Your Breast. Your Option.

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.

Texture

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.

SHAPES

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.

Is Liposuction Really Necessary?

A liposuction is a form of cosmetic surgery in which deposits of fat are removed to reshape or reduce one or more areas of the body. Common areas targeted include thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and arms.

Liposuction is not a substitute for weight reduction or a cure for obesity. It is often used to reduce deposits of fat that have been difficult to move, even though the person has developed a healthy diet and activity habits. 

Liposuction is suitable for normal weight people with firm, elastic skin who have pockets of fat in certain areas that need to be removed. To be suitable for liposuction you must be physically healthy, psychologically stable and have realistic expectations.  Although the age is not a significant concern, elder people may have less skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as a younger person with tighter skin.

Dr. Kassabian has been at the forefront of refining innovative liposuction and body contouring techniques.  Depending on the procedure, you will be sedated, or receive local or general anesthesia to keep you comfortable.  Then a tiny incision is made to enter your body and remove the subcutaneous fat from the market areas.  Dr. Kassabian makes the incisions as inconspicuous as possible to minimize scarring.

Before you opt for a liposuction procedure, you need to think carefully about your expectations.

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.

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:

Lift MD Gift Card Stocking Stuffer Suggestions

  • 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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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.

Dr. Kassabian as a Guest Speaker at Festival Del Sole

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:

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11 and with just a few days away there is not a lot of time left to get that special lady in your life the perfect gift!  We have put together a Lift MD Aesthetics gift guide that will make any mom feel pampered and beautiful this Mother’s Day.

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1.  Surprise your mom or that special lady in your life with a luxurious facial from one of our expert aestheticians.  From the customizable Lift Couture Facial to The Million Dollar Facial, there is a facial suitable for every skin type and age.  Any woman will definitely love being pampered with one of these luxe facials!

2.  The Lift MD Aesthetics skincare lines offer a wide range of skincare products and sets that are both luxurious and effective.  Options range from nourishing face cremes to masks.  You can either buy products individually or buy an entire skincare system.

3. If you’re still not sure what to get, then a Lift MD Aesthetics gift card is always a perfect gift option too! Gift cards can be used towards services and products at Lift MD Aesthetics.

For the products listed above and other skincare and beauty treatments, please visit: http://www.liftmd.com or call 310-285-0400.

Lift MD Aesthetics®

436 N. Bedford Dr. Suite 301 Beverly Hills, CA 90210