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10 Cosmetic Surgery Trends We Predict for 2021

2020 is finally behind us. We thought it would never end.

Now, with the pandemic still raging, a New Year has passed. The good news is that, on account of COVID-19, cosmetic surgeons are practicing more safety measures than ever.

That’s good for your New Year’s resolutions of changing that one thing about yourself you dislike.

Your saggy chin, flabby belly, or jiggly thighs could all be a thing of the past. You know which part(s) we’re talking about.

You’ve always wanted to change for the better aesthetically and now’s your chance.

This is the best time to have an aesthetic procedure.

Americans spent $16.5 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2018, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and numbers only continue to rise.

With modern innovations and technological improvements in the medical industry, procedures are now safer than ever. And affordable, due to the availability of aesthetic surgery financing.

Here are cosmetic procedures we predict will be the most popular in 2021.

What is Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery also referred to as aesthetic surgery, is an elective operation that aims to improve your appearance. There are cosmetic procedures for nearly every part of your body, including your forehead, eyelids, chin, neck, arms, chest, abdomen, butt, legs, calves, and ankles. There are also non-surgical options that can smooth and erase fine lines and wrinkles and enhance areas such as your lips.

The best cosmetic surgeons offer an entire menu of surgical and non-surgical treatments so that you can address your insecurities.

1- Traditional Liposuction

Traditional liposuction is one of popular cosmetic procedures

Traditional liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery for both men and women. Patients appreciate that lipo can be used on a variety of areas on the body.

The most common areas where patients seek to have lipo performed include the abdomen, hips, sides, lower back, upper thighs, and upper arms.

While liposuction should never be used as a weight loss tool, the procedure can remove large pockets of stubborn fat from your body. You would be considered an ideal candidate for lipo if you have tried to lose weight to no avail with diet and exercise. Lipo can remove the fat, making the area slimmer.

During liposuction, general anesthesia is used before a tumescent liquid is injected into the treatment area. The substances in this liquid break up the fat, making it easier to extract. Small incisions are made, allowing your doctor to insert a cannula, or thin metal tube, to extract the fat from your body.

Liposuction can slim down your appearance and give you a leaner silhouette.

There were more than 250,000 liposuction procedures performed in 2018 and we predict the procedure will become even more popular in 2021.

2- VASER Liposuction

 

VASER Hi-Definition liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that also aims to remove stubborn fat from your body. The main difference between traditional lipo and VASER lipo is the body sculpting results. VASER uses ultrasound energy to break up the bonds that keep fat connected to the surrounding tissues. Once the fat is emulsified, it is removed using a liposuction cannula. VASER is best for removing the deep, superficial fat cells that hide your body’s musculature.

Patients of VASER can see faster results from exercise because they don’t have that pesky layer of fat covering all their hard work. The procedure can be used nearly all over, resulting in a toned and “ripped” appearance.

As more people learn about this cutting-edge HD lipo technique, we expect more patients to ask for a sculpted physique using VASER.

3- Injectables and Fillers

Injectables and Fillers

As we get older, our faces begin to develop imperfections like wrinkles, sunspots, and fine lines. You may experience bags under your eyes, which makes you appear eternally exhausted. Aesthetic injectables and fillers can make Father Time stop in his tracks. In some cases, fillers can even enhance what nature gave you.

Aesthetic injectables go by many brand names such as Botox, Xeomin and Dysport, to name a few. These injectable neurotoxins weaken and paralyze specific muscles at the treatment site. By diminishing the muscle action in that area, your cosmetic surgeon can improve small wrinkles and folds, making you look younger and more refreshed.

Fillers are used to fill-in deficiencies or voids in the skin. Age can also produce a sunken effect as the muscles in our face weaken and atrophy. Fillers can support these areas, making your skin look firmer and younger.

Thick fillers are used for deeper folds and creases and to provide lift to the affected area. Thinner filler products are used for finer lines and creases but don’t offer much support.

Both procedures will gain in popularity as people continually want to turn back time and add improvement to their appearances on Zoom and in the real world.

4- Cosmetic Procedures Combinations

 

With cosmetic surgeons able to perform so many aesthetically enhancing techniques, it makes sense that patients would want to bulk treatments together when they can. We expect more patients will choose this route, which reduces the number of times they are on the surgeon’s table. Instead of having breast implants this week and a butt augmentation a year from now, you can have both treatments performed in unison as part of a mommy makeover procedure, for example.

Combining procedures is a convenient and affordable approach to improving your body. Not all procedures can be performed in conjunction with one another. Ask your cosmetic surgeon for details to begin envisioning the possibilities.

5- Tummy Tuck

A flatter tummy can be yours by opting for a tummy tuck, which is also known as abdominoplasty. This popular cosmetic treatment can help you achieve your fitness goals once and for all. Like lipo, you should make every attempt to achieve your ideal shape with diet and exercise. When those fail to work, a tummy tuck can give you the enviously flat belly you’ve always wanted.

During a tummy tuck, your cosmetic surgeon will remove the excess skin and fat that exists on your abdomen. Your surgeon can also repair separated or weakened muscle tissue, which further results in a slimmer and more defined body shape.

Tummy tucks have always been popular and there’s no reason to believe that the trend will stop in 2021 and beyond.

6- Breast Augmentations

Breast augmentation - Cosmetic Procedures

Breast augmentation, which is also referred to as augmentation mammoplasty, is surgery that aims to increase your breast size. It involves the placement of breast implants under breast tissue or the muscles in your chest.

In the past, women opting for breast implants would often choose the biggest and most voluminous implants they could get. The bigger the better. Those days are long gone.

We predict that not only will breast augmentations (and breast lifts and reductions) still be popular in 2021, but the focus will be on smaller, more natural implants.

7- Butt Augmentations

Just like breast implants, more patients will be ordering butt augmentations like the Brazilian Butt Lift. With the BBL, fat is extracted from another area of your body, such as your flanks, before it is injected into your buttocks to give it more shape and volume.

Like breast implants, we predict patients won’t be going as large as they can go, but will want buttocks that are perkier, and more natural in appearance.

8- Scarless Body Lifts (Renuvion Skin Tightening)

Scarless Body Lifts (Renuvion Skin Tightening)

Have you heard of the scarless arm lift? What about the scarless tummy tuck or the scarless leg lift?

These procedures are now more popular than ever before. Here’s how they work.

Using a technology known as Renuvion (J-Plasma), your cosmetic surgeon can tighten and repair skin at the treatment area with immediate and long-lasting results.

J-Plasma can treat droopy or saggy skin and can be used on most body parts requiring incisions, including sensitive areas like the neck and face.

“But wait,” you might say to yourself. “If there are incisions, how are there no scars afterward?”

The term “scarless” implies that the scars are nearly invisible once healed. For one, your cosmetic surgeon strategically places the scars within the natural folds of your body. These incisions, once healed, will hardly be noticeable.

Reunion can be used from nearly head to toe and we expect more people to opt for this procedure to tighten and rejuvenate their skin.

9- Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia Surgery

Male breast growth is a problem that can affect males of nearly any age. Young boys can begin forming male breast tissue in puberty and some older men experience “man boobs” when their testosterone starts to decline and they lose muscle mass. Gynecomastia surgery can restore a man’s chest to a more masculine appearance. The procedure has also been shown to have a drastic effect on the man’s self-esteem.

For men who have trouble removing their shirts at the beach or in the locker room, gynecomastia surgery could be the life enhancer they’ve been waiting for. Now that more men are discovering that treatment is possible, we expect to see the number of gynecomastia patients to grow even higher in the future.

10- Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve

Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve

You may not think of bariatric (weight loss) surgery as a cosmetic procedure. But for some, a surgery like the gastric sleeve can be of a cosmetic nature.

People suffering from obesity can face constant rejection and it doesn’t help that the media doesn’t paint obese people in a particularly good light.

We should mention that being obese raises your health risks and can result in early death.

Whether you want to slim down for health reasons or to look your best, weight loss surgeries like the sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) can help you achieve your health and body shape goals.

The laparoscopic gastric sleeve is minimally invasive and performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will use laparoscopic tools to remove 80% of your stomach, which leaves behind a small pouch or “sleeve”. Your newly configured stomach forces you to eat smaller portions, thereby restricting the nutrients your body can consume. Gastric sleeve surgery also affects the hormone ghrelin, which regulates hunger and fullness. You won’t have as many cravings for bad foods and you will feel fuller while eating, helping you lose weight quickly.

Gastric sleeve patients end up losing 50%, 60% or more of their excess weight in the first two years. The bulk of the weight loss happens within the first year, with the weight loss tapering off after year two.

Call to Inquire About the Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures in 2021

Not all cosmetic surgeons perform weight loss surgery, but some do. A good example is Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki (Dr. Moein to his patients) of Moein Surgical Arts. Located in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Moein is dually trained in bariatrics and cosmetic body contouring surgery. This makes the doctor qualified to perform weight loss surgery. Dr. Moein can even help you achieve the perfect contours with one or more of the above cosmetic treatments after the weight has come off.

If constant Zoom calls have you questioning those lines around your eyes, or you would prefer a more voluminous backside to fill out your pants, or you have any other insecurities you would like to correct, there’s only one thing to do.

Call the best cosmetic surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Moein of Moein Surgical Arts, and inquire about the procedures that are perfect for you – (310) 694 4486.

25 Amazing Uses for Injectable neurotoxin Injections You May Not Know About

If you’ve never had Injectable neurotoxin, you’ve at least likely heard about it.

These shots that go by several names (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) have been used as wrinkle releasers for years, ever since the FDA approved Injectable neurotoxin Botox on April 15, 2002. FDA approved this injections as a “temporary aesthetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines in adults.”

What you might not know is that Injectable neurotoxin can do much more than smooth away crow’s feet and mouth wrinkles.

Injectable neurotoxin injections have powerful muscle relaxing capabilities. In the hands of a skilled cosmetic surgeon, you have many opportunities to look younger and feel more confident thanks to this amazing aesthetic treatment.

1- Smooth Away Under Eye “Bags”

As we age, the areas under the eyes can begin to atrophy. Skin and fatty tissue can begin to form bags, which make us look tired and unhealthy. Injectable neurotoxin injections can smooth and tighten the under-eye area. It will also make your face look brighter and healthier.

2- Wipe Away Wrinkles (Not Just on the Face)

Injectable neurotoxin injections work like magic at erasing fine lines and wrinkles that result from repetitive muscle movements around the eyes and face. However, you may not realize that Injectable neurotoxin can also be used on wrinkles caused by repetitive movements along the neck, between the breasts, under the arms, and on the backs of your hands.

3- Perk-Up Sagging Jowls

Jowls occur when fatty tissue and lax skin collect along your jawline. Instead of having a chiseled jaw, the protruding tissue is all people see, which can take away from your appearance.

Injecting injectable neurotoxin into your jawline area can tighten and lift the fatty tissue, making you look years younger.

4- Grow Plumper Lips

Injectable neurotoxin injections can give you the pouty lips

If you were born with thin lips, Injectable neurotoxin injections can give you the pouty lips you’ve always wanted. The serum relaxes the muscles around the mouth, i.e. the orbicularis oris, giving you that larger pout.

5- Reshape Your Nose

You might know about rhinoplasty, which is a delicate surgery for changing the shape of your nose. A drawback of nose job surgery is the lengthy recovery time. Injectable neurotoxin can lift and smooth the tissue around your nose. This will give it a more attractive shape and improving your appearance without the need for surgery.

6- Get a More Youthful Neck

When it comes to facial rejuvenation, you must include the neck. Aging can cause the tissue below the chin to sag. Eventually, vertical lines develop, and bulges, and thin tissue, which only compounds the years on our appearance. Injectable neurotoxin eases the muscles along the neck, known as the Platysma muscle bands, creating age-defying results.

7- Shrink Your Calves

If you’ve ever tried to reduce your calf size with exercise, you know it’s downright impossible. Here is another area of the body where Injectable neurotoxin saves the day. An injection of the Injectable neurotoxin Cosmetic can sculpt your calves by softening the gastrocnemius muscle. You will need to repeat the injections every year or so, if you want to keep your legs always looking their best.

8- Reveal a Softer Jawline

If you have a square jaw, you might want to soften that area of your face with Injectable neurotoxin. A tight masseter muscle typically causes the square jaw effect. Injectable neurotoxin can relax that muscle to create a softer, more feminine jawline.

9- Lift Your Brows

Injectable neurotoxin method for shaping your eyebrows

Your cosmetic surgeon can use the same injectable neurotoxin method for smoothing crow’s feet. They can also use it for frown lines to lift and shape your eyebrows. The forehead muscles relax once the injection is given. That elevates the eyebrows and makes your eyes appear more open, awake, and aware.

10- Raise Droopy Lids

The effects of aging can cause the eyelids to droop. Injectable neurotoxin relaxes the muscles around the eye, which naturally lifts the forehead. The eyelids, in return, are lifted, making your eyes shine.

11- Stop Chronic Migraines

Injectable neurotoxin was approved for chronic migraines in 2010. However, use of this cosmetic for frequent headaches was actually discovered in 1992, quite by accident. A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon found that when he gave patients Injectable neurotoxin injections for wrinkles, they reported fewer migraines. Today, Injectable neurotoxin injections are seen as a migraine treatment, with the effects lasting as long as three months after each treatment.

12- Help with Strabismus (Crossed-Eyes)

Believe it or not, one of the first FDA approvals for Injectable neurotoxin Cosmetic was for a disorder that affects 4% of Americans. Otherwise known as strabismus, where the eyes fail to line up in the same direction, Injectable neurotoxin injections can give these individuals a more normalized appearance.

13- Treat Bladder Dysfunction

The FDA has also approved Injectable neurotoxin for overactive bladder. Dr. Linda Brubaker, Dean and Chief Diversity Officer of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, said that Injectable neurotoxin was one of the most impactful treatments she had ever seen for overactive bladder in her 30 years of practicing medicine. One study conducted by Braker found that 70% of women treated with Injectable neurotoxin had three leaks per day instead of the average of five when the study began.

14- Treat a Gummy Smile

Treat a Gummy Smile by Injectable neurotoxin

When you smile, do you show a bit too much gum? Injectable neurotoxin can ease your dilemma by relaxing the muscles around your lips. When you smile now, your upper lip ends up lifting higher than you’d prefer. The injections help your lip remain in place as you smile, therefore, giving you improved oral aesthetics.

15- Tighten Pores

Injectable neurotoxin injections are the only treatment we have that directly targets pores. The injections reduce pore size and lesson oil production. Some patients experience less sweat production and a reduction in the appearance of red and brown scars resulting from acne.

16- Stop Embarrassing Underarm Sweating

The FDA approved injectable neurotoxin for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis in 2004. Doctors began noticing that their patients began to sweat less after receiving Injectable neurotoxin for facial spasms. Injectable neurotoxin has been shown to treat underarm sweating and overly sweaty hands and feet.

17- Put Neck Spasms to Rest

The pharmaceutical company behind injectable neurotoxin, Allergen, got approval for its use in treating a disorder known as cervical dystonia, which leads to an abnormal head position, severe neck spasms, and pain. FDA has approved injectable neurotoxin, so doctors can give it to sufferers of these spasms for much needed relief.

18- Still Those Shaky Vocal Cords

Spasmodic dysphonia is a condition that causes a person’s vocal cords to sound shaky. Some sufferers experience hoarse or strained voices instead. Injectable neurotoxin injections weaken the muscles a tiny bit, which helps to smooth the voice out. Treatments of Injectable neurotoxin have shown promise in helping spasmodic dysphonia sufferers communicate, which can drastically improve their quality of life.

19- Stop Drooling

Some ear, nose, and throat doctors currently use injectable neurotoxin to treat hypersalivation. Overactive salivary glands is the cause of this. A few injections of Injectable neurotoxin paralyze the nerves and stops them from overproducing saliva.

20- Experience Fewer Depression Symptoms

Some experts remain skeptical, but early Injectable neurotoxin trials resulted in alleviated symptoms in some patients with depression. Scientists believe injectable neurotoxin affects the facial feedback hypothesis, which is the idea that a person’s facial expression influences their mood. Allergen is still in clinical trials to determine Injectable neurotoxin’s effectiveness as a depression treatment.

21- Have Less Painful Sex

For some women, sex is painful due to a disorder known as vaginismus. This disorder is an involuntary tensing of the muscles along the pelvic floor. Injectable neurotoxin injections relax the pelvic muscles, so they can’t contract. While the FDA has not approved Injectable neurotoxin for vaginismus, clinical trials are ongoing for the use of Injectable neurotoxin for painful sex.

22- Erase Cleft Lip Scars in Infants

Cleft palates and cleft lips affect thousands of children every year. Many undergo surgery to correct the facial deformity. Some doctors are finding that injecting Injectable neurotoxin into the child’s scars will hold the muscles around it still, allowing the area to heal. The result is a scar that appears less visible. While not FDA approved for this treatment, clinical trials for the use of Injectable neurotoxin to treat scarring in cleft lip repair are still ongoing.

23- Stop Premature Ejaculation

The FDA does not approve this treatment; however, Allergen is currently testing the use of Injectable neurotoxin to treat men who orgasm too quickly. Injectable neurotoxin injections into the penis could relax the muscle that controls ejaculation, delaying the man’s climax. Studies are showing that Injectable neurotoxin can help with life-long PE, though results are not definitive.

24- Steady Your Abnormal Heartbeat

Steady Your Abnormal Heartbeat

Allergen is also looking into whether they can use injectable neurotoxin to prevent abnormal heartbeat patterns following open-heart surgery. This disorder is known as postoperative atrial fibrillation or AFib and is a common complication of heart surgery. Patients who experience the disorder are at increased risk for stroke and early death. Studies on animals have shown that Injectable neurotoxin suppresses abnormal heart rhythms. Data is still incoming on the effect of Injectable neurotoxin on humans with AFib; however, experts are encouraged by their findings.

25- Warm Your Cold Hands

The Cold Hand Clinic at the University of Chicago administers Injectable neurotoxin to treat people with extremely cold hands. Poor circulation is the main cause of this disorder. The surgeon injects injectable neurotoxin into the patient’s hand to relax the muscles around constricted blood vessels. This will allow the circulation to improve. With blood flowing through the hand and into the fingertips, the patient gets the required relief. Doctors who prescribe the treatment say it can last up to three months. Studies are still being conducted on the use of Injectable neurotoxin for the treatment of Raynaud’s phenomenon, which is the official name for severely cold hands.

Where Can You Get Injectable Neurotoxin in Los Angeles?

Injectable neurotoxin is a safe treatment. The FDA has approved it for eleven procedures. Some doctors also use injectable neurotoxin to treat a host of ailments, many of which we listed here. You can learn more about this amazing injectable wonder in a syringe by calling Moein Surgical Arts to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Moeinolmolki (many patients call him Dr. Moein) can help you look younger, ease migraines, and treat other conditions using Injectable neurotoxin injections. Get started today by calling Dr. Moein to schedule a virtual consultation at (310) 694-4486.

Cosmetic Surgery & Anesthesia – Will you Be Asleep or Wide Awake During Your Procedure?

Cosmetic surgery can boost your appearance and make you look years younger.

A skilled cosmetic surgeon can give you better contours and cause your self-esteem to surge.

While cosmetic procedures only seem to be growing in popularity, it’s the surgery part that fills many patients with dread.

Most specifically, nervous patients often want to learn more about anesthesia and how it works.

These patients invariably ask the same question, albeit in different ways. “Will I be awake or asleep during my surgery?”

Here are a few points to consider about anesthesia, and how it may be used during your cosmetic procedure.

What Are the Different Kinds of Anesthesia?

Anesthesia can help to prevent feelings of discomfort during surgery. Thanks to advances in medical technology, anesthesia is entirely safe to administer. The medication is given to you during surgery under the supervision of a certified anesthesia provider.

Deciding on which type of anesthesia to opt for depends on the procedure being performed. Believe it or not, some patients prefer being awake during cosmetic surgery. Others want nothing more than to be asleep.

There are different types of anesthesia.

Local Anesthesia

Local Anesthesia

If you have ever received a shot by your dentist to numb your mouth before the drilling began, that is a good example of a local anesthetic being administered. You will be awake and alert following the injection of the medicine. You may feel some pressure at the treatment area, but you will not feel pain.

General Anesthesia

When you think of going to sleep during surgery, you are thinking of general anesthesia. The medication makes you go completely unconscious. You won’t feel any discomfort, nor will you recall anything about your surgery. The certified anesthesia provider gives you the medicine by way of IV. In some cases, instead of intravenously administering the drug, the provider will use a mask for inhalation.

Once you are unconscious, the provider will continue to monitor your vital signs, which include your heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing patterns.

Why Do Some Surgeons Put You to Sleep?

Some Surgeons Put You to Sleep

Almost all surgeons will choose to put a patient to sleep during major surgeries. Surgeries like breast augmentations, mommy makeovers, and tummy tucks involve cutting and manipulating tissues under the skin. You will want to be asleep during those procedures. Your doctor would prefer that, too, for safety’s sake. You don’t want to be moving around while your doctor is in the middle of a cut, do you?

Many doctors perform surgeries such as breast augmentation and liposuction using a combination of IV sedation and local anesthetic. Others only use local anesthetic for various reasons.

For example, the FDA has said that breast augmentation is safe to undergo with only local anesthesia. So, one surgeon began performing breast augmentations that way. The technique became so popular that the doctor started getting numerous requests from women wanting to be awake during their procedures. This is one example of a major cosmetic procedure that you can be awake for (if you wish).

There are reasons for avoiding general anesthesia. Some patients have a bad reaction to general anesthesia. You should also know that being rendered unconscious during surgery can increase recovery times.

If you want to avoid general anesthesia, you would do better to opt for minimally invasive procedures. These include skin-tightening Renuvion, HD-Lipo for abdominal etching, and many others.

The more body parts that are worked on during a session, the more likely general anesthesia will be used.

Why Would Your Doctor Keep You Awake?

Stethoscope

Some procedures are so mild they do not require you to be asleep. Botox injections, laser skin resurfacing, and non-surgical body contouring can be performed with your eyes open and your mind very much awake.

Your doctor may recommend that you remain awake during your cosmetic procedure if you tend to react poorly to general anesthesia. During any procedure, your health becomes top priority. Your doctor would rather perform the surgery with you awake than put you under, if it meant risking your health.

General anesthesia will also be avoided if you suffer from sleep apnea, kidney problems, heart disease, or diabetes.

Being Awake During Surgery is Safe & Popular

The prospect of being awake during surgery may invoke horrific images of you lying on a metal table, completely conscious. Surgical instruments are buzzing away. Meanwhile, you are too frozen to move. You can’t cry out to tell the surgical staff that you’re awake and that you can feel everything!

Anesthetic providers (anesthesiologists) are tasked with ensuring you stay asleep during your procedure. You will not wake up, no matter what, once the medication has been administered.

For those surgeries where you intend to be awake, you will find them to be a breeze. A local anesthetic or no anesthetic will be used, which means you should feel little discomfort throughout the procedure. After all, looking your best does not have to hurt. Anesthetic makes that possible.

Conclusion

General anesthesia is safe when administered in a hospital setting by certified anesthesia providers. However, the choice is up to you and your doctor, whether you will be awake or asleep during your procedure. Discuss any questions you might have about cosmetic surgery and anesthesia with your doctor. The best time to do so is during your initial consultation.

Considering Cosmetic or Plastic Surgery?

You owe it to yourself to schedule that tummy tuck, mommy makeover, or breast augmentation. Ask about anesthesia and how they use it during your procedure of choice. Call Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles to schedule a virtual consultation (310) 694-4486.

6 Reasons a Liposuction Specialist (Not a Run-of-the-Mill Center) Can Help You Shed That Belly Fat

Liposuction centers have begun popping up in several cities across the United States.

These cosmetic surgery “chains” go by names like Sono Bello and Airsculpt, and specialize in removing excess body fat.

That may be fine if you only want belly fat removal.

What if, then, you want skin tightening or a breast augmentation to couple with your lipo procedure? A national lipo chain cannot give you those things. Only an experienced cosmetic body contouring surgeon can.

There are six good reasons you should avoid the “Walmarts of Liposuction” that are propagating around the country. And also, why you should choose an experienced body contouring surgeon to perform your liposuction instead.

1. A Lipo Specialist Can Give You Renuvion

Imagine being able to pair your liposuction with a technique like Renuvion. This advanced cosmetic procedure requires minimal invasiveness to tighten your skin. The results are age-defying. You can have the technique used in combination with lipo or HD-Lipo on your neck, face, and multiple places on your body.

This means you could look thinner and younger by choosing an experienced cosmetic surgeon.

2. Hi-Def Sculpting? Only with a Liposuction Specialist

Woman Lying on the Ground

High-definition liposuction is gaining in popularity, but you can’t get this technique at a run-of-the-mill lipo center. HD Lipo unleashes your body’s true potential. Your fat is strategically removed from various areas around your body. This results in your body’s natural structure being revealed.

HD Liposuction uses a technique known as VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy of Resonance). Your cosmetic body contouring surgeon uses a handheld device that transmits a series of ultrasound energy waves. These sound waves liquify the fat on and around the treatment area.

The surgeon will then suction the broken-down fat from the body using the VASER device. Nearly any body part can be chosen for the procedure, such as the arms, chest, shoulders, buttocks, abs, pubic area, and inner thighs.

3. No Laser Skin Tightening at Run-of-the-Mill Lipo Centers

Woman's back

Another cosmetic technique that goes well with liposuction is Forma skin tightening. This laser-based cosmetic procedure is surgery-free. It can be used on all your wrinkles. The technology uses bipolar radiofrequency to target wrinkled skin without the use of needles, scalpels, or toxins. You can pair lipo with Forma skin tightening by visiting a body contouring surgeon.

4. A Cosmetic Surgeon Possesses Experience & Reviews

When you visit a cosmetic body contouring surgeon’s office, you know you are drawing on years of experience. You can bank on countless patient testimonials. And you can schedule a consultation, allowing you to vet the surgeon, as much as the surgeon vets you to determine your candidacy for the procedure.

When you walk into a generic liposuction center, you never know who will be your lipo practitioner. You may find yourself under the care of someone experienced, or not. The person may work there today. However, he may not be there tomorrow. Can you put your trust in a liposuction center that doesn’t give you a dedicated specialist to rely on?

A cosmetic surgeon is dedicated to seeing you through surgery, and beyond. Also, a surgeon will check you up all the way through to your recovery. Can we say the same for the chain lipo centers?

5. Corporate Centers Can Pass the Buck

A cosmetic surgeon is dedicated to giving you the best liposuction experience possible. All precautions are for mitigating the risks. The surgeon will assess and achieve the goals through your surgical plan. When the surgery is complete, your surgeon will follow-up with you to ensure you are healing. He will also ensure that your results align with your realistic expectations.

A run-of-the-mill liposuction center is designed for high turnover. They treat patients like a number and the more the merrier.

A cosmetic surgeon has your best interests at heart, always. Isn’t that the type of reassurance you want when undergoing body contouring surgery?

6. Cosmetic Surgeons Rely on Results, Not Profits

Woman on Armchair

 

Cosmetic surgeons include a page of testimonials and before-and-after photos on their websites for a good reason. These provide social proof that their services are worthwhile. They will allow you to read and view actual results, from patients just like you.

Run-of-the-mill centers need to keep churning people in and out the door to turn the most profit. Whether you experience good results or bad does not matter to their business model.

A cosmetic body contouring surgeon will make every effort to align your results with your realistic body shape goals. Then, they can feature you on their page of testimonials and stellar before-and-afters.

Get Liposuction from an Experienced Specialist

It is possible to get lipo at a national chain of cosmetic centers. The better move is to choose a liposuction specialist for your belly fat eradicating procedure.

Dr. Moein of Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles has the experience and dedication you want in a cosmetic surgeon. Get a surgical plan tailored to your body type and body contouring goals. Get follow-up care that puts your health and satisfaction first. And get the results you want.

Dr. Moein can pair your liposuction procedure with popular cosmetic techniques like Renuvion, abdominal etching, male lipo, and Renuvion skin tightening.

Ready to Erase That Belly Fat with the Latest Advances in Liposuction?

Call Moein Surgical Arts to schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Moein at your earliest convenience.

Which is the Best Buttock Enhancing Procedure for Me – The Butt Lift or Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Butt Lift and Brazilian Butt Lift represent two buttock enhancement cosmetic body contouring procedures that have steadily gained in recent popularity.

Maybe it all started with Sir Mix A Lot singing, “I like big butts and I cannot lie.” Or perhaps it began earlier with the Queen’s, “Fat Bottomed Girls.” Whatever the trend’s origin, prominent posteriors are in, and anyone can get one.

No longer do you need to do hundreds of squats and lunges in the gym. Find the best cosmetic body contouring surgeon near you and you could have a butt lift or Brazilian butt lift that yields amazing results.

Whether your goal is to have a backside with a toned appearance, or you want that rounded butt like J-Lo, a cosmetic procedure awaits you.

Which surgery will you decide on?

To help you make the best decision, it helps to learn the differences between these in-demand cosmetic surgical procedures.

What is a Butt Lift?

When we talk of a regular butt lift, we are usually referring to the traditional butt lift. This cosmetic body contouring surgery is reserved for those with excess skin and fat sag in the backside area. This type of saggy tissue can be caused by extreme weight loss, such as those who have recently undergone bariatric surgery. Skin elasticity issues that result from aging can also cause the type of sag typically associated with the butt lift procedure.

For this buttock enhancement procedure, you will be given general anesthesia, which renders you unconscious for the rest of the surgery. The surgeon will then make an incision that runs from hip to hip along the lower back area. All the excess tissue will be pulled up and cut away before the buttock area is tightened and secured back in place. The entire procedure takes between two and five hours.

What Results Can You Expect from a Butt Lift?

 Results Can You Expect from a Butt Lift

The traditional butt lift is not meant to add volume to the backside area. Instead, the surgery is only meant to correct the sag. The area is left taut and toned because the excess will have been cut away. Any scarring that is left behind is typically hidden in the area that is normally concealed by underwear or a bathing suit and will fade with time. That means you are left with a toned appearance and minimal scarring, along with an improved contour and surge of confidence.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Celebrities, Instagram influencers, and others who place extreme value on their appearance love the Brazilian butt lift. The surgery gives you the firm, rounded backside that normally comes with years of hard work and dedication in the gym.

The belief that a Brazilian butt lift involves using implants to achieve a rounded buttock is false. A Brazilian butt lift does not involve the placing of anything foreign into the body. Rather, the buttock enhancement is performed using your own fatty tissue.

The procedure also uses general anesthesia, which renders you unconscious. The plastic surgeon will first remove your own fat from another part of your body, such as the abdomen. The fat is purified and injected into your buttock area, giving a two-fold effect. Of course, you get a shapelier butt, but the area where the fat was removed will also get slimmer in the process. The effect on your body’s contour is out of this world.

What Results Can You Expect from the Brazilian Butt Lift?

With your own fatty tissue adding volume to your buttock, your backside will appear rounded and natural, as if you were born with a more voluptuous behind.

What are the Main Differences between the Butt Lift and Brazilian Butt Lift?

The primary difference between the two cosmetic body contouring surgeries is the invasiveness. The butt lift involves a long incision and the excision of excess skin and fat. The Brazilian butt lift, on the other hand, is minimally invasive and only involves simple fat transfer injections.

Sculptra Butt Lift Can Enhance Your Buttocks, Too!

Enhance Your Buttocks

A Sculptra butt lift is similar to a Brazilian butt lift in that it involves injections rather than implants to achieve a voluminous appearance. Instead of using your own fat, you are injected with a non-toxic filler that contains special ingredients to stimulate new collagen production. The result is a more rounded backside and smoother, more beautiful skin.

What About Butt Implants?

It is possible to achieve the desired backside results with the use of artificial implants. The Butt Implant procedure uses silicone implants that add volume and shape to your buttock area. The surgeon will make an incision, whereby your skin and muscle will be lifted to create a pocket for each implant. The silicone used is soft and gel-like that can be positioned to the desired shape before the incision is closed.

What is Recovery Like for the Three Butt Lift Procedures?

With all three surgeries, you can expect some slight swelling and bruising. You should be moving around within a day or two after surgery. You can return to work after around a week. Your doctor will instruct you on how to sit while the surgical treatment area is healing. Follow your doctor’s advice closely, as the tips you are given are designed to maximize results and minimize problems and discomfort.

How much Do These Procedures Cost?

The traditional butt lift costs around $5,000 to $10,000. The Brazilian Butt Lift costs around $13,000, and butt implants cost around $9,000 on average. The average cost of Sculptra butt lift is from $4,000 to $7,000.

Keep in mind that financing is available through companies like CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending. Just as you might finance a vehicle, consider this event as financing your body’s enhancement, which is the major vehicle you use to traverse through life. Don’t you want that vehicle in the best possible (contoured) shape? You will soon pay off the financed amount but the results of the butt lift procedure are definitely priceless.

Which Buttock Enhancement Procedure is Ideal for You?

Which Butt Lift Procedure is Ideal for You?

By now you know the difference between the traditional butt lift, the Brazilian butt lift (fat transfer method), and butt implants. The question remains: Which cosmetic body contouring surgery seems right for you?

It all depends on what result you are looking for. Do you have a saggy behind that makes it difficult to find the right fitting clothes to wear? Do you wish you looked better in a bathing suit? If so, a traditional butt lift may be the best cosmetic surgery decision for you.

Do you have a butt that is flatter than you would prefer? Do you wish you rounded out your clothes more and had more cushion in the seating department? If so, butt implants may be the best choice for your cosmetic surgery experience.

When you want that rounded posterior look that is being made famous by celebrities all the world over, the Brazilian butt lift may be the perfect procedure for you. The only thing left to do is find an experienced body contouring surgeon to clear you for surgery.

Schedule a Consultation with Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Moein

Do you want a toned buttock? More volume and oomph? Call and get your questions answered during a private and virtual consultation.

Dr. Moeinolmolki of Moein Surgical Arts can help you decide which buttock augmentation procedure would look right on you. Contact us by calling (310) 694-4486 and ask about the butt lift or Brazilian butt lift for your buttock enhancement.

How are Butt Lifts, Brazilian Butt Lifts and Sculptra Butt Lifts Different & What Can You Expect After Surgery?

The new millennium is here and we’re seeing more and more people desiring fuller, rounder backsides. Enter the butt lift, Brazilian butt lift and Sculptra butt lift, but what are these strange sounding procedures?

Both men and women are opting for these customizable cosmetic procedures, and they all have the same goal, which is to enhance the appearance of their figures.

If you are considering cosmetic surgery and you have your eyes on these gluteal maximizers, it helps to know all the specifics so that you can become a more knowledgeable consumer.

Here is a breakdown of these three popular treatments for securing a better-looking butt.

But first…

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Why Are There Three Different Types of Butt Augmentations?

Buttocks enhancements are becoming increasingly more popular throughout the country. Cosmetic surgeons have come up with three separate procedures because each one helps the patient achieve a different goal.

Whether you have lost a significant amount of weight, have weight to transfer to your buttocks, or you want to go the non-surgical route, there is a buttocks enhancing treatment that’s perfect for you.

When you want more size to your backside and a better shape, you have a big decision to make. Here are three cosmetic procedures explained so that you can discuss your options with your surgeon during your initial consultation.

What is a Traditional Butt Lift?

A traditional buttock lift, also referred to as a belt lipectomy, is designed to improve sagging butt and thigh skin that may have developed as a result of aging, weight loss, and/or genetics.

The effect of the procedure causes the buttocks to appear less saggy, dimpled, and wrinkled.

Who is the Typical Candidate for a Traditional Butt Lift?

The typical patient for a traditional butt lift is one that has undergone significant weight loss in the recent past. An example is someone who has had weight loss surgery and has gone on to lose 75 pounds or more. These patients have too much sag that can’t be readily overcome with fat grafting alone.

The Procedure Explained

The standard butt lift is essentially the posterior version of the tummy tuck. The surgery involves the excision or removal of excess skin, which usually occurs after a patient has lost a significant amount of weight.

The goal of the treatment is to lift the butt, but also make it rounder and fuller. This is done by removing the outer layer of excess skin, which is a process called de-epithelializing. The underlying tissue remains and is tucked down into the buttock to add volume.

The butt lift will leave a scar at the top of the buttocks, but any evidence of scarring is usually hidden by underwear or a bathing suit.

Not many patients know this, but the traditional butt lift can be combined with other procedures like the tummy tuck. When these two procedures are combined, surgeons refer to it as the Circumferential lift.

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What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Aside from breast augmentation and liposuction, the Brazilian Butt Lift is quickly becoming one of the most requested cosmetic surgeries. The procedure is an excellent way to obtain a curvy and more sensual body profile, as well as a more youthful and lifted backside.

Some patients opt for this treatment after they have lost a significant amount of weight, which leaves them feeling as though their butt is shapeless and deflated.

Who is a Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

You might be an ideal candidate for the BBL if you feel your butt is too small and flat, and you have a few extra pounds to spare for the fat transfer procedure.

Women with good quality skin that isn’t too loose around the buttocks area also make great candidates.

The Procedure Explained

The Brazilian Butt Lift involves the removal of fat from other parts of the body, where it is then injected into the buttocks. By using fat, the surgeon is able to sculpt the backside so that it looks proportionate and perfectly contoured.

Most surgeons will remove fat from a few different areas, including the upper and lower abdomen, love handles (flanks), and the tailbone. Some may even take fat from the upper back area.

The surgeon may also use liposuction on the buttocks region to further lift and contour the backside. The overall effect is a more contoured all-around body profile, ensuring you look terrific from all angles.

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What to Expect After Surgery?

Many patients are shocked to find that their buttocks look shockingly large immediately after surgery. This is known as post-procedure swelling. While this effect can cause the buttocks to appear asymmetrical and cartoonishly big, the swelling will diminish, especially if you follow your surgeon’s recovery instructions.

When injecting the body’s own fat into the buttocks, you can expect around 30% to 40% of the volume to reabsorb into the bloodstream. This is why your surgeon will need to go a bit bigger than the size you’re aiming for.

After surgery, you will be called back to the surgeon’s office for a six-week post-op follow up. This will let the surgeon know how much fat was retained. If you manage to keep your weight consistent during this time, the fat that wasn’t resorbed will remain and the transferred fat will act just like your own tissue.

The recovery process for the BBL is different for every patient. Your surgeon will customize a post-op care schedule that will include wearing a compression garment and other tips, such as sleeping on your stomach for a few weeks and the use of a BBL pillow when sitting for extended periods of time.

You may experience some bruising after the procedure, but any discomfort and skin discoloration will usually fade after a week or two.

Depending on what you do for a living, you could find yourself returning to work in as little as a few days, but it could take up to two weeks, depending on your situation.

In most cases, patients feel back to normal around six weeks after the procedure, after which time you can resume many of your regular activities, including exercise.

What is a Sculptra Butt Lift?

The Sculptra butt lift is quickly becoming a popular alternative to both the traditional and Brazilian butt lift. The non-surgical treatment involves the use of Sculptra injections at targeted areas just under the skin. The process causes the skin to thicken in those areas and stimulates deep collagen growth. The result is a firmer and more voluptuous backside.

Who is the Right Candidate for a Sculptra Butt Lift?

The Sculptra Butt Lift is recommended for patients with limited fat that can be transferred to the buttock area. By opting for this procedure, patients of most body types can enjoy fuller buttocks without having to undergo surgery.

If you wish to increase the size, volume, and shape of your buttocks without surgery, and want to enhance the contour of your backside, this treatment may be for you. The Sculptra injections can deliver proportion and contouring to your buttocks, especially to the “hip dip” area.

Benefits of the Procedure

Patients who choose Sculptra Butt Lifts enjoy natural and more subtle results when compared to both the traditional and Brazilian Butt Lift. There is no anesthesia required and both the treatment and recovery process are fast.

Furthermore, the treatment is considered safe, as the Sculptra material is easily absorbed into the body.

Overall, patients can expect the results to last for around two to five years.

The Procedure Explained

Sculptra Butt Lifts were designed to follow the trend of using injectable fillers to enhance one’s aesthetics. Injectables are popular in the face, and even the nipples and earlobes, and now they are being used to enhance backsides like never before.

The Sculptra material consists of a poly-L-lactic acid that plumps the injected area by stimulating the body’s own collagen production.

The non-surgical butt lift involves injections at strategic areas that trigger an inflammatory response in the body. Essentially, the process creates a combination of scar tissue and fresh collagen that delivers the intended effect: which is a plump, firmer, and more rounded derriere.

What to Expect After Surgery?

The prime benefit of Sculptra Butt Lifts is that there is no downtime whatsoever, as there is no anesthesia or surgery involved of any kind. You may experience soreness at the injection sites, but the discomfort will dissipate within a day or so.

Even though there is no downtime, patients should still refrain from exercising for at least 24 hours to be on the safe side.

Which Buttock Surgery is Right for You?

When deciding on a specific surgery to boost your buttocks, it all depends on the look you’re aiming for. As with any cosmetic procedure, it helps to find a qualified and board-certified cosmetic surgeon who is skilled in the surgery (or non-surgery) you have in mind.

If you have lost a lot of weight, a butt lift may give you the butt you want. If you have fat to spare, a Brazilian butt lift may be more your style. Or, you may wish to have Sculptra injections for a non-surgical and temporary backside enhancing experience.

The first step is to schedule a consultation with board-certified surgeon, Dr. Moeinolmolki at Moein Surgical Arts.

Dr. Moein has performed thousands of weight loss and cosmetic procedures on patients just like you. The doctor is one of the few surgeons worldwide who is dually certified in both bariatric and cosmetic surgery. He will discuss your goals and keep your expectations realistic while helping you find the procedure that works best for you.

Dr. Moein and staff offer compassionate service and treatments that will give you an enviable backside. You can schedule a consultation today by calling 310-694-4486 in Encino, California.

 

How to Repair & Rejuvenate Your Skin After Sun Damage

 

Summer is a time for sunshine, vacation, and family fun. But sometimes the memories made can also be visible on your skin. Your skin can take a major hit after a long and glorious summer. However, Med Spa treatments can be perfect for repairing your skin. Here are some of the best Med Spa treatments for combatting sun damage.

Non-Invasive Treatments to Even Skin Tone 

A nice summer glow is an obvious sign of a well-spent summer. However, too much sun can create uneven skin tone and sunspots, leaving your skin feeling lack-luster. 

Photofacial treatments such as Lumecca IPL Skin Rejuvenation can help restore your skin to a healthy-looking glow. Lumecca uses intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy to target skin irregularities such as dark spots, acne scars, and even Rosacea. 

This advanced laser offers a quick, safe, and effective treatment plan in as little as 2 treatments, compared to other lasers that may take a total of 4-5 treatments to see the desired results.  

Minimally Invasive Treatments to Combat Aging Skin 

Not only does sun exposure cause immediately visible effects on the skin, but it can damage your skin’s healing processes as well. When this happens, your skin struggles to “bounce back” faster. This leads to increased wrinkling and potential sagging from the damage. 

Botox for Sun Damage

Botox is an injectable treatment that will temporarily “freeze” the muscles responsible for causing these wrinkles, allowing the wrinkles to relax and fade. The doctors can perform this procedure in their office in less than half an hour, with few side-effects. 

Is Botox Safe?

Botox, or botulinum toxin, is widely used and FDA approved. Because Botox is not a permanent procedure, it does not cause long-term nerve damage to the area of administration. With few adverse side-effects and complications, such as temporary headaches and mild bruising that will subside, Botox is a safe and temporary solution to combat cosmetic issues. 

Dermal Fillers for Sun Damage

Dermal or “soft-tissue” fillers are another injectable treatment to fight against signs of aging due sun exposure. We’re all familiar with the term “baby face” and dermal fillers makes this a reality. Instead of simply tightening the facial muscles to prevent and remove wrinkling, these fillers actually plump the skin, pushing the wrinkling out for full and younger-looking skin.  

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

There are several types and brands of fillers out there, so consulting with your doctor on what’s best for you is key. The FDA has released a list of approved dissolvable fillers, three of which are offered by Dr. Moein at Moein Surgical Arts. Because this is another temporary solution, the risks associated with these approved fillers will be rare and temporary. Some include adverse reactions such as swelling or bruising. 

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.

If you are interested in seeing what our non-surgical treatments can do for you, contact Möein Surgical Arts today to schedule a consultation. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein will provide you with the personalized care and results you are looking for.

ARE YOUR LARGE BREASTS CAUSING YOU DISCOMFORT?

The breast reduction procedure can be performed for cosmetic and medical reasons. Women with disproportionately large breasts may be unhappy with the unbalanced appearance of their figure. Reducing their breast size will create a more proportional body with features that better complement one another.

Disproportionately large breasts can also be the source of physical pain for some women. If the breasts are too large to be properly supported by the body, it can cause muscle and joint pain in the neck, back, and shoulders. The areas under the breasts are also prone to developing rashes.

Breast reduction surgery will not only decrease the size of your breasts, it will reshape them so that they have a beautiful and natural appearance. If you would like to schedule a consultation for your breast reduction procedure, please contact Möein Surgical Arts today.

Ab Etching – Body-Sculpting Technique

Firm, sculpted abs are at the top of many people’s wish lists. Discipline and dieting can sometimes only yield limited results. To truly achieve that defined, sculpted six pack, consider ab etching.

Ab etching is a liposuction technique used to give patients those washboard abs. Traditional liposuction is great for eliminating pockets of fat, but with this technique, fat sculpting is made even more precise.

The treatment time ranges from an hour to three hours. During ab etching, a thin, hollow tube called a cannula is worked through the fat layer. The minimally invasive treatment only requires two tiny incisions.

Speak with Dr. Babak Moein to learn more about the results you can achieve with ab etching.

Contact us at our office in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation.

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