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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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. PRP therapy has been used for the […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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, […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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”. […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Interested in Botox or filler injections?
At South Coast Plastic Surgery, you will be greeted by a smiling physician (Mark Song MD) with years of injection experience whose goal is to provide you with the answers to all of your questions and other pertinent information. Any anxiety that you have will be allayed by knowing that you are in the most […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more