How Much Time Will You Need to Recover From Plastic Surgery?

By on July 19th, 2019

Plastic surgery offers patients a number of benefits, whether they’re having a procedure done for cosmetic or medical reasons. Most plastic surgery procedures do involve a recovery period, though, during which patients need to closely follow their surgeon’s instructions to ensure safe healing and optimal results. The length of recovery largely depends on the type of procedure performed. San Diego plastic surgeon Brian Reagan discusses four of the most popular surgical procedures according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and what patients can expect in terms of each procedure’s recovery period. (more…)

Can Implants Improve Breast Sag?

By on June 21st, 2019

For many women, breast sagging (referred to by doctors as “ptosis”) is inevitable at some point in life, particularly after pregnancy, breastfeeding or significant weight loss. One of the misconceptions about breast surgery is that placing saline or silicone breast implants can improve the look of breast sag and create fuller, perkier looking breasts. Although implants are a great way to enhance the fullness and volume of naturally small breasts, in most cases they do not improve breast sag. San Diego plastic surgeon Brian Reagan, M.D., F.A.C.S., explains more here. Breast Implants Rarely Improve Sag Implants very rarely make saggy or droopy ...Read More →

What Are Bat Wings and What Can Be Done About Them?

By on May 23rd, 2019

Over time, the body’s supply of collagen and elastin — two proteins responsible for the skin’s firm and elastic quality — dwindle. This causes the skin to loosen and sag, an aesthetic problem that can worsen as one gets older or after losing a large amount of weight. On the upper arms, hanging, unsightly skin is sometimes referred to as “bat wings.” If you’re tired of hiding bat wings under long-sleeved shirts and jackets, Dr. Brian Reagan offers a long-lasting solution in arm lift. Read more about the procedure in this blog post. What Arm Lift Accomplishes Arm lift is a cosmetic ...Read More →

Is Your Skin Summer Ready?

By on April 30th, 2019

As summer approaches, your social calendar may be filling up, which means healthy, flawless skin is a must. If the colder weather left your skin dull, dry or lackluster, now is the perfect time for a non-surgical skin treatment. At True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine, Dr. Brian Reagan and our team offer a range of non-surgical treatments to revitalize the skin. Here, we discuss some of our most popular options to prepare for summer. Chemical Peels Chemical peels are a great way to shed the old and damaged outer layers of the skin and make way for a healthier ...Read More →

Signs You May Need Revision Rhinoplasty

By on March 26th, 2019

For many patients, rhinoplasty (nose job) produces beautiful, stunning results. However, not everyone is as lucky. Revision rhinoplasty, also known as secondary rhinoplasty, is a delicate procedure that focuses on improving the aesthetic and/or functional results of a primary rhinoplasty procedure. Here, Dr. Brian Reagan discusses four signs you may need revision rhinoplasty. You Are Not Happy with How Your Nose Looks If you are simply unhappy or unsatisfied with the appearance of your nose after rhinoplasty, an attractive nose is still possible with revision rhinoplasty. It’s important to note that it’s normal for some patients to be unhappy with their initial results, ...Read More →

Will I Have Noticeable Scars After Eyelid Surgery?

By on February 25th, 2019

When performed by a talented plastic surgeon, eyelid surgery can successfully transform tired, older-looking eyes into youthful and energetic ones. San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Reagan frequently meets with men and women who are interested in eyelid surgery. Understandably, many of them want to know whether they will have noticeable scars after the procedure. Here, Dr Brian Reagan answers the question in detail. Eyelid Surgery Scarring: What to Expect Ultimately, whether or not your scars will be noticeable after eyelid surgery will depend on several factors. The first factor to consider is the placement of the incisions. For upper eyelid surgery, the incisions are usually ...Read More →

Your Options for a Sleeker Jawline

By on January 27th, 2019

Having a defined and sharp jawline is often considered a sign of health and vitality. While diet and exercise can help enhance the natural jawline, some people still struggle to achieve their desired appearance. Jowls and loose skin can obscure the jawline, even in people who are relatively healthy and physically active. Fortunately, there exist some nonsurgical as well as surgical methods for improving the jawline’s appearance. At True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine, Dr. Brian Reagan and our aestheticians specialize in an array of facial cosmetic procedures, including those involved in creating sharper and more defined jawlines. Nonsurgical ...Read More →

New Year Beauty Resolutions

By on December 29th, 2018

The New Year is fast approaching, as is the time of year when people begin to commit to improving their body and their image. Skin rejuvenation is one of the easiest New Year beauty resolutions to make and keep this year. At True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine, we offer several different skin and anti-aging procedures and treatments, including skin tightening, brow lifts, mini face lifts, and eye rejuvenation procedures. New Year Anti-Aging Procedures Another year gone means another year older, but that doesn’t mean the years have to show. Various plastic surgery treatments can work to “turn back ...Read More →

Scarring From Breast Augmentation: What to Expect

By on November 30th, 2018

Like any surgical procedure, breast augmentation, or breast enhancement, involves some scarring. Luckily, there are ways to reduce scarring and make it less noticeable. At True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine, Dr. Brian Reagan and our staff understand the concerns women have with regard to breast augmentation scarring, and we are dedicated to helping our patients understand what to expect following surgery. The Location of Scars After Breast Augmentation Every woman’s body is different. Likewise, the technique used to perform a breast enhancement surgery is tailored to each woman, depending on their unique anatomy and desired breast size. The ...Read More →

Why Winter Season Is the Best Time for Plastic Surgery

By on November 2nd, 2018

Winter is typically one of the busiest seasons for plastic surgeons. Several factors make winter a great time to have cosmetic surgery. In this post, San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Reagan discusses why winter is the best time for plastic surgery. Give the Gift of More Confidence Plastic surgery can be a great holiday gift for a loved one — or for yourself. Even better, you may already have time off of work due to the holidays, and you can use that time to recover from your cosmetic procedure. Many plastic surgeries require you to take a week or two off ...Read More →