Melt Off the Inches With SculpSure


Oh what a world it is, where you can workout and diet but also melt away the additional fat that just won’t slim down in the process. No matter how much kale you eat or how many crunches you do, there are always a few little spots that need a touch-up. Liposuction may be too much for you. At SB Aesthetics, our goal is to provide our patients with the best options for nonsurgical cosmetic treatments to give you the results you’re hoping for with the least amount of recovery time and the most comfort. We want to introduce you to the newest noninvasive fat removing laser- Sculpsure- that health magazines, beauty bloggers, patients and physicians alike are raving about.

Why SculpSure compared to other fat reduction treatments?

Over the past few years, there have been a variety of fat reducing treatments that offer an alternative to liposuction. Although liposuction for patients that require extensive amounts of deeper fat tissue to be removed is still a great option, this laser fat reduction treatment is simple, easy and quick with no downtime and no surgical recovery. SculpSure uses laser heat energy to destroy the fat cells. We don’t have to give you the details on that, but your body metabolizes and absorbs the breakdown.

The laser targets the fat primarily without causing damage to nerves which can be seen with modalities like freezing fat. SculpSure’s laser diffusion helps attain smoother contours compared to clamp on devices for freezing fat treatments. Sculpsure requires significantly less time in treatment. Compared to other fat reduction devices- like Coolsculpting (used to freeze the fat), SculpSure takes 25 minutes instead 2 hours.

How—it works, how long it takes, it’s applied and more…

Fat reduction/resolution is gradual and takes about six to 12 weeks for you to see the complete change. We take pre-treatment photos, so you’ll see the difference during the following several months. A consultation with our staff and plastic surgeon will evaluate your concerns and fully explain treatment options.

If you’ve got 25-minutes, then you have time for SculpSure. We recommend SculpSure to patients that understand the difference between fat reduction and fat loss as they’ve met their weight loss target. Our fat reduction treatment won’t shed pounds off but will slim down your waistline and other bothersome annoying areas. SculpSure will contour the body as the fat is reduced Optimal treatment areas for SculpSure are the abdomen and waistline, back, thighs and arms. We can treat multiple areas of the body in the same session- which is out of this world because others only perform treatment one section at a time.

You’ll be happy with the results you see after one to four treatment sessions based on your consultation at SB Aesthetics. We know you’ll be on your workout game with more confidence than ever before because you’ll see progress in all the areas you’ve been targeting. It’s a new you this year, so melt off the inches with SculpSure! It’s easy, quick and even possible to have done at the conclusion of your consultation if you are busy and short on precious time.

SB Aesthetics has answers and recommendations for you to achieve your best look. So call our clinic at 310-539-6500 to schedule a consultation for this SculpSure procedure today.

A Plastic Surgeon’s Cheat Sheet (Part 1)


Blog Exclusive: A Plastic Surgeon’s Cheat Sheet for Fillers and Blockers!!!


Will Botox fill in your wrinkles? Where can you put Voluma? What the heck is Xeomin???


(Note: the information provided in this blog is Dr. Verbin’s preferred off label uses. This blog is not to represent FDA approved indications of any product mentioned. Please consult with your doctor to determine if you a candidate for treatment.)


With more and more injectable products on the market, how is a patient to know what could and should be put where? Here is Dr. Christopher Verbin’s patient cheat sheet to help sort out all the confusion!

Blockers: A toxin botulin injected to block certain muscle movements.  Used to treat muscle conditions, migraine headaches, and cosmetically used to prevent and smooth wrinkles in the face. Also, strategic placement in certain muscles allows one to lift the eyebrows (the chart below is for cosmetic uses only). Note: all blockers come in unique units of measurement creating a range of cost per unit; however the costs per area average out to about the same.



Made Of

Good For

Not So Good For



Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, between the eyebrows, forehead, chin and lips; preventing deep lines; lasts 3-6 months; results in 5-7 days.

Filling in deep wrinkles



Same as Botox; many Dysport faithfuls believe results come quicker and last a bit longer.

Filling in deep wrinkles



Same as Botox; does not contain additives like Botox/Dysport, so is good for patients that are no longer getting a good block since they may have built antibodies to the others; lasts 3-6 months; results in 5-7 days.

Filling in deep wrinkles



Dermal Fillers: While the main ingredient may vary, the purpose of fillers is to volumize the area.  This can mean plumping up the deep lines and folds in the face, or giving volume to the cheeks, temples, chin and other areas to create a more youthful and balanced appearance.

1.        HA Fillers

Fillers we commonly use in our clinic are generally 3 types of HA clear gel fillers.  There are many different brands and they can be reversed or dissolved away quickly and easily if correction is needed.


Made Of

Good For

Not So Good For


Hyaluronic Acid Sulfur Gel

Fine lines and fine wrinkles, delicate areas; lasts 3-6 months.

Deep lines/folds, major volumizing, those who want the longest lasting filler.


Hyaluronic Acid

Localized small volume correction, a more temporary fill; lips and areas to test; lasts 6-9 months.

Those who want the longest lasting filler.


Hyaluronic Acid

Volume restoration in cheeks, temples; medium lines and folds; nasolabial folds, marionette lines; lasts 6-12 months.

Those who want the longest lasting filler.

Juvederm Ultra

Hyaluronic Acid

Volume restoration in cheeks, temples; medium lines and folds; nasolabial folds, marionette lines, under eyes; lasts 12+ months.


Juvederm Ultra +

Hyaluronic Acid

Volume restoration in cheeks, temples; deep lines and folds; especially great for lips; lasts 12+ months.

Very fine lines and wrinkles.


Hyaluronic Acid

Volume restoration for hallows of the face such as the temples, cheeks, above the eyebrow, along the jaw line, and under the eyes; lasts 2+ years and is the longest lasting HA filler.

Very fine lines and wrinkles, those who want a very temporary look (less than 1 year).


2.        Non-HA fillers, temporary but non-reversible


Made Of

Good For

Not So Good For



A thick, putty-like filler for volume in the deep folds, cheeks, bridge of the nose, chin; lasts up to 12 months.

Very fine lines and wrinkles, under eyes.


Poly-L-Lactic Acid

Volume restoration for the hallows of the face such as the temples, cheeks, above the eyebrow, along the jaw line; stimulates own college, results in 2 weeks, peak at 6 weeks; lasts 2+ years.

Very fine lines and wrinkles, under eyes, those who want a very temporary look (less than 1 year).


3.        Permanent Fillers (not a service we provide…ask us why!)


Made Of

Good For

Not So Good For


Polymethylmethacrylate Beads, Bovine Collagen

Non-resorbable filler; FDA approved for nasolabial folds; considered semi-permanent lasting 10+ years and requiring surgery to remove.

Anyone who is not comfortable with permanent filler that can migrate and possibly harden over time. A skin test for allergies must be done 4 weeks prior to injection.



Not safe as a loose injection

This is very dangerous as an injectable.  Avoid any clinic or individual offering to inject this material into the face, buttocks or elsewhere.



For a personalized consultation with Dr. Verbin exclusively, call Jill at (310) 539-6500 or email to


Happy plumping!


Celebrating 2014: The Year of the Booty

The votes are in and America has a new favorite body part! From magazine covers of Kim K’s fantastically full rear, to the radio’s constant proclamation that it is “All About That Bass, ” 2014 was undeniably the most bootylicious year to date.  And no one fielded more questions on the subject than plastic surgeons!

Curves have been pushing the waif models out of the way since the success of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” in 1992.  Meanwhile, the beauty and entertainment industry has been slow to embrace the fuller figure. Sure we’ve had JLo and Beyonce to help lead the movement  but 2014 showed us in the aesthetics industry that women of all color and size were not only embracing this new trend, they wanted to know how they could be a part of it.  Enter the highly skilled fat grafting and board certified plastic surgeon.

What makes this procedure so appealing is not only a rounder rump, but the whittling of your middle as well.  Liposuction is performed on a patient’s abdomen and flanks (and anywhere else you would like to lose some fat) and then placed into the buttocks.  The result? Well, you won’t break the internet, but you might break a few hearts.  With a 93% satisfaction rating to date on, this seems less like a trend and more like a surgical option that is here to stay. 

Let me back up a bit…it is important that you are getting you own fat injected and not black market filler like silicone or worse.  The news has been bombarded with stories in the past few years of people losing their limbs and lives due to infection caused by illegal butt injections.  If it sounds too cheap to be real, it is. If it is not injected by a board certified plastic surgeon, don’t do it.  If it is offered in a salon, spa or hotel room, run!

If you are interested in liposuction and fat transfer to the buttocks, or a Brazilian Butt Lift surgery in Los Angeles, schedule some time with Dr. Verbin to find out if this surgical procedure is right for you.  With fat transfers performed every week, you are in some of the best hands in the business.  The consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose and only an enviable backside to gain.

Call Jill at (310) 539-6500 for more details.

Now let’s all raise our glasses to welcome 2015: The Year of You!!!


6 Ways to Outsmart Review Sites

The internet is bigger and more opinionated than ever.  Here are some secret tips when you are researching your Plastic Surgeon online.

1.       Are They Paying to Play?

You have probably heard a few gripes from business owners regarding the practices of Yelp, Google and others.  There is widespread belief that if you advertise with these companies, you will get preferential treatment in regards to filtered reviews and visibility.  While Yelp has been successful at keeping litigious matters at bay, it is no secret that those that advertise with review sites will be featured first on pages that might not pertain to your search, so be aware.

2.      Recognize Quality vs Quantity

If you could take a look in our junk email, you would understand how profitable online marketing must be.  They promise to increase reviews, social media likes, and even make some reviews disappear!  So how do you know a review is legit and not from a marketer? Look for quality detailed reviews and those that include the treatment details and possibly photos.

3.      “What’s in it for me?”

If a surgeon has a large amount of reviews in comparison to their peers, you can guess the patients are being incentivized. We have seen everything from free facials to free injectables offered to patients in exchange for a positive review.  This is not to say the reviews are false, but it easy to see how this practice can skew your perception.   

4.       The Constant Complainer

The majority of a surgeon’s reviews may be positive, but it is not humanly possible to please everyone.  What is even harder is to please the online Constant Complainer whose mission is to alert you of their every dissatisfaction.  Negative reviews are very helpful to consumers looking for any service.  However, have you ever clicked on that distinctively disgruntled reviewer’s profile only to find they have given many poor ratings before?  Take certain negative reviews with a grain of salt.

5.       Who Exactly Is Getting 5 Stars?

Did you find a practice with an amazing amount of positive and legitimate reviews? You might want to look deeper into who is being reviewed.  Many practices offer spa services to increase online reviews.  Let’s be honest…you’re more likely to publically post that you enjoyed a fantastic facial by the esthetician than a face lift by your surgeon!  While many patients are proud and loud when it comes to what procedures they have done, many more would rather keep that private.  You may also be dealing with a multiple physician practice or nurse injectors.  Do make sure the reviews pertain to the one who will be performing your service. 

6.      Be wary of the comeback!

An angry patient may be concerning, but so is a defensive surgeon.  While it is enjoyable to read, petty online arguments between patrons and business owners can show everyone’s true colors. Even more important, responding to online medical reviews can be illegal.  Look out for surgeons who mention any patient information in their response, even if the patient gave it out first.  This is a violation of your privacy rights.

For more tips on researching your Plastic Surgeon, contact Patient Coordinator, Jill Clark at (310) 539-6500 or