FDA Issues Warning to Beware of Bogus, Counterfeit Botox

The FDA has recently sent out a warning
on April 16, 2015 regarding a fake, counterfeit version of Botox circling around that eager consumers should be
aware of. The FDA has deemed these counterfeit versions as “unsafe and should not be used.”

How to Spot Counterfeit Botox

The real, actual Botox (100 units/vial) used by certified doctors is manufactured by Allergan, which has been
approved for use by the FDA. Counterfeit products can be spotted one of these 3 ways:

  • The counterfeit vial does not feature the lot number.
  • The counterfeit vial displays the active ingredient as “Botulinum Toxin Type A” instead of “OnabotulinumtoxinA”
  • The counterfeit outer carton does not have any entries next to the LOT: MFG: or EXP: notes.

The Seal of Approval – Board Certification

botox beverly hills Dr. Golshani is a double-board certified plastic surgeon that administers
Botox and other dermal fillers to his patients. Board certification is a seal of approval given by prestigious
accredited associations to top tier plastic surgeons.

You will not find fake, bogus, or counterfeit versions of any product – including Botox – in Dr. Golshani’s office.
If you are looking for trusted Botox treatment in Beverly Hills, then look no further
than Dr. Golshani.

Contact Dr. Golshani for a FREE Botox Consultation Today.

Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction

Your ability to produce sufficient milk following breast reduction surgery depends on a few factors including:

  • The type of surgery – implants or reduction
  • Technique used in surgery – location of incision
  • Damage to nerve ducts and pathways
  • Duration of time since surgery occurred

Understanding How Milk is Created in the Breasts

Milk is produced in the alveoli, or little sacs contained in the breast. When your baby is sucking, nerve endings in the nipple are stimulated, activating the release of two hormones prolactin and oxytocin: the first facilitates milk production, and the second causes your muscles to squeeze milk out of the breast (letdown). The milk then flows through the ducts, and when your baby is properly latched on the breast, he/she is able to compress it out of the ducts.

Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Overview

In general, breast reduction impairs a woman’s ability to nurse. The biggest impact on a woman’s milk supply occurs when the areola and nipple are severed. However, this does not necessarily mean that moving the areola and nipple, or scarring the outside of the areola, will sever the ducts and nerve pathways.

Breast surgery, in general, also impacts the amount of breast tissue and nerve supply to the breast, both of which are essential for producing and releasing milk. Fortunately, research shows that breast tissue can re-grow, connecting the severed milk ducts. The regeneration of damaged nerves and ducts depends on how much time has passed since the surgery; thus, the longer a woman waits to breastfeed after breast reduction, and the longer she nurses, the more likely she will be able to produce more milk, especially with subsequent children. Actually, research shows that a woman has better milk supply when the surgery occurred more than five years before her pregnancy.

Will you be able to breastfeed?

The least harmful breast reduction procedure is the inferior pedicle, since the areola and nipple are repositioned while remaining attached to the pedicle – a mound of tissue that contains connected milk ducts and nerves. But if the nipple had to be removed and placed on a reconstructed breast, the damage to breast tissue, nerves, and milk ducts may limit sensation in the nipples and reduce milk flow.

It is difficult to know the full impact of breast reduction until you start nursing your baby, and will probably need to seek guidance and support from a lactation expert or your breast reduction surgeon.

Brotox: More and More Men Getting Plastic Surgery

Today’s society values youth and beauty very highly, even for men. Over the last decade, there’s been a significant increase in men’s aesthetic surgeries, with the most common ones involving liposuction, nose jobs, eyelid surgery, male breast reduction, and hair transplants.

So, why are men interested in plastic surgery?

The reasons for seeking aesthetic surgery, including anti-aging and rejuvenating procedures, are different for every man. Men are secretive about their procedures and prefer those that are less obvious with well-scheduled healing times, such as Botox, which is a cost-effective, low-commitment option.

Upper and lower eyelid surgeries can be performed for cosmetic or practical reasons when you notice changes around your eyes, such as puffiness and drooping lids. If the changes affect your range of vision, or perhaps make you feel less attractive for your woman, you can consult a cosmetic surgeon for the necessary adjustments. You can also opt for a complete facelift if there are noticeable changes around the whole face, though it is not usually necessary.

Men also want plastic surgery to look physically appealing to their romantic partners and remain competitive in the job market. In a marketplace where looking younger, fit, and more masculine is imperative, aging men need to look better to increase their chances of scaling the corporate ladder.

4 Types of Men Who Seek Plastic Surgery

  • The male model: this man wants a jaw-line enhancement, pectoral implants, gluteal implants, and hi-def liposuction to show off abs.
  • The bodybuilder: this man wants similar procedures to the male model, though he wants to look more muscular. A bodybuilder wants big glutes, big chest, but muscularly defined.
  • The CEO or board member: this man is typically at the height of his career and feels young and confident, though he is not convinced that he looks the part. They want a few wrinkles to look trustworthy and sexually attractive, so they seek an eyelift, neck lift, liposuction, and jawline re-contouring, for the “Forbes Facelift’.
  • Athletic dad: this look does not reference any specific career. The middle-aged man just wants to look good and young in the family pictures, so he seeks liposuction, a small eyelift, and jawline re-contouring.

Plastic Surgery for Men Outlook

Cosmetic surgeons argue that it is much tougher to get men interested in altering their appearance since they are not as accustomed as women, who already experiment with makeup and hairstyling. So, when men choose to go ahead with a particular procedure, it is the duty of a good plastic surgeon to educate them of the available options, so they feel more comfortable with their decision.

Dr. Golshani provides board-certified plastic surgery for men and women at his office located in Beverly Hills. Contact him @ (310) 274-3481 for a free consultation.

Why Is There a Surge in Male Breast Reduction?

New figures indicate a record number of male breast reductions over the years (also referred to as gynecomastia), as the surge in demand outstrips that for all other cosmetic procedures, including women’s breast enlargement. In the last few years, overall male cosmetic procedures have increased by 21 percent, corrective surgeries for gynecomastia in men rose by 80 percent.

Possible Causes of the Rise in Breast Reduction for Men

Gynecomastia is the scientific name for what is commonly referred to as ‘man boobs’, a condition that affects thousands of men across the globe today. While surgeons have encountered the condition in many cases, it is rarely talked about. But increased media attention has enabled men to realize the positive results that can be achieved from breast reduction surgeries, increasing patient and consumer confidence.

Gynecomastia is caused by several medical conditions that cause a disruption of hormone levels – testosterone and estradiol, as well as certain medications, like anti-depressants, some cancer drugs, and heart and liver pills. But health experts argue that obesity and anabolic steroid use are the major causes for increasing cases of male mastectomy. Most men undergoing the procedure are between the ages of 25 and 34, followed by those aged 15 to 24.

The increasing awareness among men for their grooming needs, combined with common symptoms of breasts, such as tenderness around the nipples, discomfort, and embarrassment, has also led to the increase in male breast reduction procedures. There has also been a lot of pressure on men, especially between the ages of 15 and 35, to shape up. They want to have less prominence in their breast area as it affects their usual activities.

The Amount of Discomfort Involved

For instance, a teenager with large breasts is shy about taking off his shirt in the swimming pool or at the beach; a problem that also discourages him from taking up sports because he feels uncomfortable when undressing with team members in the locker room. Such patients are reluctant to report the problem to their parents, causing them to prolong their dilemma of inactivity in sports while inviting their peers to tease them.

It’s More Common Than You Think

All human beings have breast tissue, though some men’s breast tissue is more responsive to surges in estrogen hormone during puberty; hence, the high number of teenagers seeking male mastectomy procedures. Generally, male breast enlargement is a very common issue that many men experience, and some choose to fight it with dieting and exercise, while others look for an alternative way through surgery to remove the breast tissue.

Dr. Golshani is a board-certified male breast reduction surgeon in Beverly Hills.