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Am I Too Old for a Breast Lift? Oct 1st, 2020

Do you find yourself lamenting the loss of your once perky, well-positioned breasts as you grow older? Perhaps you’re considering remedying the problem through a breast lift, but you’re worried you may be too old. At The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Nicholas Nikolov has extensive experience helping adult...

Peel Away Sun-damaged Skin Sep 15th, 2020

Consider this: The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are responsible for 90% of the visible signs of aging in your skin. Here in California, where there’s ample sunshine year-round, this means that many of us have to go the extra distance to both protect ourselves and undo some of the damage...

5 Reasons Why People Opt for a Nose Job Aug 18th, 2020

Your appearance affects how you feel about yourself and how other people perceive you. Your nose, located in the center of your face, is a significant component of your appearance. There are many reasons people may not be happy with their nose, and a nose job, or rhinoplasty, is a...

Clearing Age Spots With Our Fractora Technology Jul 22nd, 2020

 You can do your best to take care of your skin, from staying out of the sun to using special soaps and moisturizers, but over time, your skin shows wear. Typically people start getting lines and wrinkles along their faces, and then also get age spots.  At the Nikolov Center...

How a Neck Lift Delivers Dramatic Results Jun 22nd, 2020

Feeling your best is closely connected to looking your best. Though you may try hard to take good care of your body, you begin to show your years, especially on your face and on your neck. Most people develop wrinkles and start to see some drooping and sagging of the...

When Breast Implant Replacement Is a Good Idea May 26th, 2020

Breast implants are the best way to get the breasts you desire in a safe procedure. Implant surgery usually goes smoothly, followed by a few weeks of healing. Scar tissue, also known as a capsule, forms around the implant during the healing process.  However, sometimes the scar tissue around the...

Learn How an Embrace RF Session Can Reduce Wrinkles! Apr 23rd, 2020

No one likes wrinkles, but everyone who lives long enough will eventually develop them. Your skin naturally loses elasticity over time, takes a beating from the elements, and inadequate moisturizing can worsen the problem. Wrinkles affect your appearance, and can also negatively impact your confidence. At The Nikolov Center for...

Are You a Candidate for Otoplasty? Mar 9th, 2020

Everyone wants to feel attractive and confident. If you have ears that are too large or stick out, they might negatively impact your appearance and make you feel shy and awkward. Otoplasty is a safe procedure that is used to correct ear size and positioning problems in both children and...

Cutting Edge Skincare: Learn More About Chemical Peels Feb 3rd, 2020

Everyone will eventually develop some wrinkles and lines as they age. Several factors can cause damage to your skin over time, but you don’t have to live with these changes! Chemical peels are an easy, quick, and safe option for turning back the hands of time on your skin. Much...

The Best Solutions for a Tighter, Slimmer Tummy Jan 1st, 2020

Looking for the best solutions for a slimmer, trimmer waistline? 83% of American women (and 74% of the men) are unhappy with their current body. Fortunately, various cosmetic treatments now exist, meaning you can choose the one that most closely fits your current body shape and your needs.  At The...

Cosmetic Injectables Give You Something to Smile About This Holiday Season Dec 1st, 2019

’Tis the season! Whether you're going to deck the halls, attend a company party, meet friends for festive cocktails, or visit family and friends for the holidays, you want to arrive in style. That’s why Dr. Nicholas Nikolov offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures at The Nikolov Center for...

EmbraceRF — A Minimally Invasive Alternative to a Facelift Nov 1st, 2019

With aging comes wisdom, but also facial creases and a sagging neck. You may value your life experiences, but the changes in your face and neck? Not so much. You might have axed the idea of a surgical facelift because it’s too invasive. Not to mention, the pain, bruising, and...

Self-Conscious About the Size of Your Breasts? Consider a Reduction Oct 1st, 2019

When it comes to breast size, bigger isn’t always better. Breasts that are disproportionately large can cause a raft of physical and emotional problems. If you find that your breasts are too big, Dr. Nicholas Nikolov at The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery, who is a specialist in breast reduction...

Turn Back the Clock and Make Your Eyes Pop with an Eye Lift Sep 1st, 2019

Being told you look tired — even though you’ve gotten a full night’s rest — can put a real damper on your day. Your undereye bags and droopy eyelids not only make it seem as though you tossed and turned all night, but they also add years to your look. ...

Myths and Facts About Hair Transplants Aug 16th, 2019

Men — and women — have fought the battle against baldness since ancient times. Some have tried unorthodox, if not downright bizarre, treatments over the centuries. France’s Louis XIII wore a toupee “fit for a king,” while odd-looking gadgets with helmets that applied heat and suction to the scalp caught...

Face-lift or Eye Lift: Which Is Better for You? Jul 24th, 2019

If you’re looking for a long-term fix to stubborn aging signs, you may be wondering what procedure works best for achieving a youthful appearance.  Both face-lifts and eye lifts are popular procedures in the United States. In 2018, over 200,000 people had an eye lift and over 120,000 had a...

Here's How Getting a Nose Job Affects Your Mental Health Jun 20th, 2019

Rhinoplasty is a life-changing tweak that can boost your confidence and make you feel more comfortable in your own skin. That said, getting a nose job is a big step to take. So before you undergo the procedure, you should know how changing your appearance can impact your mental health....

FaceTite: Take Years Off Your Face Without Scarring May 21st, 2019

Yes, we all want to look younger. A youthful appearance is desired by so many of us. But certain procedures can be too involved, complicated, and have unwanted side effects. Now there is a fairly new, minimally invasive procedure that can take years off your face. Perhaps the best part...

Breast Reduction Surgery: All Your Questions Answered Apr 3rd, 2019

While some women may envy your feminine figure, large breasts can cause uncomfortable symptoms and make it difficult to find clothing that’s flattering and fashionable. You’ve heard about breast reduction surgery (also known as mammaplasty and reduction mammaplasty), and wonder if you’d be happier with more subtle curves. Just over...

Why Blepharoplasty (aka an Eye Job) Continues to be Among the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries Mar 2nd, 2019

It’s natural for your skin to lose elasticity as you get older. That, of course, can lead to lines and wrinkles on your face. The areas around your eyes can lose elasticity also. Eyelids can droop, and permanent bags can form under your eyes. While you may be most concerned...

NeoGraft: A Natural and Effective Way to Restore a More Complete Head of Hair Feb 8th, 2019

If you’ve been living with a thinning scalp, receding hairline, or ever-expanding bald spot for as long as you can remember, you’re not alone. Hair loss is an exceptionally common problem that affects tens of millions of men and women in the United States each year. At its most basic...

Not Ready for a Facelift? Learn About Our Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatments Jan 9th, 2019

No matter how well we take care of our skin when we’re young, at some point, age-related changes are going to catch up with us. Before we know it, those fine lines, wrinkles, and lax, sagging skin become a lot more common and a lot more pronounced. Facelift surgery is...

Radiofrequency-Assisted Lipolysis or Liposuction:Which Is the Best Body Contouring Treatment for You Dec 19th, 2018

Having a toned, slim body is a goal for a lot of people, but it’s not an easy one to achieve. Eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise can help, especially when it comes to losing a lot of weight. But sometimes, even those efforts fall short. And that’s one...

5 Tips to Speed Your Rhinoplasty Recovery Nov 27th, 2018

Winter is a popular time for rhinoplasty surgery, especially after the holiday season is over. With months to go until summer, there’s plenty of time to have the surgery and to recover before the warm weather arrives. And what a great way to start spring! Of course, surgery is just...

Why Breast Augmentation Continues to Be the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Year After Year Oct 30th, 2018

Whether they are full and round or flat and subtle, breasts have been equated with beauty, abundance, and fertility since the Ancient Egyptians carved images of women into the walls of the pyramids. But women have come a long way since they were admired only for their ability to perpetuate the...

Suffering From Hair Loss? Learn About NeoGraft,The Latest and Least Invasive Hair Transplant Procedu Sep 4th, 2018

Hair loss may be one of the first signs that you’re not as young as you used to be. You might agree that aging isn’t all bad. You’re probably smarter, wiser, and a whole lot more confident now than you were as a teen or young adult. Wouldn’t it be...

SculpSure For Stubborn Fat – What You Need To Know Jun 15th, 2017

It’s hard to differentiate between all the nonsurgical treatments on the market, what they do and who is the best candidate for the procedure.  Some of the devices make big promises but leave little evidence of change, so it’s important to always do your research.  This applies to doctors as...

Scientists Implant 3D-Printed Human Cartilage Cells In Baby Mice Apr 5th, 2017

There are some incredible advances in medicine taking place right now and in a recent article published by Tech Crunch dot com, it discusses the success of Sweden’s Sahlgrenska Academy and Chalmers University of Technology, whom accomplished implanting human cartilage cells in six-week-old baby mice.  What does this mean for...

Dr. Nicholas Nikolov On The Steve Harvey Show Mar 24th, 2017

Thanks So Much To Our Friends At The Steve Harvey Show For Sharing This Post With Us.  We Had A Great Time On The Show!Non-Invasive Procedures  Plastic surgeon DR. NICHOLAS NIKOLOV stopped by with a look at some non-invasive procedures that can help you get ready for swimsuit season, which is just around...

What You Should Eat Before Plastic Surgery Mar 22nd, 2017

A popular question that I get asked a lot is what are some of the best ways to prepare prior to surgery.  I am a big believer in my patients being proactive and what we eat before undergoing any sort of procedure can play a role in the recovery process.It’s...

How To Spring Clean Your Skin Care Routine Mar 10th, 2017

When spring time rolls around, it always brings a renewed and refreshed energy with it.  We spring clean our homes and closets, and we want to share the importance of spring cleaning your skin care routine and products.A good habit to follow is to check the expiration dates on all...

Anti-Aging With Fractora, What Is All The Fuss About? Aug 3rd, 2016

What is Fractora?Fractora, is a radio-frequency device that delivers the energy through micro-needles. It is bipolar, which means that the energy is transmitted from the needles to a side bar on the tip. This allows for not only heating around the micro-needles but also for deep bulk heating of the...

Neurotoxin Injections And It’s Many Uses Jul 26th, 2016

Botox is a great non-surgical treatment that can be used on a variety of places for a variety of reasons.  While its main use is to give patients a well-rested, fresh look, it’s functionality makes it one of the most beneficial treatments plastic surgeons can perform.  Whether you plan to attend an...

Turn Back Time With The SmartSkin Laser Mar 3rd, 2015

The SmartSkin laser is the Gold Standard of fractional resurfacing – it reduces wrinkles, improves skin irregularities, reduces pore size, and rejuvenates hands and neckline. SmartSkin is a single laser that works on both tone and texture.Old fashioned CO2 lasers often left patients with a less than desirable hypo-pigmented or...

Reshape Your Body With Body Fx – Cellulite No More! Feb 11th, 2015

Body Fx is a new, long lasting, non-invasive solution to reduce the unsightly appearance of cellulite leading to improvements in your body contour. Body Fx will reshape your body to provide a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Body Fx is a perfect solution to get rid of your mommy tummy or...

When Is The Best Time To Have Plastic Surgery? Sep 13th, 2014

When Is the Best Time to Have Surgery?Scheduling your plastic surgery procedure can be a bit of a challenge at times. Appointments have to be made, work schedules must be considered and recovery time cannot be underutilized. These elements are important to keep in mind as you choose the best...

LAP-Band – Beverly Hills Weight Loss Surgery Aug 29th, 2014

Approved by the FDA in 2009, gastric band surgery is an increasingly popular option for those struggling with their weight. The LAP-Band system is one of the most popular brands and has become synonymous with gastric banding.The technique behind gastric banding and the LAP-BAND system involves placing a restrictive band...

SmartLipo – Beverly Hills Liposuction Procedure Aug 22nd, 2014

A healthy lifestyle featuring dieting and exercise is an important part of maintaining your natural beauty. However, for many of us, there are areas of our bodies that have unwanted fat deposits or aren’t as sculpted as we’d like them to be. With SmartLipo, there is an effective tool available to...

Teenage Rhinoplasty – A Major Focus Of A Teen’s Attention Aug 9th, 2014

Teenagers often feel insecure about their physical appearance. As they navigate through adolescence and the social challenges of high school, they may be tempted to focus their insecurities on specific features.  Plastic surgery can run the risk of being perceived as an “instant” image enhancer; the solution to a fragile...

Breast Reconstruction – DIEP Flap Aug 8th, 2014

There are many different types of surgical techniques when it comes to breast reconstruction. Depending on your body type or your aesthetic goals, breast reconstruction can be tailored to fit your needs. Typically, breast reconstruction involves using donor flaps of tissue from other parts of the body to reconstruct a breast.Consult with...

Corrective Rhinoplasty – Deviated Septum Jul 25th, 2014

The appearance of a crooked or off-center nose can be a source of great discomfort and insecurity for many people. For those who are concerned by this, you may be dealing with a deviated septum. Corrective rhinoplasty is an ideal surgical procedure that can correct as well as enhance a deviated septum.With...

A Head Above The Rest – Hair Restoration Jul 23rd, 2014

For men and women, having experience along with a youthful appearance brings confidence to a work interview. Hair loss can be difficult for both men and women, but advances in restoration have made hair loss a treatable condition and hair transplants can now be performed without the pain, scars and...

Winning By A Nose – Natural And Balanced Jul 23rd, 2014

People take for granted the ability to inhale through their nose, free and clear, and not be plagued with terrible sinusitis allergies, and other breathing problems that many have due to the internal structure of their most prominent facial feature. The nose becoming out of balance on the face because...

Breast Implant Size – Choosing Your Implant Jan 21st, 2014

“Size matters” and “bigger is always better” are NOT interchangeable mantras when it comes to choosing your breast implant size. You want your breast implants to enhance your figure AND your lifestyle.When choosing you breast implant size, carefully consider each of the following factors:These implants will be with you a long...

Fractionated CO2 Laser – Rejuvenation Jan 13th, 2014

While I don’t typically hand out product endorsements, I can’t help but speak to how the Fractionated CO2 Laser stands to revolutionize anti-aging treatments as the latest breakthrough in skin-firming technology. The Fractionated CO2 Laser delivers heated energy in columns or spots that penetrate deeper than anything else on the current market....

Cellulaze – Dimples No More! Nov 25th, 2013

Cellulite can affect anyone, even thin and fit people. Until now, the only treatments available were topical creams and devices, which are not permanent and require multiple treatments. Cellulaze has revolutionized the treatment for cellulite, as it attacks the brittle structural bonds beneath the skin that are the real cause of the...