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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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Breaking News – Cellfina Gets Rid of Cellulite!

3 Aug

Today the FDA cleared Cellfina for long-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs with no loss of benefit for up to two years! I’m a huge fan of this treatment and Marina Plastic Surgery was the first commercial installation in the world. We have many very happy clients who have tried Cellfina. In fact, so many patients loved the procedure and took selfies while it was being done that we coined the term “cellfies.” Here are just a few of our happy clients.

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We are the only Los Angeles location where you can have Cellfina done, so don’t be bashful.  We have a lot more summer left so get ready for your bikini bod now! Read more about today’s important announcement here and call for a consultation today at 310-827-2653. You’ll be glad you did!

Cheers, WGS

Meet The Amazing Halo Laser

11 May

All those years sun worshipping as a teenager made us pay a high price! Ugh – wrinkles! Enter Halo™ laser to the rescue.

Halo by Sciton is the first and only hybrid, fractional laser that safely and comfortably targets damage specific to your skin to get rejuvenated, glowing, youthful-looking skin again. While other lasers penetrate too deeply, or not deeply enough to be most effective, the Halo laser has two wavelengths to target the epidermis and the deeper dermis levels specifically, leading to epidermal renewal and deep dermal rejuvenation. Here I am getting a treatment. I love it!

Stevens getting HaloThrough a healing process of only a few days, pigment from the damaged skin rises to the surface and peels off to give you clear, radiant, luminous skin. The Halo laser’s unique cooling system and temperature monitoring even keeps your skin comfortable and safe throughout the procedure.

Here are some of the ways Halo can improve your glow:
• Correct damage due to tanning, sunspots, and aging.
• Improve appearance of tone, texture and fine lines.
• Reduce pore size to increase reflectivity.
• Encourage continual dermal rejuvenation, with shorter downtimes.

I suggest starting with a one-on-one consultation with Cory in our office to determine customized treatment levels with flexible downtimes. Check out the video to see for yourself: https://vimeo.com/sciton/review/115683212/dc334a3312

Get in touch with Cory today at (310) 827-2653 to learn how your skin’s outer glow can finally start reflecting that vibrant, youthful glow you have on the inside.

Get glowing! WGS

Cellfina – Amazing New Cellulite Treatment!

8 Apr

Marina Plastic Surgery now offers Cellfina, the only FDA-cleared, minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to remove the underlying causes of cellulite for at least one year—the longest FDA clearance for a cellulite treatment. In one 45 minute procedure, Cellfina significantly improves the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs.

I am proud to say that I am the first Cellfina customer in the world! I immediately saw that this new medical technology would make a huge difference to the women who suffer from disfiguring dimpling and the inability to feel comfortable wearing bathing suits, shorts and dresses.  These before and after photos are pretty incredible.

pic 4 pic 3Cellfina is a single in-office treatment with a local anesthetic and limited down time that lasts at least one year offering significant improvement of orange peel like cellulite (some patients in studies have results that lasted at least three years).

Cellulite is caused by factors outside a patient’s control. There are countless treatments that claim to get rid of cellulite. But these other treatments—massage, external energy devises, creams and lotions—can only treat cellulite superficially by working at the skin’s surface.

Aging, hormones, genetics and dramatic weight changes can all play a role in the appearance of cellulite. These factors cause connective tissue bands under the skin to stiffen, and the fat cells they surround become larger and push up into the skin. That creates the “cottage cheese” effect.

Cellfina is safe and effective. Patient studies show that this procedure has a 94 percent patient satisfaction rate. That’s pretty amazing. We believe that looking in the mirror and liking what you see focuses you on the positive and uplifts your day and general wellbeing, so there’s more to getting rid of cellulite than just having smoother skin.

You can learn more by visiting our website and remember, dimples belong on your face not your bum!

WGS

Thinking About Fillers?

4 Mar

Well, I sure have.  There are so many great choices these days from Botox and Restylane to Juvederm and Voluma.  These products can enhance shallow areas like cheeks, soften wrinkles and even help scars.  The big news with fillers is that the guys are now lining up to try them as well.  As I always say, men wear their resumes on their faces, so fillers are a great way to look better and more rested.  You can read about the different types of fillers here to see what’s right for you.

I am so enamored with fillers myself that Cory is helping me to look my best by helping me practice what I preach.

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See you soon!  WGS

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