Do you have excess abdominal fat that you just can’t budge? Do you wish it was possible to target regions of your body for fat removal? You probably know that you can’t spot-reduce fat regardless of what you eat or what type of exercise you do. However, with lipo at the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA, you can target areas of your body for fat removal. Today, we’re looking at whether this procedure can provide you with a flat stomach. Can You Get a Flat Stomach From Lipo? Yes, it is possible to get a flat stomach from lipo. However, it is not a guarantee. This procedure can only remove around a third of the fat in a large targeted area, like the abdomen. Also, it is possible that the only way to achieve a flat stomach is receiving a tummy tuck. Sometimes, during pregnancy, the lower abdominal muscles become so damaged that they stick out, creating a “pouch.” How Soon Can You See the Results From This Procedure? You can expect to see the final results of your procedure after roughly one to three months post-op. Even though the excess fat cells are suctioned out of your body through a cannula at the time of your procedure, your skin needs time to adjust to your new contours. How quickly your skin adjusts to your new contours depends on the elasticity of your skin. To see your results as quickly as possible, focus on drinking lots of water and eating nutritiously. How Long Do the Results of This Procedure Last? The fat removal results of this procedure are permanent, but you will have to be conscious of your caloric intake if you want to keep your flat stomach. While removing roughly one-third of your abdominal fat may be enough to flatten your stomach, you should not forget the two-thirds of your abdominal fat that this operation leaves behind. These fat cells are unharmed by the procedure and fully capable of storing excess energy in a caloric surplus. Therefore, it is imperative that you do a good job of maintaining your weight following your procedure. Steps you can take to maintain your weight include drinking plenty of water, eating plenty of protein, walking, and rowing indoors on an ergometer. Drinking Plenty of Water One of the easiest steps you can take to maintain your weight for the rest of your life is to ensure that you remain hydrated. A good rule of thumb is for women to drink around 64 ounces of hydrating fluids daily and men to drink double this amount. However, this varies significantly based on one’s weight, activity level, and diet. You may need to drink more than the average person if you are more active. You may need to drink less than the average person if your diet contains a lot of foods that have a high water content, like fruits, most vegetables, and broth-based soup. Note, you should not count on your thirst to be a good indicator of hydration. People only feel thirsty after they have been dehydrated for quite a while. Also, thirst cues are often mistaken for hunger cues. How Drinking Water Helps You Maintain Your Weight Drinking enough water and other hydrating fluids, like black coffee and unsweetened tea, will help you maintain your weight for a couple of reasons. First, as stated above, people often feel thirsty but mistake their thirst cues for hunger cues. This causes them to consume more calories than they need to maintain their weight, resulting in fat gain. Second, hydration is crucial for the efficiency of your fat metabolism. If you are dehydrated, your fat metabolism cannot operate as efficiently as it should, so you will burn less fat than you should. Also, people who are dehydrated often feel tired and consume sugary foods and drinks for a quick energy boost. This often results in excess calorie consumption. Additionally, water, black coffee, and unsweetened tea will help you feel full without taking up any room in your daily calorie budget so you can eat more food daily. Eating Plenty of Protein Eating plenty of protein is another great way to make weight maintenance easier. This is because protein is so satiating without being calorie-dense. Some people find healthy fats to be satiating, but dietary fat contains nine calories per gram while protein only contains four calories per gram. Like hydration needs, individual protein needs vary. However, sedentary women should aim to consume at least 46 grams of protein daily. The average sedentary man typically needs to consume 56 grams of protein daily. If you’re trying to increase your muscle mass, you will need to eat more protein. However, even if you are sedentary and only consume around 50 to 60 grams of protein per day, there is a reduced chance that you will overeat because you will feel fuller for longer while consuming fewer calories than people with fat-laden diets. Walking Generally, you should get at least 2.5 hours of moderate exercise weekly for your health. If you are trying to lose weight, you should be getting at least five hours of moderate exercise weekly. If you don’t have time to get five hours of moderate exercise weekly, you should perform at least 2.5 hours of vigorous exercise. Walking is one of the best ways to get in the exercise you need for your health and boost your metabolism due to its accessibility. As an added bonus, studies suggest that walking is a short-term appetite suppressant. Therefore, if you go on a 30-minute walk before dinner, you may consume fewer calories because you won’t have as much of an appetite. Rowing Indoors Walking is a great way to help you maintain your weight because it is accessible and may act as an appetite suppressant. However, it is by no means the most efficient way to boost your metabolism. For the ultimate calorie-torcher, you’ll want to join your nearest gym with an ergometer or purchase to keep in your home gym. Swimming is often regarded as an excellent way to burn calories quickly. However, the average person only burns between 360 and 600 calories per hour swimming depending on the stroke and intensity. On the other hand, it is possible to burn 800 calories per hour on an ergometer. Also, indoor rowing, like swimming, is a low-impact activity so your joints will thank you if you opt for this calorie-burning method over running. Additionally, indoor rowing is simple once you get the hang of proper form. Here’s how to row properly. The Catch “The catch” is the first phase of indoor rowing. This phase starts with you sitting with your shins vertical. If your ankles aren’t flexible enough to allow for vertical shins, make sure your shins are as close to vertical as you can get them. You should be leaned forward at the hips with your extended arms parallel to the floor. Also, your back should be straight, and your head should be neutral. The Drive “The drive” is the second phase of indoor rowing. It involves pushing with your legs until they are fully extended. Once your legs are extended completely, you should lean backwards from your hips until your shoulders are aligned vertically with your hips. The Finish “The finish” is the third phase of indoor rowing. It involves leaning backwards from your hips until your back is at approximately a 45-degree angle. Then you should pull the handle to your ribcage with your lats. Finally, you should reverse the rowing processing to return to the catch. Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me? During your initial consultation, Dr. Bruce Kadz will meet with, evaluate your abdominal region, and discuss your aesthetic goals. To reiterate, if you don’t have a lot of lower abdominal fat and you have severely damaged abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck is the only way to achieve the flat stomach you desire. Also, a tummy tuck may be required to achieve a flat stomach if you have excess skin or loose, sagging, wrinkled skin. Schedule Your Initial Lipo Consultation Today It is possible that lipo can give you the flat stomach you desire. However, if your lower abdominal muscles were injured and are now distended, a tummy tuck may be necessary in lieu of or in addition to a fat removal procedure. To find out how you can finally achieve the flat stomach you desire, contact us today at the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your initial body contouring consultation.
Losing weight is no easy feat. However, after losing a massive amount of weight, you may find that you are displeased with your appearance despite being very pleased with your improved health. At the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA, we offer post-weight loss surgery to contour a client’s body following massive weight loss. How Much Can You Lose With Weight Loss Surgery? While there are several bariatric (weight loss) procedures on the market, they all result in massive weight loss. Gastric bypass surgery usually results in the loss of 30 to 40% of excess body weight in just six months. Gastric banding surgery usually results in the loss of one to two pounds weekly, or 25 to 50 pounds lost in just six months. Just 12 to 18 months after your bariatric surgery, you can expect a weight loss exceeding 100 pounds. What Post-Weight Loss Procedures May Benefit Me? Abdominoplasty Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is one of the most popular post-weight loss surgery options. The scope of this procedure will vary based on your unique needs, but it is always used to improve the abdominal region. If you’ve lost over 100 pounds, you will need excess skin removed, most likely from above and below the navel. Once excess skin is removed, you will find that exercise is far easier because there is no longer excess skin to get in your way when you try to exercise. Also, loose skin can be tightened and a small amount of fat can be excised during this procedure. However, the most incredible benefit of abdominoplasty is loose or torn abdominal walls can be tightened or repaired. This can treat any lower back pain you are experiencing due to poor posture. Liposuction Bariatric procedures result in a massive amount of weight loss, but there is no way to affect where fat is burned from. Also, even after people undergo a bariatric procedure and lose enough weight to reduce their risk of serious medical conditions, there is often too much fat remaining for them to feel self-confident. That’s where liposuction comes in. Liposuction has been the gold standard in fat removal for nearly half of a century because it can remove over a quarter of localized fat deposits from the largest areas of concern. Also, it can remove up to four-fifths of localized fat deposits from smaller areas of concern. Even better, it results in permanent fat removal, something not even bariatric surgery can do. How Liposuction Results in Permanent Fat Loss Liposuction results in permanent fat loss because the human body stops being able to produce fat cells around the age of 25. Liposuction works by suctioning out fat cells through a cannula. Since adults can’t grow new fat cells, there will always be fewer fat cells in the treated area or areas. If you lose fat any other way, be it through diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery, a calorie deficit occurs. Fat stored in fat cells is burned for fuel, but the fat cells remain whole, healthy, and able to store more fat in the future should excess calorie consumption occur. Arm Tuck People who lose a massive amount of weight also often find themselves with excess arm skin. If this is something you can relate to, you may benefit significantly from an arm tuck. An arm tuck is similar to abdominoplasty in that it involves the removal of excess skin, the tightening of loose skin, and the excision of a small amount of fat. If you still have a significant amount of fat in your upper arm region, you may need liposuction in addition to your arm tuck to achieve sleek arms that you can be proud of. However, you should keep in mind that the only way to get the well-defined upper arms you want is to focus on performing tricep exercises past the point of muscle fatigue and eating enough protein. You should also remember that building muscle mass is a slow process. Breast Lift Many women feel like they would benefit from a breast lift following extreme weight loss. A breast lift involves removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin. Depending on whether you plan to become pregnant and subsequently nurse your infant, the position of your nipples may be changed by detaching the nipple from the underlying skin and repositioning it. Let Dr. Bruce Kadz know during your initial consultation if you would like for your nipple to be repositioned but you plan to breastfeed in the future. He can reposition your nipples without separating the nipples from the skin so there is no chance that your ability to nurse would be affected. Note, following a breast lift, breast volume can decrease by a full cup size, and the shape of the top half of the breasts is not changed. Breast Augmentation Sometimes, women lose too much fat from their chest following extreme weight loss. This can lead to women feeling self-conscious about the appearance of their breasts. In such cases, breast augmentation is required to fill out the upper half of the breasts. Also, breast augmentation is commonly performed in conjunction with a breast lift due to the significant amount of volume lost after removing excess skin. During your initial consultation, Dr. Bruce Kadz will discuss all of your aesthetic goals with you to determine which post-weight loss surgery options are right for you. If breast augmentation is required to restore your self-confidence, he will determine how much of an increase you can get based on your waist and hip measurements and the size of your ribcage. He will also take into account how much volume loss can be expected after a lift. Types of Breast Augmentation Typically, breast augmentation involves the implantation of saline implants into the breasts. However, each type of breast augmentation has its benefits. For example, saline implants are firmer than silicone implants. Also, saline implants are less expensive than alternatives, they are easier to adjust, they are FDA-approved for women under the age of 22, and the incisions used for implantation are usually smaller. Saline implants are not likely to wrinkle or ripple beneath the skin, and many women prefer the soft feel of the silicone to the firm feel of the saline. Also, many people feel that silicone implants look more natural than saline implants. Finally, you will need to consider whether you want gummy bear implants made up of ultra-cohesive silicone gel. Some of the benefits of this implant include: Excellent shape retention No risk of leaking Mitigated risk of capsular contracture Mitigated risk of folding or rippling Who Is a Good Candidate for Post-Weight Loss Surgery? Dr. Bruce Kadz will advise you on whether you are a good candidate for post-weight loss body contouring procedures during your initial consultation. As a good general rule of thumb, if you are in fairly good health and concerned about the appearance of one or more regions of your body, you will be considered a good fit. To determine whether you are healthy enough for body contouring procedure, Dr. Bruce Kadz will first review your medical history. Once your medical history has been discussed thoroughly, he will ask you about your current health. If he determines that you are healthy enough for body contouring procedures, he will evaluate your areas of concern and tailor a treatment plan that will allow you to address all of your cosmetic concerns. However, you should be aware that you must be able to follow all preparation instructions to qualify. How Will I Need To Prepare for Body Contouring Procedures? If you opt for general anesthesia to keep you comfortable during your body contouring procedures, you will need to fast for eight hours prior to your scheduled arrival time at our office. Drinking clear liquids will be okay up until two hours before your scheduled arrival time. Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today You can expect to lose over 100 pounds in only one year following bariatric surgery. However, you should be aware that you will be left with excess skin. We can help. To find out whether you qualify for post-weight loss surgery, contact us today at the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your initial consultation. We would love to help you achieve the body you have sacrificed so much for so you can finally feel confident in your own skin.
A Brazilian butt lift can give you the firm, perky, shapely butt you’ve always dreamed of. But are you wondering what it’s like to recover after the procedure? Here at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Bruce Kadz will provide you with all the care and guidance you need for a smooth recovery. A few weeks after the surgery, you should be able to sit as normal and enjoy your new body shape. When Can You Sit After a Brazilian Butt Lift? Dr. Kadz recommends that you avoid sitting for about two to three weeks after the surgery. To get the best results, you’ll need to set aside ample time for your recovery. It can be challenging, but with the right preparation and support from loved ones, you’ll get through the recovery period smoothly. The best possible results from the fat grafting process can be achieved if you avoid sitting for up to six weeks. Before you can sit and apply pressure on your buttocks, Dr. Bruce Kadz recommends that you lie down on your stomach when resting. You may also remain standing for your daily activities. Basically, you’ll need to prevent putting direct pressure on your butt during the entire recovery period. In doing so, you’ll get the best results and have a perkier, rounder butt. What To Do When You Have To Sit? Sitting after your Brazilian butt lift is sometimes unavoidable. However, on the few occasions where you really need to sit, you can take some steps to avoid disrupting your recovery process. For example, you can help keep pressure off your butt by placing a pillow below the buttocks and on the upper thighs. Cylindrical pillows will provide you with good support if you ever need to remain seated on specific activities, such as driving. Can You Sleep on Your Back? Are you used to sleeping on your back? This sleeping position may not put as much pressure on your butt when compared to sitting, but it would still be best if you sleep on your stomach for at least six weeks. Another way you can sleep comfortably is by lying on your side and placing a pillow against your upper thigh. Tips for a Faster and Smoother Recovery To get the best results from your surgery, you’ll need to focus on your recovery, be patient, and carefully follow Dr. Kadz’s post-operative recommendations. When you do so, your final results will be amazing. Dr. Kadz can answer all your concerns during your recovery process. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle It’s no secret that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important. When you’re recovering after a Brazilian butt lift procedure, making the right health and lifestyle choices becomes even more important. For example, switching to a well-balanced diet will help your body get all the necessary nutrients to recover smoothly. You’ll need essential vitamins, minerals, and enzymes for nourishment. Wear Compression Garments Because you need to avoid sitting after a butt lift, you’ll likely find yourself standing more often than you used to. For much-needed support, you can wear compression garments that will help with blood circulation. It’s a good idea to keep using a compression garment for your legs throughout your entire recovery period. Engage in Low-Intensity Activities Do you love working out? After your butt lift, you may be excited to hit the gym again. However, it’s best to avoid strenuous and high-impact physical activities while you are recovering. Vigorous exercises may interfere with your healing process and compromise your results. Dr. Bruce Kadz recommends that you engage in low-intensity physical activities to keep yourself healthy. Exercises that do not exert too much pressure on your lower body are ideal. Brisk walking is a good example. As soon as you have completed the recovery period, you can then resume more intense workouts. Avoid Pools and Baths Dr. Bruce Kadz will advise you to refrain from bathing in pools, beaches, and hot tubs before you are completely healed. These places can compromise your healing process. It’s best to focus on getting adequate rest first. Soon, you’ll be able to flaunt your amazing results! Get a Healing Massage Getting a relaxing massage is a good way to enhance your comfort during the recovery process. By promoting blood flow, massages can also help speed up healing. Therapeutic massages, such as a lymphatic massage, can promote healing and enhance your skin condition. What Happens During Your Surgery? Each butt lift procedure is customized to meet your aesthetic goals. Dr. Bruce Kadz will also consider your unique anatomy when creating your treatment plan. Generally, the surgery consists of two major steps such as fat extraction and fat injection. How Is a Butt Lift Performed? Dr. Bruce Kadz starts the procedure by performing liposuction. The goal of a butt lift is to extract fat from a specific area of your body (harvest site) and then inject this same fat into your buttocks. It’s possible to choose from more than one area of the body for fa collection. Dr. Bruce Kadz considers your unique anatomy and cosmetic goals when choosing the harvest site. How Long Does It Take? Numerous factors can affect the length of the procedure. For example, how many areas are involved in the removal of excess fat? How much fat will be injected into your buttocks? Will other cosmetic procedures be performed? On average, the overall time it takes to complete the surgery is three to four hours. You’ll need to allow additional time to prepare before and after the butt lift. A Brazilian butt lift is performed as an outpatient procedure, so you can return home and start your recovery right after you receive our care instructions. How To Prepare for a Butt Lift The best way to recover smoothly and get amazing results from your butt lift is by being physically and mentally prepared for your surgery. As you approach the date of your procedure, Dr. Bruce Kadz recommends making the following lifestyle changes. Eat Healthily Eat healthy foods and maintain a balanced diet before your surgery. Your body will need all the support to fight off infections and heal properly. Avoiding processed food and choosing fresh, natural options can help your body reduce swelling and inflammation as you recover. Additionally, keeping your body hydrated and drinking lots of water will boost your health. Stock Up on Supplies For a smooth and comfortable recovery, make sure you have all the personal items and medical supplies you’ll need. Antibacterial soaps, ice packs, pillows, and healthy snacks are great items to have on your bedside. You’ll also be spending weeks recovering and refraining from performing strenuous activities, so plan ahead and think about what can keep you entertained and occupied during your recovery. Practice Relaxation Techniques Preparing your mind for surgery is just as important as keeping your body healthy. Deep breathing exercises are a great way to reduce anxiety and clear your mind. You’ll need to be mentally strong and balanced during your recovery and focus on the benefits and amazing results you’ll enjoy after. Stay Active Before your surgery, you’ll need to be close to your ideal body weight for a smoother and faster recovery. Exercising and being physically active is a great way to tone your muscles and keep your body in good shape. Additionally, having an exercise routine before your surgery makes it easier to adopt a more active lifestyle later on. Quit Smoking Dr. Bruce Kadz recommends that you refrain from smoking weeks before and after the procedure. Smoking is an unhealthy habit that causes blood vessels to narrow down, thus restricting blood flow and affecting your healing process. Cosmetic surgeries require ample blood supply to be successful. To make sure you’ll heal smoothly and have a positive experience during the surgery, you must avoid smoking. Staying away from nicotine products is one of the best things you can do to prepare for your butt lift. Get the Best Care You Deserve Getting a Brazilian butt lift can change the way you feel about your body. Are you ready to attain your beauty goals and feel more womanly? You deserve the best guidance, care, and support when it comes to enhancing your self-image and boosting your confidence. Contact Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, and schedule your consultation today. You can rely on Dr. Bruce Kadz’s cosmetic and surgical expertise when it comes to helping you achieve your personal goals.
Sagging or drooping brows can age your appearance by several years, not to mention horizontal lines on the forehead and frown lines between the eyebrows. Treating the upper face can be challenging since dermal fillers aren’t typically used in this area, and neurotoxins can only treat certain types of wrinkles. What can you do to achieve a more youthful-looking appearance then? Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA knows that a brow lift can revitalize your appearance so you can achieve a more youthful aesthetic. What Is the Right Age for a Brow Lift? In general, because a brow lift is commonly used to treat age-related concerns, most people who use this procedure are between the ages of 40 and 65. By middle age, your skin will not produce enough collagen to maintain the structure, tone, or position of the skin. With less collagen in the sub-dermal layers of your skin, age-related concerns like fine lines and wrinkles begin to develop. On the upper face, these visible signs of aging also present as sagging brows. Drooping brows, sagging brows, and other signs of aging on the upper face can add several years to your overall appearance. People between the ages of 40 and 65 typically have moderate to severe signs of aging on the upper face that make them ideal candidates for this procedure. That said, some younger people (like people in their mid to late 30s) may also use this treatment to rewind the clock. What Can This Procedure Treat? Although this procedure is called a brow lift, it can address several other signs of visible aging. You can think of this procedure as a targeted facelift for the upper face. Virtually all visible signs of aging from skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes can be corrected with this procedure. The most common concerns that can be treated with this procedure include: Sagging brows Horizontal forehead wrinkles Frown lines or glabellar lines Drooping upper eyelids Excess skin on the upper face Crow’s feet Restore natural eyebrow arch This procedure is customized to your exact aesthetic needs. Because everyone ages at a different rate and because factors like your genetics or skin type will determine the severity of your visible aging, your cosmetic procedure must be tailored to your exact needs. Some people use this procedure to only correct the appearance of sagging eyebrows, while others use this procedure to correct a vast range of appearance concerns on the upper face. How Does This Procedure Work? Several techniques will be used to correct the appearance of your age-related concerns, including a coronal lift, endoscopic lift, and subcutaneous lift. The specific techniques used for your procedure will be determined by Dr. Kadz after he examines your face, particularly the muscle activity that occurs when you make facial expressions. Factors such as the position of your eyebrows, the amount of excess skin you have on your upper eyelid, and even the height of your hairline will also be used to determine which surgical technique will be used for your procedure. That said, a coronal lift is the most common and reliable technique, since it allows for the removal of excess skin and can lift your eyebrows to a better, more aesthetically pleasing position. How Should You Prepare for the Procedure? This procedure will likely involve the use of general anesthesia and some invasive surgical techniques, so you need to prepare for your treatment properly. The most important rule you will have will be to stop using any blood-thinning medications or supplements about a week before your procedure, unless otherwise instructed by your physician. You may be asked to adjust certain medications. You may also be instructed to temporarily stop smoking or using tobacco products. Do not drink 24 hours before your appointment. Additionally, you may need to complete certain labs and evaluations before your surgery to verify that you are healthy enough for the procedure. What Should You Do After the Procedure? Just like any other invasive plastic surgery technique, you will have extensive post-procedure instructions to follow during your recovery period. During the first few days after your procedure, you will be instructed to elevate your head while resting, take medications prescribed to you, and use cold compresses frequently. You should avoid exposing your incisions to pressure, motion, hot water, or steam. About 10 days after your procedure, any sutures will be removed from your surgical site; if sutures were not used to close your incisions, you will still need to attend a check-up appointment to assess your healing. We may give you additional instructions to help you get through your recovery period successfully. How Long Is Your Recovery? Your initial recovery time for this procedure will take 10 to 14 days. After you have seen Dr. Kadz for a check-up, you will likely be allowed to resume most normal daily activity around two weeks after your surgery. You may still have some restrictions, such as avoiding strenuous exercise or excessive sweating. But for the most part, you should expect your immediate recovery period to only last for two weeks. That said, you may need several more weeks before you are fully recovered. The rate of your recovery will depend on how quickly you heal and how invasive the techniques for your survey were. If an invasive technique was used, your recovery period will likely be a little longer. How Long Will Results Last? The results of this procedure will last for several years. Although this treatment can rewind the clock to help you look younger, it will not prevent the effects of future aging on your skin. In other words, the natural aging process will catch up with you eventually. For people who use this procedure when they are younger, the results of the surgery may last for more than 10 to 12 years. On average, most people should expect results that last for at least a decade. Can You Combine This Procedure? Yes, this procedure is frequently combined with other plastic surgery techniques. For example, your brow lift may also be combined with a facelift, a mid-facelift, or a skin tightening technique on other areas of the face and neck. Yoru surgery may also be combined with other aesthetic techniques, such as dermal fillers, neurotoxins, facials, and other treatments. If you would like to combine this procedure with others, please let us know during your consultation so we can help you plan a treatment timeline that will meet all of your aesthetic expectations. From non-surgical techniques to additional plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Kadz will help you look and feel your best. Who Are Good Candidates? Most people who have age-related concerns on the upper face may be eligible for this procedure. However, there are specific factors that must be met to qualify for this procedure, particularly because there are many people who will benefit from injectable treatments or alternate procedures. Aside from your age, some of the factors that are used to determine candidacy for this treatment include: Skin Condition The texture and suppleness of the skin around the eyes are thinner than the skin in other areas of the face. This may be why some people feel that the visible signs of aging show up on the upper face more quickly than in other areas. The condition of your skin is particularly important for this procedure. As you age, your skin will naturally lose volume and elasticity, which is what creates fine lines and wrinkles. For this procedure, your skin condition should be moderate to severe in terms of aging. Your Health Like many other invasive procedures, your overall health is also very important to qualify for this procedure. The best candidates are those who are in good current health, people who are not currently pregnant, and people who do not smoke or use tobacco products. Labs and examinations may be used to judge your health before you can schedule your procedure appointment. Revitalize Your Appearance With a Brow Lift If you’re looking for a procedure that can greatly improve your overall appearance by correcting visible signs of aging on the upper face, then a brow lift might be an ideal procedure for you. This procedure can be used to correct most age-related concerns on the upper face, including sagging eyebrows and drooping eyelids. Please contact Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your consultation today.
If you’re ready to firm, shape, and lift your butt, then a BBL, or Brazilian Buttocks Lift, can help. Here at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Bruce Kadz has the talent, artistry, and sheer skill it takes to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. For centuries, having a shapely figure and backside has been eponymous with glamour, sexiness, and beauty. Contact us today to learn more about the cosmetic surgery options we provide and schedule your initial consultation. What Does BBL Mean? A BBL, or Brazilian Butt Lift, is a butt augmentation procedure that uses your body’s own fat to create and shape your butt, so it looks lifted and perky. If you’ve been dieting and exercising to no end, and you’re still unhappy with the appearance of your backside, getting a Brazilian Butt Lift could be the solution you need. Not only will you have a gorgeous, shapely butt, you’ll also be able to have fat removed from another problem area on your body, making your shape look more defined and womanly. Essentially, you get two procedures done simultaneously, making it a convenient choice for many women. Dr. Kadz is an expert at performing Brazilian Butt Lifts and will use liposuction to remove fat from a different area of your body and then move it to your butt, creating more shape so you have a generous backside. The procedure itself is entirely safe and FDA-approved. What to Expect During Your Initial Consultation During your initial consultation, you can talk to our team and let us know where you would like to transfer fat from on your body. Then, we’ll discuss your general medical history and any questions or concerns you may have. It’s important to us that each of our patients gets the compassionate, high-quality treatment they deserve. That’s why each of our patients is given a customized treatment plan to help them achieve their unique body goals and individual needs. Butt Lift vs. Butt Implants So, you may be wondering what the difference is between a butt lift and a butt implant. An implant is just that: an external source that is placed into your body. A butt lift uses your body’s own natural fat to increase its shape. Usually, most of our patients prefer a butt lift since there’s little to no risk for an allergic reaction, which is sometimes a problem with implants. Also, this procedure comes with a double bonus: you get to lose fat from another area in your body! Plus, it’s considered the more natural option since it uses your body’s own tissue and fat instead of silicone or plastic. Natural Results There’s another great benefit to choosing a BBL: it provides natural results that will give your booty an authentic bounce, so it looks completely natural. In the hands of an inexperienced doctor, implants can look a little stiff or unnatural. That’s why many patients prefer a butt lift instead. In fact, most of our patients don’t even look like they’ve had work done at all. It’s the perfect solution to getting that bangin’ body you want without having to slave away in the gym for hours or suffering through a fad diet that doesn’t work. Dr. Kadz is an expert and has the talent it requires to make your body look gorgeous and youthful. Who Is a Suitable Candidate for This Treatment? If you’re unhappy with the shape or appearance of your butt, and you also want to take advantage of losing fat in another area of your body, then you’re an excellent candidate for a BBL. In fact, getting a Brazilian Butt Lift can help you finally attain those body aesthetics goals you’ve been dreaming about for so long. If you’re not sure whether you have enough fat to make this procedure a viable option, all you have to do is come into our office for a consultation. We’ll be happy to let you know if you’re a viable candidate and what you can expect to see for results from this procedure. Many of our patients who have received this procedure say that their butts now look fuller, bigger, and less saggy. However, we’ll be able to customize and create the shape to your exact liking. Customized Treatment Plan Each of our patients has a different body and different goals, so each butt lift procedure is different. We’ll create a customized treatment plan for you to help you achieve your unique treatment goals. There’s no one-size-fits-all procedure when it comes to a butt lift, so every person that walks into our office receives a custom treatment plan that’s just as unique as they are. Preparing for Your Procedure It’s important to follow correct preparation prior to your treatment. The first step is to be fully aware of exactly what your results will look like. Our team, led by Dr. Kadz, will give you a comprehensive overview of exactly what to expect about your new shape. It’s also crucial for you to cut back or ideally quit smoking for a few weeks before your treatment. You should also be getting good rest and drinking lots of water, so your body stays hydrated. Another necessary preparation is taking lots of vitamins and nutrients and eating a healthy, balanced diet. It will all help speed up your recovery, so you’ll be back to feeling like yourself soon enough. If you work out already, you can work out up until your surgery to help keep your stress levels down and your blood pumping. What Can I Do to Maximize My Results? All of our patients want to keep their results lasting as long as possible. To do this, we recommend a few different lifestyle changes you can make to maintain your results for longer. Don’t fret, though, because most of these lifestyle changes will benefit your life, so it’s essential to follow them after your surgery to keep your body looking tight and beautiful, and your booty looking shapely and trim. Quit Smoking We mentioned this before, but it’s important that you quit smoking. It will age you prematurely, and it’s very bad for your heart and circulatory system as well. You need to have plenty of oxygen pumping through your body to help you recover faster, and smoking will deplete your oxygen levels. If you need to, find a support group to help you cut back, or in an ideal world, quit altogether. Stay Hydrated It’s also crucial to drink a ton of water so you can stay hydrated before your BBL. It helps your body function correctly and can speed up your recovery time. You should try and drink at least eight glasses of water every day—and no, we don’t mean soda: just water. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, throw in an additive like lemon or cucumber or try a no-sugar squeeze flavoring or powder to change the flavor. Eat a Balanced Diet You should also eat a healthy, balanced diet to keep your results looking trim and tight. It helps you heal faster and allows you to maintain your desired weight after your procedure. Eat foods with little to no processing, and look for snacks with good fats like fish or avocado. You can also eat plant-based foods, and of course, reduce your sugar intake as well. Exercise Regularly Another important lifestyle change to help you maintain your results is exercising regularly. Regular exercise will help you keep your body goals where you want them, build your muscles, and keep your weight down. Build your core and your lower body, and try squats to keep your booty looking tight. Anytime you strength train your legs and glutes, you’re going to love the results. Try to get at least half an hour of good cardio or strength training every day. Get a Gorgeous, Full Booty If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your booty, or it doesn’t look as perky as it used to, we can help. Getting a BBL, or Brazilian Butt Lift is the solution you need to attain that womanly, trim figure with a big booty that you’ve always admired. Here at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, our aesthetics experts will help you attain your beauty and figure goals with the help of a butt lift. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.
Do you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your abdominal region? If so, you’re not alone. However, you don’t have to choose your outfits based on how well they hide your stomach. You can get a tummy tuck at the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this procedure, including whether it is worth it. Is a Tummy Tuck Worth It? Yes, a tummy tuck is absolutely worth it. In just three months, you will be pleased by the appearance of your abdomen. By six months post-op, you will be astonished by how flat your stomach looks and wonder why you didn’t get this procedure sooner. Even better, if you maintain a healthy lifestyle, there is a very high probability that you will maintain your ideal results for the rest of your life. However, there is a small chance that you will need a follow-up procedure in the future if you become pregnant in the future. A Great Choice to Get Back Your Ideal Body If you had your ideal body when you were younger and lost it due to pregnancy, an illness, or an injury. For example, people experience extreme changes in their abdominal region after a ventral hernia or massive weight loss. A tummy tuck is worth it because it can be used to eliminate a small amount of excess fat, eliminate a great deal of excess skin, and tighten and repair loose or torn abdominal muscles. This results in a flat, tight, beautiful stomach. Ideal Candidates for This Procedure You may be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you are in fairly good health and concerned about the appearance of your abdominal region. However, you may not be completely satisfied with the results of your procedure if you have a great deal of excess abdominal fat. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is only designed to remove a small amount of fat. If you have a lot of abdominal fat, you may need to receive liposuction in addition to abdominoplasty to achieve your ideal contours. Typically, we look for fairly healthy individuals who are within 20% of their ideal weight. Can I Qualify for This Procedure If I’m a Smoker? It is ideal if you are a non-smoker because you must go several weeks before and after your procedure without nicotine. It is a very good idea to not smoke before your procedure because nicotine elevates your blood pressure. To reiterate, you need to be in fairly good health to qualify, and your blood pressure must fall within a healthy range at the time of your scheduled appointment. Also, if you smoke during your recovery period, your recovery will take longer than it should. Can I Qualify If I Have Trouble Maintaining My Weight? You should be confident that you can maintain your weight fairly well to be considered a good candidate for this procedure. Ideally, your weight should not fluctuate by more than 10 pounds post-op. Combining Treatments for Maximum Results As stated previously, you may need to combine liposuction with abdominoplasty to achieve your ideal results. During your initial consultation, we will discuss all of your cosmetic concerns and tailor a treatment plan that will address all of your concerns as efficiently as possible. We strongly recommend addressing all of your concerns at once because you will only have to take a week or two off from work regardless of the number of procedures you receive. Maintaining Your Ideal Results Once your procedure is over, you need to be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you gain a significant amount of weight post-op, the fat cells in your abdomen may store the excess energy, affecting your results. Also, if you lift something too heavy, you may develop a ventral hernia and tear your abdominal wall. For the greatest chance of maintaining your ideal results, eat well-balanced meals most of the time, exercise at least 2.5 hours per week, and always lift with your legs instead of your back. Benefits of This Treatment That Are Often Overlooked A tummy tuck doesn’t just improve your appearance. There are also several other benefits of this procedure that people often overlook. Your Bladder Could Thank You An unfortunate side effect of the natural aging process is a weakening bladder. Also, younger women often experience frequent urination and accidental leaks due to pregnancy. If you find yourself leaking when you cough, sneeze, laugh, jump, or run, you can benefit greatly from a tummy tuck. Your pelvic floor muscles will be strengthened, strengthening your bladder and preventing stress-induced leaks. Your Posture Could Improve You may find that your posture improves significantly following abdominoplasty. This is due to the fact that your abdominal wall makes up such a significant part of your core. The stronger your core is, the more your spine will elongate. This will improve your posture and reduce lower back and neck pain. When your abdominal muscles are weak, your back muscles have to pick up the extra slack supporting your core. This leads to lower back muscles that are so tense all of the time that they hurt. Also, you may notice that you look much slimmer after this procedure because hunching over due to a weak core can make you look heavier than you really are. Your Loose Skin Could Be Gone for Good The two most frustrating things about extreme weight loss are loose skin and excess skin. Loose skin can make you feel self-conscious about your slimmer physique, and excess skin often bunches up beneath clothing, making you look heavier than you are. Also, loose skin can lead to the development of painful rashes. With this procedure, excess skin will be removed and loose skin will be tightened. Your abdominal region will become smooth, making you look much slimmer under your clothes and giving you the self-confidence to rock your favorite bikini or crop top. Your Muscle Tone Could Improve While exercise can usually enhance muscle tone, you won’t get the tight stomach muscles you want on your own if you’ve had a ventral hernia or been pregnant. Such life events can damage the abdominal muscles to the point that they cannot heal on their own. Luckily, abdominoplasty can repair torn muscles and tighten loose muscles to give you the six-pack you desire. Your Stretch Marks Could Be a Thing of the Past Rapid weight gain, such as weight gain that occurs during pregnancy, often results in stretch marks. If you were lucky enough to gain weight without abdominal stretch marks, you may have developed a few after losing weight. Some people are proud of their stretch marks because they are a reminder that they created a life or lost a significant amount of weight. However, most people wish they could eliminate their stretch marks for good. Luckily, abdominoplasty can be used to remove excess skin with stretch marks on it. This can help you feel more self-confident in your favorite bathing suit. Restore Your Ideal Aesthetic Today You don’t have to spend the rest of your life self-conscious about your stomach. A tummy tuck is absolutely worth it because it restores your ideal abdominal contours following extreme weight fluctuations or the natural aging process. If you’re ready to change your physique for the better, contact us today at the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and helping you restore your self-confidence and toned physique.
Pregnancy, labor, breastfeeding, and everything that goes into raising a baby can be tough on the body. Our team at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, offers the mommy makeover as a way to pamper the body and help restore its youthful glow. What Is a Mommy Makeover Package? A Way To Sculpt Your Post-Baby Body If you’re tired of workouts and diets that just aren’t as effective as you’d like them to be, our team can help you contour your body, remove unwanted fat, and smooth out skin laxity. All these things combined are what make up our mommy makeover package. First off we’ll do a consultation that will help us create your personalized plan. Once the consultation is done and the plan is complete, we’ll move on to treatment. This comprehensive approach helps us know what your goals are so we can tackle them together. What Treatments Are Usually Included in a Mommy Makeover? What’s really important is what you want out of your treatment, so your goals will play a significant role in determining what your treatment is going to look like. In general, we’ve found a combination of breast lift and augmentation, pubic contouring, and a tummy tuck is a great fit for many of the women looking to give their bodies some TLC. We aren’t limited to those options, though! We can also add in either silicone or Gummy Bear implants for an additional fee. The Benefits of Customization What we love about a customizable plan is it ensures you’re happy with each step of the process. For instance, you may want to stick to a breast augmentation, or you may want to pair it with a lift. Another example is if you don’t think you need one of the included treatments, you may be able to swap it out with a comparable alternative. In the end, you should have a treatment package you’re thrilled about, and that’s our whole goal. The Perfect Candidate If you’re a mom looking to take her body back in time, this transformative process could be the solution you’re looking for. During a consultation, we’ll go over your goals and determine together if this treatment will give you what you’re looking for. The good news is we offer a vast range of treatment options, and we strive to find every one of our patients that perfect match. Understanding the Different Parts of This Package Breast Augmentation This breast enhancement surgery can help women tackle both cosmetic and some medical concerns. It can help give your breasts a larger, fuller appearance, or can be used to match the size of one breast to the other. Breast Symmetry and Breastfeeding Many women naturally have one breast that’s larger than the other, but this natural condition can sometimes be exaggerated during breastfeeding. Many women know the struggles of trying to teach their baby to breastfeed, only to discover their baby has a preferred side. Due to supply and demand, the baby preferring one side to the other can enlarge their preferred breast. This can make many women self-conscious, even to the point of not wanting to bring it up. We want to assure you that this is a very common concern, and if you’re ready for a solution other than padding one side of your bra, breast augmentation can help. One additional benefit of evening out breast sizes is it can help even out the weight put on your back and neck. Women Who Have Lost Their Breasts Sometimes breast enhancement has medical motivations, too. Some women who have battled breast cancer may have had to undergo either a lumpectomy or mastectomy. In the early stages, a lumpectomy may be effective when paired with radiation, but can still leave the treated breast uneven. Other women may have had no option other than a full mastectomy. Whether you had to go through a lumpectomy or mastectomy, breast enhancement can help you regain some of what cancer took away from you. Breast Lift Even if you were previously happy with the shape of your breasts, they can, unfortunately, experience changes over time that affect their shape and firmness. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can be factors in this, as well as weight loss, skin laxity, and even just the wear of gravity. If you’re pretty happy with the size of your breasts but just want to improve the firmness and shape, this is the treatment you’re looking for. If you want to increase breast volume, implants can also be inserted for the full makeover of having size, shape, and position improved. How Does It Work? Usually how a breast lift works is by tightening up key areas of surrounding tissue to contour the breast into your desired shape. Excess skin will be removed during this process as well. If there are additional areas of the breast that you’re self-conscious about, such as the areola, we can help with that too. As you age you may have noticed your areola enlarging. If you’re unhappy with this change, we can alter its diameter. Who Is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift? Women who want to improve the substance and firmness of their breasts are usually a good candidate for this treatment. Many patients who seek out a breast lift have their nipples pointing downwards and sometimes positioned below the breast crease. Monsplasty This treatment is also known as a pubic lift, and it’s known for contouring the pubic area by removing excess skin or fatty tissue. If you find yourself with a protruding pubic area, this treatment can help define and improve the appearance of this area. Tummy Tuck Even when you adhere to a healthy diet and exercise program, the effects of pregnancy, genetics, or a declining metabolism can all contribute to abdominal skin and fat levels. A tummy tuck can help slim and tone your abdomen by removing this excess fat and skin. On top of correcting a protruding abdomen, tummy tucks can also strengthen your abdominal muscles. This is an especially great perk for women who have seen their abdominal muscles weakened due to pregnancy or weight fluctuations. Silicone Implants As its name implies, a silicone breast implant is filled with silicone gel, which mimics the feel of natural breast tissue. They’re popular for a reason, it’s an excellent implant option for a wide variety of women. When you come in to visit us, you can let us know your goals and we’ll do our best to match you with an implant that will help you achieve them. Gummy Bear Implants We know it’s a funny name, but we promise these implants are not shaped like gummy bears! They got their name due to their texture; they have given, but are still firm and hold their shape excellently. The silicone gel inside gummy bear implants tends to be thicker than the filling in traditional silicone implants. As for the shape, they have a more tear-drop appearance and taper towards the top. The right implant depends on your goals, including your desired breast shape and size. Each type of breast implant has different advantages, and we’d be happy to go over your options in detail during a consultation. Ready for Your Makeover? Everyone deserves some pampering, and if you want a treatment to help you regain your confidence in your body, we can help with that. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about any of the treatments included in our mommy makeover package. If you’re ready to reclaim your body, contact us at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, today to set up a consultation!
If you’re tired of wearing push-up bras or adding extra padding to make your chest appear larger, we can help you get the real thing with breast augmentation. At Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we offer this enhancement procedure so that you can increase your confidence, get rid of your push-up bras, and finally achieve your dream breasts. What Are the Requirements for Breast Augmentation? There are some requirements that patients must meet to qualify for this procedure. We will determine your eligibility for treatment during your initial consultation, where we will learn more about your goals and what you want to change or improve about your breasts. We will also ask some questions about your medical history to ensure that you are in good health and then move forward with the process by designing your treatment plan. You Are in Good Health One of the most important requirements for any surgical procedure, elective or necessary, is that you are in good health. Being in good health is essential to both the procedure and your ability to recover quickly. Patients should be non-smokers, and if they are smokers, they should stop and, if possible, attempt to quit well before their scheduled procedure. Smoking can affect the success of any surgical procedure, as well as the outcome and the recovery. It’s important that you avoid and quit smoking if possible to ensure the best results. Additionally, it’s important that you make us aware of any underlying health conditions that affect you so that we can have all of your health information available when determining your treatment eligibility. You Have Realistic Expectations When we create your treatment plan for this procedure, we will take every step to ensure that you know exactly what to expect. Having realistic and optimistic expectations about your procedure, your recovery, and the results are important to this entire process. We will describe the procedure in detail, review your treatment plan, and describe the recovery process so that you know what to expect. This will help prepare you for the procedure so that you know what to do in the days and weeks leading up to your scheduled augmentation and make recommendations about how to have the best and quickest recovery. You Want Larger Breasts Another requirement of this procedure is that women desire to increase the size, shape, and proportion of their breasts. This procedure is designed to make your breasts larger. The goal of augmentation is to increase breast size by at least once cup size. Those who want natural-looking breasts but also want to improve their breasts with breast augmentation make good candidates for this procedure. You Have Fully Developed Breasts Another requirement of this procedure is that women’s natural breasts are fully developed. Complete breast development typically occurs by the age of 18, but for some women, their breasts continue to grow and develop into their early to mid-20s. If you are in your late teens or early 20’s and want to undergo this procedure, breast development is something that we can assess during your initial consultation to determine whether your body is ready for this procedure. Those whose breasts haven’t fully developed are not ineligible; they will just need to give their bodies time to complete the development process before scheduling their procedure. What Is Breast Augmentation? Breast augmentation is a customizable procedure that aims to increase the breasts’ size, shape, and proportions, typically with an implant. This procedure can also be performed with a fat transfer, which involves the use of liposuction to remove unwanted fat cells from a problem area and then inject those healthy fat cells into the breasts to increase breast volume. What Can I Expect From the Procedure? Once you undergo the necessary consultation process and work with our surgeon to design your treatment plan and choose the right implant type, shape, and size that you want for your new breasts, we will schedule your procedure. We will choose an incision location based on your ultimate goals and your needs, and during the procedure, that incision will be created, and the implant will be inserted into the breast. Incisions can be made in the armpit, beneath the breast at the top of the rib cage, or through the areola. Customizing your Procedure One of the benefits of breast augmentation is that the entire procedure can be customized, from the implant type and shape to the incision location. No one breast surgery is alike because women have different goals, frames, and proportions. Additionally, we can customize your procedure by adding a breast lift to your treatment plan. Implants will improve the size, shape, and proportions of your breasts, but they won’t improve the position of the breasts on the chest wall. With the aging process, pregnancy or nursing, the breasts can experience sagging or drooping due to skin laxity. Adding a breast lift to your procedure can help address this concern by removing excess tissue and lifting the breasts higher onto the chest wall to improve your breast profile and proportions. This add-on can help deliver the most aesthetic-looking and comprehensive results. During a consultation, we can determine if a breast lift is in your best interests. How Long Does the Procedure Take? This procedure ranges in length based on the extent of the work that must be completed. Typically, a breast augmentation will take anywhere from 90 minutes to two hours to complete. Once we design your treatment plan, we can provide you with a better idea of how long you can expect your procedure to take. Before beginning the procedure, we will administer anesthesia to maintain your comfort throughout the duration of the procedure. What Kind of Recovery Can I Expect? One of the best ways to prepare for this treatment is by preparing for your recovery. Enlisting help at home, having someone who can drive you to and from your procedure, and planning ahead will make a significant difference in your overall recovery. After your procedure is complete, your new breasts will be bandaged to help promote quick healing and help support the entire area. Following the Recovery Directives We ask patients to avoid sleeping on their stomach for several days post-op and also encourage patients to spend as much time resting at home as possible. It’s important that you avoid strenuous activity or overexertion until you are cleared to do so. As for resuming your workout schedule, we advise that patients wait a few weeks before resuming light workouts. We will provide you with a complete and thorough list of recovery instructions ahead of time so that you know how to prepare and what to avoid. Who Is a Candidate? The best candidates for this procedure are women from all walks of life. It can help women who have undergone multiple pregnancies and have spent years nursing revamp their figure. It can restore breasts to women who have undergone a full or partial mastectomy. It can also help women improve the appearance of their breasts, whether they have naturally smaller breasts or want to correct imperfections with their breasts, such as size and symmetry issues. Schedule Your Consultation Today If you’ve always wanted to undergo breast augmentation to transform your breasts and achieve your ideal image, what are you waiting for? Our experts are here and ready to walk you through each step of this journey so that you can achieve perfect, proportional, and natural-looking breasts. This procedure is an investment in your appearance and your self-confidence. Contact us today at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your initial consultation.
Juvederm is a dermal filler that patients favor. As it rejuvenates drooping, wrinkled skin and rejuvenates aging skin, it has an unparalleled effect on aging skin. Here at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we offer a line of Juvederm products, including Voluma, an advanced formula that restores facial harmony and gives you a younger-looking complexion. What Are the Benefits of Juvederm Voluma? This treatment provides sagging skin a lift, fills in wrinkles, and conceals signs of aging. It also rebalances uneven features. Simple injections are all it takes to accomplish the goal. By injecting products, the skin is targeted from the inside, allowing for faster results. Thus, the results last longer and appear far better than anything produced by over-the-counter products. For centuries, we’ve struggled to beat the ravages of aging and have relinquished our control over our looks. We now have an opportunity to regain control over our bodies and faces thanks to Juvederm Voluma. It’s thrilling for the patients to be able to identify the person they see in the mirror as the young and vibrant person they remember. The Treatment: What Is It? There are many fillers available from Juvederm that are designed for the treatment of different areas around the face. Voluma is a unique treatment that corrects the lower part of the face. This is accomplished by restoring volume to the cheeks and chin. A more balanced and sculpted look is achieved by contouring and defining the area around the cheeks. If it is applied to the chin, it can reduce submental fullness, lift skin that has sagged, and sharpen jawlines. It does all this by replenishing and restoring the skin with hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body. A decrease in hyaluronic acid production leads to a loss of skin volume as we get older. Lines and hollows appear on the skin. Often, as we age, we lose confidence and become frustrated at the idea that we cannot control how we look. This treatment adds new hyaluronic acid into these problematic areas, restoring volume. Where Can I Utilize This Treatment? The Chin In addition to giving an individual a gorgeous profile, a pronounced, refined chin often makes their face appear younger and their skin appear tighter. Patients can achieve a softer, lifted appearance by using this treatment on the chin and jawline. The Cheeks Specifically designed for treating cheeks, this Juvederm filler hydrates them. Sunken areas can be filled, and wrinkles that have developed because of volume loss can be smoothed out. Nasolabial folds, as well as smile lines, are also addressed by this treatment. Consequently, the cheeks are emphasized and the face is lifted. The Treatment Process Before To determine if this treatment is right for you, we will examine your medical history and discuss your goals. Our treatment plan will begin once we have determined that you are a good fit. You’ll find out how many injections you need, how much product you’ll need, and where you should have injections. Many patients are surprised to learn that certain areas bothering them do not respond well to direct injection but are lifted when other portions of their face are treated. We have expert staff who understand facial anatomy and have the artistry and experience to help you achieve a balanced and full appearance. We will then schedule your appointment! During Bring a makeup-free, clean face to your consultation. Just to be sure your skin is primed for injections, we’ll give it one more clean before we begin. An injection of lidocaine or a topical numbing cream is used to numb the treatment area. We can then administer injections while you are relaxed and comfortable. It is easy to get these injections administered. In order to achieve the best results, we will inject the product into the target areas around your middle face, cheek, and chin, according to your plan. It will take you around thirty minutes to finish the process. Patients often schedule treatment during their lunch break because it is so quick. After These treatments require no downtime afterward. Surgery often requires taking a few days off work and everything can take as long as ten days to heal; however, with Voluma, patients can immediately get back to work or continue with their day however they wish. We will provide you with some guidelines for taking good care of your skin. The result will be optimal results and no discomfort. A few of these suggestions may include avoiding excessive sunlight or heat and refraining from vigorous exercise for one day. Patients should also refrain from taking blood thinners. You will receive specific advice tailored to your lifestyle before your treatment. How About Results? Most patients notice a dramatic improvement in appearance after having their injections. There is smoothing of wrinkles in the mid-face area, filling of the cheeks, and a more defined jawline that stays soft. Based on the individual, the location of the treatment, the thickness of their skin, and how fast this process is metabolized, the time it takes for these effects to manifest will vary. It may take some people a week or two to see outcomes, while others might notice results after only a few days. About two weeks after treatment, optimal results should begin to emerge. Are the Results Lasting? The results of dermal fillers, in particular Juvederm, are not only gorgeous, but they last for a long time. A patient can expect around-the-chin results to last roughly six months with this treatment. Using the product on the cheeks gives unbelievable results that last for two years. No matter where you get this treatment, it has long-term benefits. Will I Need More Sessions? Many of our patients have been so satisfied with the results they schedule regular maintenance sessions with us when their results begin to fade. During a maintenance session, the areas will be injected again and the results will be identical. What’s the Reason for My Skin’s Loss of Volume? Genetics There are some people who develop flatter cheeks as they age, but there are others who have always had undefined cheeks. Genes play a significant role in sagging cheeks and hollows. Age It is no secret that aging causes the skin to lose volume. The production of the proteins and acids that keep the skin firm and plump decreases as we age: production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, specifically, drops over time. These substances keep the skin from sagging, losing texture, and wrinkling. As you grow older, you may notice sunken, flat cheeks that droop downward. Because of this, rosy, apple-shaped cheeks are associated with youth. Weight Loss If your body’s fat distribution changes, your face may be affected. Weight loss may make people appear slimmer and more sculpted, but it can also cause their faces to appear gaunt and sunken in. No matter the amount of weight you’ve lost, if you see any gauntness in your face, weight loss might be to blame. To restore volume, you don’t have to put on weight! For individuals who wish to enhance their facial appearance without affecting their overall weight, this is a great option. Does Treatment Work for Everyone? You may be a candidate for this treatment if you are experiencing volume loss in your skin due to aging, weight loss, or genetics. All people regardless of their skin color, age, or gender may be affected by these concerns. As long as you’re physically healthy and over the age of 21, we invite you to schedule a consultation. This treatment can be customized to meet your cosmetic goals based on both your medical history and your cosmetic goals. The product is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction since hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body. Are There People Who Aren’t Good Candidates for Treatment? This treatment cannot be provided to women who are pregnant, planning to fall pregnant, or nursing. The treatment may not be available to people who have active skin infections, especially those who suffer from an infection near the area in need of treatment. In some cases, dermal fillers won’t be effective in treating wrinkles. Repetitive movement rather than sagging skin causes some wrinkles, and a treatment like Botox might be more effective in countering this type, since it relaxes facial muscles and smooths the skin above them. Here at Kadz Plastic Surgery, we offer Botox treatments to those who need them and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Say Goodbye to Hollow Cheeks! Although we cannot reverse aging skin completely, we can get pretty close with Juvederm Voluma. With a few simple injections, you can remove wrinkles, folds, a sagging jawline, and hollow cheeks. Schedule a consultation today with Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA.
Pregnancies, nursing, and the inability to invest in yourself due to motherhood take a toll on your body. If the reflection you see staring back at you is unrecognizable, we want to change that. At Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we offer the mommy makeover. This procedure can transform your body and make you feel like yourself again and perhaps, help you achieve a body that’s even better than your pre-baby one. How Does a Mommy Makeover Work? A mommy makeover is a procedure that helps perfect the body after pregnancy and nursing. It can help remove stubborn fat, correct skin laxity, and contour and redefine your body. This procedure involves more than just a few surgical procedures. It entails a consultation, the creation of a customized treatment plan, your actual procedure, and your recovery. All of these steps make the mommy makeover what it is and work together to help you achieve a new and improved post-baby body. Your Consultation This process begins with a consultation. The consultation is one of the most important steps in this process because it helps confirm that you are a good candidate for this procedure. At this appointment, we will review your health history and ensure that you are healthy and able to successfully undergo various surgical procedures. We will also discuss your primary concerns and the areas you want to address and improve. At this time, our Dr. Kadz will make recommendations to help you design the perfect treatment plan. Creating Your Treatment Plan Creating your customized treatment plan is one of the most important aspects of this entire process. This is when we will determine which procedures you want and need to help transform your body during surgery. You can choose from different procedures for your mommy makeover, including breast augmentation with implants, a breast lift, a tummy tuck, monoplasty, and liposuction, among others. Customizing Your Procedure Not everyone’s treatment plan will look the same, which is why this is such a unique and individualized step in the process. You may want a breast augmentation with a breast lift or just a breast augmentation. You may also want a tummy tuck but don’t need a full tummy tuck and instead opt for a mini tummy tuck. You may or may not benefit from the monoplasty, but you could use liposuction in certain areas to help you achieve the most comprehensive results. The planning process is detailed and intricate, but it’s also precise and accurate, and every step will get one step closer to reaching your ideal image. Breast Augmentation Breast augmentation is a procedure that improves the size, shape, and proportion of the breasts. Breast augmentation by itself is an entirely customizable procedure. You can choose from different implant types and shapes to best meet your aesthetic goals. Once you choose the right implant type, you’ll choose you are specific size and shape. Our surgeon will help you make the right decisions based on your body, your ultimate goals, and your frame. Our goal is to help you reach your aesthetic goals but maintain proportion and symmetry. Choosing the Right Implants There are different types of implants you can choose from, including saline, silicone, and gummy bear implants. Each has its advantages, and Dr. Kadz will review the advantages of each during your consultation. Together, you can choose the right option that will best meet your aesthetic goals. Breast Lift A breast lift is a procedure that addresses the position of the breasts on the chest wall. With nursing and pregnancy often comes an increase in skin laxity, and as a result, your breasts can hang much lower than they used to. This can make you look and feel less confident in your appearance. A breast lift can be performed as a standalone procedure or in combination with a breast augmentation. A breast lift will improve the position of your breasts by lifting them higher on the chest wall. It does involve removing excess skin, but it won’t increase the size or change the shape of the breasts. Combining a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation In the same way, a breast augmentation cannot lift your breasts higher on the chest wall; it can only improve the size, shape, and proportion. Many women opt to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation to help increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts while simultaneously lifting them higher, which can deliver some dramatic results. Abdominoplasty Abdominoplasty is the technical term for a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is a procedure that hones the midsection to perfection by removing excess skin and fat from the area. It also restructures and tightens the abdominal muscles. Pregnancy can cause diastasis recti, a condition in which the abdominal muscles separate, and they don’t fuse back together with time. This procedure can address your abdominal muscles to make them tighter while also removing excess fat and skin from the area and then tightening the remaining skin. The Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck There is are two versions of a tummy tuck: a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck. The mini version addresses the area below the belly button and removes excess skin and fat while tightening the remaining skin—the full tummy tuck address of the entire midsection. You may benefit from one over the other, and our surgeon will help determine which procedure is right for you. Liposuction Many women choose to add liposuction to their mommy makeover to help perfect other areas of the body. Liposuction is often performed during a tummy tuck but can also be used to address stubborn pockets of fat on the hips, thighs, and even the upper arms. If you choose to add liposuction to your makeover, it will help you permanently eliminate stubborn fat from some of your most bothersome problem areas. And even better, the results are permanent and long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid weight gain after your procedure. Monoplasty Monoplasty is a pubic contouring procedure also known as a pubic lift. It helps improve the appearance of the pubic bone by removing excess fatty tissue and skin from the area. Some women develop a protruding pubic area that results from excess skin and fat, and this procedure helps define and contour the area to help you improve its appearance. Your Procedure Once we create your treatment plant, we will schedule your procedure. We will provide you with a list of instructions on how to prepare for your procedure. On the day of your appointment, you will need someone who can drive you to and from our office since you will not be able to drive with the residual effects of anesthesia still in your system. During your procedure, Dr. Kadz will perform all of your chosen procedures. The entire process can take several hours and the total surgery time will vary based on the number and type of procedures you want to include in your mommy makeover. Your Recovery Once your procedure is complete, you will return home with a list of instructions on how to care for your body during the next few weeks. We will schedule follow-up appointments to help assess your results and monitor your body’s healing process. It’s important that you spend the first several days resting and that you enlist help at home. It’s critical that you have someone to help care for you since you will need assistance with childcare and basic household chores and duties like walking the dog, meal preparation, school pick up, cleaning, cooking, and laundry. We will provide you with a complete list of instructions on what to avoid, how and when to wear compression garments, and how to heal and recover as quickly as possible so that you can enjoy your new body. Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back With Just One Procedure If you want to feel like your old self again but look even better, the mommy makeover is the procedure that will help you do just that. Contact us today at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA to learn more about this procedure and schedule your initial consultation to find out if it’s right for you.