Giving Your Leg Veins the Salty Solution

Purple, blue, and red squiggly lines running about on your legs is about as welcome as having the assistant principal attend the prom for your high school student. Spider veins and small leg veins can make you downright hesitant to put on shorts or a skirt, and that’s a crime in sunny California! Dr. Lavey […]

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back lifts

Backing Up Your Back

If you’ve gained and then lost a good deal of weight, or if your skin has simply lost some of its elasticity and underlying collagen support due to aging, you’ll notice loose skin. It’s obvious in our abdomen area, as we see it in the mirror every day. But what about your back? It can […]

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arm lift

Flappy Arms are No Way to Go Through Life

Just because going to a Giants game in July can be akin to being an actor in a Sherlock Holmes movie shot in London, that’s no reason to neglect your loose, giggly upper arms. Yeah, you can cover them up with long sleeves and such. Or, you can have Dr. Lavey tighten up those flappy […]

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Mommy Makeover

Mommy Wants a Makeover

OK, so you took that whole barefoot and pregnant adage a little too literally. And, while having a boatload of kids running to and fro is an ongoing adventure, your body isn’t exactly thrilled with your decisions. You now have loose sagging skin on your abdomen and your breasts have taken the elevator to the […]

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Tummy Tuck

Don’t Tuck in the Sheets, Tuck Your Tummy

Everyone loves their pooch. Well, as long as that pooch is furry and chases a tennis ball. Otherwise, the pooch is a dirty word. Usually caused by loose skin that has sagged due to weight gain and loss or just the passing of time, stomach pooches don’t usually respond to exercise or changes in diet. […]

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Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Get Intense with Your Skin

Human skin is so finicky. It’s susceptible to damage from the sun, the environment, personal habits, and the realities of basic aging. We’re always looking for ways to keep our facial skin looking younger, staving off the damage. To that end, we try surgery, varying degrees of dermabrasion, fillers, lasers, even Intense Pulsed Light therapy […]

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Liposuction for Men

Cosmetic surgeries were long the domain of women. Men thought it wasn’t manly to have “some work done.” Those days are over. Today, Dr. Lavey has many male patients coming in for procedures ranging from filler injections to liposuction. Liposuction is becoming especially popular as men feel the need to compete with younger counterparts in […]

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The Tried and True Facelift

The facelift, along with the nose job, were the original cosmetic surgeries. The first documented facelift is around 1905 when surgeons figured out that they could make an incision in front of the ear, cut away a bit of skin, and sew it back up to reduce the cheek sagging that is endemic with middle […]

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Winter is Time To Bid Adieu to Spider Veins

Spiderman has spider veins. He’s not too concerned about them. But think about it — he wears a suit over his entire body the entire time he’s out fighting crime. The rest of us have to deal with the purple, blue, or red little squiggly lines coursing around just under the surface of our skin. […]

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Ear Reshaping

Fixing the Ears

In the 50s there was a TV show called something like “Kids Say the Darnedest Things.” Indeed they do, and often those things aren’t exactly the nicest things. That’s true especially if a kid has ears that protrude, are misshapen, or situated abnormally on the head. Otoplasty, commonly known as ear surgery, with Dr. Lavey […]

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