While pregnancy and aging are a part of life for many women, it doesn’t mean that they have to accept the changes that have occurred to their body. Many women in their 30’s, 40’s, and beyond often consider the advantages of having plastic surgery performed to improve their appearance and confidence. One of the more […]
When men and women have experienced massive weight loss, they may not be ready to show off their new body quite yet. Excessive weight loss in a short period of time can result in the development of sagging, excess skin throughout the torso and on the legs. This can be incredibly unsightly and can make […]
Imagine this: you walk by a bakery, and you smell the tantalizing aroma of cinnamon rolls, and immediately you think of your grandmother’s house during the holidays. Our environments are overwhelmed with cues that encourage us to overeat. These triggers come in the form of smelling or seeing a desirable food and are large to […]
Diet and exercise are the best ways to firm and tone your body, but sometimes it isn’t enough. This can be frustrating. Who wants to work out like crazy and watch every calorie only to realize that some of that loose, excess fat just won’t budge? If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. You […]
So you’ve chosen to under cosmetic surgery. Congratulations! This decision has likely been given much research and thought. After all, it’s a big investment of time and money. Now that you’ve decided to have a cosmetic procedure, you’ll want to be sure that you not only recover safely over time but that you’re pleased with […]
Just presented at the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting; it was a great meeting and very informative! One topic that was discussed was medical 3D printing and its future- a technology was much potential! Also the latest thoughts on safe tummy-tuck / abdominoplasty procedures and body contouring procedures..
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure that ‘lifts’ primarily the nipple/areolar area along with the lower portion of the breast; it will involve removal of a small amount of breast tissue and primarily skin. A breast augmentation usually involves placement of an implant to increase breast volume and size.
More recent data suggests that the top 5 procedures are breast augmentation, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), eyelid surgery, liposuction, facelift.
What’s the difference between liposuction and a tummy-tuck (abdominoplasty)? Liposuction involves small incisions that remove the fat an area of the body, where a tummy-tuck procedure involves removing the skin and fat and a longer incision.
When to consider body contouring surgery Usually before considering body contouring, or surgery after weight loss, individuals are at their goal weight or weight that has been stable for at least 2-3 months. The reason for this is that if one continues to lose more weight after contouring surgery the skin becomes loose again.