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Dr. Ackerman Discusses Rhinoplasty

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Newport Rhinoplasty Specialist Discusses How to Achieve Optimal Rhinoplasty Results

Dr. Boris Ackerman a leading plastic surgeon in Newport Beach CA discusses one of the most common and difficult cosmetic procedures the Rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty is still one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today.  Unlike many other cosmetic procedures it is considered one of the most difficult, and many cosmetic surgeons simply will not perform due to the difficulty.  Unlike other cosmetic procedure the rhinoplasty requires a bit of artistry and sculpting.  Dr. Boris Ackerman  says “this is by far one of the most transforming procedures I do, because the nose is the center of every patients face.  Many of my patients simply break down crying with excitement after the results are revealed”.

Dr. Ackerman recommends that if you are considering rhinoplasty to be very selective and choose a plastic surgeon that specializes in rhinoplasty procedure.  He goes on to say, “make sure you visit with at least two to three plastic surgeons in your area and review their before and after pictures”.  He goes on t say, “you definitely want to go with a surgeon that can demonstrate they have performed this surgery many times as it is a skill that takes time to master”.

Many of Dr. Ackerman rhinoplasty procedures are revision rhinoplasty.  Dr. Ackerman says, “about 20 percent of my rhinoplasty procedures are revision rhinoplasty”.  He finds that this usually happens to the price shopper, who in the end ends up paying more out of pocket.  Most revision rhinoplasty’s are done because the first surgeon was not very  good at sculpting the nose properly.

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Dr Boris Ackerman Discusses Rise in Male Breast Reduction Surgery

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Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon Discusses the Popularity of Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Male plastic surgery is on the rise and the treatment of Gynecomostia or Male Breast Reduction is also on the rise, states Dr.Boris Ackerman, a board certified plastic surgeon in Newport  Beach, CA.  For many men the Gynecomastia condition is very embarrassing, and can create a high level of self-consciousness.  This condition limits the amount of outdoor activity many men would normally engage in and causes many to pass on social outings.  The condition is usually the result of elevated hormonal levels during puberty but also can be caused by obesity, steroid use, marijuana usage, aging and other health problems.

Men who are struggling with the symptoms of Gynecomastia have the option to under-go male breast reduction surgery.  Dr. Ackerman states, “for the best results of severe gynecomastia condition male breast reduction surgery offers the best results”.  At Dr. Ackerman’s office he uses the technique of ultrasonic liposuction to sculpt the chest and in the event of glandular enlargement direct excision of the tissue is required.  In the event the patient has had severe weight loss excess skin may have to be removed.

Dr. Ackerman states this procedure has become very popular amongst his male clientele in addition to male facelift procedures.  The procedure takes approximately 2 hours to complete depending on the severity of the case and most of his patients return to non-strenuous work within a few days.  And after two to three weeks regular exercise can be resumed.

Dr. Ackerman is highly acclaimed for his expertise and talent in facial rejuvenation surgery, advanced body contouring surgery and breast surgery. He has brought forth improved techniques in facial surgery using endoscopy and laser technology.

Dr. Ackerman has lectured widely in various public forums, and has been featured on TV, as well as in numerous publications.

Dr. Ackerman’s practice includes an on-site, state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center. His facility is certified by the The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.

Dr. Ackerman received his undergraduate degree from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from The Dartmouth Medical School in 1981. Dr. Ackerman went on to do his postgraduate training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and The Ohio State University.


Dr. Ackerman is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Certification by this prestigious board requires extensive training, as well as a vigorous examination process. He is an Active Member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in addition to other societies.


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Botox Breast Lift a Marketing Gimmik

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Every year thousands of women get breast augmentation surgery and breast lift surgery. Thousands of women also fall for marketing gimmiks for breast augmentation also.  A recent trend coming out of NYC is botox for breast lifting.

The claims are pretty impressive, according to marketers of this procedure they state that it lasts for up to 6 months by injecting Botox directly into the muscles of the chest wall. This procedure is certainly a marketing gimmik and don’t waste your money.  How does paralyzing a pectoral muscle lift the breast?

The only way to lift the breast is through a breast lift procedure.  Dr. Ackerman specializes in the breast lift procedure, click here to learn more about the breast lift procedure.




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What is a tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck?

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is properly known as an abdominoplasty and the aim is to remove excess fat and skin. In most cases the operation also restores the weakened and separated muscles that are damaged from either excess weight gain or child birth. By the removal of the skin, fat and the tightening of the muscles the operation creates a profile which smoother and firmer.

There are three types of tummy tuck which are commonly carried out;

Mini Tummy Tuck
The excess skin and fat from below your belly button is removed, leaving a long curved scar on your abdomen above your bikini line. Your belly button remains in place.

Standard Tummy Tuck
Your surgeon will make a long incision in your abdomen above your bikini area and may also make a further incision around your belly button to remove it from its surrounding skin. If required, he will pull together the stretched and torn muscles and stitch them in place (commonly known as muscle repair). He will then remove the excess fat, pull down the skin and the new skin will be re-drapped around your belly button and it will be given a new opening. The excess and unwanted skin is then removed.

Extended Tummy Tuck 
This is commonly known as a Fleur de Lys tuck because of the shape of the skin they remove. This type is unfortunately the most invasive and is usually reserved for people who have the most excess skin to be removed. Essentailly it’s the same as the standard tummy tuck, however an extra piece of skin is removed from the middle of the abdomen too and the skin is tighted across the abdomen as well as downwards. The main disadvantage of this type of procedure compared with the standard tuck is the long vertical scar down the abdomen as well as the scar across the bikini area

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Shopping after Breast Augmentation Procedure Newport Beach

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For most women one of the most exciting things to do after recovering from breast augmentation Newport Beach is to go on a shopping spree for new clothes.

Just make sure before you go crazy realize that your breast will be swollen for 1-2 months following your breast augmentation procedure.  So the message here is don’t go crazy with tight fitting tops as your swelling will continue to go down for a couple months following your breast augmentation procedure.  After the two month period feel free to shop till you drop and enjoy your new curves.

Here are some things to consider before going shopping:

1-  The first thing you should be buying are new bras to get measured and find some good supporting bras especially following your breast implant Newport Beach procedure.

2-  Now that you have more fuller and larger breasts your clothes will need to be supportive.  Try to find dresses that have thicker and more supportive straps.

3-  Try on different shapes and cuts for tops that will accentuate you new bust line.  Some tops may expose too much as it takes time for your new breast implants to drop.

4-  When looking for tops that will flatter your new bust line look for V-necks which provide a full but sleek figure.

5-  Make sure to go through your old wardrobe and get rid of tops that are now too tight.  If the fabric is pulling and buttons are pulling get rid of these tops.  Many of our clients with expensive wardrobes either donate or sell their clothes at consignment shops.

Most importantly wear clothes that make you feel your best and have fun!

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How to Keep Weight off After Liposuction

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Ok so you have met with Dr. Ackerman and you have decided to move forward with liposuction Newport Beach.  Now is a great time to make some healthy changes to your lifestyle so you keep the weight off after your liposuction Newport Beach procedure.

The first step to keeping the weight off is to start a healthy diet and exercise program that is suitable for your body type.  In addition by starting this now before surgery you will heal quicker and have favorable results because your body is operating at its best.

  • small changes to your diet can help keep the weight off after your liposuction procedure.
  • reduce hunger by drinking lots of water and aid your body in flushing out toxins.
  • make a healthy breakfast as a way to start each day.
  • eat fresh foods preferably organic and make sure your plate has plenty of fruits and vegetables on it.
  • avoid sugars read labels and keep your carb intake derived from sugars to a minimum.
  • eat more super foods that are rich in antioxidants
  • boost your metabolism and energy by exercising for at least 30 minutes a day.
After you have your surgery you may feel sore for a few days following.  You will get back to your normal routines rather quickly.  In most cases you will be able to start your normal work out routines at about 6 weeks following your procedure.  Start slow and listen to your body, you will be back to your normal work out regimen in no time.

If you find yourself falling back into bad habits, make a weight maintenance commitment with a friend, co-worker, or relative who also wants to maintain a healthy weight. Supporting each other can help you both resist temptations. With a balanced diet and regular exercise, you’ll keep your new contours for a long time.

Liposuction isn’t magic. You can still gain weight after the procedure, although it may appear in a different area of your body. Stay motivated. Hang on to the satisfaction and renewed self-esteem you felt when you first looked in the mirror after the surgery. By making lifestyle changes before your procedure, you can get the most out of liposuction: a better proportioned body that reflects the new you—a healthy, vibrant, active adult.

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Are Silicone Implants Safe?

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Are silicone implants safe?

An increasing number of women are getting breast reconstruction and breast augmentation procedures. This could be for the sole purpose of getting larger breast or in cases such as some medical problems like a mastectomy a patient may want to get his or her breasts reconstructed. There are two types of breast implants that patients can choose from. These are saline and silicone. The major difference between the two is what is inside. Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel whereas saline implants are filled with saline or sterile salt water.

The safety of silicone implants has been the topic of mass debate for a number of years and it even led to the ban of the use of silicone implants by the FDA. In the 1990s a number of concerns were raised by women who got them, claiming that they made them ill and some people believed that they increased the risks of women developing breast cancer and connective nerve tissue disease. This made the FDA to ban their use completely.

Research was done on their safety based on multiple aspects including the claims that were made by the patients. The scientists and specialists in charge of investigating and researching these claims later come up with results that showed that the claims were not valid. These implants did not increase the risk of getting cancer and they did not make people ill. This led to the FDA lifting its ban in 2006.

They are now approved for women who are 22 years old and older for breast augmentation surgery. Women of all ages can use them to get breast reconstruction surgery. Trials are still being done as a precaution to ensure that they are completely safe, but as of now there are still no concerns.

The fact that the ban was lifted by the body responsible for ensuring that products that are in the market are good and users can use, shows that the product is safe. Thousands of qualified specialists who deal with breast surgery have approved their use and even recommend them to their patients. However, before you opt to get breast implants Newport Beach, it is crucial to ask your doctor about the risks that are associated with it, as well as its benefits before deciding if this type of procedure is right for you. The advice of a specialist is very beneficial and should be highly prioritized before getting breast implants.

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Lip Augmentation Newport Beach

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Lip Augmentation Techniques

Lip augmentation is normally known as a cosmetic surgery to get fuller lips. However, lip augmentation encompasses any and every procedure on the lips to either make them fuller, slimmer or restructuring the shape of the lips. In most cases, the desired results are only cosmetic since people opting for lip augmentation in Newport Beach mostly look for more appealing lips and a better smile. There aren’t any major functional aspects of lip augmentation. For lip augmentation most people refer to a facial plastic surgeon or an otolaryngologist. Since lip augmentation is a relatively simple procedure and involve invasive as well as nor surgical techniques, a surgeon specialized in normal cosmetic surgeries can cater to lip augmentation in Newport Beach.

There are two lip augmentation techniques that have been known to offer desirable results. One is the surgical procedure to place the selected material in the lips and the other involves injecting the body of the lips with the material selected. For lip augmentation some surgeons may offer a wide range of materials to choose from. The most widely used materials are restylane and fat.

Restylane is a gel which is not derived from any animal sources or the patient’s body. It is injected into the lips. In the US, there are approximately a million restylane injections used in a year on an average. Using fat for lip augmentation also a common practice. Surgeons normally use liposuction to extract fat from the patient’s body where there is an excess of it and then surgically places them in the lips. This can also be done by using injections in which case one wouldn’t need any anesthesia or invasive procedures.

There are a few other materials as well which are at times used by people for lip augmentation. They are autologen, collagen, dermalogen, alloderm, radiance and Gore-Tex implants. Autologen and collagen are materials that do not offer long term results. Autologen is a dermal material extracted from the patient’s skin and collagen is obtained from bovine hides. Dermalogen offers longer results than autologen and collagen but it is hardly more than a year or two. Alloderm lasts longer than dermalogen but it is radiance and Gore-Tex implants that can last for three to five years after a session of lip augmentation in Newport Beach. These materials are cost effective but the best results would be from fat transfer and restylane.

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What is a Mommy Makeover?

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A mommy makeover is performed using a unique combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to counteract the physical effects of childbearing, and restore and enhance your body.

In general, a mommy makeover may include:

–          Breast Augmentation

–          Breast Lift

–          Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)

–          Butt Lift

–          Liposuction


Mommy makeovers can include any or all of these body contouring procedures depending on your wishes and needs.

For example, some women need breast augmentation to correct severely deflated “pancake” breasts, while others may need breast implants in combination with a breast lift. Still, some women may actually desire a breast reduction with a lift.

In the abdominal area, many women need a full abdominoplasty with tightening of the muscle layer as well as removal of the excess skin and fat, while some may need a mini-abdominoplasty.

Some women may also benefit from liposuction to sculpt the back, hips and thighs; and smooth out their contours.

Finally, an increasing number of women have also been requesting a buttock lift and other buttock-enhancing options such as the Brazilian butt lift as part of their mommy makeover. The length of the surgery varies based on the amount and type of procedures performed. Some surgeons may perform a mommy makeover as two or more separate operations.


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What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

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Laser resurfacing is a skin resurfacing procedure that uses a laser to improve the appearance of your skin or treat minor facial flaws. Laser resurfacing can be done with two types of lasers:
A wounding (ablative) laser, which removes thin layers of skin
A nonwounding (nonablative) laser, which stimulates collagen growth and tightens underlying skin
Although nonablative laser resurfacing is less invasive and requires less recovery time, it’s less effective than ablative laser resurfacing.
Laser resurfacing can decrease the appearance of fine lines around your eyes, mouth and cheeks. Laser resurfacing can also treat loss of skin tone and improve your complexion if you have scars or sun damage. Laser resurfacing does have limitations, however. Understanding the specific techniques, risks and possible results can help you decide if laser resurfacing is right for you.

Why It’s Done:

Laser resurfacing can be used to treat:
Liver spots or age spots (solar lentigines)
Uneven skin tone or texture
Sun-damaged skin
Scars caused by acne, chickenpox or injuries
Laser resurfacing can’t eliminate excessive or sagging skin.

Itching, swelling and redness. After ablative laser resurfacing, treated skin will be itchy, swollen and red. Itching and swelling don’t last long, but redness — the degree of which is related to the depth of resurfacing done — can be intense and may last for several months. The aggravation of a previously existing skin condition, such as rosacea or contact dermatitis, also can contribute to redness.
Acne. Applying thick creams and bandages to your face after treatment can worsen acne or cause you to temporarily develop tiny white bumps (milia) on treated skin.
Infection. Ablative laser resurfacing can lead to a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. The most common infection is a flare-up of the herpes virus — the virus that causes cold sores. In most cases, the herpes virus is already present but dormant in the skin.
Changes in skin color. Ablative laser resurfacing can cause treated skin to become darker than normal (hyperpigmentation) or lighter than normal (hypopigmentation). Hyperpigmentation is more common in people who have darker skin. The first signs of hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation typically occur weeks after treatment and may go away without treatment. Use of topical retinoic acid or glycolic acid can help treat hyperpigmentation after the treated area has healed. Hypopigmentation that persists is difficult to treat.
Scarring. Ablative laser resurfacing poses a slight risk of permanent scarring.
Turning of the eyelid (ectropion). Rarely, ablative laser resurfacing near the lower eyelid can cause the eyelid to turn out and expose the inner surface. Surgery is needed to correct the problem.
Nonablative laser resurfacing also can cause side effects, including:
Infection. Nonablative laser resurfacing can cause a flare-up of the herpes virus.
Changes in skin color. If you have darker skin, nonablative laser resurfacing can cause your skin to become temporarily darker (hyperpigmentation).
Mild swelling and redness. Swelling and redness typically only last hours or days.
Blistering and scarring. Rarely, nonablative laser resurfacing can cause blistering or scarring.
Laser resurfacing isn’t for everyone. Your doctor may caution against laser resurfacing if you:
Have taken the acne medication isotretinoin (Amnesteem, others) during the past year
Have diabetes, a connective tissue or autoimmune disease, or a weak immune system
Have a history of radiation therapy to your face
Have a history of ridged areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue (keloids)
Are pregnant or breast-feeding

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