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10 Ways Weight Loss Surgery Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Over 41% of US adults are overweight or obese. The obesity rate has tripled since 1975. The nation’s obesity epidemic became exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to people leading even more sedentary lifestyles than before. Incidentally, being overweight or obese makes you more susceptible to illnesses such as COVID-19, which can lead to an early death.

The coronavirus is only one disease that is linked to an elevated body mass index (BMI) score, which measures how much excess fat one is carrying. Obesity-comorbidities include high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and several cancers. In fact, there are over sixty weight-related ailments that can affect someone who is heavier than their ideal weight.

How do we fix this worsening problem? The medical community has worked hard to devise treatments for obesity, which include medically supervised diets, weight loss medications, and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. The latter is the most effective and permanent treatment we currently have for obesity. Procedures like gastric bypass surgery and gastric sleeve surgery are effective for slimming patients down. What’s more, these popular procedures are also effective treatments for obesity-comorbidities.

If your BMI is elevated, you should know that there is hope. Weight loss surgery can boost the quality of your life. Here are ten ways the right surgery could do just that.

How Can Weight Loss Surgery Improve Your Quality of Life?

Take the Weight Off

Let’s start with the most obvious way your life can improve following a procedure like a sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve surgery. We all have an ideal weight. When we speak of weight, we mean the total mass of the human body. While fat is part of that equation, your weight also includes muscle, water, bone, blood, as well as fat.

We all need some fat to survive. Fat cushions your organs, insulates the body, and stores energy. The human brain is composed of mostly fatty tissue.

The human body is so efficient that it turns the food we eat into fuel. When we consume more fuel than we need, the calories are stored as fat in the body to be used as energy during times of famine. The problem is that most of us won’t be facing a famine anytime soon. And with calorie consumption so high in most of the foods we eat (including at restaurants), it is very easy to pack on more fatty tissue than we need to survive.

The fat we gain comes on slowly. Bit by bit, a person who overeats and doesn’t exercise to burn off the excess fuel will gain weight steadily over time. Before you know it, you could end up being twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, or more pounds overweight.

Imagine a dumbbell being fifty pounds. Now picture lugging that dumbbell with you everywhere you go. That is essentially what you are doing when you carry fifty pounds of excess fat.

Surgeries like gastric sleeve and gastric bypass allow you to lose that weight when regular diet and exercise have failed to move the needle on the scale. With that weight lifted, your joints are no longer under so much pressure. You feel lighter and healthier, and you’re able to move around much better with far greater amounts of energy.

Treat Obesity-Comorbidities

According to the National Institutes for Health, bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for obesity and weight-related ailments.

If you are currently taking medication for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and other ailments that are related to an elevated BMI, it is not unheard of for doctors to reduce or eliminate your medication entirely after the excess weight has come off. A recent study showed that 85% of diabetes patients no longer needed medication two years after having bariatric surgery. The same goes for high blood pressure, which tends to resolve itself two years after weight loss surgery as well.

Not only will you feel lighter after surgery, but you can become healthier as well.

Have More Energy

Procedures like gastric bypass surgery and gastric sleeve surgery alter the amount of volume your stomach can hold. With less stomach volume, you end up eating less, and your body absorbs fewer calories as a result.

With your body no longer bogged down trying to digest oversized meals, your body’s metabolism works more efficiently. The result is a surge of energy and attentiveness that can make life far more enjoyable.

Experience Greater Mobility

When your body is weighed down by excess fat, every joint can seem to become inflamed. This makes general movement uncomfortable and, on occasion, downright painful.

Patients that undergo weight loss surgery report feeling less pain and having greater mobility in the first few years after weight loss surgery.

Not only will you have more energy to do the things you want to do after bariatric surgery, but your body will be in better shape to undergo activities you may have thought were impossible before, such as skydiving.

Extend Longevity

Study after study after study show that bariatric procedures such as the gastric bypass and gastric sleeve are associated with a longer life span.

Bariatric procedures are not without risks. Every surgery can be risky. But doctors are often quick to remind patients that doing nothing about obesity is far riskier than undergoing weight loss surgery. The right surgery may add years to your life.

Wear Fashionable Clothes

We have discussed quite a few health benefits of weight loss surgery. Now let’s turn to your wardrobe. When you become obese, shopping for clothing isn’t as cut and dry as it should be. You often have to shop in special sections, like the big and tall department. And because fatty tissue often isn’t symmetrically balanced, you may find yourself between sizes or wearing clothing that is tight in one area and loose in another. All these factors make it difficult to dress how you would prefer.

When you undergo weight loss surgery, a whole new world opens up. Suddenly, you are able to shop in the regular clothing department like everyone else. You get to discover your new body type with fashionable clothing options.

While it can be expensive to replace your entire wardrobe, doing so is one of the most exciting aspects of losing all the excess weight.

Find Body Positivity

Losing a significant amount of weight is a major accomplishment. Weight loss surgery may sound like an easy fix, but you still must do the work. You must change your lifestyle so that you are eating healthily and getting regular exercise. When the weight finally does come off, you will be able to see the fruits of your labor staring back at you in the mirror. Weight loss surgery is a wonderful way to feel better about your body again.

There are instances where excess skin can remain after a procedure like the gastric bypass and gastric sleeve. There are procedures known as post-bariatric body contouring that can remove that excess skin, which can help even more when it comes to finding body positivity following your procedure.

Better Self-Confidence

Being obese can take an emotional toll. You may feel as though you stand out and are so much different than everyone else. While body positivity movements exist in today’s society, there is still a stigma around obesity. The prevailing myth is that you chose to be the way you are. But obesity is not a choice. It’s a disease, and defeating it is a huge accomplishment.

Losing all the weight will make you feel so much better about yourself. And with more energy, greater mobility, and improved attentiveness, you will feel more capable of tackling life’s obstacles than you may have felt previously.

Improved Emotional Well-Being

Bariatric surgery patients report being in a better mood in the years following surgery. When you aren’t turning to food for stress relief or living a sedentary lifestyle without regular exercise, and since you are no longer carrying so much excess weight around, you feel more in-tune with yourself and your emotions.

It’s easy to see why weight loss surgery patients would be in a great mood. It’s easier to get in and out of the car, tie your shoes, climb stairs…the list is endless in all the ways your life can improve.

Save Money Over Time

Being obese is expensive. Studies show that billions of dollars are spent each year on medical costs related to obesity or obesity-related ailments. While weight loss surgery is not necessarily cheap (bariatric surgery can cost around $20,000 to $25,000), the surgery could end up paying for itself in the years following the procedure.

The latest estimates show that patients that go on to lose weight with procedures like gastric sleeve surgery end up saving as much as $900 each month or more on saved medical costs.

You are also eating less food than you were before. Since both gastric bypass and gastric sleeve reduce your stomach volume (gastric bypass also redirects your smaller stomach to your small intestine to reduce calorie and nutrient absorption), you end up eating less overall. Think of all the money you will save at the grocery store.

Instead of worrying about the prohibitive cost of surgery, just think of all the cost savings that will add up in the years ahead.

Which Bariatric Surgery is Right for You?

Now that you know the amazing ways your life can improve after a bariatric procedure, you have a decision to make. We have mentioned two of the most popular procedures, the gastric bypass, and gastric sleeve.

Gastric bypass surgery involves separating your stomach into an upper and lower portion. The smaller upper portion becomes your new stomach and essentially holds less food. The smaller stomach is then rerouted to your small intestine, which helps you absorb fewer calories and nutrients. The procedure can facilitate weight loss amounting to 70% or more of your excess weight. If you are currently 100 lbs. overweight, that means you could lose over 70 lbs.!

Gastric sleeve surgery involves the removal of 80% of your stomach tissue. The tissue that is removed is responsible for creating the hunger hormone ghrelin. With that tissue removed, you no longer feel as hungry after surgery. That means you won’t feel deprived as you end up eating less. The remaining stomach tissue is converted into a banana-like sleeve, which is where you will store food on the way to digestion. The surgery can facilitate weight loss of up to 50% to 60% or more of your excess weight.

These are only two options but there are more, such as the Lap-Band, duodenal switch, gastric balloon, and others.

A consultation with a weight loss surgeon can help you decide which bariatric procedure is right for you.

If you live in the Southern California area, schedule a consultation with Doctor Babak Moeinolmolki of Moein Surgical Arts. Doctor Moeinolmolki is dual-board-certified as a minimally invasive surgeon and body contouring surgeon. That means he can perform weight loss surgery and post-bariatric body contouring to help you find body positivity after the excess weight has come off.

Because these procedures are minimally invasive, there is a low risk of complications, and reduced downtime.

After a physical examination and discussion of your weight loss goals and health history, Doctor Moeinolmolki can inform you of your choices with regard to the ideal bariatric surgery for you.

Get started now by calling our office to book your appointment – (310)694-4486.

Why Do Cosmetic Surgeons Charge a Consultation Fee?

Some cosmetic surgeons charge a consultation fee. This is a good thing. Learn the facts before scheduling with Dr. Moein of Moein Surgical Arts.

If you are in the market for a cosmetic procedure like a facelift or tummy tuck, you may have come across cosmetic surgeons charging a fee for consultations. Some surgeons do this while others do not. This may irk you since cosmetic surgery is elective. That means insurance is already out of the picture. Any consultation fees you pay will come out of your own pocket, as will the cost for any procedures you undergo.

Still, you should not let a cosmetic surgery consultation fee deter you from meeting with a surgeon or undergoing a procedure if it will mean improved self-esteem. Here is what to expect during a consultation and the answer to the question: Why do some cosmetic surgeons charge for an initial meeting?

Why Are Cosmetic Surgery Consultations Critical for Proper Care?

When you schedule a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon, you are doing so for two important reasons. The first is so that you can vet the surgeon and learn more about the procedures that interest you. You don’t have to have a procedure in mind when you arrive for the meeting. You only have to be able to convey the insecurities you have and those parts of yourself you wish to correct. The surgeon can use that information to provide you with the available options that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

During the consultation, you also get a chance to ask plenty of questions. This lets you determine if the surgeon is the best fit and if you feel a rapport with the professional before moving forward.

How Long Does a Consultation Typically Take?

The length of your consultation depends on the procedures available to you and the information you want to learn. The more procedures you are an ideal candidate for and the more questions you ask, the longer the meeting is likely to take. Generally speaking, you can expect the initial meeting between you and a surgeon to take around two hours.

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

A couple of hours is usually enough time for you and the surgeon to get to know one another and discuss all available options, both surgical and non-surgical, to achieve your aesthetic goals. You will also be able to learn about the surgeon’s educational background and level of experience, in addition to the surgeon’s vision of what is possible for you.

Other information you might find yourself discussing includes the surgery timeline. The schedule of the surgery and your downtime will be mentioned, as well as what to expect during your surgical recovery. You may have to schedule time off work for the surgery and during your recovery period unless you choose to undergo surgery during one of your vacation periods.

The private meeting between you and the surgeon also gives you a chance to discuss the fees associated with surgery. Depending on the services that are right for you, the surgeon will provide you with a quote that includes the costs for cosmetic surgery and extras, such as anesthesia, surgeon’s fees, medical devices (such as breast implants), and others. You can discuss finance options during this time as well.

Who Will You Be Meeting During a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation?

When undergoing cosmetic surgery, you won’t only be dealing with your cosmetic surgeon, though he or she will be calling the shots. You will instead have a surgical team ensuring your safety and that you get the best results possible. The team may consist of a surgical assistant, anesthesiologist, a patient care coordinator, and others. During the consultation, you will get a chance to meet every one of these individuals. Not only will you be able to say hello, but you can also ask questions until you are comfortable having those individuals at your bedside in the operating room.

While you will get a chance to meet your care team, the majority of the meeting will be spent speaking with the cosmetic surgeon. An experienced surgeon will make you feel comfortable and devote a considerable amount of time listening to you, discussing your options, and alleviating your concerns.

What Evaluations Are Made During a Consultation?

Once you have chosen a surgical or non-surgical med-spa option, you will meet with the surgeon and surgical care staff to discuss a customized treatment plan. For the sake of thoroughness, the surgeon and staff will perform a physical examination. This helps to provide you with personalized recommendations related to your aesthetic goals. Rest assured, the examination will be handled with the utmost respect and consideration for your modesty.

Will Photos be Taken?

Photos are not usually taken during the first consultation. The surgeon may take photos before surgery for your “Before” phase to be coupled with your “After” photos taken post-operation. In some cases, the surgeon takes photos to help you visualize your results using imaging tools and technology.

Does the Consultation Involve Needles or Blood Work?

Cosmetic surgeons typically do not poke or prod you during the average consultation. Cosmetic surgery consultations don’t require invasive tests. If bloodwork is required, the surgeon will usually refer you to your primary care physician to perform the blood work and run the necessary tests.

You should expect to discuss your medical history with your surgeon, including prescription medications, supplements, and recreational drugs you may be taking. This helps to ensure your safety prior to having surgery. Plan to be open and honest with your surgeon regarding your health, substances you are putting into your body, and your medical history.

Why Do Cosmetic Surgeons Charge a Consultation Fee?

As you can imagine, cosmetic surgeons invest a considerable amount of time and energy into their potential patients during a consultation.

Cosmetic surgeons who charge fees for the initial meeting aren’t being greedy; far from it. They do so because they feel it is in your best interest and their own. Here are a few reasons cosmetic surgeons charge fees for the above discussion and questions.

No Sales Pressure

Cosmetic surgeons feel the fees they charge to remove the potential for patients to anticipate sales pressure since they have already paid for the doctor’s time.

Compensation for Time Spent

A cosmetic surgeon is a professional with years of schooling, training, and experience. Similar to an attorney or accountant, a cosmetic surgeon feels it is fair to be compensated for the time they spend devoted to your questions and concerns.

Maximize Time with You

Surgeons don’t want to rush from patient to patient. They like to take their time to ensure adequate levels of care. Charging a consultation fee lets the surgeon spend the most amount of time with you during the first meeting. They also want to know that you have all the information you need to move forward with surgery, which is a major decision to make.

Are You Serious About Aesthetic Improvement?

Charging a consultation fee lets the surgeon know that you are dedicated to improving your appearance with cosmetic surgery. You’re not just wasting time. You are actually committed to moving forward with a procedure, which makes for a more productive consultation experience.

How Much Does a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation Cost?

How much they charge is relative and depends on which surgical center you choose to visit. Some surgeons charge as little as $75 and some as much as $250. Most surgeons who charge consultation fees apply the fee toward your procedure if you decide to eventually schedule the surgery you want.

That being said, you should not feel pressured to pick one surgeon over another just so you won’t forfeit the money spent. Even a $250 consultation fee is a small price to pay for a professional who will give you a favorable outcome with regard to aesthetic greatness.

Ask about the consultation fee when you schedule your appointment. That way, you know what to expect and will not be taken by surprise.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts

We hope this information has provided clarity about consultation fees and why cosmetic surgeons may charge you to meet with them. Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts does charge a consultation fee because of the reasons stated. This is for your benefit as much as it is for Dr. Moein’s.

As a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Moein is devoted to your positive outcome with cosmetic surgery and non-surgical med-spa techniques. Learn more by booking an appointment with the world-renowned doctor by calling (310)694-4486.

The Non-Celebrity Guide to Affording Cosmetic Surgery

Celebrities are known for getting cosmetic enhancements on their lips, faces, necks, and all over their bodies. The phenomenon is so common that many people assume that if a celebrity looks flawless, they have had work done. In the past, cosmetic surgery was ultra-expensive. So much so that only celebrities and the uber-rich could afford to undergo facelifts, tummy tucks, and nose jobs.

Those days are long gone. Today, cosmetic surgery is more accessible than ever for the common person. The following information will help to illustrate that point. This is a non-celebrity guide to affording cosmetic surgery. Included are tips that will help you save both in and out of the operating room, and other affordability options for a variety of cosmetic procedures. As you continue reading, start deciding what work you may want to have done. A slight tweak here and there could do wonders for your appearance and self-esteem.

How Much Does Cosmetic Surgery Cost?

When we refer to the accessibility of cosmetic surgery, we mean that fees have fallen across the board.

Here is a list of fees regarding the most popular cosmetic surgeries available today.

Breast Augmentation

The procedure aimed at helping women improve the shape and size of their breasts tends to cost between $5,000 and $10,000, depending on the type of implants used. The fees can increase if a breast lift is also included.

Read our article: How to Choose the Ideal Breast Surgery for Your Body Contouring Goals

Nose Job

Rhinoplasty is used by men and women to reshape the shape, size, and curvature of the nose. This cosmetic procedure costs around $5,500.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck in LA

Abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes excess and saggy skin along with pockets of fat from the abdominal area. There are two types of tummy tuck, the traditional and mini. Traditional tummy tucks cost around $6,000 while the mini tummy tuck may only set you back between $3,500 and $8,000.


Liposuction is aimed at improving problem areas on the body that carry too much stubborn fat that won’t budge with diet and exercise alone. The average cost of a lipo procedure is around $3,500.


This cosmetic surgery reduces visible signs of aging on the face, including loose skin and wrinkles. The facelift procedure costs around $8,000.

Budget and Save Up for the Cosmetic Procedures You Want

Take Out a Personal Loan

A personal loan from a bank is one easy way to afford the cosmetic surgery you have your mind on. The bank loan officer will assess your financial information and history, along with your credit score with a hard credit inquiry. If approved, you could have enough to finance your procedure with the ability to repay the loan over a series of months or years.

Apply for a Medical Loan

Ask the cosmetic surgeon about medical loans. Many surgeons work with medical lenders that allow you to take out a loan similar to a personal loan from your bank. While a bank loan can be used for any variety of expenses, a medical loan must be used for medicinal procedures.

Finance the Procedure with a Medical Credit Card

CareCredit is an example of a medical credit card that can only be used for medical procedures. This is a solid option if you have no other choice, such as if you have a poor credit score. Like a bank or medical loan, these credit cards will allow you to finance your procedure while worrying about paying the money back over the long term. Keep in mind that medical cards can come with a high-interest rate. If you do get approved for one, make sure you have a plan to pay back the balance as soon as you can.

Budget and Save Up for the Cosmetic Surgery You Want

Borrowing money from a bank or signing up with a credit card can cost you big in interest fees and penalties if you end up paying late. Since cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure and is not covered by insurance, it is best to pay out of pocket rather than rely on cosmetic surgery financing. By using the money you manage to save up over time, you can end up saving hundreds or thousands of dollars overall.

If you don’t currently have money saved up, start now. There is no better time than the present to start a savings plan. The best way to go about it is to develop a budget that will help you save up for the procedure quickly. For example, if the procedure you want is $10,000, you could stash away $600 per month for two years to pay for the surgery with cold, hard cash. Creating a budget and sticking to it can help you achieve your financial goals and get the cosmetic procedure you have your eye on without worrying about financial consequences.

How to Save When Getting Cosmetic Surgery (Without Sacrificing Safety)

Choose Your Surgeon Wisely

In your effort to save money on cosmetic surgery, you might be tempted to travel overseas to have a procedure performed on the cheap. This is not a good idea. Other countries may not have the same safety laws that you find in the United States. And while you may save some money on having a procedure performed cheaper, you might end up spending more, in the long run, having follow-up surgery to fix what the original surgeon did.

It is worth it for the results you will achieve to choose a qualified, experienced cosmetic surgeon who is board-certified and who operates an accredited surgical facility. When you work with one of these surgeons, you can bet the facility will be fully equipped for emergency situations. You can also guarantee the surgeon will have a trained and qualified support team on hand, including a board-certified anesthesiologist.

Ask About Specials

When you find a qualified cosmetic surgeon, ask if the surgical practice runs monthly specials on cosmetic surgery, but also med-spa techniques like injectables and skin care. Staying in the loop regarding upcoming specials can help save you hundreds of dollars or more. Sign up with the practice’s newsletter and follow any social accounts the practice maintains to get notified of these specials when they become available.

Read our article: Med-Spa Services Rejuvenate Skin and Reverse Age

Look for Ways to Save Outside of the Operating Room

Procedure and surgeon’s fees are not the only costs to contend with when you have cosmetic surgery. There are peripheral costs that can also add up. Since you have control over these associated costs, try to cut spending as best you can. Here are a few examples.

Be Strategic When Booking Your Procedure

Consider having your procedure around the holidays. If your family trades gifts, consider asking for donations to your procedure instead of getting a traditional present. A holiday procedure also gives you the benefit of taking advantage of any vacation time you might have. Recovering while taking off work will prevent questions at the office and allow you to avoid taking more time off work than is necessary.

Read our article: Getting Cosmetic Surgery in Secret: Is it Possible?

Plan What You Will Eat During Recovery

Diet during Recovery

Most cosmetic procedures come with at least a short amount of downtime. The last thing you’ll want to do during this time is slave away in the kitchen. Plan a menu during this time and cook bulk menu items you can portion out in easy-to-grab plastic containers. Think soups, chili, and other dishes that can even be frozen until you’re ready to enjoy them.

Get Friends and Family to Help with Child Care

If you have young children, you might be faced with hiring a babysitter or signing them up for daycare during your recovery period. Instead of facing those high expenses, see if family or friends can help watch your kids until you feel more capable of taking over.

Talk to Dr. Moein About the Cosmetic Surgery You Have in Mind Today

The improved accessibility of cosmetic surgery is due in large part to cosmetic surgeons knowing that non-celebrities need appearance and self-esteem boosts too. Dr. Babak Moein has been serving patients in the Southern California area for several decades and has earned a reputation for being kind, relatable, and understanding. Dr. Moein wants to make cosmetic surgery accessible to you, so schedule your consultation today to get started.

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

During the initial consultation, Dr. Moein will provide you with an estimate for the total cost of the cosmetic procedures that interest you. If a particular procedure is outside of your budget, Dr. Moein and his staff will discuss cosmetic surgery financing options that are best suited for you. If you want to learn more or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein, call (310)694-4486 to speak to his esteemed and compassionate staff.

Weight Loss Procedures Are Safe and Effective – All You Need to Know

Obesity is a serious disease that has become a global epidemic. Nearly 40% of U.S. adults are suffering from obesity. As if that weren’t enough, many of these men and women are also suffering from numerous weight-related comorbidities. A concise list of these ailments includes high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, and cancer.

Obesity negatively affects your quality of life, productivity, mobility, and longevity, with severe obesity reported to reduce life expectancy by an estimated five to twenty years.

According to experts, weight loss procedures are effective treatments for obesity and weight-related comorbidities, yet they are highly underutilized.

If your weight has climbed to a level of obesity or severe obesity, you may not know where to turn. Turns out, the help you need may be as close as your local cosmetic surgeon’s office. There are now several weight loss procedures you can choose that can give you a better quality of life, and potentially longer life to boot.

Here is all you need to know about these safe and effective procedures, which include both surgical and non-surgical weight loss techniques.

You can find out if you are a suitable candidate for one of these procedures by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California.

Non-Surgical Weight Loss Options – When You’re Not Ready to Commit to Surgery

When your weight climbs to the level of obesity, losing weight becomes downright difficult. While cutting calories and exercising may help someone of normal weight drop a few excess pounds, for obese individuals, losing weight no longer works that way.

Your body fights against you when you become obese. You form a resistance to leptin, which is the hormone produced by the intestines that helps you feel full when you’ve had too much to eat. Your metabolism slows when you become obese, and it takes longer and more intense exercise to lose weight compared to someone of a healthy weight.

If you are struggling to lose weight, non-surgical weight loss options can help you shed the excess pounds.

Non-surgical weight loss procedures are ideal for those who aren’t quite ready to commit to bariatric surgery. The procedures offer a much-needed reprieve from yo-yo dieting, extreme fad diets, and rigorous exercise plans.

Recent advances in bariatric science have led to the development of these non-surgical medical weight loss solutions for patients who need help dropping excess weight.

Let’s explore a few of these medical innovations now.

Obalon – FDA Approved for Weight Loss Without Surgery

Obalon is a gastric balloon system. It is the first and only FDA-approved balloon treatment that you swallow. The treatment is effective and makes weight loss easier for obese individuals.

The Obalon balloon device is lightweight and easy to swallow. The device takes up room in your stomach, which forces you to eat less.

You can’t eat what you want on the Obalon balloon system. The program is designed to be paired with a professionally supervised nutrition and exercise program. The balloon doesn’t stay in your stomach forever. It is removed after six months. Here are the specifics of the treatment.

The Obalon is designed to help patients achieve weight loss without side effects. When you have the balloon installed, you will experience progressive weight loss over the course of the six months, as long as you combine it with a moderate intensity weight loss and behavior modification program.

The balloon itself is durable, smooth, and multi-layered. This lets the device withstand stomach acid, enzymes, bacteria, and other forces when placed in the stomach.

When you swallow the balloon, the device is empty. Your doctor will fill the balloon with a nitrogen gas mixture that allows the device to remain inflated during the six-month period. The gas is inserted into the balloon with an attached catheter that is easily removed once the device is filled. The balloon is leak-proof and can be viewed with digital imaging, so your doctor can ensure the device is always doing its job.

Are You an Ideal Candidate for the Obalon Balloon?

The Obalon Balloon System is reserved for individuals with a body mass index (BM) of 30 to 40kg/m2. You must also be over the age of 22. To be a candidate, you must be willing to follow a twelve-month program that includes diet and exercise. Healthy eating and physical activity must continue even after the balloon is removed after the six-month treatment.

The purpose of the Obalon gastric balloon is to teach you how to follow a healthy lifestyle, which is required to lose a significant amount of weight and keep the weight off long-term.

How Much Weight Can You Expect to Lose with Obalon?

The Obalon balloon has been clinically proven to help patients drop a significant amount of weight when paired with a diet and exercise program. On average, patients lose between 15 and 50 pounds with 89.5% of the total weight loss maintained after the first year.

How is Obalon Placed in the Stomach?

The placement of Obalon takes less than ten minutes with no sedation required. You swallow a capsule, which contains a small balloon attached to a micro-catheter. Your doctor will use digital imaging and a specialized dispenser to inflate the balloon with the nitrogen gas mixture. When the inflation is complete, the catheter is detached and removed, which leaves the Obalon Balloon System to work its magic within your stomach.

How Many Balloons Are Used During a Typical Obalon Treatment?

In most cases, three balloons are placed over three months. The balloons have a volume of 250ccs and weigh less than six grams. That makes them around the size of a small orange when fully inflated. The reason three balloons are used is to help increase your tolerance and facilitate progressive weight loss throughout the six-month program. Studies show that those treated with three balloons lose more than four times as much weight as those treated with only two balloons. All three balloons are removed six months after the first balloon is placed.

How Much Does an Obalon Gastric Balloon Cost?

On average, Obalon costs between $6,000 and $9,000. The Obalon system is not covered by health insurance, but medical financing is always an option.

Reshape Gastric Balloon for Non-Surgical Weight Loss

Reshape is another non-surgical balloon-based weight loss procedure. The program is designed for individuals with a lower BMI of 30 to 40 and is ideal for those who may not qualify for weight loss surgery.

Reshape is different from Obalon in that two connected balloons are used. The devices are filled with a saline saltwater mixture and are placed within your stomach in an outpatient setting. The duration of the procedure is around twenty minutes and uses light anesthesia to keep you comfortable.

During the procedure, an endoscope is used to insert the Reshape balloons into your stomach. Saline is then used to inflate the balloons as they are properly positioned. When the balloons are fully inflated, the endoscope is removed. You will keep the balloons in your stomach for six months, similar to Obalon.

Read our article: The Magic of Reshape

How Does Reshape Help You Lose Weight?

Just like the Obalon system, Reshape helps you lose weight by taking up room in your stomach. You are also encouraged to follow healthy eating and exercise habits. The balloons don’t just help you feel full faster, but you’ll feel less hungry overall.

After the six months are up, the balloons are deflated and removed using the same endoscopic method.

Why Are Two Balloons Used with the Reshape Weight Loss Program?

Reshape is a unique gastric balloon system. The two balloons are used because the connected devices are designed to conform to the natural curvature of your stomach. This helps with comfort and keeps the balloons from moving around. The latter is a safety measure. If one balloon accidentally deflates, the second balloon will keep the device from migrating to your intestines.

Since there is no surgery involved with Reshape, which means there are no incisions, scars, or permanent changes to your digestive system. There is also minimal downtime, which means you can return to work and your normal activities within a few days.

How Much Weight Can You Lose with Reshape?

On average, patients lose an average of 20 to 50 pounds with the Reshape gastric balloon system.

How Much Does Reshape Cost?

Reshape costs around $7,000 with insurance not likely to cover the procedure.

Orbera Gastric Balloon – A 12-Month Non-Surgical Weight Loss Program

Orbera is a non-surgical treatment for obesity that again uses a balloon-based system. The treatment uses sedation before your doctor guides a thin, soft balloon down your throat and into your stomach.

The balloon is filled with saline until it reaches the size of a grapefruit. The duration of the procedure is between twenty and thirty minutes. You will go home the same day. After six months, the balloon is emptied the same way it is filled, then removed.

Like the other balloon systems we have discussed, Orbera takes up room in your stomach. The device typically takes up less than half the space available for food. This helps to slow the passage of food and liquid, helping you feel full faster during meals. What the system aims to do is train you to be satisfied with smaller portions and smaller meals.

While the Orbera balloon is placed, you will collaborate with a dietician and other members of your weight loss care team by following a medically supervised diet and exercise program. A food diary is typically advised to help track your progress.

Even after the balloon device is removed, your care team will provide six months of guidance and behavioral therapy to help you maintain the lifestyle changes necessary for long-term weight loss.

How Much Weight Can You Lose with Orbera?

Overall, patients tend to lose between 10% to 15% of their body weight while the balloon is installed. You are encouraged to maintain the weight loss after the balloon is removed by following a sensible diet and exercise program.

How Much Does the Orbera Gastric Balloon Cost?

The average cost of Orbera is $6,925 and is not usually covered by an insurance plan.

A Surgical Option for Weight Loss

While the above systems are non-surgical in nature, which means they are reversible, there is also a non-reversible treatment for obesity that involves insurance. Let’s explore that method now.

Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve – The Most Popular Weight Loss Surgery

Laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery is aimed at treating the severely overweight. Also referred to simply as gastric sleeve surgery, this procedure is quickly becoming the most popular bariatric (weight loss) surgery in the world.

You would be an ideal candidate for the gastric sleeve if you have a body mass index higher than 40. That usually means you are carrying more than 100 pounds of excess weight.

How is Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve (LSG) Performed?

A laparoscopic gastric sleeve is performed in a hospital or dedicated surgical center under general anesthesia. After you are unconscious, the surgeon makes five tiny incisions around your abdomen. The cuts are used as entry points for the laparoscopic tools.

First, a long telescope with a tiny camera and light at the end is inserted into your abdomen. Other instruments are pushed through the other incisions to perform the surgical operation. The procedure is viewed by your surgeon using a monitor in the operating room.

During the procedure, up to 80% of your stomach tissue is removed. This part is known as the fundus. After the fundus is extracted, the surgeon closes the rest of your stomach into a tube the shape of a banana. This is called a sleeve, hence the name sleeve gastrectomy.

Because your stomach is made smaller by the gastric sleeve procedure, you will end up eating less following the surgery.

A bonus of having the fundus removed is that your body will make less of the hormone ghrelin, which makes you feel hungry. You eat less and feel less hungry overall following the gastric sleeve, which helps you lose the excess weight.

The entire procedure takes around two hours to complete. Most people end up staying in the hospital or dedicated surgical center for two days after surgery.

How Much Weight Can You Lose with Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Most gastric sleeve patients lose an average of 40% to 50% of their excess weight in the first two years of having surgery. If your BMI is 60 or more, you may lose an average of 125 pounds.

The gastric sleeve doesn’t only treat obesity. Bariatric surgery is also a suitable treatment for obesity comorbidities like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and many more.

How Much Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cost?

The gastric sleeve costs $15,400. Your insurance plan may cover bariatric surgery, which means some or all of the costs could be covered by your policy. Check with your insurer. But remember, medical financing is always available, such as programs like CareCredit, to help you cover the costs of this life-changing procedure.

Schedule a Weight Loss Procedure Consultation

If you have made the choice to have a non-surgical or surgical weight loss procedure, you will be pleased to know that both are now available at your local cosmetic surgeon’s office. Call Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California, to schedule a consultation. We also offer a medical tourism program for those living outside the Southern California area. Dial now to learn more (310)694-4486.

Can Thigh Cellulite Treatments Give You Smoother Skin?

Cellulite on the thighs is a problem faced by many women, much to the detriment of their self-esteem.

Characterized by dimpling on the backs of the upper legs, cellulite can make your skin appear lumpy and uneven.

When you have cellulite, you might choose to avoid wearing clothing that accentuates the problem. But that’s no way to live.

Whether cellulite bothers you a little bit or a lot, isn’t it time you did something about it?

You’ll be happy to know that cellulite treatments are available, and some work better than others.

When a healthy diet and exercise fail to tighten the skin on the backs of your legs, give the following cellulite treatments a try.

If you have cellulite, you can explore your treatment options by scheduling a consultation with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein. Call Moein Surgical Arts at your earliest convenience to ask about cellulite cosmetic treatments in the Los Angeles area.

Why Does Cellulite Form on the Thighs?

Why Does Cellulite Form on the Thighs?

If you have cellulite on the backs of your thighs, you are definitely not alone.

In fact, women having cellulite on their thighs is more common than you might think.

Some women roll with it while others choose to cover up because they find their dimpled skin so confidence-destroying.

Cellulite forms when septae, which are the fibrous tissues that connect the skin to the underlying muscle fascia, tighten more than normal.

This pulls heavily against the skin, which causes the skin cells to break down.

With the skin damaged, the fat layer beneath the skin pushes upward. This results in that cottage cheese appearance many women hate so much.

According to the American Board of Cosmetic surgery, up to 90% of adult women experience cellulite. While the problem often appears on the thighs, it can also occur on the abdomen and buttocks.

Age often worsens the appearance of cellulite. This is due to the fact that getting older causes a diminishment of skin elasticity. Without the ability to resist the irregular tension caused by the fibrous tissues, the dimpling can become more intensified.

You might suspect that being overweight would be a primary cause of cellulite. While being overweight can make cellulite more pronounced, even lean women form cellulite, and losing weight tends to have a negligible effect.

Do Cosmetic Treatments Work for Thigh Dimpling?

If you are unhappy with cellulite on your body, cellulite reduction treatments can give you the surge of confidence you’ve been missing.

You are recommended for cellulite treatment if you are stressed or otherwise bothered by the effect dimpled skin has on your appearance.

You would be a suitable candidate for treatment if you are close to your ideal weight. Many cosmetic surgeons will recommend that you try losing weight first to see if slimming down has an effect on diminishing the appearance of the skin dimpling.

You should also be in good health and possess realistic expectations for cellulite treatments and the results they can achieve. We’ll delve into what’s possible with various cellulite procedures shortly.

What Cosmetic Treatment Options are Available for Cellulite?

Cosmetic surgery and non-surgical med-spa treatments are available to treat cellulite to varying degrees. None of them are permanent, unfortunately. The results can last a year or longer with proper maintenance. You can maintain your tremendous results by keeping your skin healthy and maintaining the same weight.

Here are the most common treatments you can turn to if cellulite has reared its ugly head and you simply want it gone.

Non-Surgical Med-Spa Treatments

Non-Surgical Med-Spa Treatments in LA


Velashape is an FDA-approved treatment aimed at smoothing the appearance of cellulite from various areas of the body, including the thighs.

The treatment uses a combination of several mechanisms to treat, massage, and boost the quality of your skin. Velashape uses gentle suction, deep massage, radiofrequency, and light energies.

Using a handheld device, the cosmetic surgeon heats the fatty tissues along the treatment area.

The experience feels similar to a heated deep-tissue massage.

The results leave your skin significantly smoother with less dimpling.

The procedure can be used on the thighs, buttocks, belly, hips, love handles, and waist.

Multiple treatments may be required to achieve the desired effects, with most women needing as few as four treatment sessions to develop significant smoothness along the upper thighs.

As far as how long Velashape lasts, that depends. Factors that affect the longevity of the results include the amount of excess fat you have, the laxity of your skin, and your skin type. Maintain a healthy lifestyle and your weight, and you should be able to retain your results for a long time.

Velashape is safe, effective, and does not affect or damage the surrounding tissues. As far as negatives are concerned, they are minimal at best. You may experience red skin and a warm sensation for several hours after the treatment, which isn’t bad at all to endure for such amazing results.

Cosmetic Procedures for Cellulite Dimples

Vaser Liposuction

Vaser lipo takes traditional liposuction to the next level. The cosmetic treatment uses a combination of vacuum-assisted lymphatic massage and ultrasound. The lymphatic massage boosts metabolism and drains the body of fats and toxins. The ultrasound technology warms the fatty tissue, making it more malleable and easier to suction out.

Like traditional liposuction, Vaser sucks out the fat, leaving the area beautifully contoured.

Vaser takes things a step further by tightening your skin simultaneously. As if you needed another reason to give Vaser liposuction a try, many patients hail Vaser lipo as being gentler than traditional liposuction, and the results allow your body’s musculature to show through.

What About a Thigh Lift to Treat Cellulite?

The thigh lift can help with cellulite in some cases.

During a thigh lift, the cosmetic surgeon removes fatty tissue and excess skin. The rest of the tissue is tightened, leaving the thighs smooth, slender, and more youthful. This sounds like a perfect solution to cellulite, but be careful.

The best way to determine if a thigh lift can eradicate your cellulite is to schedule a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Moein of Moein surgical arts.

You’ll find out during the initial consultation with your surgeon if a thigh lift is right for you. Here’s a test you can perform on yourself before committing to an appointment. If you can stretch out your thighs, pulling on the saggy skin, and that manages to temporarily mask the appearance of cellulite, a thigh lift may eradicate your problem entirely.

If the cellulite is still there, even after pulling the skin taught, a thigh lift procedure may not help. Although, a thigh lift used in combination with one or more cellulite reducing procedures may have the desired effect. Only a cosmetic surgeon can give you insight into which treatments might be right for you.

With regards to the thigh lift, there are three distinct types. The type that’s right for you will depend on where the cellulite has formed.

Inner Thigh Lift

Inner Thigh Lift in LA

Cellulite on the inner thighs is common. An inner thigh lift can help.

The cosmetic surgeon will make tiny incisions starting at the crease between the thigh and groin and ending with the crease by the buttocks. The surgeon then removes the excess skin and fat. The remaining skin is pulled tight and sutured in place, leaving smoother, more youthful contours behind.

Vertical Thigh Lift

A vertical thigh lift is recommended if recent significant weight loss has resulted in dimpled skin. Tiny incisions are first made at the crease by the groin. More incisions are made down to the inner knee. The surgeon can remove both excess skin and stubborn fat with this method, which could help you get rid of cellulite altogether.

Spiral Thigh Lift

A spiral thigh lift targets loose skin and cellulite along the inner thighs, outer thighs, front, and back.

The cosmetic surgeon can thoroughly sculpt both thighs with this advanced aesthetic technique. The incisions begin below the buttocks and traverse to the crease between the thighs and pubic area. This makes the spiral thigh lift the best solution for dimpling that affects more than the backs of the legs.

Don’t Worry About Cellulite. Get it Minimized or Erased by Scheduling a Consultation Today

Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts understands your concerns when you dislike cellulite and want smoother skin on the backs of your legs. Cellulite treatments – both surgical and non-surgical – are available to recontour your thighs and remove the appearance of cellulite for as long as possible.

To determine if one or more cellulite treatments might be right for you, schedule a consultation today. Call us throughout Southern California to ask about cellulite reduction and dimpled skin removal using the power of cosmetic surgery. Dial now (310)-694-4486.

Mommy Makeover After Childbirth – How Long Do You Have to Wait?

A mommy makeover gives you a chance to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body following childbirth.

To be eligible for a mommy makeover, you must be finished having children.

The changes to your body made during the procedure are long-lasting, as long as you do your part to preserve the results. Having children again after you’ve had a body makeover will only undo all the cosmetic alterations.

That being said, if you are done having kids, and you long for the days when you had a flatter tummy, youthful contours, and smoother skin, a mommy makeover procedure could be right for you.

To be sure, here is all you need to know about this all-in-one procedure. We also answer the most important question most women ask when it comes to choosing this surgery, which is: “How long should you wait after childbirth before having mommy makeover surgery?”

But first…

What is a Mommy Makeover Procedure?

Having children is one of life’s most supreme gifts. Unfortunately, the act of having children can wreak havoc on a woman’s body. Maybe you can relate.

During events like pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, your body underwent many, significant changes.

As you might have discovered, these changes aren’t easily addressed with exercise and diet alone. That’s not to mention that it’s sometimes difficult to get enough exercise, nutrition, and sleep when you become a parent. This can make it even more difficult to regain the figure you enjoyed prior to giving birth.

The mommy makeover procedure can help. As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the country, the surgery can help you:

  • Rejuvenate and lift your breasts, improving their shape and the quality of your breast skin.
  • Flatten your tummy, erase saggy skin, and potentially eradicate stretch marks!
  • Remove stubborn pockets of fat from your cheeks, neck, abdomen, upper thighs, arms, or back.

Since every woman is different, and no two post-pregnancy concerns are ever the same, your mommy makeover procedure may be different than another mother choosing the surgery after you. This makes the procedure highly customizable, allowing you to address all or most of your individual concerns with a single surgical session.

Common Bodily Changes During Pregnancy

Common Bodily Changes During Pregnancy

Being pregnant, having children, and breastfeeding impact each woman in a unique way. However, most women who have experienced these events can relate to one or more of the following changes to the body.

  • Lost Volume: Many women who have breastfed in the past experience breasts that have now lost volume. Not only do the breasts lose shape, but they may appear smaller than they once were.
  • Breast Sag: Breast skin is incredibly thin. Changes during pregnancy and childbirth can cause the skin to become thinner and lose its elasticity. When these changes are paired with gravity, saggy breasts are the unfortunate result.
  • Belly Fat: The abdomen is often a point of concern for many women who want to have a mommy makeover. Loose skin and excess fat on the stomach region can cause clothes to fit poorly, make exercise troublesome, and hinder your self-esteem.
  • Body Fat: Post-pregnancy body fat is often resistant to the standard ways of losing weight. You might have pockets of fat in weird places, and we all know spot-reducing fat never works.
  • Vagina and Labia: Oversized labia can impede sexual intercourse and cause problems with exercise and when wearing shapewear such as spandex.

The mommy makeover procedure can address nearly all of these concerns with a single surgery. It brings with it the added benefit of only having to recover once.

How Does a Mommy Makeover Address Your Aesthetic Concerns?

Mommy Makeover to Address Your Aesthetic Concerns in LA

Breast Enhancements

You have a few options when it comes to enhancing your breasts as a part of a mommy makeover after childbirth.

Breast augmentation uses breast implants to give your breasts the desired size and shape.

Natural breast augmentation uses your own fatty tissue (taken from a donor site on your own body, such as your abdomen) to give the breasts a natural-looking boost.

You can have a breast lift by itself or with breast augmentation to raise, support, and enhance the breasts when saggy breasts have become an issue.


Your cosmetic surgeon can address saggy and wrinkly skin on your abdomen with a tummy tuck or liposuction.

Liposuction can be ideal for ridding your body of love handles.

You can have a lipo by itself or in conjunction with the tummy tuck.

The tummy tuck flattens your tummy and has the added benefit of strengthening your abdominal muscles while also eradicating excess skin and fat from your belly region.

The tummy tuck can even take care of stretch marks if they appear within the treatment area!

Vagina and Labia

If you find that your vagina is looser after having a vaginal delivery, and it’s affecting your sex life, a vaginoplasty could be part of your mommy makeover procedure.

Elongated labia can also be treated with makeover surgery. Labiaplasty can be included if elongated or oversized labia are negatively affecting your quality of life.

As you can see, you have many options when it comes to improving your post-childbirth body.

Now, for the most important question: How long should you wait before making your body over?

How Long Should You Wait After Childbirth to Have a Mommy Makeover?

The question of when to have a mommy makeover is an important one to ask your cosmetic surgeon.

Your surgeon will gauge your qualifications for the procedure based on a number of factors.

  • Recoverability: Your surgeon wants to know how quickly your body recovers from pregnancy and childbirth. This is different for every woman.
  • Breastfeeding: If you are still breastfeeding, your surgeon will recommend that you wait until your little one is weaned. If you are finished with breastfeeding, that is a good indication that you are good to go for mommy makeover surgery.
  • Lifestyle: During the initial consultation with your cosmetic surgeon, you may be asked about the ways in which the rigors of motherhood may have impacted your daily routine.
  • Plans: Your surgeon will ask about your future pregnancy plans. If you don’t plan to have any additional children, a mommy makeover procedure may be the best option for you.
  • C-Section: If you’ve had a C-Section during childbirth, you may be asked to wait a tad longer before considering a makeover procedure.

Let’s look at these individually.

How Recovered is Your Body Following Childbirth?

After giving birth, your body needs time to recover from all the changes you endured throughout your pregnancy.

In the months following the birth of your child, your breasts and abdomen will naturally contract back to their pre-pregnancy state. Breastfeeding can prolong this process, however.

You will want to give your body time to adjust after your child has been born. Your cosmetic surgeon can create a tailored mommy makeover treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns and goals.

Are You Finished Breastfeeding?


If your mommy makeover surgery involves a breast augmentation or breast lift, you may be told to wait at least six months to have a mommy makeover.

The reason for the long wait is to allow your milk production to stop before the surgery.

You’ll also want to ensure that your breasts have returned to their new volume, which is typically smaller than they were before you became pregnant.

Your surgeon will advise that you be within five to ten pounds of your goal weight if your breast volume tends to change with weight gain or weight loss.

Will a Mommy Makeover Interfere with Your Parenting Lifestyle?

The act of raising a young child is exhausting both emotionally and physically. If you are considering a mommy makeover, you don’t have to be told; the job of a mother is one of the toughest on Earth.

Even though your body may be fully healed from your surgery, you might not be ready to manage the juggling of childcare with major surgery recovery.

If your child is six months old or younger, your cosmetic surgeon will advise that you wait before undergoing mommy makeover surgery. At this stage, you are still experiencing disruptions to your nightly sleep patterns, and the downtime required to achieve optimal surgical results may be difficult to come by.

There is one more major consideration to mention. One of the stipulations of mommy makeover recovery is that you are to refrain from heavy lifting for four-to-six weeks following surgery. This would make it nearly impossible to cradle your baby.

For these reasons, many women choose to wait until their children are a tad advanced in age and more self-sufficient before undergoing a mommy makeover procedure.

Are You Done Having Children? You Might be a Prime Mommy Makeover Candidate

Your cosmetic surgery is likely to ask about your future pregnancy plans.

Every time you get pregnant, your body is going to undergo similar changes. This can potentially undo many of the aesthetic improvements made during the mommy makeover.

Even if you haven’t decided about your future family plans, tell your surgeon about your indecision. It may factor into the timing of your cosmetic surgery.

It’s never a bad thing to delay cosmetic surgery. You should only opt for a procedure when you know it’s the right time, and you’ll receive the best results.

Waiting until you’re confident about not having more kids is the best way to ensure your mommy makeover results withstand the test of time.

Have You Had a C-Section?

If you had your child through a C-Section, you could face complications during any major surgery.

If your surgeon went ahead with a mommy makeover too soon, you could potentially face side effects like blood loss, fatigue, and elevated estrogen levels. Your immune system might also be depressed, which increases your risk of infection.

It is still possible to have a mommy makeover six months after a C-Section pregnancy, but that’s a judgment call that is best made by the best cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts.

When is the Right Time to Makeover a Mother’s Body?

Right Time to Makeover a Mother’s Body in LA

As you can see, the choice of when to have one of these all-in-one cosmetic surgeries is different for every person.

Only after consultation and thorough examination with a cosmetic surgeon can determine your right time for an all-body makeover.

The surgeon might tell you to wait six months if you gave birth recently, or he/she may give you the green light if your kids are a bit older, and you’re dying to return your body to its pre-pregnancy glory.

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?

Since the typical mommy makeover involves a number of different surgeries, it can be costlier than other cosmetic surgeries.

On average, a mommy makeover costs between $10,000 to $20,000.

If you think you might have trouble paying for a mommy makeover, keep in mind that most cosmetic surgeons provide financing plans to help patients manage the cost of esthetic enhancement. Companies like CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending can provide the means of having surgery now. They make affordable repayment terms and conditions.

Ready to Learn More? Schedule a Consultation Today with Dr. Babak Moein!

Are you ready to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body? Do you want to know if you’re a viable candidate for the mommy makeover procedure? If so, we welcome you to contact us for a consultation.

Schedule today by calling Dr. Moein from anywhere throughout Southern California. Dial (310)694-4486.

Vaser Lipo: The Answer to Less Belly Fat without Scars

You may expect the term VASER to originate from the Star Wars movies. VASER is not science fiction but it is high tech. This cosmetic surgery technique improves the contouring shaping abilities of traditional liposuction, making the VASER Lipo treatment ideal for eradicating belly fat (and fat all over).

What is VASER Lipo & How Does it Work?

VASER Liposuction (or HD Lipo) is similar to traditional liposuction. To understand how VASER works, we should compare it to the techniques used with traditional lipo.

You may already be familiar with the way trad-lipo extracts excess fat from various points around the body. General anesthesia will be used in most cases, so you will be unconscious during the procedure. In some cases, the surgeon will use local anesthesia if the treatment area is small enough.

Once prepped for surgery, the surgeon will make incisions along the treatment area. The areas that respond best to lipo include the buttocks, abdomen, chin, knees, and breasts (which includes male breast removal). The incisions are between 3-6 millimeters and an inch long and will be used as insertion points for a cannula, which is a long, thin tube used for extracting the fat during the lipo procedure.

During regular fat lipo, the treatment area is first filled with a solution that combines anesthetic and saline. The purpose of the mixture is three-fold. The anesthetic numbs the area and constricts the blood vessels while making the fat easier to break up. The surgeon will then use the cannula as a suction device by making wide back-and-forth motions. Using this method, the surgeon is able to remove large pockets of fat from the deepest layers. Going to the deep layers is safer and less likely to damage the skin.

After the traditional liposuction procedure, patients are required to wear a compression vest for a short time. The procedure creates tunnels underneath the skin and within the fat. These tunnels will eventually collapse with the use of a compression garment, helping the long-term results look more natural. Swelling and discomfort should diminish within three weeks, which is usually when you’re able to see the final results.

What Does VASER Stand For?

VASER Lipo uses the same types of incisions and a similar saline mixture to what’s used in regular lipo. The area becomes numb, the blood vessels constrict, and the fat is easier to break up after the solution is added. Next comes the VASER probe.

VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. This is a fancy term for ultrasound technology. By inserting the VASER probe into the treatment area incisions, a low level of ultrasound energy is used to target and eliminate fat cells.

This technology isn’t necessarily new. Surgeons were using an earlier type of VASER in the 90’s. Back then, surgeons couldn’t control the level of energy, which increased patient risks. We are now in the third generation of VASER, and the ultrasound energy is highly controlled. VASER can improve the contours and add a higher level of definition to certain body parts such as the chin, neck, arms, love handles, and thighs.

What is the Difference Between VASER & Traditional Lipo Results?

Traditional vs VASER

Traditional liposuction is designed for patients with a higher than average body mass index (BMI). It’s for eradicating large pockets of pesky fat. Because the treatment areas are large, you typically have to undergo fewer procedures. The fat lipo procedure has become the gold standard for producing excellent results. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, you can achieve the results you want on nearly any area of the body.

VASER liposuction gives all the benefits of lipo without downtime. The surgeon will use a local anesthetic as opposed to a general “put you to sleep” anesthetic. You’ll be fully awake for the entire procedure, which takes around an hour. The recovery time is a breeze, and there is also less pain, bleeding, and bruising when compared to traditional lipo.

You’ll still have to take it easy for a few weeks, but the results with VASER are far different than those produced by standard lipo. VASER is known for its body-sculpting effects. VASER will leave your body toned, and your muscles more defined at the treatment area.

How Does VASER Remove Belly Fat without Scars?

A Scarless Procedure

VASER liposuction is minimally invasive. As such, the procedure doesn’t require major incisions. The cuts are tiny and are usually placed within the natural folds of your skin. A skilled surgeon can hide those scars so well they are practically invisible once healed.

Useful for Toned Bellies

VASER liposuction is an excellent technique for erasing the belly fat that is not only stubborn but located at the superficial levels. Once that fat is eradicated, your body’s musculature will be able to show through. This is where you get six-pack abs – or at least greater definition in the abdominal area.

For many people, the fat on the upper and lower belly is the most difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise alone. This is why using VASER on your belly fat works so well and produces the most enviable results. Everyone will think you got a leaner stomach by working hard in the gym. Little do they know, VASER gave you that belly and in much less time.

How Much Does VASER Lipo Cost?

Cost of Vaser Lipo

The fees associated with VASER come to around $6,500 on average, according to Healthline. The price you pay may vary depending on the size of the treatment area, the amount of fat that needs to be removed, and the number of treatments. The fees also pay for the surgeon’s fees, facility fees, anesthesiologist’s fees, and so on. Traditional liposuction, by comparison, costs $3,500 on average.

Who is a Good Candidate for VASER Liposuction?

You should never substitute VASER liposuction for a healthy diet and exercise program. You should be at or around a healthy weight before considering a procedure such as VASER Lipo. But if you are at a healthy weight and still have pockets of fat, VASER can help you slim down, and tone up!

VASER gives the best results when used on patients with good skin tone and elasticity. Your goal should be to add a definition without losing too much weight. VASER can give you that “ripped” look for men or “toned” look for women. The prime areas for VASER include your chin, neck, breasts, abdomen, love handles, back, arms, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles. Yes, virtually all over. But the only way to truly know if you are a good candidate for this revolutionary fat-busting technique is to schedule a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon.

Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts is an expert at using VASER technology to help patients improve their body contours. Patients throughout Los Angeles, Encino, and Glendale know they can turn to Dr. Moein for a variety of cosmetic treatments, including VASER Lipo, for premium body sculpting. Schedule now with Dr. Moein during a telemedicine or sit-down meeting. After a short physical and discussion about your goals, you can find out if VASER liposuction is right for you. Call today (310)694-4486.

A Total Body Liposuction Checklist – Remove Fat from All Over – Even Your Cheeks & Knees!

Liposuction is on the rise in 2020, with the younger generations increasingly choosing the cosmetic procedure to slim-up and tone-up.

Lipo, otherwise known as suction-assisted lipoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures. Using a metal tube known as a cannula, a cosmetic surgeon can remove excess fat deposit in targeted areas of your body.

What you may not be aware of is that liposuction can be performed in any area on the body where there is excess fat. From your chin to your ankles, nearly any body part is fair game.

If you have stubborn fat and you want it gone, here are the body parts to consider for a future liposuction procedure.

1- Chin/Submental Area/Neck Lipo

Your chin and neck play a critical role in your appearance. A slender neck for women and sculpted neck for men are important attributes that contribute to one’s attractiveness.

Elements like age, genetics, and weight gain can lead to stubborn pockets of fat. Otherwise referred to as submental fat, this fat doesn’t respond well to diet and exercise. For some, chin or submental liposuction is the only viable treatment.

Chin lipo can give you a lighter appearance and is an excellent treatment for double chin, jowls, and neck laxity.

The results of chin and submental liposuction can give you a slimmer facial silhouette.

2- Cheeks


Cheek liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the sides of your face. Your surgeon can use cheek lipo to shape and contour the treatment area. As your skin heals, your cheeks will mold around the newly shaped area, resulting in a slimmer face and more defined profile.

Some surgeons will opt to use cheek liposuction in conjunction with a facelift to make the face slimmer and younger looking in a single session.

3- Chest

Chest Liposuction

Men with excess fat on their chest can struggle for years in the gym to achieve chiseled pecs to no avail. Fat deposits on the chest (pseudogynecomastia) can mimic the appearance of female-looking breasts, more commonly referred to as man boobs.

Chest liposuction can give men suffering from pseudogyno a slimmer, more masculine chest.

For men with true gyno, liposuction may be used in conjunction with tissue removal. While lipo removes the excess fat, the tissue removal cuts away the glandular tissue that is the true cause of the condition. A consultation with a cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles can help you determine if you have gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia and if liposuction may be right for you.

4- Abdomen/Hips/Waist/Outer Thighs

Your abdomen, hips, waist, and outer thighs are common areas for localized fat to gather. Liposuction treatmnet along these areas can rid your body of pesky fat and help you finally lose those inches that diet and exercise failed to achieve. The abdomen, hips, waist, and thighs are the most common trouble areas for people when it comes to losing fat and improving one’s appearance. Liposuction can make these areas slimmer, which can have a drastic improvement on your body image.

5- Back

Fat tends to gather on the back, which happens to be one of the most seductive parts of the body. You can’t often get a slimmer back at the gym or in the kitchen. Stubborn areas like bra rolls and buffalo humps can be difficult to shed, even if you live a chaste life and run marathons.

Liposuction can remove these pesky areas of fat from your body, giving you a slimmer, more tapered back. For men, the results can restore a strong, defined shoulder area. For women, you can achieve a sexy and trim hourglass shape. Ask your cosmetic surgeon about the results you are likely to achieve based on your body type, skin elasticity, and body contouring goals.

6- Buttocks

Buttock liposuction can improve the shape and size of your backside, leading to smoother and more contoured results. Liposuction can reduce the size and bulk of your buttocks. Your cosmetic surgeon can also improve your body’s symmetry and the smoothness and roundness of your backside, which is a popular request with butt augmentation patients these days.

Liposuction is also sometimes used in procedures designed to enhance the buttocks. Instead of removing fat from the gluteal area, your surgeon will extract fat from another area of your body, such as your abdomen, before injecting it into your backside. The fatty tissue is yours, so you are unlikely to experience adverse reactions to the fat tissue added, giving you enhanced buttocks and long-lasting results.

7- Lower Legs/Thighs/Calves/Ankles

Legs Liposuction

For women more than men, fat can tend to gather on the inner thighs, calves, and ankles. That is because the hormones in the female body cause deposits of fat to gather along the lower body. Liposuction can give you the leaner legs you covet, enhancing what nature gave you. From your thighs to your ankles, leg lipo can extract those pockets of fat that don’t respond to cardio or healthy eating.

Slimmer legs can make clothes fit better. It can also improve your self-esteem, making liposuction of the inner thighs, calves, and ankles well worth the investment.

8- Knees

This liposuction procedure involves the removal of fat deposits from the inner knee. In many cases, your surgeon will combine knee lipo with liposuction of the thighs to achieve a sleeker, more contoured look.

The results of knee liposuction are permanent as long as you maintain your weight and level of fitness. Your surgeon may opt for more than one session of knee lipo, depending on your body contouring goals.

9- Flanks

Lipo of the flanks is one of the most common procedures for removing fat along the waist. It will also reduce the effects of love handles.

Fat that creates love handles is very difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. People of all sizes can experience love handles, but liposuction of the flanks can help. Lipo can remove a significant amount of fat from the flanks to create a more sculpted and defined midsection.

How Many Body Parts Can be Treated with Lipo at Once?

There is no commonly agreed upon limit for liposuction treatments during a single session. Your cosmetic surgeon will assess your health and medical history to make the proper call. Most surgeons limit lipo sessions to three to four treatments to maintain safety.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

The average cost for liposuction is $3,500. Your cost for liposuction may vary depending on how many body parts are being treated. It also depends on how much fat is being extracted. You will receive a cosmetic quote at the time of your consultation.

Full-Body Lipo Starts with a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

Before you can start on the journey to experiencing this amazing cosmetic procedure, you will be required to schedule a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. That first meeting will help your doctor fully understand your aesthetic goals. These are the aftereffects of lipo that you are hoping for, such as a slimmer abdomen or a flatter chest for guys suffering from gynecomastia.

Your doctor also wants to know that your goals are realistic. He or she will want to know that you aren’t using liposuction for weight loss. Instead, you will ideally be around 30% near your ideal weight with realistic expectations and good general and mental health. If you are in good shape and hope for a more defined aesthetic and attractive silhouette, liposuction may be right for you.

Liposuction is safe and effective for improving your body’s overall esthetic. If you have stubborn pockets of fat that cause love-handles, a double chin, or saddlebags, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein at Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, your local source for traditional liposuction (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.

Renuvion Can Turn Back the Clock on Your Face & Appearance – The Newest Cosmetic Enhancement!

Renuvion is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that offers magical skin rejuvenation, including tightening and firming. Though the non-surgical technique can be used on many parts of your body, such as the arms, legs, tummy, buttocks, and chest, it is popular for patients to choose this skin-tightening procedure for their face. Doing so can take years off your appearance, letting your vibrant, youthful energy shine through.

What is Renuvion & How Does it Work?

The Renuvion procedure seeks to correct the natural signs of aging. Over time, our skin begins to lose valuable nutrients and moisture. It can develop fine lines and wrinkles, and this can make a person look years beyond their chronological age. Sun damage, environmental factors, and genetics also play a part in how old we look. Renuvion pulls the skin taut and gives it a glow, similar to a facelift without the scars.

Referred to as J-Plasma technology, the technique works by way of a handheld device that emits a powerful and highly focused stream of energy. The stream consists of cold Helium plasma that is passed through radiofrequency energy causing controlled subdermal coagulation. The result is a precise beam that heats the tissues under the skin, which tightens and rejuvenates the skin, without harming the surrounding tissues. The result on your appearance is younger and more radiant skin.

There are two general categories of use for the face, subdermal (under the skin) and superficial skin resurfacing. The subdermal facial rejuvenation is great for the lower face and neck to tighten the laxity in the skin and provide skin tightening without the downtime and cost of a neck lift surgery.

The truly amazing aspect of Renuvion procedure is its extreme accuracy. The micro-injuries to each layer of skin is designed to stimulate rejuvenation without destroying tissue. While the effects of J-Plasma are powerful enough to eradicate multiple skin defects, actually ablating the skin at the cellular level, the pin-point precision of the beam keeps the surrounding tissues safe, completely eliminating the risk of unintended tissue trauma.

A Revolutionary Cosmetic Skin-Enhancing Procedure!

Renuvion - A Revolutionary Cosmetic Skin-Enhancing Procedure

Renuvion (J-Plasma) is the first technology of its kind. Sure, we have lasers that can assist with rejuvenating the face without the need for a traditional facelift. Some experts have even likened Renuvion to laser skin resurfacing. The difference is Renuvion tends to provide a dramatic effect in cosmetic patients with wrinkled or rough-textured skin. Another major difference is that Renuvion uses cold helium passed through sound energy to accomplish astonishing effects as opposed to tissue ablating lasers.

As for what results to expect, it is not uncommon for Renuvion to help you look up to ten years younger, and for only a fraction of the cost (and risk!) of a traditional facelift.

How Do They Perform Renuvion Procedure?

Before you can enjoy the amazing benefits of Renuvion, you first must schedule a consultation with a qualified practitioner. Both cosmetic and plastic surgeons can offer the non-invasive technique, but since the procedure is rather new on the scene, only a few advertise the cosmetic technique at this time.

To find a surgeon that offers Renuvion, look for online reviews for qualified cosmetic surgeons and schedule a virtual and, eventually, sit-down consultation.

During your consultation, you will be assessed for surgery. Your medical history will be examined, current health will be assessed, and various tests performed to determine if you have the health and skin type to be a good candidate for surgery.

If you are deemed healthy and in need of Renuvion treatments, your procedure date will be set.

What if your doctor says Renuvion is not for you? If it is deemed that Renuvion is inappropriate for your needs, your doctor may recommend an alternate procedure, such as a facelift or facial fillers.

If you are cleared for surgery, the date of your procedure will be set.

On the day of the procedure, you will be given general anesthesia before the J-Plasma device is used to rejuvenate your facial skin.

The J-Plasma device looks like a wand and delivers the stream of energy at the tip, either to the skin’s surface or to your entire face. Your doctor can even choose to apply Renuvion to pre-selected areas, such as under the eyes or around the mouth.

The skin can be tightened and refreshed virtually anywhere around the face, including on the lower face and neck. We can also treat jowls using Renuvion technology.

What to Expect Following the Renuvion Procedure?

After undergoing Renuvion, you may notice redness, itchiness, and minor swelling at and around the treatment area. Expect any side effects you do encounter to subside in approximately ten days, though it can take two or more weeks to recover from the procedure. Everyone is different and no two people heal the same way. Talk to your cosmetic surgeon about what to expect following your Renuvion treatment.

The Effects of Renuvion Procedure on Your Face

The Effects of Renuvion on Your Face

J Plasma lifts and tightens your facial skin. The procedure can even improve skin irregularities like redness or pigmentation problems that even a facelift cannot repair. These are only some of the amazing benefits you can expect. Here are a few more.

Renuvion Helps with Sun Damaged Skin

The use of sunscreen was not always so prevalent. Getting lots of sun used to be viewed as good for you. Today, we better understand the skin damage caused by spending too many lazy days in the sun. By the time we reach middle age, all those sunburns and sun damage we suffered as kids begin catching up with us. Over time, our skin can develop sunspots and age spots. Renuvion can erase these sun damaged effects to leave your skin fresh and glowing!

Renuvion Can Erase Fine Lines, Wrinkles & Saggy Skin

Our skin type, genetics, and the environment can all affect the way our skin ages. The effects start as fine lines around the eyes and mouth and soon progress to wrinkles on the face and neck. Your skin can even begin to sag around the cheeks and neck. Renuvion procedure can tighten your skin, bringing youth back to your appearance.

Rid Your Face of Freckles & Moles

Skin discoloration and pigmentation issues can be a thing of the past with Renuvion. You can also erase those pesky freckles, moles, and other defects. Face the world with a cleaner face, courtesy of J-Plasma Renuvion technology.

How Long Do Renuvion Results Last?

The amazing results of Renuvion are immediately noticeable but get better over time. For example, you may notice fewer wrinkles or the complete loss of wrinkles on your face following the procedure. This amazing effect is caused by skin tightening, which makes the skin firmer to the touch. The results do not stop there. For the next six to nine months, you will continue noticing improvements to your facial skin. That makes the skin rejuvenating technology the gift that keeps on giving, and one you can give to yourself by scheduling a consultation with a Renuvion specialist near you.

Schedule a Consultation with a Renuvion Procedure Specialist

By now you know all about the amazing ways Renuvion can tighten your face and neck. You may be surprised to know that Renuvion can be used almost anywhere. Jowl treatments on your lower cheeks, Bat Wing removal on your upper arms, Scarless Tummy Tucks, and Scarless thigh Lifts are all possible with J-Plasma technology.

Hit a reset on the clock and show the world what a younger YOU can look like. You can find Renuvion at Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Moein has a healthy track record of helping patients realize their aesthetic goals, and he can help you erase the years with Renuvion. Call Dr. Moein at (310) 694-4486 to learn more.


Disclaimer: The FDA has not approved the use of Renuvion for cosmetic use. The FDA has approved Renuvion for coagulation of tissue only. The specific advanced use of this new technology for skin tightening still remains investigational. The off-label use of Renuvion is only suitable for specific groups of patients with minimal skin laxity. Many devices initially have a general use approval and, with time, the expanded indications are approved to popularize usage. If you are a suitable candidate for Renuvion, Dr. Moein will discuss this information with you to ensure your understanding and comprehension before opting for the Renuvion procedure.


Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction – Which is Best for Your Weight Loss and Health?


Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction are two procedures that are designed to help you lose stubborn body fat and attain a flatter belly. But which one is right for you?

We are always told that diet and exercise is the best way to lose fat and get the flattest stomach possible. Yet, for some people, no matter how much they watch what they eat or move their bodies, the stubborn pockets of fat never seem to budge, and the scale doesn’t seem to register any fat loss at all.

The reason diet and exercise don’t work for some could be down to genetics, metabolism changes following pregnancy, and previous obesity. For these individuals, body contouring surgery may be the only option left to help them obtain the results they desire. This is where the tummy tuck and liposuction come into play.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that can help remove excess skin from the abdomen. Excess skin often becomes a problem after pregnancy or earlier weight loss and can’t be fixed with mere dietary and exercise habits.

There are two essential types of tummy tuck – partial and full. Both procedures are performed under general anesthetic. Both surgical techniques remove excess fat and sagging skin while tightening the abdominal muscles. In addition, stretch marks and old scarred areas may also be removed along with the sagging skin.

The tummy tuck operation can take several hours. Most often, you can expect to remain in the hospital for days afterward. You can also expect to undergo several weeks of healing before returning to your full daily activities. You may be bruised and swollen for some time, but these side effects will subside with time so that you can enjoy the full benefits offered by the procedure.


What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is another surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the abdomen. During the surgery, small areas of body fat are suctioned out and removed. The surgeon first makes small incisions on the abdomen and breaks up the fat cells before removing them with a suction tube.

Unlike abdominoplasty, liposuction is not used to remove excess skin. Therefore, stretch marks and scarring cannot be removed, nor does the procedure tighten the abdominal muscles. It only removes the fat.

Liposuction tends to work best for people who already have tightened abdominal muscles and supple skin, and who are already at a normal weight.

Like the tummy tuck, liposuction is usually performed under general anesthetic, though epidural anesthesia is also an option. If only a small area is being worked on, local anesthesia will generally suffice. The surgery is typically completed in under an hour.

When opting for liposuction, you may have to stay in the hospital for a night following the operation. The total recovery time tends to be as little as two to six weeks.

Keep in mind that liposuction isn’t just confined to the abdomen, as it can be performed on other parts of the body as well, such as the arms, hips, and thighs.

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Which is Better: Liposuction or Tummy Tuck?

Both the tummy tuck and liposuction can help patients achieve their body contouring goals. When it comes to which procedure is right for you, it all depends on the goals you hold to be most important.

The tummy tuck is ideal if you have a body mass index of over 30, you are considering getting pregnant in the future, and if you are actively trying to lose weight.

Your surgeon may also recommend a tummy tuck over liposuction if you have a chronic heart condition.

Liposuction is the best fit if you are only looking to remove small deposits of fat that are most commonly found on the hips, thighs, buttocks, and stomach areas. The procedure removes fat deposits from the targeted area, which reduces bulges and improves the body’s contour.

Another thing to keep in mind about liposuction is that the procedure is not recommended as a weight loss tool. As in, you shouldn’t get liposuction if you are obese.
How Much Do the Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Procedures Cost?

The average cost of a tummy tuck is around $5,798 while liposuction costs $3,200.

Do You Lose Weight After a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is designed to flatten the tummy and tighten the abdominal muscles but should not be used for weight loss. You should, however, plan to change your lifestyle following surgery, which includes a high protein diet and exercise. Doing so will help you maintain the results you gain for the long-term.

For best results, you should be as close as possible to your ideal weight before opting for the tummy tuck procedure.

How Painful is a Tummy Tuck?

The tummy tuck procedure itself is not painful, as you will be under anesthesia as the surgery happens. Afterward, you may feel slight discomfort in the abdomen, particularly if you also had the ab muscles tightened.

If your surgeon placed a drainage tube around the surgery site, you may experience discomfort around this area. The tube is usually left in for about a week after surgery. The soreness around this area is normal but swelling and bleeding are not. Contact your surgeon if you notice blood or swelling around the drainage tube.

The most intense discomfort typically comes right after surgery and will subside within about a week. You should plan on resting during this time. After the first week, you should begin to notice a decrease in discomfort around the surgical site, though you may still feel sore or tight for a few more weeks.

You may also feel some soreness when engaging in your everyday activities, like getting out of bed and standing up straight. This is completely normal. Your body will adjust and react to your smaller tummy area in no time.

If you think the discomfort will be too much for you, your surgeon may recommend a “mini” tummy tuck. This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdominal area with no drainage tube, minimal pain levels, and less downtime.

How Long Does a Tummy Tuck Last?

The surgery itself takes around two to six hours, depending on the extent of the procedure being performed. For instance, if you are just having your tummy flattened, you can expect the procedure to be shorter than it would be if you also had your abdominal muscles tightened.

Healing generally takes the longest when opting for a tummy tuck. In addition to healing time, when you should allow your body to rest, you can expect full healing to take about a year’s time.

Does the Fat Come Back after Lipo?

Many patients want to know if liposuction permanently removes fat. The answer is yes, liposuctions out fat cells so that they are no longer in your body. However, it is possible for fat to return after lipo, but only if you allow it to come back.

The fact is that patients who succeed in maintaining their “post-liposuction weight” tend to experience the most dramatic results. For these patients, the fat will not return, and the ideal results will remain intact.

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

The best candidates for liposuction include adults who are within 30% of their ideal weight and who have firm, elastic skin along with good muscle tone.

Before your surgeon can recommend lipo, he or she will need to ensure that you are not suffering from a life-threatening illness or medical condition that can impair the healing process. You must also be a non-smoker.

Ideally, you will have a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring before your surgeon will recommend the procedure for long-term fat loss.

How do I Prepare for a Tummy Tuck?

Your surgeon will likely recommend that you schedule an initial consultation before you can opt for the tummy tuck procedure. During this process, your surgeon will examine you and assess your medical history to determine if you are indeed a good candidate for the procedure. He or she will also give you strict instructions to follow to prepare for the surgery.

Preparation for a tummy tuck can include taking certain medications or adjusting your current medications. If you are a smoker, you will probably be advised to stop smoking. Your surgeon will also tell you not to use aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, or herbal supplements, as these can increase bleeding.

In addition, if your tummy tuck is performed on an outpatient basis, you should arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery. You might want to plan to have that person stay with you for at least the initial night following the surgical procedure.

How Dangerous is a Tummy Tuck?

All surgeries come with risks, but millions of people have undergone the tummy tuck procedure without any significant or lifelong problems.

The risks of tummy tuck include risks of anesthesia, bleeding, and infection, though these are similar risks associated with most surgeries accompanied by anesthesia.

There may be fluid accumulation, also known as seroma, poor wound healing, skin loss, and numbness or other changes to skin sensations. Some patients may experience skin discoloration, prolonged swelling, unfavorable scarring, recurrent looseness of skin, and deep vein thrombosis.

Other risks can include asymmetry, suboptimal aesthetic results, the possibility of revisional surgery, and persistent pain.

Talk with your surgeon about the risks involved with tummy tuck procedures so that you can have a better understanding of what to expect when opting for abdominoplasty.

Is Getting a Tummy Tuck Worth It?

Many people have had excellent success with the tummy tuck procedure. Talk to your surgeon about maintaining realistic results when opting for surgery.

Can an Obese Person Have a Tummy Tuck?

Ideally, you should be within ten pounds of your ideal weight when undergoing the tummy tuck procedure.

As such, your surgeon may recommend the body contouring surgery after engaging in a procedure like the gastric sleeve, which can help to bring the weight down to a more manageable level.

How Much Fat Can Lipo Remove?

Surgical guidelines state that a surgeon is only allowed to extract a maximum of 5,000 milliliters of fat from a patient. That comes out to around eleven pounds for all patients, regardless of variations in body weight or body fat status.

How Many Pounds are Removed in a Tummy Tuck?

Once again, the tummy tuck procedure is not intended for weight loss. However, you can expect to lose around 6.6 pounds of unsightly fat and sagging skin. Your results may vary, depending on how much excess fat there is to gather and how much sagging skin there is.

Find Out if a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction Procedure is Right for You

Now that you know more about the tummy tuck procedure and liposuction, it’s time to determine if one or maybe both procedures are right for you. This isn’t a decision to make lightly, nor is it one to make on your own.

To make your decision easier, you should first determine if you are a good candidate for abdominoplasty or lipo. You can do that by scheduling an appointment with an experienced body contouring surgeon like Dr. Moeinolmolki at Moein Surgical Arts.

If you have a high BMI, Dr. Moein may recommend that you lose weight first before you can opt for surgery. The doctor has scientifically backed processes to help you lose excess weight, which will make the surgical procedures safer while yielding superior results.

An initial consultation with Dr. Moein can help you better understand the differences between these two surgeries and put you on track to help you achieve your body contouring goals.

It is during the consult that you can have your questions answered and learn if the tummy tuck or liposuction is the perfect procedure for your needs and goals.

You can schedule your appointment by calling the friendly staff at Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California.

Laser Hair Removal Facts & Information by a Board-Certified Specialist in Los Angeles, California

Laser hair removal is an attractive option for those who hate shaving and despise unwanted hair. The act of shaving brings with it all sorts of headaches. Razors are expensive, you can get razor burn and ingrown hairs, and shaving takes precious time out of your day that you can never get back. Who wants all that when you can have the hair lasered away in record time?

Before you toss out your razor and opt for this effective form of hair removal, it pays to educate yourself about the procedure and any side effects you may experience to make sure the treatment is the right fit for you.

Laser Hair Removal Facts You Should Know

You Must Have Patience

Laser hair removal takes multiple treatments to receive the full benefit. If you want your unwanted hair to be eradicated, be regular with your appointments so that each hair has a chance to get zapped.

The Appointments are Fast

Most people are surprised to find that laser hair removal doesn’t take much time at all. Depending on the amount of hair, and the area of the body, treatment can take as little as twenty minutes.

More Benefits Than Just Hair Removal

Laser hair removal won’t just get rid of your unwanted hair, but you can also say goodbye to pesky ingrown hairs. Imagine having clearer and smoother skin with permanent hair reduction and less irritation! That is reason enough to throw out every single razor you have.

There May Be Discomfort

Many people are hesitant to sign up for laser hair removal because they think that the laser burns or otherwise hurts. It is true that hair removal works through a powerful laser, and a small amount of heat is involved, but the irritation is not unbearable.

Laser therapy utilizes high-heat laser beams to provide a mild form of radiation. The light of the laser is sent through the pigment in the hair. The light converts to heat, which damages the hair follicle and bulb. While this sounds like it could be painful, it’s more of a discomfort and doesn’t last long.

How Painful is Laser Hair Removal?

You may be dismayed by the term “discomfort.” After all, pain tolerances vary. What may feel uncomfortable to one person may be downright painful to another. So, let’s get right down to it. How painful is laser hair removal, really?

Most patients will tell you that the procedure doesn’t hurt nearly as bad as waxing. The technician can also adjust the power of the machine to lessen the intensity of the laser if your pain tolerance is low.

The discomfort tends to be less intense on areas where the skin is thicker, like the stomach and arms, and more intense on areas with thinner skin like the underarms and upper lip.

Is Permanent Hair Removal Really Permanent?

You often hear the word “permanent” used in conjunction with “laser hair removal,” but the permanence is really a misnomer. Hair removal using lasers only reduces the number of unwanted hairs on your legs, arms, and other areas. The procedure will not eradicate the hairs forever.

The hair follicles and bulbs are only temporarily disabled. The hair follicles will eventually heal, resulting in new hair production. This is why multiple sessions are recommended if you want unwanted hair removed for extended periods of time.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of laser hair removal is around $429. However, costs will vary depending on the areas you want to be treated and where you go. Face and neck hair removal can cost as little as $600 and as high as $900. Chest hair removal can range from $350 to $600, and the bikini area can range from $350 to $500.

How Many Treatments Does the Average Person Require for Laser Hair Removal?

While single laser treatment can remove much of the unwanted hair in any given area, more treatments are required to maintain hair loss. The follicles will begin to shed over the following days and weeks after your initial appointment. Experts then recommend that you have another treatment in around four to six weeks. With these multiple appointments, you will see a significant reduction in the number of hair follicles your body produces in the treated area.

All in all, you may find that 4 to 6 treatments are needed to rid your body of the unwanted hair completely. Others may require 5 to 7 treatments. The number of treatments you require will depend on your hair and skin color, hair texture, and the hormones your body produces that are driving the unwanted hair growth. Everyone is different, so your treatment frequency may vary.

Are There Any Downsides to Laser Hair Removal?

When you schedule a consultation with your laser hair removal technician, you will be evaluated to determine your risk of developing side effects. Side effect risks will vary depending on your skin type, treatment plan, and hair color and texture.

The laser is designed to attack the pigment of the hair. This is why the procedure works best on darker hair. The procedure doesn’t work as well for individuals with hair colors that don’t absorb light well, such as gray, blond, white, red, and white hair.

The risk of damage to the skin is greater in patients with little contrast between the color of their hair and skin. However, laser technology has come a long way in recent years, which means that even those with darker skin can enjoy the benefits of laser hair removal without painful or annoying effects.

The most common side effects of laser hair removal are skin irritation and skin pigment changes. The skin could develop temporary discomfort and turn red or swollen following your laser hair removal treatment. Your skin might also darken or lighten, but these effects are temporary and should resolve themselves in just a few days. In most cases, skin lightening will affect individuals who fail to avoid sun exposure right before or after treatment, but it can also occur in those with darker skin.

In rare cases, lasering the hair away can cause crusting, blistering, and scarring of the skin. Your technician will ensure you the right fit for the procedure before scheduling your appointment to keep the chances of side effects to an absolute minimum.

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Can You Get Cancer From Laser Hair Removal?

Many myths prevail about laser hair removal. One of the most shocking myths we’ve heard is that having the hair lasered away causes cancer. These rumors are completely unfounded, as the lasers are designed to pass through skin cells and only target the hair follicles deep within the skin.

The lasers only produce a slight amount of radiation. However, this radiation is not thought to be harmful, and there is no evidence at all that laser hair removal therapy causes skin cancer. In fact, millions of people have undergone the procedure without issue since the FDA approved laser hair treatments as safe in 1997.

Do You Need to Do Anything to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?

The first thing you should do when considering laser hair removal is to schedule an appointment with a board-certified specialist who is experienced in cosmetic laser procedures.

During your consultation, you will be asked about your medical history to determine if you have allergies or health problems that can complicate the procedure. You will also be evaluated to see if you are a good fit for the laser removal procedure. If you tend to scar easily or you have recently gotten a tan, you may not be recommended. You could also be a poor candidate for the procedure if you are prone to herpes or cold sore outbreaks and if you have ever taken isotretinoin (Accutane).

Your laser hair removal technician will also discuss the risks of the procedure so that you are well-informed before opting for the treatment. As with any medical procedure, lasering your unwanted hair away can come with some risks. These include burns, scars, and permanent skin color changes, though these effects are rare.

Your technician will let you know how many treatments are recommended and will discuss payment options with you.

After scheduling your appointment, there are some things you can do to prepare.

First of all, stay away from sunbeds or excessive amounts of sun exposure for six weeks leading up to your procedure. If your technician recommends that you use a bleaching cream, make sure you use the topical ointment as recommended. This may be the case if you have recently gotten a tan.

Don’t pluck or wax your skin for six weeks before the procedure and avoid chemical peels or collagen injections. You should also stay away from blood thinning medication or aspirin for at least a few days before your procedure. Be sure and tell your technician if you have taken prescription or over the counter medications recently, as these could cause side effects when used in conjunction with laser hair removal.

Finally, it is recommended that you shower and shave the area before your appointment. When shaving the treatment area, use a new razor, shaving cream, and warm water so that you get the closest shave.

The only thing left to do is show up for your appointment. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and have a great time as your unwanted hair gets zapped away.

Does Hair Really Grow Back Thicker After Laser Hair Removal?

Most people find that laser hair removal causes their hair to grow back thinner and lighter. In very rare cases, the procedure can stimulate hair growth. Experts don’t truly understand the reason for this phenomenon, but the technical term for the hair growing back thicker is called hypertrichosis.

According to studies on hypertrichosis, only 1% to 10% of patients develop thicker hair following laser hair removal. Discuss this possibility with your technician during your consultation to alleviate any concerns you may have.

Other Common Questions About Laser Hair Removal

Is Electrolysis Better Than Laser for Hair Removal?

Both electrolysis and laser hair removal are effective for removing unwanted hair. Electrolysis involves an electrical current that is passed through each hair follicle. The hair follicle becomes damaged, preventing future hair growth. Electrolysis is permanent and can come with side effects. Of the two procedures, laser hair removal is currently the most popular in the nation.

Is It Okay to Pull Your Hair Out After Having it Laser Removed?

It is best to leave all the treatment areas alone following your treatment. If you still notice hair in the areas you wish were bare, have patience. Your follow up appointments will get rid of the problem in due time.

Should You Shave Before Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment?

We do recommend shaving and showering before the appointment for the best results.

Will Laser Hair Removal Affect Your Teeth?

The laser involved with the removal process doesn’t penetrate deep enough to affect your teeth or gums, so undergoing treatment won’t anger your dentist.

Does Laser Hair Removal Affect Tattoos?

Since the laser involved with removal is attracted by the pigment in the hair follicles, your tattoos may be affected. The laser cannot distinguish between tattoo dye and hair pigment, so treatments may cause your tattoo ink to scatter or otherwise lighten.

Are There Age Requirements for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is safe for any age. Many parents take their teens to get their lips and even legs waxed. However, it is up to the discretion of the doctor or technician on whether a person is a good candidate for laser hair removal.

Is Laser Hair Removal Approved by the FDA?

The United States Food and Drug Administration approved lasers as safe and effective for hair removal in 1997.

Can Laser Hair Removal Cause a Hormonal Imbalance?

Laser hair removal can’t cause a hormonal imbalance, but you may experience effects related to a hormonal imbalance if you have one. This is seen in the rare cases of paradoxical hypertrichosis, where the hair grows back thicker following laser therapy. Talk to your doctor or technician if you have a hormonal imbalance during your consultation.

Why is My Hair Still Growing After Laser Hair Removal?

Laser removal takes a few sessions before the hair is completely eradicated. As long as you stay consistent and remain vigilant with your follow up appointments, the areas can be freed of hair without shaving or waxing.

What Happens if I Stop Laser Hair Removal?

Over time, the hair will grow back like normal. Laser hair removal is semi-permanent, which means you can get rid of your unwanted hair in various problem areas for the long-term. Once you stop treatment, the damaged hair will eventually heal, leading to a continuance of the standard hair growth cycle.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Are Required for Underarm Hair?

The underarm area can take around three to five treatment sessions to achieve maximum results.

Schedule Your First Hair Removal Appointment Today!

Where on your body do you have unwanted hair? By now, you know more about the procedure and how it works. Your next step is to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Moeinolmolki. Dr. Moein is also certified in the use of lasers for cosmetic purposes, including hair removal.
Schedule now if you want to:

Start Small

Many patients start out by trying a tiny problem area like the upper lip, sideburns, nipples, chin, abdominal line, or eyebrows.

Larger Areas

You can then move up to the underarms, bikini line, inner thighs, buttocks, lower legs, shoulders, back, and arms.

Call Moein Surgical Arts now for a free and private consultation.


Sometimes, all it takes is a small aesthetic flaw to ruin the beauty of your appearance. Take your eyes, for example. When crow’s feet start to from around the corners of your eyes, they can make your eyes appear tired and aged, which detracts from the beauty of your overall appearance.

When it comes to reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, Botox is your ideal choice. Botox injections are safe to use around the sensitive tissue surrounding your eyes and make rejuvenating the youthful beauty of your eyes easy and quick. Regular injections with Botox can keep your eyes looking vibrant and youthful for years.

Don’t let crow’s feet diminish the beauty of your face – contact Möein Surgical Arts today to schedule a consultation for your Botox injections. We can provide your eyes with the personalized care they need so that you can feel confident about your appearance.


Aging can cause a number of aesthetic issues, with the most noticeable ones occurring on the face. The aging process affects the strength of your skin and can cause facial volume to diminish. When both of these issues occur on the face, it can cause noticeable wrinkles and folds to form on your face.

The best way to restore the youthful look of your face and reduce the appearance of wrinkles is with cosmetic fillers like Juvederm and Restylane. These products restore subtle amounts of volume and nourish the skin to fill in noticeable folds and lines. The injections produce minimal discomfort and do not require a lengthy recovery period.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein will carefully examine your face in order to determine how much product will be needed to provide you with the aesthetic results you are after. If cosmetic fillers sound like your ideal solution to your aesthetic issues, contact us to schedule a consultation.

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