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    Breast Augmentation Animation

    Last updated 1 day 2 hours ago

    Breast augmentation enlarges the breasts with the use of silicone or saline implants. The procedure is completed while you are under a general anesthetic, meaning you will sleep comfortably through the surgery.

    This video shows how a breast augmentation is performed. You will see the various locations where incisions may be placed, as well as two different options for breast implant placement. The incisions will be sutured when your surgeon is through; you may receive dissolvable stitches or your sutures may need to be removed by your surgeon a week later.

    If you have questions about breast augmentation or other cosmetic procedures, contact Dr. George Sanders at (818) 528-6125. Dr. Sanders will be happy to answer your questions and explain your options for breast augmentation, liposuction, a tummy tuck, and more. You can view more helpful videos about cosmetic procedures in Encino on our website.

    Plastic Surgery: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? | From the Desk of Dr. Sanders

    Last updated 8 days ago

    The decision to invest in plastic surgery is not always an easy one for people to make. A recent article in the May, 2013 edition of Aesthetic Surgery Journal (33(4) p.585-590) takes a closer look at the decision making process of plastic surgery patients by asking two important questions:

    What keeps people from doing plastic surgery?

    How do they choose their plastic surgeon?

    What do you think the answers were? In a recent blog post, I delve into the author's findings and share my take on the results. Take a moment to read "Plastic Surgery- Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?"  and if you are considering a cosmetic procedure, give us a call at 818-528-6125 to schedule a consultation.

    Important Factors to Consider Before Undergoing Breast Augmentation

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Breast Augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic procedure in America. Could you be a good candidate for this procedure, and how can you find out? Meeting with a plastic surgeon to discuss your breast augmentation goals will help you evaluate all of the factors involved with this cosmetic procedure.

    Your Goals

    Your goals are an important factor to consider before deciding to undergo any cosmetic procedure. Take some time to evaluate your breasts and what you may or may not like about them. Do you simply want them to be larger, or do you want to address other issues such as sagging or loose skin as well? Would you like to wear tops cut differently than those you are able to wear now? Are you embarrassed by the size of your breasts? Listing your goals, likes, and dislikes before your consultation will help drive the conversation between you and your plastic surgeon. He will help you evaluate those goals and determine whether a breast augmentation is best to meet them.

    Your Health

    Your current and future health are other important factors to consider before your breast augmentation procedure. Do you plan to lose weight or have children in the future? Both of these can affect the outcomes of your breast procedure, and should be discussed with your cosmetic surgeon. Breast augmentation is best for women of a stable weight who aren’t planning multiple future pregnancies. Additionally, if you have experienced breast cancer in the past or are at high risk for developing breast cancer, this should also be discussed with your plastic surgeon. He can suggest the best placement for your implants to reduce interference with breast cancer screening procedures.

    Dr. George Sanders offers free cosmetic surgery consultations in Encino, CA, to help you make the right decision regarding your breast or body procedure. Please call (818) 528-6125 or click on our convenient web contact form to schedule your appointment. Take a look at our blog to find out more about the factors to consider when deciding upon the right cosmetic procedure for your needs.

    How Long Do Cosmetic Injectables Last?

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Plastic surgeons recommend cosmetic injectables, including Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse, for patients who wish to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, combat frown lines, and achieve fuller facial features. Cosmetic injectables can also enhance the contours of lips, prevent wrinkles and folds, and fill in scars. While results may vary depending on the patient’s skin type and desired results, the effects of cosmetic injectables can last for up to six months. All cosmetic injectables should be regularly followed up to achieve lasting results. The time between injections depends on how each individual’s skin reacts to the treatment.

    More and more men and women are opting for cosmetic injectables to plump the lips, enhance shallow contours, and fill fine lines and wrinkles. Find out how a cosmetic surgeon can give your face a fresh, youthful glow by calling the Encino office of Dr. George Sanders at (818) 528-6125. Our full-service plastic surgery office also offers liposuction, tummy tucks, breast implants, and more.

    "Is Your Sunscreen Burning You?"| From the Desk of Dr. Sanders

    Last updated 17 days ago

    With the first official day of summer right around the corner, it’s time for some fun in the sun. You may immediately turn to your favorite sunscreen to help protect your skin, but could there possibly be some issues with the sunscreen you’ve chosen? In my most recent blog post, I highlight and discuss many of the concerns brought up by a recent Consumer Reports article (July of 2013, pp.10-11) regarding the effectiveness and safety of some sunscreens. Take a moment to read “Is Your Sunscreen Burning You”  and help ensure that your skin is protected as much as possible throughout the summer months. If you have questions about sunscreen use, feel free to leave a comment or call 818-528-6125 to schedule an appointment.

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