Plastic Surgery Blog

Mommy Makeover

While some women can regain their pre-pregnancy figure after child birth, some cannot and may desire a professional makeover. Known as a “Mommy Makeover”, this post-pregnancy surgical procedure entails a number of plastic surgery options. These options include targeted restructuring of areas of the body which, due to expansion during pregnancy and general weight gain, lost both the skin’s elasticity as well as muscle tone and have left women with fatty deposits unresponsive to diet.
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While exercise and diet may help to decrease some of the after effects of pregnancy, not all bodily changes respond to these conventional efforts making the option of a mommy makeover a desirable choice for many women today.

During and after pregnancy, breast tissue may expand and contract due to general weight gain as well as breast feeding. While weight loss may be achieved, often the breasts can lose their pre-pregnancy firmness and shape causing them to look disproportionate to the mid-abdominal region. A mommy makeover using breast augmentation procedures can help to alleviate this disparity giving the breasts a more uniform look by either employing a breast lift, implants or a combination of both.

The abdomen, often the most troublesome to regain after child birth, can be reformed in a mommy makeover using abdominal restructuring. An abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck”, is often suggested when the post-pregnancy abdomen has lost skin elasticity and muscle definition. For some women, the abdominal expansion can cause separation of the stomach muscles which makes rebuilding of this area using conventional methods a challenge. With this procedure, the separated muscle layers are tightened and any excess skin is removed bringing a flatter and more toned appearance to the entire midsection.

Liposuction may be recommended for areas where excess fat deposits fail to respond to general diet and exercise methods. These areas such as the thighs, buttocks and hips, can be refined, toned and tightened by simple liposuction techniques.

The buttocks can be particularly problematic after pregnancy. Fatty deposits which cause a less than uniform appearance to the hips and back areas can be removed and the areas sculpted using liposuction and removal of any excess skin.

Women who were overweight prior to their pregnancies who have suffered with the added weight issues after delivery and women who have gained weight disproportionate to their natural frame may be ideal candidates and therefore benefit from a mommy makeover.

Liposuction in Santa Monica Ca – Reza Nabavian MD

Considering liposuction? Are you a candidate?
In the battle of the bulge, many people are interested in exploring the option of liposuction as a way to get rid of unwanted fat. Liposuction is not a quick fix substitute for exercise or eating a healthy diet. Although the concept of suctioning excess fat may seem simple, liposuction is actually a complex medical procedure. The main challenge is to remove the right amount of fat without upsetting surrounding blood vessels and tissue. Also the surgeon must make sure to maintain the patient’s fluid balance.

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Different Liposuction Procedures

In order to suction fat, the tissue must be broken up before it is suctioned through a straw-like tool called a cannula. Liposuction procedures differ in the way they accomplish this. Here are some examples:

1. Suction Assisted Liposuction
In Suction Assisted Liposuction, the physician manually breaks up the fat tissue by moving the cannula back and forth prior to removing it with a vacuum apparatus.

2. Power Assisted Liposuction
Power Assisted Liposuction uses a motor which enables the surgeon to break up the fat mechanically as opposed to moving the cannula back and forth.

3. Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction
With Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction, sound waves are used to emulsify the fat

4. Thermal Lipolysis
Thermal Lipolysis applies laser energy to break up the fat tissue. Although laser is a form of light, it converts into heat energy within the body.

5. Water Assisted Liposuction
Water Assisted liposuction applies a fan shaped water beam to loosen the fat tissue

For more information about liposuction contact Reza Nabavian MD, a board certified plastic surgeon in Santa Monica Ca.

Reza Nabavian MD
2001 Santa Monica Blvd #1180, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-5550

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

You probably already understand that Rhinoplasty (or nose jobs), are occasionally necessary for medical reasons. However, many individuals today pursue nose jobs as a means of balancing their features and creating a more even or flattering profile. Nose jobs are a relatively simple and common procedure that can be performed easily by most cosmetic surgeons. Here is some more information for you to consider when you are pondering the possibility of a nose job.
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What exactly can nose jobs fix?
It can alter the size of your nose in relation to your face to create a more balanced profile.
It can change the width of your nose and even the position of your nostrils.
It can sculpt any visible bumps or indentations on your nose.
It can adjust a nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked.
It can even out asymmetrical nostrils.

What should I expect from my surgeon?
As with any medical procedure, it is important you find a surgeon that is not only qualified, but also willing to answer your questions. Your consultation should be extremely comprehensive. Your surgeon will discuss your desired outcome and anything that may be considered a complication in achieving it.

How is the procedure performed?
Typically, Rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia and
occasionally local anesthesia when it is preferred or appropriate for your situation. Depending on what is being repaired, the surgeon will create a small incision through your nostrils typically, (more complicated surgeries may involve incisions across the bridge of your nose), then the surgeon will carefully reshape the bone and cartilage to create your desired appearance.

What should I expect from recovery?
After a nose job, you will typically wear a nose splint for a minimum of one week post-operatively. It is normal to experience some bruising, swelling and even minor bleeding for the first few days. After your splint is removed, the swelling may still remain for up to six months, though it will like only be apparent to you and your surgeon. After you have surgery, you will want to wait six to eight weeks before you return to any strenuous activities.

In conclusion, rhinoplasty is an incredibly common procedure that many surgeons are well qualified to perform. We recommend to you to visit on a site, with a large quantity of articles on a theme interesting you. If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, getting a nose job is not only a quick solution, but also a permanent one!

For more information about rhinoplasty or having facelift surgery contact Steven K Struck MD – a plastic surgeon with offices in Atherton, Los Gatos, and Morgan Hill.

http://www.struckmd.com

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