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

Two people in a pool after having body contouring procedures

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

Woman Thinking About CoolSculpting®

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

Woman relaxing on couch during liposuction recovery

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

Woman hiding acne scars.

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

Woman looking in mirror after applying skincare products.

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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Dad Bod? Here Are Your Options to Look Trimmer by Summer

Slim dad walking on the beach with his son.

While some men love rocking the “dad bod,” not every man is crazy about the pockets of unwanted fat that accumulate with age. It’s a common concern for dads who want to feel confident and youthful, especially when they hit the pool or beach in the summer. There’s good news: Body contouring procedures performed at our Torrance practice, such as liposuction and CoolSculpting®, can help Manhattan Beach-area men look and feel better than ever. In this post, we’ll look at the most common dad bod …

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6 Things to Know Before Getting Lip Injections

Woman making kiss face after getting lip fillers.

Lip augmentation is a popular treatment for people whose lips are not in harmony with their other facial features. However, many prospective patients aren’t sure exactly what to expect when they schedule a treatment. Whether you’re curious about the amount of filler to use, the qualifications you should look for in a practice, or the differences between Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®, our Hermosa Beach and Torrance area team of doctors has answers. In this post, we’ll provide an overview of the information you need to know …

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Shapewear or Surgery? When to Hang Your Spanx® and Choose Liposuction

Woman Trying on Dress After Liposuction

When it comes to unwanted bulges and bumps, many people turn to Spanx® for help. The shapewear garments are famous for their ability to smooth out a silhouette and have you looking great in a little black dress. But they’re also famous for being itchy, uncomfortable, and impossible to get in and out of. There’s a better way: liposuction. At our Torrance practice near Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, liposuction offers a body contouring solution that is customizable, long-lasting, and effective even in swimwear. In …

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