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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…

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Tighten Your Neck with Ultherapy

As the subject of cosmetic surgery is becoming less taboo by the day, it’s not a surprise that more than 17 million Americans chose to undergo one or more plastic surgery procedures in 2016 alone. With the advances in technology constantly evolving, the landscape of non-invasive cosmetic procedures is also changing and growing. One of…

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Hand Rejuvenation

Is Hand Rejuvenation For You?

While it may not be something that you think about or notice on a daily basis, your hands age just like the skin on the rest of your body – and in fact, may even succumb to the effects of age a bit faster. Besides wear and tear from everyday use, chronically dry skin and…

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How To Make The Most of Your Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are a top choice among patients for rejuvenating skin and diminishing the signs of aging. Chemical peels are popular and preferred by patients because they achieve amazing results without going under the knife, and they have a faster recovery time than ablative laser treatments. Chemical peels work by applying a chemical solution that…

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Choosing the Injectable That’s Right For You

Skin changes tend to be the earliest and most visible signs of aging. Fine lines and wrinkles appear first, and deepen over time. Hyperpigmentation may appear in sun-exposed areas. The face loses volume, elasticity and youthful radiance as production of collagen and elastin slows. Over time, as these critical elements continue to decline, the skin…

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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!…

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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…

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Sientra at ASAPS

We are happy to share news from Sientra Highly-Cohesive Breast Implants and their CEO, Hani Zeini.  As you may know, Sientra is our breast implant of choice and we are proud to have been one of the first practices perfecting the shaped implant breast augmentation. TRUE Texture® and C3 Program Trending at ASAPS One thing was clear…

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Q & A with Real Patients

Q: Gummy bear implants vs. Sientra implants A: Gummy Bear Breast Implants “Gummy Bear” breast implant is a popular term for form stable shaped breast implants.  There are three manufactures of breast implants FDA approved in the US and they all produce gummy bear shaped gel breast implants. I prefer to use the Sientra shaped…

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Q & A With Real Patients

Q: Is it possible to put 1800cc or more into your buttocks during a Brazilian Butt Lift? A: CC’s for Brazilian Butt Lift Yes, it is possible, if the patient is large enough and has a large enough buttock as well. I always try to transfer the optimal amount of tissue to the optimal tissue…

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Q & A With Real Patients

Q: Sientra: Textured vs. Smooth? A: Textured vs. Smooth Textured breast implants have shown less capsular contraction, and can provide a better over-all and softer breast. They can be placed above and below the muscle.  Round textured implants integrate better into the body. However, in a patient with a very thin chest wall, some visible…

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Best Breast Implant Warranty To Date!

October 24th, 2013 Written by Christopher Verbin, M.D. We are thrilled to have just received this information from the CEO of Sientra Silicone Breast Implants! Shaped breast implants (also referred to as “tear drop”, “anatomical”, and “gummy bear implants”) have never yield better shape and results in all my years of practice, and as of November 1st, 2013, Sientra stands behind their…

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Ultherapy Featured in the Wall Street Journal

August 8, 2012 Written by Jill Clark, Patient Coordinator The buzz for Ultherapy continues to grow!!! Check out the recent article in The Wall Street Journal regarding Ultherapy. For over a year, South Bay Aesthetics has used this non-invasive, skin-lifting and tightening technique for those looking to explore non-surgical options.  As a recipient of the…

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FDA-Approved Sientra Silicone Gel Breast Implants Arrive at South Bay Aesthetics

June 25, 2012 Written by Christopher Verbin South Bay Aesthetics is proud to be one of the first plastic surgery practices to offer the newly approved  Sientra Silicone Gel Breast Implants–a high-strength, state-of-the-art implant in round and shaped profiles, also known as the “gummy bear” implant! Catering exclusively to board-certified plastic surgeons, Sientra enters the U.S. market…

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Ultherapy May Be Coming to South Bay Aesthetics

June 27, 2011 written by Christopher Verbin What is Ultherapy? Ultherapy is a new treatment for the face and neck that lifts, tightens and tones the skin using non-invasive ultrasound energy. Not only are the results visable after the first treatment, but Ultherapy also causes the body to create new collegen for gradual results. In this…

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iAugment

August 5, 2010 written by Christopher Verbin Know someone interested in breast augmentation? Does she have an iphone? I’m very excited about a new iphone app called iAugment. It allows the user to get an instant virtual breast augmentation privately, easily, and — most importantly — for free. All you have to do is choose…

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The IGuide

July 28, 2010 written by Christopher Verbin I just spent the day observing surgery and learning the new iGuide procedure to tighten the neck with no scars, minimal downtime, and performed under only local anesthesia! Wow – I’m not easily impressed, but I feel that this procedure, developed and just launched,  will forever change the way…

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Why gluteal augmentation with fat grafting is the ideal procedure for most patients wanting more buttock volume and shape

June 15, 2010 written by Christopher Verbin Buttock aesthetic procedures are sought after more and more frequently by our patients. Not only is volume enhancement needed but also significant reshaping.  Correcting shape and projection, enhancing the buttock to flank to back contour, and enhancing volume all add to the creation of the ideal gluteal shape.…

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