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How to Know You’re Ready for a Facelift

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Medical-grade skincare products may be helpful for diminishing fine lines and slowing signs of facial aging. However, as our face loses collagen and fat, even great skincare doesn't always help improve skin laxity. Some patients are hesitant to consider facelift surgery as it involves adjusting delicate tissues. However, facelift surgery at our Torrance practice can create results that nonsurgical options simply can’t achieve. Choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery is always a very personal decision. But here are a few things to consider when deciding if …

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When Is the Best Time for a Tummy Tuck?

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Choosing the right time for a tummy tuck at our Los Angeles-area practice is essential when it comes to having a rewarding experience and enjoying strong, long-lasting results. Being prepared both mentally and physically for your transformation is one of the most important steps you can take to make sure your surgical journey is as low stress and high reward as possible. So when is the best time to pursue a tummy tuck? Let’s take a closer look. When you can comfortably afford the time …

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Wake Up Sleep-Deprived Eyes With BOTOX® & Facial Fillers

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No one wants dark circles and a sleepy appearance. Tired eyes can age your face and make you look older than you feel. If concealer and coffee breaks no longer revive your appearance, it may be time to consider BOTOX® or facial fillers. Our med spa patients from Torrance to Manhattan Beach use injectables to rejuvenate their look with zero downtime. Fillers and BOTOX can instantly give you alert eyes and a fresh, youthful glow. If you want to put your best face forward for 2020, …

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Bra Shopping After Breast Augmentation: What You Need to Know

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Breast augmentation patients at our Los Angeles-area practice love to celebrate their new bodies. For many women, the first to-do after recovery is to plan a shopping spree. Bra shopping after breast augmentation can be an exciting (if overwhelming) experience. With so many new options to choose from, you may be unsure of where to begin. When adapting to a new body after breast augmentation, we offer our Redondo and Manhattan Beach plastic surgery patients a few helpful guidelines. Here are some ways to smoothly …

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CoolSculpting®: Before, During, & After Treatment

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As body contouring grows increasingly popular, more patients are interested in nonsurgical treatments such as CoolSculpting®. At our Manhattan Beach-area plastic surgery practice, we help men and women every day who want to freeze away stubborn fat. CoolSculpting is an excellent choice for those who are new to cosmetic procedures. But if you’re unsure of what to expect, don’t worry–we're here to help. You can feel more confident heading into treatment by knowing what lies ahead. In this blog post, we’ll walk step-by-step through the …

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You Don’t Have to Be a Mommy to Get a Mommy Makeover

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You don’t have to be a mom to benefit from a mommy makeover at our Torrance plastic surgery practice. This combination of procedures offers more than its name conveys. In reality, most people who are looking to tighten up stretched skin, enhance their breasts, and shrink stubborn fat deposits at the same time are likely strong candidates. Wondering if a mommy makeover could be your key to body confidence? This blog will discuss which non-moms can benefit from a mommy makeover. What exactly is a …

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Why Liposuction Might Be Your Biggest Fitness Ally

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There’s a common misconception that liposuction is a fitness “quick fix”—that it removes large amounts of fat to give people an “easy way out” when it comes to weight loss. This myth couldn’t be less accurate. In reality, liposuction at our Torrance practice near Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, CA, isn’t a weight loss procedure at all. It’s a body contouring boost that doesn’t take the work out of fitness; instead, it highlights the hard work that has already been done. In this blog post, …

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Here’s How to Get the Lip Injection Results You Want

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One of the quickest and easiest ways to subtly elevate your appearance is lip injections with facial fillers such as JUVÉDERM®. Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach men and women frequently visit our Torrance med spa for great results, and there are a few key tips we share with them to make sure they get exactly what they’re looking for. Here are a few ways you can make sure you get lip injection results you truly love. Draw inspiration from your own best self, not from …

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FAQ: Your Mommy Makeover Questions Answered

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When we consult with people considering a mommy makeover at our Torrance practice near Long Beach, CA, our goal is to provide as much information as possible. To this end, we answer quite a few questions about the procedure daily, a few of which come up more often than others. In this blog post, we’ll share answers to some of our most commonly asked questions about the mommy makeover, from the cost to the recovery time to the results. How soon after having a baby …

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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, Redondo Beach, and greater Los Angeles area, 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 …

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