Category: Body

Break Up with Cellulite Before Bikini Season

Break Up with Cellulite Before Bikini Season

Do you keep your thighs and backside covered at the pool or beach because of cellulite? Don’t let cellulite hold you back this summer. At Brzowski Plastic Surgery, we can smooth out stubborn, dimple-like cellulite for good in just one minimally-invasive Cellfina treatment.

Thanks to female hormones, female skin structure, higher body-fat percentages and even genetics, cellulite is more of a problem for women than it is for men. In fact, cellulite affects an estimated 90 – 95% of women.

While cellulite is related to body fat, losing weight is not a reliable way to erase or reduce cellulite. Whether you are a size 2 or a size 22, very fit or out of shape, you can experience cellulite. Not even tennis pro Maria Sharapova or supermodel Kate Moss are immune to cellulite.
What is Cellulite?

Cellulite results when the layer of fat beneath the skin pushes upwards through layers of fibrous bands. These bands pulling on the layer of fat result in a dimpled appearance.
Most Cellulite Treatments Don’t Work
There are plenty of products and treatments on the market that claim to fix or improve cellulite, but most of them are temporary at best. Creams and massage therapies typically require ongoing or multiple treatments to maintain an improved appearance.
The Cellfina Difference
Cellfina, a minimally invasive FDA-cleared device, works by permanently cutting the fibrous bands beneath the skin, releasing the dimples. Studies of the device have demonstrated that the results are long-lasting, with patients’ cellulite still visibly reduced five years post-treatment.

“The origin of that tethered spot is released and the skin immediately elevates back up,” explains Dr. Brzowski. “It’s an instant result.”
How It Works
First, the treatment area [...]

By: William Borghetti Categories:Body, Skin

Men Want to Look Good Too

Men have the advantage of looking more and more distinguished as they age. Out here in the American West, home of the stereotypical rugged cowboy and hard-working ranch hand, a few wrinkles and a slightly weathered look can certainly add to a man’s sex appeal.

While men don’t always want to look younger, they do always want to feel confident in their appearance.

Popular plastic surgery services for men range from customized skincare plans to more invasive surgical procedures like liposuction. Men of all ages and all walks of life can benefit from the options Brzowski Plastic Surgery has to offer.

“We can really help these men keep their masculinity, but still improve their overall appearance,” says Dr. Brzowski.
Healthy Skin is Attractive
Well-worn leather boots may be sexy, but skin that looks like tough, tanned cowhide is not.

When it comes to skincare, a little bit of education and a few good products go a long way. At Brzowski Plastic Surgery we have products that can reverse sun damage, moisturize and protect your skin.

The first step towards a fresher looking face is to come in for a skin assessment. We’ll talk about your goals and help you come up with a skincare plan that works for you.
Putting your best face forward doesn’t mean having a face devoid of wrinkles. Too many wrinkles, however, can make you look older than you feel.

Botox, when done conservatively, will soften harsh wrinkles without erasing them completely. Here at Brzowski Plastic Surgery we don’t want you to look too old or too young, just extremely handsome.
The Male Chest
“There are other things that men have always been concerned about as they age and their clothing starts fitting differently,” explains [...]

By: Brian Brzowski Categories:Body, Plastic Surgery, Skin

After tummy tuck.

Many patients wonder what to expect during recovery from a tummy tuck. There have been quite a few very beneficial events within the field of plastic surgery that are enhancing recovery from a tummy tuck.

First, the latest change that we have brought to our practice is a drainless approach that in select cases, allows us to avoid the use of drains. While still sometimes necessary, drains are inconvenient and a source of irritation. When possible, eliminating drains from the postoperative care of a tummy tuck can be a real bonus to our patients.

Next, we have been using Exparel to reduce the postoperative pain from a tummy tuck. This medication has been around for a few years, and it has dramatically changed the patient experience. Like a local anesthetic, Exparel numbs the nerve fibers that cause pain. However, it is unlike a traditional local anesthetic because it can have a three day duration. By that time, many patients are able to remain quite comfortable just by using an oral non-narcotic.

As always, our efforts are directed at providing a pleasuring surgical result with the quickest and simpliest postoperative recovery possible. If you’d like to chat more, please contact our office through our phone or online systems.

Take a peak at the videos we’ve put together on this topic. You can find them at both our YouTube Channel: or here on our webpage:

By: Brian Brzowski Categories:Body

The Plastic Surgery Channel Rocks!

In 2012, a plastic surgery colleague of mine founded The Plastic Surgery Channel to showcase important stories for plastic surgery patients and provide legitimate, board certified plastic surgeons a platform to present valuable patient educational materials.

Two years ago, and after careful consideration, I decided to join this group. My experience with these amazingly brilliant, dedicated, and conscientious colleagues of mine has been phenomenal. I’ve had many opportunities to interact with them, assist in producing educational videos with them, and we’ve spent many hours discussing issues important to patients and the specialty of plastic surgery.

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend one of the many video production sessions at The Plastic Surgery Channel’s film studios in Dallas, TX. During this visit, I moderated panel discussions on Fat Grafting and bizarre Cases. Furthermore, I was on panels that talked about scar management, surgeon review sites and awake surgical cases.

Independently, I filmed shots about having the right size breast (#therightsizematters), what the priorities are in breast augmentation, and the associations/societies that patients should look to see that their surgeon is a member of. Keep your eyes open for the videos to be added to my video gallery in the near future.

You’ll also notice that my video gallery will include videos from my colleagues at The Plastic Surgery Channel. Because these are trusted, respectable colleagues, I am grateful to share their opinions with you. It is nearly impossible for me to individually create videos on every topic of potential interest to you all, so I’m publishing these for you to learn from.

Thanks for taking the time to support us and your fellow patients.

By: Brian Brzowski Categories:Body, Breast, Breast Augmentation, Uncategorized

Tummy Tuck Sustains Weight Loss


Your weight-loss surgery was a success! You’ve reached your goal weight, and you’re feeling great — but what about that loose, hanging skin?

We offer a variety of options for surgery after weight loss in Salt Lake City, including tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), arm lift(brachioplasty), belt lipectomy (often called a lower body lift), buttock lift, thigh lift, facelift and breast lift, either with breast implants or without.

And, beyond improving your appearance, studies have shown that there are significant health benefits to receiving a follow-up surgery after weight loss. Patients are more likely to stay slimmed down when their excess skin is removed, according to research published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Swiss researchers looked at the long-term weight outcomes of bariatric-surgery patients, comparing 98 who had body-contouring procedures with 102 patients who did not. Within two years after undergoing gastric bypass, the patients lost an average of almost 100 pounds. Those who had a tummy tuck regained less weight over time: an average of just over 1 pound per year, compared with 4 pounds per year for patients who did not.

After accounting for the weight of excess skin removed, the average patient who had gastric bypass regained nearly 50 pounds, while those who also had body contouring regained an average of only 14 pounds.

Body-contouring procedures can dramatically improve all of the daily-life activities of weight-loss patients. Another major health bonus is that removing the folds of excess skin decreases the risk of infection and improves healing after surgery.

View our tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) photos, arm lift (brachioplasty) photos and lower body lift (belt lipectomy) photos for examples of how Brzowski Plastic Surgery can help you sculpt the body of your [...]

By: Brian Brzowski Categories:Body, Plastic Surgery

From Kim Kardashian to Angelina Jolie: The Most Wanted Celebrity Body Parts

Hollywood beauties certainly set the bar high when it comes to physical perfection. So, which celebrity body parts do women most covet? To find out, — an online community focused on cosmetic surgery procedures — took a look in its forums to see whose names popped up the most.

Kim Kardashian’s butt (which can be replicated with a buttock lift) is the most requested celebrity feature among women seeking cosmetic surgery, according to Alicia Nakamoto, a representative for RealSelf. (There was, of course, a woman who reportedly spent $30,000 to look like Kardashian.)

Other frequently mentioned A-listers include Beyonce (butt), Madonna (anti-aging for face and hands), Angelina Jolie (cheeks, lips), Rihanna (skin lightening), Jennifer Lawrence (nose), Jennifer Lopez (butt), Kate Middleton (nose, smile) and Julia Roberts (lips, smile).

Popularity fluctuates according to events as well. When “Maleficent” hit theaters, more women began asking plastic surgeons about Angelina Jolie’s cheekbones. When “Jersey Shore” was popular, Snooki’s dental improvements had people wondering how to get their teeth as white as hers. And, “Bachelorette” Krista sparked interest in post-natal “mommy makeovers.”

But, Nakamoto says that most people considering plastic surgery don’t mention famous people at all. “They just want to fix something very personal and go on with their lives feeling more confident with themselves,” she explained.

By: Brian Brzowski Categories:Body, Face, Plastic Surgery