Benefits of Awake Liposuction

Over the years, medical research and the development of cutting-edge techniques and equipment have paved the way for reduced recovery time and optimal results for fat removal and body shaping. One technique, in particular, has become the gold standard in body contouring is awake liposuction, also known as tumescent liposuction/liposculpture. While it is still surgical,

The 5 Keys to Perfect Skin (According to Your Dermatologist)

Let’s face it. There are millions of new products and treatments out there making the same fountain of youth promises for your skin, competing for your attention (and money). So, how can anyone weed through the latest gimmicks and fads to find the really worthwhile, genuinely good-for-your-skin solutions for acne, wrinkles, and other skincare woes?

Turn Heads with Body Contouring

It may be nearing winter, but in sunny San Diego, we have summer weather year-round, which means it’s never too late to be “beach body ready.” And you don’t have to spend hours on a treadmill or live on salads and kale shakes to achieve this! In fact, if you have one or two pockets

Tone & Tighten So Your Appearance Matches Your Lifestyle

A toned, sculpted body is something that many people might think is out of their reach. We’re all familiar with the experience of dieting, exercising, making a lifestyle change, and yet still seeing pudge and sagging skin. This is not your fault – it’s genetics. The unfortunate truth is that some people are just genetically

The Truth Behind 5 CoolSculpting Myths

Maintaining a fit body takes self-discipline. A lot of work is necessary to keep yourself healthy and toned – eating a balanced diet, avoiding tempting snacks (ice cream, fried foods, chocolate cake, and other delicious treats), getting enough sleep (7-8 hours) and following a daily exercise plan. Yet, it always seems that a couple of

Non-Invasive Lipolysis or Liposculpture?

Most of us have a bulge of fat somewhere on our bodies that we wish wasn’t there. Generally, no amount of diet or exercise can spot reduce that problem area. In fact, some patients have noticed that sit-ups and crunches result in bigger abdominal muscles and actually cause the fat on the abdomen to protrude

A Seamless Transition: Transgender Dermatology

Many of the treatments and surgeries that help people transitioning from one gender to another – from male to female (MTF) or from female to male (FTM) – can create unwanted side effects that make the process more complicated. Common examples of these side effects include: Unexpected, unwanted hair loss on some parts of the

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