South Bay Plastic Surgeons Blog

May is Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

Here in California’s South Bay, skin cancer levels are among the highest in the country, and it’s no wonder: Southern California is bright and sunny 90% of the time, and we are all sun worshippers! We know you aren’t going to stay away from the beaches or avoid the sun (as if you could!), so we’re sending some tips your way to save your skin–and your good health! As you probably know, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US. Primarily caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, UV radiation also comes … Continue reading

Mommy Makeovers

A Mommy Makeover at our Torrance plastic surgery office is comprised of a breast enhancement (breast augmentation, reduction and/or lift) plus a tummy tuck (with or without liposuction).  Designed to re-create–as much as possible–a woman’s pre-baby body, a Mommy Makeover addresses sagging breasts, stretch marks and excess tissue in the tummy area. Many of our South Bay plastic surgery patients come to us after the frustration of attempting to get their post-baby bodies back into shape through diet and exercise. Although working out and eating right are essential for good health, the stretching and expansion that occurs during pregnancy often permanently change … Continue reading

Cosmetic Surgery for Men is on the Rise

Cosmetic procedures for men are up, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In fact, cosmetic surgery enhancements for men have increased over 100% since 1997. What’s up? An increasing number of men undergo cosmetic enhancements to help them compete in the business world. Studies have long ago proven that attractive people earn more money and progress more rapidly up the corporate ladder than do individuals who are less physically appealing. Anthropologists say we are hard-wired to partner with the healthiest members of the species, and that this genetic need is behind our … Continue reading

The Finishing Touches in Breast Reconstruction by Valerie Gilbert

Medical tattooing pigmentation restores the areola and nipple complex to help disguise surgical scars and enhance the reconstructed breast. Nipple-areola complex (NAC) is one of the final steps toward wholeness following a mastectomy. Because our Torrance plastic surgeons encourage patients to complete the process, almost 90% of our reconstruction patients elect to restore their areola nipple complex after reconstruction through micro pigmentation (cosmetic tattooing).  This not only completes the reconstruction phase but also restores the woman’s confidence as well.  As SBPS’s permanent makeup technician, I routinely hear patients say, “ I wasn’t going to do … Continue reading

Loving the Skin You’re In!

The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons is proud to introduce three skin products for a younger facial appearance: Sculptra®, Voluma® and ZO®! Sculptra® and Voluma® are both injectable treatments that, like Radiesse®, Restylane® and Juvéderm®, will volumize your features and prompt the growth of collagen, the “framework” of a youthful face. There’s a big difference however, in both of these products, and that’s their longevity: both Sculptra® and Voluma® have been proven to last up to 2 years! FDA-approved Sculptra® is dramatically different from other dermal wrinkle fillers in several ways. First, Sculptra is … Continue reading

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, liposuction, tummy tuck and/or breast enhancement 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 surgery patients find that … Continue reading

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