Younger than Springtime
Local surgeon offers patients options to restore their youthful appearance so they look outside how they feel inside.
- Written byLaura L. Watts
- Photographed byShane O’Donnell
Just ask anyone—the climate is one of the best things about living in the South Bay. We get an average of 285 sunny days every year, and outdoor living ranks high in popularity. But with that fun in the sun comes excessive sun exposure, which can take a toll on our skin.
“Patients want to look well-rested or simply eliminate wrinkles—the characteristics associated with youth,” says Kristin Egan, MD, FACS, whose practice offers facial plastic surgery, as well as ENT and reconstructive surgery. “I am cognizant that a healthy, active lifestyle predominates in the South Bay and that patients desire subtle changes to their appearance to restore an image of themselves that matches how they feel. There are both surgical and less-invasive procedures to help achieve these goals.”
“I enjoy each day that I can use my skills and training in helping others.”
When patients first visit her office, Dr. Egan talks with them to find out their goals and desires. She then tailors a customized plan to achieve those goals. “I pride myself on taking the time to truly listen to my patients and find what is bothering them. I love seeing patients improve and feel better about themselves.”
These days, patients are increasingly requesting less invasive procedures with less recovery time and the ability to return to work quickly. More patients are turning to the multiple in-office services that can be done without general anesthesia or a long recovery period.
“I am currently one of a few physicians in the L.A. area offering the FDA-approved, noninvasive, laser-assisted facelift in my office,” Dr. Egan explains about LazerLift—a one-time, one-hour, minimally invasive treatment designed to tighten the skin of the face and neck and remove excess fat using SmartLipo technology and no scalpel. “This can be performed at our office and does not require general anesthesia.”
LaserLift uses the latest technology to take laser energy underneath the skin and stimulate collagen production in the dermis, which leads to improved skin elasticity, thickness and texture. It is the only FDA-approved laser liposuction for the face and neck.
“I am a leading innovator in minimally invasive procedures,” says Dr. Egan. “For patients who want minimal recovery time and an in-office procedure without the need for general anesthesia to address their jowls and neck, LazerLift is the perfect option.”
A Decade in the South Bay
Dr. Egan has practiced in the South Bay for 10 years ago, and most recently opened a new location in Torrance, in addition to the Manhattan Beach location. She took over from Dr. David Bray, who was in practice in Torrance for over 40 years with an outstanding reputation as a surgeon, injector and educator. Dual board-certified in otolaryngology head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Egan earned her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a residency program at the University of California, San Francisco.
Upon completion, she joined the staff of the school’s Department of Otolaryngology. She completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in New York. Dr. Egan has won numerous research awards and has published widely, including multiple chapters in the main textbook used to teach Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery fellows.
The team at Dr. Egan’s practice focuses on aesthetics including injectables, laser services and skin care. After 10 years in Manhattan Beach, they expanded two years ago with a second location in Torrance.
“Now is the time to improve your appearance and recover before summer travel plans take shape.”
Each day brings something new for the doctor and her team, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s important to love what you do!” Dr. Egan shares. “My practice incorporates my surgical skills with a focus on aesthetics and the desire for a more youthful and natural appearance. I love operating and performing procedures for patients. I enjoy each day that I can use my skills and training in helping others.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed but not slowed down Dr. Egan’s practice. The team deep cleans all surfaces in rooms between patients and requires that masks be worn at all times. Dr. Egan is fully vaccinated and excited to see more and more patients coming in who have received both vaccine doses.
“With the increased use of video conferencing, more patients are noticing wrinkles and excess sagging skin that bothers them,” she says. “Now is the time to improve your appearance and recover before summer travel plans take shape.”
Kristin Egan, MD, FACS
2809 Sepulveda Blvd. | Manhattan Beach | 310-426-8415
3655 Lomita Blvd. #300 | Torrance | 310-361-3650