Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States after skin cancer. It is estimated that as many as one in eight women will experience invasive breast cancer at some point in their life.
Partial or full breast removal (lumpectomy or mastectomy) is just one of the treatment options for women who are suffering from breast cancer. A full mastectomy is also an elective procedure for some women, who are at significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer and choose it as a preventative measure.
For many women, their breasts are a significant part of their identity. Breasts are considered a mark of femininity, help to balance out a woman’s curves and give them the freedom to wear particular styles of clothes. They can also enhance a woman’s confidence.
Breast reconstruction can restore the shape and confidence of a breast cancer survivor, or those who have undergone trauma to the breast area. Dr. Malcolm Lesavoy is a board-certified plastic surgeon with the knowledge, skill, and experience to deliver breast reconstruction surgery to patients in Beverly Hills and the surrounding area.
There are two types of breast reconstruction possible, and each can be performed on one or both breasts, depending on what you require. Dr. Lesavoy will be able to help you decide which treatment is right for you at your consultation appointment.
Implant reconstruction involves placing silicone or saline implants under the skin. Silicone implants are pre-filled and available in a range of sizes, while saline implants are inserted empty and then filled to the desired size.
Flap reconstruction uses tissue from another part of your body to construct your new breasts. The tissue usually comes from areas where there is excess fat such as the buttocks, stomach or thighs. Flap reconstruction is usually considered to be more complicated of a technique, and carries a higher grade of scarring than implant reconstruction.
If you only have cancer in one breast, then you may have chosen to have a single mastectomy, which only removes the affected breast. Single breast reconstruction is extremely common.
Dr. Lesavoy has the skill and experience to be able to reconstruct your new breast, so it looks and feels symmetrical to your natural one.
Nipple reconstruction takes place in a separate surgery that usually occurs a few months after your breasts have been reconstructed.
This gives them time to heal into their new, permanent shape, so you can be sure that the nipple placement looks natural. Nipple reconstructions are usually performed by manipulating a small part of the skin on your newly reconstructed breast.
Unfortunately, a mastectomy severs the nerves that provide sensation to the breasts. This means that your reconstructed breast and nipples will not have any feeling. However, they will look and feel completely natural.
Many women are understandably devastated by the loss of their breasts and want to undergo reconstructive surgery as soon as possible.
While it is possible to have reconstructive surgery at the same time as a mastectomy, you might be advised to wait until your treatment program is complete, if you require additional cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Dr. Lesavoy will always strongly recommend that you take the advice of your oncologist before deciding to have your breast reconstruction surgery.
If you have had, or are schedule for, a lumpectomy or mastectomy, you don’t have to live without your curves forever. A breast reconstruction can restore your shape and help you feel feminine, sexy, and like yourself again. Want to learn more about the benefits of breast reconstruction with Dr. Lesavoy? Schedule a consultation today at 888-537-2869.
When it comes to breast surgery, many people mistakenly believe that it is all about increasing their size. Oftentimes, women are perfectly satisfied with the size of their breasts. Instead, they feel that it is their positioning that is affecting their confidence and self-esteem.
Childbirth, age and weight loss can all have a negative impact on the appearance of a woman’s breasts, causing them to avoid wearing certain clothes and even situations, such as swimming, where they feel that their breasts are more noticeable than usual.
Breast lift surgery can improve the appearance of breasts, repositioning them higher on the chest, making them appear firmer, perkier and more youthful.
Before we can approve any patient for a cosmetic surgery procedure, you will need to attend a consultation appointment with Dr. Lesavoy.
However, most patients are candidates for breast lift surgery, especially patients with the following conditions:
Nipples that point downwards
Breasts that are significantly asymmetrical and sagging
Areolas or nipples that sit partially or fully underneath the crease of the breast
A severe dislike of the shape or position of their breasts even while wearing a bra
There are different types of breast lift techniques. The kind that is right for you will depend on the extent of the lift that you need, in order to achieve your desired result. Dr. Lesavoy will be able to advise you on the best type of breast lift surgery for your unique circumstance.
The ‘Donut Lift’
Also called a peri-areolar lift, this type of breast lift is designed to correct mild sagging. It most commonly performed at the same time as breast augmentation (enlargement).
One of the key benefits of this type of lift is that it leaves the patient with just one small scar around the areola. This gradually fades in redness and becomes virtually imperceptible over time.
Sometimes, the donut lift is also used to reduce areola size and make the nipples appear smaller and tighter.
The ‘Lollipop Lift’
Also called the vertical lift, is designed to correct moderate sagging.
In the Lollipop Lift, Dr. Lesavoy can reshape the entire breast and remove some excess skin, leaving breasts looking tighter, firmer, and more youthful.
Incisions are made around the areola, and run from the areola to the inframammary fold, creating the lollipop shape, which gives this lift its name.
The ‘Anchor Lift’
Sometimes referred to as an inverted T lift, this is the most dramatic and best style of breast lift. Anchor lifts are recommended for patients who have signifigant pendulous breasts that require extensive lifting and reshaping.
The anchor lift requires the surgeon to make three incisions into the breast tissue. In addition to the lollipop shape, there is a third incision made along with inframammary fold along the crease of the breast.
The three incisions mean that the anchor lift causes the most scarring of all three types, but as with all surgical scars, they will fade over time.
A breast lift is a major surgery, and it will take some time to recover. When you first come around after your procedure, you can expect your breasts to be tightly bandaged.
You should also expect to experience some pain and tightness in your chest. Dr. Lesavoy will prescribe you medication to help alleviate your discomfort.
You will normally be advised to take off from work for at least 7-14 days after surgery. Two weeks after your surgery, you will need to return to our offices to have your sutures removed. However, you can expect to need to wear a sports or post-surgery bra for a minimum of 6 weeks after your procedure.
Dr. Lesavoy will give you specific instructions to follow to ensure the best possible recovery and results from your breast lift surgery. He will also schedule regular appointments with you, so that he can check on the progress of your healing, and ensure that your breast list is successful.
Dr. Lesavoy is a highly skilled and experienced board-certified Plastic Surgeon who is delighted to be able to provide an exceptional standard of breast lift surgery and patient care to patients in Beverly Hills and the surrounding area. If you would like to find out more about his cosmetic surgery services or schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to call us today at 310-248-5451.
The size, shape, and overall appearance of a woman’s breasts can dramatically affect her confidence and self-esteem.
Ladies who are unhappy with their breasts may struggle to feel feminine and attractive. They may also avoid wearing certain clothes and even struggle to enjoy intimacy with their partner.
Thankfully, breast augmentation surgery means that women can get the breasts, of which they have always dreamed. A successful breast augmentation can increase the size of the breasts, giving them a fuller and more shapely appearance.
Dr. Malcolm Lesavoy, a highly experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon, is delighted to be able to offer his skill and expertise in providing breast augmentation surgery to women in the Beverly Hills area.
As one of the most knowledgeable breast augmentation providers, Dr. Lesavoy wrote the chapter “Breast Augmentation” in Plastic Surgery, an 8-volume textbook edited by Mathes that is considered the gold standard in plastic surgery textbooks.
Breast augmentation uses smooth shell silicone prosthetic implants to increase the fullness of the breast. This makes them appear larger, improves their shape, and improves their symmetry.
As a cosmetic procedure, Dr. Lesavoy wants you to feel as confident as possible after your surgery.
The smallest incision possible will be used to insert your implant, and it will be made in the natural crease of your armpit or under your breast, making it as discreet as possible.
Although scars can appear red for some time after the surgery, over time they do fade and become far less noticeable.
If you have been unhappy about the shape, size or overall appearance of your breasts for some time, then breast augmentation surgery may be the perfect solution for you.
During your informative consultation, Dr. Lesavoy will find out more about your medical history to ensure that you are fit and healthy enough for the procedure, as well as finding out more about your reasons for the surgery. Once he determines that a breast augmentation is right for you, he will arrange your surgery.
Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about your figure? Breast augmentation surgery can transform your breasts and help you embrace a happier, more confident life. Dr. Malcolm Lesavoy is a board-certified, extensively experienced and skilled plastic surgeon, and provides outstanding quality breast augmentation surgeries and patient care in the Beverly Hills area. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lesavoy, please contact the team at our modern, comfortable offices today at 310-248-5451.
There are two types of implants used in breast augmentation surgery, saline and silicone implants. Typically, both are inserted behind the breasts through small incisions, under the breast fold or around the areola. However, Dr. Lesavoy prefers using a small incision in the crease of the armpit, so there is no visible scar.
Saline implants are inserted empty and then filled with saline.
Silicone implants are pre-filled and available in a variety of sizes. Silicone implants are considered to feel the most like natural breast tissue and preferred by Dr. Lesavoy.
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure that will be carried out under general anesthesia. Dr. Lesavoy will ensure that you receive the best possible care and attention in the days immediately after your surgery.
You should expect to take some time off from work (4-5 days) while you heal. Your stitches will be removed around 10-14 days post-surgery, so you will need to wear a sports or surgical bra for a minimum of four weeks after your operation.
Dr. Lesavoy will give you specific aftercare instructions based upon your personal circumstances, and these should be followed precisely, in order for you to make a fast and complication-free recovery from your breast augmentation surgery.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent.
The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.
What dermal fillers can do
Plump thin lips
Enhance shallow contours
Soften facial creases and wrinkles
Improve the appearance of recessed scars
Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.
What dermal fillers can’t do
For some patients, surgery such as a facelift, brow lift, or eye lift may be the best approach. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results but may help delay the time when consideration of a facelift becomes appropriate. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lesavoy, please contact the team at our modern, comfortable offices today at 310-248-5451.
Glycolic Acid creams, Retin-A, MicrodermabrasionOffered at Dr. Lesavoy’s office, skin-revitalization treatments are most recommended for patients who seek an improved complexion in the amount of recovery time associated with extensive skin resurfacing procedures.
A special topical treatment can be an option, which can be part of your home skin-care regime or a gentle revitalizing treatment at the office. A nurse of trained esthetician will be able to implement the revitalizing treatment or provide instructions for the use of a topical cream, lotion, or gel.
No anesthesia is needed for skin revitalization treatments and they are all applied to create smoother and refreshed looking facial skin. Glycolic acid creams and lotion can help soften any defects or imperfections on the facial skin. The prescription-strength formulations can help slough away dry, sun-damaged skin cells.
The mild acid can be blended with bleaching agents to correct various areas affected by uneven pigmentation. Your doctor can adjust the strength of the formula or frequency of use after evaluating your skin’s condition during follow-up visits.
Retin-A can be applied to the face nightly as part of your personal skin-care regime. It can treat acne, fine wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation caused by sun damage. Glycolic acid peels are also helpful in providing a fresher, healthier skin appearance with a radiant glow.
Other treatment options include microdermabrasion, which freshens the skin and reduces surface imperfections. These include areas with age spots and sun damage. The technique will use a pen-like instrument that directs a stream of mildly abrasive crystals and gentle suction to areas that require improvement.
You can discuss more skin revitalization treatment options with Dr. Lesavoy by scheduling an appointment at our office.
Laser Skin Resurfacing rectifies wrinkles, brown spots, fine lines, and more
The effects of aging and exposure to the sun can cause lines, wrinkles, or brown spots to appear on our face. Laser skin resurfacing is an available procedure that can rectify these conditions and make your skin look younger and healthier.
Laser skin resurfacing, also known as laser peel, is a method of removing damaged skin with a laser light beam. The beam can remove facial imperfections and treat fine lines, acne scars, brown spots, or sun damaged skin.
The light beam being used during the treatment is less than 10% of the diameter of a hair follicle and treats a fraction of the skin at a time. This penetrates deep dermal layers to stimulate production of newer, smoother, and younger looking skin.
Laser skin resurfacing in Beverly Hills can be performed in conjunction with additional procedures as well. These include Botox and dermal fillers. Treatments using the V Beam pulsed dye laser can also be performed during the same session.
A facial treatment with any laser may take 45 minutes to complete. Topical numbing cream will be applied one hour before the treatment. Patients can expect to spend up to two hours at the office.
Treatment completed with ablative laser resurfacing will take one week to heal. Fraxel laser will require 2 days of healing time. The procedure does not produce much discomfort and most patients can tolerate the effects after applying topical anesthetic cream or injectable ibuprofen medication.
Reduce scar visibility and improve skin appearanceInjuries can affect everyone and can sometimes leave undesirable scars that last for long lengths of time. Scars can also arrive from disease or a previous surgery. The scar can affect your self-consciousness or even remind you of unpleasant memories.
Dr. Lesavoy offers facial scar revision in Beverly Hills to reduce the visibility of scars. He is trained in evaluating skin and the severity of the scar to prepare the best treatment plan for you.
Each scar is different and can originate from various causes, including surgery or acne. Our treatment plan is tailored to the unique features of your scar, including its condition, age, and severity. Different scar types can include discoloration, post-surgical incisions, acne scars, hypertrophic scars, keloids, and contracture.
There are a number of treatments available for scar revision. After an evaluation of your skin and scar, the following approaches may be recommended:
Topical treatment with gels and other medicine
Dermabrasion or scar sanding
Revision with surgery
Scar revision is aimed towards reducing the visibility of the scar. This includes improving its color so it matches with the surrounding skin. While skin appearance can experience improvements with treatment, you must have realistic expectations about the procedure. Scars cannot be completely erased, but they can be treated until they become barely visible.
Smooth skin for a more firm and flawless appearanceDermabrasion and dermaplaning are cosmetic treatments that help refine the top layers of the skin. It uses a method known as controlled surgical scraping. The treatments will soften the edges of surface imperfections, creating a more firm and smooth appearance for the skin.
The dermabrasion procedure is frequently used to improve the appearance of facial skin after having been affected by various accidents or surgery. It can also smooth out fine facial wrinkles found around the mouth. Another purpose of dermabrasion is that it can remove pre-cancerous growths known as keratosis and deep acne scars.
Both dermabrasion and dermaplaning are available in Beverly Hills as an outpatient procedure at Dr. Malcolm Lesavoy’s office. They can be performed as single procedures or simultaneously with facelift, facial revision, scar removal, or each other.
If you believe dermabrasion or dermaplaning can refinish your skin, you can call us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your treatment plan with Dr. Lesavoy.
Treat wrinkles around the eyes, crows feet, and lines around the mouth
Botox works as a “neurotoxin” and is injected to relax facial wrinkles and treat medical conditions such as excess sweating, eyelid spasms, and more. The cosmetic treatment works by blocking impulse signals from the nerve to the muscle. This causes facial lines to relax, soften, and create a less aged appearance.
An experienced provider of Botox in Beverly Hills can be found at the office of Dr. Malcolm Lesavoy. Botox is different from dermal fillers in that they do not enhance volume underneath the skin, but relax hyperactive facial muscles to prevent the appearance of wrinkles. It is best applied in areas where crows feet or lines can develop.
The Botox treatment lasts for an average of four months. The injection does not produce a major amount of pain or discomfort. It is a minor process that will be completed in a short amount of time. The areas of the face that can best respond to Botox injections are the forehead, between the eyebrows, crows feet, and lines around the mouth.
You can expect to see the final results at least two weeks after treatment. During the time before that, you will be able to make facial expressions but not furrow the eyebrows or frown. There are few allergic reactions that patients experience with Botox. The most prominent effects are temporary bruising, lower positioned eyebrows, and possible flu-like symptoms (very rare).
If you want to determine whether Botox is right for you, schedule a consultation at Dr. Lesavoy’s office by calling us today.
Treating Skin Cancers for all skin types
In the United States, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Over 500,000 cases of skin cancer are reported each year and the number continues to increase at a faster rate than other types of cancer. Cancer can affect any part of the body, but they mostly occur in the face, head, or neck.
The cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet radiation, which often comes from the sun. Anyone can be affected, regardless of their skin type, race, or age. However, patients with fair skin that freckles have the highest risk.
To diagnose skin cancer, a part of the growth will be removed and examined under a microscope. It can be treated through various methods depending on the type of cancer, stage of growth, and location of the body. Small skin cancers can be easily treated in Dr. Lesavoy’s Beverly Hills office.
Most treatments involve surgical removal, the procedure can be a simple excision. If cancer has spread to the lymph glands or other areas of the body, major surgery may be the preferred option. Several treatment options include cryosurgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and Mohs surgery.
To discuss your skin cancer treatment options with Dr. Lesavoy, call us and schedule an appointment today 310-248-5451.
Improve the appearance of a scar through scar revision
Scars can be caused by various situations, including physical trauma, accidents, or the results of previous surgery. A scar will be developed depending on how your body heals in response to the original surgery or the experience of the surgeon.
There are a number of variables that can affect how severe scarring can be, including the size and depth of the wound, thickness and color of your skin, blood supply in the area, and direction of the scar. The extent that a scar affects your self-esteem is a personal matter.
No scar can be completely removed, however, Dr. Lesavoy is a skilled scar revision surgeon in Los Angeles who can improve the appearance of a scar. This can make the scar appear less obvious through the injection or application of various steroid medications or scar revisions.
If you believe a scar revision can work for you, we can provide additional information to help you understand the types of scars, procedures that can treat them, and results you can expect. Your treatment experience will depend on your unique circumstances and severity of the scar. Please call our office to schedule an appointment and meet with Dr. Lesavoy. You may reach us at 310-248-5451.
Hand Surgery and Carpal Tunnel Surgery treatment options
The various forms of reconstructive surgery include hand surgery, carpal tunnel surgery and more. There are also procedures provided for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, dupuytren’s contracture, and congenital defects.
Hand surgery procedures are performed to repair common hand injuries, including the tendons, nerves, blood vessels, joints, fractured bones, burns, cuts, and other conditions. The modern reconstructive surgery techniques utilized by Dr. Lesavoy at his office in Beverly Hills, California, can improve the chances of a successful restoration of function and appearance. Treatments include grafting, flap surgery, replantation, or transplantation.
Carpal tunnel is a passageway that connects the wrist, tendons, and one of the hand’s major nerves. The pressure may be built up within the tunnel due to disease, fluid retention during pregnancy, injury, overuse, or repetition of motions. Patients may experience numbness, dull aches, or tingling around the area.
Rheumatoid affects the joints as well as the appearance and function of the hands and other areas of the body. It can result in deformed finger joints and cause a bent position that affects movement. Disabilities can be treated with or without surgery. You can determine whether surgery is the best option for you by speaking with Dr. Lesavoy.
After any surgical procedure performed on the hand, some minor or severe pain may follow. This is because the hand is a very sensitive component of the body. Dr. Lesavoy can prescribe injections and oral medications to treat any pain and discomfort. The healing process may include a rehabilitation course, which will involve hand exercises, heat and massage therapy, electrical nerve stimulation, splinting, traction, and special wrappings to manage the swelling.
Remove excess skin and fat tissue from the abdominal area
Abdominoplasty is also known as “Tummy Tuck” and is a major surgical procedure that reduces excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdominal area. The additional benefits of the procedure include tightening of the muscles surrounding the abdomen wall.
Abdominoplasty can create a drastic change in appearance. It can reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. An unwanted effect is a permanent scar, which can extend across the hips depending on the extent of the surgery, but is hidden under the bikini line.
Dr. Lesavoy performs a number of abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedures in his Beverly Hills office. He can provide a customized treatment plan based on your goals, anatomy, and results of the physical exam. The procedure can be performed in conjunction with liposuction for the most optimal results.
Numerous patients seeking mommy makeover can also choose to have breast augmentation surgery during their tummy tuck. Candidates for this procedure must be in generally good health and have had no prior medical problems that may affect the results.
To learn about how the tummy tuck procedure is performed in Dr. Lesavoy’s office, please call us today at 310-248-5451 and schedule your consultation!
Liposuction is a popular treatment for targetting areas of cellulite. For most people, looking and feeling good is vital to their confidence and self-esteem. Eating right and exercising can help us lose weight and change our body shape. However, there are a number of people who experience the frustration of dealing with unwanted pockets of fat, regardless of how much they diet and exercise. Common problem areas include the hips, buttocks, thighs and stomach.
Fortunately, you don’t need to live with unwanted fat any longer. Liposuction can remove these stubborn fat cells, toning and contouring the body, creating a more defined and attractive shape. Dr. Lesavoy is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with a notable reputation for delivering exceptional liposuction services to patients in and around Beverly Hills, CA.
Fortunately, you don’t need to live with unwanted fat any longer. Liposuction can remove these stubborn fat cells, toning and contouring the body, creating a more defined and attractive shape. Dr. Lesavoy is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with a notable reputation for delivering exceptional liposuction services to patients in and around Beverly Hills, CA.
There are two main varieties of liposuction, traditional and laser. The type of liposuction that is right for you will depend on your personal circumstances and will be discussed with you at your consultation appointment with Dr. Lesavoy.
Surgical liposuction is performed under a general anesthetic and usually takes between one and three hours, depending on the extent of fat to be removed.
Liposuction is most often recommended for patients who have stubborn areas of fat on their stomach, thighs, bottom and hips.
During surgical liposuction, salt water is injected into the body to break up the fatty deposits. Next, a cannula – a thin, metal tube attached to a vacuum – is inserted into the fat, sucking away the adipose tissue.
It may be necessary to perform multiple extractions to remove all of the areas of fat and create a smooth appearance. However, the incisions made by the cannula are extremely small and do not require sutures. They might leave small marks, but these will fade over time and will be virtually imperceptible.
Laser liposuction is performed under a local anesthetic, and it is usually quicker than surgical liposuction. Laser is often used to target areas such as the chin, upper arms, back and knees.
During laser liposuction, the laser is inserted into the body through the cannula, where it liquifies the fat cells, before they can be gently sucked out. Again, it may be necessary to insert the cannula multiple times to remove all of the necessary areas of fat.
Liposuction can be an invasive procedure, regardless of which method is used. Therefore, you can expect to be in some discomfort for several days after your procedure. Dr. Lesavoy will prescribe you pain medication which should help keep you as comfortable as possible.
If you have surgical liposuction, you might need to stay in hospital for at least 24 hours following your surgery. You should take off from work for at least a week, and refrain from anything other than very light activity. You will also need to wear a compression garment over the area treated for up to 8 weeks.
If you have laser liposuction, you will be able to go home the same day as your procedure and should be fully recovered within around 4 days. You will also have to wear a compression garment, but only for around a week.
Are you unhappy with the shape of your body, and frustrated by lack of results from exercise and diet? Liposuction could be the perfect solution. Dr. Lesavoy has the experience and skill necessary to perform safe and effetive liposuction procedures for patients in and around Beverly Hills, CA.
To find out more or to discuss your candidacy, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly, professional team who would be delighted to schedule you an appointment with Dr. Lesavoy at your convenience. Call 319-248-5451.
We all want and deserve to feel good about ourselves, and cosmetic surgery has provided the ultimate solution for people who wish to make changes in their physical appearance.
When we like the way that we look, we feel confident, empowered and attractive. However, cosmetic surgery isn’t just limited to your face and the more obvious parts of your body.
Labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation can help women feel more comfortable with their vaginal anatomy after child birth and other cosmetic irregularities.
Labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgery that addresses the appearance of the labia minora – the flaps of skin either side of the vaginal opening.
The size and shape of the labia can vary quite significantly from woman to woman. Those women who have particularly large labia may find that it causes them discomfort or embarrassment, and so they turn to labiaplasty to make aesthetic improvements to them.
Labiaplasty surgery is most often carried out under a general anesthetic. However, it can also be performed using a local anesthetic and heavy sedation.
The procedure itself involves cutting away excess tissue from the labia to makes the labia shorter, neater and firmer. The incisions are then closed using sutures, which will dissolve within a week of your surgery.
Most patients can return home the same day as their surgery, but should expect to take off from work for at least a few days to give your body time to recover. However, it can take several months for the skin to be fully healed.
You may be in some discomfort immediately after your surgery, and Dr. Lesavoy will prescribe you pain relief to help minimize this.
Swelling and bruising is also normal and will fade after a few weeks. Dr. Lesavoy will also provide you with other specific aftercare advice including: keeping the area clean to minimize the risk of infection, wearing loose underwear and clothing to prevent rubbing, and using sanitary towels instead of tampons, as well as avoiding sex for at least two weeks.
Vaginal rejuvenation, also referred to as vaginoplasty, is an internal reconstructive procedure designed to re-build the internal walls of the vagina.
It is most often requested by patients who feel that their vagina has loosened, normally due to aging or childbirth. As a result, they have lost the elastic feeling that they once had, which can impact their ability to use tampons, as well as their sexual pleasure.
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery is performed under a general anesthetic and involves removing excess lining, before tightening the muscles and surrounding soft tissues.
In some cases, it may be necessary for Dr. Lesavoy to graft additional skin from another part of the body to rebuild the walls of the vagina sufficiently. Internal incisions are closed using dissolvable sutures.
Unlike labiaplasty, you should expect to stay in the hospital for at least one or two days after your vaginal rejuvenation surgery. You will need to take about a week from work to give your body time to recover. However, it can take several months for your vagina to be fully healed.
Dr. Lesavoy will prescribe you pain relief to help minimize the discomfort that you can expect to feel after your procedure. You may also experience some swelling.
Dr. Lesavoy will provide you with other specific aftercare advice including: keeping the area clean to minimize the risk of infection, and using sanitary towels instead of tampons, as well as avoiding sex for at least four to six weeks after surgery.
It is important to mention that vaginal rejuvenation surgery is not recommended for women who intend on having children in the future. Dr. Lesavoy will speak to you about your candidacy for the procedure during your consultation appointment.
Dr. Lesavoy is a highly skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, who is delighted to be able to offer his expertise to patients in and around the Beverly Hills area.
To make an appointment to discuss labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation, or if you would like to discuss any other cosmetic surgery procedures that we offer, call our office today at 310-248-5451.
Medical and aesthetic benefits to the labia minora The labia minora or lips of the vulva are the tissue located on each side of the vaginal opening from the clitoral hood to the perineum. They can be present in various shapes and sizes. These include normal small strands to larger sizes that are sometimes referred to as “elephant ears”.
The varying sizes of the labia minora are normal and do not indicate any health issues. Even within this range, numerous patients are far from being comfortable with the size and appearance of their labia.
A labiaplasty consultation for potential revision of the size of their labia. They seek medical and aesthetic benefits.
The medical benefits of labiaplasty or labia reduction include treating discomfort or irritation with tight pants, sports, cycling, or other physical activities. Women with a large labia may have been born with it or have developed through childbirth or aging.
The aesthetic benefits of labiaplasty include improvements to self-consciousness and self-esteem and helping patients achieve a better look.
Dr. Lesavoy offers the most precise and customized labiaplasty treatments in Beverly Hills, California. You can learn more about how beneficial labiaplasty can be by scheduling a consultation at Dr. Lesavoy’s office. Dr. Lesavoy has published labiaplasty and vaginal reconstruction material in numerous textbooks and scientific literature. You can request a copy of his publication at the office.
You may reach us at 310-248-5451.
In school, we learned the ABC’s, the three R’s, and how to mind our P’s and Q’s. Now it’s time to learn about the three L’s- the Lesavoy Luxury Lift. Exclusively available at Lesavoy Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, this procedure will enhance your youthful look and beauty, with less discomfort and downtime.
Dr. Malcolm Lesavoy has perfected the art of facial aesthetic surgery, which includes the face, neck, and upper and lower eyelid lifts, performed under local anesthesia with minimal oral sedation. This means the general risks and costs of anesthesia are greatly reduced, along with a more rapid recovery time.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lesavoy to discuss how you would benefit from the Lesavoy Luxury Lift.
(Excerpt from Boulevard Magazine 2015 Summer Edition)“You will experience a comfortable and effective surgical cosmetic improvement that will highlight your natural beauty.”
Dr. Lesavoy can provide a dramatic enhancement to all locations on your body. If you want to learn more about your candidacy for treatment, you must contact us.
Reversing the aging process for a more youthful look
Neck and face lift surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with some oral sedation. Aging, increased sun exposure, stress, and the effects of gravity can lead to unwanted changes on people’s faces. Deep creases can be apparent and form between the nose and the mouth. The jaw line may weaken and begin to grow slack. Patients may also spot folds and fat deposits on their face.
A facelift in Beverly Hills can address this aging process, effectively “setting back the clock” so you can enjoy a more youthful appearance. It removes extra fat, tightens underlying muscles, and re-drapes the skin around your face and neck. The facelift can be performed as an individual procedure or in conjunction with other treatments such as rhinoplasty, forehead lifts, and eyelid surgery, and can be performed under local anesthesia.
If you wish to reverse the aging process with a facelift, Dr. Lesavoy can be your cosmetic surgeon. It can benefit your appearance in numerous ways. For more information on what you can expect for the procedure, please call our office to schedule a consultation.
Treatments for both Upper and Lower EyelidsBlepharoplasty is a 1-hour procedure, depending on the extent of the surgery, and can be performed under local anesthesia. If upper and lower eyelids are to be worked upon, the upper lids will be treated first followed by the lower ones.
During a single procedure, Dr. Lesavoy creates incisions based on the natural lines of your eyelids. This includes the creases of your upper lids or just below the lashes in the lower lids. The incisions can be extended to the crow’s feet or lines at the ends of the eyes. The skin will be separated from underlying fatty tissue and muscle, removing excess fat and trimming sagging skin and muscle. The incisions will be closed with fine sutures.
Before surgery, the incision sites will be created along the natural lines and creases of the upper and lower eyelids. Underlying fat and excess skin and muscle are removed during the process. The incisions will be closed using fine sutures that do not result in highly noticeable scars and dissolve.
If pockets of fat are located beneath your lower eyelids and you do not need any skin removed, a transconjunctival blepharoplasty can be performed. This procedure results in an incision made on the inside of the lower eyelid, which means the scar will not be visible. It is generally performed on young patients who have more durable and elastic skin.
Transconjunctival blepharoplasty uses a tiny incision made on the inside of the lower eyelid, removing fat without removing skin. The site can be closed using dissolvable sutures.
To learn about your eyelid lift options in Beverly Hills, please call us today at 310-248-5451 and schedule an appointment.
Treat large ears or prominent creases or wrinkles
Those seeking an improvement to the appearance of their ears have a viable option in ear surgery or otoplasty. It is a cosmetic procedure that does not affect hearing and can provide a number of aesthetic benefits for those wanting to enhance the size or shape of their ears. It is also an option for patients correcting problems caused by ear injury.
Otoplasty in Beverly Hills can set prominent ears closer to the head and reduce the size of large ears. It also offers other functions, such as:
Earlobes with prominent creases or wrinkles
Candidates for otoplasty include those who feel self-conscious about their ears and want to experience an aesthetic improvement. The procedure can work and be effective for patients of all ages. It is essential to be in good health and have realistic expectations regarding the result of the procedure. You can discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Lesavoy and develop a treatment plan that will help you achieve your desired results.
Chin augmentation surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with some oral sedation. Patients seek to have the ideal facial balance and proportion, which they believe are key determinants of attractiveness. The desired chin projection extends until it matches the level of the lower lip. A deficient skin can detract from having the optimal facial balance. Viewed in profile, an under-projected chin may make the nose appear large. A chin augmentation can help restore facial balance and proportion for an improved profile.
Candidates for chin augmentation are those who seek an improvement to the appearance of an under-projected chin. Most patients do not recognize the appearance of their chin in relation to their nose.
Rhinoplasty alone does not result in the perfect result for patients. In these cases, the patients will be informed of the relationship between chin projection and nasal appearance. During surgery, patients may be provided with local anesthesia or sedation. A small skin incision will be made inside the lower lip in the crease underneath the skin, which will limit the visibility of the scar.
Recovery after chin augmentation may include a few days of soreness and wearing of dissolving chinsutures. The soreness can be treated with oral pain medications. Any swelling or bruising that occurs will subside after one week. You can return to your regular routine and activities after a couple days.
To learn how chin augmentation in Los Angeles can benefit you, please call our office and schedule a consultation to meet with Dr. Lesavoy. 310-248-5451.
Re-sculpting the shape of the nose for an improved appearance
Rhinoplasty is a nose procedure that requires one hour or two to complete. During the surgery, Dr. Lesavoy will separate the skin of the nose from the bone and cartilage. The framework will be sculpted to achieve the desired shape.
The sculpting procedure varies depending on the extent of the problem and the technique chosen by Dr. Lesavoy. Following the reshaping process, the nasal skin will be re-draped over the bone and cartilage.
If the nostrils are wide, small amounts of skin can be removed from the base, allowing them to be closer together. Most surgeries are performed inside the nose, which means the incision will be inside the nostrils.
When the incisions are made, the surgeon will have access to the cartilage and bone. The internal framework of the nose will be sculpted for a more desirable shape. After the surgery, a splint can be applied to help maintain the new shape of your nose. The septum may need to be stabilized, which can be achieved by having nasal packs of soft plastic splints placed inside the nostrils.
Dr. Lesavoy is a Los Angeles rhinoplasty surgeon who will approach the treatment by removing the hump with a chisel or rasp. The nasal bones will then be brought together to create a narrower bridge. The cartilage will be trimmed to re-sculpt the tip of the nose. The final result must look natural and not look “done.”
The best candidates for rhinoplasty are patients seeking an improvement in their appearance, are physically healthy, in a good mental state, and have realistic expectations. To discuss whether you meet the requirements to have a rhinoplasty, please call our office today and schedule a consultation.
Eliminate dropping eyebrows and smooth forehead wrinkles
Brow lift surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with some oral sedation. Brow lift surgery is the effective way to eliminate drooping eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, and furrows between the eyes. It is also known as a forehead lift. This procedure can be individualized to meet your specific needs and treatment goals. Dr. Lesavoy is a surgeon who has years of experience performing the surgery.
A brow lift should be considered when patients around 40-60 years of age begin to experience the natural signs of aging. Patients who feel self-conscious about facial aging due to stress or genetics can also benefit from a brow lift.
During the consultation, Dr. Lesavoy will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. A brow lift is complex and requires an understanding of your current medical condition and goals for treatment.
Brow lift surgery can be performed in multiple ways using traditional incision or endoscopic technology. The incision will be made along the scalp within the hairline. The underlying tissue of the forehead will be readjusted and your skin will be lifted to smooth out deep wrinkles in the forehead. After the procedure, the incisions will be closed with fine sutures.
You may experience some discomfort during the recovery process, which is normal and can disappear after a few days. You should avoid any strenuous physical activity for at least 3 weeks after the procedure.Brow lift surgery is one of the specialties at Dr. Lesavoy’s office, we serve the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles areas. Call now to schedule an appointment and determine your candidacy for this procedure. 310-248-5451!
Breast surgery is a largely female-dominated experience. However, in recent years, an increasing number of men are enquiring about the possibility of male breast surgery to transform the appearance of their chest, and increase their confidence and self-esteem.
Both men and women are born with breast tissue. As women get older, their breast tissue begins to develop. This normally happens when they reach puberty.
Some men may find their breast tissue also developing. When men develop excess breast tissue, it is known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a relatively common condition. However, it can cause significantly negative psychological effects including anxiety, embarrassment, and loss of self-esteem.
Some men feel that excess breast tissue compromises their masculinity. As a result, many sufferers of gynecomastia find themselves avoiding situations where they may need to be bare-chested.
Are you a man suffering from gynecomastia? You don’t need to suffer any longer. Dr. Malcolm Lesavoy, a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience and a renowned reputation, offers male breast surgery to patients in the Beverly Hills area.
No one knows exactly why some men develop excess breast tissue. In many cases, fluctuating hormone levels during puberty can cause breast tissue to remain enlarged.
Aging has also been attributed to excess male breast tissue. This is because when testosterone levels begin to decline, collagen production slows, saggy skin and increased weight. Each of these factors can contribute towards the appearance of enlarged breast tissue.
Some prescription medications have been linked to gynecomastia, including those used to treat heartburn, stomach ulcers, fungal infections and high blood pressure. If your excess breast tissue is a result of a medication you are taking, you should speak to your doctor to see what alternatives may be available.
Gynecomastia surgery is a reduction procedure that focuses on breaking down and removing excess breast tissue. It usually takes under two hours and is performed while the patient is under a general anesthetic.
The reduction is performed through a small incision into the chest, by which the excess tissue is broken up and removed using a syringe, or using a liposuction vacuum pump. If there is an extensive amount of tissue to be removed, several incisions may be necessary and the nipples may need to be repositioned.
You should expect to stay overnight after your male breast surgery, so you can receive the care and attention you need after your procedure. You should also expect to wear a compression garment for at least two to three weeks after your surgery, which will help to support your chest and expedite healing.
Although you may be able to return to work within a few days, it can take a few weeks for you to feel completely normal and be able to take part in your usual day to day activities.
Some swelling and bruising is completely normal, and pain medications can help with any discomfort that you feel. Although the swelling may subside after a few weeks, it can take up to six months to see the final result of your surgery and for the scarring to start to fade.
Dr. Lesavoy will give you specific aftercare advice and his instructions should be followed precisely, in order for you to make the most efficient recovery from your male breast surgery.
If you are suffering from gynecomastia, then your excess breast tissue doesn’t need to get in the way of your life any longer. Male breast surgery can transform the appearance of your chest and give you back the confidence you deserve.
For a discreet discussion about your requirements, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lesavoy, please do not hesitate to call our friendly, reassuring team today at 310-248-5451.
Breast Reduction leaves behind lighter and firmer breasts.
Women with health problems or are experiencing self-consciousness with very large and heavy breasts are candidates for breast reduction procedures. The goal of the surgery is to improve the contour of the breasts that make them more proportionate to the rest of the body. Patients may also want to treat medical problems associated with very large breasts.
Irritation to the skin
Shoulder indentations from bra straps
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Lesavoy possesses extensive experience in performing breast reduction in Beverly Hills. The surgery involves the extraction of fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts. The result leaves smaller, lighter, and firmer breasts.
There are various techniques for breast surgery. Dr. Lesavoy can make an anchor-shaped incision around the areola that follows the natural curve of the crease below the breast. The skin from each side of the breast can be moved down and re-positioned around the areola, creating a new contour.
The nipples are generally attached to the blood vessels and nerves. In other cases, the breasts can be excessively large or pendulous, which means the nipples and areolas may have to be completely removed and grafted to a higher position. This may result in a loss of sensation in the nipple and areolar tissue.
For a consultation to discuss breast reduction with Dr. Lesavoy, please call our office today 310-248-5451.
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