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

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

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

Common Questions About Labiaplasty

If you experience feminine discomfort or are otherwise unhappy with your labia minora, read through the interview below with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Cohen, about the procedure. To schedule your consultation, please contact us today! Why are patients getting a labiaplasty? A lot of our patients don’t like the appearance of their labia minora so they seek labiaplasty. They can get elongated due to exercise or having kids. One of our recent patients was having issues with urinary ... Continue Reading