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Bakersfield Consultations March 4th & March 18th, 2015

Bakersfield Consultations March 4th & March 18th, 2015

Dr. Keyes will be seeing patients for complimentary consultations at the San Dimas Medical Group offices in Bakersfield on March 4th and March 18th, 2015.

If you would like to take this time to meet with Dr. Keyes to discuss the surgical procedure of interest to you, be sure to call us at (310) 859-9388 to set up your complimentary consultation today!

Liquid Rhinoplasty Part 1

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Keys to Finding A Great Surgeon

Dr. Keyes discusses the keys to finding a great surgeon with The Plastic Surgery Channel.

Choosing a surgeon can be a difficult task.You’d think that with the internet it would be easy, but in fact, the internet gives us so much information on everyone and anyone, it can be overwhelming! Information is the key to success, but patients need to know which bits of information to look for, and what they mean in terms of a great surgeon. Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, a board certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, goes over the key information to learn about a surgeon before going forward with a procedure. 

Rule #1: Verifying Board Certification Board

Certification is the ultimate form of recognition physicians receive to quantify their abilities. All surgeons go to medical school and train in surgery afterward, not all surgeons go on after those steps to attain recognition by their peers. Identifying a surgeon is board certified by the appropriate board is step one. “The first thing to do is get on the internet and look at the website of different surgeon’s. You’ll see pretty pictures, sites that advertise that they’re the greatest surgeon in the world… It’s hard for patients,” says Dr. Keyes. “Really you have to start with understanding credentials.  Only two specialties that train doctors to do rhinoplasty are otolaryngology/facial plastic surgery or general plastic surgery. Both require them to go through a rigorous training program, examination and eventually demonstrate their skills so that they’re able to perform these types of procedures.”

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Rule #2: The Consultation

Establishing the significant credentials of a surgeon is an easy process that can be done at home. Discovering who that surgeon is and if they will be compatible with you and your goals is only achievable from a face-to-face consultation. “Even though you’ve researched on the web, the most important aspect is the consultation,” says Keyes. “How do you feel with the doctor? Do you sense a level of integrity? Did they show you pre and post operative pictures from multiple views so you can get a flavor of how the patient really came out?”

Rule #3: Connecting with Your Surgeon

The third rule is the second part of consulting with a surgeon. You’ve seen before and afters and they look great! But how are you connecting with the surgeon? Do you feel comfortable in the setting, with both the surgeon and his staff? Do their facilities look good and are they accredited? These are the final questions patients must ask themselves before deciding on a surgeon.

“An understanding of how you feel they connect with you character-wise is the ultimate step,” says Keyes. “When you’ve put those three things together so that you’re comfortable with all of them, then you’ve found your surgeon.”

 

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Bakersfield Consultations February 18th, 2015

Bakersfield, Free Consultations, Plastic Surgery

Mini Tummy Tuck: About the Surgical Technique

83757535 xs - Mini Tummy Tuck: About the Surgical Technique | Beverly Hills | Los AngelesDr. Geoffrey Keyes is a trusted name in cosmetic surgery, serving patients in and around the greater Los Angeles area. He achieves excellent results in advanced body contouring procedures, such as tummy tuck, liposuction, and total body lifts. Variations on full surgeries can be performed as needed in order to achieve all of a patient's aesthetic goals. One example of this is the mini tummy tuck, which we would like to consider in brief right now.

What is a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is a variation on the traditional tummy tuck surgery. It is performed in order to reduce the amount of sagging skin, flabbiness, and stretchmarks in the lower abdominal region and the sides.

How does the mini tummy tuck differ from the traditional tummy tuck?

The primary difference between the traditional tummy tuck and the mini tummy tuck is the extent of the incisions that are made during surgery. In a traditional tummy tuck, incisions are made in an anchor shape around the lower stomach, with a circular incision around the belly button, a lateral incision that spans from hipbone to hipbone, and a vertical incision that connects these two.

Since the mini tummy tuck is intended for less extensive body contouring needs, the above anchor-shaped incision is often not necessary for the mini procedure.

Incisions Made During a Mini Tummy Tuck

This can vary from patient to patient, but the mini tummy tuck tends to only involve the lateral incision that is made from hipbone to hipbone. In some cases, the lateral incision for the mini tummy tuck doesn't even need to span from hipbone to hipbone and may simply be a few inches in length around the middle of the lower stomach area beneath the belly button.

Through this incision, surgeons are able to remove excess fat using liposuction, adjust underlying structures of the abdominal region, and tighten the remaining skin of the abdomen to eliminate sagging.

During the consultation process, patients will find out their exact needs and the proper placement of the surgical incisions.

Ideal Candidates for Mini Tummy Tuck

The best candidates for mini tummy tuck surgery are people who have lost a fair amount of weight and experience some sagging of the abdominal skin and love handle areas. They should be in good health overall and not suffer from a medical condition in which surgery would lead to a significant risk of complications.

While the incision(s) required for the mini tummy tuck are less substantial than the traditional tummy tuck, it's important that patients have realistic expectations about the surgical process and post-surgical scarring. Rest assured that scars fade with time and that they are well-concealed by most bathing suits and undergarments.

The Results of Mini Tummy Tuck

The results of mini tummy tuck surgery are generally quite excellent, with patients achieving their aesthetic goals through a relative minor form of body contouring. Since the surgery is not as extensive as a traditional tummy tuck, patients will also experience a faster recovery time and less discomfort.

Speak with Dr. Geoffrey Keyes

To learn more about mini tummy tuck surgery and how it can help you have a frame that is trimmer, slimmer, and more athletic, be sure to contact our cosmetic skin care and plastic surgery center today. Dr. Keyes will help you with all of your body contouring and sculpting needs.

Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation

The Plastic Surgery Channel interviews former President Dr. Geoffrey Keyes about the importance of ASERF's mission.

ASER  Funding Research for Patients

"Plastic surgery channel expert and current President of ASERF (Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation), Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, discusses ASERF and why it is important for patients to know about this foundation.

The Aesthetic Society Education and Research  Foundation ( ASERF ) is an unique entity that spend 100% of its funds on plastic surgery research.   The research on clinical plastic surgery topics has helped patients obtain better and  safer results in aesthetic surgery procedures.

Dr. Keyes who practices in Los Angeles and the current president of ASERF explains how important research is to provide patients with better, safer, more optimal results.  Current projects being  studied include: biofilms, bacteria and capsular contracture,  topical anesthetic agents, fat injection to the breast, and high resolution ultrasound for for breast implant follow-up.

These studies are a few  of the very important work ASERF does and  patients will get  direct benefits from the results in the coming years."

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