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Shannen Doherty has been extraordinarily courageous and caring in her desire to help others in each step of her battle with breast cancer. Her recent American Cancer Society Giants of Science Courage Award was very well-deserved.
Several years ago, I also had the privilege of caring for Ms. Angelina Jolie. It was her altruism, strength, and ability to so effectively articulate that led to public awareness of the concepts of prophy...Read More
At the Inaugural Giants of Science Gala at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Shannen Doherty was presented with the American Cancer Society’s Courage Award for her bravery in publicly sharing her courageous journey with breast cancer.
Shannen said, “I don’t view it as me accepting the Courage Award for myself. I’m accepting the Courage Award on behalf of every single cancer patient out there because it takes a lot of courage.”
Her long-time friend, Sarah Michelle Gellar presented the award to Shannen, saying “She has always been a courageous person but over the last year, she has become a one-woman army. Fearles...Read More
Having children is an amazing and blessed experience, and one that leaves you with little loves of your life. However, it can also take its toll on your body and leave you wondering what happened to your pre-pregnancy look. A mommy makeover combines multiple body contouring procedures aimed at improving the appearance of your midsection, breasts, and other places you feel could benefit from some rejuvenation. Combining procedures gives you the potential for less total recovery time. Find out more about a mommy makeover here:
To schedule a consultation with our double Board-Certif...Read More
Before you decide whether to move forward with a tummy tuck, it is important to understand a variety of aspects regarding the procedure, including the recovery phase. Abdominoplasty surgery is a major procedure, and it will take some time before you are back to engaging in all of your regular activities.
The exact duration of the tummy tuck recovery period varies based on several factors, including:The type of tummy tuck procedure performed Your body's unique healing ability Your adherence to Dr. Orringer's aftercare instructions
As a general rule, more extensive t...Read More
A mommy makeover consists of a series of plastic surgery procedures performed to potentially restore more of the appearance you enjoyed prior to having children. It often involves a cosmetic procedure on both the breasts and abdomen, two areas often most affected by pregnancy. It is important that you take the certain steps to better encourage an optimal outcome and smoother recovery process.
The following tips will be helpful with your mommy makeover. Before your procedure:Do your homework -- Do some online research prior to scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic... Read More
Before moving forward with breast augmentation, it is important to understand important aspects of your procedure, including the recovery process. The exact recovery time varies from patient to patient based on a variety of factors, including:Your body’s natural healing ability and your overall health Whether you underwent subglandular or submuscular breast implant placement Whether your procedure was an initial augmentation or a procedure involving revision of a previous augmentation Whether breast augmentation was performed as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction w... Read More
If you have large breasts that are causing you discomfort, annoyance, or even pain, it might be time for a breast reduction. Oftentimes, breast reductions can even be covered by insurance because of the pain and discomfort they can help avoid in the future. To find out if a breast reduction is right for you, please take this quiz:
To schedule a consultation about breast reductions, please contact Dr. Jay Orringer today by calling 310-273-1663. We are proud...Read More
Advances in breast augmentation techniques and implant materials give you more options than ever before. There are a variety of breast implants and incisional approaches for augmentation today. The best option for you will depend on a number of factors including your goals, unique situation, and personal preference.
Common breast augmentation incisions include:Inferior peri-areolar -- incision is made around the lower areola Inframammary -- incision is made in or near the fold under the breast Transaxillary -- incision is made through the armpit
Each of these a...Read More
A tummy tuck is often performed to address the muscle laxity as well as the excess skin and fat that frequently follow pregnancy or weight fluctuation. It is important to understand that a scar is always created when this excess skin is removed. However, there are several factors which may impact how visible your tummy tuck scar will be.
The quality of the scar will vary among each individual and is influenced by skin type. In addition, the amount of excess skin present will impact the length of your scar and whether there will also be a scar around the umbilicus.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Orringer would like to take this opportunity to help educate you about the potential breast cancer warning signs. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer for women in the United States, and early detection plays a significant role in the ability to achieve a full recovery.
Going for regular mammograms and self-breast examination is extremely important, particularly in high-risk individuals. Mammography, breast ultrasound, and MRI examinations may pick up breast cancer at a much earlier stage than physical examination. In addition, because cancer occurs in many women...Read More