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The Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

The Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

Plastic Surgery Procedures

The popularity of cosmetic surgery has grown year after year, with nearly two million surgical procedures taking place in the US annually.

In the last ten years, the total number of cosmetic procedures performed annually in the country has risen by ninety-eight percent.

Plastic surgery is no longer considered the domain of women alone. Today, men account for more than 150,000 plastic surgery procedures each year.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides cosmetic procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction is the most popular type of liposuction plastic surgery technique. In this procedure, a solution of saline, a medication to shrink blood vessels, and a numbing agent is delivered to the treatment area.

This liquid is suctioned out of the body along with fat using tiny steel instruments known as cannulas. The infusion of liquid can lead to fluid retention in the short-term. But this resolves over the next few days.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation has become a very popular procedure in the US with over 350,000 surgeries done annually.

This procedure is undertaken for many reasons, such as to increase the size of both breasts, to replace a breast that is absent, or to make asymmetrical breasts equally sized. This procedure is also sought by women when their breasts do not develop during puberty, a condition, known as congenital micromastia.

Blepharoplasty

Eyelid lift surgery is performed for aesthetic reasons or to improve vision in patients where the lids cause vision obstruction.

Lower lids with chronic puffiness or wrinkling are usually reduced during the procedure to develop a more youthful appearance. In this procedure, fat pads under the eyes, which lead to the appearance of “bags,” are addressed as well.

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck or a lower body lift, eliminates excess skin from the abdominal region and tightens the remaining skin.

This procedure is becoming more sought-after, especially among women who have excess skin after pregnancy or losing a large amount of weight following bariatric surgery.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery for women is one of the few cosmetic procedures that insurance does pay for routinely because the benefits extend beyond an improved appearance. This surgery offers a permanent solution to women with oversized breasts. Most patients are able to resume work within a span of two weeks.

Rhinoplasty

A rhinoplasty, commonly called a nose job, is a procedure that reshapes the nose and brings it into balance with other facial features. The surgeon may reduce the nose size or refine specific areas of the nose for a more appealing appearance.

Insurance will pay for a part or the entire surgery in some cases where breathing can be improved through the procedure, such as in the case of septal deviation.

Rhytidectomy

A rhytidectomy, or facelift, is a surgical procedure to correct the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin due to aging. A facelift tightens facial skin to create a more youthful look by gently pulling skin tauter, smoothing deep lines, and reducing sagging.

Breast Lift

A breast lift repositions sagging or poorly shaped breasts for a perkier appearance. An average patient will undergo this procedure after major weight loss or pregnancy that may have left the breasts looking deflated.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for a wide range aesthetic and reconstructive procedures.

 

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Dr. Motykie (aka Dr. 90210) Has Been Known as a Top Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills For Years

Dr. Motykie (aka Dr. 90210) 

Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Gary Motykie, is an expert in body contouring, breast surgery, rhinoplasty, and facial rejuvenation procedures as well as various other types of cosmetic surgery.

Apart from his excellent work within his practice, Dr. Motykie has been a part of various humanitarian projects. He was recently honored with the Physician Recognition Award, from the Celebrate Life Foundation, for enabling breast cancer survivors live life after cancer.

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

Professional Credentials

Dr. Motykie received training in plastic surgery at the University of Texas. Here, he performed surgery at one of the most renowned cancer and burn reconstruction facilities worldwide.

At this time, Dr. Motykie was also able to travel and work with some of the leading plastic surgeons in Miami.

Throughout this period, Dr. Motykie continues to present his work on a national level. He also authored various scientific papers and journal articles on numerous cosmetic surgery topics.

Dr. Motykie acquired an undergraduate degree in Bio-Medical Engineering which involved work in the field of designing prosthetic limbs and artificial organs from Northwestern University.

He received his doctorate of medicine from Northwestern University as well. Following his training in plastic surgery at the University of Texas, he pursued an Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Beverly Hills.

Additional Accomplishments

The astute Dr. Motykie has also been involved in personal fitness training and competitive bodybuilding for the past 18 years. He is dedicated to daily exercise and weight training and enjoys discovering new ways to improve his physique and health.

Dr. Motykie has also recently established The Healing Curve. This is a non-profit initiative to provide reconstructive procedures to women who have battled and defeated cancer but are left with breast tissue loss and scars due to their treatment.

The Healing Curve also offers help to survivors who have had reconstructive surgeries in the past that were not performed properly.

Dr. Motykie Featured on Popular TV Show Dr. 90210

Dr. 90210 is a US reality TV series that focuses on plastic surgery in the upscale LA suburb of Beverly Hills, California.

The series started in 2004. The name of the series is based on the zip code of the core of Beverly Hill, which most viewers are familiar with due to the former popular TV series Beverly Hills, 90210.

While the show is produced by E!, it is broadcast by many other basic cable networks, such as the Style Network. The duration of each episode is around one hour.

Dr. 90210 shows interviews with patients, semi-graphic visuals of the surgery, and before and after footage of the patients. In addition, the show also features the lives of the surgeons in its lineup.

The Wikipedia page related to the show says the following of Dr. Gary Motykie: “The show’s lineup has expanded to include practices of doctors such as that of Dr. Gary Motykie.”

At MyFaceMyBody Awards 2018, Dr. Gary Motykie was voted “Plastic Surgeon of the Year.”

Dr. Gary Motykie has received the MyFaceMyBody’s prestigious “Best Male Plastic Surgeon of the Year!” award for 2018. He said that he felt honored to get this recognition despite many worthy competitors. However, his real satisfaction and pride come from the award that he has accomplished on the basis of patient votes.

Key highlights of Dr. Motykie’s professional profile are as follows:

  • Multi-Specialty, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • TV Personality & International Educator
  • Creator of Motykie Med Spa & The Healing Curve Foundation
  • Award-Winning Health, Beauty & Wellness Innovator
  • RealSelf Top Doctor
  • Winner of “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” Award, Consumer Research Council of America: 2006 to 2012

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie has also been featured in articles in the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times. He receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for aesthetic as well as reconstructive surgeries.

 

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SmartGraft Hair Restoration vs. Microblading

SmartGraft Hair Restoration vs. Microblading | Beverly HillsAccording to hair and beauty experts, SmartGraft hair re-growth technology for hair restoration is superior to microblading in virtually every way for patients who want to restore their thinning eyebrow hair.

While microblading involves manual implanting of hair strokes with medical-grade pigment into the skin, SmartGraft is an advanced hair transplantation technique which creates completely natural looking results through an automated process.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides SmartGraft eyebrow hair restoration to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.

 

SmartGraft for Brow Hair Replacement

SmartGraft combines the advanced hair follicle extraction technique with precise surgical placement of transplanted hair to produce scarless and natural-appearing results for the patient’s eyebrows.

The SmartGraft device enables the treatment provider to use an automated process where the hair grafts are precisely extracted and automatically placed in a sterile canister. The device accurately counts, sorts and moistens the sensitive hair grafts without losing time.

This cutting edge hair moistening and storage process minimizes the hair graft processing time and helps achieve a high survival rate of the implanted brow hair grafts. This smooth and streamlined process ensures that the patient will have a more natural-looking brow and enhanced overall hair restoration outcomes.

 

Safe, Minimally Invasive, and Comfortable

The SmartGraft brow hair restoration procedure is minimally invasive, with virtually no serious risk of complications. Most patients report that they are very comfortable during the extraction as well as implanting process because both the donor and recipient sites remain numb with a local anesthetic during the procedure.

The patient may simply take a nap, read a book, surf the Internet, or watch TV during the SmartGraft procedure. The automated device allows for precise and gentle removal of the hair follicle grafts from the donor areas, as well as their quick and sterile storage in a controlled environment.

Once the required hair grafts have been collected, the surgeon will prepare and implant them in the brows using very small incisions that may be no larger than a pinprick.

 

Thick and Attractive Brows with SmartGraft

Unlike microblading, which can only offer limited improvement in the eyebrow appearance, SmartGraft can restore thinning brows to thick, bold, naturally attractive eyebrows.

The SmartGraft procedure is designed to safely replace lost or thinning brows without causing any facial scars. The result is real, thick eyebrows that frame your eyes in a natural manner and help enhance overall facial beauty.

An advantage with SmartGraft eyebrow restoration is that the procedure is performed using only local anesthesia. The patient is awake throughout, and can interact with the treatment provider to determine the precise shape and thickness they may want for their new eyebrows.

 

Lots of Options

The shape of the brows can be modified according to the patient’s personal aesthetic needs, proclivities, and goals. Patients should note that following the procedure, the new eyebrow hair may fall out in a few days while the new follicle hibernates.

In about three to four months, new long-lasting eyebrow hair will begin to grow. Final results will be visible within 12 months. As the transplanted hair will be taken from the scalp, the patient will require periodic trimming of the new, living brow hair in order to maintain an appropriate hair length and natural brow-like shape.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for SmartGraft eyebrow hair restoration.


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What is buccal fat removal?

What is buccal fat removal? | Beverly Hills | West HollywoodThe lower part of the face contains buccal fat pads. When these fat pockets become large, they could create an appearance of “chipmunk” or chubby cheeks.

During buccal fat removal cosmetic surgery, the surgeon will eliminate the oversized buccal fat pads to create a more proportionate and sculpted facial appearance. The patient will have an enhanced lower face contour along with a more defined cheek hollow.

 

Stellar Handiwork

Patients can expect to achieve a more chiseled facial appearance, higher cheek bones and an overall look that feels as if the patient has lost weight. A skilled surgeon will be able to create subtle thinning of the cheeks, and avoid any unnatural or drastic change in one’s facial appearance.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides buccal fat removal surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.

 

Consultation Process

During the consultation, the surgeon may share images of past patients who have undergone buccal fat pad removal surgery.

This will help the patient to identify the appropriate look for their facial profile. Based on the patient’s feedback, the surgeon will determine the right surgical technique to perform the fat removal procedure and achieve the desired outcome.

Patients may also carry their own choice of photos from online sources and publications, which indicate the kind of facial look they may want to have. The surgeon will be able to create a customized surgery plan after taking into account the patient’s goals, the desired images and the key anatomical features of the patient’s face.

 

Surgical Procedure

The buccal fat removal plastic surgery procedure can be completed in about half an hour. Patients should try to choose a surgeon who will perform the procedure at an AAAASF accredited surgical facility, which can ensure their safety, privacy and comfort.

The surgeon should take adequate precautions against potential risks such as deep vein thrombosis (blood clots). They should provide for anti-embolic stockings as well as compression devices (SCDs) on the patient’s lower extremities during the length of the surgery.

Buccal fat pad removal surgery may be performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The surgeon will place a tiny incision inside the patient’s mouth opposite to the upper molar teeth on both sides.

Through the incision, the surgeon will efficiently remove the buccal fat pads from inside of the mouth. This incision will then be closed securely with a single dissolvable suture.

The surgery involves no external scarring because the procedure is performed inside of the mouth. No bandages would be required after the surgery.

 

Post-operative Recovery

The recovery after a buccal lipectomy will happen quite fast, but the results are likely to be obscured for some time due to swelling and bruising after surgery. But within a week or two after the surgery, the patient will be able to notice the results.

The face may initially appear slightly “rounder” but this is just a temporary condition due to post-surgical swelling. Buccal lipectomy is largely painless, but the surgeon may prescribe pain relieving drugs for a few days to keep the patient comfortable.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for buccal fat removal surgery.

 

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