News & Events Archive - Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgery

BIA-ALCL Frequently Asked Questions

As you might have heard, the FDA recently announced a recall of Allergan textured breast implants, due to a link between these implants and a rare form of cancer. If you or a family member have breast implants, we understand that you are likely to have questions and concerns about this topic. Here at Marina Plastic Surgery, we consider it our [...]

The Man Factor

Judging by the latest numbers released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), demand among men for cosmetic surgery has gone down since 2000, but men’s desire for minimally invasive procedures has grown in the last 16 years.

Men made up 13% of cosmetic surgery patients last year and 8% of the total in the category of “cosmetic


Obalon Is the New Weight Loss Balloon You Can Swallow

Obalon is a new gastric balloon capsule that expands in your stomach to help you lose weight, fast.

New diets, drugs and systems dedicated to weight loss typically garner a lot of interest. And why not? So many of us are in the struggle to drop stubborn weight, whether it’s 10 pounds or 50.

One of the latest and most promising non-


Dr. Oz Talks About Obalon

Weight-loss balloons sound kind of crazy. Are they? OZ: Actually, I think there's something to them. With the Obalon three-balloon system, you swallow capsules containing balloons that inflate to the size of oranges. They take up space in your stomach, so you eat less. Wow! How is this different from shrinking your stomach with surgery or [...]

CoolSculpting Gets Cleared for Yet Another Area

Let’s face it. The arms are one of the hardest areas on the body to firm up and get rid of that extra flab. Yes, you can diet and exercise. And, yes, liposuction is an option. But not everyone is willing to go under the knife, and sometimes lifting weights can only give so much improvement.

Today, CoolSculpting announced its latest FDA-


Plastic Surgeon Answers Six Burning Questions About Celeb-Tested CoolSculpting

Molly Sims attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Central Intelligence' at Westwood Village Theatre on June 10, 2016 in Westwood, California. Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.comThe latest cosmetic enhancement that celebrities such as Molly Sims and Kris Jenner (who underwent the procedure on an episode of Keeping Up With the [...]

I Had the HALO Laser Treatment, Here’s What Happened

I know we’ve already talked about it, but I’m noticing all of those little unpleasant things you start to notice as you reach another birthday. Don’t get me wrong — I’m totally okay with aging, I just want to age gracefully. Some people age gracefully more naturally than others, and I think I’m in the category that I may need a little more

[...] Best Beauty Finds from August 2016

Monsters and Critics’ Best Beauty Finds for August 2016 wrap up the summer after we tested all sorts of beauty products plus a skin-saving laser procedure that obliterates any precancerous skin cells and gets rid of rosacea redness and red spots too.

This month was also hair product heavy, and considering what a number summer fun does to


The 5 things men ask for when they go for plastic surgery

You might not be able to tell by looking around you – it’s been a couple of decades since the wind tunnel look was a thing – but the fact is, more men than ever are having cosmetic surgery.

There were 51,140 cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK in 2015, according to the British Association of Plastic Surgeons – and that was up 13% on the


8 Things You Should Know About A Tummy Tuck—From Someone Who Got One

I called my belly "Donut" because I could wad up all my post-baby stomach skin into something that resembled one (sans sprinkles). Despite my healthy eating habits and gym visits, I could not get that belly bulge to budge, even as my youngest hit his fifth birthday. In fact, I found that the more I worked out, the worse my stomach looked: [...]

Can This Breakthrough Laser Treatment Really Give You the Best Skin of Your Life?

Our mothers weren’t so lucky: Our generation will totally sidestep face lifts, thanks largely to preventative care with laser treatments. So when we heard dermatologist Harold Lancer talk about a new secret weapon for prepping his celeb clients for awards season this year, our ears perked up. (He’s treated famous faces such as Scarlett


Dr. Grant Stevens Interviewed for PSC "Lifestyles" Magazine

Dr. Grant Stevens, an invited member and medical correspondent of The Plastic Surgery Channel, recently appeared in "Lifestyles" magazine to discuss the CoolSculpting body contouring technique and his Marina ManLand office. Behind The ScenesIn the past 29 Years, Dr. Stevens has treated patients from all 50 states. Dr. Stevens has performed [...]

Dr. Grant Stevens selected number one aesthetic doctor by Aesthetic Everything

Photo by Matt BeardGrant Stevens, M.D., FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon, founder and medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, and an international traveling professor, was voted the #1 Top Aesthetic Doctor 2015 by Aesthetic Everything, the largest network of aesthetic professionals, physicians, beauty and [...]

Dr. Grant Stevens Selected #1 Aesthetic Doctor by Aesthetic Everything

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grant Stevens, M.D., FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon, founder and medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, and an international traveling professor, was voted the #1 Top Aesthetic Doctor 2015 by Aesthetic Everything, the largest network of aesthetic professionals, [...]

New Treatment Claims to Reduce Cellulite and Smooth Skin

From firming lotions and invasive plastic surgery, some women try many methods to get rid of stubborn cellulite.

Brianne Edwards, of Los Angeles, says she runs up to 6 miles a day and eats right, but she has always struggled with cellulite, especially in her buttocks and thighs.

“I've had it, it seems like forever, and I just have not


Kybella vs. CoolMini: What to Know About the Newest Double-Chin Treatments

Just a couple months ago, we told you about Kybella — a new injectable that can minimize the appearance of a double chin with just a couple of treatments. It's since been gaining popularity. And now, there’s another option available: CoolSculpting. The FDA recently expanded its approval of the treatment for smaller areas on the body, like the


The Sweat Stops Here!

Whether it’s the most important interview you have ever had, or its 100 degrees in the shade, no one, no one wants to feel sweaty, sticky and stinky! Deodorants can only do so much but they do tend to help slow down the pour of perspiration. But lately, even deodorants can’t stop sweating completely and they are coming under fire for their


Sleight Of Hand: Face Not The Only Age Marker

To someone outside of most major cities, plastic surgery can seem exotic and expensive. But we all are getting older, and retirement age is being pushed higher. Suddenly people in their forties, fifties and sixties are wanting and needing to look vital for their age… or even better.

Plastic surgery, well done, can buoy a person’s confidence


See Ya, Cellulite: Everything You Need To Know About Cellfina

Dimples are cute on your face, but on your tush and thighs? Not so much. As of only a couple weeks ago, the U.S. FDA cleared the Cellfina System for the long-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs with no loss of benefit for up to 2 years. It’s the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure clinically


Men's Skin Care Routine Tips: Grooming Products & A Beauty Guide For Guys

By: Kim West Need a few skin care tips for your beau? Dr. Grant Stevens, board member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, breaks down what a guy needs to stay truly groomed. Dr. Stevens, why do men tend not to have a designated skin care regimen? Most men don't take anti-aging as seriously as women do. They tend to [...]

For Father’s Day in L.A., consider these 8 spots for grooming services

Marina Manland at Marina Plastic Surgery Associates Vibe: Man cave treatment rooms within a plastic surgery center to make guys feels more comfortable with nips and tucks. In a nondescript, high-rise building in Marina del Rey, plastic surgeon Grant Stevens specializes in CoolSculpting non-surgical fat reduction, which has helped his male [...]

Nip. Tuck. Or Else.

Why you’ll be getting cosmetic procedures even if you may not really want to
You’re going to have to do it. And not all that long from now. Probably not a full-on, general-anesthesia bone shaving or muscle slicing.
But almost definitely some injections into your face. Very likely a session of fat melting in some areas and then possibly moving


Mother's Day Health & Beauty Gifts 2015 - Health and Beauty Gift Guide Roundup

Freeze Your Fat Away With CoolSculpting!

Description: Marina Plastic Surgery is the largest CoolSculpting® practice in the world with 17 machines. That speaks to the safety and efficacy of this exciting nonsurgical body sculpting experience. It’s perfect for men and women of all ages. The CoolSculpting procedure was developed by Harvard


A New Treatment for Cellulite That Might Actually Work

BY JOAN KRON, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR AT LARGE, NOVEMBER 19, 2014, 10:30:10 AM At least 85 percent of women have some degree of cellulite, and though I don't have a study to prove it, I'm guessing that 100 percent of them despise it. Now, after a succession of massage therapies and creams that never really worked, there is a new, minimally [...]

Bottoms Up

By now you know: Butts are the new boobs. NING CHAO reports on the latest ways women are enhancing their assets

Jennifer, Nicki, Iggy … when it comes to curves these days, it really is "All About That Bass," and experts have noticed an uptick in women who want to maximize their assets. "Patients used to complain that their butts were too


The Mommy Makeover

Having children is, of course, an absolute miracle—but, unfortunately, no one’s told the human body that! While having your own bundle of joy is an amazing experience, it would probably be a little more amazing if you could have your pre-baby body along with it. Fortunately, doctors have developed the “Mommy Makeover” to counteract the


Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Using the CoolSmooth Conformable Surface Cryolipolysis Applicator

by W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS Cryolipolysis is a safe and effective procedure for nonsurgical reduction of subcutaneous fat. The CoolSculpting System (Zeltiq Aesthetics, Pleasanton, CA) is a cryolipolysis technique that uses controlled cooling to selectively damage adipocytes (fat cells). Because adipocytes are uniquely sensitive to cold, [...]

Surgical Aesthetics Magazine: How To Say No

Surgeons who offer cosmetic procedures spend a large amount of time and money attracting and converting prospective patients. A less-often discussed, yet vitally important skill is knowing when and how to turn patients away. Individuals with pre-existing health concerns, unrealistic expectations, underlying psychiatric problems, and those who [...]

Cosmetic Town Journal: The Mommy Makeover

Having children is, of course, an absolute miracle—but, unfortunately, no one’s told the human body that! While having your own bundle of joy is an amazing experience, it would probably be a little more amazing if you could have your pre-baby body along with it. Fortunately, doctors have developed the “Mommy Makeover” to counteract the


Aesthetic Everything® Honors the 2014 Top Doctors in Aesthetics and the 2014 Top 10 Aesthetic Companies

( - Los Angeles, CA - December 10, 2014 -- Aesthetic Everything®, the only online social networking platform for the global aesthetic industry, presents the 2014 Top 10 Aesthetic doctors, companies, medical spas, estheticians, skin care companies and aesthetic executives in America. This honor recognizes the expertise of the [...]

Cryolipolysis and Skin Tightening

Jean Carruthers, MD, FRCSC, FRCOphth, W. Grant Stevens, MD, Alastair Carruthers, MBBS, MRCP, FRCPC, and Shannon Humphrey, MD, FRCPC, FAAD BACKGROUND Anecdotally, there have been reports of skin tightening after cryolipolysis, but this has not been studied or reported in the literature. OBJECTIVE This clinical evaluation of patients [...]

ManLand Offers Exclusive Age-Defying Experiences for Men

( - Marina del Rey, CA - November 17, 2014 -- Forward thinking doctor Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, cut the ribbon officially opening Marina ManLand, the first facility of its kind to bridge the gap between conservative noninvasive [...]

Marina ManLand Offers Exclusive Age-Defying Experiences for Men

Marina Plastic Surgery Founder Dr. Grant Stevens Launches Medical Man Cave That Evokes Cross Between Sports Bar And Smoking Lounge MARINA DEL REY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Forward thinking doctor Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, cut the ribbon officially [...]

The Allure of the 'Victoria's Secret' C-Section

By Jennifer O'Neill November 10, 2014 Yahoo Parenting When Dr. Shari Brasner talks with women on the operating table about to undergo a cesarean, she often hears the same one liner. "Patients joke, 'Hey, can you do a tummy tuck while you're in there?'" says the Mount Sinai Medical Center obstetrician. But even if she could, Brasner tells [...]

Men Have A Place For An About Face, Managing Age In A Competitive Job Market

Dr. Stevens is in his early 60s, and believes aging well is the best revenge.

They say you get the face you deserve when you turn 50. But lifestyle and genetic bad hands can be reversed or mitigated with the right plan of attack, and it isn’t always surgical or invasive.

Men can be just as vain as women, and rightly so as the job market


Don’t get CoolSculpting until you read this

Are you ready for my CoolSculpting results? CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat removal procedure designed by two Harvard University scientists that can be used to sculpt and reshape your body. The procedures works by freezing your fat cells that your body then eliminates over the course of the next month. Back in July, I had my first [...]

Dr. Grant Stevens to Speak to North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons - Marina del Rey, CA - October 17, 2014 - Grant Stevens, M.D., FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon, founder of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, and an international traveling professor, is a guest faculty member at the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons, October 16 - 19, at the Omni Grove Park Inn, [...]

Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Using the CoolSmooth Conformable Surface Cryolipolysis Applicator

By W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS CoolSculpting is a safe and effective procedure for nonsurgical reduction of subcutaneous fat. The CoolSculpting System (Zeltiq Aesthetics, Pleasanton, CA) is a CoolSculpting technique that uses controlled cooling to selectively damage adipocytes. Because adipocytes are uniquely [...]

Simultaneous Breast Augmentation and Mastopexy is Safe and Effective

By Staff Editor
Jul 22, 2014 - 5:27:07 PM

Study by Dr. Grant Stevens, Et Al. Reported in Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Marina del Rey, CA – July 10, 2014 – With a skilled surgeon and proper patient selection, the combined augmentation Mastopexy procedure can be safe and effective, reports Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, et


The Latest on Anti-Aging Skincare Procedures – With Dr. Grant Stevens

By Carol Doyel

Recently I was granted the opportunity to speak with Dr. Grant Stevens, Founder and Medical Director of Marina Plastic Surgery, a greater Los Angeles plastic surgery practice that focuses on the latest in skin care technologies, treatments and procedures. As it says on his profile on the online Smart Beauty Guide, “Dr.


CoolSculpting: Top 10 Tips For Before & After


1) Check that you’re a good candidate
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss tool, so you should be close to your ideal weight before having the procedure. If you still have some weight to lose, wait it out. “Think of it more of, pardon the expression, the icing on the cake of your weight loss,” says Dr. Grant Stevens, an LA-based


Freeze the Fat Away!

So here it goes – my very first Plastic Surgery experience:

Too few beauty treatment options doesn’t seem to be a problem in Los Angeles. And the inhabitants certainly do not hold their horses, to take advantage of the them, I noticed.

Personally, being a beauty treatment noob from abroad, it was a little shocking for me to see how


One-Stage Augmentation Mastopexy: A Review of 1192 Simultaneous Breast Augmentation and Mastopexy Procedures in 615 Consecutive Patients

Abstract Background: Despite the increasing popularity of the combined breast augmentation and mastopexy (breast lift) procedure among patients, the safety and efficacy of this surgery have been questioned by many surgeons. Objective: The authors investigated the safety and efficacy of the combined augmentation mastopexy procedure. [...]

Does Cryolipolysis Lead to Skin Tightening? A First Report of Cryodermadstringo

W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS Source: Aesthetic Surgery Journal OnlineFirst, published on June 12, 2014 Skin laxity occurs over time as collagen and elastin fibers break down. The breakdown is exacerbated by environmental factors, such as ultraviolet radiation, pollution, and stress. The rate of collagen and elastin degradation accelerates [...]

Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Getting Into Perfect Shape For The Wedding

Tips From Top Doctor On Using The CoolSculpting Procedure From Guest Post By Grant Stevens, MD, FACS What is CoolSculpting? The CoolSculpting procedure was developed by Harvard scientists and is based on the science of Cryolipolysis, a process demonstrating that when fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, [...]

Do Breast Enhancement Implants Interfere With Mammography?


Contributing Plastic Surgeon: Dr. W. Grant Stevens, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Medical Director of Marina Plastic Surgery Associates, Los Angeles, CA

Breast enhancement implants aren’t designed to last forever, but they are tougher than you think. Some women believe that getting a mammogram may cause an implant to


5 Things You May Not Know About Breast Implant Recovery

If you’ve researched breast implant recovery, you know that you might feel groggy and disoriented when you wake up (from the anesthesia), and that you may have drains. You know that post-op, you’ll need rest, and will be on various medications, as prescribed by your doctor. Your breasts may be wrapped up tightly, or in a surgical bra. After a


Three Respected Doctors, Three Smart Approaches To Fat Loss

This is the time of year that fat is on the brain. Even FX's "Louie" brought it up last week, with star Louis C.K. out on a date with "Vanessa," whose "fat girl" rant struck many chords and sparked a national debate about fat. The fashion industry, beauty magazines, mens' fitness magazines and the simple truth that we are sicker and fatter [...]

Is Medical Tourism Worth the Risk?

Why are so many Americans willing to leave the U.S. to travel to other countries for plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry or any type of medical care? Many say, why not? Procedures are usually half the price and you get a nice vacation to boot! South America, Cuba, and Thailand— these are just a few of the countries using medical [...]

Venus Legacy - The Latest Skin Tightening, Fat Reducing 4D Technology for Legs, Face and Body

From The Venus Legacy treatments are not only the latest in non-invasive, medical aesthetics, they are also amazingly effective in achieving an optimal natural and youthful result for skin tightening and fat loss. No invasive surgery needed. Venus Legacy requires no down-time. Youth and beauty are sought after by people [...]

The Finesse of Fillers, The Subtle Art of Staving Off Surgery

This man is 61 years old.

The first time I met board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Grant Stevens at a recent luncheon, my guess was he was late 40s early 50s. He shared with me he was 61 years-old, and that he, like many of us, was going to age on his terms. “I’m going down kicking and screaming,” said Dr. Stevens with a smile


Brazilian Butt Lifts More Popular Than Ever At Marina Plastic Surgery

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently reported an increase of 136% in Brazilian butt lift procedures from 1997 to 2012. Luis H. Macias, MD, a specialist in the procedure at Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, also notes a spike in requests for the surgery. A Brazilian butt lift uses the patient’s harvested fat


Marina Plastic Surgery Says the Fountain of Youth Is Bubbling Over

One thing remains constant. Whatever the economy, people want to look their best. No dreary weather forecast dissuades thirsty consumers from taking a trip to the fountain of youth. "Our appearance is something we have control over. Unlike dealing with an uncertain economy, people are empowered when they can control and change their own [...]

Get Rid of Cellulite for Good

Get Rid of Cellulite for Good: 9 Things You Need to Know The only way to make a noticeable difference in how severe your cellulite looks is by addressing each and every cause of it. "We can't totally eliminate cellulite forever, but we can soften and improve it," says plastic surgeon M. Bradley Calobrace, MD. 1. Stay Hydrated Why [...]

Young women undergoing breast reduction for sports

From ABC San Francisco Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to US Serena Williams during their semi final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Williams won 6-3, 6-0. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (AP Photo)There's a surprising surgery trend many young athletes are undergoing to improve their [...]

Broad Overview of a Clinical and Commercial Experience With CoolSculpting

Dr. Stevens and PA-C Laura Pietrzak of Marina Plastic Surgery examine the safety, efficacy, and procedural growth of cryolipolysis (via the CoolSculpting device). Their results indicate that CoolSculpting is a safe and effective nonsurgical body contouring method associated with high patient satisfaction. As published in Aesthetic Surgery [...]

With Cosmetic Treatments, More Men Enlist in Battle of the Bulges

Several non-surgical body contouring treatments have seen an increase in male patients, doctors report. We look at some of the sculpting machines doctors are using. Dr. Grant Stevens and Laura Pietrzak demonstrate how Coolsculpting works on a client at the Marina Medspa at Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey. (Anne Cusack [...]

What Dermatologists Want You to Know About Summer Breakouts

Acne is a year-round concern for some, but did you know that you're more likely to develop blemishes in the summer months even if you don't have oily or acne-prone skin? "Skin naturally thickens in the summer to protect itself from the sun," says board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Baxt. "And as the skin thickens, it becomes more prone [...]

Will Your Health Insurer Pay for Plastic Surgery?

Americans love to look good, but insurers are often reluctant to pay the bills to help us look better. Cameo Wichinsky of Santa Monica says she'll have to shell out nearly $9,000 for breast reduction surgery, even though she has health insurance. (Francine Orr, Los Angeles Times / July 29, 2013) Last year we spent nearly $11 billion [...]

You Can Only Hope To Contain Them

MINUTES AFTER Ronda Rousey bounded into the Octagon this past February for the first women's fight in UFC history, she found herself grappling with two formidable opponents. The first was former Marine Liz Carmouche, who was suddenly suctioned to Rousey's back, strangling her and twisting her head. The second was her low-cut black crop top, [...]

New Laser Aims to Zap Cellulite at the Source

Bathing-suit season is here and with it, anxiety over cellulite. A new laser device that burrows under the skin is getting praise from some doctors who say it gives more dramatic and longer-lasting results than previous treatments, but others caution that more research is needed. The results are nothing short of remarkable. Cellulite is a [...]

A Viable Future

Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, on the role of aesthetic education in a changing field…

Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, stops in midsentence to calculate the length of time he has worked in aesthetic medicine. After what he thinks is more than 2 decades in practice as a board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery in the


The Mommy Makeover: Is a Tummy Tuck the Answer?

Sure, there are moral quandaries, pain, and a financial hurdle between me and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), but do I have to spend the rest of my life with a muffin top? My abdomen spills out over the top of my jeans despite the exercises I'm doing (and despite the precautions I've taken due to my abdominal separation). I'm down to a size 6, [...]

Total Body Makeover

By Dr. Grant Stevens from About Plastic Surgery "There is no doubt that the total body makeover is the future of cosmetic surgery." Despite the current hype surrounding "extreme makeovers", plastic surgeon, Dr. Grant Stevens has been combining multiple procedures in one session for over a decade. He tells Sophie Gordon why the [...]

Too Much BOTOX® Could Leave You Looking Like the Easter Bunny

If your kids mistake you for the Easter Bunny when you pass out candy-filled baskets tomorrow, it could be time for BOTOX. Or, it could be because of BOTOX. Apparently getting too much BOTOX between your eyebrows (the “11s”) can cause you to overuse nearby muscles, causing more pronounced “bunny lines.” AKA those [...]

Thermage Review - Tighter Smoother Skin

I'm a self proclaimed plastic surgery aficionado so naturally I've heard about Thermage. I knew they were the pioneer in non-invasive skin tightening. I knew that their technology was ground breaking in its day and that they had many competitors follow in their footsteps. I'd also heard it hurt and sometimes the results weren't as dramatic as [...]

The Competition

There is fierce plastic surgery competition between hospitals and physician-run outpatient centers, with the debate focusing on safety. Officials of outpatient centers say they provide personal care in a less stressful environment than hospitals and the procedures are less costly. It has become increasingly common for women to have breast [...]

Breast Implant Revision Happens - But Symmastia Doesn't Have To

Breast augmentation patients who experience symmastia or "bread loafing" must undergo breast implant revision to fix this problem. Picking the right plastic surgeon can help you avoid this complication in the first place. Breast implant revision is a reality for most women who have augmentation mammaplasty. Implants manufactured today are [...]

Turn Back The Clock With These 2 Skin Tightening Facelift Alternatives

New technology such as the Thermage CPT and Exilis may offer facelift alternatives that are completely non-surgical while delivering dramatic skin tightening results. The current trend of patients actively seeking minimally invasive or non-surgical aesthetic options will only continue to grow as technology offers us more options to not [...]

HealthyJoe: Never Let Them See You Sweat

Women aren't the only ones getting a little help from plastic surgery and other cosmetic treatments. In recent years, more and more men are turning to such procedures. "We have many more men coming in for non-surgical treatments now that so many options are available for permanent sweat reduction, fat reduction, laser hair removal as well as [...]

Marina Del Rey Plastic Surgeon Celebrates 25 Years of Practice

Marina Plastic Surgery celebrates 25 years of practice in Marina Del Rey with a party attended by hundreds of current and former patients. A crowd of nearly 700 patients and guests - mostly women - packed the offices of Marina Plastic Surgery last week to celebrate 25 years of plastic surgery in Marina Del Rey. Dr. Grant Stevens [...]

The Mommy Makeover: Considering Postpartum Plastic Surgery

I have enjoyed the inflationary effects that pregnancy and breast-feeding have had on my breasts. But I know that my joy is short-lived. Once I wean this latest nursling, I will be faced with a stranger in the mirror—a saggy stranger. Yes, all of that stretched-out skin and tissue will soon sag and shrink—and the end result won't [...]

Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments growing in popularity

Many cosmetic treatments performed today are surgery-free. The options are increasing. Dr. W. Grant Stevens calls it his fire and ice room. Stocked with lasers, skin-tightening devices, fat-zapping machines and, on a recent Wednesday, a 65-year-old woman named Helen, the brightly lighted corner of the Marina Del Rey medical facility is a [...]

'Gummy Bear' Breast Implants: The New Wave Of Silicone Breast Augmentations

Have you ever pinched a gummy bear and thought, "that's what I want my boobs to feel like?" Neither have we. But apparently, the gummy bear breast implant is the hottest new thing in the world of breast augmentation. The implant is actually a high-strength silicone gel implant that holds it shape, even in the event of a rupture. It also [...]

Millionaire Matchmaker Joins In Celebrating Marina Plastic Surgery's 25th Anniversary

The 25th anniversary of Marina Plastic Surgery took place as a soiree not to be easily forgotten: "Girls Night Out" featured live demonstrations, in-depth looks into surgical and noninvasive procedures and a special guest appearance by Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger! Dr. Grant Stevens of Marina Plastic Surgery with Millionaire [...]

Plastic Surgery for Men

Provided by Grant Stevens, M.D., F.A.C.S., from Healthy Living Stuff Plastic Surgery For Men Plastic surgery procedures for men - both surgical and non-invasive - increased a whopping 88 percent over the past 13 years with men now having more than 750,000 procedures a year, about eight percent of the U.S. total, according to Grant [...]

Dr. Paul M. Parker Exceeds National Average for Increase in Male Liposuction

From weekend warriors to boardroom barons, men are now having plastic surgery in record numbers. According to ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), in 2010 male cosmetic surgery increased 2% and men now account for 13% of all cosmetic surgical procedures. The most popular plastic surgeries for men are rhinoplasty, liposuction, face lift [...]

'I feel like I'm deformed down there': Reality TV show sees woman get plastic surgery on her genitalia

It has been called the 'final frontier' of cosmetic surgery. Now, one woman has openly shared her experiences of labiaplasty - plastic surgery for female genitalia - on U.S. daytime television. The Doctors, aired yesterday on CBS, featured a 23-year-old who wanted nothing more than to correct her 'painfully long labia.' The segment [...]

A Quick Breast Revision Procedure Can Correct Inverted Nipples

Inverted nipples are a readily correctable cosmetic problem. Breast revision surgery can provide a permanent solution to this condition. Breast revision surgery most often focuses on enlarging or reducing the overall size of breasts and correcting drooping. However, a small percentage of the population has a different reason to visit a [...]

New: The Gummy Bear Breast Implant

The gummy bears have finally arrived, and I’m not talking about chewy candies. Gummy bear also happens to be the nom-de-boob of the next-generation silicone breast implant, so called because the gel inside is firmer than in current models. Picture it like this. If you were to cut open implants now on the market, the clear gel inside [...]

Would You Freeze Your Fat Away?

Beauties, given the option, would you freeze your fat away without any pain, needles or surgery? Non-surgical cooling and freezing techniques that rid you of your fat are becoming increasingly popular and are known to produce excellent results. Procedures such as Zeltiq, a gel patch placed on your problem area that freezes fat cells (causing [...]

How Does A Fat Transfer Work?

From American Health & Beauty The option of moving your fat from one area of your body to another no longer seems so far-fetched with new technology and techniques available in fat transfers. Fat is a combination of loose connective tissue and adipocytes, also known as adipose tissue. While it's main function is to store [...]

What Is The Exilis?

From American Health & Beauty Roundtable Part I: As a tri-part exploration into the new mono-polar radio frequency (RF) device, Exilis, this segment explores the technology behind the Exilis and how it may differ from other devices. Recently seen on The Today Show with Kathy Lee Gifford undergoing treatment for her " [...]

You Think You've Got Weird Ears?

This week, everyone's been talking about the 7-year-old who had cosmetic surgery on her ears to make her less of a target for bullies. But here's an equally strange news story about a woman who got cosmetic surgery that practically begs people to make fun of hers—she had her human ears remade to look like Lord of The Rings-esque elf ears [...]

Plastic Surgery Redo

Repeat Plastic Surgeries Grow in Popularity as Original Fixes Start to Sag She started with a nose job in her 20s. In her 40s she had a face lift. Now she's back again. A Dallas woman -- we'll call her "Martine" to protect her privacy -- has spent three decades trying to perfect her face. "I noticed that I was sagging [...]

Different Kind of Breast Reduction

It's a plastic surgeon's job to provide medical treatments that improve your look, and hopefully, your confidence. Forget complicated procedures and the largest implants ever inserted—a good plastic surgeon is all about the art of making their patients happy. So what's the one surgery that plastic surgeons find most rewarding? Breast [...]

Did She or Didn't She?

With new advancements in breast augmentation – from stem cell injections to cutting-edge implants – it's hard to tell. Ning Chao investigates the latest breakthroughs busting out. While the Amazonian Lara Stone body type – ample chest, slim hips – was once a superhuman anomaly, it now seems like plenty of women's cups [...]

Correcting Labial Redundancy With A Labiaplasty?

Also known as Designer Vaginas, surgical and non-surgical options are available to address the internal and external appearance of the vagina. In recent years, interest in Vaginal Rejuventation procedures have increased in demand and popularity - it is commonly performed on women who have had children or women who have had persistent [...]

It's Summer, So Freeze Your Butt Off By Marina Plastic Surgery

Marina Del Ray, California – July 11, 2011 – Short of time to get into that teenie, weenie bikini? Need those love handles to disappear? Help is on the way. Grant Stevens, MD, FASC, a board certified plastic surgeon, attributes the rising popularity to its effectiveness in targeting specific areas of fat. "CoolSculpting can [...]

My Fabulous Facial for Melasma (and More)!

Blogger Karin Ruiz describes her facial from Marina Plastic Surgery that treated melasma, blemishes, and more. By Karin Ruiz from While in California recently, I decided to indulge in a little LA glamor and beauty. I couldn't think of a better way than with a Line Fighting facial at Marina Plastic [...]

Clear + Brilliant Laser System Offered by The Stevens Institute

( - Marina Del Rey, CA - April 2, 2012 - To help prevent aging and enhance the skin's radiance, Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, founder of the Marina Medspa at Marina Plastic Surgery (, recently added the new Clear + Brilliant laser system to the medical spa's facial rejuvenation menu. Marina Medspa [...]

Treating Cellulite with Cellulaze™

"Many of my patients for Cellulaze ask Melissa for herthoughts on her treatment and inevitably Melissa will breakinto tears. These are happy, not sad, tears. She is so happywith the result that it's actually changed her life." Understanding Cellulite Cellulite is a condition that occurs in approximately 85 percent of women. It's not [...]

In-Your-Face Fitness: A few dents in those cellulite theories

An informal poll seems to show some improvement with diet and exercise, but other, more ambitious claims seem to be only so much cottage cheese. Weight loss may help minimize the appearance of cellulite – except when it doesn't. (Stephen Chernin / Getty Images / October 3, 2011) In July 2010, there was an end-of-days-type [...]

Cellulaze: 10 Crucial Things to Know About New FDA-Approved Cellulite Treatment

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire -04/12/12)- Is cellulite about to be zapped into submission? A minimally invasive laser-based treatment known as Cellulaze, created by Cynosure, Inc., was recently approved by the FDA and is piquing public interest as a new procedure against stubborn fat-dimple deposits. On alone, the largest website for [...]

Can Breast Revision Surgery Minimize Stretch Marks?

There's no one "cure" for stretch marks on your breasts; but breast revision surgery along with other, less invasive therapies may help. Breast revision surgery is actually one of a number of approaches that can be used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on breast skin. Stretch marks can occur anywhere on your body due to rapid [...]

Breast Implant Health Scare

The founder of a French company that makes breast implants linked to a health scare was charged Friday with involuntary injury. Jean-Claude Mas, founder of Poly Implant Protheses, or PIP, has been released but is under judicial control, meaning he cannot leave France. He has not been charged with the more serious offense of involuntary [...]

Breast Health: More Than One Disease

LOUISVILLE (Herald de Paris) – A concerned young man from Cape Town, South Africa, wrote to me recently, alarmed that bovine growth hormone in cow's milk is causing breast cancer. I sat here and pondered his sweet, singular message. I reflected over my years of self-directed diet and nutrition study and my work with tens of thousands [...]

Is Breast Asymmetry Bothering You? Talk To A Breast Surgeon About Your Options

Breast asymmetry is a very common cosmetic issue for patients seeking plastic surgery. A breast surgeon may suggest a number of ways to address this problem including a breast lift, breast reduction, and implants. As any breast surgeon will tell you, almost all women have some degree of breast asymmetry. How bothersome this cosmetic [...]

Branding tips for building your dermatology or cosmetic surgery practice

With medspas and new dermatology and cosmetic surgery practices popping up all over the place, standing out in the crowd can prove difficult. Building a brand is essential to maintaining patients and drawing in news ones, according to presenters during a practice management session at the 2013 Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology [...]

BOTOX for Pain Relief - Delusional or Miraculous?

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Flores/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT After decades of intractable migraines and an array of pharmaceuticals ranging from beta blockers (Inderal) to anti-seizure medications (Topamax, Neurontin) to antidepressant (Prozac, Elavil) and various combinations therein, my interest in trying new things has been on the wane [...]

Take a Shot at Aging with BOTOX and Dysport

Blogger Karin Ruiz shares her BOTOX® experience at Marina Plastic Surgery. What trip to LA is complete without a visit to a Plastic Surgeon's office? On my trip to Southern California this week, I had the pleasure of getting a first hand look into one of LA's premier aesthetic practices, Marina Plastic Surgery, [...]

Three surprising benefits of putting fat on ice

Plastic surgeons who specialize in aesthetics are seeing a new generation of treatments and procedures targeted toward people looking for noninvasive ways to better themselves. This is particularly true for fat-reduction therapies, including CoolSculpting®. This technology eliminates fat without the cost, downtime, and risk associated [...]

ASAPS 2011: The Road to Practice Growth

At the 2011 meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), only a few sessions are dedicated to marketing and practice management. An in-depth, full morning session is scheduled to take place from 8 am until noon on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, and features a group of practice marketing experts. The half-day session is [...]

An Artist Turned Plastic Surgeon

Art major Grant Stevens had no intentions of becoming a physician. Then one day he went out for a run, and when a fellow runner came up lame, Stevens, MD, FACS, helped the other man back to his car and drove him home. That fellow runner turned out to be a cardiothoracic surgeon, and the next thing Stevens knew, he found himself at Washington [...]