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Cosmetic Surgery: Should I or Shouldn’t I - Tips for Those Considering Plastic Surgery

Despite an economic downturn, plastic surgery is more common than ever before. A recent study released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) indicates that 13.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2010, up 5% from previous years. How does someone know if plastic surgery is right for them? Dr. Tenley Lawton, a board certified female plastic surgeon based in Newport Beach, Calif., offers some advice for those considering going under the knife.

Understanding Why:
“Cosmetic surgery is often more psychological than people realize. Some patients want to change something specific in their physical appearance to feel more confident. Others are trying to impress someone else. It is important that each patient analyze the reasons behind seeking cosmetic surgery,” says Dr. Lawton. She also urges the importance of measuring expectations. “While plastic surgery certainly can change one’s appearance – those looking to transform into someone else or impress another person will be very disappointed in the outcome,” she says.

The Emotional Connection:
It is never a good idea to consider surgery if you are depressed, have mental illness, or have experienced a life changing event such as divorce, death, loss of a job.

“Its important to understand there is a natural psychological event one experiences post-surgery as they become acquainted with the change in their physical appearance. If you are not mentally stable before surgery, the emotional recovery can be difficult,” claims Dr. Lawton.

The Surgery Check List:
For those seeking plastic surgery, Dr. Lawton offers these tips for assessing the right path.
1. Ask for recommendations – Finding a good surgeon is critical. Ensure the surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and view patient reviews on or and simply ask around – recommendations from actual patients should be a key factor to finding the right surgeon.
2. Weigh the risks – Understand the mental considerations and physical risks with surgery. Research the procedure in advance online to educate yourself.
3. Recovery time – Recovery time varies for each procedure and each patient, but it is important to understand what to expect.
4. Start with the end in mind –Meet with your doctor to ensure your expectations are fully communicated. Together, you can develop a strategy to get the best results that are realistic and satisfactory.

The advances of cosmetic surgery and popularity of many procedures among main-stream Americans certainly allows more opportunities for surgeons across the United States. However, there are concerns that the obsession with beauty can cloud the judgment of those seeking surgery. “Overall, surgery can be risky. And, cosmetic surgery is meant to be considered seriously and carefully. An informed patient is the best kind,” affords Dr. Lawton.

Fall is Here!

As the leaves turn colors and air cools to welcome Fall, I welcome you to visit for a consultation. Now is the optimal time to consider enhancements to help you shine before the holidays. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Warm Wishes,
Dr. Tenley Lawton, M.D.

Breast Augmentation
I began my career specializing in breast reconstruction. Working with cancer survivors has been a powerful experience through which I've become acutely aware of the correlation between a women's confidence and her feelings about her breasts. It is through this realization that I have dedicated a large portion of my practice to breast augmentation, reductions and lifts. It has been so fulfilling to change women's lives in such a profound way.

For younger women whose breasts did not develop into a preferred cup size, breast augmentation allows a natural enhancement to the bustline - increasing cup size, and balancing the breasts with the rest of the body.

For middle-aged women, over the years, factors such as gravity, pregnancy, nursing, and weight loss take their toll on a woman's breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and begin to sag. A breastlift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to restore a more youthful shape and position to sagging breasts. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume breast implants can be inserted at the time of mastopexy to increase both their firmness and their size.

Do you have friends or relatives interested in traveling to Southern California for procedures? If so, the Beautifcation Vacation is a perfect option Along with convenient Skype consultations, Dr. Lawton offers a vacation credit for her plastic surgery patients towards accommodations at nearby resorts, so they can rest and heal in the surrounds of beautiful retreats. Beautification Vacations on the beaches of Southern California are available for patients and include a $200 credit towards accommodations, a post-surgery manicure/pedicure and a $200 credit toward airfare (restrictions: not combinable with any other offer and package must be mentioned at the time of consultation). Learn more.

Upper arm surgery is the fastest growing plastic surgery trend right now. Learn what you need to know about this innovative procedure. Learn more.

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Back to School

Back To School College Essentials Now Includes Cosmetic Surgery
College Bound Students Seeking More than Linens and Toiletries When Heading Off To
College This Year

Newport Beach, Calif. – Newport Beach, Calif. board-certified cosmetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton, has seen an uptick in a new trend among college bound students. More students than ever are seeking a little nip and tuck before heading off to their new life as college students.

“For many, moving away to college is a chance to reinvent themselves and gain some confidence. From laser resurfacing to rid acne scars or rhinoplasty to fix a once-broken nose, to a woman that had very disproportioned breasts –minimizing the things that cause insecurity, can sometimes set the tone for a confident launch into the next phase of their life,” says Dr. Lawton.

Dr. Lawton has launched a new back to school consulting program, offering students a complimentary consultation ($150 value). To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lawton and to learn more about the back to school program, please contact 949-640-0999.

About Dr. Tenley Lawton
Located in Newport Beach, Calif., Dr. Lawton is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in an array of services including liposuction, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and face lift procedures. Renowned in Orange County for her expertise in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Lawton is an active speaker locally and nationally, sharing her experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Summer Specials

Botox Special:
Every Friday this Summer

  • Botox $9/unit (reg. $10)

Inquire at 949.640.0999 today.

Offer valid when treatments are combined and not valid with any other offers. Treatments must be with Kristine.

Ahh, Motherhood!

Happy Mother's Day to you moms. As a mother of two young children, I can appreciate the
taxing effect motherhood can have on your body. Between sagging breasts, the muffin-top,
and tired eyes, motherhood takes its toll. Treat yourself this Mother's Day to your very own
mommy makeover.
This May we celebrate you with some exciting specials.

Happy Mother's Day!

Warm Wishes,
Dr. Tenley Lawton, M.D.

"My little girl is now 2. I have worked out consistently since she was 3 months old, and could not get rid of that extra skin around my tummy. Finally, I gave-in and got my tummy tuck and liposuction. Now, I feel like a whole new woman!"  - Tina  F.

Body Contouring

Body Contouring
One of my specialties, and a favorite among moms is body contouring. The procedure 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 patient's project following the procedure.

After pregnancy and dramatic weight gain and loss, the skin along the belly area can sometimes
remain sagged and stretched. The tissue between the abdominal muscles, called the fascia, stretches during pregnancy - as this tissue is not elastic, the damage is permanent. The resulting gaps create a loose appearance. A tummy tuck surgically repairs the fascia, solidifying the "gaps" between the muscles and removes the excess sagging skin. A dramatic result, abdominoplasty can often make the
stomach area look even better than pre-kids.

After breastfeeding my two children, I, like most mothers, realized pregnancy and
breastfeeding completely changes a woman's breasts - rendering them with little volume on
top. Another popular mommy makeover (and one of my favorite procedures) is a breast lift
with implants. Deflated breasts are renewed and reshaped with a lift that allows symmetry and
a small implant to increase volume on the top. A natural approach to keeping the cup size you
loved, but in the shape you had pre-kids.

Complete your Mommy Makeover
before July 1, 2014 and receive a $250 Nordstrom Gift Card. Restrictions apply.*
Reserve your consultation

* Restrictions apply. Valid through July 1, 2014. 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

** Restrictions apply. Promotion valid only when referring new patients who complete a cosmetic surgical procedure prior to July 1, 2014. Refer-a-friend incentive provided only after referral's procedure has been completed.

Top Tips for Better Sleep

Sleep is a critical part of your body’s natural recovery process. As a plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, I’ve seen the effects that lack of sleep can have, both in the physical and emotional sense. According to surveys from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), 60% of adults in America report having sleep problems a few weeks or more a month.

Recently, put out an article compiling 10 of the top tips to achieve a more satisfying night of sleep. Below are a few their tips that I would put at the top of my list:

1. Break the napping habit. Taking a nap during the day can harm your ability to sleep soundly at night. If you are in desperate need of a nap, keep it to a brief 15-20 minutes at least five hours before you go to bed.

2. Skip the Afternoon Caffeine. Consuming caffeine later in the day can have incredibly adverse effects in your ability to fall asleep. Cutting back on the afternoon coffee will ensure that you are more ready for sleep in the evening.

3. Exercise during the day. Exercise during the day will help put your body in the position to be more ready for a good night of sleep.

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Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon, Mommy Makeover Newport Beach

Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton specializes in Mommy Makeovers in Newport Beach. She is one of the only board-certified female plastic surgeons in Newport Beach. As a mother of two young children she understands the desires for Mommy Makeovers. As women become mothers, the body is also effected. Breast augmentation is often required to lift, reduce, or enhance while loose skin requires abdominoplasty -- both popular treatments for Mommy Makeovers.

Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeons can provide a unique perspective toward cosmetic surgeries. The compassion, understanding and desire to achieve an all-natural appearance can only be understood by a Female Plastic Surgeon.

Most patients looking for a Mommy Makeover in Newport Beach are very happy with the results of Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Contacts us for a free consultation.

National Nutrition Month

March was National Nutrition Month but we should always be aware that eating right is one the key things to keep yourself feeling beautiful and well. Every day, we are faced with an abundance of food and nutrition information and choices with all of the restaurants available to us here in Newport Beach and Orange County. Whether it's maintaining a healthful diet while eating at your favorite restaurant, navigating the shelves at your local grocery store, or fueling up for an upcoming 5K run, making the smart food and nutrition choices is a necessary part of everyone's daily life.

Read More on and learn more about dietary guidelines, how to eat right on a budget, food shopping, meal planning and more!

Learn How to Fight Dry Weather Skin As Spring Arrives

Winter is coming to an end soon, and after four months of cold (sometimes), dry and windy weather here in Newport Beach, our skin has taken a beating.

Your skin is the foundation to any great beauty look — so make sure to get it back in tiptop shape with these suggestions from Professional Makeup & Hair Artist Amy Beth Duclos. She helps us pinpoint the problem areas women in their 30s face after experiencing the harsh winter months and what can be done and used to help mend that area of the skin.

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