Cosmetic surgery includes procedures that reshape normal parts of the body to improve your appearance and self-esteem. We perform a full scope of surgical procedures that can enhance your appearance in a variety of ways.
Who's a Candidate for Cosmetic Surgery?
The best candidates for cosmetic surgery are healthy men and women who have a positive outlook and realistic expectations. It's important to remember that cosmetic surgery is a personal choice. Therefore, a procedure should be chosen with the goal of fulfilling your own desires, not someone else's desires or another person's ideal image. Cosmetic surgery is elective, and not usually covered by health insurance.
Procedures can be divided into categories such as breast enhancement, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring. View the following articles to read more about cosmetic surgery procedures.
All cosmetic breast procedures are performed at our state-of-the-art surgery center located in Rancho Cucamonga, in the heart of the Inland Empire and convenient to Upland, Ontario, Fontana, Montclair, Claremont, and Riverside, California. We also see cosmetic surgery patients at our satellite office located in Victorville, convenient to Apple Valley and Hesperia, and a third satellite office in Eastvale located in the San Antonio Hospital Medical Building.
Weight loss, pregnancy, and aging can bring many unwanted changes on your body. Fortunately, cosmetic surgeons offer body procedures that can restore a proportional figure. For a comprehensive treatment, many of these procedures can be combined in a single operation.
Cosmetic surgeons who have the proper training and experience, can augment, reshape or reconstruct a woman's breasts. If you are not satisfied with the size, shape or position of your breasts, you may want to consider one of these procedures.
Facial cosmetic surgery procedures can rejuvenate your facial features to address signs of aging. They can also reshape specific areas of the face to improve balance and proportion. If you're considering facial surgery, it's especially important that you choose a skilled and board-certified surgeon. Always ask how many face procedures they have performed and look at their before and after pictures.
Minimally-invasive treatments can even out your skin tone, increase cell turnover, promote cell growth, remove unsightly veins or abnormal hair growth, and stimulate collagen production to help the skin retain its softness and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
In addition to laser and light-based treatments, injectables such as Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Radiesse, and Botox, Dysport also fall under this category. Some patients are not ready for surgery, but can get a great result with minimal downtime with a combination of fillers, botulinum toxins and lasers.
Who is a Candidate for Reconstructive Surgery?
Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body that are caused by:
- Congenital defects
- Developmental abnormalities
- Trauma, infection
The general goal is to improve function, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly. In our practice we often perform cosmetic reconstruction of previous breast augmentation surgery. This often involves internal work with use of membranes or grafts to correct rippling, bottoming out, sagging and asymmetry. These types of surgeries may not be covered by insurance as they are still considered to be a cosmetic repair.