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!