Plastic Surgery FAQs Los Angeles

Many of the questions you have about plastic surgery, whether general or about specific procedures, are also on the mind of others in the same position as you. We also know that many people have questions specifically pertaining to their body, which is why Dr. Younai offers free consultations for patients interested in undergoing plastic surgery. Read our FAQ’s, you may be surprised at how many of your questions can be answered right here. If you have additional questions that you were unable to find answers to on our site, please call us today so that we may answer any lingering questions or setup an initial consultation with Dr. Younai.

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Q: What is the difference between cosmetic and plastic surgery?

A: Cosmetic surgery focuses on enhancing a patient’s appearance through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body. The areas being targeted function properly but lack the aesthetic appeal desired by the patient. In most cases, cosmetic surgery is considered to be elective.

Plastic surgery focuses on the reconstruction of facial and body defects due to a variety of reasons including: congenital disorders, trauma, injury, burns, and/or disease. Plastic surgery targets dysfunctional areas of the body to reconstruct for functional AND aesthetic purposes.

 

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Q: What type of plastic surgery does Dr. Younai specialize in?

A: Dr. Younai specializes in all facets of cosmetic and plastic surgery including face, breast, and body contouring procedures. In addition to cosmetic and plastic surgery, Dr. Younai offers non-invasive, anti-aging skin treatments for men and women, such as laser resurfacing, wrinkle relaxers and injectable fillers.

 

Q: Am I a candidate for plastic surgery?

A: You may be a good candidate for plastic surgery if you have a good understanding of the procedure, including the potential outcomes, possible risks and complications, and the recovery period, all of which will be discussed with you at your initial consultation with Dr. Younai. It is essential that you are physically and psychologically healthy, and have realistic and expectations regarding the procedure.

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Q: Does Liposuction Have Any Health Benefits?

A: One of the benefits of liposuction, which is not commonly discussed by most internists or family practitioners, is that by reducing your total body fat, liposuction can help lower your cholesterol, reduce your insulin requirements, and reduce your risk of heart disease. Also, by removing fatty bulges from the abdomen, arms and thighs, liposuction enables large people to be able to become more mobile, and thus to be able to exercise more easily.

 

Q: Can Fat That Is Removed During Liposuction Come Back?

A: Our total body’s number of fat cells is established by the time we reach puberty. After that, when we gain weight the fat cells get fuller, but their total number remains the same. Although the total number of fat cells remains stable in most people, in cases of extreme obesity the body can actually increase the number of fat cells in order to be able to store increased fat. Therefore, the common belief that patients who undergo liposuction will become “fat” in other parts of their body is to some extent true.

Fat cells that are removed from a body area do not return. Rather, fat cells in the remaining parts of the body, not treated by liposuction, will fill up with fat, thus causing one area to become disproportionately larger! Therefore, patients who have undergone liposuction need to avoid gaining significant amounts of weight — more than thirty pounds.

 

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Q: Will Liposuction Also Remove Stretch Marks?

A: No. Stretch marks are caused by excessive stretching, breakdown, and separation of the deep layer of skin, which is indicative of poor skin elasticity. Therefore, areas that have many stretch marks will not have the smoothest and tightest look after liposuction. On the other hand, during a Tummy Tuck most of the lower abdominal skin which has the stretch marks is removed, keeping the upper abdominal skin which is usually soother and does not have the extent of stretch marks and loose skin.

 

Q: Do I have to lose weight before having a Tummy Tuck?

A: It is wise to have reached your ideal body weight before undergoing Tummy Tuck. However, we do not live in an “ideal” world. Therefore, you can have your remaining excess abdominal and body fat liposuctioned either before, or during, a Tummy Tuck – provided that you plan to maintain your weight and stay healthy.

 

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If you have additional questions that you were unable to find answers to on our site, contact us today so that we may answer any lingering questions or setup an initial consultation with Dr. Younai.

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Our center also includes the Regency Surgery Center which is a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery facility certified by Medicare and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc., (AAAASF).

Thank you for taking the time to visit our Web site. Our staff is always available to help answer your questions regarding any plastic surgery procedures and financing options, as well as with your travel to our center. Plastic surgery has truly become a way to better ourselves. It allows us to take control of our lives, and to give ourselves the body and look we always wanted, and truly deserve. Why not! We deserve the best.