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    The Breast Augmentation Surgery Analyzed

    The Breast Augmentation Surgery Analyzed

    Dr. Gary Motykie is an experienced plastic surgeon providing innovative and advanced cosmetic surgery treatments for patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and surrounding communities. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is the recipient of the Physician’s Recognition Award 2009 from the American Medical Association.

    Dr. Motykie has also been included in the list of “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” for the last 7 consecutive years from 2006 to 2013 by the Consumer Research Council of America. He is an experienced cosmetic surgeon in LA for procedures of the body, breast and face, such as tummy tuck, breast implants, and facelift.

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    Breast Augmentation Beverly HillsWhat is Breast Augmentation?

    Breast augmentation is an effective way to enhance breast size in case a woman is unhappy with the size of her breasts. Smaller breasts may occur due to genetic factors, or in some cases a woman may lose breast volume following a pregnancy, breastfeeding, or major weight loss. In all such cases, placement of artificial implants underneath the breast tissue can enhance the size of breasts as desired.

    How is it performed?

    Breast implant procedure is performed usually under general anesthesia. The procedure begins with the surgeon making an incision at a pre-determined location, which could be the breast fold, the belly button, the armpit, or the areola. Through the incision, the surgeon will place the silicone or saline breast implant. The placement can be done under the chest muscle or below the breast tissue.

    The choice of implant, the location of the incision and the placement of implant will be decided prior to the surgery during a consultation between the patient and the surgeon. A surgeon who is experienced in breast implant plastic surgery will be able to create the most appropriate treatment plan to match the needs of the patient.

    Implant Types

    FDA has approved two types of breast implants, which include silicone gel based implants and saline solution based implants. The outer shell for both types of implants is made of silicone elastomer, which is a highly biocompatible material. Choice between silicone and saline implants can be made by the patient.

    A surgeon will usually be able to provide both saline and silicone implant options. However, some surgeons may have a preference for either silicone or saline implants, based on their personal experience. In reality, both silicone and saline implants have their own perceived advantages and disadvantages. Both implant types are accepted widely among breast augmentation patients.

    Pre-op Consultation

    The patient should be candid during pre-op consultations and explain her needs and aspirations about breast implants to the surgeon very clearly. This will help the plastic surgeon to recommend the most appropriate implant type and size. The surgeon will also evaluate the patient’s medical condition, family history, and anatomical features to give appropriate advice.

    Discreet photographs will be taken during the pre-op visit to maintain a medical record, and will also be helpful at the time of surgery. The pre-op breast exam will include evaluation of the nipple position and breast mound, shape of the chest wall and assessment of any breast disproportion.

    Breast Implant Placement

    The breast implant pocket can be placed in three ways:

    • Above the chest muscle and below the breast mound
    • Below the chest muscle
    • Partly below the chest muscle and partly below the breast mound

    Different surgeons may have different opinions regarding the ideal placement of implant pocket. However, any preference among these methods has not been determined scientifically till date. In some cases, the patient’s breast anatomy may prompt the cosmetic surgeon to decide on a particular placement method.

    Incision Sites

    Location of the incision for breast enhancement plastic surgery may be chose by the surgeons as per their expertise and past experience with a particular implant placement approach. The incision is usually about an inch in length, but it may be slightly longer in case of silicone implants. Common locations for the incision include the following:

    •       Under the armpit
    •       Below the areola
    •       Within the breast fold
    •       Through the belly button

    In each of these cases, the goal is to place the implants with minimum difficulty and achieving inconspicuous scarring.


    Once the incision has been made in the pre-decided location, a breast pocket is created in the targeted position. This is followed by the insertion of an implant sizer in the pocket, which is positioned behind the nipple. The goal is to minimize the tissue invasion so that the patient has quicker recovery and low risk of complications.

    When the final shape and size of the implants is determined, the sizers are removed and replaced with permanent breast implants. Once the cosmetic surgery procedure is completed, the incisions will be closed, and compression wraps will be placed on the breasts.

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    Are you participating at the 2013 Healing Curve Charity Golf Tournament?

    healing-curve-golf-tournament-badlandsThe Healing Curve, a non-profit initiative for breast cancer survivors, founded by board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gary Motykie, has announced the “2013 Healing Curve Golf Scramble” event. This charity golf tournament will be held on Monday, October 7th, 2013. The tournament will begin with a Shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. The location is Badlands Golf Club, 9119 Alta Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89145.

    The event includes a range of attractions for the donor participants. They will receive gift cards and golf swag bags courtesy of The PGA Superstore and a Healing Curve polo shirt. The event also includes a dinner for the participants. Other attractions will be a full GPS cart with leaderboard, scramble format (best ball), skill contests such as long drives, closest to the pins, long putts, and silent auction items including sports memorabilia.

    Participants can pay online for a minimum donation of $150 per golfer. Tax receipts will be provided. Space is limited, and participants must register before September 30th, 2013. When checking out, the participant should provide shirt size(s) and group name in special instructions.

    About ‘The Healing Curve’

    Dr. Gary Motykie, a board certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, founded The Healing Curve nonprofit in 2008 to support women who have fought breast cancer successfully but are left with scars and breast tissue loss resulting from their mastectomy. Dr. Motykie was inspired to launch The Healing Curve when he received an overwhelming response to the episodes featuring him on E! Entertainment’s hit show Dr. 90210 where he highlighted breast reconstruction for breast cancer survivors. Today, The Healing Curve provides funding and support for surgeries that may be necessary to correct deformities arising out of cancer, trauma, birth defects, or a previous unsuccessful surgery.

    About Dr. Gary Motykie

    Dr. Gary Motykie is the founder, president and chairman of the board of The Healing Curve. He believes that the real art of plastic surgery is discovered in giving patients back the hope that they had been robbed off due to a physical deformity. Dr. Motykie says: “I initially performed the first breasts cancer surgeries on Dr 90210 because I felt that people needed to see what hope and joy plastic surgery is capable of bringing to patients.”

    Following the show, Dr. Motykie was quick to realize that insurance providers often did not cover secondary surgeries addressing the aesthetic needs of cancer survivors, trauma victims and war veterans. This led to establishment of The Healing Curve, which now has a primary mission to provide reconstructive surgery to patients with physical deformities.

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    The Brazilian Butt Lift

     Brazilian Butt LiftFor several decades, women have requested buttock enhancement to fulfill their desire for a curvier backside. In the past, the most common procedure was the insertion of an implant into the buttocks that was similar to the modern breast implant. This surgery carried a high risk of complications and infections, and thus buttock implants never gained mainstream popularity.

    Luckily, a new alternative has been championed over the last several years known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. This procedure involves modern liposuction technology and techniques that transfer a patient’s own fat to their buttock area. In essence, a Brazilian Butt Lift consists of two procedures in one: liposuction and fat grafting to the buttock.

    The Brazilian Butt Lift is therefore a “two-for-one” procedure because it enables both body contouring through removal of fat from unwanted areas of the body while also adding significant volume to the buttocks. Dr. Motykie has been performing fat grafting techniques for many years and he has perfected his own Brazilian Butt Lift technique. See Brazilian Butt Lift Before and After Photos

    What is the Procedure?

    The surgery takes approximately two to three hours. The first part of the surgery is liposuction to harvest fat for unwanted “trouble” areas such as the thighs and stomach.  Dr. Motykie uses the latest liposuction technology that preserves the survival of the fat. The fat is then purified and prepared for re-injection I to the buttocks. Therefore, the areas where the fat is removed will become slimmer and your buttocks will be augmented and lifted.

    Typically, it is estimated that 70 to 80 percent of the fat cells injected into the buttocks will survive if the fat is removed properly and re-injected by an experienced surgeon that is using modern techniques. Due to these high survival rates, the fat cells will thrive long-term in Dr Motykie’s patients. The final results of the fat grafting procedure can usually be seen within three months after surgery during which time the definition and final shape of the buttocks will begin to appear.

    Will Exercise Ruin my New Buttocks?

    Dr. Motykie specifically targets and removes fat cells from stubborn areas of the body where losing fat is typically difficult for the patient. Surgeons refer to these fat cells as having “institutional memory” because they are resilient to dieting and have higher survival rates when transferred to a different area on the same body.  In other words, fat cells that are transferred from stubborn “trouble” areas will still think they are in the thighs or waist even though they have been transferred to the buttocks. These “grafted” fat cells remain “stubborn” and maintain their volume long-term. Therefore, if you exercise on a regular basis you can still lose weight and tone other areas of the body without jeopardizing your new curvy backside.

    What Should I Expect During Recovery?

    Dr. Motykie recommends a recovery time of about two to three weeks following a Brazilian Butt Lift during which time he asks his patients to refrain from sitting on the fat grafting for excessive amounts of time as well as avoiding “fat burning” exercises.  Patients are given a compressive garment to wear for several weeks after surgery in order to help reduce swelling and bruising. Bruising usually disappears sometime in the first several weeks following surgery but the swelling takes approximately several months to subside completely. During recovery, the buttocks will continue to “shape-up” while the areas where liposuction was performed will continue to shrink along with the resolution of post-operative swelling.

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    An Overview of Services

    Dr. Motykie Beverly Hills Top Plastic SurgeonDr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon providing state of the art cosmetic surgery procedures for patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and other nearby areas. He completed in plastic surgery residency from the University of Texas and followed it with a fellowship in Advanced Cosmetic Surgery. He received the Physician’s Recognition Award in 2009 from the American Medical Association.

    Dr. Motykie has also featured in the “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” list released by the Consumer Research Council of America for seven consecutive years from 2006 to 2013. He is affiliated with the Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honors Society, and has also been a member of organizations such as the American Medical Association, Plastic Surgery Research Council, and American Society of Plastic Surgeons. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon in LA, he provides the latest procedures and services to achieve best results for his patients.

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    Procedures Offered by Dr. Motykie

    Facial Procedures

    Face is the most defining part of the body that can influence how old or young a person appears. The face may reveal conspicuous signs of aging due to any reasons such as heredity factors, environmental exposure, sun damage, gravity, medical conditions, weight loss, or gain or stress.

    A number of surgical procedures for the face can help reverse the signs of aging, and make a person appear more youthful. Dr. Motykie provides the following surgical treatments to rejuvenate lower face, mid-face, upper face, and the neck.

    • Balance Profile
    • Brow Lift
    • Chin Augmentation
    • Endoscopic Brow Lift
    • Eyelid Lift (Lower Blepharoplasty)
    • Eyelid Lift (Upper Blepharoplasty)
    • Facelift
    • Facial Fat Grafting
    • Facial Reshaping
    • Lip Augmentation
    • Neck Liposuction
    • Otoplasty
    • Rhinoplasty
    • Revision Rhinoplasty

    Breast Procedures

    Cosmetic surgery procedures for the breasts such as breast augmentation or breast lift are highly effective in enhancing a woman’s appearance. A growing number of women are opting for plastic surgery to enhance smaller looking breasts, reduce oversized breasts, raise the position and firmness of sagging breasts, improve breast proportion or symmetry, or breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.

    Some of the key breast surgeries performed by Dr. Motykie include the following:

    • Breast Asymmetry Correction
    • Breast Augmentation
    • Breast Augmentation Revision with Replacement of Implants
    • Breast Augmentation Revision with Areolar Lift
    • Breast Augmentation Revision with Immediate Placement of Breast Implants
    • Breast Augmentation Revision with Full Lift
    • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) with Augmentation
    • Breast Lift with Areolar Lift
    • Breast Lift/Full Lift
    • Breast Lift with Immediate Placement of Breast Implants
    • Breast Lift Revision
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Reduction
    • Nipple/Areolar Reduction
    • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

    Body Contouring

    Regular physical exercise and balanced diet are the most natural ways to achieve a toned, well-proportioned body. However, many people suffer from sagging skin, stubborn fat deposits and uneven body contours which may not respond to diet or exercise. Such conditions may occur due to genetic factors, aging, sun exposure, pregnancy, breastfeeding or major weight loss or gain.

    Various body contouring procedures are available to improve these conditions surgically. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Motykie recommends the most suitable procedure or combination of procedures to suit the needs of a patient. He provides the following treatments to patients in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles:

    • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
    • Revision Tummy Tuck
    • Arm Lift
    • Body Lift
    • Brazillian Butt Lift (Fat Grafting to Buttocks)
    • Fat Transfer
    • Mommy Makeover
    • Liposuction
    • Thigh Lift

    Non-Surgical Procedures and Spa Services

    In some cases, the patient may not need a surgical treatment, or may be keen to opt for non-surgical alternatives. Dr. Motykie not only provides services as a cosmetic surgeon, but also looks after the concerns of such patients who need effective non-surgical solutions. These services are provided through his facility called Motykie Med Spa. Key procedures available at the facility include the following:

    • Botox
    • Juvederm
    • Laser Hair Removal
    • Restylane
    • Skin and Wrinkle Treatment

    Botox is one of the widely popular non-surgical treatments to reduce the appearance of lines and minor wrinkles on the face. This minimally invasive technique involves the use of thin needles through which the botulinum toxin is injected directly into the wrinkled muscle. The chemical relaxes the muscle, causing the wrinkle to disappear.

    The treatment is effective in reducing frown lines, furrows on the forehead, crow’s feet, and skin bands on the neck. The procedure can be performed in less than hour, and involves almost no downtime. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane are also highly effective injectable treatments to reduce facial wrinkles. Results with these treatments may last for up to a year.

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