Time to Consider Your Summer Body With These Popular Procedures

For those of us who yearn to put our toes in the sand, summer can’t get here soon enough. Wearing that favorite bikini may be on your mind, but are you ready to reveal your body poolside? Consider cosmetic procedures to get your body into summer shape by addressing any aesthetic concerns of your figure.

Body sculpting is a type of plastic surgery designed to reshape your physique by curve enhancement, tummy flattening, or fat reduction. And if you also struggle with skin laxity, skin tightening is necessary to get you looking great in the sun.

Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Sajjadian offers various procedures to get your body ready to show off. Some require surgery, while others are minimally invasive with little to no downtime. The options depend on your cosmetic concerns and desired goals.

Surgical Procedures

Dr. Sajjadian performs an array of body sculpting procedures to help you realize your cosmetic goals. In many cases, these surgeries lend themselves to artistic excellence. He has performed hundreds of operations in the Newport Beach/Orange County areas, delivering the desired outcome for an overall body appearance.  Here are the surgical options to choose from.

Breast Augmentation

Sometimes, breast volume diminishes with childbearing or age. Or, if your natural breasts are too small for your body type, a breast augmentation can deliver larger, shapelier.

Breast Lift

If your breasts sag, droop, or have excess skin, a breast lift can restore breast elevation and strengthen breast tissue. Results include youthful breast location with that sensual upward curve.


Have diet and exercise failed to give you your desired figure? It might be time to pursue another option. Liposuction permanently removes unwanted fat cells from trouble spots like the abdomen, thighs, and back. It is a perennially high-demand cosmetic surgery and pairs well with other treatments to ensure optimal results.

Tummy Tuck

When pregnancy or weight fluctuations wreak havoc on your abdomen, crunches and planks alone might not be enough to get you the flat belly you desire. A tummy tuck can eliminate excess skin and fat while reinforcing the abdominal wall. For less severe cases, a mini tummy tuck might be the best option for a taut, sleek midsection.

Brazilian Butt Lift

If your backside doesn’t have the shape or elevation to fit perfectly in that bikini bottom, a Brazilian butt lift can help. Enjoying a curvaceous derriere like Beyoncé or Jennifer Lopez is now possible with this popular plastic surgery. Also known as fat transfer, it adds shape to your bottom with natural fat tissue from your body.

Thigh Lift

This advanced cosmetic surgery tightens flabby, loose skin on the outer and inner thigh. A thigh lift reshapes the thigh area to deliver a defined, shapely result. Dr. Sajjadian customizes the operation to your specific cosmetic concerns and aesthetic goals.

Arm Lift

After significant weight loss or hormonal changes, the upper arms may develop loose, flabby skin. An arm lift can restore youthful arm contours, creating an appealing look when you wear bathing suits, spaghetti straps, or sleeveless blouses.

Non-surgical MedSpa Treatments

Dr. Sajjadian also offers non-surgical MedSpa treatments to get your body ready for the summer. These include procedures to tighten skin and reduce cellulite. They can also restore facial beauty by resolving wrinkles, folds, and lines.


Restore facial beauty to go with that slender figure with the neuromodulator BOTOX. Working by temporarily inhibiting contractions in facial expression muscles, this popular cosmetic injectable resolves dynamic wrinkles and lines on the forehead, brow, and around the eyes without downtime or recovery.

Dermal Fillers

Show the world you age gracefully with the help of our wide range of dermal fillers to help you look your best. These non-surgical procedures refresh and rejuvenate one’s facial appearance with natural results by filling voids and restoring facial volume.

Neck Contouring

A neck lift is designed to restore a sleek, elegant neckline to perfectly frame your facial beauty. It resolves neckbands, turkey waddle, and loose skin. It can also eliminate submental fat to address a double chin.

Profound RF

Cellulite, fine lines, and wrinkles are among the most common cosmetic concerns for women trying to show off their bodies. Profound RF has been clinically proven to create younger, smoother skin and makes an excellent cellulite reduction therapy.

InMode Laser

Trying to avoid incisions and scarring when body contouring? InMode Laser offers a suite of non-surgical treatments that deliver noticeable results. These non-invasive body treatments reduce dimpled skin, improve cellulite appearance, and help slow down elasticity loss on the abdomen, hips, thighs, and love handles.

Hair Removal

If unwanted hair is a problem, our advanced hair removal treatment can get to the root – quite literally. Our hair removal technology makes for a convenient and quick hair removal therapy, with diode laser beams targeting unwanted hair follicles to destroy them for good.

Vein Therapy

Aging, pregnancy, and genetics may cause unwanted pigmentation and veins on the legs, feet, and face. Though spider and varicose veins cause cosmetic troubles, they can also be the source of circulatory issues and discomfort. Dr. Sajjadian is one of the few plastic surgeons in Orange County and Newport Beach who employs Photoderm facial and leg vein therapy treatment.

Why Choose Dr. Sajjadian?

When patients look for the best plastic surgeon in Newport Beach and Orange County to help shape their bodies, Dr. Sajjadian’s name will be at the top of the list. He is one of the few plastic surgeons in the United States to achieve a triple board certification. He specializes in all plastic and reconstructive surgeries, including breast and body procedures. He offers natural-looking results and compassionate medical care.

For more information about how you can get your body ready for this summer, call Dr. Sajjadian at 949-515-0550 or schedule a consultation here.

Also, be sure to visit Dr. Sajjadian’s gallery and connect with him on both of his Instagram accounts @rhinoplastybysajjadian and @sajjadianplasticsurgery. You can also follow him on FacebookTwitterYouTubeYelp, and RealSelf pages.

Sculpt An Elegant Jawline (Botox® and Buccal Fat Removal)

While some people find that a face that is naturally filled out is youthful, some people feel that their faces are just too full. Chubby cheeks and rolls that seem to have rolls of their own can be described as adorable if you are talking about a baby.  Not so much when the example is you. If you can give a chipmunk with his cheeks full of nuts a run for his money, or you find that your chin is virtually non-existent under the squared edges of your face, you may want to find a way to slim down and tone your profile. Diet and exercise can take some weight off you if the cause of chubby cheeks were those few extra pounds. Unfortunately, not all cheek fat is the same.

What is buccal fat?

The head and face are a complex system of muscle, bone, cartilage, skin and yes, even fat. Each individual system contributes to the form and function of this region of the body. While bones and cartilage give the body its rigid shape and protect the vital organs beneath, the skin and muscles make mobility possible while holding everything together. But what is the function of fat?

In grade school, we all learned that fat can be used for energy by the body during times when food isn’t immediately available. In reality, fat does much more than that. It is used as an insulator and protector around vital organs and can even help protect us during some trauma. Toddlers just learning to walk benefit from the extra padding fat affords each time they fall. Though they may cry and even get little bumps and bruises from time to time, fat helps to insulate them from doing greater harm. Within the facial features, some fat is going to be present. It helps to give us that natural healthy look. But let’s face it, too much fat can take away from the features we want to highlight such as our eyes, mouth, and jaw.

Fatty or chubby cheeks can be caused by an enlarged buccal fat pad. This pad is one of several encapsulated fat masses located on either side of the face between the buccinator muscle and other more superficial muscles. While some theorize that the buccal fat pad’s primary function is in relation to chewing and suckling, especially in infants, others believe that it helps to facilitate the action of the muscles around it. The pad may also function as a cushion to protect the sensitive facial muscles from injury due to muscle action or other exterior force. The size of the buccal fat pad varies from person to person and it is not uncommon to see patients that have different sized pads in each cheek.

Buccal fat removal

When patients present that are concerned with extra fatty material in their cheeks, a procedure to thin the cheeks, especially in the area of the cheek hollows may be suggested. This buccal fat removal can contour the face giving it a sleek, slimmer look that showcases other facial features and gives the face a more balanced look.

Considering that liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, you might be asking why the extra fatty material in the cheeks cannot be removed with this method. The answer lies in the placement of the pad itself. Buried deep within the check, the buccal fat pad is inaccessible without harming other structures needed for eating. But don’t let that fact worry you. Buccal fat can be removed through a relatively easy procedure that does not impair the structures around it. Performed under local anesthesia with medications to reduce anxiety and pain, surgery generally takes about 30 minutes to complete. During the procedure, a small incision is made inside the mouth, on the inner portion of the cheek. In patients with this condition, the pad can expand to the size of a ping-pong ball or golf ball producing unnaturally “chubby cheeks”. Once removed, the area is stitched together and allowed to heal.

After the procedure patients are typically put on a liquid diet and given a special rinse to prevent infections for a few days. The results of surgery may be obscured by swelling initially but the final results may take several months to fully develop as the cheeks gradually contour to their new appearance. The cheeks should appear less full and chubby giving you the sleek contoured look you have always wanted.

What is the masseter muscle?

In addition to excess buccal fat, the contours of the face can be unbalanced due to masseter muscle hypertrophy. The masseter muscle is a facial muscle that facilitates chewing solid foods. Shaped similar to a parallelogram, the muscle connects to the mandible (lower jawbone) and cheekbone. It is divided into two distinct sections, the superficial and the deep portions. The superficial portion of the masseter is the thick, tendon-like portion that connects to the cheekbone. The deeper portion connects to the mandible and is smaller and more muscular. While the masseter is the key muscle that pulls the mandible upward, three other muscles assist in this movement. Working together, the muscles pull the jaw down and back up again. In many people, the masseter muscle behaves as it should causing no additional issues. However, that is not always the case. Some individuals develop masseter muscle hypertrophy, a condition that causes the female jawline to take on a more masculine appearance.

What is masseter muscle hypertrophy?

Masseter muscle hypertrophy is the enlargement of the masseter muscle that can result in a harsh, square look at the angle of the jaw. The sheer bulk of the masseter muscle can cause individuals to grind their teeth while sleeping, weakening their jaw and damaging teeth in addition to other cosmetic concerns. As a result, portions are sometimes removed while performing jaw reduction surgery.

Botox® can be used to treat masseter muscle hypertrophy.

Some patients who suffer from masseter muscle hypertrophy are not ready for invasive surgical procedures. Instead, they elect to use other methods to treat the symptoms of the disorder. Botox® is one of those alternative treatments. Used to relax the muscle and soften the look of the lower face, Botox® can be an effective treatment. In contrast to Botox® injections on the upper face to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, in muscle hypertrophy treatment major results are not seen within the first week although you may notice a softer look and feel to the jawline. Dramatic improvement to the jawline may not be easily noticeable for the first three to six months after the initial injections. However, once changes begin, results can last anywhere from six months to a year.  Most surgeons recommend that injections are repeated about every six months to maintain the results.

As with all Botox® procedures, the recovery period is amazingly short. Immediately after the injections, patients are allowed to return to their normal routines with the exception of exercising, bending over or rubbing the injection site for approximately 48 hours. This ensures that the Botox® settles in the right place and does not migrate elsewhere creating avoidable complications.  Although any procedure comes with certain inherent risks, Botox® used to treat masseter muscle hypertrophy is considered very safe and a welcomed alternative to an invasive surgical procedure. Side effects from treatment are relatively rare but as with any cosmetic procedure, they can happen. The most common side effect of injections is temporary bruising, followed by headaches that can last up to 48 hours.

How does Botox® work?

Botox® is a neurotoxin derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.  Although the toxin can be lethal, Botox® has been successfully used to treat several medical and cosmetic conditions. It works by attaching itself to the nerve endings in the areas where injected preventing the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions from being released. This process temporarily relaxes the facial muscles that lie beneath the surface causing wrinkles. In the case of masseter muscle hypertrophy, Botox® also relaxes the underlying muscles to prevent them from thickening, giving the jawline a more masculine look.

Thankfully, masseter muscle hypertrophy treated with Botox® does not result in weakness in the bite or chewing capabilities. In addition, the best part of undergoing Botox® jawline recontouring is that it’s quick and painless according to patients. Unfortunately, not all patients are candidates for Botox® treatment. If you are interested in learning more about the procedure, Dr. Ali Sajjadian and his professional staff are standing by to assist you. During your personalized consultation, Dr. Sajjadian will measure the thickness of your masseter muscle to determine if recontouring this area is the ideal procedure for your aesthetic goals. Among other assessments, you will be asked to bite down hard while the outer jawline is examined. If your masseter muscle appears to be as hard as a rock and enlarged in appearance, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.

Sculpt an elegant jawline today

Having a beautifully balanced face and an elegant jawline may come naturally for some people. For others, it takes some work. A sensible diet and exercise can help thin the face by removing excess material if weight is the underlying cause. For those whose issue isn’t weight but rather anatomical features that produce thickened muscles or enlarged buccal fat pads that result in the dreaded “baby face”, a more intensive approach must be taken.  Both procedures can be used effectively, however, during your consultation additional procedures may be discussed that would help you achieve the greatest results. Often buccal pad removal is performed in conjunction with a facelift or Botox® treatments to further help to smooth and tighten facial features while removing any sagging skin or wrinkles.

Whether your desired look necessitates buccal fat removal, Botox® injections or a combination of procedures to reduce the size of the masseter muscles, Dr. Ali Sajjadian can help you reach your aesthetic goals. Let the professionals evaluate you today. As with every cosmetic procedure, our goal is to help you look and feel your best.

Contact us today to schedule your unique consultation 949-515-0550