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Discover The Hidden Beauty Of Los Angeles

GOOD HAIR DAYS – In a city like L.A., where you’re constantly driving with the top down, it helps to have a thick head of hair. But not every man is so lucky. Thankfully, there’s Jon Gaffney, M.D.

Dr. Gaffney, who works out of the Touch of Class Med Spa & Laser Center in Glendale, is the former medical director of Bosley, the well-known hair restoration chain-in fact, “he did Dr. Bosley’s hair transplant,’’ says Linda Movsesian, patient coordinator at Touch of Class. These days, Gaffney, who was also medical director of Hair Club for Men, is doing boutique-style hair transplants for a high-end clientele. Gaffney’s services are so in demand that he was coaxed out of an attempted retirecosmetic-surgeryment in 2011 because, he says, “the phone started ringing again.’’

Good cosmetic surgery can be virtually unnoticeable, save a “rested” look others can’t quite put their finger on. Bad cosmetic surgery looks like, well, bad cosmetic surgery. This is why nothing matters more than the doctor a person chooses. “I’ve seen male patients go to a doctor with no aesthetic sense,” explains Tina Yeghiazarian, Gaffney’s marketing manager, “and they come out with a female hairline.” That’s where Gaffney’s magic comes in. Gaffney has a formula for placing hair on the head, and even re-creates cowlicks to make the result look natural. He deploys a special “trichophytic closure,” which allows a patient’s hair to actually grow through the scar in the back of their head. Prices run from about $10,000 to upwards of $30,000, depending on what a patient requires.

CITY OF PLASTIC – Americans spent more than $13.5 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2015, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Here are some of L.A.’s best options.

Botox: Skin-smoothing’ Botox treatments have been the number one nonsurgical cosmetic procedure since 2000. A.J. Khalil, M .D., a board-certified plastic surgeon, is one of the city’s top providers of Botox injections. Although women make up the majority of Botox patients, nearly 430,000 American men opted for “Bro-tox” in 2015-a 355 percent increase since 2000.

Nose Jobs: For patients seeking rhinoplasty-or what the rest of the world knows as a “nose job”-there’s Andre Panossian, M.D. A craniofacial-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, Panossian studied structural design and engineering before going on to medical school and has helped develop techniques used widely today in cartilage and bone engineering.

Pectoral Implants: Going to the gym is one way to get a bigger chest. Pec-implants are another. The procedure can cost any where from a few thousand dollars to roughly $14,000. Ryan Stanton, M.D., is known for his pec implants, as well as for having pioneered techniques in breast enhancement, buttock augmentation, and labiaplasty.

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