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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.


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.


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, 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.


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.


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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Liposuction For Your Calves And Ankles

Liposuction For Your Calves And Ankles | Beverly Hills | Los AngelesOver the last 20 years, liposuction cosmetic surgery of the lower extremities has become quite popular. Rapid advancements in body contouring surgical techniques have made it possible to achieve safe and very effective outcomes for liposuction of the calves and ankles.


The Problem is Manageable

When it comes to stubborn fat pockets, perhaps there is no tougher site in your body than the calves and ankles. Fat accumulation in these areas often occurs because of a patient’s genetic makeup. But thick calves and the so-called “cankles” can be successfully addressed with liposuction.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides calves and ankles liposuction to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding locations.


General Overview

In most cases, the calf or ankle liposuction is not performed on its own. The surgeon will usually shape the complete lower leg to create most pleasing outcomes.

For this reason, both ankle and calf liposuction surgeries are performed as a single procedure. It can ensure that the proportion of the lower legs remains well-maintained. Sometimes, the surgeon may additionally perform liposuction of the thighs and knees in order to create more natural looking lower body appearance.

While performing liposuction of the calves and ankles, the surgeon’s key consideration is to ensure that overall proportion is correct. Their purpose in performing liposuction plastic surgery is not weight loss, but to establish a patient’s natural aesthetics through removal of excess and stubborn fat.

In order to produce the best and most appealing results, the surgeon will take into account every aspect of the patient’s body.


Surgical Procedure

In performing ankles and calves liposuction, the surgeon will create tiny incisions in targeted sites, and then gently insert a thin cannula into the fat layer of the ankle and calf.

By carefully manipulating the cannula physically back and forth through the layer of fat tissue, while remaining parallel to the skin, the surgeon will dislodge the unwanted fat cells. These fat cells will then be sucked through the cannula and expelled from the body.

Calf liposuction surgery is performed using minimally invasive tumescent liposuction. During the entire procedure, the patient may remain conscious or mildly sedated because only local anesthesia is used. Tumescent liposuction technique helps achieve faster healing and better results than other more invasive liposuction methods.

In delivering effective liposuction of the calves, incision placement is vital. The surgeon will place the incisions directly under the knee, and towards the top of the calf. Using two different incisions placed on either side of the calf, the surgeon can address the whole calf area with gentle and smooth passes of the cannula.

The surgeon will use their artistic eye for detail and a deep understanding of the anatomy of lower extremities to mold the calf into a slimmer, more youthful shape with liposuction.

For liposuction of the ankles, the surgeon will take a similar approach. They will create small incisions on each side of the ankle, which will enable them to reach the deeper layers of unwanted fat.



The ankle is a very small site, and the surgeon will use their skill to ensure the cannula does not hurt or poke the skin from below (this can cause dimpling). While performing ankle liposuction surgery, the precise amount of fat is removed in order to ensure the ankle retains its unique shape.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for ankles and calves liposuction.

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Liposuction For Your Knees

Liposuction For Your Knees | Beverly Hills | West HollywoodYou can maintain a fit and well-toned body with regular diet and exercise regimen. However, some trouble spots in the body may still not respond well in terms of fat reduction. One of the problem areas where it is hard to reduce fat deposits is your knees.

If you have nicely contoured thighs and calves but fatty knees, it could detract from your otherwise shapely appearance of the legs. However, you may choose knee liposuction cosmetic surgery to ensure that your knees look as good as the rest of the lower body.

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


Advantages of Knee Fat Liposuction

In many cases, the removal of even a small amount of fat tissue can make a major difference to the overall leg aesthetics, helping them to appear sleek and symmetrical.

While knee liposuction may be all that is required to re-contour the knees, patients often choose to receive inner thigh liposuction plastic surgery at the same time to achieve proportionate and attractive results that enhance their overall lower body silhouette.

Additionally, some patients may like to have a knee lift at the same time. This is a relatively new procedure, which is becoming popular among celebrities. It can eliminate ‘kninkles’ or knee wrinkles, promote fresh collagen fiber production, and tighten loose skin tissue above the knee.

You can expect to have the following key benefits after undergoing knee liposuction surgery, particularly when it is undertaken in combination with outer or inner thigh liposuction:

  • More toned-looking and youthful leg appearance
  • Greater comfort and ease when running or walking
  • More confidence to wearing clothing that reveals the knees


Good Candidates

If your body weight is within a relatively normal range for your height, but you suffer from excessive fat deposits around the knees (especially in the inner knee), while having a fairly good skin tone and elasticity, then you could a good candidate for knee liposuction.


Surgical Procedure

Knee liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to eliminate excess fat from targeted areas of your knees. In this surgery, a small, thin cannula will be inserted into specific locations around your knees through small incisions.

The surgeon will then gently suction out of the excess fat from the knees. The procedure may sometimes include the use of laser beams or ultrasound waves, which are designed to melt the fat through controlled heat, making it easier to eliminate it from the knees.

Knee liposuction is not meant to tighten loose or excess skin in and around the knees. If you suffer from excess skin in the knees, you might need a knee lift surgery.

If you maintain healthy weight, it will ensure the results last longer. Regular exercise will build muscle tone and enhance the final outcome.



The knee liposuction is carried out on an outpatient basis. It usually takes anywhere from half an hour to 45 minutes to perform, and can be done with regional or local anesthesia.

Patients are usually able to resume normal activity within two to three weeks following the knee fat reduction surgery. They can return to their regular exercise routine within four to six weeks.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for knee liposuction.

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Liposuction For Your Back

Liposuction For Your Back | Beverly Hills | West HollywoodEven if you follow a regular cardio or strength training at the gym, the truth is that back fat could still be difficult to eliminate.

This is the fat tissue that gets deposited underneath the bra line for women, detracting from a slim and toned shape from behind.

Liposuction cosmetic surgery of the back can offer significant visible improvements. But the procedure may be more effective on individuals who have not lost large amounts of weight (so they don’t have loose skin).

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides back liposuction to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding locations.


Back Fat Types

The fat tissue in the back can be categorized into a few important areas:

  • Infra-scapular fat (commonly called female flanks): This is located above the waistline and underneath the shoulder blades. These are the unsightly fat deposits that often bulge below the bra strap.
  • Posterior axillary fat: This fat is located around the upper-outer back area, close to the armpit.
  • Posterior waist fat: These fat deposits can be found above and posterior to the buttocks and hips.
  • Lumbo-sacral fat pad: It is seen in midline of the lower back, right above the tailbone.
  • Buffalo hump: This includes fat deposits located in the upper back area, close to the neck.


Fat in Infra-scapular Back Area

Infra-scapular back refers to the area on the back right beneath the bra. The fat tissue in this region is in the form of a single subcutaneous layer, but does not have a well-defined deep fat compartment.

When a woman is wearing a tight bra, this area might bulge out more visibly. Some women may have a genetic predisposition to collect fat in the site of infra-scapular back.

With obesity becoming increasingly common, the infra-scapular back among many patients may accumulate so much fat tissue that the skin and subcutaneous tissue could bunch-up and form parallel rolls of fat.

Tumescent liposuction is less invasive body contouring plastic surgery technique to remove this unsightly localized “bra-fat” and provide dramatic aesthetic improvement.


Surgical Procedure

During the back liposuction surgery, the surgeon will create a series of minor incisions into the back at specific locations. They will then insert a slender cannula into the incision areas. Through the cannulas, which are attached to a suction pump at the other end, the surgeon will gently remove the excess fat from the back.

In some cases, the surgeon may use laser or ultrasound energy to heat up and melt the fat, making its removal less traumatic. With heating techniques, some degree of skin tightening may also occur.

The patient may only require a local or regional anesthetic. Depending on the amount of fat tissue that is removed from the back, the surgery could last for about one to two hours.


Post-Surgical Care

Following back liposuction, the incision sites may be covered with absorbent pads, which are held in place with a torso compression garment.

Back liposuction may not require too much external compression. The torso motion during respiration along with other everyday activities could be enough to improve the condition and promote healing.



Liposuction for back fat removal is not a weight loss surgery or a skin tightening procedure. The goal is to eliminate excess fat from targeted areas of the back help sculpt and tone it to a desirable shape.

Patients who have significant loose skin following rapid loss of weight may have to choose a skin tightening procedure along with back liposuction. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for back liposuction.

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Liposuction For Your Chest

Liposuction For Your Chest | Beverly Hills | West HollywoodFor many women with large or pendulous breasts, their double D cups can become a bodily burden.

Heavy breasts can create a lifetime of problems for a woman — limiting sports and other physical activities, and causing considerable neck, shoulder and back pain and spinal problems, or even emotional issues.

Liposuction for the breasts is a conservative cosmetic surgery procedure, which involves lesser trauma, minimal scarring, quicker recovery and better results as compared to the traditional breast reduction surgery.


Basic Facts

Liposuction for the breast for a suitable candidate is a special variation of the traditional liposuction. The surgeon may be able to reduce the patient’s breasts by anywhere from one to three cup sizes.

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


Different from Traditional Breast Reduction

In the traditional mammaplasty or breast reduction surgery, the surgeon will make a substantial T-shaped incision to remove excessive glandular tissue, fat, and loose skin.

However, a liposuction breast reduction procedure will involve just one small incision, discreetly placed under the fold of each breast. The incision will be just long enough to allow the passage for a small cannula, through which the surgeon will suction out excess breast fat from the deeper layers.

While the traditional breast reduction surgery can take a few hours and several weeks for full recovery, liposuction of the breasts may take less than one hour with the patient back to her regular activities within a week.

Liposuction breast reduction surgery may be ideally suited for women who may have previously been reluctant due to the potential risks of scarring and altered sensation in the nipples. When the surgeon uses liposuction to remove the fat portion of the breast, these risks are minimized.


Tumescent Liposuction of the Breast

Breast liposuction plastic surgery using tumescent liposuction of the breast can be performed using only local anesthesia. The procedure can create a significant breast reduction as well as a moderate breast lift.

The surgeon will make use of micro-cannulas to perform breast reduction with minimal tissue trauma, low post-operative pain, faster recovery, and virtually no scarring.

For the suitable candidate, liposuction can reduce the breast by as much as 50 percent in size and the breasts may also get lifted to some degree. This subtle breast lift may occur because of the reduced weight of the breast, which enables the natural elastic properties of the breast skin to create contraction and produce elevation.

The breasts will not change shape following tumescent liposuction, and simply become smaller in size and somewhat raised. After liposuction, the shape of the breast is simply a smaller version of its original shape before liposuction.


Who is a Suitable Candidate?

Some women may achieve better results than others after breast liposuction surgery. Tumescent breast reduction may only be appropriate for women who have more of fatty tissue in the breasts instead of glandular tissue. But for the appropriate candidate, the results of breast liposuction can be very gratifying.

Women who have been through their menopause typically have breasts with a larger proportion of fatty tissue than younger women. They could make ideal candidates for breast liposuction.


Post-op Recovery

The patient may leave with small surgical drains in each incision site in the breasts for a few days. The drain tubes will prevent fluid buildup and promote rapid healing. Patient will be required to wear a compression bra for several weeks to allow the breasts to safely firm up to their new shape.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for chest liposuction.

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Liposuction For Your Arms

Liposuction For Your Arms | Beverly Hills | West HollywoodOccurrence of excess fat deposits in the back of the upper arms is a common problem. It can be difficult to eliminate this fat with exercise or diet.

An experienced surgeon can provide liposuction cosmetic surgery to tone the outer and inner parts of the upper arm, and also the biceps and shoulders. Liposuction of the arms is designed to sculpt the arm and improve its overall shape and appearance in a safe and sustainable way.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides arms liposuction to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding locations.


Need for Arms Liposuction

Patients choose to undergo arms liposuction for a number of reasons:

  • To achieve slimmer arms that can tone easily.
  • To remove the excess flab in the arms, especially at the back of the arms.
  • To have more photogenic look.
  • To remove the excess fat that might hang down from the back of the upper arms.


Surgical Procedure

The surgeon will perform an arms liposuction plastic surgery using local anesthesia in most cases. Once the arm area is numbed, the surgeon will begin the procedure by placing minor incisions in discreet locations to minimize subsequent scarring.

If the patient wishes not to feel or remember anything during the surgery, they may choose to have general or twilight anesthesia instead of “awake” liposuction.


Techniques for Arms Liposuction

Liposuction of the arms is aimed at only removing excess fat. It will not tighten or remove any loose or hanging skin around the arms. If the patient’s skin has enough elasticity, it would tighten on its own. Such patients are ideal candidates for arms liposuction.

However, if the arms skin requires tightening, the surgeon may recommend an additional procedure to reduce sagging skin, such as an arms lift.

In recent years, many patients have shown interest in receiving laser liposuction for arms fat removal as an alternative to the traditional liposuction surgery.

Laser liposuction for the arms is not necessarily “safer” or “better” than tumescent liposuction, but it could help to make the procedure more targeted and less invasive. However, just as with other forms of liposuction, laser lipo is not meant to tighten loose upper arm skin.

Liposuction for arms could be the most effective solution to attain the slim, toned look of the upper arms. However, patients should know that the technique of arms liposuction does not matter as much as the skill and experience of the surgeon.

An accomplished body contouring surgeon will recommend the best surgical technique for the patient’s unique needs. This is vital to achieving desirable outcomes.


Recovery after an Arms Liposuction Surgery

Temporary side effects following an arms liposuction may include swelling, bruising, and a changed sensation, including tingling and numbness.

Recovery time will vary from one patient to another, but most people are able to go back to work within a few days. Bruising is likely to resolve in 2-4 weeks, while swelling from the treated sites will resolve in about 1-2 months.


Arm Lift

Depending on the patient’s needs, the surgeon may combine arms liposuction with an arms lift surgery. To remove the loose skin in the upper arms, brachioplasty or upper arm lift procedure is the proper and normal route to take.

However, patients should be aware that it can leave a scar down the inside of the upper arm. The scar will remain concealed when the arms are down at the sides, but may be visible when the patient raises the arm.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for arms liposuction.

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Liposuction For Your Bra Rolls

Liposuction For Your Bra Rolls | Beverly Hills | West HollywoodAny person may experience a negative impact on their self-esteem due to unwanted body fat. This is also true of women who have a bra line bulge, which can be a cause for self-consciousness.

An experienced surgeon will assess how liposuction cosmetic surgery can help treat bra bulge, enabling women to appear their best. In general, the bulge around the bra line occurs due to unwanted fat located around the armpits, the mid and upper back, the sides of the torso, and the front torso where the abdomen and chest meet.

Spot reduction is really a myth and the fat around the torso and back is particularly challenging to eliminate through diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, liposuction offers a safe and effective solution to get rid of unattractive fat pockets.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides liposuction of the bra rolls to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.


Good Candidates

Decent liposuction candidates have only isolated pockets of body fat that they seek to eliminate. They are in good general health and do not have any medical conditions that could lead to heightened surgical risks.

Liposuction is meant to eliminate only a relatively tiny amount of body fat. A surgeon may instruct the patient to follow a balanced diet and exercise regimen before the surgery to lose weight and body fat in a natural manner. This can enhance the outcomes and long-term sustainability of the results.



Liposuction plastic surgery around the bra bulge area involves the surgeon using a cannula to eliminate unwanted body fat along the torso and back. The surgery focuses primarily on the region between the hips and armpits, creating a much more sculpted torso in the process.

If necessary, the surgeon will also address the bulge on top of the abdomen. The plastic surgeon will sculpt the fat to make the bulging around the bra straps less prominent.



It is not uncommon for patients to experience inflammation, soreness, bruising, and some fluid leakage after liposuction of the bra bulge area. These side-effects are normal and will subside over time with proper rest as well as following the post-operative guidelines closely.

Patients will need to take leave from their workplace after liposuction to recover from the procedure. Individuals with sedentary jobs may be able to resume work faster.


Final Outcome

Women do not have to worry about that unattractive bra bulge with liposuction that is targeted to the upper torso and sides. The skin around the bra straps will not appear so compressed and pushed out offering the patient a slimmer, sleeker body. There is minimal visible scarring following the procedure since the cannula is so tiny.

Liposuction outcomes can last for many years to come with a balanced diet and regular exercise regimen. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for liposuction of the bra rolls.


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