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Dr. Bayati Recognized as 2018 OCMA Physician of Excellence and Orange Coast Magazine Top Doctor

Thanks to her wonderful patients and her peers in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Semira Bayati has been recognized as a 2018 Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) and as a Top Doctor in Orange Coast Magazine! Dr. Bayati is deeply grateful for these prestigious honors, particularly because they are bestowed upon physicians based on the opinions of their very own patients and colleagues. This is the second time that... Continue Reading

Helping Patients Achieve Their Goals

My patients come to me for a variety of reasons. Many of them have a desire to live a healthier life through diet and exercise. This patient's photo was from 5 years ago when she weighed 191 lbs. and was a size 16. Fast forward to this year where she now weighs 127 lbs and is a size 2! With this weight loss a tummy tuck, breast lift, and liposuction of the axillary rolls and... Continue Reading

Tips To Make Mommy Makeover Recovery Easier

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Since each mommy makeover is customized to meet the unique needs of the patient, every woman’s recovery will be slightly different. With multiple procedures involved, patients can expect the recovery process to be more extensive when compared to a single procedure; however, it will all depend on the types of treatment included as part of the mommy makeover. To make your recovery a bit easier, there are several steps our board-certified plastic surgeon typically recommends:... Continue Reading

Post-Pregnancy: What Is Diastasis Recti?

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Diastasis recti is a condition that can occur during childbirth or a C-section in which the abdominal muscles stretch and separate. Oftentimes, the stomach bulges due to diastasis recti, making the goal of attaining your pre-pregnancy figure nearly impossible with diet and exercise alone. In fact, some exercises that are typically thought to tone the abdomen could worsen the effects of diastasis recti. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure frequently performed to eliminate excess... Continue Reading

How Can I Reduce the Appearance of Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks most commonly appear on the abdomen, often as a result of pregnancy or weight gain. They develop when the connective fibers of the skin are stretched beyond its capacity and the body’s natural collagen production is disrupted. A common cosmetic concern among women, stretch marks can be treated in a number of different ways. With an abdominoplasty, frequently referred to as a tummy tuck, stretch marks can be eliminated by excising redundant skin... Continue Reading

Will My Partner Notice My Labiaplasty Scar?

One of the more commonly asked questions we receive regarding labiaplasty surgery involves the potential for scarring. As this procedure is occurring in an intimate place on the body, we want to ease your mind regarding this possibility. Scarring will vary from patient to patient, as each procedure is different for everyone. However, these marks should not be very noticeable from 6 to 12 months after the incisions were made. Depending on the technique that... Continue Reading

Can My Period Affect the Labiaplasty Healing Process?

Many patients often ask how their menstrual cycles might affect the healing process after a labiaplasty surgery. This is a great question and an important one to consider while preparing for this treatment. The simplest answer to this question is no, your menstrual cycle will not affect the healing process. However, there are a few factors you might want to keep in mind when scheduling your appointment and during your recovery. Scheduling your labiaplasty procedure... Continue Reading

Tummy Tuck Surgery and Pregnancy

Women who are considering tummy tuck surgery to eliminate excess skin in the abdomen and tighten the underlying muscles often wonder about the timing of such a procedure: is it better to wait until after pregnancy? And, are there any risks to getting pregnant after having the surgery? As far as the first question goes, our board-certified plastic surgeon typically recommends that patients wait on undergoing tummy tuck surgery until after they have completed their... Continue Reading

Liposuction or Tummy Tuck Surgery: Which Is Right for Me?

Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) are two of the most popular surgical body contouring options available at our practice. These procedures can do for many individuals what even the most rigorous diet and exercise routines can’t. For instance: liposuction can reduce stubborn fat deposits that simply won’t go away no matter how hard you try, while tummy tuck surgery is designed to eliminate excess, inelastic skin in the abdominal area and give this region... Continue Reading

Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation?

Many women who are considering breast augmentation also plan to someday have children (or have more children, if they’re already mothers). Naturally, they might be concerned about how this procedure will affect their ability to breastfeed. Choosing whether to breastfeed, bottle feed, or both is a personal decision that shouldn’t be affected by whether or not a woman has breast implants. And fortunately, implants typically do not diminish a woman’s ability to nurse her children.... Continue Reading

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