Arm Tuck: Reduce Flabby Arms in No Time

The reasons for loose, sagging skin are unforgiving and numerous:

  • Common aging
  • Hereditary
  • Weight loss
  • Sun exposure

If you suffer from these issues, there’s no need to panic. It’s never been easier to regain tight plump skin!

The Arm Tuck: What is It?

The arm lift procedure, also known as the arm tuck, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that targets and removes any flabby skin on the upper arm.

The Procedure
During the operation, the surgeon will use liposuction, similar to a “tummy tuck”, to remove any stubborn fat deposits. Then any excess skin will be removed, and the arm restored to its toned beauty.

Results from the Arm Tuck
Restoring your youthful feel and look to your arms is simple now. After going through the arm tuck procedure, you can expect:

  • Less drooping skin
  • Tightened, smooth supportive tissue
  • Defined shape
  • Reduced fat deposits

Is the Arm Tuck Procedure Safe?
The arm tuck has grown in popularity because of the new technology and surgical techniques that make the arm tuck safer and more effective. With a minimally invasive incision, you will be able to enjoy toned arms in sleeveless gowns without a large scar. It’s never been safer or more affordable!

Recovery
After the procedure, your physician will likely prescribe medication to handle any pain or swelling, as well as a healthy dose of rest. After a few weeks, the swelling will subside and you will be able to fully appreciate your new look!

If you’re interested in your own cosmetic procedure, give us a call today. You can trust our trained staff to answer any questions and schedule your initial consult!

Botox: Get Younger Looking Skin Without Surgery

It’s no secret that time isn’t always on our side. While you might enjoy the wisdom gained through the years, nobody wants those years to be visible! But how do we stop the sagging skin and obnoxious wrinkles? The answer is simple with botox.

What is Botox?
Botox is a non-surgical procedure used to target those wrinkles with minimal invasiveness. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ annual report, just over 7 million went through the treatment in 2017, and they’re now enjoying the benefits of youthful looking skin!

How it Works
Over time, our body’s muscles naturally start to become lax, but botox solves the problem. During the procedure, the surgeon will inject tiny amounts of botulinum toxin into your skin or muscles. The number of injections will depend on the extent of the area that you want treated.

This botulinum toxin is a therapeutic agent that works to freeze the muscles by blocking the release of acetylcholine. The procedure’s use of only needles and botulinum, or other safe agents, make it a safe and noninvasive process.

Is Botox Right For You?
There’s no better way to regain that youth in your facial expressions. If you’re experiencing entrenched brow lines, obvious crow’s feet, or perhaps forehead furrows, then botox might be just the thing for you. The safe and hassle-free injections will have you back to your day-to-day routine with a totally new confidence and rejuvenated look before you know it.

Talk to a Professional
As with any medical procedure, it’s best to consult an experienced doctor. But look no further. Our staff at Kadz Plastic Surgery are perfectly suited to guide you through the process from beginning to end. Schedule a meeting today, and let us help you regain that vigorous look and feel in your face. With over 20 years of experience, you’re in good hands with Dr. Kadz, so call us today!

Breast Augmentation: Silicone vs. Saline

The Differences Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants

The most popular cosmetic procedure performed last year was breast augmentation. Women everywhere are taking the steps to attain supple, full breasts. But one of the first things to consider…silicone or saline?

But don’t worry! We’re here to help you figure out which might be the ideal implant for you. The two accepted implant fillers today are silicone and saline:
Silicone
Available to women 22 years and older, silicone implants are made up of a silicone shell that contains a silicone gel. They have become the filler of choice for many patients because of their more natural feel and softer feel. Compared to saline, the liquid in the silicone implants is a thicker, more viscous, substance.
Saline
Saline fillers also have a silicone shell, but once the shells are inserted into the breasts, they’re filled with a sterile salt water solution that has the same concentration as the cells of your body. They do not present any health risk to the patient even when ruptured, and they’re available to women at the age of 18 and over.

Why Silicone?

Most women prefer the natural feel of the silicone implants. You may also appreciate the choice of the shell’s texture and the gel’s consistency, giving you more control over the overall firmness and stability, and, of course, size. And no matter the consistency, the silicone gel tends to have more of a resilience than its saline counterpart, meaning a lower chance of rupture. Additionally, you can typically avoid seeing the shell underneath the thin skin, as you can in some cases with saline.

Why Saline?

Saline implants have become the preference for women that want to avoid any improbable health risks that may come from a ruptured silicone implant. As well as being the slightly healthier choice, it is also typically more affordable, and not necessarily at the cost of quality. “Baffled” saline implants, with channels for flow, have a similar feeling to the silicone implants. The cherry on top? Some saline implants have the advantage of being adjustable even after the operation.

But Are Implants Safe?

Safety first! The answer is yes. After alleged health risks during the 80’s and 90’s, that have since been disproved, the FDA launched record-breaking research into silicone gel implants, making it the most widely studied medical device in the history of medical devices! While there are minor risks associated with ruptures, the likelihood of ruptures is very low, as implants have since come a far way. In fact, implants being used today are considered seventh and eight generation implants!

Is the Procedure Safe?

In the hands of an experienced surgeon, you can expect the results you want. The procedure typically only lasts around 1-2 hours, and the recovery only requires you take it easy for a few days after the procedure, avoiding heavy lifting for up to six weeks.

Is Removal a Safe Option?

In the off chance that you decide to remove or replace your implants, the removal process is quick and safe, generally lasting under an hour. Saline implants may be deflated first, but then, the implant (saline and silicone) is usually removed through the same incision that it was inserted.

The most important step in obtaining your own breast enhancement is finding a certified surgeon with experience. Dr. Kadz is a Silicone-Certified provider and can help you choose the perfect solution for your individual needs. With over 20 years of experience, you can relax knowing you’re in good hands. Contact Dr. Kadz today at (310) 276-3662 so you can have the body you always dreamed of.

The Types of Facelifts

Different Types of Facelifts

An internet search will reveal a lot of information on facelift procedures, but which opinion can you trust? With all of this information overload, you may be more confused than when you began your search! Thankfully, Dr. Kadz has decades of experience performing facelift procedures, and we want to pass our knowledge on to you! In 2017 alone, there were over 125,000 facelifts performed, and each was unique to the patient.

Factors such as your surgeon, your desired look, and your facial structure all affect the type of facelift you need. The facelift procedure, however, will likely fall into one of the four types:
• Deep Plane Facelift
• SMAS Lift
• Endoscopic Lift
• Featherlift

SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) Lift

The SMAS Lift repositions the soft tissue, known as the SMAS, on your face that contributes to facial expression. The procedure repositions skin and the underlying muscle of the cheek to correct jowls and skin laxity. The SMAS Lift will provide you a less “pulled” look and longer lasting results than a skin-only facelift.
Ideal Candidate: This surgery may be ideal for you if you want to remove facial imperfections such as sagging skin and excessive wrinkling.
Facial Area: Mid face (eyes and cheeks) and lower face (smile lines, jawline, chin, and neck).
Incisions: Carefully hidden. Usually begin above the hairline at the temples, follow the natural line in front of the ear, curve behind the earlobe into the crease behind the ear, and into or along the lower scalp. In the case of a neck lift, a small incision is made under the chin (the scar will become barely visible with time).

Deep Plane Lift

A more comprehensive technique, the Deep Plane Lift is ideal if you wish to see a more dramatic and natural change with longer facial rejuvenation results. This procedure lifts and repositions the SMAS layer and muscles by separating the skin from the SMAS layer, and then entering the “deep plane” underneath both. This separation allows for an overall repositioning of the skin and SMAS layer while releasing tension and removing any excess skin.
Ideal Candidate: If you’re looking for a long-lasting fix for excessive skin, wrinkling, and lax muscles.
Facial Area: Mid face and lower face.
Incisions: See SMAS Lift.

Endoscopic Lift

The most invasive yet effective procedure is the Endoscopic Lift. While similar to the Deep Plane Lift, it goes even deeper, targeting the tissues just above your facial bones. The surgeon will insert a microscopic camera (an endoscope) into one of three, small incisions for a view of your facial structure while using surgical tools in the other two incisions to lift lax muscle and remove misplaced fat.
Ideal Candidate: This is ideal if you do not have large amounts of excess skin but want to remove facial imperfections (misplaced fats and droopy muscle).
Facial Area: Mid face and lower face.
Incisions: Three or more inch-long incisions are made above the hairline or behind the ear, making the procedure virtually scarless.

Featherlift

The Thread Facelift, or Featherlift, is the least invasive and the quickest procedure. Tiny stitches are used to lift your underlying muscles, typically taking one to two hours.
Ideal Candidate: This is ideal for minor changes in appearance, especially in the beginning stages of aging.
Facial Area: Cheeks, jawline, and neck.
Incisions: Tiny incisions are made for the stitches, making scarring almost invisible.

These options provide a brief overview of different facelift procedures; but only a board-certified physician can tell you which option is right for you. You can contact our office today to set up your very own free consultation. Bruce B. Kadz, M.D., F.A.C.S. is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. With over 20 years experience performing a full spectrum of aesthetic plastic surgery, he delivers the most optimal results based on each individual patient’s desires.

Mommy Makeover: What You Get

Having a baby is an incredible experience that changes a woman’s life in every possible way. Including major changes to her body. If you have recently given birth, you may feel unhappy with the extra weight, lack of muscle tone, and sagging breasts. Although these bodily changes are normal after giving birth, most women feel discouraged and want to get back to their pre-baby body as soon as possible.

The Effects of Childbirth

As your body prepares itself for carrying a child, the temporary changes can stay longer than hoped for:

  • Expanded stomach
  • Enlarged breasts for breastfeeding
  • Areas of stored fat
  • Sensitive, blemishing skin

How the Mommy Makeover Helps

The Mommy Makeover is a trifecta of plastic surgery procedures that targets the areas affected most by pregnancy. It involves:

  • The Tummy Tuck.
  • Two areas of liposuction.
  • Breast augmentation using saline.

Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty, or the “Tummy Tuck”, is a surgical procedure that can flatten and shape the abdomen and waist. It’s accomplished by removing excess fat and skin, then tightening the surrounding muscles. It can even be used to restore weak or separated muscles, resulting in a smoother and firmer abdomen.

Liposuction

Liposuction’s purpose is slimming and reshaping the body, eliminating those stubborn, localized fat deposits gained through pregnancy. This improves the body contours and proportions, resulting in a leaner body that is properly proportioned.

Breast Augmentation

In general, a breast lift raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. While you can expect your breasts to return to their regular size after pregnancy, they’re likely to have a deflated look afterwards. A breast lift, with or without implants, is a great way to regain that fullness and perkiness.

Is the Mommy Makeover for You?

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try after childbirth, you can’t get rid of that stubborn fat and excess skin throughout your body. It’s easier than you think to get back to your pre-baby body. Contact us today to meet with our professionals to see what procedures will work best for you! With over 20 years of experience, you can rely on the board-certified surgeons at Dr. Kadz.

5 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon During a Consultation

Your body is unique, so shouldn’t your consultation be personalized to you? When receiving an initial consultation it’s natural to feel nervous, but you should expect nothing less than personal care and attention for your unique needs. From a review of your medical history, to suggestions for your particular body type, every stage of your consultation should put your mind at ease. In order to make sure that you are receiving the care and attention that you deserve, the American Board of Cosmetic surgery recommends asking these 5 questions:

Are you board certified in cosmetic surgery?

Not all cosmetic surgeons are created equal. There are many variations between surgeons in experience, technique, types of procedures and credentials. One of the most important questions you can ask is “Are you a board certified surgeon?” Thankfully, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons makes it easy to search for board certified surgeons in your area.

How frequently do you perform the procedure I want?

You wouldn’t have your ankle surgery performed by a dentist, so why would you have a cosmetic procedure performed by someone who is unfamiliar with the surgery you are considering. Cosmetic surgeries can vary significantly, so be sure that your chosen surgeon is a specialist in the exact procedure you want.

What type of anesthesia will I receive, and who will provide my anesthesia?

Just like most modern surgeries, many cosmetic procedures are made possible thanks to advancements in anesthesia. There are three main types: local, general, and regional. So what factors determine which will be used in your procedure?

• Type and length of the surgery
• Patient health
• Preference of the patient and physician

What will my recovery be like?

Before walking into the operating room it is crucial to receive detailed information on the recovery process following a surgery. You should be sure to ask your surgeon questions such as:

1. When can I return to work?
2. Is it safe for me to exercise?
3. When will I be able to resume my regularly routine?
All patients are cared for on an individual level. Each patient is handled on a case-by-case basis by our professional and friendly staff, as well as our board certified surgeons.

What will be the total cost of my procedure?

Pricing is an important variable in any purchase, but when it comes to cosmetic surgery, its crucial to know the bottom line price without any hidden fees or add-ons. Your cosmetic surgeon should be able to talk in detail with you about pricing and explain all the information relating to the cost of your procedure.

Looking to shop around? It’s always important to remember that you get what your pay for. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, it is always best to have it done right the first time, rather than paying again to fix a bad procedure. No matter where you live, you can check the average cost of many poplar procedures on the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery website.