Making a Change

August 30, 2011

Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery in America today. . These attempts at weight loss tend to be frustrating at the least. Liposuction can be a solution.

Liposuction can improve or remove fat from the arms, abdomen, neck, waistline known as love handles or flank area, outer and inner thighs, and the knee area. Many men and women schedule a consultation prior to the surgery. At this time they will meet directly with the doctor who will do the procedure. The two of you will discuss previous surgeries, current health, and the goals you wish to achieve. Lipo can be performed with local anesthesia. The total length of the surgery can be one to three hours. After surgery you will have to have someone drive you home from the surgery center and stay with you that night. If you don’t have someone that can drive you home or stay with you we have many different options from you to choose from. Whether it you choose a nurse to come stay with you at your hotel or home, or a healing retreat located in a hotel.

Following surgery your doctor will put a dressing on you to help with the swelling. You will be advised to leave this on until you meet with the doctor, usually three to five days following your surgery. It is normal following surgery that you are swollen and there may be bruising. The swelling and bruising will subside in two to four weeks. You may return to work a week after surgery. Most patients who go forth with liposuction can return to strenuous activity two to four weeks after surgery. A full recovery from the surgery will take between four months to a year after surgery.

Is Lipo for You?

May 28, 2011

Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery in America today. Unfortunately, exercise and diet do not always reduce our body’s fat deposits. Often attempts at weight loss end up leaving some stubborn areas unimproved. These attempts at weight loss tend to be frustrating at the least. Liposuction may be a good solution. Liposuction can improve or remove fat from the arms, abdomen, neck, waistline known as love handles or flank area, outer and inner thighs, and the knee area. Many people go into this procedure not knowing what to expect after the procedure is done. Liposuction is performed with local anesthesia or under general. The total length of the surgery can be one to two hours. After surgery you will have to have someone drive you home from the surgery center and stay with you that night. If you don’t have someone that can drive you home or stay with you here at Rodeo Driver Plastic Surgery we have many different options from you to choose from. Whether it you choose a nurse to come stay with you at your hotel or home, or a healing retreat located in a hotel. Following surgery the Doctor will put a dressing on you to help with the swelling. You will be advised to leave this on until you meet with the doctor, usually three to five days following your surgery. You may return to work a week after surgery. Most patients who go forth with liposuction can return to strenuous activity two to four weeks after surgery. A full recovery from the surgery will take between four months to a year afterwards.

Slim that Middle!

March 6, 2011

Both men and women are affected by weight gain and many of them tend to hold on to the fat around their abdominal area. If diet and exercise is simply not enough to make this area go away or you need a little headstart to jump start a diet and exercise routine, then plastic surgery may be just what you are looking for! When people are heavy and go on to lose a lot of weight, it is common that they have loose, hanging skin. The only way to get rid of this excess fat and skin is through surgical intervention. A tummy tuck procedure can be the solution to this embarrassing problem. Understand that sometimes these problems cannot be corrected with simple operation.

This surgical procedure is also commonly performed on women after they have had their children because their abdominal skin has been stretched passed the point of elasticity. It is a great way to get that taut tummy you have always wanted or once had. The surgeon permanently removes the excess fat and skin by cutting out a football shaped piece of skin from your stomach and goes on to braid the stomach muscles. This gives your stomach a smooth, flat effect. Your exccss fat and skin will no longer bulge out of the sides of your pants or hang over your skirt. Many patients find that they have increased energy and a boost of self confidence after they undergo an abdominoplasty procedure. If you or someone you know is affected and embarrassed by a hanging abdomen, then call a surgeon today about your abdominoplasty.

Recovery from Nose Surgery

December 31, 2010

Once you go home from your outpatient cosmetic surgical procedure, we ask that you take it easy for a few days. For most procedures, we have you take about a week or so off before returning to work, however, there are different restrictions that come hand in hand with each procedure. Although recovery from a rhinoplasty procedure is usually a smooth and quick recovery, there are some guidelines that we ask all patients to follow to ensure the best result. Some of these recovery guidelines include keeping the nasal dressings dry. You will want to take tub baths as opposed to showers, and not wash your hair unless you have someone do it for you for about a week or so. You will see your Doctor for appropriate follow up visits and he/she will let you know when it is okay to shower. You will want to stay out of the sun for a few weeks post surgery because the heat can lead to swelling. Know that there might be some discoloration and swelling for a week or so after surgery as well. You will be able to wear contacts 2-3 days after surgery, but you cannot wear sunglasses or glasses that rest on the bridge of your nose for an additional few weeks after your procedure done by a specialist. Learn more here http://www.rodeodriveplasticsurgery.com

It is important to avoid foods that require prolonged chewing, obtain more rest that usual, and not blow your nose. Many people return to work a few days later, however, even if you are feeling up to going back to work then, you may not drive if you are using the prescribed narcotics given to you for pain control. A nose procedure can be a wonderful, life changing operation that puts the nose in proportion to the rest of your face. You can wave goodbye to unflattering bumps, absence of a slope, a bulbous tip or a wide bridge, and say hello to a beautiful new you! The recovery process is quick and should never deter anyone from pursuing their plastic surgery goals.  Before going forward you should understand rhinoplasty cost. Information taken from http://www.rodeodriverhinoplasty.com/rhinoplasty-prices.html

Your Recovery

September 23, 2010

If you are considering a procedure tthere are a few important aspects of the surgery, aside from the procedure itself, that you should be sure to cover with your Surgeon during your initial consultation. Most procedures are done on an outpatient basis and you go home that very same day. It is important to note that although you are rarely on bedrest following these procedures, there are some restrictions as well as a recovery period before returning to work and regular everyday activities. For more procedures, your Surgeon will instruct you to take a week or so off before returning to work. Many patients who do not have physically demanding jobs chose to return a few days prior to that week mark, and some people also chose to take a few additional days to recover. You are not allowed to drive to and from work if you are using the narcotics, so many patients chose to forgo the narcotics and take over the counter pain medication after surgery. You will not want to do any heavy lifting, any activities that may shake or stretch the area that was worked on (in terms of liposuction as well as breast augmentation) and you will want to take it easy in general and not over exert yourself. It is important to see your Surgeon for your scheduled follow up appointments so that he may monitor you progress and healing. In certain cases, the Doctor may recommend creams, tapes, etc. to minimize the appearance of any surgical scars, so be sure to make your appointments and reschedule if you are unable to make the scheduled time.

Insurance Coverage for Breast Reduction

March 3, 2010

Massive breasts are often the concern of women that are suffering with this often times embarrassing and uncomfortable issue. Sometimes, these breasts can interfere with the joys of life, and may cause low self esteem, poor body image, and low energy. Breast reduction surgery is a wonderful, and safe way to reduce the size of your breasts so that you can get all you can out of life! Insurance coverage for breast reduction is one solution to resolve and correct this problem. In today’s society, it is difficult to get insurance to cover certain procedures, however, if you meet certain requirements and it is deemed a medical necessity to undergo this operation, then insurance can cover part of your procedure. Some of the criteria that you must meet are that they are a certain size and we will therefore be taking out a certain amount, that you have poor posture, back pain, as well as painful grooves in your shoulders from bra straps due to the size of your breasts. Many of our breast reduction patients are thrilled after their surgery and report a whole new lease on life!

Olympics

January 9, 2010

I am up in Vancouver right now, working at the Winter Olympics. Check back soon for some exciting updates!

Keeping Up My Blog

December 20, 2009

I hope those he read this blog enjoy its content.  I do take pride in the posts here.  The problem is, sometimes I just do not keep up my blog!  I get busy, I have other things on my agenda, or I just plain forget while getting swept away with other concerns.

Now comes the new year.  And one thing I will work on is keeping this blog fresh with posts and ideas and content and discussion all the time!

Mothers and Deflated Breasts

October 23, 2009

Breast Augmentation is not only when you want larger breasts for the beach.  There are times, when you need a breast augmentation just to have health breasts.   There are times when new mothers have something called “Deflated Breasts.”  This is common for new mothers to experience this after breast feeding their children.    It is easy to become frustrated about this, and wonder what there to to do to change it.   One suggestion is to visit your plastic surgeon and talk about Breast Implants.

When considering this kind of operation, there are several things to keep in mind.

1.  Plastic Surgery has now become very natural.  You can work with your plastic surgeon to ensure you have a natural result and a wonderful experience from start to finish.

2. Recovery time.  This is minimal.  You may not be able to pick up your children for a few weeks, but you will be able to do normal things around the house within a few days.

3.   Overall Result.  The result will look extremely natural, and you will feel better about yourself afterwards.

4.  Where to go.

Summer Is Here!

July 8, 2009

Is it me, or are a lot of people already well into their summer routines.  I hear about so many barbecues and picnics and beach trips!  It does seem to me as if this year people got into summer mode more quickly and thoroughly than  in the past.  And I see this both in New York and Los Angeles.  Many people have already made their visits to a Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon and are getting any planned procedures done early.  This way they can still enjoy their results during the warm season!  I went to a great BBQ for July 4.  I also plan on going to thee Hollywood Bowl later this summer.  So I guess I am part of this trend toward planning well for summer!
Information taken from http://www.rodeodriveplasticsurgery.com/aboutusmedical.html


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