Facials can help transform your skin, but when you undergo a peel, you’ll get all of the benefits of a facial plus the extras that stem from the ingredients included within this treatment. At the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA, we know just how important chemical peels are to the overall integrity of your skin. Our different peels can be customized to your needs so that you can rejuvenate your skin and clear up any problematic skin conditions. What Can a Chemical Peels Do for Your Skin? In short, chemical peels can help improve and even transform your skin. When you incorporate regular peels into your skincare routine, you’ll see an improvement in any problematic or stubborn skin conditions you may have such as pigment issues, acne, wrinkles, crow’s feet, fine lines, sun spots, dull skin tone, and poor complexion, among others. A peel can help you accomplish what your at-home skincare products simply cannot. The Top 10 Benefits of a Chemical Peels The benefits of incorporating peels into your skincare routine are seemingly endless, but there are ten that stand out as the top benefits that they have to offer. 1. There Are Different Strengths If you’ve always wanted to try a peel but have been hesitant to do so because you think your skin can’t handle it, know that there is a peel that will suit your skin. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to peels. There are different peel solutions whose ingredients vary based on the needs of your skin. Lighter Peels Light peels typically contain ingredients that come from nature, such as fruit enzymes and other mild acids. They accomplish the goal of rejuvenating and exfoliating the skin and can target and treat mild skin discoloration and rough skin texture. These peels are beneficial for those who have never experienced a peel before and want to start slow. Medium Peels Medium peels are a step up from light peels and typically include ingredients like glycolic acid or diluted trichloroacetic acid. These peels are successful at reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, freckles, and skin discoloration. They can also improve skin texture and treat pre-cancerous growths. Strong Peels Strong peels are the most intense peels and are typically made with a higher-strength trichloroacetic acid or carbolic acid. Deep peels can treat and remove moderate lines and wrinkles, age spots, shallow scars, and freckles. They’ll improve the overall state of your skin and make it healthier and more vibrant. Because these peels are so intense, they are only performed once per patient. 2. They Help Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles No one wants wrinkles, and if you’re not a skincare guru, it can be frustrating when you notice those wrinkles because you know that you don’t want them, but you don’t know what to do about them. Peels can help target and reduce the appearance of those wrinkles in a way that some regular everyday products cannot. Once you add peels to your routine, you’ll see those lines and wrinkles begin to fade and you’ll help prevent the future development of new lines. 3. They’ll Improve Pigment Issues Pigment issues are some of the most frustrating skin conditions because it seems like nothing can treat them. All of the at-home tricks, like applying lemon juice to your sunspots, ordering questionable whitening products from online sources, and hoping for the best just never seen to pan out, so what do you do? Our peels can help provide you with a solution that you may have never thought possible. The concentrated ingredients within these peels work to lighten these stubborn spots and even out your skin tone over time. 4. They Help Improve Acne-Prone Skin Acne can drain you of your confidence. If you’ve ever experienced prolonged bouts of acne, it can be deteriorating to your confidence and the typical creams and acne spot treatments can often make matters worse. Whether you’ve struggled with acne all of your life or you’re trying to figure out how to deal with the mystery that is adult acne, we can help you. Excess oil contributes the acne, along with many other factors. Peels contain acne-fighting acids that can help temporarily reduce the total amount of oil on the skin and produced by the body so that the skin can heal. Regular peels are a way to combat acne so that you can get clear, beautiful skin and feel confident in your appearance. 5. They Make You Glow Glowing skin has been a trend ever since JLO made it popular. So far, that trend hasn’t changed; everyone still wants glowing skin. You can get glowing skin that is temporary by using cosmetic products, or you can get the real thing. We can help you get skin that glows from the inside out with our peels. Peels have the natural and powerful ability to change your skin and brighten the surface so that it glows 24 hours a day, not just when you apply makeup. You’ll get a glow that lasts from when you wake up in the morning until when you go to bed at night. 6. You Can Undergo Multiple Treatments Chemical peels typically aren’t a one-and-done kind of treatment, unless your skin requires the deepest peel. You’ll see benefits after one peel and can continue them at regular intervals throughout the year. During your initial treatment, your esthetician will analyze your skin and help determine the best treatment plan for your needs so that you can schedule your lighter and medium peel appointments each month at a time that works best for your needs. 7. They’re Affordable Some skin care treatments will make a bigger dent in your budget than others, but peels are not one of those treatments. They are affordable and those who want to improve their skin but don’t want to break the bank can easily add these treatments to their routine. Whether you have an unlimited or a limited skincare budget, you’ll love what these treatments can do to your skin and you’ll reap all of the benefits. 8. They’ll Help With Acne Scarring One of the worst things you can experience next to acne is acne scarring. Acne scars are a reminder of your acne and can make you feel just as self-conscious about your skin as acne can. Whether your acne scars are from last year or last week, a peel can help lighten your scars so that your skin takes on a more uniform texture. Peels remove the top layer of skin and reveal a brighter, fresher layer of skin beneath. This new skin lacks the layer of built-up dead skin, which is what helps improve the appearance of your acne scars. 9. They Can Attack Pre-Cancerous Growths Precancerous growths are precursors to cancer, so getting rid of them is of the utmost importance. When you hear that you have a precancerous growth on your skin, your first instinct may be to panic, but we can help treat your skin to get it back to the healthiest state possible. Peels can help target and address these growths so that you can live free of fear and anxiety about not only the state of your skin but the state of your health as well. 10. They Aren’t Limited to the Face When it comes to peels, the face is the most common treatment area, but it doesn’t stop there. Your neck, chest, and hands can all benefit from a peel. Our peels can be used in these areas to refresh, rejuvenate, and restore health to the skin. What Are Chemical Peels? Chemical peels are a form of chemical exfoliation that comes in various strengths to treat different skin types, problems, and needs. It is the opposite of physical exfoliation, which uses abrasive particles or a combination of ingredients to exfoliate the skin. Chemical exfoliation exfoliates the skin by chemically removing the top layer of the skin through its concentration of acids and other ingredients. Why Happens During Treatment? Peels are often performed in conjunction with facials or sometimes can even be done as stand-alone treatments. During your treatment, the peel will be applied to your skin for a set period and will then be removed. While it might seem as though a peel is only on your skin for a short period of time, peels can accomplish a lot in that short period. In the time that it takes for the peel to be applied to and removed from your skin, the entire top layer of dead skin cells will be removed from your skin and you’ll be left with a new, fresh layer of skin. How Long Do Treatments Take? You can expect a peel to take approximately the same amount of time as a standard facial. During a skin consultation with one of our experts, we’ll review your goals and help determine which peel is right for you, and at that point, we will give you a better idea of how long your specific appointment will take. You will be able to relax and enjoy the entire experience. When Will I See Results? You will notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of your skin after one treatment, and your results will only continue to improve over time as you undergo regular treatments. How Long Will My Results Last? Your results will last for weeks after your initial peel and will continue to improve and last longer and longer after each individual treatment that you undergo. We will do everything in our power to make sure that you are provided with the treatment plan that will give you the longest-lasting results. Am I a Candidate? If you want to improve the state of your skin, treat and improve problematic skin conditions, or just get beautiful skin, you are most likely a candidate for one of our peels. When you come in and consult with one of our estheticians, we’ll confirm that you are a candidate and we can determine which treatment is right for you and will best meet all of your needs and your goals. We’ll develop a plan that helps you get the most beautiful skin. Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today We want to help you get beautiful skin so that you can feel confident and spend your time focusing on all of the important things in your life, not worrying about your skin. Contact us today at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, and schedule your consultation with one of our skincare experts to find out more about our chemical peels and how they can help transform your skin.
Short, skimpy eyelashes can negatively change the appearance of your face. If your eyelashes are very sparse and thin, your eyes may look small and disproportionate to your nose and other features. Fortunately, you can achieve fuller, thicker eyelashes by getting a Latisse prescription from the experts at Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA. How Can You Get Fuller Eyelashes? 9 Benefits of Latisse 1. You’ll Have More Attractive Eyelashes Latisse is an FDA-approved product that is designed to correct sparse, inadequate eyelashes. This prescription product contains an active ingredient called bimatoprost. Although researchers don’t know exactly how bimatoprost is able to improve your lashes, they believe that this ingredient will change the growth cycle of individual hairs in this area of your body. In particular, bimatoprost may encourage your eyelashes to stay in the active part of their growth cycle for longer periods of time. As the growth of your eyelashes improves, your hairs will become thicker, darker, and longer. Improving your eyelashes will draw attention to your eyes and make your facial features look more balanced and attractive. 2. You’ll Apply the Product at Home When you use this product to enhance your eyelashes, you won’t have to interrupt your usual schedule to visit our office for frequent beauty appointments. Instead, you’ll be able to apply this product in the comfort of your own home. Although this product is very safe, you will need to follow all of our instructions when you apply this solution to your treatment area. Preparing to Use the Product Before you apply this product, you will need to remove any mascara, eyeliner, or other makeup that you are wearing. If you wear contact lenses, you will also need to remove them at this time. After your lenses are out, you should clean your upper eyelids. Applying the Product Once your face is clean, you should take out one of the sterile applicators from your kit. Next, you should put one drop of the product onto the applicator. You will use this tool to apply the product to the base of your upper eyelid. You should never put this product in your eyes or onto your lower eyelash line. After you have applied the product to one of your eyelids, you should use a new applicator to repeat this process with your other eyelid. It’s important to avoid contaminating the product during this process. To protect yourself, you should not let your applicator or the tip of your bottle come into contact with your fingers or any of the surrounding surfaces in your bathroom. Completing Your Treatment After you have finished administering this product, you should use a tissue to remove any extra fluid. You can put your contacts back into your eyes after 15 minutes have passed. 3. You’ll Get Reliable Results Everyone has used expensive creams, lotions, and other beauty products that don’t deliver the amazing benefits that they advertise. Fortunately, this prescription eyelash product really works. During a clinical study of this product, hundreds of people used this beauty treatment for 16 weeks. At the conclusion of this period, many of these people experienced a 106% increase in the fullness of their eyelashes. In addition to developing fuller eyelashes, some of these people had a 25% increase in eyelash length and an 18% increase in the darkness of their lashes. 4. You’ll Probably Be Eligible for a Prescription You need a prescription in order to purchase Latisse. Fortunately, this is a very gentle eyelash-enhancing product, and you will probably qualify for this treatment. Before we provide you with a prescription, you’ll need to have an initial meeting at our office in Beverly Hills. During this meeting, we will take a look at your eyes and eyelashes. At this time, you’ll need to tell us about any health conditions that affect this part of your body. For example, we will need to know if you use medication to correct eye pressure issues. This information will help us determine whether you can safely use this prescription product. 5. You’ll Achieve Fast Improvements If you would like to achieve thick, full eyelashes before you go on a vacation or attend an important event, you will be pleased to learn that this prescription product works very quickly. Typically, your eyelash growth will start to improve in about two to four weeks. Applying the Product Regularly To achieve the best results, you will need to use this product consistently. You should set an alert on your smartphone or use other techniques to make sure that you remember to apply this serum every night. Although it’s important to follow a regular routine, you shouldn’t panic if you forget to apply this product for one or two days. Missing a couple of doses is unlikely to affect your long-term results. If you forgot a dose, you should simply return to your regular routine during the next evening. You should not try to catch up by applying the product more frequently. Using too much product can negatively impact your eyelash growth. In addition, you should always use the sterile applicators from your kit to apply this product to your upper eyelash line. Using other devices to complete this task could cause the product to become contaminated. Seeing Your Final Results In general, you are likely to see the full benefit of this product after about 12 weeks. By this point, your natural lashes will be thicker and fuller. If you continue to use this product regularly, you should be able to maintain these benefits. 6. You’ll Have Better Results Than Other Eyelash Treatments It’s common to use false eyelashes and other techniques to change the appearance of your eyelashes. These treatments and products can have a number of negative effects on your lashes. Using Other Eyelash Treatments Other eyelash treatments can be expensive and ineffective. For example, eyelash extensions are a very cumbersome, expensive way to improve your look. Your beauty provider might take two hours or longer to glue your initial extensions onto your natural lashes. These extensions will not last for a very long period of time, and you might have to receive touch-up treatments every two weeks. In addition to being expensive and time-consuming, your extensions may damage your natural lashes. As a result, your natural eyelashes may become sparser and thinner after you receive this beauty treatment. False eyelashes have similar drawbacks. These eyelashes can be very difficult to apply, and you might pull out some of your natural eyelashes during the application and removal process. Choosing a Better Option Our prescription product does not have these drawbacks. Instead of using glue and other damaging techniques to briefly enhance your lashes, you will apply a gentle product to your target area. This product will not pull out your individual lashes or cause other damage to these hairs. Instead, you will experience lasting improvements in your eyelash growth. 7. You Can Continue Using Makeup It’s common to use mascara, eyeliner, and other makeup products to highlight your eyes. In addition, you might enjoy using mascara and other types of makeup to express your personality or achieve special looks during formal occasions. Fortunately, you don’t have to change your makeup routine when you start using this product to improve your lashes. Instead, you can continue using your favorite eyeliners, mascaras, and other beauty products. However, you will need to carefully remove all of your makeup before you apply this product each night. Removing your makeup will make this process safer and more effective. 8. Your Improvements Will Last for a Long Time Although this product is very good at helping your eyelashes grow, it does not provide permanent changes in this part of your body. If you stop using this product, your eyelash growth will decrease, and your lashes will slowly return to their old appearance. Fortunately, you can easily keep up your thick, fuller lashes by continuing to use this product. In fact, you may be able to maintain your long, full eyelashes for several years. 9. You Can Combine This Product With Other Beauty Treatments Growing out your eyelashes isn’t the only way to enhance your appearance. At Dr. Bruce Kadz, we offer many sophisticated beauty treatments that can enhance your skin, lips, and other areas of your face. You can improve multiple features on your face by combining your eyelash-enhancing treatment with one of our other cosmetic options. Kybella Kybella is an injectable treatment that can melt away the fat under your chin. You can use this product to remove your double chin and achieve a stronger, slimmer jawline. This product uses a synthetic type of deoxycholic acid to break down the fat cells under your chin. When you arrive at our Beverly Hills office, we will inject this product into strategic places under your chin. After we have finished your injections, the deoxycholic acid in the Kybella product will gradually destroy your fat cells. This is a very effective treatment, and this injectable will permanently destroy some of your unwanted fat cells. High-Quality Skincare We can provide you with high-quality, medical-grade products from the DermAvance Pharmaceuticals line. These sophisticated products are supported by dermatologists and scientists. These products can fade scars, add moisture to your skin, and correct other imperfections and blemishes. In addition, these products can help you quickly recover from cosmetic procedures, injectables, and other beauty treatments. PurSil Scar Gel Accidents and injuries can create noticeable scars on your body. Fortunately, there’s no need for you to receive an uncomfortable, invasive procedure to fix these imperfections. You can fix your scars by using a medical-grade product called PurSil. This is a biocompatible gel that you will apply to the scarred area of your skin once a day. This gel will hydrate your skin and enhance the collagen fibers in your target area. As your tissues change, the scars in your treatment area will become less visible. In general, your scars will improve within about 21 days after you start using this product. You will typically notice the full impact of the PurSil gel after about two or three months. Improve Your Eyelashes You don’t need to get cumbersome eyelash extensions or use expensive mascara to change the appearance of your eyelashes. Instead of wasting your money on products that don’t encourage eyelash growth, you should enhance your look with Latisse. To learn more about the benefits of this eyelash treatment, contact us at Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA.
Rhinoplasty, known colloquially as a nose job, is the most commonly performed facial cosmetic procedure. However, it isn’t just used for cosmetic purposes. At Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Bruce Kadz has over two decades of experience helping his clients improve their self-esteem and quality of life. If you’re looking for the answers to the most frequently asked questions about this procedure, you’ve come to the right place. The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty Answered What Should I Expect When I Get a Nose Job? What you should expect during a nose job primarily depends on why you are seeking rhinoplasty in the first place. If you are only trying to augment your nose, Dr. Bruce Kadz will implant cartilage from your nasal septum to enhance your nose’s appearance. If you had a nose job performed by a less-than-qualified surgeon in the past, cartilage may be donated from another part of your body. Most commonly, when the cartilage is not donated from the nasal septum, it is donated from the ear or rib. If you need cartilage donated from another part of your body to achieve your desired aesthetic, Dr. Bruce Kadz will discuss your options with you during your initial consultation. How Long Does the Rhinoplasty Procedure Take? This is something else that is primarily determined by the goal you are trying to accomplish. If you’re simply seeking this procedure to enhance the appearance of your nose, it may only take an hour or two. In contrast, if you are seeking rhinoplasty to reconstruct your nose after a traumatic injury or you aren’t satisfied with the results of a previous nose job, the procedure can take anywhere from 2.5 to three hours. Will You Break My Nose During the Rhinoplasty Procedure? No. There is no need for your nose to be broken during your nose job. There are very rare cases where the change required to the shape of the nose is so extreme that breaking the nose is necessary. However, Dr. Bruce Kadz has been performing nose jobs for over 20 years and can shift your nose into a more aesthetically appealing position without having to break and reset your nose. This holds true for cases ranging from a simple aesthetic enhancement to reconstructing the nose after a sports injury or motor vehicle accident. Will the Rhinoplasty Procedure Be Painful? No. Your procedure will not be painful or uncomfortable at all. The medications used to ensure your comfort depend on such factors as your heart and lung health and the complexity of the procedure. If the procedure required to achieve your ideal results is complex and extensive and your heart and lungs are healthy, you will be administered general anesthesia. General anesthesia is a medicine that simultaneously blocks signals sent to an individual’s pain receptors so he or she cannot feel pain and puts him or her to sleep. If only a simple procedure is required, an injectable local anesthetic may be used. In such cases, twilight sedation is usually used, leaving you awake but relaxed. What Should I Expect During the Preparation Process? The preparation process for this procedure is simple. The first step in preparing for the procedure is to come in for an initial consultation. If Dr. Bruce Kadz determines that you are a good candidate, he will provide you with a comprehensive list of instructions on how to prepare. A non-comprehensive summary of critical preparation steps include not consuming tobacco, not drinking alcohol, and preparing for your recovery. Other things you should avoid in the week leading up to your procedure include certain cosmetics, cosmetic treatments, and topical prescription medications. For example, you should not use any cosmetic products that contain retinol (Retin-A). This ingredient is found most commonly in such products as anti-aging creams and anti-acne creams. You should also avoid any cosmetic treatments, like chemical peels, that may cause photosensitivity or irritation. How Should I Prepare in the Week Leading Up to My Rhinoplasty Procedure? In the week leading up to your procedure, eat as much healthy food as you can. We strongly recommend that you eat something healthy every five hours. If you usually eat at 6 AM, noon, and 6 PM, eat a small, healthy snack between breakfast and lunch and lunch and dinner. If you’re not usually hungry between meals, eat a handful of almonds or a small bowl of fruit that won’t make you feel uncomfortably full. It’s not uncommon to lose your appetite for the first few days after your procedure. If you’re not hungry, it can be difficult to get enough micronutrients for your skin and cartilage to recover post-op. Making sure you’re getting enough micronutrients before your procedure will go a long way towards ensuring a smooth recovery. Other things you should do in the week leading up to your procedure include: Drinking at least half an ounce of water per pound of bodyweight daily Wearing a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunblock Sleeping at least 7.5 hours per night Resting – don’t go for any personal bests while working out Taking vitamin C daily Exfoliating and moisturizing your skin Filling your prescription antibiotics and analgesics Preparing loose, comfy clothes to wear on the day of your procedure Taking Arnica Montana supplements the night before your procedure How Should I Prepare for My Recovery? There are several things you should do to prepare for your recovery. The most important thing you can do in this regard is preparing your recovery room. After your procedure, you will want to have a relaxing environment to rest in for a few days. Make sure you have everything you need for your comforts, such as a blanket, plenty of pillows, a relaxing source of entertainment, and a table, desk, or nightstand nearby to keep plenty of water. We recommend prepping meals for the seven days following your procedure. Burritos make for great make-ahead breakfasts because they keep well in the fridge or freezer and reheat well. Casseroles and quiches are also great options. Lunch can be as simple as a spinach salad, and dinner can be pasta- or rice-based as long as you include a side of fruits or vegetables. Remember, nutrition is crucial in the first-week post-op. What Should I Expect During My Initial Consultation? Several critical things will occur during your initial consultation. Dr. Bruce Kadz will review your medical history to determine whether you are healthy enough to undergo this procedure. While reviewing your medical history, he will also talk to you about any drugs and supplements you may be taking. This is important to know because there are certain medications you can’t take in the weeks leading up to your procedure. For example, you should avoid taking any NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and aspirin in the two weeks leading up to your procedure. Other common drugs and supplements that affect bleeding include garlic supplements, ginger supplements, ginseng, and Celebrex. Seven days before your procedure, stop taking St. John’s Wort. This supplement may cause contraindications with anesthesia. What Should I Expect During the Recovery Process? In the 24 hours following your procedure, you may feel groggy or sleepy. This is perfectly normal for someone who has just received a sedative, whether it is general anesthesia or twilight sedation. You may not operate a motor vehicle or any other heavy machinery or equipment. Therefore, you should have someone to drive you to and from your procedure. Since you may feel groggy in the first 24 hours post-op, we strongly recommend that you arrange for someone to stay with you and help take care of you during this time. If you have pets, make sure there is someone who can bend over and feed your pets, play with them and supervise them. If you have children, try to explain to them that you will need your space for a while. How Long Does the Recovery Process Take? It can take anywhere from 12 to 14 months for your skin to recover fully from your procedure. However, it only takes around six weeks for your bones and cartilage to heal from the procedure. How long it will take you to feel like your old self after your procedure depends, but you will probably feel tired for one to three days post-op. When Can I Get Back to Work? How long you should take off from work to focus on your recovery depends on what you do for a living. If you have an office job that doesn’t require you to stoop and lift regularly, you can get back to work a week after your procedure. Contrastingly, if you have an active job that requires nearly constant walking, lifting, and carrying, you should plan to take two weeks off from work. When Can I Hit the Gym Again? As ready as you may feel to hit the gym after the first one to three days of resting, it’s crucial that you don’t rush into things. Your body still needs more time to rest. As difficult as it is, doesn’t do any intense workouts for the first six weeks post-op. This means that you should not be doing bodyweight resistance exercises, resistance training with free weights or dumbbells, or intense cardio, like swimming, rowing, or cycling uphill. Can I Wear Glasses After My Procedure? No. You should not wear glasses in the six weeks following your procedure. The less pressure you put on your newly shaped nose, the faster your bones and cartilage will heal. We recommend asking your ophthalmologist or optometrist for a prescription for contacts. If you don’t want to wear contacts, order a device online that suspends the frames of your glasses so they’re not putting pressure on your nose. Can I Blow My Nose After My Procedure? No. It is not advisable to blow your nose during the first two weeks following your procedure. If your nose feels stuffy, use a saline nasal drip to break up any congestion you have without blowing your nose and slowing your healing process. The easiest thing to do would be to send someone to the store to buy you a saline nasal drip to break up the congestion in your nose. However, you can also make your own saline spray at home with just baking soda, distilled water, table salt and a drip bottle or syringe. Simply mix eight ounces of distilled water with half of a teaspoon of baking soda and half of a teaspoon of table salt. Just make sure the water isn’t too hot. Discover How to Refine Your Facial Features Today If you are dissatisfied with the size or shape of your nose, rhinoplasty may be right for you. If you have any further questions about this procedure or would like to find out definitively if you are a good candidate, we welcome you to contact us at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Bruce Kadz. See you soon!
The Brazilian butt lift California is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around. It’s a great way to change your proportions or enhance contours, and Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA can give you the personalized care you need to get the results you’re looking for. But how did this procedure get its name, and what’s it all about? Why Is It Called a Brazilian Butt Lift? No one can agree completely on the answer to this interesting question, but there are a couple of possibilities. For some people, shapely buttocks are synonymous with the women of Brazil, so to them, the procedure has been named for its goal: the ideal shape as seen in many women of Brazilian or South American heritage. Others dispute this as the origin of the name and instead believe the procedure was named “Brazilian” because credit for inventing it goes to Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, possibly Brazil’s most famous plastic surgeon. He first started publishing information on this lift back in the 1960s. Wherever the name comes from, though, this way of improving the shape and contour of the buttocks has exploded in popularity since about 2010. The Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, is a wonderful way to essentially “kill two birds with one stone” by removing unwanted fat from one region and using it to reshape the buttocks. FAQ About the BBL What Makes a BBL Special? Traditional butt lifts use implants, but with the Brazilian, you are able to change the shape of your body and improve your contours using your own fat, instead. You trim areas where you’d like to see less fat—using liposuction—and then re-inject it strategically into the buttocks. Since the fat comes from your own body, the results feel and look perfectly natural. Am I a Good Candidate? Most women who are in reasonably good health and have a realistic understanding of the procedure and what it can do for them are good candidates. You should: Want to remove fat from one area of your body Want to enhance the size and shape of your buttocks Want to see moderate rather than dramatic changes Be within about 20 pounds of your goal weight Have had a stable weight for at least six months Come visit us for a consultation, where Dr. Kadz will help you discover if you’re a good candidate and help you make the best choices for your personal beauty goals. Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Permanent? While it may be generally true that “nothing lasts forever,” the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) comes about as close as you can get. There are also some things you can do to encourage your effects to last. To fully answer this question, however, means considering both parts of the BBL separately: the fat grafting via liposuction, and the injection. Fat Grafting Results Once you remove fat cells from your body, they almost never grow back. The body does not easily generate new fat cells after puberty. Instead, the fat cells you have either expand (as you gain weight) or contract (as you lose weight). Once you have removed some of these fat cells with liposuction, minor weight gain is unlikely to show up there. If you gain significant weight, however, the remaining fat cells may still expand in that area. This is one reason it’s best to seek a Brazilian butt lift when you’re within 10-20 pounds of your goal weight and have had a stable weight for a while—this gives you the best chance of permanent fat grafting results. Fat Transfer Results Initial Results The fat we remove from one area of your body will be purified and then injected into your buttocks. A BBL always involves initially “overfilling” the area, and that’s because only the healthiest fat cells survive the process. In general, an average of 60% of the cells survive, so overfilling ensures you get the perfect look once this process is finished. It takes your body between six and eight weeks to “take” the injected fat: meaning that your circulatory system accepts the fat and builds blood vessels to supply the new cells with nutrients. Your initial results, therefore, will usually look a bit more dramatic than your final results, but these will definitely fade. This fading is natural, normal, and expected. Final Results Once you have your final results a few weeks later, you can expect these to last for decades. With the right treatment, they may even last for a lifetime. Your lifestyle choices will have a big say in how long your results last. Once the fat cells have settled, they will not go away unless you either remove them or lose a lot of weight. If you go on a diet and lose weight, it’s impossible to predict with 100% certainty where your body will remove the fat from, and it could come from your buttocks. Our bodies store and remove fat based on our unique genetics, so it’s possible that weight loss of more than 10 pounds will undo the effects of your BBL. To keep your results as long as possible, then, it’s best to avoid either losing or gaining more than 10 pounds. How Can I Get the Best Results? The good news is that there are some specific things you can do to get the best possible results and then keep them as long as possible. Sleep on Your Stomach for a While For eight weeks following your procedure, you should sleep on your stomach every night. This is because it’s important to avoid putting any extra pressure on your newly transferred fat. If you think this could be hard for you, start practicing before your BBL so you can get used to the new sleeping position. For those who simply cannot sleep on their stomachs, sleeping on your side is permitted—however, you do need to find a way to stop yourself from rolling onto your back during the night. Body pillows may help with this. Get As Much Sleep As Possible Speaking of sleep, your body will thank you for getting as much as possible. Our bodies repair and restore themselves during sleep, so the more time you spend in restorative, REM sleep, the faster and better your new fat cells will settle. Just remember that we sleep in cycles of 90 minutes, and the most important part of the cycle comes during REM, which is at the end of that cycle. Plan your bedtime and waking times in cycles of 90 minutes to make sure you get as much quality sleep as possible, aiming for about nine hours a night if you can. If you tend to set your alarm for 6:30 and then hit “snooze” every ten minutes from 6:30 to 7:10, give up this habit and simply set your alarm for 7:10, instead! Your body will recover more quickly with 40 extra minutes of truly restorative sleep than from four sets of interrupting catnaps. Sit As Little As Possible It might not sound possible to give up sitting, but the more you can avoid it for the first month after your BBL, the better your results will be. There are special pillows available that will allow you to sit without putting pressure on the fat, but if you can avoid even using the pillow and simply lay on your side when you need to get off your feet, you’ll see the best results. If you work at a desk, consider investing in a standing desk or a desk that converts easily from sitting to standing heights. Not only will this help your BBL, but it will be good for you in the long run! Give Up Smoking Smoking is horribly damaging to every system in your body. The chemical compounds found in cigarettes work against every healthy physiological process, destroy your skin, restrict healthy blood flow, and elevate your blood pressure. Smokers are never good candidates for surgery of any sort, and smoking will interfere with your body’s ability to build up blood vessels to nourish the injected fat cells. If you’ve struggled to give up this habit in the past, let your beautiful new body shape be the motivation you need to get there. Stay Away From the Gym (Temporarily) With fat removed from one area and a more shapely contour to your buttocks, you may feel highly motivated to hit the gym. Normally, that’s a great idea. Right after your procedure, however, you should avoid the gym. For one thing, you need to keep your blood pressure down for the first month or so, and both cardio and weight lifting raise your blood pressure—or they should if you’re doing them correctly! Second, you don’t want to be burning fat at this time. Doing so will undo your results. Gentle walking, however, is very good for your promoting your circulatory system and keeping fit and active during this time. Keep It Loose Don’t wear anything, from tight jeans to tight underwear, that would put pressure on your newly transferred fat. For eight weeks, enjoy wearing your comfy sweats, your sassy, flowy dresses, and other loose clothing. Eat and Drink With Care Good hydration is crucial during this time. Hydration will help your fat survive and connect with your body, and it’s good for you in every other way, too. Drink lots of water, coconut water, decaf teas, and coffee, and eat plenty of succulent fruits and vegetables. These last will help with hydration and also with getting you the immune-system-boosting vitamin C and micronutrients you need for the fastest healing. Speaking of micronutrients, they are also abundant in seeds, nuts, dark chocolate (watch the sugar, however!), grass-fed meat and dairy products, pastured eggs and chicken, and complex carbohydrates like sweet potatoes and legumes. You also want to make sure you’re eating plenty of protein during this time, as this helps your body to maintain muscle while keeping you feeling full and satisfied. Once you have your BBL scheduled, consider making up some nutritious, freeze-able meals ahead of time. That way you don’t have to worry about cooking much during your recovery, but you also won’t have as much temptation to order in all the time. The occasional splurge is fine, but you’ll get the fastest results and keep them the longest with healthy eating habits. Talk to Us About Your BBL Keeping your results from a Brazilian butt lift takes some commitment, but if you’re willing to take care of yourself, you can plan on enjoying your results for a lifetime. The effects of aging could mean you’ll eventually need some skin tightening treatments, but you won’t lose your new shape. Is this the right move for you? Contact Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA today to set up a consultation and take the first step.
It’s no secret that pregnancy takes a toll on your body, but so does motherhood. The lack of time for yourself and the stresses of life often leave you feeling exhausted, with little to no time left at the day to spend working out. At Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we offer the mommy makeover to help you get the body that you have always dreamed about, but thought may have never been possible, especially after having kids. What Is Included in a Mommy Makeover? The benefit of a mommy makeover is that it’s completely customizable. We tailor each treatment plan to each patient’s different needs and goals. During your consultation, Dr. Kadz will develop a unique treatment plan designed to meet each of your needs. He will recommend specific treatments based on your areas of concern and then present you with all of your options so that you can decide what you want your procedure to include. We can add any combination of the following procedures to your treatment plan: Liposuction Breast lift Breast augmentation Tummy tuck Monoplasty (pubic re-contouring) Breast Lift A breast lift doesn’t involve implants, but we can combine it with breast augmentation to both lift the breasts and increase their size. During this procedure, we address sagging breasts resulting from pregnancy and nursing by lifting the whole area, removing excess skin, and tightening the tissue. The breasts will be reshaped and repositioned on the wall of the chest. It can turn back the clock so that your post-pregnancy breasts look more like your high school breasts. Breast Augmentation Breast augmentation is a procedure intended to increase the size of the breasts. It doesn’t lift the breasts or address and sagging skin, but it adds volume and improves their size and shape. We can use different implant types based on your needs and preferences to give you the best shape and size. We offer silicone, saline, and gummy bear implants. Dr. Kadz can help determine which is the right fit for your body and your goals. Tummy Tuck A tummy tuck is an effective way to treat and remove excess skin and fat that form on the abdomen due to pregnancy. It can also tighten and strengthen abdominal muscles that have separated during pregnancy, a condition known as diastasis recti. This procedure can give you amazing abs that you can flaunt in the swimsuit of your choice without ever having to perform a single crunch. It smoothes the skin, and it makes your abs look toned and tight. Liposuction Liposuction is a procedure that helps reduce the total amount of stubborn fat that exists in certain areas of the body. These areas don’t always respond well to diet and fitness efforts, especially after pregnancy, and can include the arms, back, inner and outer thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. During the procedure, a cannula will be inserted into a small incision in your treatment area to remove the fat gently. Once this procedure is completed, the stubborn fat will be gone for good, and within a few weeks following your recovery, you’ll get to enjoy the results. Your clothes will fit better since this procedure helps contour your body and add definition to the area. Monsplasty Sometimes excess skin and fatty tissue affect your pubic area, making the entire area look unattractive due to a noticeable bulge of fat in the area. It can form after pregnancy due to sagging skin and weight gain, but there is a solution. Monsplasty can remove this excess fat and skin and restructure it to create a slimmer, more aesthetically pleasing-looking pubic area. Mommy Makeover FAQs What Is the Purpose of This Makeover? The purpose of a mommy makeover is to address the body areas that were negatively affected by pregnancy. The most common treatment areas include the abdomen and the breasts. The entire procedure is customized to meet your body goals so that you can address your most pressing concerns. During the consultation, you will work with Dr. Kadz to develop a treatment plan that includes everything you want to be changed. You will be able to address issues with your abdomen, both visible and nonvisible, eliminate areas with stubborn fat, tighten your skin and make your body firmer and tighter, and get the breasts you’ve always dreamed of. Dr. Kadz will make recommendations so that you can reach all of your aesthetic goals. Who Is a Mommy Makeover Right For? During your first pregnancy, there is a lot of excitement and there are a lot of unknowns. However, no one ever really prepares you for what happens to your body after pregnancy. The changes can be startling and discouraging, from the sagging skin to breasts that you may not even recognize anymore. This is a normal feeling, but the good news is that there is a way to change your body and repair what the pregnancy, birthing, and nursing process have done to your body. That is where the mommy makeover comes in. You Don’t Want Time To Spend Hours in the Gym If you don’t have time to exercise for the amount of time that it would take for you to reshape your body, this procedure provides you with an effective solution that can give you the kind of results that working out can’t even do. You’ll get beautiful, contoured results, and you won’t have to spend hours in the gym to get those results either. You’re Done Having Children If you’re done having children and don’t plan on getting pregnant again, you are most likely a candidate who will benefit from any combination of these procedures. Having more children after you undergo this procedure will negatively impact your results, which is why we recommend that you wait to schedule it until then. You Want To Increase Your Confidence This kind of treatment plan can help you regain your pre-pregnancy body, and in doing so, help you feel more like yourself again. You’ll get a newfound sense of confidence that will change how you view yourself. Wanting to look good isn’t vain; how you feel about your appearance can negatively or positively impact your family, relationships, and life. The choice is up to you, but we’ve made it easy to invest in yourself with the mommy makeover. How Long Is the Makeover Procedure? Surgery lengths will vary among patients based on how many procedures they choose to include in their makeover. Some procedures take a couple of hours; others take several. We can provide you with a better idea of how long your specific makeover will take before your scheduled appointment. What Is the Recovery Like? Every elective surgery requires a recovery period, and the length of that recovery varies among patients. It’s based on many factors, including the total number of procedures included in your makeover, your health at the time of the surgery, and your health history. Most patients are able to resume all of their normal daily activities, including strenuous exercise or activities, four to six weeks post-op. We’ll monitor your recovery process and walk with you through each step of this journey. We’ll consider your particular recovery and give you guidelines based on your health and your healing as to when you should resume work, exercise, and other activities. What To Expect Certain procedures may require that you wear a compression garment or a surgical bra post-op for several weeks. Most patients find that they can return to work, household duties, and driving after approximately two weeks. You can expect a total return to everyday life, and everything that it entails will take you four to six weeks. Focusing on Rest You can expect the first few days post-op to be spent resting. Based on the total number of surgeries you undergo, you may require one to two weeks of bed rest. During this time, you need to focus on healing. You shouldn’t overexert yourself in any way. You’ll need someone to do the heavy lifting, cooking, cleaning, household work, and help with childcare. Once you’re cleared to resume these activities, you can do so, but you need to make rest your number one priority until then. During your consultation and in the days leading up to your appointment, our office will provide you with a complete list of aftercare instructions so that you know exactly what to do and what not to do. When you focus on recovery, you’ll be able to enjoy your new body and get back to doing all the things you love as soon as possible. Am I a Candidate? The best candidates for this procedure are women who are completely healthy. Good health is essential to a safe and successful surgery, as well as an easier recovery. The best candidates will also have realistic expectations about what this surgery can and cannot do. The Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle If you add liposuction or a tummy tuck to your makeover, you need to realize that maintaining your results comes down to making healthy choices and living a healthy lifestyle. Eating a healthy diet and maintaining a consistent workout routine will help you maintain and enjoy your results permanently. Gaining weight after your surgery or having another baby will negatively affect your results. Timing Your Makeover Accordingly We recommend that women who have recently given birth wait until a certain period of time passes to schedule their procedure for the best results. We also recommend that if you plan on having more children, you wait until your family is complete before scheduling this makeover so that you can get the best results. During your initial consultation, we’ll help determine if you’re a candidate and which surgeries will help you reach your goals. When Should I Schedule My Makeover? Choosing when to schedule your makeover is an important decision. If you have recently given birth, you need to wait until you are finished nursing and your body has healed from childbirth before undergoing one or more of these surgeries. You also want to reach a healthy weight before undergoing this makeover. When you are done having children and you are deemed a candidate for this procedure, you’ll get the green light to schedule your procedure at a time that works best for your family and your life. Schedule Your Makeover Consultation Today If you want to get your pre-pregnancy body back, or even get a body that’s better than your former one, we can help. Contact us today at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, and schedule your consultation with Dr. Bruce Kadz to learn more about these different procedures and which combination can help you achieve the body of your dreams.
Independientemente de la forma, el tamaño o si le gustan o no, los pechos de una mujer a menudo forman una gran parte de la identidad de una mujer. Los senos, al igual que cualquier otra parte del cuerpo, pueden cambiar con el tiempo, y las mujeres a menudo ven los cambios sucediendo justo delante de sus ojos. Los cambios en la forma y el volumen del pecho generalmente ocurren con fluctuaciones en los niveles hormonales, pero pueden ocurrir por otras razones, y a menudo son indicadores útiles de lo que está sucediendo en el cuerpo de una mujer. Estas son algunas razones comunes para que los senos pierdan volumen y cambien de forma. Pubertad La primera indicación de la pubertad es que las niñas a menudo es el crecimiento de los senos. Sin embargo, no siempre crecen a la misma velocidad, y pueden tomar varios años para que los senos alcancen su tamaño completo. El desarrollo de senos, a veces llamado «brote de senos», comienza primero con una pequeña protuberancia y continúa con el pezón y la areola oscureciendo de color y creciendo. La menstruación generalmente comienza de dos a aproximadamente un año a dos años después del crecimiento inicial de la mama. Embarazo y lactancia Los cambios mamarios también se encuentran entre los primeros signos de embarazo para las mujeres. Junto con la sensibilidad de los senos, el área del pezón a menudo se oscurece y se expande durante el embarazo. Un aumento en el tamaño de la taza también es común, y es causado por la expansión de los vasos sanguíneos, conductos y lóbulos a medida que el cuerpo se prepara para la lactancia. Una vez que el bebé llega y comienza la lactancia, los senos continúan pasando por muchos cambios, tardando hasta seis meses en volver a su tamaño normal después de que se detiene la lactancia. Menopausia Otra etapa natural en la vida de una mujer donde sus senos pueden cambiar de tamaño, forma y volumen es durante la menopausia. Aunque hay una disminución en los niveles de estrógeno, los senos en realidad no se hacen más pequeños. En cambio, es más probable que pierdan su firmeza, se suavizan y empiezan a ceder a medida que pierden volumen. La densidad mamaria también disminuye con la edad y un mayor porcentaje de la mama es tejido graso. Para las mujeres incómodas o descontentas con estos cambios menos positivos, la cirugía plástica es una de las muchas opciones. Ejercicio y pérdida de grasa corporal Entrar en forma es importante, pero muchas mujeres se preocupan de que el ejercicio excesivo haga que sus senos cambien de forma o pierdan volumen. Dado que los senos se componen en gran parte de tejido graso, hay algunos motivos de preocupación. Sin embargo, los senos generalmente solo pierden volumen o cambian de forma con una pérdida significativa de peso, y debido a que no hay forma o tamaño estándar para los senos, no tiene ningún impacto médico dañino. Para recuperar una línea de busto pre-pérdida de peso hay algunas cosas que se pueden hacer a través de la dieta y el ejercicio, pero los cambios significativos son manejados mejor por un cirujano plástico. Uso de sustancias Tomar cualquier sustancia que cambie los niveles hormonales puede tener un efecto sobre el tamaño de los senos. No es inusual que las mujeres que toman píldoras anticonceptivas experimenten un pequeño aumento en el tamaño, y los medicamentos antipsicóticos y antidepresivos son notorios por causar cambios, incluyendo la lactancia espontánea y el dolor. La cafeína y el alcohol también pueden tener efectos negativos en los senos, especialmente el alcohol, que se ha relacionado con el cáncer de mama. Corrección de cambios mamarios Mientras que muchas mujeres están perfectamente contentas con los cambios en el tamaño del pecho, para algunos los cambios tienen un impacto negativo en su imagen corporal. Para las mujeres descontentas con los cambios después del embarazo, durante la menopausia o en cualquier momento, hay opciones para hacer correcciones. Los cirujanos plásticos pueden ayudar a las mujeres a hacer correcciones o mejoras y, con nuevas técnicas que minimizan las cicatrices, producen resultados de aspecto natural.
As we age, it can feel like we watch our skin develop new lines and wrinkles every day. When you look in the mirror, do you feel happy with your skin’s appearance, or are you discouraged by signs of aging that seem to develop overnight? Do you want a simple, long-lasting treatment that can restore volume, fade lines and wrinkles, and address skin laxity? If so, Juvederm could be the treatment option you’ve been waiting for! At Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA, we’re proud to offer this top-quality dermal filler alongside our other restorative services. What Is Juvederm? Juvederm is the umbrella name for a large family of dermal fillers. Each filler is created to address a different concern, but all of them have the same skin-nourishing hyaluronic acid-base. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar produced by our bodies. It lifts and hydrates the skin and can be safely used to treat signs of aging in most patients thanks to its natural, body-friendly origins. Once injected, this filler helps temporarily erase signs of aging. It can last six months to two years in total and safely dissolves into the body. For most patients, the treatment process is straightforward. It requires little preparation and zeroes downtime. Each product includes a small dose of lidocaine to keep you comfortable during injections and minimize discomfort during the immediate healing process. Results are visible as soon as your appointment is complete and can be enhanced with touch-up injections or combinations of other anti-aging treatments. What Are the Advantages of Treatment? This dermal filler is one of the best ways to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin. It is considered safe and effective for the majority of patients. Unlike other anti-aging options, it does not require any downtime, allowing you to create your ideal image without putting your life on hold. The treatment process itself is pain-free for most patients. Results can last up to two years, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your vibrant new skin. Most of our patients are so happy with the new appearance that they commit to a personalized treatment plan to help them maintain their results! What Are the Different Types Available? At our professional office, we offer several Juvederm products to help you address your specific concerns. One of our doctors will recommend the best product or combination of products for you during an initial consultation. Ultra XC This product is designed to address mild to moderate facial lines, wrinkles, and folds. It is most often used in the skin around the nose, mouth, and chin. However, it can also treat lines and wrinkles around the brows and forehead in some patients. In addition, it can be used to successfully boost volume in the lips and create a fuller appearance with a smooth, natural texture. Ultra Plus XC The main advantage of this product is its thicker formula, which allows our doctors to target more severe wrinkles and folds. This filler is often used to treat nasolabial folds. These folds develop in the thicker tissue between the nose and mouth and are notoriously difficult to erase. However, this filler can help lift and volumize the skin to create a smooth appearance and minimize nasolabial folds with one treatment. Vollure This Juvederm Vollure filler was designed with the lower half of the face in mind. It specifically targets lines around the mouth, including smile lines, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. This product is appropriate for mild to severe wrinkles and folds and has a slightly thicker formula to aid in creating long-lasting volume. Volbella This treatment is used on the lips and can correct a variety of issues caused by the aging process. It can fill lip lines, help restore the natural borders of the lips, build natural volume, and create a plump, skin-like texture instantly. Unlike many fillers, this option dissolves naturally over time and will not create noticeable lumps in the lips. In addition, it carries far fewer risks thanks to the natural origins of hyaluronic acid. Voluma As we age, our cheeks and midface often begin to lose volume and appear hollow. This product helps correct loss of volume in the midface and can create plumper, younger-looking cheeks to augment your smile. How Do Results Compare to Botox? For a long time, Botox was considered the most effective treatment to correct signs of aging. However, while it is can smooth away wrinkles, Botox is designed to address dynamic wrinkles, which appear with facial movement, while Juvederm was created to erase static wrinkles, which appear largely the same in spite of facial movement. Botox temporarily blocks nerve signals to your facial muscles, preventing dynamic wrinkles from appearing while you make all of your normal expressions. However, it can take three to seven days to take effect and lasts only three to four months on average. If you experience both dynamic and static wrinkles, you could benefit from a combination of these two treatments. However, most early signs of aging appear as static wrinkles and can be more quickly and effectively addressed with this line of dermal fillers. How Do Results Compare to a Facelift? Facelift surgery is the most long-lasting solution for moderate to severe signs of aging in the face, lasting 10-15 years for most patients. However, it comes with a variety of risks associated with major surgery, requires significant preparation and downtime, and costs more than any other anti-aging treatment. Many patients are not eligible for surgery due to medical conditions or other factors. In addition, a facelift surgery performed by an inexperienced surgeon can cause permanent damage. So while a facelift can be a good choice for some patients, it is often not cost-effective and cannot permanently treat signs of aging due to the natural progression of the aging process. Many patients find that the long-lasting results of this dermal filler and its low-risk, non-invasive nature make it the better option for their health and lifestyle. Am I an Ideal Candidate? If you are a man or woman over the age of 21 and desire to see signs of aging diminished, you could be an ideal candidate for this treatment. In general, candidates should be healthy and should not have any allergies to the formula ingredients. In addition, they should not have any bleeding disorder which could interact negatively with treatment. They should also be free of any active skin infection or irritation at the time of their appointment. Some patients with severe skin laxity may not be an ideal candidate for treatment. Finally, candidates should have realistic expectations about their results. If you are interested in this treatment but are unsure about your candidacy, one of our doctors will be happy to you answer any questions you may have during an initial consultation. What Can I Expect? Here is a brief overview of what you can expect from a dermal filler treatment at our office: Consultation To begin, you will meet with one of our doctors to discuss your candidacy for this treatment. This initial consultation is important because it allows your doctor to examine your skin in-person, review your medical history, and ask you questions to determine your desired results. It also allows you to ask any questions you may have about what you can expect from this treatment in your unique situation. Once you are approved for treatment, your doctor will suggest an appropriate treatment plan to help you achieve your ideal image, and you can begin preparing for your first treatment. Preparation To prepare for your appointment, we recommend that you avoid blood-thinning medications, alcohol, and some herbal supplements for at least two days before your appointment. This helps reduce your risk of bleeding or bruising after injections. In addition, you should limit your time in the sun and avoid sunburn or tanning, which could cause skin irritation and make treatment more uncomfortable. Your doctor may give you additional instructions to follow to ensure that you see the best results possible. Treatment On the day of your appointment, you should avoid wearing makeup in the target areas. Your doctor will clean your skin and may apply a numbing cream. However, most patients find that the lidocaine in the dermal filler minimizes any discomfort during treatment. Your doctor will then use a fine needle to inject the product into the target areas. They can see the results of each injection and are able to build symmetrical, attractive volumes instantly. You will be able to look in a mirror after your doctor is finished and see the immediate results of your treatment. In general, you can expect your skin to appear smoother. Any lines or wrinkles should be noticeably minimized or erased, and loose skin should be tightened and lifted. If your cheeks or lips were treated, you should especially notice the volumizing power of this dermal filler in these areas. Recovery For most patients, there is almost no recovery time. You may notice that your skin is more sensitive than normal for 24-48 hours. You should continue to avoid blood-thinning medications and alcohol until your doctor gives your permission to begin taking them again. You should also try to limit your sun exposure as your skin heals. In general, most patients see their skin return to normal within one to three days of Juvederm treatment, allowing them to enjoy their final results. Results Your final results should include more youthful-looking skin and a distinct, vibrant glow thanks to the hyaluronic acid. With your new results, you can expect to feel your confidence levels boosted and spend less time worrying about your signs of aging. Your results can last between six months to two years, but this will depend largely on how well you care for your skin after the Juvederm treatment. In particular, harmful sun exposure can accelerate the aging process and undo your results more quickly. It’s essential to wear sunscreen whenever you are outdoors and limit your time in the sun as much as possible. Due to the natural progression of the aging process, your results will begin to fade. At this point, most patients opt to continue treatments with a personalized maintenance plan. This allows them to build on the success of their first treatment, prevent signs of aging from developing further, and keep their ideal image intact. Contact Us to Learn More! Don’t let signs of aging distract you from the more important things in life. Let Juvederm effortlessly erase signs of aging and rejuvenate your skin from the inside-out. If you have any questions about this line of products, our dedicated staff is prepared to assist you! To learn more about this dermal filler and what it can do for you, contact our team of experts at Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA, to schedule an initial consultation today! We look forward to helping you reach your anti-aging goals!
Labiaplasty, also known as vaginal rejuvenation, is a procedure designed to modify the labia minora, labia majora, or both. The labia minora are the inner lips of your vagina and the labia majora are the outer lips of your vagina. At the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA, your comfort, satisfaction, and safety are our top priorities. While sexual health can be a sensitive subject, there is no need to feel embarrassed or ashamed. If you think you could benefit from the reduction or reshaping of your labia, please don’t hesitate to call the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation. In the meantime, it may help to know some things about this procedure: How Long Does Labiaplasty Take? Most labiaplasty procedures take between an hour or two. If you are only having your inner lips or outer lips altered, the procedure will take around an hour. If you are having both of your lips altered, or you are having your lips altered and your vaginal walls tightened, your procedure will take a couple of hours. However, if you are having other procedures performed at the same time as labiaplasty, the length of your procedure can be extended by up to six hours. For example, this procedure is often performed as part of a mommy makeover. What Happens During Vaginal Rejuvenation? During your vaginal rejuvenation procedure, we will start by trimming the hair around your vagina if you did not trim or shave before you came in. Then, we will cleanse the area to ensure that you do not get an infection caused by bacteria on your skin getting inside. Next, we will administer either general anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation. General anesthesia numbs your entire body and puts you to sleep. Local anesthesia is administered via injection to the pelvic region and does not put you to sleep. However, sedation will put you to sleep so you don’t feel anxious or nervous about the procedure. Depending on your goals, Dr. Bruce Kadz may remove excess skin, reshape your skin or remove excess fat. Am I a Good Candidate for This Procedure? A good candidate for labiaplasty is a woman who believes her comfort and self-confidence could be improved by altering the lips of her vagina. She is in fairly good emotional and physical health and choosing this procedure for herself rather than for the benefit of a partner. She has realistic expectations regarding the preparation for the procedure, the procedure itself, the recovery, and the results. To ensure that vaginal rejuvenation is right for you, we will review your medical history, assess your current health, perform a physical evaluation and discuss your goals and expectations. Do I Have to Be a Mom to Be a Good Candidate for This Procedure? While this procedure is often performed as part of a mommy makeover, you do not have to be a mom to be a good candidate for this procedure. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you have never given birth. This procedure may be right for you even if you have never given vaginal birth. There are several factors that can change your vagina. For example, the aging process begins to affect your skin at age 30. Your skin starts to produce collagen and elastin fibers at a reduced rate and your skin becomes lax. What Results Can I Expect From This Procedure? The results of the procedure vary on a case-by-case basis. The techniques used during the procedure will be tailored to what you are trying to accomplish. For example, we can focus on only your inner lips, only your outer lips, both your inner and outer lips, or only focus on your left inner lip. When considering this procedure, it is important to note that there is a very wide range of “normal” lengths of your vaginal lips. Just because you think your lips are too long or large doesn’t mean that they are. It is also important to note that if you are satisfied with the appearance of one side of your vagina, we can alter the other side to match the other. How Drastically Will This Procedure Rejuvenate My Vagina? No vaginal rejuvenation procedure or treatment will make you feel or look 18 again. However, your self-confidence will be improved. If you’re worried about asymmetry, that can be corrected. If your lips are so large you feel self-conscious wearing skinny jeans, tight dresses, or bathing suits, you will feel comfortable in such clothes. Because this procedure can also rejuvenate the vaginal walls and improve natural lubrication, sex will feel better than it has in years. Nobody can ever reverse the aging process entirely. But you can certainly pause it and slow the process. What Can I Expect During the Recovery Process? It can take up to two months for your skin to settle fully into its new shape and position. However, if you are between the ages of 18 and 29 and fairly healthy, it should only take around a month for your final results to be visible. As for the recovery process itself, you will only need to take 10 to 14 days off of work or school to heal. During your recovery process, you should wear soft, loose underwear and skirts or sweatpants to prevent abrasive rubbing. If you menstruate during your recovery process, use sanitary napkins rather than tampons. Keep your skin clean and dry to prevent a yeast infection or urinary tract infection. How Soon After the Procedure Can I Have Sex? You should not have sex until your skin has fully healed. On average, this will be around six weeks post-op. During this time it is also important that you do not consume tobacco products, like chewing tobacco or cigarettes, and alcohol. You should also avoid vigorous exercise for six to 12 weeks depending on how you’re feeling. However, walking regularly is strongly encouraged. Walking supports a strong circulatory system that encourages rapid recovery. Is This Just a Cosmetic Procedure? Vaginal rejuvenation is not just a cosmetic procedure. It can alter the size and shape of the vaginal lips. However, it can also tighten the vaginal walls, improving the quality of orgasms. This procedure can also be used for other medical purposes, like treating vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence. How Long Do the Results Last? The results of this procedure last, on average, 10 to 15 years regarding the reversal of skin laxity. The younger and healthier you are, the longer your skin will remain tight. However, if you are in your 60s and regularly smoke and drink alcohol, you may need a follow-up procedure in seven to 10 years. Will This Procedure Impair the Sensations of My Labia? Absolutely not. You will have just as much sense after your procedure as you did before the procedure. The difference is the type of sensation you will experience. Often, people who seek this procedure feel pain or discomfort during sex because there is so much excess labia skin that it rubs or pinches. Between the rejuvenation of the skin and the increased production of natural lubrication, sex will be more enjoyable than it ever has been. Even better, since you will no longer need to rely on artificial lubrication, sex can be more spontaneous and carefree than it ever has been. Will There Be Visible Scarring? No. While incisions are required to perform this procedure, they will not result in visible scarring. Dr. Bruce Kadz takes care to make the incisions within the natural folds or your tissues. What Is a Mommy Makeover? A mommy makeover is a series of procedures performed to rejuvenate a woman after childbirth. The procedures included depending on your unique aesthetic goals. However, we often perform abdominoplasty, a breast lift, and a breast reduction or breast augmentation along with labiaplasty. Other options include an arm lift, thigh lift, and liposuction. Book an Appointment Today Labiaplasty usually doesn’t take more than an hour or two. But it can last over six hours if it is performed at the same time as other procedures as part of a mommy makeover. To learn more about this procedure, please contact us today at the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your initial consultation.
Curious about noninvasive treatment options to minimize the appearance of a double chin or fullness under the jawline? Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA is proud to offer Kybella permanent, life-changing results. Submental Fullness This is a fancy way of saying, “double chin.” Though it’s usually associated with being overweight, that isn’t always the case. The issue is very common, and many of us are genetically predisposed to it. A double chin can add years to your profile and make you appear to be carrying around more weight than you really are. A 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery found that 67% of respondents were concerned about submental fullness, or a double chin—nearly as many as the 69% who said they were bothered by lines and wrinkles around their eyes. What Is Kybella? This is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for contouring the chin and neck. It uses a man-made version of deoxycholic acid, which our liver naturally produces to break down fat. Allure magazine named this treatment its 2015 Best Beauty Breakthrough winner, and Elle has referred to it as “liposuction in a syringe.” Unlike neck liposuction or a neck lift, however, this is completely non-surgical. Will My Results Be Permanent? After the deoxycholic acid has destroyed fat cells in the submental area, the results are expected to be lasting. At that point, further treatment is not required as the fat cells are no longer able to store fat. Results from clinical trials have also shown that the effects are maintained over the long term. More About Kybella How Does It Work? The drug targets the submental fat (the fat pocket under the chin). When injected into targeted areas, the subcutaneous fat is dissolved. This cellular debris is then cleared out by specialized immune cells in the lymphatic and circulatory systems. The fat gradually melts away over the span of several weeks as the deoxycholic acid is metabolized, broken down, and then excreted by the body as waste. The process also adds collagen, which tightens the skin. Your chin won’t look as full and your profile will be more defined. What Should I Expect During Treatment? Before we begin, the treatment area will be thoroughly clean, and we will mark the injection sites with a marker. We will apply a topical numbing agent and provide an ice pack to ease any pain or discomfort. Between 20 and 30 injections are typically used under the chin, though some patients may receive as many as 50 injections in a single treatment. Your provider will determine this number based on how much fat is being stored as well as your specific goals. All treatment plans are customized. How Long Does the Treatment Take? Treatment sessions take no more than 30 minutes. Right after your appointment, you should be able to drive home or go to work the same day. There is little to no downtime, but you may want to avoid exercise and another strenuous activity over the first 24 hours after treatment or until the swelling subsides. You may also want to plan social schedules with this in mind. Does It Hurt? The needles used for the injections are ultra-fine, small needles and the injections are placed quickly. Patients are often surprised at how quickly and comfortably the process is completed. Most patients tolerate the treatment very well. Talk to us about a topical anesthetic if you’re worried about needles. Will It Leave a Scar? Since no incisions are needed, there is no scarring. Am I a Candidate? Patients should be over the age of 18 and in good health. We will review your medical history prior to treatment. This treatment is best suited to those who are interested in addressing moderate to severe fat accumulation underneath their chin but who would prefer to avoid more invasive procedures. Ideal candidates have good skin elasticity with small areas of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. Can Men Receive the Treatment? Absolutely! Just remember to shave beforehand. Who Should Not Receive This Treatment? Patients who also have excess or loose skin below the chin may not be ideal candidates. This treatment should not be performed if you have an infection in the treatment area. It is also not appropriate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and should not be used in patients with a history of dysphagia or bleeding abnormalities. Is Kybella Safe? Kybella won FDA approval in 2015 after it was tested in 20 clinical studies involving more than 1,600 patients. The treatment relies on a naturally occurring molecule. All of the cells surrounding the treatment remain healthy and intact. How Many Treatments Will I Need? The number of treatment sessions will vary by individual. Patients typically require between two and six sessions to complete the treatment. Appointments are scheduled four to six weeks apart. Dr. Kadz will develop a treatment plan according to your specific needs. Does It Really Work? Two U.S. trials presented to the FDA demonstrated that nearly 80% of those treated noticed a reduction of their submental fat and thus had improved satisfaction about their appearance. How Soon Will I See the Results? Results usually become apparent over the first two or three months. Your results may continue to improve over the next six months following the complete treatment series. You may begin to see results after one or two treatments, but it may take as many as six treatments to see results. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received six treatments. What If I Gain Weight After Treatment? In clinical trials, patients who gained weight after treatment did not experience the redevelopment of their double chin. Even if you gain weight, it may not affect the appearance of your neck or chin, as there will be fewer fat cells remaining. You can always schedule additional treatments to touch up the area, if necessary. Fat reduction treatments work best for individuals whose weight is relatively stable. These treatments are most effective in conjunction with traditional diet and exercise. For added aesthetic enhancement, many patients decide to combine this treatment with the other cosmetic treatments and surgical options we offer. Our trained staff would be happy to discuss your concerns and customize a facial rejuvenation plan based on your aesthetic goals. Can It Be Used On Other Areas? The safety and effectiveness of this treatment for fat outside the submental area has not been established in trials yet, so it is not recommended for use elsewhere at this time. Larger areas may respond better to other treatment options, such as liposuction. How Is This Different From Lasers and Liposuction? Lasers are more effective for skin tightening, but they may cause more discomfort for the patient. Liposuction is very effective and provides results that are instantly noticeable, but it is more invasive, involves incisions, and requires more downtime. Kybella is the best option for those looking to get rid of fat without surgery, downtime, or aftercare. Ready to Say Goodbye to That Chin Fat? Let’s Get Started! There’s no denying that regular exercise and clean eating can go a long way in keeping you fit and trip. There’s also no getting around the fact that you can’t control where your body decides to store fat. Sometimes, submental fat just won’t respond to weight loss. Until recently, your only option for a more defined jawline was cosmetic surgery. If you’ve been bothered by a double chin and you’re looking for an alternative to liposuction or surgery, Kybella may be right for you. Unlike nearly all other cosmetic injectables, this treatment delivers permanent results. Call today to schedule a consultation with Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, and discover how you can restore more youthful contours to your jawline and neck. We’ve got a personalized treatment plan for you.
At the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA, many of our clients are concerned about the appearance of their upper or lower eyelids. They are interested in an eye lift, but they’re not sure yet if it’s right for them. If you are in this same boat, read on to discover everything you need to know about this procedure. Everything You Need to Know About an Eye Lift The Procedure Itself Only Lasts 45 Minutes An eye lift only lasts around 45 minutes. Of course, this depends on whether you are correcting sagging skin on your upper lids, lower lids, or both. It also depends on several other factors, including how extensive you need the procedure to be to achieve your ideal aesthetic. If you are having other procedures performed simultaneously, you’re looking at a couple of hours. The Results Can Last a Lifetime The results of a lower eye lift can last a lifetime. If you receive upper blepharoplasty, you may need a follow-up procedure in five to seven years. Or, you may find that you would benefit more from a brow (forehead) lift. To extend the results of an upper eyelid lift, it is very important to care for your overall health and skin health. To do this, we strongly recommend that our clients stop smoking. You will need to stop smoking in the six weeks preceding and proceeding your procedure, anyway. Nicotine consumption is terrible for the collagen and elastin required to keep your skin tight and smooth. You should also make an effort to remain hydrated and eat plenty of nutrients. The Results Are Rapid Most cosmetic procedures take between six weeks and a year to recover from. It can also take this long to see your results. In stark contrast, it takes only a week or two to recover from this procedure fully and enjoy the full results of your eyelid correction. It Doesn’t Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles Most people opt for this procedure to shave years off their faces. However, the procedure does not erase fine lines and wrinkles. If you have anti-aging concerns, such as fine lines, moderate wrinkles and deep folds, you may need another anti-aging procedure performed along with this one. For instance, you may benefit from a facelift. Depending on the signs of aging you are concerned by, you may benefit the most from dermal fillers or Botox. Botox is a neuromodulator approved by the FDA for safety and efficacy in 2002. Interestingly, it was originally approved to stop uncontrollable eyelid muscle spasms. This injectable is used to erase aging lines caused by muscle hyperactivity. The Procedure Is Completely Painless While you may be “under the knife” for a couple of hours, you will experience no pain or discomfort. Before your procedure, your anesthesiologist will consult with Dr. Kadz to review your medical history and determine the safest, most effective form of anesthesia for you to receive. Most of our clients are put under general anesthesia. However, if Dr. Kadz determines that your heart and lungs aren’t healthy enough for you to be put under general anesthesia, you will be put under intravenous or oral sedation and local anesthesia. The Procedure Is Straightforward If you are having both your upper and lower lids lifted, Dr. Kadz will work on your upper eyelids first. The most common technique used involves incising along the natural lines of your upper lids. Through these incisions, the skin is separated from the underlying tissue. Any excess muscle, fat, and skin are removed. Tiny stitches close the incisions. Depending on the technique used for lower blepharoplasty, you may or may not need stitches. If you only need fat removed from your lower eyelid, the incision will be made inside your lower lid. To remove fat, skin, and muscle from the lower lid, the incision will be made along the eyelash margin. Preparation Is Equally Straightforward Whether you are put under general anesthesia or sedation and local anesthesia, you will need someone to drive you to and from your procedure. You also need someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours post-op so you can rest your eyes and focus on your recovery. Expect to not drive for around a week post-op as your eyelids heal. We strongly recommend scheduling a full week off of work, particularly if you have an office job. Some of our clients choose to take two weeks off of work. Stop taking NSAIDs two weeks pre-op and stop consuming nicotine and alcohol pre-op. To prepare your home for your recovery process, please ensure you have the following on hand: Clean washcloths and towels Small gauze pads Eye drops or artificial tears Acetaminophen Ice pack or bags of frozen foods Ice cubes This Procedure Is Commonly Performed Along With a Facelift The collagen and elastin in your eyelids are likely to break down the most quickly due to how thin the skin is in this area. Thus, your eyes are usually the first place to show signs of aging. However, some people don’t consider an eyelid lift until the rest of their face starts to show signs of aging. Therefore, we commonly see people receiving blepharoplasty and a facelift. Just as there are several options for blepharoplasty, there are several types of facelifts. At the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA, we offer a deep plane facelift, SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) lift and mid-facelift. By combining treatments, you ensure just one recovery period and save money. If You Want Dramatic Results, We’ve Got You Covered Besides the three types of facelifts mentioned above, we offer several other types of facelifts. However, our two most popular are the deep plane facelift and SMAS facelift. A facelift involves the removal of excess skin and the tightening and reshaping of the underlying muscle and skin tissue. These procedures provide unbelievably dramatic results. However, with the artful eye and skilled hand of Dr. Kadz, you will still look like yourself. You Are Probably a Good Candidate Most of our clients who receive this procedure are at least 35 years of age. However, if you are younger than 35, you may still be a good candidate for this procedure. For instance, some people are born with bad genes and need this procedure in their 20s or early 30s. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kadz will review your situation to determine if this procedure is for you. Generally, the best candidate for this procedure is a non-smoker who is concerned by drooping or baggy upper or lower eyelids. It is also important that you can stop taking blood thinners and are in fairly good health. Again, Dr. Kadz will review all of this with you during your initial consultation to ensure you are healthy enough to undergo this procedure. Your Health Insurance Provider May Cover Your Procedure If your upper eyelids are sagging so much that they are impeding your vision, schedule a vision test with your ophthalmologist. This test will confirm that your eyelids are impeding your vision and your health insurance provider will cover your procedure if you have met your deductible for the year. You Can Cashflow Your Procedure You don’t have to pay for your procedure upfront if you don’t want to. We are proud to partner with CareCredit and Alphaeon Credit so our clients may pay for their procedure over time with affordable monthly payments and even more affordable interest rates. CareCredit offers several financing options, including 6, 12, 18 and 24 months. Alphaeon Credit offers incredible interest-free financing if you pay for your procedure in full according to your six- or 12-month plan. Learn More About Blepharoplasty Today Are drooping upper eyelids making you look older than you actually are? Are they impeding your vision? Do you have sagging lower eyelids that make you look heavier than you actually are? If so, an eye lift may be right for you. If you think you are a good candidate for this eye lift treatment, or you want to learn more about the procedure, we are more than happy to help. To learn more, contact us today at the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your initial consultation.