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Aesthetic Enhancement


About the movement in aesthetic medicine:

Over the past several years, there has been an increased emphasis on the use of minimally invasive techniques for aesthetic enhancement, with the goal of these procedures being to delay the need for more invasive procedures.  With aging or senescence, we see many classic stigmata, which can be addressed with a number of procedures, both invasive and non-invasive.

A 3-dimensional approach combines concepts of control of hyperkinetic movement with the use of neurotoxins, correction of fine lines and wrinkles and volume restoration with fillers,  and skin rejuvenation procedures utilizing fractionated lasers, Ultherapy, radio-frequency treatments, and micro-needing.  The aforementioned complement soft-tissue repositioning which has been classically accomplished with surgery. This multimodal approach to aesthetic medicine, therefore, uses a combination of procedures, depending on the patient’s requirements and desired goals to achieve optimal results.


What are the differences between fillers, lasers and surgery? What aging concerns does each best address?

Fillers serve the purpose of effacing deep rhytids or wrinkles not amenable to correction with neurtoxins.  An example would be deeper smile lines.   Fillers also work to restore volume in areas such as the lips and under the eyes, and to correct any native facial asymmetries and optimize facial contour.

Lasers, in general, serve to improve skin texture. Lasers address a multitude of problems including fine lines, sun spots, age spots, acne scars, and pore size.  The new generation of fractionated lasers, such as Fraxel, Lumenis Total FX, and ResurFX offer the advantages  of minimal discomfort, stimulating new collagen formation, without the long downtimes seen in older technology lasers.

Lastly, aesthetic surgery of the face, such as facelifts and blepharoplasties is classically reserved for those patients that require soft-tissue repositioning and/or patients that have a significant amount of skin laxity or excessive skin, which is not amenable to more conservative measures.

Having said that, is important to keep in mind that these complementary procedures add to the overall result of a surgical procedure.  Tightening the skin – a subtle point when discussing facelift surgery and often missed or simply left out during consultations, is that facelifts do not improve the quality of the native skin.  What this means is that, patients requiring a facelift generally have skin which has lost elasticity with aging,  and so after a facelift, despite the fact that the skin may be “tight” initially, relaxation will inevitably occur to some degree over weeks and months following the surgery.   In our practice, complementary procedures such as Ultherapy or micro-needling are encouraged to optimize surgical results, when indicated.


What factors should be considered when patients are making their choice between the three? Or even to do a combination procedure that includes more than one?

There are several factors which patients must consider – these include aesthetic goals, financial considerations, and down-time.  Once these factors are well established, a custom aesthetic plan can be designed for the patient.


What are the different types of wrinkles and how do fillers and neurotoxins work to counteract the effect of these wrinkles?

When we mentions “wrinkles” or “rhytids”, we think of two variants: Static and dynamic wrinkles.  Dynamic wrinkles are present when one animates or moves the face, while static wrinkles are present all the time, and represent a progression of wrinkle formation seen with skin aging and senescence.  Neurotoxins work best at softening dynamic wrinkles, while a combination treatment may be necessary with more advanced or static wrinkles, such as wrinkles seen around the mouth in chronic smokers – eradication of these wrinkles or rhytids requires a trifecta approach which includes skin resurfacing ( with lasers or other means), muscle relaxation with neurotoxins, and finally, the implementation of hyaluronic acids to soften any remaining rhytids.


When would you use a hyaluronic acid filler vs a collagen stimulating one?

Hyaluronic acids are the mainstay of injectables these days.  The results and longevity are highly predictable. However, there is a place for collagen stimulating injectables, such as Sculptra, which I consider for larger surface areas on the face that require volume. An example would be hollowing that occurs under the cheek bones in some patients – this area, when treated with Sculptra, produces excellent, long-lasting results, and may be more cost-effective for the patient.


What areas of the face respond best to fillers?

Fillers, and especially the hyaluronic acids, have a wide-array of applicability in the face, and work best at filling deeper lines, adding volume to areas such as tear troughs, lips, and nasolabial folds.  In the right patient populations, fillers represent a formidable choice in warding off early signs of aging.  With an experienced injector, fillers can produce remarkable results with de minimis down time, staving off the need for more invasive, costly procedures.


What areas respond best to surgery?

Surgery remains the treatment of choice in several areas of the face, depending on the nature of the problem that the patient seeks correction for.


How do lasers work to soften out wrinkles and lines?

The mainstain of laser resurfacing today is accomplished by ablative and non-ablative fractionated lasers. The laser beam utilized in laser resurfacing will remove the outer layer of skin, called the epidermis, in a very precise and controlled fashion. New skin cells are then generated during the healing process,  lending to tighter, more youthful appearing skin.


How do lasers work to rejuvenate the skin?

Fractionated laser resurfacing, apart from removing the outer layer of the skin, acts to heat the underlying skin, called the dermis. This thermal damage incurred by the dermis during the laser treatment stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers. With healing, the resurfaced skin will appear smoother, firmer with a more confluent complexion.


When should facial rejuvenating surgery be considered?

Facial rejuvenation surgery should be considered the primary option when non-invasive options simply do not lend to the correction of the aesthetic concern with any discernable degree of success.


What problems can it address that fillers and lasers can’t fix?

Concerns that are best managed by aesthetic surgery tend to be for select cases where there is a significant skin laxity, such as under the neck or in the eyelid region, or in situations where soft-tissue repositioning is required, such as the mid-face.  In these cases, there is simply no reasonable alternative that creates a result as powerful as that accomplished by surgery.


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Breast Implants 411

Saline vs Silicone

Saline vs Silicone

Breast Implant 411 – Saline vs. Silcone
The Essentials of Breast Implants

Patients often come into my office with a pre-conceived notion on the differences between saline and silicone implants, and what implant size and shape they want – commonly, they are armed with misinformation or simply, bad advice. The truth is, there is a systematic way of determining what implant size, shape, and volume is right for you. Below, find some commonly asked questions that will assist you in making educated decisions during your breast augmentation journey.

What is the difference between Saline and Silicone breast implants?

Saline Implants are made of a silicone shell and are filled with saline- sterile salt water. They are inserted through the incision and then filled with the saline to the desired volume once they are in the implant pocket. The amount of saline that fills the implant, along with the shape and condition of the native breast tissue, are what determines the size, shape, and firmness of the breast post-surgery. In general, the incision utilized for a saline implants is slightly smaller than that of silicone implant because the shell is empty when inserted, and hence requires a smaller entry point. Also, saline implants tend to feel a bit firmer than silicone.


Silicone Implants are gel-filled and tend to have a softer and more realistic feel than Saline implants. They also tend to ripple less, hence are a more attractive option for patients with very thin native breast tissue, or in patients that require a sub-glandular ( above the muscle ) implant placement. Of interest, statistics show that the majority of women are now choosing silicone implants over saline, despite the fact that silicone implants are a little more expensive than saline.
Because the silicone implants come from the manufacturer pre-filled, the incision required to insert them is typically a little larger, ranging from 2 to 3 centimeters.

Silicone Implant

Silicone Implant

Gummy Bear Implants were recently FDA approved and are manufactured by Sientra. The consistency of the silicone in these implants is a bit firmer mirroring that of a gummy bear, hence the name. Gummy bear implants retain their shape well and are available in teardrop shapes which create a more a natural appearance.

What happens if an implant ruptures ?

If a Saline Implant ruptures the salt water gets absorbed by the body with no side effects. Implant replacement may be scheduled at the convenience of the patient.

If a Silicone Implant ruptures, in newer generation breast implants such as Mentor MemoryShape Implants, the cohesive gel stays together and tends to hold its shape minimizing exposure to the surrounding breast tissue. Older silicone implants may leak into the surrounding breast tissue when ruptured. In general, if a Silicone Implant ruptures, the consensus is removal and replacement of the implant.

Implant Volumes, Shapes and Profiles

Implants, both saline and silicone, come in variety of shapes that go hand-in-hand with volumes. In my practice, we utilize Mentor MemoryShape Implants, almost exclusively, hence we will review the basics of Mentor Implants.
The type of implant that is definitively chosen for your procedure should be based on your personal goals and desired results post procedure, and the native anatomy including breast base width and the degree of breast tissue laxity.

If it is most important for you to have a natural look and feel, Silicone may be right for you. If your desire is to have a shorter scar, Saline might be a good choice. There are so many details to consider when choosing the right material to put in your body. During our consultation, I will thoroughly discuss your options, answering any questions you may have, listen to your concerns, and try and discern what your “ideal” perceived outcome would be.

Breast Implant Features

Breast implant features include shape, size or volume, profile, and surface texture. Below find a quick review that highlights the salient points of breast implant features.
Implant Size

Breast implant size or volume is measured in cubic centimeters more commonly deemed “ccs”. The larger the implant, the higher the volume. A common misconception, there is no correlation between implant size and corresponding bra cup size – the final bra cup size will depend on several independent variables including how large your native breasts are, the amount of skin laxity you have, and the implant used in the procedure.
Implant Profile

Breast implant profile refers to the amount of projection that the implant has or in layman’s terms, how “thick” it is. The implant profile will determine the distance the implant will project from the chest wall. Mentor MemoryShape Silicone Breast Implants are available in Classic Profile, Moderate Plus Profile, High Profile, and Ultra High Profile. Mentor Saline Breast Implants are offered in 3 profile types, which include Moderate Profile, Moderate Plus Profile, and High Profile.


Breast Implant Shape

Implant shapes with Mentor, are categorized as round or teardrop.

Teardrop shaped breast implants are thinner at the apex with greater projection at the base, mimicking the silhouette of the natural breast. Teardrop implants are considered asymmetric by the virtue of their radial shape, hence if they happen to rotate once inside the body, this can create for distortion in the breast appearance.
Round breast implants, are circular and hence symmetric, and are thus able to shift slightly once positioned without causing breast distortion.

A breast augmentation should leave you feeling confident, happy, and proud of your decision- so doing research and communicating with your doctor is imperative in achieving your aesthetic goals. Go to your consultation well informed, and ask plenty of questions.

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Botanical Based Anti-Oxidant Skincare

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Botanical based anti-oxidant skincare products are the largest category of cosmeceutical additives due to the growing  demand for natural skincare formulations. When used in high concentrations, botanical extracts have proven benefits as ingredients in skin care like anti-aging, skin lightening, moisturizing, and calming.


Botanical extracts originate from plants, flowers, roots, stems, bark, fruits, etc. In order for the skin care product to deliver results, it needs to be filled with active ingredients that are in a form synergistic to the skin’s natural chemistry. For example, you could rub cucumber on your face, however it would be more beneficial to extract the component in the cucumber (lutein component & vitamin C) and use that in a formula in a higher concentration bringing faster results.


Some common botanical extracts and their uses:


  • Aloe vera– Soothes dry skin, used commonly in after shave.
  • Arnica (Flower in the Sunflower family)- Soothes, used for healing bruises.
  • Birch– Antiseptic, Astringent
  • Broom Flowers– Cellulite treatment
  • Chamomile– Soothes, calms
  • Cucumber– Astringent, Anti-inflammatory
  • Grape Seed– Moisturizer
  • Hops (Flower; Used as a stability agent in beer)- Toner, Skin tightener
  • Licorice (‘Sweet root’)- Anti-inflammatory, moisturizer
  • Mulberry– Brightener
  • Papaya– Exfoliant
  • Pomegranate– Antioxidant, moisturizer
  • Sandalwood– Astringent
  • Green, Black, or White tea– Antioxidant


Some nutrients in foods are broken down to be used in cosmetics. They are rarely labeled with their common food name on the ingredients list of the product, but it would be helpful to know just in case of an allergy to that food.


Some common foods used in products are:


Carrots– labeled as Beta-carotene 

Citrus– labeled as Ascorbic acid

Cod liver oil– labeled as Omega 3 fatty acid

Fruit Acid– labeled as Glycolic acid

Grape– labeled as Resveratrol

Green tea– labeled as ECGC 

Green Vegetables– labeled as Lutein 

Milk– labeled as Lactic acid 

Rosemary– labeled as Ursolic acid 

Tomato– labeled as Lycopene 

Vegetable oil– labeled as Alpha tocopherol 


If you’ve been using a skin care product botanical based for weeks and have seen no results, its safe to say the potency of the ingredients is low and you should move on to a product that you can depend on. Choosing a product for the skin issues that you want to treat is based off ingredients and should also be based off of potency of those ingredients.

One of my favorite botanical lines is Aesop, based out of Melbourne, Australia, who follows a holistic approach to skincare treatment. The Fabulous Face Oil is one of my personal favorites – I use it every day as a part of my daily moisturizing regimen.


For more information on Aesop:  http://www.Aesop.com

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Skin Rejuvenation Laser Treatments


When you were younger, did you drench yourself in baby oil and fry in the sun, and are now  left with sunspots and fine lines ? Maybe you suffered from acne and now are left with dreaded acne scars. These skin concerns as well as others can make one’s skin appear prematurely aged and unhealthy, which is undesirable for anyone. You’d think it would take magic to reverse the unsparing effects of time, when really, there are a wide range of lasers that would do just that.

When you are considering undergoing a skin rejuvenation laser treatment, you have quite a few possibilities to choose from. Depending on your skin concerns and the results you would like to achieve, there are several skin rejuvenation laser treatments that may be right for you.  Now, lets ‘clear a few things up’ !

Skin Rejuvenation Laser Treatments

One thing to keep in mind is that lasers do not do tighten skin – if skin tightening is your goal, a possible option to consider is Ultherapy, which produces excellent results in the right patient profiles.  What fractionated lasers will do is address various skin imperfections such as fine lines, photo aging or sun spots, wrinkles, scarring, stretch marks, and age spots. Fractional laser therapy stimulates your skin’s natural collagen, rejuvenating skin cells under the surface of the skin, creating a more confluent, youthful skin tone.

Laser done in conjunction with other treatments such as Botox, or even Ultherapy for skin tightening create natural, beautiful results. Each laser procedure is great in its own way and all have the same goal – To leave you with fresher, more youthful skin.

For a more thorough evaluation and assessment, contact the offices of Doctor Vallecillos. Doctor Vallecillos has personally and successfully performed thousands of skin rejuvenation fractionated laser treatments both as independent treatments and in combination with surgical procedures such as face lifts.

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Beverly Hills Coolsculpting



What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is a non-invasive way to treat unwanted diet and exercise-resistant bulges using an FDA-cleared freezing technology.

How does Coolsculpting work?

Developed by Harvard scientists, Coolsculpting uses a targeted cooling process to treat only fat cells and leave all other tissue and cells unharmed. The freezing temperature sends the fat cells into a natural cell death cycle and the dead fat cells are permanently and naturally metabolized. It is typical to start seeing results in a few weeks, but the end result will be seen in about 2-3 months. There is no anesthesia, knives, suction hoses or needles used, which also means no scars. It is virtually painless with no long-term side effects, and it only takes an hour per area with no down time; the same amount of time you’d spend working out. Since it is a non-surgical procedure, you can return to normal activities immediately, including the gym or work.

Is Coolsculpting right for me?

If you exercise and eat well but still have stubborn bulges that wont seem to go away, Coolsculpting may be a good option for you. Typically, Coolsculpting can treat Muffin tops, love handles, back fat, the upper and lower abdomen, and inner thigh areas. A consultation with Doctor Vallecillos will determine whether a Beverly Hills Coolsculpting session can give you the results you are desiring, or if liposuction or lipoplasty is a better option.  Patients are usually content with one treatment because 22-25% of fat in the area is eliminated. But, if desired, multiple treatments may be done several weeks apart. Patients are encouraged to keep up a healthy and active lifestyle after the treatment to maintain and enhance your results.

What are the side effects of Coolsculpting?

After Coolsculpting, patients have reported having temporary numbness, minimal discomfort and a ‘pins-and-needles’ feeling from the cold temperature of the treatment. Some other possible side effects include temporary pinkish skin color of the treated area, bruising, swelling, tenderness and a ‘hicky’ effect. All of these side effects usually go away anywhere from 10 minutes to two weeks after the procedure.

Are the results of Coolsculpting permanent?

After your treatment, the targeted fat cells will be naturally eliminated. As long as you sustain your normal diet and exercise, your results from Coolsculpting should remain.


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Beverly Hills Ultherapy


Advances in skin tightening:  ‘An uplift- not a face lift!

If that catch-phrase doesn’t already intrigue you, the technology and details of Ultherapy  will. Some people aren’t surgery candidates, are too young for surgery, or aren’t ready for surgery, and lasers don’t really tighten your skin – For people looking for skin tightening, lifting, and toning, this may be the perfect procedure for you.

Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared, non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound along with the body’s own healing process to tighten skin on the neck, under the chin, and loose skin on the eyebrow.

Ultrasound energy stimulates the deep layers of skin where collagen lives, which are those addressed in a surgical face lift, without disturbing superficial layers of skin. Energy is focused at the perfect depth below the skin provoking the growth and organization of new collagen, gradually lifting the skin back into a more youthful position. A huge plus about this procedure is the lack of down time afterwards. After a 60-90 minute procedure, you can go about your day or even go back to work!

 A short term difference may be noticeable right after the procedure- but the process of building new collagen progresses over time. The results will slowly transpire over the course of 2-3 months and some patients say they see results still unfolding after 6 months. Side effects reported include: Redness at the treated area for up to an hour or so, tenderness, swelling, or tingling. It is important to remember that, in general, all of the side effects are mild and very temporary as Ultherapy is a safe procedure. Ultrasound technology has been utilized in the medical field for over 50 years.


While most patients undergo one Ultherapy treatment, some benefit from multiple depending on your body’s response to the ultrasound energy and your skin laxity. Dr. Vallecillos can help determine how many procedures would be ideal to deliver the goals you’d like to reach.

 If your skin looks relaxed to the point of looking less firm, for example: sagging skin on the eyebrows, on the neck, or under the chin are some signs of ‘maturing’ skin- Ultherapy could be a very beneficial treatment for you.  Ultherapy is the perfect procedure for someone wanting to get a lift without surgery- if you’re not quite ready for surgery because of mental, financial, or logistic reasons.


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Voluma XC



Aging would be a lot easier if it wasn’t visible. Unfortunately, with the increasing years, so come the noticeable little signs of aging on our faces and bodies. One of the most bothersome signs of aging is volume loss in the mid face which occurs in varying degrees of severity. We want an instant and easy fix for this problem and it is now available.

The latest and greatest solution is Juvederm Voluma XC, an injectable that is the first and only filler FDA-approved for the cheek area. Giving you a subtle lift and volume where you need it, Voluma helps to restore a more youthful appearance.


 So, what is it exactly?

Voluma XC is made of Hylauronic Acid (HA), a complex sugar naturally produced by the body that provides elasticity to the skin and volume to the face. As we age, the HA we once had diminishes slowly causing sagging and hollowing. This gel filler is injected where needed to mimic the HA that was once there before. HA can also be dissolved with a little injection after the procedure just in case you need a correction, making it perfect for first time filler users.

 The Voluma XC Advantage

Another plus about this product is that with the right treatment, it can last for up to 2 years! Voluma lasts twice as long as other fillers because of the way the complex sugar molecules are cross linked, a unique process that prevents quick degeneration of the product.

Am I a good candidate for Voluma XC ?

Virtually anyone who is experiencing volume loss or under defined cheekbones is a great candidate for Voluma XC.  Voluma XC is a great alternative for patients who are not appropriate candidates for more invasive procedures such as a mid face lift or facial fat-transfer surgery. You go in and walk out rejuvenated and restored, giving you the natural ‘no one will know, everyone will notice’ look.

Getting older is a fine and a natural part of life, but looking older is not something you have to welcome with open arms- Juvederm Voluma XC can help.

Doctor Vallecillos is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills, California, and is a senior faculty member for Palette Resources, having trained more than 800 physicians and medical professionals in advanced injectable techniques.   He is considered an expert in advanced injectables, including Botox, Juvederm XC, and Voluma XC.

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Five real tips about plastic surgery



I. Plastic Surgery is about one person: YOU. It is a decision you make about your body, about your life. You make the choice to change things about yourself that you’re not comfortable with.

Whether you were born with a feature that you’ve never been thrilled about, you are stuck with genetics that are not in your favor, or you’ve been in an accident that leaves you with scars you’d rather not explain every time someone sees them-  No matter what you want to change about yourself, make sure you are the only one steering you to plastic surgery.

II. ‘Perfection’ does not exist. Doctor Vallecillos will stress this when you meet for consultations, and when you ask questions about the results. No one can promise utter perfection because it does not exist and is not realistic. They can promise improvement. They can promise change. They can promise satisfaction. As long as you go into your reconstructive journey knowing that the only thing the doctor can do is enhance your natural beauty. Erase the word perfection from your vocabulary and you’re set up for happiness with your results.

III. You wont look like anyone else- you’ll still look like you. You should not have expectations to walk out of the office with Jennifer Aniston’s exact cheek bones, or Angelina’s exact lips. If the size, volume, or look you’re going for is inspired by a celeb; by all means share that with your doctor. But, you have to understand you will not become their long lost twin, and people won’t suddenly mistake you for them.

IV. Give the results time to set in. After having an operation or procedure- there will be down time. You will not see the end result over night. If you have a certain date or event that you are getting ready for, plan accordingly and give your body enough time to heal. Follow the doctor’s recommendations about what you can do to heal quickly and get the best results from your treatment.

V. Do not neglect your results after your procedure. Take care of your body even after you’ve had a treatment done. If you have had liposuction, continue to do regular exercise and eat a balanced diet.

If you’ve had a facial procedure, continue to enhance and take care of your results with the right skin care and SPF. You put money and time into yourself- to be sure the results last you as long as they should, you should continue to put time and effort into maintenance.

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Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover


Mommy Makeovers and rejuvenation of the post-pregnancy body

What happens to a woman’s body in the peri-pregnancy period ? : A woman’s weight and hormonal balance fluctuate greatly during pregnancy, affecting the skin and underlying soft-tissues in a variety of ways, leading to very common side-effects including excessive abdominal skin associated with a loss of abdominal muscle tone; sagging of the breasts and/or loss of breast volume; accumulation of fat in areas such as the abdomen, love handles, and thighs; the development of stretch marks in the breasts, abdomen, and other areas.

So what is a Mommy Makeover ?:  The Mommy Makeover is a specific combination of procedures recommended and customized for each patient and her specific needs and goals.

The most common procedures combined in a Mommy Makeover by Doctor Vallecillos are:  Breast augmentation with or without a breast lift, tummy tuck,  brazilian butt lift, and liposuction in various areas.

So, for example, a tummy tuck serves to tighten the underlying muscles of the abdomen while removing excessive skin, thus improving the abdominal contour, and a combination of a breast augmentation and breast lift give fantastic results that make the breasts rounder and firmer, giving them a more youthful appearance. Adding areas of liposuction around the love handles and thighs are a nice option combined with the other procedures to contour and slim the figure.

Women that are considering any of these procedures should make sure that they are not planning any future pregnancies.  Doing so will help sustain the results.

The ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover is a woman who wishes to correct any post-pregnancy issues including sagging breasts, a lax abdomen, or trouble areas of fatty accumulation.

Having trouble getting back to the bod you once had- wanting to look as good as you once did- needing a kick-start in changing your lifestyle- all reasons to consider planning your Mommy Makeover.

Doctor Vallecillos is an expert in mommy makeover surgery, having performed a combination of over 700 surgical procedures in 2013 alone.

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Welcome to our blog




Dear followers,

Welcome to our blog. My name is Glenn Vallecillos and I am a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills, California. I have provided the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles area with plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery services over the past 8 years. We, at GVMD are excited and compelled to provide plastic surgery, health & lifestyle-related articles to patients through my website. I look forward to beginning this year with another conduit of educating and interacting with my patients.
One of my goals with this blog is to inform and educate my patients of all of their treatment options, allowing them to make sounds decisions, and ultimately increasing their comfort level in my office. I will be sharing my thoughts about good health practices, as well as information about the latest innovations, technologies and cosmetic enhancements available. Lastly, you will never encounter any form of solicitation in this blog or any of my social media outlets. If you find my articles helpful, feel free to share them with others, comment, or provide some feedback when you visit.
My staff and I look forward to hearing from you and becoming your definitive resource for health, wellness and plastic surgery.

Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery

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