Autologous Fat Grafting is Effective Way to Enhance Flat Buttocks

In recent years, more and more women are expressing a desire to have a more youthful, enhanced buttock as well as a curvier body profile. Autologous fat grafting to the buttocks, also known as a Brazilian Buttock Lift, can help women alter the size of their bottom and give it an attractive lift.

At Avosant Beverly Hills, double-board certified Dr. Daniel Golshani performs a Buttock Lift by utilizing the micro fat grafting technique. Unwanted, excess fat from other parts of the patient’s body including the lower back, hips, thighs, waist, and abdomen is gently removed via liposuction and after being harvested and prepared, the pure fat is carefully injected into the buttocks using a special procedure called the Coleman technique. The result with the fat grafting surgical procedure is a more lifted, fuller look to the gluteal area. In addition, the shape of the body is improved as this surgical method augments a liposculpture procedure to add or enhance curves and create a more sensuous and prominent profile.

Autologous buttock augmentation to the gluteal area is a safe and effective way to enhance flat buttocks and improve the contour of the body. There are many benefits to this surgical procedure over buttock implants. Implants are considered foreign material while micro fat grafting uses the patient’s own adipose fat cells as a natural filler. Therefore, there is a lower complication rate and there is no chance of an allergic reaction or body’s rejection of the fat. Implants in the gluteal area, on the other hand, have a risk of infection, may shift or easily rupture.

Breast Reduction Improves Quality of Life


Recent medical study shows Breast Reduction Surgery to decrease pain and significantly improve the quality of life.

Large, heavy breasts can cause much physical and psychological pain to women of all backgrounds and ages. Excessive breast size can literally weigh a woman down and throw off her center of gravity and the alignment of her spine. The result is a large array of health problems including chronic back, neck and shoulder pain, strained and overworked muscles, headaches, skin rashes, sagging breasts and stretch marks as well as low self-esteem and dissatisfaction with overall body image. Studies have also shown that women living with this type of physical pain compare their symptoms to other medical conditions with chronic pain such as arthritis, joint pain and low back pain.

Many women who suffer from these physical and emotional problems seek a breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty. This common surgical procedure can not only create a natural breast shape that is firmer and more proportionate to the body, but also improve the overall quality of a woman’s life. A recent medical study conducted by the Department of Plastic Surgery at Helsinki University Central Hospital found that reduction mammaplasty resulted “in significant improvement in the quality of life and a decrease in pain and breast-associated symptoms.”

In the study, 82 female patients suffering from symptomatic breast hypertrophy, were examined and surveyed to access the effectiveness of surgery to reduce breast size. By alleviating the physical symptoms caused by full, heavy breasts, this procedure not only provided great relief of pain but also significantly relieved or eliminated a large variety of debilitating physical symptoms such as shortness of breath, skin irritation and poor posture. The study also cites that “the effect of intervention of reduction mammaplasty was comparable to that of hip and more than knee total joint replacement.”

As evidenced by this scientific medical study as well as numerous other ones, the benefits of breast reductions are extremely positive. To better understand the benefits associated to this surgery and how it can change your life, please visit or call our Beverly Hills office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Doctor Daniel Golshani.

Source: Saariniemi, K., Keranen, U., Salminen-Peltola, P., Kuokkanen, H. (2007) Reduction mammaplasty is effective treatment according to two quality of life instruments. Journal of Plastic, Reconstrutive and Aesthetic Surgery, 61(12), 1472-1478.

Breast Revision Corrects Complications and Unsatisfactory Results

Breast augmentation has become one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed on patients today. However, in some cases, women who have undergone this cosmetic surgery desire a breast revision (revision mammaplasty) due to dissatisfaction with results or to correct complications from a previous breast augmentation procedure. Cosmetic reasons for this secondary breast procedure include replacing current implants because of improper size, unanticipated shape, asymmetry and/or rippling and wrinkling of the actual implant that can be felt or seen through the skin. In some cases, women may just want to exchange their present, outdated implants for cohesive silicone gel or saline ones.

There are several reasons a women may require a secondary revision. Over time, breast implants may begin to deflate, leak or rupture. They may get infected, excessively firm, shift into another position and/or become increasingly uncomfortable. Other implant complications include retracted nipples, synmastia (both implants begin to form one implant) and capsular contracture (thickening or tightening of the scar surrounding the implant resulting in an unnatural breast shape).

A breast revision surgery utilizes a variety of surgical techniques to correct unsatisfactory breast augmentation and create a more satisfying, natural breast appearance. These techniques include replacing the implant size or style, changing the position of the implant from over to under the pectoral muscle or vice versa, capsulectomy or capsulotomy (removing excess scar tissue), performing a breast lift (mastopexy) or removing the implants.

Compared to the initial breast augmentation surgery, revision mammaplasty can be far more complex and difficult. Therefore, it is especially important to choose a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with significant experience in the area of breast surgery. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and the American Board of Surgery (ABS), Dr. Daniel Golshani has extensive experience and specializes in breast revision. To learn more about this secondary breast surgical procedure, it is best to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Golshani in Beverly Hills.

A New Year…A New You! Transform and restore your body with a highly specialized Mommy Makeover.

Though motherhood can be a wonderful, life-changing experience, it can also leave you with a changed body. Pregnancy, childbirth and nursing can leave many women with numerous stretch marks and sagging breasts. Some mothers may go from a full C-cup to a deflated A-Cup. Others may exercise and go on a post-pregnancy diet only to find that their once taut stomach is still sagging and the extra abdominal skin just won’t go away! Unfortunately, these changes may be permanent as genetics and age can determine how a woman’s body is affected by pregnancy and how it recovers. Some women may find it easy to get their pre-pregnancy body back while others may struggle, begin to feel undesirable and frustrated, and ultimately give-up!

If you’ve experienced this in your life and have the desire to get back your youthful figure, a Mommy Makeover may be perfect for you. This specialized surgical procedure combines several breast and body surgeries into one personalized procedure and may include a breast augmentation (mammaplasty), breast lift (mastopexy), breast reduction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), autologous micro-fat grafting, and liposuction. A Mommy Makeover reverses the impact of pregnancy, childbearing and age on your body by improving the size and shape of breasts. It also helps to remove fat from specific areas of the body such as the hips and thighs as well as any excessive skin on the abdomen. This special makeover is based on your unique needs and can transform your body back to the way it used to look or even better. This year, give yourself a self-esteem boost and a ton of confidence by rejuvenating your figure with fuller breasts, a flatter stomach and a transformed body. To find out more about a Mommy Makeover, schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Golshani at our Beverly Hills office today!

Increase Your Self-Esteem With Laser Hair Removal

According to the New World Encyclopedia, self-esteem or self-worth refers to a person’s subjective appraisal of himself or herself as intrinsically positive or negative. Self esteem can be specifically attributed to many different dimensions of one’s view of themselves, whether its beauty or one’s view of their worth as a human being. Living in an era where the value of one’s appearance is paramount can create a complex in large groups of individuals as to what is beautiful and acceptable. Lets face it, for any man or woman, comparing themselves to the model on the cover of Vogue is entirely unattainable. Each one has a perfect figure, perfect skin, beauty that is breath-taking, and absolutely no visible hair in any unwanted areas. Unfortunately, what is not present is a warning label that reads “these photos have been professionally altered; what you see is not real!” Therefore we grow up and constantly grovel about the imperfections that we see in ourselves and others. Honestly, how many people can say they have not personally commented negatively on some woman’s mustache or a man’s ‘ware-wolf-like’ appearance?

Many people constantly seek ways to remove this unwanted and embarrassing hair through methods such as cream depilatories, waxing, threading, shaving and electrolysis, which don’t always give the desired results and can often leave the skin red, bumpy, and irritated. However, laser hair removal effectively rids the skin of ghastly ingrown hairs and creates a smoother, softer appearance. Laser hair removal is the fastest growing and most popular means of ridding unwanted body hair and proves to be extremely effective for most skin types. It is an easy and virtually pain-free way for men and women alike to permanently reduce hair in these sometimes terribly embarrassing areas resulting in a better self image and overall quality of life. In this economic climate, many worry about cost of procedures like laser hair removal as compared to other more painful and less effective treatments which require routine maintenance. However, in the long run, you will actually be saving money as well as time. At Avosant Beverly Hills, we offer the most competetive and best prices in town. With our knowledgeable staff and expert nurse, we will be sure to get you going in the right direction to achieve the most satisfactory results. On average, people only need 6 to 8 treatments, as compared to monthly maintenance with other forms of depilation, giving you a lifetime of results. In a society where perfection can be extremely costly and entirely unattainable, a simple procedure like laser hair removal creates a positive self image that is ultimately priceless.

Source: “Self-esteem.” New World Encyclopedia. 4 Apr 2008, 01:03 UTC. 18 Jan 2010, 05:18

Tennis Star, Simona Halep, Drastically Improved Game After Breast Reduction

A Romanian professional tennis star, Simona Halep, unfortunately suffered from heavy breasts – 34DD to be exact. As expected, she suffered from problems as a result of her large breasts, except her problems were experienced on the tennis court.

By having large breasts, Simona was physically unable to seamlessly take certain shots, leading to mistakes and diminished reaction time – effectively pitting her with a disadvantage to other highly competitive players.

The article mentions how the University of Portsmouth found that one in five women did not participate in physical activity solely because of their breasts. The study found that the main reasons why are because it was too hard to find the right sports bra and because of excessive breast movement.

However, by opting to undergo a breast reduction, Simona has since climbed from around number 250 in the world to the 3rd spot; an incredible jump in rankings largely in part because of her decision to reduce the size of her breasts to a 34C when she was 17 years old.

Simona had placed very poorly in the 2008 French Open, leaving many spectators to wonder what had happened. Before surgery, she mentioned, “It’s the weight that troubles me. My ability to react quickly, my breasts make me uncomfortable when I play.”

She returned in 2014 – with smaller breasts – and made it all the way to the finals where she was unable to secure the victory over Maria Sharapova. She did, however, secure a 3rd place world ranking for her incredible performance this year.

Her unique case serves as a testimony to the many benefits a breast reduction can offer to those who are suffering from pain of any sort – whether related to sports or not. Nobody should ever compromise their own health simply because of the breasts they were born with.

Should I Have Breast Reduction Surgery?

The first question that patients interested in breast reduction ask is, “Am I a good candidate for surgery”? To answer this question, I ask that all patients consider the following:

  • Have they always felt that their breasts are too large for their body?
  • Do they feel like their breasts are too heavy?
  • Do they feel like their nipples point downward?
  • Are their breasts symmetric or is 1 breast larger than the other?
  • Do they have back, neck, or shoulder pain?
  • Are there certain activities that they avoid because of the size and weight of their breasts?

All of my patients who are good candidates for breast reduction clearly answer “Yes” to most of the questions listed above. The first step in fulfiling their goal of feeling more comfortable and self-confident about their breast size, is to schedule a consultation. During the consultation, I ask about each patient’s desired breast size as well as whether they have other concerns about their breasts that they would like addressed. The preliminary consultation is essential because it enables me to understand the expectations of my patients so that we can establish real goals and begin to plan out an ideal surgical experience so that those goals are effectively reached. Patients who undergo breast reduction consistently state that it changes their lives and gives them physical freedom and comfort that they gladly welcome.

Low Risk of Infection after Breast Reduction Surgery

Are you considering breast reduction surgery but are fearful of the possibility of developing an infection? Don’t be too worried, because others are wondering the same question and the outlook is good. It’s always a plus when you head into any surgery with a positive outlook. You would be amazed at the difference it can make. The goal of this article is to help you become as mentally prepared as possible for a procedure that is rapidly growing as women begin to see the real benefits it can offer!

Board-Certified Breast Reduction Surgeon Answers

You may have performed tons of Google searches by now trying to find an answer in order to become comfortable with your decision. This is a common phase that many patients experience and it’s an important barrier to overcome in order to get the results you are seeking.

Dr. Golshani offers his expertise on the subject matter: “Infection with breast reduction is extremely rare. Causes could be poor blood supply to the tissues such as in a patient who refuses to quit smoking, more than 1500gram reduction per each breast, poor surgical technique, and poor patient compliance with the surgeon’s recommendations after surgery. Wound dehiscence can result in incisional infections which are also rare and mostly resolve with oral antibiotics and post-op wound hygiene.”

Are You Over 50?

In short, you should not be worried about developing an infection after receiving a breast reduction as your chances are very low and are often the result of ignoring a surgeon’s post-op procedures in order to recover quickly and efficiently.

However, researchers from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons have found that women aged 50 are 2.7 times more likely to develop an infection compared to those under 40. The article noted that those aged 40-50 showed a “non-significant trend” toward an increased risk of infection.

Common Problems Experienced After Breast Reduction Surgery

Both men and women elect to have breast reduction surgery. A condition called gynecomastia causes men to develop breasts that resemble a woman’s. Women may choose to have breast reduction surgery to alleviate discomfort and back injuries caused by the excess weight carried or to create a breast size proportionate to their body.

Breast reduction surgery is complex, even more so than breast augmentation. Unlike it’s outpatient care counterpart, breast reduction surgery usually means an overnight stay in the hospital and will require general anesthesia. The complexities of breast reduction stem from the required three incisions: one around the areola, a second vertical line extending down from the areola and the third along the lower contour of the breast. It takes an experienced surgeon to perform a breast reduction.

The surgeon will remove breast tissue, fat and skin, and will reposition the areola. In most cases, the surgeon will try to keep the nipple attached, especially if, as a female, you have not yet finished having babies. In some cases, the nipple will have to be detached in order to put it in the desired location. This is why it takes a skilled breast reduction surgeon with deft hands to perform. The process is mathematical as much as it is artistic.

Common Problems After Breast Reduction

The most common problems patients experience after a breast reduction surgery are the potential side effects resulting from the trauma of the surgery on the body:

  • Infection – fever and other signs of infection are representative of your body’s inability to respond to the trauma that was caused.
  • Scarring – usually denoted by painful red areas that subside and fade over time.
  • Breastfeeding issues – if the breast reduction is performed while you are pregnant, then complications with breastfeeding may arise. This is why it’s recommended to wait until the child is born.
  • Loss of shape – preserving the curve underneath the breast and maintaining its shape creates a good aesthetic. Loss of shape may happen if a surgeon is not careful enough.
  • Loss of sensation in the nipples – there’s always a chance that loss of sensation in the nipples will occur, but is only temporary.

Careful choice in selecting the best surgeon for your needs will set yourself up for the best possible outcome for the surgery: a board-certified plastic surgeon is a good starting point. With that in mind and implemented into the surgical plan, the external surgical risks are lessened and the post-op results are up to your mind and body. Believing in the power of your body to heal is more than half the battle.

Common Myths Surrounding Liposuction

Liposuction is a popular procedure of removing excess fat from various body areas. Despite the prevalence of liposuction, there are a number of myths surrounding this type of plastic surgery.

Myth 1: Liposuction is a women’s procedure

This opinion is totally wrong. Liposuction doesn’t have a gender; this procedure can help both women and men to get rid of some bulges and bumps, which can’t be treated any other way.

Myth 2: Liposuction is meant for dramatic weight reduction

This is another popular myth. In reality, liposuction is created for people who are close to their ideal weight and who can’t get rid of some problematic zones through diets and exercise. Five to fifteen excessive pounds are a great weight loss range for this procedure.

Myth 3: Liposuction is able to remove all of my cellulite

There is only a part of truth in this myth. Liposuction can help decrease the appearance of cellulite but it will never be able to remove it. It is important to remember that the main cause of cellulite is not excessive weight and that is why reduction of some fat areas will not be able to fight over cellulite.

Myth 4: Liposuction will remove excessive fat problems forever

Liposuction is a treatment but not a miracle. Unfortunately, liposuction is not able to keep you in the same shape forever. In order to prevent your problem zones from returning you need to practice a healthy lifestyle consisting of a balanced nutritional diet and exercise.

Myth 5: Liposuction is followed by a long rehabilitation

It was true in the past but, nowadays, new technologies allow the liposuction procedure to provide an incredibly fast recovery. In most cases, patients are able to return to work in 2 – 3 days.