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Does CoolSculpting® Really Work? Let’s Look at the Facts

Woman in Los Angeles, CA who has received CoolSculpting treatments that worked to eliminate fat

Ever wondered if CoolSculpting is really worth the hype? If you’ve heard about the treatment’s ability to “freeze the fat” and help you slim down without surgery, you probably have questions about how it actually works and whether you’ll really be able to see a difference. At our Torrance med spa, we perform CoolSculpting for people from Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and throughout the Los Angeles region, and we’ve seen some pretty powerful transformations. Read on to learn more about the science behind CoolSculpting and …

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Can You Breastfeed With Implants?

Woman in Los Angeles, CA with breast implants who breastfeeds her newborn

Women from all walks of life are interested in breast augmentation. Some younger patients plan to have more children in the future and worry that implants will impact their ability to breastfeed safely. Good news: Most women who get breast implants in Los Angeles can safely breastfeed, even without customizing their surgery. However, there are ways that you can be extra careful by working with your surgeon. Do breast implants affect breastfeeding?  Most women have nothing to fear when it comes to breast augmentation and …

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Facelift 101: What You Need to Know

Woman in Los Angeles, CA considering getting a facelift

Looking younger and more rejuvenated can boost your self-esteem. If you’ve been bothered by saggy jowls or deep wrinkles, you can take years off your appearance and boost your confidence with facelift surgery. Our patients from Torrance, Los Angeles, and beyond often have many questions about this procedure. How exactly is a facelift performed? Is it painful? How long does recovery take? At South Bay Plastic Surgeons, we believe every patient should feel informed before making such a personal decision. Here are the answers to several …

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We Answered the Web’s Most Common Liposuction Questions

Woman in Los Angeles, CA finding answers to common questions about liposuction

Trying to learn about liposuction by researching online can be a bit overwhelming because there are so many different techniques. We hear a lot of questions about liposuction from patients who travel from Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and throughout the South Bay to our practice. Even answering the question, "what is liposuction?" isn't as straightforward as it seems because of the different ways the procedure can be performed. In fact, that's one of the benefits of coming to a practice such as South Bay Plastic Surgeons because …

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6 Things You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal

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With warmer weather finally here, people are pulling out their swimsuits, tank tops, and shorts. Men and women are looking for ways to have smooth, hair-free bodies. There are many different treatment options when it comes to removing unwanted hair. But laser hair removal at our Los Angeles-area med spa is one of the most effective, permanent solutions.  Curious if this treatment is right for you? Here are 6 important things to consider before your first laser hair removal appointment. 1) Treatments take only minutes.  …

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Should I Get Liposuction? 5 Signs the Surgery is Right for You

Woman in Los Angeles, CA considering getting liposuction

The emergence of nonsurgical fat reduction procedures during the past 5 to 10 years spurs many women and men with unwanted fat to ask if they are good candidates for a treatment such as CoolScultping® or if they need liposuction. Patients from Manhattan Beach and throughout the Los Angeles area who travel to our practice seek the guidance of our providers on this question. In fact, one of the most-searched questions regarding cosmetic surgery is "Should I get liposuction?" That makes sense because liposuction has, …

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How to Know You’re Ready for a Facelift

Woman smiling after consultation for facelift procedure in Los Angeles, California

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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