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



What’s the Difference Between Functional and Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgeryOur noses are central to how we feel and how we feel about ourselves. People with unremarkable noses that function perfectly may never fully understand how true this is.

As a feature that sits front and center on our faces, any bump, misalignment or other flaw in the nose can dramatically decrease our self-confidence. And because we need our noses to breathe, any diminished functionality can be terribly uncomfortable and even detrimental to a person’s health.   Continue reading



Mommy Makeover

Breaking Down The Mommy Makeover…

Mommy Makeover in San Diego, CAOftentimes, having a baby can cause your body to undergo some unwanted changes, and since these changes fluctuate from person to person, knowing the right options for you may be tough. The good news is, you can feel confident and sexy in your body again with a Mommy Makeover—customized to fit your desired results!

Oftentimes, having a baby can cause your body to undergo some unwanted changes, and since these changes fluctuate from person to person, knowing the right options for you may be tough. The good news is, you can feel confident and sexy in your body again with a Mommy Makeover—customized to fit your desired results!

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Beauty Biology

Look As Young As You Feel and Feel As Young As You Look.

BHRTShumway Cosmetic Surgery, run by Dr. Robert A. Shumway, MD., F.A.C.S. and his team offer services that may rival the mythology of magical waters to bring back the taut beautiful skin and lush vibrancy of our youth. Dr. Shumway specializes in cosmetic surgery and skin rejuvenation and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). He believes that you should not only “Look as young as you feel, but feel as young as you look.”

Hormonal imbalance begins for men and women at different stages of lift. Dr. Shumway works on helping clients be Continue reading