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The Future of Facial Fillers

Like most areas of medicine, aesthetics is changing rapidly. One of the largest improvements has been in the area of facial dermal fillers. These help to restore volume loss and fill in deep lines. There are many options on the market and our Torrance plastic surgery practice is proud to provide almost all of them! One of the biggest requests we've had is to provide a subtle lift and the desire to have fuller cheeks. The breakthrough product in making this happen is , created by …

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New You in the New Year: Liposuction versus. 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 routine or change their body. We love to see the results of these very personal resolutions. To assist in making 2015 your best year yet, we have a range of fat removal and body sculpting options. removes fat only and then relies on the skin's elasticity to contract. Because our office uses ultrasound assisted liposuction for most patients, we are able …

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Our Office on Nightline!

On January 1, 2015, our office was highlighted in a Nightline special regarding breast reconstruction after breast cancer. This segment is helping women understand some of their options for breast reconstruction and shows some of our own patients going through this process. If you missed it you can WATCH IT HERE.

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Join us for a Cool Night Out

On Thursday, January 15 from 6 - 8:30 p.m., our Torrance office will be hosting a fun-filled evening. Our Cool Night Out event will highlight our non-surgical fat reduction treatment, CoolSculpting®. We will be doing live demos of CoolSculpting, raffling off free treatments, and hosting consultations for anyone interested. We'll also have food and drinks, presentations by the maker of CoolSculpting, and our skin care specialists will be on hand to answer other questions for you. The event is free to attend but you must …

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How CoolSculpting® Works for Non-Surgical Body Contouring

South Bay Plastic Surgeons has the newest equipment in non-surgical body contouring! The procedure safely and effectively eliminates subcutaneous fat and is a great addition to other options for body contouring. Some men and women are hesitant to undergo liposuction or surgical fat removal and this is a fantastic option to remove stubborn tissue. How Does it Work? The process is fairly simple. An applicator is applied to the treatment area and suctions in the tissue that is being treated. Cooling plates in the applicator …

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Permanent Makeup: More Than Cosmetic

Meet Valerie! If you've ever visited our office on a Friday, then you may have met our artist Valerie Gilbert. She is a master at cosmetic tattooing, which includes permanent makeup along with the final stage of breast reconstruction - nipple and areolar tattooing. For many women, this is the end of a long and difficult journey and Valerie helps to complete this process with her wonderful technique, patience, and always happy personality. Micro pigmentation (cosmetic tattoo) inserts color pigments into the dermal layer of …

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Anesthesia: Why Board Certification Matters

places patient safety in the highest regard. We only use board-certified anesthesiologists to administer sedation and monitor vital signs throughout surgery. It is of utmost importance that a specialist is present to handle this so that our surgeons can focus on their work. If you get a quote for cosmetic surgery and it contains a nominal fee for anesthesiology, you should investigate who is administering the sedation. Is it the surgeon? Is it a nurse? The importance of finding a doctor who values your well-being …

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Vectra 3D: The Crystal Ball of Cosmetic Surgery

Our Torrance plastic surgery group is known for excellent cosmetic surgery results for breast, body and face. For patients who'd like another layer of reassurance as to how they'll look after a cosmetic enhancement, we have the latest version of the VECTRA® 3D imaging system. When our patients attend a cosmetic surgery consultation at our Torrance office, our  system can give them a digital look into their future! What is the VECTRA 3D Imaging System? The VECTRA 3D imaging system was developed by Canfield, a technology company …

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Everything You Want to Know About "Gummy Bear" Implants

Have you heard of "Gummy Bear" ? Do you wonder what they are and how they might compare to saline, gel-filled and other types of implants? “Gummy bear” is actually an informal name that doesn't describe a specific implant. It is used to describe a group of relatively solid gel-filled implants. Historically, implants were filled with a watery form of silicone that was more likely to leak. Current gel-filled implants are filled with a more solid form of silicone that holds its shape if the …

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Facial Rejuvenation 101: Facelifts

If you look in your mirror and are concerned about signs of facial aging that are no longer completely addressed through non-surgical means such as BOTOX®, laser procedures and/or spa treatments, it may be time to consider a surgical procedure to turn back the clock and restore a more youthful visage! What is a Facelift? A is an elective surgical procedure with the goal to create a younger appearance. It can be done at any age, although most of our Torrance facelift patients are between …

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