Which Cosmetic Procedure is Right for You in Los Angeles?

Guide to Treating Skin Blemishes with Cosmetic Surgery

Skin blemishes are annoying no matter your age. Every teenager knows that a zit pops up the moment you have an important event coming up, such as a hot date. But even older folks are familiar with blemishes like visible aging and sun-damaged skin. Are you supposed to live with these marks on your skin forever? Absolutely not! While acne usually disappears within a few days or weeks, occasionally scarring can be left behind. And fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging aren’t going away on their own anytime soon. But worry not. There is hope. Cosmetic surgery and non-cosmetic med-spa techniques are available to reverse the sign of blemishes, and improve your skin quality, all while giving you a healthy glow.

Read our article: Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures for Younger Looking Skin

This is your guide to treating skin blemishes with cosmetic surgery. Following the reading, schedule a consultation with Doctor Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts. With one or more techniques by Doctor Moein’s artistic hand, your skin is sure to look better than ever. Dial (310)597-4976 to choose an appointment time that works best for you.

Common Skin Blemishes and Recommended Cosmetic Treatments

Scars and Acne Scars

Scars and Acne Scars Treatment

Surgical scars and skin trauma can leave pink, red, or flesh-colored marks on our skin. Some people who suffered from severe acne in their younger years ended up with deep pitting that remains visible as an adult. There are both cosmetic and non-cosmetic med-spa techniques that can rid the body of these common skin blemishes.

Skin Punch

For deep “ice pick” acne scars, the cosmetic surgeon cuts the patch of marred skin away before a skin graft is implanted to grow over the affected treatment site. The skin graft is typically taken from behind the ear and used to fill the wound.

Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is a fairly recent technology that uses a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy. A handheld device delivers the RF energy through the microneedles to stimulate collagen production and new skin growth. Sometimes referred to as the non-surgical facelift, Morpheus8 is able to regenerate skin cells and connective tissue. This can help with acne scars and regular scarring caused by trauma. More than one session may be necessary depending on the severity of the scarring in question.

IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Lumecca IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a skin rejuvenation treatment that can treat a number of skin irregularities, including minor scarring. The technique is virtually painless, doesn’t require any incisions, and leaves zero scarring behind. The latter is what you would hope for in a treatment aimed at removing scars from your face and other parts of your body.

Using a handheld flash wand, the cosmetic surgeon directs beams of pulsed light directly onto the treatment area. The technique is known as photorejuvenation and works by destroying the top layers of skin. The technique is comfortable thanks to the sapphire tip that cools the area as the skin is treated. Lumecca IPL skin rejuvenation offers immediate results with only one or two sessions required compared to four or five by competing technologies.

Fractora Skin Rejuvenation

Fractora is a non-surgical procedure that delivers bipolar radiofrequency energy through the first several layers of skin by way of electrode pins affixed to a handheld wand. The pins deliver the energy, which creates micro-lesion zones that are affected by ablation and coagulation. These two effects combined make the skin more radiant, tighter, and blemish-free. The technique offers minimal risk of complications and has been shown to reduce acne scarring by up to 50%.

Cellulite

The bumpy, unsightly skin that forms on the backs of the thighs can cause your self-esteem to suffer. You may want to hide your legs underneath your clothing and forget about going to the beach or pool. Luckily, there are cellulite treatments that can lessen the appearance of cellulite or treat it entirely, so it becomes a thing of the past.

Read our article: Can Thigh Cellulite Treatments Give You Smoother Skin?

Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift in LA

A thigh lift (thighplasty) is a body contouring procedure that aims to remove excess fatty tissue and skin from the inner thighs, outer thighs, or both. The technique can also work on cellulite if the skin to be removed also contains unsightly, bumpy skin.

There are various techniques your cosmetic surgeon can use to remove tissue from around the thighs. The inner thigh lift is most common and is used to address saggy skin that hangs on the inside of the thighs. An incision is made from the groin down to the knee and toward the backs of the thighs.

A mini thigh lift is for minor tissue removal and only involves a few small incisions along the inner thigh. Then there is the outer thigh lift that is meant to address loose skin that forms on the outside of the thighs. Otherwise referred to as the bilateral thigh lift, this surgery involves an incision that starts in the groin and extends to the hip or lower back.

The vertical thigh lift is meant to remove the skin from all around the thighs. The incision for this cosmetic procedure begins at the groin and extends to the knees. Your cosmetic surgeon will decide which technique is best depending on your aesthetic goals for the thigh lift procedure.

IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Lumecca’s intense pulsed light skin rejuvenation can help reduce the appearance of minor amounts of cellulite. The med-spa technique can also be used to tighten and tone the skin.

Fractora

Fractora, the microneedling technology that delivers radiofrequency energy into the skin to create new skin cells and collagen, can be used to treat cellulite. This procedure can smooth out wrinkled skin, improve the texture and pore size of the skin, and even out pigmentation. Fractora is safe for all skin types.

Sculptra Injectable Filler

Sculptra is a cosmetic injectable filler that contains poly-L-lactic acid, which naturally occurs in the body. Once injected into the treatment area, the filler creates more volume and causes the skin to produce new collagen. The treatment creates smooth skin with the results improving over time. It can take around six weeks for the newly formed collagen to work effectively enough to minimize the cellulite or treat it entirely.

Liposuction and Fat Grafting

Otherwise referred to as the fat transfer technique, this method of cellulite treatment uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat cells from another part of your body. The fat cells that are extracted are then purified before they are injected into another area of your body to produce lost volume. In the case of cellulite treatment, the fatty tissue can be taken from an area, such as your love handles, and injected into the backs of the thighs to smooth away the bumpy appearance of cellulite. The cosmetic surgeon may need to cut some of the connective tissue bands that give cellulite its shape before filling the area with fat from your own body. The results end up slimming one area while treating the cellulite until it is less visible or disappears entirely.

VelaShape

VelaShape is a non-invasive cosmetic technique aimed at reducing the appearance of cellulite. The treatment takes around a half-hour to complete. While the procedure is ongoing, you will feel a comfortable, warm sensation, similar to a therapeutic massage. The handheld device uses a combination of vacuum technology and massage rollers. The vacuum stretches the constricted fiber bands that give cellulite its shape. When the bands are stretched thoroughly, the skin becomes smoother. The massage implemented by the VelaShape device enacts lymphatic drainage, which helps the body remove toxins while improving blood circulation. But the key component of the VelaShape device is in the elos technology. This combines infrared light energy and radiofrequency energy to heat and contact the top layers of skin.

VelaShape may require up to six treatments, depending on your aesthetic goals. The results are immediate and leave the skin looking smooth and attractive. VelaShape may be used in conjunction with liposuction if the cellulite problem is severe

Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, and Visible Blood Vessels

Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, and Visible Blood Vessels Treatment

Varicose veins are bulging, red, or purple veins that normally appear on the legs. Spider veins can appear on various areas of the body including the face. Some people even have visible blood vessels on the face. The following treatments are aimed at reducing the appearance of varicose and spider veins, as well as blood vessels.

Fractora

Non-invasive Fractora works by coagulating the tissue underneath the skin, which can effectively treat varicose and spider veins, as well as visible blood vessels.

Lumecca IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Pulsed light therapy can be applied directly to the offending veins and blood vessels, which generates heat and damages the walls of the vein or vessel. Eventually, the vein or vessel will shrink and disappear. The treatment does not harm surrounding tissue.

CO2 Fractional Laser Technology

A carbon dioxide laser can also be applied directly to the vein or blood vessel. Similar to IPL technology, the CO2 laser heats the walls of the veins and vessels, which causes them to eventually disappear.

Aging Skin

We are all affected by the signs of aging the older we get. From tiny lines and deep wrinkles to a loss of muscle volume in the face, these treatments can help with every aging sign under the sun.

Read our article: Can Aging Skin be Made to Look Younger?

Facelift

Facelift technology has come a long way in recent years. No longer are patients left with that “blown away” look. Small incisions are made behind the ears, which are easily hidden within the hairline. The remaining skin is pulled back and tightened, which smooths away fine lines to create a more youthful effect.

Silhouette InstaLift

InstaLift is known as the non-surgical facelift. The treatment takes care of lost volume in the face, wrinkles, jowls, and sagging skin. The technique uses a local anesthetic and takes around forty-five minutes to complete. During the procedure, the InstaLift device is used to stimulate new collagen production around the face. The effect creates swelling, redness, and bruising that will soon absolve on their own. The results are immediate and will improve over time. The InstaLift procedure gives similar effects to the surgical Facelift without major surgery with the results maintained by several sessions repeated throughout the year.

Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is another procedure that is seen as an alternative to the surgical facelift. Using a combination of microneedles and radiofrequency (RF) energy, the Morpheus8 device stimulates new cell growth and collagen production. The results improve over time with only a single session usually required. Some patients require two to four treatments to achieve their aesthetic goals. Morpheus8 can treat sagging around the face, neck, and jowls, as well as skin pigmentation issues, sun damage, and slight scarring

Neck Lift

A neck lift smooths away fine lines and wrinkles from the neck, similar to what a facelift does for the face. The neck lift can also involve the removal of saggy skin to treat the condition crudely referred to as turkey neck.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is aimed at removing excess and saggy skin from the upper eyelids. The procedure can also be used to remove the fat pads from underneath the eyelids (under eye bags). In some cases, eyelid surgery can improve peripheral vision when excess skin obscures regular sight.

Brow Lift

A brow lift aims to tighten and smooth the area between the hairline and eyebrows. As we age, this area can become furrowed with fine lines that make us look older than our chronological years. A brow lift can remove years from your appearance while helping you appear more well-rested.

Fat Transfer, Dermal Implants, and Facial Implants

These techniques are all aimed at restoring lost facial volume due to age. The fat transfer technique involves removing fat from another area of your body using traditional liposuction. The fatty tissue is then sterilized before it is reinjected into strategic areas of your face, such as the cheeks. Dermal fillers work the same way, except they are synthetic as opposed to natural fatty tissue from your own body. Some dermal fillers contain substances that stimulate collagen production, which leaves your facial skin with more volume and a healthy glow. Facial implants can be used to give you a more pronounced jaw, chin, and cheeks.

Read our article: Can Injectable Fillers Prevent Aging?

Ready to Treat Your Skin Blemishes with Cosmetic Surgery?

Schedule a Consultation with Doctor Moein Today

As you can see, there are quite a few skin blemishes that can take away from your appearance. Whether you suffer from acne scars, the signs of aging, cellulite, or all of the above, there is a cosmetic treatment that is perfect for you.

Find out if you are a suitable candidate for any of the above techniques by scheduling a consultation with world-renowned cosmetic surgeon Doctor Babak Moein. Call Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California, to schedule a private meeting with Doctor Moein. You will learn about the benefits of each procedure, the fees associated with each one, the risks, and other information, such as details about medical financing. Dial (310)597-4976 to book a time that works best for you.

Facial Cosmetic Surgery – What Results are Possible?

Facial appearance is vitally important. How your face looks plays an important part in human interaction, particularly during social activities. Having an attractive face helps with making an excellent first impression, and can influence how others perceive you.

Improving your facial appearance can have significant effects on your attitude, personality, and self-esteem. It is no wonder why many people are opting for facial cosmetic surgery. But what results are possible with the various procedures available today?

If you have ever wondered about that question, you have come to the right place. Here are the most popular facial surgical techniques being used today, and the results you can achieve by choosing an experienced cosmetic surgeon, such as Doctor Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts.

Read our article: Face Surgeries Becoming More Popular – Which is Right for You?

Popular Facial Cosmetic Surgeries and The Results You Can Achieve

Facelift

Most people have heard of the facelift. Many people know at least one celebrity who appears younger after opting for this popular cosmetic surgery. The technique reduces sagging skin and helps to smooth folds of skin from the jawline and cheeks. Facelifts can also be used to address deep folds of skin on the sides of the nose and corners of the mouth. Medically, this procedure is known as a rhytidectomy.

During the facelift, a flap of skin on each side of the face is cut and pulled back. Tissues below the skin are molded to the proper shape before excess skin is removed. When the flap of skin is put back into place, the face takes on a more youthful shape.

While the facelift can make you appear younger, the technique cannot treat skin damage, such as excess skin exposure. This may include fine lines and wrinkles. Other cosmetic surgeries are sometimes paired with the facelift to address skin quality.

Neck Lift

Neck Lift Los Angeles CA

The neck lift can be performed in tandem with the facelift or as a standalone procedure. The cosmetic surgery is aimed at removing excess skin and fat from around the jaw. The effect produces a defined and youthful neck. The results are long-lasting, though no amount of cosmetic surgery can stop age in its tracks forever.

Patients opt for the neck lift to primarily reduce the signs of age in the lower quadrants of the face. The surgical session often involves liposuction and tiny incisions below the ears and under the chin. The overall results give you a more defined jaw and neck.

To maintain the results of the neck lift, it is important to avoid excess skin exposure and to be gentle with the surgical incisions until the treatment area heals. It can take several weeks to several months for the swelling and bruising to fully disappear. The incision lines should be fully healed by the six-month mark.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, otherwise referred to as blepharoplasty, is a procedure aimed at removing excess tissue from the eyelids. Eyelid skin is incredibly thin. As we age, the skin stretches, and the muscles that support the lids weaken. Excess skin can sometimes form, and fat can accumulate above and below the eyelids. The results make your eyelids appear droopy with under-eye bags.

Not only are saggy and droopy eyelids unsightly, but your vision can sometimes be negatively affected, particularly your peripheral vision.

Eyelid surgery removes the excess skin and fat to make your eyes appear younger and more alert and to return your sight to pre-age conditions.

You might be an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery if you have saggy or droopy eyelids and excess skin along the upper eyelids that block your peripheral vision. Under-eye bags and excess skin on the lower eyelids can also qualify you for this popular facial cosmetic surgery.

Eyelid surgery can be performed as a standalone procedure but is also performed alongside the facelift, brow lift, and during skin resurfacing.

The results can literally shave years off of your facial appearance. Patients who undergo eyelid surgery report feeling more confident because people say they look younger and better rested.

There is scarring from the procedure, but they usually fade within a few months. Bruising or swelling can take up to two weeks to subside. You should take care to limit sun exposure to maintain your results. The surgical results can last a lifetime. For some rare individuals, droopy eyelids can return. A follow-up procedure may be necessary if that happens.

Brow Lift

This facial cosmetic surgery is also sometimes called a forehead lift or forehead rejuvenation. The purpose of a brow lift is to raise the eyebrows. Doing so improves the appearance of the forehead, eyebrows, and the area around the eyes.

You might be a suitable candidate for the brow lift if you have saggy eyebrows or eyebrow asymmetry. The procedure is often performed alone but is also sometimes paired with eyelid surgery or the facelift.

Patients opt for the brow lift when age has moved the eyebrows lower on the face. As we age, skin and soft tissues along the forehead lose their elasticity. This can cause the distance between the brows and eyelashes to shorten. The lower your eyebrows become, the more tired and angry, and often sad you appear. A brow lift raises the eyebrows and restores a refreshed appearance to the forehead, improving your attractiveness and your self-confidence.

The results of the brow lift make you look years younger, and the results are long-lasting, though age can never be stopped forever.

Rhinoplasty

Most people know this facial cosmetic procedure by its nickname, the nose job. Rhinoplasty is meant to change the shape of the nose. Some people also opt for the nose job to both become more attractive and improve breathing.

During the procedure, the cosmetic surgeon can change the bone, cartilage, or skin. Some procedures involve changing all three elements. The surgeon considers all your other facial features to ensure your new nose creates harmony with the rest of your face.

The results can have a dramatic effect on your facial appearance. The procedure can remove bumps in the nose, and crookedness, and occasionally change the nose shape entirely to give you a more attractive face.

Fat Grafting and Transfer

Fat Grafting and Transfer in Los Angeles CA

Facial fat grafting involves moving fatty tissue from another part of your body to your face. This technique also goes by the following names: fat transfer technique, facial fat rejuvenation, autologous fat grafting/transfer, microlipoinjection, or simply fat injection.

Having fat removed from a donor site, such as your abdomen, and transferring the fatty tissue to your face can make you appear more youthful. The fatty tissue fills in areas that can become hollowed out with age. In some cases, the fat transfer technique can treat problem areas like scars.

Patients often opt for fat transfer when they need tissue rejuvenation around the lips, folds around the mouth, under the eyes, and around the cheeks. The treatment can be used alone or alongside other cosmetic surgeries such as the facelift or eye lift.

Read our article: What is Natural Fat Grafting? And How Long Does it Last?

Facial Implants

Most people are aware of implants used to enhance the breasts or buttocks. Facial implants work the same way. Facial implants can be used on the chin, jaw, and on both cheeks.

You and your cosmetic surgeon will agree on the type and size of implant to use, depending on your facial appearance goals. Chin implants are used to increase the size and projection of the chin in cases where the chin is not in proportion with the forehead and middle of the face.

Jaw implants are aimed at increasing the width of the lower third of your face. Like chin implants, jaw implants are aimed at improving facial balance.

Cheek implants increase the projection of both cheekbones. The implants add volume to areas that may be recessed or flat due to genetics or age.

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Cosmetic surgery is not the only way to improve facial appearance. There are several medical spa techniques that do not involve surgery, but that can dramatically improve the way you look.

Kybella Double Chin Treatment

Kybella is also known as deoxycholic acid, which is a natural substance that dissolves body fat. When a medical professional such as a cosmetic surgeon injects Kybella under the chin, the acid attacks fat cell membranes. This liquefies the fat, allowing the fat cells to become absorbed by your body.

Patients opt for Kybella when they have double chins, which is a crude colloquial term for submental fat or submental fullness under the chin. The effect of this fullness does create the appearance of dual chins. Kybella can treat this problem, leaving the chin and jaw more defined.

The double chin treatment is permanent. The fat cells that create the fullness under the chin are destroyed after the acid is injected into the area. However, gaining weight can cause the double chin to return. To maintain the effects of Kybella, stick to a healthy lifestyle and diet. Follow-up Kybella injections can help if the condition returns post-procedure.

Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is a safe and effective treatment that uses radiofrequency technology to make the face and neck appear more youthful. The treatment is commonly referred to as the non-surgical alternative to the facelift.

Morpheus8 is effective at treating a number of facial irregularities, including jowling, nasal labial fold lines, under-eye bags, frown lines, cheek lines, and necklines. In some cases, the radiofrequency technique is also recommended for cystic acne and acne scars.

The results make you look years younger. Collagen produced during the treatment makes the skin of the face appear tighter with greater volume and a glowing complexion. The results continue to improve with time for up to six weeks following the procedure.

Read our article: Morpheus8 – The Non-Surgical Alternative to the Facelift

Botox Cosmetic

Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily prevents muscles in the face from moving. When injected into strategic areas around the face, this non-surgical facial technique can make you appear more rested, rejuvenated, and youthful.

Patients often opt for Botox to treat brow lines and crow’s feet (wrinkling around the eyes). The non-surgical facial rejuvenation technique can also treat under-eye bags and minor wrinkles around the eyelids. The injections must be repeated every few months to maintain the results.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers involve various substances that are injected into the skin to smooth away wrinkles and make them less noticeable. Dermal fillers also referred to as facial fillers or soft tissue fillers, can contour the jawline, make you look younger, and restore lost volume due to age or illness.

Cosmetic surgeons and other medical professionals that offer dermal fillers have several to choose from, depending on the intended result. The fillers may need to be reinjected every six to twelve months to maintain the youthful effect.

Read our article: Can Injectable Fillers Prevent Aging?

InstaLift Non-Surgical Facelift

InstaLift Non-Surgical Facelift

InstaLift is aimed at those wishing for a more youthful face who aren’t ready to commit to a surgical facelift. The technique takes around forty-five minutes to complete and involves the insertion of absorbable threads or suspension sutures into the skin that tighten, lift, and rejuvenate the facial features.

The results are immediate though there will be slight bruising and swelling that should subside within a few days. The results make you look younger and more refreshed without the time or expense of the traditional facelift procedure.

CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing

CO2 fractional resurfacing uses a carbon dioxide laser to remove the deep outer layers of damaged facial skin. The process stimulates new skin to grow, which emerges looking healthier, younger, and more refreshed. The CO2 laser is effective at treating deep wrinkles, scarring, sun damage, texture problems, and skin laxity.

The laser treatment does produce some discomfort, but most patients liken it to the same “pins and needles” sensation you get when a limb falls asleep. It can take up to three weeks for the skin to heal. During this time, the treatment area will appear slightly pink. You should begin noticing improved skin texture and tone as time progresses. It can take up to three to six months for the skin to fully heal.

The results of CO2 laser resurfacing make your skin appear more youthful with fewer noticeable blemishes and improved skin texture.

Lumecca IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Lumecca uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat vascular lesions and pigment problems on the face. A single session can create marked improvements to the complexion and clarity of the skin. The treatment uses a technique known as photothermolysis, which provides a photo facial by delivering a comfortable light treatment.

It can take one to three sessions to see the final results, which can improve the appearance of age spots, rosacea, freckles, sun damage, and vascular lesions (spider veins). The results are apparent within a few days following the first session. The skin will continue to appear more brilliant over time with the final results noticeable after one or two weeks. Undergoing multiple IPL treatments can improve facial appearance dramatically.

Are You Ready for a Face Makeover with These Surgical and Non-Surgical Techniques?

The way your face looks says a lot about you. Others will also judge you for your facial appearance. You can improve your facial attractiveness with a range of surgical and non-surgical techniques. Now that you know more about the results you can achieve with cosmetic surgery and medical spa procedures, schedule a consultation with Doctor Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts.

Doctor Moein is world-renowned and offers all of his services in an accredited surgical center in Los Angeles, California. He invites you to meet with him during a consultation to discuss your cosmetic surgery goals and to answer any questions that you might have. Dial now to choose a time for your appointment that works best for you (310)694-4486.

Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures for Younger Looking Skin

Healthy young skin is smooth, supple, and sometimes even glows. If only we could hold onto that type of skin for the rest of our lives. At some point, age creeps up. Our skin loses certain components that give it that sheen and luster. What used to be a radiant face begins to appear weathered and ruddy. This not only affects the way we look, but it can also cause our self-esteem to take a dive.

We’ve all heard of cosmetic surgeries like the facelift, but what if you’re not ready to commit to surgery? And what if you don’t want to have to contend with downtime or scars?

If anti-aging is on your mind and you want nothing more than to look back at the radiant skin you once had in the mirror, you’ll want to keep reading.

The following non-surgical cosmetic techniques are aimed at those of us who are getting older, and wiser, and who want to look just as good as we did in our younger years.

Read our article: Can Aging Skin Be Made to Look Younger?

The Effects of Aging Reversed

Scientists have identified seven signs of the aging process. Depending on the lifestyle you lead and your genetics, you are likely to experience the following effects of age to some degree as you grow older.

Skin Dullness

Skin Dullness

Young skin tends to renew itself every few weeks, while older skin renews at a much slower pace, usually every four to six weeks. This means that your glowing skin will slowly be replaced by a dull complexion due to the depletion of moisture on the upper layers of the skin.

Uneven Skin Tone

As we become older, our skin begins to harbor more melanin in places, leading to an uneven complexion. This unevenness can make your skin look older than it should, given your chronological years.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

There will come a day when you look in the mirror and notice more fine lines on your face. Crow’s feet will begin to form around your eyes, and wrinkles will show up on your forehead, upper lip, and around your cheeks and chin. These effects are due to weakening elastin and collagen fibers, which are responsible for keeping your skin firm and taut. When elastin and collagen weaken, your skin becomes loose, causing fine lines and wrinkles to form.

Rough Skin

The older your skin, the more the texture can begin to change. Your skin may have once felt baby soft and smooth, but before long it becomes bumpy on the surface due to slower cell turnover amid layers of dead cells.

Blotchiness

Your skin becomes thinner with age, which can make blood vessels more apparent. Your skin may also develop liver spots or age spots, which can be reddish or brownish in color and are caused by an over-exposure to UV rays. This blotchy look can make you look older than you actually are.

Dry Skin

Young skin tends to hang onto moisture, giving it that dewy and radiant appearance. As the skin ages, the upper layers lose their ability to retain moisture, leading to a dry and dehydrated look.

Large Pores

Pores become enlarged the older you get due to a loss of skin elasticity and the effects of gravity.

These factors can become enhanced if you engage in lifestyle habits that exacerbate age, such as smoking, getting too much sun, not getting enough exercise, not sleeping enough, and drinking too much alcohol. Other factors that influence age include stress and chilly weather.

Non-Surgical Cosmetic Techniques for Reversing the Aging Process

Due to advancements in non-surgical cosmetic techniques, it is now possible to slow the effects of aging and improve your skin’s texture and tone. These procedures can give you more youthful-looking skin without incisions, stitches, scars, or downtime.

The following techniques are associated with high patient satisfaction and immediate results, while some procedures can take time for the full results to become apparent. These procedures are ideal for anyone who wants to stave off aging, from those in their late twenties, thirties, forties, and beyond.

Botox Cosmetic

Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a neuromodulator aimed at freezing facial movement. Botox is injected into strategic areas of the face, including the forehead, between the eyes, or around the outer-eye region).

Once injected, the muscles in that area become frozen, which smooths away fine lines and wrinkles. Despite myths surrounding this injectable cosmetic, you can still make facial expressions even after having a Botox injection. You’ll simply make the expressions while looking younger and more vibrant.

Botox can also be used in strategic locations for facial slimming. The effects last between three and four months, on average, before retreatments are required.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are also injected into strategic areas. Instead of freezing muscles, these non-toxic substances add volume and shape to areas affected by age. Common brand names you might be familiar with include Sculptra, Restylane, and Juvederm Voluma.

When injected into the dermal layer of skin, the fillers are able to correct severe facial folds and wrinkles. They can correct nasolabial folds and age-related mid-face contour deficiencies, and they can also be used to augment the cheeks. Some fillers are better used for lip augmentation, such as Restylane Silk and Krysse, and Juvederm Volbella. These fillers contain hyaluronic acid that can replace lost volume, augment thin lips, or enhance lips as needed.

The results given by dermal fillers can last between six and twelve months, depending on how much of each substance is used.

Read our article: Can injectable Fillers Prevent Aging?

Laser Resurfacing

If using lasers on your face makes you wary, don’t worry. Laser technology is more advanced than ever, making laser resurfacing safe and effective for anti-aging pursuits. Laser resurfacing works so well because it can delve down into the deeper layers of skin, further than other non-surgical techniques like chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Laser resurfacing also comes with very little downtime.

Powered by carbon dioxide (CO2), laser resurfacing aims to correct aging and discolored skin. By focusing the laser on problem areas, the technique can treat wrinkles, acne, acne scars, regular scars, large pores, and other imperfections.

The laser is precise, meaning it does not affect the surrounding tissues. The problem areas are heated by the laser, which activates the skin’s normal healing process. The layers of the skin treated by the laser are vaporized. Those layers will then be replaced with fresh skin that is free of defects.

The procedure requires anesthesia to eliminate discomfort and is outpatient, which means you can go home the same day. The entire treatment takes only a few minutes. Afterward, you might feel as though you have a mild sunburn, but otherwise there are no aftereffects. The results make your skin tighter, brighter, and younger, with fewer fine lines, wrinkles, and defects.

Renuvion Skin Rejuvenation

Renuvion uses J-Plasma technology to rejuvenate the face and neck. The combination of hot and cold energy treats jowls, wrinkles, age lines, acne scarring, melasma (brown or blue-gray freckle-like spots or patches), and uneven pigmentation. In addition, the technique contracts the tissues underneath the skin, leaving the treatment area taught and radiant.

Following the treatment, you might feel mild discomfort, bruising, and swelling for the first two to five days. While results are visible immediately after the treatment, the final results take around two full weeks or longer to manifest.

Renuvion is a fairly recent technology that only requires a single session to achieve dramatic results.

Read our article: How Renuvion Rejuvenates Your Skin Compared to Laser Treatments

Non-Surgical Facelift

Silhouette InstaLift is an FDA-approved alternative to the surgical facelift. The results contour the face and give you a more youthful appearance. The treatment is non-invasive and uses innovative thread technology to target the underlying layers of the skin to stimulate the production of new collagen. The technique can be used on the forehead, jawline, cheeks, and neck. Dissolvable sutures with bidirectional cones are used to lift the skin without incisions, stitches, or scarring of any kind.

Silhouette InstaLift can help with lost volume, wrinkles, jowls, and sagging skin. The procedure takes around 45 minutes to complete and uses a local anesthetic. The results are immediate and improve over time. There is no downtime, but you may feel slight discomfort and experience bruising and swelling in the days following the procedure. Results can be maintained with ongoing injectable maintenance throughout the year with up to three or four sessions required annually.

IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Some have called this non-surgical skin treatment the ‘fountain of youth’ due to its ability to give you clear, blemish-free skin. Lumecca IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology targets problem areas and visibly reduces age spots and other skin irregularities.

Using bright pulses of light, the handheld Lumecca device resurfaces the upper layers of the skin, giving you dramatic improvements with only a single treatment. The technology Lumecca relies on is known as photorejuvenation, which uses flashes of intense light to restore the skin without affecting the surrounding tissues. The treatment is comfortable thanks to the handheld device’s sapphire cooling tip, and there is very little downtime.

Skin Renovation and Scar Treatment

Fractora is a non-surgical procedure that uses an array of pin electrodes and fractional lasers to penetrate deep into the skin. The lasers create micro-lesion zones that both ablate and coagulate tissue, which gives you clearer, tighter skin. The results will leave you with fewer wrinkles and blemishes, along with healthy and radiant skin.

Morpheus8

Morpheus8

This new microneedling treatment is more effective than competing microneedles and gives you dramatic results. The Morpheus8 device uses a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency. The microneedles penetrate into the skin, which provokes the skin’s natural healing response. This helps to promote fresh collagen production. When radiofrequency energy is added, the tissue becomes thicker and tighter. The results help to improve mild sagging and jowling on the face and neck, acne scars, regular scars, sun damage, stretch marks, large pores, and deep lines and creases. Morpheus8 is also effective at treating uneven or rough skin and excess fat on the face and neck.

The treatment uses a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort and results are immediate, though the true results may take time to show through. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve the intended aesthetics.

Microneedling

ProCell is another microneedling treatment that activates your skin’s natural healing response. This simple procedure eliminates wrinkles and corrects aesthetic imperfections like large pores, acne scars, regular scarring, and discolored skin.

The tiny pinpricks used in the microneedling device trick your body into turning on its healing process. This helps to produce new collagen and elastin, improving your skin’s texture, tone, and appearance. All it takes is a single treatment to see dramatic results.

Looking for Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments Near You?

If you live in the Los Angeles area, you are fortunate to have this entire line of non-surgical cosmetic techniques at your fingertips. Simply call to schedule a consultation with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts.

Read our article: Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki – 15 Qualities That Make Him One of L.A.’s Best body Contouring Surgeons

Along with his professional staff, Dr. Moein can help you stave off age for just a little bit longer. These techniques are safe and effective, but all procedures come with risks. During your consultation, Dr. Moein will discuss your aesthetic goals, the benefits of each procedure, the risks, as well as information regarding fees and financing. Read Dr. Moein’s testimonials, then get in touch to choose a time for your initial meeting that works best for you. Dial .

Find the Best Cosmetic Surgeon by Using This Checklist for Stellar Results

Cosmetic surgery is a major decision that is not to be taken lightly. You might think it’s the type of surgery you need to be most concerned about. However, your choice of cosmetic surgeon is paramount, at least if you hope to experience stellar results.

If you search Google for “Cosmetic Surgeon near me,” you will find hundreds of thousands if not millions of results. That’s not exactly useful when you’re attempting to narrow down your decision to a single professional.

Instead of focusing on all those results, look at the 3-pack, which is the section of the search engine results pages (SERP) that focuses on the top professionals in your area. The listings you see at the top of the page when you conduct a search for nearby cosmetic surgeons include the cosmetic practice’s name, address, and the number of online patient reviews. You can also find links to the surgeon’s website and a map of their location, which is useful for obtaining GPS directions right to the professional’s door.

You can also search for the procedure you’re interested in, such as “liposuction in Los Angeles,” for example.

Best Cosmetic Surgeon GMB

The listings you see in these detailed search results originate from each practice’s Google My Business (GMB) page. The GMB allows you to find general information about the practice, but the true value comes from reading the practice’s online patient reviews.

To begin your search for the top professional in your area, start with Google. Conduct a search and start making a list of all the cosmetic surgeons that stand out to you. Pay attention to the proximity of the office, the number and quality of their online reviews, and make sure the professional specializes in the type of cosmetic surgery you might be interested in.

Quick note. When making your list, decide if you need a plastic surgeon or a cosmetic surgeon. There is a difference.

Read our article: Cosmetic Surgery Vs. Plastic Surgery – Which is Right for You?

What is the difference between plastic and cosmetic surgery?

A plastic surgeon is tasked with correcting irregularities and restoring function due to accidents, trauma, burns, diseases, and birth defects. Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy due to a breast cancer diagnosis is a plastic surgeon’s job, for example.

A cosmetic surgeon specializes in correcting irregularities for purely aesthetic purposes. Cosmetic surgeons perform facelifts, breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and Brazilian butt lifts to help you feel better about your body. Although, some cosmetic procedures can also help with function, such as how a breast lift can help with back pain.

If you want to improve how you look and you have a minor irregularity like a crooked nose or saggy tummy, a cosmetic surgeon is a right professional for you.

Once you have a list of cosmetic surgeons near you, it’s time to whittle down your list. Use the following checklist to determine which is the best cosmetic surgeon for your needs.

Is the Cosmetic Surgeon Board Certified?

The most dependable way to determine if your surgeon is professionally trained and experienced in aesthetic procedures is to ask about their board certification. You can’t always rely on state medical boards to ensure that your surgeon is qualified to perform the surgery you want. Even if the surgeon advertises the surgery you’re looking for, that doesn’t necessarily mean they specialize in that service.

The government doesn’t require a surgeon to be trained in the procedures they offer, unfortunately. Many doctors take a weekend course and suddenly advertise cosmetic surgery services in hopes of earning more profit.

Go through your list and look for the words “board-certification” either on their GMB profiles or on their practice websites.

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

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Is the Cosmetic Surgeon Adequately Trained?

Board certification only tells you part of the story. The science of cosmetic surgery is constantly evolving. There are always new technologies, innovative techniques, and ongoing research cosmetic surgeons need to keep abreast of.

Aside from being board certified, you should visit each doctor’s GMB and website on your list to gauge their level of training.

The surgeon should have completed a residency program in:

  • General surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Neurological surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obstetrics and gynecology

The candidate should be board certified in one or more of these specialties. The surgeon should also have completed a full-time training program known as a fellowship lasting at least one or two years.

Look for the term “Fellowship trained” as that will indicate that the professional has completed the proper training to give you symmetry, beauty, and balance, which are the hallmarks of a skilled cosmetic surgeon.

Cosmetic Surgery Education

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The Overall Experience – Read Online Reviews

A good way to separate the wheat from the chaff when narrowing down your list of cosmetic surgeons is to go through each professional’s online reviews. Read the reviews and pay attention to the experiences others have had when visiting that particular cosmetic surgeon.

You want to know that people are happy with the surgeon’s bedside manner, professionalism, cleanliness of the office, and the results they have achieved.

Start with Google reviews, which can be accessed directly from each surgeon’s GMB profile.

Google Reviews

When looking at reviews, pay attention to the responses from the cosmetic surgeon’s office. Responses show the cosmetic surgeon cares. It also shows that the cosmetic surgeon is going through the reviews to determine which patients had the best experience, and which patients’ experiences could be improved. No one is perfect, but surgeons that respond tend to improve over time, because they learn what patients want, and that, in turn, helps them give patients the best experience possible.

Surgeon's Response

In addition to Google, visit other review sites, like Yelp.

Pay special attention to reviews that pertain to the type of cosmetic surgeon you’re hoping to get, whether it’s liposuction, a tummy tuck, facelift, breast augmentation, or any other. You want to know that the surgeon is skilled, trained, and experienced in your type of surgery. Reading online reviews is the best way to assess that the surgeon is the best one for you.

Yelp Reviews

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Yelp Reviews

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What if the Cosmetic Surgeon has Negative Reviews?

Negative reviews should not necessarily be a dealbreaker. If the surgeon has a majority of 4- and 5-star reviews, that should be enough to keep the surgeon on your shortlist of professionals to visit.

It is important to understand that cosmetic surgery is not miracle work. Some people have unrealistic expectations, others may have a bone to pick for whatever reason. If there are only a couple of negative reviews and each one shows that the person wants something cosmetic surgery could not achieve, disregard them, and pay attention to the positive reviews, as that is a better indicator of the experience you are likely to have by choosing that surgeon for your needs.

Does the Cosmetic Surgeon Offer the Services You Want?

Some cosmetic surgeons specialize in one or two procedures while others offer a gamut of aesthetic procedures. Make sure the surgeon you’re considering is skilled, trained, and experienced in the type of surgery you want.

Due to advancements in cosmetic surgery, you now have access to a wide range of procedures, letting you improve every aspect of your body from head to toe.

Body Cosmetic Surgeries

  • Liposuction: Stubborn pockets of fat could be yesterday’s news with this popular cosmetic procedure that suctions fat from your face, neck, body, arms, thighs, and even your ankles.
  • HD-Lipo: This high-tech version of traditional liposuction lets you get rid of deeper pockets of fat, allowing your body’s musculature to show through.

Read our article: Liposuction vs. HD-Lipo: What’s the Difference?

  • VASER Lipo: This version of liposuction uses sound energy to break up the fat, allowing for easier removal.
  • Tummy Tuck: When you have too much belly fat, a saggy tummy, or hanging skin along your abdomen, a tummy tuck can tighten and flatten your stomach region.

Read our article: When Can You Resume Exercise After a Tummy Tuck? (It’s Sooner Than You Might Think)

  • Mommy Makeover: This all-in-one procedure lets you combine surgeries like breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, and liposuction for a total body transformation.
  • Daddy Do-Over: Dads deserve to turn back the clock on their bodies too! This procedure can combine surgeries like gynecomastia surgery, a tummy tuck, and a facelift. Imagine the possibilities!

Read our article: Dads Deserve Makeovers, Too! Introducing the Daddy Do-Over

  • Butt Implants: When you were born with a flat or saggy bottom, butt implants can give more oomph to your backside.
  • Brazilian Butt Lift: Instead of butt implants, the BBL uses your own body fat to add volume and size to your buttocks.
  • Sculptra Butt Lift: This procedure uses cosmetic filler to add volume, size, and symmetry where it counts.
  • Arm Lift: Get rid of those ‘bingo wings’ by tightening up your upper arms.
  • Abdominal Etching: Want to show off your hard work in the gym? Abdominal etching will help you do just that.
  • Body Lift: Get rid of stubborn fat and saggy skin along your lower or upper body with a transformative body lift.
  • Thigh Lift: This procedure gets rid of your jiggly thighs by making your legs thinner, tighter, and more attractive.

Breast Surgeries

  • Breast Augmentation: Breast implants are used during this cosmetic surgery to add volume, symmetry, and beauty to your bust.
  • Natural Breast Augmentation: Use implants and fat transfer or the fat transfer technique by itself to give your breasts a subtle volume and size enhancement.

Read our article: What is Natural Fat Grafting? And How Long Does it Last?

  • Breast Lift: Breasts that sag after childbirth can be placed higher and given a symmetrical makeover. This cosmetic surgery can also alleviate back pain.
  • Breast Augmentation and Lift: Get breast implants and a breast lift all in the same procedure to add youth and beauty to your chest region.
  • Breast Reduction: A breast reduction can restore your breasts to a smaller size, giving you a perkier chest. This procedure can also sometimes help with back pain.
  • Inverted Nipple Correction: Inverted nipples can occur on one or both breasts, but this procedure can have your nipples looking symmetrical, youthful, and amazing.

Face Cosmetic Surgeries

  • Facelift: Rid your face of fine lines and wrinkles with this popular cosmetic facial surgery.
  • Neck lift: Your neck tends to show your age before any other body part. Restore youthfulness to your neck with neck lift surgery.
  • Eyelid Surgery: Your eyelids tend to show your age earlier than other body parts. An upper or lower eyelid procedure can make you look younger, more alert, and well-rested.
  • Kybella Double Chin Treatment: Turkey necks and double chins can be a thing of the past with this popular filler treatment that goes to work right away to eliminate stubborn facial fat cells.
  • Browlift: You can reverse the age from your upper face with amazing brow lift surgery.
  • Fat Grafting: Use your own fat cells to restore lost volume to various areas around your face.
  • Rhinoplasty: If you don’t like something about your nose, why not change it? A nose job can improve facial symmetry and beauty.
  • Facial Implants: Facial implants can be used to make your jaw more defined. It will also add symmetry to your cheeks and chin.
  • Chin Augmentation: This chin treatment can give weak chins a makeover for a transformative experience.

Weight Loss Options

Many cosmetic surgeons offer non-surgical gastric balloon and laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery to help you reverse morbid obesity on your terms.

Transgender Surgery (MTF)

When you don’t feel quite at home in your own body, transgender surgery can give you a new lease on life.

Cosmetic Surgery for Men

Gynecomastia surgery (male breast removal) and male liposuction are game-changers when you feel too embarrassed to remove your shirt for fear of being judged.

Read our article: Are You a Good Candidate for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

Revision Surgeries

Did you have an unpleasant experience with another cosmetic surgeon? Many professionals now offer revision cosmetic surgeries to get your symmetry and beauty back on track.

Med-Spa Services

In addition to cosmetic surgeries, many cosmetic professionals now offer med-spa services like cellulite treatment, non-surgical body contouring, varicose vein treatments, injectable fillers, and more.

Read our article: Can Injectable Fillers Prevent Facial Aging?

Now You’re Ready to Schedule a Consultation

Once you have found a cosmetic surgeon that has the education and training, and that offers the experience and services you’re looking for, the next step is to schedule a consultation.

During a consultation, you can talk to the professional about your aesthetic goals and the results you hope to achieve.

Remember, you must have realistic expectations for what cosmetic surgery can deliver. The surgeon can help you form those expectations during your first meeting.

The consultation also lets you gauge the level of rapport between you and the surgeon. Having rapport between the two of you is critical if you want the best experience possible.

Read our article: Tips for Scheduling Your First Cosmetic Procedure with a Cosmetic Surgeon

Who is the Best Cosmetic Surgeon Near You?

Your choice of cosmetic surgeon is one that may affect you for many years to come, if not for the rest of your life. Successful aesthetic surgery can make you feel more at home in your body. The surge of self-esteem that follows could aid you in all areas of your life, including your professional career, personal relationships, and general life ambitions.

However, make the wrong choice in surgeon and you could end up with a botched cosmetic job that could cause your self-esteem to take a hit.

The lesson here is to take your time finding a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who possesses the experience, training, and a friendly bedside manner. Most importantly, find a surgeon who can produce examples of before and after photographs that match the results you aspire to achieve. Then, schedule a consultation so that you can be sure your health and beauty are in the best of hands.

Are you ready to take the next step to improve your appearance? You can find an educated, trained, skilled, and compassionate cosmetic surgeon by calling Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts. Located in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Moein and his professional staff are ready to treat you with care while helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. Don’t forget to ask about cosmetic surgery financing during your appointment! Dial now to get started 310-299-9106.

How Does Cosmetic Surgery Build Self-Esteem and Confidence?

Tech advances like social media have made both men and women increasingly concerned about the way they look. If this describes you, cosmetic surgery aims to make you feel better about yourself. But what does that mean?

Studies show that those who undergo cosmetic surgical procedures like the tummy tuck, breast augmentation, gynecomastia surgery (for men), and rhinoplasty are generally pleased with their results.

Those same studies show that cosmetic surgery can improve one’s self-worth. More specifically, cosmetic enhancement can help with both self-esteem and confidence. Most people use these terms interchangeably, but that’s not quite correct.

There are differences between the two terms, and cosmetic surgery can help with both, as long as you maintain realistic expectations.

Let’s dive into the true meaning of the terms self-esteem and confidence, and how cosmetic surgery could give you a new lease on life.

Read our article: Cosmetic Surgery Vs. Plastic Surgery – Which Is Right For You?

What is the Difference Between Self-Esteem and Confidence?

Self-esteem is the amount of value you place on yourself. You develop self-esteem based on your interactions with others and life experiences.

You need healthy self-esteem to have the confidence to meet life’s challenges head-on.

When you have healthy self-esteem, even if life hands you lemons, you’re ready to whip up a batch of lemonade.

Low self-esteem can develop into a harsh inner critic. You might find yourself trashing yourself when you’re stressed or being negatively judged by others.

Confidence is about knowing and trusting in your own abilities. Self-confidence can change depending on the situation you find yourself in. You might be confident at playing chess, but you might lack confidence when playing sports, for example.

With low confidence, when life throws you obstacles, you might feel as though you deserve it for being so worthless.

Does that clear things up a bit?

To develop both healthy self-esteem and confidence, it is important to practice self-acceptance and to get to know yourself.

And if there is a body part that you feel could look better, cosmetic surgery can often be a terrific way of loving yourself. Once again, healthy expectations are key to achieving favorable results with cosmetic enhancement.

How Does Cosmetic Surgery Improve Your Appearance?

Cosmetic Surgery Improve Your Appearance

Having one or more body parts you dislike can make you feel insecure. You might then have low confidence when it comes to things like applying for a better job, getting a date, or striving to be your best.

With countless cosmetic procedures available, nearly any body part can be altered, improved, and corrected.

Whether you have loose skin, excess fat, facial aging, loss of breast volume, sagging breasts, excess breast growth (if you are male), or nose shape or size concerns, cosmetic enhancement can help.

Read our article: 20 Cosmetic Surgery & Non-Surgical Treatments For Revitalizing Your Appearance

Will Cosmetic Surgery Make You More Confident?

Everyone is different, but most people feel a surge of confidence when they are pleased with their appearance. When you are embarrassed or unhappy about a portion of your body, your self-esteem can take a hit. Depression can follow. You might even socially withdraw, exacerbating your inability to feel confident about yourself.

Women with saggy breasts may struggle with intimacy in the bedroom. The same with men with gynecomastia. This can affect your relationship with your partner, not to mention negatively affecting your social well-being.

Cosmetic surgery can lead to a greater sense of satisfaction with your appearance. People who undergo popular cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation, tummy tuck, gynecomastia surgery, facelift, and Brazilian Butt Lift tend to carry themselves more confidently. As a result, their relationships improve, and they’re more likely to achieve their professional and life goals.

On the other side of the coin is someone who is constantly worried people can see their stubborn fat, large nose, small breasts, or flat buttocks, and judge them harshly for “not being good enough.” Of course, most of this negative self-talk is most likely all in the person’s head. But if cosmetic surgery will help you hold your head up a bit higher, then undergoing one or more procedures can help you feel more confident, allowing you to get the most out of life.

Can Cosmetic Surgery Boost Your Self-Esteem?

Cosmetic Surgery Boosts Your Self-Esteem

Studies show that people who undergo cosmetic surgery and who also possess realistic expectations tend to feel healthier and less anxious following their procedures. They also developed higher self-esteem, which helped to improve other areas of their life, such as intelligence, physical activity, and shyness, to give some examples.

Can Cosmetic Surgery Improve Your Quality of Life?

Cosmetic surgery doesn’t just improve your appearance. A tummy tuck can give you the confidence to be yourself when wearing a bathing suit at the beach. Rhinoplasty can give your confidence a boost when applying for a job where you have to interact with a lot of people. Breast augmentation can help your favorite clothes fit better, reducing any self-consciousness you may have felt before. All of these procedures can lead to better social confidence. They make it easier to meet new people, engage in public speaking, and date.

Read our article: Tummy Tuck Surgery Provides 10 Life Benefits

Can Cosmetic Surgery Affect Your Relationships?

A study published in Clinical Psychological Science reported that people who underwent cosmetic surgery experienced greater joy in life, a better mood, and a higher sense of satisfaction. These attributes can help with all your relationships, with co-workers, your significant other, family members, friends, and even acquaintances.

Can Cosmetic Surgery Affect Your Job?

A study completed by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine showed that patients who underwent cosmetic surgery had improved body image and self-image in social settings and their work environments. Feeling better about yourself at work can help you speak up during meetings, ask for raises and promotions, and lead to better job performance.

What Does it Mean to Have Realistic Expectations Before Cosmetic Surgery?

Being realistic with your expectations means that you understand that cosmetic surgery can improve your looks, but not perfect them. If you can accept this concept, you are more likely to be happy with the results cosmetic enhancement can bring you.

What are Examples of Unrealistic Cosmetic Surgery Expectations?

Many cosmetic surgery patients bring photographs of celebrities with them to their cosmetic surgery consultations. When meeting with the surgeon for the first time, these people want the professional performing the surgery to know just how much improvement they want. However, no amount of cosmetic surgery can make you look like a particular movie star or model. You can use those images as guides but be realistic in what cosmetic surgery can deliver.

Cosmetic surgeons are careful to only operate on those individuals who do possess realistic expectations. If you have a mental health issue, such as body dysmorphic disorder, no amount of cosmetic surgery will bring you body satisfaction, unfortunately.

Is Cosmetic Surgery Becoming More or Less Popular?

The known increase in self-esteem following cosmetic surgery experiences could explain the growing trend of people signing up for the 15 million cosmetic procedures performed in this country each year.

The most popular surgeries performed by cosmetic surgeons include liposuction, breast augmentation surgery, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery.

Read our article: 2022’s Hottest Cosmetic Surgery Trends

As technology and surgical techniques become more advanced, the results of cosmetic enhancement will only continue to get better with less invasive procedures required.

What Cosmetic Surgery Should You Choose?

What Cosmetic Surgery Should You Choose?

There is no one right answer to this question. If you have a body part you feel self-conscious about, cosmetic surgery can help you feel more at peace with your appearance. Most of us have that one body part that drives us a little crazy. We often say to ourselves, if only my love handles weren’t so big (liposuction), or I wish my tummy wasn’t so flabby (tummy tuck), or why can’t my breasts be rounder and more lifted on my chest (breast augmentation)?

Of course, in some cases, two or more cosmetic procedures can be performed at the same time. These include popular procedures like the mommy makeover and daddy do-over surgeries.

With a mommy makeover, you can return your body to pre-pregnancy conditions with a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, liposuction, and Renuvion for skin tightening.

The daddy do-over can include gynecomastia surgery, tummy tuck, eyelid surgery, and facelift. These are just some of the possibilities open to you. It depends on what you feel you need to improve about yourself.

Read our article: Combining Multiple Cosmetic Plastic Surgeries for Superior Results

How Long Does Cosmetic Surgery Last?

Many cosmetic procedures can last a decade or longer, depending on how well you maintain your skin and weight. Some procedures, like injectable neurotoxins (Botox Cosmetic) need to be repeated every few months to maintain your results.

No cosmetic improvement can hold age at bay, and gravity also plays a part. But if you choose the right surgeon and do your best to maintain your results according to your surgeon’s recommendations, you can enjoy boosted self-esteem and confidence for many, many years to come.

In closing, the effects of cosmetic surgery on self-esteem and self-confidence are well-documented. By improving the parts of yourself you dislike, you can improve your quality of life, relationships, working life, sex life, and many other areas. That is, as long as you maintain realistic expectations.

Ready to learn more? You can open up an entirely new world of possibilities by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California.

Cosmetic Surgery for a Defined Jawline: Is it Possible?

If we were to gauge the attractiveness of a face, most people would mention cheekbones, eyes, and a defined jawline.

The latter is a matter of great concern to quite a few people; men and women alike.

Not all of us can be born with a chiseled jaw like a supermodel or movie star.

And no amount of gum chewing or chin exercises can overcome genetics and age.

Some people have a compounded issue marked by sagging jowls or otherwise hanging or loose skin.

Whether you were born with a jaw you consider unattractive, or age and weight gain have caused your jaw to go into hiding, there could be an answer for you.

Cosmetic surgery might be able to carve out the jaw you want. There are also non-surgical options if you’re not ready to commit to a permanent procedure.

How Can Cosmetic Surgery Give You a Chiseled Jaw?

Cosmetic Surgery for a Chiseled Jaw in LA

Cosmetic surgeons and plastic surgeons can improve the contours of your lower face with various surgical and non-surgical techniques. The effects are designed to look natural as if you were born with it.

You might be right for a cosmetic procedure if your jaw is:

Uneven: For some people, their jaws are more prominent on one side than the other, affecting symmetry.

Weak Jaw: For those born with a naturally weak jawline, cosmetic jawline surgery can strengthen the lower half of your face.

Excess Skin: You might have added tissue around the jaw area that prevents the bone structure to show through.

Why is a Jawline Important?

A defined jaw represents a strong bone structure and has a symmetrical and angular appearance.

In our culture, and throughout the world, a strong jawline is a sign of health, youth, and fitness.

You may automatically think this is a male thing. The typical thinking is that only men should worry about having angular jaws like a statue of a Greek god.

Women also worry about the appearance of their jaws, however.

Debra Reynolds, a marketing executive, had this to say about her previously soft jaws, as reported by the New York Times.

Debra noticed her softening jawline during a WhatsApp call.

“It was all I could see in the mirror. In meetings, I was aware of constantly pushing my chin out like a duck.”

The Times goes on to report that Ms. Reynolds decided on cosmetic surgery.

As she now puts it, when asked about people posting photographs to social media involving her, “I always used to ask people to ask me before they posted a picture, and now it doesn’t matter. I love how I look.”

The question is, what could cosmetic surgery do for your uneven or softening jaws? Let’s find out.

What Cosmetic Surgical Options Can Give You a Sleeker Jawline?

Neck Lift

This cosmetic surgery aims to tighten the areas from the jawline down. The neck is one of the first areas we tend to show age. A neck lift can not only redefine your jaw but the skin can be tightened to remove small wrinkles and fine lines.

VASER Lipo

VASER Lipo for a Defined Jawline in LA

VASER Liposuction uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin around the jaws and neck. It can be used by itself or in conjunction with another procedure, such as the neck lift.

The results leave you with a more defined jaw and a smoother neck.

Neck Liposuction

Traditional liposuction involves the suctioning of fat from your jaw and neckline. This leaves you with a nicely defined jaw. Results last years or a lifetime, depending on how well you preserve your results.

Chin Implant Surgery

Otherwise known as chin augmentation, this procedure is for those with a naturally weak jawline.

The procedure aims to create more definitions.

Chin implants are used to mold the jawbone to the desired shape.

The implants are made of biocompatible silicone that feels like natural bone when healed.

The result gives you a natural-looking jaw structure that everyone will think you had it by genetics.

Non-Surgical Techniques for Beautifying Your Jaw

There is no shame in choosing non-surgical options to obtain a more defined jaw.

You should still have these techniques performed by a cosmetic surgeon, who can use experience and skill to redefine your jaw.

Nonsurgical options are ideal for patients with mild to moderate fat along the jawline, obscuring its angular appearance. The results will leave you with improved angles that can boost the appearance of your entire face.

Injectable Neurotoxin

Advances in medicine have made it possible to improve your jawline by injecting a neurotoxin into the lower facial area.

You may know these injectable cosmetics by their brand names like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport.

The injections are placed directly into the masseter muscles of the face, which slims your face and creates a “V” shape.

Kybella Double Chin Treatment

A double chin can hide the greatness that is your jaw. You can make your jaw more visible with deoxycholic acid, which goes by the brand name Kybella.

On-label use of Kybella is strictly for the area under the chin. A jawline treatment may require the surgeon to inject along the sides of the jaws, which is considered off-label. However, with all treatment areas combined, the injectable melts the fat, helping to showcase your jaw.

Dermal Fillers

These injectable fillers are placed along the mandible, which creates a more defined jawline and chin.

This non-surgical treatment is ideal for those with an almost defined jaw who just need a slight increase in definition to achieve their goal.

Enjoy These Benefits of Cosmetic Jaw Enhancement

When you opt for cosmetic surgery to repair defects along your jaws, you have the opportunity to improve several areas of your life.

Minimal Time Off Work

Most of these procedures, even the surgical ones, are minimally invasive. That means you should be back to work and your usual routine quickly, within a matter of weeks for sure.

Minimal Discomfort

If the fear of pain is keeping you from cosmetic surgery to fix your jawline, you can finally relax.

Advances in medicine have made it possible for you to be unconscious or at least numbed prior to your procedure.

General anesthesia, local anesthesia, and IV sedation are a few options your cosmetic surgeon has to ensure you are comfortable throughout surgery and during your recovery.

Fast Results

Many of these jaw-defining techniques produce instant results, like dermal fillers.

Others will only improve with time. For some results, you need to wait for the swelling to subside after surgery, while others involve progressive results that truly get better the longer you wait.

Boost of Self-Confidence

When you change a significant aspect of yourself, you’re always going to get reactions from other people.

When people meet you for the first time, they will see someone with a more defined jaw, and they won’t know it came from cosmetic surgery.

This enhancement to your appearance can improve the way people look at you and treat you.

In a perfect world, looks wouldn’t matter as much as they do. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world, and looks matter greatly, regardless of your station in life.

The good news is that yes, it is possible to achieve greater definition around your jawline with cosmetic surgery at nearly any age.

Would you like to learn more so you can put your best face forward?

Give your looks a boost with cosmetic surgery or a non-surgical alternative by calling Moein Surgical Arts. You can schedule a consultation with world-renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein by dialing (310)-694-4486.

2022’s Hottest Cosmetic Surgery Trends

Can you believe it’s already 2022? Experts predict a major uptick in cosmetic surgery this year. This is your chance to keep up with the Joneses by selecting one or several of the hottest cosmetic procedures.

Americans spent more than $9 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2020. This is despite a ban on elective surgeries that affected many plastic and cosmetic surgeons during that year. In 2021, even more people signed up for cosmetic surgery, prompting some experts to call last year the “heyday” of cosmetic procedures.

In 2020 and 2021, many facial procedures became popular because of a phenomenon that has collectively been referred to as Zoom Gloom, characterized by people being unhappy with the way they look while video chatting.

The Zoom Gloom trend saw both men and women signing up for the facelift, facial fillers, Kybella double chin treatment, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty (nose surgery).

By the end of 2021, the request for facial procedures began to wane, with more patients signing up for body contouring to improve their outward appearance. These included requests for surgeries like natural breast augmentation, the Brazilian butt lift (BBL), liposuction, and the tummy tuck.

In 2022, experts predict a mix of both face and body procedures. Many patients may even look forward to multi-tasking, where a cosmetic surgeon performs several procedures during a single surgical session.

Let’s delve into the hottest cosmetic surgical trends we can expect this year. Who knows? You may get some ideas on how to improve yourself as we progress further into 2022.

Facial Cosmetic Surgeries Still on the Rise

Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

Rhinoplasty in LA

This cosmetic procedure involves the reshaping of the structure of the nose. The technique can correct aesthetic irregularities and improve breathing. The results help the nose appear more attractive and in better proportion with the rest of your facial characteristics. Rhinoplasty continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries worldwide.

Facelift Patients Getting Younger

The facelift used to be reserved for patients entering their fifties or sixties, but no longer is that the case. Many thirty and forty-somethings are now opting for facial rejuvenation using this time-honored cosmetic surgery.

The surgery aims to correct the skin folds, loss of volume, and wrinkling that can appear on the face at a certain age.

You can correct these signs of aging with a single facelift procedure. The facial tightening method can also treat gaunt cheeks, sagging under the chin, and jowls.

The minimally invasive surgery uses small incisions, which minimizes scars and downtime, and is typically an outpatient procedure.

If you have laugh lines, fine lines, wrinkles, a thick neck, or lack jawline definition, a facelift can do wonders for your appearance.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the upper or lower eyelids for a dramatically new look.

The surgery aims to correct excess fat and skin that can cause drooping and bags under the eyes. Instead of looking tired all the time, eyelid surgery makes you appear more youthful, alert, and refreshed.

Kybella Double Chin Treatment

The first and only injectable meant to eradicate the excess fat under the chin continues to be a hot cosmetic surgery trend.

The FDA-approved procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive, making it a simple outpatient procedure you can have on your lunch break.

Kybella treatment is a safe and effective injectable that treats submental fullness, which is the medical term for fat underneath the chin.

Subdermal fullness can be caused by weight gain, aging, and genetics, but the synthetic deoxycholic acid (which is naturally found in the body) works instantly to dissolve the fat cells.

The procedure is permanent and may require one or multiple 30-minute sessions, depending on the severity of the condition.

Body Contouring on the Rise

The COVID-19 lockdowns contributed to weight gain for many people. Some even called it the quarantine 15, which represents the fifteen pounds on average gained by some as they were forced to remain indoors during the pandemic.

If you have an elevated BMI that indicates you are obese or morbidly obese, you might benefit from bariatric surgery. Procedures like the gastric sleeve and gastric balloon can help you drop the excess weight quickly while improving your body and health.

Whether you lose weight via weight loss surgery or on your own, significant weight loss can sometimes result in hanging skin. Cosmetic body contouring can help to reshape the body, giving you a more attractive silhouette and a boost of self-esteem.

Traditional Liposuction and Hi-Def Lipo Treat COVID-19 Weight Gain

Liposuction and Hi-Def Lipo Treat COVID-19 Weight Gain

Liposuction and other similar procedures aim to treat weight gain due to the lockdowns and stress of dealing with a pandemic.

Liposuction has remained one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for many years. During the procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions near the treatment site. Lipo aims to remove stubborn pockets of fat; those last few pounds that are difficult to shed even with heavy dieting and exercise.

Once the incisions are created, a mixture composed of an anesthetic and saline solution is used to break up the fatty tissue, making it easy to extract. A long tube known as a cannula is inserted into the incisions before the fat is suctioned out.

Hi-Def or HD Liposuction is another procedure you can choose. HD-Lipo takes traditional liposuction a bit further, allowing you to unleash your body’s true potential.

You might also hear this technique referred to as VASER Lipo or VASER Hi-Def liposuction. This method uses high-powered sound waves to break up the fat.

VASER liposuction not only extracts the superficial layers of fat that allow your musculature to show through, but cosmetic surgery visibly improves your skin quality with long-lasting results.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) to Erase Belly Fat

The tummy tuck can give you a flatter abdomen when cutting carbs and engaging in grueling workouts isn’t quite doing the trick.

This cosmetic surgery is another popular one on our list. The tummy tuck is safe, effective, and proven to give dramatic results.

During the procedure, an incision is made along your abdomen and just above your pubic area. Any excess fat and skin that exists along the belly area are extracted and removed. The surgeon may also do liposuction to further eradicate fat from the treatment site.

The flaps of skin are pulled tight and reconnected, giving you a flatter tummy, devoid of saggy skin or extra padding.

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

This body contouring procedure gives your backside a more significant volume and improved shape.

The BBL uses fatty tissue that is first extracted from a donor site on another part of your body.

Popular donor sites include the upper thighs, upper arms, and abdomen. This gives you the added benefit of slimming one area down while improving the volume of another – namely, your buttocks.

The fatty tissue is sterilized and treated before it is injected into your backside for volumizing results.

BBL procedures can be paired with an upper thigh lift to give the buttocks and legs a more contoured look.

Natural Breast Augmentation

Natural Breast Augmentation in LA

There are a few different breast surgeries you can choose as a cosmetic surgery patient.

Breast lift is for saggy breasts and breast reduction is for overgrown breasts. There is also breast augmentation that uses breast implants to give the breasts more volume and improved shape.

There is another popular breast surgery that is proving to be a hit this year already.

Natural breast augmentation, like the BBL, also uses your own fatty tissue.

Select the donor site where there is excess fat to donate, and you can have plumper breasts using your own fatty tissue.

Natural breast augmentation gives subtle yet ultra-realistic results and can be used with or without breast implants.

More People Will Combine Procedures in One Surgical Session

With the advent of the mommy makeover and daddy do-over, more people are coming to the conclusion that they can improve multiple body parts in one session.

Having more than one surgery performed at a time minimizes your exposure to anesthesia, which in turn improves safety.

You also only have to recover once, which means you don’t have to take too much time off work.

The mommy makeover and daddy do-over are personalized cosmetic procedures that help to reinvigorate the body after events like childbirth and following years of aging.

If your body sags, if you notice more wrinkles than before, and if you wish you had a flatter tummy, you can get all those body parts worked on at once, helping you reclaim your confidence, and feel more beautiful inside and out.

A Focus on Safety

Along with the above list of popular cosmetic surgeries, more patients seem to be focused on safety when they come in for their scheduled consultations. This is a very good thing. Safety is paramount at Moein Surgical Arts and at other reputable and board-certified surgical centers.

You should only tolerate transparency from your cosmetic surgeon. Ask about the risks involved with the surgery and how to mitigate those risks. Do your own research as well, so that you can cross-reference the answers with factual information you glean from reputable sources.

Cosmetic surgery is very safe. Millions of people undergo procedures every day, and in surgical centers all over the world. As long as you are aware of the risks and put forth effort into finding the best cosmetic surgery, you too can have dramatic results without worry.

Ready to Discuss Cosmetic Surgery in the New Year?

With 2022 in full swing, isn’t it time for you to improve the way you look?

Which part of your body or face would you like to improve?

What about a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or a Brazilian butt lift?

Learn more about these procedures, the risks involved, their costs, and whether insurance will pay for cosmetic surgery by visiting or calling Moein Surgical Arts. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein right now by dialing (310)694-4486.

6 Factors That Influence Your Cosmetic Surgery Results

When you invest in cosmetic surgery, you expect a terrific outcome.

It is difficult for your cosmetic surgeon to predict the results you are likely to achieve.

This is because cosmetic surgery results can vary significantly between patients.

There is also the fact that all invasive procedures come with risks. Many also come with scars.

There are a number of factors that contribute to the best cosmetic surgery results. Here are seven of them now. Keep them in mind as you call to schedule a consultation with a skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon.

Factors That Contribute to the Best Cosmetic Surgery Results

Skin Health

The healthier your skin, the better results you can expect from a surgical procedure.

When we talk about skin health, we are referring to skin elasticity, which is the skin’s ability to conform back to its original shape after being stretched for prolonged periods of time.

Elasticity is dependent upon a protein known as collagen. Your body makes collagen naturally and uses it to fill itself out over your entire skeletal framework. Collagen also gives skin a firm and youthful appearance.

When collagen depletes due to age or other factors, skin elasticity can become diminished. The result is usually fine lines around the eyes and mouth, and wrinkles around the face. The neck, lips, cheeks, and eyelids tend to show age the fastest.

Smoking can cause the body to lose valuable collagen, as can excessive exposure to the sun.

Moisturizing can help. Your cosmetic surgeon can also recommend procedures or supplements that can improve your skin quality, leading to a superior cosmetic surgery outcome.

Expense

Expense of Cosmetic Surgery in Los Angeles, CA

Americans spent an excess of $9 billion on surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2020. Cosmetic surgery can be expensive. However, there are many ways to pay for surgery.

Some procedures are picked up by insurance if the procedure can be deemed medically necessary, such as a breast lift to alleviate back pain.

Other costs associated with cosmetic surgery can be financed with companies like CareCredit. Finance agencies that help with cosmetic procedures let you have surgery now while worrying about payment later. You get a credit card with a certain limit and affordable repayment terms.

If the out-of-pocket costs of cosmetic surgery give you stress, be careful before you consider going the cheaper route.

There are some things you never want to skimp on, like the softness of your toilet paper, the integrity of your roof, and the quality of your cosmetic surgery.

When it comes to aesthetic procedures like the facelift, tummy tuck, and Brazilian butt lift, you get what you pay for.

Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

Sure, you can fly to Mexico and go with the all-inclusive Mommy Makeover resort vacation but take a moment to consider six months from now. You’re back home, healing from your surgery, and you’ve developed an infection. Or your breasts are lopsided, or your incisions have scarred horribly.

We’ve all heard the horror stories and seen the talk shows of cosmetic surgery tourism gone bad.

Sure, you are investing heavily when you choose cosmetic surgery, but that investment is on yourself.

By boosting your appearance, you are improving your mood and self-esteem. All-new doors could open for you, leading to untold opportunities.

Cosmetic surgery may not change your life with the flip of a switch, but it can improve the quality of your life. How can you put a price tag on that?

With most buying decisions, there is a cost, service, and quality to consider. With cosmetic surgery, you also have to think about safety.

Spending more on yourself by choosing a quality cosmetic surgeon, even if the cost may be higher, is worth it for the cosmetic surgery results and your peace of mind.

Expectations

Expectations about Cosmetic Surgery Results in Los Angeles, CA

Everyone who chooses cosmetic surgery has some kind of expectation.

“I want to look younger.”

“I want thinner, more toned arms.”

“My wish is to have a flat tummy and larger breasts without giving the hint that I had work done.”

These are common requests by millions of cosmetic surgery patients. What are your expectations?

We would all love to drink from the fountain of youth. We all want to look more rested, younger, and more vibrant.

Thanks to advancements in cosmetic surgery, these goals can be achieved!

While your goal is to look more attractive, your cosmetic surgeon has a different goal in mind.

Your surgeon’s goal is to gain your trust and help you achieve a prominent level of patient satisfaction.

During the initial consultation with your cosmetic surgeon, where you will discuss the procedure and the results you are likely to achieve, your surgeon will focus on realistic results.

Realistic Cosmetic Surgery Results

Realistic cosmetic surgery results are those that are within the realms of possibility.

A facelift cannot make you look like Richard Gere in his prime.

Tummy tucks can’t give you abdominal muscles like Giselle Bundchen.

Breast augmentation can give you larger and firmer breasts, but your cosmetic surgeon cannot make you look like Katy Perry.

It is important to communicate your desired results with your cosmetic surgeon during your one-on-one private meeting.

However, it is also critical that you open your mind and be receptive to results that may not exactly meet your expectations.

Your surgeon will make every effort to transform your appearance with one or more cosmetic procedures. Using years of experience and artistic skill, advancements in cosmetic procedures allow surgeons to tweak the body in numerous ways. Many times, surgeons can make aesthetic transformations subtly and with hidden scars. No one will know you had surgery.

That being said, cosmetic surgery can only do so much.

As long as you are healthy with good skin health, and take the time to find the best surgeon, there is no reason you can’t enjoy favorable cosmetic surgery results with one or more aesthetic techniques.

Recovery

After cosmetic surgery, you might need some time to recover. The typical recovery time for major surgery is four to six weeks before you can resume your normal activities.

With most procedures, you will be back to work within days or a week and should be moving around quite well following that.

To have the best recovery experience, even though you may feel crummy in the days after surgery, make sure you educate yourself on what to expect.

Learn how the surgery may affect your personal and professional life. This can reduce stress. Since we all know stress is a killer and contributes to poor health, the less stress you feel during recovery the better.

How well you care for yourself during your recovery also matters for favorable results.

If you smoke, consider quitting a month or two ahead of surgery. Smoking can hinder healing, leading to potential infections and poor results.

Follow your cosmetic surgeon’s recommendations regarding bandage changing, wound cleaning, and effective rest.

Don’t start heavy lifting until given the green light and treat yourself well during recovery if you want dramatic improvement following a cosmetic procedure.

Physical Health

Physical Health Affects Cosmetic Surgery Results in LA

Cosmetic surgeons are trained to look for patients who are bound to have the best outcomes following surgery.

The best outcomes usually come to the patients who are in the best health.

That means you should be physically healthy if you plan to have a cosmetic procedure.

During the initial consultation, your surgeon will ask about allergies, your medical history, and diseases that may run in the family. You should be close to your ideal weight and be mentally healthy as well.

Your cosmetic surgeon will give you a physical assessment during the consultation to determine if you are an ideal candidate for the aesthetic technique you want.

Your Cosmetic Surgeon’s Skill and Experience

Want the best cosmetic results? Find the best cosmetic surgeon.

The ideal surgeon should be considered an expert in the procedure you want. Look for Before and After photographs on the doctor’s website.

When you find a skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon, schedule a consultation with that doctor. Doing so can determine if you have rapport and feel good about the answers to the questions you are given.

Ready to Discuss what Cosmetic Surgery Can Do for You?

Do you want to look younger? Want more youthful and firmer skin? Want a trimmer abdomen, slimmer arms, narrower thighs, or a more bodacious behind?

Cosmetic surgery can dramatically improve your physical appearance, but only if your results are realistic and you pay attention to the above seven factors for superior cosmetic outcomes.

Schedule your consultation today with Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts. You can reach our office in Los Angeles by calling (310)694-4486.

Overcoming 10 Common Cosmetic Surgery Fears

Fear of the unknown is a normal human response. If you find yourself afraid of an upcoming cosmetic surgery procedure, you should feel relieved that your anxieties are shared by millions of other people.

The idea of changing any part of yourself with cosmetic surgery can be downright frightening.

As you’ll soon see, however, much of what you fear is merely a lack of knowledge.

Once you learn more about the art of cosmetic surgery and what to expect before, during, and after your procedure, any fears you had of cosmetic surgery will likely be replaced with excitement for the aesthetic results you can achieve.

Normal Fear of Cosmetic Surgery vs a Serious Psychological Problem

There is a word we have given to the fear of a surgical procedure. That word is tomophobia.

People who are tomophobic tend to have an extreme fear of surgery, which is not common.

Having only a slight anxiety over surgery, on the other hand, is common, and makes a lot of sense.

You don’t have to necessarily suffer from tomophobia, hemophobia (fear of blood), or trypanophobia (fear of needles) to feel a little anxious about cosmetic surgery.

The thought of lasers and scalpels approaching the skin would make anyone uneasy.

The fear only becomes a psychological issue when your anxious feelings become so severe you experience physical symptoms.

The mere thought of surgery may cause your stomach to hurt or chest to tighten. This is known as a panic attack.

Panic attacks are common with anxiety disorders. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you may be more susceptible to surgical anxiety.

Keep in mind that you should never self-diagnose a mental health issue. If you suspect you have an anxiety disorder, you can find help by meeting with a psychological health expert.

What Causes Surgical Fears?

Causes of Cosmetic Surgery Fears

The reasons that breed fear of cosmetic surgery vary. Being afraid of the unknown is a big reason keeping many from the surgeon’s table. Another might be that you are associating all cosmetic surgeries with that one horrific experience you had in the past.

Here are ten common fears patients sometimes experience. Alongside each one is advice on how to overcome these fears so you can enjoy the amazing transformation cosmetic surgery can offer.

1- Are You Afraid of Experiencing Unfavorable Results?

The fear of your results not living up to your expectations is one of the most common heard by cosmetic surgeons. We’ve all heard horror stories or seen celebrity photos of cosmetic surgery procedures gone wrong. The question is: How can you make sure this doesn’t happen to you?

The best way to get the most favorable results after the surgical bandages come off is to take time finding the best cosmetic surgeon. Look for a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who has a good record performing the surgery you want. When meeting with surgeons, ask to see before and after images of their work so you can match your expectations with the cosmetic surgeon’s artistic skill.

2- Do You Fear Not Finding the Right Cosmetic Surgeon?

With so many cosmetic surgeons to choose from, how can you be sure to find the right one?

The best way to find a surgeon suitable for you is to ask friends, family, and co-workers for professionals they recommend.

Don’t take anyone’s word for it. Schedule consultations with several surgeons. Ask questions and pay close attention to the surgeon’s answers. Most importantly, listen to your gut. Ask to see before and after photographs and read online reviews. By scrutinizing experts in your area with several different criteria, you’ll be more likely to find the best cosmetic surgeon for your upcoming makeover.

3- Are You Afraid of Cosmetic Surgery Complications?

Every surgery comes with some level of risk. Before scheduling a cosmetic surgery, it is important to understand both the benefits of the procedure, and the risks to your health. The best cosmetic surgeon will provide you with a list of restrictions, such as quitting smoking up to six months before your surgery date, to reduce your risks.

4- Do You Fear Feeling Pain During or After Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic Surgery Pain

No one can blame people who fear the pain of surgery. Botox injections involve sharp needles, and most surgeries involve the cutting of tissue.

Keep in mind that anesthesia will be used, which means you won’t feel a thing during the surgery. You may feel pressure if local anesthesia is used. However, advancements in pain management mean that you are unlikely to feel much discomfort at all, even with the most complex cosmetic techniques.

5- Are You Numb from Fear of Anesthesia?

For some people, it’s not the surgery itself but the effects of anesthesia that fill them with dread. They may fear being put to sleep and never waking up again.

Anesthesia is used during cosmetic surgery so that you won’t feel any of the poking or cutting associated with surgery. Being put to sleep also contributes to your safety, since you’re less likely to move around than if you were awake.

That being said, many of today’s popular cosmetic surgeries are performed using local anesthesia. You’re not put to sleep at all during these procedures. General anesthesia, the kind that does make you unconscious, is reserved for more complex cases like the tummy tuck and facelift.

To alleviate your fears even further, note that many of the anesthesia horror stories you may have heard involved people who were sick when they went in for surgery. This is why cosmetic surgeons make sure you are healthy before recommending a cosmetic procedure. Having a policy of only working with healthy patients is a good thing and significantly reduces the risks to your health.

6- Do You Have a Fear of Cosmetic Surgery Addiction?

Stories abound about people addicted to cosmetic surgery. However, reputable cosmetic surgeons will only perform surgeries on people who are psychologically healthy. Your surgeon will attempt to determine if you suffer from body dysmorphic disorder, for example, where no amount of surgery can contribute to body acceptance. These types of issues require the help of a psychological professional, not a cosmetic surgeon.

The fact is, if you take the time to find a reputable cosmetic surgeon, the professional you choose will have no interest in performing surgeries that are unnecessary. You can guarantee it.

7- Are You Afraid of Being Judged for Cosmetic Surgery?

More men are undergoing cosmetic surgery than at any other time in the past. The most popular surgical techniques for men include liposuction, eyelid surgery, nose surgery (rhinoplasty), male breast reduction (gynecomastia surgery), the facelift, and ear surgery.

Much of the fear men feel about surgery has to do with being judged. It’s not customary for men to spend money on the way they look. For many men, spending money on cosmetic surgery is a vain pursuit.

However, more men are seeing the positive benefits of surgery. If you are a man with a body part that causes you distress, why not erase that insecurity for good?

Gynecomastia surgery could give you all new confidence, as good nose surgery, eyelid surgery, or liposuction. Don’t worry about not appearing a certain way. By taking care of yourself and your looks, you are taking charge of your quality of life. If you have a chance to make your life better, why not go for it, despite what others may think?

Both men and women can share a fear of not wanting everyone to know they’ve had surgery. That’s understandable. After a short vacation, you might want to return to work without everyone knowing where you’ve been, or about the procedure you’ve undergone.

Whereas cosmetic surgery may have been viewed as a vain pursuit before, today people are far more open minded. Everyone wishes to look good. You’d be surprised to learn that most people don’t care that you’ve had surgery. They may ask about your surgeon because they, too, want to jump on board.

It’s all about confidence. When you’ve spent time preparing for your surgery, and then go through with it, stand behind your decision and stop caring what others think of you. You’ll look great and be much better off.

8- Are Your Cosmetic Surgery Fears Related to Dying?

This common fear is similar to the anxiety of anesthesia. You fear not waking up from the surgeon’s table.

Just like the horror stories with anesthesia, the deaths you might have heard about cosmetic surgery usually involve people with underlying health conditions. That means they went into surgery with an elevated risk of mortality.

Your cosmetic surgeon will ensure all precautions are taken to keep your risk of dying as low as possible.

The biggest danger during cosmetic surgery comes from blood clots. Reducing the risk of clotting involves the administering a limited amount of anesthesia so that you become alert more quickly following surgery.

You’ll also be encouraged to move your extremities once you have awakened from surgery to increase your blood circulation.

The risk of dying during cosmetic surgery is about the same as your risk of dying from a plane crash. In other words, the chances are exceptionally low.

9-Do You Fear Your Cosmetic Surgery Results Not Lasting?

Aside from a fear of unfavorable results, many patients want to know how long their results will last.

While every effort is made to provide you with long-lasting aesthetic effects, cosmetic surgery does not last forever.

The longevity of your results depends on the type of procedure, your age, and the expectations you hold. You can preserve your results by taking care of yourself, eating right, exercising, drinking plenty of water, and keeping your weight stable.

10- Do You Fear the Cost of Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic Surgery Cost

Maybe you’re anxious about spending so much money on making yourself look better. Or you fear going broke entirely.

Instead of focusing on the expense of cosmetic surgery, hone your mind in on the value the procedure will provide.

If you have a deep insecurity, the right procedure could give you a new lease on life.

There are ways to get help with your surgical fees, such as medical financing and crowd sourcing. Health insurance could even be an option to help you pay for surgery if the procedure is deemed medically necessary, such as a breast lift if your heavy breasts give you back pain.

Here’s another way to look at it: The cheapest cosmetic surgeon isn’t always the best. Choose a cheap surgeon and you might find yourself spending more money fixing your botched results than you did on the original surgery.

Finding the best surgeon and paying a bit more is what you want. Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. The best cosmetic surgeons have skill, technique, training, and can charge higher fees accordingly. Paying those higher fees is the best way to assure stellar results, making your surgery well worth the expense.

5 Ways to Alleviate Fears of Cosmetic Surgery

If your fear of aesthetic surgery is listed above, you now have ways of alleviating your trepidations and bolstering your confidence in your cosmetic surgeon.

Here are five more ways you can make yourself feel better about surgically improving yourself with the procedure of your choice.

Absorb Information

Becoming well informed regarding the procedure you want is a key step in dealing with surgical anxiety. You’ll want to gain a complete understanding of the surgical technique, why you are getting it, and how the procedure is performed. Learning all you can about cosmetic surgery makes the concept of surgery less scary.

You can further your education by asking your cosmetic surgeon plenty of questions. The answers you receive can help you feel better about your surgeon and the procedure you’re asking about. You’ll gain more knowledge, but you’ll also be able to determine if you have rapport with your surgeon. Surgeon rapport contributes to you being relaxed, which increases your likelihood of experiencing a positive outcome.

Answers to your questions will also teach you about the risks to your health, fees charged, and whether insurance is likely to cover the procedure.

Tell Your Surgeon About Your Cosmetic Surgeon Fears

Your cosmetic surgeon can give you a realistic idea of what you can expect from the surgery. You can learn more about recovery, and the results you can achieve. If you have had an unpleasant experience with cosmetic surgery in the past, or know someone who has, conveying your anxieties to your surgeon can give you reassurance. After all, everyone is different, and you’re unique. If you’ve put effort into finding the most skilled and talented surgeon, you should feel assured you’re in good hands.

Distract Yourself

After scheduling surgery, you might have all this anxiety built up. And it only seems to get worse the closer your surgery date gets.

The way you are feeling is normal, but you don’t have to let your thoughts and emotions control you.

Distracting yourself is an excellent way to deter invasive thoughts that cause or intensify your anxiety. Keep yourself occupied by streaming a TV show, reading a book, or listening to music. These tips sound simple, but they are effective, especially when your mind tends to get away from you.

Learn About Pre-Surgery Care

Learn About Pre-Surgery Care

In addition to binging Netflix, you can distract yourself by occupying your mind with certain tasks. Namely, you can prepare for your upcoming surgical procedure. Getting ready for the day of surgery can occupy your mind so you’re not so focused on whatever you fear most.

Tasks to engage in could include packing a bag for the surgical center. You’ll want to bring a change of clothes, toiletry items, a phone charger, snacks, and something to keep you busy like an iPad or a good book.

Arrange to have a ride home from the surgical center after you have spent some time in recovery. That person could also help you with day-to-day chores for up to 24 hours afterward.

Maintain Good Health

You can alleviate risks to your health and many fears by trying to be in the best shape possible as you approach your surgery date. Taking care of your body will help you feel good and think more clearly, as well as aid in recovery after your procedure.

Do your best to eat healthy foods, get plenty of rest, and exercise as often as you can. Drink plenty of water while you’re at it and supplement your diet with necessary vitamins and nutrients like zinc, iron, and B12.

Stay Focused on the Outcome

Keeping your mind on the results you are about to achieve with cosmetic surgery can help you feel less fearful. You might soon find yourself beaming with confidence. Cosmetic surgery can do wonders for a person’s self-esteem and body image. Shapelier breasts, a slimmer profile, an age-defying facelift, or any other cosmetic technique can make you see yourself in a whole new light.

Others might not necessarily know you’ve had surgery, but they can tell something’s different, and figure it must be your confidence. Looking forward to the way you look after your procedure is the best way to remain calm and positive throughout your experience.

Whether you are looking for a nose job, breast implants, gynecomastia surgery, a mommy makeover, or daddy do-over, slough your fears aside and schedule a consultation for cosmetic surgery by calling Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, CA. – (310)694-4486.

Cosmetic Surgery Recovery Made Easier with Real-Life Advice

When preparing for a cosmetic procedure, you may be a little nervous about what’s to come after the procedure. For instance, you might ask your cosmetic surgeon questions during the initial consultation, such as: After my surgery:

  • Will I feel discomfort or pain?
  • When will I be able to get back to my regularly scheduled life?

And the most popular question:

  • What will my results look like after my aesthetic procedure?

Beyond all those questions is the one query that’s not often thought of. That’s what you should be doing while you’re recovering from cosmetic surgery.

Recovery after a cosmetic surgery involves what you do (and what you fail to do) as your body heals from whatever technique you underwent. Whether you had breast augmentation, a facelift, or rhinoplasty, the steps you take during recovery can mean the difference between an easier time and one that is extended with potential complications.

That’s not to frighten you from having cosmetic surgery. The many procedures available today are safe and effective for use in fighting age, reversing the effects of pregnancy on the body, and repairing superficial irregularities that may cause you distress. As far as safety, the FDA has approved cosmetic procedures for the repair of irregularities and the fight against age. The results you can expect depend on a few factors, and you must keep to realistic expectations. The right procedure can erase the years from your features and make you look amazing, in some cases from head to toe.

Put the steps below into practice during your recovery after cosmetic surgery and you’re sure to have an easier time in the recuperation stage. There are seven things we recommend. This is real-life advice that can help you achieve the results of your procedure with minimal complications and shorter downtime.

Don’t Do Too Much Too Soon

Don't Do Much After Cosmetic Surgery

While this advice is meant to shorten your recovery after cosmetic surgery and make things easier on you, there is a caveat. You must give yourself enough time to heal. Don’t jump back into your usual routine until you are assured that the treatment site has healed and that you are well enough to go back to work and engage in certain activities like exercise.

Listen to your cosmetic surgeon’s advice. Your surgeon has your health and best interests in mind and will let you know when it’s safe to return to your normal life following cosmetic surgery.

Rest and Eat Well

When you have surgery, your procedure is going to involve the cutting of tissue. Your body needs time to repair those areas through the processes of natural biological function. The amount of time you rest, the quality of your rest, and even the environment where you get your rest all matter.

You’ll find yourself taking it easy the most during the time immediately after surgery. Depending on the complexity of the technique involved, you may not feel like getting up and doing much of anything at all for a couple of days. However, your surgeon will encourage you to occasionally get up and move around to get your blood pumping and keep your spirits up.

Getting adequate sleep at night is also important for healing. Nighttime sleep is when your body does its most rejuvenation. Choose a quiet, cool room to sleep in. Try to get seven to nine hours a night for the most benefit.

In addition to adequate rest, focus on the types of foods and the amounts of foods you eat. A healthy diet is crucial during your recovery period. That’s because your body needs the proper vitamins, minerals, and other building blocks of life to repair your body naturally.

Your cosmetic surgeon may give you a healthy eating plan to follow. If not, make sure you choose healthy, whole-wheat grains, lean meats, and lots of fruits and green vegetables. Strive for several small meals throughout the day or at least three primary meals to give yourself adequate nutrition to get back on your feet. A multi-vitamin can add vital nutrients to your diet if you’re not accustomed to getting the nutrients you need from the foods you eat.

Stay Hydrated

Being dehydrated can hinder or slow the healing process. Your immune system can also take a hit when you fail to drink enough water, making you more susceptible to post-surgery complications. It’s best to reach for plain water as opposed to soft drinks. You may be able to get away with those sprinkle-in flavor enhancers, as long as you use them sparingly. Regular water can also be spruced up with fresh lime or lemon juice for a vital infusion of Vitamin C.

Another benefit that comes with drinking your fill of water is that your mood will improve. If you are the type who likes to be out and about to mingle with others, spending time recovering may cause you to feel a tad down. Consume more water and you just might drink yourself happier.

Drinking plenty of water each day can increase your frequency of bathroom breaks. While it can be a pain to get up every few hours to void your bladder, you’ll be doing a good thing for your recovery by standing up and walking, even the short distance to the commode.

Plus, the gentle and slow movements you make along the way will improve your circulation, which your body relies on to heal itself. Your blood carries nutrients to the various areas of your body. Sitting too long can make your circulation slower. Moving around, even if it’s to urinate, is one of the best things you can do, especially in the early stages of the post-surgery healing period.

Prepare Comfy Clothes Ahead of Time

Prepare Comfy Clothes

The last thing you’ll want to do during recovery after cosmetic surgery is sifting through your closet and dressers for comfortable clothes to wear. You will thank yourself post-surgery if you can manage to prepare your wardrobe beforehand. Set out some sweats or shorts and T-shirts, or whatever else you tend to wear when lounging. The key is to choose loose clothing that will allow your circulation to flow freely. If you’ve had breast surgery, you’ll want to pack a few button-up shirts that will be much easier to slip in and out of.

Keep First-Aid Equipment on Hand

Following your cosmetic surgery, your incisions will need time to heal. The surgeon will wrap the surgical site with gauze or bandages before sending you home. It is up to you to care for the treatment site and change bandages as necessary to promote cleanliness while preventing dangerous infections. You are encouraged to keep bandages, antibacterial soap, and hand gel nearby at all times as you recoup.

Prep Your Meals

A meal preparation session before you go into surgery can save you time, frustration, and hunger pangs later. Activities like shopping and preparing meals can take the energy you may lack as a post-surgical patient in healing. The trick is to prepare meals you can easily reach for whenever you’re hungry. Good ideas include stir-fry, chili, and other meals you can cook in bulk. You can then portion the meals out into plastic containers with lids before sticking them in the freezer or fridge. When you’re hungry, you can simply reach for a meal and heat it as desired, no cooking or extra shopping is required.

Clean and Set Up Your Home

You’ll want to give your home a good tidying before you go in for surgery. Not only will this be better for your mental health as you’re recovering, but it’ll also keep you from tripping over anything that could be in the way in your diminished state.

Pick up area rugs and tape down extension cords to keep from tripping over anything. Even a slight spill could tear a stitch or otherwise mar your surgeon’s handiwork. Scrubbing your home will also keep your environment sanitary, which helps keep infections at bay.

Organize your fridge and pantry, but also the area where you’ll be spending most of your time, such as in the recliner in front of the TV. Have the remote control handy and get one of those extension grabbers, a neck pillow, reusable straws, and long USB cords, which can all be game-changers.

How Long is Cosmetic Surgery Recovery?

Cosmetic Surgery Recovery Period

The length of time your body takes to recover from surgery will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the type of surgery.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery takes around ten days for the bruising and swelling to subside. You’ll be back to work in a week and can resume your normal activities within four weeks, though it can take between three and six months to see the final results.

Tummy Tuck

For abdominoplasty (the tummy tuck), you’ll have surgical drains placed at the treatment site for around a week, at which time they will be removed. Those drains help to prevent the accumulation of fluid in the days after surgery.

You’ll be back to work after a tummy tuck and can resume your normal activities in around four weeks. You may be asked to wear a compression garment for up to eight weeks post-operation. Bruising and swelling can take up to three months to subside, though some residual swelling could continue for up to 18 months afterward. The true results of abdominoplasty typically reveal themselves around six months after the initial surgery.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation takes three to five days for you to return to work, though you should refrain from exercising for up to six weeks post-surgery. Bruising and swelling should go down in around 48 hours, though minor swelling could continue for a few more months. Your cosmetic surgeon will advise you to refrain from wearing any underwire bras for up to six weeks after surgery. You should begin to see the final results of breast augmentation in three months. However, it can take up to six months for the ultimate reveal.

Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian butt lift will have you returning to work within 14 days following your procedure. You will be advised by your surgeon to refrain from sitting or lying on your buttocks directly for up to two weeks. Donut pillows work wonders during BBL recovery. You can resume normal activities within eight weeks though you may not see the final results for up to six months.

Liposuction

Liposuction can be performed on its own but is typically performed as part of a larger surgery. The small incisions used to suck fat out of targeted areas can take a few days to heal. You will return to work in between one to three days and can resume normal activity one week post-op. A compression garment could be advised for up to six weeks. You’ll start seeing results in a few months, but the true results could take up to a year to fully manifest.

Your recovery period may vary.

Schedule with a Cosmetic Surgeon to Learn More About Post-Surgery Recovery

While the above does in no way constitute medical advice, there is a way you can get a professional opinion and recommendation for cosmetic surgery. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein. Cosmetic surgery can help when you look in the mirror and don’t quite like what you see, or you have a part of you that causes distress. The right cosmetic procedure can repair those irregularities to make you look and feel better.

Popular procedures like the tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, butt lift, and the arm lift and thigh lift can transform your looks one session at a time. Getting started is easy. Schedule today by calling (310)694-4486.

20 Cosmetic Surgery & Non-Surgical Treatments for Revitalizing Your Appearance

As much as we try to convince ourselves looks don’t matter, they do. A lot. Looking your best influences the way you feel about yourself. Having an aesthetic exterior fortifies your self-esteem. Your best outside helps you get respect at work and is key when attempting to win over the object of your affection.

Everyone wants to look good, and there are many ways we can make that happen. Changing your hairstyle, stocking your closet with fashionable new clothes, and wearing makeup can improve your appearance drastically. Unfortunately, there are some parts of yourself that you cannot change so easily.

The shape of your nose, the size of your breasts, and skin issues like sag due to age can diminish your appearance and negatively affect your self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery helps you correct the irregularities you dislike about yourself so you can look and feel better.

If there are areas of your body that cause you distress, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and schedule a consultation at Moein Surgical Arts. The following 20 cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments are all the rage in helping people glam up one surgical session at a time.

ARE NON-SURGICAL OPTIONS WORTH IT?

At Möein Surgical Arts, we offer a wide variety of non-surgical options for aesthetic rejuvenation at our med spa. Many people often wonder if non-surgical options can provide them with the results they are looking for. Although non-surgical options cannot correct the severe aesthetic issues that plastic surgery can handle, it is an excellent choice for addressing mild to moderate aesthetic flaws with ease.

We offer products like Botox and dermal fillers that can easily treat fine lines, moderate wrinkles, and harsh folds. The injection process is easy and quick and produces minimal discomfort. We also offer non-surgical body-contouring treatments that can trim those extra inches off of your figure.

1- Liposuction

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the suction of fat from key areas of your body. Lipo is one of the most common cosmetic procedures. The surgeon sometimes performs it in conjunction with other cosmetic surgeries, like the tummy tuck as part of a mommy makeover. More on that transformative cosmetic surgery later.

Liposuction involves tiny incisions that are used to insert a cannula, a thin rod that acts as a suction device for removing stubborn pockets of fat. The fat is first emulsified using a saline solution that also contains numbing agents. The surgeon uses the cannula to break up the fat underneath the skin while separating it from the connective tissue. The results are permanent if you maintain a stable weight. Popular areas for liposuction on the body include the chin, cheeks, chest, back, flanks, abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, even the ankles. Didn’t know you could have lipo performed in so many areas, did you?

2- Vaser Lipo

Vaser Lipo Cosmetic Treatment in Los Angeles

A high-tech take on one of the world’s most famous cosmetic surgeries, VASER Lipo, as the name implies, is also used to remove fat from the body. A key distinction is how the fat is broken up. Instead of using a saline solution and the cannula to melt and break up the fat, VASER uses ultrasound energy to melt the fat underneath the skin. And since this is a form of liposuction, the fat is sucked out, leaving the area more defined.

While lipo can make areas thinner, VASER Lipo can reveal the musculature underneath your skin. The cosmetic treatment is popular with men and women who like to show off their hard work at the gym. VASER Lipo can be used anywhere on the body liposuction is used and is sometimes used with other cosmetic treatments like natural breast augmentation.

3- Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty, or the tummy tuck, gets rid of saggy and hanging skin on the abdomen. You get a trim tum with this cosmetic treatment, which is only one of the supreme benefits of the tummy tuck. Often, during childbirth and sometimes due to age, your abdominal muscles can weaken. This can lead to a host of issues, such as pelvic floor issues, back pain, and incontinence.

The tummy tuck strengthens the abdominal muscles. If you didn’t have abs before the tummy tuck, you might have them after. Liposuction or VASER lipo can help reveal your abs also. Another little-known benefit of the tummy tuck is that stretch marks may be removed as a byproduct of the surgery. The tummy tuck involves the removal of excess skin and fat, while the abdominal muscles are tightened. If the skin that gets removed held all your stretch marks, you may find yourself free of your tiger stripes following an abdominoplasty.

4- Butt Implants

Plump behinds are all the rage, and you can’t always get them from doing squats. Some people are simply born with a narrow and thin behind. For these volume-deprived individuals, butt implants can make a sizeable difference to their derrieres.

You may already know how breast implants work to enhance the bust. Butt implants work in a similar fashion. Made of saline or silicone, the implants are placed underneath the muscle using incisions that are hidden within your natural body folds. The results give you more size and volume where it counts.

5- Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift in Los Angeles CA

A Brazilian butt lift has become a popular surgery all over the world. The cosmetic technique uses your own fat to give you a rounder behind. The fat is extracted from another area on your body where you have excess fat to donate. Example donor sites include your abdomen or inner thighs. While the donor site gets the added benefit of becoming slimmer, your bust gets a noticeable size increase using a series of fat injections.

The fatty tissue taken out of your body is spun in a centrifuge and purified before it is injected into your buttocks area. Your cosmetic surgeon uses artistic skill to get the size and shape dimensions just right. The results come out looking natural as can be and can last for years with proper weight maintenance.

6- Arm Lift

There are some situations where waving your arm in the air is appropriate. Scoring at Bingo, hailing a cab, and seeing your loved one across a crowded airport are a few such instances. For some people with excess skin on their upper arms, that skin continues waving even when their arms stop moving. This extra skin is sometimes referred to as Bingo Wings or Bat Wings and suffering from the condition can cause you to become self-conscious about waving your arms at all. You might even forgo wearing short-sleeved shirts or any clothing that accentuates your lax arm tissue.

An arm lift removes the excess fat and skin along your upper arm to make your topmost favorite limbs smooth and streamlined. The procedure involves a long incision that runs from armpit to elbow. There will be a scar, which will fade with time. The results are dramatic and can make you feel more comfortable in short sleeves once again.

7- Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is another common procedure that targets excess skin and fat along the upper thighs. No matter if your legs are moving or at rest, there’s a slight jiggle on the inside of your upper legs. Some people call this having Thunder Thighs. A thigh lift can correct this problem by removing the excess tissue altogether, which leaves your legs slimmer with an attractive contour.

With all that excess tissue removed, you’ll have greater mobility and may be more apt to show your legs off in shorts or bathing attire.

8- Body Lift

We’ve discussed lifts for the arms, thighs, and tummy (abdominoplasty). Now it’s time to cover the excess fat and skin that can sag and hang from your upper or lower body. An upper or lower body lift can remove excess tissue while leaving the remaining tissue youthful and taught. A body lift can help you slim down and become more comfortable in clothes (and without).

The upper body lift targets the breast area, neck, arms, and back while the lower body lift works on the abdomen, waist, buttocks, thighs, and hips. Just like the arm and thigh lift, the procedure involves a series of long incisions that are used to cut away excess skin. Liposuction is often paired with the body lift to remove excess fat. The results leave you with an improved silhouette and the ability to wear tighter clothes without the excess tissue showing through.

9- Breast Implants

Breast implant surgery in Los Angeles CA

Breast implants have been in use to augment the female breast since the 1960s. There are three types of implants commonly in use: Silicone, saline, and gummy bear implants. The implants themselves are prosthetic bags shaped in such a way as to provide more volume and size to the existing breast tissue.

Silicone implants used to be controversial but it’s the most popular option today. The silicone gel feels more like a real breast. The surgeon will place saline implants inside the breast empty and then fill them with a saltwater solution. Gummy bear implants use a silicone gel that is said to give even more realistic results.

The surgeon places the breast implants underneath the muscle and through the armpit in most cases, though some surgeons choose to place incisions in the natural folds underneath your breast, which also hides the scars.

Breast implant surgery can also include nipple surgery to correct inverted nipples and asymmetric areolas. You can go large with breast implants, though the trend today is to be more subtle. Smaller and perkier are what most women ask for when going to their cosmetic surgeons for a pair of breast implants.

10- Natural Breast Augmentation

Implants aren’t the only way to increase the size and shape of your breasts. Another method uses your natural fatty tissue to purposefully swell your breasts to increased size. The results look as if nature gave the boost to you.

The procedure begins with liposuction to remove the necessary amount of fatty tissue from your body. The donor site for the extraction happens anywhere you have fat to contribute. Your back, buttocks, upper thighs, and upper arms are common areas where fat can be sucked out. The process of removing fat with lipo creates a liquid that then gets put into a centrifuge and purified before it is injected into your breasts. The injections of fat are placed all around your breast to create an even and natural increase.

Also referred to as fat grafting, the natural breast augmentation procedure can increase your breasts up to a full cup size. Your breasts will be largest immediately following surgery, but some fat will be absorbed into your body as part of the body’s natural biological processes. You should see the final size increase after around six to eight weeks, or sooner, depending on how your body heals. The results look and feel as natural as the name of this amazing breast augmentation surgery.

11- Breast Lift

Breastfeeding and age can cause the breasts to droop lower on the chest. When you add in heavy breasts, you have a pendulous mass that can pull on your neck and back muscles. This constant pulling can eventually lead to chronic pain. Breasts that hang can make it difficult to run or exercise. This can negatively affect your health as you grow older. Hanging breasts can also cause skin rubbing against skin, which can cause painful irritations that have the potential to become infected.

A breast lift can remove the excess tissue and position your breasts higher on your chest. The results appear natural in the skilled hands of an experienced cosmetic surgeon, and your back will thank you for having the surgery, that’s for sure. In addition to less pain, a breast lift can improve your posture, your body image, and your self-esteem.

12- Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is ideal for women with overly large breasts. Heavy breasts can cause mobility issues and pain. Breast reduction surgery uses liposuction to remove some of the fat comprising the breasts. The surgeon will remove some connective tissue and skin to accommodate the smaller size. The remaining breast tissue is molded with natural-looking contours before your areolas are repositioned to match your newly configured breasts. A breast reduction can reduce pain, give you greater self-esteem, and make it so you can run and play with much more freedom from the heavy weight than before.

13- Mommy Makeover

mommy makeover procedure in Los Angeles CA

Mothers who have decided to stop having children have the option to transform their bodies to a pre-pregnancy state. By combining breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, and VASER liposuction, a patient can come out looking trimmer with attractive curves where it counts. Ask your cosmetic surgeon about combining one or more treatments into a single session. Although, some surgeries necessitate having their own session due to the complexities involved. For safety sake, listen to your cosmetic surgeon’s direction when seeking to give yourself the transformation of your life with a mommy makeover procedure.

14- Gynecomastia Surgery

Men and boys with gynecomastia grow fatty tissue on their chests that mimic female breasts. The fat grows because of hormone fluctuations, in most cases. Gyno is seen mostly in pubescent boys and older men as testosterone battles with estrogen for control over the body. Female breasts can result when estrogen wins out. Hormones are not the only reason for gynecomastia. Drugs – both illicit and prescribed, diseases like testicular cancer, and congenital disorders can all lead to gynecomastia at some point in a man’s life. Nearly half of all men will experience it, and gynecomastia surgery is the most effective cosmetic treatment.

Gynecomastia surgery, that is also referred to as male breast reduction surgery, involves liposuction to extract the fatty tissue from the chest area. When excess skin is present, that tissue will be removed to leave the chest flatter and more masculine in appearance. Puffy nipples and overly large nipples can also be corrected during gyno surgery to match your surgically altered chest. The scars are small and can be hidden within the natural folds of your body. It makes this a popular surgery for men suffering from excessive breast growth.

15- Facelift

Looking in the mirror often shows us an older-looking version of ourselves. When did age catch up with us? Those fine lines and wrinkles appear out of nowhere, and yet they are here to stay. Unless you use cosmetic surgery to get rid of them. This is what a facelift is for.

A facelift makes the skin on your face tighter. It draws the skin back to the edges of your face, filling in valleys and correcting fine lines. The surgery can erase years from your face and the scars are hidden in the natural folds of your face or near your hairline where they will remain obscured once healed.

16- Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery in Los Angeles

Age can begin showing heavily on our upper eyelids, where the skin is ultra-thin. Some people have fatty tissue that builds on their lower lids. Others have deep bags under their eyes that make them look dog-tired even if they’ve had enough rest.

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can correct droopy eyelids, aging eyelids, and the baggage underneath your eyes. The surgeon will perform this treatment in one session or separate sessions to provide upper and lower eyelid surgery treatments. The results make you look more well-rested and alert, not to mention years younger than your age.

17- Non-Surgical Body Contouring

When you don’t want to commit to surgery but still want a body lift, non-surgical body contouring can help you achieve a slimmer figure. The procedure, which is also performed in some med-spas, is called Velashape. It’s non-surgical, so there are no scalpels or scars involved. The procedure is FDA approved and ideal for those who are close to their ideal weight.

The surgeon will use Velashape to reduce the volume of key bodily areas, such as your upper thighs, arms, abdomen, love handles, and back. The procedure shrinks fat cells, reducing the overall circumference of your body. You end up slimmer, lighter, and feeling your best.

Velashape uses a combination of infrared light energy, mechanical massage, vacuum suction, and radiofrequency energy. During a session that lasts at most for forty minutes, the Velashape device will be waved over your skin. The mechanical massage and suction treatment remove toxins and fat cell byproducts while encouraging better circulation. The cosmetic treatment also enacts lymphatic drainage, which improves your health.

This cosmetic treatment then uses infrared light and radiofrequency waves to heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat raises your fat cell metabolism, making those cells smaller. Only the fat and topmost layers of skin are affected, leaving all other tissues untouched. There is little downtime, and the results leave you one to three inches slimmer. There might be a need for multiple sessions.

18- Cellulite Cosmetic Treatment

Velashape can also be used to reduce cellulite from the rear upper thigh area. Cellulite occurs when fat pushes through the connective tissue underneath the skin. The result is the dimpling or waffling we associate with cellulite. The causes for cellulite can be familial, diet-related, and hormone fluctuations in the body. Too much body fat and dehydration can exacerbate the condition. It will lead to the formation of new cellulite, though some women can experience cellulite without much body fat at all. Regardless of the cause or severity, Velashape may be able to reduce or remove the cellulite entirely.

This cosmetic treatment takes around thirty minutes and is warm and comfortable, almost like a massage. The surgeon will move the Velashape device over your skin, which smooths it, using vacuum treatment and massage rollers. The vacuum suction stretches the constricted fiber bands that comprise cellulite. With the bands stretched out, the skin becomes smoother. The massage function of the device drains your lymphatic system, which extracts toxins and increases blood circulation. The results leave you with smoother, tighter skin with visibly reduced cellulite or no cellulite at all. Results can vary.

19- Kybella Double Chin Treatment

Kybella Double Chin Treatment in Los Angeles CA

Kybella is an injectable double chin treatment that permanently destroys fat cells. The procedure is noninvasive, nonsurgical, and FDA-approved for safety. The cosmetic treatment works to minimize the overgrowth of fat underneath the chin. The fatty tissue in this area can expand on account of weight gain and aging, though genetics largely play a part.

Kybella uses a synthetic deoxycholic acid found naturally in the body to permanently destroy fat cells. By injecting Kybella into the area under your chin, you gain improved contours and a younger appearance.

20- Renuvion (J-Plasma)

We saved one of the best nonsurgical treatments for last. Renuvion uses J-Plasma technology to make your skin tighter while rejuvenating each skin cell from the inside out. The handheld device emits an energy beam comprised of J-Plasma (helium gas passed through radiofrequency energy). The beam both heats and cools the tissue while leaving the surrounding tissue alone. Only the affected area gets resurfaced and rejuvenated for an afterglow effect. The procedure can treat acne scarring, uneven pigmentation, age lines, wrinkles, and many more skin defects. After a short downtime, your skin will appear new and improved in the area of cosmetic treatment.

You now have twenty procedures to consider. No one requires all of them. It may take only one or a couple to completely restore your confidence in yourself, your face, and/or your body. Which will you choose? Of course, you can always ask for the professional opinion of a trained cosmetic surgeon.

You can obtain a recommendation for surgery or merely learn more about the procedure you have in mind by calling Moein Surgical Arts. Located in sunny and beautiful Los Angeles, the accredited surgical center is home to world-renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein. A short consultation and thorough examination later, and Dr. Moein will recommend one of the above surgeries for you in no time flat. Completely change your appearance or tweak a part here or there. Call Moein Surgical Arts now to explore the aesthetic possibilities – (310)694-4486.

Tips for Scheduling Your First Cosmetic Procedure with a Cosmetic Surgeon

Do you have certain aesthetic defects that stand out every time you look in the mirror?

Do you wish your nose was a tad smaller?

That your jaw was more contoured?

Is there more meat around your midsection than you’d prefer, and you wonder if a surgery like liposuction might be for you?

It sounds like you’re prepared to schedule your first cosmetic procedure!

Unlike plastic surgery, which is meant to correct things like birth defects, burns, and cleft palates, cosmetic surgery is aimed at improving your appearance through aesthetic means. This allows the cosmetic surgeon to make you look younger, more refreshed, and knock-out beautiful.

Before you pick up the phone and contact a cosmetic surgeon’s clinic or office, it pays to do your homework. Here are some tips to remember before you schedule your first cosmetic surgery. Doing so can ensure you have the best experience and achieve the most aesthetically pleasing results.

Research Your Procedure Ahead of Time

Cosmetic Procedure

Depending on what you want to change about yourself, you likely have at least one procedure in mind.

Maybe you believe your crooked, misshapen, or oversized nose would benefit from rhinoplasty.

Stubborn pockets of fat can be eradicated with the help of liposuction or HD-lipo.

And then there is breast augmentation, breast lift, buttock enhancement, and arm lift. There’s even a scarless arm lift thanks to the amazing technology of Renuvion.

Use Google to learn more about the procedure in question and read from reputable sources like WebMD and Mayo Clinic. Seek out the benefits of each procedure, the risks, and the results you can expect. This can give you a general rundown of what you have to look forward to by following through with your plan to have cosmetic surgery. Your doctor will further explain the procedure and any other procedural options available to you during your initial consultation.

Write Down Questions You May Have

As you conduct your research, you are bound to have questions. Write these down so you can ask them of your doctor later. Examples include:

  • Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

Good candidates for cosmetic surgery are generally healthy, have good skin elasticity, and hold realistic expectations for the cosmetic procedure’s results.

  • What are the benefits and risks of the procedure?

Even though you may have come across the benefits and risks of the procedure during your initial research, it helps to ask this question of your surgeon. That’s because you are more likely to comprehend what the doctor tells you when you have a better understanding of the procedure and how it works.

During a consultation, you have a lot going on. You’re in a new environment, your doctor is a stranger who you’re meeting for the first time, and you may be anxious about undergoing surgery. Having a little compulsory knowledge can help to prepare you for the explanation in the doctor’s terms.

Asking this question also lets you develop realistic expectations compared to the results you may have read about online. Your doctor will tell it to you straight, informing you of the results you can expect.

As far as risks, all surgeries come with risks. But you can mitigate your risk by choosing an experienced cosmetic surgeon for your procedure. In Los Angeles, you can find the best cosmetic surgeon at Moein Surgical Arts, where Dr. Moein and staff can help you achieve your aesthetic ideal.

  • What type of anesthesia will be used?

Anesthesia

Some cosmetic procedures are non-invasive and only require a local anesthetic to numb you. This means you’ll be awake the entire time. Others are more involved, such as liposuction, in which case IV sedation will be utilized to make you unconscious, meaning you won’t remember a thing. Then there is a type of anesthesia called twilight sedation, which will allow you to follow commands, but you also won’t recall the surgery or what happens during the procedure.

  • In case there are complications, what are your emergency procedures?

Your cosmetic surgeon will take every precaution to ensure risks to your health are kept to an absolute minimum. Your surgeon will always be prepared for complications, however, but the way your surgeon answers this question can help you feel more confident about signing up for the aesthetic procedure you hope to get.

  • Have you helped other patients with similar concerns?

The way your surgeon answers this question will also help you decide whether the surgeon is experienced in providing the surgery results you want. You can follow this question up by asking to see some before and after pictures and to read testimonials from patients just like you.

  • Are there payment options?

Fees for cosmetic procedures vary widely. You may pay a little over $4,000 for eyelid surgery while a facelift may set you back over twelve-thousand dollars. You can fund your cosmetic surgery in one of several ways. Health insurance is unlikely to cover the costs if your procedure is only cosmetic in nature. However, medical financing can help you pay for your surgery. Companies like CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending can give you the funds you need to have surgery now while giving you the chance to pay the bill off later.

Schedule a Consultation

Consultation with Cosmetic Surgeon

Once you’ve done your homework and written down a list of questions, it’s time to meet with your cosmetic surgeon. When scheduling, you’ll want to mention any surgeries you have in mind. The person answering the phone may ask you a series of questions to get a better idea of who you are and why you’re calling. At Moein Surgical Arts, we offer telehealth consultations for your convenience. This lets you meet with your doctor virtually anywhere you happen to be using a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Wear Comfortable Clothing to Your In-Person Appointment

Eventually, you will meet face-to-face with your cosmetic surgeon. During this meeting, the doctor will want to perform a physical examination. If you have a body surgery in mind, such as a breast augmentation or tummy tuck, be sure and wear comfortable clothes that allow the doctor access to the treatment sites.

The purpose of a physical exam is to qualify you as a viable candidate for the cosmetic procedure in question. Of course, there’s always a chance the doctor may recommend a different surgery based on the physical exam and doctor’s findings. These alternative surgeries will be discussed with you thoroughly throughout the consultation appointment. The idea is to give you all the options you need to make the best decision for the results you want.

Be Ready to Hand Over Your Medical History

During an in-person meeting, the cosmetic surgeon is going to ask about the current status of your health. The doctor wants to know how you are feeling and if you currently suffer from any chronic conditions. You may also be asked about conditions that run in the family, illnesses you may have had in the past, surgeries you’ve undergone, and anything else pertinent to your medical history. Have this information in hand and ready to go by the day of your appointment to save valuable time.

Have a List of Medications and Supplements Handy

Medication

Be honest and tell your cosmetic surgeon about all the medications and supplements you are taking. This question is asked for your safety as some medicines and even natural supplements can cause complications during surgery. They may interfere with anesthesia, for example, placing risk on your health. You may be asked to avoid taking some medications and supplements in the days or weeks prior to undergoing cosmetic surgery.

Be Hyper Vigilant When Arriving for Your Consultation

From the moment you pull into the parking lot of the cosmetic surgeon’s office, start paying attention to your surroundings. Here are some pointers for areas where you might want to direct your attention.

Gauge the Facility, Doctor & Staff

When you walk into the office, what does the ambiance feel like? How is the décor? Does the staff seem organized? Are you greeted with a courteous smile and helped with all that you need? Are you made to wait a long time? And finally, when meeting with the doctor, do you feel comfortable and like you are a priority? You can learn a lot about the facility, doctor, and staff merely by paying attention as you are guided to the waiting room and into the doctor’s office.

Does Your Doctor Make You Feel Welcome?

When meeting with the doctor over a mobile device or during an in-person meeting, do you feel a certain level of rapport? Most of all, do you feel comfortable and like you are in the best of hands? These feelings are important for letting you know you’re in exactly the right place to have your cosmetic procedure.

Does the Surgeon Understand Your Expectations?

Cosmetic Surgeon and Patient

It is very important that you and your surgeon are on the same page regarding the results you expect. If possible, bring photographs to your doctor so that you can both envision the aesthetic changes you desire. While your doctor may not be able to match photos exactly, at the very least you’ll be able to convey the results you envision. Your doctor, in turn, can let you know if your vision matches what reality can deliver. Cosmetic surgery is not miracle work. Your doctor can only do so much. However, many cosmetic procedures deliver very natural-looking results, especially in the hands of a skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon.

Preparing for Your Surgery

By this point, you should know enough to know that surgery is not for you, or you might be ready to schedule your procedure in the near future. Here are ways to prepare to ensure few complications as you progress through surgery and beyond.

Get a Designated Driver

You might be groggy as you come out of anesthesia following your surgery. For that reason, plan to bring someone with you to the appointment who can then drive you home afterward. If you live alone, you might want to have that person stay with you the first night so that you have all your needs tended to as you recover at home.

Plan Your Recovery Space

If the cosmetic surgery requires bed rest, do some prep work around the house beforehand. Have the fridge stocked with ready-to-eat meals or protein shakes, have lots of water on hand, and have your bed fitted with all the amenities you need, from the remote control to good books to read, crosswords, or anything else you’re into.

Request Time Off from Work

It’s a common mistake to schedule a cosmetic procedure during a pre-planned time away from work, such as on spring break. However, keep in mind that you will need some recovery time afterward. For this reason, it’s best to speak with your employer about the surgery and any downtime you may need so that you can plan accordingly.

Arrange Childcare

Childcare

During your recovery time, you may not be able to look after young children as you could normally. For this reason, you may want to arrange daycare or a babysitter who can watch over the kids while you heal.

Stop Smoking!

Your cosmetic surgeon is going to ask if you smoke at some point. It’s best to tell the truth and to commit to quitting in the weeks before surgery. This is due to the fact that cigarette smoking can hinder your ability to heal after surgery. The results of the procedure may be skewed and you could develop complications. It’s best to toss the habit, at least until you’re all healed up.

Follow Your Surgeon’s Instructions

Your cosmetic surgeon will give you explicit instructions on how to heal and recover on your own at home. Follow this list carefully if you hope to avoid problems and achieve the best results from the surgery you just had. You may receive instructions in proper wound care, when to contact the surgeon if complications manifest, and when to begin moving around after your initial bed rest. You’ll also receive advice on when it’s acceptable to return to your usual routine, which could be in a couple of days or weeks, depending on the invasiveness of the procedure in question.

In Closing

You have much to consider when scheduling your first cosmetic surgery. From the moment you first pick up the phone to the point where you arrive on property and meet with the surgeon, you now have a list of tasks to follow. One thing we didn’t mention is that this is the time to be excited. You can finally have that insecurity corrected that causes you so much distress. Or maybe you want your pre-pregnancy body back with a mommy makeover (or to get rid of your dad bod with a daddy makeover). Which cosmetic surgery is right for you?

To find out, contact Moein Surgical Arts, where esteemed Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein can help you achieve your aesthetic ideal. Call today in Los Angeles, Encino, or Glendale, California, and don’t forget to ask about our monthly specials(310)694-4486.

Beautify Your Appearance with These 7 Cosmetic Surgeries

For many of us, the act of living a hectic lifestyle can begin to show on our faces. Work, kids, and the overall hustle and bustle of life can leave us feeling overworked and overtired. The results of this often show up as fine lines and wrinkles, saddlebags under the eyes, and droopy skin. Our skin can appear dry and worn out, and this leaves us looking downright exhausted, which isn’t the best look for making a good first impression.

If you are sick and tired of looking so sick and tired, it’s time to beautify your appearance with a few strategic cosmetic procedures. A nip here and tuck there may be just what you need to revitalize your skin, dissolve fine lines and wrinkles, and make your eyes truly pop.

The results of many procedures are long-lasting or permanent and will make you memorable to everyone you meet. You can find these cosmetic surgeries and more at Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California.

Seven Cosmetic Procedures that Can Give You Revitalized Beauty

1- Facelift Surgery

Beautifying your appearance can be accomplished by erasing the years from your face. A facelift gives you smoother skin and a more youthful appearance for an average cost of $7,467. Here’s how this cosmetic surgery works.

As we age, the quality of our skin diminishes. One of the qualities to fall by the wayside is elasticity. As the loss of elasticity increases, saggy skin can develop. Over time, the loose skin can appear as folds, wrinkling, and loss of volume on and around the face.

During the facelift procedure, the excess skin and fatty tissues are removed before the skin is pulled back and tightened on the sides of the face. Once the facial skin has healed, you will appear younger and more refreshed.

Having smoother, more youthful skin can not only beautify your appearance, but your confidence will soar!

If you have obvious signs of aging, such as bagginess, sagging, gauntness, and jowls, a facelift might be the ideal procedure for you.

2- Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

The upper and lower eyelids can be adjusted to help you appear more revitalized and refreshed. Known as blepharoplasty in medical circles and merely “eyelid surgery” to laymen, this procedure can completely do away with under-eye wrinkles, saggy lids, and bags under the eyes. It comes with an average cost of $3,282.

The results, which are long-lasting, will make your eyes appear more prominent, drawing more attention to them wherever you go.

3- Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty surgically enhances the nose to make it appear more balanced and harmonious with the rest of your face. Nose job surgery can correct injuries to the nose, nose size, as well as nasal deformities. You can have the tip of your nose rounded down and have bridge angles tweaked to dramatically transform your facial features. Instead of your nose drawing attention, a nose job will improve your overall facial appearance. The average cost of a nose job is $5,409.

4- Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic surgery that comes with an average cost of $2,071. The treatment uses high-intensity (but safe) laser technology to rejuvenate the skin through natural means. The laser heats the outer layer of skin, which destroys the damaged or offending tissue. Your body responds to the laser by producing newer and younger skin cells. In essence, this means the laser forces your body to develop new skin from forehead to chin and from ear to ear, giving you a more youthful complexion.

5- Brow Lift

Are you bothered by the drooping appearance of your brow? This is a common aesthetic issue that occurs as a result of the aging process and various environmental factors. A drooping brow can give you an unflattering appearance and may even droop over your eye, obstructing your vision.

A brow lift is just the thing for forehead wrinkles and sagging eyebrows. By having the brow area surgically lifted, you get a tighter and younger-looking forehead. Not only can this surgery further beautify your face, but you’ll appear well-rested and relaxed. The brow lift comes with an average cost of $3,490.

6- Neck Lift (Platysmaplasty)

The neck is particularly susceptible to laxity and sagging as we get older. Depending on lifestyle and genetics, your neck can develop fine lines, prominent fat deposits, deep creases, and the dreaded “turkey neck”.

The neck lift is the best line of defense for fighting the effects of aging along the neck area and costs between $4,000 and $6,000. The cosmetic surgeon will remove excess skin to leave the neck firmer and more youthful in appearance. The neck lift also gives you a more defined jawline, dramatically boosting your overall look.

7- Kybella Double Chin Treatment

A double chin can be caused by weight gain, aging, or genetics. Kybella is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that treats submental fullness, which is the issue that leads to you having a double chin.

The term “submental fullness” refers to fat stored under the chin. Kybella is a synthetic version of a substance that naturally occurs in the body called deoxycholic acid. The synthesized version of this acid, which is formally called Kybella, permanently dissolves fat cells. The treatment eradicates the fullness of your double chin to give you a more contoured appearance. This procedure costs between $1,200 to $1,800.

These are just a few of the cosmetic surgeries available to you. Other ideas for beautifying your appearance include breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, and lip augmentation.

Many of these cosmetic surgeries take around two weeks to heal, whereby the true results of the treatments are sure to shine through.

The First Step to Enhanced Beauty is to Schedule a Consultation

Moein Surgical Arts is the home to world-renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein. A lifelong Los Angeles resident, Dr. Moein proudly helps men and women throughout Los Angeles, Encino, and Glendale feel better about their appearance. From Renuvion skin tightening to mommy makeovers and even daddy makeovers, Dr. Moein has the solutions to correct what you might consider to be your aesthetic defects.

Ask yourself this: When you look in the mirror, do you ever wish that you looked younger and more rejuvenated? If so, pick up the phone and call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein – (310)694-4486.

Cellulite Reduction Treatments Give You Smoother, Sexier Legs

Cellulite is marked by the appearance of dimpled skin that sometimes resembles cottage cheese or the peel of an orange. What we know about cellulite is that it happens mostly to women. Around 85% of adult women over 24 have some degree of cellulite and the problem has little to do with weight. Skinny people, as well as overweight people, can experience cellulite to various degrees. And though it commonly appears on the thighs, cellulite can also appear on the buttocks and abdomen.

Cellulite treatments are available to combat this unsightly problem. Also known as cellulite reduction, these procedures can enhance your skin’s tone and texture, making skin appear smoother with a more consistent tone.

What is Cellulite, Really?

Cellulite is caused by the fibrous bands that connect the skin to tissue and muscle. These are called Septae. In women, septae take on a honeycomb shape. Men’s septae are in a crisscross shape. When fat accumulates, it pushes through the septae layers to become more prominent on the surface of the skin. In women, the fat pushing through the honeycomb septae causes dimpling. Men’s crisscrossed septae offers a smoother appearance when the fat pushes through. This is why cellulite is most often a female issue.

Some factors can make cellulite appear more pronounced, including increased body fat, thin skin, a lack of exercise, hormonal shifts, slowed metabolism, and dehydration.

Because the fat is trapped between the skin’s dermal layer and the septae, the fat is more difficult for the body to burn off as fuel. No wonder cellulite is so resistant to diet and exercise.

However, a cosmetic surgeon can address the underlying structural issues that lead to cellulite, which can eliminate the dimpling for dramatic results.

Cosmetic Treatments for Eliminating Cellulite

Cosmetic Treatment for Cellulites

Sculptra Injectable Filler

Sculptra is a dermal filler that contains poly-L-lactic acid. Once injected, the serum goes to work stimulating your body’s production of new collagen. The new collagen fills up the dimpled skin, which effectively reduces the appearance of cellulite.

Depending on the severity of the cellulite, you may require two to three treatments of Sculptra before the skin issue disappears completely. Each session is spaced six weeks apart and leaves smoother more rejuvenated skin behind.

Liposuction and Fat Grafting

Liposuction and fat grafting can be combined to improve your body contours in one area while adding volume to another for the purpose of eliminating cellulite. Lipo is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in use today. In the hands of a skilled cosmetic surgeon, liposuction can extract fat from nearly any area of the body. You can apply liposuction on another area of your body, such as your abdomen, to remove excess fat and improve your body contours. Your fat can then be sterilized and injected into the cellulite-prone area to smooth the skin and potentially add volume.

The added fat will release the skin from the fatty and fibrous tissue underneath it. This technique is known as subcision. By using this technique, your cosmetic surgeon can disrupt the connection between the skin and fatty tissue. This in turn will improve the irregularities that affect the skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite.

The added fat not only reduces cellulite but can also reduce sagging and create a rounded, more youthful look. And because you are using your own fatty tissue, your body is unlikely to reject the fat transfer.

There are other benefits to using fat as opposed to an artificial dermal filler as a cellulite treatment. Adipose tissue contains stem cells, which remain dormant in the body until they are needed. Your body uses stem cells to regenerate damaged or lost tissue. Once restored by the fat transfer technique, the stem cells induce collagen production and generally rejuvenate the area, leaving smoother, more youthful skin behind.

Depending on the severity of the cellulite, you may need one or two treatments to make the dimpling disappear.

Lipo + Skin Tightening Renuvion (J-Plasma)

Liposuction combined with Renuvion J-Plasma can reduce the appearance of cellulite and other skin surface issues. J-Plasma is a technology that involves passing cold helium through radiofrequency energy. The resulting energy beam shrinks, tightens, and tones the skin at the treatment site. The treatment takes around an hour to complete. When combined with liposuction, undergoing J-plasma can leave your skin looking much younger than before.

During this cellulite reduction procedure, the surgeon inserts a tiny laser apparatus beneath the skin. The laser is then fired, which breaks up the tough bands of skin that cause the dimpling effect. The treatment also thickens your skin, which further helps to remove the cellulite problem. Results can last for as long as six months. However, some dimpling may return.

Renuvion costs around $4,500 per treatment area. While insurance is unlikely to cover cellulite reduction treatment, medical financing through CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending is available.

VASER Lipo

VASER Lipo

VASER Lipo stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. The technique breaks up and liquifies fat cells, making them easier to remove. This advanced cosmetic treatment removes the excess layers of dense fat that exist beneath the skin. The technology consists of ultrasound energy that is administered with a handheld probe. The surgeon inserts the probe into the fat layer using tiny incisions before removing the fat. The VASER Lipo treatment costs $6,500 on average and is ideal for body sculpting and can reduce the appearance of cellulite. The results leave your skin looking and feeling soft and will improve over time.

VelaShape for Cellulite Reduction

VelaShape is a non-invasive technique for minimizing the appearance of cellulite using advanced technology. This technique is the ideal treatment for patients with stage one or stage two cellulite. Stage one cellulite only appears when the skin is pinched. Stage two is visible when the patient is standing without having to pinch the skin. You know you are stage two when the cellulite is visible standing but not when lying down. Overall, you should have a BMI (body mass index) below 30 to be an ideal candidate for the VelaShape procedure.

The treatment to reduce cellulite takes around 30 to 40 minutes to complete. During the procedure, you will feel warm pressure, almost like a relaxing massage. The VelaShape device uses vacuum treatment and heat rollers to smooth out the cellulite-prone area. This technique stretches out the constricted fibrous bands that cause the dimpling. This causes the skin to appear smoother. At the same time, the mechanical massage aids in lymphatic draining, which helps the body flush out toxins and improves circulation.

VelaShape typically requires around six treatments. Each session requires little downtime and can result in reduced cellulite or elimination of cellulite, depending on the severity of the issue. Each treatment of VelaShape costs $1,100 to $2,500 on average and will leave skin smooth and rejuvenated at the treatment site.

Pesky Cellulite, Go Away!

Remove Cellulites

Cellulite may not cause pain or discomfort, but it can cause embarrassment. You might find yourself wearing clothing that hides your dimpled skin. This can affect your self-esteem. Now, with several cosmetic treatments available, you have a chance to say goodbye to your cellulite problem for good.

It is recommended that you have an in-person consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon to develop a treatment plan that specifically addresses your cellulite problem. For an experienced body contouring surgeon in Los Angeles, call Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts today at (310)694-4486.

The Cosmetic Treatments Most Requested by Social Media Influencers

The spread of social media has led to the proliferation of the social media influencer. These ambitious and largely nomadic men and women have figured a way to build their audiences by posing for sexy photos and videos. And audiences eat it up, lavishing likes on their favorite influencers by the dozen. The more likes an influencer gets, the more clout they have, and more money they can earn. With the use of photo filters and media editing apps, people of all ages and walks of life can look like movie stars and get paid handsomely for it.

To an influencer, image and perception are everything, and filters can only do so much. To create a picture-perfect image, many social media influencers are seeking out cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic surgery has become widely accepted for its ability to reverse aging, improve bodily contours, and rejuvenate the skin. These are the very qualities social media influencers are interested in, which is why the following ten cosmetic procedures have become more popular than ever.

10 Cosmetic Surgery Techniques Made Popular by Social Media Influencers

 

A majority of these cosmetic surgeries involve the face, which is no accident. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the demand for preventative and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures has increased out of the desire to create the perfect selfie.

1. Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is surgery that can repair nasal deformities. Patients with nose insecurities can experience a boost in confidence after a rhinoplasty procedure. The technique has been one of the gold standards in aesthetic surgery for decades. Even slight tweaks can create drastic changes to someone’s face from the front and side view.

2. Facelift

Cosmetic Procedure - Face Lift

A facelift procedure can correct facial skin that has begun to sag, droop, or wrinkle. Facelift surgery can make fine lines and wrinkles disappear while rejuvenating the face and neck. This technique has drastic effects on the face from all angles.

3. Brow Lift

A brow lift smooths out the area above the eyebrows and below the hairline. A beneficial aspect of this cosmetic procedure is that any scarring that results from the incision is concealed within the hair. The results make the individual appear youthful and well-rested.

4. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that corrects defects around the eyes. The surgery works specifically to diminish the effects of droopy or saggy eyelids. These effects are caused by a deterioration of the supporting tissues due to age. The eyelids are among the first parts of the body to show age due to the thinner aspect of the eyelid design. As we age, our eyelids make us look overworked and old beyond our years. Blepharoplasty can make you look youthful and rested.

The cosmetic surgeon performs this technique by removing excess fat and skin from the eyelid region. Both men and women can benefit from this procedure. This cosmetic procedure can have a drastic effect on your appearance and can significantly boost your self-esteem.

5. CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Everyone wants beautiful skin, but more and more people are looking for techniques that don’t require extensive plastic surgery. This had led to a boom in the market for non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments used to preserve or restore one’s youthful appearance.

Modern medical technology has improved to give people what they want. One exciting option for skin rejuvenation is CO2 fractional laser resurfacing.

Laser technology is the new and exciting trend for rejuvenating skin treatments. Laser resurfacing can reach depths 10 times greater than standard chemical peels or microdermabrasion treatments!

CO2 Laser Resurfacing is used to correct the signs of aging, tone issues, and texture concerns on the skin. The procedure, which is non-surgical, is effective for treating pigmentation problems, wrinkles, fine lines, and even acne scars. CO2 laser resurfacing stimulates collagen production, which rejuvenates the skin. The effects make the skin look tighter and healthier for a youth-providing effect.

The cosmetic surgeon uses a precise beam of light to treat the upper, damaged layers of facial skin. The laser utilizes a pulsing effect, which provides high-intensity light energy directly to the problem area. The searing heat from the beam encourages cell regeneration while the precise nature of the laser allows the surgeon to aim at exact locations, targeting red spots, brown spots, and other skin imperfections.

The tool that powers the CO2 laser can be modified to administer mild or more aggressive treatment to the skin, depending on the severity of the condition. The surgeons can best perform this cosmetic non-surgical procedure on patients with light-toned skin. Though it is not considered surgery, there is some downtime, with swelling and discomfort sure to diminish within two weeks.

6. Renuvion Skin Rejuvenation

Renuvion Skin Rejuvenation

Renuvion is a technique that uses radiofrequency energy to gently contract the tissue beneath the skin. The energy beam is precisely targeted. You can use it as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with another surgery like liposuction.

The beam is composed of helium plasma combined with radiofrequency energy. The mixture of the two elements (called J-Plasma) heats the collagen and other tissue structures, causing the skin to contract. What’s unique about Renuvion is that the J-Plasma is applied, then the area is cooled quickly. It will make this cosmetic treatment a fast and simple method for attaining tighter, younger skin.

While you will notice some instant effects from your Renuvion treatment, the true results of the procedure will present themselves over the span of six to nine months. Renuvion is considered a game-changing technology and the anti-aging effects can last for years into the future (with proper skin maintenance).

7. Injectable Neurotoxin (i.e. Botox)

You may be familiar with Botox, but that is only one type of injectable neurotoxin. By injecting a botulinum toxin into specific areas around the body using a microneedle, you can relax certain muscles, which create desired effects. The injectable neurotoxin can smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, but did you know you can also stop excessive sweating and migraines? For social media influencers, the ability of injectable neurotoxins to create a smooth and radiant appearance makes this the ideal cosmetic treatment for capturing the ideal selfie.

8. Facial Fillers

Facial fillers are non-toxic substances that can add volume to the face and other parts around the body. The jawline can be made more masculine or feminine, and chins can be made to look more pronounced. The surgeon will also use fillers to combat the effects of aging when skin and muscle deteriorate over time.

With facial fillers, there is little to no downtime. You may experience swelling and soreness at the injection site for a short time though.

9. Liposuction

Liposuction

Traditional liposuction is a body contouring procedure that has been listed among the most popular cosmetic procedures for many years. The younger generations are realizing the ability of lipo to sculpt the body and develop contours that don’t require image trickery or Photoshop.

Liposuction gives patients curves as nature gave them to you. The surgeon can use lipo to remove fat from key locations around the body, including the chin, neck, hips, thighs, calves, ankles, buttocks, abdomen, and upper arms. Virtually everywhere.

Traditional liposuction extracts the fat using a thin hollow tube known as a cannula. By inserting the cannula through tiny incisions, the cosmetic surgeon suctions out the excess fat. The fat cells are permanently removed, but your weight must still be maintained. You will notice some results of the lipo procedure right away. However, the true results will be visible in the upcoming weeks after your swelling has gone down. That’s when you’ll notice your slimmer waist, narrower hips, or more sculpted arms.

10. HD Lipo

While liposuction is effective for body contouring, Hi-Definition Liposuction is more geared toward “body etching”. VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance, which is a fancy term for ultrasound energy. By wielding a handheld device, the surgeon uses the intense beam of sound energy to break up fat cells, making them easier to remove.

Whereas traditional liposuction is designed to extract the deepest layers of stubborn fat, HD Lipo works on superficial fat. You know, the last five pounds you absolutely cannot lose in the gym without extreme dieting. VASER liposuction also allows your body’s musculature to show through, giving you a toned or ripped appearance after one or several sessions.

Traditional lipo requires a few weeks of downtime and recovery while HD Lipo has a much easier recovery period by comparison. Both techniques are favorites of influencers who want that little extra help getting their bodies beachwear ready.

A Note About Realistic Expectations

Cosmetic Procedures Requested by Social Media Influencers

The increased use of Instagram and Snapchat filters, and editing apps like FaceTune, allow anyone to manipulate photos with a simple drag or tap of a finger. While these apps can give you clearer skin, improved bone structure, and thinner hips, the editing and our perception of the effects can lead to what experts have called Snapchat Dysphoria. People who exhibit symptoms of this disorder begin to seek out cosmetic procedures that may replicate their favorite photo filters.

However, cosmetic surgery can only do so much. It’s also important to remember that photographs are not the most accurate depictions of what we look like. Dwelling on how we look in certain photographs can cause you to over-scrutinize the way you look in real life. This gives no mention to the fact that angles, lighting, and the quality of the camera can all affect how a photograph turns out. Cosmetic surgery can give you better skin, a smaller waist, and a more angled chin. However, your expectations must remain within the confines of reality.

Cosmetic Trends

You will discuss your expectations during your consultation with your cosmetic surgeon. The surgeon is going to want to know that your expectations coincide with what can be achieved realistically with surgery. The surgeon also wants to confirm that you’re not following a trend. Trends can go out of style. Breast implants have always been popular but in the past women wanted the largest implants they could find. These days the trend is to go for smaller, more realistic breasts.

Trends can change but if you have good self-esteem, that lasts forever. It’s acceptable to change things about yourself – to give yourself more radiant skin or a smaller nose. However, don’t try to compare yourself to others and never try to replicate another person’s appearance. Be yourself! Feel good about the skin you’re in. Choose cosmetic surgery if it will lead to a better quality of life and improve the way you feel about yourself. But always consult with a cosmetic surgeon before making any major aesthetic decisions. Meeting with a doctor face-to-face is the best way to learn if a cosmetic procedure is capable of giving you the aesthetic effects you want.

Schedule a Consultation with a Cosmetic Surgeon in Los Angeles

As long as your motivations are healthy, cosmetic surgery can help anyone, including social media influencers, look their best online – and off. Cosmetic surgery can correct defects and minimize insecurities, bringing you a better quality of life and a surge of confidence.

Start now by discussing the cosmetic techniques you have in mind with a world-renowned aesthetic specialist, Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts. Call today in Los Angeles, Encino, or Glendale to schedule a consultation at (310)694-4486.

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