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Top Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

By Dr. Charles J. Galanis

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

At Galanis Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures to help you feel good about your body and give your self esteem a powerful boost. We also provide several non-surgical treatments with quick recovery time for those who are not ready to commit to surgery.

No matter which of the many surgical procedures you need to enhance your appearance, we can provide it. If you want to combat the effects of aging or enhance a certain feature of your body, you can count on us to make your dream a reality.  Let’s find out about the benefits of plastic surgery and a few of the most popular and common plastic surgery procedures.

VASER Liposuction

VASER liposuction is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted fat cells from areas such as your stomach, hips, and underside of the arms. VASER is the abbreviation for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance.

We will use ultrasound waves to destroy and liquefy excess fat cells. This makes it easier to extract them through a cannula. This high-def liposuction is much safer than traditional liposuction as it causes less damage to nearby soft tissue. Since this treatment is minimally-invasive, you can return to work 2-3 days after the procedure.

Unlike traditional liposuction, VASER liposuction can also get rid of cellulite. It is important to note that VASER liposuction is not a weight-loss alternative. It removes stubborn fat cells but offers the best results when combined with regular exercise and a balanced diet.

Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a customized cosmetic procedure designed by plastic surgeons to address post-pregnancy changes in a woman’s body. It typically combines various surgeries such as breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and sometimes facial rejuvenation.

Your plastic surgeon can target areas affected by pregnancy and childbirth, as a mommy makeover aims to restore pre-pregnancy contours, improve self-confidence, and rejuvenate overall appearance. The body contouring procedures are tailored to individual needs and may be performed in one session or staged over multiple sessions.

Patients undergo thorough consultations to discuss goals, expectations, and treatment options, ensuring a personalized approach to achieve desired results. Here are a few of the possible cosmetic surgeries that you could incorporate into your mommy makeover case.

Plastic Surgery Cosmetic ProceduresTummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure where the cosmetic surgeon removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen while tightening the abdominal muscles. It’s often considered by patients who have loose or sagging abdominal skin due to weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or aging.

During this cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, an incision is made along the lower abdomen, excess skin and fat are excised, and the abdominal muscles are tightened. The remaining skin is then repositioned and sutured for a smoother, firmer abdominal contour.

Tummy tucks can help achieve a flatter, more toned abdomen and improve overall body proportions for a more youthful appearance.

Breast Enhancement

Your breasts take a toll during and after pregnancy. As your body changes to accommodate your growing baby, so do your breasts. We offer reconstructive surgery and breast enhancement procedures and to help you feel good about your body again.

Breast Augmentation

Many mothers experience a decrease in their breast size after they breastfeed their babies. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure aimed at enhancing the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. It involves the insertion of breast implants beneath the breast tissue or chest muscle to achieve desired volume and contour.

The procedure is commonly wanted by women looking to increase breast size, restore breast volume lost due to pregnancy or weight loss, or improve breast symmetry.

Through careful consideration of factors like implant type, size, and placement, along with individual goals and anatomy, breast augmentation can help achieve natural-looking results that enhance overall body proportions and boost self-confidence.

Breast Lift

Unfortunately, it is natural for your breasts to sag after pregnancy and breastfeeding. While a breast augmentation aims at increasing the size of your breasts, a breast lift targets sagging breasts. You can combine a breast lift and breast augmentation to lift and increase the size of your breasts.

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to elevate and reshape sagging breasts, restoring a more youthful and perky appearance. During the procedure, excess skin is removed, and breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to improve firmness and contour. The nipple and areola may also be repositioned for a more aesthetically pleasing result.

Breast Reduction

While many women’s breasts get smaller during pregnancy and breastfeeding, some women experience the opposite effect. Your breasts may have gotten bigger after your pregnancy, making you feel uncomfortable and even lead to back pain. You can address this problem with a breast reduction procedure.

Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, aims to alleviate physical discomfort such as back pain, neck pain, and skin irritation caused by large breasts. The surgery also aims to improve breast shape and symmetry, enhancing overall proportions and quality of life.

Traditional Liposuction

You may be having a hard time slimming down after your pregnancy. This is normal for mothers. Thankfully, we offer liposuction to effectively remove fat from your abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and arms. If you are struggling with stubborn fat deposits, liposuction may be the perfect solution.

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at removing excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body to improve contours and proportions. It involves the insertion of a thin tube, called a cannula, through small incisions in the skin.

The cannula is used to suction out fat cells, sculpting the treated area to achieve a slimmer, more defined appearance.

Brazilian Butt Lift

If your buttocks have become smaller or not as firm, you can transfer fat from your abdomen to your buttocks. A Brazilian butt lift can restore your perky buttocks once again.

A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the shape and size of the buttocks through fat transfer. It involves liposuction to remove excess fat from areas like the abdomen, flanks, or thighs, which is then purified and injected into the buttocks to achieve a fuller, more rounded appearance with improved contours and projection.

Facial Plastic Surgeries

Facial Cosmetic Surgery ProceduresFacelift

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure aimed at rejuvenating the face by reducing visible signs of aging. It involves lifting and tightening sagging facial tissues, smoothing wrinkles, and eliminating excess skin to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

The surgery can address loose skin, jowls, deep creases, and other age-related changes, restoring a firmer and more defined facial contour.


Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at rejuvenating the appearance of the eyelids. An eyelid lift involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids to correct drooping, puffiness, and wrinkles.

The surgery can help achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance around the eyes, enhancing overall facial aesthetics.


Rhinoplasty, commonly known as nose surgery or a nose job, is a surgical procedure where cosmetic surgeons reshape the nose for cosmetic or functional purposes. It involves altering the bone, cartilage, and skin of the nose to improve its appearance or correct structural issues such as breathing difficulties or nasal deformities.

Rhinoplasty can enhance facial harmony and boost self-confidence by achieving a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing nose.


We know that it is impossible to stop the clock on aging. However, we can slow it down with non-surgical anti-aging treatments, such as Sculptra. Sculptra is an injectable treatment that stimulates the production of collagen. This tightens your skin and smooths out the surface.

Sculptra is made of lactic acid, a chemical your body typically produces after exercise. When used as an injectable, it stimulates collagen production and restores elasticity and volume to your skin, making you look young again. Speak to us about Sculptra and how it can benefit you.

Dermal & Facial Fillers

Much like Sculptra, dermal fillers combat the effects of aging. Dermal fillers or facial fillers are injectable, non surgical options that restore volume loss and reduce the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles.

There are many different kinds of dermal filler brands that are made up of different ingredients. However, most of them aim to treat aging skin by stimulating collagen production. The results usually aren’t permanent and may require touch-up sessions every few months.

Depending on the brand, the results may not be immediate. You will continue to see improvements as your body produces more collagen.

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery You Can Trust

If you are pursuing cosmetic surgery, Galanis Plastic Surgery offers a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Galanis caters to everyone’s needs and preferences. There is something for everyone.

Whether you want to get rid of stubborn fat or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, you can count on us. Contact us today to find out more about our cosmetic procedures in Beverly Hills, CA.



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