INTRODUCING DR. NICHOLAS VENDEMIA

With the Grand Re-opening of Beautologie Malibu, a new face also emerged, along with a new office. Dr. Nicholas Vendemia is the newest cosmetic surgeon to join the team of expert surgeons! Dr. Vendemia is a fellowship-trained Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon specializing in surgeries of the face, eyes, nose, neck, breast and body.

A former champion wrestler and body builder, Dr. V, as patients call him, began his career as a fitness specialist. He attended The Pennsylvania State University at University Park where he graduated in the top 0.1 percent in his class, and earned several degrees in Pre Medicine, Biochemistry, Biology and Fine Arts. Dr. Vendemia was awarded his medical degree by the Temple University School in Philadelphia where he was elected a lifelong member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. V completed his Ivy League Internship and Residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the esteemed New York Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical Center, which is consistently rated the Top Hospital in New York, and one of the Top 5 Hospitals nationwide.

When asked what made Dr. Vendemia go in the direction of plastic surgery, he replied that he has a strong background in the Arts, and studied it quite a bit in high school and college and he quickly discovered that he wanted to do something more creative and more artistic.  He soon discovered plastic surgery and fell in love with everything a Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon can do. Dr. V says “It’s a true fusion of Art and Science, which are two of my strongest passions in life.”

SOUTH SEAS® SPRAY TAN

With summer in full swing, people want to make sure, pasty, white skin is a thing of the past! South Seas® Spray Tan is a better alternative to getting that perfect glow. You won’t have to worry about harming your body and potentially getting skin cancer.

South Seas has been consistently voted Best Spray Tan by Allure Magazine. It is a flawless tan with a perfect mahogany color for all skin types. It is applied by a trained professional and only takes five minutes. It dries instantly and doesn’t leave a sticky feeling and it will also fade naturally. The South Seas products are all paraben free and the quality blend of essential oils and natural healing ingredients have been created to give your skin the best that Mother Nature can offer.  By using South Seas, you will get instant results and not have to worry about harmful UV rays that will damage your skin. Your skin will be incredibly healthy and you’ll simply shine with a beautiful glow.

Maintaining that ultimate, bronzed tan is something many strive for. We see celebrities on television and in magazines and we wish we had their glow. South Seas is the product that many of these celebrities are using. It is the number one product in the entertainment industry with celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Kim Kardashian, Carrie Underwood, Tom Cruise, Paris Hilton and many more using the product.

Not only do we offer the South Seas spray tan, we also carry other South Seas products including body butter, shimmer lotion, body polish, tan extender, coffee scrub and more.

What Happens During Facelift Surgery After Massive Weight Loss?

After massive weight loss, many people experience excess skin in different parts of their body. Because the skin is often not able to fully retract after being stretched, large folds of skin can appear on the arms, abdomen, and thighs. When this happens, plastic surgery after weight loss can remove excess skin and tighten underlying tissues.

Sagging skin can also appear on the face. This is one of the most troubling aftereffects of massive weight loss, as this skin cannot be effectively concealed. The effects of massive weight loss on the face include sagging cheeks, deep nasolabial folds, and sagging jowls. This can cause problems for weight-loss patients that include:

  • low self-esteem
  • difficulty getting a job, especially in the service sector
  • hygiene problems, including rashes and infections

Fortunately, excess skin on the face that results from massive weight loss can be corrected through facelift surgery. Cosmetic surgeons can use incisions hidden at the hairline, which loop around the front of the ear, to remove this excess skin and tighten the underlying muscles of the face.

Liposuction is also commonly performed alongside plastic surgery after weight loss in order to remove persistent pockets of fat. These fatty deposits, which can endure through massive weight loss, can be easily removed during facelift surgery. A medical tube, known as a cannula, is inserted through the facelift incision and allows the cosmetic surgeon to vacuum out the fat.

It can take roughly 1 to 2 weeks to recover from facelift surgery following massive weight loss. Your recovery time will depend on your health and the extent of the procedure, including whether or not liposuction is used. You may decide to have your facelift alongside another body contouring procedure, or as a standalone surgery.

The results of your facelift surgery after massive weight loss will be apparent almost immediately. They will become even clearer as your swelling subsides and incisions fade.

Is There a Best Age for a Facelift?

When is the best age to have facelift surgery? It’s a tricky question, since most facelifts are between the ages of 40–60, and many people choose to have their procedures at other times of life. A conversation between cosmetic surgeons on RealSelf.com shows that there are many differing opinions on the subject.

In fact, most cosmetic surgeons agree that there is no “best age” for facelift surgery in general. However, there is a best age for your individual procedure, which will depend on factors such as genes, lifestyle, and personal priorities.

When considering facelift surgery, you should consider:

  • whether sagging skin, deep folds, or significant wrinkling have begun to develop on your face
  • when these signs of aging begin to appear in your family
  • whether you want your surgical results to be apparent to others

Benefits of an Earlier Facelift

Having a facelift earlier in life is often preferable to waiting for significant signs of aging to appear on the face.

  • It allows for a smaller procedure, such as a “mini facelift,” which entails shorter incisions and a shorter recovery time.
  • The results of your facelift will provide subtle rejuvenation, rather than the more dramatic changes that come later in life.

Benefits of a Later Facelift

Many patients can benefit from waiting until their late 50s to have a facelift.

  • This option is ideal if you’re one of those lucky people who don’t experience significant signs of aging until their late 50s and early 60s.
  • Since you’re closer to retirement age, your greater financial stability can help during your downtime. It may also be more difficult to take time off while you’re still building your career in your 40s.
  • You may desire a more dramatic change with long-lasting results.

What is Revision Breast Surgery?

Breast augmentation or a Breast Lift can be an incredible surgery that transforms your physical appearance and improves your confidence and self-esteem.  The surgeons of Beautologie are extremely successful in providing excellent results with breast enhancement surgery.

But what happens if you inadvertently went to a non-qualified doctor and things went “wrong”?  Recent news stories in the Bakersfield Californian point out why it is so important to choose a real plastic surgeon, not one that has only weekend courses in these technically challenging procedures.

At our Beautologie offices in Bakersfield, Fresno and Malibu we are frequently consulted to help repair a breast surgery “disaster”, often one that was done under local anesthesia, or by a non fellowship trained plastic surgeon that does not have appropriate training.  In these cases, a revision may be required to address issues such as loss of volume, sagging skin, the positioning of the implant, or an infection. In many cases, the patient has lost the implant completely leaving loose scarred tissue, or has had multiple attempts at repair which have caused more damage.

In any type of revision surgery, identifying the cause of the problem and performing the right type of surgery to correct it is extremely important. Only a knowledgeable and highly experienced plastic surgeon should be consulted regarding a breast augmentation revision to ensure the best possible outcome to the procedure. These surgeries should only be performed by someone that has extensive revision surgery experience.

We have the experience and the skill to help you repair a bad experience.  Sometimes, the revision may require multiple procedures and may never turn out “perfect”. This is why it is important to choose a qualified surgeon at first.   Get it done right from the beginning, and you can avoid a costly and long procedure to fix a deformity.

Rarely a breast revision surgery will be needed following an augmentation due to the contraction of the capsule. A capsule is the normal scar tissue that will cover the implant after it has been placed in your body.  With some patients, the capsule will tighten and squeeze the implant.  One way to correct the shrinking is to open the capsule to create more space for the implant.

Another way is to remove the capsule completely.  Often, if the capsule is mild, we can prescribe medication that may help eliminate the capsule without surgery.  There are many theories as to why a capsule shrinks, including infections, trauma or even the flu.  Capsular contractions are more common when the implant has been inserted above the muscle (under the skin. The best location for an implant is behind, or partially behind, the muscle, and is the kind of procedure that we typically perform to avoid capsular contracture.  Also, choosing the under the breast incision helps to prevent complications.

Breast revision surgery may also be necessary if the implant that was used during your augmentation surgery was not round.  A natural or tear-drop shaped implant can rotate and can cause deformities.  Our office typically recommends round silicone and saline implants to prevent this from occurring.  We also know how to correct problems and deformities that have resulted from the use of implants that have rotated because of their shape.  The best way is to replace the implant to a round implant.

A breast implant will need to be removed or replaced if it has ruptured or starts leaking.  A ruptured implant is extremely rare, but does occasionally happen.  When a saline implant ruptures, the saline will leak rapidly and cause a deflated looking appearance.  The rupture of a silicone implant may not be noticeable for a long period of time.

If your implant ruptures and you chose to have it permanently removed, a breast lift may an appropriate solution to tighten the area.  Implant exchange is typically an “easier” procedure than the original surgery to place the implant, and the recovery is quicker.

The goal of breast surgery revision is to create a softer breast and more natural appearance.  Our office offers consultations to discuss your breast surgery revision needs in Bakersfield, Fresno or Malibu, CA.  Once we have had a chance to evaluate your condition, we can determine what type of revision procedure you will need.   We look forward to seeing you and helping you at Beautologie.