Maan Kattash, MD

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  • 8710 Monroe Court Suite 250 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
  • (909) 987-9100

American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2013

Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Maan Kattash, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He trained internationally at world-renowned institutions in both the United Kingdom and the USA.

After graduating from medical school with honors, Dr. Kattash completed his residency in general surgery and passed his exams to become a fellow of the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom. Subsequently, he underwent extensive training for 3 years as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the United Kingdom.

He pursued further academic training and spent 2 years as a post-doctoral fellow in Gene therapy and Tissue Engineering Research at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During this period, he was active in research and academic plastic surgery.

Subsequently, he was accepted in the Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. This program is located in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world and is considered one of the top plastic surgery residency programs in the country. Dr Kattash spent his clinical rotations at Baylor affiliate private institutions and government affiliations such as the Ben Taub Hospital (a Level I trauma center), the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the nation’s leading cancer centers.

During this period, he continued to contribute to the field of Plastic Surgery. His research contributions can be viewed in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has given multiple presentations in plastic surgery societies both nationally and internationally.

Dr Kattash’s background in training, research, and teaching; combined with twenty five years of clinical experience enables him to offer his patients the knowledge, expertise and compassion they deserve. With patient satisfaction as his top priority, he believes in achieving a sensitive understanding of their aesthetic goals and is committed to addressing the personal objectives of his patients.

Dr. Kattash can offer his patients new innovative techniques in body contouring surgery such as liposuction, body lifts and state of the art tummy tucks. He is also highly experienced in breast surgery and various approaches for breast augmentation, lifting, and reduction. Over the years he modified his techniques in Nose reshaping (Rhinoplasty) and facial aesthetic surgery including Face Lifts and “Volumetric” Facelifts.

Recently, he grew special interest in the emerging new techniques of autologous Fat Grafting and Enhancements to various parts of the body.

FACELIFT (CERVICOFACIAL RHYTIDECTOMY)

A facelift is intended to give the patient a more rested and youthful contour to the face and neck. Good candidates are patients with advanced wrinkles in the face and neck. Especially those who have the appearance of jowls and deep nasolabial folds with sagging corners of the mouth.

Facelifts range in size from “mini” to “standard” depending on location and extent of skin laxity. The operation is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia with sedation. Incisions are made within the hairline (or along the hair margin) above the ear, extending down around the lobe and ending in or below the hairline behind the ear. The subcutaneous layers and neck muscles are tightened, the facial skin is redraped and lifted, and the excess skin is removed.

The patient goes home with head and neck wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed the next day. Minimal initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Sutures are removed within 7 days. Bruising and swelling decrease to “socially acceptable” levels in 1-3 weeks. The final result of a facelift procedure is evident in 4-6 weeks or sooner, with continued improvement for several months.

Special consideration is exercised in heavy smokers, poorly controlled diabetics and uncontrolled hypertension. Additional procedures that would enhance the result of a facelift are: Eyelid Lift, Brow Lift, Chemical Peel, Facial Sanding (dermabrasion), Chin Enlargement, Nose Reshaping (rhinoplasty), Fat Suction, and Laser Skin Resurfacing.

 

LIPOSUCTION LOS ANGELES, LIPOSUCTION INLAND EMPIRE-LIPOSUCTION SPECIALIST DR KATTASH

WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION?

Liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat from undesirable places. It allows better contouring of the body to make it well proportioned. Commonly involved areas are the anterior part of the neck (under the chin), upper arms and armpits, male chest/breasts, trunk, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, inner knees, calves, and ankles.

WHAT IS TUMESCENT LIPOSUCTION?

A fluid is infused into the fatty areas to allow better visualization, evenness of suction and to minimize bleeding . Small suction cannulas are inserted through very short incisions placed in inconspicuous locations near the fat deposits, and excess fat is removed.

WHO IS THE BEST CANDIDATE?

Patient with mild to moderate fatty deposits are the best candidates. Less suitable candidates include patients who are grossly overwight, those on a dynamic weight loss program, heavey smokers or those with a skin overhang.

DO I NEED ADMISSION TO HOSPITAL? DO I HAVE TO BE PUT TO SLEEP TO DO THIS?

Liposuction is done on an outpatient basis. General anesthesia is usually used for safety and comfort. Small localized areas can be done under monitored care without general anesthesia.
Aspirating large volumes of fat can cause major fluid shift in the body. When 5 liters or more are aspirated, the patient should be admitted for overnight observation. This is to ensure safety and allow the patient’s vital signs and fluid balances carefully monitored.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE? WHAT’S THE DOWN TIME?

The duration of the procedure depends on the location and amount of fat in each area. The patient is sent home with a compression garment covering the treated areas. Compression is advised for about a month as it helps reduce swelling after liposuction. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Patients are able to go back to work in a 1-2 weeks. Bruising and swelling usually subside in 2-4 weeks. During this time patients are allowed to resume their sporting activities as tolerated. The final result takes shape over 2-3 months.

IS THERE A GUARANTEE FOR MY LIPOSUCTION?

Most surgeons try their best to accomplish symmetry, uniformity and a suitable contour during liposuction. The patient should be responsible for keeping the result by watching their diet and maintaining their activity. Unhealthy life style and bad food habits will invite more fat deposits that may warrant further liposuction.

CAN I COMBINE IT WITH OTHER PROCEDURES AND IS THAT SAFE?

Liposuction of the hips flanks and thighs can be used as adjunct procedures to Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) or Breast Procedures. In addition, the aspirated fat can be collected, strained and re-injected into the buttocks for enhancement “Buttock augmentation”.

The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of your consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.

 

BREAST AUGMENTATION
WHAT IS A “BREAST AUGMENTATION”?Breast augmentation is intended to give the patient larger and more attractive breasts.

HOW LONG IS THE SURGERY AND HOW BIG IS THE INCISION?Breast Augmentation takes 1-2 hours. It is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. A small incision is made around the areola (Areolar), under the breast (Inframammary), under the arm (Axillary) or through the umbilicus (Trans-umblical).

HOW ABOUT BREAST IMPLANTS AND THEIR PLACEMENT?A saline filled or silicone filled breast implant is inserted in a pocket created under the breast tissue (Submammary) or under the muscle (Submuscular). The pros and cons of either approach are discussed with the surgeon during the consultation visit.

HOW WOULD I KNOW WHICH SIZE IS BEST SUITED FOR ME?After performing careful measurements to your breasts, your surgeon will be able to discuss with you the size that best suits you. With his help, the apropriate volume and the “profile” of the implant can be determined.

ARE THERE ANY COMPLICATIONS THAT PERTAIN TO BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY?Yes. Asymmetry, loss of nipple sensation, inability to breast feed, capsular contractures (tight scar around the implant) as well as complications related to the implant itself such as a leak or rupture have been reported. Their incidence is variable and in part related to the type of implant, position, size, age of the implant and the technique of the surgeon.

WHEN WOULD THE SUTURES BE REMOVED? HOW ABOUT DRAINS?No sutures need to be removed since I use dissolvable sutures to close the wound. I do not usually use suction drains in primary breast augmentations.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A BRA AND FOR HOW LONG?The patient is sent home the same day in a sport bra. The bra helps hold the breasts together maintaining the cleavage and keep the breasts in the correct position. Patients are required to wear the bra for 4-6 weeks.

HOW ABOUT RECOVERY AND DOWN TIME?Initial discomfort is controlled with oral medication. I see the patient on the following day in my office. Breast massages should be started in one week. More strenuous activity is allowed in 4 to 6 weeks. Patients can go back to work in one week. Light activities can be resumed as tolerated and aerobic activities can be started in about 3 weeks. It takes around 2 months for the new breast to assume a natural look and for the implants to descend into the desired position. At this point the breasts will look and feel soft like a normal breast. Scars take 6 months to 2 years to flatten and fade away.

CAN I HAVE OTHER PROCEDURES COMBINED WITH MY BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY?In certain patients with droopiness, breast lift (Mastopexy) may be necessary to correct the associated sagginess. Breast Procedures can also be combined with tummy tuck surgery as long as the patient’s health allows.

***The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of your consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.

 

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