Last updated on December 8, 2016
Dr. Amy Bandy offers Abdominoplasty Tummy Tuck, Skin Tightening (Non-Invasive), Otoplasty-Ear Surgery, Brazilian Butt Lift, Eyelid Surgery, Breast Implant Exchange, Breast Lift with Augmentation, Necklift, Botox, Brachioplasty - Arm Lift, Breast Reduction, Facelift, Breast Lift with Iimplant Removal, Asian Eyelid Surgery, Large Breast Implants, Neck Ultrasonic Liposculpture, Chin Implant, Labiaplasty, Stem Cell Products, Skin Care Product (Celfix DNA), Breast Lift, Breast Reconstruction, Acne Treatment, Laser Resurfacing, Dermal Fillers, Scar Revision, Gynecomastia - Male Breast Reduction, Skin Resurfacing, Lip Enhancement, Rhinoplasty - Nose Surgery, Brow Lift, Liposuction, Lipocontouring, Breast Augmentation with Implants, and more.
The offices of Dr. Amy Bandy carry the following products: Arnica Montana, Collagen Elastin Moisturizer, CELFIX iQuad, Retin-A Cream, Enzyme Exfoliating Cream, Vitamin B Complex Blemish and Oil Control Astringent, Vitamin Enriched Nourishing Eye and Neck Cream, Enzyme Glycolic Cleansing Gel, Vitamin Enriched Hyaluronic Complex Night Cream, Fine Line and Wrinkle Enzyme Exfoliating Cream Cleanser, Aloe Vera Cucumber Toner, Glycolic Calendula Toner, Vitamin E Collagen Nourishing Masque, Vitamin E Hydrating Day Cream, Aloe Almond Polishing Scrub, Bromelain, Collagen Peptide Anti-Aging Serum, Vitamin B Moisturizer, and more.
Dr. Amy Bandy is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Fellow American College of Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and more.
Thank you!Some new exciting things that we have been busy working on include our new skin care, new sun care and new products specifically formulated by Dr. Bandy for various skin types! Also, it is very exciting to mention that Dr. Bandy is now one of the highest reviewed and rated plastic surgeons in the Southern California area on Google reviews. We thank all of our patients for reviewing Dr. Bandy and taking the time to write about their results. We are so blessed to have so many wonderful patients. We get hundreds of thank you cards from patients and make sure that they are available for patients to see here in the office when they come in for consultations. The online reviews from previous patients give potential patients an inside glimpse as to the quality and care they can expect from Dr. Bandy and the staff.
Many people are now also finding questions to their answers on RealSelf. We love this site, and Dr. Bandy is considered a Top Contributing Plastic Surgeon on the site. We hope that past, present and future patients get the opportunity to browse the community and physician answer pages of Realself. Feel free to create an account and ask physicians specific questions about varying procedures. You can also document your entire plastic surgery adventure from first showing interest, to scheduling consultations, pre operative appointments, surgery day and recovery. Other members can post comments of encouragement or privately message you to ask you about your experience or ask specific questions to you. We have many patients that have found Dr. Bandy on Realself and have flown across the country to have their procedure performed by her. We truly feel that Realself is a beneficial tool for patients in researching physicians, procedures and creating support groups for patients going through the same procedure all across the world. For this week’s entry, I wanted to reintroduce ourselves and our practice and make a firm commitment to keep all of you in the loop with updates, practice surgery trends, popular procedures and products and everything plastic and cosmetic surgery! See you all soon!!
The Latest Breakthrough for Body Contouring!!With technology always on the upward slope it seems new fads promising to deliver the fountain of youth are a dime a dozen. We’re constantly looking for new ways to achieve maximum results with minimum cost and downtime. . It used to be that the only way to contour the body was liposuction, which usually requires an incision and some downtime, but with the introduction of the Exilis machine it seems most, if not all, of our fat diminishing and skin tightening prayers have been answered. The Exilis machine is an FDA approved pain free, non-invasive treatment with no side effects and no downtime. The million dollar question is how does this ‘wonder’ machine work? With any treatment one would want to be sure that it is safe for their body but also effective. Exilis delivers radiofrequency energy to heat deep tissues and increase the metabolic rate of fat cells causing them to shrink. During the session, the computer-controlled hand piece is guided over the treatment area. A warming sensation is felt as the energy is delivered to the deeper layers of skin and fat. The ability to focus the energy on specific areas at the targeted depth of penetrationis what makes Exilis highly effective. Exilis has been featured in numerous magazines and TV shows including: Elle, New Beauty, Harper’s Bazaar, NBC news and Fox 26 news. Exilis is also backed by well known New York plastic surgeon Dr.Lisa Zdinak who has a clientele of celebrities, models and royalty. Patients typically achieve optimum results after 4-6 sessions, 7-10 days a part. We offer competitive Exilis packages to our patients, so call our office today and get rid of that stubborn fat and loose skin once and for all!
Summer Time | Plastic Surgery in Orange CountySummer time is here, and many young women in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Torrance and other cities in the South Bay and Orange County are inquiring about Breast Augmentation surgery so they can look good for the summer. A common question is how long will it take to recover, and until their breasts look good in a bathing suit. Dr. Amy Bandy specializes in Breast Augmentation surgery and Breast Revision surgery, and she believes that most women will be healed enough to enjoy the summer in a bikini in as little as one week.
Breast Augmentation Surgery in Orange County, CaliforniaWomen looking to enhance their breasts often turn to breast augmentation, also known as Augmentation Mammoplasty or breast enhancement surgery, for a number of reasons. The size, shape and symmetry of a woman’s breast can alter her image of her sexuality and her outward appearance. As a woman begins to go through puberty, the breasts develop and continue to grow and shape for several years, sometimes as long as up to age 20. Additionally, the breast will change shape and size during her lifetime due to weight gain and loss, pregnancy and breast feeding. The female breast has a “job” to do, that is to nourish her offspring. The amount of visible breast tissue does not necessarily limit a woman’s ability to breast feed because the hormonal stimulation during pregnancy and delivery will allow the breasts to produce milk despite their size. However, this is not the only “function” of the breast, at least from a social point of view. The female breast also has the function of making a woman “feel feminine”.
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Many women presenting for breast augmentation do so because they feel that the size or shape of their breast prevents them from feeling feminine about their body. Some women have nearly no breast tissue, and on the other hand, some women have a good deal of breast tissue, but the shape or symmetry may make them feel unattractive. Whatever the reason, breast enhancement surgery provides women with a chance to have more control over her feminine appeal and self image.
Ear Enhancement SurgeryOrange County Otoplasty Specialist Ear Enhancement Surgery - Dr. Amy Bandy Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Surgery to correct protruding ears may be considered either reconstructive or cosmetic. To determine this, we must consider the function of the external ear. There are two main purposes of the external ear. The first is to help direct sound waves to the external auditory canal, thereby improving our ability to hear. Another important function of a highly visible body part such as the ear is to fall into the normal range of appearance. Ears that protrude straight out from the head do so because of abnormalities in the development of the cartilage of the ear. Such irregularities often attract unwanted attention, and children can often suffer criticism from their peers and be made the center of attention of cruel jokes and name-calling. Although some people overcome denigrating remarks and attitudes, there are more people who fade quickly into the background and hide from the attention. The degree of the deformity can range from mild to severe. The deciding factor on when a child warrants reconstructive surgery to correct their ears, is when their protruding ears are the first things that people notice when they initially meet the child.
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Our awareness of body image regarding our facial features is usually evident by the age of five. This is exactly when children are starting school and making new friends and establishing how they fit into the world around them. If children begin name-calling, this can negatively affect the important self-image that the child is building of himself. The ear has completed 85 percent of its growth by the age of three. There is very little growth of the ear after age 10. Correction of the protruding ear is generally carried out from age 4 onward, depending on when the patient presents for surgery. More adults are opting to correct protruding ears for cosmetic reasons and the results can be quite gratifying, allowing for more of a variety of hairstyles than they previously felt comfortable with. There are a number of factors in the development of the ear cartilage that affect the shape of the ear. In the majority of cases, there is a combination of too much cartilage in the central “bowl” area called the concha, combined with a lack of natural folds that develop in the area called the antihelix. There are other deformities of the ear that range from complete absence of the external ear to “cupping”or constricted ears. These are deformities that are addressed differently than the protruding ear. There are a variety of surgical techniques that address the protruding ear, and the appropriate procedure will depend on the degree of excess cartilage, the failure of antihelical folding and which of these two problems dominates the defect. THE CONSULTATION During your initial consultation with Dr. Bandy, your specific requests and desires are discussed and an individual examination is performed to determine the appropriate surgical procedure to be performed. Dr. Bandy will make recommendations and discuss your individual procedure and expected outcome in detail. This is your chance to ask questions, and verify if the procedure is right for you or your child. THE OPERATION Most otoplasties are performed on an outpatient basis, coming to the surgical facility the day of surgery and returning home the same day. Young children will require a general anesthetic and some older patients may prefer this as well. The incision for the surgery is generally hidden behind the ear or in the folds of the ear. The procedure is aimed at recontouring the cartilage to the normal configuration and this is attained by removing excess cartilage in some cases, and by placing permanent buried suture to fold the ear framework in other cases. It may be necessary to wear an elastic headband for a period of time after the procedure to allow healing. As with any surgical procedure, there are possible complications, and although rare, these will be discussed with you in detail at the time of your initial consultation.
Breast Reduction Specialist Newport BeachSurgical reduction of the breast is a common plastic surgical operation. The operation has as its goal, a reduction in the size and weight of the breast to alleviate back pain, neck pain and shoulder grooving from bra marks. Patients who undergo this procedure are among the happiest patients undergoing Plastic Surgery.
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Patients who have large breasts suffer from a variety of complaints. The weight of the breasts cause problems such as those mentioned above, and this is accentuated when the breast position is lower than normal. The position of the weight causes the bra to dig into the shoulders and cause neck and back pain. The pull of gravity is transferred to the neck and shoulder muscles causing spasm. Women often become self-conscious about the size of their breasts and may suffer from unwanted attention. In addition, breast size can interfere with the ability to exercise because of pain or interference of the breasts with arm motion. Women may experience this despite the best support bras available. This operation is performed to relieve the woman’s symptoms, and in addition, the women is quite pleased with their new breast appearance, as this procedure lifts the breasts to a higher, more youthful position on the chest wall. The majority of insurance policies will cover medically indicated breast reduction. DIAGNOSIS AND PLANNING During your first office visit, Dr. Bandy will examine you and determine whether you might benefit from this operation. During the examination, your general health will be discussed and measurements of the breast may be taken. You will be questioned regarding any history of breast disease, and a mammogram may be recommended prior to surgery. These measures are taken to ensure that you are in good health and will have a safe surgery. Discussion with Dr. Bandy about how much breast tissue will be removed and information regarding the risks and possible complications of the procedure will help you better understand the process. Your photos may be taken at this time, as most insurance companies require submission of photos to authorize the surgery. THE OPERATION Just before your operation, Dr. Bandy will mark the breasts with a felt tip marker for surgical reference. There are several techniques for breast reduction and Dr. Bandy will discuss them with you prior to surgery. Most patients come in the day of surgery, are admitted to the hospital and after the operation stay overnight and go home the following morning, or may even choose to go home the same day after a short recovery, if medically appropriate and there is a reliable adult at home to assist in your care. On some occasions, a patient may experience nausea from the anesthesia and require an additional day in the hospital until they are able to tolerate liquids. This information is to provide you with the basic information on Breast Reduction Surgery. If you are contemplating having this procedure, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Amy Bandy and discuss your specific wishes and concerns, and she will be able to give you more detailed information and talk specifically to you about the procedure as it relates to you in particular.
Beautiful Body and Breasts in Time for Bikini SeasonIf you have been wanting to improve the look of your body so that you can be ready for the summer in time to wear a bikini, NOW is the time to do something about it! Don't wait until the weather starts heating up, if you have your surgery now, you have the time to recover, heal, AND start exercising to be in you best shape when summer arrives.
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Whether you will benefit from breast implants, a breast lift, liposuction or tummy tuck, now is the time to schedule your consultation with Dr. Amy T. Bandy, and find out what results you can achieve. Call us today to schedule your consultation. Look your best for summer!
Orange County Body Contouring - Dr. Amy BandyNow that the New Year is quickly approaching, it is time to consider how to achieve that flat tummy that you have been working so hard to obtain, but still seems to be so elusive! Dr. Amy T. Bandy specializes in body contouring through either liposculpture or tummy tuck to help you achieve your best tummy.
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During consultation, Dr. Amy T. Bandy will examine you and discuss with you what your ideal goals are. Depending on the quality of the elasticity of your skin, Dr. Bandy may determine that liposuction or liposculpting will be your best option to attain your goals. But if you have severe stretch marks, or loose hanging skin, then abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, may be recommended by Dr. Amy Bandy to give you your flattest, tightest results. A full tummy tuck will tighten the skin of the entire abdomen, whereas a mini-tummy tuck will tighten the lower abdominal skin. Show off those abdominal muscles that you have worked so hard to achieve, but are still hiding behind the excess skin or fatty layer that you have! Dr. Amy Bandy can help you get the New You for the New Year!
Orange County Rhinoplasty - Dr. Amy T. BandyRhinoplasty, or nose beautification surgery, can be performed to change the appearance of the nose, either alone or at the same time as functional nose surgery. Functional nose surgery is performed to correct breathing problems, such as a deviated septum or turbinate enlargement or nasal polyps. When deciding what changes you want cosmetically for your nose, it is important to keep in mind that the nose should be proportional to your other facial features to obtain your best results.
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During consultation, Dr. Amy T. Bandy will photograph your nose on various views. She will then discuss with you the changes that you would like to make to determine what final result you are looking for. Dr. Bandy will then computer image your photo to view with you to see if the changes she has made visually give you the result that you desire to achieve. Remember, the nose is the center of your face, and you want the best results that you can get, and this is what Dr. Amy Bandy strives to deliver; a natural look with beautiful results!
Whiter Teeth with Dr. Amy BandyHave you wanted whiter teeth without the hassle of trays or the sensitivity from harsh chemicals? We now offer “Liquid Smile”, a professional whitening agent that is painted on to each individual tooth just before bedtime. In as little as 2-3 days, many people can already see a difference in their smile! Call us for information on how you too can achieve a “winter white” smile for the holidays!
Orange County Breast Lift Surgery: Dr. Amy BandyTo achieve the best breast shape often requires lifting the breasts to a youthful position. With weight loss, pregnancy, breast feeding and the aging process, gravity continually affects the position of the breasts. The skin becomes loose, and the underlying breast tissue descends to a lower position on the chest wall.
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Breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed to tighten the skin and lift the breasts higher to give a tighter more youthful shape. There are several types of mastopexy incisions to accomplish this result, and the amount of loose skin and how low the nipples are positioned on the breast will determine which lift procedure will ultimately result in the best end result for each person.
Orange County Facelift Surgeon: Dr. Amy BandyFacelift surgery, or Cervicofacial rhytidectomy is performed to correct the changes which have occurred with the normal process of aging. Facial skin can sag from natural aging, from weight loss, from the effects of smoking and sun exposure or other various reasons. With a successful facelift, the tightening of the facial skin and supporting tissues can “turn back the clock” and provide a more youthful appearance.
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The ideal candidate for a facelift is a person who is at or near their ideal body weight. With strong bony features of the face, there is no need to augment the bone structure, however if you have a “weak chin” or small cheekbones, Dr. Bandy may discuss the options with you at the time of your consult, to consider a small implant to amplify these features. The best patient for a facelift is a non-smoker and has not had a history of excessive sun exposure or skin cancer. If you do smoke, you will be asked to refrain from smoking for at least three weeks prior to surgery to prevent possible complications. In the individual who smokes, is overweight or who does not have prominent facial bones, you can still receive some benefit from a facelift if your expectations are realistic, however you may not have the ideal outcome as seen in the ideal patient. Dr. Bandy will discuss the expectations with regard as to what you can expect with a facelift as it pertains to you individually. Although a successful facelift can turn back the clock, no cosmetic procedure can permanently forestall the effects of aging. Some patients will require additional procedures to achieve the results that they desire, such as a chemical peel or blepharoplasty or eyelid lift. Other procedures that may benefit you are a browlift or laser skin resurfacing. ANESTHESIA A facelift is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Although some patients prefer to stay at an aftercare facility, most go home the same day with a responsible friend or family member. The procedure can be performed under a general anesthetic, or can be done with local anesthesia under IV sedation providing a “twilight sleep”. THE OPERATION A facelift requires an incision which starts in the temporal area and extends down in front of the ear, curving under and behind the ear and back into the hairline of the back of the head. If a browlift is performed at the same time, the incision may continue over the top of your head to allow lifting of the forehead and eyebrows. The skin is lifted and tightened and some of the supporting tissues deep to the skin may also be tightened. In some instances, the incisions can be much smaller and the surgical dissection performed through very small incisions. This is done when excess skin is not an issue. Liposuction is sometimes done if there is excess fatty tissue under the skin of the neck or jawline. Occasionally if there are noticeable muscle strands in the neck, another small incision is made under the chin so that Dr. Bandy can repair the muscles and provide a tighter neck and jawline. POST-OPERATIVE COURSE Swelling and bruising is to be expected and varies from person to person. Typically the bruising is nearly or fully resolved in 10-14 days. Sutures are removed at 3-5 days around the ears, and at about 10-14 days in the hairline. It is extremely important that the newly rejuvenated skin be protected from the effects of the sun by wearing a wide brimmed hat and a SPF sunscreen of 20 or higher whenever going outside. If you are considering a facelift procedure, an individual consultation with Dr. Bandy can provide you with valuable information that can help you decide what is best for you.