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Can Fat Return after you get Lipo?

Liposuction was one of the top five plastic surgery procedures of last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Their data reveals that 235,237 liposuction procedures were performed, which was a 6 percent increase over the previous year. That means that hundreds of thousands of patients enjoyed the noticeable improvement in body shape…

Why a Plastic Surgeon’s Credentials Matter

The process of selecting a plastic surgeon may seem lengthy and is sometimes challenging. A great way to focus on only the best surgeons is to look carefully at their credentials. Certain credentials help distinguish trustworthy plastic surgeons from the rest. Here, renowned San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Bucko reveals the credentials that matter…

Tummy Tuck vs. Lipo: What’s Better for a Flabby Stomach?

One of the chief complaints among Dr. Dennis Bucko’s San Diego cosmetic surgery patients is a flabby stomach. No matter how carefully someone eats or how much they exercise, it can be difficult to spot-tone, spot-reduce fat or tighten the skin of a soft or sagging abdomen. Factors like pregnancy, aging, genetics and weight fluctuation…

Breast Augmentation Secrets from Women Who’ve Had It

Breast augmentation is more popular than ever. A recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals that 290,467 women opted to have breast implants placed in 2016. If you’re facing your own breast augmentation surgery, who better to give you advice than women that have already had it? Here, San Diego cosmetic surgeon…

Common Questions about Breast Surgery and Nipples

Nipples are an important consideration in any breast surgery. Dr. Dennis Bucko, a trusted breast surgeon in San Diego, is often asked how breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift will change the nipples (if at all!). Here, Dr. Bucko has compiled the most common questions he receives about breast surgery and nipples.

Will a Breast Implant Lift My Breast?

As a trusted San Diego breast surgeon, Dr. Dennis Bucko fields a variety of questions and inquiries from potential candidates. A common concern among many is noticeable breast sagging and what can be done to correct it. Some women believe that placing breast implants can help to lift sagging breasts. Unfortunately, that is not entirely…

Can I Breastfeed after Breast Lift Surgery?

Contrary to what some may believe, not all breast lift patients are past their childbearing years and finished having babies. Some of Dr. Dennis Bucko’s breast lift patients are in their late 20s or 30s and plan to have children in the future. Questions involving how a breast lift might affect nursing are common. Dr….

When Can I Resume Exercise after Plastic Surgery?

Are you an active person that enjoys exercise and finds yourself frequently on-the-go? Do you anticipate having a hard time sitting still while you recover from your planned plastic surgery procedure? You’re not alone. Resuming exercise after plastic surgery is a topic frequently discussed with San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Bucko. Here, he shares…

Working Out to Tighten Loose Skin – Fact or Fiction?

One of the most common cosmetic concerns that San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Bucko hears from patients at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center is loose skin. He has encountered numerous men and women that have stretched-out, saggy skin as the result of losing excess weight or simply because of the effects of…

What to Wear after Tummy Tuck Surgery

Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery is a cosmetic body contouring procedure designed to reduce accumulated belly fat, repair weakened abdominal muscles and remove excess sagging skin. While not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, healthy eating, and appropriate medical advice, tummy tuck can address fat deposits and loose skin that…

The Truth about Sun Exposure

When you lie out in the sun because you want a little bit of color on your skin, have you ever thought about what is occurring in your skin as you are lying there?

Can Botox Fix a Gummy Smile?

Are you self-conscious of a “gummy smile” — meaning that too much gum tissue is revealed when you smile? Many people are bothered by what they feel is an excessive amount of gum tissue when the upper lip curls upward. Experts have found that any more than two millimeters of gum tissue showing is noticeable…

Comparing Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma

When used properly, Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma are both safe and effective dermal and sub-dermal fillers. Dr. Dennis Bucko of Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center offers both options as part of his non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. Here, he breaks down the similarities and differences between the products.

How to Prevent Bruising After Injectable Treatment

Many of Dr. Dennis Bucko’s patients want to know how they can prevent bruising from injectable treatment with Botox, Dysport and dermal fillers. The truth is, we cannot guarantee that our patients won’t bruise — anytime a needle penetrates the skin, there is a small chance of bruising. However, there are a few things that…

Can Men Get Neck Lifts?

Neck lift with Dr. Dennis Bucko of Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Center is a great option for anyone embarrassed by sagging skin or excess fat in the jawline and neck area. Though the majority of facial rejuvenation patients are female, neck lift is just as safe and effective for men as women. Here, Dr….

“When Do I Switch from Botox to Surgery for Droopy/Upper Eyelids?”

Dr. Dennis Bucko was recently asked to compare Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and other neurotoxins versus eyelid surgery to treat hooding or drooping upper eyelids. His patient wanted to know whether periodic Botox or other neurotoxin injections would provide sufficient rejuvenating results or if they should consider having eyelid surgery or brow lift. Since Dr. Bucko…

Ditch Your Double Chin: CoolSculpting Event

For years patients have been looking for a non-surgical treatment to eliminate their double chin, and contour their neck area. Even through diet and exercise excess fat under the chin can still be a problem. Join us for our Cool Event where Dr. Bucko will share the latest CoolSculpting applicator, the NEW CoolMini, which is…

ASPIRE Galderma Rewards

You’ve been asking for it, and it’s finally here. With ASPIRE, you can now earn rewards for your Dysport®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Sculptra® treatments. It’s easy to sign up and to manage your free account. You’ll even get a $20 treatment certificate, just for signing up! There’s no complicated paperwork to keep track of; just…

Subtle, Soft, Lip Enhancement with Restylane® Silk

You’re bothered by your lip lines or lack of volume in your lips, but you’re nervous that injections will leave you with an unnatural result. We hear it all the time- “I don’t want my lips to be too big.” Or, “I’m nervous I’ll end up with ‘duck lips’.” One thing we can guarantee when…

See a Slimmer You: CoolSculpting Event

Summer time in San Diego isn’t the only thing that has to be hot this year – you can be too! Cool off and slim down with the latest fat freezing technology, CoolSculpting. Feel fabulous this summer while enjoying the beach, the pool, or your tropical vacation. Join Dr. Bucko for our Cool Event where…