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“Should I Get a Tummy Tuck?”

Dr. Golshani is one of the leading tummy tuck surgeons in Beverly Hills. As a result, he has had the opportunity to dramatically change lives through the power of plastic surgery – specifically tummy tuck.

“Should I Get a Tummy Tuck?”

Chances are this is the one question that you have been going back and forth on in your mind, right? Tummy tucks are a powerful procedure. What this means is that they have the ability to cause positive life-changing results. And for many women, it has been the solution to their ever growing problem – an inability to shave off unwanted belly fat.

should I get a tummy tuck

Did you know the patient above was one of Dr. Golshani’s? She was an ordinary, average woman who was skeptical about tummy tuck at first, but was convinced after she had seen her friend undergo the procedure with positive results.

View T.R.’s Journey & Other Tummy Tuck Reviews!

Exercise and dieting hasn’t helped? You would make a great candidate for tummy tuck. Dr. Golshani offers tummy tuck in Beverly Hills as a way to help women restore their body image & dramatically increase their self-esteem.

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Is Botox a Good Treatment for Teeth Grinding?

botox treatment teeth grindingTeeth grinding, medically referred to as Bruxism, can cause extensive tooth wear. In severe cases, it can also damage dental restorations like fillings and crowns. Bruxism, a condition described as the unconscious and excessive clenching of the jaw and/or excessive grinding of teeth especially when asleep, is believed to affect between 8 and 31 percent of the population.

The exact causes of teeth grinding at night are not known, though studies have connected several factors with the condition, including anxiety, daytime stress, loud snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, smoking, caffeine, heavy alcohol use, and certain antidepressant drugs. Common symptoms associated with teeth grinding include headaches, hypersensitive teeth, and aching jaw muscles. It may also cause other minimal symptoms, making it difficult for some to realize that they have the condition.

Treatment Options for Bruxism

For most patients, teeth grinding is usually a habit or temporary condition that can be easily fixed by wearing a night guard and addressing the cause – stress, anxiety, etc. But those in relationships may not find protective night guards as a glamorous or romantic solution, even if they help your partner sleep better. In such cases, Botox injections can be a good option.

How Botox Treats Teeth Grinding

The American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) has proven Botox to be a suitable treatment option for targeting and treating spasticity and excessive muscle activity. Many alternative treatments, like dental devices and anti-inflammatory medications do not address the actual source of the problem. While dental appliances can successfully safeguard teeth from damage when sleeping, they do not stop the painful side effects of bruxism.

Directly injecting small doses of Botox into the large muscle that supports jaw movements weakens it sufficiently to stop involuntary clenching or grinding. This considerably relaxes the muscle, stops pain, and minimizes wear and tear on the teeth caused by bruxism.

Botox treatment also reduces or eliminates associated headaches and damage to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Botox does not interfere with voluntary jaw movements, such as talking, chewing, or facial expressions. However, you are required to get at least three repeat injections every six months to maintain the results. A good number of people enjoy long-term results after only three treatments, though the results partly depend on your lifestyle.

The pressure exerted on your teeth during grinding can be up to 20 times greater than that of normal biting and chewing. Consequently, the incisors can shorten and form sharp edges and small chip marks, while the canines can become covered in notches. At the same time, affected teeth can loosen and any fillings gouged out.

For most patients, a Botox treatment, or series of treatments, for teeth grinding helps to break the pattern and gives them enough time to manage the event that triggered bruxism – anxiety, stress, sleep apnea, etc.

Dr. Golshani offers Botox treatment in Beverly Hills. Botox is used for many applications. If you are interested in Botox treatment, then please call our office @ (310) 274-3481 to speak with a Botox specialist.

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Will Pregnancy Harm Breast Implants?

There’s a lot to look forward to when it comes to pregnancies. Preparing a nursery, coordinating a baby shower and being surrounded by a beautiful pregnancy glow, these are just some of the positive things that happen during a pregnancy. At the same time, pregnancy can be an overwhelming process.

“Will My Pregnancy Affect My Breast Implants Results?”

One of them, which is the second scariest to many women is the changing of their bodies. For moms with beautiful breast implants, one of their main concerns is often, “Will my pregnancy affect my breast implants?”. It is a legitimate concern that Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Golshani, weighs in on:

“The actual physical breast implant itself will not be affected by pregnancy, however, your breasts may change as a result of the stretching and shrinking that occurs during pregnancy. The main issue to look for is sagging breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding run its course. If this occurs, then future correction may be worth considering, such as a breast lift. Though, I have seen many women undergo pregnancy without their breasts changing shape. Others may have minimal change, but it’s not enough to undergo corrective surgery.”

Should You Worry?

No, worry will cause unnecessary anguish and stress which is not beneficial to your pregnancy. If you have not already received breast implants, then it would be important to consider whether or not this will be an issue after deciding to create a family.

For any other questions, it would be best to consult in person with an experienced board-certified professional who can help you make an informed decision on whether or not breast implants are right for you.

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Looking as Good as You Feel with a Facial Analysis

facial analysis look youngAs we age, we often suffer normal everyday “wear and tear” on the body. Does it bring us down? It can. Mentally we may be strong, perhaps stronger than ever… physically, too. Working out, eating healthy, watching calorie intake, etc. Point is, we may FEEL good, but we are not necessarily satisfied internally with our looks. We may see a different person in the mirror, one that appears tired or old.

Trying to lose weight? Try Dr. Golshani’s recommended 10-day juice cleanse.

Have You Considered a Facial Analysis?

Most of us are probably not even aware what a “facial analysis”. Facial analyses allow a certified professional, such as Dr. Golshani, to critically analyze facial features such as volume, bone structure, muscle activity, skin quality, and proportions of neck, brows, eyelids, cheeks, and forehead. It’s quite an evaluation, but it can provide you an opportunity to transform your facial structure into one that matches the way you FEEL.

So… Then What?

Well, after a thorough facial analyses has occurred, the next step is recommending procedures that are designed to enhance your facial structure and provide you with a younger appearance. After all, that is the main goal.

Most people are not ready to jump directly into surgery, so the first approach is generally topicals, chemical peels, and micro-needling – all of which are minimally invasive. Dr. Golshani has developed his very own line of products, marketed under the brand name “Avosant Skincare”. He can help you determine what products to use, the best times to use them, and for how long.

View Avosant Skincare products developed exclusively by Dr. Golshani.

Micro-needling is a relatively newer procedure, but is a highly advanced technique of smoothing wrinkles out, acne scars, stretch marks, and other features of natural aging.

Read more on the Eclipse MicroPen offered by Dr. Golshani.

The final approach to looking young is to consider plastic surgery procedures such as face lifts, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, and other facial procedures that have a dramatic effect on your facial appearance. But unless you have a concerning issue, it is recommended to try minimally-invasive techniques first.

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Smoothie Cleansing for Weight Loss – Dr. Golshani Approved

We’ll be strictly honest here, losing weight is infuriating – for many, it’s one of the biggest physical and mental roller coasters we’ve ever been on. We understand.

Plastic surgery is not always an option, and honestly should only be considered when other alternatives – such as what we’re about to suggest – have not provided sufficient results.

So what’s the big secret to losing weight? Well, it’s not so much a secret…

Detoxification.

We’re sure you’ve heard of this before. Also known as “juicing” (or blending, but juicing is what we recommend). No, it’s not a special diet that you’ll have to stay committed to for months or years.

In fact, it’s only a 10-day commitment! That’s right, 10 days. Possible? Dr. Golshani believes so.

Detoxification is a necessary component of weight loss – however, it is not the only component.

Greens, Greens, Greens

The “10-day smoothie cleanse”, as it is referred to, focuses on green intake.

Specifically:
Arugula, Beet Greens, Bok Choy, Chard, Collard Greens, Dandelion Greens, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Parsley, Spinach, and Turnip Greens.

These are where all of your essential vitamin and nutrients will come from, which all aid in detoxifying all of the toxins that are stored in your fat cells that have been built up over the years.

The 10-day cleanse is designed to turn your body into a fat-burning machine, that also results in healthier skin, a clearer mind, and a host of other daily benefits.


We’ve barely scratched the surface here, but if you’re truly interested in dropping stubborn belly fat, then you could read the full book written by J.J. Smith – fully endorsed by Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Golshani.

It contains day-by-day instructions on exactly what you should be juicing, as well as recommended juicers to invest in for the commitment.

If you’re not big on reading, not a problem because the book’s first 40 pages are all you need. And it’s an easy read. I wish you the best of luck!

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Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Debunks Anti-aging Skin Care Myths

anti-aging skin care mythsAnti-aging is always a trending topic with the influx of anti-aging treatments, claims of new, must-have products, and skin-care advice from multiple random sources. But how much of what you hear is true and helpful?

Common Anti-aging Skin Care Myths – Debunked

Myth: Dry skin causes wrinkles.

Wrinkles are caused by collagen breakdown; not dry skin. Dry skin tends to make wrinkles more obvious. That said, hydrating your skin has no effect as to whether or not you will develop wrinkles.

Myth: Since my mother looks very young for her age, I will also not show signs of aging when I get older.

There are many factors that affect how you age, including genetics and lifestyle habits, though in different measures. So, compared to genetics, your lifestyle habits will affect how you age to a greater extent. If you smoke, don’t use sunscreen, and eat a poor diet, your genetics, no matter how good they are, will not help you look younger for longer.

Myth: Moisturizing helps prevent wrinkles.

Applying moisturizer regularly does not prevent wrinkles, though it helps your skin stay hydrated. It does not matter what ingredients are in the moisturizer. It simply has no effect on wrinkle prevention.

Myth: I don’t need sunscreen on cloudy days.

Your skin is exposed to UV radiation, including the UVA aging rays, every day irrespective of the amount of cloud cover or precipitation. Solar radiation is the primary cause of aging, and you should never go outside without applying sunscreen.

Myth: Smiles and frowns are the primary source of wrinkles.

This is not entirely false since wrinkles can occur when muscles are used to create facial expressions. That said, the biggest cause of wrinkles is the loss of volume in the face due to the natural breakdown of fat and collagen. Fortunately, this process can be counteracted through the application of topical treatments containing peptides that enhance the ability o the skin to produce its own collagen.

Myth: The more expensive a skin-care treatment, the more effective it is.

In many cases, it is not the actual science that makes a product expensive, but the packaging and possibly inclusion of perfume. Some people prefer to buy expensive skin-care products in department stores assuming that they work better, which is not necessarily true. It is better to go for tried-and-tested brands that spend more on research and development than packaging.

In Conclusion
You should always be careful of product advertisements that claim to make you look younger in days. Everyone wants to prevent and correct any signs of aging, but you cannot simply trust every advertisement, especially since they are not monitored by the FDA. Exercising your facial muscles is also counterproductive. Instead, avoid bad lifestyle habits that cause you to age faster, like excess consumption of alcohol and smoking. Also, increase your intake of foods that boost collagen production.

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How to Minimize Post-Plastic Surgery Scarring

minimizing scarring after surgeryOne of the biggest concerns for patients seeking cosmetic surgery is how to minimize the post-surgery scarring. Scarring is a natural process for the body to heal open wounds or cuts, characterized by the growth of new tissue and collagen that closes and seals the cut while cleaning out dead blood cells and skin in the form of a scab.

Minor infections are typically dealt with by the body’s immune system. During the early stages of healing, you may experience oozing of blood or clear liquid, which is a result of the body delivering a stream of white blood cells, protein, amino acids, and water to fight infection, rebuild the area, and keep it clean. When the oozing dries, it forms a scab that acts as a protective layer, and usually falls off when the wound has healed completely.Still, red or pink scar will be left behind, and start to fade to a flesh color with time.

The visibility of the scar depends on several factors including:

  • The size of the initial wound
  • The skin type, health, and age of the patient
  • How fast the wound heals
  • How well the wound is cared for while healing

While it is not possible to prevent scarring entirely, there are a few things you can do to aid in the fading process, minimize the appearance of scars, and ensure that the incisions heal cleanly and quickly.

Post Cosmetic Surgery Scarring Tips

1. Keep the incision site clean and protected.

Studies show that surgical wounds form layers across the point of incision within 48-72 hours. Until this layer forms, it is important that you keep the surgical dressing on, and dry. Afterwards, you can use clean water to gently rinse the area. Clean the wound daily, but avoid any rigorous cleaning as it may increase tension on the wound.

2. Keep the incision protected from the sun.

It is critical that you don’t expose your surgical incision to the sun for a minimum of one year after the surgery to prevent abnormal coloration (hyper-pigmentation) of the new tissue, which does not resemble the nearby skin. If you have to step into the sun, use sunscreen.

3. Massage the scar.

Research suggests that scar massage helps to address texture issues arising as the wound heals. Specifically, the mechanical forces loosen underlying scar tissue and increase circulation to the recovering tissues.

4. Avoid using creams or other topical products.

Many doctors are hesitant to recommend over-the-counter creams because there are insufficient studies into their effectiveness. That said, your doctor may recommend some ointments to use on the treated area, or silicone sheeting if you are resistant against keloid scars or hypertropic scarring.

5. Finally, watch out for complications.

If you discover something unusual, like severe pain around the incision, the site turns red and puffy, or a fever beyond 100.4 degrees, contact your plastic surgeon immediately.

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History of Botox – Why It Gained Popularity

history of botoxWith over six million Botox treatments administered each year, Botox, or Botulinum toxin, injections are certainly the most popular cosmetic surgery in the world. Botox is used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines by paralyzing underlying muscles, though it can also be used to treat migraines, excessive sweating, muscular disorders, and some types of bladder/bowel disorders.

So, What is Botox?

Botox is made from a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacterium called botulinum toxin. The bacterium exists in the natural environment in its inactive form, and can be found in cultivated soils, the forest, and in sediments of streams, lakes, coastal, or other untreated waters, as well as in the intestinal tracts of fish and mammals.

The bacteria and spores are harmless in their inactive form, but once they transform into vegetative cells and start multiplying, they start producing the highly poisonous neurotoxin responsible for botulism (a life-threatening illness) – botulinum toxin. The toxin is so poisonous that a couple of kilograms could kill the entire human population.

That said, botulinum toxin has been proven to be a valuable therapeutic protein when the dosage, frequency of administration, and variety of treated clinical conditions is put into consideration. It has medical applications to treat specific muscular conditions, as well as cosmetic applications for the removal of wrinkles by paralyzing muscles on a temporary basis.

History of Botox – Timeline

The bacterium – Clostridium botulinum – was first discovered in 1897 for causing food poisoning. Between the 1920s and ‘40s, scientists discovered that it was possible to purify the bacteria in crystalline form, and use it in small doses to relax overactive muscles and spasms. It was then used in experiments on monkeys in the 1970s, and then used on humans in the 1980s to treat eye disorders.

In 1989, the Botox substance was approved by the FDA as treatment for eye problems resulting from malfunctioning muscles, like strabismus (wandering eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), blepharospasm (twitching eye), and squinting. In the course of the treatments, eye specialists realized that when the drug was administered, the area around the eye seemed more relaxed and wrinkles less prominent.

In 2002, the FDA declared Botox safe for cosmetic use. So, it could now be used to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles under specific regulations. The effect lasts between 4 and 6 months.

The Popularity of Botox

By 2006, Botox had transformed into a billion dollar industry, and continues to be used for both cosmetic and medical purposes. In fact, it is expected to hit the $4 billion mark in the international market by 2018, with the US contributing about 50 percent. Its rapid growth can be attributed to the fact that is non-invasive, safer compared to surgery, and cost-effective, plus celebrities have relied on Botox injections to appear years younger on screen, boosting consumer confidence in the product.

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How to Tighten Abdomen Without Use of Tummy Tuck

tighten abs without tummy tuckPregnancy causes your abdominal muscles to stretch extensively, leading to something called myofascial laxity. Additionally, many women also develop diastasis, which refers to the gap between the two vertically oriented abdominal muscles – rectus abdominis.

Surgeons can recommend a variety of procedures to correct abdominal laxity, including an umbilical float modified tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck, or even a full abdominoplasty, which can be performed with or without abdominal muscle repair or liposuction. While these procedures are effective, you should consider other ways of tightening your abdomen before rushing to plastic surgery.

Core Exercises

According to expert trainers, the abdominal muscles are the easiest to engage without using any equipment, because you can work them by doing something as simple as pulling your belly in and holding that position. Exercises that help with this include:

1. Cardiovascular Activity

Cardiovascular exercise is important for not only burning fat, but also forming a leaner midsection. According to the CDS, healthy adults need a minimum of 2.5 hours of moderate cardio weekly to see good results.

These moderate activities include brisk walking, water aerobics, and riding a bike on ground level. As you get stronger, it is important that you increase calorie burning with more vigorous activity, like running (for only 1.25 hours a week).

2. Squat With Twist

You should also consider tightening the sides of your abdominais with this exercise. The squat and twist tones both the legs and sides of core muscles. According to “Fitness” magazine,

  • Assume a standing position
  • Lower your body into the squat position
  • Keep your weight on the heels, and don’t extend your knees beyond your toes, and then extend your arms in front of your body
  • Slowly twist to your left using your core muscles – keeping the midsection engaged
  • Return to starting position and repeat 8 times.

3. Try Pelvic Tilts

This is a great workout for your deep core muscles. To get started,

  • Lie on an exercise mat
  • Bend your knees slightly, keeping your arms to the side of your body
  • Contract the core muscles as you lift your pelvis off the ground
  • Hold for 5 seconds and release
  • Repeat 10 times per workout

4. Other Abdominal Exercises

This does not refer to the standard abs exercises like crunches or sit-ups that are mundane – though they also get results. You need some more practical and fun ways to tone your belly when doing regular activities. Consider exercises such as pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, air bike, and bridge exercises, among others.

While exercises are a great way to shed fat, they cannot tighten your skin or solve diastasis. It can also be hard to target specific areas where you want to shed fat. So, when exercises have deemed unsatisfactory for your abdomen-tightening goals, it may be time to try out a tummy tuck.

Tummy Tuck Advantages to Keep in Mind…

Most often we mistake a tummy tuck as a weight loss tool, however, tummy tucks are used for more than just weight loss. Exercise in unable to tighten loose skin that may have resulted from a pregnancy, so no matter how much exercise you perform… the weight may come off, but the skin will still appear stretched. A tummy tuck can correct this. Problem spots where your body has decided to store fat often cannot be fully resolved through exercise and tummy tucks are a great way to correct this as well.

View What the Tummy Tuck Procedure Can Achieve!

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Common Misconceptions & Myths of Breast Augmentation

misconceptions myths breast augmentationBreast augmentation, combined with a breast lift, provides a fantastic and safe option for women looking to restore fullness and correct sagging resulting from childbirth, aging, or losing weight. As beneficial, as the procedure may be, there are many misconceptions about breast augmentation. Understanding the most common misconceptions before undergoing the procedure is necessary to ensure you get the best possible results and successful recovery.

Misconception/Myth #1: Implants look totally fake!

This myth was a product of women getting implants that were conspicuously too large for their bodies. It is important to consult with your surgeon about the look you would like to achieve. So, if your doctor determines that the procedure can be performed safely, you can get whatever size of breast implants desired. That said, most of the women who opt for breast augmentation are only looking for fuller breasts that are proportional to the rest of their body, so very few women opt for oversized augmentations.

Misconception/Myth #2: Implants are always large!

This is another outdated misconception. Actually, breast enhancements come in a variety of sizes, including smaller packages than you might realize. Women are increasingly looking to achieve more realistic images of female beauty portrayed in the media. So, more of them are opting for smaller, more proportionate enhancements. Additionally, advancements in plastic surgery technology, like Vectra 3D imaging, help to visualize the likely changes with different sizes of implants on PC, so clients know exactly what to expect.

Misconception/Myth #3: You cannot breastfeed with implants.

It is common belief that breast enhancements interfere with a woman’s milk production/delivery system, so they cannot breastfeed any subsequent newborns. However, this is not true. A professionally done breast enhancement procedure usually avoids any form of injury to the breast’s milk ducts, so you should be able to breastfeed with implants. Still, there are many women who experience problems with breastfeeding yet they do not have breast implants.

Misconception/Myth #4: You should change your lifestyle and activities after the surgery.

Like any other surgery, you need a rather lengthy recovery period, but your plastic surgeon should give you some guidelines concerning the amount of time you should take off from work, as well as how soon you can resume regular activities. Eventually, you will be able to do anything without worrying about the implants, including boxing, scuba diving, or parachuting.

Misconception/Myth #5: Implants should be replaced every 10 years.

Breast implants typically stay in place for 20+ years without any worries. Replacements usually occur when the patient decides to get a different size, or after a serious accident.

Read About A Safer, Better Breast Implant: Sientra® Implants

breast augmentation beverly hillsDr. Golshani is a board-certified breast augmentation surgeon located in Beverly Hills and uses safe, high-end breast implants by Sientra®. Interested in breast augmentation including breast implants and breast lift? His office may be reached @ (310) 274-3481.

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