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Smooth Facial Lines with No Downtime

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Nothing lights up a room like a bright, dynamic smile. But when eye crinkles and forehead wrinkles are more noticeable than your smile, it may be time to start thinking about ways to smooth them. As the holidays approach and we celebrate the season, here are some quick, minimally-invasive ways to look and feel your brightest.

Botox Cosmetic™

The lines we observe while people are smiling result from facial muscles contracting beneath the skin. As skin becomes thinner and less elastic, those lines become more noticeable. While facial lines can make us look distinguished, softening the lines can help us look more rested and youthful.Chanita---Juvederm-dermal-filler---Before-and-After---Front-view

Botox™ injections are the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. Botox Cosmetic™ is a protein that, when injected in small amounts, can selectively weaken those muscles of expression to soften the wrinkles.  The procedure takes less than 5 minutes and medication takes its full effect in 1 to 2 weeks. Typically, the results last between 3 and 4 months, with the muscles slowly regaining their function and returning to their original appearance. When injected properly and judiciously, Botox™ can help balance and smooth the face.

Dermal Fillers

Chanita---Juvederm-dermal-filler---Before-and-After---Three-Quarter-ViewWith age, skin thins and stretches. Dermal fillers help diminish facial lines and augment lost facial volume. The type of filler chosen is based on the area to be addressed as well as the desired effect. Some examples of how dermal fillers can be used include: plumping thin lips, filling shallow contours, softening deep facial lines or grooves, and improving the appearance of depressed scars.

The procedure takes less than an hour and the effect can last up to 2 years, depending on the type of dermal filler and the location it is placed. Restoring facial volume can be a subtle and natural-appearing way to age gracefully.

At Duet Plastic Surgery, we are a team of female plastic surgeons with a discreet boutique practice in Palo Alto. We take pride in restoring confidence and helping our patients become the most self-assured versions of themselves.

Put Your Best Face Forward

duet plastic surgery-CM350 online 1In an era of selfies and getting tagged in friends’ photos, we have never been confronted so persistently with our own images.  While there are lists of tricks that can help you look better in photos (camera angles, makeup, lighting, filters), why not just look better?

Getting rid of that double (or triple) chin

Monika S. (names have been changed for privacy) was tired of seeing unflattering shots of herself on Facebook and Instagram.  “In so many photos it looked like I had a double chin that was multiplying into a triple chin,” she remembers.  “It made me look so old.”  This was despite Monika’s healthy, active lifestyle and focus on nutrition.

Finding a non-surgical solution

After doing some research online, Monika found out about Kybella, a minimally invasive injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to sharpen your jawline and improve your profile.  Three brief treatments at the plastic surgeon’s office, and she is completely comfortable being in front of the camera again.

duet plastic surgery-CM350 online 2“I feel like my photos finally match who I really am,” declares Monika proudly.  She was so thrilled with her treatment that she convinced her husband, Ash P., to try Kybella.  He, too, loves the new definition to his jawline and enjoys when his co-workers ask what his workout secret is.

Learning about Kybella

If you are tired of feeling bad about your neck, you may be a good candidate for non-surgical treatment with Kybella.  The active ingredient in Kybella is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.  Most treatments take about 15 minutes, and most patients achieve their desired aesthetic result with 3-6 treatments.

To find out if you can get rid of your double chin with Kybella, contact the board-certified plastic surgeons at Duet Plastic Surgery.  At Duet Plastic Surgery, we are a team of female plastic surgeons with a discreet boutique practice in Palo Alto. We take pride in restoring confidence and helping our patients become the most self-assured versions of themselves.

 

Liposuction: Lose That Stubborn Fat Once And For All

If you eat well and exercise regularly, but still feel like certain parts of your figure are out of proportion, you may be a candidate for liposuction. Liposuction is a surgical method of slimming and reshaping areas of the body by removing excess fat.  Liposuction can help contour and shape your figure into a more proportional version of yourself. Here is what you need to know about liposuction:

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Modern Liposuction is Safe

Utilizing modern techniques, liposuction involves first placing a liquid called “tumescent” into the area to be treated. The fluid contains medicine to numb the tissue, as well as to minimize bleeding. This fluid is then suctioned out, and the fat cells follow.  With most liposuction procedures you spend a relatively short time under anesthesia, resulting in minimal scarring and down-time. Most people return to work a few days later and notice a nice improvement in their shape in the weeks to follow.

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity

The ideal candidate for liposuction is a person at or close to their ideal body weight, with a particular “problem area” such as the thighs or the belly. If your Body Mass Index, which is calculated as your weight in kilograms divided by your height in meters [Weight (Kg)/Height (M²)] is less than 30, liposuction is more likely to produce a good result and have fewer complications.

The removed fat can be transferred to other parts of the body if desired

Fat grafting involves cleansing the suctioned fat and placing it in small amounts in other parts of the body where volume has been lost, such as the face, the breasts or the hands. Recycling fat from an unwanted location to an area of volume loss can be a safe and satisfying way of improving the way you look and feel.

At Duet Plastic Surgery, we are a team of female plastic surgeons with a discreet boutique practice in Palo Alto. We take pride in restoring confidence and helping our patients become the most self-assured versions of themselves.

Two Tricks for a Flat Belly

These Hips Don’t Lie (or, Two Tricks for a Flat Belly)

 Finding out you’re going to have a baby is a thrilling moment in any parent’s life.   For many women, watching your bump grow is an affirming reminder of your feminine strength and power; for others, the nine months of pregnancy are very trying, both physically and emotionally.  The roller coaster ride doesn’t end there, however – as you watch your child grow from a tiny newborn to a big kid full of personality, you’re also changing.  Everything is different, inside and out.

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In the United States, 47.5% of women gain too much weight during their pregnancies – and many of them find it challenging to get back into their pre-pregnancy shape. The exhaustion of tending to a newborn, the constant chasing after toddlers, the juggling of schoolchildren’s schedules – it doesn’t leave much time for mom.

Bulges that weren’t there before

Many moms find that their shape has changed completely after pregnancy – hips widen, thighs thicken.  If despite trying to eat well and exercise, liposuction can be a great way to tone up these areas.  Small scars can allow for big improvements in shape and contour, and most patients enjoy a quick recovery after liposuction surgery.

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Suddenly stretched out and saggy

Bellies can also misbehave after babies.  Sit-ups, crunches, and other core work can help tighten your stomach area internally after pregnancy, but sometimes the skin that has been expanded by the growing baby doesn’t return to normal.  For more serious skin issues (tummy skin that droops or folds over), a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) may be a solution for a flat belly.

To learn more about ways to improve how you look and feel after having kids, it may help to talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon about what could be right for you.  At Duet Plastic Surgery, we are a team of female plastic surgeons with a discreet boutique practice in Palo Alto. We take pride in restoring confidence and helping our patients become the most self-assured versions of themselves. Please call us at 650-380-0415 to learn more about Duet.

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These Hips Don’t Lie (or, Two Tricks for a Flat Belly)

 Finding out you’re going to have a baby is a thrilling moment in any parent’s life.   For many women, watching your bump grow is an affirming reminder of your feminine strength and power; for others, the nine months of pregnancy are very trying, both physically and emotionally.  The roller coaster ride doesn’t end there, however – as you watch your child grow from a tiny newborn to a big kid full of personality, you’re also changing.  Everything is different, inside and out.dr_weintraub_and_dr_lim_for_duet_ic_sept_2016

In the United States, 47.5% of women gain too much weight during their pregnancies – and many of them find it challenging to get back into their pre-pregnancy shape. The exhaustion of tending to a newborn, the constant chasing after toddlers, the juggling of schoolchildren’s schedules – it doesn’t leave much time for mom.

Bulges that weren’t there before

Many moms find that their shape has changed completely after pregnancy – hips widen, thighs thicken.  If despite trying to eat well and exercise, liposuction can be a great way to tone up these areas.  Small scars can allow for big improvements in shape and contour, and most patients enjoy a quick recovery after liposuction surgery.mother_and_daughter_for_duet_ic_sept_2016

Suddenly stretched out and saggy

Bellies can also misbehave after babies.  Sit-ups, crunches, and other core work can help tighten your stomach area internally after pregnancy, but sometimes the skin that has been expanded by the growing baby doesn’t return to normal.  For more serious skin issues (tummy skin that droops or folds over), a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) may be a solution for a flat belly.

To learn more about ways to improve how you look and feel after having kids, it may help to talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon about what could be right for you.  At Duet Plastic Surgery, we are a team of female plastic surgeons with a discreet boutique practice in Palo Alto. We take pride in restoring confidence and helping our patients become the most self-assured versions of themselves. Please call us at 650-380-0415 to learn more about Duet.

Do You Wish to Perspire Less? No Sweat.

You know the positive effects of an active lifestyle on your waistline and your overall sense of well-being. But when exercise, or even just a warm day, leaves you with perspiration stains, it can lead to embarrassment and discomfort. AtDuet Plastic Surgery, we offer a 1-hour non-invasive procedure called MiraDry to reduce the odor and sweat-producing armpit glands permanently and immediately.

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What Is MiraDry?

MiraDry is an FDA-approved technology that targets the tissue in the armpits that contains the sweat and odor-producing glands. The device imparts an energy that targets only these particular structures, and the glands are eliminated immediately. These glands do not grow back, so the reduction in odor and sweat is permanent.

Will I Sweat More Elsewhere?

No. Only about 2% of your total body sweat glands are in your armpits. The glands here happen to be responsible for the particular “sweaty” odor that we try to mask with anti-perspirant/deodorants. By eliminating these glands in the armpits, you will sweat normally, but not excessively, in other areas. You can expect a 70-90% reduction in sweat in your armpits after just one treatment.

Why Should I Have My MiraDry with Duet?

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We are surgeons, so we devote ourselves to keeping our patients comfortable doing procedures. Because of our surgical knowledge and experience, we can safely use a numbing technique called “tumescent”. This allows you to have little to no discomfort while undergoing the MiraDry treatment at its maximum and optimal setting. You will be numbed by one of our doctors and monitored closely throughout the procedure to ensure you are pain-free at all times.

Is it Safe?

Yes. MiraDry has been used all over the world with over 55,000 treatments performed. Most patients experience mild swelling after the procedure but there are no significant long-term safety concerns.

At Duet Plastic Surgery, we are a team of female plastic surgeons with a discreet boutique practice in Palo Alto. We take pride in restoring confidence and helping our patients become the most self-assured versions of themselves. Please call us at 650-380-0415 to learn more about MiraDry at Duet.

3 Signs You Are Ready for Plastic Surgery

3 Signs You are Ready For Plastic Surgery

Somewhere between making your career happen and raising your family, life got busy. Even though you have a lot to be proud of, you might struggle with how your appearance has changed. If your plate is full but your confidence has waned, plastic surgery may be an option. Here are some ways to know if plastic surgery is right for you.

You Are Already Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Safety is the first priority in plastic surgery. Most plastic surgery procedures are outpatient if you are in good health and do not smoke. If you are near your ideal body weight but have a stubborn area that does not respond to careful diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for plastic surgery. For example, if you have lost your pregnancy weight, but your belly skin appears saggy, a tummy tuck may be an effective way of increasing your self- confidence. Or, if you exercise regularly but still struggle with large thighs, liposuction can be a safe method to improve your overall contour.

You Understand What Plastic Surgery Can Do

Television often equates plastic surgery with miraculous transformations. In reality, elective cosmetic surgery is intended to make you a better version of yourself through a safe, realistic plan created by you and your plastic surgeon. For example, a woman with heavy breasts may benefit from a breast reduction. She will feel lighter and more comfortable, but she will not look like a different person; she will be a more proportional version of herself.

You and Your Surgeon Are a Good “Fit”

Surgeons, like patients, are diverse. When you are ready to embark on the journey, find an American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified surgeon who hears you, understands your goals, and can help you get there. Connecting with your surgeon and communicating your priorities are among the most important factors in a successful outcome.

At Duet Plastic Surgery, we are a team of female plastic surgeons with a discreet boutique practice in Palo Alto.  Dr. Jennifer Weintraub and Dr. Angeline Lim take pride in restoring confidence and helping our patients become the most self-assured versions of themselves