Liposuction is a popular type of cosmetic surgery in this country. In fact, of the 1.7 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2015, liposuction was the second most popular, at 222,000 procedures, an increase of five percent from the previous year, according to the American Society of Plastics Surgeons. Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes stubborn fat that you cannot get rid of through regular diet and exercise. A plastic surgeon can perform this procedure on your hips, belly, thighs, buttocks, face, back or arms to improve their shape and remove excess pockets of fat. It can be performed in conjunction with other types of plastic surgeries, such as facelifts, breast reductions and tummy tucks. How to Prepare In preparation for liposuction surgery, you may be asked to do the following from your doctor: • Obtain lab testing or a medical exam • Take certain medications or adjust your current ones • Stop smoking • Stay away from aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements because they can increase bleeding You may receive liposuction in the doctor’s office, a surgical facility, an ambulatory surgical center, medical center or a hospital. You should have a friend or family member drive you to and from the appointment. Ideally, you should have someone stay with you overnight that first night. What to Expect Liposuction is a day surgery, which means no overnight stay in a hospital is necessary and you are not admitted. You will have the surgery, stay for a bit to recover, then go home that same day. If you are having a very large amount of fat removed, you may want to get the procedure done in a hospital so you could stay overnight if you chose to. Here are a few things to expect: • Before beginning the procedure, your doctor will mark the areas of your body to be treated, perhaps taking photos for later before-and-after comparisons. • You’ll then either be put under general anesthesia so you won’t be awake during the procedure, or under local anesthesia so you’ll be awake but won’t feel any pain. This is entirely up to your doctor and the complexity of the procedure. • Once you return home, you will begin to notice bruising, swelling and soreness for two to three weeks. • You may be asked to wear a compression garment for one to two months post-surgery to control the swelling. • Your doctor will likely prescribe you some antibiotics to keep possible infection at bay. • You should be able to return home within a few days and resume normal activity in two weeks. This varies by person, though, so ask your doctor and take it easy, assessing how you feel on a daily basis. To learn more about liposuction by Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, contact us at 310-276-3662.
It has been said that your nose should compliment your face and not detract from it. But your nose should also help you function rather than hinder you. Are you’re considering undergoing a functional rhinoplasty, or perhaps your doctor has suggested you may benefit from nose reconstruction surgery? If so, there are several reasons why you might want to consider rhinoplasty surgery. Personal Trauma Through no fault of your own, your nose may have undergone some sort of trauma that has decreased your ability to breathe correctly. Don’t let that accident stop you from living life to the fullest. You can breathe normally again and we can help. Nasal Birth Defect Your nasal cavity may be congenitally narrow which has not allowed for proper air flow for your entire life. With a functional rhinoplasty, you’ll breathe like you never have before and the way you should have been able to since the beginning. Age As with many things concerning the body, your nose may experience failure as you age. Your nasal cavity or valves may collapse or even experience stenosis. With a functional rhinoplasty, you can stop the aging process in its tracks and breathe just as easily as you did in your younger days. Benefits of a Functional Rhinoplasty The primary benefit of rhinoplasty surgery is the simple ability to breathe more naturally with an increased air flow capability. Secondary benefits of the procedure may include things such as straitening of the nose, repairing post-traumatic or congenital deformities, and an overall improved appearance. With improved breathing and perhaps an improved look, you’ll start to notice other benefits as well. As with any medical procedure, there are risks. So it is suggested to speak with a professional about your situation. For more information or to request a consult, please contact us.
If you’re looking to enhance or maintain your impeccable figure, you may be considering a breast augmentation. Although this cosmetic surgery is the most frequently performed one in North America, there are a few things to consider before becoming even more attractive in this area. Augmentation Does Not Equal Lift Whether it’s from pregnancy, breastfeeding, or simply age, if your breasts aren’t as perky as they used to be an augmentation won’t solve your problem. In fact, an augmentation alone may increase the sagging you’re currently experiencing. If you’d like to restore your perkiness as well as increase the volume of your breasts, you’ll want to consider also undergoing a breast lift. Fortunately, an experienced surgeon will have no problem performing a combined breast augmentation and lift. Implants Aren’t Permanent It’s not that you’ll need to undergo surgery every year, but remember that at some point your implants will need to be replaced. Most implants will last longer than a decade, but the FDA does recommend that if you go with silicone implants it’s best to have an MRI scan three years after surgery and every two years after that. With your busy lifestyle, you’ll want to add this to your calendar to maintain your health and figure throughout the years. It’s best to keep a great relationship with your surgeon who can help you schedule regular checkups and guide you in the next best steps should any problems arise. Incision Location Are you currently breastfeeding? While that’s no problem for most moms after surgery, incision locations can affect your ability to continue. Most surgeons recommend the incision be in the fold underneath the breast or at the armpit area instead of around the areola. Having your incision in those locations will make it comfortable for you and your new baby to continue breastfeeding. Final Results Swelling and bruising are normal after this procedure. Some women have the tendency to be distressed with the amount of swelling they see right after the surgery. This can take weeks to resolve, but your surgeon will help you find anything that is unusual. Dr. Kadz, a board certified his surgeon, and his team will take extra care to make sure you are at ease and look your best during and after your surgery.
Your body is a work of art. When it comes to your masterpiece, you have a right to know the safe and effective options to help you look and feel your best! If you’re considering a breast lift surgery, you’ll be happy to know that the risk is low and the benefits are plenty! Let’s take a look. Improved Breast Shape There are so many reasons that your breasts may be irregularly shaped. Perhaps you’re still improving your shape after pregnancy, maybe it’s simply gravity and age. Either way, a breast lift is a safe process for getting the exact curves you want. Desirable Areola Size A common occurrence among women is an areola that is stretched or disproportionate. In order to fix this, the breast lift procedure changes the size and shape of your areola to your desired look. Nipple Location Gravity takes a heavy toll on the body the more time goes by. When breasts begin to droop, it’s possible for your nipples to fall below the breast crease, especially when unsupported. A breast lift can restore your breasts to a perky shape with the nipples back where you want them. Symmetric Breasts Undergoing a growth spurt during puberty or uneven estrogen levels are only two of many reasons why your breasts may lack symmetry. Evening your breast shape through surgery is an easy way to resolve this common asymmetric occurrence! Self-Image The last benefit, but maybe most important, is a boosted self-image. Lifting your confidence can be as simple as lifting your breasts. A breast lift might be exactly what you need to feel comfortable in your skin and proud of your curves. A Safe Procedure The breast lift procedure was revolutionized in 2002 and 2007 when surgeons discovered safer ways to operate on breasts. With continual improvements in the procedure every year, it’s safer than ever! Getting the Best Results As with any medical procedure, there are some risks when going under the knife. However, these risks are drastically reduced when you work with an experienced and qualified board-certified surgeon like Dr. Kadz.
Hard work pays off. If you’ve been steadfast with your diet and exercise, you’re likely to see the numbers on your bathroom scale drop quickly. Losing unwanted extra weight is an amazing feeling, but it does bring with it a few challenges. For example, you may find that your old clothes are ill-fitting for your new body. In the same way that your wardrobe will change, your skin will also need to adapt to your new physique. Reshaping Your Skin Post Weight-Loss No matter how much time you put into sculpting your body, your skin will likely resist your effort. Gravity, age, and genetics typically leave women with drooping skin. So, what’s the easy solution? Post weight-loss surgery. How It Works Post weight-loss surgery may be the perfect finale for your masterpiece. After taking control of your body, you deserve skin that fits your curves. The procedure works to remove that pesky, excess fat and skin and restore weakened or separated muscles. Results You Want Completing the operation will give your body the toned look you desire. Whether you’re still recovering from pregnancy or you have a genetic struggle with loose skin, the post weight-loss surgery will leave your body taut and lean. Recovering Better Than New After a successful surgery, you can expect to resume your normal activities in 3-5 weeks. Each patient is different, which is why it is crucial to choose a qualified surgeon that offers individual attention to each unique case. That way, you can get back to your day-to-day as soon and as safe as possible. Getting the Best Results You’re guaranteed to get the best results when you work with an experienced and qualified board-certified surgeon like Dr. Kadz. At our office, we will help you choose the perfect solution for your individual needs. With over 20 years of experience, you can relax knowing you’re in good hands. Contact Dr. Kadz today to turn your work of art into a masterpiece to proudly display.
Did you know approximately 97% of women will think, “I hate my body,” just today? About 20,000 ladies across the U.S. have negative self-image thoughts in the time it takes to read this paragraph. But what if there was a way to take fat away from unwanted areas and use it to fill your curves elsewhere? What is the Brazilian Butt Lift? The Brazilian butt lift is known professionally as buttock augmentation, but its better known as the best way to achieve a fuller, firmer butt. That’s why nearly 26,000 women completed the procedure last year. How It Works The procedure works to repurpose fats from less ideal areas (like your abdomen, thighs, hips, and back) to your rear-end making it rounder. Your surgeon will simply use a fat grafting technique to balance your figure, and you’ll be sporting the butt of your dreams in no time. Recovery The expected downtime changes person to person, which is another reason a qualified professional, like Dr. Kadz, is crucial for the procedure. With the right surgeon, you can expect to get back to your routine as quick and safe as possible. Once the initial swelling and bruising diminish after two to four weeks, you’ll start truly enjoying your curves. Why You’ll Love It After your recovery, you’ll feel like a whole new person. The satisfaction rate is incredible because ladies around the country are rewarded by not only a backside with wonderful shape and contour but also a refreshed self-image! To learn more about Brazilian butt lift procedures you can call us at 310-276-3662 or you can fill out this Contact Us form online. We will help you choose the perfect solution for your individual needs. With over 20 years of experience, you can relax knowing you’re in good hands.