Fat Transfer to Enhance the Body

Fat Transfer San DiegoIt’s truly amazing what medical science has made possible for us in this day in age. Now, more than ever before, you can fight the aging process and achieve gorgeous results with the help of advanced cosmetic treatments. In many cases, with little to no pain or downtime, a fairly simple on-site procedure can help you feel more beautiful and put an extra little swing in your step. Continue reading

Get Rid of Cellulite: How CelluLaze Can Beat Cellulite From the Root

Remove Cellulite with CelluLaze San diegoAccording to numerous studies, over 90% of women have cellulite somewhere on their bodies. Despite its prevalence, cellulite is also one of those things that most women are dying to get rid of. Home remedies don’t work, and liposuction can actually make the issue of cellulite more noticeable, so what is left to do? Continue reading

Dermal Fillers: Which Injectable is Right For Me?

Choosing the Right Dermal Filler San DiegoDermal fillers have proven in recent years to be a cost-effective alternative to cosmetic surgery. Dermal fillers — also known as cosmetic fillers — are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and lips, but they can also help to conceal acne scars and reduce facial folds. Dermal fillers help promote a healthy, youthful appearance. But with all of the options on the market, how do you know which type of dermal filler is right for you? Continue reading

When to Consider Brow Lift Surgery

Considering a Brow Lift San DiegoDo you remember the surprise of seeing your first gray hair? How about faint smile lines around your mouth and chin? Changes to your face and body happen gradually over time. Some we’re ready for, and others we aren’t. One day, you might look in the mirror and realize the aging process has accelerated without your consent. After all, you feel wonderful! Not a day over 21. So why do you look so tired and worried? Continue reading

What Are the Benefits of Chemical Peels

Benefits of Chemical Peels San DiegoHave you ever wondered how your favorite celebrities have such flawless complexions, even as they age? Look at Halle Berry, for example. She’s practically a superhuman. At 49 years old, Halle isn’t just an A-list actress; she’s also a film producer, a cosmetics spokeswoman, and a mom. How does she manage to have such clear and youthful skin despite her stressful schedule? While she’ll never tell, Halle likely owes her enviable glow to chemical peels. Continue reading

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

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!

Is a Mommy Makeover right for me? Here are some questions to consider: Continue reading