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.
There are several contributing circumstances that result in a woman wanting to enhance her look when it comes to her breasts. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, or even genes can cause breasts to not look as firm, perky, or aesthetically pleasing. A breast lift can help get the look you’ve once had, or maybe even the look you’ve always wanted. Not only can a breast lift restore your figure, but it can also help your bra and swimsuit fit more comfortably…and more attractively. So what are the options when it comes to a breast lift? Crescent Lift: If your breasts have minimal sagging this may be the technique for you. Using a small incision that goes half way around the top half of the edge of the areola. This is usually performed in addition to a breast augmentation and will leave minimal scarring. Vertical (Lollipop) Lift: This type of lift corrects more moderate sagging and can provide extensive reshaping. This technique is more commonly performed since it allows your surgeon to remove excess skin and reshape the breast with easily hidden scars. Two incisions are used here: one around the areola and one running vertically from the bottom of the areola to the inframammary fold (where your chest and breast meet), which creates the “lollipop” shape. Inverted T Lift: Named for the scar pattern along the base and down the middle of the breast, this is a classic technique used in cases where there has been significant weight loss that creates that extra, unwanted skin. It is also used in cases where women have experienced deflation of the breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding. As will all things cosmetic wise, each person’s needs will vary. Since no two people are alike, not every person is going to want or need the same technique performed. The most important decision you will make regarding your breast lift is determining who your surgeon will be. As a board certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Kadz will help you determine the correct technique needed to have you back to turning heads in no time.
Liposuction isn’t a nasty, undignified word. In fact, liposuction is one of the more commonly performed procedures in the United States as well as globally. This may surprise you, as there are many misconceptions about liposuction floating around in social circles. Here’s a few misconceptions you may have been told about liposuction. It Will Help You Lose Weight Liposuction is often referred to as a procedure designed to help patients lose weight. In fact, with liposuction you may only lose up to five pounds after a liposuction procedure is performed. Liposuction typically works best in patients who are closer to healthy weight range already and would like to reduce localized fat pockets. It Will Remove Stretch Marks Stretch marks are scars that form right under the top most layer of skin. Stretch marks may fade, but they never truly go away. It Will Eliminate Cellulite Cellulite is caused when fibers pull down on the skin and fat pushes against the skin. While there are things that will help reduce cellulite, liposuction will not get rid of it. It will help with the amount of fat pushing against the skin, but it does nothing for the fibers that pull down on the skin. These are a few of the misconceptions that many have about liposuction surgery, which can lead to depressing results if not addressed before the procedure. However, these misconceptions don’t need to stop you from receiving this beneficial, cosmetic procedure. Despite the fact that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, it can help eliminate fatty areas that are difficult to get rid of even with regular exercise. Mostly used in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves, and back, this procedure helps fine tune those areas you’ve been targeting but had little success with. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, altering the shape of the body. As a board certified surgeon, Dr. Kadz will help you determine the best course of action of where to have liposuction performed to enhance your looks.
As part of the aging process, our skin progressively loses its elasticity and can start to loosen or sag in certain areas. Often times, the rate at which our face ages does not line up with how the rest of our body looks or feels. This can be due to stress, sun exposure, and simply the effects of gravity over time. When considering undergoing a face lift procedure, it’s generally a good idea to also consider a neck lift. Typically done during the same procedure, a neck lift can amplify the desired results of the face lift. What is the distinction between the procedures? A facelift is a procedure designed to reverse the effects of stress, gravity, sun exposure, and general aging in the face area. Facelifts address skin laxity, facial folds, and wrinkles in the mid and/or lower areas of the face. Typical results will remove or reduce jowls or nasolabial folds. A neck lift addresses the loose skin underneath the face and along the jawline as well as the deep bands of the neck (often referred to as “turkey neck” or “turkey wobble”). Why combine the procedures? While it isn’t always necessary to have both procedures at once, it is common in the majority of clients who undergo this type of operation. A face lift reduces the aging in the face, but without a neck lift the end results can produce an uneven look in the face. While the facial skin and muscles will appear younger and more tight across the bones, the neck will appear much older, possibly older than before now in contrast with the face. Performing both procedures creates more symmetrical, more appealing result. Signs of aging don’t just suddenly stop at the jawline. A neck lift in combination with a facelift will increase the results of the procedure by reducing the effects of aging from the neckline up. A study produced by the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery (and discussed here in Time Magazine) stated that patients with only a facelift appeared 6 – 8 years younger, while patients who also received a neck lift appeared 10-15 years younger. If you’re looking to reduce the affects of aging, the best results are with both procedures. With Dr. Kadz, a board-certified surgeon with over 20 years experience, and his team, you can be sure that after this procedure you’ll forget how old you are when looking in the mirror.
If you’ve recently given birth and you are having a difficult time getting rid of the “mom body,” a mommy makeover may be something to consider. With a mommy makeover, the goal is to restore the shape and appearance of your body back to what it was like before childbearing. Usually completed in one procedure, a mommy makeover can consist of breast enhancements – augmentation, lift, or reduction – a tummy tuck, liposuction, buttock augmentation, and vaginal rejuvenation. When considering a mommy makeover, there are several factors to take into consideration and/or speak with your doctor about before performing the procedure. Some of those factors are as follows: Desired amount of restoration Placement of incisions Type of implant used Current medical health Realistic expectations You are finished with childbearing Cost Cost is always something to consider when thinking of undergoing any type of augmentation or enhancement. Depending on your specific procedure, cost may include: Medical tests and/or X-rays Implants Anesthesia fees Prescriptions Surgeon’s fee Post-surgery garments Although the procedure itself is typically done in one sitting, there is the recovery phase that follows that depends on body type as well as the different types of surgery performed. Here are somethings to plan for after the procedure. Caregiver – You’ll want to take some time to rest for at least the first twenty-four hours after the procedure. During this period, you may feel weak or nauseous and it’s helpful to have someone help you move around. Childcare – After all, you are a mommy. You may need help with childcare after the procedure is done, anywhere from one to three weeks. Swelling, Bruising, and Pain – All three of these are natural responses to these procedures, and they represent healing. However you will want to have your surgeon’s number on hand in case you notice anything that seems excessive including bleeding and vomiting. Sponge Baths – Until your pads or gauze is removed, sponge baths are recommended for the first three to five days after surgery. This will also help reduce raising your arms too high, as this can put extra stress on the breast muscles. This is not an all-inclusive list, but they are things to consider and expect after your mommy makeover. Rest assured, with Dr. Kadz, a board certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience, you are in good, professional hands that will make this procedure as seamless as possible.