Insights from Michael Alexander Giuffrida, MD

facelift in Venice CA
Facelift or Fillers? What’s Right for You

The choice between a facelift or dermal fillers is a tricky one, and the best way to ultimately make the decision is to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon. The right plastic surgeon can help you assess the areas of your face that you’re most concerned about and figure out a treatment plan that makes…

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Breast Implants: Exploring Your Options

Breast implants in Santa Monica are the most popular plastic surgery for women. They have slowly risen in popularity over the last few decades as implants have become more natural looking. There have been some changes to breast augmentation procedures over the last several years, but the two main standards for breast implants are still…

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Top 5 Things to Look for in a Venice Plastic Surgeon

If you’re considering plastic surgery in Venice Beach, know that the most important decision you will make is who you choose as your doctor. The right doctor can help ensure that you are not only happy with your results but also with your level of care and your personal comfort. When choosing your Venice plastic…

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VASER lipo in Los Angeles
Getting VASER Lipo in Los Angeles

In Venice Beach and Santa Monica, liposuction is among the most popular cosmetic procedures. Liposuction is a great choice for people who have a little bit of trouble fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise alone. Lipo has come a long way over the last few decades, and there are now a number…

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Venice Plastic Surgery Top Trends

Over the first few months of opening my Venice Beach practice, I’ve noticed that the trends in plastic surgery around here are basically on par with the rest of the nation. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, plastic surgery increased 3% in 2014 from the year prior, and most of those procedures were…

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Skin Treatments are Great for Men and Women

In my practice I come across a lot of men who are very interested in cosmetic skin treatments, but they have this sinking feeling that skin treatments are just for women. They worry that their results will look unnatural and make them feel emasculated. We all have images in our mind of botched facelifts, but…

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When is the Best Time to Get Your Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeover surgery is on the rise. The procedure, which is actually a combination of a few different procedures, has grown in popularity steadily over the last 10 years. It seems that women are coming to feel that getting their bodies back after pregnancy is something that they deserve, if it’s what they want. For…

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Post Plastic Surgery Tips You May Not Have Thought Of

If you’re thinking about plastic surgery in Venice Beach, you’re probably focused on the results. You’re excited to have your body back the way it once was or to achieve results you’ve never had before. But before you can get to that point, you’ll need to go through the recovery process. Recovery times vary from…

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When is Liposuction a Good Idea?

If you’ve thought about getting liposuction in Santa Monica, you’re probably wondering whether the procedure makes sense for you. For a lot of people, liposuction can be an extremely gratifying experience that helps them get rid of those last few pounds that have stopped responding to diet and exercise. However, many people make the mistake…

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Advantages of VASER Liposuction

At my Venice plastic surgery practice, I specialize in an innovative treatment called VASER liposuction. VASER lipo has a lot of great advantages over other forms of tumescent liposuction, and I’m a big believer in its lasting and customizable results. In my opinion, VASER lipo provides results that simply can’t be matched by other body…

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