Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Preventing and Treating the Wrinkles in Your Neck

Having wrinkles on your neck is one of the most distressing skin problems many people face as they grow older. Deep neck wrinkles begin to form about the same time as wrinkles in the face, and can be caused by age, sun exposure, thin skin, and diet and physical health. Like your face the skin on your neck is very delicate, but is often ignored until wrinkles begin to appear.

There are many ways one can prevent the onset of neck wrinkles naturally such as using moisturizer on the neck and face, making sure to apply sunscreen to the neck as well. Stretching your neck has also shown to help prevent these wrinkles.  Face yoga expert Danielle Collins recommends an exercise she call “the giraffe” in which you place your finger tips on the top of your neck and lightly stroke the skin down as you tilt your head back. The head is then lowered slowly back down, this motion should repeated 2-3 times daily for best results.

If wrinkles have already begun to appear there are options to help restore beautiful skin with less makeup. Intense pulsed light and radio frequency procedures preserve the upper skin layer while rejuvenating deeper layers to help rejuvenate collagen that creates healthy, beautiful skin.

Reshaping Your Curves for the Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of traditional music, frequent gatherings, decorations, and delicious food.  However, for many, the holiday season is a time where they feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about their body.  When diet and exercise seem to have little to no effect on holiday weight loss goals, it is easy to get disheartened.  Fortunately, there is another fat reducing, body contouring option to help you fit back into that holiday dress: liposuction.

What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure where fat deposits under the skin are suctioned out using advanced equipment.  This procedure often focuses on eliminating fat in the arms, thighs, back, abdomen and hips.  Liposuction should not be seen as a weight loss alternative, but rather a cosmetic, aesthetic procedure to zap fat from “problem areas”.  Recovery time for this procedure is as little as two weeks.  Many individuals are choosing to get their lipo procedure done in late October or early November, so when it’s time for holiday parties, they are fully recovered.

‘Tis the season to feel confident in your body again!  Discover how with Body by Motoki liposuction procedures can help.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Why Now Might Be the Time for an Eyebrow/Forehead Lift

Let’s face it, we’re not getting any younger. Eventually that once beautiful, healthy skin is going to age with us. The tissues found in the brow and forehead descend and cause those muscles in the face to work more frequently, which in turn, causes those deep lines you see in the mirror. Those deep lines often begin to give the face an aged appearance or will convince others that you are tired, angry or sad, when that’s just not the case.

It is important before considering this procedure to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Motoki, about your options and what will give you the results you are looking for. Once you have discussed your options and Dr. Motoki has provided you with the information you need, the procedure will take place.

This procedure can be done through small incisions within the hair using endoscopic equipment, or can be done through a scalp incision or anterior hairline incision.  The brow and forehead are then lifted to a more youthful position. This procedure takes generally one to two hours to complete under general anesthesia.

In a brow and forehead lift procedure by Dr. Motoki, you are guaranteed a youthful and refreshed appearance. Give us a call today to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation!

Top Three Benefits of Body Contouring

Body contouring is commonly performed on individuals who have recently undergone major weight loss and are looking to improve the appearance of their body, whether that be through a tummy tuck, thigh lift or arm lift. At Body by Motoki, Dr. David Motoki is trained to provide patients with these procedures to help them with their appearance goals. Today we are going to cover the three main benefits of body contouring and how it can help in your body image goals.

Youthful Skin

After an individual loses a significant amount of weight or ages, the skin tends to become saggy and less firm. With body contouring, you can obtain smooth and firm contours, providing the patient with a more youthful appearance.


After weight is lost, that loose skin can become an uncomfortable reminder of the excess weight you once carried. Large folds of excess skin are also susceptible to skin rashes, infections and irritation, which can potentially cause further health complications. Body contouring by Dr. Motoki can help reduce that risk and provide you with the comfort you deserve.


Weight loss has shown to improve physical aspects of the body as well as mental aspects. In several different studies, it has been shown that weight-loss surgery patients who have surgery to remove excess skin were more likely to keep the weight off compared to those who didn't have contouring procedures.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Why Fall is the Perfect Time for Plastic Surgery

Having a plastic surgery procedure done any time of year is a win-win, but did you know that fall can be the perfect time to see Dr. Motoki for a procedure? Today, we will show you some of the advantages to having a procedure done at Body by Motoki this fall.

In the fall, there are three areas that are common for the season: body contouring, breast and face or neck procedures. These areas are common for fall because the season allows for an easy recovery with kids back in school, and give most people the body they are looking for before the holidays.

Often times, those that have a stressful job or life, enjoy knowing that having a procedure done will allow them the perfect opportunity to have a “staycation” to relax and recover. Being close to home also means your doctor is accessible for follow-ups visits and having family and friends around to help.

Fall is, of course, right before the holiday season. A time to impress family, friends and coworkers. What better way to impress than with a procedure done by Dr. Motoki? The holidays should be a fun and enjoyable time for you. Look your best and feel the confidence you deserve this year with our team at Body by Motoki.

Top 2 Requested Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men

When we think of plastic surgery, we often don’t think of men having such procedures. But over the years, cosmetic surgery has become more popular among men. The procedures that are requested by men vary, and today we will show what the top two procedures done by Dr. Motoki are.

1.    Face or neck lift

Often times, as men (and women) age, the skin on the face or along the neck tends to become less elastic, causing it to fall. A face or neck lift is a common procedure for men because it reverses the aging changes.  In the procedure, sagging flesh around the cheekbones, jaw area, and neck are re-positioned to provide a more youthful appearance.

2.    Liposuction

The name speaks for itself. Men elect to have this procedure done to have the body reshaped and excess fat removed from certain areas of their body. In this procedure, the abdominal area can be shaped, as well as reducing the flanks, to provide a sleeker frame. It’s a safe surgery with a short recovery. The results from a liposuction procedure generally are noticed between six weeks and two months to observe the full effect of the reshaping.

Men, don’t wait to have the body, face or skin you’ve always wanted. Body by Motoki specializes in providing men with the best care possible.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Importance of Knowing your Plastic Surgery Goals

Plastic surgery is currently trending worldwide. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons over 15.9 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2015.  Some of those cosmetic procedures include face lifts, eyelid lifts, breast augmentation, etc. Each procedure is elective to what the patient wants. It is best if you gain knowledge about what it is you want your body to look like after the cosmetic work is completed. When you get down to visualizing your future body, make sure it is something you want to change. Plastic surgery can have a positive, powerful, and lasting impact on your life. With that said, do your research. Decide what procedures best fits your personal needs and whether or not it is "something you want to have done." Find a plastic surgeon who matches all the credentials you are seeking. Consult with them your worries, your wants, your needs, and your plastic surgery goals. You may be ready for plastic surgery but struggle with finding the right plastic surgeon. Don't jump into plastic surgery until you feel completely confident with your surgeon and your surgery goals. Once you have decided on your plastic surgeon and your goals, you are now ready to experience the amazing life-changing world of plastic surgery along with the other 15.9 million Americans.