What Are the Benefits of Liposuction?

For individuals who struggle with stubborn weight that does not respond to diet and exercise, body contouring treatments can help enhance and sculpt the physique for a more shapely appearance. Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure designed to remove unwanted fat in multiple regions of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, flanks, hips, and buttocks. While the treatment is not a weight loss solution, liposuction can typically create a more toned look and smoother contours.  Board-certified plastic surgeon Andrew Cohen, ... Continue Reading

Will My Belly Button Look Natural After Abdominoplasty?

At our Encino practice, we often hear, “Dr. Cohen, I’m trying to get a flat tummy, but diet and exercise are not working!” This is a common concern among patients who have had kids, significant fluctuations in their weight, or are simply seeing the effects of aging and gravity. For women who are done having kids or have lost a significant amount of weight, it is usually a skin issue. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is done by ... Continue Reading

How Can Breast Reduction Benefit Both Men and Women?

Despite your gender, excess or enlarged breast tissue can develop for a variety of reasons at different stages in life. Fortunately, for both men and women, breast reduction surgery offers an effective treatment to alleviate uncomfortable symptoms that are often associated with the condition. Below, our board-certified Encino plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Cohen, details how men and women can benefit from breast surgery to improve their overall confidence, physique, and well-being. Male Breast Reduction Adult men, teenagers, and young boys ... Continue Reading

5 Myths About Labiaplasty

For many women, an enlarged labia minora can lead to difficulty and discomfort in multiple areas of life, including sexual intercourse, daily activities, exercise, and the ability to wear certain clothing. The condition has numerous potential causes, such as genetics, the natural aging process, weight loss, and more. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to reduce excess tissue and reshape the labia, thus increasing a patient’s quality of life by addressing both aesthetic and functional concerns. Dr. Andrew Cohen, our ... Continue Reading

Dr. Andrew Cohen’s Episode on “Ask Dr. Jessica” Podcast

Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Andrew Cohen, MD, was recently on the “Ask Dr. Jessica'' podcast where he discussed a variety of topics, including the procedures available at his practice that can benefit younger patients, such as breast reduction for teenagers and gynecomastia surgery for boys. He also highlighted the latest plastic surgery trends and where the field overlaps with pediatrics, and answered procedure- and industry-specific questions, such as when to refer patients to a surgeon for lacerations and what scar ... Continue Reading

What Anesthesia Is Used for Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery procedures usually require some type of anesthesia, and different options are better for certain procedures. The two anesthetics that are routinely utilized are general and local. General anesthesia can sometimes be a concern for some patients, as this method means they are in a sleep-like state. Local anesthesia, on the other hand, involves reducing sensation in a specific area, so patients typically remain awake. When patients come to our practice for their plastic surgery enhancements, many want only ... Continue Reading

Dr. Cohen Shares His Tips for Buccal Fat Removal in The Cut

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The quest for a slim, contoured jawline continues to be in popular pursuit, even more so with the latest plastic surgery fad – buccal fat removal. Dating back to the 1930s, this cosmetic procedure surgically removes the fat between the cheekbone and jawbone to reveal a more defined facial structure. The fat is typically removed by making an incision inside the cheek near the back molars and is then closed with sutures or stitches. Although buccal fat removal is noted ... Continue Reading

Dr. Andrew Cohen Discusses the Benefits of Chin Implants with PopSugar Magazine

Chin implants are a popular addition to patients’ choice of plastic surgery procedures that can enhance your facial proportions and revitalize your overall appearance. Our plastic surgeon, Andrew Cohen, MD, was recently featured in an article on PopSugar’s website, where he detailed the benefits of chin implants and what the procedure entails. At Dr. Cohen’s plastic surgery practice, his team offers a wide variety of body, breast, and facial procedures, including breast augmentation, breast lifts, facelifts, rhinoplasty, liposuction, and abdominoplasty, ... Continue Reading

Tummy Tuck vs Liposuction

The techniques for tummy tuck and liposuction surgery are very different, but the benefits of the two slimming procedures are often mistaken for each other. Many patients are also conflicted when deciding between tummy tuck and liposuction surgeries if the area they are targeting to trim on their body is near the abdomen and stomach. Tummy tuck surgery focuses on eliminating excess and loose skin near the abdomen, which is why it’s also known as abdominoplasty, while liposuction is a ... Continue Reading

What Causes Large Breasts?

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While many associate full breasts with femininity and sensuality, those with breasts that are too large in proportion to the rest of their bodies often face a variety of concerns. Overly large breasts can cause strain on the back, neck, shoulders, and other areas of the body, and can make shopping for clothing and bras very difficult. In extreme cases, they can even cause problems with posture and mobility. More distressing yet, disproportionately large breasts can be the source of ... Continue Reading