Dr. Boyd

Procedures Guide

Dr. Brian Boyd, a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is among the top in his field in both clinical experience and surgical skill. With over two decades in practice at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country, Dr. Boyd is always willing to work with his patients to develop the right surgical plan.

Dr. Boyd offers the following surgical and non-surgical procedures.


Face Procedures

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Facelift

Facelift

Recovery Time: 2 weeks

Procedure Description: Facelift surgery addresses wrinkles, neck bands, loose skin, and fine lines by repositioning the deeper tissues and gently re-draping the skin. This technique provides long-lasting results and a firmer, more youthful contour.

Brow Lift

Brow Lift

Recovery Time: 2 weeks

Procedure Description: A brow lift, or forehead lift, improves frown lines, reduces wrinkles, and repositions the eyebrows to restore a more youthful appearance. This technique may erase the “hooding” that is caused by droopy eyebrows and eyelids and make the patient seem more alert and less tired.

Eyelid

Blepharoplasty

Recovery Time: 2 to 3 weeks

Procedure Description: Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, lessens the appearance of droopy, sagging eyelids by removing excess skin and fat from both the upper and lower eyelids to restore a natural, more youthful facial structure.

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

Recovery Time: 2 to 3 weeks

Procedure Description: Rhinoplasty, or a ‘nose job,’ alters the size and shape of your nose and positions it in the midline to create facial harmony and address nasal deformities. This procedure can correct bumps, refine a displeasing tip, or narrow widened nostrils. It may be combined with surgery on the septum to correct breathing difficulties, in which case the operation is called a septo-rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty Revision

Rhinoplasty Revision

Recovery Time: 1 to 2 weeks

Procedure Description: Rhinoplasty revisionary surgery alters previous nasal surgery results to reinstate facial harmony. This surgery is designed for patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance of a previous rhinoplasty, as well as those who have noticed unexpected changes in their nasal shape or who have developed a new nasal deformity.

Facial Reanimation (Smile Surgery)

Facial Reanimation (Smile Surgery)

Recovery Time: 3 weeks to 2 years

Procedure Description: Facial reanimation addresses a severe functional and aesthetic disability known as facial paralysis, where the facial nerve has been damaged following Bell’s palsy, skull base, or parotid surgery. There are many other causes of facial paralysis—some congenital—but these are the most frequent. If complete, the deformity can be very severe with gross asymmetry and distortion of the face when the patient smiles. Facial reanimation aims to restore facial symmetry. A number of different procedures are designed for varying expressions of this condition. Some are simple, but, when the condition is severe, complex microsurgery and free tissue transfer is required. Dr. Boyd is one of the few surgeons trained in the technique of free gracilis muscle transfer for smile restoration following facial paralysis.

Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft Lip and Palate

Recovery Time: 3 to 4 weeks for each procedure

Procedure Description: Cleft lip and cleft palate are developmental abnormalities that can cause functional and cosmetic disorders, and, if not repaired properly, can lead to conspicuous scarring and feeding or speech problems that will affect the psyche of the individual for life. Carefully staged surgery fixes the cleft lip and palate and facilitates those functions that the rest of us take for granted. If skillfully done, the scar will be hard to see as the child grows.

Earlobe Repair

Earlobe Repair

Recovery Time: 2 to 3 weeks

Procedure Description: Earlobe repair addresses stretched or torn earlobes caused by trauma or wearing heavy or gauged earrings. This surgery can correct earlobe deformities and resize the earlobes to create a more pleasing appearance.

Setback Otoplasty (Ear Setback; Bat Ear Correction)

Setback Otoplasty (Ear Setback; Bat Ear Correction)

Recovery Time: 4 to 6 weeks

Procedure Description: Setback otoplasty, or ear setback, improves the appearance of large, protruding ears by reshaping them and repositioning them closer to your head. This procedure is commonly performed on children with local or general anesthesia.

Silhouette InstaLift™

Silhouette InstaLift™

Recovery Time: 2 to 3 days

Procedure Description: Silhouette InstaLift™ is a minimally invasive procedure that lifts the deeper tissue layers of the midface and jowls to improve signs of facial aging like fine lines, wrinkles, deep creases, and sagging cheeks. It is minimally invasive and carried out during an office visit. Although not as dramatic as a facelift, it is completely safe, easy to endure, and may be repeated from time to time.

Breast Procedures

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Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Recovery Time: 6 weeks

Procedure Description: Breast augmentation enhances the size and shape of a woman’s breasts by the insertion saline or silicone-filled implants. This procedure addresses naturally small breasts and volume loss after childbirth.

Breast Revision

Breast Revision

Recovery Time: 4 to 6 weeks

Procedure Description: Breast revisions are designed to correct surgical complications like ruptured implants, capsular contracture or breast asymmetry from previous surgery. It may also be used to change implant size, and restore natural-looking breasts.

Breast Lift

Breast Lift

Recovery Time: 4 to 6 weeks

Procedure Description: Breast lift surgically removes excess breast skin, elevates the nipples, and raises the breasts to a higher position, improving projection, firmness, shape, and ‘perkiness.’

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Recovery Time: 6 weeks

Procedure Description: Breast reduction relieves physical and emotional discomfort by reducing the breast size to create a more balanced and proportionate appearance. This procedure can alleviate chronic back pain as well as neck and shoulder ache caused by excessively large breasts.

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal

Recovery Time: 3 to 4 weeks

Procedure Description: Breast implant removal surgically removes implants from a previous augmentation to alleviate pain, hardness, or asymmetry from complications. Women may also choose to remove their breast implants after a breast cancer diagnosis or if they want to replace their implants with new ones. Some patients may have gained weight rendering their augmented breasts too large, while others may have lost breast volume following childbirth and find them too small.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction

Recovery Time: 6 to 8 weeks

Procedure Description: After undergoing a mastectomy to treat breast cancer, women may choose to undergo breast reconstruction surgery to reinstate breast volume, shape, and symmetry. Breast reconstruction involves either implants or free tissue transfer to help women regain a feeling of power. It is preferably carried out at the same time as mastectomy.

Body Procedures

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Liposuction

Liposuction

Recovery Time: 3 to 4 days

Procedure Description: Liposuction removes stubborn fat deposits to reveal slimmer, more toned body contours. This technique targets areas like the arms, abdomen, back, hips, waist, thighs, and knees. It can even be used to remove fat under the chin.

Body Contouring

Body Contouring

Recovery Time: 1 to 2 months, depending on the treatment area

Procedure Description: Body contouring procedures like a body lift, thigh lift, arm lift, and tummy tuck removes excess skin left behind after a massive weight loss. A range of procedures and combinations can address fatty deposits, rippled skin, and cellulite.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift

Recovery Time: 6 weeks

Procedure Description: Safe Brazilian Butt Lift, or butt augmentation, uses fat transfer to improve the contours of the buttocks by enhancing its size and shape. This fat transfer technique harvests fat from other areas of the body and uses it to plump the buttocks. The fat is injected strictly into the subcutaneous tissues to avoid complications.

Genitourinary Reconstruction

Genitourinary Reconstruction

Recovery Time: 3 to 12 weeks

Procedure Description: Genitourinary reconstruction is the reconstruction of the genital and urinary organs. Dr. Boyd performs a one-stage reconstruction of the penis and urethra and can use this technique after cancer excision as well as in female to male gender affirmation surgery.

Arm Lift

Arm Lift

Recovery Time: 3 to 4 weeks

Procedure Description: Arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, removes excess skin and stubborn fat from your arms to reveal a slimmer, more firm appearance. After an arm lift, you will notice tighter skin, less fat, and an increased level of comfort.

Scar Revision

Scar Revision

Recovery Time: 1 to 2 weeks

Procedure Description: Scar revision helps lessen the appearance of scars essentially by excising and re-suturing them. Occasionally, corticosteroid is injected at the same time. Although scars cannot be erased, this technique can be used to minimize the visibility of scars anywhere on the body.

Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover

Recovery Time: 4 to 6 weeks

Procedure Description: Mommy Makeover is a customized procedure that may include breast lift, reduction or augmentation, combined with a tummy tuck, and/or liposuction. These procedures are designed to restore the ‘damage’ done to the body by the ravages of childbirth. They generally tighten and improve your post-pregnancy appearance.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

Recovery Time: 3 to 4 weeks

Procedure Description: Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess skin from the midsection to reveal firmer, leaner body contours. The rectus muscles are tightened at the same time to flatten the stomach. This surgery is ideal for patients who have loose, sagging skin and the beginnings of a ‘pot belly.’

Non-Surgical

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BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Recovery Time: No downtime required

Procedure Description: BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator that smooths crow’s feet, forehead furrows, frown, and lip lines. When injected under the skin, this valuable product temporarily relaxes the muscles to prevent wrinkle formation. It’s mode of onset takes a few days and it lasts three to six months.

Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel

Recovery Time: 1 to 2 weeks

Procedure Description: A chemical peel is a facial rejuvenation technique where a chemical solution is applied directly to the skin, causing the top layers of the skin to peel and flake off. This technique leaves your skin feeling healthier, smoother, and younger and can, for a period of 12 to 18 months, get rid of sun spots.

Skin Cancer Treatment

Skin Cancer Treatment

Recovery Time: 2 to 3 weeks

Procedure Description: Skin cancer treatment removes the cancerous mass through excision or desiccation. The three most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. Dr. Boyd will also perform any reconstruction necessary.

Environ® Skin Care Products

Environ® Skin Care Products

Recovery Time: No downtime required

Procedure Description: Our selection of Environ® skin care products cleanses the skin, while rejuvenating texture and tone. It allows you to brighten your overall facial appearance in the comfort of your own home. Incorporating skin care products in your daily routine ensures that you are keeping your skin healthy and fresh.

Non-surgical Laser Treatments

Non-surgical Laser Treatments

Recovery Time: Minimal to no downtime required

Procedure Description: Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System by Cynosure® is a personalized treatment that can be an alternative to surgical procedures. This non-surgical laser treatment offers skin rejuvenation, hair removal, and scar treatments.

Microneedling

Microneedling

Recovery Time: 1 to 2 weeks

Procedure Description: Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, uses fine needles that are mounted on rollers to create small punctures over the skin’s surface. These tiny punctures stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which tighten the skin and help it look healthier and more robust.

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Our Location

Dr. Boyd's office is located in Palos Verdes (Rolling Hills Estates)

550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 283
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274