If you have ever tuned into on E’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (and who hasn’t?), you know that these ladies are gorgeous and glamorous and want the world to know it. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, MD, of Spaulding Plastic Surgery, knows the type well. (If the practice name sounds familiar, it should. It’s also the home of one of the stars of E’s Botched.)
Schwartz is sought after by the real, real housewives of Beverly Hills in their attempts to look as good as they feel. He sat down with Beauty In The Bag to share some cosmetic surgery secrets of the stars.
Here’s what we learned:
1. What is your signature procedure?
My signature procedure is fat grafting to the breast and buttocks. This is considered natural augmentation and offers a nice lift as well. There is certainly an art to these procedures, so it is important for consumers to seek consultation from a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast and body surgery.
2. What do the women of Beverly Hills want in terms of results?
The women of the Beverly Hills nowadays are looking for natural augmentation. They want to enhance their looks but not look over-done. Furthermore, I am seeing a lot more women in my practice that have sought out my expertise to restore a more natural shape after previous overly-augmented plastic surgery procedures. It is very important as a consumer to educate yourself prior to undergoing any procedure.
3. What new product or technology are you and your patients most excited about?
The new product or technology that most people are excited about surgically revolves around natural fat grafting. Non-surgically people are looking at targeting stubborn fat areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting seems to be the best of these technologies right now. However, there are a few more that I have been contacted as an expert to investigate and potentially trial.
4. Is celebrity emulation a factor in patient’s decision to undergo plastic surgery?
Most people do not come in wanting to emulate a certain celebrity. However, after Kim Kardashian’s butt has become extremely popular and has changed the culture of curves, most women are seeking a more natural, curvaceous figure.
5. Do you treat many men? If so, what procedures are trending?
I do treat men for a variety of reasons. Trending in the area of male plastic surgery are body contouring and sculpting procedures. Men have learned that they can also utilize things such as body contouring with fat grafting and fat reduction to give themselves the bodies that they want – be it an enhanced pectoral definition, or a more svelte abdomen.
6. Thoughts on teen plastic surgery? Is it ever OK? If so, when?
I do operate on teens for plastic surgery. A lot of it has to do with scar revisions however I also perform congenital breast reconstruction, such as when someone is born without a breast or has severe asymmetry and they cannot fit in their clothing such as their prom gown. The youngest girl I have reconstructed following a breast cancer diagnosis had a mastectomy at 10-years old, and I reconstructed her at 16 when her other breast had begun to develop.
If it is completely cosmetic in nature I do wait until most are 18 years old and or have fully developed. It is more common however to have your nose done at 16 and your breast done at 18. For men, I perform a lot of gynecomastia procedures when they have breast enlargement. This can be a source of embarrassment, and, typically, I will operate on somebody during his or her teenage years, if necessary.