Combining plastic surgery procedures San Diego

Is It Safe to Combine Plastic Surgery Procedures Into One Operation?

Have you been considering plastic surgery to enhance your appearance and self-confidence? Perhaps you have researched two or more cosmetic procedures and wonder if it is safe to combine multiple procedures into one operation.

In general, healthy individuals who work with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Dennis Bucko or Dr. Brad Mozaffari can safely undergo a plastic surgery combination procedure. Before recommending such an option (and plastic surgery in general), your surgeon will thoroughly evaluate your medical history and aesthetic goals to determine whether you are an appropriate candidate. Read more

Newest Plastic Surgery Trends and Statistics from ASPS San Diego

Latest Plastic Surgery Trends and Statistics from ASPS

Interest in plastic surgery continues to grow. Americans spent more than $16.5 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2018, according to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The statistics also reveal that nearly a quarter million more cosmetic procedures were performed in 2018 than the previous year.

So what were the most popular surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in 2018? Here, Dr. Dennis Bucko and Dr. Brad Mozaffari break down the latest statistics from ASPS. Read more

Timing body contouring after weight loss San Diego

Timing Body Contouring After Weight Loss

Losing a large amount of weight, either through bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, is a significant achievement. Unfortunately, many people struggle with noticeable excess skin that hangs off the body and cannot conform to the body’s smaller shape. If you can relate to this, you may be a candidate for post-weight-loss body contouring. Procedures like tummy tuck, arm lift and thigh lift remove excess skin to reveals a better contoured and slimmer physique. Read more

Combining facelift and eyelid surgery San Diego

When Is It Appropriate to Combine Facelift and Eyelid Surgery?

For many people, the effects of aging are not limited to just one area of the face. They often have concerns not just about the eye area but also the cheeks, jawline and the neck. In these cases, a facelift and eyelid surgery combination procedure may be ideal.

Dr. Dennis Bucko and Dr. Brad Mozaffari are two of San Diego’s most sought out facial plastic surgeons. Known for their expertise in both the science and art of plastic surgery, they have helped hundreds of men and women turn back the clock in a way that looks completely natural. Here, they explain when a facelift and eyelid surgery combination procedure may be appropriate. Read more

Tummy Tuck Medical Benefits San Diego

The Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

It is well known that tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can have a tremendous impact on the appearance of your abdomen. Loose, excess skin and stubborn fat are removed and the underlying muscles are tightened, revealing a flatter and firmer contour. But you may be surprised to learn that the cosmetic procedure can also improve certain health issues. Here, Dr. Dennis Bucko and Dr. Brad Mozaffari explain the possible health benefits of tummy tuck. Read more

Benefits of a drainless tummy tuck

Benefits of a Drainless Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck continues to be one of the most frequently requested body contouring procedures for a flatter and firmer abdomen. However, not all tummy tucks are performed using the same technique. For many patients, a drainless tummy tuck can offer a number of advantages over the traditional technique that involves the placement of drains during recovery. Read more

How long will my breast lift last?

How Long Will the Results of My Breast Lift Last?

Breast lift is a highly sought-after plastic surgery procedure among women who want to restore the perky and firm-looking breasts they have lost over time, after pregnancy and breastfeeding, or weight loss. Over time and due to changes in breast size, the ligaments that hold the breast on the chest loosen, and the skin stretches, which causes the breasts to sag and the nipple to move to a lower position. The procedure removes drooping, saggy skin and repositions the breast mound and the nipple-areolar complex higher on the chest wall. The result is a youthful and more attractive breast contour.

If you are considering breast lift, you may be wondering how long the results will last. The short answer is that it depends, and results vary from patient to patient. Here, Dr. Dennis Bucko and Dr. Brad Mozaffari, both board certified plastic surgeons serving patients in La Jolla and the surrounding San Diego area, discusses the factors that affect the longevity of breast lift results. Read more

Decisions about breast augmentation

Making Major Decisions about Breast Augmentation

When it comes to planning your breast augmentation surgery, there are several important decisions you need to make. As the patient, you have the final say as to what looks best on your body and what makes you feel the most confident. A board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Dennis Bucko or Dr. Brad Mozaffari will work closely with you to help you make confident decisions in regards to your breast implant choices and other aspects of breast augmentation. Here, Dr. Bucko and Dr. Mozaffari explain some of the decisions you will need to make when planning your procedure. Read more

Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting San Diego

Comparing Liposuction and CoolSculpting in San Diego

Liposuction has long been considered the gold standard in fat removal. In fact, it continues to be the most popular body contouring procedure, according to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. But the organization has also found that non-surgical alternatives for fat removal have been steadily on the rise. CoolSculpting is one such option.

Dr. Dennis Bucko and Dr. Brad Mozaffari are talented plastic surgeons who offer both liposuction and CoolSculpting at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Center. Here, they compare the two treatments in detail. Read more

Can Eyelid Surgery Change My Eyes?

Can Eyelid Surgery Change My Eyes?

Are you interested in the rejuvenating effects of eyelid surgery but curious whether the procedure will change your eyes? According to eyelid surgeon Dennis Bucko, eyelid surgery does change your eyes — but perhaps not in the ways you imagine. Read on as Dr. Bucko explains what he means in more detail. Read more