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Hyperpigmentation Skin Treatments in San Diego & La Jolla

Best Treatments for Hyperpigmentation (Dark Spots) in San Diego

One of the biggest misconceptions about hyperpigmentation, or dark patches of skin, is that it eventually fades on its own. Although that may be true occasionally, the majority of hyperpigmentation cases require either in-office treatments or medical-grade skin care products to achieve any improvement. Read on as Dr. Brad Mozaffari and Dr. Dennis Bucko reveal…

Breast Lift Benefits in San Diego & La Jolla

What Are the Benefits of Breast Lift?

Although breast augmentation is the most popular breast enhancement procedure we perform at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center, it is not the only one. Breast lift can also improve the appearance of the breasts and help women feel beautiful and confident. Take a moment to learn about the benefits of breast lift from…

Nipple Sensitivity Breast Surgery Tips La Jolla, CA

Will I Lose Nipple Sensitivity after Breast Surgery?

If you are considering a breast surgery procedure like breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction, you might have some concerns about the possibility of losing nipple sensitivity. This is a very valid fear and something that Dr. Brad Mozaffari and Dr. Dennis Bucko take great care to prevent. Read on as they share their…

Rhinoplasty Swelling & Recovery Tips La Jolla, CA

How Long Does the Swelling Last after Rhinoplasty?

Swelling after rhinoplasty is fairly individualized. If you are planning to undergo rhinoplasty, the amount of swelling and how long it will last will depend on factors such as your health, the amount of work that is needed to achieve the desired look, and whether you have had prior nasal surgeries. Dr. Brad Mozaffari and…

Arm Lift Contour La Jolla

Achieve a Leaner, More Elegant Arm Contour with Arm Lift

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…

Eyelid Surgery La Jolla

Will Eyelid Surgery Leave Scars?

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…

Breast Augmentation Candidate La Jolla

What Makes a Woman a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

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…

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…