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  • At the end of your weight loss journey, your body may look and feel transformed. However, for many people who lose a significant amount of weight, their new body isn’t exactly what they had in mind at the start of their weight loss. Excess, sagging skin can obscure the contours of your body, making you ... Read more
  • Although an effective procedure for changing the appearance of the breasts, breast augmentation results are not designed to last a lifetime. Many patients will notice changes in their implants within 10 to 15 years influenced by aging, weight fluctuations, and other natural causes. Breast augmentation results are long lasting but not forever. Some women choose ... Read more
  • One of the hardest places of the body to target is the abdomen. Many people struggle with an annoying “pooch” below the belly button that doesn’t go away even with diet and exercise. Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery can be ideal options for someone looking to get rid of excess abdominal tissue, fat, and skin. ... Read more
  • When the idea of plastic surgery comes to mind, many believe only women are undergoing cosmetic procedures. This isn’t surprising since a lot of women look to cosmetic treatments to look and feel more attractive. Women do have a lot of pressure to maintain their appearance and look glamorous at all times. Although not often ... Read more
  • Are you tired of looking in the mirror and only seeing your wrinkles reflected back at you? Fine or deep wrinkles, as opposed to other common skin problems, are difficult to cover with makeup. Wrinkles are an unwanted sign of aging, but what can you do about them? For most, wrinkles around the eyes and ... Read more
  • Just about everyone wants a slim and flattering figure. A person may try all types of dieting methods and crazy exercise routines to lose weight and tone the body. Although some are successful in creating a thinner, better-contoured physique, others find that losing those last few inches is the hardest. Plastic surgery is an option that ... Read more
  • The female body feature that many men adore is the same body flaw some men can develop: breasts. Since the breasts are often seen as a symbol of femininity, it is isn’t surprising that men can feel humiliated when they have enlarged breasts. Men with the presence of female-like breasts may feel embarrassed engaging in ... Read more
  • The breasts are important to most females. To many, they define a woman as a woman. The appearance of a woman’s breasts can make her feel insecure, especially if they don’t fit the typical ideal of large, full, and perky breasts. Breast surgery continues to grow in popularity due to the prominence of the breasts ... Read more
  • If you are looking to eliminate stubborn fat, there are multiple procedures available to help you achieve the results you desire. Liposuction is considered surgical fat removal and uses small incisions. CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure that uses freezing technology to eliminate fat. The procedure best suited for you will depend on your fat removal ... Read more
  • Gravity and genetics have the most significant impact on maintaining a youthful appearance to one’s breasts. Gravity applies additional downward tension on the tissues, and genetics can cause your tissues to stop producing collagen at a younger age. These factors combined can cause weak, drooping tissue that ages your appearance. For women, the effects of ... Read more
  • Summer is here! Bikinis and summer dresses are making their way back into our daily wardrobes. Many women are already insecure about shedding skin during the warmer months due to excess weight. Even a woman who is at her ideal body weight may still feel self-conscious about the size or shape of her breasts. Many ... Read more
  • Fat may not be a “four-letter word,” but we do dread hearing it. We try to avoid fat in our foods and try to get rid of the fat on our bodies. But, what if someone told you there is a situation when fat can positively impact your life? That’s right, fat can be a ... Read more
  • Most everyone would agree that mothers love their children. When they look at them, it’s as if they cannot imagine their life without them. However, when they look at their bodies and the toll pregnancy and childbirth have taken on their physique, the reaction is likely not same. Many women realize that their bodies have ... Read more
  • Droopy upper eyelids and puffy lower eyelids can make a person appear tired, worn out, and a lot older than they truly are. In addition, droopy upper eyelids can obstruct a person’s vision.   Over time, stress, genetics, and age can cause the eyelid skin to sag and fatty pouches to appear. Unfortunately, there are no ... Read more
  • Your face is not the only part of your body that will show visible signs of aging. While wrinkles and volume loss manifest on your face, further wrinkles, loose skin, excess fat, and muscle bands may appear on your neck. Board-certified plastic surgeon Thomas S. Taylor, M.D. can perform a facelift with neck lift to ... Read more
  • Before undergoing breast augmentation, there is a lot of information that patients must become familiar with and many decisions that they must make. To make this process easier, here is your guide to understanding Allergan Natrelle® Breast Implants, which are Dr. Taylor’s primary implant choice for breast augmentation. A Brief Overview of Silicone Breast Implants Here are ... Read more
  • It is hard not to notice the recent revival in full lips, increasingly due to the popularity of celebrities like Kylie Jenner. While there are a few at-home tips and tricks to help you plump the appearance of your lips, for many people who have a thin, undefined mouth, these tricks are short lived or ... Read more
  • Chubby, pinchable cheeks are a favorite of grandmas everywhere. However, you may feel that your cheeks are preventing you from having a mature and defined facial structure. Many people underestimate how having a “baby face” affects how others perceive you. Round cheeks can make you appear much younger than you are, causing people to take ... Read more
  • CoolSculpting is an effective and innovative option for patients who are seeking a smoother body shape without an invasive surgical treatment.  CoolSculpting is the only non-surgical procedure approved by the FDA for the elimination of stubborn fat deposits.  It can be used to eliminate the appearance of lower belly fat, love handles and other stubborn ... Read more
  • Breast augmentation refers to enlargement of the breast, and is done by surgical means. Breast augmentation enhances self-confidence in many women. Most women get breast augmentation in search of beauty and to look younger, as a women’s body shape changes with time. Breast implants can be used to enlarge breast and also to change the ... Read more
  • As the “windows to the soul,” the eyes are often on the first thing someone notices about another person. The eyes can tell a lot about someone, and with stress, heredity and age, they can sometimes be sending people the wrong message. Over time the skin around the eyes begins to sag and fatty pouches can ... Read more
  • Summer…everyone’s favorite time of year. Between pool parties, beach time and barbecues who has time to worry about skin care?That’s why we at Taylor Plastic Surgery Center decided to simplify it for everyone. Trust us, we get it. We would rather be poolside sipping sangrias than worrying about the brown spots and fine lines we ... Read more

Frequently asked questions
  • There is no specific age for cosmetic procedures. Several factors affect the outcome and age is only one of several factors. The readiness for surgery depends on the individual patient. Read more
  • The time required for a specific surgical procedure depends on what is being done. Minor procedures are often completed in about 30 minutes, but the time varies, depending on the individual patient. Dr. Taylor can give you an estimate of the time required for your procedure, but check in, anesthesia and recovery time are also ... Read more
  • We use local, twilight or general anesthesia, depending on the procedure. You will discuss anesthesia with an anesthesiologist, prior to your surgery and can ask any questions you have at that time. This is part of the standard pre-surgical process. Read more
  • The level of pain depends on the type of procedure and the pain threshold of that patient. These factors are taken into consideration when choosing the appropriate form of anesthesia and pain management after surgery. Read more
  • The time varies based on the individual patient, but usually lasts a few hours. The initial recovery from the anesthesia passes quickly, but there is often pain or discomfort at the site where the surgery was performed. This pain heals over time, as the incision heals. Dr. Taylor will discuss any restrictions on activity and ... Read more
  • The time required for healing depends on the procedure. You may be able to return within days or need a week or longer. Dr. Taylor can discuss recovery and work restrictions during your consultation. Read more
  • Generally, if the procedure is performed for cosmetic reasons, insurance will not cover it. However, reconstructive surgeries are often fully or partially covered by insurance. Read more
  • Patients choose cosmetic surgery to change a part of the body that is healthy and normal. Reconstructive surgery is designed to correct an abnormality. This can be a birth defect, disease, physical trauma or other procedure needed to restore the part of the body to normal functioning. Read more
  • We can help with financing for patients. We will provide an application at your consultation, so you can apply for financing for your surgery. Read more
  • The procedure, age of the patient, presence of other health conditions and other factors influence the length of time a surgical procedure will last. For some procedures, the results are permanent. Other procedures last for a certain length of time. Dr. Taylor can discuss the results during your consultation. Read more
  • Your procedure may be performed in the operating room in our office, outpatient surgery center or a local hospital. The place where the procedure is performed depends on what is being done. Read more
  • The possibility of multiple procedures is decided at the discretion of the doctor. There are benefits, including less time spent in the operating room and recovery. The cost of anesthesia is also lower when procedures are combined. Dr. Taylor can discuss the possibility of safely combining procedures. Read more
  • In some procedures, the doctor is able to place the incisions in areas where scars will be less visible. In some cases, scarring will be almost non existent, while in other procedures, there are nearly invisible scars that are difficult to detect. This depends on the procedure being performed. Read more
  • The ideal candidate understands the limitations of technology and nature and has a reasonable expectation of the results of surgery. The patient should also have a good self image and reason for having the procedure. The best candidate wants to improve a certain trait, not to change the perception others have of them. Read more
  • There is no charge for the consultation. Read more
  • Please call our office to schedule an appointment. Read more

Events
  • Girls’ Day Out! Join us for our Bellafill event on Thursday, July 16th between 1pm – 5pm. Contact our office for more details at 626-577-7730. Read more
  • Father’s Day CoolSculpting Special – Celebrate with a special deal for Dad! Save $100!! Offer Expires 6/30 Read more
  • Dr. Taylor & his team the day of the video shoot! Read more
  • Team Photo from our CoolSculpting Event March 26th! Read more
  • Our office will be having a CoolSculpting Event March 26th. Special pricing on that day only. Food and beverages will be provided. Call to reserve (626) 577-7730 Read more
  •   Taylor Plastic Surgery Center is honoring our V.I.P. patients for an exclusive invitation only BellaFill Event on Thursday March 19th. Space is limited to the first 10 participants. Please call today to reserve your spot (626) 577-7730. Read more
  • Our office will be having a VIP Artefill Event December 11th. Special pricing on that day only. Food and beverages will be provided. Call to reserve (626) 577-7730 Read more
  • August BOTOX: The week of August 19th Date: 2013-08-20 04:00:00 Date: 2013-08-24 04:00:00 Featured image: 381 Featured image: 554   Read more
  • Spring & Summer Savings Offering Complementary Consultations 626-577-7730 Book any liposuction procedure from now until the end of the year and receive 10% of the Dr’s fees with mention of this ad. *Can not be combined with any other special Read more
  • Perfect skin is just a peel away! The Perfect Peel Special: $199.00 Regular: $500.00 The Perfect Peel will rejuvenate your skin and leave it looking younger and healthier after just one application. The peel is not painful during application and requires no pre-peel skin preparation. Patients typically experience peeling from days 3-6 and will are usually completely finished ... Read more

General discussion
  • Dr. Thomas Taylor is one of 500 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 500 Award, out of nearly 13,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf—the leading online community helping people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures. In a time when 1 in 4 U.S. adults share their health experiences on ... Read more

Surgical Procedures
  • If you are looking to eliminate stubborn fat, there are multiple procedures available to help you achieve the results you desire. Liposuction is considered surgical fat removal and uses small incisions. CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure that uses freezing technology to eliminate fat. The procedure best suited for you will depend on your fat removal ... Read more
  • Gravity and genetics have the most significant impact on maintaining a youthful appearance to one’s breasts. Gravity applies additional downward tension on the tissues, and genetics can cause your tissues to stop producing collagen at a younger age. These factors combined can cause weak, drooping tissue that ages your appearance. For women, the effects of ... Read more
  • Your face is not the only part of your body that will show visible signs of aging. While wrinkles and volume loss manifest on your face, further wrinkles, loose skin, excess fat, and muscle bands may appear on your neck. Board-certified plastic surgeon Thomas S. Taylor, M.D. can perform a facelift with neck lift to ... Read more
  • Before undergoing breast augmentation, there is a lot of information that patients must become familiar with and many decisions that they must make. To make this process easier, here is your guide to understanding Allergan Natrelle® Breast Implants, which are Dr. Taylor’s primary implant choice for breast augmentation. A Brief Overview of Silicone Breast Implants Here are ... Read more
  • Chubby, pinchable cheeks are a favorite of grandmas everywhere. However, you may feel that your cheeks are preventing you from having a mature and defined facial structure. Many people underestimate how having a “baby face” affects how others perceive you. Round cheeks can make you appear much younger than you are, causing people to take ... Read more
  • Breast augmentation refers to enlargement of the breast, and is done by surgical means. Breast augmentation enhances self-confidence in many women. Most women get breast augmentation in search of beauty and to look younger, as a women’s body shape changes with time. Breast implants can be used to enlarge breast and also to change the ... Read more

Testimonials
  • Hi Dr. Taylor Wanted to give you an update on my concerns about breastfeeding only a year after my breast aug that you did last march. You must have done an awesome job because despite the incision being on the areola I’m having zero problems breastfeeding!!! In fact, breastfeeding is going better than it did ... Read more
  • My experience with Dr. Taylor has been nothing less than amazing and I am so happy I made the trip from Germany to Pasadena to see him. Unfortunately here in Germany it is commonplace to find previous liposuction patients living with disfigurations from doctors that do not know what they are doing. Following my procedure ... Read more
  • Where do I even begin? Five years ago I was a size 5 and loving life; after two kids I maxed out at a weight of over 210 lbs. Working out and eating right was only making my body worse. After losing 30 lbs I decided to get a few professional opinions and see what ... Read more
  • It has been 8 weeks since my liposuction procedure and I am just so happy with my results. Each day I am getting more and more compliments about the weight I have lost, especially now that the swelling is subsiding. I have gone down 2 pant sizes and hope to go down one more. It ... Read more
  • In December 2011 I had a neck liposuction procedure by Dr. Taylor and I am simply amazed with my results. I am so incredibly happy and to top it off, I’ve been getting a lot of compliments from my friends. Dr. Taylor is not only an excellent doctor but a very sweet, and very understanding ... Read more
  • Two years ago, I weighed 352 pounds. Today, I weigh 152. Needless to say, some of my body parts were no longer in their correct anatomical position!! After talking to many, many, friends, I began looking for ” The Best” plastic surgeon to complete my transformation. Turns out “The Best” was in Upland….Another “Best” in ... Read more
  • Dear Nicole, I wanted to let you know how wonderful Dr. Taylor was in Pasadena CA. I went for a consultation and he spent a full 2 hours with me and took the time to answer all my questions and fill me in on all my options I had. His surgical consultant Carolyn was fantastic and ... Read more
  • Dr. Taylor,I cannot thank you enough for doing my breast augmentation for me. Really, I am so pleased with the whole process. From the beginning Lorelei and Carolyn have been so great with me. They really are a big part of your team there at the office and I appreciate their help with me along ... Read more
  • Doctor Taylor, I had four consultations before my first breast augmentation. I chose a very reputable surgeon in Beverly Hills. I was completely disatisfied with the poor results. I then decided to have a redo, which is when I met Dr. Taylor. I was impressed with the time he spent with me and the patience he ... Read more
  • Dear Dr. Taylor, Well what can I say. You are the Best!!!!!!! Myself and my best friend had our breast augmentation 2 days apart. It was our second time around. We both had bad experiences with our first Dr. but with lots of people saying very wonderful things about Dr. Taylor we both decided to check ... Read more
  • Doctor Taylor, He was great. I would recomend him to everyone. Very professional and very sweet at the same time. He spent a good deal of time with me and LISTENED to every concern and question I had. He did a beautifil job and I’m only 5 days post. He made me feel very comfortable also. ... Read more
  • I had my BA and just wanted to share my joy with every girl who is considering Dr. Tayor as a PS. He is the best of the best, or close as possible to perfection for me. For me Dr. Taylor was THE ONE. I had four consults before him in the Beverly Hills area ... Read more
  • Dear Nicole, Nicole, I wanted to write you about my PS, Dr. Thomas Scott Taylor in Pasadena, CA. Yesterday was my BA and I am writing to tell you that I have had the best experience with this man that anyone could hope to have. I found Dr. Taylor via your website and from the day I ... Read more
  • Dr. Taylor, When I met Dr. Taylor, I had already been to so many other Doctors and I had no hopes. All of my appointments seemed to end up in a disappointment — there was always something that was a problem. It seems like most doctors have a way of doing things and they don’t listen ... Read more
  • Dr. Thomas S. Taylor of Taylor Plastic Surgery Center in Pasadena, CA. He is WONDERFUL!!!! I researched for weeks on who to go to, his patient comments were very positive. So I made a consultation appointment with Carolyn and she took about two hours (no fee) to answer and talk to me about everything I ... Read more

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  • Before undergoing breast augmentation, there is a lot of information that patients must become familiar with and many decisions that they must make. To make this process easier, here is your guide to understanding Allergan Natrelle® Breast Implants, which are Dr. Taylor’s primary implant choice for breast augmentation. A Brief Overview of Silicone Breast Implants Here are ... Read more
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