When you lose weight naturally, the body chooses where it will reduce fat first. As any fitness authority will tell you, you cannot spot treat and guarantee you’ll lose weight in specific areas with exercise and weight loss. However, thanks to body contouring procedures, at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we can spot treat with weight loss surgery to remove stubborn fat from your problem areas so that you finally achieve the body of your dreams. The New Weight Loss Surgery Weight loss surgery used to refer to stomach stapling and other similar procedures, but now, this term can also refer to many different procedures designed to remove stubborn fat and excess fat from the body to shape, slim, and contour the physique. Weight loss surgery can remove stubborn fat from those who do not qualify as obese but want to reach their body goals yet can’t achieve those goals despite their best diet and fitness efforts. From a tummy tuck to liposuction, there is a procedure that can help remove stubborn fat from your body so that you can look and feel your best without having to spend any extra hours at the gym. You’ll look as though you have lost weight, but you’ll also look more defined and contoured. Liposuction Liposuction is a popular surgical procedure that targets the stubborn body fat between your skin’s surface and your muscles. If you have problem areas that simply won’t respond to diet and exercise, liposuction is the perfect solution. It can slim and contour your body remove that stubborn fat permanently. It will help you experience the same effects as if you finally lost those last few pounds, but the benefit is, we can target where those pounds come from. What Does It Treat? While liposuction can remove stubborn fat from virtually anywhere in the body, there are some common areas that patients choose to treat. The most common treatment areas include the: Hips Waistline Buttocks Inner and outer thighs Knees Upper arms Neck What Happens During the Procedure? During a liposuction procedure, we will administer the necessary anesthetic as discussed during your consultation to numb the area. Then, a small incision will be made in your treatment area. A thin tube called a cannula will be inserted into the incision, and the stubborn fat will be gently suctioned from the area. Once the fat is removed from your body, it will be gone permanently. How Much Weight Will I Lose? While this procedure will result in some weight loss, you should measure your results in terms of inches, not pounds. Liposuction can remove up to 10 pounds of stubborn fat from the body, but the most dramatic differences will be in your measurements. Most patients go down one or more sizes after this procedure and look and feel tighter and more toned. Who Is a Candidate? Some of the fittest athletes have turned to liposuction to perfect their bodies and remove that stubborn fat that even the strictest fitness regimen and eating plan cannot target. Additionally, patients near their goal weight and who aren’t in elite athletic shape but want to remove stubborn fat also qualify for this procedure. Some stubborn fat is simply hereditary, but thanks to liposuction, you now have a say in whether or not that fat continues to stand between you and your goals. An initial consultation with Dr. Kadz will determine if liposuction is the right choice for you. Tummy Tuck The technical term for a tummy tuck is abdominoplasty. It is a procedure that will give you the kind of results that will make it look like you lost a significant amount of weight, primarily in your midsection. This procedure helps remove stubborn fat from the area and tightens the skin to create a tighter and more toned midsection. What Does It Treat? This procedure can treat a protruding abdomen. When your stomach isn’t as tight or as flat as you would like, it can make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. This procedure also removes excess fat, strengthens the abdominal muscles, and removes loose skin. The most common causes of abdominal weakness and a protruding abdomen with loose skin and excess fat can be attributed to: The aging process Genetics Surgical procedures Weight fluctuations Obesity Pregnancy Who Is a Candidate? Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck are men and women who are self-conscious about the appearance of their abdomens. If you have excess skin and fat in your abdominal area that is keeping you from looking and feeling your best, a tummy tuck may be the solution you’ve been looking for. This procedure will help you lose those last several pounds in your abdominal area so that you can look and feel your best. It is important to note that while this procedure will help your clothes look and fit better, it is intended for those who have reached a normal weight based on their age, gender, and body composition but still are not happy with how their stomach looks. Ideal candidates should not plan on becoming pregnant post-op since doing so will negatively affect the results of this procedure. Arm Tuck If you want to lose weight to tone your arms, but your body just won’t respond the way you wish it would by shrinking the fat cells in your arms, there is a procedure that will help you reach your goals, and it’s called the arm lift. An arm lift will restructure your arms and remove excess fat while tightening the skin to help your arms look tighter, slimmer, and more toned. The technical term for an arm tuck is Brachioplasty, and it involves removing excess tissues in the arms to make them look tighter and more toned. Post-surgery, you’ll achieve beautiful, shapely arms that will make you look like you have lost weight and developed more toned-looking arms. What Happens During the Procedure? During an arm tuck, anesthesia will be administered to help you maintain comfort during the procedure. Then, a small incision will be made in the upper arm to remove excess fat and excess skin. Then, Dr. Kadz will contour the remaining tissue to create shapelier and toned-looking arms. The incision will then be closed, and a bandage will be applied to help promote healing. You can expect this procedure to take anywhere from one to two hours in total. Results will be noticeable immediately and will continue to improve as your body heals post-surgery. Am I a Candidate? If you’ve been trying to lose weight in an attempt to target stubborn fat in your arms but have an unsuccessful, you are most likely a candidate for an arm tuck. A consultation with Dr. Kadz will help determine if this procedure will help you reach your body goals. It’s important to note that once you undergo treatment, you will need to focus on eating a healthy diet and following a consistent exercise routine to maintain your results. Achieve Your Dream Body Whether you want to improve the appearance of your abdomen, your arms or remove stubborn fat from various areas of your body, weight loss surgery can help you finally achieve your dream body. While the number on the scale may change, you may be too impressed with your reflection in the mirror to even notice. Contact Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, today to learn more about these procedures and if you qualify as an ideal candidate.
There’s no denying it: a beautiful pair of breasts has long been a sign of femininity and womanhood. However, not every woman is content with the breasts she was born with. Here at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, California, we offer breast augmentation for women of all sizes and shapes. This elective surgery helps women improve the shape of their breasts, increase their bra size, and ultimately balance out their figure, boosting self-confidence at the same time. What Is Breast Augmentation? Breast augmentation is the medical term for breast enhancement surgery. This procedure is entirely elective and designed to increase the size and fullness of the breasts with an implant. Many women love the results, which add a more balanced shape, corrects symmetry issues, and gives confidence a sky-high boost. In fact, this elective procedure is perfect for women with cosmetic or medical motivations. How Can a Breast Enhancement Help You? Many women choose to undergo breast enhancement surgery for cosmetic motivations, but this procedure can also help address emotional, physical, and medical concerns as well. Increase Self-Confidence Women who are self-conscious about their breast size can feel uncomfortable and unhappy even wearing casual clothing, never mind a swimsuit. Breast enhancement is the perfect solution that gives our patients a much-needed boost of self-confidence in themselves and their appearance. Many of our patients agree that the procedure is quite literally life-changing. For some women, augmentation surgery can restore and replace breast tissue lost during a struggle with cancer. After the procedure, cancer survivors can enjoy full, natural-looking breasts again, even after a full mastectomy. Improve Your Body Proportions When it comes to the womanly form, proportions are everything. For example, look at the classic 1950s pinup models. They weren’t ostentatiously or boldy sexy, but their body proportions (hourglass shape, teeny waist, full hips and breasts) absolutely screams understated gorgeousness and perfectly flaunts the beauty of the female form. While some women may have the waistline or the booty, the effect isn’t complete without the bustline to match. Breast enhancement allows for a gorgeous silhouette by adding fullness and shape to create an aesthetically pleasing appearance. This helps increase self-confidence, giving you that inner glow and radiance that comes from truly loving yourself and your body. Correct Symmetry Many women have two different-sized breasts, making it extremely difficult to find bras or swimsuits that fit correctly without extra padding. This is not only a symmetry issue, but it can even cause discomfort or pain. Women with uneven breasts may also feel embarrassed if the two different sizes are noticeable while wearing certain clothing or bathing suits. The augmentation procedure can effectively correct uneven symmetry, making it a cinch to find a cute bra or bathing suit that not only fits but looks flattering, too. Increase Size and Fullness Most women who elect to undergo breast enhancement choose to do so because they want increased size and fullness. Feeling self-conscious about a flat chest is totally natural, and many small-breasted women deal with these feelings of unhappiness during their life. That’s why breast augmentation is such a wonderful procedure—it can be life-changing, making it easy to reach the size and shape you’ve always wanted. How to Customize Your Augmentation The first and most important step in the process is to set up a consultation with our expert surgeon, Dr. Bruce Kadz, at our office here in Hollywood, CA. The consultation is to confirm that you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure. We will help you choose the right type of implant, determine where the small incision will be located, and discuss any and all questions or concerns you may have. Determining the Incision Site As with every other elective surgical procedure, there will be a small incision. However, we work extensively with every patient beforehand to determine the ideal location. It’s also based on the patient’s personal preference to ensure they’re ultimately happy and pleased with the outcome. Dr. Kadz can help you decide which incision is best to help you attain your goals when it comes to your procedure. Intramammary Incisions An intramammary incision is located on the underside of the breast, right in the crease where the breast meets the abdominal wall. The intramammary location is a popular choice for our patients because it can easily accommodate larger implants. Another significant benefit of this location is that the incision will be hidden from view, which is why it’s such a popular choice for many of our patients. Periareolar Incision The periareolar incision is located along the lower half of the nipple. This incision location is the most common for patients who choose saline breast implants or women looking for a smaller augmentation. How to Choose the Right Implants Our patients can choose from the three most common implants that are used during a breast augmentation procedure. These three types are all different, can correct various issues, and are also made from different materials. During the initial consultation with Dr. Kadz, we will guide you through the process from beginning to end. We’ll also discuss your ultimate goals, any concerns or questions you may have, and help determine which implant type is best for you. Silicone Gel Implants This type of implant consists of a silicone outer shell filled with medical-grade gel. Silicone implants come in a few different types, which all allow for a slightly different finished look. There are soft implants, firm implants, or ones that look more natural. The many different shapes and sizes available for silicone implants make them perfect for a boost of confidence and to help you achieve your desired cosmetic and figure goals. Typically, silicone implants tend to be firmer than other implant types, but they’re one of the safest and most reliable implants that provide a natural look and feel. Saline Implants Saline implants also have a silicone outer shell but are filled with saline (salt) water instead of gel. Generally, saline is considered the most comfortable and safest implants, which is why they’re one of the most popular implants for women. In fact, many choose saline because they know somebody who chose saline implants and had a great experience with them. Structured Saline Implants Structured saline implants are one of the newest types on the market today. Since they don’t use silicone gel, they’re one of the most natural feeling and looking. They contain different shells and inner structures that keep the saline portion away from the outer shell. This helps the implant retain its shape, which is incredibly important. Implant Position During your consultations and before the actual procedure, Dr. Kadz will also help you determine the position of your new implants. Of course, we consider your opinion, preferences, and ultimate goals when deciding the optimal position. The two positions you can choose from are under the chest muscle or over the chest muscle. How to Prepare for the Procedure The best way to prepare for a breast enhancement procedure is to be ready for the recovery process. It’s critical to take care of your body, eat healthy food, and get plenty of rest so you can have a speedy recovery. Be proactive about your health: don’t binge on comfort or junk food, drink a ton of water to stay hydrated, and get lots and lots of rest. Am I a Suitable Candidate? Whether you have medical or cosmetic motivations for undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, you’re most likely a suitable candidate if you’re a healthy adult. We’ll consider your health history, current goals, and expectations during the initial consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate. After that, we can begin the customization process and create a plan to help you attain your self-confidence and figure goals. If you’re unhappy with your breasts, a breast enhancement procedure can be the answer you’re looking for. Many women suffer from small or uneven breasts, which make them feel self-conscious about their figure. With breast implants, we can correct any cosmetic or medical issue you’re suffering from, helping you achieve your goals. Contact us at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, CA, today to learn more about the services we offer or to set up an initial consultation.
A tummy tuck, often known as abdominoplasty, is a body contouring procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the abdominal region. At the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA, we offer this procedure to help our clients achieve the body they’ve always dreamed of. Here’s what you need to know. What Does a Tummy Tuck Accomplish? A tummy tuck accomplishes several things. Primarily, it is used to remove excess abdominal skin and tighten the remaining skin. However, it can also be used to excise excess fat, strengthen the abdominal muscles and treat certain medical conditions. How Does Abdominoplasty Differ From Liposuction? People often use the terms liposuction and tummy tuck interchangeably, but these procedures are performed differently and provide different results. Abdominoplasty for Body Contouring When abdominoplasty is used for body contouring, excess skin and fat are removed from the abdominal region. However, your abdominal muscles won’t just look more toned because there is less fat covering them. They will also look more toned because they will be tightened during your procedure. Abdominoplasty is commonly recommended for people who have lost a significant amount of weight because the procedure removes excess skin and tightens loose skin. Liposuction for Body Contouring Liposuction can also be used to eliminate unwanted abdominal fat. However, it does not address muscle weakness or excess skin. Liposuction is commonly used in conjunction with abdominoplasty to achieve desirable contours because abdominoplasty only results in the removal of a small amount of excess fat. On the other hand, liposuction can remove up to 11 pounds of fat in a single session. Depending on the size of the targeted area and how much fat you’re trying to remove, your liposuction session may last around 60 minutes. How Does a Mini Tuck Differ From a Full Tuck? What’s great about abdominoplasty is it can be customized to achieve your unique goals. Let’s take a closer look at the difference between a mini tuck and a full tuck. Mini Tuck for Lower Belly Fat A mini tuck will probably be ideal for you if you are only concerned about the appearance of your lower abdomen. However, due to the scope of the procedure, it is not usually recommended for people who have experienced rapid weight fluctuations or given birth recently. Remember, no type of abdominoplasty will remove a lot of fat. If you are only concerned about the appearance of your lower abdomen and you have a lot of lower belly fat, you may want to combine this procedure with liposuction. Full Tuck for the Upper and Lower Abdomen A full tuck will be recommended if you are concerned about the appearance of your upper and lower abdomen. During a full abdominoplasty, your abdominal walls will be tightened to slim and tone your upper and lower abs. What’s great about this is strengthening your abdominal muscles eases back pain caused by poor posture. As your muscles are being tightened, we can also treat ventral hernias and stress urinary incontinence. A full abdominoplasty is usually recommended for people with significant excess skin due to rapid weight loss and mothers. When your excess skin is removed and the remaining abdominal skin is tightened, stretch marks can be eliminated. What Are the Benefits? As noted above, abdominoplasty can be customized to achieve your unique goals. Another benefit of this procedure is removing excess skin and fat provides you with the freedom to wear anything you want without worrying about how it makes your abdominal region look. Your Wardrobe Options Will Increase Significantly Since abdominoplasty slims your torso, your clothes will fit much better. Your current wardrobe will fit more comfortably and you will look much better in your clothes. Additionally, you may find the self-confidence to buy new outfits, like cute crop tops, to show off your new figure. Often, women who have given birth wear clothes that hide their excess skin. Full abdominoplasty can repair damage to the abdominal walls caused during pregnancy and childbirth and eliminate excess skin so mothers can have the confidence to wear clothes that show off their style rather than hide their abdominal region. Abdominoplasty goes a long way in helping women restore their prenatal bodies. Who Qualifies for This Procedure? If you’re fairly healthy and want to improve your abdominal contours, there is a good chance you will be considered a good candidate for this procedure. Whether you have given birth recently or lost a lot of weight rapidly, this procedure can benefit you. However, we need to discuss your medical history and current health to ensure this procedure will be appropriate for you. How Should I Prepare? There are a number of things you may need to do to prepare for abdominoplasty. During your initial consultation, we will discuss the drugs and supplements you are taking. We may advise you to stop taking some of these for a period of time. Certain side effects of drugs and supplements, such as blood thinning, can affect your procedure. You should also prepare for your abdominoplasty by arranging for someone to drive you to and from your procedure. The type of anesthesia used to keep you comfortable during your procedure will depend on the scope of the procedure, your overall health, and your personal preference. Regardless of whether general anesthesia or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia are used to ensure your comfort, you should not drive for 24 hours afterward. What Should I Expect Afterward? Recovery You will be restricted from strenuous exercise for roughly six weeks post-op, but your recovery will be mostly complete after a week or two. If you have a sedentary job, you only need to take five to seven days off from work to rest. If your job is physically demanding, you should take roughly 10 to 14 days off from work to focus on your recovery. Whether you receive general anesthesia or sedation, you will feel groggy after your procedure. For the smoothest recovery possible, it is imperative that you rest as much as possible and nap whenever you’re particularly tired. Results The results of this procedure can be permanent if you can maintain your weight. If you gain too much weight after your procedure, your skin will stretch and you may develop excess skin. However, it is worth noting that the fat removal results of this procedure are permanent. The adult human body can’t grow new fat cells so you will never have as many fat cells in your abdominal region as you did before your procedure. It is also worth noting you should lose weight slowly if you gain weight after your procedure. The faster you lose weight, the more likely you are to experience loose, sagging skin throughout your weight loss journey. You Can Achieve Your Dream Body It is possible to achieve the body you have always dreamed of. Abdominoplasty can tighten your abdominal muscles, remove excess skin and fat and tighten loose, sagging skin. We welcome any questions you have about what to expect during or after this procedure. Book an appointment with us at the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA today to learn everything you need to know. You deserve to be confident about your whole appearance, including your abdomen.
Are you tired of trying crash diets and fad workouts, only to find they don’t actually work? If you’re having trouble getting rid of stubborn body fat, we can help. Here at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, CA, we offer liposuction for our clients who are unhappy with their figures. Lipo is a safe, minimally invasive body-contouring procedure that achieves long-lasting results by permanently eliminating stubborn fat that otherwise resists diet and exercise. How Much Weight Can Be Lost with Liposuction? Liposuction is not weight-loss surgery. It’s actually a body-contouring treatment that is an effective method for eliminating stubborn body fat and taking inches off, too. If you’re just looking for an easy way to lose weight without putting in any effort, lipo is not for you. It’s intended as a practical solution for stubborn body fat that won’t go away, even with consistent dieting and exercise. What Is Lipo, Exactly? If you’re one of those people who can’t lose weight in certain areas even with regular diet and exercise, lipo can be a wonderful, life-changing procedure. It refers to a minimally invasive body-contouring procedure that effectively reshapes the body by eliminating stubborn body fat. Once it’s gone, that’s it. It’s gone for good, and as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, it won’t come back. Many of our clients are happily surprised by the beautiful results that Dr. Kadz can achieve through this procedure. How Does It Work? Lipo has many different techniques used to remove fat from the body. Here at Kadz Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kadz uses VASER technology, one of the most effective treatment methods available today. This innovative technology works by melting the fat, producing much better results than other methods. Not only is it the most effective treatment method available today, but it also allows for the quickest and easiest recovery process. During the VASER procedure, Dr. Kadz will inject a numbing fluid into the fat, which helps the patient feel no pain and compresses the blood vessels. The VASER technology melts those stubborn fat cells, ultimately causing them to deteriorate and liquify. Then, a thin tube is inserted into the target area, and the liquified fat is then suctioned out. One of the best parts of this procedure is that it only involves a minimal amount of damage to the surrounding areas, which can help shorten the overall recovery time. How Long do the Results Actually Last? Liposuction is so popular among our patients because the results are permanent. All of those fat cells that you want to be removed are permanently eliminated when Dr. Kadz performs this procedure. However, it’s important to remember that it doesn’t prevent new fat cells from being formed after the procedure is finished. The most critical part of recovery is maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle post-op. This procedure isn’t meant for people who just want the freedom to eat junk food and live without regard to their health. It should be used as motivation to begin a better, healthier lifestyle regarding diet and exercise. How to Maintain the Results The best, most effective method for maintaining your results is to put effort into living a healthy lifestyle. Even if you were at your goal weight pre-treatment but you didn’t eat the healthiest diet, you’ll have to make some changes. That way, you can enjoy the results from your body-contouring for years to come. Eat Healthy Foods Maintaining a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to follow a rigorous or impossible diet. The best advice to follow is avoiding unhealthy and saturated fats, processed foods, foods high in sugar, and of course, stay away from high fructose corn syrup! Many of our patients have seen excellent results from sticking to a diet rich in lean proteins like fish, chicken, eggs, and lean beef. One trick is to find a healthy alternative to your favorite meal, so you can still feel satisfied with your diet. Don’t forget: a proper diet is one that’s full of variety. Eat lots of leafy green veggies and fruits and stay away from simple carbs. Instead, go for the complex carbs like sweet potatoes. Exercise Regularly While some people were born at the gym, others find fitness and working out a tad less enjoyable. The key is to find a workout you actually enjoy doing. In fact, that inherent enjoyment makes a tremendous difference in both motivation and self-confidence. If you hate stair steppers, try the elliptical or go for a run. If you don’t like the gym, try some at-home workouts or go for a brisk walk. Or, try hiring a personal trainer if you can afford it. Don’t Neglect Self-Care Dealing with a lot of stress is a huge factor that can lead to overeating and weight gain. That’s why it’s essential to focus on self-care and have some de-stressing techniques to utilize throughout the week, so you don’t end up self-sabotaging your results. This could include things like going for a massage or a mani-pedi, or even just hanging out with a friend. Try a new hobby or interest if you’re looking for new experiences. Keep Hydrated Many people forget that staying hydrated and drinking lots of water is incredibly important to leading a healthy lifestyle. Did you know that water is a natural appetite suppressant? Keeping the body hydrated helps maintain tight, firm, and toned results. It’s imperative to drink enough water throughout the day—keeping your body adequately hydrated can make a tremendous difference in living a healthy lifestyle. Avoid Excess Alcohol and Caffeine Intake While the alcohol itself isn’t that bad for your health, the cocktails that most people drink it with are typically loaded with sugar to sweeten the bite of the liquor. If you’re going to drink alcohol, skip the sugary cocktails and look for drink recipes that are healthier instead. For instance, try drinking vodka and club soda rather than something like a daiquiri. Who Is a Suitable Candidate? Many people have the misconception that lipo is meant for people who are very obese to help them lose weight. However, this isn’t the case. It’s a body-contouring procedure that’s actually designed for people who are only slightly overweight. Liposuction is not intended to be a weight loss surgery, and it can’t help you shed the pounds, either, if you’re still living an unhealthy lifestyle. Instead, it’s designed to target and eliminate stubborn fat in patients close to or at their goal weight but who still need a little bit of assistance getting rid of those last few pounds of body fat. Generally, liposuction is meant for people who are already living a healthy lifestyle but can’t seem to get rid of those last few pounds, despite regular diet and exercise. Candidates At or Near Their Goal Weight The ideal candidate is somebody at or near their goal weight who struggles with losing stubborn body fat, even with diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. The idea of this body-contouring procedure is to get rid of that fat, so you don’t have to keep spending hours in the gym with no results. Instead, you’ll get a boost of self-confidence and self-esteem, have better fitting clothes, and the opportunity to feel absolutely amazing next time it’s bikini season and you’re in a swimsuit. Very Fit Candidates Many of our patients experience frustration since they follow restrictive diets, work out daily, and still have pockets of stubborn body fat they can’t seem to lose. That’s why it’s such an effective procedure for very fit or athletic people because it can be a great way to attain overall body goals. In fact, many of our patients are in fantastic shape but yet still aren’t very happy with the way they look. That’s where we come in—Dr. Kadz will help you attain the beautiful, slim physique that you may have thought was impossible to achieve. During the procedure, he removes stubborn body fat permanently so that you can feel good about your body again. Schedule a Consultation Today at Kadz Plastic Surgery If you’re ready to ditch the crazy dieting and exercise for good and finally erase that last bit of stubborn body fat, liposuction can be a life-changing procedure. This minimally invasive body-contouring treatment is designed to permanently melt away fat, helping you reach the perfect body and figure you’ve always wanted. Contact us at Kadz Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, CA, today to schedule an initial consultation or to learn more about lipo and how it can help you live your best life possible.
A BBL, also known as a Brazilian butt lift, is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic procedures in the world. If you’re looking to improve your contours, this procedure, offered at the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA, may be right for you. Here’s what you need to know. What Is a Brazilian Buttlift? A Brazilian butt lift is a popular, effective way to improve contours. What makes it so effective is unwanted fat is removed from the body and used to augment the buttocks naturally. How Long Does This Procedure Take? How long your procedure takes depends on numerous factors, such as how many areas you are removing excess fat from and how much fat needs to be added to your buttocks. Typically, this procedure takes between two and three hours. If it is performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, like a breast reduction or arm lift, it can take four hours or longer. We will discuss this with you in greater detail during your initial consultation. How Does This Procedure Work? Your BBL will start with liposuction, a fat removal procedure that has been used for decades. Liposuction involves suctioning out unwanted fat from the harvest sites through a cannula. Once the excess fat is removed, it will be processed. The suctioned fat cells will be cleaned and the damaged fat cells will be discarded. Once enough healthy fat cells have been collected, they will be placed in the buttocks near blood vessels. Where Can Unwanted Fat Be Removed From? Unwanted fat can be removed from virtually any region of your body. It is most commonly removed from the hips, thighs, back or abdomen. However, excess fat can also be harvested from the chest and upper arms. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate the regions of your body you would like to slim down. Then, we will advise you on whether those areas are ideal for harvesting. If there isn’t enough fat in your trouble area to augment your buttocks adequately, you may have enough fat in the area for liposuction to be effective. In other words, you can use liposuction to improve contours regardless of whether they qualify as harvest sites. What Can I Expect From the Results of This Procedure? Your Ideal Aesthetic The most incredible benefit of a Brazilian butt lift is it can be used to perfect your appearance. This procedure doesn’t just enhance your curves naturally. It also eliminates unwanted fat from essentially any trouble area you have, including small areas like your underarms or the backs of your knees. No More Cellulite Another incredible benefit of this procedure is it smooths stubborn cellulite. If you desire a rounder, fuller, more lifted butt and you have tried seemingly everything to smooth away upper thigh cellulite, this procedure is the perfect solution for you. As an added bonus, you can improve the symmetry of your upper body and lower body by eliminating unwanted fat from your upper body while augmenting your buttocks. Your Clothes Will Fit Better Another benefit you can expect after this procedure is your clothes will be far more flattering. By augmenting your buttocks naturally, you will look better whether you are wearing your favorite bikini or a killer pair of jeans. Clothes will also fit your torso and arms better once you remove stubborn excess fat that refused to budge despite years of dieting and working out. You will even find the confidence to try on outfits you may not have even considered before your procedure. After your BBL, the world will be your oyster and your wardrobe options will be limitless. What Else Should I Expect After My Procedure? A Brief Observation If you received general anesthesia or local anesthesia and a strong sedative, we will observe you after your procedure to ensure you are alert enough to go home. Once you’re alert, we will review your post-op care instructions one last time. After that, you will be free to ride home. Remember, you can’t drive within 24 hours of receiving any medication that may cause drowsiness, like general anesthesia. Rest and Relaxation Once you’re home, it’s important that your only focus is on rest and recovery. If you feel drowsy, take a nap. If you’re feeling peckish, eat a snack. For the most part, you should be listening to your body. The only exception to this is that you should drink at least eight ounces of water per hour, even if you’re not feeling thirsty. We strongly encourage you to arrange for childcare and pet care so you don’t have to worry about taking care of anyone in your household besides yourself. If possible, arrange for someone to stay with you for at least the first 24 hours post-op so you don’t have to move unless you want to. Active Recovery After the first 24 hours post-op. You should walk regularly to support a strong circulatory system. Your circulatory system is responsible for delivering all the micronutrients your skin needs to heal after your procedures and your recovery will be faster if you move regularly. You may still feel groggy after the first 24 hours post-op because your body requires a lot of energy to heal itself. Nap whenever you feel the need to and be sure to rest after your walks. If you feel tired, listen to your body. How Long Do the Results of This Procedure Last? Once the transplanted fat cells have attached themselves to the local blood supply, they will survive forever. Keep in mind, when we make the initial injections, we add a bit more volume than is necessary to achieve your desired aesthetic. We do this because not all of the fat cells will take hold when they are implanted. However, if you lose a significant amount of weight after your procedure, the fat cells in your buttocks may shrink and you may need a follow-up procedure. The Longevity of the Fat Removal Results The results of liposuction are also considered permanent because adults cannot grow new fat cells. Therefore, once the fat cells are removed from the donor sites, such as the abdomen or back, they are gone forever. However, as with the augmentation results, your results may fade over time. If you gain weight after your procedure, the remaining fat cells in the donor site may expand noticeably. How Can I Ensure the Best Results? As noted above, for the shortest possible recovery, you need to get plenty of sleep. That said, you should understand it is imperative to sleep on your stomach during your recovery process. If you sleep on your back, too much pressure may be put on the transplanted fat cells and they may suffocate before they take hold permanently. You should also take care to avoid placing too much pressure on your buttocks when you sit. We recommend a donut pillow to keep pressure on your buttocks to a minimum. Schedule Your BBL Consultation Today A Brazilian butt lift is an ideal procedure for people looking to augment the buttocks and remove excess fat from troublesome regions. To find out if this procedure is right for you, schedule your BBL consultation with us at the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA today.
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.