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Blog – Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc.

Why Can’t I Lose My Love Handles Even Though I Exercise?
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<small>March 1st, 2021 | Posted in: <a href=”” rel=”category tag”>Body Sculpting</a>, <a href=”” rel=”category tag”>Liposuction</a> | </small>

<p><span><em>3 Minute Read:</em></span></p>
<h3><span>Liposuction for Stubborn Fat</span></h3>
<p><span>Many people struggle with stubborn pockets of fat that sit around the hip area. Love handles—as we love to call them—develop due to a number of reasons, including weight gain, pregnancy, genetics, sedentary lifestyle, or aging.</span></p>
<p><img loading=”lazy” class=”aligncenter wp-image-11007 size-full” src=”” alt=”Woman grabbing her love handle over red shorts.” width=”800″ height=”532″ data-id=”11007″ srcset=” 800w,×200.jpg 300w,×511.jpg 768w” sizes=”(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px”></p>
<p><span>Sometimes, even with a healthy lifestyle that incorporates a great exercise routine, it can feel nearly impossible to eliminate those pockets of flab from your body. Love handles can be incredibly difficult to get rid of, particularly because the areas where you accumulate fat first—the mid-section—tend to be where you lose it from last.</span></p>
<p><span>Fortunately, </span><a href=””><span>liposuction offers an excellent solution to get rid of love handles</span></a><span> for a slimmer and contoured appearance.</span></p>
<h2><span>What Can Liposuction Do for My Love Handles?</span></h2>
<p><span>Usually, the procedure targets isolated, bulging areas of localized fatty deposits in the body. This is why the treatment works so well for love handles as it disrupts the isolated areas of unwanted fat in the hip area.</span></p>
<h3><span>How Is Liposuction for the Love Handles Performed?</span></h3>
<p><span>Using tiny incisions and a device called a cannula, Dr. Gabriel Chiu will disintegrate the fat cells and suction them out to bring out a more defined and well-balanced body shape.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span>Throughout the liposuction procedure, various aspects—such as the patient’s skin elasticity and body proportions—will be considered, allowing for outstanding, completely unique results.</span></p>
<p><span>Liposuction is a safe and effective way to eliminate love handles for a more flattering contour, even when exercise and dieting fails. And the best part is since fat cells do not reproduce, the removed cells won’t return.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><i><span>Patients should maintain their results as significant weight gain will still affect the remaining fat cells in the treated area and the surrounding areas.</span></i></p>
<p><span>In addition to liposuction, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle that incorporates the classic combination of regular workout routines and a proper diet to help you maintain your improved body contours.</span></p>
<h2><span>Losing Fatty Deposits: Other Ways to Contour My Love Handles</span></h2>
<p><span>Losing weight is the first step to achieving overall body sculpting. A combination of exercise techniques such as aerobic/cardio workouts and abdominal exercises can help burn calories and shrink fat cells in the body, which—in turn—</span><a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”><span>helps reduce love handles</span></a><span>.</span></p>
<p><span>Fat reduction can’t be achieved with spot exercises alone. Without a healthy diet, you will likely put the weight back on again. So, focus on a diet rich in quality protein and whole grains while cutting down on simple carbohydrates, sugar, and fructose-heavy beverages.</span></p>
<p><i><span>These practices are also essential to maintaining your liposuction results.</span></i></p>
<h2><span>Interested in Learning More About Liposuction for Love Handles in Beverly Hills?</span></h2>
<p><i><span>Have you tried dieting and exercise but still struggle with localized areas of fat in your midsection that won’t go away?&nbsp;</span></i></p>
<p><span>Don’t let stubborn fats keep you from feeling confident. If you are struggling to meet your body goals despite all effort, it may be time to consider a liposuction procedure. Contact us today at </span><a href=”tel:+13105863449″><b>310-586-3449</b></a><span> or </span><a href=””><span>fill our online form to schedule a consultation and learn more</span></a><span>.</span></p>

<p><strong><a href=””></a></strong> <a href=””>(Why?)</a></p> Mon, 01 Mar 2021 18:25:28 +0000 The Office of Dr. Gabriel Chiu
Body Sculpting

What Types of Breast Implants Are There?
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<small>February 1st, 2021 | Posted in: <a href=”” rel=”category tag”>Breast Augmentation</a>, <a href=”” rel=”category tag”>Breast Implants</a> | </small>

<p><span><em>3 Minute Read:&nbsp;</em></span></p>
<p><span>Breast augmentat</span><span>i</span><span>on is one of the mos</span><span>t</span><span> common</span><span>l</span><span>y p</span><span>e</span><span>rformed plastic surgery procedures.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><img loading=”lazy” class=”aligncenter wp-image-10935″ src=”” alt=”woman choosing between textured and smooth breast implants” width=”573″ height=”383″ data-id=”10935″ srcset=” 800w,×200.jpg 300w,×513.jpg 768w” sizes=”(max-width: 573px) 100vw, 573px”></p>
<p><i><span>But how much do you know about the different types of breast implants used in breast augmentation?&nbsp;</span></i></p>
<p><span>If you are considering breast augmentation, it is helpful to know the </span><a href=””><span>modern options for breast implants</span></a><span>. Below, you will find information about the different types of breast implants, along with their unique advantages.</span></p>
<h2><span>What Is the Best Breast Implant Material?</span></h2>
<p><span>There is no “better” material between silicone and saline implants—it depends on your specifications, body type, and desires. The best implant material for </span><a href=””><span>your breast augmentation</span></a><span> will be based on the advantages you and your surgeon prefer.</span></p>
<h3><span>Saline Implant</span></h3>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Filled with sterile salt water&nbsp;</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Absorbed naturally by the body if ruptured</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Smaller incisions compared to silicone implants</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>May cost less than silicone implants</span></li>
<h3><span>Silicone Implant</span></h3>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Filled with cohesive silicone gel</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Thicker consistency than acts more like natural breast tissue</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Gel tends to remain inside the </span><a href=””><span>implant shell when ruptured</span></a><span>&nbsp;</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>More natural look and feel than saline implants</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Have a lifetime warranty against rupture and damage (all FDA-approved implants have this)</span></li>
<p><i><span>While many patients and surgeons prefer silicone, some patients are better suited for saline. Be sure to discuss your options with Dr. Chiu during your consultation.&nbsp;</span></i></p>
<h2><span>What Breast Implant Size Is Right for Me?</span></h2>
<p><span>A board-certified plastic surgeon can help you pinpoint your ideal breast size and take accurate measurements.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><i><span>While the final size choice is up to you, your surgeon will likely </span></i><a href=””><i><span>recommend staying within a size frame</span></i></a><i><span> proportional to your body. This will maintain a natural yet shapely appearance.</span></i></p>
<h3><span>Consulting for Breast Implant Size</span></h3>
<p><span>During your consultation, Dr. Chiu will perform a physical examination to help you determine your ideal breast size. You will be encouraged to ask questions that form an accurate understanding of your cosmetic goals.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p>
<h3><span>Breast Measurements</span></h3>
<p><span>Breast implants need to be highly specialized as no two body frames are the same, and identical implants will look vastly different from one patient to the next. Physically, you may be taller or shorter, narrow or wide-chested; your body frame significantly impacts the right implants for you.</span></p>
<p><span>To accommodate this, your surgeon will share different breast implant profiles.&nbsp;</span></p>
<h4><span>Breast Implant Profiles:</span></h4>
<li aria-level=”1″><b>Low profile implants</b><span>: Are wider at the base and present less projection</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><b>Moderate profile implants</b><span>: More narrow at the base and taller than low profile implants</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><b>High profile implants</b><span>: Taller and narrower at the base than moderate profile implants</span></li>
<p><span>The same profile size will appear unique in each patient. This is why each breast’s base diameter will be measured to match the appropriate profile.&nbsp;</span></p>
<h2><span>What Are the Different Breast Implant Shapes?</span></h2>
<p><span>The primary shapes for breast implants are round or anatomically shaped (teardrop).&nbsp;</span></p>
<h3><span>Round Breast Implants</span></h3>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Mimic the shape of a younger woman</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Ideal for a less curvy silhouette</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Spherical in shape</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Maintains its shape even if it rotates in the breast pocket</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Fuller upper pole appearance compared to shaped implants</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Higher profile options can produce significant projections&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li>
<h3><span>Teardrop Implants&nbsp;</span></h3>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Provides a more natural appearance&nbsp;</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Can have a narrow or wide base</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Ideal for women who already have a fuller figure and a curvy silhouette&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li>
<h2><span>What’s the Difference Between Textured and Smooth Breast Implants</span></h2>
<p><span>Textured implants have texture on the outside of the implant to support the implant and provide a natural feeling. Smooth implants feel the softest and can move in place to provide more natural movement.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span>Textured implants are essential for shaped implants as they prevent the rotation of the implant in the breast pocket. This can maintain a natural-looking breast appearance.</span></p>
<h2><span>Want to Learn More About Breast Implants in Beverly Hills?</span></h2>
<p><span>It is important to receive care from a board-certified plastic surgeon who will help you choose the safest and most effective breast implant for your cosmetic goals.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span>Contact Dr. Chiu at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery at </span><a href=”tel:+13105863449″><b>310-586-3449</b></a><span> or </span><a href=””><span>fill our online form</span></a><span> to schedule a consultation. Let us help you determine if a combination plastic surgery procedure is right for you.</span></p>

<p><strong><a href=””></a></strong> <a href=””>(Why?)</a></p> Mon, 01 Feb 2021 17:49:29 +0000 The Office of Dr. Gabriel Chiu
Breast Augmentation
Breast Implants

When Can I Combine Plastic Surgery Procedures? Body Contouring and Your Needs
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<small>January 21st, 2021 | Posted in: <a href=”” rel=”category tag”>Combination Surgery</a>, <a href=”” rel=”category tag”>Cosmetic Surgery</a>, <a href=”” rel=”category tag”>Plastic Surgery</a> | </small>

<p><span><em>3 Minute Read:&nbsp;</em></span></p>
<p><span>If you have more than one aesthetic goal to achieve, you might want to consider combining plastic surgery procedures to avoid having to take too much time off your schedule.</span></p>
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<p><span>Combining plastic surgery procedures into one operation may seem daunting for some. However, if performed safely by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, it can deliver more dramatic and transformative results that will typically be long lasting or even permanent.</span></p>
<h2><span>Why Should I Combine Procedures?</span></h2>
<p><span>There are many possible benefits of combining plastic surgery procedures.&nbsp;</span></p>
<h3><span>Saves Time</span></h3>
<p><span>Having more than one cosmetic procedure in a single sitting saves you time. Instead of booking separate consultations, procedures, and multiple recoveries, you can streamline the process and reduce the overall time spent in the plastic surgery facility.</span></p>
<h3><span>Offers a Single Recovery Period</span></h3>
<p><span>Every surgery comes with a recovery period to allow the body to heal. Depending on the procedure, you may find yourself taking a relatively longer or shorter time to return to regular activities. By combining your procedures, you can make the process easier by planning for just one recovery.</span></p>
<h3><span>Possible Cost Savings</span></h3>
<p><span>You can significantly save on the cost of plastic surgery by combining procedures. Having multiple surgeries at once will require a single consultation, one round of anesthesia, and one hospital bed, helping to reduce the overall cost of your surgical procedure.</span></p>
<h3><span>Achieve Your Desired Results Much Faster</span></h3>
<p><span>Combining procedures into a single operation can help you achieve your desired results faster, making it highly satisfying in the long-run.</span></p>
<p><i><span>On the other hand, combining multiple procedures can present a set of challenges. There is an increased chance of potential complications, not to mention the recovery process may be significantly longer or more uncomfortable.</span></i></p>
<h2><span>Which Plastic Surgery Procedures Are Most Commonly Combined?&nbsp;</span></h2>
<p><span>Not all procedures work well together, so it is important to be informed on the specific procedures that can be performed simultaneously. Most combinations target the same area of the body.</span></p>
<h3><span>Mommy Makeover</span></h3>
<p><span>For many mothers who want to regain the pre-pregnancy body, </span><a href=””><span>the Mommy Makeover</span></a><span> is a winning combination. This combination procedure targets the areas most affected by childbirth, including the breasts and the abdomen.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span>This is often accomplished by performing a:</span></p>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Breast augmentation</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Breast lift</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Tummy tuck</span></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><span>Liposuction</span></li>
<h3><span>Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation</span></h3>
<p><span>These two procedures enhance the shape, size, and position of the breasts. Common for women after pregnancy, </span><a href=””><span>breast augmentation restores</span></a><span> volume to deflated or naturally small breasts, while </span><a href=””><span>breast lift surgery</span></a><span> restores tightness and elevation to sagging breasts.</span></p>
<h3><span>Tummy Tuck and Liposuction</span></h3>
<p><span>Combining </span><a href=””><span>tummy tuck surgery</span></a><span> and </span><a href=””><span>liposuction procedures</span></a><span> removes stubborn fat and excess skin from the abdomen and waist, giving a more refined mid-section.</span></p>
<h3><span>Facial Enhancement</span></h3>
<p><span>A general rule of thumb is that plastic surgery procedures can be combined if performed on the same region of the body. This makes facial procedures common to combine.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span>By combining facial enhancement surgeries, you can address signs of aging in the upper, middle, and lower facial areas, resulting in a younger-looking and balanced appearance.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span>No facial surgery targets the face from top-to-bottom, and patients may choose to combine:</span></p>

<h2><span>Interested in Learning More?</span></h2>
<p><span>It is essential to work with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who will advise on the safest and most effective way of achieving your desired cosmetic results.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span>Contact Dr. Chiu at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery at </span><a href=”tel:+13105863449″><b>310-586-3449</b></a><span> or </span><a href=””><span>fill our online form</span></a><span> to schedule a consultation. Let us help you determine if a combination plastic surgery procedure is right for you.</span></p>

<p><strong><a href=””></a></strong> <a href=””>(Why?)</a></p> Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:43:13 +0000 The Office of Dr. Gabriel Chiu
Combination Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery
Plastic Surgery

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