Entries by Dr. Bucko

Is It Safe to Combine Plastic Surgery Procedures Into One Operation?

Have you been considering plastic surgery to enhance your appearance and self-confidence? Perhaps you have researched two or more cosmetic procedures and wonder if it is safe to combine multiple procedures into one operation. In general, healthy individuals who work with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Dennis Bucko or Dr. Brad Mozaffari can safely…

Latest Plastic Surgery Trends and Statistics from ASPS

Interest in plastic surgery continues to grow. Americans spent more than $16.5 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2018, according to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The statistics also reveal that nearly a quarter million more cosmetic procedures were performed in 2018 than the previous year. So what were the…

Timing Body Contouring After Weight Loss

Losing a large amount of weight, either through bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, is a significant achievement. Unfortunately, many people struggle with noticeable excess skin that hangs off the body and cannot conform to the body’s smaller shape. If you can relate to this, you may be a candidate for post-weight-loss body contouring. Procedures…

The Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

It is well known that tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can have a tremendous impact on the appearance of your abdomen. Loose, excess skin and stubborn fat are removed and the underlying muscles are tightened, revealing a flatter and firmer contour. But you may be surprised to learn that the cosmetic procedure can also improve certain health…

Benefits of a Drainless Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck continues to be one of the most frequently requested body contouring procedures for a flatter and firmer abdomen. However, not all tummy tucks are performed using the same technique. For many patients, a drainless tummy tuck can offer a number of advantages over the traditional technique that involves the placement of drains during…

How Long Will the Results of My Breast Lift Last?

Breast lift is a highly sought-after plastic surgery procedure among women who want to restore the perky and firm-looking breasts they have lost over time, after pregnancy and breastfeeding, or weight loss. Over time and due to changes in breast size, the ligaments that hold the breast on the chest loosen, and the skin stretches,…

Making Major Decisions about Breast Augmentation

When it comes to planning your breast augmentation surgery, there are several important decisions you need to make. As the patient, you have the final say as to what looks best on your body and what makes you feel the most confident. A board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Dennis Bucko or Dr. Brad Mozaffari will…

Comparing Liposuction and CoolSculpting in San Diego

Liposuction has long been considered the gold standard in fat removal. In fact, it continues to be the most popular body contouring procedure, according to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. But the organization has also found that non-surgical alternatives for fat removal have been steadily on the rise. CoolSculpting is…

Can Eyelid Surgery Change My Eyes?

Are you interested in the rejuvenating effects of eyelid surgery but curious whether the procedure will change your eyes? According to eyelid surgeon Dennis Bucko, eyelid surgery does change your eyes — but perhaps not in the ways you imagine. Read on as Dr. Bucko explains what he means in more detail.