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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.

Read more on Huffington Post.

Spring is Almost Here

Spring is one of my favorite seasons as it signifies a spiritual awakening. Spring also offers the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate and refresh your appearance. Enhance your beauty this year with a visit to discuss areas of enhancement. Whether a mommy makeover, breast augmentation, liposuction, or simply some Botox and Juvederm – now is the time to revitalize.

Warm Wishes,
Dr. Tenley Lawton

Its been one year since the FDA approved the newest implant on the market. Its come with rave reviews for its natural appearance and feeling. To learn more on this revolutionary implant, check out the press release here - and let's discuss if you are interested!

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 how much of a woman's confidence and self-esteem is based on our feelings about our breasts. It is through this realization that I have dedicated a large portion of my practice to breast augmentation, reductions, lifts and reconstruction. It has been so fulfilling to change women's lives in such a profound way. Learn more about breast augmentation by visiting my website. And be sure to view some galleries of recent patients who have undergone the procedure.

Receive a complimentary analysis and consultation. Complete your breast augmentation before June 1, 2014 and receive a $250 Gift Card to Victoria's Secret to buy all new bras! Restrictions apply.*
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"After my breast augmentation, my self-confidence sky rocketed. All those cute tops I always wanted but was too self-conscious to wear, are now part of my everyday wardrobe!"

Skin Care Analysis
Did you know that Dr. Lawton's medical team has researched tirelessly the best skin care products on the market. We carry the industry's best. Our skin care experts can help guide you to the best products suitable for your skin. Stop by anytime to check out our collection.

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* Restrictions apply. Valid through June 1, 2014. Must be mentioned at time of consultation. Gift card presented at 1 week post-op appointment. Not combinable with any other offer or promotion.

A New Year, A New You: 2014

A new year, a new you.

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.

2014 Specials
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!

Refer a friend and we'll make it worthwhile!  Call for information and restrictions.

* 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.

Michelle Obama's recent interview in People Magazine

There has been significant fanfare around Michelle Obama's recent interview in People Magazine:

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.

myBody Event

Tenley K Lawton invites you to join our exlusive mybody event - mybody creates products that mimic how the body repairs, defends, and heals itself to reclaim its balance and beauty. Call 949.640.0999 for details.

Career Injections: The Hottest Procedure for Career Comebacks


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.”



Beautification Vacations Abound Locally

Newport Beach, Calif. – The horror stories of botched abroad plastic surgery procedures are well known; but Americans have still been lured to popular, exotic international destinations to combine cosmetic surgery with the allure of recovering in paradise. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton, based in Orange County (the cosmetic surgery capital of U.S.) notices this dangerous trend shifting gears and offers a new incentive to bring medical tourism to Southern California.
“When it comes to plastic surgery, Americans have often used their passport to recuperate overseas,” says Dr. Lawton. "Part of the allure for Americans has been the chance to get well in intriguing faraway lands.”  However, buyer beware warns Dr. Lawton. "The horror stories of international plastic surgery trips are real,” she cautions.
 “I am seeing more and more patients who considered overseas surgery, but after further research have changed their mind. Many international countries, which rely on plastic surgery medical tourism, are also less strenuously regulated than in the states,” she claims.  U.S. Board-certified plastic surgeons are required to undergo significant vetting, protocols, training and more.  The regulations are extensive and impressive making board certified plastic surgeons here in the U.S. a safer, more appealing choice for not only Americans but overseas visitors seeking their own surgeries.  “In the last month, I have operated on patients from the Midwest, Latin America, Russia and Dubai,” says Dr. Lawton.
OC Beautification Staycations Thrive
Not only are the strenuous regulations in the U.S. appealing to international patients, but the beauty of Southern California is equally appealing for recovery. “Patients are opting for surgeries along America's Riviera, complete with pristine beaches, warm Pacific waters, palm trees and perfect temperatures. Orange County is home to some of the country's most luxurious resorts,” Dr. Lawton says. 
Noting the area's appeal, Dr. Tenley Lawton has created a unique package of medical tourism in the Southern California area.  
Vacation Credits Available
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). 
Finally, Dr. Lawton notes that the trend is catching up to Medical Tourism patients who’ve been seeking orthopedic surgery for years. “Some of the world’s best athletes have been choosing the states for their surgeries for many years now. Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Lindsey Vonn all found respite in nearby Colorado. Now the trend extends beyond orthopedic into the fields of plastic surgery, as patients head west to stunning Southern California,” she says.
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. For more information on Dr. Lawton, please visit  To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lawton and to learn more about facelifts or other procedures, please contact 949-640-0999.