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Dr. Dadvand’s Inspiration to Become a Surgeon

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Cosmetic Network interviews Dr. Dadvand about his choice to practice plastic surgery. Dr. Dadvand discusses his background in fine arts and how it launched him in his career as a plastic surgeon. [video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://drdadvandplasticsurgery.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/La-Plastic-Surgeon-Dr.-Babak-Dadvand_-Why-Does-Dr.-Dadvand-Choose-to-Work-as-Plastic-Surgergeon_.mp4"][/video] ...

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Gynecomastia Surgery for Out of Town Patients

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

As a specialist in gynecomastia surgery I see and perform this surgery on a routine bases. One of the interesting things I have been noticing is the number of patients who are coming to see and be treated by me from outside of Los Angeles. Gynecomastia is a relatively common issue affecting men of all ages and sizes. Whether ...

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Filed in Breast Information, Breast Revision, Breast Surgery, Gynecomastia, Plastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgery

Gynecomastia Surgery Revision: There is Hope

Monday, June 30th, 2014

With any surgery, there is always a risk of needing revision surgery.  As an expert in gynecomastia surgery, I see patients in consultation who have had their surgery elsewhere and are not happy with their results. Typically, patients needing revision fall into two categories: over-resection and under-resection. Both types of patients have different challenges but by far the more ...

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Filed in Breast Revision, Breast Surgery, Gynecomastia, Plastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgery, Scars

No Smoking…If You Want Plastic Surgery

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Everyone is aware of the health risks that smoking cigarettes can pose. Heart disease, lung cancer, emphysema…the list of medical problems caused by smoking is long. But this blog post is not about preaching about smoking cessation. It is about smoking and its implication on your plastic surgery results. Nicotine is known to constrict, or tighten, the blood vessels that ...

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Can a Tummy Tuck be Performed in Obese People?

Friday, November 15th, 2013

As a plastic surgeon specializing in tummy tucks, or abdominoplasty, I need to determine who is and isn’t a good candidate for surgery. While there are many benefits for people undergoing tummy tucks (better shape, improved self-esteem), it is very important to know what makes someone a good or bad candidate for tummy tuck surgery. The ideal candidate for ...

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Filed in Abdominoplasty, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

Recovery Tips After Your Mommy Makeover

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Now that you have undergone your “Mommy Makeover,” what is the next step? Well, in a word…recovery. The recovery process is very important in all surgeries, especially when multiple procedures have been performed. Here are the 5 steps to a smooth recovery: No strenuous activity for 6 weeks. By strenuous activity, I am referring to exercise, both with weights or ...

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Filed in Abdominal, Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Mommy Makeover, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

What to Expect From Your Mommy Makeover Consultation

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Coming in to see a plastic surgeon for a consultation can be exciting for a patient. Once a patient has scheduled the consultation what is the next step? The consultation is a very important process. It allows the patient to get all of their questions answered and at the same time allows me to develop a tailor made surgical plan ...

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Filed in Abdominal, Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Mommy Makeover, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

Best Candidates for a Mini-Tummy Tuck

Friday, October 4th, 2013

As a plastic surgeon who specializes in tummy tucks, I frequently get asked by patients whether they are candidates for a mini-tummy tuck. To answer this question I typically discuss the difference between a full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck. The main difference between the two is that in a mini tummy tuck the surgery is limited ...

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Abdominoplasty and C-Section at the Same Time

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

One of the most common reasons a woman presents for abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery is child birth. During pregnancy, the abdominal skin is stretched as are the rectus muscles to accommodate the growing uterus. This occurs in conjunction to the weight that is gained during the pregnancy. Once the baby is born the skin and muscles may not ...

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Can the Pubic Area be Lifted in a Tummy Tuck?

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery is one of the most rewarding surgeries I perform as a plastic surgeon. Patients who are candidates for this procedure typically have loose skin in their lower and/or upper abdomen. There are certain patients who also have looseness in their pubic areas. This can be anything from a minor laxity to completely overhanging to ...

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What is a Reverse Tummy Tuck?

Friday, August 9th, 2013

A traditional abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, involves a curved incision along the lower abdomen and pubic area, typically just below the bikini line. This allows treatment of loose skin in the lower and upper abdomen as well as tightening of the muscles. In some women they have loose skin just above their belly buttons or in their upper abdomen but ...

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Does Insurance Cover Abdominoplasty Surgery?

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, surgery makes a dramatic difference in a person’s body. It is one of the most satisfying procedures I perform as a plastic surgeon. One of the main questions patients ask during the consultation is whether insurance would cover the procedure. For most patients who require an abdominoplasty, there is some loose skin and excess fat as ...

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Abdominoplasty in Over Weight Patients

Friday, July 26th, 2013

There are many factors that make someone an ideal candidate for a surgical procedure. Abdominoplasty surgery is no different. Deciding who is a good candidate for abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is crucial in obtaining the best results. Typically ideal tummy tuck candidates have loose skin, some excess fat, loose muscles, and are within a reasonable weight range for their ...

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Brave New World

Friday, July 19th, 2013

The last 10 years has seen an explosion in plastic surgery and aesthetic procedures. There has been a greater acceptance of plastic surgery correlating to increased exposure in the media. While this certainly has had positive effects on patients, there are certain ramifications to this burst of popularity. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I have spent thousands of hours ...

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Filed in Aesthetic Surgery, Plastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgery

Buyer Beware

Friday, February 8th, 2013

What is the difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon? A plastic surgeon has trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery for a minimum of two years. This is in addition to three to five years of general surgery training. A cosmetic surgeon is not necessarily a plastic surgeon. Some dermatologists, gynecologists, or internists refer to ...

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Plastic Surgery

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The last eight years have seen a boom in cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Patients of all ages, races, and genders have come into plastic surgeons’ offices in the search for self-improvement. There is a small, but real, subset of patients that are looking for more than what a plastic surgeon can deliver. These patients have body dysmorphic disorder. In ...

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Smart Lipo – Just the Facts

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

When I am doing a liposuction consultation, I frequently get asked about Smart Lipo; so much in fact that I decided to write a blog about it. Smart Lipo has been around in Europe for over 10 years. It was FDA approved in the U.S in October 2006. It is a laser (1064nm ND:YAG to be specific) that serves ...

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Endermologie – Does It Really Work?

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Endermologie is a non-invasive technique targeted to treat cellulite.  It was originally developed in the 1980's as a non-surgical method to treat scars in burn victims. These patients began to notice improvements in their cellulite and soon endermologie was considered by the FDA the first cellulite treatment. Endermologie is a massage machine with two rollers that apply positive pressure to ...

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Silicone Breast Implants

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The FDA took silicone implants off the market back in 1992 amidst reports that the silicone product was causing a wide variety of ailments in women who had the implants and had them leak. Many studies were done to prove one way or another that the silicone was responsible for one or all of the ailments afflicting these women. ...

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Scarless Breast Reduction

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Breast reduction surgery is one of the most satisfying procedures for women because it alleviates many of their symptoms immediately. Women who decise to undergo breast reduction surgery are so fed up with the symptoms and interference with activity that they are more than happy to accept the incisions that come with the procedure. In a previous blog entry I ...

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Breast Reduction

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Breast augmentation surgery is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the US.  However, for some women, the opposite treatment is their goal. Large breasts can actually cause medical issues for women. Common symptoms include upper back and lower neck pain, shoulder grooving from bra straps, rashes in the breast folds, and interfence with daily activities. Unfortunately there is ...

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Tuberous Breast

Friday, September 21st, 2012

As a breast surgery specialist I come across many different types of breast conditions. One of these conditions is tuberous breast deformity. It occurs during breast development and can affect either one or both breasts. Typically the characteristics of tuberous breast deformity are: 1)      Constricted or narrow breast base 2)      Puffy enlarged areola 3)      High breast fold 4)      Ptotic, or droopy, nipples Women can ...

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Double Bubble

Friday, September 14th, 2012

One of the less frequent but more challenging problems in revision breast augmentation is the “double bubble”. The term double bubble refers to how the breast looks. Typically it looks like there are two breasts on one side, one being above the other. The causes of double bubble are varied as are the treatment options. In some patients, an implant ...

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Implant Malposition

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Breast implants need to be centered behind the breast mound in order to achieve the best results. However, in some cases implant malposition occurs. Sometimes this is a result of technical error, sometimes due to tissue characteristics, sometimes implant characteristics (implants that are too large), and sometimes a combination of all of the above. There are different types of implant ...

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To Lift or Not to Lift

Friday, August 31st, 2012

As a plastic surgeon specializing in breast surgery one of the hardest conversations to have is with a patient who comes in for breast augmentation, but who also needs a breast lift, or mastopexy. The main reason this conversation is difficult for the patient is because typically mastopexies involve additional incisions, which the patient may not be initially prepared ...

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