Changing the Face of Beauty: Popular Cosmetic Procedures

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Face Procedures | Comments Off

Some women are very conscious of the way they look. They head to spas and salons to perfect their hair and nails, and meticulously shop and plan out what to wear each day. Other women are simply satisfied with just a bit of makeup before heading out for the day. However, some women go all-out and undergo cosmetic surgery to achieve the look they want.

Cosmetic surgery is gaining in popularity, especially because TV ads and billboards are full of lean models with long legs, smooth skin, and youthful features. In 2012, roughly 13.1 million cosmetic surgeries were performed in the US alone—a record in the plastic surgery industry.

So, what are the most popular cosmetic surgeries?

Breast Augmentation

Each year, more and more women flock to cosmetic surgeons to enhance the size and appearance of their breast. Over 330,000 breast augmentation surgeries were performed in 2012. Breast augmentations involve inserting saline or silicone implants into the chest to improve the size, shape, or symmetry of the breasts. Almost any healthy woman can undergo the procedure. Women undergo this procedure not only for aesthetic purposes, but also for comfort and confidence.


Wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin imperfections are some of the many reasons women choose to undergo facelift procedures. With new surgical and non-surgical options, the facelift is a popular choice for men or women looking to maintain a youthful appearance. Many facelifts are even combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as neck lifts, eyelid lifts, or skin resurfacing procedures to help patients achieve the results they desire.


Although liposuction is less popular today than it has been in the past, it is still one of the top three cosmetic procedures performed in the US annually. Both men and women undergo this procedure to achieve the figure they want . Over 200,000 surgeries were recorded in 2011, but new technologies are paving the way for a possible surge in liposuction procedures over the next few years. Advanced liposuction techniques such as SlimLipo and Vaser Liposelection have encouraged many to consider the procedure because the new techniques offer similar results to traditional liposuction but are less invasive and patients typically experience quicker recoveries.

Changing Appearances for the Better

It takes a great deal of thought when it comes to undergoing cosmetic surgeries. Still, it may be worth the effort if it’s all about changing for the better. If you are considering undergoing a cosmetic procedure, Dr. Jeffrey D. Hoefflin MD FACS can help you weigh your options and can educate you about what procedures can best help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact us to set up an appointment to determine the right cosmetic surgery for you.

Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty: Weighing your Options

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Face Procedures | Comments Off

Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills can be performed two ways: open or closed. Surgeons like Jeffrey D. Hoefflin MD, FACS normally offer both options for first-time and revisionary nose jobs. What differentiates the two procedures is simply the incision location. When choosing which technique to use, surgeons and patients weigh many factors.


Consider Breast Reduction by a Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon for the Right Reasons

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Breast Procedures | Comments Off

There are many possible reasons for a woman to seek a qualified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills to perform breast reduction surgery; however, undergoing a breast reduction procedure to rectify a bullying situation at school shouldn’t be one of them. As preposterous as such a scenario may seem, it’s becoming a reality. Just ask the mother of a 13-year-old school bullying victim in Missouri. After reporting a bullying incident to school officials, the mother was told by a school district employee that she could either have her daughter switched to a different school or her daughter could have her breast size reduced to stop the teasing. Unfortunately, the Missouri girl’s case is only the latest in a string of incidents involving students who have opted for surgery to avoid bullying.


Well-Rounded: Breast Augmentation From Los Angeles Practitioners

Posted by on Apr 20, 2013 in Breast Procedures | Comments Off

Breasts. The word calls many images to mind: the image of a mother nursing her child, the image of an adolescent girl shopping for her first bra, the image of a busty supermodel donning a magazine cover.

Women with small breasts can often have insecurities about their figures that begin when they are young and persist into adulthood. For these women, a qualified Los Angeles breast augmentation specialist like Dr. Jeffrey D. Hoefflin can help them achieve larger breasts while helping to improve their confidence and self image.


From Botox to Brazilian Butt Lifts: Get the Scoop on Two of the Hottest Beauty Trends

Posted by on Apr 20, 2013 in Body Procedures | Comments Off

Breast augmentations and liposuction treatments have been popular for decades, however, BOTOX injections and Brazilian butt lifts are two newer cosmetic procedures that have skyrocketed in popularity over the last decade.


What to Do Before and After a Tummy Tuck in Los Angeles

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Body Procedures | Comments Off

With summer fast approaching, many women are frantically doing sit ups and crash dieting to get a bikini body. Unfortunately, exercise and a healthy diet are sometimes not enough. However, those with stubborn areas of fat that don’t seem to be affected by diet and exercise can undergo a tummy tuck from Los Angeles surgeons. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey D. Hoefflin performs tummy tuck procedures frequently, and recommends learning as much as possible about the procedure before deciding whether or not to undergo the procedure.


Helpful Tips When Getting Breast Implants in Los Angeles

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Breast Procedures | Comments Off

Media outlets portray Los Angeles as the land of straight teeth, tanned skin, and bikini bodies. While some get their good looks from genetics or diet and exercise, others simply cannot achieve their desired figure through those means alone. A great option, especially for women who are dissatisfied with their breasts, is breast augmentation from a board certified plastic surgeon like Jeffrey D. Hoefflin MD, FCAS who is well-known for his work with breast implants in Los Angeles. Here are a few tips for a smooth surgery and recovery.


Keeping Abreast: Recovery After Breast Augmentation in Los Angeles

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Breast Procedures | Comments Off

For centuries, humans have modified their appearances through paint, tattoos, piercings, scarring, and branding to achieve beauty or prominence. Advances in the health sciences have made body enhancements much safer and more sophisticated. Breast augmentation is the most sought after plastic surgery procedure. For those considering the breast augmentation, here are some helpful tips to speed your recovery after a breast augmentation in Los Angeles.


Lasers: The Latest and Greatest in Cellulite Treatment

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Non-surgical | Comments Off

Not long ago, the idea of liposuction in Los Angeles was the straightforward removal of excess fat by suctioning it away from problem areas through a long, narrow tube called a canulla. However, even after liposuction, patients are still often unsatisfied with their results because of unsightly cellulite.


Los Angeles Tummy Tuck After a C-Section: Surgeons Say Give Time to Heal

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Body Procedures | Comments Off

A Caesarian section, also called a C-section, is a type of surgery performed to deliver a baby when the baby cannot be delivered vaginally. Pregnant women undergo C-sections for many reasons: the mother may be suffering from a heart condition or hypertension, the baby could be in the wrong position (feet or buttocks first-i.e., breech-or side or shoulder first-i.e., transverse), stalled labor, multiple births, fetal distress, etc. C-sections are performed to ensure a safe birth in each of these scenarios.