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A number of recent articles reported on statistics indicating that more people between the ages of 18 and 34 are turning to fillers and injections. While using cosmetic surgery to diminish the signs of aging was once primarily associated with people in their middle years and older, more millennials are now turning to cosmetic procedures significantly earlier in life than before. Here at Beverly Hills Physicians, we’ve noticed a definite upward trend in the number of younger patients visiting their offices. But why are so many millennials turning to age-defying treatments? It must be the reliably positive outcomes!

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Experts in our field agree that those who have used treatments such as Botox in their twenties and thirties have benefitted from an improved chance of diminishing the early signs of aging compared to those who wait until later in life to start treatment. However, while Botox is perhaps the most popular option, many people are not fully aware of how it works. This injection is made up of a purified botulinum protein extracted from bacteria. Once it is injected into the skin, it causes the muscles to remain immobile. That prohibits movement and the formation of expression lines, which helps to prevent those fine lines and wrinkles from forming.

The important thing to be aware of is that not all providers are the same and people who perform injections at certain providers may not always have a suitable medical background. Working with plastic surgeons helps to ensure that procedures are performed with maximum safety and are as effective as possible. That’s why it’s extremely important for prospective patients to conduct research and find a skilled and reputable provider. Also, patients who are looking for more permanent outcomes often find that a combination of injectables with facelifts and other procedures can have an exceptionally powerful impact when performed by a highly experienced and skilled plastic surgeon.

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Every year, millions of people probably make billions of New Year's resolutions…and we wouldn’t like to guess about the small percentage of them that are actually kept! We are here to tell you, however, that you can be different. There is no better time than the dawn of a new year to achieve your body goals in time to make the most of them.

Regret is no one’s favorite emotion. Before you know it, another exciting summer will be here but, by then, it will be too late to take full advantage of a plastic surgery for the 2020 bikini season. If you have been considering a butt lift, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast reduction or such facial procedures as a facelift, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, the process of getting the surgery can be relatively fast, but not instantaneous. First, you will have to schedule a consultation and discuss your options with your surgeon and then schedule the procedure. With most procedures, you will be able to resume your normal schedule fairly quickly but it often takes a matter of several weeks or a few months to get the full impact of a procedure. There really is no time like the present.

The good news is that, once a procedure has been selected, you’ll be in good hands with the Beverly Hills Physicians team. We are committed to getting the best results possible and we know how to make sure that happens. We have over 100 years of combined experience and you can rest easy knowing that our facilities are fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery, Inc.

With our aesthetic procedures, we are confident that we can help you to become comfortable in your own skin and love what you see in the mirror. The clock is always ticking, so why not start now?

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If you’re considering breast augmentation, you’re most likely wondering what Los Angeles breast implants cost. In such a large urban area teeming with beauty clinics, it can be tempting to go with the cheapest option available. However, it’s important to realize that shopping on price for plastic surgery is never a good idea. You need to thoroughly understand your options.

Breast Implant Facts and Figures

There are three kinds of breast implants: silicone, saline, and cohesive gel, aka gummy bear implants. Silicone implants are the most popular option as they closely mimic the feel of natural breast tissue. Saline implants involve a silicone shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution. The benefit of this kind of implant is that it allows for consistent and symmetrical shape and some people may feel safer with something as natural as saline. The last form of implant is cohesive gel. Here, the silicone used is thicker and the implant can still keep its shape even if the shell breaks.

As with most procedures, there is no specific price tag for breast enhancements as the final amount varies depending on all sorts of variables. These include not just the type of implant, but the patient’s current shape and expectations for the procedures’ outcomes. It’s a cliché to say that every procedure is different but, like most clichés, it also happens to be true.

Nevertheless, there is something we can say. According to RealSelf, the cost of obtaining breast augmentation nationwide averages $6,475, with most procedures ranging from about $3,600 to roughly $9,200. The important thing to remember is that, whatever you pay, you’re hopefully going to be living with the results indefinitely.

At Beverly Hills Physicians, our main concerns are always the safety and satisfaction of our patients. If you’d like to learn more about breast augmentation with Beverly Hills Physicians, call us at the number posted on this page or make an appointment through our online contact form.

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For many people, the holidays are a season of good – or maybe just fattening – food and drink to go with the cool weather. The combination of celebrating the end of the year with social gatherings and delicious delights in addition to cooling temperatures often means a few extra pounds and less exercise. Whether you’re contemplating making serious changes in your life – such as with a weight loss procedure – or you’re just looking to keep your weight down this winter or just keep on looking your best, your body will be sure to thank you for staying active throughout the holidays. Here are three creative ways to burn some extra calories this season, all from the comfort of your home.

  1. Get up and move during TV commercials. Take advantage of boring commercials and use them as an opportunity to painlessly work some exercise into your schedule. Create your own workout by mixing and matching different exercises for every break. Whether it’s jumping jacks, crunches, lunges, or squats, you’ll have a full workout completed by the end of the episode.
  2. Clean or organize your home. This is perfect if you’re hosting friends or family during the holidays. Take a couple of days each week to focus on each room and burn some calories in the process. Decluttering and vacuuming will not only keep you active but will leave you with a re-freshed home, ready for the new year.
  3. Follow a fun fitness YouTube tutorial. If getting a gym membership just isn’t for you, there are scads of fitness tutorials available on the internet. A fun way to get your exercise in is by following a short workout video of your choice. From yoga to high-intensity training to Zumba videos, the options online are endless.
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Gossip sites recently reported on 25-year-old “The Bachelor” contestant Elly Miles, who opened up about having cosmetic work done before appearing on the reality TV show. She revealed that in addition to having breast implants, she has been getting Botox injections to smooth out frown lines she’s had since she was a teenager. The young woman noted that, for years, she resisted the idea, instead trying to cover the lines with makeup. Unfortunately, Ms. Miles said, her makeup would still settle into the lines. Ms. Miles isn’t alone. Noninvasive cosmetic treatments such as injectables and fillers that used to be associated with middle-aged and older patients are becoming more popular among the 20 and 30-something crowd.

While injectables and other cosmetic treatments tend to be seen as solutions for wrinkles that have already settled into the skin, millennials are now using the treatments as a sort of beauty prophylactic in order to maintain their skin’s youthfulness. By preventing signs of aging through small doses of cosmetic treatments, younger patients are able to keep fine lines and creases at bay.

These days, beauty-conscious consumers are marketed countless serums and creams that all but promise perfectly smooth skin. Facial lines and wrinkles can still show through makeup and topical products can only do so much. The only way to ensure smooth looking skin is by fighting the creases from the inside. By smoothing and filling out fine lines beneath the skin through injectables like Botox, patients are left with a fresh and youthful appearance.

Botox’s popularity has soared in recent years. Due to its quick and noninvasive nature, enhancing one’s look has never been more accessible. Injections are very powerful but are, however, temporary, which is why many patients ultimately turn to a traditional surgical facelift for a more permanent improvement. It ultimately comes down to the patient’s personal priorities.

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More and more younger people are showing up at our offices for preventive Botox and other treatments to try and stop some of the signs of aging before they really start. It can be very helpful but what else can you do? Here are some preventative steps you can take to maintain youthful-looking skin and keep signs of aging at bay.

Wear Sunscreen

It’s no secret that sun exposure directly affects the skin’s health, both visibly and invisibly. From fine lines and wrinkles to an increased risk for skin cancer, protecting your skin from the sun is of utmost importance to maintaining healthy skin.

Remove Makeup Before Bed

Sometimes laziness gets the best of us at the end of the day, but a crucial step to ensuring your face stays problem-free is removing your makeup every night before going to sleep. Cleaning your face of cosmetics, dirt, and bacteria that have built up throughout the day ensures that your pores don’t get clogged and that they have time to breathe. It can also help keep your pillowcases stain-free!

Moisturize With Collagen

Collagen plays an important role in youthful skin and, in fact, many beauty-based procedures take advantage of it. In addition to strengthening skin and improving elasticity, it can also minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. These days, many topical creams and serums include collagen in their ingredients so it’s not difficult to come by.

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It was recently revealed that Sarah Ferguson, aka the Duchess of York, has publicly discussed getting Botox and a number of other procedures both in the past and more recently while she was preparing for her 60th birthday. The woman whom the English press had once dubbed “Fergie” opened up to provide detail on some rumored treatments and discussed how she is increasingly using nonsurgical procedures that are very minimally invasive.

Noninvasive cosmetic treatments like those the Duchess favors are on the rise. Among individuals of all walks of life – apparently including royals – these procedures will continue to gain ground as people seek to stay relevant in their career and personal endeavors.

Most people now are highly aware that cosmetic work is not reserved for Hollywood elites or ultra-wealthy “real housewives.” Just like celebrities, everyday individuals have insecurities and aspects of their appearance that they would like to enhance or lessen, perhaps to deal with issues like ageism on the career market. It’s clear that, from royalty to rock stars to teachers and CPAs, aging is inescapable. With the advancement of beauty technology, quick and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox and other injectables are increasingly popular among individuals of all backgrounds, genders, ages, and social groups.

The idea of having surgery can be worrisome for many people. Some individuals may be concerned about scarring or the time required for recovery afterward. While skilled plastic surgeons can minimize scarring and reduce recovery times, today’s array of noninvasive beauty procedures provide a range of alternatives. Enhancing one’s appearance with nonsurgical work like Botox and facial fillers on an ongoing basis is almost as easing as visiting the hairstylist or cosmetologist on a regular basis.Especially in a beauty-obsessed city such as Los Angeles where every field is severely competitive, the confidence of looking one’s best can make a big difference.

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The right makeup can emphasize cheekbones, chisel jawlines, and draw attention to your best features, creating a full pout or smoky eyes. At the same time, makeup works best when the face underneath it provides the right kind of opportunities. This is where today’s cosmetic procedures can make a huge difference. Whether you need to improve the texture of your skin, diminished fine lines, or even create a better facial shape, modern procedures can help you achieve your goal.

Injectables like Botox can smooth out frown lines, and diminish crows' feet, while facial fillers like Juvederm can give the face the youthful plumpness. For a long-term improvement, plastic surgeries like facelifts and blepharoplasty (eyelifts) can transform your appearance, lifting sagging in above and below eyes, toning down jowls, and helping with a stronger jawline. The good old nose job – aka rhinoplasty – can make the most of your face’s most notable feature.

Makeup is a lot of fun and can enhance your features, but we all know it cannot correct structural issues. In our modern age there are effective answers to managing the challenges of aging. So start with the canvas you’ve been dreaming of and then rock that look!

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A recent article on Mass Device reports on a study that strongly suggests that bariatric surgery lowers the risk heart-related problems in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. The study looked at over 25,000 patients with type 2 diabetes and found that patients who had undergone weight-loss operations were less likely to experience a major cardiovascular event. While shedding significant amounts of weight is sure to boost a patient’s self-image and confidence, the most important benefit is that bariatric surgery minimizes the risk of the many serious health problems associated with obesity. The result is a life that is not just longer, but freer of illness and pain and, therefore, a great deal better.

Obesity has long been associated with a massive list of debilitating or life-threatening illnesses and conditions such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, and more. As far as is known, weight loss surgery itself does not immediately reduce the risks for these complications, but instead facilitates the weight loss that limits the risk of such events. Weight loss surgeries such as sleeve gastrectomy procedures are believed to have positive effects on certain hormones that drive hunger, enabling patients to shed significant amounts of weight far easier than they may have been able to before surgery. In doing so, patients are generally able to make healthier choices in their diet, which allows them to begin the process of permanently defeating obesity.

Just because the immediate health benefits of weight loss are so significant doesn’t mean that some of its offshoot pluses aren’t almost as important. While individual weight loss varies dramatically from patient to patient after surgery, the loss is typically substantial and, in most cases, enables patients to lead far more active lifestyles. Patients who previously had trouble taking even a few steps may now find that they can move regularly without losing their breath. Considering the very significant health benefits of exercise in regards to issues such as blood pressure and blood sugar as well as its many positive impacts on the quality of life, the result is a virtuous cycle that can, as the old saying goes, add years to a life and life to those years. Of course, patients will often find that they are much happier with their appearance after weight loss surgery too.

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The news is out about the skyrocketing popularity of cosmetic surgery among males—and people in general—in China. One recent article from an English language Chinese publication states that men comprise 15 percent of the billion yuan field of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures in the world’s most populace nation. Of course, the boom in procedures for men in Asia has been happening in the United States for some time now.

Procedures such as male breast reductions, liposuction, tummy tucks, and rhinoplasty are all very commonly chosen by U.S. men who want to be more confident in their appearance. Indeed, whether cultural critics like it or not, today’s world prizes a youthful appearance and people of all genders showing their age can have a genuine impact not only on their social lives but their professional lives as well. People of all ages – often subconsciously – tend to assume that older people may be less vital and “in touch” than their younger-looking peers. Unlike in decades past where there may have been an unjust stigma against plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures—especially for men—today we are much more accepting of these kinds of procedures. In fact, more and more men are opening up to the idea of getting some type of work done, whether it’s a tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, or “brotox.”

Just as women have long complained about the media’s focus on the feminine ideal in appearance, men in the United States are increasingly bombarded with imagery of athletes and actors who may spend literally hours a day perfecting their physiques – and they need not be portraying superheroes or ninja assassins. These days, it’s not uncommon to see an actor playing, for example, a troubled alcoholic college professor, who removes his shirt to reveal the kind of muscular torso that most men would not be able to achieve in the peak of health. Cosmetic surgery offers many individuals who are unable to dedicate hours upon hours every day to the same unsustainable exercise and dieting regimes as pro athletes or actors a chance to even the playing field just a little.

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At the same time, not all procedures are about looking fabulous and attracting attention; many are about looking more typical and attracting less attention. One example is male breast reduction to deal with a condition known medically as gynecomastia, which results in oversized male breasts. Men tend to be extremely pleased with their outcomes; they typically report feeling more masculine and self-confident following their plastic surgeries. Beverly Hills Physicians says that people of all genders interested in enhancing their appearance should never feel ashamed for wanting to look and feel their best.

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In most of the country, summer of 2019 is soon to be a memory, but here in sunny Southern California, the height of hot-weather beach season is still with us and it won't be going away for another several weeks. Even so, if you're currently lamenting imperfections in your beach body, there's probably not much beyond diet and exercise you can do right at this moment. That's the bad news.

The good news is that you're not actually late – you're on time! Procedures like liposuction and, even more so, tummy tucks are very safe and commonly performed plastic surgeries – but they are still surgeries that take a couple of weeks to recover from in most cases, and it often takes a few months to see the full impact. Moreover, prior to even getting the procedure, there will be a series of consultations with your physician to ensure that you're actually a candidate. Finally, there's the matter of scheduling your surgery, which is largely a matter of first come, first served.

If you're here and reading this, that likely means you're considering a procedure and, really, there's very literally no time like the present if you want to improve your beach body for summer of 2020, Beverly Hills Physicians is ready and waiting. Tick...tick...tick.

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A recent article on Refinery29 reported on the misconception that French women don’t have cosmetic procedures done. One expert commented in the report that the women of France don’t want others to notice they had work done. Instead, they seek natural-looking enhancements that never announce themselves and complement a classic, effortless aesthetic. The good news is that the subtle improvements popular with Parisian women can also be obtained right here in Southern California, whether for facial rejuvenation or body contouring. Every day, our team at Beverly Hills Physicians helps clients customize their beauty treatments to enhance their look by utilizing any tool available – but always without going overboard.

That effortless Parisian look can be achieved by combining a number of treatments in appropriate doses. As one expert stated in the Refinery29 article, when using only one form of treatment or surgery, only one aspect of a person’s appearance will be improved. Although fine lines are diminished, for example, removing them can also leave behind telltale signs that work was done by looking “too perfect” when not accompanied by other changes. When a few treatments are used together in small quantities, the entire face is enhanced subtly, achieving a look that is both very improved and natural, says the clinic.

While the current beauty trend in America leans more toward visible enhancements such as plumped lips, structured cheekbones, and extravagant buttock and breast augmentation, it is not what every American woman might be looking for. Some ladies may just be looking for a slightly more youthful face that wears well every day, whether it’s a casual weekend running errands, a full day at work, or a night out on the town. BHP knows that everybody is different and is interested in enhancing their looks to varying degrees for numerous reasons. Whatever improvements you’re looking for, we’re here to customize your beauty approach.

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Beauty is a complicated matter and there’s so much to think about. At BHP, we know that our faces are not just about skin and the shape of our noses and chips – everything that’s on them plays an important role, and that includes eyelashes. Sometimes patients will come in for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and realize afterward that the eyebrows above their lids can use some help. That’s where a product like Latisse comes in.

Latisse is a prescription-only FDA-approved eyelash growth treatment that can increase length, fullness, and darkness of lashes. By applying the solution on the base of eyelashes on the skin of the upper eyelid nightly, gradual improvements can typically be noticed with steady use. Easy and convenient to use, it takes is just a minute or two each night to apply. The solution does all the work for you while you sleep and dream of waking up with a full set of gorgeous lashes.

Noticeable results begin to take place after four weeks of use, with eyelash lengthening starting to show. After eight weeks, lashes become thicker and darker. After sixteen weeks of consistent use, the full effect of Latisse can be seen and you’ll have the lush lashes you’ve always dreamed of!

The eyes are the windows of the soul, so our eyelids and lashes must be their window treatments. Give us a call to find out more Latisse, blepharoplasty, or anything else relating to health and beauty.

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Plastic surgery is very safe and effective, but it’s still surgery. There are many things to consider both before and after having a procedure done. Being as informed as possible regarding expectations, planning carefully, and knowing how to properly care for yourself afterward are a must.

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions. It’s important for every patient to come prepared with any and all questions and concerns they have regarding their procedure. While plastic surgeons and staff may cover the most frequently asked questions, they won’t be able to address your specific concerns if you don’t come prepared and ask them. The more information you have, the more you know what to expect, leaving no room for surprises. Doctors also like it when you bring a list of questions because it saves time for everyone.
  2. Consider when to have the surgery. Think about your work schedule, your family’s vacation plans, or other upcoming social commitments. Depending on the type of surgery you’re having, you may need to take it easy for anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. It may be best to plan to have your surgery done when you don’t have to travel or participate in any activities while you recover.
  3. Follow your surgeon’s instructions after the procedure! This might seem like a total no-brainer, but the temptation to cut corners is always there. For the best results, listen to your surgeon and do what they say. The last thing you want after having your procedure done are complications. In order to minimize the risk of problems that can occur post-surgery and help you recover smoothly, follow every direction and get lots of rest. Your body’s been through a lot; so sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy your results.
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We’ve been reading numerous reports, including a study from the ASPS plastic surgeon’s organization, about the rising numbers of baby boomers now obtaining plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. It’s not surprising. Many people born during the post-World War II period between 1946 and 1964 want to preserve or return to a more youthful appearance and possibly reenter the dating scene or seem more relevant in their still-crucial career. The truth is that cosmetic surgeries and procedures have found their way into mainstream culture and are now an ordinary part of modern life.

Later Life Reinventions

Widespread use among all age groups has not only normalized all types of cosmetic medicine but has made it increasingly popular among older individuals who want to look as young outside as they feel inside. Moreover, the arrival of Botox and other injectables has made cosmetic medicine easier to take advantage of than ever before for people who may not be ready for actual surgery.

While some may disparage what they see as the superficial nature of cosmetic procedures and surgery, wanting to remain relevant and in-step is one of the most natural desires that people have. Moreover, like it or not, our appearance matters. People should always be allowed to love their own image, even if that means changing it. Restoring confidence can be an exceptionally positive and life-changing experience.

Cosmetic operations are not just for one particular age group or any demographic for that matter. People of all ages, even those in the prime of their lives, can enjoy the benefits of the many available procedures—mothers who want a return to their pre-pregnancy bodies, men who want to get rid of a little belly fat, or anyone who wants to improve on their already unusually attractive facial or bodily features.

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Recently rapper Cardi B opened up about getting liposuction and having her breast augmentation redone after giving birth to her daughter. She explained that, while some days she felt good, other days she doesn’t feel as confident with her skin stretched out. She also discussed how she struggles with mom guilt, trying to balance work with her new baby.

This just goes to show that dealing with mom guilt and lack of confidence in one’s body after giving birth are normal feelings for new moms everywhere, celebrity or not. Becoming a parent is a big responsibility that comes with different challenges and it can be daunting for new mothers. While they might feel like all their energy should be spent on their brand new offspring, it can be difficult to ignore the changes that pregnancy and giving birth have affected their bodies.

At Beverly Hills Physicians, we understand that a physical enhancement to problem areas on your body can also positively affect your mental outlook as well. Whether it’s a tummy tuck or breast augmentation, getting your pre-pregnancy body back can increase your self-confidence and help you focus all your attention to your new bundle of joy.

At Beverly Hills Physicians, we moms treating themselves so that they feel more confident in their own skin is something to be proud of. We are committed to helping you look and feel the best version of yourself so that you can give your all to being both a happy person and an awesome parent.

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If you’ve been following the plastic surgery and/or medical news, you have probably read about Florida’s new law regulating discount plastic surgery and cosmetic treatment clinics. This was in the wake of fatalities at a number of centers allegedly owned by the same unscrupulous individual. These laws are impossible to argue with. Strong regulation of medical clinics is helpful not only on behalf of patients but also for reputable medical groups in terms of preserving our field’s reputation.

Research conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons indicates that the rate of fatalities at discount surgery centers is more than 16 times higher than at clinics overall. Moreover, this statistic does not take into account the number of botched operations resulting in injuries and disfigurement that may be occurring at cut-rate medical and cosmetic offices. The good news for people who are careful who they work with is that plastic surgery as we know it today has existed for over a century and has been perfected both in terms of effectiveness as well as safety. In an era of rapidly improving medical science and technology, procedures conducted by respected physicians and qualified medical personnel are exceptionally safe.

Of course, it’s completely understandable that many prospective patients worry about the cost of surgery; money is always a finite resource. Nevertheless, going to a cut-rate surgery center, even in a relatively well-regulated environment, is at best a false-economy and at worst a danger to an individual's health and life. Many dubious clinics may follow the letter of the law but they are fairly likely to exercise relaxed standards which are nothing to be relaxed about. Patients who patronize less than completely reputable doctors or practitioners risk not only potential harm and a great deal of heartache but also spending vastly more time and money on often extremely costly revision procedures. In the end, going to a skilled physician with a track record and a strong reputation is always the best bargain.

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Reputable plastic surgeons generally warn that procedures like tummy tucks and liposuction should never be thought of as a form of weight loss. They are cosmetic procedures aimed at dealing with loose skin and fat pockets that no amount of exercise or low-calorie diets is going to banish. In fact, doctors will often turn away people with weight problems who want to simply have themselves vacuumed into thinness.

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that people whose BMIs (body mass indexes) are 30 should not consider tummy tucks (abdominoplasty). At least that’s the implication of a recent study in the April 2019 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Science Daily reports the study included 82 patients over a seven-year period and that both people with obesity-level BMIs and people with more average weights were included. Each of the participants elected to have abdominoplasty to improve the appearance of the abdomen. Other than the numerically obese group experiencing higher blood pressure – which one would expect with people with may have weight issues – the outcomes were the same. The lead doctor on the study is quoted as saying that “Abdominoplasty, with or without concurrent liposuction, in obese patients is a safe and effective procedure with similar perioperative complication rates as the non-obese patient population."

It’s important to add that BMI’s are blunt instruments because they look only at weight, not muscle mass. Very muscular athletes can have the same BMIs as actually rotund people because of the fact that muscle tissue is far denser than fatty tissue. Obviously, every person is different and whether or not someone is a good candidate for a tummy tuck, with or without liposuction, is a highly individual matter. Even so, this study indicates that high BMI people who may be interested in tummy tucks to deal with loose skin should look into a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon before ruling the matter out.

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A recent article on Paper reported on a study conducted in 2018 showing that Americans spent $16.5 billion on plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. Breast augmentation was the most popular procedure, followed by liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose jobs), facelifts, and eyelid surgeries. Overall, 2018 saw a four percent increase for plastic surgery over the previous year. This increase in spending on plastic surgery by Americans is hardly surprising, as cosmetic procedures and operations have eased into mainstream culture over the decades and become part of everyday life.

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Popular actors and actresses, singers, and other celebrities have all helped to make plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures far better known, especially as more of them go public with their work. However, it has also become significantly more popular among ordinary people as well and word has spread that surgeries are not reserved only for superstars and reality TV millionaire housewives. Mommy makeovers, tummy tucks, and rhinoplasties are all popular choices among celebrities and average Americans alike, the medical group mentions. With several billion dollars being spent on these surgeries and other procedures annually that it is probably safe to assume that the vast majority of these operations are not only being obtained by celebrities and the super-rich. Some are even being obtained by men.

A rise in popularity for plastic surgery has a potential dark side, as an increase in popularity has also coincided with an increase in less experienced practitioners with sometimes questionable qualifications. This problem has led to a corresponding increase in the need for revision procedures and operations to fix shoddy work done by less qualified surgeons. Prospective plastic surgery patients must put in the research and make sure they choose a plastic surgery provider that is reputable within the profession. Any cost saving measures now, including visits to foreign nations for cosmetic procedures or surgeries, could result in significantly higher expenses, or worse, in the long run. On the other hand, plastic surgery operations and cosmetic procedures from reputable providers have never been safer. In fact, operations such as rhinoplasty and facelifts have been practiced for more than a century with consistently increasing safety and effectiveness over the decades.

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With warmer days upon us, there’s no better time to revisit those New Year’s resolutions to trim down that may have been left behind. Winter can be a difficult time to become motivated to work out and lose the holiday weight as the chilly weather just makes you want to bundle up and stay inside. As the swimsuit season approaches, many people are now working up the motivation to lace up those sneakers and walk off the pounds.

For those struggling with severe obesity, however, losing weight can often be more difficult than simply exercising the excess fat away. Obesity adds a number of health problems to individuals including pain in the back and joints. This can make a seemingly easy task such as walking much more difficult to accomplish.

One solution to improve the situation is through weight loss surgery. By reducing the weight, individuals with obesity are able to lessen the strain on their joints which then enables them to move for longer of periods of time turning a vicious cycle into a virtuous trend. This allows them to exercise more easily and work toward a healthier and more active lifestyle.

Say goodbye to excess fat once and for all and get ready to say hello to a new, healthier you. At Beverly Hills Physicians, we are committed to helping you achieve a body that you can be confident in all year round and we have solutions that can help people who need to lose a lot of weight as well as those who have more modest weight loss goals.

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