Can Plastic Surgery Improve Lives?

To what degree does plastic surgery change someone? Does a procedure like facelift or tummy tuck simply improve the physical appearance of an area of the face or body?

Not according to Dr. Nirav Savalia. The Orange County plastic surgeon believes that cosmetic procedures can improve a person’s self-image, self-confidence and quality of life. Here, Dr. Savalia explores some of these life-changing benefits in more detail. Continue reading “Can Plastic Surgery Improve Lives?” »

Best Procedures to Highlight a Thinner Figure after Massive Weight Loss

If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight, either through diet and exercise or weight loss surgery, you may be bothered by loose skin and tissues concealing your thinner figure. Nowadays, many men and women who have lost weight rely on body contouring to refine and highlight their smaller shape. Read on as Orange County plastic surgery specialist Dr. Nirav Savalia weighs in on the best post-weight loss body contouring procedures. Continue reading “Best Procedures to Highlight a Thinner Figure after Massive Weight Loss” »

Does Medical History Affect Plastic Surgery Candidacy?

Dr. Nirav Savalia’s number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of his patients. In order to provide the safest surgical experience possible, the Orange County plastic surgeon thoroughly evaluates each candidate’s medical history and health status prior to recommending a course of treatment.

This is important because certain health conditions can raise the risks of surgery or make it difficult to recover from an operation; also, certain medications may interact badly with anesthesia or other post-operative drugs.

In this post, Dr. Savalia explains some of the factors that he considers during consultations with interested candidates. Continue reading “Does Medical History Affect Plastic Surgery Candidacy?” »

How Many Plastic Surgery Consultations Should I Have?

Dr. Nirav Savalia does not believe there’s an exact number of consultations you must schedule before selecting a surgeon. Some plastic surgery candidates find the right surgeon in their first consultation; others meet five or six surgeons before selecting one. It truly depends on the quality of the consultations and the surgeons you meet.

With that in mind, there are benefits to meeting multiple surgeons during your search. For example, you have the opportunity to learn more about your requested procedure from different points of view. If you are in the early stages of learning about your procedure, this is extremely helpful and educational. Also, different surgeons may recommend different approaches to your particular case and introduce you to a unique way of looking at your needs. One may recommend a particularly innovative plan of treatment that speaks to what you are looking for. Continue reading “How Many Plastic Surgery Consultations Should I Have?” »

Beware of Cheap or Discount Plastic Surgery

Everyone loves a bargain! Any smart shopper knows how to find the best discounts and avoid paying retail price. However, several things are worth paying a full and fair price, and plastic surgery is one of them. The consequences of discount plastic surgery are simply not worth the savings. Our Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Nirav Savalia, explains why. Continue reading “Beware of Cheap or Discount Plastic Surgery” »

The Latest Trends in Plastic Surgery

What’s “trendy” in plastic surgery isn’t necessarily a critical consideration when pursuing cosmetic improvement. What’s best for you will depend on your specific needs and the recommendations of your plastic surgeon — not what’s trending or the latest fad.

Even so, well known Orange County plastic surgeon Dr. Nirav Savalia occasionally likes to reflect on some of the latest developments in his specialty, and note patterns he sees at his Newport Beach plastic surgery practice. Continue reading “The Latest Trends in Plastic Surgery” »

Putting Nervous Plastic Surgery Patients At Ease

The plastic surgery experience for patients can spark a variety of feelings: excitement, joy and even some nerves. Unlike the plastic surgeon performing the operation, surgery is not something a patient does every day, so it is understandable that they may feel a little anxious. Dr. Nirav Savalia is compassionate and understanding of these nerves; he hopes that sharing the following words of wisdom puts nervous patients at ease. Continue reading “Putting Nervous Plastic Surgery Patients At Ease” »

Talking to Your Kids about Plastic Surgery

Young Family Having Fun In ParkIf you have children, especially young children, you probably know how observant they are — and that they tend to ask a lot of questions. It would be difficult for nearly any parent to undergo a plastic surgery procedure without his or her child noticing. Therefore, a conversation must take place between parent and child about the operation and its effects. However, for many parents, this is a surprisingly difficult conversation to start.

Dr. Nirav Savalia, the plastic surgeon Newport Beach patients turn to for beautiful and natural work, shares some considerations here that may help you talk to your children about plastic surgery. Continue reading “Talking to Your Kids about Plastic Surgery” »

Working Out after Plastic Surgery

Working Out after Plastic SurgeryFollowing plastic surgery, all patients want to know when they can return to their normal routine — including their workout routine. Working out does need to be put on hold for a short time after surgery. Here Newport plastic surgeon Dr. Nirav Savalia offers some tips on when you may be able to return to your favorite exercise routine after plastic surgery. Continue reading “Working Out after Plastic Surgery” »