Body Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills

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Plastic surgery is any procedure performed to improve or enhance your body’s natural appearance. Today, people are living longer than ever and those who are unsatisfied with one or more aspects of their appearance turn to plastic surgery to improve the way they look and feel. Plastic surgery can involve reshaping, repositioning, tightening and remodeling almost any aspect of the body and through plastic surgery; you can achieve an invigorating appearance you can be proud of for years to come.

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From the moment you enter our doors, at Gabbay Plastic Surgery we are dedicated to helping you achieve the lean, toned body you desire and some of the body procedures we offer include:

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Our bodies play a significant role in our overall well being and that is why so many people choose body re-shaping procedures to look their best. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, standard periods of rest and a healthy lifestyle are some of the key factors that make up a fit, attractive body and as you age you must work harder to keep it that way. Besides growing older, weight loss or weight gain, hormonal fluctuations, hereditary issues, environmental influences and the demands of pregnancy and childbirth can dramatically transform your body. In the past, many people endured the unsatisfactory changes resigning themselves to the fact that there was nothing they could do. Fortunately today, body contouring can give you back the body you were once proud of and loved.

Plastic Surgery of the body includes a broad gamut of choices and today the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States is liposuction, followed by breast augmentation and abdominoplasty (tummy-tuck). At Gabbay Plastic Surgery, Dr. Joubin Gabbay, M.D. offers safe cosmetic surgery to eliminate the embarrassment you feel because of your stomach, thighs, butt, hips, arms, legs, or other features of your body that you dislike.

Dr. Gabbay understands that fitness and good nutrition have little effect on those stubborn fatty deposits, uneven contours, excess tummy bulges, and saggy or droopy skin that has lost elasticity. Through aesthetic surgery at Gabbay Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gabbay can reshape the proportions and curves of your body that cannot be improved with other measures and deliver results that are beautiful and natural looking. Whether you want to improve your bust line, augment sunken cheeks, define a receding chin, tighten your stomach, enjoy rounder buttocks, restore your pre-pregnancy body, or slim your thighs, hips, upper arms, back, knees, or ankles with liposuction, your choices at Gabbay Plastic Surgery range from minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to surgical body sculpting that addresses more complex issues.

Patients often seek to improve several parts of their body and this goal can be achieved in one surgical session or performed in stages depending on your overall health as well as the type and extent of the procedures being considered. Dr. Gabbay recognizes that each patient is unique and at Gabbay Plastic Surgery, we provide a customized approach focusing on your individual needs and desires. The science and art of cosmetic body procedures is to remove excess fat or skin where needed and add fat to areas that need enhancing. During your consultation with Dr. Gabbay, he will discuss the incredible variety of options available to improve the tone and shape of your body and give you the results you desire.

Exercising and following a well-balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight are important contributing factors when it comes to an individual’s body image however, heredity, pregnancy, aging, weight gain or loss and variations in the body over time result in body proportion changes that affect confidence and self-esteem. In some cases, no matter what we do, we cannot reshape disproportionate curves, uneven contours, or fat deposits and bulges that occur from skin that lacks elasticity. At Gabbay Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gabbay offers many surgical procedures that will dramatically improve the proportion of your body and enhance your overall appearance. Whether you are considering liposuction, a tummy tuck, a thigh or arm lift or a combination of many procedures, during your consultation Dr. Gabbay will provide you with honest and knowledgeable information and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will my plastic surgery procedure leave a scar?

Scars are a part of any surgery and for most plastic surgery procedures, making incisions in inconspicuous places conceals scars.

What kinds of procedures do Cosmetic Surgeons perform?

Cosmetic surgeons perform a wide variety of procedures that are designed to enhance or improve the natural appearance of the body.  Whether they are performed to provide a refreshed, youthful new look, or to improve the body’s contour or shape, Cosmetic Surgeons can improve almost any aspect of your body that you are not satisfied with.

What is the difference between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body, in order to improve the patient’s appearance and self-esteem.  Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, or disease, and it is typically utilized to improve function, although, it may also be done to improve a normal appearance.

What is the difference between cosmetic and plastic surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is a unique discipline of medicine focused on enhancing appearance through surgical and medical techniques, and it is performed on all areas of the head, neck, and body.  Plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. It is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body primarily reconstructive in nature.

What is body contouring?

Body contouring means, “changing the shape of your body” and it can include almost any part from head to toe.

Will my results look natural?

The results you receive from your plastic surgery depend a lot on the surgeon you choose, and results can be very subtle or extensive.  Dr. Gabbay believes in taking your biological attributes and transforming them into an aesthetically pleasing and natural appearance.

What are the most common cosmetic procedures performed today?

The most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons today are liposuction, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, and abdominoplasty.

Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure?

A tummy tuck is good for women and men who have loose, saggy abdominal skin and/or fat that will not respond to diet or exercise.  Many women seek a tummy-tuck after they have children and their stomach muscles have loosened causing their belly to protrude.

What kind of scar will I have after a tummy tuck?

The scar will depend on the extent of the tummy tuck procedure you have. Full tummy tucks have a scar that lies beneath the bikini line from hipbone to hipbone. One benefit of a tummy tuck is that in many cases an existing scar (such as a C-section) can be used for the incision.

Should I have a tummy tuck if I plan to get pregnant in the near future?

Childbearing after an abdominoplasty would negate the effects of the procedure.

Who would benefit from liposuction?

Liposuction is most commonly recommended for men and women who want to improve their body contour.  Liposuction can produce excellent results for people who have deposits of excess fat deposits making certain body areas appear disproportionately large. Although liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, it can permanently alter body proportion and is sometimes the only way to eliminate fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise.  Adults with good skin elasticity will achieve the smoothest contour after fat is removed through liposuction.

Will fat come back after liposuction?

Fat will not come back after liposuction because the fat cells are permanently removed. Though to maintain your new look, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle.

How big are the scars from liposuction?

The scars from liposuction are quite small, usually much less than 1 cm., depending on the size of the instruments used.  Liposuction incisions are usually hidden in a body crease or in areas covered by undergarments.

Should I have liposuction if I plan to lose weight?

Liposuction works best as a body contouring procedure and if a patient plans on losing weight, this should occur prior to the procedure for maximum benefit. Many patients use liposuction as a beginning to a more active and healthier lifestyle.

Will a thigh lift get rid of cellulite?

A thigh lift removes only excess skin and produces a youthful contour to the thighs and legs, and though it may improve the appearance of cellulite, it will not get rid of it.

Am I a good candidate for plastic surgery?

The best candidates for plastic surgery are individuals in good health who, have reasonable expectations about their appearance. During your initial consultation, it is extremely important to be honest with Dr. Gabbay while discussing your goals and concerns so he can make an informed, realistic assessment about your candidacy for the procedures you are considering.

What is the right age for plastic surgery?

There are a number of guidelines in place to help surgeons determine appropriate age limitations for plastic surgery procedures, so this should be discussed with Dr. Gabbay during your initial consultation.

Is plastic surgery safe?

All surgical procedures involve risk and selecting a qualified surgeon, such as Dr. Gabbay, is the best way to reduce your chance of experiencing any complications. It is also important to follow all of Dr. Gabbay’s pre and post-operative instructions carefully to ensure a successful outcome.

What warning signs should I watch for in the days and weeks following surgery?

The following symptoms may indicate possible complications and you should contact Dr. Gabbay immediately if you have any of them including:

  • Sudden increased pain in the area of surgery
  • Sudden persistent swelling at the surgical site
  • Numbness in any extremity
  • Fever greater than 101.5 degrees
  • Redness at the incision or surgical area
  • Drainage or bleeding from the incision
  • Swelling or pain in the calf
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Inability to urinate after surgery
  • Separation at the wound

How will smoking affect my surgery?

The specialty of plastic surgery places a great emphasis on promoting normal wound healing in order to produce a superior surgical outcome. Smoking dramatically influences that goal, by creating problems that could place you at a higher risk for many preventable complications.

Can multiple procedures be performed at the same time?

It is relatively common for patients to undergo multiple procedures during one operation. Having procedures done simultaneously can decrease the expense and overall recovery time. The decision to have multiple procedures will depend on the actual procedures being performed, the surgery time, and your general health and age.  During your consultation, Dr. Gabbay will discuss your options with you and help you decide whether or not it is appropriate to have multiple surgeries performed at the same time.

What is a body lift?

A body lift is a combination of an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with a thigh lift, breast lift, and/or arm lift.

What is a compression garment and will I have to wear one?

Typically you will need a supportive garment to secure the surgical site in the immediate postoperative period, to help with swelling and recovery. The specific support bra, binder, or special order garment will be reviewed with you during your preoperative consultation with Dr. Gabbay.

Will I feel better about myself after plastic surgery?

Several factors should be considered when deciding if plastic surgery is right for you, including good health and your motivations for wanting plastic surgery. It is crucial that you have realistic expectations and most people who have plastic surgery feel that their overall appearance has been enhanced improving their confidence and self-esteem.

Why is the word “plastic” used in plastic surgery?

The word “plastic” comes from the Greek word plastikos, meaning “to mold or shape.” Many of the first plastic surgeries were designed to close a wound and replace tissue loss. The procedures often involved the formation of a skin flap to reshape or mold the defect to its original shape.

Will I be able to tolerate the post-operative pain?

Each patient tolerates pain in a different way and appropriate pain medications are prescribed to help minimize any discomfort you may have.

When will I be able to return to work after cosmetic surgery?

The length of time it takes to recuperate after cosmetic surgery varies depending on the procedure performed and the patient. Most people will require assistance for the first few days and resume a normal routine in 10-14 days.

When can I resume regular exercise?

The time a patient resumes regular exercises varies based on the operation performed, however, all patients will be encouraged to walk by the first or second postoperative day to reduce the risk of blood clots forming.  Regular aerobic and more vigorous activities are not allowed during the first two weeks in order to decrease the risks of bleeding, swelling, and bruising.