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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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New You in the New Year: Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck vs Liposuction

For many people, January is the beginning of personal goal setting. We find our office filled with people who are ready to change their beauty routines or bodies. We love to see the results of these very personal resolutions. To assist in making this your best year yet, we have a range of fat removal and body sculpting options. In this post, we will go over some differences between procedures, such as a tummy tuck and liposuction, popular with our patients from Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, …

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How CoolSculpting® Works for Non-Surgical Body Contouring

In Torrance, South Bay Plastic Surgeons offers the FDA-cleared procedure to safely and effectively reduce subcutaneous fat. CoolSculpting is a fantastic option for people from Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and throughout the South Bay who are hesitant to undergo liposuction or surgical fat removal. It is also a great addition to other options for body contouring. How Does CoolSculpting Work? This innovative procedure is based on science that found that fat cells are more sensitive to cold temperatures than other tissues. When exposed to controlled cooling, …

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Body Sculpting After Massive Weight Loss

Men and women in the South Bay area who accomplish massive weight loss as a result of diet & exercise and/or bariatric surgery, often find that after the weight is gone, they are left with unattractive and uncomfortable folds of flesh and skin. after losing large amounts of weight can improve the body you have worked so hard to achieve. Options in Post-Weight-Loss Body Sculpting Almost any area of the body can be sculpted to eliminate loose skin and remaining fat and tissue, including the …

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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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Liposuction 101

Most of us, at one time or another, have stood in front of a mirror and registered disappointment in our shape. While diet and exercise are effective tools in body shaping, some of us have discreet pockets of fat that stubbornly stick around even with the most rigorous diet and exercise regimen. Because these pockets of fat are genetic in origin, they often persist even after weight loss. can eliminate these fat deposits with minimal discomfort and downtime. Everyone understands what liposuction is. Lipo is the …

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Seeking a More Beautiful Bum?

If you have a flat and/or saggy bottom due to genetics, weight-loss/gain cycles and/or aging, we have good news. You can enjoy a fuller, rounder tush and an improved appearance in skirts, shorts and jeans through a technique called . What is Fat Transfer? Simply put, fat transfer is the process of removing unwanted fat from one or more areas of the body (such as the hips, thighs, belly, and/or back) and injecting that fat into an area where more fat is desired, such as, in …

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Mommy Makeovers

Our Torrance plastic surgeons perform Mommy Makeover surgery to help women from Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, and other nearby communities regain---as close as possible---their pre-baby bodies. Many end up looking better than ever! These personalized combination procedures usually include a breast enhancement procedure such as breast augmentation, lift, or reduction plus a tummy tuck to address stretch marks and excess tissue in the tummy area (with or without liposuction). The Breasts & Belly Might Not Bounce Back Many of our South Bay plastic surgery patients …

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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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