What is a C-Section Shelf?

c section shelf

Having children takes a lot away from you–time, energy, and even your body. Stretch marks and excess skin are normal after-effects of pregnancy, but sometimes your body just isn’t the same after giving birth. Even after the baby weight sheds, a C-section shelf can stand in the way of a flat stomach. If you have […]

Rhinoplasty Recovery Time

rhinoplasty recovery time

Rhinoplasty procedures are the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States. With more than 350,000 rhinoplasty procedures performed in 2020, it’s no surprise that many people have the same questions: how long is the recovery period? What can I do after a nose job? What should I avoid after rhinoplasty? The average rhinoplasty recovery time […]

Plastic Surgery During Covid-19

plastic surgery during covid 19

It seems as if the pandemic has given those who are normally far too busy, time to reflect. They’re finally make the leaps and decisions they’ve been wanting for quite some time. Wondering about plastic surgery during Covid-19? The truth is, you’re not alone! The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of isolation. We’re all […]

Cosmetic Surgery and Smoking Cessation

plastic surgery and smoking cessation

If you’re a smoker considering cosmetic surgery, your plastic surgeon in Orange County will likely require you to stop smoking for at least two weeks before your procedure. A long-term follow-up study finds that many patients receiving these instructions will quit smoking, or at least smoke less, in the years after cosmetic surgery, reports the […]

Who is Appropriately Qualified to Perform Cosmetic Surgery?

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Do you know what makes a “plastic surgeon” different from a “cosmetic surgeon”? If you’re considering surgery to improve your appearance, the answer has important implications for choosing an appropriately qualified physician, according to a report in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic […]

New Plastic Surgery Statistics Reveal Focus on Face and Fat

plastic surgery statistics

New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that Americans want to put their best face and body forward as their annual plastic surgery procedural statistics show a three percent growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year. According to ASPS statistics there were 17.1 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures […]