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23 year old female patient requesting to enhance her breast volume

Dr. Kalantarian (Dr. K) Plastic Surgery in Orange County (O.C. Dr. K) performed Breast Augmentation ( involves the use of breast implants (Types: Saline, Silicone or Gummy Bear) to provide fuller breasts or is done to provide additional volume to breasts ) on a 23 year old female patient requesting to enhance her breast volume. Dr. Kalantarian (Dr. K) performed breast augmentation surgery using implants under the muscle to achieve fuller natural looking breasts. – Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift
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Brachioplasty Before and After


​Dr. Kalantarian Plastic Surgery in Orange County (O.C. Dr. K) performed Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) ​on a 35 year old female who was not pleased with excess skin and fat from the underarm to the elbow. Dr. Kalantarian (Dr. K) performed Liposuction ( Removing unwanted and unsightly pockets of fat from problem areas) or lipo-sculpturing on the upper arms followed by resection or excision of the excess/hanging skin to create tighter and a more pleasing shape to the upper arms.
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26 year old female requesting a fuller buttock with projection


Dr. Kalantarian (Dr. K) Plastic Surgery in Orange County (O.C. Dr. K) performed Brazilian Butt Lift (liposculpturing followed by transferring of fat (after proper preparation) from unwanted areas of the body to the buttocks area to achieve augmentation of the gluteal region with a better shape and curvier body and shape) on a 26 year old female requesting a fuller buttock with projection. Dr. Kalantarian (Dr. K) performed liposculpturing and fat transfer to achieve these amazing yet natural looking results that give her fuller, rounder and a better looking body and buttocks.
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Breast Augmentation Before and After

Dr. Kalantarian (Dr. K) Plastic Surgery in Orange County (O.C. Dr. K) performed a revision Breast surgery on a woman who had her previous breast augmentation done else where. The patient was unhappy about the appearance and distortion of her breasts (clearly noted). She had also developed capsular contraction (scar tissue formation around the breast implant that results in hardening and distortion of the shape of the breast. She underwent a removal and replacement of her breast implants by Dr Kalantarian (OC DrK). Dr Kalantarian (Dr K) also performed capsulectomy  (removal of the scar tissue around the breast implants) and creation of a new breast pocket as well as a crescent mastopexy (lift). Notice the breast does not appear bottomed out after surgery because an internal lift was performed with repositioning of the breast fold. The result of this revision breast augmentation surgery is a more pleasing looking breast that feels soft like a natural breast.

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Liposuction Before and After


Dr. Kalantarian (Dr. K) Plastic Surgery in Orange County (O.C. Dr K)) performed Lipo-sculpturing (removing unwanted and unsightly pockets of fat from problem areas and creating attractive shapes and curves) on a 28 year old female looking for a more sculptured body. She underwent targeted liposuction and lipo-sculpturing of the upper and lower abdomen, upper and lower back and waistline to give an hourglass figure and remove the “love handles” on her sides. Dr. Kalantarian (Dr. K) was able to create a slimmed and contoured overall profile. For a free consultation, call us today! (714) 444-4495


Mommy Makeover Before and After

This woman who after 2 pregnancies came in requesting a Mommy Makeover (Tummy Tuck and Liposuction with Fat Transfer to the Buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift) and Breast Enhancement/Breast Implants (Boob Job). Dr. Kalantarian (Dr. K) Plastic Surgery in Orange County (O.C.) performed an extended Tummy Tuck with Liposuction of the waist (lower abdominal flanks), Targeted liposuction (lipo sculpting) of Upper Abdomen, Back, waist plus sacral region with (fat transfer to buttocks). Using her own fat, a more attractive Buttocks was created (“Stem Cell” part of liposuction was used to transfer to her buttocks to achieve a more beautiful buttocks”) and create these beautiful natural looking results. Patient first had the Tummy Tuck and Brazilian, and afterwards had her breast augmentation procedure about 7 months later.

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Brazilian Butt Lift Before and After

This is  a 24 year old patient requesting augmentation (enhancement, enlargement) of her buttocks. Dr. Kalantarian (Dr. K) Plastic Surgery in Orange County (O.C. Dr K) transferred autologous fat (patient’s own fat) to the patient’s Buttocks (“Brazilian Butt Lift”).  After liposuction of her body (360 degree liposuction) , the fat is processed to remove all oil, liquid, blood, and scar tissue from the   lipoaspirate (lipoaspirate is what we suction out. ​
 Dr. Kalantarian (Dr. K) transferred 780 cc’s to each buttocks (the amount of fat to be transferred is based on the body height weight, circumference of the waist and hip width). The newly shaped and augmented buttocks must be proportional the body fame.  Only stem cells (fat cells that have the ability to grow) portion  of the lipoaspirate were injected in each buttocks.   The goal is to lipo-sculpture (“sculpture”) the body to create better curvature along the waist line (hour glass), a flatter abdomen, smaller waist circumference, curvier lower back, smaller upper torso. Without a smaller frame and a curvier body the buttocks will not be very attractive. Dr Kalantarian (Dr K) Plastic Surgery (OC Dr K) was able to achieve a more beautiful buttocks that appears fuller and lifted with a better looking shape.
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Getting the Most from BOTOX

Botulinum Toxin, commonly known as Botoxâ or Dysportâ, can be called the cautious woman’s (or man’s) facelift. Like other drugs that are now common household names, the effects of this neurotoxin were discovered by accident. Botulinum toxin was first used in the late 60s as a treatment for crossed eyes. Although the treatment worked well, patients kept coming back for more when they noticed it erased facial lines. The rest is history. At present, Botulinum toxin, which does everything except sail ships, addresses new medical conditions almost every day, including sweating, chronic migraine, teeth grinding, muscle spasms, cerebral palsy, urinary incontinence and cervical dystonia.

These medical uses are impressive but what’s put botuinum toxin on the map is a stubborn human condition: aging. Botulinum toxin injections have ranked as our nation’s top nonsurgical cosmetic procedure since 2000, providing almost instant wrinkle erasure with no downtime at costs that may make you flinch but, for many, are not out of reach.

It seems like everyone’s getting it, including your mother, and even your daughter. While most people who get injections are older than 35, doctors say that this anti-aging treatment is becoming more popular among men and women in their 20s to prevent wrinkles from forming.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Botulinum Toxin was the most commonly performed non-cosmetic surgical procedure in 2011, with more than 2.6 million takers. April 15th, 2011 marked the 10-year anniversary of the approval of Botoxâ Cosmetic by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Botulinum Toxin is popular because of its results and its benefits. Generally, it remains only in the treated muscle, gradually disappearing without breaking down or traveling throughout the body, which may explain why serious side effects are uncommon. To date, no systemic complications have been documented. Side effects are temporary and typically disappear within a few hours. Sooner or later, you may ask yourself, “What can it do to improve my facial appearance?”

What to expect with BOTOX

Botulinum Toxin is effective for “wrinkles in motion.” These are the lines that form when you scrunch your nose, yell at the dog, squint at the sun and grin. It is less effective for wrinkles that are visible when your face is relaxed or static.

Wrinkles and facial lines are reduced through the injection of a solution of onabotulintoxinA, a toxin that weakens the muscles that can cause wrinkling.  Facial areas most commonly smoothed are crow’s feet, wrinkles that fan out of the corner of the eyes; glabellar lines, the parallel frown lines between your eyes; horizontal forehead creases aka “worry lines” and lipstick bleed lines caused by upper lip wrinkles. Botulinum toxin can also relax prominent neck bands, elevate the brow, enhance facial symmetry and lift the corners of a downturned mouth.

You will see the effects within 24 to 48 hours after injection. On average, effects last for about four months (with a range of one to five months). So, improvements are temporary and injections need to be repeated to maintain the desired effect. Some surgeons believe that the duration of muscle “relaxation” is cumulative and lasts longer with each treatment, although there are no supporting scientific data.


Injection day

You will be injected while seated. Following the injection, you will be asked to maintain an upright position for about four hours until the toxin attaches to and acts upon the nerve-muscle connection. During the injection, which is performed with a tiny needle, you may be asked to contract the muscles in the area being treated so your surgeon can determine the proper location for injection. The diluted toxin, in most cases, is injected directly into the muscle. Your physician will probably ask you to curtail physical activity for a set time following injection.

Ensuring the best outcome

Botulinum toxin treatments are safe when performed by a qualified clinician in an appropriate setting, but according to ASAPS, the leading organization of board-certified plastic surgeons, before undergoing injections, make sure you can answer “yes” to the following questions:

•Have you been asked to provide a complete medical history? If you take aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications, you may experience increased bruising from injections. Taking certain medications, including specific antibiotics, may increase potency. You should fully disclose your medical conditions and medications, including vitamins and over-the-counter drugs, to help your clinician select the most effective procedure with the fewest side effects.

•Will Botulinum toxin solve your aesthetic problem? One advantage of consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon is that he or she has the training and experience to assess whether it will give you the results you want, or whether a minimally invasive or other surgical procedure may be your best bet.

•Have you been advised of the risks and given your informed consent? Make sure the benefits and risks are fully explained in your consultation.

•Is a qualified clinician administering the treatment? While the injection of Botulinum toxin is a nonsurgical procedure, it is still a medical one. Make sure your injections are handled by an experienced clinician who understands facial anatomy, including musculature, and is trained in proper injection techniques.

•Is the physical setting appropriate for medical treatment, including the handling of emergency situations? Injectables must be administered in an appropriate setting with sterile instruments.

•Do you know what you are being injected with? To make sure you’re getting the real thing, don’t be afraid to ask questions. No doctor should hesitate to prove to you that he’s using an FDA-approved injectable.

•Are you willing and able to follow posttreatment instructions? Botulinum toxin treatment requires that you restrict physical activity for a period following the injections.

•Will you receive adequate follow-up care? Although Botulinum toxin is a temporary treatment, you will need follow-up care if you have side effects, are disappointed in the results or simply have questions.

•Are you pregnant or nursing? Pregnant or nursing women should discuss undergoing this procedure with their surgeon. Currently, it is not known whether Botulinum toxin has any effect on a fetus or whether it is found in breast milk, so most physicians recommend discontinuing injections during pregnancy and lactation.

Possible risks and side effects

No systemic complications associated with Botulinum toxin have been documented but as with all biologic products, there is a rare possibility of an allergic reaction. Among the most common side effects are local numbness, swelling, bruising, or a burning sensation during injection. Headaches or nausea may also occur. These are usually temporary and typically disappear within a few hours. Bruising and swelling may persist for several days. Currently, there are no known long-term effects of repeated Botulinum toxin injections.

Board-certification is your best bet

There have been cases of mild to moderate drooping of one or both eyelids, which usually lasts about two weeks. These effects, or more serious problems, may occur as a result of inaccurate injection of the toxin, which is one of many reasons, according to a prominent plastic surgeon, why it is important to choose a board-certified physician with appropriate training. “People may think that the procedure is only a simple injection and not realize that it requires an in-depth knowledge of the facial muscles and the relationship of these muscles to normal facial movement.” A skilled aesthetic plastic surgeon will use Botulinum toxin to enhance a person’s appearance, not create an unnatural or ‘mask-like’ quality to the face.”

Injecting Botulinum toxin is a science, but it is also an art. Your results will vary greatly, depending on your injector, and if you are careless in choosing an injector you may not only be temporarily stuck with a frozen forehead but also with droopy eyelids or overly-elevated eyebrows. You owe it to yourself to find a highly-qualified injector operating out of an accredited medical facility. Do your homework and you will get the most from this powerful anti-aging treatment.

Silicone-gel breast implants: What’s the fuss about?

If you’re considering breast implants, to know that they’re popular is not enough. Breast augmentation is surgery and implants take up permanent residence in your body. You are probably asking, “What was so wrong with silicone-gel implants in the first place that they were taken off the market for years?” In a recent live interview, the Huffington Post got together prominent plastic surgeons to answer these questions:

Why were silicone-gel breast implants taken off the market?

The FDA banned the use of these devices in cosmetic procedures in 1992 after complaints that the devices ruptured. At that time there were concerns that once released in the body, the implant material could lead to health problems, including connective-tissue diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Plastic surgeons did not believe this to be true, but manufacturers at the time had no long-term data at this point, so they agreed to the ban to collect more information. During the ban, silicone implants continued to be used for breast reconstruction.

Why were they put back on the market?

The efforts of scientific studies made by 2,000 institutions exploring 1,200 data points showed that silicone-gel breast implants were not associated with breast cancer, autoimmune disease or any other systemic diseases.

Even though a scientific advisory committee recommended that the ban be lifted in 2003, the FDA recommended even more studies. One of the plastic surgeons interviewed, the President of ASAPS, said it’s unheard of that the ban would not have been lifted earlier based on the intensity of the studies completed. It was not until 2006, after three more years of studies, that the FDA decreed these implants “safe and effective.” According to the ASAPS President, “No implantable device on the planet has been more thoroughly studied than silicone gel implants.”

Why are silicone-gel breast implants so popular?

A California plastic surgeon and Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA puts it well: “Nothing in the body is filled with water (like a saline implant) but the bladder. Water is not compressible. We want a breast implant that is soft and compressible like silicone. Women like it because it looks better, feels better and lasts longer.”

What are the dangers of silicone breast implants?

Silicone-gel breast implants were not banned because things went wrong but because, at the time, there weren’t scientific studies to refute claims that were made. The concern in the early 1990s was that these implants could make you systemically ill, i.e., cause disease. Now we have studies that show that neither silicone nor saline implants cause disease.

However, both these implants can have local complications. The most common local complications associated with both are capsular contracture (hardening), reoperation, implant removal and rupture or implant deflation.

Is there a higher complication rate with silicone than saline?

Studies since 2006 show an equal complication rate between saline and silicone. With saline implants, you can tell immediately if there is deflation. When it ruptures it deflates and the saline is absorbed by the body. With silicone implants, you sometimes need additional tests.

Saline implants are more prone to rippling and can sometimes be seen through the skin, but an advantage is that they can be made larger. A California plastic surgeon told the Wall Street Journal he is more likely to use saline implants in very young women who may change their minds about augmentation; saline implants require a much smaller incision, meaning less scarring. The shell of the implant is inserted and only then is it filled with saline. Removing it is also easier.

On the other hand, the new silicone-gel breast implants have the virtue of being so firm that if you cut one of these in half and squeeze it, the silicone protrudes from the open end, but when you release the pressure, it goes right back in. This ability to retain its integrity takes away the concerns, to a large degree, that in the event of rupture, there may be free silicone in the body. Additionally, breast implants create a pocket or capsule once implanted into the body, which prevents it from moving or sliding out, even in case of rupture.

Why do studies show that 20 percent of patients need their silicone gel breast implants removed after 10 years?

Both doctors interviewed agreed that this removal rate is not due to implant failure, i.e., a broken implant. Most reoperations are because women want to change their breast size, have breasts that droop, or chose an implant that is too large. In other words, the reoperation rate is due to the way patients and surgeons select and use implants, rather than implant failure. Another consideration is that not every doctor performing breast augmentation is a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon; poor surgery will certainly lead to reoperation. Both doctors interviewed and ASAPS are committed to reducing reoperation rates in breast augmentation.

 So, what’s the fuss about?

According to a Santa Monica plastic surgeon the fuss about silicone breast implants is because breast augmentation is politically and sociologically loaded and makes great fodder for news stories. For lawyers, it became their new ‘asbestos’ and for feminists breast implants became a symbol for bad values. Though Pamela Anderson is a poster child for breast implants, most patients are young women with underdeveloped breasts who feel inadequate or women with deflated breasts following pregnancy who just want a ‘natural look.’