Angela Champion, M.D.

Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

714-422-3199

1310 W Stewart Drive, Suite 605 Orange, CA 92868

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ZO Skin Health Seminar

photo-3-e1399501604177-225x300 ZO Skin Health Seminar Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange CountySkincare is one of the most important steps in our fight against aging!  What is the first thing you really notice when you meet someone?  Their skin.  Is it dry, oily, loose, wrinkled? It can age you but it can also make you look years younger! Skincare is something that always needs to be updated because as we age, our body chemistry changes so naturally our skincare needs also change.  You can have the best result from a Face Lift alone but coupled with the right skincare, you will achieve the most optimal result! We recently went to a seminar at the Balboa Bay Club and had a chance to meet Dr. Obagi, listen to him speak, ask questions and basically pick his brain.  When you hear him speak, you can just tell that he has a true passion for the skin which explains why his own skin is glowing!  He knows what works and what is a waste of time & money.  That is why he developed ZO Skin Health.  Everything in the line has a specific job to do and actually works together to clear your complexion, fade dark spots, even out texture and overall help you look years younger, so don’t be fooled by the products out there that promise a miracle in a bottle!  We constantly strive to continue our education on skincare so we can give you the most up-to-date information to help you maintain your beautiful skin or to help you achieve your goals for clear, beautiful skin!

To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 949.640.4005. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.

 

Selfie Obsession!!

selfie-300x156 Selfie Obsession!! Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange County Selfie Obsession and Plastic Surgery

Everyone is doing it! Can you guess what “IT” is? If you said SELFIES, you are right!! They are quickly (if not already) becoming a huge trend in social media but did you know that psychiatrists are linking them to a person’s obsession about their looks?? Let’s admit it, when we take a selfie, we take several over & over, right? We critique our skin, face, hair & so forth, until we find the perfect one we want to post…where we look just right! Check out these stats from The American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. They conducted a member survey to uncover the latest trends in cosmetic procedures and found that there was a 10% increase in Rhinoplasty as well as a 6% increase in eyelid surgery in 2013. What do you think…sounds like a result of selfies?!? Social platforms are clearly forcing patients to hold a microscope up to their own image & look at themselves with a more self-critical eye.

To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 949.640.4005. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.

Geographic Beauty

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Beauty isn’t just in the eye of the beholder…it depends on where you live too! Geography plays an important role when it comes to what is considered desirable. For example, what is considered beautiful in Japan is vastly different from what the people of Paris consider beautiful. This difference in opinion isn’t just from country to country…it is also differs from coast to coast in the United States! With that said, let’s talk about the NY Face vs. the LA Face and the differences that the Top Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists noticed.

The perfect example of the NY Face is actress, Robin Wright. She obtains beauty and femininity, but still looks strong and confident which is what the environment demands from a successful New York women. Therefore, NY women gravitate towards wanting a stronger chin, jaw & nose. A 50 year old NY woman can easily be the hottest woman in the room!

Now, the LA woman…

IMG_7020-229x300 Geographic Beauty Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange County We all know Meg Ryan as a mother and actress who is typically cast as the pretty girl next door. Plastic Surgeons consider her face the typical LA woman’s face…sweet and feminine with fuller lips, a bit more exaggerated but still beautiful and youthful. They also noted that LA women have softer, clearer skin maybe due to the weather or the laid-back Californian lifestyle, but stated that they are the closest to “achieving perfection than women anywhere else”.

You would never think that geography has any influence on beauty, but it’s interesting to see just how much it does!

CareCredit Does More Than Just Finance!!

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CareCredit

If you are looking for some help to finance your surgery, CareCredit is most likely one of the companies that popped up in your Google search. Offering instant approval, an assortment of payment plans at a reasonable interest rate and even several zero interest plans makes CareCredit a “no-brainer” for those looking for financial assistance. All of that is great, but now they are doing even more by “Paying It Forward”. CareCredit donated $210K to a variety of charitable organizations throughout the nation in 2014. These grants help low to moderate income households in the U.S. so they can get the necessary care they may not be able to afford on their own. Camp Discovery (a summer camp for kids with chronic skin conditions), Give Kids a Smile, OneSight, Canine Companions For Independence and Plastic Surgery Foundation’s Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund/BRA Fund are just a few of the organizations CareCredit supports. OH! They also work with many veterinarian offices so your pet can have all the care they need as well! AWESOME!!

To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 949.640.4005. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.

Oh NO! Most Americans DON’T use sunscreen!!

images2-300x147 Oh NO! Most Americans DON'T use sunscreen!! Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange County Sunscreen is so important but findings in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology are showing that a majority of Americans are not regularly using sunscreen! Despite aggressive public awareness initiatives, only 14.3% of men and 29.9% of women are using it on their face and other exposed skin on a regular basis. A higher percentage (42.6%) of women use it regularly on their face most likely because so many cosmetic products contain sunscreen and because of the anti-aging benefits.

The American Academy of Dermatology offer these tips to reduce the risk of skin cancer:

1. Choose a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30+ & apply at least 15 minute before sun exposure reapplying at least every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.
2. Use enough sunscreen to cover your whole body (about an ounce for most adults), and apply it to all exposed areas, including the ears, scalp, tops of the feet, and legs. Ask someone else to help you apply sunscreen on hard-to-reach spots like your back.
3. Seek shade, especially between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm, when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
4. Wear protective clothing and sunglasses, when possible using extra caution near water, sand, or snow, all of which can reflect and intensify UV rays.
5. If you want to look tan, use self-tanner! Don’t forget to keep using sunscreen.

 

To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 949.640.4005. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.

October is “PINKtober” in our office!!

images-23-300x150 October is "PINKtober" in our office!! Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange CountyOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and definitely time to celebrate!! According to the FDA, there are almost 40 million mammograms done each day in the United States…WOW, who knew?? Thanks, in part, to this Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, deaths due to breast cancer has decreased to 34% since 1990! We are getting there because as of January 1, 2014, there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer SURVIVORS in the United States and over 6 million world wide!! That is pretty awesome and some really great news because it shows progress to getting to a 100% survival rate!! Let’s keep up the good work!!

 

To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 949.640.4005. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.

Angela Champion, M.D.