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Gynecomastia Surgery and the Recovery Process: Day by Day

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Gynecomastia surgery is a straight-forward out-patient procedure that can greatly improve self-confidence and self-esteem. The surgery is a crucial aspect of the entire process but the recovery process is just as important. The following is a day by day guide of what to expect with the surgery and what is expected of the patient. Day 0: Surgery day, the most exciting and nervous day for ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Breast Surgery, Gynecomastia, Scars

Breast Implant Profiles

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Breast implants come in all shapes and sizes.  As a plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation I spend a significant amount of time discussing the various aspects of breast implants. In this post I want to focus on the profile of the implant. This is something that patients can get confused about so I want to make it as easy to understand as possible because ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast Surgery

Vectra 3D System

Friday, March 21st, 2014

As a plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation surgery, I am striving to offer my patients the latest innovations that can improve the surgical experience. The Vectra 3D system is the most technologically advanced way to help you pick the best implant for your body. I am one of the first plastic surgeons in the United States to use this technology during breast augmentation consults ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast Surgery

Selecting the Right Breast Implant

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The most important aspect of breast augmentation surgery is selecting the right implant. Patients tell me that this is the most stressful part of the breast augmentation consultation for them. The reason why this can be stressful is because there are so many different sizes, shapes, and styles of implants. This can make the decision overwhelming. There are different ways to select implant sizes, (sample ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast Surgery

The Liquid Facelift…What is it?

Friday, January 10th, 2014

To my knowledge the fountain of youth has yet to be discovered. We live in a society where beauty and youth are placed on a pedestal…whether that is good or bad is for a future blog post. For a variety of reasons, whether financial, emotional, or logistical, some patients do not want to undergo a facial aging surgery. There are many factors that contribute to ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Facelift

Upper Eyelid Surgery… Quick and Simple!

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

One of the most straightforward surgeries I perform is upper eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty. Patients who qualify for this procedure have excess skin in their upper eyelid area which can cause them to look tired. One of the distinctions I need to make when evaluating a patient for an upper eyelid surgery is whether their problem is excess skin in the eyelid or whether it ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Eyelid Surgery

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 deliver oxygen to human tissues. ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Plastic Surgery, Safe Surgery

The Skinny on Gynexin

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Gynexin is an herbal supplement reported to effectively treat gynecomastia. What is it, how does it work, and what are the claims of success? In this post I will break down the details on this medical treatment for gynecomastia. First of all, I must preface this post by saying that there have been many reported medical “cures” for gynecomastia, yet none has been shown to ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Gynecomastia

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 tummy tuck surgery is someone who ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Abdominoplasty, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

What are the Main Causes of Breast Ptosis?

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Breast ptosis, or drooping breasts, is a relatively common occurrence. There are different causes of breast ptosis and in this blog I will discuss them. There is a Grading system for breast ptosis and rates ptosis from Grade 1 to 3 with Grade 3 being the most severe. The main component of this grading system is the position of the nipple on the breast and ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Breast Surgery

Can I Get a Breast Augmentation or Do I Need a Breast Lift?

Friday, November 1st, 2013

This is a very common question that I face in my practice. There is nothing more disheartening to a woman who comes in for a breast augmentation consultation than to be told she needs a breast lift (which means additional scars).  So who qualifies for a breast augmentation versus an augmentation with a breast lift? Well it comes down to whether there is any ptosis, ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Surgery

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 cardio. Strenuous activity too soon ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

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 to meet their specific aesthetic ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

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

Best Candidates for Tummy Tuck

Friday, October 11th, 2013

As a plastic surgeon specializing in tummy tuck surgery, it is important to select the appropriate procedure for each patient. Tummy tuck surgery is a major operation, so it is important to know what makes someone an ideal candidate for this procedure. Typically patients fall into one of two categories, those that benefit from liposuction and those that benefit from some sort of tummy tuck ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Abdominoplasty, 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 to the area below the umbilicus, ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Abdominoplasty, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

Can Soy Products Cause Gynecomastia?

Friday, September 27th, 2013

As a plastic surgeon specializing in gynecomastia, I am asked whether different products can cause gynecomastia. There are many different medications or products that can increase the chance of gynecomastia, such as anabolic steroids, HGH, certain hair growth stimulants, not to mention a host of antidepressant, anti-seizure, and cardiac medications. One product which I want to discuss is soy. Being a plastic surgeon in Los ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Gynecomastia

The Skinny on CoolSculpting

Friday, September 20th, 2013

One of the best things about plastic surgery is the innovation that comes with new technologies. The drive for less invasive procedures with less downtime is very appealing, but is there a trade off? As in previous blogs, I always say in plastic surgery “less is less.” Less invasive, less down time usually means less dramatic results. Now this may be fine for some people ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Liposuction

The Mommy Makeover

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Plastic surgery is filled with catchy names for different procedures. One of the most popular names is the “Mommy Makeover.” We live in a society enamored by the idea of the makeover. There are countless shows making over people, homes, cars, and even pets. But what is a Mommy Makeover and is it something that may benefit you? Well, the term “Mommy Makeover” refers to ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Gimmicks: Buyer Beware

Friday, September 6th, 2013

In plastic surgery there is a saying that “Less is Less.” Playing off of the “less is more” saying, less invasive procedures mean less downtime, usually less cost, and typically less results. Now for some patients that is perfectly acceptable and as long as the procedure limitations are explained by the plastic surgeon, there is nothing wrong with a less invasive approach to plastic surgery. ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Tummy Tuck

Gynecomastia Incision Healing

Friday, August 30th, 2013

One of the most common questions and concerns during a gynecomastia consultation revolves around the incision. For most males with glandular gynecomastia, some sort of excision is necessary because liposuction alone will not remove this rubbery tissue. Typically the incision I use to remove this firm breast tissue is an inferior peri-areolar incision. If you think of the areola as a clock, the incision is ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Gynecomastia

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 always retract to their pre-pregnancy shapes. ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Abdominoplasty, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

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 the point that it interferes with ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Abdominoplasty, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

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 not in the lower abdomen. ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Abdominoplasty, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

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 well as loose muscle (known ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Abdominoplasty, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

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 height. That being said, I see ….

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Posted by Dr. Babak Dadvand

Filed in Abdominoplasty, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck


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