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A Better Body by Design
May, 2016 - Issue #139
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"Fat, when positioned appropriately, makes you look youthful," says Dr. Justin Heller, Valencia's favorite plastic surgeon. As we age, we lose fat and collagen - resulting in areas of laxity and signs of aging. This is very apparent in the face around the eyes, mouth and jowls but also occurs in all areas of our body. It is with this understanding that Dr. Heller performs his distinctive face and body sculpting procedures.

Dr. Heller's unique approach combines the removal of undesired fat while leaving micro fat deposits in areas that make your body appear more youthful. "These procedures are as much about fat removal as it is fat repositioning in order to leave the body looking very uniform and smooth," explains the board-certified plastic surgeon. "By using fat grafts to contour the face and body in all the right places, the patient is left with a stunning natural, beautiful look."

"I saw Dr. Heller for a tummy tuck and liposuction [after the birth of my children]. I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER with Dr. Heller, his amazing work and his caring staff. Dr. Heller created a body for me that was better than before and better than I even imagined. My confidence has literally sky rocketed! My recovery went really well and Dr. Heller's follow up along the way was great."
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Facial fat grafting acts like filler but with lasting permanent results. "Fat can be used to restore the volume of the lips, get rid of lines around the mouth, camouflage tear troughs, elevate cheek bones, get rid of depressions in the temples and define the jaw line and chin without ever needing an incision on the face. For those with extra fat in the neck and jowls, liposculpture can rid these pockets with nearly no down time and a single incision smaller than the head of a pencil." The results improve the skin tone, rejuvenate the face and give patients the rested appearance of the past.

The same result can be achieved with Dr. Heller's body sculpting. Some women are as bothered by their "back end" as they are by their front. "As women age, their rear loses definition. It's Father Time's cruel joke, but we can outsmart the process with liposuction and lifts, explains the Yale-trained surgeon. "With a Brazilian butt lift, I transfer your own tissue via microsurgical techniques to fill in the 'envelope' left vacant by time for an entirely-youthful silhouette. The process is minimally invasive and the recovery time is quick. And the results speak for themselves; there's very good reason why this procedure is soaring in popularity. What women love so much about it is not just the rounder, fuller, higher rear that remains, but how we remove fat from places they don't want it to fill out the rear. This makes a remarkable difference in how you look in clothes. It's a gigantic confidence boost," explains Dr. Heller. Where does the "extra" fat come from? Wherever you want more definition. The doctor can strategically remove fat from the inner thighs to create the much-coveted "thigh gap" and can also whittle down the sides and front of the abdomen, as well as the lower back, to make your waist smaller and your rear even more pronounced.

Liposculpture can be combined with other procedures as well. "When you're pregnant, abdominal muscles separate allowing the baby to grow and unfortunately they just don't bounce back. This leaves the body with less hip definition, a pooching tummy, lax skin and even effects the appearance of the outer thighs. Fat deposits shift, too, and more settles on the hips and in the belly." The goal of this procedure is to reverse these changes by restoring the body to its younger form. "When I do a tummy tuck I also perform a lateral thigh lift, which women just love, along with liposculpture at the hips and flanks. They walk in feeling like their stomach and legs make them look unattractive and old and they leave with a tight midsection and smooth, youthful legs."
Heller Plastic Surgery is located in the Atrium Building next to City Hall in Valencia. The comfortable, well-appointed office is now
accepting patients and scheduling complimentary consultations. 661-233-4949


Dr. Heller's Education and Experiences
American Board of Plastic Surgery Board Certification
MOHS Fellowship
University of California Irvine Orthopaedic Hand & Microsurgery Fellowship
University of Texas Southwestern Plastic Surgery Residency with specialization in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
UCLA Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Craniofacial Research Fellowship
Yale University School of Medicine
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