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.
The makers of Dysport™ want to challenge you to try out their product and save up to $150 on two treatments. Dysport™ is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, also known as glabellar lines. The challenge started in March but was recently extended to September 30, 2010.
To participate in the Dysport™ Challenge, start by receiving your first treatment with Dysport™ before September 30, 2010. Within 30 days of your first treatment visit www.dysportusa.com and register for the challenge. Then print out your Dysport™ Coupon Rebate Form (this is also available from your doctor). Mail your completed rebate form and treatment receipt (credit card receipts not accepted) and your rebate check will be mailed directly to you. Along with your rebate check you will receive a Love It Rebate Form. Wait at least 3 months after the first treatment to have your second treatment then mail your Love It Rebate Form and treatment receipt (again credit card receipts not accepted) within 30 days of your second treatment and receive your rebate check. If for some reason you don’t love your Dysport™ treatment then within 15-30 days after your first treatment with Dysport™ go to www.dysportusa.com and click on print forms and select the Leave It option and print out your Leave It Rebate Form. Wait 3 months then get treated with another botulinum toxin type A product and mail in your rebate form along with your treatment receipt within 30 days of the second treatment.
Lipotherme™ is a safe, effective procedure performed by a board certified cosmetic surgeon using a laser to quickly and effectively liquefy and remove unwanted fat in targeted body zones. In addition to removing unwanted fat, the thermal effect of Lipotherme™ causes the skin to tighten, resulting in firmer, smoother skin that further enhances your body shaping goals.
What makes Lipotherme™ different from traditional liposuction? It is faster and minimally invasive. Recovery time is less, meaning you will be back in action in less time. The procedure is less painful than traditional liposuction, allowing you to be awake during the procedure.
Lipotherme™ can be used to treat several areas of the body including the stomach, back, thighs, legs, hips, arms, and even the neck and face. Lipotherme™ has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration so you can trust that it is safe.
Best of all Lipotherme™ is available to you at Lift MD Aesthetics® under the skilled hands of Dr. Garo Kassabian, a dual board certified cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Kassabian has performed countless Lipotherme™ procedures and can provide you with the shape you always wanted.
You have nothing to lose except unwanted fat, so call us today for a Lipotherme™ consultation with Dr. Kassabian today, and become the person you want to be for tomorrow.
JUVÉDERM®XC is the latest dermal filler advance from Allergan Inc. It is a “next generation” smooth gel, non-animal dermal filler that offers a natural look and feel and long lasting results—up to a year! JUVÉDERM®XC lasts long because it’s the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process. This process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating smooth, natural looks. The smooth consistency of JUVÉDERM®XC dermal filler may also help to minimize the discomfort that can sometimes occur during the injection procedure. JUVÉDERM®XC differs from the original JUVÉDERM® with the addition of lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which further minimizes the discomfort of the injection.
The hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM®XC helps to add volume and hydration to your skin, making those lines and wrinkles virtually disappear. The injection process takes only about fifteen minutes and results are immediate. There is minimal recovery or downtime. You can step into our office for treatment and step right back into your life. It’s as simple as that! And now with the addition of lidocaine to JUVÉDERM®XC the anesthetic effect takes place in seconds, reducing the need for further anesthetic. Under the expertise of Dr. Garo Kassabian,MD,FACS of Lift MD Aesthetics®, a dual board-certified cosmetic surgeon, you can be sure that your treatment will be customized to your needs and expertly applied for maximal results.
Be sure to check out our entire line of skin care products at www.liftmd.com.
Perlane-L™ is a cosmetic dermal filler similar to Restylane-L™. These cosmetic dermal fillers add volume within the skin. They consist of hyaluronic acid. In the body, natural hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to the skin. As we age, we have less of this natural hyaluronic acid and lines and wrinkles develop. The difference between Restylane-L™ and Perlane-L™ is that Perlane-L is made up of larger particles and is injected deeper into the skin. Therefore, Perlane-L™ is best for those deeper lines and wrinkles. The ingredient in both Perlane-L™ and Restylane-L™ that makes them different than their predecessors, Perlane® and Restylane® is lidocaine, a local anesthetic. This makes the injections less painful than before.
Perlane-L™ uses the hyaluronic acid to replace the lost volume to your skin and restores youthful contours to smooth away moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. After treatment with Perlane-L the hydrophilic or “water loving” nature of the hyaluronic acid molecules allows them to bind many times their weight in water as they slowly break down. This process is what helps maintain volume for about six months.
Administered under the expertise of Dr. Garo Kassabian, MD,FACS, a dual board certified cosmetic surgeon at Lift MD Aesthetics®, you can rest assured that your treatment with Perlane-L™ will be individualized to your needs to achieve maximum results. You’ll still look like yourself—just rejuvenated! Check out our entire line of skin care products at www.liftmd.com.
Restylane-L™ is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid that restores fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds such as those from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). The hyaluronic acid replaces the lost volume and restores youthful contours. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin. It’s job is to help provide fullness and elasticity. Over time your skin loses hyaluronic acid and as it diminishes, skin loses volume and increases the chances for wrinkles and lines to appear. As you age, lips lose their plumpness and Restylane-L™ restores that fullness and provides a smoother contour. It can augment your lips as well. The average Restylane-L™ treatment lasts six months or longer. The difference between the original Restylane® and Restylane-L™ is the addition of Lidocaine, a local anesthetic. The addition of a local anesthetic makes the treatment less uncomfortable.
Under the expertise of Garo Kassabian, MD, FACS, a board certified cosmetic surgeon with Lift MD Aesthetics®, you can receive this rejuvenating cosmetic beauty treatment for a natural, younger-looking you! You’ll still look like yourself—just rejuvenated! Check out our entire line of skin care products and systems at www.liftmd.com.
In addition to his innovative skin care line, Dr. Garo Kassabian has designed a line of activewear with ease and comfort in mind. These 100% cotton garments are completely machine washable and slip easily on and off for lounging or light errands during your post-surgical recovery. It brings with it the innovation and experience of a top Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Garo Kassabian.
The LIft™ Velour “Hoodie” Activewear Set is a soft cotton velour jersey lined two-piece set. It includes the velour “hoodie” jacket and the velour activewear bottom. The Lift™ Activewear Bottom is also 100% cotton velour with an elasticized drawstring waist and front and back pockets. They can be purchased as a set or the bottoms can be purchased separately. Both the velour hoodie and the activewear bottoms come in slate blue velour. The jacket comes with a heather gray jersey lining. The Lift™ Velour “Hoodie” comes in a variety of sizes from XS to XXL, the bottoms come in sizes ranging from XS to XL.
To round out the Lift™Activewear ensemble is the Lift™ Baby Rib Tanktop. This perfect all cotton baby rib tank top is designed to show off your curves and contours. This comfortable, fashionable tank top comes in Black or Heather Gray with a custom fuchsia imprint in sizes ranging from XS to XL. This is the perfect item to complete the look.
These Lift™ Activewear Sets are a great way to be both stylish and comfortable during your post-surgical recovery. Find these items in both our online store and in our state of the art surgical center and spa.
Skin care is not just for women. That is why Dr. Garo Kassabian has designed a line of skincare products just for men. With the use of the latest innovations in skin science along with years of clinical research and experience, Dr. Kassabian developed a skincare program that brings the expertise of a cosmetic surgeon directly to you. Dr. Kassabian realizes that a skincare program has to be simple and effective to fit into your busy schedule. All Lift MD Aesthetics® skincare programs are designed with three easy steps: Prepare, Perfect, and Protect.
The Lift™ Men’s Skincare Essentials Kit is specially formulated with Aloe Vera, Olive and Licorice Extracts to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Special botanicals perfect the skin’s texture and will sooth razor burn and redness caused by shaving. The Men’s Skincare Essentials System includes Lift™ Foaming Skin Polish, Lift™ Soft Shave Cream, Lift™ Post Shave Soothing Gel, and the LIft™ Face Protection Sunscreen SPF 15.
This innovative men’s skincare system can be used as part of a daily routine as well as before and after surgery to achieve healthy and youthful skin. Put your best face forward with Lift™ Men’s Skincare Essentials.
With the latest innovations in skin care science and years of experience and clinical research, Dr. Kassabian has developed a skin care program that brings the expertise of a cosmetic surgeon directly to you. There are three easy steps: Prepare, Perfect, and Protect. Dr. Kassabian realizes that with our busy lives we need a skin care system that is easy and convenient and can be used as part of a daily routine as well as before and after surgery to achieve healthy, radiant, and youthful skin. All of the Lift MD Aesthetics® Skincare Products are developed with a unique blend of herbal extracts and European botanicals and are brought to you by an expert in the fields of both medicine and beauty.
The Lift™ Body Contour system is made for all body types. This innovative body perfecting system was developed with state of the art European botanicals to deliver targeted results for a smoother, contoured look. This remarkable skin care product is accompanied by the LIft™ Cellulite Massager Hand Tool to increase circulation as well as address problematic cellulite areas of the body. The Lift™ Body Contour System includes the following: Cellufirm Contouring Serum, Décolleté and Bust Contour Crème, Cellufirm (Body) Crème, and the Lift™ Cellulite Massager Hand Tool.
It’s a great way to smooth, tighten, lift, and firm and it’s available through our online store or at our state of the art surgical center and spa.
With the use of the latest innovations in skin science and years of clinical research and experience, Dr. Garo Kassabian of Lift MD Aesthetics® has developed a skin care program that brings the expertise of the cosmetic surgeon directly to you. There are just three easy steps to better skin: Prepare, Perfect, and Protect. It’s beauty, simplified. Dr. Kassabian realizes the importance of having a simple, effective line of skin care products and systems that can be used as part of your daily routine as well as before and after surgery to achieve the healthy, youthful, radiant-looking skin you desire. Lift MD Aesthetics® Skin Care Products are a unique blend of European botanicals and herbal extracts and they are brought to you by an expert in the fields of both medicine and beauty.
The Oil-Free System is a skin care program designed for the person with normal to oily or acne-prone skin. This customized skin care system addresses the special needs of oily, acneic, and problematic skin. Created with botanicals, it will both reduce inflammation and naturally exfoliate and detoxify skin. The Oil-Free System includes a Deep Purifying Cleanser, Clarifying Astringent, Calendula Crème, Camphor Pore-Minimizing Masque, FortifEye Crème, and Daily Mineral Guard SPF 25.
The Replenish System is a skin care program designed for the person with normal to dry or sensitive skin. The Replenish System is formulated with skin-brightening botanicals, skin-friendly esters, and a stabilized vitamin complex. This is the ideal skin care system for replenishing and restoring environmentally stressed and damaged skin. The Replenish System includes a Fresh Facial Bath, Face Refresher, Face Nourisher, Eye Nourisher, and Daily Mineral Guard SPF 25.
These are just two of the expertly developed, innovative skin care products available from Lift MD Aesthetics ®. Check out our entire line of skin care products and systems at www.liftmd.com or call Dr. Garo Kassabian of Lift MD Aesthetics® at 310-285-0400 for a consultation to determine which of these skin care systems is best for you.