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The Man Factor

Judging by the latest numbers released by the latest American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), demand among men for cosmetic surgery has gone down since 2000, but men’s desire for minimally invasive procedures has grown in the last 16 years.


Obalon Is the New Weight Loss Balloon You Can Swallow

Obalon is a new gastric balloon capsule that expands in your stomach to help you lose weight, fast. New diets, drugs and systems dedicated to weight loss typically garner a lot of interest. And why not? So many of us


Dr. Oz Talks About Obalon

Weight-loss balloons sound kind of crazy. Are they? Actually, I think there’s something to them. With the Obalon three-balloon system, you swallow capsules containing balloons that inflate to the size of oranges. They take up space in your stomach, so


CoolSculpting Gets Cleared for Yet Another Area

Elise Minton, Executive Beauty Editor Let’s face it. The arms are one of the hardest areas on the body to firm up and get rid of that extra flab. Yes, you can diet and exercise. And, yes, liposuction is an


Marina Plastic Surgery Featured in Life & Style Magazine

Beautiful Body Work Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Dolores Catania has a secret weapon against cellulite: cellfina. The minimally invasive procedure, which starts at $3,000 at LA’s Marina Plastic Surgery, is the only of its kind proven to reduce the


Plastic Surgeon Answers Six Burning Questions About Celeb-Tested CoolSculpting

Molly Sims attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Central Intelligence’ at Westwood Village Theatre on June 10, 2016 in Westwood, California. Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com The latest cosmetic enhancement that celebrities such as Molly Sims and Kris Jenner (who underwent


Beachie Beauty Exclusive Interview with Dr. Luis Macias

This article is for informational purposes only. Dr. Luis Macias is a double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery serving Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, specializing in aesthetic and complex reconstructive plastic


I Had the HALO Laser Treatment, Here’s What Happened

by Amber I know we’ve already talked about it, but I’m noticing all of those little unpleasant things you start to notice as you reach another birthday. Don’t get me wrong — I’m totally okay with aging, I just want


MonstersandCritics.com Best Beauty Finds from August 2016

by April Neale Monsters and Critics’ Best Beauty Finds for August 2016 wrap up the summer after we tested all sorts of beauty products plus a skin-saving laser procedure that obliterates any precancerous skin cells and gets rid of rosacea


The 5 things men ask for when they go for plastic surgery

By Stephen Handisides You might not be able to tell by looking around you – it’s been a couple of decades since the wind tunnel look was thing – but the fact is, more men than ever are having cosmetic


8 Things You Should Know About A Tummy Tuck—From Someone Who Got One

By KATE BAYLESS I called my belly “Donut” because I could wad up all my post-baby stomach skin into something that resembled one (sans sprinkles). Despite my healthy eating habits and gym visits, I could not get that belly bulge


Can This Breakthrough Laser Treatment Really Give You the Best Skin of Your Life?

By: Erika Stalder Our mothers weren’t so lucky: Our generation will totally sidestep face-lifts, thanks largely to preventative care with laser treatments. So when we heard dermatologist Harold Lancer talk about a new secret weapon for prepping his celeb clients


Dr. Grant Stevens Interviewed for PSC “Lifestyles” Magazine

Dr. Grant Stevens, an invited member and medical correspondent of The Plastic Surgery Channel, recently appeared in “Lifestyles” magazine to discuss the CoolSculpting body contouring technique and his Marina ManLand office. Read an interactive “flip book” version of Dr. Stevens’


Dr. Grant Stevens selected number one aesthetic doctor by Aesthetic Everything

Photo by Matt Beard Grant Stevens, M.D., FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon, founder and medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, and an international traveling professor, was voted the #1 Top Aesthetic Doctor 2015 by


Dr. Grant Stevens Selected #1 Aesthetic Doctor by Aesthetic Everything

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grant Stevens, M.D., FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon, founder and medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, and an international traveling professor, was voted the #1 Top Aesthetic Doctor 2015 by


New Treatment Claims to Reduce Cellulite and Smooth Skin

(NEW YORK) — From firming lotions and invasive plastic surgery, some women try many methods to get rid of stubborn cellulite. Brianne Edwards, of Los Angeles, says she runs up to 6 miles a day and eats right, but she


Kybella vs. CoolMini: What to Know About the Newest Double-Chin Treatments

By: Susan Yara Just a couple months ago, we told you about Kybella—a new injectable that can minimize the appearance of a double chin with just a couple of treatments. It’s since been gaining popularity. And now, there’s another option


The Sweat Stops Here!

Whether it’s the most important interview you have ever had, or its 100 degrees in the shade, no one, no one wants to feel sweaty, sticky and stinky! Deodorants can only do so much but they do tend to help


Sleight Of Hand: Face Not The Only Age Marker

4th September 2015 by April Neale To someone outside of most major cities, plastic surgery can seem exotic and expensive. But we all are getting older, and retirement age is being pushed higher. Suddenly people in their forties, fifties and


See Ya, Cellulite: Everything You Need To Know About Cellfina

By: Amber Katz Dimples are cute on your face, but on your tush and thighs? Not so much. As of only a couple weeks ago, the U.S. FDA cleared the Cellfina System for the long-term improvement in the appearance of


Men’s Skin Care Routine Tips: Grooming Products & A Beauty Guide For Guys

By: Kim West Need a few skin care tips for your beau? Dr. Grant Stevens, board member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, breaks down what a guy needs to stay truly groomed. Dr. Stevens, why do men


Nip. Tuck. Or Else.

Why you’ll be getting cosmetic procedures even if you may not really want to You’re going to have to do it. And not all that long from now. Probably not a full-on, general-anesthesia bone shaving or muscle slicing. But almost


For Father’s Day in L.A., consider these 8 spots for grooming services

Marina Manland at Marina Plastic Surgery Associates Vibe: Man cave treatment rooms within a plastic surgery center to make guys feels more comfortable with nips and tucks. In a nondescript, high-rise building in Marina del Rey, plastic surgeon Grant Stevens


Mother’s Day Health & Beauty Gifts 2015 – Health and Beauty Gift Guide Roundup

Freeze Your Fat Away With CoolSculpting! Description: Marina Plastic Surgery is the largest CoolSculpting® practice in the world with 17 machines. That speaks to the safety and efficacy of this exciting nonsurgical body sculpting experience. It’s perfect for men and


A New Treatment for Cellulite That Might Actually Work

BY JOAN KRON, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR AT LARGE, NOVEMBER 19, 2014, 10:30:10 AM At least 85 percent of women have some degree of cellulite, and though I don’t have a study to prove it, I’m guessing that 100 percent of them


Bottoms Up

By now you know: Butts are the new boobs. NING CHAO reports on the latest ways women are enhancing their assets Jennifer, Nicki, Iggy … when it comes to curves these days, it really is “All About That Bass,” and


The Mommy Makeover

by W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS INTRODUCTION Having children is, of course, an absolute miracle—but, unfortunately, no one’s told the human body that! While having your own bundle of joy is an amazing experience, it would probably be a little


Surgical Aesthetics Magazine: How To Say No

By Charlotte LoBuono Surgeons who offer cosmetic procedures spend a large amount of time and money attracting and converting prospective patients. A less-often discussed—yet vitally important—skill is knowing when and how to turn patients away. Individuals with pre-existing health concerns,


Cosmetic Town Journal: The Mommy Makeover

December 2014 INTRODUCTION Having children is, of course, an absolute miracle—but, unfortunately, no one’s told the human body that! While having your own bundle of joy is an amazing experience, it would probably be a little more amazing if you


Aesthetic Everything® Honors the 2014 Top Doctors in Aesthetics and the 2014 Top 10 Aesthetic Companies

(PRWeb.com) – Los Angeles, CA – December 10, 2014 — Aesthetic Everything®, the only online social networking platform for the global aesthetic industry, presents the 2014 Top 10 Aesthetic doctors, companies, medical spas, estheticians, skin care companies and aesthetic executives


Cryolipolysis and Skin Tightening

Jean Carruthers, MD, FRCSC, FRCOphth, W. Grant Stevens, MD, Alastair Carruthers, MBBS, MRCP, FRCPC, and Shannon Humphrey, MD, FRCPC, FAAD BACKGROUND Anecdotally, there have been reports of skin tightening after cryolipolysis, but this has not been studied or reported in


ManLand Offers Exclusive Age-Defying Experiences for Men

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Marina del Rey, CA – November 17, 2014 – Forward thinking doctor Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, cut the ribbon officially opening Marina


Marina ManLand Offers Exclusive Age-Defying Experiences for Men

Marina Plastic Surgery Founder Dr. Grant Stevens Launches Medical Man Cave That Evokes Cross Between Sports Bar And Smoking Lounge MARINA DEL REY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Forward thinking doctor Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Marina


The Allure of the ‘Victoria’s Secret’ C-Section

By Jennifer O’Neill November 10, 2014 Yahoo Parenting When Dr. Shari Brasner talks with women on the operating table about to undergo a cesarean, she often hears the same one liner. “Patients joke, ‘Hey, can you do a tummy tuck


Men Have A Place For An About Face, Managing Age In A Competitive Job Market

By April Neale October, 31 2014 MonstersandCritics.com Dr. Stevens is in his early 60s, and believes aging well is the best revenge. They say you get the face you deserve when you turn 50. But lifestyle and genetic bad hands


The CoolSculpting Results Are In!

By Kate Bayless October 20, 2014 Momtrends.com Are you ready for my CoolSculpting results? CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat removal procedure designed by two Harvard University scientists that can be used to sculpt and reshape your body. The procedures works


Dr. Grant Stevens to Speak to North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons

By Staff Editor Oct 17, 2014 – 12:28:02 PM HealthNewsDigest.com Marina del Rey, CA – October 17, 2014 – Grant Stevens, M.D., FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon, founder of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, and an


Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Using the CoolSmooth Conformable Surface Cryolipolysis Applicator

By W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS Plasticsurgerypulsenews.com Cryolipolysis is a safe and effective procedure for nonsurgical reduction of subcutaneous fat. The CoolSculpting System (Zeltiq Aesthetics, Pleasanton, CA) is a cryolipolysis technique that uses controlled cooling to selectively damage adipocytes. Because


Simultaneous Breast Augmentation and Mastopexy is Safe and Effective

By Staff Editor Jul 22, 2014 – 5:27:07 PM HealthNewsDigest.com Study by Dr. Grant Stevens, Et Al. Reported in Aesthetic Surgery Journal Marina del Rey, CA – July 10, 2014 – With a skilled surgeon and proper patient selection, the


The Latest on Anti-Aging Skincare Procedures – With Dr. Grant Stevens

By Carol Doyel Recently I was granted the opportunity to speak with Dr. Grant Stevens, Founder and Medical Director of Marina Plastic Surgery, a greater Los Angeles plastic surgery practice that focuses on the latest in skin care technologies, treatments


CoolSculpting: Top 10 Tips For Before & After

Before 1) Check that you’re a good candidate CoolSculpting is not a weight loss tool, so you should be close to your ideal weight before having the procedure. If you still have some weight to lose, wait it out. “Think


Freeze the Fat Away!

So here it goes – my wery first Plastic Surgery experience: Too few beauty treatment options doesn’t seems to be a problem in Los Angeles. And the inhabitants certainly do not hold their horses, to take advantage of the them,


One-Stage Augmentation Mastopexy: A Review of 1192 Simultaneous Breast Augmentation and Mastopexy Procedures in 615 Consecutive Patients

Abstract Background: Despite the increasing popularity of the combined augmentation mastopexy procedure among patients, the safety and efficacy of this surgery have been questioned by many surgeons. Objective: The authors investigated the safety and efficacy of the combined augmentation mastopexy


Does Cryolipolysis Lead to Skin Tightening? A First Report of Cryodermadstringo

W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS Source: Aesthetic Surgery Journal OnlineFirst, published on June 12, 2014 Skin laxity occurs over time as collagen and elastin fibers break down. The breakdown is exacerbated by environmental factors, such as ultraviolet radiation, pollution, and


Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Getting Into Perfect Shape For The Wedding

Tips From Top Doctor On Using The CoolSculpting Procedure From modernweddingmom.com Guest Post By Grant Stevens, MD, FACS What is CoolSculpting? The CoolSculpting procedure was developed by Harvard scientists and is based on the science of Cryolipolysis®, a process demonstrating


Do Breast Enhancement Implants Interfere With Mammography?

From aboutplasticsurgery.com Contributing Plastic Surgeon: Dr. W. Grant Stevens, M.D., F.A.C.S. Medical Director of Marina Plastic Surgery Associates, Los Angeles, CA Breast enhancement implants aren’t designed to last forever, but they are tougher than you think. Some women believe that


5 Things You May Not Know About Breast Implant Recovery

From aboutplasticsurgery.com If you’ve researched breast implant recovery, you know that you might feel groggy and disoriented when you wake up (from the anesthesia), and that you may have drains. You know that post-op, you’ll need rest, and will be


Three Respected Doctors, Three Smart Approaches To Fat Loss

19TH MAY 2014 BY APRIL NEALE From Monsters & Critics This is the time of year that fat is on the brain. Even FX’s “Louie” brought it up last week, with star Louis C.K. out on a date with “Vanessa,”


Is Medical Tourism Worth the Risk?

Why are so many Americans willing to leave the U.S. to travel to other countries for plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry or any type of medical care? Many say, why not? Procedures are usually half the price and you get a


Venus Legacy – The Latest Skin Tightening, Fat Reducing 4D Technology for Legs, Face and Body

From LAsThePlace.com The Venus Legacy treatments are not only the latest in non-invasive, medical aesthetics, they are also amazingly effective in achieving an optimal natural and youthful result for skin tightening and fat loss. No invasive surgery needed. Venus Legacy


The Finesse of Fillers, The Subtle Art of Staving Off Surgery

From MonstersAndCritics.com This man is 61 years old. The first time I met board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Grant Stevens at a recent luncheon, my guess was he was late 40s early 50s. He shared with me he was 61


Brazilian Butt Lifts More Popular Than Ever At Marina Plastic Surgery

From BusinessWire.com The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently reported an increase of 136% in Brazilian butt lift procedures from 1997 to 2012. Luis H. Macias, MD, a specialist in the procedure at Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del


Marina Plastic Surgery Says the Fountain of Youth Is Bubbling Over

From HealthNewsDigest.com One thing remains constant. Whatever the economy, people want to look their best. No dreary weather forecast dissuades thirsty consumers from taking a trip to the fountain of youth. “Our appearance is something we have control over. Unlike


Get Rid of Cellulite for Good

Get Rid of Cellulite for Good: 9 Things You Need to Know The only way to make a noticeable difference in how severe your cellulite looks is by addressing each and every cause of it. “We can’t totally eliminate cellulite


Bi-Lingual Plastic Surgeon Dr. Luis H. Macias is Today’s Honoree

Dr. Luis H. Macias is a bi-lingual plastic surgeon at Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, specializing in aesthetic and complex reconstructive plastic surgery. A University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine alumni, Dr. Macias completed


Young women undergoing breast reduction for sports

From ABC San Francisco Romania’s Simona Halep returns the ball to US Serena Williams during their semi final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Williams won 6-3, 6-0. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (AP Photo)


Broad Overview of a Clinical and Commercial Experience With CoolSculpting

Dr. Stevens and PA-C Laura Pietrzak of Marina Plastic Surgery examine the safety, efficacy, and procedural growth of cryolipolysis (via the CoolSculpting device). Their results indicate that CoolSculpting is a safe and effective nonsurgical body contouring method associated with high


With Cosmetic Treatments, More Men Enlist in Battle of the Bulges

From LA Times Several nonsurgical body-contouring treatments have seen an increase in male patients, doctors report. We look at some of the sculpting machines doctors are using. Dr. Grant Stevens and Laura Pietrzak demonstrate how Coolsculpting works on a client


What Dermatologists Want You to Know About Summer Breakouts

From Dermstore Acne is a year-round concern for some, but did you know that you’re more likely to develop blemishes in the summer months even if you don’t have oily or acne-prone skin? “Skin naturally thickens in the summer to


Will Your Health Insurer Pay for Plastic Surgery?

From Los Angeles Times Americans love to look good, but insurers are often reluctant to pay the bills to help us look better. Cameo Wichinsky of Santa Monica says she’ll have to shell out nearly $9,000 for breast reduction surgery,


You Can Only Hope To Contain Them

From ESPN The Magazine MINUTES AFTER Ronda Rousey bounded into the Octagon this past February for the first women’s fight in UFC history, she found herself grappling with two formidable opponents. The first was former Marine Liz Carmouche, who was


Branding tips for building your dermatology or cosmetic surgery practice

From Dermatology Times With medspas and new dermatology and cosmetic surgery practices popping up all over the place, standing out in the crowd can prove difficult. Building a brand is essential to maintaining patients and drawing in news ones, according


HealthyJoe: Never Let Them See You Sweat

From HealthyJoe Women aren’t the only ones getting a little help from plastic surgery and other cosmetic treatments. In recent years, more and more men are turning to such procedures. “We have many more men coming in for non-surgical treatments


Treating Cellulite with Cellulaze™

From The Patient’s Guide  By Dr. Grant Stevens “Many of my patients for Cellulaze ask Melissa for herthoughts on her treatment and inevitably Melissa will breakinto tears.These are happy, not sad, tears. She is so happywith the result that it’s


An Artist Turned Plastic Surgeon

From Physician’s Money Digest Art major Grant Stevens had no intentions of becoming a physician. Then one day he went out for a run, and when a fellow runner came up lame, Stevens, MD, FACS, helped the other man back


BOTOX for Pain Relief – Delusional or Miraculous?

From Campus Circle By Angela Matano Photo Credit: Elizabeth Flores/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT After decades of intractable migraines and an array of pharmaceuticals ranging from beta blockers (Inderal) to anti-seizure medications (Topamax, Neurontin) to antidepressant (Prozac, Elavil) and various combinations therein,


Three surprising benefits of putting fat on ice

From Plastic Surgery Practice By W. Grant Stevens, MD Plastic surgeons who specialize in aesthetics are seeing a new generation of treatments and procedures targeted toward people looking for noninvasive ways to better themselves. This is particularly true for fat-reduction


Did She or Didn’t She?

From January addition of Marie Claire With new advancements in breast augmentation – from stem cell injections to cutting-edge implants – it’s hard to tell. Ning Chao investigates the latest breakthroughs busting out. While the Amazonian Lara Stone body type


New Laser Aims to Zap Cellulite at the Source

From The Wall Street Journal Bathing-suit season is here and with it, anxiety over cellulite. A new laser device that burrows under the skin is getting praise from some doctors who say it gives more dramatic and longer-lasting results than


New: The Gummy Bear Breast Implant

From Allure The gummy bears have finally arrived, and I’m not talking about chewy candies. Gummy bear also happens to the the nom-de-boob of the next-generation silicone breast implant, so called because the gel inside is firmer than in current


‘Gummy Bear’ Breast Implants: The New Wave Of Silicone Breast Augmentations

From HuffingtonPost Have you ever pinched a gummy bear and thought, “that’s what I want my boobs to feel like?” Neither have we. But apparently, the “gummy bear” breast implant is the hottest new thing in the world of breast


Too Much BOTOX® Could Leave You Looking Like the Easter Bunny

From RealSelf If your kids mistake you for the Easter Bunny when you pass out candy-filled baskets tomorrow, it could be time for BOTOX®. Or, it could be because of BOTOX. Apparently getting too much BOTOX between your eyebrows (the


The Competition

From Health Leaders MediaJoe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, April 13, 2012 There is fierce plastic surgery competition between hospitals and physician-run outpatient centers, with the debate focusing on safety. Officials of outpatient centers say they provide personal care in a


Cellulaze: 10 Crucial Things to Know About New FDA-Approved Cellulite Treatment

From Yahoo! Finance SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire -04/12/12)- Is cellulite about to be zapped into submission? A minimally invasive laser-based treatment known as Cellulaze™, created by Cynosure, Inc., was recently approved by the FDA and is piquing public interest as a new


Clear + Brilliant Laser System Offered by The Stevens Institute

From Health News Digest (HealthNewsDigest.com) – Marina Del Rey, CA – April 2, 2012 – To help prevent aging and enhance the skin’s radiance, Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, founder of The Stevens Institute at Marina Plastic Surgery (www.marinaplasticsurgey.com), recently added


‘I feel like I’m deformed down there’: Reality TV show sees woman get plastic surgery on her genitalia

From Mail Online It has been called the ‘final frontier’ of cosmetic surgery. Now, one woman has openly shared her experiences of labiaplasty – plastic surgery for female genitalia – on U.S. daytime television. The Doctors, aired yesterday on CBS,


Correcting Labial Redundancy With A Labiaplasty?

From American Health & Beauty Also known as Designer Vaginas, surgical and non-surgical options area available to address the internal and external appearance of the vagina. In recent years, interest in Vaginal Rejuventation procedures have increased in demand and popularity


A Viable Future

By Sarah Russel from Plastic Surgery Practice Photos by Michael Justice W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, on the role of aesthetic education in a changing field Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, stops in midsentence to calculate the length of time he


Millionaire Matchmaker Joins In Celebrating Marina Plastic Surgery’s 25th Anniversary

from American Health & Beauty The 25th anniversary of Marina Plastic Surgery took place as a soiree not to be easily forgotten: “Girls Night Out” featured live demonstrations, in-depth looks into surgical and noninvasive procedures and a special guest appearance


Marina Del Rey Plastic Surgeon Celebrates 25 Years of Practice

By Paul Chavez from Marina Del Rey Patch Marina Plastic Surgery celebrates 25 years of practice in Marina Del Rey with a party attended by hundreds of current and former patients. A crowd of nearly 700 patients and guests –


In-Your-Face Fitness: A few dents in those cellulite theories

By James S. Fell from Los Angeles Times An informal poll seems to show some improvement with diet and exercise, but other, more ambitious claims seem to be only so much cottage cheese. Weight loss may help minimize the appearance


Different Kind of Breast Reduction

From Breast Augmentation Resources It’s a plastic surgeon’s job to provide medical treatments that improve your look, and hopefully, your confidence. Forget complicated procedures and the largest implants ever inserted—a good plastic surgeon is all about the art of making


Is Breast Asymmetry Bothering You? Talk To A Breast Surgeon About Your Options

By Dr. Grant Stevens from About Plastic Surgery Breast asymmetry is a very common cosmetic issue for patients seeking plastic surgery. A breast surgeon may suggest a number of ways to address this problem including a breast lift, reduction, and


A Quick Breast Revision Procedure Can Correct Inverted Nipples

By Dr. Grant Stevens from About Plastic Surgery Inverted nipples are a readily correctable cosmetic problem. Breast revision surgery can provide a permanent solution to this condition. Breast revision surgery most often focuses on enlarging or reducing the overall size


Can Breast Revision Surgery Minimize Stretch Marks?

By Dr. Grant Stevens from About Plastic Surgery There’s no one “cure” for stretch marks on your breasts; but breast revision surgery along with other, less invasive therapies may help. Breast revision surgery is actually one of a number of


Plastic Surgery for Men

Provided by Grant Stevens, M.D., F.A.C.S., from Healthy Living Stuff Plastic surgery procedures for men – both surgical and non-invasive – increased a whopping 88 percent over the past 13 years with men now having more than 750,000 procedures a


Turn Back The Clock With These 2 Skin Tightening Facelift Alternatives

From American Health & Beauty New technology such as the Thermage CPT and Exilis may offer facelift alternatives that are completely non-surgical while delivering dramatic skin tightening results. The current trend of patients actively seeking minimally invasive or non-surgical aesthetic


Breast Health: More Than One Disease

By Annette (Anni) Bricca from Herald de Paris Contributor’s Bureau LOUISVILLE (Herald de Paris) – A concerned young man from Cape Town, South Africa, wrote to me recently, alarmed that bovine growth hormone in cow’s milk is causing breast cancer.


Total Body Makeover

By Dr. Grant Stevens from About Plastic Surgery “There is no doubt that the total body makeover is the future of cosmetic surgery.” Despite the current hype surrounding “extreme makeovers”, plastic surgeon, Dr. Grant Stevens has been combining multiple procedures


Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments growing in popularity

By Susan Carpenter from Los Angeles Times Many cosmetic treatments performed today are surgery-free. The options are increasing. Dr. W. Grant Stevens calls it his fire and ice room. Stocked with lasers, skin-tightening devices, fat-zapping machines and, on a recent


Would You Freeze Your Fat Away?

From Beautylish Beauties, given the option, would you freeze your fat away without any pain, needles or surgery? Non-surgical cooling and freezing techniques that rid you of your fat are becoming increasingly popular and are known to produce excellent results.


How Does A Fat Transfer Work?

From American Health & Beauty The option of moving your fat from one area of your body to another no longer seems so far-fetched with new technology and techniques available in fat transfers. Fat is a combination of loose connective


Dr. Paul M. Parker Exceeds National Average for Increase in Male Liposuction

From Digital Journal Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) July 20, 2011 From weekend warriors to boardroom barons, men are now having plastic surgery in record numbers. According to ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), in 2010 male cosmetic surgery increased 2% and


It’s Summer, So Freeze Your Butt Off By Marina Plastic Surgery

By Marina Plastic Surgery from Health News Digest Marina Del Ray, California – July 11, 2011 – Short of time to get into that teenie, weenie bikini? Need those love handles to disappear? Help is on the way. Grant Stevens,


What Is The Exilis?

From American Health & Beauty Roundtable Part I: As a tri-part exploration into the new mono-polar radio frequency (RF) device, Exilis, this segment explores the technology behind the Exilis and how it may differ from other devices. Recently seen on


ASAPS 2011: The Road to Practice Growth

By Wendy Lewis and Jeffrey Frentzen from Plastic Surgery Practice At the 2011 meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), only a few sessions are dedicated to marketing and practice management. An in-depth, full morning session is


You Think You’ve Got Weird Ears?

By Sarah Wexler from Allure This week, everyone’s been talking about the 7-year-old who had cosmetic surgery on her ears to make her less of a target for bullies. But here’s an equally strange news story about a woman who


My Fabulous Facial for Melasma (and More)!

Blogger Karin Ruiz describes her facial from Marina Plastic Surgery that treated melasma, blemishes, and more. By Karin Ruiz from FightFineLines.com While in California recently, I decided to indulge in a little LA glamor and beauty. I couldn’t think of


Breast Implant Revision Happens – But Symmastia Doesn’t Have To

By Dr. Grant Stevens from About Plastic Surgery Breast augmentation patients who experience symmastia or “bread loafing” must undergo breast implant revision to fix this problem. Picking the right plastic surgeon can help you avoid this complication in the first


Thermage Review – Tighter Smoother Skin

By Paula Jessop from LASplash.com I’m a self proclaimed plastic surgery aficionado so naturally I’ve heard about Thermage. I knew they were the pioneer in non-invasive skin tightening. I knew that their technology was ground breaking in its day and


Plastic Surgery Redo

Repeat Plastic Surgeries Grow in Popularity as Original Fixes Start to Sag By Ryan Owens and Danielle Atkin from ABCnews.com She started with a nose job in her 20s. In her 40s she had a face lift. Now she’s back


Pasadena and Beverly Hills Mommy Makeover

By Erica Kain from Health.com Sure, there are moral quandaries, pain, and a financial hurdle between me and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), but do I have to spend the rest of my life with a muffin top? My abdomen spills out


Pasadena and Beverly Hills Mommy Makeover

By Erica Kain from Health.com I have enjoyed the inflationary effects that pregnancy and breast-feeding have had on my breasts. But I know that my joy is short-lived. Once I wean this latest nursling, I will be faced with a


Breast Implant Health Scare

From CNN The founder of a French company that makes breast implants linked to a health scare was charged Friday with involuntary injury. Jean-Claude Mas, founder of Poly Implant Protheses, or PIP, has been released but is under judicial control,


Take a Shot at Aging with BOTOX and Dysport

Blogger Karin Ruiz shares her BOTOX® experience at Marina Plastic Surgery. By Karin Ruiz from BeautyWithoutTheBlade.com What trip to LA is complete without a visit to a Plastic Surgeon’s office? On my trip to Southern California this week, I had


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