Welcome to 2013 at DAVinci…and many age reversing options!


shutterstock_96154556Welcome to January 2013!    Welcome back to DAVinci…where my staff and I invite you to learn about and experience the life changing, age reversing products and procedures enjoyed by many men and women from every walk and every age and stage in life.    Many thanks to all of you!

2013 will usher in more about…life changing antioxidants, wrinkle erasers, volume replacers, filler trends, most dramatic lifters, age reversal without surgery, laser treatments, stem cell facelifts, fat grafting, liposuction and liposculpting, 3D Imaging, hydration and aging, sources of antioxidants, the beauty of fat,  new mommy makeovers, seniors that grow young together, career sensitive procedures, anti aging roadmap, causes of facial aging, the amazing power of surgery, male makeovers, daddy do.overs…repeats of the 2012 populars…and on it goes!

Recovering from 2012 holidays involves getting back on track with the right high anti oxidants for both your body and your face.

WHY ANTIOXIDANTS?  …antioxidants fight free radicals in the body….free radicals are to the body….what rust is to your prized antique car!

  • Increased intake of raw fruits and vegetables to 3-4 portions per day made a visible improvement in appearance, overall attractiveness and health (Univ. of St. Andrews School of Medicine, Scotland)
  • Food nutrients become building blocks of new skin cells and new collagen (both essential components of healthy skin)
  • Skin has the ability to heal (like every body organ does)…diet factors heavily into this ability  (Jeannette Graf M.D. Manhattan, New York)
  • Genetics and external/environmental factors influence the behavior of cells…but the ability to form properly and maintain a healthy moisture barrier depends upon internal factors
  • Lines, wrinkles and slack skin is part of the aging process…but proper nutrition is proven to stave off signs of aging longer
  • The key is a diet rich in alkalinity…all things green….while minimizing aciditiy …nothing cream or beige is bad!
  • Adequte hydration cannot be overemphasized…lemon/lime add flavor and alkalyze the water
  • Consume high quality protein such as wild caught salmon, spirulina etc….
  • Keep wrinkles at bay by eliminating/minimizing acidic foods, refined sugars, colas, alcohol and caffeine.  E.G….avoid coffee that is several hours old…it’s raging with “free radicals”
  • Refined sugar and processed foods both attach to protein (including collagen) in the body and break it down….causing wrinkles…..2011 Dutch study showed a correlation between higher glucose (sugar) levels in the body and higher perceived age!
  • Tufts University/U.S Dept of Agriculture study showed that a diet rich in plant nutrients like carotenoids, flavonoids and lycopene may provide the whole body with protection against aging UV damage.   Choose bright colored vegies….eat 60-80% raw every day for maximum nutrients…and don’t overcook the rest.
  • WATER… drink 1/2 of your body weight each day in that many ounces…to stay well hydrated.  (e.g….130 lbs requires 65 ounces of pure water every day….minimum!)  KNOW THIS:  there is no substitute for pure water….not iced tea, or coffee, or juice or any other beverage period!   The body is made up of over 90% water….it’s essential!

ANTIOXIDANTS   Good fruits and vegetables, and other high quality food sources (Organic is best) are loaded with antioxidants.  Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body and can prevent skin damage and fight the signs of aging. More on this later.

Holidays are over…time to get back on track and focus on Health, wellness and youthful beauty!  Stop procrastinating…and let’s talk about the age reversing options you’ve been thinking about.

Happy New Year!

Steven Davison M.D.

“DAVinci….where we combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.”

Thanksgiving, Benefits of Gratitude,Turkey Neck…not on your neck and Males who get Fat Grafting


THANKSGIVING is a wonderful time for us to give thanks…and I want to thank each of you, our patients, for all you’ve done to help us make DAVinci such a special place. We appreciate each of you a Happy Thanksgiving and all the best in life.

So enjoy the time with family and friends, and count your blessings because…

An ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE…has been scientifically proven to produce many incredible benefits!  Gratitude actually improves blood pressure, stress, depression and reduces risk of developing eating disorders.  Gratitude is associated with improved mood, sense of well being, interpersonal relationships, physical health, weight loss, cardio health, improved immune health and longevity.  So, be thankful for what you have, don’t worry about what you don’t have…and please share the good news with your loved ones and friends.

Ageing and Turkey Neck…As we age we develop a “turkey neck,”
That’s the loose sagging skin under your chin that looks just like turkey waddle.  I do Necklift and Neck contouring with Liposuction to get rid of this unsightly, unwelcome problem.  There’s still time to get your neck contoured before Christmas.

FAT GRAFTING…is fabulous for restoring lost volume in areas such as the cheeks, hands, nasolabial folds and other sagging places.  It’s safe and long lasting.  Many people today prefer it over fillers because we use your own body fat and transfer it to needy areas.  There is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction…because it’s your own natural product.

FAT TRANSFER and the MALE MODEL LOOK…YES more men are doing youth rejuvenating procedures for career benefits and just because the Baby Boomers want to look their best always.

More of today’s men are seeking ways to look healthy, fit, trim and sculpted. They call it “The Male Model Look.” Concerning the face, It involves accentuating some or all of the skeletal highlights of the face.  Areas such as the brow bones, cheeks, chin and jaw angles/jawline.  Fat Grafting/Fat Transfer/Fat Injections (all the same) are fabulous for restoring these deficient areas. Many guys also have a “Nose Job” for ultimate results.

MEN and BROTOX (Botox)   Over 25% of my Botox patients are men.  West Coast doctors report that 50% of their Botox patients are men. In addition to Fat Grafting, Botox is the leading injectable today…and when done by an “Expert Injector” the results are wonderful.  Men like it because they want fast, no downtime results, without everybody knowing.  They don’t mind aging…but they hate the droopiness, jowls, the fat neck etc. Fat Grafting and Botox are two proven ways to deal with these issues.

EXPERT INJECTORS  are Board Certified Surgeons, Facial Plastic surgeons, Dermatologists and Oculoplastic surgeons who have demonstrated due diligence for patient safety, reliable results and consumer education.  Expert Injectors have specialized training in the procedure and products and are specifically qualified to perform the injections.  I am a qualified Expert Injector….please don’t entrust your face to a non expert.

OK…this blog has been bits n pieces of information I’ve wanted to get to you before the year ends…and ideas for helping you keep your best face forward.

AGE DEFYING OPTIONS FOR YOU!  Go to: http://www.davinciplastic.com, to see the many anti ageing options my patients choose.   We can’t stop ageing…but we can slow it down and keep you looking years younger…always!

Come in and let’s chat.

Best to you all.

Steven Davison M.D.

“DAVinci….where we combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.”

Better Butt Lifts…with Liposculpting and Living Cell Fat Grafting


BUTTOCKS AUGMENTATION, more commonly called “Butt Lifts” is one of today’s most “in demand” procedures as people of various ages, stages and ethnicities are demanding “ideal buttocks.”  You’ve probably heard of the most popular one….the Brazilian Butt Lift which is the Butt Lift of choice by many ethnic groups.

The important thing to know about today’s butt lift augmentation is that each culture has their own ethnic ideals for shape and size.

Here’s a basic overview of why people want butt lifts and what’s involved for butt lifts anywhere:

  • People get butt lifts because they want tighter, better, more lifted buttocks
  • There are various ways to accomplish a great butt lift
  • Liposuction is typically part of a butt lift procedure
  • LIPO involves extracting living fat cells from an area of abundance, treating these cells and then meticulously transplanting (by injection) them into designated areas of the buttocks
  • Liposuction offers these benefits:
  • 1) the harvest area is sculpted…take the fat from a waistline and sculpt a new waist at the same time
  •  2) the transplant area gets increased volume, enhanced shape and size, long lasting (permanent) results…
  • 3) a more natural look and feel because your own fat cells are readily accepted by your body
  • Some people choose implants over fat transfer…or a combination of implants and fat grafting
  • I use a delicate cannula (collection tube) that selects “ideal sized” fat particles
  • These fat cells can be used to do just certain areas…or to do the whole butt
  • Fat cell grafting requires great skill and refined techniques to get the desired results
  • The most effective Technique involves knowing how much fat to use…not too much and not too little and where to use it
  • Sitting on buttocks following a butt lift procedure does not affect the staying power of the grafted fat cells….if the procedure is done correctly by an expert

Fat Grafting uses your own living cells.  When done correctly, by an expert, these cells live and thrive permanently in the grafted areas and the area from which the fat is taken…can easily be “sculpted”…so you are getting a “two for one” deal.

TRAINING, SKILL, EXPERIENCE…these are critical factors when choosing a surgeon to do your buttocks augmentation (butt lift).  Choose wisely and know what you are getting.

HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING…patients are coming in for a myriad of anti aging treatments.  See my website for complete info on the vast array of age defying options I offer.  Go to:http://www.davinceplastic.com.

WHO GET’S A BUTT LIFT?   men and women  of any ethnicity, who are unhappy with the size and shape of their buttocks, who have an ideal buttocks in mind, who are in good general health and able to have realistic expectations.  This includes mommies, grandmothers, brides and grooms (yes men get them too), models, celebrities, teachers, anyone….who wants a better, fuller, tighter more youthful, more uplifted butt.

WHERE DO WE PERFORM  BUTT LIFTS?  a butt lift augmentation with liposuction and fat grafting and/or implants is an office procedure that requires little to no downtime. Some swelling, tenderness and bruising is common…then you feel totally normal once this is resolved.  Sensation and feeling return to normal after swelling has resolved.

OK…my goal is always to get results that are functional and look as natural as possible. I’ve been achieving that goal successfully for years and years.

Come in an let’s see what you want to do in order to look and feel your best…for the Holidays and everyday!

Steven Davison M.D.

“DAVinci….where we combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science”.

The Trend …Gynecomastia surgery is the Ideal solution for many men!


I’ve written several articles this year about men and cosmetic procedures…because men want the information, they appreciate the education and, they love the results they get from each procedure. The trend is that men are having more cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of every type, every year. Male Gynecomastia surgery is done to reduce the size of male breasts (same as breast reduction in women) for various other reasons.  I perform many of these operations every year to help my male patients regain self esteem, get renewed confidence and a new “physique” they can show off without embarrassment.

DATA:  40% to 60% of all men are affected with enlarged women like breasts

  • Male Breast reduction is ideal for men who are self conscious about their condition
  • Gynecomastia usually begins during adolescence & continues for life if not corrected
  • It psychologically impacts men of all ages…starting in the early teen years
  • Causes of large male breasts include:  obesity, Klinefelter’s Syndrome, Gilbert’s Syndrome, normal aging, hormone fluctuations, RX medications, anabolic steroids, impaired liver function

Male Breast Reduction Surgery… Results in a chest that is flatter, firmer, more contoured. Men and boys who suffer with Gynecomastia have found this surgery to be the ideal solution to their problem.  1) Male breast reduction is typically an outpatient surgery performed under general or local anesthesia. 2) I work through one small incision to  and remove excess fat and skin and to sculpt the breast to a masculine appearance. 3) My advanced techniques/skills and experience results in inconspicuous scars. 4) As with any operation, there is some swelling, bruising and discomfort for 2 to 3 days.   Oral pain medication manages this nicely. 5) Final results are seen when all swelling has resolved…usually 2 to 3 months.

Questions Men Ask Most Often:  See my website for info: http://www.DAVinciplastic.com

How much work will I miss?   My patients report back to work in 1 to 2 days.  Choose a long weekend for your procedure.

Will Activities be Restricted?   Yes.  No sex for 1 to 2 weeks following your surgery and no heavy, strenuous exercise for about 3 weeks.    Will Male Breast Reduction surgery change my looks?  NO.  You will look like yourself…just more fit, trim and contoured!

Will Male Breast Reduction negatively affect my sexual activity?  NO…in fact…men report to me it really enhances it due to their renewed self esteem and pumped self confidence!

OK. This gives you a good overview.  Come in soon and let’s talk.

Steven Davison M.D.

“DAVinci….where I combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.”

Men’s Makeovers and Daddy Do Overs…Are Here to Stay.


HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all of you Fathers everywhere!  

June 17, 2012 millions of families will celebrate Father’s Day…a day set aside to honor father’s everywhere.  I too am a happy dad and understand what goes into being a parent and a dad.  That said…Enjoy everyday!

Daddy Do Overs make a terrific gift for that terrific guy.  

Career Trends Have Changed…Baby Boomers Opt for Cosmetic Procedures

Trends change and the Baby Boomers have ushered in a new era of positive advancements in all arenas.  Anti Aging Aesthetic surgical and non surgical procedures are now “the norm” among this generation.  With younger executives like Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page…gray hair is out…health, fitness and looking young is imperative especially in a competitive career field.

Last year (2011) men in the USA alone, had over 800,000 anti aging procedures done to combat flabby/washboard mid sections, to straighten crooked noses they were tired of living with, to reducing flabby breasts leaving a “hot daddy chest.”  And many other age defying options were chosen including:

  • Botox
  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Jobs)
  • Eyelid Lifts/Reduction (Blepharoplasty)
  • Facelifts/Necklifts (remove jowls, restore a chisel chin and tighten the neckline)
  • Liposuction…used on many body areas to remove excess fat and to sculpt that area
  • Fillers….injectables to fill in hollows & make you look 10 years younger instantly
  • Lasers…for a myriad of restorative & rejuvenative treatments…lines, wrinkles, age spots, scars, fat, discoloration and much more.

A YOUTHFUL LOOK BRINGS A SENSE OF INGENUITY, FRESHNESS AND ENERGY … the boardroom experts have made this statement loud & clear.

What Men Want in Treatments:

Men want the treatments listed above but they want them to be the least invasive, easy, simple, using little or no anesthesia and offering quick results.  NO Fuss!

Daddy Do Overs…Executive Makeovers are nearly always combined treatments to give you optimal, little or no downtime, fast results. Men and women today are not being quiet about having aesthetic procedures.

Advanced Methods, Refined Instruments, No Downtime…simple, quick, youthful…

One used to go into seclusion for a month after a facelift, or liposuction or a Rhinoplasty surgery, but today our methods are so advanced  and the instruments so refined, that precision coupled with skill, yields beautiful results that people don’t need to hide until healed.  In fact, many procedures involve “subtle” changes that remove years from the face and body but are so minimally invasive people really don’t notice.  They just think you look more rested or have changed your diet or you are drinking more water and less coffee… or something.

Couples are growing younger together today!  So, if you’ve been thinking about making some changes but don’t want to go it along…bring your wife along!  Let’s do a “Couples Do Over.”

Bottom Line for Men…you have many options to fight the signs of aging…to look as good as you still feel. Come on in and let’s design your own personal treatment plan.  We’ll have you looking great in no time flat.

I keep Men and Women looking, feeling and being healthy and more youthful.

Dr. Steven Davison

At DAVinci…I combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.

THE CHIN IS IN…Why Chin Augmentation…How It’s Done by Dr. Steven Davison


LONG LASTING FACIAL MAKEOVERS

Hollywood has taught us much about keeping our youthful appearance until we die.  Long lasting facial makeovers create or restore facial symmetry, which is crucial to looking young.  Symmetry involves achieving balance between the facial thirds…upper face (eye/brow/forehead), middle third of the face…nose and cheeks and the lower third includes the lips, chin and neck.

THE CHIN & FACIAL BALANCE…CRUCIAL TO YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE

Today, let’s get back to the chin. A sharper chin restore balance, proportion and definition with the middle face,particularly the nose.  Chin implants are often used in a more aged chin to restore lost volume and shape. A sharper, well defined chin is in direct contrast to a chin that has “receded into the neck.”

CHIN AUGMENTATION USING IMPLANTS

Chin Augmentation is a minimally invasive, quick, little or no downtime procedure done in my office.  I make a small incision either in the mouth or right under the chin and work through it to create a pocket for an implant.  Once in place, the implant makes you look years younger forever.

BENEFITS OF CHIN AUGMENTATION:

  • Chin Augmentation with implants is safe & effective
  • Implants add definition to the jawline…
  • Overall facial balance is improved…
  • A more youthful appearance is created (for some) or restored
  • Liposuction may be part of the process to sculpt the chin & neck
  • Neck proportions are readjusted by manipulating/tightening muscles
  • I customize implants to meet your specific needs/ & goals
  • Patients often decide to combine Chin Augmentation with other facial procedures to optimize their results
  • The procedure takes about 30 minutes or a little longer
  • There is often no downtime
  • I use state of the art instruments & the most advanced but safest techniques
WHY HAVE CHIN AUGMENTATION?
That’s always the key question.  I’ve given good reason already; but if that’s not enough here are a few more:  First, it restores what has been lost over time or creates what was never there to begin with and what you always wanted.  Second, If a chin is too small, the nose usually appear to be too large, augmentation corrects this. Third, If the nose is too large, the chin often looks to small…again augmentation with implant corrects this.  Fourth, many patients have nose reshaping done at the same time for optimal results and balance. Fifth, the liposuction I do removes excess fat, allowing me to sculpt the neck as well as lift and tighten muscles when a Necklift is included in your procedure. Rhinoplasty is the other most common addition patients choose…for achieving real facial balance and youthfulness.
Brief Overview:  this has been a brief overview, for complete information go to my website and read more on Chin Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Necklift, Facial Rejuvenation etc.: www.DAVinciplastic.com

FUN IN THE SUN REMINDERS!

We’re coming into summer so PLEASE remember the skin protection tips I offered in my last two blogs!  Now

 STILL TIME TO REJUVENATE….

If you are looking into the mirror and noticing any of the things I’ve discussed…let’s talk about your FACIAL REJUVENATION now…there’s still time to do some things before summer vacations.

I’m here to help you keep your best face forward!

Dr. Steven Davison

At DAVinci…I combine the supreme elements of art & surgical science.

The Chin is in…Chin Augmentations by Dr. Steven Davison


AGE DEFYING AUGMENTATIONS: the Chin is in

Chin augmentation is currently the most “in demand” anti aging cosmetic procedure being done today.  Among all demographics, it is the fastest growing trend according to recent survey results from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Here are the numbers:

– Chin augmentations increased overall by 71% in 2011

– Chin augmentation outranked breast procedures in 2011

– Men of all ages – 76% increase

– Ages (both genders) 40 to 54 – 77% increase

– Ages 55 & over – 70% increase in Chin augmentations

– These numbers were in comparison to lip augmentation, breast augmentation and cheek implants, clearly showing that people saw the need to correct aging in the lower 1/3 of the face.  Chin Augmentation restores the neck and chin to a more youthful appearance by reducing the sagging jawline, often with a chin implant and correcting the neck issues.

So what’s the reason for this dramatic change?  Surveys also revealed that as more and more people are chatting online with camera’s rolling…they see the receding chin and sagging jawline since it shows facial aging very early.

Baby Boomers especially, are showing up in aesthetic surgeons offices seeking ways to turn back the clock with Chin augmentation or a combination of age defying options.

Concerns over their careers prompt many to have combination treatments such as Botox and liposuction, while others choose chin implants and neck lifts…or all of it.

Cameras don’t lie! The more time people spend in front of cameras on their PC’s…the more we see them asking me to take years off their face,  to explain chin augmentations, facelifts, injectable facelifts, Botox, liposuction & sculpting of the chin/neck to restore its youthfulness…and much more.  Read more about these: www.davinciplastic.com.

Chin Augmentation is in…but I also have many other tools in my tool chest.

Got concerns about facial aging?  Let’s talk.  There are many non surgical options we can explore so that you can be happy with your camera look.

Next blog will overview facial aging and the chin and neck…and how chin augmentation takes years off the face.

Dr. Steven Davison

At DAVinci…I combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.

LIPOSUCTION – Today’s Advanced Method


Recently I talked about using your own fat (fat grafting) to replace youthful fat loss in the face, back of the hands, buttocks etc. Liposuction is part of that process, so this time I’ll update you on the benefits, who it’s for and how we do it.

Liposuction is also called body contouring, body sculpting, liposculpture and more. It can flatten a tummy and give you a waist….etc…and the fat can be used to “sculpt” other body areas!

Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic enhancement procedure, year after year, simply because it works. I recommend it to men and women who want to remove stubborn fat from the hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, abs etc, that has resisted diet and exercise.

Liposuction for improved contoursWHO’S IT FOR? Liposuction is best suited for men and women who are at or near normal body weight and who can be committed to maintaining that weight.  For the right people, several areas can be treated/sculpted with desirable results.

OLD METHODS vs NEW METHODS

Old lipo methods involved aggressive movements, bleeding and bruising and often resulted in less than desirable outcomes.  Newer methods are gentle (reduced risk) reducing swelling, bleeding, incisions, recovery time, and they typically achieve wonderful results.  IN brief, today’s refined techniques and state of the art instruments make liposuction a safe, effective method to refine ones physique.  Recovery depends upon your own treatment plan but you can count on it being briefer than with older methods.

TUMESCENT LIPOSUCTION … Saline solution is still used, but we now infuse the treatment area with lidocaine to reduce discomfort and epinephrine to constrict blood vessels.  Tumescent lipo is still considered the best techniques to date.  I discuss the procedure and instruments in detail during the personal consultation.

End of summer is upon us and you will be getting ready for fall and winter holidays, school events, etc, etc.  It’s easy to get “out of shape” with all the summer picnics, smores, and parties…I can get you back into shape quickly.

I believe every cosmetic procedure should be reliable and achieve natural looking results. Liposuction does just that.

Want to learn more about liposuction or see before and after photos…click here

Stay Well.

Dr. Steven Davison

www.DAVinciPlastic.com