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A Patient Testimonial: Refreshed, Happy and Look Younger!

A Patient Testimonial: Refreshed, Happy and Look Younger!

I had facial fat transfer and liposuction of the chin with Dr Motykie 2 months ago. First, I want to say that I am very happy! I love it and I have gotten lots of compliments (though I of course told no one) everyone just tells me I look really good but they can’t put their finger on what it is, that is the best thing about this procedure. Another friend said I look like a model (and it’s my little secret as to why.) Dr. Motykie is a genius. I knew from his own pictures he had a good eye, and I’m lucky to have found him. He and his staff were so personable, kind and outgoing that I felt I was in good hands but I was scared because I wanted to know I had picked the right surgeon, I mean, it’s MY FACE! His very kind staff Maricella and Menal told me that I should have no fears. I am so glad I listened to them because to see the results…I just want to apologize to them and the doctor for having anxiety about how it would turn out in the first place. Dr. Motykie is a rock star. Read more

Dr. Motykie is a genius. I knew from his own pictures he had a good eye, and so I’m lucky to have found him. He and his staff were so personable, kind and outgoing that I knew I was in good hands. He is funny, smart and has a great bedside manner.

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Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction

Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction
Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction

Unwanted fat deposits in the abdominal area are a common aesthetic problem for both women and men today. With the passage of time, these deposits become resistant to diet and exercise. Candidates who are unhappy with this condition may choose a plastic surgery procedure to improve body contours and restore a firmer abdomen.

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery and liposuction are two major procedures that are aimed at reducing excess fat deposits and enhancing abdominal contours. Dr. Gary Motykie is one of the leading cosmetic surgeons providing both tummy tuck and liposuction procedures. Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Key Differences

Tummy tuck surgery and liposuction can be distinguished from each other on several parameters. At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of both treatment options with the patient.

Reducing Fat and Skin

Some patients may only suffer from accumulation of excess fat deposits in the abdominal region, but they may still have good skin elasticity and fairly tight underlying muscles. In such cases, liposuction plastic surgery can be very effective to reduce unwanted fats in a minimally invasive manner.

However, some patients may have excess skin and weak or separated underlying muscles in the abdominal area, apart from excess fat tissue. In such case, the abdomen will sag significantly, and a tummy tuck surgery will be necessary to restore a more youthful abdominal contour.

Complexity of Procedure

While both tummy tuck and liposuction should only be performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon, but tummy tuck is usually a relatively more complex procedure. Tummy tuck will typically be performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The length of the surgery will also be longer because of fat reduction and skin and muscle tightening procedures.

Liposuction, on the other hand, is usually less invasive and may be performed using local anesthesia in many cases. Dr. Motykie provides both procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

Scarring

In case of full tummy tuck surgery, multiple incisions may be required in the lower and upper abdomen. The length of incisions in case of liposuction will be relatively minor. Tumescent technique or laser assisted liposuction techniques can be performed using very small incisions. As a result, the length of the scars in case of tummy tuck will usually be higher than in the case of liposuction.

Scarring in tummy tuck will also depend on the type of surgical technique chosen to perform the procedure. An experienced surgeon will try to make incisions in discreet locations to minimize the visibility of scars.

Recovery

The downtime involved in liposuction can be reduced considerably if the surgeon employs tumescent or laser assisted liposuction techniques. Most patients can return to their regular activities in about a week to 10 days.

Tummy tuck procedure, on the other hand, will involve about 10 to 14 days of downtime. In some cases, both liposuction and tummy tuck may be combined to achieve more comprehensive outcomes.

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Tummy Tuck vs. Tummy Lift Surgery

Tummy Tuck vs. Tummy Lift Surgery Tummy Tuck vs. Tummy Lift Surgery

Excess fat and skin in the abdominal area can be addressed with tummy tuck or tummy lift plastic surgery procedure. The procedures are designed to create a firmer and tighter abdominal profile, which may otherwise be difficult if the condition is resistant to diet and exercise.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a renowned cosmetic surgeon providing both tummy tuck and tummy lift procedures in a state of the art surgical environment. Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Tummy Tuck Procedure

Tummy tuck plastic surgery procedure is more comprehensive and may address both lower and upper abdominal areas as per the patient’s needs. The procedure is primarily designed to reduce excess skin in the tummy area in order to produce a smoother and more youthful looking abdominal contour. However, if the underlying abdominal muscles are weakened or separated, the surgeon will also tighten these muscles for more sustainable results.

Through the same incisions that will be used to excise loose skin, the surgeon may also remove excess fat tissue from the abdomen. In some cases, tummy tuck may be combined with liposuction for more effective results. A number of surgical techniques are available today to perform tummy tuck.

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie will choose the most appropriate technique to meet the patient’s needs. He provides tummy tuck and other procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas. Tummy tuck surgery can essentially combine tummy lift. The position of the navel may also be shifted to a more youthful level in this procedure.

Tummy Lift

Compared to a full tummy tuck surgery, the tummy lift procedure is less invasive and involves lesser downtime. Tummy lift technique may be recommended for patients who only suffer from loose skin and weak abdominal muscle problems in the lower abdominal area.

If skin elasticity is poor in the lower abdomen, and the accumulation of excess fat is locally confined only to that area and not the full abdomen, a tummy lift will help. Abdominal wall muscles around the navel may also be tightened in a tummy lift surgery.

Procedure

In case of tummy lift surgery, the entire surgical work is done just below the navel. The surgeon will place an incision diagonally in the lower abdominal area. Excess fat tissue and loose skin will be removed from the abdominal wall to the navel through the incision. The procedure will also involve two tight abdominal muscles that are stretched under the navel and are then bounded together again.

When the excess fat tissue is removed, the detached layer will be pulsed away, and later re-attached. The entire tummy lift procedure can be completed in about one to two hours, and is usually performed with the patient under general anesthesia. Most patients can return home the same day.

Tummy lift surgery is relatively less drastic than a full tummy tuck. Scarring will not be as pronounced, and pain and discomfort during the recovery period will also be less than its counterpart.

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Kybella vs. The New CoolMini by CoolSculpting as a Chin Fat Reduction Treatment

Kybella vs. The New CoolMini by CoolSculpting as a Chin Fat Reduction Treatment
Kybella vs. The New CoolMini by CoolSculpting as a Chin Fat Reduction Treatment

Non-surgical fat reduction in the submental area below the chin has received a boost this year with FDA clearance for two diverse and unique treatment approaches to address chin fat. For individuals looking for alternatives to liposuction plastic surgery for chin fat reduction, this new development offers an excellent opportunity.

Kybella or ATX-101 from Kythera is a treatment involving multiple injections to treat double chin. Another treatment is CoolMini by CoolSculpting, which is based on a unique cooling process to reduce submental fat. As a leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Gary Motykie offers both Kybella and CoolMini treatments to his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Kybella Treatment

Earlier this year, Kybella became the first and only non-surgical treatment to receive an FDA approval for the reduction of double chin, which is caused by excess deposits of submental fat tissue. Kybella is proven and effective solution that can be customized to meet the personal aesthetic needs of patients seeking an enhanced chin profile without involving plastic surgery.

Patient satisfaction levels with Kybella are typically higher because significant improvements in the neck and chin appearance can be achieved without any cuts or incisions. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby locations for Kybella and other treatments.

How does Kybella Work?

Kybella medication is derived from deoxycholic acid, which is naturally present in the body to assist in fat absorption. When this medication is injected directly into the submental fat region below the chin, it initiates the destruction of unwanted fat cells. These cells are eventually re-absorbed by the body.

Multiple injections are usually given in a single treatment session, and a maximum of six sessions spaced one month apart may be required. One session may last for about 15 minutes.

CoolMini Treatment

CoolMini applicator is an innovative device from Zeltiq, which is based on the same cooling treatment principle as CoolSculpting. CoolMini is specifically designed to address smaller areas of excess fat such as the double chin. The FDA has now cleared CoolMini treatment for submental fat reduction.

Its unique cooling process will simply freeze the targeted fat cells until they disintegrate and eventually get removed from the body in a natural way. CoolMini can clear smaller amounts of fat such as the submental fat relatively faster and more efficiently. It will take only one to two treatment sessions of one hour each to achieve about 20% fat reduction in the under-chin area.

Simple and Painless Treatment

While Kybella treatment will involve injections, the CoolMini treatment does not involve any needle or any other form of delivery of medication. CoolMini will numb the targeted area with a cold temperature, and as a result, the patient is likely to experience only minimal or no pain during the treatment.

In most cases, the patient will not have to go through any downtime, and they can resume their regular activities almost immediately. Dr. Motykie is one of the early adopters of highly innovative non-surgical double chin reduction procedures such as Kybella and CoolMini.

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Laser Liposuction vs. Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck Surgery)

Laser Liposuction vs. Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck Surgery)
Laser Liposuction vs. Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck Surgery)

Genetic factors, sedentary lifestyle, unbalanced diet, and other reasons may lead to the accumulation of unwanted fat pockets in the waist area. These fat tissues become unresponsive to diet and exercise over time, and can adversely affect an individual’s overall aesthetic appeal. Laser liposuction and tummy tuck plastic surgery are two important procedures that are designed to address the condition of an excessively heavy abdomen.

While tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a major surgery to reduce stubborn fat deposits, excise loose skin and tighten underlying weak abdominal muscles, laser liposuction is restricted only to fat reduction. Dr. Gary Motykie is a leading cosmetic surgeon providing both these procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck plastic surgery is typically performed on patients who wish to restore their pre-pregnancy abdominal figure or those who are recovering from a major weight loss. The surgeon will perform a full or partial abdominoplasty and choose an appropriate surgical technique according to the patient’s unique abdominal condition and their personal aesthetic needs.

In case of a full abdominoplasty, a hip to hip incision may be involved to remove excess skin and tighten weak or separated underlying abdominal muscles. Results in this case can be substantial in terms of restoring a flatter and firmer abdomen and tightening of weak muscles in both lower and upper abdominal area. The surgeon may also reposition the belly button to a more appropriate spot.

In many cases, tummy tuck surgery is performed in combination with liposuction to reduce unwanted fat tissue from the abdominal area as well as the flanks. This can produce more comprehensive and natural looking results. Dr. Motykie is a well-known cosmetic surgeon for this procedure. He receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby locations.

Laser Liposuction

Liposuction surgery has emerged as the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US today. It is a less invasive procedure as compared to tummy tuck, but its focus is limited only to fat reduction. Laser assisted liposuction is an innovative technique to make the procedure more targeted and less invasive. Laser liposuction can be used to destroy targeted fat cells in the waist region by employing a special laser-tipped surgical instrument.

This procedure is known as SmartLipo, which can be performed using local anesthesia. This ensures greater patient comfort and reduces the anesthesia related risks. Trauma to the surrounding healthy skin, blood vessels, and nerves is minimized because of the superior precision involved in a laser based technique. Surgical risks are reduced and the overall recovery is relatively faster as compared to tummy tuck surgery.

Another advanced laser based liposuction technique to cut down abdominal fat is called ProLipo. With this technique, the laser surgeon will make use of fiber delivered laser energy to the precisely targeted deeper layers of fat. ProLipo procedure can be completed with the patient under tumescent local anesthesia. If the skin in the tummy area is considerably sagging, the patient may have to choose tummy tuck or a combination of tummy tuck and laser liposuction.

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Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Facelift Options in Beverly Hills, CA

Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Facelift Options in Beverly Hills, CA
Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Facelift Options in Beverly Hills, CA

Untimely or unwanted signs of aging on the face can become a cause of unhappiness for many people. Solutions are available today to this condition in the form of facelift plastic surgery as well as a number of innovative non-surgical treatments for the face. Patients can choose the appropriate treatment option according to their aesthetic needs, and restore a more youthful looking face.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon providing a wide range of procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, to support the goal of facial rejuvenation. As a leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie receives patients for various procedures from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Surgical Treatment Options

It is possible to reduce the signs of aging and enhance facial appearance with plastic surgery procedures for the entire face or for a limited area of the face as needed. Dr. Motykie provides the following surgical options for facial enhancement:

• Brow Lift
• Chin Augmentation
• Endoscopic Brow Lift
• Eyes (Lower Blepharoplasty)
• Eyes (Upper Blepharoplasty)
• Facelift
• Facial Fat Grafting
• Facial Reshaping
• Lip Augmentation
• Neck Liposuction

Among these procedures, facelift is the most comprehensive and major surgery, which can produce optimal results for the entire face. In many cases, a facelift is combined with a neck lift procedure to achieve more uniform and natural looking results. The procedure will typically involve surgical reduction of loose facial skin, redistribution of excess fat, and tightening of underlying facial muscles. It is usually possible to take five to 10 years off the patient’s face with facelift and neck lift surgeries.

Targeted partial facelift procedures such as brow lift, eyelid lift, chin augmentation, neck liposuction, lip augmentation, and facial fat grafting may also be performed as per the patient’s specific needs. These are less invasive procedures when performed individually, but the results can be quite dramatic and sustainable.

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie will recommend the appropriate procedures or a combination of treatments to his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

If the patient wishes to avoid a surgery, it is possible to achieve facial rejuvenation with a variety of non-surgical treatment options, which may be performed individually or in combination of more than one treatment. Dr. Motykie offers the following non-surgical facial enhancement procedures:

Botox
Dermal Fillers
Facials
Chemical Peels
Pixel Skin Resurfacing
JuvaShape

Millions of Americans benefit every year from injectable anti-aging and facial rejuvenation procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers. Dr. Motykie will provide these FDA approved treatments as a part of liquid facelift procedure to reduce wrinkles and lines and create a subtle lift in the facial skin.

Facials and chemical peels are established med spa procedures to remove the pollutants and dead skin from the topmost layers to reveal a younger looking skin. JuvaShape is another advanced RF energy based facial rejuvenation procedure provided by Dr. Motykie. Pixel therapy is also a time tested procedure to achieve subtle lifting of the skin by stimulating collagen.

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Plastic Surgeons vs. Cosmetic Surgeons

Plastic Surgeons vs. Cosmetic Surgeons
Plastic Surgeons vs. Cosmetic Surgeons

Cosmetic, reconstructive, and plastic surgery procedures for the breast, body, and face can transform an individual’s appearance as per their innate aesthetic needs. Millions of Americans have received the benefits of these procedures over the last few decades, and each year the number of women and men seeking these procedures continues to rise.

However, even at this stage, many people are not very clear about the distinction between a qualified plastic surgeon and other surgeons. It is important for an individual to choose the right plastic and cosmetic surgeon for their needs in order to achieve safe and desirable outcomes.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides state of the art procedures for the breast, body, and face to his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Importance of Organized Plastic Surgery

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), along with recognized plastic surgery organizations in each state have dedicated themselves to the cause of improving patient safety in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery. These societies accept a select number of surgeons as members on the basis of the skills, qualifications and training of the surgeon.

Patients should ideally choose a plastic or cosmetic surgeon who has been recognized by one or more of these boards and organizations with a certification or an affiliation. Recognition from these prestigious societies is an assurance of the best surgical practices and highest quality care and standards that the surgeon is likely to follow.

Dr. Motykie is one of the pre-eminent plastic surgeons receiving patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

Court Backing for ASPS, ABPS

The ASPS, ABPS, and the Utah Plastic Surgery Society (UPSS) recently achieved a legal affirmation of their stand in the 10th District U.S. Courts of Appeals in Denver, CO. The court upheld a previous dismissal of a lawsuit that had been filed against these organizations, challenging the appropriateness of their education, awareness and advertising campaign on patient safety.

The claim of the complainants was that the awareness campaign resulted in loss of business to non-plastic surgeons. The appellate court’s decision to uphold the dismissal of the appeal serves as a key legal victory for organized plastic surgery and the cause of patient safety. The victory also indirectly validates the public education campaign of the ASPS for patient safety called ‘Do Your Homework.’

The conclusion of the Appeals Court was that the plaintiffs had failed to prove any violation on part of the defendants, ruled in favor of ASPS, ABPS, and others.

Critical Distinction

The UPSS President Brian Brzowski commented that the decision of the court confirms the significance of generating public awareness about the critical distinction between certified plastic surgeons and less trained surgeons who may present themselves as similarly skilled.

With this validation from the legal system, the message is driven home clearly that the patients ought to ‘do their homework,’ increase their awareness, and make well informed choices about plastic surgeons in their own interest.

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Get Rid of Your Double Chin

Get Rid of Your Double Chin
Get Rid of Your Double Chin

Excess fat in the neck area is described by terms such as double chin, wattle neck, and jowls. The condition can be addressed successfully with liposuction plastic surgery, but not every patient is willing to undergo a surgical procedure for cosmetic reasons. In such cases, now most candidates have a non-surgical double chin reduction option in the form of CoolMini treatment.

This innovation has come about recently when the FDA expanded its approval of CoolSculpting to include the CoolMini device, which is designed to reduce submental fat or double chin. Leading cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides CoolMini treatment to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Reduction of Submental Fat

CoolSculpting has been cleared by the FDA for several years for fat reduction in relatively larger areas such as the abdomen and thighs. The technique involves a unique cooling process that aims at freezing the unwanted fat cells. This causes the eventual elimination of these targeted fat cells from the body. Now the same cooling principle can be applied in smaller pockets such as the area below the chin.

For patients who are averse to the idea of receiving liposuction plastic surgery for the reduction of double chin will stand to benefit the new FDA cleared miniature applicator called the CoolMini. According to a study by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, as many as 68% of the population is dissatisfied with the presence of fat deposits in the chin and neck areas.

Procedure

CoolMini applicator is designed to clear a smaller amount of neck fat relatively faster and more efficiently. The first goal should be to achieve about 20% reduction in under-chin fat. This will typically require about one to two treatment sessions of one hour each. During the session, the provider will clamp the neck fat into the curved jaws of the CoolMini applicator.

The focused delivery of cold temperature will numb the area quickly, resulting in minimal or no pain during the treatment. However, some patients may experience temporary pain, redness and swelling during the post-treatment phase. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie provides CoolMini treatment to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

FDA Clearance

CoolMini applicator has been cleared by the FDA on the basis of a clinical trial involving 60 patients between the ages of 22 and 65. Following the trial, patients were able to notice results in about three weeks, and the optimal results were seen in about one to three months. During the clinical trial, no significant adverse events were observed and patients did not experience any serious discomfort or downtime.

Several experts are of the opinion that CoolSculpting of the neck with the new CoolMini applicator, which is specifically designed for this purpose, is showing remarkable outcomes for the reduction of double chin. Smaller pockets of fat can now be treated non-surgically with CoolMini procedure with excellent results. Dr. Motykie is one of the earliest adopters of this amazing technology to deliver best in class treatments to his patients.

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