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Women with preoperative marker drawn underneath around her nose and eyesHere are ten reasons why you should not have a traditional “Beverly Hills” facelift, but should instead opt to undergo the (stem) cell-enhanced regenerative facelift:

Reason #10 – Horizontal vs. Vertical

The traditional “Beverly Hills” facelift pulls the skin in a horizontal direction, which creates a “wind tunnel” or “done” look. The (stem) cell-enhanced regenerative facelift is based on the vertical facelift that was pioneered by Dr. Calabria. The vector of pull is vertical and not horizontal, so it delivers a much more natural looking result.

Reason #9 – Cheek Position & Mouth

The traditional “Beverly Hills” facelift technique flattens the cheeks and distorts the mouth. The (stem) cell-enhanced regenerative facelift repositions the cheeks in a more youthful location and restores the down turned corner of the mouth to its original position without stretching it.

Reason #8 – Volume

The traditional “Beverly Hills” facelift does not address the loss of volume caused by the aging process. The (stem) cell-enhanced regenerative facelift restores the original volume of a younger face by injecting regenerative stem cells under the facial muscles.

Reason #7 – Texture of the Skin

The traditional “Beverly Hills” facelift does not address the texture of the skin, so afterwards the patient looks like an old person whose skin was pulled tight. The (stem) cell-enhanced regenerative facelift has the potential to improve the skin’s texture due to the action of the regenerative and stem cells used.

Reason #6 – Anesthesia

The traditional “Beverly Hills” facelift often requires general anesthesia. The (stem) cell-enhanced regenerative facelift can be performed under local anesthesia.

Reason #5 – Visible Scars

In traditional “Beverly Hills” facelifts, scarring is often visible due to the tension caused by the pulled skin. However, in the (stem) cell-enhanced regenerative facelift, Dr. Calabria implements a skin closure technique that diverts most of the tension so the incisions can heal well.

Reason #4 – Bruising and Swelling

Traditional “Beverly Hills” facelifts can cause a lot of bruising and swelling that can last for weeks. In the (stem) cell-enhanced regenerative facelift, Dr. Calabria uses a hydro-dissection technique and an electric knife, which minimizes bruising and swelling.

Reason #3 – Revisions

For a patient who has already undergone a traditional facelift, a redo or revision using the same technique will accentuate the “pulled” look even more. The (stem) cell-enhanced regenerative facelift will correct these telltale signs left by the previous surgery.

Reason #2 – Cookie Cutter

Traditional “Beverly Hills” facelifts often offer a cookie-cutter approach where every patient is treated the same. Dr. Calabria takes an individualized approach with his surgery, tailoring every single case specific to the individual patient.

And the number one reason you should NOT have a traditional “Beverly Hills” facelift is

You definitely don’t want your ex-husband to know why you look so damn good!!!

If you wish to turn back the hands of time, we encourage you to call board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Renato Calabria. Dr. Calabria has years of experience and will be able to give you long lasting and natural looking results. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Calabria, please call (310) 777-0069 or fill out our online contact form. Looking good has never been so easy!

Woman in white underwear with her left hand on stomachWhether we’re in the public eye, or analyzing our bodies in the reflection of the mirror, we always want to look our best. Many people are able to achieve the exact body they want through regular diet and exercise, while others are less fortunate. For these individuals, no matter how hard they diet and workout, there always seems to be a few problem areas where fat exists.

At his Beverly Hills practice, world renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Calabria offers one of the newest body contouring treatments available…Liposonix®. The beauty about this treatment is that it requires no anesthesia or incisions, and, best of all, no downtime.

How it Works

Liposonix® consists of a special handheld device that utilizes high-intensity ultrasound energy to target and destroy fat cells and remove them through the body’s natural healing and elimination process. Since the energy administered from the ultrasound only goes a few centimeters below the skin, there is virtually no pain or discomfort associated with this procedure.

Liposonix® treatment takes one hour to complete, and it is very effective in treating men and women who can pinch at least one inch of fat and have a body mass index (BMI) of less than 30. To find out your exact BMI, feel free to visit this site.

Although Liposonix® is not considered a weight loss procedure, it produces noticeable changes to many areas of the body. Patients typically see results during the first few weeks and will continue to see improvements over the next couple of months.

If you desire to contour your body to a more toned and tight physique, we welcome you to contact our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Renato Calabria. At his Beverly Hills practice he regularly helps many people from all over Hollywood achieve a more attractive physical appearance. Please call (310) 777-0069 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation today.

 

shutterstock_74219182In the never-ending battle to maintain clear skin year around, various factors such as sun exposure, daily stress, and heredity play significant roles in the appearance of our skin. To have the healthiest looking skin possible, it is important that you alter your skin care methods to adapt to each of the four seasons. However, there are some constants that should be followed in order to make sure you are always putting your best face forward, no matter what time of the year it is.

Cleanse Daily

Although this tip may seem like a no-brainer, it is mentioned because it is the basis for anyone’s routine, no matter what type of skin they have. To ensure that you do not leave your skin looking dry, opt for a facial cleanser that is pH balanced (eliminate dirt and oil from the skin without drying it out) and also fragrance-free.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Consuming a well-balanced diet is a vital part in keeping your skin radiant and wrinkle free. Swap foods like chocolate and processed foods for whole servings of fruits, vegetables (4-5 servings a day), and lean meats. Make sure to keep you skin hydrated as well by drinking at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day.

Moisturize

Moisturizing the skin is another important tip to maintaining youthful looking skin. With the many different lotions that exist on the market today, try to use one that is non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) with an SPF of 15 or higher so you get the added benefit of protecting your skin from the sun, too.

Get Sleep

Proper rest is perhaps the most important factor for healthy looking skin. A lack of rest can increase the stress hormones in the body, which speeds up the aging process and increases acne. Although, it can be hard for some individuals to get an optimal amount of sleep every night, generally 6-7 hours is sufficient for most people.

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Renato Calabria offers many procedures to keep your skin looking flawless and youthful. For a consultation, please call (310) 777-0069 or fill out our online contact form today.

Woman wearing a flower patterned braWhen choosing to undergo a breast augmentation, there are many decisions that must be made, such as the kind of implants, size of the implants, and method of incision. However, the placement of the implants is another important choice that can greatly affect the outcome of your surgery. To get a better understanding of what your preference will be, it is best to understand the pros and cons of each type of placement.

Subglandular Placement

Subglandular placement refers to the technique that places the implants under the breast tissue but above the pectoral muscles. Women who desire this type of placement often have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Breasts that are spaced far apart

  • Desire more cleavage

Although subglandular placement is a popular option, it tends to create a rounder appearance in the breasts that is less natural looking and increases the risk of capsular contracture developing.

Submuscular Placement

Submuscular placement describes the technique of placing the implants underneath the pectoral muscles. This method is typically chosen by women who wish to achieve one or more of the following:

  • Add more volume to the breasts

  • Provide the breasts with a more natural-looking appearance

Submuscular placement produces great results, but it can distort the appearance of women with an athletic build because the implants sit higher in the chest.

Whether you choose subglandular or submuscular placement, it is always of the utmost importance that you choose a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced at performing breast augmentation surgery.

Dr. Renato Calabria is a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). He regularly helps women from Los Angeles and around the world achieve a fuller and more attractive appearance to their breasts. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Calabria, please call (310) 777-0069 or feel free to fill out our online contact form today.