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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.

Common Facelift Questions

Questions to Ask Your Facelift Surgeon

Your facelift consultation is the ideal time to have all of your pressing questions about the procedure and your plastic surgeon answered. Asking certain questions can help you get the most out of your appointment. To guide you through this conversation, plastic surgeon Dennis Bucko suggests a few questions to ask.

Monique’s Story | Breast Augmentation

For years, Monique considered having a breast augmentation to enhance the size of her breasts, but it wasn’t until she started working for Dr. Bucko that she finally decided to take the next step. In this interview, you will learn why Monique’s experience with Dr. Bucko as her surgeon made the wait worthwhile. You mentioned…

Plastic Surgery for Men

Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men

No matter how old you are or whether you spend your days in the boardroom or staying at home with your children, you deserve to look and feel your best. And if you’re considering plastic surgery to enhance your natural appearance, you’re not alone. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently reported that more than…

Avoiding the “Pulled Look” with Facial Plastic Surgery

With today’s surgical techniques and technology, there’s no reason why you should develop a “pulled” or “stretched” expression after facial plastic surgery. Facial rejuvenation procedures like facelift and eyelid surgery are designed to help turn back the clock and make you look like a younger, natural and more attractive version of yourself. Unfortunately, we have…

Does Facelift Leave Scars?

If you are considering your facelift options, chances are you have thought about the possibility of scarring. Scars after plastic surgery are unavoidable; anytime a surgeon cuts into the skin, it creates a scar. However, facelift scars can vary widely in their visibility and quality. Some scars are wider, longer, thicker and more noticeable than…

Do You Need Fillers or Facelift?

Dermal fillers and facelift are two ways San Diego plastic surgeon Dennis Bucko can turn back the clock on facial aging and help you enjoy a younger-looking expression. Though they are both anti-aging treatment options, each is designed to satisfy different needs and expectations and comes with its own unique set of limitations.

Marionette Lines: No Laughing Matter

Smiling and laughing are signs of a life well-lived, but lines and wrinkles around your mouth are no laughing matter! If you are starting to notice creases and folds at the edges of your mouth, Dr. Dennis Bucko, our Registered Nurse, Hilary Black, and the team at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center can…

Why Skin Elasticity Is Important to Great Liposculpture or CoolSculpting Results

Liposculpture is a fantastic procedure if you are bothered or embarrassed by excess subcutaneous body fat. By removing fat cells, liposculpture shapes the treated area, giving you a slimmer and sexier contour.  CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative to removal of smaller volumes of fat. You may not realize that skin elasticity, or the ability of…

Are the Results of Facelift Permanent?

The term “face lift” has many meanings and choosing the best options for facial rejuvenation is a complicated and confusing process. An experienced board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Dennis Bucko can explain and demonstrate all the options available to patients seeking facial rejuvenation. Here, Dr. Bucko of Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center…

What Is VISIA Skin Analysis?

The VISIA skin analysis at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center system takes the guesswork out of developing the skin care regimen and treatment plan that is best for you. It is a painless, simple and quick in-office procedure that uses imaging techniques to help you create an effective plan for your skin type….