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Not Into Implants? Consider Natural Breast Augmentation

Larger breasts remain a high-priority aesthetic for many women, and now there’s a choice other than implants for breast augmentation. Natural augmentation relocates your own fat tissue to add cup size and volume to your breasts.

Sep 1st, 2019
Not All Face-Lifts Are Created Equal: Know Your Options

You can’t stop the clock, but you can turn back time. And there’s more than one way to do it. Surgical face-lifts used to be the only way to defy your age, but times have changed. Face-lifts now come in many forms. Which one is right for you?

Aug 5th, 2019
Will Breast Augmentation Surgery Leave Scars?

You want to enhance your appearance, but you’re worried about scars after breast augmentation. Find out what kinds of scars to expect and how we can help you minimize scarring with the latest in breast implant surgery.

Jun 17th, 2019
Tighten Loose Skin With BodyTite Radiofrequency Technology

You were always worried about wrinkles and made sure to avoid the sun and use plenty of moisturizer. But what are you supposed to do about sagging skin on your face, neck, and body? Is there a way to tighten your skin without surgery? Yes, there is.

Apr 16th, 2019
Get the True Skinny on Myths and Facts About Liposuction

Are you thinking of getting liposuction but struggling to separate fact from fiction? It’s hard to find answers you can trust, but we can help. We’re here to clear up your confusion around the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States.

Mar 7th, 2019
Refreshing Your Skincare Routine for Fall

Every year, September ushers in a new daily schedule. School and extracurriculars might mean more time ferrying the kids around. You might be buckling down at work now that vacation season has ended.

Oct 12th, 2017
Healing From Dental Implant Surgery: What to Expect

It can be difficult to tell what’s going on inside your mouth following oral surgery. It’s a body part that’s difficult to observe on your own even when it isn’t stuffed with gauze and slightly swollen.

Oct 7th, 2017
How to Eat Healthy After Body Contouring Surgery

You’ve finally taken the big step towards achieving your dream figure: scheduling your body contouring surgery. After spending your time and effort to get to where you are, you want the results of your procedure to be worth it.

Oct 2nd, 2017
What type of Implants Should I Get?

The hottest summer months are in full force and for Californians that generally means days spent lounging beachside. But if the thought of wearing that itty, bitty two-piece leaves you feeling uncomfortable..

Aug 7th, 2017
3 Ways to be Bikini Ready This Summer

Summer is officially here, and that means long days of lounging beachside with your favorite gal pals. As a woman, your physique is accentuated by your body’s unique curves and shapely breasts.

Jun 27th, 2017
(Body) Shaping Up For Summer

Summer is in full swing, and that means long, hot days full of outdoor activities with family and friends. But these warmer months also mean showing more skin. If you’re uncomfortable with the way you look...

Jun 7th, 2017
Staying In Shape from the Inside Out

The New Year is when you’ll see the world jump up and say collectively, that it’s time to get fit and live healthily. How long this lasts depends on you, doesn’t it? After a while, the gym starts to look a little empty..

Apr 11th, 2017
How To Prepare for Cosmetic Surgery

If you’ve decided to take the next steps for cosmetic surgery, we’re happy for you and can’t wait for you to see a positive change. Dr. Elias sees so many patients each week that are hoping for that same outcome, but their reasons are entirely different.

Mar 6th, 2017
Celebrating “Galentine’s” Day!

At SCCSA, we’re all about empowering our clients to look their best when it comes to their skin. Our female clients are always looking for ways to introduce their friends to skin care treatments they love, so why not do them all month long in February.

Feb 15th, 2017
What To Know Before Your First Visit

Whenever you decide to pop into your surgeon’s office for a consultation, there is probably a list of things you’ll need to bring with you to make sure you and your surgeon share the right information with one another.

Feb 15th, 2017
Putting Your Best Face Forward in 2017

In California, we are at the epicenter of beauty, sunshine, and fun, and Southern California Center for Surgical Arts is in the middle of hot Hollywood culture.

Feb 3rd, 2017
Redefine Your Resolution

Every year it’s the same thing for most people, you write down a list of things you wanted to accomplish last year but couldn’t and fall short.

Jan 25th, 2017
Reasons to get a Mommy Makeover

There are personal accounts of the benefits of Mommy Makeovers, about the questions women have concerning these procedures and sentiments about whether or not it’s okay to think about this combination of surgeries known as the Mommy Makeover.

Jan 9th, 2017
How Reducing Your Breasts Could Save Your Life

It might seem strange to think that women with larger breasts might not be as fond of them as you may think. While many female patients consider larger breast enhancements for a more aesthetically pleasing look..

Jan 9th, 2017
Plastic Surgery Shaming: It's Not Okay

Depending on the amount of exposure you’ve had to cosmetic surgical procedures, you may or may not know how common they are or what purpose they serve for patients all over the world.

Dec 13th, 2016
Perfecting the Art of Your Nose

Depending on where you come from, there are variations in the perfect nose shape. Noses are a space for artistic creation that Dr. Husam Elias spends much of his time working with at Southern California Center for Surgical Arts.

Dec 7th, 2016
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Teeth are the measure of a healthy lifestyle, and consistent oral hygiene that most people want to make sure are functional, healthy and beautiful.

Nov 23rd, 2016
Peel Yourself Beautiful This Fall

Great skin comes in many forms, and it’s subjective when you’re looking at it from the surface because beauty can be viewed by so many people differently. We agree that beauty is dynamic and we like it that way;

Nov 16th, 2016
Santa Ana Winds: How to Protect Your Skin

The Santa Ana Winds are something we hear about every day in the fall and winter here at SCCSA, Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, in Sherman Oaks. These winds hit between October and January,

Nov 10th, 2016
Transitioning Your Skin into Fall

Fall in California has been a little wonky this year, with temperatures blazing into the 90’s all the way into October, and our skin is feeling it for sure.

Oct 18th, 2016
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We love October, not just for the changing weather but because along with it comes Halloween and all those pink ribbons as a reminder for our women to have their breast exams.

Oct 11th, 2016
Brow Lift: Why You Need One Now

In our naturally youthful moments of life, our skin is tight, full and radiant. The eyebrows are especially one of the most time-consuming beauty staples in men and women everywhere.

Oct 5th, 2016
Gentlemen: Let’s Talk Gynecomastia Surgery

At Southern California Center for Surgical Arts (SCCSA), Dr. Husam Elias looks for the best surgical solutions to help every type of patient from any background that will enhance their confidence and achieve the best aesthetic results possible.

Sep 22nd, 2016
How a Rhinoplasty Works and How It Can Change Your Life

A clever name for an amazing procedure, the rhinoplasty is a game changer for everyone out there. At Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, we’ve seen our patients transform as soon as the surgery is done

Sep 12th, 2016
Getting Glowing Skin with Chemical Peel Treatments

Looking for a more permanent way to improve your skin before your late summer vacation? We thought so. Dreading those close-up family photos (and hundreds of selfies) should not come in the way of enjoying your time

Jul 22nd, 2016
Choosing the Right Smile

Lost teeth can have a significant impact on your smile, making you self-conscious in social and professional situations alike. 

May 30th, 2016
Tips for a Speedy Recovery

No matter your surgery, caring for a wound is always a labor of love. Finding a few days to rest, relax and rejuvenate may be difficult in our busy Los Angeles lifestyle

May 9th, 2016
Your Best Skin; No Surgery Required!

Non-surgical treatments have advanced so much that they are becoming almost just as effective as surgery in improving the look and feel of your skin.

May 4th, 2016
Some Wisdom Teeth Wisdom

We have all seen someone who has just gotten their wisdom teeth removed, and what we most associate with this procedure are the “chipmunk cheeks” and temporary liquid diet our friends have had to endure.

Apr 15th, 2016
Time to Smile: Teeth in One Hour

Looking for a faster, easier way to obtain a full mouth of replacement teeth? Teeth in an hour might be the right solution for you.

Apr 11th, 2016
Tuck Your Way to a Tighter Tummy

Tummy Tuck surgery is designed for patients who are in need of significant weight loss or wishes to remove excess skin or fat.

Apr 5th, 2016
No Better Time for Your Surgery

Spring may be right around the corner, but it’s not too late to get your cosmetic surgery scheduled that will get you ready for the warm weather months ahead.

Mar 3rd, 2016
The Effects of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects the way you breathe while you are asleep. Throughout the night, you may have pauses in your breathing that can last anywhere from a few seconds to minutes.

Feb 10th, 2016
Preventing Oral Cancer

While we cannot all necessarily prevent cancer from happening, with most cancers, including oral, head and neck cancers, there are things that you can do (or not do!) to reduce your risk.

Jan 27th, 2016
Dental Implants: What’s All The Hype?

These days, we all know someone who has a dental implant, and you have probably heard us champion these teeth substitutes, as they become more and more the common cure for missing teeth!

Dec 30th, 2015
6 Reasons for Considering Dental Implants

Loss of permanent teeth is more common than you’d think. The average adult age 20-34 is missing 1 permanent tooth, the average adult age 35-49 is missing 3 permanent teeth

Dec 16th, 2015
Understanding Bone Grafting

Tooth loss as a result of periodontal (gum) disease, facial trauma or tooth extractions can cause the jaw bone to atrophy, as it no longer has something to support.

Dec 2nd, 2015
6 Surprising Uses for Botox®

Did you know Botox® was originally created to treat people with crossed eyes? In the 60s, Dr. Alan Scott thought if he could relax the muscle that caused the crossing, he’d be able to cure it.

Nov 18th, 2015
Wisdom Teeth FAQs

Our patients often wonder why we recommend wisdom tooth extractions, or what the purpose of wisdom teeth even is.

Nov 4th, 2015
Is BOTOX® Right For You?

BOTOX® can be a safe and effective procedure for eliminating the fine lines and wrinkles that occur as we age.

Oct 21st, 2015
Tips for Reducing Scarring After Facial Surgery

Facial lacerations can be a scary situation for anyone. That is why it’s best to visit experts, like us, who have experience in treating and repairing facial injuries and trauma.

Oct 17th, 2015
Osseointegration: Big Word, Simple Concept!

Was this word the invention of an evil doctor who loves long and complicated words? No! Osseointegration actually derives from the Greek osteon, bone and the Latin integrare, to make whole.

Sep 23rd, 2015
Breast Implants: Giving the Gift of Confidence

Going away to college can be both exciting and overwhelming, an important milestone that marks a new beginning for students. The summer months (and winter break) present the perfect time to get the proportions you love and the confidence you deserve.

Sep 9th, 2015
Grow Your Own Bone? Bone Grafting Is Routine

It seems like something out of a science fiction movie, but with our help, you can easily re-grow bone to treat many common disorders in the mouth and make it dental-implant ready!

Aug 26th, 2015
Are Dental Implants Worth It?

What’s involved in a dental implant? Do they hurt? Can anyone get them? There are a lot of questions surrounding dental implants but one thing is certain;

Jul 1st, 2015
Dental Implants: Learning the Basics

Did you know that over 69% of adults in America are missing at least one tooth?  Whether it is from an accident, neglect, or even being born without certain teeth, not everyone is supporting a full set of teeth.

Jun 3rd, 2015
HPV and Oral Cancer: The Connection

With cases of oral cancer, specifically oropharyngeal cancer (the back of the throat), on the rise among those under 40 years of age, we as oral health professionals are trying to get the word out about the various causes of oral cancer and the importance

May 20th, 2015
Facial Injuries: What Do I Do?

It’s important to know what to do when you or someone close to you has been injured, especially when it comes to facial injuries.

May 6th, 2015
BOTOX®: The Lunch Hour Wrinkle Remedy

Have you ever heard of “Lunch Hour Plastic Surgery”? The term is fun, but a bit misleading, as most cosmetic surgery procedures (and surgery in general, for that matter), obviously require more than just an hour to recover.

Apr 22nd, 2015
Loving Your Summer Body

Summer is a great time to refresh or re-evaluate your plastic surgery wish list. As the weather heats up, we all want feel the need to show more skin!

Apr 17th, 2015
Facts About Bone Grafting

Did you know that with today’s modern techniques, bone grafting is now considered a routine treatment?

Mar 25th, 2015
On the Field and On the Court: Facial Injuries

It used to be that we would see most of our sports-related facial trauma patients in the fall and winter, when sports participation typically reached its highest point. But nowadays, we see a steady stream of sports injuries to the face in our office year-

Mar 11th, 2015
Dental Implants vs. Dentures and Bridges

Whether it was during a consultation in our office or perhaps while you were doing your own research online, you have probably come across the term “dental implant” at some point.

Feb 25th, 2015
The History of Bone Grafting

The concept of bone grafting is nothing new. In fact it has been an important part of medicine as far back as the early 1600’s and in recent years has become a standard

Feb 11th, 2015
About Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical process where excess fat is removed from different parts of your body. Typically, fat is removed from the abdomen, legs, buttocks, neck and arms, resulting in improved contours and proportions of your body.

Jan 28th, 2015
Dental Implants – Are They Right for You?

Not everyone is blessed with perfect teeth. Many people would tell you they lack the smile they’ve always wanted due to genetics, disease, and sometimes even accidents.

Dec 31st, 2014
Blepharoplasty – Correcting Droopy Eyes

The droopy eye effect is almost always the result of age and genetics. As we get older, skin all over the body begins to lose its elasticity, allowing it to sag.

Dec 17th, 2014
Neck Liposuction- Doorway to a Youthful Neckline

For some people, diet and exercise results in an even reduction of unwanted “fat” throughout the body. But for most people, there are always going to be those “stubborn” areas that simply don’t respond to so-called “lifestyle” changes.

Nov 19th, 2014
Is it Snoring or Is It Sleep Apnea?

We all know that a little bit of snoring here and there is perfectly normal.  So how do you know when it’s snoring that you’re dealing with and when it’s sleep apnea?

Oct 22nd, 2014
TMJ Treatment: A Cooperative Approach

As with many dental health procedures, the treatment of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders requires a cooperative approach between you (the patient) and me (the doctor).

Sep 24th, 2014