Dr. Barrett covers all things plastic surgery, from recovery tips, surgical information, and the lastest plastic surgery trends.
Understanding Capsular Contracture: Causes Symptoms, and Treatments
For the most part, breast implant surgery is a reasonably safe procedure that has stood the test of time. However, even patients of the most skilled surgeons may encounter complications from the surgery due to a significant build-up of scar tissue as the body reacts to the new implants. T
Understanding Mommy Makeovers | Barrett Plastic Surgery
Mommy makeovers have become increasingly popular as plastic surgery becomes more accessible to people from all walks of life. Mommy makeovers ensure that moms are able to snap back as fast as possible. Real Housewives swear by the surgery with many cast members across the franchise speaking out about getting it.
Buccal Fat Pad Removal | Barrett Plastic Surgery
Chew on this. Celebrity buccal fat removal is all the rage these days as attention-grabbing screen starlets, leggy supermodels, and social media sensations are quickly popularizing this rather concerning cosmetic procedure.
Capsular Contracture Treatment | Barrett Plastic Surgery
Have you had breast augmentation surgery with implants and suspect you may have capsular contracture? Do you have reservations regarding breast enhancement in fear of capsular contracture? We break it all down – top to bottom.
Prepare for Transgender Surgery | Barrett Plastic Surgery
As you get one step closer to living as your most authentic self, there are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for your transgender breast augmentation.
Liposuction vs. Body Sculpting | Barrett Plastic Surgery
Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz about non-surgical methods that promise liposuction-like results. But do they really work? And more importantly, do they last?
What Type of Breast Implants Are Right for You?
With all the options that exist for breast augmentation, how do you know what’s right for you? The simplest and easiest way is to go straight to your best source: a board certified plastic surgeon will always be your most accurate resource on breast augmentation surgery.
Everything You Need to Know About BBL
If it seems like the derrière (and with it, the hourglass silhouette) has suddenly become the IT body part, you’re right. We’ve fully embraced a shaplier body, but to many, these curves don’t come naturally. Fortunately, body contouring treatments like the Brazilian Butt Lift have made achieving the derrière – and therefore the curves – of your dreams possible.
The Five Most Popular Plastic Surgeries
People have been turning towards plastic surgery for decades to improve themselves physically and mentally by gaining confidence in their appearance. While plastic surgery, in general, is far more common than many would think, there are five procedures that are the most popular, and they’re far from surprising.
Panniculectomy vs. Tummy Tuck
While they’re both similar procedures, panniculectomies and tummy tucks have one very important difference: one is considered a medical necessity after a significant amount of weight loss and the other, while no less necessary to the patients that get them, is considered an elective procedure for cosmetic reasons.
The Heavy Lifting: Breast Implants vs. Lift
You’re looking to enhance your breasts, you probably already know about breast implants, but did you know it’s often accompanied by a breast lift? A mastopexy, or as it’s known colloquially, a breast lift, is a surgical procedure to treat the loss of elasticity or firmness to the breasts and restores and reshapes the breast to appear more youthful.
Oh, Baby! Should You Get a Tummy Tuck Under Pregnancy?
It’s no secret that pregnancy can alter your body shape significantly, and even when you’ve shed the unwanted pounds, it can be difficult to restore it to its original state. The solution? Body contouring can reverse the effects of weight gain and time.
Makeover Your Recovery: How to Supercharge Your Mommy Makeover Recovery
Recovering from any surgery is no walk in the park, but when you combine multiple plastic surgery procedures like a Mommy Makeover it can really take a toll and leave you wondering what you got yourself into. That’s why it’s important to be as informed as possible when it comes to exactly what to expect and the steps you can take to optimize your mommy makeover surgery recovery.
The Myth Buster: Recovering From Breast Implants
As the most popular cosmetic procedure, it’s not surprising that there’s a wealth of information about breast augmentation. But despite this abundance, plenty of misinformation exists. So how do you know what’s real and what isn’t? The simplest and easiest way is to consider your source.
Breastfeeding & Breast Implants: The Truth
As the most popular cosmetic procedure, it’s not surprising that there’s a wealth of information about breast augmentation. But despite this abundance, plenty of misinformation exists. One of the most common examples has to do with breastfeeding. It’s a false, but unfortunately prevalent myth that you can’t get breast implants if you plan on breastfeeding.
To Tuck or Not to Tuck: Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction
While they’re both very different procedures, liposuction and tummy tucks have one very important thing in common: they both contour the body and leave you with a more sculpted silhouette. Deciding between the two demands an understanding of the two procedures and how they can complement each other, and whether one is better for you than another (or you would benefit from both!) is something to be discussed with your board certified plastic surgeon.
Bear Necessities: Why You Need to Consider Gummy Bear Breast Implants
You may have heard a lot of buzz recently about so-called gummy bear breast implants, so let’s break down this recent breast augmentation option.
Major Results From Mini Tummy Tucks
While they’re both similar procedures, a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck have important differences. Deciding between the two demands an understanding of the two procedures and whether one is better for you than another is something to be discussed with your board certified plastic surgeon
Seeing the World Through New Eyes! Your Guide to Eyelid Surgery
Guide to eyelid surgery for a fresh perspective. Dr. Daniel Barrett explains the benefits, process, and considerations. See the world through new eyes.
The New Gamechanger: Renuvion
There’s a new game-changer in town: Renuvion. A minimally-invasive treatment for loose skin, Renuvion creates cold plasma by utilizing helium and a gentle stream of radiofrequency energy to significantly contract the collagen-rich connective tissue beneath the skin. And the absolute best, life-altering part: you’ll likely only need one treatment, with results seen over the course of a few weeks, and may continue to improve for up to one year.
What is the Difference Between a Facelift and Mini Facelift?
Turning back time may not currently be possible, nor have we found the ever-elusive fountain of youth, but the good news is we may not have to. Facelifts (also known as rhytidectomy) and mini-facelifts are amazing procedures that can take years off your face and give you a fresher, younger look. But how do you know which one is right for you?
Why Are Liposuction and Tummy Tuck the Most Common Combination in Plastic Surgery?
While they’re both very different procedures, liposuction and tummy tucks have one very important thing in common: they both contour the body and leave you with a more sculpted silhouette.
Want Bigger Breasts Without Implants? Top 3 Reasons to Consider a Fat Transfer
It may seem like it’s too good to be true, but there is a way to increase your breast size without having to undergo a traditional breast augmentation with implants. You may have heard of body-contouring surgical procedures like a Brazilian Butt Lift, which involves harvesting fat via liposuction and transferring it into the buttocks to enhance its size and shape, and wondered, “Can you transfer fat to breasts?” The answer is absolutely yes!
What Causes Tubular Breast Deformity
While they’re often mistaken for small breasts, Tubular breast deformity is more than simply a cosmetic issue; it can also affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed due to insufficient glandular tissue that produces milk. Luckily, there are several surgical options to correct this condition.
Hip Dips: The Most Popular Liposuction Procedure
Hip dips are naturally occurring indents or depressions on the outside part of your upper legs just below your hip bone. Fortunately, body contouring treatments have made achieving the derrière of your dreams possible. In order to determine which shape-enhancing procedure is right for you, let’s go over two of the most popular ways to achieve it: liposuction and non-surgical contouring.
Why Do Women Get Their Breast Implants Removed?
If you’re thinking about breasts implant removal surgery—whether your personal preferences have changed or you’re experiencing symptoms that may demand their removal—it’s normal to feel apprehensive about what your body might look like. Before we discuss options, let’s first discuss the basics of breast implant removal. Also known as explant surgery, the removal of breast implants is a surgical procedure that removes (or explants) the implants from the breast pocket.
Dr. Barrett's Wellness Tips: Magnesium
It’s crucial to your body and chances are you probably aren’t getting enough of it. We’re talking about magnesium. This extremely important mineral helps keep blood pressure normal, bones strong, and the heart rhythm steady. Magnesium deficiency may also lead to depression, migraines, insulin resistance and diabetes. The benefits, however are numerous.
Brotox: Everything You Should Know About Botox for Men
In celebration of the fact that more men are embracing this non-invasive form of cosmetic rejuvenation, we at Barrett Plastic Surgery wanted to give you the scoop on “Brotox.” If you’re ready to join the ranks of the fresh-faced guys who don’t look a day over 29, here’s everything you need to know.
What is Belly Button Surgery?
Belly button surgery or an umbilicoplasty is a surgical procedure that enhances the shape and appearance of the navel. Though it can be a stand-alone procedure, it’s most commonly performed as a component of a tummy tuck, where it’s repositioned in order to create a natural-looking abdomen. In fact, due to its visibility, Dr. Barrett considers it to be the most important part of the tummy tuck.
Which is Better? Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants
As you get further along in your breast augmentation journey, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is deciding between silicone implants and saline implants. When comparing the advantages of a saline vs silicone implant, don’t let rumors influence your decision.
Dr. Barrett's Tips for Natural-Looking Lips: Injectable Fillers & More
Overdone, sausage-like and duck lips can give this treatment a bad rap, but for those with small, uneven or less than luscious lips, properly injected lip filler is a great way to restore or add shape, volume, or projection to the lips. The key is choosing a skilled injector that prioritizes a natural-looking result.
Everything You Need to Know: Preparing for Your Transgender Breast Augmentation Surgery
As you get one step closer to living as your most authentic self, there are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for your transgender breast augmentation.
Breast Augmentation Patient Journey: Leenda
If you’re considering a breast augmentation, you can pour over the millions of Google results, learning everything you can, but all the research in the world can’t tell you what breast augmentation surgery is really like. And while each experience is different, one of our patients Leenda, a 31-year-old social media influencer, has documented her personal breast augmentation journey to give you a better idea of what your own might be like.
The Most Important Things You Need to Know: Mommy Makeover
A Mommy Makeover isn't actually one specific surgery, it's typically compromised of at least three procedures in one. When considering Mommy Makeover plastic surgery, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s a full-body rejuvenation for those who have had multiple children or drastic weight loss to help get the body in proportion.
Which is Better Kybella or Neck Liposuction?
Do you have fat under your jaw, commonly known as a “double chin,” even though your face is thin? In pictures, you try to hide it by sucking your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Or you’ve paid for every filter upgrade in your beauty app to contour, tighten, and firm the face, but it never looks quite right. And who wants to do that every time you take a selfie? A better solution to consider is liposuction to the neck or Kybella®.
The Facts About Tubular Breasts
We’ve all been there, the dreaded stage of puberty, and with it, many changes to the body. Some are welcome because for girls, it means becoming a woman, and for boys, masculinity while boosting self-esteem—other changes not so much, like acne, body hair, and changes in the voice. Another unwelcome change is tubular breasts, with the shape of the breasts resembling a tube and underdeveloped. The deformity is more common in women but does happen in men as an irregularity of gynecomastia.
Are You Considering Extreme Weight Loss Surgery?
Are you someone who has tried multiple times and many ways to lose a hefty amount of weight with no success? Barrett Plastic Surgery can help guide you through the process of an extensive weight-loss procedure.
The Mini Tummy Tuck: All About Recovery
No matter who you are, your skin will loosen, and fat will eventually settle. You are probably familiar with a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Surgery, a procedure addressing the entire abdomen. Did you know a mini tummy tuck only focuses on the problem area below the belly button to give you a more defined, sexier stomach?
Am I Right for a Nonsurgical Nose Job?
When we see little imperfections and don’t want or need to go under the knife for something like a flaw with our nose, a non-surgical nose job might be just what you need. Especially if what you’re unhappy with is the shape of your nose. Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane can straighten a slight bend, improve your silhouette, lift the tip, and give you balance.
Gummy Bear Implants vs. Silicone Breast Implants
Breast implants have come a long way in the last decade. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons names breast enhancement surgery as the US leader in cosmetic surgery procedures. The options for the type of implant are ever-evolving as well. In the past, it was silicone or saline. Today, patients have the luxury and advantages of gel technology for an even more natural feel and look of breasts. The newest is the cohesive silicone gel implant called the “Gummy Bear.”
Areola & Nipple Reduction Surgery for a Better Breast Appearance
Did you know areolas can vary in size, shape, and color, depending on your age, genetics, and lifestyle changes? Weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can cause these changes too. Having misshapen or irregular nipples or areola is certainly not your fault. Please do not feel like you have done something wrong or caused it to happen. Reducing the areola shape and size can improve the aesthetics and balance your chest.
The Pros and Cons of Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
While many women choose to have implants for fuller breasts and improved cleavage, others simply like to have their breasts’ size enhanced naturally out of their own body tissue. If you want to enjoy your natural breasts with a modest increase in breast size but without the implants, breast augmentation with a fat transfer may be the procedure for you.
Everything You Need to Know About Nonsurgical Butt Augmentation
A curvy backside is now a defining characteristic of femininity, but not all of us are blessed with this shape naturally. It sounds too good to be true, but there really is a way to add fullness and shape to your derriere without anesthesia or incisions.
Fall is Peel Seasons: Here's What You Need to Know
Discover the transformative potential of a chemical peel. As summer wanes and sun exposure lessens, fall becomes an optimal time to rejuvenate your skin. Dr. Barrett explains how chemical peels can effectively address concerns like sun damage, pigmentation irregularities, and fine lines.
The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer Awareness, Prevention, and Reconstruction
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’re as dedicated to being an information resource as we are to helping survivors reclaim their pre-cancer physiques. Not only do Dr. Barrett’s breast reconstruction surgeries produce natural-looking results, but he has also met with top experts in his field to get answers to all your breast cancer-related questions. Whether you’re interested in prevention techniques or have gone through recovery and are ready to get your curves back, we’ve got something for you.
5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Breast Reduction Surgery
For many women, breast reduction surgery can, quite literally, be a weight off their chests. But not all procedures–or doctors–are made equal.
Everything You Need to Know About Microneedling with PRP
They also look ravishing–and have a “fountain of youth”-like beauty secret to thank for it. microneedling If so, this handy guide for microneedling offers all you need to know about the skin treatment A-list celebrities can’t get enough of.
What is Body Contouring
There are a variety of different kinds of body contouring procedures, all of which improve the overall appearance of the body’s skin and tissue. Discover those unique to Barrett Plastic Surgery.
Bigger is Not Always Better: A Guide to Natural-Looking Breasts
Everyone is different, but it seems more and more women these days are foregoing the Jessica Rabbit physique in favor of a more natural, “everywoman” silhouette instead.
Busting 5 Common Plastic Surgery Myths
Plastic surgery has an air of mystery about it, which causes many myths and misconceptions to be created. The spread of misinformation is harmful and can be detrimental to those who want to improve their appearance or quality of life.
How Can I get Natural-Looking Breast Enhancement?
For many patients, achieving natural-looking results is a priority. They want to enhance their breast shape and size without looking fake, overdone. Fortunately, advances in surgical techniques have made it entirely possible to better your bust without anyone knowing it’s not the real deal.
What Are My Options After a Breast Explant (AKA Breast Implant Removal)?
At Barrett Plastic Surgery, we understand the various reasons why patients might consider a breast explant, and we’re ready to guide you through the next step of your cosmetic journey. Hold on to your bras, ladies; we’re taking you through your options for your new look.
What is the Ideal Age to Get a Breast Reduction?
The back pain is becoming unbearable, bra shopping is a living nightmare, and exercise means having to wear two bras minimum – you’re over it, and we get it. So, what age is the right age to get a breast reduction?
60% of Men Suffer From Gynecomastia. Are You One of Them?
We’ve all heard the term “man boobs,” so it’s no wonder many men are too embarrassed to seek help for this condition despite the fact that it is very common. So as long as we’re raising awareness for men’s health this month, we wanted you to know there is hope! In fact, there are many possible solutions for your gynecomastia, as well as your other “Dad Bod” features, and Dr. Barrett is an expert at helping men reach the goals they’ve set for their physique.
The Patient's Guide to Breast Augmentation
Hear about the real experience of getting a breast augmentation at Barrett Plastic Surgery from Sarah, a current patient.
Look Natural, Feel Incredible
We see more women choosing breast lifts, fat transfers and reductions—and even removing their implants—in order to create a feel great about their bodies. If you’re interested in natural-looking breast enhancement, one of the following options may be right for you.
Your Guide to Flawless Skin in Los Angeles
er. Facial signs of aging are among the top concerns that bring people into our Beverly Hills practice, and we are more than ready to address their needs. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Barrett is an expert in both surgical and non-surgical treatments that effectively address wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, loss of elasticity and more.
Does a Breast Lift Require Implants?
The bad news is that it’s unavoidable. No matter how strong your pecs are or how well-supported your breasts have been since your teens, there’s no stopping time and gravity. The good news is that you don’t need to imprison your breasts in those hefty beige boob-traps that your great-aunt calls “brassieres” for the rest of your life. A cosmetic surgery called a breast lift, or mastopexy, is designed to counteract breast sagging by raising fallen breast tissue and adjusting nipple position for a perkier, more projected look — even when you’re au naturel.
Say Farewell to Unwanted Moles
Dr. Barrett’s mole removal procedure is quick and relatively comfortable, allowing you to eliminate blemishes without significant disruption to your schedule. He customizes every surgery to the individual patient, with his primary goal being to ensure the mole won’t grow back.
Under- Eye Filler: The Double-Edged Sword
Though the reasons for the effect are varied, the term “under-eye bags” is used to refer to mild swelling, saggy or loose skin around the eyes and even dark circles. No matter which of these symptoms plague you, Barrett Plastic Surgery has a combination of correction techniques that will refresh and rejuvenate your appearance, including the most popular choice: under-eye fillers. Perhaps more than any other cosmetic procedure, choosing the right doctor to perform your under-eye treatment is of the utmost importance. This is not the time to use a Groupon.
Get Spring-Fresh Skin in Time for Coachella
As festival season arrives, indulge your skin with rejuvenation just in time for Coachella. Barrett Plastic Surgery presents a range of nonsurgical anti-aging treatments, including Botox and dermal fillers, to amplify your skin's radiance. Discover the differences between Botox and dermal fillers and their unique benefits for dynamic and static wrinkles.
Ring in the New Year with a New You
This holiday season, don't forget to prioritize yourself amidst the chaos. While crossing off your to-do list, consider gifting yourself the cosmetic enhancements you've been dreaming about. Whether it's body contouring after weight fluctuations, a breast augmentation for enhanced confidence, an arm lift to restore your reflection, or a Brazilian Butt Lift for fuller curves, Dr. Barrett specializes in natural-looking results.
Social Media Transparency in Plastic Surgery
We're revolutionizing the approach to plastic surgery. With complete transparency as a core value, we share detailed surgical options, post-operative plans, and in-depth videos of actual procedures, including tummy tucks, breast augmentations, and Mommy Makeovers.
Back to School, Back to YOU!
As summer winds down and the kids head back to school, it's time to focus on yourself. Introducing the transformative Mommy Makeover Procedure designed to help you regain your pre-pregnancy physique. Say goodbye to stubborn weight gain, stretched skin, and hormonal imbalances that often follow pregnancy. With a personalized combination of specialized surgeries, you can achieve natural-looking results and minimal scarring.
Get Summer Ready!
Elevate your skincare routine just in time for Independence Day celebrations. Discover the transformative power of ZO Skin Health Products for a youthful and radiant complexion.
Time to Lose the 'Dad Bod'
Discover how to break free from the 'Dad Bod' stereotype and achieve your fitness goals. Explore the male version of the Mommy Makeover - the Dad Overhaul, designed to sculpt your physique and target stubborn fat areas. From high definition liposuction to abdominoplasty, learn how to redefine your body and confidence.
The Guide to the Brazilian Butt Lift
Discover the secret behind the coveted hourglass figure - the Brazilian Butt Lift. Learn how this comprehensive procedure combines liposuction and natural fat transfer to achieve a snatched waist and a voluptuous derriere.
What is Microneedling with PRP?
Get the inside scoop on the "vampire facial" procedure that is Hollywood's secret to perfect skin. Microneedling with plasma from your own blood can give you poreless, rejuvenated skin, diminish scars, and enhance overall skin quality.
What to Know About Lip Injections
Thinking about getting lip filler? Dr. Barrett shares what to expect, how to prepare, and his tips on getting the best results possible.
Breast Lift: Beware of the Scars!
If you are like me, I despise scars. There is a newer way to perform breast lifts that is not well taught in training nor cosmetic fellowships but for those that can master it, they can deliver a more natural-looking breast lift shape without the scars.