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How Common Is Injectable Filler Removal?

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The next trending cosmetic surgery procedure may not be what you expect. If you're a fan of celebrity news, you may have recently heard Kylie Jenner or Vicki Gunvalson (of "Real Housewives" fame) sharing their decisions to undergo removal of their . If you're considering facial fillers at our Manhattan Beach-area plastic surgery practice, you should know how common filler removal is, as well as how it's completed. In our experience, filler removal—technically filler dissolution—is the exception, rather than the norm. This is because fillers, …

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Ideas to Help You Sleep Tight After Breast Augmentation

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After breast augmentation—or any surgery, for that matter—rest is paramount. But getting the sleep you need during recovery can be tough. Our breast augmentation patients have taught our Manhattan Beach-area surgeons a thing or 2 about the breast augmentation recuperation process—and we’re sharing their tips here. Why Sleep? Resting with your eyes closed can feel nice, but it’s simply not the same as sleep. When you fall asleep, your body undergoes a series of physiological changes and enters into a state of repair and true …

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4 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Liposuction

4 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Liposuction

is one of the most gratifying cosmetic procedures we offer our Manhattan Beach plastic surgery patients. That’s because liposuction can sculpt and slim areas of the body that diet and exercise sometimes can’t. (We all know the frustration of trying to “spot treat” our trouble zones.) With relatively little downtime and results that can last several years, it’s no wonder so many people choose this popular body contouring procedure. Once you’ve decided to have liposuction, it’s important to choose a provider who is qualified to …

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Choosing the Right Breast Implants—It’s About More Than Size

Choosing the Right Breast Implants

You've thought about getting breast implants for years and now it's time for the consultation. After hours of browsing before-and-after photos and celebrity bikini pictures, you've got a good idea about the outcome you want. Now it's time to choose the breast implants. This is the moment of truth for patients from Manhattan Beach to Newport Beach who come to South Bay Plastic Surgeons. Choosing breast implants, though, involves much more than deciding on a size. That's because several other factors influence the results of …

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VASERlipo®: A Gentle Liposuction Alternative

VASERlipo® at South Bay Plastic Surgeons

Multiple liposuction techniques are available these days, making your choice more complicated than simply deciding to get the procedure. Traditional manual liposuction remains an effective option for many patients, but South Bay Plastic Surgeons is excited to now offer VASERlipo, a gentler and versatile alternative for fat reduction. Women and men considering liposuction from throughout the South Bay, including Manhattan Beach, can now travel to our practice in Torrance to have VASERlipo performed. What Is VASERlipo? VASERlipo uses precisely controlled ultrasonic energy to break up …

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Mommy Makeover- Get that Glow

If I could have the skin of anyone it wouldn’t be JLo (although her glow IS amazing), it would be our esthetician, Erica. She has this gorgeous, clear, vibrant, and silky skin that seems too perfect to be attainable. I met with her for my skin analysis and facial (our New Patient Facial is complimentary for every new client to our spa) and she asked me what my goals were for my skin. I explained that the primary concerns were pore size in my T-zone …

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Mommy Makeover- Eyebrows Are So Hot Right Now

When I said I was suffering from extreme hair loss after Kai was born I wasn’t just talking about the hair on my head. My eyebrows are becoming very sparse and my right eyebrow has a noticeable bald-spot. In our office the best solution for eyebrow thinning is permanent makeup. Our cosmetic makeup artist, Valerie is a true gem. She is always in a good mood, incredibly thoughtful and kind and a true artist. She does all our permanent makeup including eyebrows, eyeliner and nipple-areolar …

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Mommy Makeover- The First Step

Camille before having her child Kai

I like to do the easy things first. In the interview for my current position when I was asked, "What would you say is one of your flaws," I didn't come out and say procrastination- that's not the right word- but I did say that I tend to leave difficult tasks on the table until I have a chance to analyze them. So, for my Mommy Makeover at our Torrance med spa and plastic surgery center, I decided that I would work up to diet …

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A New Mommy and Her Makeover

My Mommy Makeover - The Beginning About 4 months ago I had a baby. He is insanely adorable- all cheeks with a toothless smile that could melt the heart of the abominable snowman. He was unplanned (don't judge) and by far, the most exciting surprise of my life. I worked really hard the first trimester to not gain a ton of weight by eating really clean and exercising often. By the second trimester most of that intention was violently thrown out the window. Between the …

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Our Current Newsletter

For our New Year, New Body CoolSculpting® Event on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m.   Kick-start your New Year's resolutions with this nonsurgical fat reduction treatment. We'll share information and offer special discounts on CoolSculpting treatments. Want to learn more about CoolSculpting? Check out the on our site and our patient . RSVP for our event .   Join us in welcoming our new team member, Jill Morgan! Jill joins our practice with 7 years of experience as an aesthetician. She …

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