There are two common approaches to improving the appearance and contour of your buttocks. Undergoing a series of buttock exercises such as squats and a cosmetic procedure known as a Brazilian Butt Lift. While squats are helpful, they focus more on muscle tone rather than appearance. Squats also can increase the size of your legs, which may be an unintended consequence of a harsh squat regimen. Brazilian butt lift procedures give targeted results that create a larger, curvier look that won’t be achieved via exercise. A Brazilian Butt Lift procedure uses liposuction to enhance curvature. This contours the lower part of the buttocks and gives you an aesthetic look you desire. This procedure is different from butt implants in that it works with your own fat from your body. Typically this is a safe procedure, but as with any procedure there are risks. As long as you follow any pre and/or post operation instructions your recovery should be smooth and will give way to maximum results. Just like with squats, a healthy lifestyle will be needed to maintain the results of the procedure. Squats are definitely a help to improving the look of your buttocks, but a Brazilian Butt Lift will enhance those results. Squats and other exercises will give your buttocks a more muscular appearance and firmer tone, while a Brazilian Butt Lift can increase the size and shape, giving you the “pop” you may desire. However, since this procedure uses fat from your own body, the results can be altered with weight gain or loss; the fat cells move to the buttocks will remain there from that point on. As with any procedures, it is important to have an informed conversation with your surgeon. An ideal candidate is within 15 pounds of their target weight. Dr. Kadz is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over twenty years of experience and can help you determine if this type of procedure is the right solution for you.
Breast Reduction Most likely when it comes to breast surgeries, this wasn’t the first thing on your mind. However, breast reductions can help reduce neck pain, back pain, skin irritation, bra strap indentations, and numbness or weakness from large, heavy breasts. This procedure removes excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue, and scarring can be extensive. Reductions of the breast appearance, volume, and contour occur while still maintaining breast sensation and function. Breast Reconstruction With a breast reconstruction procedure, the breasts are recreated with the desired appearance, contour, and volume. Recreation of the nipple-areola is also performed as well. Using implants or your own tissue are the two methods of this type of surgery, and if tissue is the method you use it can include tissue from the abdominal wall, back muscle or a segment of buttock. This type of surgery can help those who have previously had parts of their breasts removed from the treatment of breast cancer, it can help make your chest look more balanced in a bra or bathing suit, and can improve your confidence in how you see yourself. Breast Lift Whether your breasts show signs of sagging from age, childbirth, or even breastfeeding, this is a very popular procedure used to restore a youthful appearance. In some cases, it is merely a matter of the skin not strong or resilient enough to support the weight of the breasts, causing them to sag. By removing that excess skin, you can give your breasts a lift to improve your appearance. Breast Augmentation This procedure is often performed in addition to the breast lift procedure, as this is performed to enhance the appearance, size, and contour of the breasts. If you feel your breasts are too small, need to be altered after size loss due to pregnancy, or need a correction in symmetry, this is the procedure for you. By using implants placed over or under the pectoral muscle, your breasts can be shaped to fit your desire. Ultimately, the best thing to do is consult your surgeon before blindly choosing an option. With Dr. Kadz, a board-certified surgeon with over twenty years of experience, you can rest assured you will find the right solution for you.
When you think of liposuction, you may have several things that come to mind. The questions of whether or not liposuction will work, however, is most likely the pressing question that has kept you from taking the leap. The problem with this question is there can be multiple answers depending on the person asking (what their body style is, what their lifestyle is, what they’re willing to continue or stop doing, etc.). The short answer to the question, “Does liposuction actually work?” is…yes. Liposuction works with the right goals in mind and if you’re looking for something like a fast solution to weight loss, liposuction procedures may not be the answer. It maybe not give you the results you seek. If, on the other hand, you are looking to shape and contour your body or remove fat from those difficult areas that exercise has been unable to shape, then liposuction will help you with those areas. Specifically speaking about the procedure itself, liposuction is the process of removing fat cells from a specific area forever. Aside from morbidly obese people or growing children, people have a finite number of fat cells that, if removed, won’t grow back. Here are some better questions to ask rather than simply, “Does it work?” Does Liposuction Prevent Me from Gaining Weight? Weight gain is still possible, and in fact is possible in the areas which have had liposuction performed. One of the differences may be that you gain weight in a more proportional way. For example, if you have a tendency to gain weight in your arms, you may still gain weight in your arms but not only in your arms. This creates a much more proportional weight gain that isn’t as noticeable. Are the Results Permanent? Again, the fat cells are permanently removed. However, your new contour and body shape aren’t going to be permanent without maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen. Proteins, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low fat dairy are recommended to help maintain your new look. Will Liposuction Work for Me? This is the key question to ask, and the best thing to do is ask your doctor is what his or her recommendations are. With Dr. Kadz, being a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills for over 20 years, you can be sure they will help you make the right decision about liposuction and what it can do for you.
Cosmetic surgery after dramatic weight loss can now help you reduce excess skin and/or fat left behind. The goal is to restore your attractive proportions by removing sagging skin around your face, neck, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs that creates a misshapen contour. While these procedures can leave scars, most clients find them to be a worthy trade for an improved appearance. With the help of your board certified surgeon Dr. Kadz, these scars can also be minimal. Here are several procedures you may consider after a dramatic weight loss experience. Tummy Tuck Also known as abdominoplasty, this procedure removes loose skin, fat, and stretch marks in your lower abdomen below your belly button. Permanent sutures will tighten your fascia (fibrous tissue) and most of the skin and fat between your belly button and pubic hair will be removed through a horizontal incision. Your incision is then close with sutures typically along the natural crease within the bikini line. Lengths of scars vary from client to client. Liposuction This can improve the contour of your hips, chest, thighs, neck, upper arms, and even your knees. It is typically performed alongside other procedures following weight loss. Your surgeon will make a small incision in the area the fat will be removed and then apply dressings to the incision (usually including a compression garment). Thigh Lift This surgical procedure removes extra skin and fat in your thighs, giving you tightened, toned, and better proportioned thighs. This procedure can be done in a number of different ways so it’s best to have a discussion with your surgeon who can suggest the appropriate course of action based on how much excess fat and skin you have, what type of skin you have, and the areas to be treated. Lower Body Lift This procedure reshapes several areas – your abdomen, waist, hip, thighs, and buttocks – through an incision made around the circumference of your body. This procedure is designed for people who have loose skin in all these areas as well as a thin layer of fat below the skin in those areas. Upper Arm Lift After dramatic weight loss, your upper arms can become loose and flabby. Arm lifts help to remove excess skin and fat deposits. The incision length depends on the exact amount and location of skin to be removed. The best way to get the most from this procedure is getting professional input from your surgeon.
One of the most popular cosmetic treatments available on the market today, BOTOX® has many benefits. BOTOX® is largely known for treating stubborn facial lines caused by expressions. But that is just the beginning of what BOTOX® can do. BOTOX® is FDA approved to improve not only expression lines, but the lines on the forehead as well. BOTOX® injections can help relax those forehead muscles and help reduce lines and creases on your forehead. Previously, BOTOX® was approved for successfully treating the appearance of crow’s feet and frown lines near the eyes. It only makes sense that progression in this area would move upward on the facial muscles and treat the forehead as well. The FDA has also approved the use of BOTOX® for the treatment of migraines. Originally designed as a treatment for crossed eyes and eyelid spasms, doctors noticed during these treatments that patients were now reporting less headaches. Patients suffering from extreme migraines can receive injections once every three months. Proper treatments can cut the number of days you experience migraines in half. But it doesn’t just stop at the facial area. If you suffer from hyperhidrosis (also known as excessive armpit sweating), BOTOX® can help with that as well. Injections to the armpit block the nerves from reaching the sweat glands to reduce sweating. This can be used as a possible alternative to surgery for this issue, which also reduces the time you would need to heal. Perhaps one of the most surprising uses for BOTOX® is in the treatment and prevention of foot pain. Women wearing high heels, or people that are harder on their feet (like athletes), BOTOX® is considered to be an orthopedic option to reduce foot pain. This can also help with overactive sweating or tight muscle contraction of the calves. BOTOX® is not just for wrinkles. When most people think of BOTOX®, they likely think of treating a few wrinkles here and there on the face, but as you can see that’s simply the starting point for all that BOTOX® is capable of. If you’re considering BOTOX® treatments as an option for any of the above, be sure to speak with Dr. Kadz and his team to find out what the right solution is for you.
Liposuction is a fantastic option when it comes to trying to shave those few extra curves that have escaped you at the gym. This procedure can come in and help you achieve the look you’ve been dreaming of and will have you turning heads in no time. However, contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not an alternative to working out. In fact, after receiving liposuction is may be even more important to work out than it was before. The simple fact is liposuction is a contouring procedure, not a weight loss procedure. Most who receive this type of procedure are those who have been hitting the gym consistently but aren’t seeing the desired results in certain areas. Weight loss may come as a result of the procedure, but it is not the specific goal. Once you have received liposuction, the fat and fat cells that were removed from those troublesome areas are removed permanently from those areas. Fat regrowth in this area won’t occur due to the markedly fewer fat cells, but because of this fat cells in other parts of the body may pick up the slack. Diet and exercise after liposuction play a very important role in maintaining your new look, and continuing your healthy lifestyle should remain a top priority to ensure your results will last. After you have received this procedure, it should be obvious that there is a time to heal (and heal well, we might add) before returning to your normal workout procedure. Make sure to get plenty of rest and drink plenty of water while eating healthy foods, and also following any additional instructions Dr. Kadz has given you. Healing is crucial to your liposuction – more so than the exercise routine you’ll return to afterwards. Once you’ve healed, you can return to your normal routine but make sure to start off slowly. Ease yourself back into it. If you’re vigilant in your exercise, you’ll want to stick to weight lifting but at a lower intensity than you were previously at. Aim for lower reps and lower the weight for now while your body continues the healing process. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, Dr. Kadz, with his twenty-plus years of experience as a board certified, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, will be there to guide you in your healing process.