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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Category: Non-Invasive Procedures

What is Botox??

We’ve all heard about BOTOX® but what exactly is it? In a nutshell…it’s a few tiny injections that temporarily gets rid of the wrinkles on your face!! For some, those words alone are enough to entice you to try it (and love it) but some of us want more information before they go injecting something into their face. If you are one of the latter, read on to learn about BOTOX® so you can make an informed decision. Here we go…BOTOX® is the 1st FDA approved botulinum toxin to temporarily improve moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. images-1 What is Botox?? Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange County It has been used to treat numerous disorders from spasticity to hyperhydrosis (over-sweating) and is currently used in almost every sub-specialty of medicine! Interesting, right?? It’s been used for cosmetic purposes since being FDA approved in 2002 with around 11 million procedures being done. Although only approved for the frown lines, it can be used to treat crows feet and forehead/worry lines giving you a smooth, rested appearance! You will notice your wrinkles smoothing away gradually and peaking at about 7-10 days. Most patients notice it gradually going away at around 3-4 months, which is your cue to make your appointment for your next treatment! You may experience some bruising at the injection site so be sure to avoid blood thinners about a week prior to your treatment.

Many also use BOTOX® preventatively as an anti-aging measure to fight wrinkles before they get too deep & become permanent when your face is resting, and it is consistently one of the top cosmetic non-invasive procedures according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Unknown1 What is Botox?? Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange County Our goal at Dr. Champion’s is make sure your results are natural while still achieving a noticeable result, after all you still want to frown or look surprised…just minus the wrinkles! Why not see for yourself and come in to meet with Dr. Champion for a personalized treatment plan just for you! Call us today!!

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

IMG_7021-219x300 Geographic Beauty Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange County NY Face vs. the LA Face and the differences that the Top Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists noticed

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!

What??? Another Botox Benefit??!

images3 What??? Another Botox Benefit??! Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange County Botox is great for making our wrinkles disappear but now there seems to be another benefit! New research has surfaced showing that getting botox injections can lead to a boost in elastin and collagen production. As we age, collagen production declines and our skin’s elasticity weakens, which is why those dreaded wrinkles form. According to the study by James P. Bonapart, MD, MSc, FRCSC, of the University of Ottawa and David Ellis, MD, FRCSC, of the University of Toronto (both in Canada), these injections “increased pliability & elastic recoil” with results similar to a radiofrequency tightening procedure. Why is this happening? Well, it’s unclear so future studies are definitely required. One downfall….these improvements only last on average of 4 months before the skin returns to how it was before the treatment. Either way, this is some positive feedback for the anti-aging benefits of Botox…don’t you agree??

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.

Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures….By Age!!

109862658-300x200 Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures….By Age!! Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange CountyBelieve it or not but there are trends in Plastic Surgery!! One year, the “must do” procedure may be a lip augmentation and then the next year it’s cool sculpting and then the next year it’s a Brazilian Butt Lift! As the seasons change, so do most trends, but there are some that have remained constant throughout the years…simply due to age. Here are the most popular procedures grouped by age:

In Our Teens:

As they graduate high school and start a new chapter in their lives, the timing is right for a little nose reshaping. College is exciting and intimidating at the same time, but with their new nose, they can start college without that extra self-conscious or insecure feeling.

In Our 20’s:

Women’s bodies are typically fully developed at this age and as we look in the mirror, we may desire a fuller chest to balance with our hips. Again, because appearance is so important at this age, a breast enhancement procedure can help boost confidence.

In Our 30’s:

We start to notice our metabolism slowing down, so weight is harder to lose and fat starts to show up in different and unwanted areas! Liposuction is a popular procedure at this age for both men and women.

In Our 40’s:

Aging has kicked in. We look in the mirror and notice the early signs of aging around our eyes. Where did that extra skin come from that has made it impossible to wear eyeliner anymore!?! Upper eyelid surgery is typically the “go to” procedure in our 40’s because the recovery is quick and the results are very positive.

In Our 50’s:

We are feeling like we are 40 but our faces seem to be falling!! How we feel doesn’t match how we look when we look in the mirror. If you are looking for something a little more permanent than fillers to turn back the clock or if fillers have stopped doing the trick, a facelift is the next step.

Everyone ages differently. Everyone looks at themselves differently. You may not be “there” yet but when you are, look into your options and do your due diligence before jumping into anything. Plastic surgery will always be here…at any age!

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.

The BEST Christmas Gift Ever!!

images-11 The BEST Christmas Gift Ever!! Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange County Christmas is the time of giving…not only things that we need or things that we want, but things that we know will make the recipient truly happy and things that make us truly happy. According to an article in Time online, “gifting” plastic surgery is on the rise and quickly becoming a holiday trend…YAY!! In an ABC News Report, plastic surgeons stated that depending the the procedure, the trend of “gifting” plastic surgery has risen 20%-35%, a dramatic increase wouldn’t you agree?? Gift card sales of around $150-$200 are part of that increase and cover lower cost, non-invasive procedures such as Botox or anti-aging skincare. That’s not the only type of plastic surgery “gifting” that is on the rise. Actual surgery is on the rise!! Why?? The most common answer is because there is simply just more time off for recovery and it also helps meet a popular New Year’s goal of kicking off the New Year with a new look!!

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.