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Mommy Makeover Recovery Part One

Posted by administration on April 17, 2017

Mommy_Makeover.jpgIf you have ever considered cosmetic surgery procedures, it is likely that you’ve heard the phrase mommy makeover. This is a popular term for a series of cosmetic procedures designed for any mother who wishes to regain her pre-pregnancy figure. In order to improve the appearance of what child bearing can do to the female body, Dr. Serota in Denver performs mommy makeovers to help women regain their pre-pregnancy body.

After pregnancy and breastfeeding, some women struggle with stubborn pockets of fat and sagging skin, regardless of how stringently they follow a diet and exercise program. A mommy makeover typically includes a breast lift or augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction. When combined, these surgeries undo much of the damage caused by the stress of carrying and delivering a baby.

Recovery from mommy makeover surgery depends on several factors including the age and health of the patient and the types of procedures being performed. While every patient is different in their healing capabilities and pain tolerance, in general, most are back to normal activities in 6 weeks.

After surgery, when you wake from anesthesia, you might feel groggy and a little nauseated. This is a normal reaction. You might not feel pain immediately following surgery because your body is still being affected by the anesthetic. You will be monitored until you are authorized to be released. You will need someone to drive you home from your surgery location.

Swelling, pain and discoloration are to be expected after surgery. In the first few days of mommy makeover recovery, some bleeding from the incisions is possible, especially as you become more mobile.

Mommy Makeover Recovery continued next week.

Mommy_Makeover.jpgIf you have ever considered cosmetic surgery procedures, it is likely that you’ve heard the phrase mommy makeover. This is a popular term for a series of cosmetic procedures designed for any mother who wishes to regain her pre-pregnancy figure. In order to improve the appearance of what child bearing can do to the female body, Dr. Serota in Denver performs mommy makeovers to help women regain their pre-pregnancy body.

After pregnancy and breastfeeding, some women struggle with stubborn pockets of fat and sagging skin, regardless of how stringently they follow a diet and exercise program. A mommy makeover typically includes a breast lift or augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction. When combined, these surgeries undo much of the damage caused by the stress of carrying and delivering a baby.

Recovery from mommy makeover surgery depends on several factors including the age and health of the patient and the types of procedures being performed. While every patient is different in their healing capabilities and pain tolerance, in general, most are back to normal activities in 6 weeks.

After surgery, when you wake from anesthesia, you might feel groggy and a little nauseated. This is a normal reaction. You might not feel pain immediately following surgery because your body is still being affected by the anesthetic. You will be monitored until you are authorized to be released. You will need someone to drive you home from your surgery location.

Swelling, pain and discoloration are to be expected after surgery. In the first few days of mommy makeover recovery, some bleeding from the incisions is possible, especially as you become more mobile.

Mommy Makeover Recovery continued next week.

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Breast Surgery After Weight Loss

Posted by administration on April 10, 2017

Breast_Procedure.jpgLosing a significant amount of weight takes hard work and determination, but the rewards of a healthier body and improved quality of life are worth it. Many women and men who change their bodies and their lives through major weight loss find that they need body contouring surgery to fully enjoy their accomplishment. Loose skin and sagging breasts are common concerns for both women and men who have lost a great deal of weight. In Location, Dr. Name can enhance the appearance of the breasts after massive weight loss with breast reduction, breast lift or other breast enhancement procedures.

After significant weight loss, many women and men feel that their body transformation is not complete until they correct the sagging skin and excess fatty deposits that remain. For some, the breasts or chest are areas of particular concern due to:

  • Sagging skin and excess fat that distorts body contours
  • Breasts that have lost fullness and shape
  • Nipples that are mispositioned, stretched or enlarged
  • Breasts that remain too large for the new body size

Depending on your particular needs and concerns, there are several options available to enhance the appearance of the breasts after weight loss.

Following massive weight loss, you may still have large breasts that are not proportionate to the rest of your body. Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

The breast lift (or mastopexy) is a popular surgical procedure to address the droopy appearance of the breast and nipple following weight loss or natural aging. Excess breast skin is removed and the nipple is lifted into a more youthful position. A breast lift can be done in conjunction with a breast augmentation procedure to add additional breast volume.

If you’ve experienced significant weight loss and would like to learn more about your breast surgery options, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com today.

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Mommy Makeover Reviews

Posted by administration on April 10, 2017


Mommy_Makeover.jpgPregnancy and breastfeeding are beautiful experiences, but they can have detrimental effects on your body. Stretch marks, excess abdominal skin and loss of shape and volume in the breasts are common after pregnancy and breastfeeding are complete, leaving many mothers uncomfortable with their bodies. Today, more and more women are turning to mommy makeover cosmetic surgery to regain their pre-pregnancy figure and to boost their self-confidence. Mommy makeover reviews are very positive and the average surgery success rate is around 98%.

A mommy makeover can consist of one or several procedures to address the physical changes made by bringing another life into the world. Women who are unhappy with the sagging or deflated looking appearance of their breasts can benefit from breast enhancement procedures such as:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift Augmentation

Women who struggle with excess, stretched skin, weakened or protruding abdominal muscles or extra deposits of fat can benefit from body contouring procedures:

  • Tummy Tuck
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Liposuction

Women who have had children, and who are not planning any future pregnancies, are usually good candidates for a mommy makeover. Potential mommy makeover patients should be at a stable weight. If any major weight loss is planned, it’s best to have already reached your target weight in advance of your procedure. It’s also important to maintain realistic expectations about what your procedures can accomplish.

During your mommy makeover consultation in Denver, Dr. Serota will evaluate your health history and perform an examination to determine if a mommy makeover is right for you. Your cosmetic goals and expectations will be discussed as well as what treatment options are available to you. The risks and side effects of each procedure will also be made clear to you before any treatment begins.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com to learn more about what a mommy makeover can do for your post-baby body.

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Is Plastic Surgery Needed After Weight Loss?

Posted by administration on April 06, 2017

Weight_Loss_and_Plastic_Surgery.jpgWeight loss can cause a dramatic transformation in a person’s life. Not only do you feel healthier, you actually are healthier, lowering your risk for chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and some forms of cancer. Weight loss can have many benefits. However, saggy excess skin can be one of the downsides of significant weight loss. After any substantial amount of weight loss due to bariatric surgery and/or life style changes, the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size. Excess skin folds may be found on the chest, back, abdomen, arms, legs and even the face. These skin folds diminish the improvement in body shape after weight loss, cause irritation within the skin folds and make it difficult to find any clothes that fit. Plastic surgery can remove the extra skin and improve the shape and tone of tissue in these areas.

There are several types of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to help you attain a trimmer, firmer shape following weight loss including:

  • Body contouring, also known as body lift surgery
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Buttock augmentation
  • Breast lift (reduction and augmentation options available)
  • Arm lift

It’s important when considering plastic surgery after weight loss that you are at a stable weight. Surgery candidates who have had gastric bypass, Lap Band or other gastric restrictive procedures should wait at least one year after weight loss surgery so that any health problems associated with obesity have had time to improve.

Surgery to remove excess skin can yield dramatic and gratifying results. Shape can be improved, clothes can fit better and overall confidence can be enhanced. If you would like more information about plastic surgery after weight loss, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com to schedule a consultation with Dr. Serota.

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Breast Lift Incision

Posted by administration on April 06, 2017

Breast_Lift_Incisions.jpgOver time, factors such as pregnancy, nursing and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Breast lift, mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. If you are considering having breast lift surgery in Denver, it’s important to understand the options available to you. There are several different incision patterns and techniques used in breast lift surgery, each of which is suited to each different patient and their desired results. Some of these techniques have been in use for a long time, while others are somewhat new.

Anchor: This incision is made around the perimeter of the areola, vertically down from the areola to the breast crease and then horizontally along the breast crease. This technique produces the most scarring. It is suitable for women with a severe degree of sagging who will not be helped sufficiently by other less invasive techniques. This incision is the oldest technique and is often used for a breast lift in conjunction with a breast reduction.

Lollipop: This breast lift incision is made around the perimeter of the areola and vertically down from the areola to the breast crease – also known as a keyhole incision. This technique is suitable for women with a moderate degree of sagging who will not be helped sufficiently by the peri-areolar technique (below) and who do not wish to have breast implants inserted.

Donut: This incision is made around the perimeter of the areola only which is why this technique is technically referred to as the peri-areolar incision; also called a Benelli lift (so named for the surgeon who pioneered the technique). This technique is suitable for women with a mild to moderate degree of sagging, although when used by a skilled surgeon in conjunction with the placement of implants, it can produce a satisfactory result for patients with more pronounced sagging.

Crescent: Although not as commonly used as the above techniques, this incision is made just along the upper half of the areola. A crescent-shaped piece of skin is removed above that line and the surrounding skin is reattached to the areola. This type of lift is usually done in conjunction with breast augmentation and is suitable only for women with a very small degree of sagging. It cannot accomplish the same amount of lifting as the previously mentioned breast lift incision techniques.

A breast lift can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. If you’re ready to discuss breast lift options with Dr. Serota, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center today at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com to schedule a consultation. 

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