The Annual Swimsuit Issues

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With how you look in summertime clothing and swimwear fast becoming a priority, Dr. Garo Kassabian shares his advice on the best procedures, workout routine additions and dietary suggestions to look at now.

Though winter may just be ending in the rest of the United States, summer has pretty much landed in Southern California. With that, the concern over what you’ll be looking like in your swimsuit, short shorts and sundresses may also be weighing heavy on your mind.

Chances are that many of you reading this probably felt like you’ve been caught off guard. Thanks to some of the procedures offered at LIFT md Aesthetics, however, you can be caught up in no time, and you can check some of them out at http://www.liftmd.com/procedures-services/body. That said, the sudden arrival of hot weather is also a great excuse to rethink your daily cardio and workout routine, tweaking your eating habits and swapping out your beauty products in your medicine cabinet the way you’re swapping clothes around in your closet.

  • Lipoplasty/Liposuction: If you’re close to your correct weight or have done a great job sticking to your New Years’ resolution plans, liposuction can help you finish and refine what you’ve started. When considering the procedure, take stock of any areas of localized extra fat localized in specific areas such as the hips, buttocks and abdomen.
  • Abdominoplasty: Even if you’ve cut your white flour and carb consumption down, and amped up your core (mid section) workout, the classic “Tummy Tuck” helps correct the stubborn pockets of fat still left behind. Better still, techniques for this procedure are constantly improving, reducing in less post-op downtime, and smoother, longer-lasting results.
  • Mastopexy and Mamaplasty (Breast Lifts and Breast Reductions, http://www.liftmd.com/procedures-services/breast): Sometimes, bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to how your bustline behaves in today’s fashionable but fickle swimwear and sundresses. Whether you’ve lost a lot of weight or are noticing post-natal changes in your body, these procedures (selected after you’ve met with me to decide the right course) are focused on creating a proportional, balanced look that’s feminine but streamlined based on your body type.
  • Summer-ize Your Beauty Body Routine: (http://www.liftmd.com/skincare): Our Cellufirm Crème and Serum will add a final layer of refinement to the work you’ve done, with our proprietary mix of European botanicals and medical grade ingredients.
  • You Are What You Eat: Would you rather be fresh, lean and colorful, or white and pasty. If you want the latter, bring more of these power foods into your diet: leafy greens, grapefruit, eggs, antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies like red bell peppers and seasonal berries; fiber rich foods like asparagus, digestive herbs like peppermint added to your iced tea (home-brewed, please) and water, salmon, Greek yogurt, and quinoa. This means cutting back on white foods such as rice, pasta and bread.
  • Exercise Your Right to a Better Body. Find out what moves you. Find your local gym or yoga studio or sign up for an Instagram challenge. Even if your idea of a workout is taking the stairs in stilettos. Anything helps, right? But start today. Swimsuit season is here!

Best Ways to Prepare for your Upcoming Surgery!

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When getting ready for the big day, there is a long list of “Do’s and Don’ts” prior to surgery that are important to the process. These vary from 2 weeks before, to the day of your surgery. Here is our guide to get you prepared before you embark on your highly anticipated transformation.

1. After your consultation and the day is set, make sure you have someone available to transport you from the surgery to your home and be with you the first 24 hours. This is very important and will be essential in your recovery process.
Who wouldn’t want to be waited on for a day anyway?

2. Two weeks prior you want to cut off medicines that could cause complications during surgery. An example would be aspirin, ibuprofen or any herbal medications. Another would be any dieting supplements, these could also interfere.

3. One week prior it is important not to take drugs, or drink alcohol. As these could again cause complications during your surgery. Make sure you consult your doctor or nurse with any arising symptoms before you take medication.

4. The days leading up are also important, you want to make sure you are drinking lots of water, eating healthy and staying healthy as well. The day before you want to make sure you eat or drink anytime before the last 6 hours prior to your surgery. Make sure you get a good nights sleep, and your transportation is all set.

With all the excitement for your surgery, you want to make sure you do everything you need to do to ensure it is as successful as possible.
LiftMd will do their part, now all you have to do is yours!

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Our Vitamin C Serum is perfect for the post-winter weather!

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With the winter season already winding down our skin is needing a little help to get from dry to fresh, and summer ready. The Vitamin C Serum is our recommendation for the best way to get your skin back to normal. The benefits from this serum come down to its main power of the most important vitamin, Vitamin C.

Vitamin C is important to have in your regular diet, the benefits include:
-Combating stress
-Helps support your immune system
-Its anti-aging effect on your skin
-Overall health improvement
So it is especially reassuring that you can get your daily dose in several different ways! One of them being by simply having an orange a day. Another is the use of multi vitamins to support your overall health. Or of course our Vitamin C Serum to specifically freshen up your skin and get it back to its bright and youthful look. This is accomplished through H20 and the vitamin itself, the best ingredients to nourish your face and neck.

While there will continue to be a few cloudy days, its never too early to start the process of replenishing your skin. So make sure you stop by soon or get your orders in, because the sooner you start, the more amazing your face will look. Especially when you are lounging on the beach on a hot summer day.

And don’t forget that orange!

Plastic Surgery Trends in 2015

A recent article from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AASFPRS) predicted what they believe will be the biggest trends in plastic surgery in 2015.  Check out the list of what will be hot in 2015. Call Lift to get a free consultation with Dr. Kassabian on these procedures or any others offered at Lift!

The predicted top 3 Plastic Surgery Procedures for 2015:

1.  Rhioplasties, neck contouring and eyelid lifts are some of the most popular surgeries right now.  Experts believe that the demand for these surgeries has gone up because of the “selfie” phenomenon.  More people are seeing themselves on social media and, as a result, want to look their best.

Rhinoplasties will be amongst the most popular procedures in 2015.  It's easy to see why! Take a look at what an incredible transformation this young woman under went!
Rhinoplasties will be amongst the most popular procedures in 2015. It’s easy to see why! Take a look at what an incredible transformation this young woman under went!

2.  Injectables and fillers will also still be amongst the most popular procedures this coming year because patients are still drawn to the quick fix with no down time that only fillers can provide.

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Injectables and fillers instantly refresh one’s look and take years off of one’s face without surgery or downtime !

3.  One of the biggest predicted plastic surgery trends in 2015 will be the blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift.  This surgery is amongst the most popular because the eyelid area is often one of the first areas to show signs of aging.  This surgery will take years off one’s face and there are minimal risks and side effects.

A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, instantly turns back the hands of time and gives a refreshed and awake look back to the face!
A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, instantly turns back the hands of time and gives a refreshed and awake look back to the face!

New Year. New You.

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

Injectables reverse years of f of one's face with no down time.  This patient only had injectables and she looks fabulous!
Injectables reverse years of f of one’s face with no down time. This patient only had injectables and she looks fabulous!

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The Mommy Makeover.
The Mommy Makeover.

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Lift MD Holiday Gift Guide!

With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas just one week away, this weekend most people will be scrambling to get their loved ones the perfect gift! Avoid the crowds and headache and give the gift that everyone love…beauty.  From the luxurious Lift MD Aesthetics skin care line to customizable facials, there is something for everybody.  If you can’t decide on what exactly to get, then you can buy a Lift gift card in any amount you’d like which can be used toward all products and procedures offered at Lift MD Aesthetics.  Take a look at some of our most popular products and procedures below:

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  • Facials and Peels:  Facials and peels are one of the most popular gifts to give this season because it gives your loved one a reason to take some time and pamper themselves.  At Lift MD, we offer customizable facials to suit each person’s individual needs and we also have facials that are only offered here, like The Red Carpet Facial and The Million Dollar Facial.  Both facials are a celebrity beauty secret go-to!
  • Injectables:  Everyone wants to look great and reverse the signs of aging with minimal downtime. So why not get a gift card that can be used toward injectable treatments that will erase years off of one’s face by New Years Eve?
The Lift MD Face Nourisher is the perfect gift to give to that person in your life who loves luxe skin care that makes a noticeable difference.  This skin smoothing creme is packed with vitamins and antioxidants and is like a daily dose of nutrition for the skin!
The Lift MD Face Nourisher is the perfect gift to give to that person in your life who loves luxe skin care that makes a noticeable difference. This skin smoothing creme is packed with vitamins and antioxidants and is like a daily dose of nutrition for the skin!
The Glycolic Hydrating Masque has been a top seller at Lift MD for many years and once you try this masque you'll know why.  This masque exfoliates the skin while also replenishing moisture, plumping skin and softening fine lines.  This masque along with the other products in the Glycolic Skin Care line would make the perfect gift for someone who loves to pamper themselves at home!
The Glycolic Hydrating Masque has been a top seller at Lift MD for many years and once you try this masque you’ll know why. This masque exfoliates the skin while also replenishing moisture, plumping skin and softening fine lines. This masque along with the other products in the Glycolic Skin Care line would make the perfect gift for someone who loves to pamper themselves at home!

BLACK FRIDAY: Get 50% Off Botox By Diamond Status Injector!

The Diamond Status Award from Allergan.
The Diamond Status Award from Allergan.

Lift MD Aesthetics was recently honored with the prestigious title of Diamond Status by Allergan which is the company that manufactures Botox, Juvederm and Latisse.  Only the top 1% of Allergan’s thousands of accounts through out the country are honored with this title.  A Diamond Status title means that Allergan has acknowledged that the physician and practice a standard of excellence that can be trusted and accounted for! Look as good as you feel and know that you are being treated by the best!

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Also, just from 9 AM until Noon on Black Friday, Lift MD Aesthetics will be offering Botox for 50% off.  Appointments are limited so call now to reserve your space and get the holidays started looking fabulous!

Call 310-285-0400 to make your appointment today!

Get Party Ready in No Time!

Next week marks the beginning of the most exciting and busy times of the year.  There is no shortage of festivities, parties and events to attend which call for us looking our very best.  One of the fastest and easiest ways to take years off of your face and give you an extra boost of confidence is through injectables.  Enhancing your look can be as easy as a lunch time appointment.  From the Scarless Facelift to Juvederm in your lips, injectable treatments are an easy way to look your best with out the pain and down time of surgery!  Also, Dr. Kassabian was named Expert Injector by New Beauty Magazine which means that he is amongst a very exclusive group of doctors who hold that title.  There are 1.2 million doctors who are approved to give injectables but less than 7% are Expert Injectors, which means that they have demonstrated extreme diligence in their practice,  are board certified and only use FDA approved products.  Take a look at some before and after pictures of some of patients who have had injectable treatments.  If you are interested in these procedures or any other services offered at Lift MD Aesthetics then please call 310.285.0400 and schedule your appointment to look as good as you feel!

Dr. Kassabian is a certified Expert Injector.
Dr. Kassabian is a certified Expert Injector.

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Need a LIFT? The Healthy Happy Hour is Here!

CaptureThe holidays are just a few weeks away and while it is one of the most exciting times of the year, it also happens to be one of the busiest.  The cold weather and constant running around often leads to fatigue and illnesses due to lowered immune systems.  Just in time for the holidays, Lift MD Aesthetics is implementing the Healthy Happy Hour.

Just for the month of November from 1PM to 3PM, you can stop by Lift and visit Nurse Katie to get a dose of vitamins either through the vitamin injections or the vitamin IV. There is a series of Vitamin Shots one can choose from, ranging from the B-12 Lift which will give you an instant energy boost to the Lipo-Lift Shot which boosts your energy and your metabolism.  If you’re looking for a variety of different benefits then the IV Treatments are perfect for you.  The Beauty Bag IV is packed with anti-aging vitamins which will help you feel and look vibrant from the inside out and The Beverly Hills Vitamin Cocktail is essential in maintaining energy, vitality and optimum health and has been known to treat anxiety, depression, migraines and fatigue.

Feel as good as you look throughout this holiday season and don’t pass up this opportunity! Katie will gladly consult with you on which treatment would be best according to your needs and the The Beverly Hills Vitamin Cocktail IV can be customized to suit your specific health needs. Visit Lift MD for more information for these special products and for all of your beauty needs! Also feel free to call us or to schedule an appointment: 310-285-0400.

Meet Nurse Katie

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

CaptureKatie 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.