Microdermabrasion

Crystals and Your Skin

OK, since we live in California, when you saw that headline your first thought was incense, a Yanni CD, and Shirley Maclaine touting her latest reincarnation. Crystals now equal New Age. But not with Dr. Ip. At our practice crystals = rejuvenated skin. We’re talking about using crystals to abrade the top layer of your […]

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breast lift

A Lift with Benefits

For a woman sagging breasts are one of the real bummers of aging. Where your breasts formerly were high and firm on your chest, now they’re hanging and saggy. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, and the slackening of the muscles supporting your breasts all are culprits in this depressing state of affairs. To turn back the clock, […]

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Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures

Aging isn’t kind to our entire body, but for a woman aging of the vaginal area can cause embarrassment, even discomfort. To rectify the problems, Dr. Ip performs vaginal rejuvenation, which addresses various issues with the labia and the clitoral hood. What is vaginal rejuvenation? Vaginal rejuvenation refers to the restoration of a woman’s genitalia. […]

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brow lift

Lose the Sagging Forehead

As we age, our brow can assume a flat or horizontal position. This sagging can inhibit your ability to express yourself through facial expressions. Even worse, a sagging brow can make you seem perpetually tired, even angry. A brow lift with Dr. Ip has been the solution to sagging in the forehead and brows for […]

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breast augmentation

Breast Augmentation Grows in ISAPS Statistics

What if you took the entire population of Romania and gave each person some sort of aesthetic procedure? Some would have a Botox session, others breast augmentation, others laser skin resurfacing. All in all you’d have over 21 million procedures, one for every person in the nation. That’s how many surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures […]

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hair loss

Options for Hair Replacement

For men and women, seeing more and more hair show up in the brush or the shower drain can be a distressing site. Hair loss can make a person feel anxious and less confident in his or her appearance. To counter hair loss, Dr. Ip has several hair replacement options to help patients regain their […]

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breast lift

Does A Breast Lift Change Cup Size?

Many women believe that if they have a breast lift, their breasts will end up being smaller than they were before the procedure. A two-year-old study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons actually backs up this thinking, but not for the reasons you would expect. It found that the difference reflects the changing profile […]

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breast implants

More Info on Gummy Bear Implants

As silicone breast implants have progressed, the silicone used to fill them has changed with them. All implants sold today are a more cohesive silicone gel than in any of the implants sold 20 years ago. There are many different levels of cohesiveness in the gel, but at the top of that scale are “gummy […]

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skin aging

Why Your Face Is Aging

Alexander Pope once said, “Time conquers all, and we must time obey.” This is certainly true of our skin, particularly on our face. While we’re gaining all of that life experience over time, our faces are showing the progression, too. Much of Dr. Ip’s practice is devoted to countering that march of time as it […]

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body contouring

Getting Rid of That Pooch

Most of us, unless you’re 21, hate our abdomen area. Whether it’s due to pregnancy and childbirth, weight gain and loss, or the simple sagging that comes with age, a stomach pooch is anything but rare. Question is, how do you get rid of the pooch, without calling the dogcatcher? Dr. Ip uses two different […]

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thigh lift

Say Hi to Tighter Thighs

What point is having a procedure such as a tummy tuck or butt lift if you’re still left with loose, saggy thighs? A thigh lift with Dr. Ip effectively changes the shape of the thighs, making them proportional to the rest of the body, firmer, and more contoured. Sometimes a thigh lift is combined with […]

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Microdermabrasion

Crystals Will Take the Bad Skin Away

OK, when you see that headline, your first thought is some New Age thing that promises to use the power of crystals to holistically make your skin fresh and new, all while Yanni plays in the background. Not exactly. Actually, Dr. Ip uses microcrystals to basically abrade the top layer of your skin. Think of […]

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male breast reduction

More Info on Male Breast Reduction

Everyone has heard the derogatory term “man boobs.” Most people assume it relates to men who are decidedly overweight and, like women, have more fat in their breasts because of it. In actuality, about 50% of men have gynecomastia, the clinical term for male breast enlargement. It’s a condition that can really impact a man’s […]

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Lift that Face — It’s Not Heavy

Aging stinks. Sure we’re supposedly wiser, but we’re also vastly saggier! Most people would probably give away some wisdom in exchange for less sagging. And while this scenario could be the plot of a movie, Dr. Ip’s patients opt to stay just as wise yet become far less saggy with a facelift. When a patient […]

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dermal fillers

Love Live Sculptra!

Even if you Count Dracula and never needed anything with an SPF on it because you only went out at night, your skin would still age. This unfortunate circumstance is called intrinsic aging. The main driver of intrinsic aging is a drop in collagen production — every year after you turn 20 your body produces […]

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arm lift

Save Gotham — Get an Arm Lift

The characteristics of some borderline sociopathic comic book hero have no place on your body, do they? Of course they don’t. And while Batman may love his little bat wings, you don’t…especially with summer coming up! Let Dr. Ip give you an arm lift and clean up the giggly arms for the denizens of Gotham […]

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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Space-Age Resurfacing

Unless you were in a cave around the holidays, chances are you saw or heard plenty about lasers in the new Star Wars movie. But there are other things you can do with lasers other than dispatch stormtroopers or power the Death Star’s weapons! Dr. Ip uses lasers for laser skin resurfacing. Now, if you’re […]

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liposuction

Three Types of Liposuction

Do you have those areas of fat that are very determined? No matter what you do — exercise like an Olympian in training, or diet like Richard Simmons after 13 double lattes — the fat remains. Short of a hunger strike, most people have certain areas on their body that have a little excess fat. […]

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Silicone Gel Implants

Gummy Bear Implants

If you’re considering having breast augmentation surgery, one of your decisions will be the type of implant. In the past you’ve had two choices, saline or silicone. But in 2012 a new type of implant, although still silicone, entered the options — the gummy beat implant. Here’s some information on these newer implants. What is […]

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Tummy Tuck

Tuck That Tummy

If you’ve had a baby or two, if you’ve lost a good deal of weight, or if you’re aging and losing some strength in your abdominal muscles, it’s common to have a pooch in the lower abdomen. Now, it’s like that magpie out your bedroom window cackling every morning at dawn — it just won’t […]

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Dermal Fillers

Fill ‘Er Up with These Five Fillers

Botox is so famous it should have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Botox is a neuromodulator, stopping muscles that form wrinkles on the skin above from contracting. These are dynamic wrinkles. Crow’s feet, frown lines, the 11s, these are all dynamic wrinkles and Botox is their master. But Botox doesn’t do a […]

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Thigh Lift

Give Those Thighs, and Your Spirits, a Lift

The legs are an important part of a woman’s self-image. If she’s been hampered with big thighs either just from bad genetic luck or weight gain, this can keep a woman from wearing shorts or going to the beach. But a thigh lift with Dr. Ip can give you the thighs you’ve always wanted. Dr. […]

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dermal fillers

Injectables

Time is the master of all. No one outsmarts its steady march, not Ponce de Leon, not that Nazi sympathizer dude in Indiana Jones. No one. And your skin is the first line of defense, taking casualties every minute! Dr. Ip offers a variety of injectables to counter this onslaught of time. There are a […]

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permanent Make-Up

Look Good Permanently with Permanent Makeup

There’s no denying the effect makeup can make, accenting here, highlighting there. But for people who either can’t wear makeup due to skin sensitivity, or for those who’ve lost dexterity, Dr. Ip offers permanent makeup to eliminate the need for daily application of makeup. Permanent makeup is procedure that utilizes the tattooing technique to permanently […]

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Fat is Stubborn, Like Your Mother-in-Law

Certain things in life can be very stubborn. Your mother-in-law, a two-year-old having a tantrum in the middle of the supermarket, your dog who continues to pee in the exact same spot of your lawn every day, and your boss, among many others. Pockets of body fat can join that list. But Dr. Ip isn’t […]

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Change Your Face with Implants

Some people have real issues with certain characteristics of their face. It may be a weak chin. Maybe flat, shapeless cheeks. Maybe a soft jawline. Facial implants allow people to accentuate the basic characteristics of their faces, polishing a patient’s look. What are facial implants? Facial implants are pieces of solid silicone that come in […]

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Dermal Fillers

Younger Skin Again with Collagen

Most people who are at all familiar with the aesthetic industry know about dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, and Sculptra. They don’t know much about using collagen as a dermal filler, but collagen is another good option for rejuvenating aging, sun-damaged skin. How do collagen fillers work? Collagen is the main structural protein […]

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Who Wants to Have Saggy Thighs?

No woman should have to live with saggy thighs. Sometimes it’s due to a large weight loss where the elasticity of the thighs can’t return to their former tautness. Sometimes it’s just genetics. Whatever the reason, a thigh lift with Dr. Ip can change the shape of the thighs, making them proportional to the rest of the […]

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Body Lift

Lost a Lot of Weight? Give Your Body a Lift.

If you’ve lost a good deal of weight, chances are your skin didn’t get the memo and now it is saggy and loose. Sometimes this can be due to genetics, but often it’s a simple fact that the skin’s elasticity, once stretched for an enduring period of time, can’t recover to its former tautness. In […]

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Hair Replacement

Who Says You Have to Go Bald?

There are a variety of factors that can lead to hair loss: stress, dietary preferences, illnesses, and medications. But the main cause is alopecia, or genetic baldness. Hair loss causes people to feel less confident, even anxious, in social situations. But Dr. Ip has various options for hair replacement. Baldness can happen on the head, […]

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Arm Lift Surgery

Who Needs Giggly Upper Arms?

Why is it that seemingly no matter how hard a woman works to tone her upper arms, the skin doesn’t seem to cooperate? The result is giggly upper arms, sometimes known, less than gently, as “bat wings.” Fortunately, an arm lift by Dr. Ip can banish the bat wings to the Bat Cave! What causes […]

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Botox

Botox — Slayer of the Dynamic Wrinkle

Everyone has heard of Botox. But most people don’t know that it has actually been around for decades, having been used to treat conditions such as eyelid spasms, TMJ issues, even migraines. But it was 2002 when Botox became the rock star of the aesthetic world. That was the year the FDA approved Botox for […]

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Male Breast Reduction

Is There a Cutoff Age for Male Breast Reduction?

While female breast reduction is not uncommon, many men with enlarged breasts don’t even know they too can have surgery to correct the problem. Dr. Ip performs many of these procedures to correct gynecomastia. Gynecomastia, commonly known as abnormal male breast enlargement, is frequently associated with teenage boys. This is largely due to hormonal shifts […]

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Cosmetic Surgery

Numbers of Cosmetic Procedures from 2014

These days you can’t turn around without seeing coverage of the cosmetic industry, be it on the cover of Time Magazine, the Today Show, reality TV, and virtually any other media source. The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) keeps track of all the procedures performed across the globe and compiles statistics. It turns […]

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Cosmetic Surgery

Misperceptions about Cosmetic Surgery

There are many misperceptions about cosmetic surgery, really about the aesthetic industry as a whole. Even the term “plastic” in plastic surgery is misunderstood. People assume it is a reference to the surgery being fake, like plastic is fake and unnatural. Truth be told, the word plastic in plastic surgery comes from the Greek word […]

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Cosmetic Procedures

It’s a Question of When, Not If, says Time

This summer, Time Magazine featured a cover story on cosmetic plastic surgery and the aesthetic industry titled “Nip. Tuck. Or Else. Now everyone gets work done. Will you?” The article by Joel Stein detailed the changing attitudes this country has toward cosmetic procedures. In the article, he marked a line at age 40. If you’re […]

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Dermal Filler

Radiesse, the Long-Lasting Calcium Hydroxyapatite Filler

When it comes to moderate to severe nasolabial folds, frown lines, and marionette lines, few can match the long-lasting results from Radiesse. This popular filler is made from calcium hydroxyapatite and it lasts for about one year. What is Radiesse made of? Calcium hydroxyapatite is a mineral-like substance found in our bones. This makes Radiesse […]

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Chemical Peel

How to Prepare for a Chemical Peel Treatment

Chemical peels for aesthetic purposes have been around since the ancient times — Cleopatra used sour milk (lactic acid) to keep her skin looking good. Recently, statistics by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that chemical peel treatments ranked fourth in the most frequently performed non-surgical cosmetic procedures last year. The dramatic outcomes […]

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Ear Surgery

It’s Easy to Fix Your Ears

Have you always hated the way your ears protrude from your head? Or do you have a child whose ears protrude? That’s not something that anyone needs to live with, especially because ear surgery with Dr. Ip is a relatively easy, straightforward procedure. What is otoplasty? Otoplasty is surgery to the ear to improve the […]

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Chin Surgery

Who Said You Can’t Have a Chin Like Kirk Douglas?

More and more men are opting to have cosmetic surgery. One particularly popular procedure is chin surgery. After all, deep down, who doesn’t want to look like Kirk Douglas! Chin surgery is used to specifically reshape the chin to improve its overall appearance by enhancing or reducing it. While dermal fillers can provide some of […]

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Liposuction

Three Ways We Perform Liposuction

Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery for one reason — it is incredibly effective. If you have a fat pocket that you just can’t get rid of with changes in diet or exercise regimens, liposuction can get rid of it. Here are the three specialized techniques that Dr. Ip uses when he performs liposuction: […]

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Dealing with Fat in Lower Eyelid Surgery

The area around the eyes is especially susceptible to the process of aging. The skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the body, so it shows changes more than areas such as the cheeks. Puffiness in the lower eyelids is unattractive. But equally so is a hollowed out look. In lower eyelid surgery, a […]

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, or nose-reshaping surgery, is one of the most delicate and complex cosmetic surgery procedures. And, the results of rhinoplasty are right there for everyone to see! This explains why many men and women considering surgery cannot make up their minds whether to proceed or not. Fortunately, a non-surgical option to improve the overall appearance […]

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Thermage for Tightening Your Skin

As we age, our sphere of experience and wisdom grows with us. Unfortunately, in a way, so does our skin. Yes, as we age our skin loses much of its elasticity and it seems in a way bigger on our bodies. Why? Production of the skin’s support structures, elastin and collage, declines precipitously. Plus, we […]

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Is a Brachioplasty Right for You?

Brachioplasty sounds like it would be some kind of dinosaur, but it is actually a new procedure to improve the structure of the upper arm. Over the course of a lifetime, many things can make arms sage: aging, dramatic weight loss, genetics, a lifetime of little to no exercising, etc. However, the best candidates for […]

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Botox vs. Dysport

We get asked all the time, ”What’s the difference between Botox and Dysport?”  Luckily for you, we’re here to break it down. With so many age-defying products on the market, it can get confusing in a hurry!  We understand it’s a challenge to keep them all straight, let alone figure out which one is best […]

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Before, During, and After Your Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures.  Weight loss, childbirth, and age give many woman an abdomen they would like to improve.  If you have a belly pooch, excess skin, or flabby, extra folds around your mid-section, a tummy tuck might be right for you.  Here’s what to expect from […]

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Your Botox Myths Busted

Botox is one of the most common non-invasive procedures we perform.  And not only are women seeking the treatment in increasing number, but men are lining up as well.  However, there is still  a lot of misconception about the results Botox can achieve.  It’s always best to see us for a consultation so we can […]

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Is a Breast Reduction Surgery Right For You?

Is a Breast Reduction Surgery Right For You? While breast augmentation continues to be one of our most popular procedures, we’re noticing that more and more women are coming in for breast reduction surgery. Any surgery requires quite a bit of research, and the decision to have a breast reduction is no different.  In order […]

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Want a New Nose? Choose from 14 Shapes!

Before any rhinoplasty surgery, you will meet with your surgeon to decide the best type of new nose for you. This will happen after much discussion and consulting. You will describe what you want out of the surgery, and then your surgeon (who is trained to know how different shapes and sizes of nose will […]

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Cover Vs. Care: Dealing with Brachioplasty Scars

One of the biggest concerns when someone is considering plastic surgery is the kind of scarring it will leave. While it is impossible to completely eliminate scarring (after all, you are paying the doctor to make a large incision in your skin), it is a logical concern. You are paying for your body to look […]

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Free Yourself from Your Oversized Breasts

While many women want bigger and bigger breasts, some of you already know the (literal) pain that can come from their dream. If you’ve been “blessed” with extra large breasts, you know that bigger isn’t always better. In fact, big breasts can cause can many physical and emotional health problems. Here are some of the […]

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Why Should You Get a Chemical Peel?

We all want smoother and clearer skin. You have probably tried many different options to achieve that perfect skin you’ve always wanted. But is a chemical peel the right choice for you? Although it may sound great, a chemical peel is not the best choice for anyone. It is a serious skin care treatment. However, […]

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Sounds Good to Me! How to Recover from Otoplasty

Recovering from otoplasty can be a rough process. No one likes to sit around with bandages on their head. But the finished result will be well worth it—especially if you follow these guidelines. Communicate with Your Doctor Your plastic surgeon is your best friend all throughout the procedure, and if you are going to be […]

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Feel Better with a Facelift

Your face is the first thing someone sees.  It conveys emotions with a single glance.  But what if your outer look doesn’t match the way you feel on the inside?  As people age, skin starts to lose elasticity and sag, which can make one look tired, upset, angry, or frustrated, even when none of those […]

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Welcome to the Scene, Fellas

Signs of aging – those fine lines and wrinkles that show up around the eyes and forehead – don’t exclusively happen to women.  With increasing frequency, men are choosing to do something about them.  Enter “Brotox,” the coined term for Botox for men. Women have long known the benefits of these injections, which help to […]

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Can Plastic Surgery Be Manly?

We live in a world that puts so much pressure on everyone to meet unrealistic standards. However, when it comes to beauty, women seem to be hit harder than men. Rail-thin models with large, beautiful breasts and perfect dimples and noses portray an ideal that is impossible for most women. And the invention of photoshop […]

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Get the the Root Cause of Your Hair Loss

Some people might like the bald look, but if you have started loosing your hair and want it back, come see us about hair replacement! However, it is always a good idea to treat the cause before you treat the symptom, especially if your hair loss is due to a medical condition. In fact, if […]

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Be Part of the In Crowd with a Chin Implant

Do you know what type of plastic surgery is the fastest-growing procedure, becoming more and more popular every day? It’s not breasts, and it’s not lipo—it’s chin implants. And rightly so! If you are looking to change your face shape, fixing your chin is the way to go. Celebrities everywhere have been getting chin implants […]

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How to Have Younger-Looking Eyes

Have you been told you look tired or grumpy even when you’re not? If you think there’s nothing wrong with the way you look, you might want to try to check the appearance of your eyes. Your eyelids have a lot to say about your overall look. A downward angle can instantly make you look […]

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Get Rid of the Post-Holiday Tummy

While the holidays bring fun times, gifts, and parties, they also tend to bring unwelcome weight gain, especially in the stomach area. While dieting and exercise can address the weight gain, the sagging of the abdominal skin can be hard to get rid of. To banish that pouchy tummy once and for all, you may […]

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Facelift vs. Botox: Speaking of the Results

Many treatments can restore the youthfulness of the skin. Two of the most popular facial rejuvenation treatments are facelifts and Botox injections. There are pros and cons to each procedure. Longer lasting results with facelift People age at different rates, and its unwanted effects depend on different factors, including genetics, sun exposure, smoking, stress, and […]

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How are Chemical Peels Performed?

The chemical peel procedure has some aspects which can vary, depending upon the kind of peel – light, medium, or dark. However, all skin peel procedures, no matter the kind, follow some of the same basic steps: • You can receive a chemical peel at a surgery center, doctor’s office, or hospital by a trained […]

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Can Cheek Implants Help Me?

A sign of beauty and youth, once full and defined cheeks lose fat over time, making the cheeks look saggy or flat and giving you a sunken look. Even if you were not born with naturally high cheekbones, getting the look of sculpted cheeks is possible through surgical treatments that restore the original volume, plumpness, […]

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Is Gynecomastia Permanent?

Gynecomastia is a medical condition where men develop soft, fleshy breast tissue. It is not known to cause any health concerns or dangers, however. The “man boobs” usually develop in adolescence, but could happen in adulthood as well. This extra growth happens for unknown reasons in most men. It was originally thought that most of […]

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Where Do Man Boobs Come From?

Where Do Man Boobs Come From? Sometimes male breasts become enlarged. This condition is called gynecomastia, the swelling in the breast tissues in men, both young and old. While it is not a serious problem and does not affect your health in any way, gynecomastia can cause major embarrassment, especially for teens who can be […]

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breast-reduction

What Happens During Your Recovery from Breast Reduction

Not happy with your large breasts? Perhaps you are struggling with the effects of having huge breasts. Back pain, skin problems, and other psychological effects can ultimately cause a woman to seek breast reduction. The results of breast reduction surgery can be very satisfying, and improve your self-image and quality of life. Here’s what you […]

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The Hyaluronic Acid Effect

To counter the unwanted effects of aging, many people are opting to have dermal filler injections. The most popular dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid. Unearthing Facts on Hyaluronic Acid Certain injectable fillers, most notably Juvederm and Restylane, have become popular because of their hyaluronic acid component. These fillers are used to counteract unpleasant […]

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Dealing with Rhinoplasty Recovery

A nose job may involve only a small part of our body, but the procedure still involves incisions and stitches. Every patient should be aware of the possible side effects and complications that may arise during recovery. Here’s what to expect during recovery. Keeping the Swelling to a Minimum As with any other procedure that […]

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Flaunt a Slimmer Figure ASAP

Liposuction is one popular procedure that can effectively remove unwanted fat from certain areas in the body and give the patient a slimmer figure. Despite its popularity, no one seems to be telling us about what happens AFTER the procedure. Yes, we are talking about downtime, side effects, and what you should expect. Healing During […]

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Prepping for Your Tummy Tuck

As with any other invasive surgery, a tummy tuck requires extensive preparation. This does not only apply to being emotionally prepared for the procedure, as there are also certain instructions that need to be followed days to weeks before a tummy tuck. Here are some pre-surgery guidelines that Dr. Ip may provide you: Maintain a […]

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Recovering from Facial Implants

Your facial contour has a great impact on your overall appearance. A weak chin may take away your authoritative look. On the other hand, fuller cheeks can make you look much younger than your age. If you have decided that you want to get facial implants in Newport Beach, you have to be aware of […]

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