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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Breast Reconstruction Primer Part 1: Latissimus Dorsi and TDAP

As you know, the skilled plastic surgeons at South Bay Plastic Surgeons in Torrance perform a variety of procedures. This article describes two breast reconstruction methods: Latissimus Dorsi Flap and TDAP Flap. Both of these two breast reconstruction procedures use tissue (flaps) from the back to reconstruct the breast(s). The Latissimus Dorsi muscle is located just below the shoulder and behind the armpit. It’s involved in pulling movements, such as climbing a ladder or rowing. The Benefits of Flap Reconstruction Compared with Implant Reconstruction The primary benefit of flap reconstruction, whether it …

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Micro-Needling Yields Macro Results!

Want more youthful skin? Say "yes" to (also known as CIT or Collagen Induction Therapy), an amazing skin treatment that improves fine lines; fades scars (including stretch marks); reduces melasma and other pigmentation, and tightens sagging skin. How Does Micro-Needling Work? As collagen production declines with aging, the skin begins to decline in tightness, brightness, and luminosity. Micro-needling increases natural collagen by creating very tiny "wounds" in the skin with 12 micro-needles housed in the sterile tip of a MicroPen™. As these wounds heal, collagen production increases, resulting in visible improvement in aging …

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Is Facial Fat Grafting Right for You?

Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, is an elective procedure wherein fat is removed via liposuction from an area or areas of your body where you don't want it (think tummy, thighs, and/or back), to a place where you do want it, such as your breasts, buttocks or face. Some of our South Bay plastic surgery patients prefer fat transfer to implants or fillers because it's "natural," i.e., a substances from their own body rather than a manufactured product that could, potentially, be rejected. While you may be familiar with fat transfer …

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