QUICK AND EASY PLASTIC SURGERY DICTIONARY

As an Orange County Plastic Surgeon, I am always surprised to find out many patients are unaware of certain terms or misunderstand certain plastic surgery terms.  I have listed a “quick and dirty” list of the most common cosmetic terms used in our field. RHYTIDECTOMY-The medical term for face lift. BLEPHAROPLASTY-The medical term for cosmetic…

Irvine Breast Augmentation Surgery. How long must I wait after I have a child?

PREGNANCY, MILK PRODUCTION, AND BREAST AUGMENTATION As an Orange County breast augmentation surgeon, the question of pregnancy and breast augmentation often comes up. Obviously, if you are pregnant, the surgery has to be delayed until after delivery.  But how long after delivery can breast augmentation be performed?  The recommendation from the American Society of Plastic…

RHINOPLASTY (NOSE SURGERY)-IS IT WORTH IT?

As an Orange County Plastic surgeon, rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is one of the most common procedures I perform. As with all elective cosmetic surgery, the question arises: should you spend thousands of dollars to have your nose done, look and feel bad for a few weeks, for the hope that you will look and feel…

TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY)-IS IT WORTH IT?

As an Orange County plastic surgeon, I have many patients who request tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to improve the loose skin and stretch marks around the abdomen area. The question always arises with elective, cosmetic surgery: should you, the patient, spend thousands of dollars for a medically unnecessary procedure which makes you feel and look bad…

ARM LIFT (BRACHIOPLASTY)

Brachioplasty (arm lift) is a procedure which removes excess skin from the arm area.  As an Orange County plastic surgeon, this procedure is mostly requested for patients who have had major weight loss.  However, there are patients who normally have loose skin in the arm area because of genetics or age. Two types of brachioplasty…