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What Should I Look for in Liposuction Before-and-After Photos?

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For men and women considering liposuction in the Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach areas, looking through before-and-after photos is an essential step in the research process. Photos of a surgeon’s work speak volumes, not only about their skill in a given procedure, but also about considerations such as attention to detail, experience working with diverse body types, and more. In this blog post, we'll share a few key things you should look for as you browse liposuction before-and-after photo galleries while researching potential surgeons. Inconspicuous …

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The 4 Emotions You’ll Feel After Breast Augmentation

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When we consult with women considering breast augmentation in Torrance, CA, from across the Manhattan Beach area, we want them to know we’re here to support them every step of the way. That support includes providing plenty of information about what to expect throughout the surgical process. Breast augmentation can be a highly rewarding decision that leaves you feeling more confident in your skin, but that’s not to say the journey doesn’t include a few highs and lows along the way. Between the anticipation ahead …

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The “Bo-Curious” Generation—Why Millennials Are Into BOTOX®

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It’s not surprising that many members of the Millennial generation are becoming “Bo-curious.” A recent survey on RealSelf revealed that 51% of people between the ages of 18 to 34 are considering a cosmetic treatment in the next year. As BOTOX Cosmetic has remained one of the most popular treatments at our Torrance practice and throughout the U.S., it makes total sense that the treatment is growing in popularity among younger men and women. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at why Millennials …

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CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction: Which Is Right for You?

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When it comes to body contouring, CoolSculpting and liposuction are the go-to treatments for our Torrance, CA, patients. Both options offer powerful fat reduction results that help the men and women who visit us feel more confident in their skin. However, these treatments do very different things and involve very different treatment experiences. The choice between them is ultimately a personal one, but it’s important to know the key differences between each approach. Which body contouring treatment is right for you? In this blog post, …

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Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, or Both?

Woman confident at the beach after breast lift and breast augmentation

Many women interested in enhancing their breasts aren’t sure which procedure will help them achieve the best results. Breast lifts and breast augmentation are among the most popular procedure options at our Torrance, CA, practice, but they offer very different solutions to common breast concerns. The choice between these surgeries can be a confusing one. That’s why we’re here to help. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at what each procedure can and can’t achieve. Plus, we’ll explain why taking a combined …

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Your Top CoolSculpting® Questions Answered

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It’s likely you’ve heard about CoolSculpting at our Manhattan Beach-area practice in Torrance. The nonsurgical body contouring approach has become a favorite of men and women who are looking to slim stubborn fat pockets without surgery. But as popular as the treatment is, many people still have questions about how it works, who it’s right for, and why it’s worth trying. In this blog post, we’re answering a few of your most commonly asked CoolSculpting questions. Q: How does CoolSculpting work? A: CoolSculpting works using …

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Your Liposuction Recovery Timeline

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Liposuction can be an exciting solution for those who have struggled with stubborn fat deposits. If you’re considering liposuction at our Manhattan Beach-area practice in Torrance, knowing what to expect during recovery is a great way to feel even more empowered and excited about your next step. This blog post will discuss the factors that influence the recovery timeline and explain what you’ll experience through each step of the liposuction recovery process. Recovery Time Factors In reality, there is no single recovery timeline for liposuction …

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What to Expect at Your First BOTOX® Cosmetic Appointment

Woman at her first BOTOX® Cosmetic appointment

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections at our Torrance practice are highly popular treatments for smoothing wrinkles and creating or maintaining a more youthful, rested appearance. While it’s likely you’ve heard about the benefits of this injectable treatment, you may be uncertain about what to expect when you visit us for your first BOTOX procedure. This blog post will walk you through your first BOTOX treatment, from your initial consultation to your final results. Why BOTOX? BOTOX is a nonsurgical approach for smoothing lines and wrinkles such as horizontal …

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Our Favorite Treatments for Acne Scars

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As if acne wasn’t frustrating enough on its own, it often leaves behind unsightly scars that seem to resist at-home treatments. From laser resurfacing to facial fillers, Manhattan Beach-area men and women have multiple effective options to choose from when it comes to treating acne scars at our Torrance practice. In this post, we’ll review the various types of acne scars many people struggle with and the treatments we recommend for making them disappear. Cause & Types of Acne Scars Acne penetrates the skin deeply …

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When Topical Creams Don’t Deliver the Promised Results

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Topical creams are often the first step we take to address skincare concerns, thanks in part to the bold claims they make about their effects. However, surface-level treatments often only create surface-level results. In reality, only cosmetic treatments such as facial fillers can help Manhattan Beach-area men and women achieve longer-lasting results when performed at our Torrance practice. In this post, we’ll review a few claims topical creams make and offer some suggestions for deeper-level solutions. Claim #1: They reduce lines and wrinkles. Truth: Most …

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