Reshape Your Upper Arms with a Brachioplasty Procedure

Reshape Upper Arms Brachioplasty in San DiegoWaving to a friend. Dancing at a party. Hailing a taxi. These may seem like innocent gestures to most, but if the undersides of your upper arms sag or appear loose due to excess skin or fat, the embarrassment can be impossible to ignore. If you’re frustrated with the appearance of your upper body and have found exercise ineffective at toning the area between your underarm and elbow, it might be time to consider a brachioplasty. Continue reading



How Does Bio Identical Hormone Therapy Work?

Bio Identical Hormone Therapy San DiegoAt Shumway, everything we do is aimed at enhancing the quality of life for our patients. Sometimes we work from the outside in, making changes in the outer body to increase confidence on the inside. Other times, such as with bio identical hormone therapy, we begin on the inside, resulting in visible outer changes. Continue reading



Bikini Body Ready with TUBA Breast Augmentation

Bikini Body Ready with TUBA Breast AugemntationIt’s that time of year again when San Diegans are working up a sweat at the gym and tearing up their glutes on the Convention Center steps. They’re hanging pictures of perfect bodies on their refrigerators to reduce temptation, and alternating between burpees and crunches in front of the television. Continue reading



6 Ways to Improve Your Skin at Home

Improve Your Skin at HomeA great skincare regimen begins with positive lifestyle habits, plenty of water every day, and a diet of foods high in antioxidants. Did you know that some of the healthy foods you have at home work wonders on the surface of your skin as well as inside your body? It’s true. You can cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize with foods foraged from your own refrigerator and cabinets.  Sure, it’s fun to stay on trend with new products, but it can also be fun to mix up your own. Along with lots of water and a healthy diet, try these 6 ways to improve your skin at home. Continue reading



SmartLipo: A Wiser Way to do Liposuction

SmartLipo in San DiegoLiposuction is one of the most widely used cosmetic procedures in the United States because it works! It removes fat safely and reliably, and it not only improves the way you look but it can also have a great impact on your overall health and self-esteem.  Liposuction is a safe, effective way to remove unwanted fat from areas such as:

  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Upper Arms

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7 Things You Need to Know Before Having Facelift Surgery

Things to Know Before Having Facelift SurgeryJowls? Check. Sagging skin? Check. Deep smile lines around your mouth and chin? Yep, those too.  Fortunately, at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla, we can help you fight those signs of aging with a facelift that gives you back your youthful appearance.

But before you rush into it, there are a few things you should know. Continue reading



Get Perfectly Plump Lips: Everything You Need to Know About Restylane Silk

Restylane SilkDepending on your social circle, looking like you’ve “had work done” may or may not be a plus. Some people really like dramatic changes and exaggerated looks. Others prefer more subtle differences that do not call attention to themselves.

At Shumway Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla, we can certainly appreciate and help patients with all kinds of preferences, but recently we have noticed a rise in patients seeking to address their concerns discreetly.   Continue reading



9 Crazy Myths About BOTOX

9 Crazy Myths About BOTOXIn 2014, over 6.5 million Americans received BOTOX treatments, making it the most popular cosmetic procedure by far. That number was up 6% from 2013, and 748% since 2000! And yet, despite its popularity, some people still have some misconceptions about BOTOX.  

Whether you’re considering BOTOX injections or are just curious about it, you’ll want to know the truth. Below, we’ve debunked 9 crazy myths about BOTOX. Continue reading



What is CO2 Laser Resurfacing and How Can it Benefit My Skin?

CO2 laser resurfacing in San DiegoYou eat well. You exercise regularly, and that bounce in your step expresses your youthful nature. So why does the mirror not reflect the same?

Because even when you eat the right foods and keep your blood circulating, your skin is still exposed to the things that age it: toxins, sun, dry air, gravity, and time. This means that in the mirror, you’re faced with age spots, sun damage, wrinkles, scarring, discoloration, and other unfortunate blemishes that make you look older than you feel.

Well, what if we told you we could help you turn back the clock as many as ten years in just one hour? Continue reading