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Grant Stevens, MD, FACS Elected President-Elect of ASAPS

8 May

Grant Stevens, M.D., FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon, founder and medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, and an international traveling professor, was elected president-elect of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) at the Aesthetic Meeting this month in San Diego, CA. ASAPS is the leading national aesthetic medical organization comprising more than 2,600 board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in face and body aesthetic surgery. Also elected are Clyde H. Ishii, MD, Honolulu, president; Charles Thorne, MD, New York, vice president; Herluf G. Lund Jr., MD, St. Louis, treasurer; and William P. Adams, Jr., MD, Dallas, secretary.

Dr. Stevens is a clinical professor of plastic surgery, University of Southern California, as well as Chairman of the USC-Marina Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship and Director of the USC Division of Aesthetic Surgery. He is featured in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctor Guide” recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in America and is one of the select few to be featured in “Plastic Surgery:  The World’s Top Surgeons & Clinics.” Dr. Stevens is an active member at Marina Del Rey Hospital, where he is the past Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the Chairman of the Liposuction Committee, and the Medical Director of The Breast Center. He is also on staff at St. John’s Medical Center, the Marina Outpatient Surgery Center and USC.

Dr. Stevens graduated with honors from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis where he was awarded the Senior Prize in Surgery. He completed his general surgery training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, then returned to Washington University-Barnes Hospital where he completed a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Paul Weeks, Dr. Leroy Young, Dr. Tom Mustoe, Dr. Jeffrey Marsh and Dr. R. Christie Wray. He is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He was appointed by the governor of California to the Medical Board of California Medical Quality Review Board. Dr. Stevens is an ASAPS Traveling Professor and has been an invited visiting professor at numerous U.S. and international universities.

Dr. Stevens is a third vice president on the board of directors of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and he is on the Board of Directors and one of the International Traveling Professors.

Dr. Stevens has authored more than 70 articles and chapters on aesthetic plastic surgery. He recently completed a chapter on mastopexy and mastopexy augmentation in Grabb and Smith. Dr. Stevens is a member of many medical societies, including ASAPS, ISAPS, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.

Dr. Stevens is the past Chairman of the California Medical Association Advisory Panel on Plastic Surgery. He received the California State Assembly and the California State Senate Certificate of Recognition. He has also received the Special Congressional Certificate of Recognition and the Distinguished Service Citation from the Medical Board of California.

For more information, visit Marina Plastic Surgery; like Marina Plastic Surgery on Facebook; sign up for the blog BeautyByStevens.com and follow on Twitter @DrGrantStevens.

Free Seminars – Swallow Thin With Obalon

9 Jan

You’ve made promises before. Every New Year, you resolve to lose  weight, but the same old methods aren’t working. Don’t be held back anymore.

Join us for an exciting event and learn how the Obalon® Balloon System can help you lose weight! I am personally inviting you to attend our open house to learn more about this revolutionary treatment. The first 30 attendees will receive $1000 towards the procedure.

Get thin with Obalon!

Dates and Times

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 

or

Wed, Jan 18 5:30 PM

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PST

Location

Marina Plastic Surgery Associates

4644 Lincoln Boulevard

Marina del Rey, CA 90292    View Map

 

Get your free ticket to the seminar here.

Enjoy this video with more information.

See you at Marina Plastic Surgery!  Cheers, WGS

Thinking about lasers? Meet the Halo!

24 Oct

Amber from BeautyJunkiesUnite.com tried out the fantastic Halo laser and shared her experience with her readers and us here.

They says that pictures are worth 1,000 words and they sure speak  volumes in her article. If you want to find out more about the Halo, click here.

Cheers, WGS

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Watch Dr. Grant Stevens Throw Away His Deodorant Forever on Facebook Live!

3 Oct

Dr. Stevens and Mike Kleine Plan Live miraDry “Sweat Off” October 4th, 2 PM PST

Marina Del Rey, CA – October 3, 2016 – Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, and Mike Kleine CEO at Miramar Labs, creator of the FDA cleared procedure called miraDry®, will challenge each other to a live “sweat off.” It’s a case of “Dr. Stevens heal thyself” and Kleine getting a taste of his own medicine as they both undergo simultaneous miraDry procedures, Tuesday, October 4th at 2 pm PST on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MarinaPlasticSurgeryAssociates.

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The miraDry system uses thermal energy that targets and destroys the sweat and odor glands. Once those glands are destroyed, they do not grow back. It’s the first and only non-invasive treatment to permanently eliminate underarm sweat and odor glands. After numbing the underarm area, it takes about one hour to complete the procedure. It’s perfect for men and women who never want to worry about underarm sweat and odor.

“We are excited to demonstrate this procedure for the world to see via Facebook,” said Dr. Stevens, medical director. “No one wants to use antiperspirants every day for the rest of their lives. Sweating is the pits. miraDry is the solution.”

Kleine said, “We are pleased to have Dr. Stevens and his team bring to patients the onlymiradry-photos treatment for the permanent reduction of underarm sweat that is also FDA-cleared for permanent reduction of hair of all colors. Marina Plastic Surgery is an excellent miraDry partner. They have extensive experience with miraDry and have made an ever growing number of people happy to escape the burdens of perspiration, odor and sweat-stained clothing and the chemicals in deodorants and antiperspirants. I am appreciative of the opportunity to join this fortunate group of Marina Plastic Surgery patients as the Marina clinicians demonstrate live just how easy and straightforward the treatment is.

”This painless process actually kills the targeted glands in the under arm area often making patients wonder if not being able to sweat at all is bad for them. Dr. Stevens says, “We have plenty of other sweat glands in our body to thermoregulate. Only about 2% of those glands live in the troublesome armpit area.”

equipmentBefore miraDry, sweating under the arms was treated with Botox, but Dr. Stevens says, “It is another way to turn off the sweat glands, but you have to do it several times a year, it hurts, it’s expensive and it doesn’t turn off the odor.” Anyone is a good candidate for miraDry. Since it is effective, affordable and painless, it is easy to see how its popularity is growing. The average treatment is about $1995 and the average patient only needs one treatment making it very affordable.

Even though miraDry is a non-surgical procedure, it is very important to seek out a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon for evaluation and consultation. Dr. Stevens has extensive experience with miraDry and finds it one of the most popular procedures for men at his Marina ManLand clinic.

Marina Plastic Surgery offers both surgical and non-surgical body-contouring procedures. For more information and to view before and after photos, visit Marina Plastic Surgery; like Marina Plastic Surgery on Facebook; and follow on Twitter @DrGrantStevens.

Miramar Labs, Inc. (OTCQB: MRLB) is a global medical device company dedicated to bringing innovative and clinically proven applications to treat unmet needs in the aesthetic marketplace. Supported by rigorous clinical research, Miramar Labs is focused on addressing aesthetic medical conditions for which there are significant unmet clinical needs. The company’s first priority is the treatment of bothersome underarm sweat, an issue that hundreds of millions of people deal with daily. The miraDry procedure has an established safety and efficacy profile with over 70,000 patients treated worldwide. Physicians and patients are encouraged to visit www.miramarlabs.com or www.miradry.com for additional information.

 

CoolSculpting: Before and After Pics

27 Sep
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

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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