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Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Finishing Touches in Breast Reconstruction by Valerie Gilbert

Medical tattooing pigmentation restores the areola and nipple complex to help disguise surgical scars and enhance the reconstructed breast. Nipple-areola complex (NAC) is one of the final steps toward wholeness following a mastectomy. Because our Torrance plastic surgeons encourage patients to complete the process, almost 90% of our reconstruction patients elect to restore their areola nipple complex after reconstruction through micro pigmentation (cosmetic tattooing). This not only completes the reconstruction phase but also restores the woman’s confidence as well. As SBPS’s technician, I routinely hear …

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Loving the Skin You’re In!

The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons is proud to introduce three skin products for a younger facial appearance: Sculptra®, and ZO®! and Voluma® are both injectable treatments that, like , and , will volumize your features and prompt the growth of collagen, the "framework" of a youthful face. There's a big difference however, in both of these products, and that's their longevity: both Sculptra® and Voluma® have been proven to last up to 2 years! FDA-approved Sculptra® is dramatically different from other dermal wrinkle …

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The Season for Plastic Surgery

It may surprise you to learn that winter is a great time for cosmetic enhancements! Loose-fitting clothes allow the healing process to progress with little notice compared with summer's skimpier fashions that expose more of one's body (and healing incisions). Winter is also a more casual time of year, once the holidays have passed. South Bay Mommy Makeover, , and/or patients favor the colder months for these procedures, as they can cover compression garments and/or drains with bulkier winter clothing. Many Manhattan Beach, Hermosa and Redondo plastic …

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