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Monthly Archives: August 2016

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

1. BRA BULGE

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Bra buldge is that pesky fat pad that can be found just lateral or outside the outer edge of the pectoralis major muscle. When women wear brassieres, it’s not infrequent that this bra fat that pushes out can be irritating, painful, rashes can form and they can develop dermatitis. This bra bulge can also be unsightly, especially in clothing where this lateral breast region is exposed. On national television Dr. Linder performed a bra bulge procedure, removing this fat using a small triple lumen Mercedes tip cannula to sculp the lateral fat pad resolving the bra bulge. The results can be quite traumatic. This can be performed under either local IV sedation or general anesthesia, depending upon the amount of adiposity. Patients with increased skin laxity at this region may require a skin excision at the same as tumescent liposuction of this bra bulge fat pad. Compressive garments for at least six weeks should be used postoperatively. Sutures remain in for approximately 14 days.

2. MUFFIN TOP

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The Muffin Top specifically is associated with the adiposity or lipodystrophy fat pads within the iliac crest roll or hip region and the lower flanks. It can also extend to the lower abdominal or periumbilical region. Dr. Linder performed a muffin top procedure on national television recently. The patient was brought to the operating room, administered general anesthesia, although IV sedation may be used on smaller localized muffin top regions of the hips. The fat is directly lipo sculptured with tumescent technique using a bi-directional technique. Both superficial and deep fat is removed with as 4 mm and a 3 mm triple lumen Mercedes blunt tip cannula. Subsequently, fat is removed directly perpendicular to the pelvic bone in order to smooth out and contour the medial hip region. The results can be absolutely fantastic. Six weeks of compression garments are placed. Patients who have significant fatty tissue around the lower abdomen can be sculpted at the same time leading to a completely sculpted muffin top region.

3. MUFFIN BOTTOM

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The Muffin Bottom consists of sculpting three different regions at one time, the infragluteal fold, the medial posterior thigh and the lateral posterior saddlebag region. The muffin bottom can be sculpted using the tumescent technique under either IV sedation or general anesthesia. This was sculpted for a national television program recently and the results are dramatic. Care must be taken to avoid over-sculpting the infragluteal fold to prevent increased skin laxity or contour deformity.

4. SADDLEBAG PROCEDURE

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Saddlebags are that localized fat deposits in the outer thigh region which cannot be removed through diet and exercise. These are resistant genetic fat pads which can only be removed through direct surgical liposculpture. Dr. Linder performs a double layer criss-cross technique using a deep 4 mm cannula and a superficial 3 mm cannula to remove the fat in the lateral thigh region in a criss-cross perpendicular manner. Meticulous and precise sculpting of the lateral thigh as well as removing some of the anteromedial inner thigh and iliac crest roll or hip thigh fat can completely contour the thigh, removing the saddlebags and proportionating the lower third of the body with the midriff and upper portions of a woman’s anatomy. This was performed recently on national television with the following pre- and postoperative results. Liposuctioning of different areas of the body follow similar patterns with respect to technique. I use tumescent fluid in all these regions in order to

  • 1) contour the fat, hydrating the fat cells, reducing the contour deformity and skin irregularity;
  • 2) reduce bruising and bleeding by using the epinephrine to vasoconstrict the blood vessels;
  • 3) to use Lidocaine in order to reduce pain by allowing for numbness.

Mommy Makeover Breast Enhancement

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I recently examined a 38-year-old female patient who wanted to enhance her breasts. After breastfeeding two children, she had experienced a loss in shape and fullness of her breasts. During her consultation, she also inquired about the size of the nipple region. After examining her and confirming her goals, we scheduled surgery downstairs at the Brighton Surgical Center, which is in the same building as my office.

During her breast surgery, I placed 400 cc silicone SRX breast implants and performed a breast lift and areola reduction. After four weeks postop, you can see that the patient has restored the shape and fullness to her breasts and has decreased the size of her areolas.

To schedule consultation with Dr. Linder or for more information on breast options call us at 310-275-4513 or contact by email.

 

 

 

 

HOW TO PAY FOR A BREAST AUGMENTATION

Patients come every day to see Dr. Linder for breast augmentation surgery. As the years go by, an increased number of patients will present with needs for financing. As a result, we now work strongly with three excellent financing companies.

  • Care Credit
  • Med Choice Financial
  • Capital One Healthcare Finance

Patients may also use merchant accounts, including Visa, Mastercard and American Express. If, however, they decide to finance, we work closely with all three of these carriers.

They offer easy payments for cosmetic enhancement and procedure fees can range from $1,000 to $25,000 upon request and approval. Care Credit is a leader in patient financing and has a payment plan for everybody. Patients can pay over time with no interest or low interest payment plans that fit their lifestyles and budgets. Patients can apply online and can be approved prior to arriving at Dr. Linder’s office during consultation.

Med Choice Financial also makes it easy to apply and an answer can be received within just a few minutes. They will allow the patient to use the card for their entire family. They offer no payments, deferred interest plans and low minimum monthly payments. An online application is being updated and their phone number is 1-800-358-8980.

Finally, Capital One Healthcare Finance offers great rates, as low as 1.99% APR for 18 months interest free. They do not have hidden charges or fees and there is no prepayment penalty.

We have worked with these programs for over 10 years and they all have been found to be strong lenders for patients’ financing needs for body sculpting procedures with Dr. Linder.

When considering breast augmentation, saline or silicone or breast revision surgery, all three of these financing companies are very, very useful and with approval on credit, will finance patients for plastic surgical procedures and body sculpting with Dr. Linder. For more information feel free to contact Dr. Linder.

SRF Silicone Breast Augmentation

I was presented in my Beverly Hills practice a 25 year old patient with a slight tubular breast deformity. During the consultation she expressed to have a more fullness to her breast. After setting the exception we decided to go with 415 cc SRF silicone breast implants for the breast augmentation surgery.

The video below is a pre-op marking on the day of the surgery where Dr. Linder explains to the patient his approach to the augmentation surgery. The post-op photo to the left is 7 months and as you can see she has the fullness to her breast which was her goal prior to surgery.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Linder and learn more about breast augmentation surgery, call our office at 310-275-4513 or fill out our online contact form today.

 

 

The Talk Awards For Cosmetic Surgeons

Cosmetic Surgeons AwardOn August 8th, 2016, I was presented for the seventh consecutive year the “Customer Service Awards” by The TALK Awards. The award category was for cosmetic surgeons regarding excellence in customer satisfaction in the state of California. This award is very special to me due to the highly competitive and subjective field of cosmetic surgery.

I believe that The TALK Award is based on gathered information from a combination of online, user-review websites, blogs, social networks, and business-rating services.

Correcting A Slight Tubular Deformity With Augmentation

 

The patient to the left presented with a slight tubular breast deformity. Tuberous breast deformity is a congenital breast anomaly that becomes manifest at the time of puberty and breast development. Her preoperative photo shows a conical appearance to the breast and a poorly defined inframammary fold along the bottom of the breast. During her consultation, she desired a more rounded breasts with fullness. After setting her expectations, we agreed to perform an augmentation mammoplasty procedure using 350cc high-profile saline breast implants.

The 24-year-old patient is now six weeks post op. As you can see by the photo, she has nice fullness and a rounded appearance.
If you would like more information regarding tubular breast deformity or want to set up a consultation today, call us at 310-275-4517 or fill out our online contact form.

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