CoolSculpting: Before and After Pics

27 Sep cool-sculpting-before-after-double-chin
I have been a huge fan of CoolSculpting for quite some time. Recently, we had a blogger try the procedure and report her findings. Here are amazing before and after photos to share with you. The story is below, but there are more photos on Stef’s website – here’s the link.  Thanks for reading my blog too! WGS

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I can finally share my before and after photos from my CoolSculpting appointments at Marina Plastic Surgery. They say “good things come to those who wait.” Good things in this case are a thinner chin and arms. And yes, both were very worth the wait!

I am blown away with my results. I had three sessions each on my chin and upper arms, with a six to eight week waiting period between each appointment. Here are three things I learned

CoolScuplting isn’t a quick fix. It took five months until I saw the full effect of the three treatments. (That includes the waiting period between each.) You need to give your body the time to process and eliminate the fat after each treatment. (Read more about that in my first post.)

CoolSculpting isn’t for quitters. Every person I spoke to who only did one treatment reported results ranging from the lukewarm “Meh” to the steadfast “It didn’t work.” I personally did see slight results after just one treatment, but the most noticeable results came after my second treatment and increased with my third. Listen to your practitioner when they tell you how many appointments you need.

CoolSculpting works. I mean, just look at those photos! There is no denying that my chin and arms are visibly thinner.

Can I just take a moment to say how mortifying it is to post those before photos for the world to see? I spent YEARS (honestly, years) hiding my arms and double chin. Working the angles in photos, strategically placing layers in my hair, sporting shrugs. To, quite literally, let it all hang out there is hard.

But I’m so happy with the results that it even gives me the confidence to show you where I started. I wore a tank top and a ponytail last week. Not to be too dramatic, but that’s major for me.As mentioned in my previous post, it doesn’t come cheap. Sessions with the CoolMini are $1000 a treatment and CoolSculpting is $700 per area (but Marina Plastic Surgery does offer discounts if you purchase multiple treatments). But knowing now how well it worked, I’d pay it in a heartbeat. (Well, not a heartbeat. But I’d skip my latte a day habit and totally start a savings account for it!)

If you have stubborn fat in areas that seem to be resistant to diet and exercise, I highly recommend CoolSculpting. If you go see Rachael (and, you should!), tell her we heart this sent you.

Tips for a Successful Facelift

6 Sep

Facelifts can be performed by any surgeon, but for superior results, it’s best to consult an experienced plastic surgeon with thousands of hours in the operating room doing facelifts. Here’s a video that can help with your decision. Watch it here.

FaceliftOur best facelift candidates are realistic about expectations, strictly follow the pre-and post-operative instructions and seek consultations with several plastic surgeons. Chemistry and trust are an important part of the equation, as are personality and bedside manner. It’s a good idea to look at a surgeon’s before and after photos of clients who have had facelifts.

Here are some other helpful tips if you’re contemplating a facelift.

  • Gather information and learn about the benefits and risks of the procedure.
  • It’s easy to think that plastic surgery will solve all your problems or make you look like a movie star. Understanding the limitations of surgery is essential for overall satisfaction with your results.
  • Facelifts are not covered by insurance, so make sure you understand all the charges involved. Your doctor may offer financing options.
  • Make sure you understand the risks and complications of surgery.

Get started by requesting a consultation online. We’d love to help you decide if a facelift is right for you.

Best, WGS

Marina Plastic Surgery Requests New or Gently Used Bra Donations

27 Aug

Marina Plastic Surgery is collecting new and gently worn bras of all sizes to donate to Breast Oasis, a nonprofit founded by John Pedersen, M.D. Breast Oasis is dedicated to supporting communities by providing teens and women who may not be able to afford them with clean, certified, gently used bras.

“There are thousands of women in our own community and across the country who have a tough time affording even basic essentials, such as bras,” Charlie Sheridan, our Practice Manager says. “Simply choose the clean, lightly used or new bras that you would like to donate, and bring it to the donation box at Marina Plastic Surgery. You don’t have to be a client of ours to donate.

“With all the awareness about breast surgery and breast size in our cosmetic practice, it’s a perfect and natural fit to collect these garments and donate them to Breast Oasis,” Charlie said. “We proudly display two collection stations all year long. We get the bras professionally cleaned and package them nicely, and we’ll even include a personal note for the recipient.”

For more information, call 310-827-2653or “Chat with Charlie” here.

Eight Things You Should Know About a Tummy Tuck…

24 Jun tummy tuck

Our most popular posts have been about tummy tucks, so we are excited to share this article called, “8 Things You Should Know About a Tummy Tuck From Someone Who Got One.” You’ve worked hard to lose weight and to improve your muscle tone through diet and exercise programs. But when you have reached your desired weight but not your desired shape, it may be time to consider a tummy tuck. Our patients choose this procedure when they are having trouble achieving a flat and toned tummy appearance.

tummy tuckNow that you’ve dropped the pounds, you’ve also dropped the skin – it probably hangs on your belly and creates an unflattering look. And no matter how many crunches you do, you just can’t seem to get those abdominal muscles anywhere near a six-pack. Without the help of plastic surgery, you might be stuck. No creams will lift lax tummy skin, no amount of crunches will tighten loose stomach muscles, and oftentimes even the healthiest diet will not be able to reduce certain fat deposits along the abdominal wall. Only abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) at Marina Plastic Surgery can help you address these problem areas sufficiently.

You can find out a lot about the procedure, read patient comments and get a private consultation by clicking here.

I’m looking forward to seeing you and being able to serve your personal plastic surgery needs. Thanks for following our blog!

Cheers, WGS

Introducing the Charlie Card!

31 May

I’m excited to announce a new way to save big bucks on all non-surgical procedures at Marina Plastic Surgery. It’s called the “Charlie Card” created by our own practice manager Charlie. She joined our practice in 1988. Her passion for the medical and aesthetics industry and patient satisfaction is a perfect match. Don’t miss your chance to save a bundle on our services. Get your Charlie Card today!

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Have a great day! WGS

Do Non-Surgical Solutions Work?

11 Apr

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You bet! At Marina Plastic Surgery, we have a host of nonsurgical procedures that take years off.  This article in Cosmetic Surgery Times highlights some of them. You can read more here…

In the meantime, check out out Facebook page here…

And our website here…

Have a great week! WGS

Happy New Year!

18 Jan

I’m looking forward to sharing some exciting developments in the plastic surgery and aesthetic field with you in 2016. Everyone loves before and after photos of procedures, so I plan to share more of those with you this year.  They tell success stories that mere words cannot convey.

First up are our CoolSculpting successes of which there are hundreds, if not thousands. Marina Plastic Surgery has more CoolSculpting machines than anyone else in the world! The basic treatment uses cold to freeze fat and kill the fat cells. It works on stomachs, love handles, double chins, thighs, upper arms, bra fat, etc.  You can read more about it here.

Here are some great photos that tell personal success stories.

Rachael’s client is a 26 year-old female who was uncomfortable in her bathing suit because of her “love handles.” She was treated three times on each side of her flanks with CoolSculpting and the patient is THRILLED with her results. She is now “Bikini Ready!”

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The mother of the bride wanted to trim down her tummy to look amazing at her daughter’s wedding. After Paulette’s treatment with CoolSculpting, the client is very pleased!

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And how about these stunning upper arm flab disappearing act with CoolSculpting.

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CoolSculpting is perfect for guys as well. Paulette treated this male client who listens to ESPN radio. He heard the guys talking about CoolSculpting and wanted to try it because he is concerned about his abdomen. He is so happy after seeing his results and definitely wants to be an inspiration to others.

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Photos don’t lie and they tell great personal success stories. If you are interested in finding out more about CoolSculpting, please call the office at 877-298-9915 to see if CoolSculpting is right for you.

Happy New Year!  WGS

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