BIGSBY March 18,2008-July 14, 2012

No, our dog Bigsby (pronounced Bigzbee) did not pass away on July 14th. This is the day we gave him away. This is the story of Bigsby. My wife, a previous dog owner and lover, always visited Russo’s Pet Store in Fashion Island when we went there and we both played with puppies for a…

UNEVEN BREASTS, DIAGNOSIS AND SURGICAL CORRECTION

Asymmetrical Breast Surgery For clarification, our bodies are not symmetrical and ALL patients have some degree of asymmetry between right and left breast (breast asymmetry).  This blog article will discuss major breast asymmetry and surgical options for correction of “uneven boobs”. The obvious question is if the breast asymmetry is due to asymmetrical growth of…

LIPOSUCTION UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA

LIPOSUCTION SURGERY UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA – CASE STUDY WITH VIDEO Over the past two years, I have performed hundreds of liposuction procedures under local anesthesia. The obvious advantage is avoiding general anesthesia, leading to faster recovery. There is also less cost to the patient, as there are no anesthesia and surgery center fees. There are…

BREAST ASYMMETRY SURGERY IN ORANGE COUNTY

BREAST ASYMMETRY SURGERY – CASE STUDY WITH VIDEO Significant breast asymmetry is, fortunately, not as common as minor breast asymmetry, which is present in all patients. It is important to rule out congenital diseases such as Poland syndrome or other genetic abnormalities, since many involve other organ systems in the body, which may increase the…

ABDOMINOPLASTY – CASE STUDY WITH VIDEO

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure. Mostly due to pregnancy, the abdominal skin becomes loose and develops stretch marks.  The fascia between the abdominal muscles also stretches, creating weakness of the abdominal wall.  This may result in a “beer belly” look even if the patient has ideal weight for height. An…

Breast Reduction in Orange County

BREAST REDUCTION CASE STUDY Breast reduction is a popular procedure in plastic surgery.  Although some patients desire this procedure for cosmetic reasons, majority of patients seeking this surgery do so for medical reasons. A heavy breast will cause constant pull and stress on the back and neck muscles, leading to chronic pain and poor posture. …

How To Get Bigger Lips

NATURAL LOOKING POUTY LIPS Non-surgical cosmetic procedures are very popular, and the number of procedures increases every year. The use of fillers to create pouty lips is one of the most requested procedures.  Unfortunately, most practitioners do not understand the limitations of fillers, leading to unnatural looking lips. Most patients want to have “Angelina Jolie”…