San Diego plastic surgeon Abhay Gupta fields a wide variety of questions about what goes on behind the doors of his practice. He is known for his open and honest approach to patient care, and his patients greatly appreciate his candor. But have you ever wondered what a plastic surgeon like Dr. Gupta tells his friends and family when he is “off the clock”? Here, he reveals the advice that plastic surgeons give those they are closest to.
Stress can leave its mark on our health, weight, well-being and appearance. The skin is particularly susceptible to the effects of stress and can become dull, sallow or even irritated because of stress. Here, Dr. Abhay Gupta explains how stress damages the skin and what he and his team of experts can do to reverse these effects.
Liposuction is most often employed to sculpt the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks. But what many people don’t realize is that it can also be used to transform a number of other areas. Here, San Diego plastic surgeon Abhay Gupta reveals five of them.
Losing a significant amount of weight is an incredible accomplishment that benefits both health and appearance. However, many weight loss patients are dismayed to find that their appearance doesn’t quite match up to what they had imagined — in fact, their new figure is mostly obscured with loose, stretched-out skin.
In last month’s article, Dr. Abhay Gupta discussed tips to safely speed up the recovery period. He pointed out that while it is important to move around during the initial recovery in order to help the healing process, strenuous exercise must be avoided. Pushing the body too hard or too soon after surgery could cause serious complications (e.g., swelling, inflammation, infection or excessive scarring).
After a plastic surgery procedure, it is normal for patients to feel anxious and excited to return to everyday life. Dr. Abhay Gupta understands that his patients want to accelerate the recovery process and enjoy their transformation as soon as possible. Here, he has provided five tips for a safe and speedy recovery.
When administered by a trained, experienced injector, products like Botox and dermal fillers provide noticeable anti-aging results. It is important to realize that these results are temporary. Over time, the body metabolizes the products and the effects start to diminish. For this reason, it is important that injectable patients schedule repeat treatments to maintain the effects of treatment.
If you are a mother (especially of multiple children), you are well aware of the effects pregnancy and breastfeeding have on the body. Some mothers look exactly the same after having children but for many moms, pregnancy and breastfeeding ravage the body — especially the breasts and abdomen.
Many plastic surgery procedures are performed to improve a person’s appearance, but provide few, if any, physical health benefits. Breast reduction, on the other hand, is one of a large number of plastic surgeries that can noticeably improve the patient’s health in addition to the appearance of her breasts. Here, respected San Diego plastic surgeon Abhay Gupta shares the health benefits of breast reduction.
If you were to look at a plastic surgeon’s website analytics, you may be surprised to learn that the most popular area of their site is the before-and-after photo gallery. Nearly all candidates considering surgery look at before-and-after photos for an indication of the surgeon’s expertise and results.