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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.

Is Laser Resurfacing Right for You?

27 Mar

If you were a teenager in the 60s and 70s, chances are you spent way too much time in the sun slathering on baby oil to get just the right amount of deep tanning. Now we know how dangerous too much sun exposure and tanning salon time can be. It can put sun devotees on a path to a melanoma, a dangerous and sometimes fatal skin cancer.

sun damageIf you have age spots, wrinkled skin and look like you could audition to be a prune or raisin in a local community play, there is hope…new and better lasers.  The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has a description of what you can expect from laser resurfacing treatments on its great website about all things beauty – the Smart Beauty Guide.

If you want to learn more about the laser treatments we do at Marina Plastic Surgery, you can find more information by clicking here.  Summer’s coming, so what better time to get beautiful skin for all those fabulous parties and vacations.

Here’s to looking your best!  WGS






Is Fat Grafting Right for You?

16 Jan

Big strides have been made in the area of fat grafting recently.  Where gathering fat during liposuction was the only way it was performed for fat transfer photoquite awhile (and the fat discarded), it became apparent that  there are a lot of uses for fat.  It can make a higher better butt, provide breast augmentation and it even works as filler for the face.  There is even reason to believe that fat cells rich in stem and regenerative cells may increase the survival of the transferred stem cells.

The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), a joint task force between the ASAPS and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), says while there is great potential for the use of stem cells, there is not enough evidence and there needs to be greater study.

If you are interested in fat grafting or transfer, please read this article and watch the video from American Health and Beauty.  Then give us a call and set an appointment to see if this procedure is right for you.

Cheers! WGS

Busy Week in the Technology of Beauty

17 Aug

This week brought lots of beauty studies and stories to the forefront – the good news is that there are so many choices to help everyone get and stay beautiful.  We started out this week with our CoolSculpting study.  The non-invasive procedure is highly effective at reducing subcutaneous fat volume and is associated with few adverse events. The results of our study are published in the August issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

CoolsculptingMore news about CoolSculpting today in this great article in the Los Angeles Times.  It’s amazing how popular it has become, and the price is right for those of you who have been frustrated about not losing those last few inches of fat – check out CoolSculpting here – www.freezethefat.com.

torrey pinesThis weekend, I am in Torrey Pines, CA, at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Meeting.  We have launched a new campaign called, “Knowledge is a Beautiful Thing,” with Smart Beauty Guides to help patients learn as much as possible about plastic surgery procedures.  You can pick up brochures at our office to learn more.

Have a wonderful weekend!  WGS

The Eyes Have It, and Mine Rock!

22 May

A few weeks ago, I m921549_10151564331999286_788672913_oade the decision to have a blepharoplasty, an operation which corrects the drooping or hooding of the upper eyelids.  Our own Dr. Michelle Spring performed the procedure under local anesthetic.  I did it because I hated the hooding of my upper lids and the extra fullness of my lower lids.  And, I did it entirely for my own enjoyment.

I worked the same day, and had it done under local anesthesia taking only Tylenol for discomfort.   My only challenge was the swelling and small bruises. Our instructions at Marina Plastic Surgery say to use ice, ice, ice.  Frozen peas work great.  Had I been a better patient and used more ice, the swelling would have resolved more quickly.

It was a total piece of cake.  My favorite part was jumping up on the table and having Dr. Spri942798_10151564474559286_35999194_nng do the procedure.  The least favorite part was the swelling and small bruises, but they were my own fault.

I would do it again and again if I felt like I needed it or would be happier doing it.  Our eyes and how they look convey so much about us…are we old, tired, bored, or young, refreshed and vital?   I was tired of seeing old, tired eyes look back at me.  I also wanted to see my eye color once again. And now I do.

New York! New York!

12 Apr

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation are hosting the “The Aesthetic Meeting 2013” in New York City.  Yes, it’s a wonderful town, and I am having a ball in between lectures and a “Cool Night Out in Manhattan” where I am demonstrating CoolSculpting with the rest of my “dream team” Laura Pietrzak PA-C and Dr. Barry DiBernardo.

dream team coolsculpting NY

I also narrated a surgery  at the Composite Breast Meeting with Dr. Dan Del Vecchio.narrating breast implant surgery

Wish you were here! WGS

Silicone Breast Implants – Bigger Than Ever

14 Mar

asaps logoNew statistics released this week by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) point to the fact that silicone breast implants have made a big comeback in cosmetic procedures (http://bit.ly/ZLbmGa).

I was an active opponent to the 1992 FDA ban of silicone breast implants used in cosmetic procedures. The ban was based on junk science.  It took place after complaints that the implants ruptured and could lead to health problems. The information proved untrue, and the FDA lifted the ban and said silicone implants are “safe and effective.”

According to ASAPS statistics, in 2012, 72 percent of the 330,631 breast-augmentation procedures in the U.S. used silicone implants, while 28 percent used saline.

I like the newest “gummy bear” implants.  You can learn more about them here http://bit.ly/12TERvH.


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