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

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

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

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

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

1- Liposuction

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

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

2- Vaser Lipo

Vaser Lipo Cosmetic Treatment in Los Angeles

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

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

3- Tummy Tuck

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

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

4- Butt Implants

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

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

5- Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift in Los Angeles CA

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

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

6- Arm Lift

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

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

7- Thigh Lift

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

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

8- Body Lift

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

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

9- Breast Implants

Breast implant surgery in Los Angeles CA

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

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

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

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

10- Natural Breast Augmentation

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

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

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

11- Breast Lift

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

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

12- Breast Reduction

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

13- Mommy Makeover

mommy makeover procedure in Los Angeles CA

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

14- Gynecomastia Surgery

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

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

15- Facelift

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

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

16- Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery in Los Angeles

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

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

17- Non-Surgical Body Contouring

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

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

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

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

18- Cellulite Cosmetic Treatment

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

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

19- Kybella Double Chin Treatment

Kybella Double Chin Treatment in Los Angeles CA

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

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

20- Renuvion (J-Plasma)

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

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

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

How to Refresh Your Eyes & Face with Cosmetic Surgery

Do you constantly look tired no matter what you do? If you’re one of those people who could get ten hours of sleep per night and still look like a zombie come morning, there is hope for you yet. When all the over-the-counter creams and potions and even makeup fail to hide your tired eyes, cosmetic surgery could be the answer you seek.

Cosmetic surgery can succeed in making you look refreshed when all the advertised gimmicks have failed. These surgeries for the areas around the eyes and face are proven to work and you may be surprised to find they’re not that expensive.

Cosmetic surgery works over creams and other so-called solutions because surgery treats the underlying causes of your eternally wiped-out look. The reason you appear so tired despite being so well-rested has to do with a few different factors.

As we get older, our skin gets thinner and muscles weaker, leading to skin sag. When it comes to the ultra-thin skin on the eyelids, even a tiny bit of saggy skin can add years to your appearance.

Age is not the only factor that affects how we look. Lifestyle factors like smoking as well as extreme weight loss can also contribute to thinner skin and loss of volume.

No amount of cream, lotion, or undereye serum can penetrate the layers of skin and muscle around your eyes and face to combat these issues, but cosmetic surgery can.

Let’s look at a few popular procedures now.

Cosmetic Surgeries for Treating the Eyes and Face

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty

The best procedure for treating bags under your eyes and saggy eyelids is known as blepharoplasty, otherwise referred to as eyelid surgery or the eyelid lift. The procedure is performed under mild sedation, which means you’ll be conscious for the duration of the surgery. You’ll also likely leave the same day on an outpatient basis.

The procedure offers very little downtime (up to a week tops) and most patients experience mild discomfort if they feel any discomfort at all. If you do feel any soreness the day after surgery, Tylenol or similar OTC medication can treat it. Tell your doctor if the pain persists past a day. You should be back to your normal activities within three to seven days. Having multiple surgeries in one session can lengthen your recovery times. While your face and eyes are healing, avoid sun damage and keep the area protected as your skin heals for best results.

How is Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Performed?

Eyelid surgery is performed by removing excess skin from your eyelids and before the remaining skin is tightened and resecured in place. The areas treated by the blepharoplasty surgery start under your eyebrows and extend down above each eyelash line.

Lower blepharoplasty is performed beneath the lower eyelid but above the cheekbones. Cosmetic surgery involves the repositioning of fat and muscle underneath the eyes to treat undereye bags. The results leave the skin around your eyes tighter for a face that always looks well-rested and younger than your chronological age.

Rarely are the two halves (upper and lower blepharoplasty) worked on at the same time. In most cases, the upper and lower eyelid surgeries will be scheduled as separate procedures with some downtime in between to allow for proper healing.

Canthoplasty is another eyelid surgery you can request from your cosmetic surgeon. This procedure treats excess skin that has begun to cover the eyelash area and iris. This condition can restrict your vision, which could be dangerous, particularly while driving. Corrective eyelid surgeries like canthoplasty can help you overcome drooping eyelid skin for aesthetic and functional reasons.

Eye Fillers

Eye Fillers

A procedure known as cosmetic fillers could help you achieve your aesthetic ideal on and around your face. Fillers are used to provide volume to those hollowed out and dark circles on your face that can come with age. The same thing happens to your cheeks and jaw that happen to the areas around your eyes. Your skin gets thinner and muscles weaker, leading to loss of mass and hollowed-out contours. Fillers provide evenness to your face, but they are not permanent. Most filler products will require retreatment in around six months to maintain your newly configured facial contours.

Cosmetic fillers come with a variety of brand names like Juvederm and Restylane. Many contain skin-rejuvenating hyaluronic acid, which stimulates your skin into creating new “glowing” skin cells. In addition to giving your face more attractive features, HA fillers leave your skin looking and feeling younger. The treatments are injected into target areas on your face such as your temples, earlobes, chin, tear troughs, and melolabial folds (the areas between your cheeks and lips).

Facelift

The facelift is ideal for rejuvenating the skin all over your face. Like fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, a facelift can leave your skin glowing and looking years younger. Unlike fillers, facelift results are designed to last for years.

You are a good candidate for facelift surgery when you find yourself feeling younger than you look in the mirror. Facelifts can correct all the usual signs of aging, like bags under the eyes, saggy cheeks known as jowls, and gauntness. You don’t have to be of any certain age to have a facelift. You only need a recommendation from your cosmetic surgeon after that surgeon has conducted a physical examination during an initial consultation.

The facelift can be combined with other cosmetic surgeries like facial fillers and fat transfer. This surgery uses your own fatty tissue to fill in the contours of your face.

The facelift (the medical term is rhytidectomy) treats the areas all over your face, including under your chin.

Double Chin Treatment

Double Chin Treatment

If fat tends to build up under your chin, giving you more folds than you’d prefer, Kybella double chin treatment can give you a sleeker facial profile.

Kybella is an injectable, FDA-approved treatment that corrects submental fullness. That’s the official term for what is commonly called a double chin. You could experience submental fullness because of weight gain, genetics, and aging.

Kybella is a serum containing synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a substance that is found naturally in the human body. The serum works to permanently dissolve fat cells upon contact, making it an effective treatment for a pesky double chin.

The Areas Around Your Face and Eyes Are Important

Your face and the areas around your eyes are critical for making the best first impression. Your face and eyes are some of the first things people notice about you. Appear younger and more refreshed by choosing facial and eye cosmetic surgery.

In addition to eyelid surgery, facial fillers, and the facelift, you can also request rhinoplasty (a nose job), eyebrow lift, and neck lift to look and feel your best.

You can learn more about cosmetic surgery and what it can do for you by contacting Moein Surgical Arts. Highly rated Dr. Babak Moein is one of the few surgeons in the country who is dually trained in minimally invasive surgery and cosmetic body contouring surgery. Let Dr. Moein help you achieve your aesthetic ideal by calling our office to schedule a consultation – (310)694-4486.

Tips for Scheduling Your First Cosmetic Procedure with a Cosmetic Surgeon

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

Do you wish your nose was a tad smaller?

That your jaw was more contoured?

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

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

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

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

Research Your Procedure Ahead of Time

Cosmetic Procedure

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

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

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

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

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

Write Down Questions You May Have

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

  • Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

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

  • What are the benefits and risks of the procedure?

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

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

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

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

  • What type of anesthesia will be used?

Anesthesia

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

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

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

  • Have you helped other patients with similar concerns?

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

  • Are there payment options?

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

Schedule a Consultation

Consultation with Cosmetic Surgeon

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

Wear Comfortable Clothing to Your In-Person Appointment

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

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

Be Ready to Hand Over Your Medical History

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

Have a List of Medications and Supplements Handy

Medication

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

Be Hyper Vigilant When Arriving for Your Consultation

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

Gauge the Facility, Doctor & Staff

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

Does Your Doctor Make You Feel Welcome?

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

Does the Surgeon Understand Your Expectations?

Cosmetic Surgeon and Patient

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

Preparing for Your Surgery

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

Get a Designated Driver

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

Plan Your Recovery Space

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

Request Time Off from Work

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

Arrange Childcare

Childcare

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

Stop Smoking!

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

Follow Your Surgeon’s Instructions

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

In Closing

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

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

Beautify Your Appearance with These 7 Cosmetic Surgeries

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

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

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

Seven Cosmetic Procedures that Can Give You Revitalized Beauty

1- Facelift Surgery

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

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

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

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

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

2- Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

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

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

3- Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

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

4- Laser Skin Resurfacing

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

5- Brow Lift

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

6- Neck Lift (Platysmaplasty)

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

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

7- Kybella Double Chin Treatment

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

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

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

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

The First Step to Enhanced Beauty is to Schedule a Consultation

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

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

Cosmetic Surgery vs. Plastic Surgery – Which is Right for You?

The confusion between the terms “Cosmetic Surgery” and “Plastic Surgery” continues. Many people use the terms interchangeably, but that is not correct. It’s easy to confuse the two. Some plastic surgeons even go through training to specialize in cosmetic surgery. And it is true that the two are closely related, but cosmetic and plastic surgery are not exactly the same. Let’s explore the differences between the two surgical disciplines.

What is Cosmetic Surgery?

What is Cosmetic Surgery?

 

Cosmetic surgeries are elective in nature and are chosen by patients for purely aesthetic reasons. That means the surgery is not necessary; the patient volunteers to go under the knife in the hopes of changing something about their physical appearance.

Scheduling a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon is the first step to having surgery. When a patient seeks a cosmetic surgeon out, they hope to improve their appearance. They might have a part of themselves that causes them stress, and that they become embarrassed about while out in public. A bigger than average nose, male breasts, and hanging skin following extreme weight loss are common complaints of patients who wish to undergo one or more cosmetic surgical procedures.

Common surgeries for correcting self-conscious defects include tummy tucks, nose jobs (rhinoplasty), breast augmentations, laser hair removal, arm/neck/brow lifts, breast implants, natural breast augmentation, facial fillers, and facelifts.

Cosmetic patients may also want to halt the signs of aging or otherwise feel good in their own skin.

What is Plastic Surgery?

What is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery may also be voluntary, but instead of being for aesthetic purposes, the surgeries are aimed at reconstructing body and facial defects. These can be caused by accidents like burns, trauma, birth defects, disease, and deformities. You can use plastic surgery to restore function to a person or particular body part. While the plastic surgeon will always take the patient’s appearance into account, it’s not the primary concern.

Examples of plastic surgery procedures include scar revision, skin grafts, burn repair, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, carpal tunnel syndrome, congenital defect repair, and lower extremity reconstruction.

What are the Benefits of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery gives you immense physical and emotional benefits. Many of these procedures are non-invasive, which means patients are left with tiny scars (some of them nearly hidden when healed) and there is little downtime as you heal from surgery. Cosmetic surgery can significantly enhance your self-esteem, leaving you more confident about the way you look.

The benefits of plastic surgery can be just as profound. Patients get to experience restored tissue and greater functionality. Plastic surgeons can also cover up injuries and disfiguring scars. By restoring the body to its original form, as a patient of plastic surgery, you also can experience a drastic boost in your self-esteem.

How Are Cosmetic Surgeons Certified?

How are Plastic Surgeons Certified

 

Cosmetic surgeons must meet certain requirements to acquire certification. The surgeon needs to complete residency training in a related field before they can begin training as a cosmetic surgeon. The surgeon must also complete 300 surgery cases, which is twice as many as the average plastic surgeon.

Cosmetic surgeons are more skilled at their work because of their aesthetic specialization, and because they have undergone more clinical hours.

How are Plastic Surgeons Certified?

Training for plastic surgeons isn’t focused on aesthetics but plastic surgeons are exposed to a wider variety of clinical situations. In addition to their standard medical education, many plastic surgeons complete training in six main categories. These include disorders, hand surgery, reconstructive surgery, trauma surgery, congenital defect repair, and cosmetic surgery. Along with being certified by the ABPS (American Board of Plastic Surgery), plastic surgeons need to complete 150 surgical cases and pass a board-mandated exam.

Which is Right for You?

Plastic surgery is for those who require constructive surgery. Things like cleft lips, breast reconstruction following a mastectomy after a breast surgery scare, and tissue reconstruction following a severe burn are some possibilities.

If you want to look better and feel better about the way you look, you’ll want to seek the services of the best cosmetic surgeon.

Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts is a cosmetic surgeon who also specializes in minimally-invasive weight loss surgery. At Moein Surgical Arts, Dr. Moein can employ his artistic hand to reverse the aging process and help you feel better about the body you’re in. From facelifts and tummy tucks to gynecomastia surgery and Brazilian butt lifts, Dr. Moein can help you achieve your aesthetic ideal.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein in Los Angeles to discuss facial rejuvenation, body contouring, skin rejuvenation, or breast enhancement. Call in L.A., Encino, or Glendale – (310)694-4486.

Cellulite Reduction Treatments Give You Smoother, Sexier Legs

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

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

What is Cellulite, Really?

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

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

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

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

Cosmetic Treatments for Eliminating Cellulite

Cosmetic Treatment for Cellulites

Sculptra Injectable Filler

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

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

Liposuction and Fat Grafting

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

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

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

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

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

Lipo + Skin Tightening Renuvion (J-Plasma)

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

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

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

VASER Lipo

VASER Lipo

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

VelaShape for Cellulite Reduction

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

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

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

Pesky Cellulite, Go Away!

Remove Cellulites

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

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

10 Cosmetic Surgery Trends We Predict for 2021

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

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

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

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

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

This is the best time to have an aesthetic procedure.

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

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

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

What is Cosmetic Surgery?

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

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

1- Traditional Liposuction

Traditional liposuction is one of popular cosmetic procedures

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

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

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

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

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

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

2- VASER Liposuction

 

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

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

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

3- Injectables and Fillers

Injectables and Fillers

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

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

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

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

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

4- Cosmetic Procedures Combinations

 

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

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

5- Tummy Tuck

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

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

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

6- Breast Augmentations

Breast augmentation - Cosmetic Procedures

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

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

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

7- Butt Augmentations

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

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

8- Scarless Body Lifts (Renuvion Skin Tightening)

Scarless Body Lifts (Renuvion Skin Tightening)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9- Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia Surgery

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

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

10- Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve

Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve

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

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

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

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

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

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

Call to Inquire About the Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures in 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Are the Different Kinds of Anesthesia?

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

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

There are different types of anesthesia.

Local Anesthesia

Local Anesthesia

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

General Anesthesia

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

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

Why Do Some Surgeons Put You to Sleep?

Some Surgeons Put You to Sleep

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Would Your Doctor Keep You Awake?

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

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

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

Being Awake During Surgery is Safe & Popular

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

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

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

Conclusion

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

Considering Cosmetic or Plastic Surgery?

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

Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki – 15 Qualities That Make Him One Of L.A.’S Best Body Contouring Surgeons

The best body contouring surgeon can mold your body like clay, transforming those parts about yourself you happen to dislike.

From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, any body part is fair game. If you want better contours, and a more attractive frame, a body contouring surgeon can make your aesthetic goals come to life.

Before you can achieve improved contours and a more attractive face and body, you must find a cosmetic surgeon who is worthy of your time and money. You need to find a surgeon who is well-vetted and recommended by patients everywhere. That surgeon lives in Los Angeles, California, and he is known as Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki (Dr. Moein for short). Here are fifteen reasons you should call Dr. Moein if you have an aspect of yourself you don’t like, and want to see a totally new, more attractive you staring back at you in the mirror.

1- A Variety of Cosmetic Specialties

Dr. Moein is highly skilled and trained in the following cosmetic surgery techniques.

  • Vaser Liposuction: When troublesome areas of your body seem to be holding onto too much unwanted fat, VASER Lipo can remove that fat and tighten your skin when diet and exercise fail to work.
  • Tummy Tucks: A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a popular cosmetic procedure designed to help you achieve your fitness goals, giving you a flatter abdominal area.
  • Breast Augmentations: Dr. Moein can alter the shape, size, and placement of your breasts, giving you impressive results that look natural.
  • Mommy Makeovers: Mothers who miss their pre-pregnancy bodies are encouraged to schedule a mommy makeover with Dr. Moein. This popular combination of surgical procedures is the ultimate way to achieve your aesthetic ideal.
  • Transgender Surgery (MTF): Dr. Moein provides male-to-female transition surgery with compassion and accommodation. Let the doctor help make your change easier with a complete focus on your total well-being.
  • Revisions: Patients who experienced less-than-stellar results with a previous tummy tuck or liposuction can find relief with Dr. Moein. Dr. Moein specializes in revision surgery so that your original body contouring goals can finally be attained.
  • Cosmetic Surgery for Men: Male breast reduction and male liposuction can help men attain their physical ideals when eating right and hard work in the gym have failed to pay off.

2- He Also Specializes in Weight Loss (Surgical & Non-Surgical)

Weight Loss (Surgical & Non-Surgical)

Dr. Moein offers two primary types of weight loss procedures at Moein Surgical Arts. The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve), and intragastric balloon (gastric balloon), can both help you lose weight when obesity has threatened your health and life.

Obesity often brings with it associated illnesses like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Obesity can also make you susceptible to cancer and early death. Both the gastric sleeve (surgical) and the gastric balloon (non-surgical) can help you reverse obesity, attain your dream figure, and eliminate all those associated illnesses for a longer and healthier life.

3- Travels Worldwide Doing Volunteer Work

 

Dr. Moein is often seen traveling to all four corners of the world, where he provides volunteer surgery for the unfortunate among us. He doesn’t do this out of obligation or acclaim. Dr. Moein loves what he does, and he loves meeting and helping people, so he goes out of his way to give back as best he can. By doing so, the doctor helps to improve the world with every new smile he helps to shape with his highly attuned surgical techniques.

4- Dr. Moein Offers Med Spa Services, Too

 

In addition to being an excerpt in cosmetic and minimally-invasive surgery, Dr. Moein also provides a number of med spa services that focus on your body, skin, and hair.

  • Body: Want firmer skin? Dr. Moein can help with a procedure known as Forma laser skin tightening. The doctor can also help you achieve a more attractive frame without surgery using non-surgical body contouring. And when it comes to giving you more attractive legs, ask Dr. Moein about his effective cellulite treatment. These med spa techniques are becoming more popular all the time, and now you can have them all done at Moein Surgical Arts.
  • Skin: Renuvion can give you more attractive skin while removing blemishes like redness and sunspots, even small scars. Botox and fillers can give your face and other body parts improved contours using Dr. Moein’s artistic touch. Or choose laser resurfacing to make your skin smoother and blemish-free the next time you schedule a med-spa appointment.
  • Hair: Dr. Moein encourages you to toss out your razor and choose laser hair removal instead. Get a smoother upper lip, bikini area, or hair-free underarms, or legs without having to shave for long-lasting results.

5- Dr. Moein Delivers Jaw-Dropping Results

body contouring procedure, a back lift.

Dr. Moein’s cosmetic surgery results speak for themselves and look completely natural. Whether he is performing a body contouring procedure, a back lift, or a Brazilian Butt Lift, Dr. Moein can help you achieve the realistic results you envision.

6- Good Bedside Manner

The doctor’s patients refer to him as professional, kind & personable. This means that Dr. Moein’s demeanor is gentle from the moment you walk in the door. The doctor greets you with a smile and is ready to answer your every question, thoroughly, and to the best of his abilities. The doctor truly cares about his patients’ well-being and goes out of his way to keep up with everyone in his care well into the future, even after they have achieved impressive results with their respective cosmetic surgical procedures.

7- Dually Trained

Patients of Dr. Moein appreciate that he is dually trained in cosmetic surgery and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. This means the doctor could theoretically help you lose weight with the gastric sleeve-, then help you achieve your body contouring goals with a belt lipectomy. That’s the procedure that removes excess skin from around your hips and abdomen after experiencing extreme weight loss. Ask the doctor for other combinations of surgery to see what possibilities may await you.

8- Provides Compassionate Care

The best cosmetic surgeon is one who never compromises on his morals or obligation to treat his patients. This means that the doctor never takes on patients just for the money or to add another number to his yearly patient roster. When you choose Dr. Moeinolmolki as your body contouring surgeon, you know you are getting the best treatment from someone who cares.

First, the body contouring surgeon needs to know that you are a good candidate for cosmetic body contouring surgery. This is why Dr. Moein always starts his patients off with an initial consultation. This first meeting lets the doctor meet you face-to-face (virtually at first, because of the pandemic). The doctor will go through your medical history and ask you a few questions before approving you for surgery, or not. If you are approved, the doctor will prescribe a treatment plan that is unique to you, and that gives you the realistic results you expect.

9- Two Decades of Surgical Experience

For twenty years, Dr. Moein has been helping patients like you achieve their aesthetic ideals. The doctor is trusted worldwide for his state-of-the-art surgical techniques that give patients realistic results they love. Ask the cosmetic doctor the questions you have in mind and draw on his wealth of cosmetic surgical knowledge.

10- Top Cosmetic Surgery Reviews

Dr. Moein is highly reviewed by his patients on the internet’s top-tier review sites like RealSelf, Vitals, Healthy Grades, Doctor Base, and Yelp. Patients who are willing to go out of their way to post about their experiences with Dr. Moeinolmolki are worth listening to. Dr. Moein cares about his patients and it shows in every review listed on his behalf.

11- Trustworthy & Backed by Professional Affiliations

With so many online reviews, one thing is clear. Patients feel good when they put their aesthetic ideals in the hands of an artist like Dr. Moein. Dr. Moein is backed by several prestigious organizations, including the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Moein was also nominated one of the 10 Best Plastic Surgeons according to Patient Satisfaction by the American Institute of Plastic surgeons.

12- Unique Body Contouring Surgical Plans

When you first sit down with Dr. Moein, he’s going to ask you why you came to see him. In other words, what part of yourself are you looking to improve? The answer to that question, along with your unique medical history and background, will help the doctor formulate a one-of-a-kind treatment plan. The goal of his plan is to give you realistic results that most accurately reflect the results you see in your mind’s eye. The doctor will speak to you about the results you can expect and will ensure you that you are on the right path to finally feeling that boost of self-esteem you’ve been missing.

13- Dr. Moein Lives in Los Angeles but Is Available to Anyone, Anywhere

Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki is a Los Angeles native and operates Moein Surgical Arts for the benefit of the entire Los Angeles area. However, Dr. Moein has always accepted medical tourism patients. That means that you can choose Dr. Moein as your cosmetic or body contouring surgeon from anywhere you happen to be. Do you presently live in Florida, Hawaii, or the South of France? Call the office of Moein Surgical Arts to schedule an appointment virtually, and to discuss traveling to Dr. Moein for state-of-the-art and top-rated body contouring surgery.

14- Offers Pricing Options, Seasonal Specials & Financing

Dr. Moein invites all his patients to check his website regularly for seasonal specials meant to save you money while helping you look your best. Dr. Moein also offers discounts for patients who pay cash, making cosmetic surgery more affordable. And if you find you have difficulty paying for the procedures you want, Dr. Moein works with healthcare financing companies like CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending. This lets you get the aesthetic procedures you want now, so you can worry about how you’ll pay for them later.

15- Now Accepting Virtual Consultations

Since the start of the pandemic of 2020, Dr. Moein has been accepting virtual consultations at Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California. This means that you can contact Dr. Moein from anywhere, as long as you have a stable internet connection, so that you can discuss the cosmetic procedures you want from the comfort of your home or office. Dr. Moein can then recommend you schedule an in-person visit for one or more cosmetic procedures.

Ready to Achieve Your Aesthetic Ideal with the Best Body Contouring Surgeon in Los Angeles?

Dr. Moein is ready to hear from you if there are one or more aspects about yourself you do not like. Is your tummy too flabby? Are your arms too jiggly? Do you have dimples on the backs of your thighs or a flat behind? Let Dr. Moein give you aesthetic contours that make your clothes hug your curves and make your self-esteem soar. Contact us at (310)-694-4486 to schedule a consultation.

Top Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures to Bring Out Your Best Look This Season

Are you unhappy with the visible signs of aging, but unsure what to do about it? Don’t let your spirit fall with the leaves this season! There are many minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to help you. And there are even non-invasive procedures available to help combat and resolve a number of issues that may concern you.

According to the Plastic Surgery Statistics Report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 16,349,031 minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in 2019. They included submental fullness under the chin to stubborn and unwanted cellulite. Below is a detailed list of the top minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to help you look and feel your best. They are all with little to no downtime!

Getting Rid of a Double Chin Without Surgery

We’ve all been there. Reminiscing as we stare at old photos, wishing we’d stuck our chin up and out to relieve the submental fat that’s settled beneath our face. In a study on the impact of submental fat (double chin) on one’s appearance and self-confidence, Allergan found that nearly half of people find it bothering. 55% of women and 40% of men are affected by this area. Therefore, there’s no wonder why effective treatments have grown in popularity.

Kybella for Double Chin Treatment

Chin Treatment - Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedure

Kybella is an FDA approved, injectable treatment that can be administered over several sessions to help you achieve the chiseled and toned face you desire. Each treatment can be completed in 20 to 30 minutes and will lead to permanent results. Kybella can also dissolve the submental fullness beneath your chin. It will be producing these permanent results within 4-6 weeks after your final treatment.

With this minimally invasive, low-cost procedure, you can have that chiseled jawline you’re used to seeing in the movies. But maybe, you’re not worried about your chin. Given the number of filters and Facetune used so regularly these days, it’s easy to wish your skin had that same supple, natural glow. Luckily, there’s a fix for that as well.

Minimally Invasive Skin Treatments

From age spots to wrinkles, there are many reasons men and women are insecure about their skin. While a full facelift (Rhytidectomy) may have been typical in the past, there are many treatments now that allow for younger-looking skin, without having to plan for surgery.

A popular treatment is one that involves “resurfacing” of the skin. The doctors will apply different techniques to shed the top layer of epidermis on your face, making way for fresh, new skin to come to the surface. While this sounds intense, there are several procedures today that are effective and require little downtime.

Renuvion for Younger Looking Skin

Renuvion for Younger Looking Skin

Renuvion is a non-surgical procedure geared towards rejuvenating the skin on your face, neck, and body by tightening and resurfacing the skin. This resurfacing will fade the appearance of typical insecurities such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, uneven pigmentation, and Melasma. This procedure works similarly to lasering, where the doctors apply plasma energy to the skin to produce the desired results.

In just a single afternoon treatment you can be on your way to firmer, younger-looking skin. We know that facial sagging and dark spots can be a troublesome issue, especially after summer sun exposure. Renuvion is a treatment that can help you resolve a wide array of bothersome skin issues.

A major bonus to Renuvion is that you only need a single treatment to achieve results. Typical recovery time averages from 2-3 weeks after the procedure. You may experience some irritation and swelling, followed by steadily improving results over several months after the initial treatment.

Co2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Unlike Renuvion, which uses sound energy, Co2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing uses an ablative laser to resurface small areas of the skin. While results from this procedure are achieved over the course of multiple quick sessions, downtime is significantly less than Renuvion. You may experience mild sunburn symptoms for about three days, but that’s about it.

This minimally-invasive procedure uses a Carbon Dioxide laser to achieve resurfacing results designed to fade dark spots, scars, and fine lines and wrinkles. This specific laser is the most powerful in its class. We can use it to achieve youthful skin on the face, neck, and hands. The Co2 laser is also efficient in removing sunspots and precancerous tumors often found on the skin.

Skin tightening, resurfacing, and submental fat removal are effective. They are sought-after facial treatments, but some people may feel they need more than these treatments have to offer. The advanced world of cosmetic procedures has given us a non-surgical facelift that will effectively resolve a number of major skin issues.

La Silhouette Instalift Procedure

La Silhouette Instalift Procedure

It is now possible to achieve the contoured and firm look of a surgical facelift, without major surgery. La Silhouette Instalift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure designed to achieve younger-looking skin by targeting signs of aging such as deep wrinkles, loss of collagen and fullness, and sagging skin around the eyes, cheeks, and neck.

This procedure requires no incisions, leaves no scarring, and has no downtime. Doctors can perform this quick and effective skin treatment in under an hour in their office. You’ll be home that very day, only to return a few times per year to maintain your results with injectables. The beauty of this beauty treatment lies in the ability to achieve a newly contoured face and youthful appearance in one session, with little effect on your busy schedule.

Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures for the Body

While signs of facial aging are a stressor for men and women alike, stubborn body issues are on the forefront of people’s minds as well. From cellulite to age spots, your body is not immune to the signs of aging. These minimally invasive cosmetic procedures can have you feeling more confident in your body’s appearance. It will lead to increased serotonin for a variety of reasons.

Velashape for Cellulite Reduction

This non-invasive procedure can achieve targeted results in effectively removing the stubborn dimples that never seem to go away, even with exercise. Velashape will feel similar to a massage. It similarly uses a vacuum treatment. It also uses massage rollers to prepare the skin for the light energy used to target the cellulite.

The performance time for Velashape is under an hour with no downtime and often immediate results. While you may need a series of treatments depending on your specific circumstance, results will gradually improve over time with cellulite being severely diminished or eliminated over the course of three months.

Velashape for Body Contouring

Velashape for Body Contouring

Who doesn’t want an improved body shape, without the struggle of targeted and oftentimes inefficient exercises? Velashape for body contouring is a non-invasive procedure that uses the same technology and similar processes as other cellulite reduction procedures. With Velashape body contouring, you can also reduce fullness in areas of your body that have been stubborn in the past.

Similar to the cellulite reduction procedure, Velashape body contouring requires no downtime. Therefore, doctors can perform it in one afternoon with results achieved after six treatments. Like many body-altering procedures, we can enhance and maintain the results with appropriate diet and exercise.

Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon for Your Goals

You need to choose a cosmetic surgeon that is widely practiced and experienced in their field, and one that will understand your goals. Most of all, you want a professional who will be honest with you about how to attain your aesthetic objectives.

At Moein Surgical Arts, Dr. Moein and his team are committed to providing you with the best cosmetic procedure money can buy. Not only will he help you choose the right procedure to achieve your aesthetic goals, but the team at Moein Surgical Arts will equip you with the tools necessary to maintain them.

Don’t spend another minute watching the seasons change. And stop dreaming of ways to refresh your skin or target stubborn body issues. Instead, call (310) 694-4486 to schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Moein to determine which procedure might be best for you.

How Renuvion Rejuvenates Your Skin Compared to Laser Treatments

Aging will one day visit us all.

When that happens, your age will begin to show on your face, and particularly

on your neck. Your arms and thighs may begin to sag, and your belly may become mushier than you would like.

Innovations in cosmetic surgery have now made it possible to turn back the years with cutting-edge skin rejuvenation. One technology that is proving popular with aesthetic surgery patients everywhere is Renuvion. Otherwise known as J-Plasma, this new skin-tightening technology can make you look years younger while giving your face any other treatment areas a youthful glow.

In years past, laser cosmetic surgery was the technology everyone hailed as the latest skin-rejuvenating wonder. So, let us compare the two.

The following pits Renuvion against lasers to determine which one is most successful and cost-effective at giving you age-defying skin.

What is Renuvion or J-Plasma?

J-Plasma is an amazing technology straight out of a sci-fi movie. Scientists figured out that if you take radiofrequency energy and pass through it a concentrated stream of helium energy, a helium plasma energy results. Often described as the fourth state of matter (following liquid, solid, and gas), the helium plasma emitted by the hand-held Renuvion device heats-up your skin and the underlying tissue.

As the stream of J-Plasma is emitted to the treatment area by your cosmetic surgeon, the tissue becomes heated under the energy stream, yet the surrounding tissues are left undisturbed. This precision of the targeted area allows your surgeon to get to smaller, hard-to-reach areas like the regions around the eyes, and those around the cheeks and jowls.

stimulates new skin

As the skin heats up, a tightening effect takes place, which erases fine lines and wrinkles, and gives your favorite features a taut appearance. J-Plasma simultaneously exfoliates, removes imperfections, and stimulates new skin growth. When the Renuvion device is used on the lower layers of skin, the result is the production of fresh collagen-rich tissue, which gives the skin a lighter, more youthful tone.

How is Renuvion Different Than Laser Resurfacing Treatments?

Laser resurfacing, or CO2 fractional skin resurfacing, used to be the go-to procedure for issues like skin-discoloration, minor facial wrinkles, fine lines, and scars, and the procedure is still in use today.

Like Renuvion, lasers heat the tissues at the treatment area, which creates the intended tightening effect.

The biggest difference between the two is the precision that is allowed by the Renuvion hand-held applicator. Lasers are used to treat general areas and the outer layers of skin could be affected. Renuvion is far more precise. Not to mention, the new and amazing technology is associated with faster recovery times when compared to similar laser treatments.

The Battle: J-Plasma Over Laser Cosmetics

Now that you know more about J-Plasma and laser cosmetics technology, let us weigh one procedure against the other.

Are You a Good Candidate?

You are considered a good candidate for Renuvion or laser cosmetics if you are in good general health and have realistic outcomes for the results. The first step is to schedule an appointment with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. Even though Renuvion is considered a non-surgical procedure in nature, a cosmetic surgeon has the expertise to apply both Renuvion and lasers to achieve the intended youth-defying effects.

A cosmetic surgeon will require a consultation before you can be allowed to schedule for Renuvion or lasers, for the sake of your health and safety.

What Can J-Plasma and Lasers Be Used to Correct?

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We can use renuvion to correct the following skin defects.

  •  Minor acne scars
  •  Moderate signs of aging (fine lines and mild wrinkles)
  •  Moderate sun damage (dark spots, pigment changes, and freckles)
  •  Crow’s feet around the eyes
  •  Fine lines around the mouth
  •  Moderate signs of loose skin on the body

We can also use J-Plasma on the:

  •  Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Back
  •  Bra area
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  •  Thighs (helps with cellulite!)
  •  Flanks
  • Knees

Lasers can be used on the same parts of the body, but there is a major difference.

The CO2 lasers used in cosmetic surgery ablate or heat up the tissues on and around the treatment area. The lasers target water in the soft tissue, vaporizing it, and removing it entirely.

Renuvion works differently. The stream of energy heats the tissues without vaporization taking place. This helps to channel the heat-induced injury to the necessary depths to stimulate the most collagen production. This is where the amazing acne and scar fighting effects take place.

Lasers are also safer on lighter toned skin. J-Plasma, on the other hand, can be used safely on both light and dark skin.

Are There Risks to J-Plasma and Laser Technology?

There are risks to all procedures, including non-surgical procedures like Renuvion.

With Renuvion, complications are rare. You could experience unintended burns (either deep ones or superficial), visible scarring, permanent nerve injury, pain, and unacceptable cosmetic results, just to name a few. Choosing a skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon can further decrease your chances of experiencing any negative side effects of the skin-rejuvenating technique.

With laser cosmetics, you risk infection and swelling at the treatment area. Remember, lasers completely remove the outer layer of skin. This means it is critical that you follow post-operative care instructions as provided by your cosmetic surgeon. Use bacterial soap and try not to touch the treatment area, keeping it covered and treated adequately to reduce infection risks and reduce discomfort and swelling.

With lasers, an adult should remain by your side or at least within calling range for the first 24-hours after surgery. You should restrict activities the day of surgery and for several days afterward.

As you can see, the downtime for lasers is much longer and more difficult than that of Renuvion.

Is There Any Downtime with Renuvion?

You may need a few days of downtime to recover after your J-Plasma treatment. This is time your body is taking to heal from the treatments, building the most collagen where you need it most. You should be back to your normal activities after a week.

Renuvion cusecs younger skin

As you can see, Renuvion offers a much easier recovery period than lasers, letting you get back to your regular routine with fresher, younger skin.

How Are the Renuvion and Laser Procedures Performed?

Renuvion is performed in the surgeon’s office using local, general anesthesia.

The procedure begins with tiny incisions that are placed in areas of the body where they can easily be hidden. These incision sites act as entry points for the tip of the Renuvion device. These openings are strategically placed so that your cosmetic surgeon can access the necessary tissues under the skin around the treatment areas.

Renuvion takes around thirty-minutes or less to complete, and you can go straight home after the procedure.

With ablative laser resurfacing, the cosmetic surgeon will direct the intense beam of light energy at the treatment location. The laser burns through the outer layer of skin and the underlying layer, known as the dermis and epidermis. This heating of both layers is when collagen production begins to take place, resulting in better skin texture and tone.

The entire laser procedure can take between thirty-minutes and two-hours, depending on the size of the treatment area, and how many areas you wish to treat. You can also go home following laser surgery, but you should always have someone drive you in case you recover slowly from anesthesia.

What Results Can You Expect from J-Plasma vs. Lasers?

Whether you intended to erase fine lines or eliminate your acne scars, you should see immediate results with every Renuvion treatment. Your skin will look and feel tighter and firmer. The texture will appear more vibrant with a healthy glow.

Results with every Renuvion treatment

The beauty of Renuvion is that the results continue to show even months after leaving the cosmetic surgical center. This longer lasting effect is caused by your body continuing to produce collagen and restructure the treatment area over time, making it look younger than ever the more time passes.

How long do the effects last? Well, the J-Plasma technology was only developed four years ago, and the original test subjects are still showing significant results. The results are predicted to last five years or longer when backed up by a healthy skin care routine.

When it comes to instant results, Renuvion beats laser resurfacing by a mile. Some aesthetic patients may see immediate results at the treatment areas, but most will not see the intended results for up to a year afterward. The results can last for years.

Of course, both treatments cannot stop the effects of aging, but Renuvion gives you instant gratification and results that keep on giving. Though the results can be long-lasting, if you are looking for immediacy, laser skin tightening may not be right for you.

How Much Does Renuvion Cost?

A single Renuvion treatment costs between $3,000 and $15,000. The amount you pay will depend on the experience level of the surgeon you choose, the location of the practice, and the extent of your skin rejuvenating treatment.

How Much is Laser Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is likely to cost just under $2,000 per treatment. This fee does not include other surgical expenses that may be associated with the procedure.

While Renuvion may be a bit more expensive, the technology is still new. The fees could decrease over time. But many patients are happy to pay the higher fees if it means less downtime and more amazing skin-healing effects!

Conclusion

Both Renuvion and laser resurfacing can give you younger looking skin while erasing wrinkles and defects like acne scarring. The more difficult downtime and risk of complications are now pushing more cosmetic patients to trying Renuvion. A single half-hour treatment could give you better, more youthful looking skin. What are you waiting for?

Ready to Rejuvenate Your Skin with Renuvion?

Dr. Moen of Moein Surgical Arts just opened a new state-of-the-art surgical center in Los Angeles, California. Schedule your initial virtual consultation now with Dr. Moein. This video-based chat will help you determine if you are a good candidate for Renuvion or Laser technology, and what you can expect from either procedure. Call (310) 694-4486 and ask how to get younger, glowing skin with the help of Dr. Moein!

Adding Volume to Your Butt with Implants

Do you wish that your rear end had a bit more volume and curve to it? Sometimes a flat butt can prevent us from being happy with our body. Butt implants can be the perfect solution to body-image issues.

Each butt implant procedure is specifically designed to the patient’s body in order to enhance their natural contours and shape. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein will sit with you to discuss exactly what you want out of your procedure. Dr. Moein will help you decide which implant shape works best for your body and produces the perfect amount of volume.

If you want a curvaceous body and a fuller, rounder butt, contact us to schedule a consultation. Dr. Moein will help you attain your dream body.

Ab Etching – Body-Sculpting Technique

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

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

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

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

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

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