. With the Rejuvenize Peel, you can refresh your appearance and improve your skin quality.
Excessively large breasts can pose a number of issues for women. Commonly, back pain, neck pain, skin irritation and emotional problems can stem from the size and weight of breasts that are too large. For those who are looking for relief, there is a procedure called reduction mammoplasty.
Don’t panic when you notice fat under your chin – it may not necessarily be a sign of weight gain. There is a combination of four factors that leads to the formation of a double chin, two of which are under our control.
Despite the fact that the American economy has been on the rocks for quite some time, many people are still paying for cosmetic surgeries. In 2012, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) revealed that there were over 10 million nonsurgical and cosmetic surgical procedures performed. Women account for 9 million, while men take up the other 10% having had 1 million procedures done. Nearly $11 billion was spent by Americans in 2012 for everything from liposuction to eyelid surgery and everything in between. Breast augmentation beat out liposuction as the most popular surgery completed last year. Injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A, including Botox®, was the most popular nonsurgical procedure.
Think of your skin as a layer cake: the deepest layer consists of subcutaneous fat, the middle layer is called the dermis and the outermost layer (the one we see every day) is known as the epidermis. The dermis layer is full of collagen (the stuff in our skin that keeps everything looking plump, firm, and youthful). And beneath the dermis, lies the smooth muscle that's responsible for giving the face contour, expression and movement. Unfortunately, collagen production begins to decline at the age of 25 and it's all downhill from there. In equally disappointing news, the loss of youthful muscle contours in these areas is due to a variety of factors including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions and stress. This explains why as we age, our skin loses firmness and elasticity, which is why things begin to sag and wrinkle in all the wrong places.
In the past 15 years, plastic surgery procedures have begun to grow in popularity for the male gender, increasing by 106 percent since 1997. While cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for men was seen as something you did not do in the 80's and 90's, it has become increasingly popular and widely accepted. In 2011, 9 percent of all cosmetic procedures were performed on men, while 91 percent were done on women. There is still a drastic difference between the amounts of procedures performed on the two genders, but considering the fact that men took part in a total of 1.2 million cosmetic procedures in 2011, it is definitely on the rise.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), plastic surgery procedures have risen by 5% from 2011-2012. About 4.6 million procedures took place last year, including both surgical and minimally invasive procedures. Minimally invasive procedures usually include Botox, laser hair removal, and chemical procedures while surgical procedures would encompass liposuction, implants, and reshaping of various body parts.
In the past, plastic surgery procedures were mostly done on higher class citizens who had the time and money to have desired improvements made to their body or face. Recently, all different types of peoples of multiple classes and ethnic groups have become more interested in plastic surgery. Especially with the rise of immigration to the U.S., many people believe that by looking more Western they may be able to adapt into the American culture much more quickly. Additionally, many believe that by looking more Caucasian that they might have a better shot at higher paying jobs, prestigious social circles and successful careers.
During an era where 40 is the new 20 and when 50-year-old stars such as Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Demi Moore, look better today than they did in their twenties, it gets the wheels turning in one's mind, did they get any work done? Ten or fifteen years ago it might have been easier to notice if someone in their sixties had a facelift, but in the last decade the newer, more advanced non-invasive and invasive methods have become so fine-tuned that women, and now an increasing number of men are aging more gracefully. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons®, the top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2011 were:
Every year millions of people undergo surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures for purely cosmetic reasons or for medical reasons. While many of these are done at the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon, more and more we are seeing people turn to medical spas and other salon-like medical offices for their plastic surgery needs. This is because, these types of facilities commonly have doctors or "trained professionals" available to oversee or deliver services such as Botox and other fillers, in a spa setting. Unfortunately, these facilities are not always covered under cosmetic surgery laws, nor do they have to adhere to the same strict standards that Pacific Plastic Surgery Group considers part and parcel to our business and success.
According to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there was a 5% increase in cosmetic plastic surgery procedures from 2011 to 2012. In fact, statistics show that close to 15 million surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed in the United States last year. This increase can apparently be credited to minimally invasive procedures such as Botox®, LaViv™, various fillers, chemical peels and other types of non-surgical procedures, whereas surgical procedures remained steady across the boards. What the overall increase shows, however, is that even in a struggling economy, people are still intent on improving their outward appearance and enhancing their true beauty through plastic surgery.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, close to 219,000 plastic surgery procedures were performed on teenagers during 2010. Although the majority of these procedures were done to fix congenital defects or physical disfigurements, plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes continues to be popular among kids who are 18 and under. Some of the most popular procedures are rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), gynecomastia (male breast reduction), otoplasty (ear surgery), and liposuction. Breast augmentation is also extremely popular, however the FDA does have minimum age requirements for certain augmentation procedures.
Maybe it is the size of your nose, the shape of your breasts, the fullness of your cheeks, or your bulging abdomen that you would like to change. Feeling like this is absolutely normal – we all have at least one physical feature that we wish could alter in some way. Unfortunately, there is no miraculous quick fix that will eliminate every qualm you have with your figure. However, these concerns are usually what trigger a person's interest in cosmetic surgery and the appealing results it can provide.
When most people think of Father's Day gifts, they think of coffee mugs, shirts, wallets, neckties and other similar gifts. Times are changing, as now it seems that one of the most requested Father's Day gifts has become plastic surgery procedures. Yes, more and more dads have started asking for facials, liposuction, Botox, neck lifts and other cosmetic procedures for Father's Day. Why? Well, as men grow older their bodies start to droop, sag and develop wrinkles just like women's bodies do. One of the easiest ways to combat or reduce these signs of aging is to undergo surgical or non-surgical treatments. With a highly skilled plastic surgeon a father can restore his youthful appearance, brighten his tired eyes, tighten loose muscles, remove excess fat or reshape areas that haven't fared quite as well as he may have liked over the years.
Peptides are linear chains composed of amino acids. When we are speaking of shorter chains (up to 50-100 amino acids) we call them peptides. Bigger chains (could be up to several thousand amino acids) are called proteins. So peptides are “smaller cousins” of proteins.
The skin can show signs of wear and tear, especially with the added stressors of sun exposure and time. If you are looking for a way to rejuvenate your complexion, we offer a variety of professional-quality peels.
The America's Cup is one of the most exciting and prestigious yacht races on earth, and this year, for the second time, the Oracle Team has been victorious! The Oracle Team USA won both titles at the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, battling to the finish in Match Racing (Oracle Team USA Coutts) and Fleet Racing (Oracle Team USA Spithill). Pacific Plastic Surgery Group is proud to have served as the official plastic and hand surgeons for the team and we are looking forward to October 3 – 7, when Fleet Week takes place in San Francisco.
Crookedness or deformity of the nose can have a major impact on your overall facial balance. Facial balance is a big part of natural beauty. For those who are concerned about their asymmetrical or deformed nose, there is the nose job.
Aging affects each of us differently, and for some people, it is especially problematic on the face. Sagging skin and looseness of the features can be a symptom of aging, but with a non-invasive facelift technique, there is a solution.
For some women, misshapen or overly large nipples can be problematic and even undermine self-confidence. If you are concerned about the size, projection and orientation of your nipples, you may be a candidate for nipple reduction.
There are a number of issues that can affect the appearance of the breasts. Inverted nipples and otherwise abnormal nipple proportions are two of these potential issues, and they undermine the self-confidence of many patients. If you are looking for a way to correct these issues, there is nipple reduction, along with other nipple-correction procedures.
One of the areas of the body where it is most difficult to deal with unwanted fat deposits is around the neck. Even relatively small fat deposits on the neck can have a dramatic impact your appearance. Fortunately, there is a procedure called neck liposuction.
During pregnancy, a woman’s body often undergoes major unwanted physical changes. Many mothers find themselves looking for a way to reclaim their pre-pregnancy bodies. For this, there are mommy makeovers.
Statistics have shown that Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation, is now, more than ever, driving up the demand for cosmetic plastic surgery. In 2011, close to 800,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on individuals between the ages of 18 and 30. Overall the number of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed in the U.S. has increased 87% in the last decade. In addition, approximately 2% of all cosmetic surgical procedures are now being performed on minors between the ages of 13 and 18.
Millions of people experience chronic migraines. Migraines are a type of headache that can be extremely painful and often debilitating. Happily, we offer migraine treatments to patients in the San Francisco area.
Chronic migraines affect millions of Americans every year. They can range from mild to severe and are often a huge inconvenience. Although the exact causes of migraines are unknown, there is migraine surgery that can help relieve patients of their suffering.
Migraines affect millions of Americans every year. They range in severity from person to person and can often be debilitating. Botox is a new and innovative treatment used in migraine surgery.
The elements and time can do a number on your skin quality. If you are looking for a way to revitalize your appearance, then you may be a candidate for microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment that can exfoliate your skin for a radiant, youthful glow.
With many young and aspiring actors throughout the U.S., there is a growing trend for these individuals to want to emulate celebrities in not just their fashion, but also in their looks. One man in New Jersey, N.R., did just that. In an effort to get more leads and potential work in the film industry, he underwent $5,000 in cosmetic surgery, spending approximately 2 hours enduring various procedures. He wanted to gain more definition in his jaw line, which has been a popular trend among males receiving plastic surgery. He is also not the first man to have brought in pictures of the heartthrob. Hoping to look more like Mr. Gosling has been a common request for plastic surgeons throughout the nation.
Male pattern baldness often has a negative impact on confidence and self-image.
When you have a lot of excess skin that collects around many areas of your body, it can significantly change your body shape. Sagging skin can make the idea of wearing revealing clothing unpleasant and can undermine your overall self-confidence. With a lower body lift, you can achieve a slimmer, more natural profile and get rid of excess skin.
Thanks to being one of the largest nations, America is also one of the fattest countries in the world. Unless you live right in the heart of San Francisco, New York City, or Chicago, commuting to work may very well take you 20 or 30 minutes by car, which means you could ultimately spend two hours or more every day behind the wheel, and that is if you don’t have to sit in 5:00 traffic, which can add hours to your commute time. By the time most people get home all they want to do is spend time with their loved ones, have dinner and go to bed. Considering the average American’s life, it’s no wonder why so many Americans are overweight.
As people grow older, they notice several telltale signs of aging that appear all over their bodies. Even their eyelids are not spared. Over time, they begin to develop excess skin and fat, making them sag. The surgical procedure used to correct this and rejuvenate the lids is known as eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty.
Migraine headaches can be incredibly detrimental to your quality of living. They can impair your ability to drive, work and perform other daily activities. One of the available treatments for migraine headaches is Botox.
Struggling to remove excess pockets of fat from areas like the stomach, thighs or arms? Despite a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise, many people struggle to look the way they desire because of stubborn fat deposits. If this is you, then liposuction may be an ideal cosmetic procedure.
One of the cutting-edge treatments for smile lines and facial wrinkles is called LaViv. Smile lines can add years to your appearance and undermine your self-confidence. There are a number of dermal injections and fillers that can help you rejuvenate your appearance, but LaViv is truly unique.
Your eyelashes can play a subtle yet significant role in your overall appearance. This is especially noticeable when they are thin or lacking. For those who are looking for a way to achieve longer, thicker eyelashes, there is the Latisse eyelash formula.
One of the trademarks of beauty is full, thick eyelashes. Unfortunately, many of us have thin eyelashes or eyelashes that lack definition. This is often a result of aging. Fortunately, there is Latisse, an eyelash enhancer that can give you fuller, thicker eyelashes.
Get complete, luscious eyebrows with the miraculous Latisse treatment! An FDA-approved procedure, Latisse is a treatment option that stimulates eyelash growth in individuals with small, thin, pale, and inadequate eyelashes. The medication is actually a version of the popular glaucoma medication bimatoprost, which is used in prescription eye drops. Eyelash growth was an unintended side effect of the treatment, and this led to many experts deciding that it could be used for eyelash growth. This led to the creation and widespread proliferation of Latisse.
Your skin dominates much of your outward appearance. As you age, the wrinkles and fine lines that form can prematurely add years to your appearance. Skin blemishes can also be damaging to your self-confidence. Fortunately, there is laser skin resurfacing.
Do you want a cosmetic solution that can reduce age lines and give your face natural fullness and volume? Juvederm is an FDA-approved product that offers a reduction in wrinkles, leaving behind naturally flawless and beautiful skin.
The advances of cosmetic technology have allowed us to harness the power of light. With IPL treatments, light-based technology allows us to rejuvenate your skin and turn back the clock on the signs of aging.
The IPL treatment, or intense pulsed light skin treatment, is a cutting-edge skin treatment that can give you a brighter, more even, and revitalized complexion. With the IPL treatment, you can treat a number of different skin blemishes and even out your skin’s appearance.
The IPL photofacial is a breakthrough skin treatment that can rejuvenate the skin and remove a number of skin blemishes. Skin imperfections, unwanted hair, varicose veins, discoloration and other blemishes can be a thing of the past with this advanced skin treatment.
If you are looking for way to refresh your appearance by getting rid of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, you may be a candidate for an intense pulsed light treatment. The intense pulsed light treatment, or IPL for short, is a cosmetic procedure that removes skin blemishes through photorejuvenation.
Scared of smiling, frowning, or making other facial expressions because of fine lines and wrinkles? Worry no more – we offer Botox, a revolutionary and life-changing product that millions of patients have used to eliminate age lines.
Every year, thousands of women undergo breast reconstruction. This procedure is highly effective for restoring the natural appearance of breasts that have been altered due to a mastectomy. One of the common methods used is implant-based breast reconstruction.
In the past, women seeking breast implants had two options to decide from: saline implants and silicone implants. The Ideal Implant is the next step in breast augmentation. This structured breast implant offers the safety of saline implants and the appearance and natural feel of silicone implants.
When a plastic surgeon goes to repair or reconstruct part of a person's body they are doing so in order to physically change some aspect of that person's appearance. Plastic surgery itself, breaks down into two major categories, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgeries are those surgeries done in order to improve someone's aesthetic appearance, while reconstructive surgery is primarily concerned with improving normal function. The labioplasty also known as vaginal rejuvenation, has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures offered today.
The nose is a major focal point of the face. It’s often the first thing a person sees when they meet you, and as a result, for better or for worse, it makes a major impression. That’s why it can be very discouraging when you’re not feeling confident about the appearance of your nose.
Gynecomastia is the swelling of breast tissue in males. Most males will experience this during puberty, but it will typically subside. For some males, however, gynecomastia does not go away without help. For those who are concerned about excessive breast tissue, there is male breast reduction.
Human beings express a lot of emotion using only their eyebrows and forehead. When these areas of your face start to age, they can sag and wrinkle, which leaves you looking constantly tired. With the forehead lift, aging issues in these areas can be treated.
Have you noticed a great deal of people around you are coughing and sneezing? This year's flu season started a month earlier than usual and the virus is in full effect. For those who haven't gotten their flu shot yet it might be a smart idea to look into getting one.
Women all across the nation are scrambling to get Duchess Kate's nose. Plastic surgeons say that they have had a huge increase in requests for royal rhinoplasty, as the media has focused in on Kate's beauty and fashion sense since her marriage to Prince William. In 2012, surgeons report that it was the most wanted celebrity body part, and women were willing to pay thousands of dollars for the procedure.
Is a flat, taut stomach at the top of your list of aesthetic goals? For many people, achieving that goal feels out of reach when aging, pregnancy and weight fluctuations cause sagging skin to develop around the belly. The tummy tuck can help those who are healthy and in good condition to achieve a flat stomach.
As people age, the underlying muscles of the face loosen. This causes the skin on the face to droop, which forms bags, wrinkles, and jowls. The effect of aging on the face is most pronounced on the neck and sides of the face.
As you grow older, your face gradually starts losing volume. This is because over the years, tissue is lost from the underlying facial fat layer. This gives a person’s face a sunken or gaunt appearance, leaving them looking tired all the time and much older than they really are.
When you age, your appearance can start to appear gaunt or sharp. This is often the result of your skin’s natural tendency to lose volume. Losing facial volume can add years to your appearance. One of the great methods used to treat this loss of volume is the fat transfer.
Aging skin typically tends to sag, wrinkle and crease. This is directly a result of the skin’s natural tendency to lose volume. With a technique like fat grating, there is a way to help fight the signs of aging by using your own natural body fat!
Fat Grafting Breast Enhancement is a procedure performed to increase the size of the breasts by using fat from another area of the patient’s body. This two-fold procedure isn’t the most common way a breast enhancement is achieved–most patients in the United States still use either saline or silicone breast implants to achieve their breast augmentation results. Sometimes a breast enhancement with fat grafting may be the best option and in these cases a patient can benefit from the loss of excess fat in an area where they have unwanted pockets of fat, as well as an increased fullness in their breasts.
To many people, fat is an unwanted obstacle in the way of their aesthetic goals. But did you know that fat is also a great tool for helping you achieve a more youthful appearance? The fat graft, or fat transfer, is a tried-and-true method for adding volume.
Facials are a great way to treat your skin to the best care. With an effective skin treatment, you can be confident that you’re looking your best with a fresher, brighter complexion. Based upon the principles of hydration and exfoliation, a facial is the gold standard of professional skin care.
Facials are classic treatments that can refresh your appearance and give you a bright, clear complexion. Working on the principles of exfoliations and hydration, these professional-quality treatments can keep your appearance in top form.
Facial treatments can give you the boost and refreshing care that you’ve been looking for. These professional-quality skin care procedures are great for dealing with dullness or facial blemishes that are marring your appearance.
Aging around the face and neck can have a dramatic impact on your appearance. Facial aging such as sagging skin around the cheeks and jowls that affect the look of the jawline can add years to your appearance. For this, there is the rhytidectomy.
The signs of aging are something you can never run away from. They creep up unnoticed until the day when you look in the mirror and find that your youth is now behind you. The most common signs of aging are wrinkles and fine lines. These changes become more visible as you grow older.
A facelift is an effective procedure for turning back the effects of aging on your face. The procedure is capable of taking as much as ten years off your appearance. Sagging, wrinkling skin around the neck and around the face can be lifted and tightened.
Aging of the face can have a big impact on your overall appearance. Deep lines, wrinkles and sagging can leave you looking tired and older far beyond your actual age. In cosmetics, there are a number of face procedures that can help you reduce the signs of aging.
Aging can have a drastic effect on your appearance, especially on the eyelids. With aged eyelids, it can make you look chronically tired and may even impair vision. Fortunately, there is eyelid surgery, a cosmetic procedure that treats aging of the eyelids.
The eyelids are particularly vulnerable to the signs of aging. Because the eyelids are made of very thin skin, wrinkling and sagging are common. This can leave you appearing tired and even upset. Fortunately, there is eyelid restoration.
Eyelid-rejuvenation surgery is a great procedure for those who are looking for a way to refresh their appearance. The eyelids are often the first to show signs of aging because they are made of thin skin. The skin tends to wrinkle and sag, creating a tired appearance.
If you have a chronically tired appearance, it can often be an issue of aging around the eyelids. If your eyes appear tired or droopy, you may be a candidate for an eyelid lift. Eyelid lifts are a rejuvenating cosmetic procedure.
Time and age can cause your skin to develop lines and wrinkles, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them for the rest of your life. If you’re looking for a longer-lasting solution for those wrinkles than makeup, a Sculptra treatment may be what you need.
Plump, curvy butts are finding praise and admiration in modern society. With celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez widely regarded for their posteriors, it’s no surprise that curves are coveted.
As a Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Miranda takes pride in being able to provide patients with the high-quality service and attention-to-detail care they have come to expect from the Pacific Plastic Surgery Group. Always keeping abreast of the latest technologies and advancements in the field of plastic surgery Dr. Miranda is constantly evolving our group so as to better facilitate our ability to help patients meet their lifestyle objectives. With his vast medical training and extensive experience helping patients make aesthetic changes to further enhance their appearance and thus enrich their lives, it is no surprise that Dr. Miranda has come up with his own line of medical grade skin care products.
When Hollywood's leading lady, Angelina Jolie, speaks out about her choice to undergo an elective double mastectomy, the world listens. Click here to read her article in today's edition of the New York Times.
Dr. Edward Miranda is the first Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco to offer the exciting CoolSculpting® procedure. This relatively new procedure was discovered by doctors at Harvard and is FDA-cleared. There is no surgery involved, and unlike laser or sonic waves that can produce burning and damage against neighboring cells and tissue, CoolSculpting® only hits fat cells. It does this through cryolipolysis. Fat cells are especially sensitive to cold, affected at temperatures that will not bother other substances. Cryolipolysis is a method of literally freezing fat off.
When you age, the skin loses volume, which is a major factor when it comes to developing creases, wrinkles and sharpness. If you are concerned about the development of aging signs and are looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance, you may benefit from dermal fillers.
One of the most exciting developments in cosmetic technology is a process called CoolSculpting, which operates under the principle of cryolipolysis. With CoolSculpting, you can literally freeze the fat away.
It is extremely common for healthy people to struggle to achieve their aesthetic goals due to stubborn pockets of fat that simply don’t respond to diet or exercise. If you’ve been trying to get rid of pockets of fat but aren’t interested or ready for liposuction, there is a technique called cryolipolysis.
With graduation season right around the corner, many young people may want a new car, exotic trip or a new laptop. For some, however, their number one gift choice is plastic surgery. Nose reconstruction, breast augmentation, liposuction and other procedures are quickly becoming the top picks for those graduating high school, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Sometimes even with constant dieting, exercise, and other methods of body contouring, you will not be able to achieve the results that you are looking for. There are many types of effective plastic surgeries and techniques out there for body-fat reduction. For those looking for an option that is non-invasive, non-surgical, safe, and effective, look no further – CoolSculpting has arrived.
As the years progress, plastic surgery is not only becoming more technologically advanced making recovery time less and the minimizing invasiveness, it is becoming more commonplace for many women and even men. Despite this, however, there are people who still struggle with the idea of having any plastic surgery performed on their own bodies. There are common barriers that stand in people's way before they ultimately make up their minds. We have laid out a few of these below and are more than willing to discuss these in detail with you in person.
More than 10 percent of the population in the United States, or approximately 36 million people, suffer from migraines. Migraines are more than just simple headaches, they are a grouping of neurological symptoms that can cause excruciating pain, nausea, vision trouble, and more. Some experience such debilitating pain that they are unable to do basic day-to-day functions.
"Chinplants" are officially on the rise. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) chin augmentation is the fastest growing plastic-surgery category for both men and women and across all age groups, up 76% from 2010 to 2011. That's more than Lipo, Botox, and Breast Implants combined! Most chin implant patients are in their 40's – 50's but there is a notable increase in fit 20 something's seeking a stronger chin.
Facial symmetry is one of the essential aspects of beauty. A common issue with facial balance is a lacking chin. With chin implants, you can enhance this area of your face to create stronger facial symmetry.
Facial symmetry is a central part of the overall impression of beauty. People with symmetrical, balanced faces are more often considered to be beautiful. There are many different parts of the face that play a part in defining facial symmetry, such as the chin. There are facial implants and chin augmentation procedures available that can help you achieve facial balance and harmony.
While many people may beg to differ, it has been proven time and time again that beauty sells. In fact, a recent Yale study found that workers, in the United States, who had above-average looks earned close to a quarter of a million dollars more in their lifetime than those who were considered to have below-average looks. Now, although we know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, people who are considered to be attractive, and who take pride in their appearance, are often more out-going and willing to take chances that others may not consider taking. This holds true both in a person's personal life as well as their professional life.
Enhancing the buttocks can greatly enhance your overall body contouring. By adding curvature and projection, it is possible for you to create the figure you’ve been dreaming of. A butt lift is the procedure that achieves just that.
A fuller, curvier figure is at the top of many people’s beauty wish lists. One of the most exciting new butt augmentation techniques is called the Brazilian butt lift, and it can help you achieve the body of your dreams. It sculpts away fat from unwanted areas and uses it to enhance your backside.
Women with large breasts that each weigh in excess of 500 grams often experience secondary health issues such as back pain, neck pain and skin irritation. Having overly large breasts can also make it difficult to find properly fitting clothing. For those who are looking for relief, there is breast reduction.
All bodies are different and unique. Breasts come in different shapes and sizes, and often, they aren’t in proportion with the rest of the body. In the case of oversized breasts, this can cause a number of problems.
Most people know what breast augmentation, but many don’t know all the options involved in breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is most commonly performed through the use of breast implants that may vary in:
Patients are typically seen within twenty-four hours after breast augmentation surgery and then on a weekly basis for several weeks during the breast enlargement recovery process. If the patient notices any issues that may seem out of the ordinary, she should visit our office for a checkup.
Patients are typically seen within twenty-four hours after breast augmentation surgery and then on a weekly basis for several weeks during the breast enlargement recovery process. If the patient notices any issues that may seem out of the ordinary, she should visit our office for a checkup.
Breast Enhancement is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that has helped literally millions of women achieve the fuller breast size they desired. Breast Enhancement is achieve traditionally through the use of either saline filled or silicone gel filled breast implants. Breast implants, in addition to being filled with either saline solution or silicone gel, come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and even textures.
Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer that affects women in the U.S. It is much more common in women above the age of 50, but it can also occur in younger women. Modern breast cancer detection methods are constantly improving to give patients the earliest and best chance to beat this disease.
Breast Augmentation is a procedure designed to enhance the fullness of the breasts, improve the breast symmetry, improve overall body contour, and increase a patient’s self-confidence. There are a number of reasons a woman may seek out breast augmentation. Some women are looking to restore the fullness of their breasts to a previous moment in time after losing breast mass due to weight loss, pregnancy and nursing, or other causes. Some women may have always felt their breasts were disproportionately small or simply just smaller than their preference. Some women may use the breast augmentation procedure to increase the size of a small breast when significant breast asymmetry is present. Whatever the motivation, the important thing is that it is entirely the patient’s own decision and that they have weighed both risks and benefits.
Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed today. The Breast Augmentation decision is a personal one that should be given serious consideration and only performed to achieve the individual’s own personal goals. There are a variety of personal reasons that lead a woman to seek out breast augmentation–some women have always felt their breasts were disproportionately small for their figure, some women find that their breasts have decreased in size over time after weight loss or pregnancy and nursing, and some women use breast augmentation to correct a severe breast asymmetry.
At Pacific Plastic Surgery Group we have worked hard to minimize downtime and discomfort in Breast Augmentation Recovery. Our developed plan begins before the surgery even begins with choosing implants that fit the patient’s frame. Pain medication is prescribed prior to the operation for afterwards and a topical antibacterial soap is also prescribed to be used in the days leading up to the procedure to reduce infection risk. Just prior and during the breast augmentation surgery we utilize long-acting local anesthetics to minimize discomfort afterwards. After the procedure anti-inflammatory medication is used to increase mobility while reducing pain. Light exercise are assigned, and early mobility is encouraged.
Oftentimes, women are unsatisfied with the size, fullness, and firmness of their breasts. Luckily, breast augmentation offers a viable means to correct the problem.
The Brazilian butt lift is an increasingly popular procedure because of how effective it is for contouring the buttocks and more. The procedure adds shapeliness and contour to the buttocks while also being able to narrow the waist.
Weight changes, aging and even genetics can play a big part in the elasticity of the skin. When the skin loses elasticity, excess skin can sag and develop in areas such as the underarm. The brachioplasty is a procedure that reshapes the arm, making it thinner and more youthful. If you are bothered by sagging skin under your arms, then a brachioplasty may be right for you.
With aging, pregnancy and changes in weight, some people’s skin experiences an exaggerated loss of elasticity. This often means that in places like the underarm, there is excess sagging skin. Fortunately, there is the brachioplasty. A brachioplasty is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes sagging skin under the arm so the arms become thinner and more youthful.
As time passes, the skin loses its elasticity, which is a big reason why wrinkles and creases form. Typically, these creases form around areas of the face where muscles contract during chewing, frowning or other facial movements. With the Botox injection, you can fight the signs of aging.
Signs of aging come in many varieties, such as wrinkles and deep creases that form around the eyes and mouth. Some of these wrinkles and lines are formed because of muscle contractions involved with actions like chewing or facial expressions. For these kinds of wrinkles, there is the Botox injection.
One of the most popular cosmetic treatments is the Botox injection. Botox Cosmetic treatments are effective for wrinkle prevention and for keeping your appearance looking youthful. It is a simple yet highly effective tool in the fight against the signs of aging.
Wrinkles and lines are some of the most obvious landmarks of aging. For a long time, there was little we could do about them. However, now we have Botox. Botox is an effective anti-aging injection that can help preserve your natural, youthful appearance.
The Baptist Children's Hospital had their "Day of Smiles" which they hold every year for children who need cosmetic reconstruction, but cannot afford it. They provide these services for children ranging in age from 7 to 17 years of age who have certain physiological disorders or have had serious accidents. One 17 year old received a procedure that would help reduce the look of scarring that she had from multiple different skin grafts. She was the victim of an unfortunate steam burn when she was a young child, which had left her upper body and face badly disfigured. After undergoing 22 different surgeries, taking skin from different parts of her body and grafting it to cover the burned skin, she couldn't wait to receive this latest cosmetic procedure to help make her feel a little more like other girls her age.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) there has been a recent increase in arm lift procedures throughout the United States. In fact the increase has been so drastic that it is up by 4,000 percent in the past decade. In 2012 alone, over 15,000 women received this surgical procedure. What is an arm lift exactly? It can constitute one of two procedures, including liposuction and brachioplasty. These surgeries get rid of the loose skin on the back of the arms to create a more defined and toned look. Individuals most commonly seeking arm lifts include women from 40 to 54 years old. In fact, 48% of the procedures were performed on women in that age range.
The natural process of aging leads to skin losing its elasticity gradually over time. This results in wrinkles and sagging skin in various parts of our bodies, some areas more prominent than others. Sagging skin is quite apparent on our upper arms, where we tend to develop what are popularly known as “bat wings.” Any weight loss can also lead to the development or accentuation of bat wings.
The structural complexity and sophistication of the human body are unparalleled. The body contains a number of components that can also be beneficial if used in other contexts. Scientists have devised techniques to harness the potential of these components.
Are you fed up with that extra flab on your tummy? Have you already been dieting and exercising regularly without achieving your desired results? If so, it’s time to take the next step and come in for an abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck.
Growing older is a natural process. But with it comes issues like sagging skin and muscles. Aging takes a heavy toll on women’s health, as do childbearing, menopause, hormone imbalances, weight fluctuations, hereditary factors, and the stresses of today’s modern lifestyle. These factors cause a number of health issues, including a rarely discussed problem: vaginal looseness.
Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer for U.S. women. Breast cancer’s prevalence can make it seem everywhere and lead to unnecessary worry. Calm your fears by learning the truth about some common myths surrounding breast cancer risk factors.
Although each plastic surgery candidate is different, and not all circumstances are the same, certain people may be able to benefit from undergoing multiple plastic surgery procedures. The mommy makeover is a perfect example of a procedure designed to target various areas in order to achieve the most optimum, desired results. Another example is a recent study, done at the University of Verona, Italy, which revealed that due to the comparative correlation between a person's nose and chin, those who opt to have simultaneous nose and chin surgeries may find greater, long-term benefits than those who choose to have only one procedure or the other. In addition, undergoing multiple plastic surgery procedures can save on both costs and recuperation time.
Extreme weight loss, aging, and pregnancy can sometimes cause unexpected changes in body shape that result in excess skin and fat in uncomfortable places. A belt lipectomy is a combination of procedures that is designed to help those with excess sagging skin on their lower bodies, recontouring their figures for a more natural shape.
Brachioplasties, also known as arm lifts, are procedures that can help treat some of the signs of aging. For many people, aging has caused their skin to stretch and sag in areas like the arms. The stretched skin can also be a product of dramatic weight less. Arm lifts can give your arms a slimmer, more youthful profile.
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