Dr. Babak Dadvand
Dr. Babak Dadvand, MD
Address: 8500 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 615 | Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (310) 278-4200
Dr. Babak Dadvand is a plastic surgeon who executes procedures on the body and face. He has an aesthetic practice set in the glamorous Beverly Hills. Dr. Dadvand entered the plastic surgery profession having started with an educational background in both the fine arts and sciences, which included figure sculpture. He went on to do several aesthetic medical fellowships to consummate his plastic surgical capabilities.
Q: What are your credentials?
Dr. Dadvand: I am a board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. I passed both the written and oral examinations to attain this certification. I was also accepted to study at a rigorous top-tier plastic surgery program at the Indiana University Medical Center. It allowed me to hone my skills in all facets of plastic surgery, including cleft-lip/palate repair, head and neck reconstruction, and breast reconstruction. After I earned a doctorate of Medicine (MD) I went on to the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation where I completed a full General Surgery training program. I excelled from years of training and experience during my advanced aesthetic fellowship in Beverly Hills.
Q: What sets you apart from other plastic surgeons?
Dr. Dadvand: The work I do sets me apart from most plastic surgeons, because most plastic surgeons specialize and perform surgeries in one bodily area, for example, there are facial plastic surgeons who only deliver procedures for the face, while some surgeons perform work on the midsection. My practice is a more comprehensive one in regards to the plastic surgery I do. I offer a host of surgeries on the face, the body and for the breasts, for both men and women, depending on their surgery needs. My expansive plastic surgery procedures have to do with my background in fine arts. I studied figure sculpture which is very relevant to the work I do now, as it whetted my perception of the human form and how to rearrange it. When studying this art, I didn’t just study how to sculpt one body part, and this translated into the surgeries I do, which are for several areas on the body.
Q: Do you offer any nonsurgical treatments?
Dr. Dadvand: Yes, for those who are not ready to undergo cosmetic surgery, there are non-surgical options my practice offers for the face and one for the body. Patients who are interested in facial rejuvenation have four facial injectables to choose from at my practice. They have the options of Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse to meet their facial rejuvenation needs. Botox and Juvederm reduce the signs of aging such as folds and wrinkles in the face, while Restylane and Radiesse add boosts of volume to hollow and withered out areas If you would like to add more volume to you eyelashes, we offer an eyelash enhancer called Latisse. It requires a prescription that I would be happy to provide during a consultation. Finally, for the body, we have a special apparatus called Endermologie to wipe away traces of cellulite.
Q: So your cellulite treatment is non-surgical. How does it work?
Dr. Dadvand: Yes, one of my non-surgical procedures is designed to target and smooth out cellulite. It’s called Endermologie and it’s a new technological advancement I am proud to offer at my practice. Endermologie is the only FDA-approved technology for the treatment and reduction of cellulite. It is a message machine that uses two rollers to apply positive pressure to the skin while using a suction simultaneously to redistribute skin and smooth out rumples found in sagging skin and cellulite. Its benefits exceed merely thwarting cellulite from gaining ground on your skin. It also increases circulation, relieves muscular pain and reduces muscle spasms. It can also be used to treat post-operative bruising and swelling for patients who had gotten liposuction.
Q: What if I am not happy with my breast surgery?
Dr. Dadvand: I understand that not all plastic surgeries yield happy patients. That is why I offer revision breast surgery. Sometimes, things do not result as planned in breast surgeries. Some of the problems my patients have complained to me were about: breasts not being positioned correctly, the capsule that comes on after every implant being too tight, rippling—which is when the implants’ edges can be felt or seen peeking out and the rather uncommon circumstance of deflation. IF any of these conditions occur after you have gotten some form of breast surgery, I would be more than happy to discuss the next steps to take. I am pleased to offer revision surgeries on all of these breast surgery complications.
Q: You offer different surgeries for fat removal such as Tummy Tuck and Liposuction. How can I be certain I don’t regain the fat after surgery?
Dr. Dadvand: You have to be realistic about your fat removal goals. I do offer the Tummy Tuck, and Liposuction. The first can be done after either weight loss or weight gain and tightens the skin in the belly as well. Liposuction sucks out excess fats in various body parts. You have to keep in mind that fat loss is an ongoing maintenance concern. That means once you’ve undergone a tummy tuck or liposuction, you must partake in healthy body upkeep practices to make sure your body does not regain the weight in fat, just as you normally should, regardless of what plastic surgery you have gotten or abstained from. In order to maintain a healthy weight you must eat balanced meals with high nutrition and low fat. Exercise is also a must to maximize your post-surgery results. If there’s upkeep of the fat you consume and regulate with exercise, you will have lasting results. If not, you will eventually regain back the fat. You can occasionally eat junk food and sweets, but bear in mind that this should be done moderately to order to keep your results lasting.
Q: Why Do Men Grow Bigger than Normal Breasts or Gynecomastia?
Dr. Dadvand: Breast tissue is essentially made of fat, so it is not just common for women to grow breasts. If you are an overweight male, unfortunately, fat does deposit into your breasts aside from the typical abdominal, facial and other areas. Clinical gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts can also occur among men of a healthy weight. Some of the reasons why men get gynecomastia are: overdeveloped breast tissue acquired during puberty, from growth hormones or steroids, from significant weight loss by someone who had been overweight prior, from endocrine issues, from long-term use of recreational drugs, long-term use of medical supplements or medicines and lastly, from genetics/hereditary factors. Sometimes there is a hormonal imbalance in which the patient may have reduced testosterone levels and heightened estrogen levels. In such as case, I suggest getting a gynecomastia surgery. If you are insecure about your man boobs, I can discuss with you whether gynecomastia surgery is the best resort for you.
Q: Besides performing plastic surgeries, how else are you involved in the plastic surgery community?
Dr. Dadvand: I have also written publications for peer journal reviews. Not many people know this, but I am proud to subspecialize in wound healing, so patients should feel free to discuss this with me.
Q: Are any of your procedures covered by insurance? If not, what are the financing options for your patients?
Dr. Dadvand: Unfortunately, my surgeries, which are cosmetic/aesthetic, are not covered by medical insurance. In the case of gynecomastia surgery, some medical insurances may cover it partially or wholly, check with your insurance carrier and plan. However, at my plastic surgery practice, I offer the financing option of Credit Care. You can find a link to their site on mine under the “financing” tab. This service offers a credit card for those searching for healthcare services that they need help with funding. They offer special plans in which no interest will be charged of you if you pay in full the amount you owe based on specific time frames.
Q: How do I know if a facelift or a dermal filler is best for me?
Dr. Dadvand: Both facelifts and dermal fillers are cosmetic procedures that aid in anti-aging. Anti-aging methods are a spectrum with dermal creams at the botom in terms of potency and facelift at the very top. Dermal fillers like Botox, Radiesse, Restylane and Juvederm, all of which I offer at my office, fall in the middle of that spectrum. The best determinant whether a facelift or fillers are your best option for a more youthful and rested look is age. Facelifts receivers are usually aged 50 and up, while dermal fillers are used by people as young as in their late twenties. Also, another important determining factor for which procedure is best for you is the kind of work you are looking for in your face. Facial fillers are nonsurgical techniques that fill in lines and wrinkles and add volume to the face, especially in places that have reduced fat pads like the cheeks, under eyes and temples. The results are temporary, about 6 plus months. A facelift is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and downtime after the surgery. A facelift can lift excess neck fat and skin, drooping jowls, and facial skin laxity which dermal fillers cannot fix.