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Dr. Kadz is a board certified plastic surgeon, he earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin after earning a B.A. from the University of California – Los Angeles. Most recently he completed a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency as well as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Post-graduate Fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center Program. In our exclusive interview we dive into many areas of plastic surgery he loves and why he chose the profession.
Q. How did you know that plastic surgery was right for you?
A. I knew I wanted to enter the field of medicine as a surgeon, because I have great hand eye coordination and felt that this area would best match my skills. I decided Plastic Surgery was a perfect fit because I love to see immediate results and because it’s a joyful sector in the medical field…I can help someone gain more self confidence in their body and I can experience their joy when they see their results.
Q. What is a traditional facelift? How do you perform it? How soon can one return to regular activity after the procedure?
A. There are several different variations of face lifts, differing by size, placement, and amount of incisions; procedure; and the results. Depending on the degree of change you’d like to see, your facelift choices include a traditional facelift, limited incision facelift or a neck lift. Most incisions are made in front of and behind the ear, placed where it will fall into the natural crease of the skin. On occasion, the incision will extend into the scalp. Face lifts for males will have the incisions fall into the natural hair lines.
A traditional facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as: Relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging, deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth, fat that has fallen or has disappeared, jowls and loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin.
In a traditional facelift, incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls and neck and underlying tissue is repositioned, commonly the deeper layers of the face and the muscles are also lifted. Skin is redraped over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away. A second incision under the chin may be necessary to further improve an aging neck.
Medication will be prescribed for the recovery period, as mild discomfort and moderate swelling of the eyelids and other facial areas may occur. After 2 weeks, the swelling will subside enough to allow some social activity. The typical recovery period is 4 weeks; most surgeons will recommend a facelift to be done a minimum of 3 months before any major event. It is very important to note that smoking severely compromises blood flow to the skin, which will adversely affect the healing process. Smoking, Herbal supplements and alcohol should all be avoided at a least four months prior and post-surgery.
Q. What is breast augmentation? How do you perform it? What’s the recovery time?
A. Breast augmentation can give women with small or unevenly sized breasts a fuller, firmer, better-proportioned look through the placement of implants in the breast. Women may elect to undergo breast augmentation for many different medical and aesthetic motivations, including balancing breast size and compensating for reduced breast mass after pregnancy or surgery.
The implant placement refers to where the implant is positioned..under the Pectoralis Major (chest) muscle or over it, which places the implant only underneath the breast tissue. In almost all cases I place the implants under the muscle. The breasts feels much softer and look more natural due to a layer of “buffer” (the muscle) covering the implant. Other significant benefits include: the long run opposing force of the muscle against the implant keeps the implant from stretching out the breast skin and a significantly less chance of capsular contracture (less chance implants get hard). Sub-muscular placement creates more tenderness for a short period of time post-surgery, but is worth it. I also utilize the latest techniques resulting in minimal or little scarring. The most common incisions include an inframammary incision (near the crease under the breast), an axillary incision (in the underarm area), or a periareolar incision placed at the edge of the areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple). Incision patterns vary based on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, patient anatomy, and patient preference.
Augmentation recovery time is approximately two weeks. Immediately after surgery, during your breast augmentation recovery, you will be taken into a recovery area for close monitoring. Your breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings and an elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal. You are typically discharged after an hour.
We typically prescribe postoperative medications in advance. Medications may include pain pills and an antibiotic to prevent infection. Because it is possible to bleed into the pockets around the breast implants for the first several days, take it easy until you have permission to increase your activity level. Acute pain typically subsides after one to five days, but you may experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks.
Q. Do you prefer silicone, saline or fat transfer?
A. For breast Augmentation, I prefer Silicone or Saline Implants. The choice of each one really depends on the patient’s unique goals and budget.
Q. Who is the right candidate for this procedure?
A. The right candidate is any adult who wants to enlarge a naturally small breast, restore breast volume loss as a result of breast-feeding, or due to weight loss, and/or achieve better symmetry when breasts are moderately disproportionate in size and shape. We also conduct Breast Augmentation on Males who wish to go through Transgender Reassignment.
Q. What does the mommy makeover tummy tuck includes? How is it performed and what is the recovery time? What kind of liposcuplturing is involved?
A. A mommy makeover is a perfect way for patients to make big strides in their post-baby figure in a short amount of time. Since a combination of procedures are performed at once, patients will only have to go through one recovery period and surgery. After the procedure, patients can expect to have some pain and swelling in the first few days following surgery. After 2-3 weeks, the body will still be recovering, but patients are able to resume activities, so long as they aren’t overexerting themselves. The healing process in total is approximately 6 weeks (healing is very unique to each person) and you can enjoy a beautiful body, alongside beautiful children.
In my practice, all patients are handled on a case by case basis.. During the initial consultation, the procedure and recovery process will be discussed in detail as it pertains to each unique situation. Some common surgical combinations include:
- Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck
- Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck
- Breast Lift and Liposuction
- Breast Augmentation and Liposuction
- Liposuction and Tummy Tuck
- Breast Reduction and Liposuction
How it works
Tummy tuck can be performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthetic. There are several different types of tummy tucks, but all of them involve the removal of excess skin and fat using a lower abdominal incision. The abdominal muscles are tightened and the remaining skin is then pulled downward. In most cases the belly button must be repositioned resulting in a circular scar around it. The lower abdominal incision usually extends from hip to hip and is discreetly concealed below the bikini line, so you can still hit the beach. During a tummy tuck, drains are used to assist healing, and they’re removed 1 to 3 weeks after the surgery.
Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthetic. Power-assisted liposuction utilizes a vibrating cannula that is inserted through tiny incisions to gently shake the fat cells loose. This facilitates suction removal of fat with more precision and less trauma than other liposuction techniques. During Liposculpture we reprocess the fat to supplement other parts of the body (i.e. the buttock) to create a more voluptuous look.
Q. Fat transfer is popular in regards to the Brazilian buttocks lift. How do you perform it and what is its recovery time? Do you use implants or fat transfer? Which option is more practical?
A. Absolutely…Brazilian Buttock Lifts is becoming one of our most popular procedures. It involves fat transfer that takes fat cells from unwanted areas, and repurposes these cells to give you a beautiful curved figure, exactly where you want it. If you’re looking to reshape your body with a defining, formed rear-end, then a Brazilian butt-lift is a very safe and effective option with reasonable recovery time.
The recovery process may change from person to person, and that is why I handle each patient with unique care and attention. However, you can expect to fully experience your beautiful new curves within a few weeks. Here is what a standard recovery period may look like.
First week – Potentially significant swelling and bruising, therefore, patients may choose to avoid others in a social or professional setting
Second week – Bruising will begin to subside, but patients will still experience swelling.
Third week – The overall appearance and swelling will improve greatly. Patients can typically resume their normal, day-to-day activities.
Fourth week – By this time, the swelling will have subsided enough for you to begin to appreciate your beautiful new curved shape. However, some swelling may persist for a few more weeks. During your initial consultation, I will discuss the full process in detail as it pertains to your unique situation. Because the surgery uses fat from your own body, it is often considered one of the most natural ways to add shape and definition to your buttocks, so I prefer it over an implant.
Tell us more section; Non-surgical procedures this month
Gorgeous couples, liquid facelift, blushing beauty, model lips, high cheeks. Tell us more on what is involved in these procedures.
We received so many inquiries from current patients requesting non-surgical solutions we recently launched Kadz Aesthetic Studio. Our goal is to provide beautiful, safe, natural non-surgical solutions in a medical office at an affordable price. And we have achieved that goal. We also have designed amazing packages based on your goals. They include:
GORGEOUS COUPLE – Friend & Family Special Rates
Come in With a Friend & Enjoy Special Pricing When You Both Purchase an Injectable Procedure
Botox® $9 Per Unit (Regularly $12 Per Unit)
Juvederm® $450 Per Syringe (Regularly $600)
Voluma® $750 Per Syringe (Regularly $900)
LIQUID FACELIFT $2,995 (Save $900)
Perfect for ladies in their early fifty’s and above who are not quite ready for a Face Lift but want to temporarily decrease the evidence of smile lines, vertical lines and marionette lines on the face, and enhance cheek bones.
Voluma® Up to Two Syringe
Juvederm® Up to Two Syringe
Botox® Up to 50 Units
BLUSHING BEAUTY $1,995 (Save $850)
Perfect for ladies in their early Thirty’s and above who want to reduce the signs of aging and enhance certain features.
Voluma® Up to Two Syringe
Juvederm® One Syringe
Botox® Up to 20 Units
MODEL LIPS $600 (Save $1,100)
Depending on your aesthetic goals, we customize your procedure to help you obtain fuller lips, from a more natural look to a poutier look.
Juvederm® One Syringe
Botox® Up to 20 Units
HIGH CHEEKS $1,200 (Save $500)
Cheek injectables help temporarily replenish lost skin volume to regain a youthful curve to the cheeks and can be used to enhance the overall shape of your face.
Voluma® One Syringe
Juvederm® One Syringe
** Please note as each individual is different, results & healing times vary. For an exact assessment of what each person needs a consultation is required. Prices are subject to change, be sure to call the office to confirm pricing. We provide Complimentary Consultations in our Beverly Hills and Rancho Cucamonga Offices Monday-Saturday.
For more information on the procedure you’re looking for visit their website www.drbrucekadz.com
Dr. Bruce Kadz
416 N. Bedford Dr, Ste. 210
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
A special thankyou to Dr. Kadz and his marketing manager Ellie for the interview and for being kind. #beachiebeautyapproved