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CoolSculpting®: Before, During, & After Treatment

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As body contouring grows increasingly popular, more patients are interested in nonsurgical treatments such as CoolSculpting®. At our Manhattan Beach-area plastic surgery practice, we help men and women every day who want to freeze away stubborn fat. CoolSculpting is an excellent choice for those who are new to cosmetic procedures. But if you’re unsure of what to expect, don’t worry–we're here to help. You can feel more confident heading into treatment by knowing what lies ahead. In this blog post, we’ll walk step-by-step through the …

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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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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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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 Los Angeles area, including Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Hermosa Beach, can now travel to our practice in Torrance to have VASERlipo performed. What Is VASERlipo? VASERlipo uses precisely …

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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

lor Men and women in the Los Angeles 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. We tailor each body sculpting procedure to fit your body's needs. It can include a variety of contouring surgeries such as a tummy tuck, …

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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. at our Manhattan Beach-area practice can eliminate these fat deposits with minimal discomfort and downtime. Everyone understands what …

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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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