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This post is in progress. Check back with us later to see this post, which will deal with various procedures and how they may benefit you! Some people do well with just a small amount of fat removed, say from the chest in a man or the inner thighs in a woman. Others can have great changes done by doing a total body liposuction. It all depends on your goals, health and body type.

It is important to understand all procedures prior to going forward with surgery. This goes as much for California breast augmentation as with any other procedure.

Travel for Plastic Surgery


At Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery, we have many patients who travel from out of town. Beverly Hills, after all, is not only for celebrity plastic surgery. In the past year patients flew in from such Northern California locations as San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Santa Rosa and Modesto, and from Washington State, Arizona, Nevada, Mississippi, Alabama, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Texas, and Massachusetts. Others drove to us from San Diego, Bakersfield, Barstow, Riverside, and other points a several-hour car ride away.
Traveling for Los Angeles plastic surgery worked out very well for these patients, but it is important to plan ahead. To make things as safe and smooth as possible, we created a program to coordinate the process.The Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery Visiting Patients Program includes several steps:
--First we have to decide if someone is a candidate for surgery. This is best accomplished in person by consulting with our surgeon. Sometimes we can schedule surgery on the same trip. Other times it works best to schedule a trip in the future for surgery. On occasion we use digital photos to begin the process, but we must always see our patients before the day we do a procedure.
--The post-surgery recuperation must be coordinated. Sometimes this means arranging a night or two at a specialized recovery center staffed by nurses. Other times it means booking a comfortable nearby hotel. Our staff has a lot of experience arranging this around different needs and tastes, so we make this step quite easy.
--We must plan how long to stay in town after surgery. This varies by the procedure performed and the person’s age and other factors. For people flying into town this is usually between five and fourteen days.--We must arrange for any necessary lab work to be done prior to surgery. Sometimes it is easiest to do this at home, or we often do it here in Beverly Hills.
--We take extra time educating traveling patients about the nature of their recovery including how long to take off from work, what to expect in terms of body changes and reaction to surgery, and when to resume various activities. This works to minimize surprises upon returning home.
--We ask our traveling Los Angeles plastic surgery patients to have access to a family doctor at home, so if something needs evaluation they have someone to visit and with whom our surgeon can speak.
--We encourage our traveling patients to plan on doing some non-strenuous activities while in town. Having fun helps recovery go faster and easier. Our staff works as a concierge to make plans for restaurants, daytime activities, and shopping so the trip becomes a vacation as well as a surgery experience.
The Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery Visiting Patients Program works to give our traveling patients the safest possible experience – while also showing them a good time as our out-of-town guests.
Lloyd M. Krieger, MD is the founder and medical director of Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA. He welcomes your questions and comments by phone at 310-550-6300 or email at info@RodeoDrivePlasticSurgery.com.
So, by now I think everybody has heard about gastric bypass surgery, sometimes known as stomach stapling, Al Roker had it, same with Carnie Wilson (who actually did it live online), and thousands of other people around the country.

It's the new miraculous surgery that can help morbidly obese people lose hundreds of pounds of fat, but not loose skin...

People are flocking to surgeons, to have their stomach shrunk to the size of an almond, so they can lose 200, 300 pounds and go back to regain a normal life. But what they don't realize is that once they lose all the weight, they are left with lots of hanging loose skin everywhere, from their arms, to their waists and legs, sometimes even on their faces.

So they have to go to a plastic surgeon this time to have all that removed, a procedure that can cost up to $40,000 and can take 3 to 5 surgeries to be fully complete. A procedure called body contouring or body lift, gaining more and more popularity each year.

To read more about this, read this article:

Body Contouring: Shedding Excess Skin

The Rodeo Drive Transformation Vacation

A growing number of people in today's society prefer to have plastic surgery procedures at facilities far from their homes. They are seeking out "destination" locations where they can wrap a little shopping and sightseeing around their recovery time. To meet this new desire, Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery has introduced a "transformation vacation" to help jump-start the recovery process.

Here at RDPS, roughly 20 percent of our patients drive or fly in from locales at least two hours away, many from Northern Californian cities, but also from places such as Alabama, Boston and New Jersey. They are choosing to spend those first crucial days of recovery in a quiet hotel or other facility where they can get the care they need, but also take in what we have to offer here as a get-away city.

The Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery Visiting Patients Program includes "concierge" style services to help patients coordinate hotel or facility accommodations, make reservations or book excursions and shopping trips. We also offer other services that connect patients with Rodeo Drive businesses, such as health clubs, beauty salons and fashion retailers where they can get help starting new workout routines or re-vamping their wardrobes or skincare regimens. Those amenities, coupled with the Visiting Patients Program, make it possible to help turn what can be sometimes a long and tedious recovery process into a life-transforming adventure.

The advantages of an out-of-town recovery presents an appealing option for some patients who may not have the luxury to create a quiet setting back home, due to children or other obligations. While away they have time to take in the immediate effects of their surgery and have begin adjusting to physical changes before going home, both important facets of the healing process.

It is important to realize that recovery from even the most minor procedures takes longer than just a week or two, and that additional recovery time is always involved once a patient gets back home. We believe that if our patients have a positive recovery experience they will enjoy their final results more and they will heal faster.

More information can be found at http://www.RodeoDrivePlasticSurgery.com.

Your Consultation

When inquiring about plastic and cosmetic surgical procedures, it is important to do your research. Aside from referrals and advertising avenues such as searching the web, seeing a television commercial, or driving past a billboard, it is important that you discuss your potential procedure with a skilled plastic surgeon.

The first step is to set up a consultation appointment. Many surgeons have specific days that they do consultations and follow up visits, while other days are set aside for surgery. Once you schedule your consultation, you will meet with your surgeon. It is important to go over all relevant information as well as any and all questions and concerns you may have. Some areas to cover are the procedure itself, your medical history, possible risks, expectations, goals, and recovery time. Many patients travel from out of town for surgery and others are on a strict work schedule, so it is best to discuss these aspects with a consultant when booking your surgery.

Most procedures carry a few post operative as well as pre operative restrictions with them, such as no heavy lifting for a month after an abdominoplasty or getting the nasal dressings out post rhinoplasty. If you or someone you know is interested in having a cosmetic procedure performed, then call an expert today!

Foot Facelifts?

Ok, so one of the staff writers here at CosmeticSurgery.com sent me a new article he just wrote about "Foot Facelifts"!!!! Can you believe that?
I know I'm obsessed with shoes and everything but for some women to actually put themselves through all that pain to wear pretty shoes just sounded crazy to me!
They get their toes shorten or straighten them out.

Well, thats really all I have for today, if you would like to read the article, just click on the headline:
Foot Facelifts

Thanks!

Monday's Cosmetic Surgery News

Ok, so it's monday...I had just finished typing my post for today and something happened to my computer and I lost everything I had typed! :( Anyways, today I just wanted to mention 2 headlines that came to my mind related to cosmetic surgery and that I wanted to share with everybody reading this blog.



First of all, Cosmetic Surgery Vacations. Can you believe there are tons of women from the US now traveling to SouthEast Asia and Central America to get plastic surgery done? They are going for facelifts, breast implants and nose jobs but some of them are coming back with more than they wanted, such as infections and defective procedures. Be careful! That's why at Cosmetic Surgery.com we make sure to provide you with the information you need to make a smart decision.



And last but not least, Plastic Surgery before the Wedding. More and more women and their moms are going in for nips and tucks as soon as they find out they are getting married. Surgeons in Northern California have noticed a 300% increase in this kind of patients. I read one about this girl that went in for a rhinoplasty and another one about the mom that went in for a facelift. I guess you want to make sure you look good when all the attention is focused on you, right?



Ok, that's it for today!

Welcome to MY blog

Hi, my name is Diana and today is the first day of the CosmeticSurgery.com blog. I'll talk about new procedures, cosmetic surgery in the news and what other patients have to say about it and about their doctors. I'm excited about this, hopefully you'll enjoy the topics discussed on this blog.

Ok, I don't have more to say other than Welcome and hope to see you back soon!



D.

Safe Plastic Surgery

At Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery, patient safety is our number one priority. To make sure that we do everything possible to maintain patient safety, we have formalized our steps into The Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery Patient Safety Program.

The Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery Patient Safety Program includes these elements:

--We ask our patients to describe in detail any medical problems, medications they take, or previous surgeries. This allows us to understand any special needs of our patients.

--We send anyone with questionable or known medical problems to see a primary care physician or any necessary specialists prior to performing procedures. Prevention of problems is the key to plastic surgery safety.

--We use physician anesthesiologists for all procedures that require general anesthesia or deep sedation.

--We uphold the strictest hiring and educational criteria in our nursing staff to make certain patients are well cared for before, during, and after all procedures.

--We perform procedures in our state-of-the-art surgery center, which is fully certified by AAAHC and the Federal government (Medicare) to assure the highest standards in our patient care, medications, sterility, lighting, and equipment.

--We maintain a binding transfer agreement with Cedars Sinai Medical Center, should there be a need for hospital care following a procedure.

--We have the most modern monitoring and life-saving equipment on site.

--We provide detailed post-operative teaching (with written instructions) to our patients and their families or other caregivers, so they know what to expect and any problem signs following procedures. Avoiding any confusion about medical instructions is important for procedures large and small, from the smallest liposculpture procedure to very large surgeries such as Beverly Hills breast reduction.

--We have 24 hour physician coverage for emergencies following procedures.

The Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery Patient Safety Program involves our patients, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, staff, and patient families or other caregivers all working together toward a common goal: Assuring the safest possible surgical experience. As a California plastic surgeon, I am very pleased to have worked closely with all of our medical staff in the continuing process of improving the experiences of our patients.

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Send us an email about information of interest or news stories you want us to address! We love your input to make this blog as useful as possible/
There are many different factors that go into booking surgery for your cosmetic procedure. One important thing to factor into your surgery is the recovery. Once you meet with the surgeon and decide upon having the surgery you will then need to schedule a date to have the procedure done. Many facilities do surgeries on Tuesday or Thursdays. Each procedure requires different amount of down time and time off from work or school. The usual length of cosmetic procedures are between five to fourteen days.

If you work on the weekdays it may be smart to book your surgery on Thursday so that the weekend will give you a few more days of extra recovery upon returning to work. If you feel uncomfortable about telling friends and co-workers that you are having a cosmetic procedure done, you can tell them that you are taking a vacation or you are having a female or male type surgery.

You will not be able to drive until you are off of narcotics and can steer the wheel. It is wise to stock up with groceries before your surgery so that you will not have to leave your house for the first few days. You must arrange your transportation home from the surgery. You are not allowed to drive after surgery. It is important that once you return home you stay elevated and drink plenty of fluids. Elevation is important especially for breast augmentation Los Angeles. You are not on strict bed rest and it is important to walk to keep the blood flowing. It is important that someone stay with you the night of surgery to assist you with anything you may need.

Plastic Surgery Safety for People With Latex Allergey

Plastic Surgery and cosmetic surgery are elective procedures. In these situations, every possible step should be taken to maximize patient safety. Some people have allrgies to latex, and this can be a very serious condition. At Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery we have made provisions to assure maximum safety for people who have latex allergy.

For people with latex allergy, exposure to this product can cause untoward and even severe body reactions. Reactions to this type of latex range from contact dermatitis (a rash) to lgE-mediated (total body reaction) allergy -- with serious respiratory or systemic involvement. These reactions to the natural form of latex may be caused by latex-specific proteins or by one or more of the chemicals added during manufacture of medical supplies. Latex allergy safey during surgery becomes a crucial issue for people with this condition.

As mentioned before, at Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery, since plastic surgery is elective, extra care must be taken to create the most comfortable and safest experience possible. At our surgery center in Los Angeles, one of our operating rooms is designated as completely latex free. In fact, in this operating room no latex has ever been used so there is not even a chance of any residual latex being in the operating room environment. If you have an allergy or sensitivity to latex, please let your plastic surgeon know. We will make arrangements to make your plastic surgery experience completely free of latex. These steps will help assure you of maximum safety.

For more information on other steps we take to assure your safety, please read about our Patient Safety Program, also on this Blog. We are pleased to have made plastic surgery safety our top priority. We are able to have latex-free surgery for all plastic surgery procedures we do, including Los Angeles breast implants, liposuction, tummy tuck, eyelift, facelift, rhinoplasty, and more.

Plastic Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

Lap Band surgery results in massive weight loss -- and usually makes people dramatically healthier and happier. Often, though, people are left with loose and sometimes hanging skin. In this situation, body contouring surgery can offer tremendous improvements in appearance.

It is important that several prerequisites are met before undertaking your body contouring surgery. You should be healthy overall. Your weight should be stable. You should plan on waiting at least a year between your Lap Band and your first plastic surgery procedure. You should realize that body contouring surgeries may need to be staged over several months. It is important to remain coordinated with your original team during this process. This continuity with the team that did your initial procedure team will make your entire plastic surgery after massive weight loss experience as smooth and safe as possible.

There is a range of plastic surgery options available for people seeking body contouring after significant weight loss. The exact combination of procedures depends on your body type and personal priorities. Some examples include tummy tuck, arm lift or brachioplasty, breast lift for women or chest lift for men, thigh lift, even face lift or neck lift.

In some cases, a total body lift offers large amounts of improvement in one setting. At our center, we tend to stage the lifting of midsections and combine them with other procedures during each trip to surgery. For example, we may do a tummy tuck as a “front lift” along with a thigh lift, and then come back a few months later and do a “back lift” to contour the back and buttocks along with an arm lift. We find that with this sort of staging of the large midsection surgeries, recovery tends to be easier. It also allows room for a “touch up” to the previous procedure, where skin may have stretched a bit again over time.

The most important part of the process is to plan your procedures thoroughly. That means working with your plastic surgeon to develop an individualized treatment program that is right for you. You can start this process early on, even before your Lap Band. Start thinking early about your own priorities for fine tuning your body after you lose weight.

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