Dr. Abergel has been a leading cosmetic surgeon for the past 15 years. Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, American Board of Laser Surgery and the American Board of Dermatology, he has published over 100 papers and is currently teaching cosmetic and laser techniques as a Clinical Professor at the USC School of Medicine. His patented, micro-instruments initiated the less invasive techniques used today. In addition, Dr. Abergel is a dedicated and caring surgeon who listens to goals of his patients and creates the natural results they desire.Where Is the Surgery Performed?
Procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art, California licensed surgery center, adjacent to St. John's Hospital, where Dr. Abergel has privileges. You will then recover in the comfort of your own home.Is Local or General Anesthesia Used?
Most procedures can be performed under local anesthesia with or without a light sedation given by our physician anesthesiologist. We are able to accommodate the patient's individual requests to provide their desired level of comfort.Can I Drive Myself Home?
When a local anesthesia is used you will be able to drive yourself home that day. If you select a light sedation, someone will need to bring you to and from the office, as you will not be able to drive for 24 hours after the procedure.How long is the recovery?
Recovery for most procedures requires only a weekends rest. After the weekend, you can resume your normal activity and after a week return to your exercise program.Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Surgery?
When the surgery is performed for medical reasons, such as excessive hooding of the upper eyelids, impaired vision, and breast reduction, insurance may cover part of the cost of the procedure. We will assist you in checking with your insurance carrier.Are the Results Permanent?
Most procedures, including laser eyelid surgery, lip augmentation, and liposculpture offer permanent results. Other procedures that slow the effects of aging may be repeated after a number of years. The overall benefits of cosmetic surgery are long lasting when you follow a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and proper diet.Do Many Men Undergo Cosmetic Surgery?
Both men and women want an image that goes along with a healthy lifestyle but cosmetic surgery has become increasingly more attractive to men. Due to Dr. Abergel's less invasive methods, there are no surgical marks to be covered with make-up and men can quickly return to work due to the short recovery time. Liposculpture is especially successful for areas specific to men such love handles, stomach, chin, and chest.What Is the Most Popular Procedure Among Celebrities?
As the award show season begins, plump, sensual lips are in more demand than ever by celebrities. Also very popular with celebrities are BOTOX Cosmetic and Restylane injections, liposculpture, and laser eyelid surgery for the removal of bags.What Are the Latest Developments in Liposculpture?
Dr. Abergel has a revolutionary technique called Short-Wave Diathermy which uses electro magnetic energy to raise the temperature of the fat without even touching the skins surface.
New anesthesia techniques bring a greater level of comfort to the patient. Tumescent infiltration allows us to perform liposculpture under strictly local anesthesia. This technique is often useful for small areas, such as the chin, arms, or ankles. For larger areas, sedation is usually recommended for the comfort of the patient.
The new patient-friendly, streamlined instruments developed by Dr. Abergel, is an important part of our success both in liposculpture and in the reduction of cellulite. Small, slim, blunt instruments are less traumatic, reduce discomfort, and promote a more speedy recovery.What Can Be Done For Loose Hanging Skin Under the Chin?
While the only remedy to address this used to be a full face lift, now there is the Laser Mini-lift which will restore definition to the lower part of the face including the jaw-line and neck. This can be done with only 48 hours of recovery and one suture along the ear while still giving similar results as a face lift without the down time.What Does Dr. Abergel Recommend For Skin Maintenance?
Dr. Abergel has formulated a comprehensive skin care line designed for his patients. Dr. Abergel's Formula will improve skin tone so it is healthy, smooth, clear, firm, and vibrant looking. The products are highly effective and treat a wide range of conditions including acne, aged skin, photodamage, hyperpigmentation, and chronic dry skin.Does Laser Eyelid Surgery Remove Bags Under the Eyes?
Baggy eyelids are due to enlarged fat deposits under the skin. These deposits are inherited and unrelated to diet. Dr. Abergel's laser technique is extremely effective in removing bags and restoring the normal shape to your eyes. Unlike older surgical methods, with the laser there is no cut through the skin. Consequently, stitches are not necessary and scars are completely avoided. For upper lids, however, a crescent of skin is excised and sutures will be placed.
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