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New Techniques in Plastic Surgery Speed Recovery and Minimize Pain


Making the decision to improve your appearance is an important one - especially when you must face clients and colleagues, nosey neighbors and judgmental family members post-op. Dr. Richard Ellenbogen and the team of highly skilled plastic surgeons at Beverly Hills Body have made it their mission to minimize recovery time and post-operative discomfort.

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 12, 2005 --

Beverly Hills Body's techniques have been so revolutionary, the team teaches an annual course on faster healing techniques to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the leading organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery.

"People want to look good right after surgery," says Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, a 30-year plastic surgery veteran whose techniques have been featured on shows from CNN to Dr. 90210. Dr. Ellenbogen has pioneered several techniques, from the mini-incision, underarm breast augmentation to facial fat grafting and restructuring, volumetric face lifts and Vaser? LipoSelection, all of which enable patients to recuperate much faster than with conventional plastic surgery techniques.

Dr. Ellenbogen was one of the first surgeons to shorten facelift incisions by 60 percent resulting in astonishingly shorter recovery times. Patients are able to wash their hair and shower on the day after the operation - with no lengthy bed rest required. In addition, Dr. Ellenbogen is considered by plastic surgeons the world over to be the "father of fat grafting," a minimally invasive procedure that adds fat where it is lost due to aging. The procedure is now widely recognized as an essential component to a natural-looking facelift.

Beverly Hills Body is also on the forefront of the body sculpting business. They are currently one of the few surgery centers to offer VASER? Liposelection, a new procedure that uses pulsed ultrasonic waves to dissolve fat. The procedure offers improved results and dramatically reduced recovery times over traditional and ultrasonic liposuction techniques. Patients can resume their normal activities quickly and, in many cases, are back to work in just a few days. VASER? Liposelection recovery is further enhanced by Endermologie?, an FDA approved procedure for cellulite reduction and body contouring that smoothes out skin irregularities and reduces post-lipoplasty swelling and bruising.

In addition, Dr. Ellenbogen is widely credited with developing the minimally invasive breast augmentation whereby a small 1-inch incision is hidden in the natural folds and creases under the arm. The procedure, now considered the industry standard, is better than the umbilical cord breast augmentation because the implants can be placed more accurately.

Other Beverly Hills Body procedures include:
? Blepharoplasty (eyes)
? Body Lifts (post-bariatric)
? Breasts (augmentation, asymmetry, reductions and lifts)
? Chin Implants
? Cleft Lip Nose
? Facelifts
? Facial Fat Grafting
? Forehead/Browlifts
? Gummy Smile
? Liposuction
? Neck Lifts
? Otoplasty (ears)
? Rhinoplasty
? Revision Rhinoplasty
? Scar Revision
? Teathered Lip
? Tummy Tucks
? Wrinkles Around the Mouth

"The goal of a plastic surgeon is to improve a patient's self image, and we take that responsibility very seriously," adds Ellenbogen. "We try to give patients a very positive experience with as little inconvenience and discomfort as possible."

About Beverly Hills Body Beverly Hills Body is a full-service cosmetic surgery boutique specializing in the leading advancements in plastic surgery and anti-aging techniques. Spearheaded by Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, a 30-year veteran and director of a prestigious postgraduate fellowship program in advanced aesthetic surgery, the four member surgical team is world renowned for their natural aesthetics and for being at the forefront of techniques that promote quicker healing and less post-operative discomfort. For the third consecutive year, the surgical team has been invited to teach a course to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery entitled "Faster Healing, Plastic Surgery Options."