Women of any age can have an augmentation, to increase the size or improve the shape of their bust.
Choosing the type of implant that is right for you is a collaborative process between you and your plastic surgeon said, Dr. Garo Kassabian. You will discuss your concerns and desired outcome and he or she will, in turn, make recommendations about what is achievable, how and why.
Dr. Kassabian reviews the types of implants available, such as texture and shape for the most beautiful outcome.
Pre-filled silicone implants contain a cohesive gel with a strong bond that prevents the silicone from migrating through the body in the rare event the implant leaks or ruptures. There are two types of shells available for these implants: smooth and textured. The latter has been shown in studies to reduce the rate of hardening of tissue around an implant, which the body perceived as a foreign object. The surgical community has differing opinions on the relative benefits of both types varieties. Discuss these with your surgeon.
Saline implants are silicone shells that are filled with saline (salt water) at the time of surgery, and so smaller incisions are required than with pre-filled silicone implants. In standard breast augmentations, the port through which saline is inserted into empty silicone shells until the implant reaches it desired dimensions. The port is then sealed off. When breasts are reconstructed after mastectomy, tissue expanders are used to make room for implants. The volume of saline is adjusted as the tissue expands until the desired size of the new breast is achieved.
Teardrop shaped implants contain more volume at the bottom to mimic the breast’s natural slope. They thus give a natural look but a disadvantage can be that if the implant shifts or rotates it can distort the appearance of the breast.
Round implants provide the upper breast with more volume and are the most widely used in surgery. They provide more fullness and cleavage and won’t rotate.
Speak with your surgeon to better understand all the options available for you. For more information or for a personal consultation with board certified plastic surgeon & expert injector, Dr. Garo Kassabian, call 310-285-0400 or visit www.liftmd.com.
Award-Winning, Black Diamond Expert Injector Dr. Garo Kassabian has designed an exclusive signature technique using the latest advances in aesthetics to offer a nonsurgical facelift that that reduces the fat under the chin, smooths the lines and contours the face.
With this innovative procedure, you can look like the best version of yourself. Natural, beautiful results. Never frozen, never overdone.
Every person has different needs and concerns, so you may not need everything above. There are also surgical procedures if you want a more long lasting effect. To find out what is right for you, we always recommend doing a personal consultation.
Botox. Juvederm. Voluma. The beauty world’s triad of agelessness. Perhaps you’re considering one or all three? (Yes! You can get all three injected in one day!) Or maybe you have been injected but still have some questions? The team at Lift MD gathered their top 5 most frequently asked questions regarding injectables and fillers and put together the list below. We want you to look as good as you feel so always feel free to write to us with any questions about treatments, products and procedures!
How long does Botox last? How long will Juvederm and Voluma last?
Keep in mind that everyone’s body metabolizes injectables differently and so some people may not need as many touch-ups as others. That being said, typically Botox lasts anywhere from 3-4 months while Juvederm can last from 6 months to a year and Voluma up to two years.
Am I limited to the amount of activity I can do pre-treatment or post-treatment?
There is nothing that you need to do to prepare for your injectable treatment but it is recommended to avoid aspirin and blood thinners as they may cause bruising. Also, avoiding caffeine may be helpful if it typically makes you feel jittery. There are some different guidelines when it comes to post-treatment care though. If you get Botox injected, don’t lie down for 4 hours and avoid any exercise until the following day. With all injectables, it is recommended to avoid drinking alcohol until the following day as alcohol thins the blood which may lead to some bruising.
What exactly is the difference between Voluma and Juvederm?
Voluma and Juvederm are both Hyaluronic Acid fillers, however, the main difference between the two is that Voluma is a much thicker filler. So Voluma yields the best results when injected in the cheeks and mid-face to restore volume. While Juvederm is used to fill the lips, nasolabial folds and directly beneath the eyes.
How long does it take to see the results for Botox, Juvederm and Voluma?
Expect to see the full results of your Botox treatment between 7-10 days while Juvederm and Voluma will take 7 days.
Is there anything one can do to make the results last longer?
If there is one tip that everyone at Lift MD swears by it’s to drink as much water as possible if you were injected with a filler. Water bonds with the Hyaluronic Acid and thus keeps the filler plump and helps it last longer.
A new year is just days away and with a new beginning why not get the bikini body that you have always wanted? This is the year to look as good as you feel. From body shaping procedures like liposculpture and breast augmentations to injectables, rhinoplasties and facials, Dr. Kassabian and his team at Lift MD Aesthetics want to make 2015 the year that you look your absolute best! Take a look at some of Dr. Kassabian’s most popular procedures below and don’t let another year go by without looking and feeling fantastic! Call now and schedule your consultation with Dr. Kassabian. 310.285.0400
If you ask anyone what some factors are that go into making a medical practice successful, most people will tell you that it is not just the doctor but also the staff. The staff plays an important role in making sure that patients are happy and that everything runs smoothly. Just like you’ve all gotten to know Dr. Kassabian, we also want you to get to know the staff of Lift MD Aesthetics too! As part of a series of posts, we will be profiling staff members so that you can get to know the entire Lift MD Aesthetics team because everyone believes that you should look as good as you feel!
Meet Nurse Katie
Katie Lockwood is a licensed registered nurse in California, Hawaii, and Arizona and currently oversees beauty and wellness at Lift Md Aesthetics. Katie has a background in cosmetic and general dermatology, facial plastics and reconstruction, lasers, and injectables. Following in the style of Dr. Kassabian, Katie always seeks to create beautiful, natural results for all of her patients. Her passion for perfection has brought her to study throughout the states to stay on the forefront of cutting edge medical and beauty innovations. As a fine artist in her freetime, Katie uses her eye for the artistic with every patient to enhance their individual beauty Katie has served as an advisory board member for the biotechnology company, Genentech for various pharmaceuticals and continues to research and develop new possibilities for the clients at Lift Md Aesthetics.
This past summer, Dr. Kassabian was invited to attend the Festival Del Sole in Napa Valley, CA as a guest speaker. The Festival Del Sole is an annual health and wellness festival that focuses on the wellness and “art of life.” Each year prominent members of the wellness community are invited to speak on the subject of their expertise. The event which draws art, culture and celebrities like Sophia Loren and Whoopi Goldberg is one of the biggest and most prestigious events in the famed Napa Valley. Dr. Kassabian was honored to be invited to give a presentation on “The Truth About Vitamins.” His presentation focused on the beauty and wellness benefits of specific vitamins and how and why he has created his own successful vitamin line and IV treatment.
Take a look at some stunning footage of the Festival Del Sole and of Dr. Kassabian giving his presentation:
Dr. Kassabian is an expert in all plastic surgery but one of his signature procedures is the Invisible Bra Lift. The Invisible Bra Lift is a procedure that repositions the nipple and tightens the skin as one would with a traditional breast lift but what makes the Invisible Lift different is that already existing breast tissue is used to contour and lift. According to recent research by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) the popularity of breast lifts has increased by 70% since 2000. This means that “breast lifts are outpacing breast implants two-to-one” and a majority of the women opting for the procedure are between 30-54 years old.
Don’t forget to tune into Dr. Lift every Sunday night and see amazing transformations like the ones pictured below. Whether a patient is coming in for a rhinoplasty, liposuction or a Liquid Facelift each person has his or her own individual story and each episode of Dr. Lift documents the cosmetic surgery process. Dr. Kassabian and the entire staff at Lift MD Aesthetics truly believe that every patient should look as good as he or she feels.
The newest and latest in facial fillers has arrived and is promising to fight time in 5 minutes. Creating a lot of excitement in the world of cosmetic surgery, VOLUMA is the recently approved facial filler that restores volume to the cheek area. This new cheek filler on the market can erase years off of one’s face in no time. Loss of volume in the cheek area can make a person look tired and aged and VOLUMA fills in that volume to give a more youthful and radiant look.
As an Expert Injector and leading expert with one of the first offices to carry the new filler in Beverly Hills, Dr. Kassabian was sought after by CBS 2, KCAL 9 and KTLA 5 News to weigh in on the new facial filler that everyone is talking about.
Check out Dr. Kassabian’s segment talking about VOLUMA on KTLA 5, here:
See the full segment of Dr. Garo Kassabian featured on CBS 2 KCAL 9 NEWS here:
This past week, Dr. Kassabian attended the Aesthetic TV Hollywood Mixer at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The exclusive networking event brought together top aesthetic physicians and celebrated the wrap party for the Aesthetic TV segments shot in Las Vegas at THE Aesthetic Show which took place earlier this year. Check out picture of Dr. Kassabian on the red carpet where he was interviewed about his two signature procedures: The Scarless Facelift and Invisible Bra Lift.