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Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation: Which One is Right for Me?

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November 07, 2019

Both breast augmentation and breast lift surgery can improve the appearance of the bust, but they are designed to address very different things. Breast augmentation focuses on creating volume, ideal projection, and a more womanly upper body. Breast lift is focused on eliminating loose and sagging breast tissue, improving breast location, and restoring a youthful look to the breasts. While different in scope, however, these procedures are incredibly complementary and are often combined for optimal results.

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Category: Breast

Popular Skin Rejuvenation Treatments at Altos Oaks

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October 02, 2019

We offer a number of nonsurgical skin rejuvenation options to help men and women of all ages look their best. Many of our most popular skincare treatments work perfectly as stand-alone services, but several can be combined with surgical options to enhance or improve results as well. What will work best for your needs and goals can be determined during your initial consultation at our Los Altos office.

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Category: Botox, Fillers, IPL, Skin

How Long Does it Take to Recover after Tummy Tuck Surgery?

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September 03, 2019

While recovery from abdominoplasty is different for every individual, there is a general tummy tuck recovery timeline that is applicable in most cases. While it may be six to eight weeks before you can resume all normal activities following tummy tuck surgery, you should be able to:

  • Resume working a non-strenuous job within five to seven days
  • Resume most household and work duties within four weeks
  • Adopt an exercise routine within four to six weeks

It is recommended that you wear a compression garment for at least six weeks post abdominoplasty. However, it should not interfere…

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Category: Body

Can Liposuction Help Me Lose Weight?

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August 02, 2019

Woman trying to button jeans over too large bellyLiposuction is used to remove stubborn deposits of fat from the body. Suitable for nearly any area, this body contouring technique can produce a slim and toned appearance, reduce unevenness caused by fat deposits, and help restore a more attractive physique. It should not, however, be relied on for…

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Category: Body

BOTOX® Cosmetic vs. Dermal Fillers

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July 15, 2019

Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures have risen in popularity over the past several years and BOTOX® Cosmetic, along with facial fillers like Juvederm® and Sculptra® are at the top of that list. Noninvasive and typically fast to produce results, these methods of facial rejuvenation have even begun to grow in popularity among younger men and women who, perhaps not yet ready for facial plastic surgery, have nonetheless become unhappy with the way aging impacted…

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Category: Botox, Face, Fillers

Am I too Young for Facial Plastic Surgery?

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July 02, 2019

Is blepharoplasty a good idea for a young woman or man? How about a brow lift? When is the best age for a facelift? These and similar questions are commonly asked of our board-certified plastic surgeons, and the resounding answer is, of course, that all depends on the individual.

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Category: Face

Which Breast Implants Feel the Most Natural?

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June 05, 2019

Woman Holding Breast ImplantsOver the course of its history, breast augmentation has come a very long way. Once almost unavoidably…

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Category: Breast

How Long Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?

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May 08, 2019

A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) uses fat from your own body to enhance the size and improve the shape of your buttocks. Because the “filler” is your body’s own fat, results from a BBL can last for several years.

It can take up to six months for results from a BBL to be fully realized. During this time, the care that you take of yourself will have a direct impact on both the appearance and the longevity of your results. While in our care, we will make sure you fully understand how to prepare for and recover from your Brazilian butt lift procedure to help ensure your entire experience is as rewarding as possible.…

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Category: Body

Breast Augmentation Options

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April 29, 2019

At Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of breast augmentation options, enabling us to meet your specific needs and produce a look that complements your entire frame. Please call our office at 650-934-7020 to schedule a consultation today. Located in Los Altos, we welcome women interested in breast augmentation from all surrounding areas including Palo Alto, San Jose, Mountain View, and Santa Clara. 

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Category: Breast

What is a TCA Peel?

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March 14, 2019

TCA (trichloracetic acid) is an analog of acetic acid (like vinegar) and is an active ingredient in many popular chemical peels. When applied to the skin, TCA peels exfoliate the top layer of skin over the course of several days, exposing a smoother and more attractive new layer of skin underneath.

There are several strengths of TCA peels, allowing various formulations to work at different depths in the skin. The TCA formulation that will work best for your needs will depend on factors such as what you are seeking treatment for and the extent of imperfections in the treatment area.

Depending on your…

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Category: Skin