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What Is the Best Non-Surgical Double Chin Treatment?

Let’s face it - even if you strictly follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen, a double chin can make you look like you are not. For many people, a double chin isn’t always a sign of an unhealthy lifestyle; in fact, some individuals are genetically prone to storing fat along the jawline and underneath the chin. What’s more, getting older means facial fat pads begin to break down and drift south, thus collecting around the jawline. Whether your double chin is a result of genetics or just getting older, you want to get rid of it - and here at South Coast Plastic Surgery, we can help! Our Irvine, CA plastic surgery practice is pleased to offer Kybella injections to patients who want the best non-surgical double chin treatment. Kybella [...]

By | 2018-06-27T14:11:45+00:00 June 27th, 2018|

How Much Does SculpSure Cost?

Are you searching for a non-surgical way to get rid of stubborn fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise - but you’re a bit nervous about what you’ll pay? While non-surgical body contouring treatments are much less expensive than traditional liposuction surgery, many patients are still unsure of what kind of price tag they should expect to see. If you count yourself among them, good news: SculpSure, an FDA-approved fat reduction treatment, is affordable, can be done extremely quickly, and delivers better results than other non-surgical body contouring procedures. Here’s how it works: SculpSure uses laser heat energy to penetrate the dermis layers to target the fat cells that are clustered just below the surface. The heat energy damages and even liquefies the fat cells, which cause them to shrink. [...]

By | 2018-06-27T13:31:00+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

Once Cellulite Has Been Removed, Can It Return?

Did you know it’s estimated that more than 90% of women have cellulite? While cellulite is extremely common - even in supermodels! - the truth is that cellulite might make you feel a little self-conscious. Given that diet and exercise might not always help you get rid of cellulite, you may need a little extra help to smooth away the appearance of those pesky bumps and dimples. Cellulite is typically genetic, so it is nothing that you did specifically to get this. It just happens! That’s where Cellfina comes in! View Gallery Cellfina is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment that’s been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of cellulite, particularly on the thighs and buttocks. Cellfina works by breaking up the connective bands that pull down on the skin and create dimples. [...]

By | 2018-06-26T12:34:14+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

What Can I Expect During a HydraFacial Treatment?

Are you interested in undergoing a HydraFacial treatment, but not sure what exactly is involved with the procedure? Before we dive into what to expect from your HydraFacial session, let’s first explore what the actual treatment entails. The HydraFacial is a non-surgical facial procedure that uses multiple steps to unlock your most glowing, radiant skin. From exfoliation to extraction, the HydraFacial is designed to help get your skin event-ready within the span of an hour. So what can you expect during a HydraFacial treatment? Take a look: Before your procedure can begin, you’ll need to cleanse your skin and ensure that there’s no makeup, dirt, or moisturizer on your face. During the first part of your HydraFacial treatment, your skin will be cleansed and prepared for the remaining part of the [...]

By | 2018-06-21T14:32:37+00:00 May 30th, 2018|

How Much Does Botox Cost?

Are you interested in undergoing Botox injections - but don’t know how much it’ll cost you? It’s no exaggeration to say that Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments in the world. For the uninitiated, Botox is an FDA-approved injectable that uses a neuroprotein - botulinum toxin - to interrupt the brain’s signals to the nerve endings in specific muscles. Once these nerve endings are effectively “shut off”, the muscle relaxes, resulting in smoother skin with faded wrinkles and lines. Botox is certainly effective, which probably explains why it’s such a popular anti-aging treatment. But even if you’re gung-ho about experiencing it for yourself, there’s one question that might be holding you back: “How much does Botox cost?” Botox prices aren’t one-size-fits-all; that’s because each patient will need a different amount of Botox [...]

By | 2018-06-21T07:57:38+00:00 May 21st, 2018|

Does Ultherapy Hurt?

Looking for a solution that helps tighten and tone skin - without resorting to expensive surgery that requires loads of downtime? Then you just might be a candidate for Ultherapy. Ultherapy is an FDA-approved skin-tightening treatment that uses ultrasound energy to heat the dermis, thus triggering a tightening effect. In addition to skin tightening, Ultherapy is an excellent way to boost the body’s own natural collagen production. Ultherapy can be used on a variety of different body areas, but it’s most commonly used on the facial region, stomach, and arms. It goes without saying that many people are interested in using Ultherapy to tighten their own skin. But they all have this follow-up question: “Does Ultherapy hurt?” In general, Ultherapy doesn’t cause pain. Because this treatment uses ultrasound energy to trigger skin tightening, [...]

By | 2018-06-21T13:31:35+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

How Many Botox Treatments Will I Need to See Results?

By now, you probably know that Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging injections available on the market today. Botox is an FDA-approved injectable that uses a safe botulinum toxin protein to effectively intercept the signals being sent from the brain to muscles at the injection site. The result of this treatment is the skin at the injection site becomes much more relaxed, resulting in an almost-overnight disappearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and even crow’s feet. But what you might not know is: How many Botox treatments will you need to see results? The answer is that it largely depends on your skin, as well as the degree of aging you’re showing. For example, clients with significant wrinkles and fine lines will need more Botox treatments to see results than, say, [...]

By | 2018-05-24T08:06:17+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|

What Is a PRP Facial?

Looking for flawless skin that looks like it’s glowing from within? Forget chemical peels or surgical procedures - a PRP Facial can help you get the beautiful skin you want without a prolonged recovery period. Best of all, a PRP Facial can help minimize some of your biggest complexion concerns, including hyperpigmentation, acne scars, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. But what exactly is a PRP Facial, and what can you expect from this non-surgical procedure? First, lets break down the acronym. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma; platelets are primarily responsible for clotting your blood when you’re bleeding. When combined with growth-activating serums, platelets can help speed up collagen production, increase cellular turnover, and help reveal younger-looking skin. The PRP serum is introduced to the treatment area via micro-needling techniques, which helps deliver the [...]

By | 2018-05-24T08:45:39+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Do I Need to See Results?

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you’re letting up on your hair removal regimen. Besides, between holiday parties and cocktails, you need to keep your skin looking on point. For many people, that means undergoing laser hair removal treatments so they’re ready to shine for the holiday season! Laser hair removal is an excellent cosmetic treatment for people who want to cut down on shaving time or eliminate excessive body hair. A laser hair removal treatment can be used on multiple parts of the body, including the legs, arms, armpits, back, stomach, bikini line, and even the face. Newest advances in laser hair removal mean you can expect to see excessive hair disappear faster – but exactly how many treatments will you need to undergo before you see the results you’re looking for? [...]

By | 2018-05-24T08:48:22+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

Am I a Good Candidate for a PRP Facial?

Looking for a way to refresh and rejuvenate your skin - without going under the knife? Then it’s time to introduce yourself to the PRP Facial. This innovative facial treatment combines the very best of micro-needling and platelet-rich plasma therapy to speed up cellular rejuvenation, boost collagen production, and reveal younger-looking skin. Best of all, it can be done within a single treatment, making the PRP Facial an excellent solution for clients who want quick yet noticeable results. Not sure what a PRP Facial might be, or if you’re a good candidate? Let’s take a deeper dive into what’s sure to become your favorite facial: What is Platelet-Rich Plasma? Platelets are primarily useful for clotting up the blood so you stop bleeding. However, platelets have another useful function: when combined [...]

By | 2018-05-24T08:50:48+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

The Best Treatment For Jowls

Doesn’t it seem like there are a lot of products out there that promise to lift and firm jowls? In fact, they seem to be lining up the shelves, all touting to take years off of your appearance. But no matter how often you use these creams and serums, it just doesn’t seem to work. That’s why you’re looking for a treatment that delivers real results – a treatment like Ultherapy at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA! Ultherapy is an innovative and FDA-approved procedure that uses ultrasound energy to firm and lift sagging skin. As ultrasound waves penetrate the dermis, it heats the layers, resulting in a contracting effect. This results in an improvement in the appearance of sagging skin that develops over 3-6 months. Best of [...]

By | 2018-05-24T09:08:06+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

Chemical Peel vs. Laser Resurfacing: Which Skin Rejuvenation Treatment is Best for Me?

  Let’s face it: There are a lot of treatments out there that can help your skin look better. But when it comes to dramatic and noticeable rejuvenation, two procedures stand out from the crowd: chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing. These two procedures are designed to help address a range of skin issues, like hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and even common signs of aging (say goodbye, wrinkles and fine lines!). But which procedure should you pick to treat your specific skin issue? When it comes down to it, which skin rejuvenation treatment is best for you? You May Want a Chemical Peel If: You have light hyperpigmentation, scarring, and fine lines. A chemical peel uses a concoction of different acids, which is designed to remove the topmost layers of dead and dull skin. After your [...]

By | 2018-05-24T09:09:15+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Top Skincare Tips For Fall

  Summer has come and gone – and that means it’s time to break out the cozy sweaters, Halloween decorations, and pumpkin spice everything! But these fall favorites shouldn’t be the only things that emerge once the days start getting shorter. Now’s the time to retire your summer skincare routine in favor of one that prioritizes TLC, heavier moisturizers, and lots of prep for the holiday season. Here are the top techniques to do just that, straight from the skincare professionals at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA: Erase summertime damage: Fall is the best time to help skin recover from any sun damage that may have occurred during the summer. Without some serious TLC, it’s possible for skin to develop age spots, uneven skin tone, and other signs of sun damage. That’s why, at [...]

By | 2018-05-24T09:41:35+00:00 September 16th, 2017|

ZO Skin Health Skincare Now Available At South Coast Plastic Surgery!

Looking for the ultimate skincare regimen – one that will unleash your most glowing, youthful complexion yet? Then it’s time to discover the ZO Skin Health line by Obagi, now available at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA! The ZO Skin Health line has been developed by scientists and dermatologists to deliver excellent results with innovative skincare products.  This skincare line – only available for sale by physicians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons – takes advantage of Obagi’s decades of clinical research to encourage revitalized skin.  Each product is developed to be part of a skincare regimen that: Encourages cellular turnover Reduces the look of wrinkles and fine lines Removes debris and free radicals from the skin’s surface Treat acne Minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation Create barriers to protect skin from environmental damage Repair and tone [...]

By | 2018-05-24T09:52:54+00:00 July 13th, 2017|

Will Botox Injections Make Me Look Overdone?

You definitely see them wherever you go in Orange County.  Maybe it’s at the local grocery store, or when you’re out at your favorite restaurant or bar.  Maybe you even see them at the beach or the office where you work. No matter where you go, you’ve probably seen someone who looks as though they’ve had one too many Botox injections.   Why Does The “Overdone” Look Happen? It’s easy to go overboard with Botox injections, particularly if you’re working with someone who isn’t experienced in delivering natural results.  The main goal of Botox injections is to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines between the eyebrow crease and around the eyes.  When done correctly, Botox injections can help take the years off your face and make you look more well-rested. What’s more, Botox shouldn’t make it [...]

By | 2018-05-24T09:11:56+00:00 June 14th, 2017|

Does Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Hurt?

 Ultherapy, a non-surgical skin tightening treatment, is becoming a popular procedure that is performed in clinics across the country. While it may be proven to give clients results, many potential patients have one huge worry on their mind: does Ultherapy hurt? We will answer this concerning question as well as provide a brief definition and overview of the procedure. What is Ultherapy? Ultherapy is the process of using ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin, without surgery or downtime. It is the only non-invasive procedure that is FDA-approved to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the eyebrow. It has also recently been cleared for treating the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the chest and décolletage. How Does Ultherapy Work? Ultherapy uses sound energy from ultrasounds, technology that has been safely used [...]

By | 2018-05-24T09:58:48+00:00 May 17th, 2017|

Do CO2 Laser Treatments Hurt?

Ever wonder how celebrities get that flawless glow and clear complexion?  Sure, Photoshop certainly helps – but plenty of A-listers seem to defy the laws of time and gravity with eternally youthful skin that seems lit from within. Fortunately, they haven’t been keeping their skincare secrets to themselves.  One of the best weapons in their anti-aging arsenal is laser resurfacing, courtesy of CO2 laser treatments. They’re the exact same kind of treatment you can now find at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California! The Benefits Of CO2 Lasers As the premier destination for laser skin resurfacing and cosmetic surgery in the greater Orange County area, South Coast Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer A-list laser skin resurfacing treatments for clients who want to achieve the following results: Even and smooth complexion Reduction in wrinkles and [...]

By | 2017-03-09T06:58:48+00:00 October 26th, 2016|

Introducing SculpSure to South Coast Plastic Surgery!

The holidays are coming up fast – and if you still haven’t lost those stubborn pockets of fat over the summer months, then you’re probably feeling a little frustrated. After all the diet and exercise, you can’t just seem to budge those stubborn bulges. Fortunately, there’s an answer for those trouble spots – and it can be found at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California. Introducing SculpSure For Body Contouring SculpSure is an FDA-cleared procedure that uses laser heat energy to target fat cells. As the laser penetrates the skin, it heats up the targeted cells, causing them to break apart and become destroyed. Over the course of six to twelve weeks, these fat cells are flushed out by the body’s waste removal processes. SculpSure has been proven to reduce fat cells in the targeted [...]

By | 2017-03-09T06:58:29+00:00 October 12th, 2016|

What Are the Benefits of Facial Liposuction?

When you think of liposuction, do you picture a procedure that’s designed just for the removal of body fat?  You’re not alone – liposuction is still one of the most popular body contouring techniques, with many patients choosing to address unwanted fat in their thighs, stomach, arms, and buttocks. But did you know that liposuction is also a great procedure for patients looking to target and treat unwanted facial fat? Facial liposuction is quickly becoming a highly sought-after treatment at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA.  As the premier destination for the best body and facial contouring procedures in Orange County, South Coast Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer facial liposuction to patients who may be concerned about excess facial fat. Wondering what the benefits of this innovative procedure might be?  Take a look: It [...]

By | 2016-09-26T10:32:12+00:00 September 21st, 2016|

Start Fresh For Fall With These Aesthetic Treatments

The breeze is cooler, the air is a little crisper, and the kids are back in school. That can only mean one thing – fall is finally here again! While you’re excited for the new season, you can’t help but regret not taking better care of yourself during those hot summer days.  You spent a lot of time outside (sometimes skipping that sunscreen), and you tried to avoid eating too much at barbecues and cookouts.  But now that autumn is here and the holidays are fast approaching, you want to make sure you look your best for the party season… And fast! That’s why you should schedule a refreshing consultation at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA.  As the premier destination for the best aesthetic treatments and plastic surgery procedures in Orange County, South Coast [...]

By | 2016-09-26T08:58:31+00:00 September 7th, 2016|

Ultherapy vs. Facelift: Which Is The Better?

You know how the old saying goes: “You should look as young as you feel.”  Well, in your case, you still feel like you’re in your twenties or thirties – but your face isn’t exactly keeping up with your energy and zest for life.  It seems every passing day adds some new line or fold to your face, neck, and around your eyes… And you’re ready for it to stop! That’s why you’re interested in facial rejuvenation and tightening procedures available at South Coast Plastic Surgery.  Founded by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Kyle Song and Dr. David Dorfman, this Orange County practice is home to an entire treatment menu of procedures designed to help tighten and tone your facial skin. But if you think this treatment menu is limited to just a traditional facelift, then [...]

By | 2016-08-16T10:53:35+00:00 August 24th, 2016|

How Soon After My Baby Should I Wait to Have a Mommy Makeover?

You’ve just had a new baby and are thrilled by the new addition to your family – but you’re not exactly happy about the new additions to your waistline and breasts. Sure, you know that your body changes during pregnancy.  Plus, you wouldn’t give up your baby for the world.  But you can’t help but be disappointed at the changes that seem to have made a permanent mark on your body.  From pregnancy to breastfeeding, your body isn’t what it used to be… And you want to get it back! That’s why you’re interested in undergoing a Mommy Makeover procedure at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California! This Orange County plastic surgery center is renowned for providing both new and seasoned mothers with the procedures they need to feel confident about their appearance again.  The [...]

By | 2016-08-16T10:49:38+00:00 August 10th, 2016|

Do Ultherapy Skin Tightening Treatments Hurt?

Are you frustrated by loose and sagging skin around your face, jawline, and neck?  Tired of wasting your money on anti-aging skin creams that promise the world, but fail to deliver results? If you find yourself nodding your head to the above questions, then it’s time to introduce yourself to Ultherapy skin tightening treatments at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California.  Ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment that’s used for the treatment of loose facial and neck skin.  It’s an extremely popular treatment, but many patients come to their Ultherapy treatments with one question… Do Ultherapy skin tightening treatments hurt? Ultherapy is designed to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin and stimulate increased collagen production.  As the heat treats the foundational layer of the skin, the skin immediately contracts and tightens.  This effect is immediately [...]

By | 2016-07-27T05:48:17+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|

How Many Cellfina Treatments Do I Need to See Results?

Sick of feeling self-conscious about cellulite on your thighs and buttocks?  Want to wear the bathing suits and short shorts you’ve always wanted, without feeling embarrassed about the appearance of dimples? If the above sounds familiar, then it’s time to discover Cellfina treatments at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California. What Is Cellfina? Cellfina is an FDA-approved minimally invasive treatment that’s designed to address the appearance of dimples and cellulite in common trouble spots like thighs, legs, and buttocks.  Cellfina uses a small needle device to treat the cellulite underneath the skin; this needle breaks up the fibrous fat bands that contribute to dimpling. Once these bands are broken up, dimpling decreases, resulting in a smoother appearance. The side effects of Cellfina are minimal; most patients can expect to see slight bruising and swelling, the [...]

By | 2017-03-09T06:55:38+00:00 July 8th, 2016|

Can Man Boobs Grow Back After Gynecomastia?

Man boobs – just those two words alone can make men feel insecure about the size and appearance of their chest.  If you have man boobs (or more politely referred to as gynecomastia), the good news is that you’re not alone.  Over 30,000 American men in 2015 alone underwent some sort of procedure to remove their enlarged breasts. If you’d like to be one of them, you might find yourself wondering: How permanent is the procedure?  Can man boobs grow back after your gynecomastia treatment? Treat the Causes First In a majority of cases, there’s no known reason why some men develop man boobs and others don’t.  A lot of times, man boobs appear during adolescence (thanks, puberty), but tend to disappear after those teenage years are long gone.  However, some men are graced with male [...]

By | 2017-03-09T06:57:38+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|

Can Nipple Surgery Affect Feeling or Sensitivity?

Nipple sensation or sensitivity plays an important role in your life. If you’re a mother, nipple sensation helps you when breastfeeding your child; nipple sensitivity can also help spice things up in the bedroom. That’s why clients who are undergoing any form of breast surgery often feel concerned about how their nipples will be impacted by the surgery. Whether you’re undergoing a breast reduction, breast augmentation, or removing male breasts, you’ve got one question on your mind: Can nipple surgery affect feeling or sensitivity? The Short Answers: It Depends Sure, it’s a frustrating answer. But there are a variety of factors that can influence how your nipples are impacted by surgery. Take a look at the following factors that may impact nipple sensation: • Size of implants: If you’re undergoing breast augmentation, the size of the [...]

By | 2016-06-27T09:49:05+00:00 June 8th, 2016|

Are Chemical Peels Safe For All Skin Tones?

If your skin suffers from imperfections includinghyperpigmentation,wrinkles, acne scars, and more – a chemical peel could be a great solution to minimizing these skin woes.  Chemical peels remove top layers of the facial skin, which fades the appearance of imperfections and speeds up cellular turnover.  With consistent use, chemical peels can be a great tool for revealing smoother, younger, and even-looking skin. However, not all chemical peels are made alike – and those individuals with darker skin shades should avoid chemical peels that may lead to a bleaching effect. So which chemical peels are safe for all skin tones – and which ones should you avoid if you have darker skin?  Take a look at our helpful breakdown: Mild chemical peels: Think of this as the beginner’s approach to a chemical peel.  Mild peels – typically [...]

By | 2016-06-07T01:20:25+00:00 May 9th, 2016|

Meet Your Best Summer Skincare Routine

Did you know that May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month?  Here at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California, we’re celebrating by offering 20% off on all Elta MD skincare sunscreens – as well as providing our clients with the best summer skincare routines! You shouldn’t have to hide from the sun to keep your skin safe.  But unfortunately, skin cancer is still on the rise.  In fact, more cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined.  One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lives, meaning it’s more important than ever for people to understand how to prevent skin cancer. With that in mind, let’s take a look at your best summer skincare routine – the kind that makes you glow while lowering your skin [...]

By | 2016-06-06T21:56:03+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|

PRP Therapy and Microneedling While Pregnant: Is It Safe?

Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy – also referred to as PRP – is one of the hottest cosmetic procedures hitting plastic surgery practices and medical spas across the country. This rejuvenation treatment uses the platelets from your own blood to refresh and boost your skin for a younger, tighter appearance. In fact, you may know PRP therapy by its other nickname – the Vampire Facelift! PRP therapy has been used for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as general skin rejuvenation. PRP therapy has even been used for tightening and lifting the chest area, making this a great natural alternative to breast augmentation. Microneedling – another popular treatment – uses small, rapid needle injections to create micro-wounds within the skin, which encourages increased collagen and elastin levels. The end result is a natural approach to [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:54:26+00:00 April 11th, 2016|

Is It Possible to Have a Breast Reduction AND Augmentation?

At first glance, the concept of undergoing both a breast reduction and augmentation might seem like two opposing ideas. A breast reduction is done to lift and reduce the size of the breasts, particularly in patients who are experiencing significant physical and mental difficulties as a result of oversized breasts. Breast augmentation, on the other hand, is done to enhance the fullness, shape, and size of the breasts. So how can you undergo both procedures at once? Why Choose Breast Reduction AND Augmentation? Many patients who are concerned about breast reduction also express reservations about how their breasts will look after the procedure has finished. For some patients, concerns about volume and fullness may lead them to inquire about the possibility of getting smaller breast implants after the reduction has been completed. At South Coast Plastic [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:55:02+00:00 March 20th, 2016|

Now Get A Clear Vision of How Your New Breasts Will Look at South Coast Plastic Surgery

One of the biggest challenges associated with breast augmentation involves attempting to visualize how your new breasts will look after the procedure. While consultations, before & after photos, and interactions with implants can help, the truth is that many patients are still unsure of how their new breasts will look on their specific body frame after undergoing the procedure. Fortunately, a new company in San Clemente, CA is helping make this hesitation a thing of the past with augmented reality technology – and it’s now available at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA. Introducing Illusio Augmented Reality Illusio, a medical tech company, utilizes augmented reality technology to make it possible for both patients and plastic surgeons to get a clear idea of how a certain implant size or shape will look after breast surgery. A [...]

By | 2016-11-18T11:36:27+00:00 March 10th, 2016|

Cellfina: The Ultimate Solution for Your Cellulite

It may not feel like it, but spring is just around the corner – and that means the season of shorts and tank tops is on the horizon.  But if you’re like 98% of men and women suffering from cellulite, you may want to put a pause on summer’s encroachment – the idea of wearing shorts is enough to make you permanently embrace winter! Fortunately, there’s a new solution in Irvine, CA for people who want to eliminate the appearance of cellulite – and they can find it at South Coast Plastic Surgery. Introducing Cellfina If you haven’t already heard of Cellfina, get ready to meet the latest breakthrough in comprehensive and effective cellulite treatment.  The FDA approved Cellfina for the minimally-invasive treatment of the thick fibrous bands underneath the skin that cause cellulite.  These interwoven [...]

By | 2016-06-23T12:06:22+00:00 March 1st, 2016|

New to South Coast: Ultherapy for Skin Tightening

South Coast Plastic Surgery is pleased announce the arrival of Ultherapy – a non-invasive treatment designed to tighten and tone loose skin! As we age, skin begins to lose that elasticity and firmness that define youthful skin.  Collagen and elastin – two essential building blocks to firm skin – begin to break down, resulting in loose and sagging skin.  This effect is especially noticeable in the face, neck, and décolletage, where loose skin can highlight jowls, hide the jawline, and even lead to the development of wrinkles that resemble crepe paper. How Does Ultherapy Help? Ultherapy works by using the power of ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production within the skin.  Unlike laser treatments, which only treat wrinkles and fine lines located on the superficial skin level, Ultherapy penetrates the surface layers to the [...]

By | 2016-06-03T11:21:15+00:00 March 1st, 2016|

What Are the Best Questions to Ask My Plastic Surgeon Before Undergoing Facial Rejuvenation?

If you’re ready to turn back the hands of time, facial rejuvenation procedures can help you look decades younger in mere minutes.  From laser skin resurfacing and Botox to facial contouring and facelifts, there are a number of procedures out there designed to help you look – and feel – your absolute best. Yet before you sign up for any of these procedures, you need to be sure you’re working with the best plastic surgeon possible.  Even a procedure as “minor” as undergoing Botox injections carries risks; therefore, you want to completely understand every procedure, as well as how your plastic surgeon will look out for your health. Take a look at the best questions to ask your plastic surgeon before undergoing any facial rejuvenation procedure: Who’s going to perform the procedure? In some cases, the [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:56:23+00:00 January 25th, 2016|

What is the Best Incision for a Chin Implant?

If you’re embarrassed about the shape of your chin or bothered by a weak jawline, a chin augmentation could provide you with the confidence-boosting solutions you’ve been looking for.  A chin augmentation procedure changes the shape of your jawline via a silicone chin implant, which is placed directly underneath the chin.  The implant is small and shaped to your particular needs, meaning the final results will make your chin – and face! – appear more defined and contoured. The placement of the chin implant can play a large role in how quickly you recover from the chin augmentation procedure.  Typically, chin implants are placed via one of two incision locations: Through the mouth Underneath the chin There are specific benefits in using both incision locations.  Incisions made through the mouth may be a better option for [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:57:01+00:00 January 20th, 2016|

Is Kybella Permanent?

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new fat-dissolving treatment in town – one that delivers permanent, life-changing results. Kybella is a brand-new, FDA-approved treatment that’s exclusively designed to dissolve fat underneath the chin.  Chin fat has long been a trouble spot for many individuals, especially as it’s almost impossible to directly target the chin for fat loss.  What’s more, the proclivity for developing chin fat is often genetic, meaning some people may have more trouble than others losing that unwanted fat. If your chin fat is a constant source of embarrassment for you, it may be time to learn more about how a Kybella treatment can help.  Here’s what you need to know about this exciting new treatment: Kybella is comprised of deoxycholic acid, a unique compound that’s found naturally within the body.  When injected [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:57:33+00:00 December 20th, 2015|

Radiesse Injections to the Hand – A New Anti-Aging Treatment

You know that if you want to look younger, it’s important to take care of your facial skin.  That’s why there are so many treatments out there that promise to minimize wrinkles, fade dark spots, and help reveal radiant, youthful-looking skin. But what about the other parts of your body that can be a dead giveaway for your real age – like your hands? For far too long, the hands have been overlooked in the typical anti-aging regimen.  It’s a real shame, too: since the skin of the hands is thin, wrinkles and fine lines often appear here first.  Add to the fact that aging hands often show bumpy veins, it’s no wonder that aging hands can often be a source of embarrassment. That’s why South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California is so excited to [...]

By | 2016-02-01T15:22:01+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|

Arm Lift Recovery: What Should You Expect?

When it comes to spot-treating certain areas on the body, arms can give anyone a pretty tough time. While there are plenty of arm exercises out there, it can be difficult to burn off fat so you can reveal all of your hard work. Plus, if you’ve lost some of your skin elasticity, losing weight can create arm sagginess, which isn’t exactly great for your confidence. That’s why the arm lift is such a popular treatment option, as it helps tighten, streamline, and contour the appearance of sagging arms with excess fat. Let’s take a look at what this procedure entails, as well as what you should expect from your arm lift recovery. What is an Arm Lift? An arm lift (also known as a Brachioplasty) is a unique procedure that’s used to target sagging skin [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:58:26+00:00 November 24th, 2015|

Thigh Liposuction vs. Thigh Lift: Which One is Better?

  Quick – what’s the one part of your body that you find most difficult to whittle down? If you answered with “thighs”, then you’re not alone.  In fact, more people than ever are obsessed with trimming and toning their thighs, thanks to rising hemlines and a few not-so-healthy trends (thigh gap, anyone?).  Unfortunately, these same people may be discovering that it’s difficult to reduce the size of thighs through diet and exercise alone. That’s where thigh liposuction and thigh lifts come into play.  But when it comes down to it, which procedure is better for firming and reducing your thighs – liposuction or a thigh lift? The Answer: It Depends  Frustrating, right? Each procedure has some overlap between the two, meaning you could achieve similar results with whatever option you pick. But thigh lifts and [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:58:56+00:00 November 22nd, 2015|

I’m Afraid of Tummy Tuck Scars. What Can Be Done?

For many people, the idea of undergoing a tummy tuck is a desirable one.  Also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck can be used to achieve a flatter, smoother stomach profile.  This benefit is especially appealing to individuals who may be having a hard time losing stomach fat, despite dieting and exercising.  A tummy tuck can also be ideal for candidates who have excessive or sagging stomach skin (usually as a result of pregnancy or significant weight loss). While satisfaction rates for a full abdominoplasty are often through the roof, there’s no denying there’s one drawback that many patients are afraid of: tummy tuck scars. Why Tummy Tuck Scarring Occurs A tummy tuck is a popular plastic surgery procedure that can help correct and repair the abdominal muscles, as well as remove fat and sagging [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:59:22+00:00 October 21st, 2015|

What Is a Full Abdominoplasty?

For many people, a firm and flat stomach is the ideal tummy type to strive forward. While some are able to achieve this result through diet and rigorous exercise, many others find it difficult to smooth away those bulges and tighten the stomach area.  This phenomenon can happen to people of all shapes and sizes – even those who are physically fit.  A protruding stomach can often be caused by: Pregnancy The aging process Fluctuations in weight Genetics If you consider yourself a member of that second group, then it’s time to discover the smoothing, firming powers of the full abdominoplasty. What Is a Full Abdominoplasty? A full abdominoplasty – also known as a tummy tuck – is a plastic surgery procedure that’s used to remove excess fat and skin from the stomach area.  Additionally, an [...]

By | 2017-05-12T13:59:53+00:00 October 21st, 2015|

Breast Augmentation: Are Breast Implants Safer Than Fat Transfer?

When it comes to increasing the size and shape of your breasts, it may seem like there are a lot more options out there for you to choose from.  From traditional breast implants to fat grafting – where fat from the body is used to increase the bust size – there are more ways to achieve your ideal breast size than ever before.   However, there’s a great deal of controversy about the safest way to surgically enhance the bust size.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at which is the safest breast augmentation procedure: fat transfers, or breast implants? The Truth About Fat Transfers For many patients, the idea of undergoing a breast augmentation via fat transfer is an appealing one.  Fat is harvested from another part of the body – typically the [...]

By | 2015-09-29T10:21:44+00:00 September 29th, 2015|

How Long Should You Wait Before Undergoing Scar Revision Surgery?

Scars are often talked about as a source of pride – but for many people, scars may be a source of embarrassment or low self-confidence.  Scars from childhood accidents, surgeries, and even cosmetic procedures can leave patients feeling self-conscious about their appearance.  That’s why many of these same patients may have questions about scar revision surgery. What is Scar Revision Surgery? Scar revision surgery is a new type of procedure that’s actually not surgical at all.  Instead, a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is used to promote rapid skin rejuvenation, which helps minimize the overall appearance of the scar.  The CO2 laser uses intense bursts of light remove the top layer of skin, revealing healthy skin underneath. With multiple treatments, scar revision surgery can help eliminate the appearance of the scar altogether. Clients who opt to [...]

By | 2015-09-10T08:29:01+00:00 August 26th, 2015|

What Can a CO2 Laser Do For My Skin?

Let’s face it: over-the-counter skincare products aren’t exactly tough enough to give you the flawless complexion you crave.  No matter how many promises a serum or cream seems to make, it just doesn’t seem to fade the look of hyperpigmentation, brown spots, and uneven skin tone. But you’re not giving up. You’re ready to call on the professionals for the best facial rejuvenation treatment in Orange County. You’re ready for South Coast Plastic Surgery. The CO2 Laser at South Coast Plastic Surgery  Located in Irvine, CA, South Coast Plastic Surgery is the premier destination for the innovative CO2 laser resurfacing procedure.  This carbon dioxide laser is ideal for clients who want to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots, and other complexion woes.  What’s more, the CO2 laser resurfacing treatment is gentle yet extremely [...]

By | 2015-09-10T08:29:38+00:00 August 20th, 2015|

Introducing Micro-Needling and PRP at South Coast Plastic Surgery

At South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California, both Dr. Kyle Song and Dr. David Dorfman are committed to offering the most exceptional and innovative skincare treatments.  With the addition of licensed Medical Aesthetician Stephanie Sisco, South Coast Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce two new treatments available for clients: Micro-needling and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. Kiss Stubborn Wrinkles Good-Bye If you count wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and scarring among your biggest skincare concerns, then it’s time to introduce yourself to micro-needling and PRP therapy.  Both treatments use unique techniques to kick-start your skin’s cellular turnover, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and even acne scars. Let’s take a look at how each treatment works: Micro-needling:  The Eclipse MicroPen is a treatment designed to help stimulate the skin’s natural repair processes, resulting in [...]

By | 2018-04-03T10:29:12+00:00 June 25th, 2015|

HydraFacial MD: Your Skin’s Newest Friend

Ever feel like skincare has become too completed?  With so many creams, serums, and treatments available on the market today, it’s no wonder it feels like an overwhelming task just to keep your skin looking bright, glowing, and youthful. Now there’s a new way to simplify your skincare – and it’s available at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA.  What is the HydraFacial MD Treatment? As Orange County’s premier cosmetic surgery destination, South Coast Plastic Surgery is home to the most innovative skin treatments and procedures.  With the introduction of the HydraFacial MD – a skincare treatment designed to correct all of your complexion concerns – South Coast clients can enjoy truly youthful skincare without the hassle. So what is the HydraFacial MD treatment – and what results can you expect to see? Think of [...]

By | 2015-08-24T17:47:56+00:00 June 24th, 2015|

What is the Best Procedure for Firming the Neck?

There’s no denying that you take care of your facial skin.  Years of using moisturizers, firming creams, and sunscreen have helped you maintain great skin throughout the years. However, you may not be able to say the same thing about your neck and jowls. While people tend to take good care of their facial skin, the jaw and neck are often ignored.  Unfortunately, these areas are often the first to show signs of aging – which means your neck and jawline may look older than the rest of your skin. So what’s the best procedure for firming the neck? Innovative Options at South Coast Plastic Surgery At South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California – also serving the greater Orange County area – founders Kyle Song, MD and David Dorfman, MD are committed to providing patients [...]

By | 2015-08-24T17:36:32+00:00 May 29th, 2015|

What is the California Lift?

Have you ever thought about getting a facelift – but held back because you were afraid of the scars that can come along with it? It’s not surprising; after all, traditional facelifts can leave large, obvious scars behind the ears, which may make patients feel self-conscious about putting their hair up.  What’s more, these scars can leave patients with the appearance of looking like they’ve had “work” done – and that’s certainly not a desirable outcome from these procedures! If the above sounds familiar, then it’s time to discover the California Lift – a new facelift that makes obvious scars a thing of the past. The California Lift at South Coast Plastic Surgery Founded and operated by Kyle Song, MD and David Dorfman, MD, South Coast Plastic Surgery is the only cosmetic surgery practice to offer [...]

By | 2015-08-24T17:38:35+00:00 May 27th, 2015|

Kybella is NOW offered at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Orange County!

Irvine based Plastic Surgery Clinic and Medical Spa South Coast Plastic Surgery is excited to announce the upcoming addition of Kybella for the reduction of under chin fat.   Kybella has recently been approved by the FDA, "for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe  convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults". What does this mean for you?  Well, it's simple. To reduce the appearance of fat under your chin, you no longer need surgery!  Results begin to show in as little as two to four treatments.  Up to six treatments may be administered.  Once you get the result you are looking for, repeat treatments are not expected. Double Chin Reduction with Kybella is offered in Orange County at South Coast Plastic Surgery.  Call 949-701-4454 or click on the Ask Andi button on the [...]

By | 2015-10-26T17:01:04+00:00 April 30th, 2015|

Can Botox Be Injected Under the Eye?

You’ve lived a happy life – and you wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.  But that doesn’t stop you from wishing those crinkles under your eyes would just go away.  Whether they make an appearance when you smile or are always visible, you’re ready for smooth, line-free eyes. You may know that Botox can help smooth away wrinkles and creases around the corners of your eyes – but can it actually help those creases underneath your eyes as well? The answer just may surprise you. Botox Under the Eye – Doable, with the Right Professional Normally, Botox is only meant for use on the crow’s feet and forehead areas.  Botox relaxes the muscles underneath the skin, which helps minimize the appearance of stubborn wrinkles.  As these facial areas are subjected to repeated and exaggerated [...]

By | 2015-08-24T17:42:11+00:00 April 27th, 2015|

Botox Treatments for Excessive Sweating

Botox”, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? Maybe you envision someone getting rid of stubborn wrinkles and fine lines.  Maybe you picture a smoother forehead.  Hey, maybe you even imagine Hollywood celebrities with their glowing and practically flawless skin. But did you ever picture using Botox to cure excessive sweating? Hyperhidrosis and Botox: What You Need to Know Excessive sweating isn’t just something that happens when you’re out in the sun for too long.  When excessive sweating occurs in situations where you’re not active or hot, it’s known as hyperhidrosis.  It’s not exactly known why hyperhidrosis develops; some medical experts believe it’s genetic, while others have pointed out that it can be an acquired trait developed later in life.  Puberty can also exacerbate hyperhidrosis symptoms, which include: Excessive sweating of the underarms Excessive [...]

By | 2015-08-24T17:43:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|

The tummy tuck surgery experience – what to expect.

If you have loose abdominal skin from aging, weight changes, or pregnancy, and it doesn’t improve with diet and exercise, a tummy tuck may be the right surgery for you to get that flat and toned tummy and mid-section. The tummy tuck surgery experience varies, so patients should be aware of what to expect, in order to properly prepare. What is a tummy tuck? A tummy tuck is a common cosmetic operation that removes excess skin and fat and tightens separated abdominal muscles, to give patients a flattened and toned tummy. What to expect with a tummy tuck The incision for the tummy tuck is usually made below the underwear and bikini line, and always below a c-section scar. The scar is generally not visible with most swimsuits and undergarments, and tends to fade over time. [...]

By | 2015-08-24T17:51:17+00:00 March 16th, 2015|

Should I opt for round or shaped breast implants?

Getting the results you want from breast augmentation can be tricky, especially if you don’t get the right type of breast implant. One of the first questions many women ask is ‘should I opt for round or shaped breast implants?’  Women ought to discuss the options thoroughly with a board-certified plastic surgeon who will be able to evaluate your breast and body type and make specific recommendations based on your goals. The shape implants you choose will determine how your breasts look after surgery. Let’s examine some of the differences between round and shaped implants: Round Implants Some women prefer these implants because they provide nice fullness in the upper portion of the breast. These implants also provide a rounder look to the augmented breast. Shaped (Tear Drop) Implants The shaped or tear drop implants closely [...]

By | 2015-08-24T17:52:57+00:00 March 16th, 2015|

Welcome to the SCPS Blog

Welcome to the South Coast Plastic Surgery blog, where you will find extensive information focused exclusively on plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement in the news, as it relates to our practice and patients. Dr. Song and Dr. Dorfman consistently publish thorough and insightful content focused on providing individualized patient care and exceptional results. They address a broad range of topics, including everything from cosmetic surgery procedures we perform as well as questions from our practice’s online community concerning cosmetic surgery and current events, aesthetic enhancements and expectations, and important patient concerns. We believe our blog is a powerful voice in the online cosmetic surgery community, as we are able to provide some much needed support to a wider audience that may have concerns and questions they seek answers to. Please keep in mind that the topics [...]

By | 2015-03-27T13:15:33+00:00 February 14th, 2015|
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