Author: Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants

Nose reshaping or rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging procedures in plastic surgery. Every rhinoplasty patient requires a carefully thought out plan as each person has a different nose and face. Two rhinoplasty techniques are available closed and open rhinoplasty.With open rhinoplasty an incision...

Dysport recently became available in the United States for treatment of facial wrinkles. Dysport (abobotulinum A toxin) has been widely used in Europe. Its mechanism of action is the same as that of Botox. The onset of action appears to be...

Lipoabdominoplasty is a recently popularized procedure in the United States as more and more plastic surgeons are starging to perform this procedure. Lipoabdominoplasty allows to achieve better abdominal contouring as compared to a conventional tummy tuck. Patients with mid and upper abdominal fat excess frequently...

Introduction of silicone lip implants today allows plastic surgeons to offer patients a safe, natural, and permanent method of lip augmentation. Silicone lip implants are soft and shape specifically to produce a natural feel and look. These implants are similar in the feel to the...

A mommy makeover has been frequently mentioned in the media. Hence, many mothers present to plastic surgeons asking for this procedure.  A mommy makeover is more of a marketing rather a technical term.  Following pregnancies many women experience changes in the shape of their...

Capsular contracture is one of the uncommon complications following breast augmentation.  The body will form a fibrous capsule (or a scar) around the implant. This is a normal healing process. In some women, however, a thicker scar can be formed. The thicker scar around the...

A  Los Angeles plastic surgeon is frequently asked by his or her patients whether breast implants need to be changed every 10 years.  A simple answer is no.  Breast implants do not need to be changed if there are no problems with them.  For most...

Aging is unavoidable process that every person goes through in his or her life. A lot of effort has been spent around the world on finding ways to minimize the signs of aging from simple makeup to plastic surgery. New trends and treatments...

Breast augmentation has become one of the most commonly performed plastic surgical procedures across the world. Many women turn to plastic surgeons to enhance the size of their breasts or restore the breast volume that may have been lost following pregnancy or weight loss. Today breast...

Nose job  or rhinoplasty for years has been a popular plastic surgery procedure among various ethnics groups. While many groups tend to request a smaller and shorter nose, many Asian patients seek to have a larger and narrower nose. There are several characteristics common to...