Cosmetic Body Procedures

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The doctor’s approach to cosmetic surgery is guided by the principle of “less is more”; promoting minimally invasive procedures that get aesthetically superior results (with the least risk to his patients). Visually pleasing. Natural-looking. Your body can evoke these phrases-they’re founded upon the experience of hundreds of breast augmentations, breast lifts, and breast reductions that Dr. Michelson has successfully performed.

Breast Augmentation at Michelson Cosmetic

While breast augmentation will enlarge the breasts, it will not alter basic defects in breast shape or form. Major asymmetries may be improved but will not be completely corrected. A slight difference in the size or shape of the two breasts is considered normal and should not be a cause for concern. If the difference in individual breast size or nipple position is great, then additional procedures to further improve symmetry may be necessary.

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Breast Lift at Michelson Cosmetic

Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, restores a more youthful appearance, raising and reshaping the breasts. Breasts can lose their form and firmness due to pregnancy, nursing, loss of skin elasticity, aging, and gravity. Pregnancy and nursing often result in stretched skin and therefore decreased volume. If you are planning a future pregnancy, it is advisable to postpone your breast lift, as additional pregnancies will likely cause further stretching.

The operation utilizes a series of incisions whereby excess skin is removed from the bottom of the breast and the nipple is lifted to a higher position. This procedure can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. Mastopexy is commonly performed in conjunction with breast augmentation (see above) to increase breast firmness and size.

As with all cosmetic surgery, realistic expectations and emotional stability are important. Though breasts of any size can be lifted, women with smaller breasts usually enjoy longer-lasting results.

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Buttock Augmentation at Michelson Cosmetic

Buttock Augmentation surgery is an increasingly popular procedure that changes a flat and poorly developed buttock to a more enhanced feature on the body.

Buttock Augmentation with Implants vs. Fat Injections

The buttocks are a difficult area of the body to achieve desired results through exercise. The shape and size of the buttocks have a large influence on the aesthetics of the body for both men and women. Shapely, round buttocks can give the waist and thighs a smaller appearance, bringing the entire body into a pleasing proportion, and provide a more youthful appearance.


With Buttock implant surgery, the surgeon inserts a silicone implant under each buttock muscle. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and lasts approximately two hours. With this procedure, you should plan for a minimum 4-week healing process before resuming normal activities. The Buttock implant surgery is the preferred procedure for patients who do not have excess fat stores or whose excess fat is not sufficient to allow for buttock augmentation by fat injection. It is also a good procedure for those who want to make extreme modifications to both the size and shape of their buttocks.

Fat Injection

With buttock enhancement by fat injection, gentle liposuction is used to remove fat cells from other areas of the body, such as the thighs, abdomen, and hips. The removed fat cells are then injected into the buttocks. This procedure provides a body sculpting effect through reduction of fat in unwanted areas of the body. Butt augmentation through fat injection is a less invasive procedure that allows you resume some activities in as little as 2 days and resume full activity in about 2 weeks.

∞  Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. David Michelson offers the full scope of cosmetic surgery procedures including buttock augmentation, liposuction, nose surgery, breast implant surgery and more. Dr Michelson is located in Southern California. Contact Dr Michelson today for your consultation.

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Liposuction at Michelson Cosmetic

Liposuction is a very common, popular procedure, designed for the permanent removal of subcutaneous fatty tissue from areas that do not respond to diet and exercise. These areas include the hips, thighs (for the removal of "cellulite"), abdomen, knees, ankles, arms, face, and neck.

Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis, which is partly facilitated by the administration of a special fluid with multiple functions and benefits. Injected in the areas of treatment, the liquid is a mixture of intravenous salt solution, lidocaine (a local anesthetic) and epinephrine (a drug that contracts blood vessels). This fluid provides: anesthesia during and after surgery, temporary tissue tumescence to help the fat be removed more easily, a tremendous reduction of blood loss, and a reduction in the amount of bruising.

The surgeon makes small discreet incisions (less than ¼ inch long) in the areas to be treated, and a microcannula (flexible tube 3.0 millimeters in diameter) is inserted into the incision(s) (its other end is attached to a suction machine). The procedure may take an hour or more, depending on how many areas are involved. To maintain a margin of safety, there is a limit on how much fatty tissue can be removed at one time.

Recovery is usually uncomplicated, though you may expect a fair amount of swelling and bruising in the following two weeks. While healing, you will need to wear special garments provided to apply pressure, minimize swelling, and provide support. These garments also assist in retraction of the skin. Stitches will be removed in a week to ten days.

The day after surgery you should be up and walking around. Thereafter, make efforts to increase your activity in daily increments, until normal exertion is resumed at two to four weeks. You will be ready to return to office work in three to five days and more active employment in ten to fourteen days. Avoid the sun until all bruising has subsided. A sunscreen should be used routinely; it is easy to get sunburned during recovery because of decreased sensation.

An enhanced body contour is recognizable almost immediately, and will continue to improve as swelling subsides. A variety of factors can affect the outcome: physical condition, genetic makeup, diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol intake, and skin elasticity. Results are permanent, but if you were to gain a large amount of weight you might experience rippling of the skin in the treated areas (depending on your skin's elasticity). It is not a treatment for obesity. If weight gain occurs following liposuction, the fat will be deposited in areas that have not been treated.

For Liposuction in Oxnard, Southern California, contact Dr. David Michelson or call 1.805.485.3888 today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Tummy Tuck at Michelson Cosmetic

The tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is an operation that is designed to remove excess skin from the abdomen and tighten the abdominal muscles. It is indicated in cases where abnormal stretching of lax abdominal muscles and skin has resulted in excessive bulging. Unlike liposuction surgery, which just removes fat, this operation involves removal of skin and fat, with tightening of the abdominal muscles. For this reason, it is more extensive than liposuction. The actual extent of surgery will depend on the amount of excess skin and the degree of abdominal muscle laxness.

The operation is usually carried out under general anesthesia. The amount of skin that is to be removed is carefully marked, and an incision is made in the bikini line. The excess skin is pulled down and inward, and is removed along with underlying fatty tissue. The muscles are tightened as required, the skin is carefully redraped, and the incision is closed with several layers of sutures.

For Tummy Tuck in Oxnard, Southern California, contact Dr. David Michelson or call 1.805.485.3888 today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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