Category archives for: John G. Apostolides, M.D.

What is vaginal rejuvenation surgery? An introduction for plastic surgery patients

SK Clinic | John G. Apostolides

As plastic surgery procedures become increasingly common and accessible in today’s society, prospective patients may desire more information about lesser known or frequently misunderstood surgeries before making decisions concerning treatment. Vaginal rejuvenation surgery is one such procedure that tends to prompt questions among patients; and it is important for people to learn the facts from a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon in order to separate media hype and speculation from legitimate medical science.

“Mommy Makeover” surgery: post-baby plastic surgery transformations for new mothers

SK Clinic | John G. Apostolides

Motherhood is an incredible journey, and one that brings many unique and marvelous changes into a woman’s life. However, it also comes with a few sacrifices; and for many new mothers, the toll that pregnancy takes on their bodies – from exhaustion and weight gain to stretch marks and sagging breasts – can become a source of discouragement and depression. So-called “Mommy Makeover” surgery is an increasingly popular procedure in the world of cosmetic plastic surgery, designed specifically for new mothers looking to regain their pre-baby bodies. By blending several different plastic surgery techniques and customizing the procedures to suit each individual patient, skilled plastic surgeons can step in where diet and exercise alone fail to effect change – and revive stretched, sagging skin to its original, natural beauty.

Aesthetic body contouring plastic surgery helps restore confidence, improve lifestyle after major weight loss

SK Clinic | John G. Apostolides

Anyone who has ever undertaken a diet knows that, no matter how successful the method, losing weight is only half the battle when it comes to maintaining a fit, healthy body for life. In the case of extreme weight loss, this is especially true: formerly obese individuals must contend not only with the strictures of a healthier lifestyle, but also with unsightly excess skin that hangs on after fat loss. Aesthetic body contouring plastic surgery is an effective solution to help rid patients of sagging skin by lifting and firming areas of the body to reveal a trimmer physique – and in the hands of a capable and experienced plastic surgeon, individuals who have completed the difficult work required to lose weight can enjoy the full benefits of their new body with safe, natural and beautiful plastic surgery results.

“Real Housewives” aren’t the only ones getting nose jobs: how rhinoplasty blends beauty with functionality for plastic surgery patients

SK Clinic | John G. Apostolides

Plastic surgery rumors rank among the top news headlines in Hollywood tabloids; and just recently, yet another celebrity confessed to going under the knife – again. According to US Weekly, “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Alexis Bellino confirmed that she underwent a “nose job,” or rhinoplasty, due to a blend of aesthetic and functional concerns. Bellino’s surgeon explained that the reality star requested surgery both in an attempt to refine the shape of her nose and also to help with chronic, debilitating sinus infections; and while some might assume that the latter was merely an excuse for the surgery in the wake of previous breast enhancement surgery and Botox injections, medical experts confirm that such procedures can significantly improve airflow and breathing ability – and provide a unique blend of beautification and medical treatment to both male and female patients alike.

Introducing the Brazilian Butt-Lift: the latest trend in body-sculpting cosmetic plastic surgery

SK Clinic | John G. Apostolides

What do Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Beyonce have in common? Aside from red-hot careers in the celebrity spotlight, these three starlets also possess some of the most talked-about backsides in Hollywood; and now, their famously curvy figures have inspired a new trend in cosmetic plastic surgery known as the Brazilian Butt-Lift. In years past, if a woman wanted to enhance the shape of her buttocks, she would need to get butt implants in order to make her natural curves rounder and more sensuous. However, with the Brazilian Butt-Lift, women can achieve perky, prominent buttocks without synthetic implants – and sustain the look for a long-lasting, youthful and aesthetically balanced enhancement.

Cosmetic versus plastic surgery: how they differ – and what to know before making a decision

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What is the difference between cosmetic and plastic surgery? To many, the distinction may seem trivial – or even nonexistent; but for anyone considering an elective or reconstructive surgical procedure, the difference in training, experience and certification between cosmetic and plastic surgeons is critical – and one that should weigh heavily in the decision-making process.

Facial rejuvenation treatments restore youthful beauty for aging patients

SK Sanctuary | John G. Apostolides

Men and women alike strive to maintain a youthful appearance as they age; and fortunately, as advances in medical science and popular preventative health care improve, more and more individuals are now utilizing dietary, lifestyle and cosmetic resources to fend off the most distinctive signs and symptoms of aging. But some skin damage is impossible to correct with antioxidants, creams and sunscreens alone – and in such cases, professionally-administered skin preservation and correction techniques can be an ideal way to turn back the clock. As noted in a recent USA Today report, however, potential patients should be advised that even these minimally-invasive procedures require the skilled hand of a trained medical expert for optimal safety and effective, natural results.

Innovative breast reconstruction procedure blends advanced technique with natural results

SK Clinic | John G. Apostolides

Most people associate breast implants — pouches filled with either saline or silicone – with the breast enhancement process; and for many years, such implants have been the primary options available for both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Traditional implants are still a safe and effective option for patients who elect to undergo surgery for purely aesthetic reasons; but when it comes to post-mastectomy or trauma-related reconstruction, a new procedure known as the DIEP flap is pioneering more natural, functional and aesthetic results for cancer and injury survivors.

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  • VA System Working with Local Providers to Reduce Wait Times July 28, 2014
    By Joseph Franz Wait times at the VA has been a common headline lately. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire as tens of thousands of veterans nationwide have been waiting three months or more to get their first VA medical appointment. This has caused dozens of investigations and led Veterans Affairs […]
  • Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders July 28, 2014
    After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking. Passionate about making […]
  • Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent July 28, 2014
    The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018. Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a mon […]