Are your upper arms a problem area for you? Do you avoid wearing short-sleeved shirts or fitted tops because you are embarrassed by bulges or sagginess in your arms? You may benefit from brachioplasty, more commonly known as arm lift. The procedure is available with the talented team at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center, led by Dr. Dennis Bucko and Dr. Brad Mozaffari. Read more
Concerns about scarring after plastic surgery are common, particularly in facial procedures like upper or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery or eyelid lift). Dr. Dennis Bucko and Dr. Brad Mozaffari understand that you want the best cosmetic result with the least noticeable scarring.
Although it can be difficult to predict how your skin will scar after surgery, in general eyelid surgery scars tend to be very small and difficult to detect. Read more
In a recent post, Dr. Dennis Bucko and Dr. Brad Mozaffari revealed the 2018 plastic surgery trends and statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In the post, they explained that breast augmentation continues to be the most popular procedure nationwide.
Our team knows many women may be interested in breast augmentation – you might be one of them! To help educate you about the procedure, we thought it would be helpful to review requirements for candidacy. Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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