3 types of a Mommy Makeover [video]

Mommy Makeover

The term Mommy Makeover is thrown around quite a bit amongst plastic surgeons and patients considering the procedure. But what is it? At its most basic meaning, a Mommy Makeover is a procedure to the breasts and abdomen to give a woman back her pre-pregnancy body. But there are several variations as you will see […]

There’s more to it than BMI! [video]

BMI or Body Mass Index helps determine if a patient has a “normal” weight, overweight or morbidly obese. It takes into account, not only their weight, but also their height. Many doctors use BMI as a very prominent determinant of whether a patient would be considered a surgical candidate for an elective or cosmetic procedure. […]

How to achieve the best cosmetic surgery results [video]

How to achieve the best cosmetic surgery results

If you want to know how to achieve the best cosmetic surgery results, you need to combine surgery with behavioral modification. That’s a fancy way of saying that the best results will come about with surgery and a healthy diet and exercise regimen. In other words, a lifestyle change.   Achieving the best cosmetic surgery […]

To shave or not to shave…before surgery?!

While common sense would suggest shaving before surgery would get rid of bacteria, it might make it worse. Consider these scenarios. For an operation on the face or neck, do you shave your beard? An operation on the lower abdomen, do you shave the pubic hair? This is an ongoing debate in operating rooms across […]

What exactly IS a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is just a fancy name for a combined procedure that consists of a breast augmentation and/or mastopexy (breast lift), along with liposuction and a tummy tuck. What? It sounds like a lot, but this combination is quite common for women who want to fix deflated breasts and get rid of excess, hanging […]

Full vs Mini tummy tuck, necklift and facelift

The following distinctions between full vs mini for any procedure does not necessarily apply to all doctors. Doctors, like any apprenticeship training model, do what their teachers taught them. And if their teachers distinguished between a full vs mini ‘whatever,’ it doesn’t mean all doctors will make the same distinctions. But hearing from one doctor […]

Need to tighten the abdominal wall during a tummy tuck? [video]

A tummy tuck is a pretty standard cosmetic procedure now. While liposuction will remove excess fat and tighten the skin to some extent, a tummy tuck ensures that all of the excess skin is removed. But there’s more than just the skin. There’s also the deeper abdominal wall which is made up of tough tissue […]

Saggy breasts worse after breastfeeding or pumping?

When you’re a plastic surgeon, “cocktail conversation” at a party can involve any and all topics. How much recovery do I need after a neck lift? Can you get rid of my cankles? Breast pumping, not breastfeeding, resulted in my saggy breasts! This particular party patron made the last comment as a matter of fact. I […]

Postop garments

After various cosmetic surgical procedures, your doctor may recommend postop garments. But what are they meant to accomplish and is it required. Not all surgeons agree. Regardless, if you have a breast augmentation, tummy tuck or liposuction, chances are you’ll be wearing one of these.   What’s the purpose of postop garments It’s not clear […]