Dr. Michael Omidi, MD Helps Out Dandelion Wishes

Dr. Michael Omidi, MD is cofounder of No More Poverty with his Brother Julian Omidi.  No More Poverty, an organization that works to end global poverty by sponsoring charities that already have poverty-ending initiatives in place, is currently promoting the works of Dandelion Wishes.  In this article, Dr. Michael Omidi discusses the benefits of art therapy, which Dandelion Wishes uses for the spiritual and emotional uplifting of depressed communities.

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While we have all heard of “the healing power of art,” did you know that there is substantial clinical evidence to suggest that the phrase is more than just an old wives’ tale?  An article published in the Journal of Psycho-Oncology reported a study conducted on 111 cancer patients who painted self-portraits, sculpted with clay and performed other artistic tasks.  It was found that the patients experienced a reduction in the stress hormone cortisol, which resulted in improved sleep, lower levels of pain and increased quality of life.

The act of producing a work of art that isn’t constrained by a specific language or rigid form of expression has also proven to be beneficial to people who have suffered severe emotional trauma.  The psychological, physical, emotional and even spiritual benefits in creative expression are legion, and that is why a foundation like Dandelion Wishes is so important.  It is my hope that No More Poverty can help bring public awareness to Dandelion Wishes, which seeks to initiate social change and promote health, strength and empowerment through the employment of art classes and workshops.

One of the most important tasks done by Dr. Michael Omidi in poverty reduction is convincing individuals in destitute communities that they are valuable and are capable of achievement. 

People who have participated in art workshops with Dandelion Wishes have found the services invaluable. One participant wrote:

 “It was a wonderful experience that brought a lot of peace.  I realized I still carry the loss of those I have lost in my heart.  In each of my paintings they are all around me.”


If you are interested in learning more about Dandelion Wishes and other charities sponsored by No More Poverty, then please visit nmp.org.

Dr. Michael Omidi MD cofounder of No More Poverty Supports Jessica’s Hope Foundation

Dr. Michael Omidi MD, along with his brother Julian Omidi, is cofounder of No More Poverty, an organization promoting the works of charities that strive to end poverty and the conditions that cause poverty both in the U. S. and abroad.  In this article, Dr. Michael Omidi discusses the Omidi brothers’ sponsorship of Jessica’s Hope Project, a foundation that sends healthy care packages to U.S. soldiers overseas.


We have all, at one point or another, had to work when we weren’t at our physical or mental peak; we were sick, exhausted or just lacked motivation.  Now, imagine working in conditions of extreme stress for 12 and sometimes 14 hour shifts, where you might have to carry 50lbs of body armor in extreme desert heat.  These are the conditions in which our soldiers often find themselves, and being run down or unfocused might cause injury or even death.  Our foundation, No More Poverty, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Jessica’s Hope Project; an organization that strives to keep our soldiers at their strongest and healthiest.

Jessica’s Hope project began when its founder, Jessica Maddin, read an article that reported the health statistics of U.S. Marines.  It stated that the average serviceman or woman would likely lose approximately 40lbs in body weight during deployment.  This is due, in part, to the rigid fitness standards to which soldiers must adhere, but also, unfortunately, to caloric deprivation.  It is not uncommon for a soldier on a mission to have to rely on only the sustenance of his or her field rations, and these are frequently insubstantial.  In order to maintain muscle mass and brain function, an active person must consume an adequate amount of calories and nutrients in the form of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and fats.  If not, then that person will likely suffer from symptoms of malnutrition, which are generally fatigue and dizziness, two conditions that can put a soldier at grave risk.

Jessica decided to write to the CEO of 24-Hour Fitness, where she worked as a receptionist, and ask for donations of health supplements.  Several days later, she received $17,000 worth of protein bars, muscle milk powder, vitamins and nutritional supplements.  Working in her grandmother’s living room, she packed individual boxes of health supplies and shipped them to the servicemen and women in all branches of the U.S. military.

These healthy care packages were a huge hit.  The soldiers did receive care packages from loved ones, but they were typically filled with candies, chips, chewing gum and other snacks that they missed, but would not sustain them on their grueling work days.  Soon, Jessica’s Hope Project was flooded with letters and emails thanking her for the much needed and thoughtful items.

To date, Jessica’s Hope Project has mailed more than one thousand healthy care packages, and with the help of No More Poverty, will continue to send more.

For more details you can visit our website: http://nmp.org/

The Best Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Michael Omidi

Dr. Michael Omidi (M.D., F.A.C.S.) has been practicing plastic surgery for more than years now. He is one of the best in his field and has been double-certified. Over the course of 15 years (excluding the period of Dr. Michael Omidi Probation) Dr. Michael Omidi has performed thousands of face, neck, nose, breast and body surgeries producing the best of results by fine-tuning the modern day procedure with some of his own personal expert procedures.

His practice is situated in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. He is one of the only few surgeons who has a complete commend over the performance of complex face, nose and eyelid surgeries together with breast augmentation and body contouring. He had been certified as a breast and abdominal surgeon and is also known now as a certified advanced surgeon in the field of facial and nose contouring surgeries.

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Dr. Michael Omidi has carved himself a reputation of delivering the best result by using advanced techniques and his own unique procedures to perform many safe surgical and non-surgical procedures that give the best results and also promote a quick recovery.

His patients and coworkers have always gained the best from him and many of them had been heart broken and facing problems due to Dr. Michael Omidi probation. But the good news is that Dr. Omidi is back in the field to work dedicatedly for a highly advanced and successful future of safe and quick plastic surgery. He is not only a plastic surgeon but also a philanthropist who uses his talents, charisma and resources to fight poverty around the world.

He has also set up his own organization to eradicate poverty and help those in need. “No More Poverty” is not just an organization but also a mission towards which Dr. Omidi is very much dedicated. Even Dr. Michael Omidi’s probation could not dampen the efforts or progress of “No More Poverty”.

Being a plastic surgeon and a philanthropist, Dr. Michael Omidi thinks that human body is a temple to be worshipped and he has mastered many techniques and surgical procedure to make the body a work of art. Dr. Omidi’s areas of expertise are as follows:

Breast & Body 

·        Breast Augmentation

·        Breast Lift

·        Breast Reduction

·        Liposuction

·        Thigh Lift

·        Tummy Tuck

·        Brazilian Butt Lift

·        Arm Lift

Face & Neck

·        Facelift

·        Neck Lift

·        Eyelid Surgery

·        Rhinoplasty

·        Fat Transfer

·        Single Follicle Hair Grafts

·        Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections



·        Jevederm

·        Radiesse

·        BOTOX®

·        Kybella

·        Laser Hair Removal

·        Dysport

·        C02 Laser

·        Skin Tightening

Here is what Dr. Michael Omidi’s Patients say about him:

  • He is very precise and meticulous. He is a master of his craft. He makes you a key stakeholder in the process so that you know every step of what is going on. The results are heavenly!!! You are the only doctor that I call on when I need a miracle to happen (Submitted November 19, 2015)

CES7 Cofounder Charles Santacrose Succumbs to Heart Failure; Charity Donations Suggested

No More Poverty, its co-founders Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi along with their mother Cindy Omidi sadly recognize the loss of their friend and charitable partner Charles E. Santacrose, President and Founder of Charitable Endowment Support (CES7) who passed away on August 30, 2013 at the age of 60.

In the last year, No More Poverty and CES7 cooperatively sponsored two medical missions to help disadvantaged people in the Philippines by providing free medical care. Operations for Hope is a new joint humanitarian program that will build upon the success of these missions, sending more life-saving medical teams to third world countries around the globe.

“I remember Charles, waiting for us outside the operatories after long cases with the brightest smile and a strong high five. He would remind us about the good we were doing, the distance the patients traveled to get to us, the despair they had, and the gratitude they have now. He was a good man with a good heart and will be missed.” according to Dr. Michael Omidi, co-founder of No More Poverty. “Together our charities have been able to do tremendous things and we look forward to carrying on that tradition of good and meaningful work in his memory. Charles was an exceptional human being who will be sorely missed.”


Santacrose’s true passion was the charity, Charitable Endowment Support (CES7) he co-founded with Yolanda Abaca in 2011 with the intent of providing orphaned, abandoned, disadvantaged and destitute children and their caregivers throughout the world with a full spectrum of assistance. “The CES7 team is truly heartbroken to have lost Charles during this eventful period where we have been a part of such a hugely successful humanitarian effort. Charles was pleased that CES7 had brought healing to so many, many people.” says David Mohr, President of CES7. “Our relationship with No More Poverty and the Omidi family is precious to us and our extraordinary ability to work well together in cooperative missions will continue.” More information about the charity Charles directed with great diligence and compassion can be found at http://www.ces7.org. Santacrose was extremely proud of the organization’s many accomplishments.

Santacrose was born on January 29, 1953 in Johnson City, New York and lived in up-state New York for many years. He worked in the construction industry in New York and Colorado, finally settling in Los Angeles in 2000, where he worked as a field recruiter for Nielsen Research.

A good man and great friend to many, Santacrose was always generous with his time, helping friends and rarely asking for anything in return. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 14 at 3 pm in the Chapel of Grace Community Church, 13248 Roscoe Blvd, Sun Valley, CA 91352. A reception in Room G130 will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, Santacrose would prefer that friends and loved ones donate to CES7, the charity to which he was so devoted. Donations can be made online at http://www.ces7.org or mailed to CES7 at 7900 Casaba Avenue, Winnetka, CA 91306. The Omidi family is pleased to provide for the memorial service of their friend so that all other donations can benefit CES7 charity.

No More Poverty (http://www.nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization (with a pending 501(c)3 application) founded by brothers Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.

Join us in the fight for No More Poverty. Suggestions for worthy partners in the fight for No More Poverty are welcome. No More Poverty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on the organization’s website. For more information, please visit the organization’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

Dr. Michael Omidi – A Philanthropist or a plastic Surgeon

Dr. Michael Omidi is the new face of modernized techniques and revolution in the field of plastic surgery in Los Angeles. But that is not all. Together with being a plastic surgeon he is also known as a philanthropist working tirelessly to eradicate poverty and help impoverished people in gaining a status in life through getting help and monetary allowances with the help of different charity organizations linked with Dr. Omidi’s  “No More Poverty” initiative.

This is what he has to say about his mission, “I am passionate about giving back to that in need. A few years ago I traveled to Vietnam to perform reconstructive surgery for the impoverished people of that country. There I saw what it was like for men, women, and children to live a meager existence in abject poverty, struggling on a daily basis for basics like food and water. This is why my brother Julian Omidi and I founded No More Poverty. We want to help those who are suffering by addressing their poverty and providing hope for a better tomorrow.”

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His spirit of working for humanity was not dampened even after being falsely accused and put through the whole Dr. Michael Omidi Probation issue. He is still working for his initiative while also practicing his surgery in his Beverly Hills clinic.

Dr. Michael Omidi believes in providing his patients with the best environment and services so they can feel at ease and go through their plastic surgery procedure without any hesitation, fear or extra pains. Dr.Michael Omidi’s unique techniques have also led to his patients recovering quickly and painlessly in less time than usually needed after a plastic surgery. He is famed to be an artist with the way he performs his surgical procedures especially specializing in facial features and body contouring. His patients who were heartbroken over Dr. Michael Omidi probation are now more than ecstatic to have him back in the field. These are some of the testimonials by his patients on Dr. Michael Omidi

Sabrina A:

“His work is art and his staff is like family to me. They all take such good care of me and never make me feel uncomfortable”.

Cece54  (3 months ago)

“Such an amazing experience with Dr.Michael Omidi. I had my eye on him doing for rhinoplasty for a minute & the only thing I regret is not doing it sooner! I had a very wide African American nose & he helped give it structure. He is very attentive and a true perfectionist. I showed him exactly how I wanted my nose realistically & he delivered. Thank you to Dr. Omidi and his amazing team!”

Dr. Michael Omidi is a humble, down to earth. Highly skilled and experienced double-certified plastic surgeon who treats his profession as a religion and is the best that you will find in the field of facial and body plastic surgery.

Here is the contact information for Dr. Michael Omidi:

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

9735 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 300
Beverly Hills, California 90212 US

(310) 923-7863

Michael Omidi, MD recognized as one of the Best Rhinoplasty Doctors in Beverly Hills

Dr. Michael Omidi was recently recognized as one of the top 10 surgeons in Beverly Hills that perform the rhinoplasty or nose job procedures by Cosmetic Town Journal, a trusted online source dedicated to ranking the most qualified and highly recommended cosmetic doctors.

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Dr. Michael Omidi specializes in facial aesthetic surgery, particularly rhinoplasty procedures commonly known as the nose job or nasal reshaping procedure.  He is a double-board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with specialty training in craniofacial and aesthetic surgery of the nose and face.  Dr. Omidi has developed innovative techniques that have earned him recognition among patients and fellow physicians alike.

What distinguishes Dr. Michael Omidi’s approach to one of the most complicated plastic procedures in the world? For the most part, his specialty training in facial surgery, his large volume of rhinoplasty cases performed and attention to detail has earned him trust of numerous satisfied patients.  The rhinoplasty procedure is considered one of the most difficult and challenging operations in the cosmetic field.  Attaining consistently good results goes beyond standard training in the field of plastic surgery.  For this reason, many plastic surgeons do not perform rhinoplasty but often refer their patients to nasal reshaping specialists.  Dr. Omidi has developed the reputation for not only excelling at nose jobs but also being the go-to specialist for complex rhinoplasty revisions designed to correct poor results from previous surgeries.

Dr. Michael Omidi performs a reconstructive rhinoplasty procedure where he doesn’t just take away from the nose. He re-positions the elements, provides support that the nose may need with cartilage and tissue from the nose itself.  This provides a nose job that will last for years and naturally blend with the face.

In order to select the best rhinoplasty specialists, Cosmetic Town conducts extensive research to connect consumers with the best surgeons for their needs.  Dr. Omidi has achieved his stellar record of consumer satisfaction because he strives to build a personal rapport with patients to fully understand their expectations prior to surgery. He takes his time to carefully assess their needs during the consultation and makes sure that you know what to expect from the procedure. Dr. Omidi’s careful bedside manners and attentiveness to patients’ needs earned him the Compassionate Doctor Award from Vitals.com for 5 consecutive years.

Dr. Michael Omidi has also been rated #1 plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills by RateMDs in 2017 and 2018, awarded the Best Plastic Surgeon in America by consumer research council of America for 5 consecutive years, Top Plastic Surgeon by Vitals.com and received America’s Most Honored Professionals award for 3 consecutive years and the Compassionate Doctor Award for 5 consecutive years.   In 2016, Realself named Dr. Michael Omidi as one of 100 doctors in the nation to be most influential social influencer in cosmetic surgery.  Realself presents this award to only 100 doctors 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.

Breast Augmentation: How to Choose what Type is Best for You

Implants vs. Fat Transfer? Silicone vs. Saline? Above or below the muscle? Round or Tear Drop? Dr. Michael Omidi guides you through the finer points of breast augmentation types.

Breasts are the symbol of female beauty and identity. A woman should love her breasts and feel attractive when looking at her bosom in the mirror.

Many women are often not satisfied with the appearance of their breasts. This can result from the breast size not being proportional with the rest of the body – either being too small or too large and cumbersome.   This can cause frustration when shopping for or fitting clothes.   Many patients have had feelings of frustration since puberty, not having had breasts develop to the desired size and many lose breast size and volume after having had children and breast feeding.


First Consideration Implants or Fat?

The first consideration is the use of implants or the use of autologous (self) fat for augmentation of the breast. The use of fat transfer is not a new technique. It has been available for many years and has many applications.   With improved fat transfer techniques, surgeons have been able to get better results, being able to keep more of the fat to stay in the transplanted site. There have been may recent studies showing the safety of fat transplantation making this procedure a feasible one.

Fat transfer can add volume to the breasts without many of the risks associated with breast augmentation. The limitation with fat transfer is the amount of fat that can be transferred at one time. Women desiring a more drastic change and significant fullness in the upper pole should consider breast implants over fat transfer.  Generally approximately 250cc-300cc can be placed in each breast.  Approximately half of that will remain behind. This is very roughly one extra cup size. It’s not a drastic difference, but often time’s patients are not looking for such – simply a fuller, prettier self.

How do we select implants?

  1. The first decision to make is Silicone Gel vs. Saline:

After having made decision to go forward with implants, the main question of silicone vs saline is posed. My patients often ask me which is better, which is safer and which I recommend. These are all legitimate questions regarding the choice of breast augmentation with implants. I prefer silicone implants because they are softer, thicker and have less rippling. They are a bit costlier than saline implants, approximately double the price.

It is important to differentiate the new silicone (cohesive gel implants) from the old liquid silicone implants that were made in the 80’s and early 90s that had many problems from leakage and scarring. The new cohesive gel silicone gel implant are made to maintain consistency to minimize leak, using the term “cohesive.” Cutting through one of these implants is similar to cutting through jello or a gummy bear. This has for the most part eliminated the problems of leakage that plagued the old silicone implants.

Many studies have been performed showing safety of the implants. Ongoing long term studies are being conducted to confirm long term safety. The use of silicone gel implants have become a viable option for breast augmentation.

  1. Silicone Gel Implant Advantages
  • Cohesive silicone gel implants are softer, thicker and more natural feeling compared to saline implants. Silicone implants have more“give” than saline implants, particularly when laying on the abdomen.
  • The cohesive gel implants are pre-filled and risk of leak is reduced significantly compared to saline. The FDA has, however, recommended routine surveillance with an MRI to confirm that there is no leakage. This can be a down side because MRI imaging is expensive and insurances may not cover the test for cosmetic surgery.
  • Saline implants have a higher risk of leak, approximately 9% lifetime risk overall.
  • Generally larger incisions need to be made for silicone implants since they are pre-filled.   Saline implants are empty and are filled after they are placed in the chest pocket.
  1. Saline Implant Advantages
  • Saline implants have a long term safety record which new cohesive gels do not. The primary reason is that cohesive gel implants have not been around as long as saline implants and haven’t had the chance to develop a long term safety record yet.
  • Saline implants are approximately half the price or silicone implants.
  • Since saline implants can be filled after being placed in the pocket, it allows them to be placed from incisions from the armpit (axilla) and umbilicus.
  1. Fat Transfer Advantages
  • No foreign body (no implant)
  • No significant incisions or dissection
  • No risks associated with breast implants – hardening (capsular contracture), infection, removal of implants, no injury to the pectoralis muscle.
  • Patients own tissue, natural softer feel
  1. Above vs. Below the Muscle:

Implants are generally placed under the muscle (submuscular) for multiple reasons. Going under the muscle provides a layer of tissue that protects the implant, reduces visible rippling that is present in all implants and in some studies has shown to reduce the risk of capsular contracture. Implants above the muscle (subglandular) have more visible rippling and often add to the weight of the breast tissue. This results in excess unsupported weight on the breast tissue which can cause premature ptosis (sagging of the breast).

I generally reserve placement of an implant above the muscle in select patients that are desiring a small implant, have a tight pocket (not a large amount of loose skin). .   Some have advocated placement of the implant above the muscle to fill out loose skin. I have found that this benefit is only a short lasting one, often resulting in additional loose skin over several years time from the additional unsupported weight of the implant on the already thinned and ptotic (sagging) skin.

Some physicians use the term biplane or dual plane placement of implants. This term implies that the implant is partially under the muscle and partially under the breast tissue. This is a more descriptive term, but exactly the same position as below the muscle or submuscular positioning. It is more descriptive since the implant is not 100% under the pectoralis muscle. The pectoralis muscle will cover only about half of the implant if the anatomical shape of the muscle in relationship to the chest wall is considered.   Complete submuscular breast augmentation is rarely if ever performed for cosmetic breast augmentation. It is more commonly used for breast reconstruction after full mastectomy where the upper half of the implant is placed under the pectoralis muscle and the lower half is placed under the serratus anterior muscle.

  1. Shaped vs Round Implants

There was a time when shaped implants had become popular for those desiring natural appearing or tear-drop shaped breasts. The implants were shaped like a tear drop to achieve a more natural look.   These implants are rarely used today. They create more of a wild card then achieving their purpose. A “more” natural breast can be achieved by minimizing the size of the implant placed in the pocket. The round shape adds the volume necessary

Final Recommendations:

After considering the advantages and disadvantages.

If a patient is looking for a very subtle improvement and does not want to undergo incisions, dissection and the risks of implants, fat transfer is an excellent option.

For ladies that want a more significant change in the appearance of the breast, then an implant is a better option. I usually recommend silicone gel implants unless the budget is restricted. I also usually recommend the periareloar approach (incision around the areeola). My second choice is the inframmary incision which is under the breast. The scar is somewhat more visible when looking at the underside of the breast. Some women prefer the nipple to be untouched. However, I have found that the scar around the nipple is less visible camouflaging on the border of the areola and breast skin. The thinner areola skin also results in a less visible scar.

Silicone gel implants though softer, are about twice the price of saline implants, require a larger incision and the FDA has now recommended MRI screening every two years. The patient can make the final choice based on the advantages and disadvantages listed above. Both are excellent options.

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New Treatment Allows Patients to Lose Double Chins without Surgery

In recent years, more and more plastic surgeons are adopting minimally-invasive and non-surgical means to remove fat. One of the latest treatments, Kybella, is still generating a considerable media buzz due to its unique capacity to correct the dreaded double chin.


Approved by the FDA in 2015, this injectable drug is identical to the deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that absorbs fats. According to a recent report, this treatment “will kill and destroy the fat cells and then they’re naturally reabsorbed into the body over time”. The procedure is known to be quick and, as many patients attest, very painless.

Another report describes it as a “lunch-time” procedure, meaning that you can take care of it in less than half an hour . It also requires no downtime, thus allowing patients to immediately resume their regular daily activities immediately after treatment. The results manifest in 3-4 weeks, meaning that you don’t have to wait long to experience a dramatic and positive change in your appearance.

Because this treatment involves no surgical intervention, the results will not necessarily last you a lifetime. However, since Kybella actually destroys fat cells, it delivers long-lasting results that may last for at least two years according to some research studies.

As a highly regarded plastic surgeon specializing in minimally-invasive procedures, Dr. Michael Omidi is proud to offer this effective new treatment. If you are seeking to get rid of your double chin without surgery, schedule a free consultation and see if Kybella is right for you.