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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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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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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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Do You Need a Brow Lift or a Facelift?

There are just too many treatments to choose from when it comes to facial rejuvenation. With the unwanted effects of aging gradually devouring our looks and self-esteem, it just seems apparent to consider such measures. But if a facelift can already revamp the whole face, why is a brow lift included in the list? Sorting Out the […]

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Chemical Peels: Benefits Outweigh the Risks

Beauty does not come free, which means that every cosmetic procedure entails a risk that we have to possibly face. Take the case of chemical peels. Many of our patients shy away from the procedure at first – especially when they hear the word ‘chemical’ – thinking that these peels will do more damage than good. […]

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Should You Consider Permanent Makeup?

Many women often spend a good amount of time just to perfect the art of enhancing their face through makeup. Oftentimes, you just don’t care if you’re late for work as long as you’re fashionably late. However, there could be times you wish makeup could be just another permanent part of the face to get […]

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Why More People Turn to Microdermabrasion

More and more individuals in Newport Beach are gaining interest in a non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment called microdermabrasion. With the various treatments that aim to enhance an individual’s facial appearance, it cannot be denied that microdermabrasion is among those that have grown popular because of the unique benefits they provide. No need to go under the knife! With […]

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You Want Hair? We’ll Give You Hair!

Do you ever miss having hair around? If you have long been plagued with balding problems, a hair transplant could be a good option for you. Compared to other hair replacement methods available today, hair transplant offers promising, more effective outcomes. But as with any other procedure, it is just normal to think twice about getting […]

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Are Silicone Implants the Right Choice?

When it comes to breast augmentation, most patients are faced with a common question: which type of breast implant should I choose? There are two common breast implant options for the potential patient, either silicone gel implants or saline breast implants. Each poses different advantages and disadvantages. For the woman who is interested in silicone gel […]

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What You Don’t Know About Liposuction

Although liposuction is one of the most sought after procedures these days, a lot of people still have misconceptions regarding the treatment. False information may even come from patients who have undergone the procedure. The truth is that every experience is varied and oftentimes, this prevents the facts from coming straight. Here are some of the most […]

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Your Male Breast Reduction Consultation

Unlike women, men are not actually psyched about the idea of having breasts, especially when their breasts are larger than their wife’s. This is a medical condition known as gynecomastia. Sure, there are natural ways on how to eliminate those man breasts, like following the right diet and proper exercise. But when worse comes to […]

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What to Expect After Your Facelift

The facelift is one of the most common procedures done in the field of cosmetic surgery. Of course, no one wants to look older as they age; that’s why more and more people desire to eliminate the fine lines and wrinkles that appear on their faces as they go through the normal aging process. Here at our […]

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When to Postpone Your Tummy Tuck

It can be very rewarding to have a well-toned and firm abdomen after working hard in the gym and religiously sticking to your diet. Exercise and diet work for some people, but it also causes problems to those who cannot get rid of stubborn fat despite working so hard. A protruding abdomen is usually caused […]

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Who Are Good Candidates for Liposuction?

Liposuction remains to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures today. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were about 200,000 liposuction cases last year. The procedure ranks fourth in the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures of 2013. Liposuction can give you a better figure by reshaping your body and removing […]

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When to Consider Breast Augmentation

Bigger is not always better. However, when it comes to the breasts, a lot of women think that bigger is indeed better. Those who are not happy with their breast size do not have to fret or feel bad. They can always choose to undergo breast augmentation. Here at our Newport Beach plastic surgery practice, […]

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Restoring Your Youthful Appearance with Botox

Wrinkles are the most obvious signs of aging. Once wrinkles start to appear, you also begin to lose your youthful appearance. Since there is no way to stop the aging process, you might as well focus your attention on reversing its signs. Here at our Newport Beach facial rejuvenation practice, you can take years off […]

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Defining The Female Body

Throughout history, fashion, music, and celebrities have played major roles in defining what society views as the ideal shape for the female body. This ideal has certainly evolved over time; fashion trends have progressed to accentuate the desired frames, music has called attention to particularly pleasing curves, and celebrities have set the

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