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Everything You Need To Know About Getting Rid of Your Double Chin With Chin Liposuction!

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If you are finding it difficult to love your double chin, chin liposuction may be the answer. When fat deposits accumulate under the chin area, you lose the contours of your profile and look older. These fat deposits can build up under your chin due to genetics, aging, or weight gain, and they are difficult to target fat through diet and exercise. Liposuction is commonly used to eliminate excess fat in the abdomen, hips, or thighs, but it can work just as well on the …

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Are Tummy Tuck Results Permanent?

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You will be happy to know that tummy tuck results are permanent, but be aware that weight fluctuations can affect your new contours. During a tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon will remove excess skin and strengthen abdominal muscles to achieve a streamlined effect. You do have to be at a stable weight before the procedure to achieve optimal results, and it's important to stay at a stable weight after the procedure to maintain that taut tummy. After your tummy tuck, you will typically need around …

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3 Things You Should Know About What To Expect After Your Facelift

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Your face is a mirror of your inner self and can reflect joy, radiance, and growth. You don’t want your face to reflect the passing years but rather the age you feel inside. A facelift can do exactly that by giving your face and neck a subtle refresh and recapturing a more youthful look. You likely have many questions and concerns about what to expect after your facelift procedure. How long will I need to be off work? When can I resume exercise? Will I …

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How Soon Can I Exercise After Breast Augmentation & Other Recovery Tips

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If your breasts have lost volume, changed shape, or started to sag due to pregnancy or weight loss, breast augmentation is a great option for you. You probably did a ton of research and planning before your breast augmentation, but what should you expect after the procedure? Patients often worry about getting back to their regular routines, asking, "How soon can I exercise after my breast augmentation" and "When can I travel again?" If you're planning for breast augmentation, here are some helpful tips for …

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What To Expect at Your Dermal Filler Appointment (Watch a Real Treatment!)

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Thinking about stopping in for dermal fillers at our med spa in Torrance, CA? Whether you’ve tried other treatments before or are totally new to the cosmetic world, trying fillers for the first time can certainly cause a few butterflies—especially for those who don’t love needles. With the right prep (and the right injector!), however, you can enjoy a breezy treatment experience and achieve results you can’t wait to show off. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through what to expect when getting fillers, …

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How To Determine Whether You Are a Tummy Tuck Candidate

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Should I get a tummy tuck? It’s a question our Torrance, CA, plastic surgery patients often ask when they’re in pursuit of a tighter, flatter tummy. While tummy tuck surgery certainly has what it takes to create a toned midsection, it’s not always the best approach, and it’s not right for everyone. In this blog post, we’ll share a few pointers for determining whether you’re an ideal tummy tuck candidate, both physically and emotionally. Make sure your concerns match up with tummy tuck indications. You …

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Halo™ Laser Skin Resurfacing vs. BBL: 3 Big Differences You Need to Know About

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When it comes to laser skin rejuvenation, two of the most popular treatments available today are Halo laser skin resurfacing and BBL. At our med spa in Torrance, our clients are huge fans of the way these treatments address sun damage, dark spots, fine lines, and more. While they treat many of the same concerns, they do so in different ways, and they each offer their own set of unique benefits. What’s the difference between Halo and BBL? In this blog, we’ll talk about the …

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To Lift or Not to Lift? Comparing Facelifts & Less Invasive Options

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When it comes to anti-aging, there’s been a gold-standard procedure reigning for decades: the facelift. At our Torrance, CA, plastic surgery practice and around the world, people trust the facelift to take years off their looks by lifting, repositioning, and reshaping the delicate tissues of the lower face and neck. But facelifts aren’t without their drawbacks—risks, invasiveness, and recovery time, just to name a few. As more and more innovative nonsurgical treatments emerge each year, it has many of our patients wondering: Have nonsurgical options …

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The Busy Mom’s Guide to the Mommy Makeover

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You’re a mom on the go with kids to look after, work and social obligations to fulfill, and responsibilities to spare. You devote most of your time and attention to caring for the ones around you—it’s time you showed yourself the same love! Getting a mommy makeover in Los Angeles may seem like a big commitment for a busy mom like you, but with a little planning and some help from your support system, it’s totally doable. Read on to learn what moms on the …

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What to Look for in Breast Augmentation Before and After Pictures

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Thinking about breast augmentation? It’s no secret that looking through before and after photos by plastic surgeons near you will play a big part in your research. Before and after pictures offer an unfiltered look into what a surgeon is capable of and what awaits you on the other side of surgery. But do you know what you should be looking for as you click through each transformation? Read on to learn more about great things to see in a surgeon’s photo gallery, red flags to …

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