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    Charles Galanis, M.D.
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See what I did there? Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday...and a special expression of gratitude to my Instafriends for all your support.
See what I did there? Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday...and a special expression of gratitude to my Instafriends for all your support.
Found one of my old 5th grade yearbook pics #agegracefully
Real patient. Real result. A result so good I had to put it up 3 times. #transformationtuesday
🚫⛔️🚫WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT🚫⛔️🚫
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#transformationtuesday (SOUND ON) Gynecomastia (enlargement of the male breast gland) can be a distressing condition for men who may feel insecure about taking their shirts off or wearing certain clothing. Surgical intervention is the only effective treatment. I use a minimally invasive approach with little to no scarring for an improved masculine contour. 
_____________________________________________________ 🤷🏻‍♂️Condition: Gynecomastia (enlargement of breast tissue) 🤔Causes: hormonal imbalance, medication side effect, street drugs, certain medical conditions
⌛️When occurs: common in infants due to mother's estrogen levels (resolves within weeks), common in puberty due to hormonal changes (usually resolves within 6 months to 2 years), common in ages 50-64
😷Treatment: if does not resolve on own after addressing underlying cause, may proceed to surgery to remove breast tissue and resize areola 
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To be seen as a patient, call ☎️ 310-858-8930
🚫⛔️🚫WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT🚫⛔️🚫 _____________________________________________________ #transformationtuesday  (SOUND ON) Gynecomastia (enlargement of the male breast gland) can be a distressing condition for men who may feel insecure about taking their shirts off or wearing certain clothing. Surgical intervention is the only effective treatment. I use a minimally invasive approach with little to no scarring for an improved masculine contour. _____________________________________________________ 🤷🏻‍♂️Condition: Gynecomastia (enlargement of breast tissue) 🤔Causes: hormonal imbalance, medication side effect, street drugs, certain medical conditions ⌛️When occurs: common in infants due to mother's estrogen levels (resolves within weeks), common in puberty due to hormonal changes (usually resolves within 6 months to 2 years), common in ages 50-64 😷Treatment: if does not resolve on own after addressing underlying cause, may proceed to surgery to remove breast tissue and resize areola _______________________________________________ To be seen as a patient, call ☎️ 310-858-8930
First-timers like this patient of mine above are my favorites!  Some kissable lips to get that Monday started proper! 💋👄💉😍👌 Call 3108588930 ☎️ (in bio) to schedule a treatment.
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Lip augmentation can and should be customized to the desires of the patient while still respecting that patient’s unique anatomy. Multiple fillers can be used depending on the properties desired (softness vs firmness, shorter vs longer-acting, etc). Often different fillers can be “stacked” over multiple treatments to get the desired look. The above patient wanted more of a “pout” and wanted to plump the upper more than the lower lip. Her goals were achieved using 1cc of Juvederm Ultra. This filler is composed of a naturally occurring composing (hyaluronic acid) and should be expected to last 3-6 months.
First-timers like this patient of mine above are my favorites! Some kissable lips to get that Monday started proper! 💋👄💉😍👌 Call 3108588930 ☎️ (in bio) to schedule a treatment. ____________________________________________________ Lip augmentation can and should be customized to the desires of the patient while still respecting that patient’s unique anatomy. Multiple fillers can be used depending on the properties desired (softness vs firmness, shorter vs longer-acting, etc). Often different fillers can be “stacked” over multiple treatments to get the desired look. The above patient wanted more of a “pout” and wanted to plump the upper more than the lower lip. Her goals were achieved using 1cc of Juvederm Ultra. This filler is composed of a naturally occurring composing (hyaluronic acid) and should be expected to last 3-6 months.
Cali-fn-yea...Happy weekend, friends! 
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I would only ask my patients what I would be willing to do myself.  We all know the benefits of an active lifestyle extend beyond the context of recovering from surgery. For me, being active keeps me sane and sustains my energy in the midst of my life’s demands.  An injury had me out of my routine the last 6 weeks. Well now I’m back and since I’m so inclined to “before and afters”, I’ll just put the challenge down on myself and say this shot is my “before”. So if you see me counting days on my instastory, now you know. I’m workin’ my way to the “after”. Who’s with me? #gogetit @joshpolitbnb @dolvett @robbbiecole
Cali-fn-yea...Happy weekend, friends! _____________________________________________________ I would only ask my patients what I would be willing to do myself. We all know the benefits of an active lifestyle extend beyond the context of recovering from surgery. For me, being active keeps me sane and sustains my energy in the midst of my life’s demands. An injury had me out of my routine the last 6 weeks. Well now I’m back and since I’m so inclined to “before and afters”, I’ll just put the challenge down on myself and say this shot is my “before”. So if you see me counting days on my instastory, now you know. I’m workin’ my way to the “after”. Who’s with me? #gogetit  @joshpolitbnb @dolvett @robbbiecole
If you don’t know where this picture is from, then we’re doing some karate in the garage. #prestigeworldwide #catalinawinemixer
Liposuction is not a weight loss tool. It is however an outstanding body contouring modality that can help patients address areas of the body where diet and exercise have been unsuccessful.  Although some patients are hopeful for a sculpted look, others are simply looking for a “tighter” version of themselves. This patient achieved an excellent, natural-looking result with liposuction of the abdomen and flanks. Add a nice tan into the mix and she’s ready for the beach just in time for the holidays 😂🦃🌲🎅🏼🎊🏝! _____________________________________________________ 
Wanna come in for a consult? Call ☎️ 3108588930 and let’s get you scheduled! If lines are busy, please leave a message and your call will be returned within one business day.
Liposuction is not a weight loss tool. It is however an outstanding body contouring modality that can help patients address areas of the body where diet and exercise have been unsuccessful. Although some patients are hopeful for a sculpted look, others are simply looking for a “tighter” version of themselves. This patient achieved an excellent, natural-looking result with liposuction of the abdomen and flanks. Add a nice tan into the mix and she’s ready for the beach just in time for the holidays 😂🦃🌲🎅🏼🎊🏝! _____________________________________________________ Wanna come in for a consult? Call ☎️ 3108588930 and let’s get you scheduled! If lines are busy, please leave a message and your call will be returned within one business day.
Kinda feel ya there, Mr. Ford.
Kinda feel ya there, Mr. Ford.
As common as Botox is nowadays, I still frequently come across these four misconceptions ☝️
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There are many plastic surgeons who choose to hand off injectable duties to other staff members. I enjoy the artistry of these treatments. I take pride in administering them myself and strive to deliver consistent and beautiful results to my patients. To be seen as a patient, please call ☎️ 3108588930 to set up a consultation.
As common as Botox is nowadays, I still frequently come across these four misconceptions ☝️ ___________________________________________________ There are many plastic surgeons who choose to hand off injectable duties to other staff members. I enjoy the artistry of these treatments. I take pride in administering them myself and strive to deliver consistent and beautiful results to my patients. To be seen as a patient, please call ☎️ 3108588930 to set up a consultation.
Headed back home to LA today!  My Chicago trip wouldn’t be complete without a shout-out to my favorite art museum.  So in this latest rendition of “Dr G looking at art”, Roy Lichtenstein helps capture the moment when I have to say “no” to a patient. Strong work, Roy, strong work. 
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From a previous video post, you may recall the three main categories describing why I may say no to a patient requesting an aesthetic treatment: (1) unacceptable safety risk, (2) timing isn’t right such as with recent childbirth, still losing weight, too close to recent surgery, etc., and (3) unrealistic expectations for what current techniques and technologies can reliably deliver. 
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“Oh...Alright” - Roy Lichtenstein, Art Institute of Chicago
Headed back home to LA today! My Chicago trip wouldn’t be complete without a shout-out to my favorite art museum. So in this latest rendition of “Dr G looking at art”, Roy Lichtenstein helps capture the moment when I have to say “no” to a patient. Strong work, Roy, strong work. ____________________________________________________ From a previous video post, you may recall the three main categories describing why I may say no to a patient requesting an aesthetic treatment: (1) unacceptable safety risk, (2) timing isn’t right such as with recent childbirth, still losing weight, too close to recent surgery, etc., and (3) unrealistic expectations for what current techniques and technologies can reliably deliver. ____________________________________________________ “Oh...Alright” - Roy Lichtenstein, Art Institute of Chicago
Occasionally I hear people dismiss aesthetic breast surgery as “simple” or “bread and butter” plastic surgery. I would offer it should demand the same level of precision planning and execution as all aesthetic procedures. Poorly done primary augmentation can lead to expensive secondary surgeries. Revision surgery presents some of the most challenging cases in the field. It requires a provider experienced preferably in both aesthetic AND reconstructive surgery.  This out of town patient presented to me after multiple surgeries with another surgeon. She had several issues including capsular contracture, implant bottoming out, and a “snoopy deformity” where a breast sags lower than the implant.  In addition to correcting these issues, the patient was interested in an increase in size.  Using multiple operative techniques I was able to improve her cleavage, her shape, as well as the feel of her breasts. When a patient greets you at her 2 week followup with happy tears and a hug, well, it just doesn’t get any better than that for me.  Couldn’t wait to show her early results.
Occasionally I hear people dismiss aesthetic breast surgery as “simple” or “bread and butter” plastic surgery. I would offer it should demand the same level of precision planning and execution as all aesthetic procedures. Poorly done primary augmentation can lead to expensive secondary surgeries. Revision surgery presents some of the most challenging cases in the field. It requires a provider experienced preferably in both aesthetic AND reconstructive surgery. This out of town patient presented to me after multiple surgeries with another surgeon. She had several issues including capsular contracture, implant bottoming out, and a “snoopy deformity” where a breast sags lower than the implant. In addition to correcting these issues, the patient was interested in an increase in size. Using multiple operative techniques I was able to improve her cleavage, her shape, as well as the feel of her breasts. When a patient greets you at her 2 week followup with happy tears and a hug, well, it just doesn’t get any better than that for me. Couldn’t wait to show her early results.
Two surgery days down one to go. Last operative day in Chicago before some clinic days. Then it’s back to home in LaLa land. Got me feelin’ kinda blue. 😉 #scrubselfie
Two surgery days down one to go. Last operative day in Chicago before some clinic days. Then it’s back to home in LaLa land. Got me feelin’ kinda blue. 😉 #scrubselfie 
Swipe left to see the full ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ yelp review from my absolutely stunning patient.  It is my goal for every patient to have this experience.  To say I am humbled by her kind words would be an understatement. #grateful #lovemypatients
Swipe left to see the full ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ yelp review from my absolutely stunning patient. It is my goal for every patient to have this experience. To say I am humbled by her kind words would be an understatement. #grateful  #lovemypatients 
Don’t let Apple turn your face into a raisin! #beautytips #boardcertifiedsmartass
Happy Monday, friends!  Back from Mexication and off to my Chicago office for a week of operating and seeing patients...just needed to stop home quick to change the wardrobe by 5 or 6 layers ☀️🔜🌫 Looking forward to some fall (/winter?) weather not to mention my Midwest staff and patients! 🙌🙌 LAX✈️ORD #DBselfie #lovethislife
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Still a few Friday slots available. Call 3108588930 to make an appointment!
Happy Monday, friends! Back from Mexication and off to my Chicago office for a week of operating and seeing patients...just needed to stop home quick to change the wardrobe by 5 or 6 layers ☀️🔜🌫 Looking forward to some fall (/winter?) weather not to mention my Midwest staff and patients! 🙌🙌 LAX✈️ORD #DBselfie  #lovethislife  ___________________________________________________ Still a few Friday slots available. Call 3108588930 to make an appointment!
By this time, you’ve probably heard all about how fat can be used as a filler in various parts of the body whether it be to create new curves (eg. buttock augmentation) or to restore lost volume (eg. facial rejuvenation). It is important to work with an experienced provider as fat preparation and injection techniques will vary based on where the fat is being used. Additives such as stem cells and PRP can be incorporated as well. In the video above, the fat is specially prepared into a fine, emulsified form so tiny amounts can rejuvenate the undereye with a smooth, natural, long-lasting result.
By this time, you’ve probably heard all about how fat can be used as a filler in various parts of the body whether it be to create new curves (eg. buttock augmentation) or to restore lost volume (eg. facial rejuvenation). It is important to work with an experienced provider as fat preparation and injection techniques will vary based on where the fat is being used. Additives such as stem cells and PRP can be incorporated as well. In the video above, the fat is specially prepared into a fine, emulsified form so tiny amounts can rejuvenate the undereye with a smooth, natural, long-lasting result.
I see many patients - such as my patient above - who have stretched out an ear piercing hole. This can make it uncomfortable or even impossible to wear earrings. With a simple office procedure under local anesthetic, the hole can be repaired and the ear eventually repierced. (1) A common presentation of a stretched ear piercing hole. (2) The first step in the repair is to carefully and strategically remove tissue to create a fresh wound. (3) Under magnification, the hole is meticulously closed in layers both from the front and the back of the ear. (4) The ear can be repierced as early as 6-8 weeks and once healed, the scar is nearly invisible. (Photo taken at 3 months) 
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Interested? We’d love to hear from you!  Call ☎️ 3108588930 for appointments.
I see many patients - such as my patient above - who have stretched out an ear piercing hole. This can make it uncomfortable or even impossible to wear earrings. With a simple office procedure under local anesthetic, the hole can be repaired and the ear eventually repierced. (1) A common presentation of a stretched ear piercing hole. (2) The first step in the repair is to carefully and strategically remove tissue to create a fresh wound. (3) Under magnification, the hole is meticulously closed in layers both from the front and the back of the ear. (4) The ear can be repierced as early as 6-8 weeks and once healed, the scar is nearly invisible. (Photo taken at 3 months) ______________________________________________________ Interested? We’d love to hear from you! Call ☎️ 3108588930 for appointments.