Pre-Pregnancy Body Achieved with Mommy Makeover

September 23rd, 2010 admin Posted in Breast No Comments »

Getting back to your pre-pregnancy body shape can seem like a daunting venture; however, some women are able to bounce back in just a short time span, much like Bethenny Frankel of the reality show Real Housewives of New York. In a recent article, it is said that the TV star and author lost 29 pounds in just three weeks.

Although most moms would like to regain a more slender contour in a short period of time, many are not as lucky as Frankel. When natural means of weight loss and body shaping no longer produce results, you may be in need of a surgical procedure. A combination of breast and body enhancing procedures called a “Mommy Makeover” can help patients rejuvenate their body post-pregnancy. Sagging breasts can be corrected with breast lift surgery and/or breast augmentation surgery; the appearance of a protruding abdomen may be diminished with tummy tuck surgery and/or liposuction. Based on the patient’s anatomy and individual needs, a qualified plastic surgeon can implement a personalized treatment plan.

If you are in the Marin area and would like to learn more regarding tummy tuck surgery and/or liposuction, you may contact Miguel A. Delgado, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. Further information regarding body contouring surgeries is available on his website.

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Mommy Makeover Helps Regain Pre-Pregnancy Body

August 16th, 2010 admin Posted in Body, Breast, plastic surgery No Comments »

mommy makeoverEvery year, many women become pregnant and give birth to bouncing babies; however, while the end product brings much joy, the toll it takes on the mother’s body can be unpleasant for most. Oftentimes, the breasts become enlarged; and when breastfeeding stops, women can lose their volume and begin to sag. In addition, the abdominal muscles stretch and produce an unappealing bulge in the lower abdomen; loose, excess skin is commonly present as well.

In order to correct these characteristics, women opt to undergo a combination of body enhancing procedure in what is called a “Mommy Makeover.” Typically, breast augmentation and/or breast lift surgery, tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction are performed to help women regain their pre-pregnancy body. Although plastic surgery was considered taboo in years past, there are now more women openly discussing their procedures. Some feel that undergoing body enhancing procedures gives them a boost in self-esteem, while others do it to gain an advantage in the workforce. It is also an increasing trend to see mothers in their late 30s to mid-40s undergo the surgeries – many of which have waited until their children are grown and/or in college.

You may learn more regarding these procedures on the website of Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Stuart A. Linder, M.D., F.A.C.S. He performs face, breasts, and body contouring surgeries to help patients achieve their ideal outcome.

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Low Cost Plastic Surgery – More Expensive in the Long Run

July 15th, 2010 admin Posted in Breast, plastic surgery No Comments »

The media places a large amount of pressure on maintaining a youthful appearance at every age. However, the cost can oftentimes seem daunting and seeking the most economical plastic surgeon becomes priority over skill and experience. Although the initial cost of a procedure may sound appealing, unpleasant results and side effects can end up being much more expensive in the long run.

Recently, doctors who claim to be qualified plastic surgeons have taken out ads to entice potential patients with low cost procedures. Unfortunately, these doctors have little to no training in the requested surgeries and cause undesirable results. Patients who experience complications post-surgery often end up undergoing reconstructive procedures. Along with added expenses, patients may have physical remnants of a sub par surgery, such as scarring and/or infection. For these reasons, it is highly recommended to thoroughly research the plastic surgeon, his/her practice, and the procedure itself. Becoming educated on the surgeon’s education, qualifications, certifications, and results is of utmost importance. In addition, visiting more than one doctor is greatly encouraged in order to learn of the various options available.

For example, George Alexander, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a qualified and experienced Las Vegas breast augmentation surgeon. He holds membership and board certification from several, credible plastic surgery societies, has performed breast surgery for more than 15 years and is a specialist in breast implant exchange and breast lift surgery.

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Femininity and the Female Athlete: Breast Reductions and Breast Augmentation

June 7th, 2010 admin Posted in Breast No Comments »

Femininity and the Female Athlete: Breast Reductions and Breast Augmentation

female athlete working out in Oceanside, CABeyond muscular strength, cardiovascular constitution and technical skill, there’s another factor that uniquely affects the performance of female athletes – the size of their breasts. On the one hand, those cumbersome eight to 10 pounds of extra weight can be seen as a hindrance on the court, track, field or floor. But on the other hand, women sometimes struggle to maintain their femininity in a culture that often equates extreme physical fitness with masculinity. Two recent news stories highlight this conundrum.

Simona Halep, a tennis star from Romania, felt that her 34DD chest was holding her back. While her breasts made her popular among male fans, she often complained of back pain and discomfort both on and off the court. Much to the chagrin of her fan base, Halep underwent breast reduction surgery. At a much more manageable, yet still significantly buxom 34C, Halep is reportedly happy with her decision and is back at her peak performance after a quick recovery.

The story of Australian hurdler Jana Rawlinson (nee Pittman) is equally interesting and controversial. A lifelong athlete, Rawlinson did what many women with toned, muscular bodies do to feel more feminine—she underwent breast augmentation surgery (reportedly in 2006 after childbirth). The operation did not apparently hinder her performance—she won the 400m hurdles at the Osaka World Championship in 2007 and at the Grand Prix event in Spain in 2009. Nevertheless, she has chosen to remove her breast implants in order to increase her chances of attaining a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics.

The stories of Rawlinson and Halep vary somewhat in their circumstances, but they both highlight a key point: plastic surgery may be able to help women reconcile disparities between their bodies and their athletic or aesthetic goals in ways that training cannot.

At Ocean Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, serving all of Orange County, breast lifts, breast augmentation, and breast reduction help women pursue active lifestyles in much the same way. Whether patients wish to shed the discomfort of overly large breasts, like Halep, or look and feel more feminine, like Rawlinson, breast surgery can help. For active women hurdling in the Olympics or jogging the boardwalks of Orange County, breast augmentation or reduction may help them achieve their goals.

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The Number of US Gynecomastia Surgeries Drop Along With Their Price

June 4th, 2010 admin Posted in Breast No Comments »

Since 2006, the number of male breast reduction surgeries performed annually has dropped, and with it, so has the cost. However, from year to year, “gynecomastia” surgery remains one of the top five cosmetic surgery procedures among men.

According to a recent report from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) the average cost of gynecomastia surgery in 2009 was $3,294. This was down from an average of $3,305 in 2008 and $3,455 in 2007. This decline in price has made gynecomastia surgery the most affordable it has been in nearly five years.

Gynecomastia is caused by overdeveloped fatty tissue in the chest area giving men the appearance of female-like boobs, sometimes referred to as “moobs,” (short for “man boobs”). To correct gynecomastia, surgery is required and is performed in conjunction with liposuction to achieve maximum results.

Gynecomastia can appear in men at various stages in life. Oftentimes, the problem can occur during the adolescent years. Although, in many cases, the problem corrects itself as the adolescent matures. Later in life, men may experience added breast tissue due to such causes as weight gain or drug use – situations that can often correct themselves, but may require surgery.

If you are considering cosmetic surgery to correct gynecomastia it is best to discuss your options with a well qualified surgeon. Only he or she will know if gynecomastia surgery is right for you and your condition. During a consultation, he or she can discuss the procedure in detail and provide you with a predicted cost for the procedure. The fees that are associated with gynecomastia may vary based on location and practice.

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Mother-Daughter Plastic Surgery Trends

May 19th, 2010 admin Posted in Body, Breast, Home No Comments »

2635223110_d32cb10e47Cosmetic plastic surgery procedures are an increasingly popular trend, especially with so much focus on maintaining youth and beauty from various media outlets. Recently, the emergence of “Couples Surgery,” specifically mother-daughter plastic surgery, has made headlines. It has been reported that the mothers are the first to undergo some type of face and/or body enhancing procedure, while their daughters follow in their footsteps shortly after or at the same time.

As it was seen in 2009 in the television program, “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” Lynne Curtin and her daughter Raquel underwent a facelift and nose surgery, respectively. Recently, former model Christie Brinkley and her daughter Alexa Joel also had the same procedures. This trend is now extending throughout the country, with several brides and their mothers undergoing cosmetic plastic surgery months before the wedding. While some may opt for extensive procedures, such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and/or tummy tuck surgery; there are also those who choose to receive minimally invasive treatments, such as Botox ® injections.

In addition, mothers and daughters who share a similar “family trait” have been known to undergo the same procedure, such as nasal surgery. However, some plastic surgeons have been known to turn away patients who are “over critical” of their daughter’s “flaws.” Although it may be a bonding experience for a mother and her daughter, others appear to be “stage-mothering” when visiting a plastic surgeon. Other instances include women who want to look better than their daughters and undergo extensive surgery to do so. These patients may also be turned away if the surgeon does not deem them psychologically healthy to undergo surgery.

In Orange County, plastic surgery specialist Andres Taleisnik, M.D. performs various face, breasts, and body enhancing surgeries. A board certified plastic surgeon in Orange County, Dr. Taleisnik has the experience and qualifications to help guide patients throughout their plastic surgery procedure. Those interested in breast augmentation and/or liposuction may contact his Orange County plastic surgery practice.

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Heidi Montag: Addicted To Plastic Surgery

January 22nd, 2010 admin Posted in Body, Breast, Home, Plastic Surgery Stories 1 Comment »

Despite the fact that her recent 10 procedures in 1 day plastic surgery spree nearly killed her, Heidi Montag, the 23-year-old reality TV star told “Access Hollywood” that she is open to having more.

“I almost died after my procedure,” Montag said. “I had too much Demerol like Michael Jackson did and my breathing was five breaths per minute which is like almost dead. [I was] in an aftercare center, there were nurses that were supposed to be tending to me at all times.”

“So thank God, Charles, one of my security guys used to be an EMT, and he was timing my breath on his watch and he called the nurses,” she added. “They had to put oxygen on my face and called my plastic surgeon to come in for an emergency. So, it was a very traumatic experience for me.”

Montag began having plastic surgery in 2007. Her first bevy of procedures included breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and collagen lip injections.

In November of 2009, she had her second breast enlargement to a DDD, brow lift, Botox in forehead, liposuction on waist, hips and thighs, nose job revised, fat injections into her cheeks and lips, chin reduction, neck liposuction, buttock augmentation and had her ears pinned back. Montag also claims she is willing to take the risk in order to have even larger breasts.

“I actually want [size] H for ‘Heidi’,” the MTV star recently told the entertainment show, “Extra.”

Though Montag has stated that she is not addicted to cosmetic surgery, most psychologists and plastic surgeons would suggest otherwise.

“…Fundamentally, when somebody goes on for many, many, many procedures, and starts at a young age, they’re trying to change something about themselves, they want to become a new person…The bottom line is they want to in some way change who they are because they’re not happy with it at the core,” said Debbie Then, a California-based psychologist who specializes in women and appearance.

Patients interested in the effectiveness and risks of having multiple procedures can contact plastic surgeons such as Houston breast augmentation surgeon, Dr. Michael Eisseman, who offer specialized consultations for multiple-procedure patients. It is important for patients to remember that numerous factors, such as age, body type and health history are crucial in determining if a prospective patient is even eligible for multiple plastic surgery procedures.

Since the surgeries, Montag is now starting to experience diminishing pain as well as regaining most of the movement in her face.

“I’m starting to move my face more and more,” she said. “[But,] I feel very plastic … especially when I first came out, it was so hard for me even to smile and it’s still hard for me to chew sometimes. But it’s feeling more and more natural everyday because the swelling is going down.”

“I do love it and I appreciate it and I appreciate the science behind it,” she explained. “We [are] blessed to even have this surgery that we have. We’re so advanced. If Cleopatra were alive now, I’m sure she’d have triple D’s … there’s always been a struggle between pain and beauty. I feel like since the beginning of time.”

For now, however, Montag is content with her recent breast implants surgery and hopes to show them in Playboy, having previously posed for the magazine’s September 2009 cover.

“I’m beyond ready to do it again,” she said.

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Dr. 90210 – Sixth Season Better than Ever?

September 30th, 2008 Elana Pruitt Posted in Breast, Home No Comments »

By now, you have watched at least one episode of Dr. 90210 on E! Television Network.

Maybe you tune in Monday evenings because you enjoy seeing how a busy plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Robert Rey, Dr. Linda Li, and Dr. Jason Diamond, can successfully balance a thriving career and family life, or maybe you are hoping to catch a glimpse of the surgery you are considering for yourself.

No matter your reason for watching Dr. 90210, this program is one Reality TV show that allows you to get closer to the world of plastic surgery.

But what to do if you miss an episode (and you don’t have TiVo) of Dr. 90210 Season Six?

Fortunately, iEnhance.com allows you to play catch up! Providing detailed summaries of what goes on both in and out of the operating room, the weekly recaps are intended to provide prospective patients with important information about the doctors as well as plastic surgery procedures.

So if you desire breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, and/or even buttock augmentation, Dr. 90210 may become one of your regular Reality TV favorites on E!

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Breast Implants and Greeting Cards!

May 6th, 2008 Wendy Lewis Posted in Breast No Comments »

According to a report from Fox News in North Carolina, a woman who had undergone breast augmentation six weeks before the incident, was allegedly roughed up by a police officer after repeatedly telling him she has just had surgery. After she was pulled over with her fiancé, who it seems was wanted on a bench warrant in another state, the woman ignored police warnings to stay in the car. In an effort to pin her to the ground to arrest and handcuff her, the woman claims that the officer stepped on her breast causing bruising and that a doctor told her the implant might be ruptured?

Of course police have their job to do, and I’m not sure that this woman sounds completely on the up and up, but the moral of the story is that we are now so accustomed to talking openly about cosmetic surgery to total strangers. Makes you wonder what else she told those officers?!

And speaking of breast implants…

“Congratulations on your new boob job?” “Glad to see you got a breast lift?” I always thought these are the kinds of compliments you don’t actually want to get. If the whole world knows your breasts are enhanced or your face has been done, you’re busted. So what is really the point? But a new company has apparently seen a void in the marketplace and is selling a questionable line of greeting cards especially for plastic surgery patients, www.liftmeupcards.com. I’m pretty sure that Hallmark doesn’t have to be too nervous.

Photo Credit: www.wlbeauty.com

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Considering Plastic Surgery? You May Want To Rethink Your Smoking Habit!

December 26th, 2007 Elana Pruitt Posted in Body, Breast, Face No Comments »

plastic surgery and smokingWhen the people who are ready to hand over thousands of dollars for cosmetic surgery procedures are denied during a consultation, they are left stunned. Many of them might even ask themselves if they are being discriminated against. My guess would be that many of them had serious health conditions, or have a history of tobacco use. What many people don’t realize is that smoking puts your health in great danger, especially when surgery and anesthesia are involved.

Smoking causes damage to the vascular system (veins and arteries) and puts people at greater risk for atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a disease that leads to the formation of plaques within the arteries. Plaques can also impede blood flow and lead to ischemic (lack of blood flow/ oxygen) events such as heart attacks and strokes.

Many plastic surgeons worry about a patient’s smoking history due to the high risk for adverse events during and after surgical procedures. Anesthesia becomes more dangerous, and the ability to heal properly is compromised. If you have had a plastic surgeon deny you service due to your smoking history, you should be thankful, not angry.

What many plastic surgeons will request is that an individual stop smoking several months (or weeks) prior to and following a plastic surgery procedure. This will decrease the risk of adverse events and optimize healing and recovery time. And of course, smoking cessation will also contribute to a more youthful complexion, and most important, a longer, healthier life.

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