Lipocontouring: Is It Right for Me?

Liposuction is a popular procedure for those looking to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise. If you’re looking for liposuction though, you’ve likely run across the term “lipocontouring.” Despite the two terms being often used interchangeably, they aren’t quite the same. So: let’s talk a little bit…

Tummy Tuck Recovery: Week by Week

Understanding the tummy tuck recovery process is important for anyone seriously considering an abdominal contouring procedure. The following is a week-by-week glance at what the recovery process looks like for a standard tummy tuck procedure. Week 1 Immediately following surgery, patients usually have drains placed near the incision sites to remove excess fluid. A compression…

Incision Placement for Breast Augmentation

One of the most common questions asked by patients considering breast augmentation in Orange County with Dr. Michael Jazayeri involves the placement of incisions during the procedure. Patients should understand as much as possible about procedures before they decide to obtain one. We’ve gathered the following information for patients who may be thinking about undergoing…

Liposculpting and Liposuction

If you’re researching liposuction then you’ve probably run into the term “liposculpting” as well. Are the two terms different names for the same type of procedure? Not exactly. Liposuction Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure in which excess fat is extracted from areas of the body that are generally hard to slim down through exercise…

What to Expect During Liposuction Recovery

Liposuction surgery with Dr. Michael Jazayeri is performed in as minimally invasive a manner as possible, but patients should still expect some degree of downtime following their procedure. Here are a few things to know before undergoing liposuction. Recovery Depends on the Extent of the Procedure For small-scale procedures, patients can return to work almost…

Driving down PCH listening to Prince

I had a long day of surgery yesterday and left the surgery center about 5 minutes before 8pm. As usual, I tuned in to KCRW (89.9FM in Orange County), as after 8pm they have musical programs for several hours, and usually have very interesting programs. Last night, DJ Aaron Byrd played a live performance by…

What Does a Fat Transfer to Buttocks Do?

Also known as a Brazilian butt lift, a fat transfer to the buttocks provides patients with a more voluminous and voluptuous backside. The results feel and look remarkably natural, which is one of the primary reasons this approach has mostly supplanted the use of synthetic implants. Procedures now begin with liposuction in Orange County at…

Breast Augmentation: Fat Transfer vs. Implants

There are two ways to increase breast size: fat transfer to breasts or breast implants. Both offer their own particular benefits. The ultimate decision typically comes down to a patient’s personal preferences. Fat Transfer to Breasts A fat transfer begins with liposuction in Orange County to obtain the necessary fat. Areas most commonly targeted for…

What You Need to Know About Capsular Contracture

If you have breast implants and are experiencing tightness around your breasts, you may have developed capsular contracture. This condition can appear when the natural breast tissue that forms around the implant becomes unusually hard and tightens. Capsular contracture can squeeze the implant, distorting the shape and location of the breast, often making it appear…