Beachie Beauty Travels, Date Night

Heaven on earth has arrived and you can only find it in Russia #travel #sochi

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Sochi Russia was a premium destination  2014 Winter Olympics so its fitting to say that this prime spot would be great for honeymooners and the like wanting to get in a quick romantic vacation in a different part of the world. Yes, I’m willing to travel to Russia for some good loving, eating shopping and more. But first lets check out this 5 star luxury boutique  Rodina Grand Hotel & Spa that has perfect views and a beach scene you only see in the movies.
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Whether its for family, romance or business the 40 rooms in the grand hotel and 20 rooms in the villa body will have you wanting more for your enjoyment while being merry.
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Elite with its grand spa which is one the biggest in Europe that spans 4500 sq m. Now you’re talking about some relaxing with extra space to breathe. It sits on 15 acres and has a subtropical park. What a way to enjoy yourself, right? I mean a girl could get pampered all in one spot.

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Stop by one of five restaurants Heaven, Moscow, Black Magnolia, Villa, Black Sea Beach Club for a bit to eat or have a drink at one of three bars Chocote,Lili and Villa  before sitting pool side basking in the sun.  It would be a dream come true to stay at and visit Russia.

For more information or to make a reservation go to their website;
Rodina Grand Hotel & Spa

Rodina Grand Hotel & Spa
354008 Russia Sochi,
Street 33, The Grape
+7 (800) 200-77-93
+7 (862) 253-90-48

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Check back here to see my next spot I’ll explore. This post is dedicated to my next e-book Russian Love. #beachiebeautyapproved

Andrea Price

Beachie Beauty Lift

Beachie Beauty Exclusive Interview with Dr. Luis Macias #plasticsurgery

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This article is for informational purposes only.

Dr. Luis Macias is a double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery serving Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, specializing in aesthetic and complex reconstructive plastic surgery. A University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine alumnus, Dr. Macias completed a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Mayo Clinic, followed by a fellowship in microvascular reconstructive surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Closer to home, Dr. Macias underwent further training in cosmetic surgery in the USC-Marina Plastic Surgery Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Grant Stevens. Dr. Macias is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), and a Fellow at the American College of Surgeons (FACS), as well.

Q.How did you know that plastic surgery was right for you?
A. I think it was in  general surgery residency when I was deciding whether or not I was going to do a specialty in cardiothoracic surgery in doing hearts and plastic surgery. I loved the technical aspects and the difficulty of both fields. They’re both different and require a good surgical technique. A professor of mine in a clinic, whose probably technically the best cardiothoracic surgeons I worked with which probably made me want to think of both them. This particular individual was very good in operating throughout the body, in that fact that plastic surgery did not own a body but would operate in the chest around the heart in the abdomen from head to toe basically in any compartment was amazing. Its also a little bit of a plastic surgery downfall in that other groups like emt’s (emergency medical technician) and OBGYN (gynecologist) and things of that nature, are trying to take away parts of the specialty so plastic surgery has to continuously evolve to in order find new areas to sort of practice because we dont own a single part of the body. I thought that was very interesting. Before general surgery I thought about becoming an OBGYN, I was in between OBGYN general surgery and then once I made the decision that surgery was actually what I liked on my OBGYN rotation, I went into general surgery, within that I was between plastic and cardiothoracic surgery. I liked them both a lot. All those were options, there was a mentor that told me to apply to plastic rather than cardiothoracic surgery because it was more family friendly. He said that if you don’t mind during heart surgery on the middle of the night by all means do it but plastic surgery is a better option because it gives you more family time. I had not given it a thought, so i’ll  have to thank him for that.

Q. What is Marina ManLand?
A. Marina ManLand is a physical location that we have here at our office we got the surgical side and the nonsurgical side which is the institute within Marina Plastic Surgery we have a section called the Marina ManLand and its fully decorated very masculine, with accolade leather, tvs where you can watch espn/netflix so they can watch movies while  we do the procedure. The things that we do in Marina ManLand include NeoGraft folllicular unit extraction hair restoration, coolsculpting where you freezing the fat we can those at the same time, other things that are popular for men are a procedure called miradry to stop the sweating in the arm pits. Botox, fillers, all those are very common laser hair removal some of the non-surgical procedures for men. On the surgical side for men that are popular rhinoplasty, upper/lower eyelid surgery to get rid of bags facelifts, and the most common one is the male breast tissue removal or gynecomastia. The reason we opened Marina ManLand was because we started doing a lot of the non-surgical as a matter of fact our office is the number one office for coolsculpting  in the world no office  had done more coolsculpting cycles than our office. In that experience we saw many men who were not interested in surgical fat removal such as liposuction they were more interested in nonsurgical option because it had no down time and no scarring at all and it gets rid of 25-30% of fat in the area so we were getting a lot of men coming in for this procedure and once they were in the office they had questions about botox and fillers and things of that nature. That how Marina ManLand came our male population doubled because of our nonsurgical addition of freezing the fat.

Q. How do you perform gynecomastia?
A. A lot of guys come into our center looking to freeze the fat to remove their man boobs or gynecomastia. But freezing the fat or coolsculpting doesn’t work well for them so they get referred to me on the surgical side for the removal of gynecomastia or the male breast tissue. The way its performed is one of two ways or a combination of both easiest way if it mostly fatty tissue we can use liposuction with ultrasound. If its firm breast tissue that could mean cutting it out is the best way of removing it that is a small/long incision from the bottom of the areola where the areola meets the chest skin. You can go on with normal activities after a day.

Q. Can you tell a little more about Neograft hair restoration?
A. Neograft hair restoration is a device in performing a follicular unit extraction which means he can extract each follicle unit individually, the older method we would cut out a strip of the scalp in order to remove the hair it would be painful when we closed it. The incision is a little punch biopsy which is a bit bigger than the follicle and would extract anywhere from 1000 to 2500 in one sitting and then place them where they’re needed in the crown or the hair line. Its non-invasive so you’re able to do normal activities the next day.

Q. What is a no drain Tummy Tuck?
A. The no drain abdominoplasty has been around for sixteen years at least in the literature. Its a father and son team out of Texas In our training programs we’re taught you must put drains in abdominoplasty. As a matter of fact the story goes father’s a plastic surgeon that’s been practicing for 30 years son goes to plastic surgery residency comes back joins dad at his practice. The dad is doing tummy tucks with non drains the son says what’re you doing dad thats crazy. Every one knows that you do drains with tummy tucks, dad says I’ve been doing it for 30 years. I dont get any seroma’s, and seromas are fluid collections and that what we used to put the drains in to prevent fluid build up. Dad told the son why dont  you look up my patients write it up and put it in a journal. So thats what they did. Most people didnt believe that it was real. A lot of evidence in the literature that you can decrease your weight of seromas by putting in stitches that are called progressive tension sutures. We presented our data at the ASPS conference in Las Vegas. Our seroma rate dropped from 9% to 2% and our patients love it, the nurses love it. Its been a fantastic addition to our practice.

A special thank you to Dr. Luis Macias and staff for an awesome experience. For more information visit there website Marina Plastic Surgery   #beachiebeautyapproved

Dr. Luis Macias
Marina Plastic Surgery
4644 Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 552
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
877.298.9915

 

Beachie Beauty Travels

Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival August 25-28, 2016

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The sixth annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival kicks off this week with the best of food and drinks. Starting Aug. 25 Emeril Lagasse gives us Eat the World happening near the steps of  The Walt Disney Concert Hall along with 25 of the worlds top chefs that will give their all in creating wonderful delights for us to eat.

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Friday August 26 take your pick in the power lunch series, each chef bringing its own flair. Fine dining  midday your palate will thank you.

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Whatever your tastes buds call for indulge in an afternoon of great food and wine. Check out some tasty photos from last year’s event. It was by far the best time I’ve had in meeting new chefs, eating and sampling great wine. By all means come out and enjoy the best Los Angeles has to offer this week. So get your tickets!

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A special thank you to Lexus for sponsoring such a classy event. I hope to see you there. #beachiebeautyapproved

To learn more about the Los Angeles Food and Wine events click here: http://www.lafw.com/events.htm

Andrea Price

Beachie Beauty Lift

Facelift #plasticsurgery

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This article is for informational purposes only.

Depending on the surgeon of choice as each technique when doing the famous traditional facelift is quite different and varies from patient to patient. I ask this question and many others on realselfdotcom where you can ask medical questions. So let’s get started on a traditional facelift.

Q. What is a traditional facelift?
A. Hi, non smiling photos of your face from the front and side would help in the evaluation.  I have performed facelifts for over 30 years and have performed many minimally, invasive type facelifts.  Traditional facelifts have long incisions that begin in the temporal hairline, around the entire front of the ear, inside the crease behind the ear and then continue inside the posterior hairline.  This type of facelift is very invasive with extensive tissue undermining that has a recovery time of months.  I have performed many of these facelifts however in today’s busy lifestyle, very few seem interested in this extensive recovery, bruising, swelling and downtime.  The vast majority, of my facelift patients choose the minimally, invasive SMAS type facelift as described below.

Following the beauty principles outlined in my book on face and body beauty, women look the most feminine, youthful and attractive with heart shaped faces.  Heart shaped faces have cheeks that are full and round in the front.  Cheek augmentation with a dermal filler or using cheek implants for a permanent enhancement will create full, round cheeks that will feminize the entire face.

If the chin is weak, this creates an imbalance making the nose appear larger, the mid face top heavy and the lower face look short that de-emphasizes the lips and allows early formation of a double chin.  Chin augmentation using a chin implant will add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face.   I have found that placement of a silastic chin implant, through a small curved incision under the chin (also allows excess skin removal) to be very safe, quick and highly effective.

If you have “jowls” these are sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a SMAS facelift.  The underlying SMAS layer, of the face, must be dissected, lifted, trimmed and re-sutured (not merely folded or suspended with threads or sutures that will not last).  The excess skin is then removed and the facelift incisions closed. My most popular facelift is the minimally invasive, short incision facelift that has all the benefits of more invasive facelifts (traditional, mid-face, deep plane, cheek lift and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:

  • very small incisions
  • minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery
  • can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without general anesthesia
  • no incisions within the hair = no hair loss
  • excess fat can be removed
  • excess skin removed
  • cheeks, chin and jaw line can be augmented with dermal fillers (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or facial implants
  • most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op

I combine facial shaping with every facelift procedure.  When jowls are present, these should be done in concert and not alone or separately in order to create a naturally, more attractive face.

Dr. Francis R. Palmer, III MD

Q. What is the recovery time for a traditional facelift?
A. Your instructions will vary from surgeon to surgeon, so it’s important to discuss your surgeon’s specific instructions to maximize your recovery.  I generally tell patients that they must avoid turning the head or stretching the neck for 2 weeks. When you turn, move the shoulders and head as one unit or as though you had a “stiff neck.” This is important to prevent stretching the healing incisions and causing the scars to widen, as well as to prevent putting tension on the deep sutures beneath the skin, which could cause them to pull loose.  Because of this risk, we advise patients to not drive for 2 weeks following surgery. In order to minimize swelling, you are advised to sleep with the head of your bed elevated or in a recliner for 2-4 weeks post-op.  With some make-up, your hair worn down, a neck scarf, and thick-rimmed sunglasses, you should be able to go out in public within a few days with minimal attention drawn to yourself. Most patients take 2 weeks off from work after a rhytidectomy and are able to resume their exercise regimen within 3-4 weeks.

Dr. Parker A. Velargo, MD

Q. How soon can a person return to normal activity after a traditional facelift?
A. Recovery following a facelift can vary, and the level of recommended activity will also vary with each surgeon.  Typically, it will take 1-2 weeks for the immediate bruising and swelling to resolve although subtle changes will continue for several weeks to months.  I advise my patient that they should be able to drive within 1-2 weeks and can return to a sedentary job by 10-14 days.  However, it will be at least 3 weeks before one can resume strenuous activity like working out or heavy lifting.  I would suggest that you speak with your surgeon regarding his or her recommendations for your recovery because it may be slightly different based on your individual needs.

Dr. Anureet K. Bajaj, MD

Q. What are the pros and cons of a liquid facelift?
A. The face ages in three ways: Sags and bags, Lines and Hollows, Tone and Texture. When we are young our face is like an inverted triangle, with the fullest part being from the forehead to the bottom of the nose. As we age, the triangle flips upside down with our upper face being the most narrow. A “liquid facelift” is achieved with injectables like Voluma, Radiesse, and Juvederm plus Botox for smoothing lines in the forehead, around the eyes, lip and chin areas.  The first step to determine if a liquid facelift is right for you is evaluating your face to determine where your facial aging in occurring. Often times patient complain of nasal labia folds (the lines that form from the nose to the mouth area), fallen or sunken cheeks, hollowed under eyes and temples, thin lips and weakened jawlines. The key to a liquid facelift is keeping it natural looking and not getting overfilled, therefore technique and the skills of the injector make a significant difference. We use mostly micro-cannulas for our injections, which minimize bruising and allow for smooth contouring of the face. There is an Abraham Maslow saying, “If all you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail.” In this case it applies to choosing a plastic surgeon to access your facial aging process and determine a course of action. Often times, a patient is not a good candidate for a liquid facelift and needs to consider an alternative procedure such as a non-incisional Radio Frequency facelift or a traditional facelift. While fillers can be a fantastic solution for staving off the aging process, eventually, you will want to know your options for continuing to look natural as well as youthful. 

Dr. Mark Anton, MD FACS

Disclaimer* Be sure you do your due diligence when researching a physician. Each physician featured is not an endorsement. #beachiebeautyapproved

Andrea Price

Beachie Beauty Lift

Brazilian Buttocks Augmentation #plasticsurgery

 

This article is for informational purposes only.

Here is an excerpt from our exclusive interview with Dr. David Matlock

Q. On, Brazilian Butt Augementation, How do you determine the size and do you use implants?
A. No, I don’t use implants at all. I use the patients own fat, so in this procedure we have to do two things first we sculpture out the most aesthetic procedure butt, second we take out the fat, process it, 95% of the fat is live. I inject about 6% into the butt muscle to lift it. Size wise is not dependent on what the patient wants its how much fat the patient has so it just depends. They have to understand the shape and size of the butt is like that for a reason. The butt may not be receptive to the fat. We have to look at the structure of the butt and be realistic on what we can and cannot achieve. Then relay that information to the patient.
Q. How long is the surgery and recovery time for Brazilian Buttocks Augmentation procedure?
A.The surgery for the brazilian buttocks augmentation is dependent upon the number of areas the patients height, weight, size the number of areas we’re treating or  liposculpturing. So its really that, it can be  90 minutes to 4 hours. We’d like to ask the patient which areas they would like to get done before we start. Post surgery it tends to be bruising, swelling and pain.

Click here to learn more about Brazilian Buttocks Augmentation

Please use due diligence when searching for a surgeon and procedure that works for you. #beachiebeautyapproved

Andrea Price