Q: Does Botox for Hyperhidrosis Work?

I’ve heard that you can get Botox for hyperhidrosis (i.e. Botox for excessive sweating). Is this experimental or is it FDA-approved? Does it work? A: Botox works for excessive sweating Botox has been FDA approved for excessive armpit sweating (hyperhidrosis) since 2004.  It usually requires around 50 units per side and can last up to one year.  Patients are typically quite happy with the results. Best… READ MORE

Q: Is Botox Only Good for Certain Face Wrinkles and Lines?

or does botox injection help with all facial lines and furrows? A: Botox works for “dynamic” lines and wrinkles Lines on the face caused by excessive facial muscle contraction or movement respond to botox treatments.  The botox temporarily weakens the muscle, which relaxes the skin in the area, which creates a smoother look. This is best used for the crow’s feet area (sides of the eyes),… READ MORE

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Q: What Are the Benefits of Botox?

A: Benefits of Botox Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily weakens muscles and thereby minimizes the wrinkles/lines in the overlying skin of those muscles.  The effects last from 3-4 months.Most commonly used to treat dynamic facial wrinkles, Botox can also be used to treat excessive underarm sweating and  headaches. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for more information on the indications of Botox…. READ MORE

Q: What to Expect on Scarring from Body Lift?

I have excess skin due to massive weight loss and it is recommended that I get a body lift. I did not have any surgeries, but was on medication for obesity and am insulin resistant. I am concerned about scarring on my arms. Any advice on what I can expect regarding scarring? A: Body lift, arm lift, and scarring A brachioplasty is the term for the… READ MORE

Q: Procedures to Tighten Loose Skin from Massive Weight Loss?

I’m a male 23 years old. I was 300 lbs. and now I’m 185 lbs. The problem is I have excess skin just above the penis area and around my stomach. Is there any exercise I can do to get rid of it? I work out a lot. What procedures are available to get rid of this? It’s really upsetting me. Please can you help… READ MORE

Q: Lift for Sagging Back Skin?

I am pretty thin, never had any weight problem and never had any plastic surgery on my body. However, I have sagging skin on both sides of my middle back. I can even pull it up to under my arms. It is only skin without fat. Is there a type of lift for that? It really bothers me a lot. Thank you for your help…. READ MORE

Q: How to Get Rid of Sagging Skin After Gastric Bypass and Weight Loss?

I had gastric bypass and my skin sags now. Where it folds (abdomen, thighs, arms), I get infections and painful rashses, and I’m looking for ways to stop this. What type of treatment or surgery is available to get rid of all the extra skin?  Could the sagging skin be fixed all at once or would it require me to have lots of things done… READ MORE

Q: Five Days Smoke Free Before Body Lift?

I am having torsoplasty (body lift) in five days and just stopped smoking today. Will five days smoke-free prior to surgery aid in my recovery as long as I continue not to smoke afterwards? A: Smoking and body lift surgery You should stop smoking about 2 to 3 weeks before and after any plastic surgery procedure, especially body contouring surgery. Smoking can increase your wound healing… READ MORE

Q: How Much Weight to Lose Before Body Lift?

I am a 41 yr old female and I weigh about 285 lbs. My height is 5 ft 9 in. How much weight must I lose to have a Body lift? A: body weight for a body lift You should be close to your ideal weight prior to having a body lift or any body contouring procedure.  Once you have been at a stable weight, for about… READ MORE

Q: Arm Lift Scar

I gather that the incision for a brachioplasty can be on the inner arm or the back of the arm. If the latter, is the scar dead center down the back of the arm or more to the side where the inner arm meets the back of the arm A: Arm lift (brachioplasty) scars The traditional scar for an arm lift (brachioplasty) is located on the… READ MORE

Q: What is a Brachioplasty?

What is a brachioplasty?  Somebody was talking about it on this site, and I don’t know what it means. A: Brachioplasty or Arm Lift A brachioplasty is an arm lift. This may involve removal of skin alone or in combination with liposuction to remove additional fatty tissue. There are several different types of arm lifts depending on the amount of excess skin and/or fat that needs… READ MORE

Q: Minimal Incision Brachioplasty

I just recently lost about 45 pounds and I noticed that I have minimal sagging and stretch marks on my arms. I inquired to a plastic surgeon about this and she said because it is minimal and I am so young (20 years old), it would not be worth the scar. Is there any solution to my problem that is not as severe? Would any… READ MORE

Q: How Long Do Arm Lift Results Last?

If I get an arm lift, how long would the results of the surgery last?  Would there be anything that could happen that would make the saggy skin on my arms come back after the arm lift? A: Arm lift results longevity If you maintain your weight after an arm lift (brachioplasty), the results will be long-lasting. It’s difficult to say the results will be “permanent”… READ MORE

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is an aesthetic procedure performed to achieve better skin tone and to remove fine lines, especially on the face.  The chemical solution removes outer layers of skin which are damaged by age, sun, acne, wrinkles, or pigmentation problems.  Removing the outer skin prompts the body to generate a new layer of skin cells which are tainted by the previous skin condition.  Chemical… READ MORE


Beverly Hills, CA Plastic Surgery – Dr. William Bruno Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeon – Natural Results   Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website.  If you’re a current patient, thank you for allowing us the opportunity to fulfill your aesthetic surgery needs.  If you’re a new visitor, Dr. Bruno looks forward to meeting you and exploring the wonderful options available for enhancing your natural beauty through plastic… READ MORE