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    Tummy Tuck Surgery Alternatives

    Tummy Tuck Surgery Alternatives

    Tummy Tuck Surgery Alternatives

    black lingerieWe are bombarded with images of flat abdominals through all possible channels of advertising. It is difficult to not pay attention to the sculpted and gorgeous abdominals that is not only a symbol of vanity but indicates youth and good health too.

    What are the different ways of getting washboard abdominals?

    Dieting, exercise and a combination of both can help achieve people their desired abdominal muscles. There are plastic surgery options like tummy tuck and body contouring that can help achieve flat abdominals too.

    How do I know which option is right for me?

    Dr. Gary Motykie, who is a cosmetic surgeon and works out of Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Los Angeles, can help you determine the right option for you post a physical check up. Dr. Motykie’s clinic also offers online consultation for patients with really tight schedules.

    Can I not just diet and exercise and get my dream abs?

    Of course exercise and dieting are the first options that anyone must try to lose overall body fat and stomach flab. It becomes slightly problematic when people get impatient with these methods because they require time and patience. Also, stretch marks, saggy skin and fat pouches are difficult to get rid of just with exercise and diet.

    How do I get rid of saggy flab?

    Cosmetic surgery options allow body sculpting through abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. Abdomen comprises skin, fat and muscle cells. All these components can be distorted and stretched due to sudden weight gain and weight loss. In women pregnancy can also lead to loosening of abdominal muscles. Tummy tuck can help restore abdominal muscles to their original shape by removing excess of fat and skin. Regular weight loss methods may tighten the muscles but they cannot help skin retain its elasticity.

    Doesn’t tummy tuck involve going under the knife? I am afraid, do I have alternatives?

    Surgical intervention is only needed when you have tried everything else and it hasn’t worked in your favor. Yes abdominoplasty involves going under the knife but it is a safe procedure and over the years it has become highly specialized and the recovery time of the patient has reduced by half. However, if you are looking for alternatives the you can always check out laser liposuction procedure, ultrasound cavitation, lipdissolve, and thermage.

    Laser Liposuction: it is a laparoscopic procedure and involves minimal incisions to suck the fat out. It is a safe procedure, the recovery time is less and it can cost less than traditional tummy tuck surgery.

    Ultrasound Cavitation: this method uses ultrasound technology to shrink fat in the fat cells without harming the system. It is a noninvasive procedure.

    Lipodissolve: as the name suggests, injections containing special enzymes can be injected at the site of fat deposit to melt the fat. This is useful to target based fat loss

    Thermage: this treatment enhances collagen production to firm the skin and melt unwanted fat. It is recommended for people with loose skin.

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    Practice Makes Perfect

    locale mag coverWRITTEN BY: TAYLOR SIMMONS (Originally published in LOCALE magazine)

    Dedication to Inner and Outer Transformation

    Beauty is a concept that changes from city to city. There are many components of what this elegant idea is defined as. Is it a curvy or skinny build? Tan or porcelain skin? Is it made up or au naturale? In the end, beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder. You can find it in the mundane and the extraordinary. LA is filled with people who want to be considered beautiful. More importantly, LA is filled with people who want to feel beautiful. Dr. Gary Motykie is someone who can help them undergo a metamorphosis.

    As a man who thinks of his career as a journey, Dr. Motykie helps transformations happen every day for his clients as he crosses the paths of who they want to be and who they really are. His spa and practice offer the latest procedures that are as minimally invasive as possible. These procedures help keep his clients looking “natural, youthful and beautiful,” Dr. Motykie proudly exclaims. His words flow with an accuracy and elegance that many wished they could have. He views his work as a work of art; his words carry unmistakable passion, and his drive to make the world a more beautiful place is inspiring. He is a man that can find the beauty in everyone, and makes it visible for the world to see.

    Q: What made you interested in becoming a plastic surgeon?

    Gary Motykie: Becoming a plastic surgeon was more of a journey than a destination for me. In college, I studied bioengineering because my creative side drove me towards wanting to develop artificial limbs and organs. I found this work fascinating, but I soon realized that I wanted to be able to work more directly with helping people. I also desired a career path that could satisfy all of my curiosities and talents, so I set my sights on becoming a surgeon. During medical school, I was fortunate to be able to spend some time working in plastic surgery where I found the perfect marriage of art, science and creativity. The more I performed plastic surgery, the more I fell in love with how I was literally able to transform patients’ bodies and lives on a daily basis.

    Q: How has the beauty industry changed your perception of the world?

    GM: Beauty is now big business. I didn’t realize the impact that the field of plastic surgery would eventually have on the world and the way people see themselves. In private practice I soon began to realize that, to some people, beauty is the ultimate luxury. Many people crave it and will do almost anything to get it. Part of my job is to serve as a gatekeeper of sorts to keep people looking natural, youthful and beautiful. Therefore, this job sometimes comes along with the need to say “no” to patients that want to take things too far with surgery and/or medical spa treatments.

    Q: On your website you mention your artistic eye. Do you consider yourself an artist? Are there specific artists that inspired you to pursue this career path?

    GM: Yes. I think to be a great plastic surgeon you must also have a strong aesthetic sense and respect for true artistic talent. Therefore, I enjoy all other forms of artistic expression including photography, painting, sculpting, theater and music. There wasn’t a particular artist that inspired me to become a plastic surgeon, but I’m fascinated by Albert Einstein’s idea that, “Creativity is far more important than knowledge.”

    practice makes perfect articleQ: What are the benefits of having your practice in LA?

    GM: LA has always been a city that is known for art, beauty and, of course, plastic surgery. It is wonderful to be surrounded by healthy competition that continually pushes me to evolve and stay current with the active trends and advancements in the world of health, wellness and plastic surgery. It is also enlightening to be surrounded by so many people that are interested in sharing their talents in so many culturally diverse ways such as live music and small theater productions. That makes these types of experiences all that much more personal and special.

    Q: What kind of clientele does your practice attract?

    GM: My practice attracts patients both locally and internationally. My local patients vary from housewives to movie stars, but my international patients are more diverse. They can come from as far away as Dubai and Australia.

    Q: What three words would best describe your spa?

    GM: Beauty, quality and wellness.

    Q: What motivated you to open Motykie Med Spa?

    GM: I originally opened the medical spa to create a continuity of care for my surgical patients. They often wanted my recommendation on where to follow-up after surgery for such things as Botox, facial fillers and maintenance skincare treatments. I decided to create a medical spa that provided quality treatments in an environment that also promoted health, wellness and effective anti-aging strategies.

    Q: How is it different from other spas in LA?

    GM: I wanted to start a medical spa that placed health and beauty on the same playing field. I created programs that combined wellness and beauty procedures in order to optimize treatment outcomes. I also believe that diet, nutrition, supplementation and detoxification programs are crucial to staying healthy, beautiful and looking more youthful.

    Q: How does the treatment create beauty from the inside out?

    GM: Because the skin is the largest organ in the body, it is one of the first places a person will start to show signs of aging and the effects of toxins. I want our clients to be able to understand that creating a healthy terrain inside the body will lead to a clearer, younger, more beautiful appearance of their skin on the outside.

    Q: What is one skincare product everybody should have in their bathroom cabinet?

    GM: I feel that it’s imperative to have a moisturizer that provides antioxidants and nutrients to the skin while also offering UV protection.This combination will create healthy skin that is protected from the damaging effects of toxins, free-radicals and direct sunlight.
    Q: Do you have a daily routine to keep a younger, healthier body/look? What is it?
    GM: I just committed to a wellness program about two months ago, and I am feeling amazing. The program included boosting my intake of supplements as well as eating home-cooked meals rather than eating out and continuing with a daily workout regimen. I knew that if I wanted to offer my patients a complete wellness program that I had to start with myself. Making simple lifestyle changes and breaking bad habits can really boost your beauty on both the inside and outside.

    Q: What about the spa excites you most?

    GM: I think that the plastic surgeon of the future will be using the scalpel-less and injectable fillers, lasers, skin tightening technology and other non-invasive technologies more. I think this is an exciting concept because it will allow patients a variety of beauty and anti-aging treatment options that will be less invasive and more effective with faster healing and less risk.

    Q: How does your spa speak to your personal brand?

    GM: My belief is that everyone should always consider their health before their beauty. The tagline of our spa is, “Where your beauty, health and wellness are addressed as one.” Everything I do from my skincare and supplement lines to encouraging my patients to juice and exercise keeps this motto in mind.

    Q: What advice would you give somebody looking to get plastic surgery?

    GM: Plastic surgery can be an amazing, life-changing experience when performed by a talented and experienced plastic surgeon. Therefore, I tell people that the most important thing to do is your homework and research your doctor, the procedure you are contemplating, and the true reasons you are considering plastic surgery in the first place. Then, pick a board-certified plastic surgeon that you feel a personal connection with during your surgical consultation and view photographs of their work for the same procedure you are considering on actual patients.

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    Surgical and Non Surgical Options for Facelifts

    Options for Facelifts

    Non Surgical | Facelift Plastic Surgery Beverly Hills | Los AngellesRhytidectomy, commonly known as a facelift, is a form of plastic surgery that removes unwanted facial wrinkles and other telltale signs of aging by tightening the facial skin. It aims to improve the appearance of the face and reverse the damaging effects of time and stress. Facelifts will not only restore your youthful appearance, but will also boost your self-confidence.

    Renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie offers a variety of surgical and non surgical options in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood or Los Angeles that you can look into if you are interested in getting a facelift. His skill and expertise will give you the youthful appearance that you are looking for.

    Types of plastic surgery procedures for a facelift


    • Endoscopic Facelift : An endoscope is a microscopic camera that is used to look inside a body cavity or organ. In order to perform this kind of surgery, the doctor creates three small incisions: one for the endoscope and the other two to insert the surgical instruments that will be used to remove the excess tissue and lift the muscle. Endoscopic facelifts work best for drooping muscles and misplaced fat. They are useful for areas below the eyes and around the cheeks as well as to enhance the jawline. As the incisions are smaller, patients who undergo endoscopic facelifts enjoy a faster recovery time.
    • Cutaneous Facelift: This procedure exclusively addresses sagging and excess skin. The doctor creates a long incision along the patient’s hairline, lifts up the skin and sutures it higher up in place. This does not affect muscular structure and thus reduces the risk of nerve damage. However, the result of this type of surgery doesn’t last long.
    • SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) Facelift: In this type of facelift, the surgeon lifts and tightens the underlying muscle structure in order to improve facial contours and produce a youthful appearance. This treatment results in a far more natural look as compared to other techniques.
    • S lift: Suitable for treating the jaw and lower face, in this type of surgery the doctor creates S-shaped incisions in front of the ears. This technique is cost effective and has a shorter recovery time.
    • Deep Plane Lift: Rather than separating the muscles and lifting them, the doctor will treat the entire facial structure as one single entity. However this procedure puts the facial nerves at risk.
    • Subperiosteal Facelift: This is a specialized process that goes deeper than deep plane lifts and aims for tissues just above the facial bones.

    Non surgical:

    1. Liquid Facelift: This procedure involves using injectable fillers to address wrinkles and sagging skin. Deeper lines can be filled in by dermal fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra. The most popular liquid filler is Botox. This treatment involves injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin into the underlying muscles in order to block the nerve impulses and muscle contractions that cause wrinkles. They have a very short recovery time and hardly any side-effects. However, this technique cannot remove loose skin or alter the underlying muscle layer.
    1. Laser Facelift: This uses infrared light to eliminate wrinkles, acne scars, and other blemishes. The low intensity beams of light also stimulate collagen production and increase moisture. This treatment, however, is quite costly and does not get rid of excess skin.
    1. Ultrasound therapy: While not as dramatic as a full surgical facelift, this technique involves sending sound waves to the treatment area in order to tighten the skin.
    1. Microcurrent Facelift: One of the fastest growing techniques, microcurrent facelifts use gentle electric currents to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, re-hydrate and tighten the skin and increase blood flow.

    To see more services and treatments provided by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Motykie in Beverly Hills | Los Angeles | West Hollywood and his team please visit:

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    Fat Grafting Can Reduce the Appearance of Breast Implant Rippling

    Fat Grafting

    Breast implant rippling is usually an aftereffect of breast implant. Breast implant is a kind of plastic surgery, wherein the natural breasts are implanted with silicone or saline filled sacks. The breast implant surface ripples or wrinkles. The effects can be seen and/or felt. Rippling can happen with saline and silicone implants as well. It is most likely to occur with saline implants due to the fluid nature of saline. There are less chances of rippling with silicone implant due to the fact that silicone gel is more cohesive in nature. But saline implants will definitely have ripple effects over time.

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    Areas affected by rippling

    The areas of the breast which are affected mostly are the places where there are less or no muscle coverage. Especially along the outer edges and the cleavage area. It is mostly visible if you are bending over to pick up something from the floor.

    Reasons for breast implant rippling

    Rippling mainly happens due to the lack of breast tissues and under filling of the saline implants. Textured implants are also one of the reasons for rippling. The quality of a patient’s skin and tissues also play a major role in rippling.

    How to reduce the appearance of breast implant rippling?

    Fat grafting is an excellent option to reduce the appearance of breast implant rippling. It is a process which involves taking the extra fat from the fatty regions of your body, processing that fat and then re-injecting that fat in your breasts to make it look fuller and contoured. The rippling effect is visibly diminished after fat grafting.

    The procedure of fat grafting can also be carried out along with the breast implant surgery depending upon the anatomy of the patient. It is a relatively new technique and has become more popular over the past few years. It also helps to slim down the fatty areas of the body while giving your breast beautiful and fuller shape, though this procedure is not advisable for very thin people.

    A distinct advantage of fat grafting is that it avoids the need to do an open surgery. Simultaneously it does not require the patient to stay in hospital for a long period of time. According to some surgeons, it also improves your skin quality.

    Fat grafting involves

    • Fat harvesting– Excess fat is extracted from the body via liposuction.
    • Fat purification– The extracted fat is processed for removal of impurities and concentrate stem cells.
    • Micro-grafting technique-The purified fat and stem cells are then re-injected back into the breasts.

    It is a tedious surgical procedure and should only be carried out by surgeons who pay attention to minute and intricate details and are very thorough with the procedure. Dr. Gary Motykie is an expert cosmetic surgeon to carry out this surgical procedure. He is renowned for extending his medical services to residents of Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Dr. Gary Motykie has a certification from The American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a specialist to perform all kinds of breast surgery with expertise.

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