Author Archive | TY Steven lp MD

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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