The fresh start of a new year! As we embark on 2014, isn't it time to invest in yourself? Whether eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, a little tuck or lift - there are many ways to help refresh your mind, body and appearance. I specialize in cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures that are not over-done but merely a natural enhancement of one's beauty. Its time to bring your inner splendor outward and I'm here to assist.
Happy New Year,
Dr. Tenley Lawton
What's Hot & What's Not
New Year, New You - The Trends in Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery
More than ever before, we've seen some unique changes in the industry. The over-done, over fixed look that stigmatized plastic surgery in the past, is giving way to a more natural less invasive approach. Some trends I've seen in recently in my practice:
Trend #1: Non-Surgical Facelifts
We have realized women who take care of themselves in their 30's-40's can avoid major surgical facelifts in their 50's and 60's. From liquid treatments such as Botox, Juvederm and Restalyne to lasers that have gained respect and FDA approval, women are avoiding more major surgical treatments, allowing less downtime and a more natural, softer effect.
Trend #2: Bro-Tox
Wrinkles are not sexist. Men have jumped on the Botox train more than ever and the trend will gain momentum in 2014. Dubbed Bro-Tox, men have turned to Botox to help stay current in the job workplace as well as the dating world. The key to Bro-tox is to not overdo it. Staying distinguished but not frozen is key.
Trend #3: Vectra Technology
My most favorite trend of 2013 was the influx of technology in the cosmetic and plastic surgery industry. VECTRA XT 3D is the latest and most advanced imaging system to help patients visualize their procedure outcome by taking high definition photos of the patients and allowing manipulation to determine a final representation of the post-surgery results.
Trend #4: Breast Downsizing
While breast augmentation continues to be the most popular surgical procedure, women are returning to a more natural size. B and C cups are gaining more popularity than the past where D and DD+ were more desired. Women that have previously had large implants are asking for them to be removed or downsized.
Trend #5: Divorcee Surgery
Women re-entering the dating world after 10, 15, 20 years are finding it hard to compete with younger women in the dating pool. Many women who have divorced or been widowed are seeking breast lifts, tummy tucks, and facelifts to give them a more youthful appearance and the confidence to re-enter the dating world.
"Over the holidays I had a night out with some of my girlfriends. After seeing the pictures, I thought -- Wow, we look tired and old!" - Casey B.
An easy way to freshen up your look is to consider some non-invasive procedures like Botox or Juvederm. Renowned for the most natural appearing Botox and filler results in Orange County, Dr. Lawton specializes in strategically erasing tired eyes, fine lines and wrinkles. Patients don't look "frozen" in time - but look well-rested, glowing and fabulous.
New Year, New You Skin Care Parties - Group Appointments available. For groups 5 or more receive a 10% discount on services. Contact Us to book.
Time to refresh and renew that fabulous you!
The Gift of Beauty is always in style. This January-February, purchase a $100 gift certificate for a friend, and receive a $20 gift certificate for yourself!
Luscious Lashes - Purchase 2 5ml kits of Latisse and receive 1 free! Offer valid while supplies last.
2014 Helper - New Year combo pack: Juvederm/Botox including $50 off 1 syringe of Juvederm plus $10 per unit of Botox! (Juvederm reg. $550 per syringe, Botox reg. $12 per unit). This special is valid with our Medical Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, Kristine Taylor, only.
MyBody Skin Care - Purchase any of our MyBody systems designed for Aging, Acne and Sensitive skin types, receive 20% off the Light The Way retexturizing Complex!
* Restrictions apply. Valid for procedures completed prior to March 1, 2014. Not combinable with any other offer or promotion. Offer must be mentioned at initial consultation.
** Restrictions apply. Promotion valid only when referring new patients who complete a cosmetic surgical procedure prior to March 1, 2014. Refer-a-friend incentive provided only after referral's procedure has been completed. Not combinable with any other offer or promotion.
Tomorrow, Michelle Obama will hit a milestone: she’s turning 50! One surprising thing she’s not ruling out? Plastic surgery or Botox. “Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves,” she tells People magazine. “Right now, I don’t imagine that I would go that route, but I’ve also learned to never say never.”
Immediately, this interview blew up in the press. Every news outlet acted shocked at her statement. Why? Because plastic surgery has always been a secret. The did she or didn't she? Good genes, or good docs? Media is always trying to exploit any public figure with shame for having plastic surgery. As a result, women feel guilt and embarrassment about having plastic surgery and most certainly never want to admit they would consider it, let alone do it.
Again, I ask: why? As a woman in this business dominated by men -- I find myself often in an uphill battle against the "perception" of plastic surgery. Certainly, it doesn't help when plastic surgeons continue to show up in various reality TV shows putting our industry in a not-so-positive light. But,I digress....
I continue to find negativity around an industry based on helping people feel their best. Granted there are those with mental issues using plastic surgery in an unhealthy way. And, unfortunately, my field has plenty of doctors willing to operate on anyone for a buck. And, more, unfortunately, those cases end up being the billboard for plastic surgery. But, every industry has bad seeds -- whether its Wall Street, banking, mortgage brokers, fashion industry, etc. As a mother of two young children, a wife, friend, daughter, sister .... I'm as "normal" as they come. And I assure you, there are plenty of plastic surgeons like me, but we are not the face of the plastic surgeons these days-- contributing to this negative image.
Newport Beach, Calif. – Acclaimed Southern California Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton, based in Orange County (the cosmetic and plastic surgery capital of the U.S.) notes a dramatic increase in nip/tuck, career-boosting procedures that are requested by aging Gen X professionals who are competing for jobs.
“Companies are hiring again after a long recession. Prepping for interviews used to be getting your hair cut and a new suit, but these days I see more patients than ever before seeking procedures,” says Dr. Lawton.
Looking Younger to Look Relevant When Competing with Gen Y & Z workforces.
As Gen X’ers begin to age in the workforce, and Generation Y and Z begin to grow in roles, many men and women are turning to plastic surgeons to help eliminate the signs of work stress on their physical appearance. “Age discrimination is a reality. Statistics and focus groups show that young, attractive people make a bigger impression on interviewers than ever before,” says Dr. Lawton.
Image Surgery is Up, As Job Market Grows. Better image equals a better hire.
Both women and men are seeking alternative options to make their physical appearance as impressive as their resume. As the job market has grown, so has the business of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton.
Job Enhancements: Pre-job-interview Career Beautification Procedures
“I get requests from Brotox for men to liposuction, tummy tucks and injectables for women patients I see,” says Dr. Tenley Lawton. “They are savvy professionals rapidly seeking ways to turn back the clock before job hunting." She applauds patients’ proactive ways and their pro-active efforts not to accept hindrances that might make them less likely to land the job. “Patients shouldn’t want, or expect, to look ridiculously younger, but simply refreshed, and to compete on a more equal playing ground.”
As we head into September, school season is once again upon us. For many, this brings a time of rejuvenation as our kids are headed back to school. However, for many, this brings an increase stress level with homework, sports, after school activities and everything else that comes with this season. Because of this, it’s very easy to begin to slack in the fitness level that we worked so hard to build before summer and maintain throughout.
Newport Beach, Calif. –Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton, based in Orange County (the cosmetic and plastic surgery capital of U.S.) separates what’s fact and what’s fiction about the latest procedure that has so many Southern California women requesting “arms like Jennifer Aniston.”
Summer is here - which means bikini season has arrived. Make this your last year of feeling self-conscious about your trouble areas. From body contouring to breast augmentation, a little natural enhancement can transform Summer from the season of dread to the season of beauty.
Remember, the sun is the skin's worst enemy. Sunglasses, floppy hats, and of course, sunscreen are a must this Summer. For more tips and beauty news, be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. And, please don’t forget to rate your experience with me.
Here's to a happy, safe and FUN summer ahead.
Dr. Tenley Lawton, M.D.
"Bathing suit season is when my self-esteem is the lowest. This year, I've decided to change that and had liposuction on my tummy, flanks and back. It has already changed my life. And, now, can't wait to wear my new bikini!" - Jennifer A.
One of my specialties is body contouring - it helps me appreciate the art form of the human body. Enhancing the curves and optimal shape of a person's individual body is perhaps one of the best artistic representations of cosmetic surgery. Patients instantly feel beautiful - their clothes fit better; they can wear the trends the always loved; they stand straight, tall and proud and exude a new self-confidence.
Liposuction leaves little to no scarring and is relatively inexpensive. A simple pin-prick incision and a few weeks of soreness, is well-worth the radiance that patients project following the procedure.
Receive a complimentary analysis and consultation. Complete your body contouring procedure before September 1, 2013 and receive a $250 Nordstrom Gift Card. Restrictions apply.*
Refresh your appearance this Spring at one of our injectable parties. Non-invasive procedures like Botox and Juvederm can shave years off your age. Erase tired eyes, fine lines and wrinkles. Gather a group of friends of five or more and receive 10% discount on all services and a complimentary Latisse for the party organizer. Contact us now to book.**
"After my liposuction, my husband said I oozed sex appeal. I feel so much better about myself, and love to show-off the new me. I even bought lingerie for the first time in 15 years!"
* Restrictions apply. Valid through September 1, 2013. Applicable only to procedures including liposuction and abdominoplasty and/or breast augmentation. Offer must be mentioned at time of consultation. Gift card presented at 1 week post-op appointment.
On February 20th, the FDA approved a new anatomically correct breast implant from Allergan, Inc. that is designed to mimic the natural slope of the breast.
"The Natrelle® 410 shaped gel implant will be a welcome new option for my patients seeking breast augmentation or reconstruction," says Dr. Lawton. "Women seeking breast augmentation now have an alternative to the round implants currently available."
Dr. Lawton, the first plastic surgeon in Orange County to use the new implant, specializes in all areas of cosmetic surgery including breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, facelifts and "mommy makeovers.
"This new implant offers a highly-cohesive silicone gel that will enable it to hold its shape over time while remaining soft to the touch," she said. "It is the most selected shaped gel implant in markets where it is already available, such as Europe and Canada."
To arrange your consultation and learn more about this exciting advancement please call 949-640-0999