Silicone Body Scars and Scares

We see it everywhere, women with big booties and curves are exploding onto the media and cultural scene and many of us are left wondering what happened to the big-boob, blonde and skinny fad! It’s crazy just how quickly the ideal image of beauty shifts right? Not that I’m complaining. As a woman of an ethnic background and a curvy body type (to say the least) it is actually very exciting to see women of multi-racial backgrounds and “real” bodies famed as popular. Wait did you catch that? I said REAL. The issue here is that these curvy and voluptuous…

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What cosmetic deals to buy this holiday season…

It’s that time of year again. The Christmas decorations come up just as the last bite of Halloween candy goes down. Our inbox’s are filled to the brim with Black Friday deals, Secret Santa ideas and New Year’s specials. But which ones should you purchase and for whom? Do people even give the gift of Botox? You are not alone in feeling like all of the emails, commercials and ads being hurled your way are overwhelming! On one hand, it seems to be the perfect time to purchase all of the items you have been pining over all year long,…

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Botched or Board Certified? You Choose.

Too often we see patients come into our office feeling defeated and completely hopeless due to a previously botched surgery. Each and every time it is heart breaking. The same story usually echo’s from each of these botched-surgery patient’s mouths. They were coaxed into having surgery by a Dr.’s impressive marketing plan or a friend of a friend heard of “this Doctor” who is “cheap but good.” Unfortunately, these patient’s have learned the hard way that cost-cutting when it comes to your health and well-being is NEVER worth it. They also learn the importance and true significance of the term…

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Power Assisted Liposuction – Why Board Certified Plastic Surgeons Prefer This Technique!

The Lipo Skinny… Liposuction/Power Assisted Liposuction is one of the most popular and in-demand cosmetic procedures. Removing stubborn fat within minutes sounds like a dream come true to just about anybody. Even better, we can actually utilize the fat aka “liquid gold” on other parts of the body to shape and contour; a fat transfer or Brazilian Butt Lift. Either way…liposuction and related procedure are becoming more and more desired. How is traditional liposuction performed?  The first steps of undergoing traditional liposuction begin with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon analyzing the patients’ body and listening to/understanding their desires and concerns.…

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Tummy Tuck with Tissu Glu

Tissu Glu Surgical Adhesive Who knew that four words could be so important and so impactful when undergoing a super invasive cosmetic surgery such as a Tummy Tuck? For those that may not know, the benefits of a Tummy Tuck (or Abdominoplasty as it will be referred to by your Doc) are so great that it is truly worth going under the knife. Even more important? Your recovery. It is essential to have a clear uderstanding of exactly what your surgeon and your body will be going through during and after your procedure. Am I a candidate for a Tummy…

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What is Plastic Surgery Tourism?

  What is Plastic Surgery Tourism?  Plastic Surgery Tourism is essentially deal hunting for the cheapest plastic surgery while also traveling and receiving plastic surgery… When it comes to shopping, we all want the best deal, right? We send our CVS coupons to ur phones to use upon checkout, frequent sites like Groupon, Living Social and Gilt scouring the net for enticing ads; ‘Spend $50, get $100.” All to save some green and feel better about the rate at which we spend our hard earned cash. The question remains, when should we aggressively deal hunt and when should we strictly quality hunt? When…

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Don’t Let your Neck Give Away your Age!

  Blah blah blah, Botox.     I think it’s safe to say by now we have all heard the magical and amazing word “Botox” right? Not only is Allergan (it’s maker) investing boocoo bucks on marketing and advertising to make Botox the household name it’s become, but our friends are talking about it. Our moms and sisters, even our dads. When we think of Botox we think of frozen foreheads, and imagine wrinkles packing their proverbial bags and heading for the hills. But Doctors are mastering new and awesome techniques to utilize this fountain of youth serum to it’s…

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Sculptra Body-Sculpting

I keep hearing the words “Non-Surgical…” It’s 2017. The world of beauty is not the same as it was in our mother or grandmother’s generation. In fact, we are living in the most exciting time for cosmetic enhancement. Major companies are literally funding millions of dollars worth of research and development, science and technology. This combination is to give us, the consumer more options than ever before.   The term non-surgical is used more and more now than ever because people are looking for less expensive, less invasive ways to achieve their aesthetic goals. Plumper lips? No problem, we have…

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Portrait Plasma Skin Tightening

  Portrait Plasma Skin Rejuvination What’s the real deal? By now we’ve heard of every diet, needle, laser, surgery and collapse worthy yoga pose (I’m envisioning the one where you have to cross your arms and legs at the same time while balancing on one foot without toppling over…eeek!) that is supposed to keep our skin and our bodies looking/feeling younger and more vibrant. While eating healthy, hydrating and exercising are the foundation of looking and feeling great, the truth is there are really only a handful of tricks up even the most experienced and talented plastic surgeons’s sleeve that…

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Feel great about your appearance at every age.

Feel great about your appearance…at every age. We like to think real patient testimonies are the best… We sat down with a special patient of Dr. Yamini’s, who had story she felt very compelled to tell. She is super cute and her name is Lynn. Like thousands of women Lynn is experiencing “the maturing aspect of life” as she affectionately calls it, also known as aging. Whether we want to face it or not (pun intended), we are all aging! What’s the alternative right? What goes hand-in-hand with aging? Growth and change. Most superficially to our bodies and faces. Naysayers,…

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Cellulite Treatment in Los Angeles: Four Methods Explored

Cellulite is an extremely common condition—as well as an extremely common complaint among women (and even some men) throughout the United States. Anywhere from 80 to 90 percent of all women will develop the bumpy look on their thighs or elsewhere at some stage of life, but even though the dimples are practically universal, they are far from welcome. Many cellulite treatments have arisen over the years, offering smooth-skinned salvation to anyone plagued by unwanted puckers on their buttocks and legs. But what’s in a cellulite treatment? Los Angeles’ Dr. Dan Yamini and Dr. Steve Svehlak explore four of them…

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Beautifying your belly button…is this even possible?

  Wanting a beautiful, perfect belly button…is that even a thing? In the world of cosmetic enhancements, where almost everything is possible why do we still wonder if we are alone (or crazy) when channeling our inner perfectionist? We’re not! Most of the procedures we wonder about even being possible are being performed regularly. Yes, this includes belly button revision and enhancement. It could be that your belly button has changed due to post pregnancy and there is extra skin surrounding the area. It could also be that you simply have an “outie” when you’ve been dreaming of an “innie”…

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Rhinoplasty: The Most Popular Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons compiles a list of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States. Breast augmentation tends to top the chart, and 2015 was no exception. It was followed by liposuction, and then nose reshaping, also known as rhinoplasty. Los Angeles cosmetic surgeons Dr. Steve Svehlak and Dr. Dan Yamini noted that although rhinoplasty came in No. 3, with 217,979 surgeries reported, it is the highest-ranked of all dedicated facial cosmetic surgeries offered in the country.   Not Just Changing the Nose Rhinoplasty’s popularity may be because while it is focused…

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Is Botox Safe?

Botox is no longer only for A-list celebrities. Every year millions of men and women choose Botox to safely and temporarily reduce wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet, taking years off their looks. Is Botox really safe? Are there any unwanted consequences? Relax, because… Botox is Safe: Botox, or Botulinum toxin, is derived from Clostridium botulinum. When used in limited doses, Botox is safe, and even life saving. From managing children with cerebral palsy to treating headaches, Botox can be used to safely treat more than 20 different medical conditions. Quantities used for injections (less than a few billionth of…

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Live Chin Up with Kybella, Stop Fretting Over a Double Chin

Have you ever felt old or possibly heavier than you actually were? And maybe self-conscious about the appearance of a double chin? Even resorting to the tried and true techniques of making an under the chin bulge less apparent? You know… Standing up straight! Holding your head up high! Sucking up and tightening the area under the chin! Kybella: The Non-Surgical Treatment for a Double Chin In the past, many patients have opted for plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction, face or neck lifts to help re-sculpt their problem areas under the chin. Now, Sunset Cosmetic Surgery has Kybella. A…

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Age-Defying Beauty: Top Cosmetic Treatments for Every Age

However well one prepares for the aging process, there is just no fountain of youth. As we age, our bodies change – that is simply inevitable. But, it doesn’t mean we can’t contest the process along the way with preventative measures and proactive regimens to help put off the signs of aging. According to the most recent statistics posted from The American Society of Plastic Surgery, patients are focused on different parts of their bodies, at different intervals of age throughout their lives. The top cosmetic procedures performed for patients in each age category are listed as follows: Top Cosmetic…

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A Patient and Her Liposuction Revision Story

In effort to save money, this is a patient who traveled to Mexico for abdominal liposuction. After results that proved bumpy and unsatisfactory, she came to Dr. Steven Svehlak at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery in Los Angeles to see what her options were for a liposuction revision. These pictures show the scarring with which she healed from the original liposuction procedure. There were very irregular contours of her flanks and abdominal wall, with additional irregularities on the inner thighs. Significant scarring could be felt underneath the skin, especially in the right lower abdomen – even after several months. She commented that…

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Thriller Fillers and Injectables: Unmask Your Natural Beauty

Aging is no longer something to be frightened of. Award winning and highly experienced injectors, the surgeons at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery specialize in natural-looking, non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments to give patients an alternative approach to aging gracefully. Considered remarkably safe and even therapeutic in some cases, such as the off-label use of Botox for migraine headaches, non-surgical injection treatments help to restore a youthful confidence with a fresh and younger appearance, while offering immediate results with minimal downtime. From the wrinkle treatments of Botox and Dysport, to the dermal fillers of Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra and Perlane, Sunset Cosmetic Surgery’s…

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Breast Augmentation: There Have Never Been More Choices

Every breast is naturally unique. Made up of fatty tissue, glands, ducts and a thin layer of soft skin, the size and shape of one’s breasts are as unique to you as all your other physical characteristics. Some women are quite content with the size and shape of their breasts, while others are dissatisfied, or become so as they age and experience some loss in volume. If you are one of these women, breast augmentation may be a consideration. Breast augmentation continues to gain popularity, and the choices and options for this procedure have never been greater. What is Breast…

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Liposuction: Does the Fat Come Back?

Common concerns from potential liposuction patients often include questions about what happens after the fat is removed.  Will the fat come back? Will the fat magically re-appear in weird areas of the body?  Can I ever gain weight in the areas that were treated again?  A few years ago, a study was performed at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine by Teri L. Hernandez, Ph.D., R.N., and Robert H. Eckel, M.D., and what they found outlines what often happens after liposuction. Liposuction Fat Will Return There is still much to learn about the body and its relationship to fat.…

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It Pays to Get Plastic Surgery Done Right the First Time

With multitudes of practice experience between the plastic surgeons, Dr. Daniel Yamini and Dr. Steven Svehlak of Sunset Cosmetic Surgery in Los Angeles, it’s guaranteed they have both heard plenty of stories where effective plastic surgery has improved a patient’s body image and self esteem. But on the contrary, they have also seen many unsettling cases regarding unskilled surgeons and disappointing results. Sunset is home to two leading California plastic surgeons. They are highly sought after from patients all over the valley and have assisted many patients with various cases for revision plastic surgery. When corrective plastic surgery becomes a…

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Plastic Surgery, A Journey Towards Your Happiness

Experience at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery in Los Angeles, CA, has taught us that there are many, many motivations as to why our patients seek plastic surgery. Some seek help to fix a particular condition, such as rhinoplasty for breathing problems, while others visit for improvement upon their appearance, as in some cases of breast augmentation. However, whatever the reason, we understand that it makes you unhappy, can be very bothersome and is most certainly not helping you to feel like the best version of yourself. You are not alone. Plastic surgery is growing in popularity and there are a number…

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In Pursuit of the Perfect Pout

Scarlett Johansen, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie. Now-a-days, the phenomenal success and appeal of celebrities with fuller lips is attracting the attention of women everywhere, even internationally. In fact, research carried out by Manchester University in England states that a man is attracted to a woman’s pout more than any other facial feature. Lip enhancement is an upward trend from an age old idea that focuses on accentuating a woman’s youthfulness, femininity and sensuality. Not only are patients looking for a softer, plumper pout, but they’re also opting for lip enhancement to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around…

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Eyelid Surgery: Give Droopy Eyes the Boost!

It is often stated that the eyes are the windows to your soul. Captivating and attractive, they receive a great deal of attention as the center point of your face. In fact, the eyes can reveal much of one’s thoughts, emotions and expressions. But as we age, changes begin to take place that quite often don’t help to express the true nature of how we may feel. After a great night’s sleep you might feel completely refreshed, but your eyes may tell a different story. What can you do to help reverse the effects of these predisposed genetics that can…

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Plastic Surgery: What’s in it for Men?

yIn 2014, an increasing number of men are opting for plastic surgery. Men of all types, careers, races and ages are coming in for treatment at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery in Los Angeles. Women may be the ones that are often thought of when it comes to plastic surgery, men are seeking more and more treatment options all over the nation. According to the American Society for Aesthetic  Plastic Surgery, men received more than 1 million cosmetic procedures last year in 2013. Overall, the number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased an astounding 273% since 1997. It’s time to think…

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What’s in a Name? Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon in LA

There are literally thousands of medical professionals offering cosmetic procedures in Los Angeles. So at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery, doctors Steven Svehlak and Daniel Yamini understand you have a choice when it comes to plastic surgery. You’re looking for the right doctor, with the right set of skills, experience and expertise – and it gets confusing since no one is likely to advertise themselves as inexperienced or incompetent. So how do you decide whom you should trust? Cosmetic vs. Plastic Surgeon It’s helpful to first determine whether the doctor you are considering is a plastic surgeon or a cosmetic surgeon. The…

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Mommy Makeovers: Get Your Confidence Back!

Do you spend 99% of your time taking care of your kids?  At Sunset Cosmetic Surgery, we are here to help you take care of YOU. Double board certified plastic surgeons, Steven Svhelak and Daniel Yamini of Sunset Cosmetic Surgery are among the leading plastic surgeons in LA that focus on gently turning back the hands of time. Whether it’s softening the frown lines and crow’s feet that have emerged from lack of sleep, or re-gaining a more youthful waistline, as an award-winning plastic surgery team in Los Angeles, they have solutions that will help you look and feel beautiful. What is a…

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Neck Band Rejuvenation: Ditch Your Scarves!

Necks don’t lie! Aging, weight loss or genetics can reveal itself on one’s neck in the form of “rope-like” bulges. During the fall, winter and even the cooler spring months, many resort to hiding their necks behind a turtleneck sweater or scarf. Get ready to ditch the scarves and purchase some lower necklines: Neck bands can easily be treated for a smoother look — without surgery. Neck Bands & BOTOX: How it Works Often due to the natural aging process or weight fluctuations, underlying loose bands of muscle in the neck, called platysma bands, can become more prominent in their…

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In-Office Procedures, In Popular Demand

With today’s technology, anesthesia and pain control, minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures are the industry’s fastest growing trend. Routinely performed, there are many cosmetic surgical procedures which don’t require an operating room setting and general anesthesia. While more comprehensive and time-intensive procedures such as breast augmentations, facelifts or tummy tucks still do, the following procedures can often be done in an office setting using an oral sedative and local anesthesia for numbing:  Ear surgery, upper eyelid surgery, chin implants, facial fat grafting, highly targeted liposuction (aka MINI SUCLPT), liposuction repair, belly button surgery, scar revision, laser neck lifts, minor nose revisions, lip…

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Best Face Forward

The face is the most expressive feature of the human body.  One can fold one’s arms in anger, but no one would know the reason for this defensive gesture if you didn’t wear a frown. The face can show the most expression, but also the most aging. Factors including sunlight, pollution, stress, and scarring can really rundown and age your skin. What do you think of your age appearance? If you feel younger than the face you see in the mirror, perhaps it’s time to consider gently turning back the hands of time. A good cosmetic plastic surgeon can produce…

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Revenge Plastic Surgery on the Rise

Divorce is one of the of the most stressful life events anyone can go through. According to the Holmes and Rahe stress scale, divorce ranks at the top of the list, second only to the death of a spouse. It’s natural that some of that heavy stress will take its toll on you physically. When it is time to for you to get back out to the dating scene, it only makes sense that you would want to look your best. There are many reasons to have a cosmetic procedure or surgery after a divorce.  For example, some people simply…

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The Beauty Bonus

The Beauty Bonus: How Looking Good Can Help You Earn More Land a Better Job It’s often been said that beauty is only skin deep. While this adage may be true, it may not be as true as you’d like. Daniel Hamermesh, an economics professor at the University of Texas in Austin, wondered how much beauty could really pay. It turns out, a good looking person could earn up to 3-4% more than their less attractive coworkers (this can equate to $230,000 more over a lifetime). He also found that “model” good looks aren’t required to reap the benefits. An average looking person…

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Coolsculpting: Is it Really that Cool?

Sunset Cosmetic Surgery’s Board Certified Plastic Surgeons Weigh In on the Coolsculpting Fat Freezing Fad With so many alternatives to traditional liposuction on the market today, choosing the best option can be very confusing.  Each one claims to be the best way to blast fat cells and reduce unsightly bulges.  Let’s look at one of the latest trends and its claim to be a risk free, cost-effective alternative to liposuction. Cryolipolysis, popularly known as Coolsculpting, is a procedure that uses controlled cooling for non-invasive reduction of local fat deposits to reshape body contours. The exposure to cooling causes cell death…

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The Art of Botox: Why Injector Credentials Matter

We’ve all heard horror stories of women with droopy eyelids, overarched eyebrows, or asymmetrical lips after a Botox procedure gone wrong. Botox is supposed to be one of the simplest and safest routes to achieving a youthful, rejuvenated appearance; so how does this happen? For the most part, anyone with a medical license in any of the various medical fields who takes a weekend course can become certified to inject Botox.  With little knowledge or experience, individuals at med spas or dentists’ offices begin offering Botox injections. Some even use their medical license to purchase Botox and then allow aestheticians…

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