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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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Breast Reduction: Not Just for Hollywood A-Listers

If you experience shoulder or back pain, grooves from bra straps, or frequent irritation or rashes beneath your breasts as a result of overly large breasts, a at our Torrance or Beverly Hills practice might eliminate these problems. Some of our breast reduction patients have none of the physical symptoms mentioned above, but seek to have breasts that are more proportionate to the rest of their figure. Dissatisfaction with appearance and difficulty finding clothing often plague women with very large breasts. Unlike other cosmetic procedures, …

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Introducing Dr. Whitney A. Burrell

There's a new face at our Torrance plastic surgery office: that of skilled . A cancer surgeon's daughter who hails from Atlanta, Dr. Burrell has trained at some of America's most prestigious institutions, including Columbia, Princeton and Weill Cornell Medical College, on her journey to become a plastic surgeon. Her undergraduate degree was earned at Princeton, as well as a general studies certificate from Columbia. Her medical school training was completed at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.  Dr. Burrell then enrolled in a 3-year …

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Breast Reconstruction Primer Part 2: SGAP, IGAP, TUG & PAP

South Bay Plastic Surgeons in Torrance perform a variety of breast reconstruction procedures. This article describes the final four in our series: SGAP, IGAP, TUG and PAP breast reconstruction methods. The Benefits of Flap Reconstruction Compared with Implant Reconstruction The primary benefit of flap reconstruction, whether it uses tissue from the back, buttocks, thighs or abdomen, is the ability to utilize tissue from the patient’s own body, which can lead to better healing and/or a more natural appearance. Sometimes additional tissue (flap) is needed to replace …

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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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Small Treatments That Make a Big Difference!

Looking for ways to improve your appearance that don’t require surgery and won’t break the bank? We’ve got ‘em! Here are some of our staff’s favorite beauty treatments! Hand Rejuvenation: If your hands look older than your face, an IPL treatment plus dermal filler will reduce wrinkles and plump the back of your hands for a softer, younger look! Collagen Boost: Want to stimulate collagen and improve facial tone and texture? Sculptra® plus micro-needling does the trick! Have a recessed chin? Before you have surgery, …

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Breast Reconstruction Primer: DIEP, SIEA, Free TRAM and Pedicled TRAM

As you know, the skilled plastic surgeons at South Bay Plastic Surgeons in Torrance perform a variety of breast reconstruction procedures. This article describes four common breast reconstruction methods: Free TRAM flap, Pedicled TRAM flap DIEP flap and SIEA flap   These four breast reconstruction procedures all use tissue (flaps) from the abdomen to reconstruct the breast(s). The primary difference between them is the choice and management of blood vessels to nourish the abdominal flap once it has been relocated to the chest wall. The …

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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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