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Age Spots (Liver Spots) Treatment

Age Spots (Liver Spots) Treatment

Age Spots (Liver Spots) 

Age Spots (Liver Spots) TreatmentLiver spots, commonly known as age spots, are a sign of aging that can compromise a smooth, youthful look of the face and other areas. The spots are usually seen in black, brown or tan colors, and in varying sizes. Exposure to the sun over the years causes these spots in sun-exposed areas such as the face, hands, shoulders and arms. People above the age of 50 are more commonly affected by age spots.

Several non-surgical treatments can be used to mitigate the effect of liver spots or remove them entirely from the skin. An experienced treatment provider will suggest the best solutions depending on a patient’s skin type, color and the size of the spots. Dr. Gary Motykie MD is a board certified plastic surgeon providing treatment for age spots to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

It is possible to treat age spots with non-surgical treatments that will involve minimal to no downtime or discomfort. But the provider must take care to select a treatment that can penetrate below the epidermis because the pigment in age spots is located at the bottom of the epidermis.

Medications

In case of mild to moderate appearance of liver spots, some prescription bleaching creams may be applied to reduce their effect over several months. If the condition is more severe, the provider may recommend a combination of these creams along with retinoids and a steroid.

During and after the treatment, the patient should use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for a few months. Initial side effects of the treatment may include itching, redness, dryness or stinging sensation.

Light-Based Treatments

Melanocytes, which are melanin producing cells, are the cause behind age spots. Melanocytes can be eliminated or disintegrated with the help of targeted light based treatments such as IPL or laser therapy. The top layer of the skin remains unaffected with these treatments.

Following light therapy, the age spots will gradually diminish over a few months. These treatments do not have any significant side effects, but mild skin discoloration may occur in some cases. Sun protection is essential with these treatments.

Freezing (Cryotherapy)

Liquid nitrogen or another freezing agent may be applied to destroy the melanin pigment. The skin begins to appear lighter as the treated area heals. Freezing therapy may be used over a single liver spots or a small cluster of spots.

Dermabrasion

This procedure involves planing or sanding down of the upper skin layer with a fast rotating brush. As the top layer is removed, it gets replaced with new skin. Temporary redness and scab formation may occur with this technique.

Chemical Peel

Customized chemical peels can be applied to treat age spots. The chemical will cause the uppermost layer of skin to peel. New skin will appear in its place, causing the age spots to fade. Dr. Gary Motykie MD receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other communities throughout the region for age spot treatment.

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Breast Implant Plastic Surgery Cost

Breast Implant Plastic Surgery

Breast Implant Plastic SurgeryBreast implant surgery currently ranks as the number one plastic surgery procedure in the US. However, in most cases, the surgery is performed solely for cosmetic reasons, which means the costs will not be covered under health insurance.

Therefore, the patient should carefully consider the costs before making a decision. The breast surgeon will discuss the estimated costs and other aspects at the time of pre-op consultation.

Dr. Gary Motykie is an experienced cosmetic surgeon providing breast implant surgery and other procedures for the breast, body, and face. Dr. Motykie’s first priority will be to educate the patient about all aspects of the surgery and help her make a well-considered choice. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive breast implants from Dr. Motykie.

Plastic Surgeon’s Fee

One of the key components in the overall cost of breast implant plastic surgery is the fee charged by the treatment provider. A board certified plastic surgeon will typically invest in cutting edge surgical techniques, maintain the best practices and standards, pursue continuing education, and follow the latest safety protocols in order to deliver the best outcomes for their patients.

Therefore, it is a profound idea to choose a surgeon based on their credentials rather on the basis of the fee charged by them. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons advises patients to select the right surgeon for their needs and treat issues such as the surgeon’s fee only as a secondary factor.

Operating Facility Costs

If the breast implant surgery procedure is performed at a freestanding surgical facility, it should ideally be an accredited surgical center. They will usually have the required standards of quality and safety as well as competent staff, which will contribute to the overall success of the procedure. However, accredited centers may charge slightly more than a non-certified facility.

If it is important to have breast implant surgery performed at a hospital, the costs may be relatively higher. But the advantage in this case is that the patient will undergo the procedure in a fully equipped hospital environment, which can handle emergencies. In rare cases, an overnight stay at the hospital may be needed, which will add to the costs.

Cost and Quality Comparison

In some situations, the patient may come across unusually low cost offers for breast implant surgery. However, such offers should be treated with circumspection. A newly trained or a less qualified surgeon working under the guidance of a senior surgeon may charge a lower fee. Hidden charges may be involved in some cases, which will be known only later.

The type of anesthesia used, the expertise of the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist, the type and quality of breast implants, and the kind of personalized care and attention offered are some of the elements that will have an impact on the final results as well as the overall costs of the surgery.

Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie provides breast implant surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.


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Breast Implant Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos

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PnIK_SkfNp-xj_xU8L0CQibJbqAETApBAiTwwvHt4nUBreast implant is a popular plastic surgery procedure aimed at enhancing the size and volume of breasts through placement of saline or silicone implants in the breast tissue. The surgeon will discuss about various aspects of the surgery at the time of initial consultation, and may also show breast implant surgery before and after photographs at this stage.

A responsible surgeon’s first concern will be to ensure that the patient understands all aspects of breast implant surgery, and is in a position to make the best decision. They may make use of before and after pictures to explain the potential benefits of the procedure. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides breast implant surgery and various other procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

What are Breast Implant Surgery Before and After Images?

Before and after pictures in case of breast implant plastic surgery refer to a pair or group of images pertaining to a previous patient who has been through the same procedure with a satisfactory outcome.

The images include pictures taken before the surgery and after the surgery at a stage when the post-surgical bruising and swelling has been resolved and full effects of the procedure can be seen.

The breast surgeon will take care to ensure that the photographs are obtained with the full consent of the patient and presented before new patients in a discreet way. The patient’s identity may be kept undisclosed as required. The sole purpose behind this exercise is to make use of the before and after pictures as a visual aid to educate new patients about what breast implants can or cannot do for them.

The real development along these lines is digital technology. There has not been one industry in the world that has not benefitted from digital technology. The plastic surgery community is certainly one of them since they have jumped all in to using website pictures to show the world what they can do.

Now potential patients can check out breast implant pictures before they sign any paperwork. They can do this from the solitude of their own home without anyone knowing about it. With the clarity of these pictures, any woman can predict very closely how this surgery will end up looking on them. This eliminates any gambling or any guesswork. This also saves the doctor time since they do not have to have meeting after meeting with any one patient and what patient wants to have several meetings about anything?

Now both sides are on the same page and the situation is less stressful for all who are involved.

Advantages

When a new patient is considering breast enlargement surgery, she may only have a limited idea of how the procedure may enhance her overall breast appearance, and whether it will help achieve her overall aesthetic goals and expectations. Some women may want to lift sagging breasts along with increasing their size, which may require additional breast lift surgery.

The size, type, and shape of implants, the placement of incisions, and the position implants in the breast tissue are some of the decisions that the patient will make in consultation with the surgeon. She can make more appropriate decisions in these matters when she has access to breast implant cosmetic surgery before and after photos.

Being Realistic

A dedicated surgeon will usually like to present breast implant before and after images at the very outset so that the patient knows from the beginning what to expect and what not to expect from the procedure. Patients with realistic expectations generally appreciate the final results much better, and attain higher personal satisfaction.

This simple effort also reduces the risk of any misunderstanding or disappointment occurring for the patient at a later stage when it may be too late to reverse the changes. Accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other neighborhoods and cities across the landscape for breast implant surgery.


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Breast Implant Plastic Surgery Recovery

Breast Implant Plastic Surgery 

Breast Implant Plastic Surgery RecoveryBreast implant plastic surgery procedure entails a considerable recovery component, which will contribute to the final outcome of the surgery.

At the very beginning, the patient should ideally schedule her surgery in a way that she gets sufficient time for post-operative recovery. She will be required to follow certain recovery instructions from the surgeon, which will help her to achieve a safer and faster recovery.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified and experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon providing breast implant surgery and other procedures for the breast, body and face. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive breast implants from Dr. Motykie.

Estimated Downtime

Following breast implant plastic surgery, the estimated downtime will vary from one patient to another, depending on several factors. However, most patients can typically return to their normal activities or join back at work within one week to 10 days. In case the job at the workplace involves more physical strain, the patient may have to spend another week at home before resuming the job.

The patient should take adequate rest in the first week, but perform short walks and light activities at home to maintain blood flow. Lifting of heavy weights, bending and putting strain on the incisions should be avoided in the early recovery phase in order to minimize discomfort and prevent damage to the incisions.

Recovery Process

The type of surgical technique used is a key factor in determining how long the patient will take to recover. In case of submuscular implant placement, the overall recovery process will be prolonged and more complex than in the case where subglandular implant placement is performed.

Bruising in the incision areas will get better from the second week, but swelling will take several weeks or months to resolve in a progressive manner. The surgeon will provide detailed recovery instructions and may suggest certain physical exercises to make the recovery period shorter and as pain-free as possible.

The patient should diligently adhere to the surgeon’s post-op instructions and visit the surgeon’s office as per the appointment schedule. A little effort on her part will help to ensure more sustainable outcomes and years of satisfaction. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.

First Week

The patient is likely to experience mild soreness and discomfort in the incision areas in the first week, which can be managed with prescription medications. Drain tubes and sutures will be removed usually at the end of first week. Until this is done, the patient should preferably have someone to help her with daily household activities.

First Few Months

Some degree of swelling and sensitivity in the incision areas will persist for several weeks or months. The patient should have minimal physical contact with the breasts until the sensitivity resolves in order to minimize the risk of injury. Vigorous activities and exercises should be avoided for the first month. Smoking must be avoided as per the surgeon’s advice.


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