How to Improve Your Contours after Weight Loss

By on February 12th, 2022

When you begin a weight loss journey, you probably envision yourself achieving an attractive, toned body at the end. Alas, it does not always work out that way. Diet and exercise are effective ways to lose weight, but cannot address excess skin that previously stretched out to fit your larger frame. If loose skin is detracting from the slimmed-down body you worked hard for, you may be a good candidate for body contouring procedures. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Reagan shares some of the surgeries and treatments he performs that can finish your transformation: Abdominoplasty Most people who put on ...Read More →

When Is the Right Time to Get Breast Lift?

By on January 14th, 2022

Each year, approximately 100,000 women in the United States undergo breast lift surgery to elevate their breasts. When board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Reagan meets patients for a breast lift consultation, they often express concern that they are either too young or too old to have the procedure. Here, Dr. Reagan discusses the most common reasons women seek breast lift. He also shares some advice about timing your own breast lift. After Having a Baby The breasts go through many changes during and after pregnancy. They first expand in size to accommodate breastfeeding. Once nursing is complete and the breasts ...Read More →

Procedures to Help You Look Less Tired

By on December 16th, 2021

After getting a full night’s sleep, it is frustrating to look in the mirror and notice yourself looking tired. As you age, the skin around your eyes can create a permanently sleepy appearance, which may not correspond with your actual level of energy. Plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Reagan shares some of the cosmetic procedures that target the deep undereye bags and droopy eyelids that can read as tiredness, beginning with some non-surgical options: Dermal Fillers Hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Restylane and Juvederm add volume to the face. These injectables can help fill the dark hollows beneath the eyes for a ...Read More →

Is It Safe to Combine Multiple Plastic Surgery Procedures?

By on November 17th, 2021

When patients start to research plastic surgery procedures, they often discover they are interested in multiple surgeries at once. It is not an unusual request — board certified plastic surgeon Brian Reagan, M.D., regularly treats patients who want to combine procedures. In the hands of a talented surgeon like Dr. Reagan, it is not only remarkably safe, but also convenient. To help patients who are considering having multiple procedures, he shares his thoughts on combining surgeries. Reasons Patients Combine Procedures For patients interested in multiple procedures, it is important to note that having them performed on the same day can ...Read More →

Treatment Options for Tightening Loose Skin after Having Children

By on October 19th, 2021

Giving birth to a child can be one of the greatest joys in a woman’s life, but the physical changes that occur to the body along with pregnancy are not always viewed as warmly. Award-winning plastic surgeon Brian Reagan has helped many San Diego-area women who want to tighten up their bodies after having children. Here are three procedures he is most likely to recommend for their loose skin: Abdominoplasty No plastic surgery procedure is more popular among women who have recently given birth than abdominoplasty. When the belly expands during pregnancy, the surrounding skin stretches to accommodate its new ...Read More →

Things to Avoid Right after Facelift

By on September 20th, 2021

Dr. Brian Reagan is known throughout San Diego and La Jolla as a top surgeon for facelift. While his superior surgical technique is largely responsible for the natural-looking results his patient enjoy, patients should be aware that their commitment to their aftercare instructions can also influence their results. To help ensure that you experience an optimal recovery without significant scarring or swelling, Dr. Reagan has provided this brief list of things to avoid after facelift surgery.       Cosmetics You may be tempted to conceal your bruising and swelling with makeup, but it is best to keep your face free of ...Read More →

Top Treatments to Rejuvenate Stressed-out Skin

By on August 22nd, 2021

When you experience stress, your entire body — including your skin — is affected. In fact, the face is one of the first places that signs of stress can appear. Stress can exacerbate existing skin conditions, such as acne or rosacea. Stress-induced behaviors, such as getting less sleep, forgetting to hydrate properly, consuming sugary or starchy “comfort foods” and generally deviating from a healthy routine can also contribute to skin problems. Dr. Brian Reagan and his team of licensed and experienced medical aestheticians at True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine are trained to provide treatments for common skin ...Read More →

Taking a Closer Look at Liposuction Recovery

By on July 24th, 2021

Liposuction can refine your body’s shape and boost your confidence dramatically. But before you can show off your beautiful results, you need to take time to allow your body to fully heal. Don’t worry: this time will seem well worth it once you can finally reveal your body’s contours to the world. In this post, Dr. Brian Reagan takes a closer look at the liposuction recovery process and what it entails. (more…)

Why Many Women Are Choosing Smaller Breast Implants

By on June 25th, 2021

Trends change, and plastic surgery is continually evolving to deliver the aesthetic outcomes patients request. In Dr. Brian Reagan’s experience, this is particularly true in the area of breast augmentation. Breast augmentation itself remains more popular than ever, but the preferred aesthetic is changing. In the past five to 10 years, Dr. Reagan has seen a shift in requests from his breast augmentation patients. Whereas oversized, obviously augmented breasts were once highly sought-after, more modern women are embracing smaller implants in anatomically correct shapes. In this post, Dr. Reagan explores some of the reasons for the shift. (more…)

Treatments That Enhance the Results of Facelift

By on April 16th, 2021

As a standalone procedure, facelift is effective at minimizing signs of facial aging like creases and sagging skin. But for many patients, the most transformative results actually come from combining facelift with other surgical or non-surgical treatments. Respected plastic surgeon Brian Reagan often meets patients who express interest in a combination treatment plan. Take a moment to learn more about treatments that best accentuate the results of facelift. (more…)