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Advancements in Body Sculpting at Kare Plastic Surgery

Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center is a luxury cosmetic surgery center on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. We offer the most comprehensive beauty and wellness treatments to both men and women. Unlike beauty clinics and medspas, we are a fully-accredited plastic surgery center with an extensive array of body sculpting options, ranging from non-invasive Coolsculpting, Cellfina, Stretch Mark Treatments, and Ultherapy to more invasive body contouring surgical options such as Liposuction, Hi-Def Liposuction Revision, The Brazilian Cellulite Treatment, Mommy Makeovers, Vein Treatments, and Stretch Mark Removal. Our Los Angeles plastic surgery center offers the most comprehensive surgical and non-surgical treatments. 

Treating BBL Liposuction Scars in Los Angeles

TREAT BBL SCARS IN LOS ANGELES We have seen a considerable amount of liposuction and BBL scars that require long-term attention in order to fix abnormal scarring and poor cosmetic results. The most common presentations are among patients who have...

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Tummy Tuck Revision in Los Angeles

Revising a Tummy Tuck Scar   One of the key components of a successful tummy tuck procedure is the visibility of the bikini-line scar. In patients who have clearly visible scars, the incision-line may have been placed too high; making it...

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Lipoma Treatment with Kybella in Los Angeles

LIPOMA REMOVAL IN LOS ANGELES Lipomas are benign fatty tumors that occur underneath the skin. Most lipomas arise spontaneously without any known cause, making them difficult to prevent before they develop. Treatments include observation with...

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Septoplasty Los Angeles | Deviated Septum Surgery Beverly Hills | Santa Monica Septoplasty

If you are having difficulty exercising because of nasal airway obstruction, you may be a candidate for a surgical procedure known as a septoplasty. A deviated septum is a common problem that is either present at birth, or acquired as a result of...

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Top Expert in Silicone Injection Removal in Los Angeles

The removal of silicone biopolymers from the buttocks and thighs requires considerable pre-operative surgical planning in order to maximize clearance of the foreign body material. Silicone biopolymers can migrate from one area of soft tissue to...

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BeautySmack Available at ZO Skin Centre Beverly Hills

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian and world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi are co-developers of a novel treatment to tighten the neck and face without surgery. Known as BeautySmack, the treatment uses radiofrequency protocols to...

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Facial Vein Removal in Los Angeles

FACIAL VEIN REMOVAL IN LOS ANGELES Superficial spider veins that develop on the side of the nose or on the surface of the face can be treated with a combination treatment that includes radiofrequency ablation and Vbeam pulsed dye laser. These...

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Removal of PDO Thread Complications in Los Angeles

REMOVAL OF PDO THREADS   PDO Thread Lifts have become increasingly popular as a non-surgical alternative to a facelift or neck lift. Composed of polydioxane material, these absorbable threads have small barbs that latch onto the soft...

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Sexy Luscious Lip Fillers in Santa Monica at Kare Plastic Surgery

SEXY LUSCIOUS LIP FILLERS Lip augmentation is among the most powerful anti-aging procedures in plastic surgery. Using a safe, FDA-Approved hyaluronic acid facial filler, the upper and lower lips are volumized to accentuate the size, shape, and...

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Emergency Laceration Repair Beverly Hills | UCLA Graduate

If you have a laceration on the face or body that requires immediate emergency repair, you may seek the care of a qualified plastic surgeon. Our office specializes in pediatric and adult emergency lacerations during normal business hours and...

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Dermagen Silicone Removal in Los Angeles

DERMAGEN REMOVAL Silicone polymers, PMMA, and Dermagen Mineral Oil have been used for decades as soft tissue volume fillers for the face and body. Unfortunately, a subset of patients develop granulomas, soft tissue reaction, inflammation, and...

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Removal of Eyelid Veins in Los Angeles

 Bluish veins on the lower eyelids are a concern for many because they may lead to skin darkening of the area around the eyes and may further accentuate of the tear trough hollowness above the cheeks. The treatment of lower eyelid veins...

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Silicone Biopolymer Expert in Los Angeles Discusses Silicone Migration

SILICONE INJECTION MIGRATION If you are among the many patients who have undergone illegal silicone biopolymer injections into your buttocks or thighs, you are not alone. Our Beverly Hills plastic surgery office has all of the needed resources...

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Clear and Brilliant Beverly Hills

CLEAR AND BRILLIANT LASER Clear and Brilliant is among our most popular non-invasive laser treatments for skin rejuvenation for all skin types. In Beverly Hills, our experts can help you minimize sun damage, improve skin complexion, even...

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TIPS TO HELP MANAGE LIQUID SILICONE BIOPOLYMERS BUTTOCKS

It is very difficult to manage liquid silicone complications as they require vigilant maintenance of the soft tissue in order to avoid potential exacerbation of inflammation and infection. Liquid silicone biopolymers are a lifelong problem and can...

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Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian at Kare Plastic Surgery Beirut

Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center is a comprehensive cosmetic surgery and dermatology center based in the United States. Founded by expert plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, Kare Plastic Surgery provides protocols that are utilized...

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Santa Monica Vein Clinic Treatments

SANTA MONICA VEIN TREATMENTS KARE PLASTIC SURGERY; SANTA MONICA 804 7TH STREET. SANTA MONICA, CA 90403 (310) 998-5533 KARE PLASTIC SURGERY BEVERLY HILLS 270 NORTH CANON DRIVE. BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 (310) 998-5535 During your...

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Santa Monica Vein Center

SANTA MONICA VEIN CENTER KARE PLASTIC SURGERY + SKIN HEALTH CENTER 804 7TH STREET. SANTA MONICA, CA 90403 (310) 998-5533 KARE BEVERLY HILLS 270 NORTH CANON DRIVE. BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 (310) 998-5535 Santa Monica Vein Center is an...

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Elevase Moisture Booster with Ceramides

ELEVASE MOISTURE BOOSTER OVERVIEW: Elevase Moisture Booster is an ideal moisturizer for sensitive skin. Doctor-approved and developed, Elevase is infused with opticeramides with dual action to moisturize the skin and enhance the skin's...

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Skin Cancer Reconstruction Beverly Hills

SKIN CANCER RECONSTRUCTION The two most common types of skin cancer is largely curable if diagnosed early and managed with appropriate surgical excision. In some cases, removing a skin cancer may require secondary reconstruction in order to...

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Lipoma Removal in Beverly Hills

LIPOMA REMOVAL IN BEVERLY HILLS Lipomas are benign fatty tumors that occur underneath the skin. Our office is a national center of excellence for the treatment of lipomas and patients can benefit from the expertise of our surgeons. Once a lipoma...

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Eyebrow Scar Expert in Beverly Hills: Dr. Karamanoukian

EYEBROW SCARS BEVERLY HILLS The eyebrow is a conspicuous area for scarring as it represents a very visible anatomic location on the face. Eyebrow scars can be categorized based on the involvement of the eyebrow hair. Scars that fall above or...

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Silicone Biopolymer Injection Removal in Los Angeles

REMOVAL SILICONE BIOPOLYMER Silicone and Biopolymers are currently being used all over the world to enhance the size and volume of the face and body. The cost of liquid silicone, PMMA, and Biopolymer injections are often much less than safer...

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Tips to Avoid Dryness with Accutane

ACCUTANE DRY SKIN Accutane (Isotretinoin) is an effective medication that can help control sebum and reduce cystic acne. The benefits of Accutane are enormous in those patients who have resistant acne that forms in cystic clusters on the face or...

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Reviews for Raffy Karamanoukian MD Inc.

REVIEW SCAR TREATMENT "I developed keloids on my chest and stomach area after doing liposuction in Beverly Hills with a very well-known doctor. I later found out that the doctor was not even a plastic surgeon. I researched everywhere and...

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Scarless Mole Removal Santa Monica

SCARLESS MOLE REMOVAL  Our Santa Monica plastic surgery office specializes in the evaluation and management of facial moles using the latest laser and non-invasive techniques. If you have a facial mole that needs evaluation and removal,...

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Removal of Textured Breast Implants Beverly Hills

TEXTURED BREAST IMPLANTS There are countless types of breast implants that have been used for the volumetric expansion of the breasts in breast augmentation surgery or breast reconstruction. Breast implants can be used for cosmetic augmentation...

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Removal of Biopolimero Filler

Biopolimero Filler Complications Biopolimero (Biopolimer) is a synthetic compound that is used to volumize the soft tissue of the face and buttocks in South America and Mexico. The product was initially thought to be safe for permanent volume...

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Treatment of Bruises in Los Angeles

BRUISE LASER THERAPY  The clinicians at Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center provide expertise in Vbeam laser and cosmetic dermatology. Our office uses the Vbeam laser as the most effective laser modality for unwanted bruises. Vbeam...

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Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Team Discusses Allergan Textured Implant Recall

In 2019, Allergan announced the voluntarily recall of textured silicone breast implants at the request of the Food & Drug Administration of the United States. "Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) today announced a voluntary worldwide recall of...

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Cardi B Silicone Buttock Injections

Rapper Cardi B admitted that when she was 21 she went to a basement in Queens New York and had silicone injections into her buttocks to make them bigger. Silicone injections to the soft tissue of the buttocks have become epidemic since the cost of...

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Top Surgery FTM Scar Revision Expert in Los Angeles

TOP-SURGERY FTM SCAR REVISION Top Surgery involves the surgical removal of breast tissue for the purpose of gender transition. The surgical incisions used for top surgery vary from surgeon to surgeon, but focus on the removal of excess skin and...

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Nostril Surgery and Lip Lift Revision in Los Angeles

NOSTRIL SURGERY A rhinoplasty is designed to improve the aesthetic contour of the nose, especially the prominence of the nasal bridge as it relates to the nose. Not everyone needs the same nose surgery given the variability of facial aesthetics....

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Laser Acne Treatments for Cystic Acne in Santa Monica

Laser Acne Treatments for Cystic Acne in Santa Monica Acne can be caused by a combination of factors including diet, hormonal fluctuations, stress, skin bacteria, and active skin inflammation. It’s not uncommon for teenagers and adults to get...

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Tummy Tuck Revision in Santa Monica

TUMMY TUCK REVISION OF SCARS A tummy tuck procedure may require an incision along the lower bikini line in order to remove extra skin. The incision usually corresponds to a C-section scar but may be extended towards the hips in patients with...

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Removal of Breast Implants in Santa Monica

Breast Implant Removal in Santa Monica Breast augmentation does not have to be a lifelong procedure, as many women have opted to completely remove their breast implants after childbirth and pregnancy. Removing your saline or silicone breast...

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Skin Suture and Stitches Removal in Los Angeles

Skin Suture and Stitches Removal in Los Angeles Our Los Angeles plastic surgery center understands that critical aspects of wound care and stitch removal in patients who have undergone surgery elsewhere and are now in need of a dedicated surgeon to...

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Treating Hairline Scars from a Facelift: Revision Facelift

Treating Hairline Scars From a Facelift Hairline scars are used by plastic surgeons because they are generally well-hidden by hair follicles along the forehead, sideburns, and temples. Most plastic surgeons will use hairline incisions for facelifts...

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Septorhinoplasty vs. Septoplasty in Santa Monica

Nose surgery can take on many forms, depending on whether the goal of surgery is to correct the cosmetic appearance of the nose (rhinoplasty); improve breathing (septoplasty); or both (septorhinoplasty).   A septoplasty or septorhinoplasty is...

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Top Labiaplasty Surgeon in Santa Monica

Labiaplasty Surgery in Santa Monica The labia minora are prone to asymmetry and stretching with age. Although a taboo subject for some, reduction of the labia minora is becoming an popular technique in the United States. There are several reasons...

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Clear and Brilliant Laser in Santa Monica

Clear + Brilliant Laser in Santa Monica Laser resurfacing can help you achieve brighter, healthier skin, especially if you have mild sun damage and age spots. At Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center in Santa Monica, we offer Clear + Brilliant...

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Botox and Dermal Fillers in Santa Monica

Botox + Fillers: Microtreatments of Botox and Facial fillers can improve your existing features without making you look different or unnatural. At Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center, we specialize in microtreatments of Botox and the fillers...

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Hidef Laser Acne Scar Treatments in Los Angeles

Hidef Laser Acne Scar Treatments in Los Angeles Depressed acne scars are caused by a loss of collagen within the dermis of the skin, usually caused by cystic acne. Chicken pox scars often look very similar to acne scars, with a characteristic...

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Laser Removal of Facial Veins in Santa Monica

Laser Removal of Facial Veins in Santa Monica Facial blushing often coincides with large spider veins on the face and nose. Patients present to our center with rosacea, isolated spider veins, and broken blood vessels that can contribute to facial...

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Painless Laser Hair Removal in Santa Monica

Painless Laser Hair Removal in Santa Monica | Kare Plastic Surgery | Rated #1 Laser hair removal uses a process known as photothermolysis to zap away unwanted black hair from the face and body. Although the current generation of laser hair removal...

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Vbeam Laser Treatments in Santa Monica

VBEAM LASER: SANTA MONICA | BEVERLY HILLS Vbeam laser treatments are known worldwide as being the gold-standard for the management of sun damage, broken blood vessels, facial blushing, rosacea, and skin aging. Our experts at Kare Plastic Surgery in...

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Kare Plastic Surgery: Plastic Surgeon Pacific Palisades

Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica offers comprehensive plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology services in Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, and Santa Monica. Our office provides expertise in cosmetic surgery,...

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Treatment of Hormonal Chin Acne in Santa Monica

Hormonal Chin Acne Treatment in Santa Monica Women of childbearing age may have occasional breakouts that may lead to cystic acne on the face, especially in the T-zone and along the chin areas. These breakouts may be severe in comparison to...

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Capsular Contracture Repair in Santa Monica

Capsular Contracture Repair in Santa Monica Capsular contracture results from a soft tissue reaction at the interface between the breast tissue and a breast implant. In severe cases, capsular contracture can cause pain, inflammation, displacement...

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Cardi B Silicone Injections in the Buttocks: Silicone Removal Expert

Cardi B Silicone Injections in the Buttocks: Removal Expert In a GQ interview, musician Cardi B confessed that she had undergone illegal buttock injections with silicone polymers when she was in her early twenties. The procedure was performed to...

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Providence St. John's Hospital: Mole Removal and Dermatology

Providence St. John’s Hospital: Mole Removal Dermatology Mole removal techniques are dependent on whether a mole is benign or whether there is suspicion that there may be skin cancer involved. Treatments for mole removal begin with a...

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Providence St. John's Hospital Plastic Surgery: Botox in Santa Monica

Providence St. John Hospital Plastic Surgery: Botox in Santa Monica Botox injections are popular among men and women seeking non-invasive rejuvenation of the face and neckline. Botox works by softening expressions caused by overactive muscles on...

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Kare Plastic Surgery: Botox on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica

Kare Plastic Surgery Offers Botox in Santa Monica Botox injections are among the most popular cosmetic treatments to help erase fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Botox works by reducing muscle overexpression along the orbicularis muscle on...

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Coolsculpting on Montana Avenue in Santa MOnica

Coolsculpting Montana Avenue Body sculpting techniques are now vastly improved with Coolsculpting, the premier ‘Freeze The Fat’ non-surgical technique to melt away unwanted fat from the hips, thighs, and abdomen in minutes....

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Coolsculpting the Hips in Santa Monica

Coolsculpting of the Hips on Montana Avenue Excessive fat on the hips and thighs are now readily treated with Coolsculpting at Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center in Santa Monica. Our dedicated body sculpting and plastic surgery center...

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Coolsculpting the Love Handles on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica

Coolsculpting the Love Handles on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica The love handles are a colorful way to describe the excess fat that accumulates above the belt line in men and women. The excess fat can sometimes be resistant to diet and exercise,...

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Coolsculpting vs. Liposuction in Santa Monica

Coolsculpting vs. Liposuction There is considerable progress in the treatment of excess fat on the torso and lower body using laser liposuction and Coolsculpting options. Our luxury cosmetic surgery center in Santa Monica offers both treatments...

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Top Coolsculpting Doctor on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica

Top Coolsculpting Doctor on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica Choosing an expert in Coolsculpting treatments begins with a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon and body sculpting expert Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. At Kare Plastic Surgery +...

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Removal of Nose Implants

Removal of Nasal Implants Nasal implants are used to enhance the dorsal bridge of the nose in patients who have a limited cartilage reserve within the septum and who do not want cartilage grafting into the nose. Most nasal implants are made of a...

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Scar Revision After Open Rhinoplasty

RHINOPLASTY SCAR REVISION LOS ANGELES A relatively rare complication after open rhinoplasty is a visible scar along the columella and within the internal mucosa of the nose. When scars develop from an open rhinoplasty technique, there is usually...

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Breast Lift and Revision Breast Lift in Santa Monica

One of the most requested cosmetic surgeries in the United States is a breastlift, performed on women of childbearing age who have noticed a gradual descent and looseness of the breasts. A breastlift is performed to tighten the breast skin, remove...

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Skin Cancer Biopsies in Santa Monica

There are a number of risk factors that can predispose you to the three most common skin cancers in the United States. The number of newly diagnosed basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, and melanoma skin cancer cases is steadily rising in the...

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Scalp Laser Hair Removal in Los Angeles

Scalp Laser Hair Removal There are several reasons to undergo scalp laser hair removal; the most common being cosmetic with men wanting to have a hair-free scalp so that they do not need to shave daily. If you have considered the bald-look and want...

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Hymen Repair in Los Angeles

Hymen Repair in Los Angeles Hymen repair surgery is usually performed to reconstruct the hymenal tissue that separates the outer vulva from the vaginal canal. There are cultural reasons to reconstruct the hymen in adult women and this can be placed...

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VI Peel Chemical Peelin Santa Monica: Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center

Vi Peel Santa Monica There are many different types of skin conditions that can be addressed with chemical peels, the most frequent being cystic acne and melasma pigmentation. Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center specializes in light to medium...

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Cosmetic Dermatology Porter Ranch

Cosmetic Dermatology Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center is a comprehensive cosmetic surgery and cosmetic dermatology clinic in Santa Monica. Our patients travel from the greater Los Angeles area, including Porter Ranch, Granada Hills,...

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Removing a Nose Fibrous Papule: Top Nose Surgeon in Beverly Hills

Removing a Fibrous Papule of the Nose A fibrous papule is a benign, firm nodule that can often grow on the nose. Unlike other benign moles of the skin, a fibrous papule can remain dormant for years without any periods of growth or pigmentary...

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Nose Surgery for Breathing: Providence St. John's Santa Monica

Septoplasty For Breathing Problems Santa Monica plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a surgical subspecialist in nose surgery, offering septoplasty procedures to help with breathing problems. An active physician at Providence St. John's...

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Breast Implant Replacement in Santa Monica

Breast Implant Replacement in Santa Monica Breast implants have a finite lifespan and often require repositioning or replacement. Top Los Angeles plastic surgeon uses a minimal-scar technique to remove a silicone or saline breast implant and...

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Santa Monica Vein Center: Spider Vein Treatments

Santa Monica Vein Center Advancements in vein treatment now allow physicians to treat varices at any stage of varicose vein disease. Even patients who have waited years to have their veins treated can benefit from newer laser protocols for varicose...

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Treatment of Labia Minora Varicose Veins: Santa Monica Vein Center

Pelvic Varicose Veins Los Angeles Varicose vein expert Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian of the Santa Monica Vein Center treats labia minora varicose veins and pelvic veins in women who have undergone childbirth and developed varicosities. The management of...

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Non-Surgical Labiaplasty in Los Angeles: Before and After

Non-surgical Labiaplasty in Los Angeles At Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center, we specialize in labia minora reduction and labia majora lifts using both surgical and non-surgical treatments. Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a plastic surgery...

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Removing an Earring That is Stuck in Your Earlobe: Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

Removing a Stuck/Trapped Earring From the Earlobe A very common emergency is a retained earring post that is stuck in the earlobe. Although it would seem logical that the earring post can just be pulled out with some manipulation, the condition...

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Fixing Chickenpox Scars on the Nose: Top Los Angeles Nose Surgeon

Fixing Chickenpox Scars on the Nose One of the worst areas to develop chickenpox scars is on the convexity of the nose tip, most because the indentation of the atrophic chickenpox scar is visible against the backdrop of the nasal tip. Dr. Raffy...

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Treating a Breast Burn in Los Angeles

Breast Burn Treatment Burns on the breasts can be quite common as thermal injury from hot spills offen occur on the chest wall and breasts. Treatment of breast burns are divided into early and late therapies, depending on the timing after the...

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Correcting a Botched Neck Lift in Beverly Hills

A neck lift surgery can help tighten the muscles of the neck so that your jawline can look more sculpted. At the same time, a plastic surgeon may opt to remove excess fat to tighten the contrast between the soft tissue and the jawbone. Usually...

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Vitrase Hyaluronidase Injections in Los Angeles

Vitrase Injections in Los Angeles At Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center, the management of complex plastic surgery complications is a top priority. Our office is a tertiary referral center for patients who have undergone lip and facial...

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Broken Nose Surgery in Beverly Hills

Broken Nose Surgery in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is known for his rhinoplasty and septoplasty procedures that can repair broken noses and improve breathing. The septum is a thin piece of...

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Skin Biopsy Doctor in Santa Monica

Skin Biopsy Doctor in Santa Monica A skin biopsy is a minor surgical procedure that removes a sample of skin in order to examine it under the microscope. Skin biopsies are sometimes performed to rule out cancer, but the majority of biopsies are...

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Santa Monica Vein Surgeon: Aspirin for Varicose Vein UIcers

Santa Monica Vein Surgeon There has been some clinical evidence that low dose aspirin may be beneficial for patients who have varicose vein ulcerations in the lower leg. Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a board certified vein surgeon in Santa Monica...

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Santa Monica Deviated Septum Repair

Santa Monica Nose Septoplasty There are many different types of nose surgeries performed in the United States. Most people know about cosmetic rhinoplasty, which is a surgery to reduce the size of the nose so that it does not look so prominent on...

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Reversal of Botox in Los Angeles

Reversing Botox Injections Once Botox is injected into the skin, there is no reliable method of reversing the injection. That said, there are many treatment protocols that can help you manage the adverse side effects of Botox once it has begun to...

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Removal of Nasal Implants in Los Angeles

Removal of Nasal Implants Nasal implants are used to enhance the dorsal bridge of the nose in patients who have limited cartilage reserve within the septum and who do not want cartilage grafting into the nose. Most nasal implants are made of a...

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Melarase Creams for Dark Scars

Melarase Creams for Dark Scars Dark scars on the arms and legs are usually caused by a process known as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, in which skin trauma stimulates melanocytes to make excessive amounts of melanin that is deeply deposited...

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Acne Scar Removal with Venus Viva in Los Angeles

VENUS VIVA ACNE SCAR TREATMENTS   Fractional CO2 laser and Frack sole laser have been definitive treatment options for deeply in dented acne scars on the face. The development of acne scars occurs as a result of inflamed cyst within the...

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Dissolving Juvederm and Botox in Los Angeles | Kare Plastic Surgery

Reversing Juvederm and Restylane Juvederm and Restylane are two very popular fillers used for facial enhancement, especially on the lips and cheeks. Both products are made from a substance known as hyaluronic acid, a clinically-safe ingredient that...

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Torn Earlobe Repair in Santa Monica

Earlobe piercing holes are prone to stretch out and tear over time, particularly if heavy earrings or studs are worn for an extended period of time. The repair of torn earlobes (split earlobe repair) is an outpatient procedure that can help you fix...

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Removal of Facial Implants in Los Angeles

The removal of facial implants are usually performed as a necessity rather than an elective procedure. The advent of more advanced fat grafting and facial filler techniques have diminished the rewards of facial implants including chin implants,...

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Removing Silicone Injections from the Face and Body in Los Angeles

Removal of Buttock Silicone Injections There is mounting evidence that silicone injections to the buttocks and soft tissue can cause longterm chronic inflammation that can affect the metabolism and physiology of the body. ASIA syndrome has been...

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ASIA Syndrome Expert for Silicone Injection Removal in Los Angeles

ASIA Syndrome ( Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants) is described as a constellation of symptoms likely induced by the exposure of a foreign substance by the body. Experts in the medical and surgical management of liquid silicone...

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Skin Tag Removal Santa Monica: Kare Plastic Surgery on Montana Avenue

Mole Removal Skin tags and moles on the skin can develop over months to years and look like hanging pieces of skin along areas of the neck, eyelids, armpits, and thighs. Although very common, skin tag removal is usually delayed for years until an...

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Acne Scar Treatments in Santa Monica: Kare Plastic Surgery

Deeply indented acne scars can dramatically change the appearance of your face, resulting in uneven skin contour and topography. The different types of acne scars that occur with deep cystic acne include ice-pick scars, valley scars, atrophic scars,...

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Melarase Creams for Forehead Melasma

Forehead hyperpigmentation can arise from acute and chronic sun damage; but can also be done to hormonal influences related to estrogen and progesterone receptors within the skin's pigment cells. Melasma is a benign skin condition that usually...

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Venus Viva for Rosacea and Skin Resurfacing in Santa Monica

Venus Viva is the newest treatment used at Kare Plastic Surgery to invigorate the skin and improve the quality of your complexion. Unlike laser skin resurfacing, Venus Viva uses Nanofractional RF microneedling to treat the underlying deep skin...

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Venus Viva Microneedling for Stretch Marks in Santa Monica

Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center specializes in stretch mark treatments after pregnancy and childbirth. Our Santa Monica plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology center offers several treatment options for stretch marks, including laser...

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Fractional CO2 Therapy for Deep Acne Scars

Deep acne scars on the face can be caused by inflammatory cysts that have damaged the deep dermis. Laser resurfacing can help reduce the indented scars and can improve skin contour by stimulating collagen. Old acne scars are responsive to targetted...

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When Can I Return to Work After Microneedling? Santa Monica

When Can I Go Back to Work After Microneedling? Microneedling with PRP is an innovative rejuvenative treatment that uses platelet-rich plasma and infuses it into the skin using microchannels created by microneedling. The treatment takes about one...

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Best Laser Hair Removal Center on Montana Avenue Santa Monica

Montana Avenue Laser Hair Removal Laser hair removal is a quick solution for unwanted facial and body hair. At Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center, we offer the Gentlelase laser hair removal treatment for all skin types and skin complexions....

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Lipoma Removal in Los Angeles: FAQ Part II

Lipoma Removal in Los Angeles: FAQ Part II Lipomas usually develop in the subcutaneous space of the extremities or trunk.  Hence, they are usually surgically removed using local anesthesia.  In some cases, patients will present...

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Lipoma Removal in Los Angeles: FAQ

Lipoma Removal FAQ Kare Plastic Surgery & Skin Health Clinic is a dedicated plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology office dedicated to serving the Los Angeles area.  Our two offices provide comprehensive plastic surgery,...

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Postmenopausal Labia Majora Atrophy

The labia majora can atrophy as a result of age and post-menopausal changes. Treatments for labia majora atrophy and wrinkling have focused on volume enhancements with fillers or fat grafting. Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a plastic surgeon in Santa...

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Silicone and Biopolymer Lip Injection Removal

REMOVAL OF SILICONE BIOPOLYMER FROM LIPS There are many different types of injections used to enhance the volume of the lips. Many of these injections are derivatives of silicone or silikon which are permanent and offer the advantage of not...

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Fractional Laser for Acne Scars

Fractional Laser for Acne Scars Indented acne scars on the forehead and cheeks can visibly change the look of the upper face. These atrophic acne scars occur as a result of cystic inflammation within the deep dermis of the skin and can lead to...

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Varicose Vein Treatment + Vein Removal Beverly Hills and Santa Monica

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian at Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center is the only surgeon in the United States who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic...

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ThermiVA Before + After

Photo Courtesy of ThermiVA: 3 ThermiVA Treatments Labia Majora Tightening Photo Courtesy of ThermiVA: Labia Majora and Labia Minora Tightening ...

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Can Vbeam LaserImprove Redness?Santa Monica

Can the Vbeam Improve Redness?  The Vbeam pulsed dye laser is the gold-standard for facial redness associated with acne, cystic acne, chickenpox scars, and rosacea. The Vbeam uses a vascular wavelength of light that focuses directly on...

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HYDRAFACIAL IN SANTA MONICA

Hydrafacial is a transformative skin rejuvenating facial treatment that uses alpha-beta hydroxy acids and skin-stimulating vortex extraction to unclog pores, stimulate collagen production, and improve surface complexion. Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin...

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LOS ANGELES STITCH DOCTOR

LOS ANGELES STITCH DOCTOR Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center is pleased to provide emergency service for laceration repair and sutures in the Los Angeles area. As board-certified plastic surgeons, we provide urgent solutions for cuts,...

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Parke-Davis Scar Defense Gel: Hypertrophic Scars

Parke-Davis Scar Defense Hypertrophic scars are quite common after tummy tuck and abdominoplasty surgery, prompting diligent postoperative scar therapies to reduce unsightly scarring. Topical treatments for hypertrophic scars should be combined...

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Deviated Septum Surgery in Santa Monica

Surgery for Deviated Septum Breathing problems can occur when the airflow through the nose becomes narrowed or obstructed as a result of nasal septal deviation. If the narrowing disrupts the flow of air through your nose, plastic surgeons may...

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Ultherapy DeepSEE Now Available in Santa Monica

At Kare Plastic Surgery in Santa Monica, we are offering the latest generation of Ultherapy DeepSEE technology for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a leading Ultherapy provider in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills and can tighten and...

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Inverted Nipple Surgery Santa Monica | Beverly Hills

Inverted Nipple Repair An inverted nipple is one that cannot fully rise out of the areola because of dense fibrous attachments that tether it to the underlying breast tissue. Inverted nipples are very common among healthy women and can occur on one...

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ACNE SCAR FRACTIONAL CO2 SANTA MONICA

Acne Scars Deep acne scars are usually caused by an inflamed acne cyst deep within the dermis of the skin. Once the inflammation subsides, there is usually some level of injury to the dermis that causes an indented acne scar to form. Dermatologists...

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Photofacial IPL in Santa Monica: Kare Plastic Surgery

The experienced clinicians at Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center in Santa Monica offer the IPL Limelight photofacial to men and women seeking refinement in skin complexion and tone. Unlike lasers, photofacial IPL uses a broadband light to...

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BROKEN NOSE REPAIR SANTA MONICA

Facial injuries can often result in nasal fractures (broken nose), as the bones and cartilage of the nose are susceptible to trauma. The severity of a nasal fracture relates to the underlying strength of the bone and cartilage and the force of...

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Breast Implant Rupture and Removal in Santa Monica

Breast Implant Removal If you suspect that your breast implant is ruptured, there are several initial steps you can take to have the implants evaluated to determine the likelihood of implant failure. Most breast implant manufacturers have extended...

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Hydrafacial Santa Monica at Kare Plastic Surgery

Kare Hydrafacial 30 minutes  A 30-minute all in one treatment gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin with no downtime.   Our Kare Hydrafacial technology uses a suction vortex extraction throughout the entire facial to first...

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Dysport Injections in Santa Monica at Kare Plastic Surgery

Dysport Dysport is a facial neurotoxin that acts in a similar fashion to Botox to eliminate overactive wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. As an FDA-approved facial treatment for wrinkles, used by millions as an alternative to Botox and...

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PRP Hair Restoration in Santa Monica

Hair loss in men and women can have a multifactorial cause. Our experts can help you manage active hair loss, whether it is familial, male-pattern, female alopecia, or alopecia areata. At Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center in Santa Monica,...

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Vbeam Perfecta in Santa Monica

  The Vbeam Perfecta is available at Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center in Santa Monica. As the gold-standard vascular pulsed dye laser in the United States, Vbeam treatments can help treat skin conditions that are associated with...

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Breast Capsular Contracture Repair in Santa Monica

Breast Capsular Contracture A common reason to undergo breast implant revision involves changes in the breast tissue capsule that cause the breast to harden or change shape. Capsular contracture may affect up to twenty-five percent of patients with...

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XANTHELESMA LOS ANGELES

Xanthelesma If you have developed small yellowish-tan nodules on the upper and lower eyelids, you may have a skin condition known as xanthelesma. These nodules are formed as cholesterol crystals deposit within the matrix of the thin eyelid...

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Los Angeles Nasal Fractures

Nasal Fractures The nasal bones are prone to injury, especially with contact sports and falls. Most of the nose is composed of cartilage and bone, making a high-impact injury to the nose vulnerable to fracture. Our Los Angeles plastic surgery...

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FACELIFT SCAR REVISION

Facelift and Necklift Revision A face or neck lift procedure is usually performed to enhance the cosmetic appearance of the face and neck for men and women over the age of 40. Although face and neck lifts are performed for cosmetic reasons, a...

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French Method for Lip Augmentation at Kare

Refining lip augmentation with Juvederm and Restylane is a practice-focus for Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. One of the most defining techniques used in lip augmentation is known as the ‘French Method’ which...

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Stretch Mark Treatments in Santa Monica

Stretch Mark Treatment Stretch marks on the abdomen and near the bellybutton can cause dramatic changes in the appearance of the stomach line, bellybutton area, and abdomen. The atrophic tearing of the dermis leads to the characteristic...

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Treatment of Liquid Silicone Filler Complications

Removal of Liquid Silicone Fillers Silicone is a common liquid filler that is used to augment soft tissue volume on the face and body. As a polymer, silicone is a theoretically inert substance that has found many uses in medicine. Due to its...

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Coolsculpting for the Flanks and Abdomen

Unwanted fat can accumulate in characteristic patterns on the body. In adulthood, men and women usually complain of excessive fat on the flanks and along the lower abdomen. These areas are now effectively treated using a noninvasive fat reduction...

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Radiesse for Hand Rejuvenation in Santa Monica

Minimize the appearance of aging hands with a combination of Radiesse fillers to the back of the hand, combined with Luminase Body Brightening cream and IPL Limelight IPL treatment. Our experts can help determine if you are a suitable candidate for...

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Treating Capsular Contracture in Santa Monica

Research on breast capsular contracture have so far failed to identify the absolute reasons why capsular contracture occurs after breast augmentation. Women who develop hardening of the breast tissue may experience a progressive thickening of the...

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Liposuction of the Thighs in Santa Monica

If you’ve developed excess fat in the inner or outer thighs, you may be a candidate for newer liposuction techniques that employs small incisions and quick recovery.  The inner thighs and hips often remain full even after weight loss,...

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Top Laser Hair Removal for Men in Santa Monica

Manscaping in Santa Monica just got a bit better, thanks to the laser experts at Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center in Santa Monica. Hair removal is widely popular with men, especially for the back and chest areas. Using the FDA-approved...

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Eyebrow Lift with Ultherapy in Santa Monica

Ultherapy is a powerful non-invasive, FDA-approved facelift procedure that has been proven to lift the skin on the neck, face, under the chin, and eyebrows. Using focused-ultrasound to stimulate collagen contraction and collagen stimulation,...

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Ultherapy Non-Surgical Facelift in Santa Monica

There are many non-invasive options to tighten and tone the neck and face without surgery. Although a facelift and necklift have always been the gold standard for facial contouring in the past, patients who have developed excess skin, sagginess of...

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Treatment of Buttock Stretch Marks

One of the most common areas to develop stretch marks is on the buttocks, especially in women who have experienced a sudden growth spurt during adolescent development. Stretch marks usually represent skin injury in which there is intrinsic loss of...

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Knee Liposuction and Knee Body Sculpting in Santa Monica

  If you are anxious about losing some extra fat around the knees, chances are that it will not disappear with normal diet and exercise. Knee fat is usually associated with genetics and is less likely to respond to conservative...

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C-section Scar Revision Mommy Makeover in Santa Monica

In the last two decades, c-sections have become increasingly common. A percentage of c-sections are elective, whereas others are done in an emergency-setting with less priorities placed on the position and overall cosmetic appearance of the ensuing...

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Bikini Laser Hair Removal in Santa Monica

If you’re thinking about ways to get yourself bikini-ready, one of the most popular treatments at Kare Plastic Surgery in Santa Monica is still bikini laser hair removal. Lasers can effectively eliminate unwanted hair in the entire bikini area...

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Mommy Makeover in Santa Monica

Have you ever wondered why your belly button never looked the same after pregnancy and childbirth? Well, there are a couple of reasons, all of which can be corrected with Mommy-Makeover procedures at Kare Plastic Surgery in Santa Monica. Our office...

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Treating Breast Asymmetry in Santa Monica

Breast asymmetry is not something unique. In fact, one study showed that over 95% of women have some type of breast asymmetry in which one breast is different than the other. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, is an expert...

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Vaginal Tightening Santa Monica

There are several new treatments available to tighten the most intimate regions of the female body. Our office recommends the ThermiVA RF treatment to tighten and tone the vagina and labia minora/majora using a non-invasive treatment that has no...

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Non-Surgical Mommy-Makeover Santa Monica

A common problem for young mothers is loose skin; caused by hormones and genetic skin changes during pregnancy, childbirth, and lactation. Non-surgical mommy makeover treatments can help tighten and tone loose skin on the breasts, arms, legs,...

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Treating Dark Leg Scars Resulting From Insect Bites

Dark Scars on the Legs Silky smooth legs can be destroyed by dark scars that are caused by ingrown hairs, folliculitis, and insect bites. A process known as PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) is often responsible for the deposition of...

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BodySculpting the Legs and Thighs at Kare Plastic Surgery

Are you tired of having to cover up your legs when you wear a skirt? The legs are an important part of a woman's sexuality and body image, defining how you look and feel in clothes and in a bikini. Our experts at Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin...

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Fixing Flabby Arms After Weight Loss

Fixing Flabby Arms After Weight Loss Flabby arms are common after weight loss as a result of excess fat deposits and laxity of the muscle and soft tissue fascia. There are several procedures available to address flabby arms, including many which...

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